Stabilizing history: How and why we rebound a 15th-Century manuscript
Posted November 16, 2018
Last year, this 15th-century book of hours came down to the Northwestern Libraries conservation lab for rebinding. The manuscript had previously been rebound at...
Dedicating a comics collection with the original True Believer
Posted November 12, 2018
By Benn Joseph, head of Archival Processing At the news of the passing of legendary comics creator Stan Lee, we looked back at the...
Veterans Day: David Thomas Hanson and the heroics of an “average” alumnus
Posted November 9, 2018
By Kevin Leonard, University Archivist Partially screened behind a hedge southwest of Harris Hall, unseen and unnoticed by most, a monument stands to a...
Celebrate National Archives Month with us
Posted October 5, 2018
by Charla Wilson and Dana Lamparello, archivists October is National Archives Month, and what better way to celebrate it than with a word from...
The Art & Teaching of Ed Paschke
Posted September 18, 2018
By Jason Nargis, Special Collections Librarian What role does teaching play in the creative process of an artist? This is a question that began...
Hearing silences: A reflection on my year archiving the Black experience
Posted August 17, 2018
By Charla Wilson Just one year ago, I joined Northwestern University Libraries as the first Archivist for the Black Experience. This position was created...
‘Romance on the Lake!’: The Inland Water Pamphlets Collection
Posted August 10, 2018
Passengers traveling to vacation destinations around the Midwest, as well as those seeking fresh air, relaxation, and entertainment on board, departed on pleasure cruises...
John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and 1950s-1970s Graphic Design
Posted July 30, 2018
This summer, the Archival Processing team is delving into the Music Library’s John Cage Ephemera collection. The Music Library holds a massive collection of...
When Northwestern was a bastion of baton twirling
Posted July 24, 2018
This week, America’s best baton twirlers assemble in South Bend, Indiana, for the self-proclaimed “World Series of Twirling,” the America’s Youth on Parade competition....