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...
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....
Crate & Barrel archive open for business
Posted June 28, 2018
By Yvonne Spura, Archival Processing Specialist We are happy to announce that a large collection of materials from Crate & Barrel, the well-known American...
The anniversary of the Takeover: A reflection on protest and progress
Posted May 31, 2018
By Charla Wilson, Northwestern Archivist for the Black Experience After 50 years, the key players in a dramatic protest that shaped Northwestern returned to...
A Cast of Thousands: University Libraries Exhibit Celebrates Performance at Northwestern
Posted April 10, 2018
An exhibition in Deering Library, drawn from the archives of the most accomplished thespians of Northwestern, coincides with CommFest, the upcoming School of Communication...
Fair play: coloring books and copyright
Posted February 8, 2018
By Liz Hamilton, Copyright Librarian, and Rachel Cole, Transportation Public Services Librarian Coloring books are said to have benefits that include reductions in stress, anxiety,...
The Revolution Will Be Archived: The 1960s at Northwestern
Posted November 30, 2017
The fall 2017 issue of Footnotes marks Northwestern University Libraries’ declaration about becoming center for study of the 1960s. Read the full issue here....
Farewell to Archives Month 2017
Posted October 31, 2017
Like the barrage of light and sound that ends a 4th of July fireworks display, Distinctive Collections is topping off Archives Month with an...
Archives Month: University Archives
Posted October 30, 2017
It’s National Archives Month! But you knew that, right? Chicago Collections and the Chicago Area Archivists have adopted the theme of “Hidden Stories” for...