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...
Looking back at looking up: solar eclipses and Northwestern history
Posted August 18, 2017
Written by guest contributor and journalism major, Madeline Fox, Class of 2017 In just a few days, people all over the United States will...
Meet Charla Wilson, University Archivist for the Black Experience
Posted July 24, 2017
The Northwestern Libraries are happy to introduce Charla Wilson, the Archivist for the Black Experience at Northwestern. Wilson’s primary focus as archivist will be...
Remembering Helen Wood, WWI Veteran
Posted June 1, 2017
This post was written by guest contributor and University Archivist, Kevin Leonard. Under a dark and threatening sky, representatives of Northwestern University Libraries, midshipmen...