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Dedicating a comics collection with the original True Believer

By Benn Joseph, head of Archival Processing At the news of the passing of legendary comics creator Stan Lee, we looked back at the...
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Veterans Day: David Thomas Hanson and the heroics of an “average” alumnus

By Kevin Leonard, University Archivist Partially screened behind a hedge southwest of Harris Hall, unseen and unnoticed by most, a monument stands to a...
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Celebrate National Archives Month with us

by Charla Wilson and Dana Lamparello, archivists October is National Archives Month, and what better way to celebrate it than with a word from...
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Hearing silences: A reflection on my year archiving the Black experience

By Charla Wilson Just one year ago, I joined Northwestern University Libraries as the first Archivist for the Black Experience. This position was created...
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When Northwestern was a bastion of baton twirling

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....
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Crate & Barrel archive open for business

By Yvonne Spura, Archival Processing Specialist We are happy to announce that a large collection of materials from Crate & Barrel, the well-known American...
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The anniversary of the Takeover: A reflection on protest and progress

By Charla Wilson, Northwestern Archivist for the Black Experience After 50 years, the key players in a dramatic protest that shaped Northwestern returned to...
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A Cast of Thousands: University Libraries Exhibit Celebrates Performance at Northwestern

An exhibition in Deering Library, drawn from the archives of the most accomplished thespians of Northwestern, coincides with CommFest, the upcoming School of Communication...
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Fair play: coloring books and copyright

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,...
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