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On a Roll: Creating a Futomaki-style Preservation Housing for a Large Map

Many paper items in library collections are simply too large to be stored flat. If an item is larger than any available flat filing...
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John A. Swider Timetable Collection

The Transportation Library is thrilled to make the John A. Swider Timetable Collection available to researchers. The collection comprises 919 timetables from bus and...
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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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A Spark of Curiosity: Finding an anti-strike coating for match heads

By Roger Williams, Conservation Fellow We recently treated a scrapbook once belonging to Ardis Nadine Kuhnen, an Evanston resident and Northwestern alumna (B.S. ’51)....
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Stephen Shore and The Book of Books

By Perry Nigro, Art Library Assistant At 6, he received a home darkroom kit for his birthday. At 14, he had sold some of...
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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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Government collection consolidated in new space

In February, the Government and Geographic Information Collection will move from Deering Library to a new home in University Library. The move marks a...
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Signs of life: 53 million pages of biodiversity

By Becca Greenstein, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Librarian Wouldn’t it be nice to have the collections of the world’s most famous natural...
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The Revolution Will Be Archived: The 1960s at Northwestern

The fall 2017 issue of Footnotes marks Northwestern University Libraries’ declaration about becoming center for study of the 1960s. Read the full issue here....
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