A Spark of Curiosity: Finding an anti-strike coating for match heads
Posted February 20, 2018
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)....
Stephen Shore and The Book of Books
Posted February 12, 2018
By Perry Nigro, Art Library Assistant At 6, he received a home darkroom kit for his birthday. At 14, he had sold some of...
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,...
Government collection consolidated in new space
Posted January 26, 2018
In February, the Government and Geographic Information Collection will move from Deering Library to a new home in University Library. The move marks a...
Signs of life: 53 million pages of biodiversity
Posted January 12, 2018
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...
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....
Behind the Scenes Conservation: Gellan Gum Workshop
Posted November 29, 2017
By Susan Russick, Special Collections Conservator Water in. Water out. Half of what we do in conservation is adding and removing water. We use...
Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife
Posted November 14, 2017
In late 2008, an elderly woman slipped on the ice and hit her head near Sheridan and Juneway Terrace, on the southern border of...
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...