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Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections

Survival of a folk revival: Digitizing a vast music archive

In the wood-paneled grandeur of the Joseph Spear Beck Angling Room, graduate student worker Joyy Norris ’18 MFA removed a slightly wrinkled piece of...
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Stabilizing history: How and why we rebound a 15th-Century manuscript

Last year, this 15th-century book of hours came down to the Northwestern Libraries conservation lab for rebinding. The manuscript had previously been rebound at...
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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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The Art & Teaching of Ed Paschke

By Jason Nargis, Special Collections Librarian What role does teaching play in the creative process of an artist? This is a question that began...
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Patron and painter: The friendship of Deering and Singer Sargent

An exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago highlights a connection between the preeminent portraitist of the early 20th Century and Charles Deering, the...
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Collection Highlight: James Joyce’s Sketch of Leopold Bloom

By Scott Krafft, Curator, McCormick Library of Special Collections  James Joyce, one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century, was plagued with...
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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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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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Farewell to Archives Month 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...
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