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Designing support for engineering’s DTC students

By Becca Greenstein, STEM librarian Northwestern engineering students are solving real-world problems through ingenuity, imagination, and iteration— and now we are stepping up the...
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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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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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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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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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‘Romance on the Lake!’: The Inland Water Pamphlets Collection

Passengers traveling to vacation destinations around the Midwest, as well as those seeking fresh air, relaxation, and entertainment on board, departed on pleasure cruises...
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John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and 1950s-1970s Graphic Design

This summer, the Archival Processing team is delving into the Music Library’s John Cage Ephemera collection. The Music Library holds a massive collection of...
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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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