Category: Collection Highlights

Obama Foods: Yes We Can (Save Those Wrappers)

Back in 2015, the Preservation Department at the Libraries curated an exhibit called “Beyond the Book: The Changing Nature of Library Collections,” which highlighted...
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Electric Vehicles of the Early 20th Century

In the Transportation Library,  we have the opportunity to assist the faculty and students of  Northwestern University’s Transportation Center with cutting-edge interdisciplinary transportation research, while at...
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“Untitled” (The End): an installation by Félix González-Torres

The following piece was written by guest contributor, Brian Leahy, exhibit curator and graduate student in Art History.   Félix González-Torres, born in Cuba...
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Crossing the Desert in an Armchair

    The Nairn Transport Company operated a tourist bus route between Damascus and Baghdad between the 1920s and the 1950s. The company was...
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The Red Scare: Washing & lining early Soviet propaganda posters

Deering Special Collections has a group of roughly 250 Soviet propaganda posters, primarily from the 1930s and 1940s. A number of the posters were...
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“Architecture in Africa” Exhibit in the Herskovits Library

The Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies invites you to visit “Architecture in Africa,” our new exhibit in 5 East for fall quarter....
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Library exhibit and lecture honor feminist icon

Marking the 50th anniversary of the National Organization for Women, NOW president Terry O’Neill ’74 will give a public lecture at Northwestern this fall...
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The Books & Beasts Project: Getting the Skinny on Parchment

Ever wondered from what animal your parchment came? Researchers at the University of York in the UK want to know. They started the Books &...
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Braniff and the End of the Plain Plane

Among the more than 500,000 items in our Transportation Library, we hold a number of timetables, annual reports and other ephemera from U.S. carrier Braniff...
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