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Category: Collection Highlights

Bicycle Catalogs of the 1890s

A new technology gained widespread popularity toward the end of the 19th century, opening up new options for mobility in urban centers and small...
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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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Get the news!

In addition to scholarly journals, textbooks, and databases the University Libraries provide another easy-to-overlook resource useful to faculty and students alike: digital news and...
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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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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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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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