Helping smaller institutions preserve their own collections
Posted July 7, 2017
A large academic institution like Northwestern University Libraries has ample staff and resources for the upkeep of its materials. But many smaller cultural institutions might...
Moving ‘Matrix’: A big project to protect a bigger painting
Posted June 19, 2017
By Susan Russick, Special Collections Conservator Over the summer, University Library is undergoing a significant renovation of its entrance hallway. For visitors, this means...
Electric Vehicles of the Early 20th Century
Posted June 5, 2017
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...
Remembering Helen Wood, WWI Veteran
Posted June 1, 2017
This post was written by guest contributor and University Archivist, Kevin Leonard. Under a dark and threatening sky, representatives of Northwestern University Libraries, midshipmen...
Curious library: partnering with NPR and Chicago Collections to uncover local history
Posted May 11, 2017
Chicago radio station WBEZ regularly airs the Curious City series, an ongoing exploration of Chicago history and customs. This week’s installment about the founding of Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood...
Get to know a Digital Humanities Librarian: Josh Honn
Posted May 2, 2017
The Northwestern Libraries employ over 70 librarians who specialize in areas such as rare books, area studies, digital scholarship, and archives. In this series,...
Seeing in “4-D”: Bucky Fuller’s manifesto & conservation decision-making
Posted April 20, 2017
Conservators do their best to inflict as little change as possible on the items they treat. Sometimes this rule is straightforward; at other times,...
Coming soon: custom research guides in your Canvas course!
Posted April 17, 2017
Starting in Spring Quarter, you will see an enhancement integrated directly into your Canvas course sites: custom library research guides. Subject guides (AKA LibGuides)...
“Untitled” (The End): an installation by Félix González-Torres
Posted April 13, 2017
The following piece was written by guest contributor, Brian Leahy, exhibit curator and graduate student in Art History. Félix González-Torres, born in Cuba...