Hearing silences: A reflection on my year archiving the Black experience
Posted August 17, 2018
By Charla Wilson Just one year ago, I joined Northwestern University Libraries as the first Archivist for the Black Experience. This position was created...
‘Romance on the Lake!’: The Inland Water Pamphlets Collection
Posted August 10, 2018
Passengers traveling to vacation destinations around the Midwest, as well as those seeking fresh air, relaxation, and entertainment on board, departed on pleasure cruises...
John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and 1950s-1970s Graphic Design
Posted July 30, 2018
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...
When Northwestern was a bastion of baton twirling
Posted July 24, 2018
This week, America’s best baton twirlers assemble in South Bend, Indiana, for the self-proclaimed “World Series of Twirling,” the America’s Youth on Parade competition....
Patron and painter: The friendship of Deering and Singer Sargent
Posted July 12, 2018
An exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago highlights a connection between the preeminent portraitist of the early 20th Century and Charles Deering, the...
Crate & Barrel archive open for business
Posted June 28, 2018
By Yvonne Spura, Archival Processing Specialist We are happy to announce that a large collection of materials from Crate & Barrel, the well-known American...
Bicycle Catalogs of the 1890s
Posted June 14, 2018
A new technology gained widespread popularity toward the end of the 19th century, opening up new options for mobility in urban centers and small...
Collection Highlight: James Joyce’s Sketch of Leopold Bloom
Posted June 5, 2018
By Scott Krafft, Curator, McCormick Library of Special Collections James Joyce, one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century, was plagued with...
The anniversary of the Takeover: A reflection on protest and progress
Posted May 31, 2018
By Charla Wilson, Northwestern Archivist for the Black Experience After 50 years, the key players in a dramatic protest that shaped Northwestern returned to...