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A Spark of Curiosity: Finding an anti-strike coating for match heads

By Roger Williams, Conservation Fellow We recently treated a scrapbook once belonging to Ardis Nadine Kuhnen, an Evanston resident and Northwestern alumna (B.S. ’51)....
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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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Government collection consolidated in new space

In February, the Government and Geographic Information Collection will move from Deering Library to a new home in University Library. The move marks a...
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Digital citizenship is the University’s business; University Libraries can help

By Sarah Pritchard, Dean of Libraries We now live in a global society that is increasingly dominated by digital technology. Institutions of higher education...
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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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Behind the Scenes Conservation: Gellan Gum Workshop

By Susan Russick, Special Collections Conservator Water in.  Water out.  Half of what we do in conservation is adding and removing water.  We use...
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A Taste of Distinctive Collections

In preparation for Thanksgiving dinner next week, the Distinctive Collections staff have gathered together a sampling—a tasting menu, as it were—of food-related items from...
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