Tag: special collections

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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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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Farewell to Archives Month 2017

Like the barrage of light and sound that ends a 4th of July fireworks display, Distinctive Collections is topping off Archives Month with an...
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Archives Month: Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections

It’s National Archives Month! But you knew that, right? Chicago Collections and the Chicago Area Archivists have adopted the theme of “Hidden Stories” for Archives Month 2017, so...
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Archives Month: Archival Processing

It’s National Archives Month! But you knew that, right? Chicago Collections and the Chicago Area Archivists have adopted the theme of “Hidden Stories” for...
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LGBT collections bring a rainbow of color to library holdings

At the moment, Chicago is bookended between last weekend’s Pride Festival and this weekend’s Pride Parade. But the study of gender, sexuality and LGBT...
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Seeing in “4-D”: Bucky Fuller’s manifesto & conservation decision-making

Conservators do their best to inflict as little change as possible on the items they treat. Sometimes this rule is straightforward; at other times,...
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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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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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