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The legacy of Dr. King in our Distinctive Collections

Every well-stocked library has a shelf—perhaps many shelves—dedicated to the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From biographies to the man’s...
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Mandolins, composers, and hair, oh my! (When 9 different research topics become 1 cohesive exhibit)

By Carlynne Robinson, Registrar and Collections Coordinator How do you manage an exhibition with 10 different curators? You make a lot lists, schedule a...
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Survival of a folk revival: Digitizing a vast music archive

In the wood-paneled grandeur of the Joseph Spear Beck Angling Room, graduate student worker Joyy Norris ’18 MFA removed a slightly wrinkled piece of...
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Designing support for engineering DTC students

By Becca Greenstein, STEM librarian Northwestern engineering students are solving real-world problems through ingenuity, imagination, and iteration— and now we are stepping up the...
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Stabilizing history: How and why we rebound a 15th-Century manuscript

Last year, this 15th-century book of hours came down to the Northwestern Libraries conservation lab for rebinding. The manuscript had previously been rebound at...
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Dedicating a comics collection with the original True Believer

By Benn Joseph, head of Archival Processing At the news of the passing of legendary comics creator Stan Lee, we looked back at the...
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Veterans Day: David Thomas Hanson and the heroics of an “average” alumnus

By Kevin Leonard, University Archivist Partially screened behind a hedge southwest of Harris Hall, unseen and unnoticed by most, a monument stands to a...
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Celebrate National Archives Month with us

by Charla Wilson and Dana Lamparello, archivists October is National Archives Month, and what better way to celebrate it than with a word from...
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The Art & Teaching of Ed Paschke

By Jason Nargis, Special Collections Librarian What role does teaching play in the creative process of an artist? This is a question that began...
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