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Northwestern University Archives

Hamid Naficy Papers open for research

University Archives is pleased to announce that the Hamid Naficy Papers are now open for research. Naficy has been a member of the Northwestern faculty since...
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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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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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Hearing silences: A reflection on my year archiving the Black experience

By Charla Wilson Just one year ago, I joined Northwestern University Libraries as the first Archivist for the Black Experience. This position was created...
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When Northwestern was a bastion of baton twirling

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....
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Crate & Barrel archive open for business

By Yvonne Spura, Archival Processing Specialist We are happy to announce that a large collection of materials from Crate & Barrel, the well-known American...
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