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Northwestern University Archives

University Hall marks 150 years as a Northwestern icon

  1869 was a rather big year for Northwestern. This fall, the University is set to commemorate the 150th anniversary of one significant event...
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150 Years of Women at Northwestern: A year of commemoration begins

In preparation for Commencement Day, a platform is set up in a shady grove on the campus grounds; sunlight shimmers on the lake in...
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Remembering alumnus and D-Day paratrooper Norb Schwartz

June 6, 2019, marked the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, the turning point of World War II. In honor of the day, University...
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Champions of new music: the archives of orchestra conductors

Long-dedicated to collecting twentieth-century and contemporary art music, the Northwestern University Music Library holds several important archival collections documenting the careers of influential orchestra...
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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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