Stabilizing history: How and why we rebound a 15th-Century manuscript
Posted November 16, 2018
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...
Dedicating a comics collection with the original True Believer
Posted November 12, 2018
By Benn Joseph, head of Archival Processing At the news of the passing of legendary comics creator Stan Lee, we looked back at the...
The Art & Teaching of Ed Paschke
Posted September 18, 2018
By Jason Nargis, Special Collections Librarian What role does teaching play in the creative process of an artist? This is a question that began...
Patron and painter: The friendship of Deering and Singer Sargent
Posted July 12, 2018
An exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago highlights a connection between the preeminent portraitist of the early 20th Century and Charles Deering, the...
Collection Highlight: James Joyce’s Sketch of Leopold Bloom
Posted June 5, 2018
By Scott Krafft, Curator, McCormick Library of Special Collections James Joyce, one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century, was plagued with...
Fair play: coloring books and copyright
Posted February 8, 2018
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,...
The Revolution Will Be Archived: The 1960s at Northwestern
Posted November 30, 2017
The fall 2017 issue of Footnotes marks Northwestern University Libraries’ declaration about becoming center for study of the 1960s. Read the full issue here....
Farewell to Archives Month 2017
Posted October 31, 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...
Archives Month: Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
Posted October 27, 2017
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...