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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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‘Romance on the Lake!’: The Inland Water Pamphlets Collection

Passengers traveling to vacation destinations around the Midwest, as well as those seeking fresh air, relaxation, and entertainment on board, departed on pleasure cruises...
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John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and 1950s-1970s Graphic Design

This summer, the Archival Processing team is delving into the Music Library’s John Cage Ephemera collection. The Music Library holds a massive collection of...
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Patron and painter: The friendship of Deering and Singer Sargent

An exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago highlights a connection between the preeminent portraitist of the early 20th Century and Charles Deering, the...
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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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Bicycle Catalogs of the 1890s

A new technology gained widespread popularity toward the end of the 19th century, opening up new options for mobility in urban centers and small...
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Collection Highlight: James Joyce’s Sketch of Leopold Bloom

By Scott Krafft, Curator, McCormick Library of Special Collections  James Joyce, one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century, was plagued with...
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The anniversary of the Takeover: A reflection on protest and progress

By Charla Wilson, Northwestern Archivist for the Black Experience After 50 years, the key players in a dramatic protest that shaped Northwestern returned to...
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Get the news!

In addition to scholarly journals, textbooks, and databases the University Libraries provide another easy-to-overlook resource useful to faculty and students alike: digital news and...
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