Faces in history: Treating caricatures of the Siege and Commune of Paris
Posted July 9, 2020
By Kimberly Kwan, conservation fellow Before the campus shutdown in the face of COVID-19, the Preservation department in University Library was nearing the end...
Hamid Naficy Papers open for research
Posted February 22, 2019
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...
Mandolins, composers, and hair, oh my! (When 9 different research topics become 1 cohesive exhibit)
Posted January 11, 2019
By Carlynne Robinson, Registrar and Collections Coordinator How do you manage an exhibition with 10 different curators? You make a lot lists, schedule a...
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...
Celebrate National Archives Month with us
Posted October 5, 2018
by Charla Wilson and Dana Lamparello, archivists October is National Archives Month, and what better way to celebrate it than with a word from...
Hearing silences: A reflection on my year archiving the Black experience
Posted August 17, 2018
By Charla Wilson Just one year ago, I joined Northwestern University Libraries as the first Archivist for the Black Experience. This position was created...
Get to know an Access Services Librarian: Kurt Munson
Posted May 9, 2018
The Northwestern Libraries employ over 70 librarians who specialize in areas such as rare books, area studies, digital scholarship, and archives. In this series,...
On a Roll: Creating a Futomaki-style Preservation Housing for a Large Map
Posted April 25, 2018
Many paper items in library collections are simply too large to be stored flat. If an item is larger than any available flat filing...
A Spark of Curiosity: Finding an anti-strike coating for match heads
Posted February 20, 2018
By Roger Williams, Conservation Fellow We recently treated a scrapbook once belonging to Ardis Nadine Kuhnen, an Evanston resident and Northwestern alumna (B.S. ’51)....