Champions of new music: the archives of orchestra conductors
Posted May 13, 2019
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...
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...
The legacy of Dr. King in our Distinctive Collections
Posted January 21, 2019
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...
Survival of a folk revival: Digitizing a vast music archive
Posted November 20, 2018
In the wood-paneled grandeur of the Joseph Spear Beck Angling Room, graduate student worker Joyy Norris ’18 MFA removed a slightly wrinkled piece of...
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...
‘Romance on the Lake!’: The Inland Water Pamphlets Collection
Posted August 10, 2018
Passengers traveling to vacation destinations around the Midwest, as well as those seeking fresh air, relaxation, and entertainment on board, departed on pleasure cruises...
John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and 1950s-1970s Graphic Design
Posted July 30, 2018
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...
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...