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Newberry Library

 Organization

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

Allan H. Stevenson papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Ste
Abstract Research notes, original manuscripts and typescripts of published and unpublished works, professional correspondence, and photographs of watermarks used for research by paper historian Allan H. Stevenson.
Dates: 1944-1970; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1970

Audrey Niffenegger papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Niffenegger
Abstract Typescript drafts of The Time Traveler’s Wife and other works; related sketches, drawings, correspondence, and ephemera; press clips and other biographical information.
Dates: 1990-1993

Carl B. Roden - William F. Poole research papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Roden
Abstract Correspondence, writings and research materials assembled by Chicago Public Library chief librarian, Carl B. Roden. Research materials include newspaper clippings, correspondence, and publications concerning or authored by William F. Poole.
Dates: 1852-1956

Chicago American Indian Photography Project Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Photo Project
Abstract Photographs taken by Dan Battise, Ben Bearskin, Orlando Cabanban, Joe Kazumura, F. Peter Weil, and Leroy Wesaw for the Chicago American Indian Photography Project. Images document the social life and customs of the American Indian community in Chicago during the late 1950s to the mid-1980s. Includes many photographs from activities of the American Indian Center. Many of these photographs were displayed in the Hermon Dunlap Smith Gallery at the Newberry Library as part of an exhibition entitled...
Dates: approximately 1950s-1987

City Directory Collection

 Collection
Identifier: City-Directory-Collection
Abstract Collection of city, county, business, and telephone directories representing the United States and select international locations from the late 18th-century through the middle of the 20th-century.
Dates: 1710-2019; Majority of material found within 1779 - 2003

David A. Woodward watermark research papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Woodward
Abstract Collection of research on watermarks, compiled by David Woodward, first Director of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library.
Dates: 1975-2001

Herman Haupt papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-366
Notice of Culturally Sensitive Indigenous Materials This collection contains content identified by the library as Culturally Sensitive to Indigenous People(s): Drawings and descriptions of sacred ceremonies, burial and death rituals. For more information please see the Newberry Library’s policy on Access to Culturally Sensitive Indigenous Materials. Scope and...
Dates: 1897-1921

John Blew Collection on Wright Howes, Zoe Howes, and U.S.IANA

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blew
Abstract Correspondence, genealogical research, photographs, interviews, writings, and other materials related to the lives and careers of Wright and Zoe Howes, their families, and Wright Howes' bibliographical work U.S.IANA. Materials were compiled by John Blew, a Chicago lawyer and book collector who became interested in the life of Wright Howes through his use of Howes' U.S.IANA.
Dates: 1790s-2012; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1999

Malcolm Cowley papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cowley
Abstract Collection of correspondence, working files, drafts of works, subject files, and personal information by and about author, poet, literary critic, and literary historian Malcolm Cowley.
Dates: approximately 1850-2004; Majority of material found within 1898 - 1985

Mendicant ephemera collection

 Collection
Identifier: Case-folio-HV4493 .N49
Abstract Collection of printed poems, postcards, photographs, and other ephemera with appeals to the public by people who are blind, deaf, or with other physical disabilities, offered in exchange for a small donation. Geographic coverage is focused primarily on the United States but also includes Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Spain.
Dates: approximately 1850-2018

Native Americans in Film collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-NAIF
Abstract Collection of movie scripts featuring Native American themes, characters, and actors, augmented by a variety of visual materials. Consists of over 300 items including scripts, press and promotional booklets, lobby cards, posters, and photographs.
Dates: 1912-2018; Majority of material found within 1932 - 1995

Newberry Library Archives

 Collection
Identifier: NL-Archives
Abstract The Newberry Library's institutional records, records of the Walter L. Newberry estate, personal papers of staff members and trustees, photographs, and publications that document the establishment and operation of the library, its growth and transformation over time, and its active participation in the cultural and intellectual life of Chicago and the nation. Also information on the Newberry family and property development in Chicago.
Dates: 1885-ongoing

Newberry Library Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-178
Abstract Photographs document the construction of the Henry Ives Cobb-designed Newberry Library building from May 8, 1891 to April 12, 1893, and also show parts of Washington Square Park and buildings in the surrounding area.
Dates: 1891-1893

Newberry Library Postcard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-NL
Abstract Collection of postcards with images of the Newberry Library, most mailed with messages to addressees, dating mainly from 1898-1915. Several copies of a later postcard with postmarks dating from 1939 to 1945, shows the Newberry Library, the John Crerar Library, the Harper Memorial Library, and the Chicago Public Library.
Dates: 1898-1945; Majority of material found within 1898 - 1915

Official State & Provincial Road Map Collection of the United States & Canada

 Collection
Identifier: Maps-Official-State & Provincial
Abstract Road maps issued by official state and provincial government agencies in the United States and Canada (over 2,500 maps, published 1924-ongoing).
Dates: 1924-2020; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2015

Post-Fire Chicago ephemera collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Post-Fire
Abstract An assortment of over 50 pieces, including commercial ephemera (billheads, invoices, circulars, catalogs); theatrical and entertainment ephemera (handbills, programs) including operas, rodeo, and others; several snapshots; 1880 Prohibition ticket; 1880 Knights Templar ribbon; 1875 wee memorandum/calendar booklet; bound booklet of sample bank checks (1880s); White City News amusement company newsletter (1924); and many others.
Dates: 1872-1946

Pre-Fire Chicago ephemera collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Pre-Fire
Abstract Over 50 pieces of Pre-Fire Chicago ephemera from the 1850s to the early 1870s. Primarily commercial ephemera, including billheads, business letters, trade journals, invoices, commercial flyers, circulars and trade cards, receipts, and other documents. Industries represented include newspapers, railroad interests, stationers and printers, hosiery manufacturers, coffee pot manufacturers, school apparatus, masons, and many others.
Dates: 1853-1871

R. Hunter Middleton letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Wing-MS-8
Abstract Typed letters (carbon copies) of Robert H. Middleton in reply to autograph letters signed, chiefly by Hilary D.C. Pepler, Edward M. Catich, and others. Letters relate to an exhibition of Eric Gill's prints at the Newberry Library, February 1949, sponsored jointly by the Library and the Society of Typographic Arts. The exhibition was subsequently shown at various others places in the United States during all of 1949. Correspondence after this date relates to the sale of individual items from...
Dates: 1949-1952

Richard Colles Johnson - Colles Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Johnson
Abstract Material relating to the genealogy of Richard Colles Johnson’s family, especially his Colles ancestors and relations, including correspondence, clippings, copies of documents and publications, memorabilia, and photographs.
Dates: 1746-2002; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1998

Road maps and travel ephemera collection

 Collection
Identifier: Maps-Travel-Ephemera
Abstract Growing collection of printed road maps and travel ephemera issued to promote local tourism. Scattered worldwide geographic coverage, but most extensive for the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Dates: 1876-2018; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1990

Rosenthal/Mardersteig Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-RosOB
Abstract Correspondence and subject files relating to Samuel R. Rosenthal’s collection of the work of Giovanni Mardersteig (1892-1977) and his Officina Bodoni press (1923-1977).
Dates: 1954-1994

Sherwood Anderson papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Anderson
Abstract Correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, audiovisual material, royalty statements, personal financial records, artifacts, miscellaneous ephemera, autographed works, and literary manuscripts (many unpublished; also fragments, notes, and tentative sketches for short stories) of Chicago Literary Renaissance novelist and poet best known for his 1919 novel, Winesburg, Ohio.
Dates: 1872-1992

Theater programs collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Theater
Abstract Programs, playbills, and scrapbooks for theatrical productions, including music recitals, opera, some motion pictures, and other spectacles in addition to drama. Programs from Chicago, New York City, and England make up a large portion of the collection, but there are examples from theaters across the United States and Europe.
Dates: approximately 1755-present; Majority of material found within 1870 - 2015

W.L. Williamson - William F. Poole research papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Williamson
Abstract Correspondence, writings, and research notes of W. L. Williamson in support of his biography of William Frederick Poole. Also copies of William Frederick Poole correspondence 1856-1894, microfilm, a few newspaper clippings 1874-1895, a few Poole photographs, and one Poole original publication.
Dates: 1865-1959