Chicago Research Summit Schedule
Friday, October 18 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Chicago Collections at the Newberry

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I propose to present the Chicago related collections available at the Newberry Library. Chicago oriented material is evident in nearly all of our core collections. Collection examples are:
• Railroads – Pullman Company, CB&Q, Illinois Central, including operations, employee
records, board meeting minutes, etc.
• Writers – authors, journalists, poets
• Performing Arts – theater programs, music, Chicago Dance
• Genealogy and Local History - City Directories, neighborhood histories, biography and
industry, labor history, newspapers, church and cemetery records, architecture, pre-fire
photographs, maps, World’s Columbian Exposition, activism
• Wing Foundation – Chicago-based publishing houses and type foundries
• Ayer Collection – maps of local indigenous peoples (Potowatami, Ojibwe, Sauk) and
linguistic material
• Postcards – Curt Teich and others
The audience will take away a deeper understanding of the Newberry’s collections as they
relate to Chicago, and have a greater appreciation of the diverse offerings available in Chicago


Graham Greer

Reference Librarian, Newberry Library

Friday October 18, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hamming Hall

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