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Magazine Winter 2012

Welcome to The Newberry Magazine It is my pleasure to introduce you to the inaugural issue of The Newberry Magazine. Highlighting our 125th anniversary, the following pages will bring you inside the Newberry and give you an intimate look at the past year, from preparations for two major exhibitions to the publishing of our new volume, The Newberry 125, Stories of Our Collection. In the center, you will find our 2011-12 Annual Report, including financial statements, program summaries, and other important information about the past year. Highlights in this section include our “Conversations at the Newberry” series, the installation of compact shelving, and an update on our campaign. As a friend of the library, you will receive The Newberry Magazine twice a year. The winter issue will include an annual report, and the summer edition will feature core Newberry initiatives as themes, such as our fellowship programs, collection projects, and our campaign. Every issue will inform you about upcoming programs and special events. We hope you find our new magazine engaging and informative, and we welcome your feedback. Meanwhile, please enjoy your armchair journey through the Newberry as it prepared for and celebrated its 125th year.

David Spadafora, President and Librarian

Above: Walter L. Newberry’s likeness graces the grand staircase. Cover: Detail from Charles Lippincott’s A Genealogical Tree of the Lippincott Family in America. A mixture of science and creative license, this nineteenth-century family tree traces one Quaker family’s history to heroic colonial origins. The Newberry is one of the top institutions for genealogy research in the United States.

Contents Decision 2012


Penning A Compendium


Profile: Richard and Mary L. Gray


The Slimmest Margin


By Kelly McGrath An inside look at “The Newberry 125� selection process

By Corinne Zeman Telling our story in 125 items

By Meredith Petrov Meet the couple who made possible The Newberry 125, Stories of Our Collection

By Corinne Zeman We highlight a few of the magnificent objects that were thiiiiis close

Tome Improvement

By Corinne Zeman Behind the scenes in our Conservation Lab


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13 Letter from the President 14 Letter from the Chair 16 Public Programs 18 Research and Academic Programs 19 Honor Roll of Donors 26 Board of Trustees and Volunteer Committees 37 Staff 38 Financials 40

The Ideal Library


Cooper Black


Piction the Future


Special Events


Upcoming Events


By Alex Teller Briggs and Brown bring Newberry history to life

By Alex Teller In Search of Oswald: A 1922 typeface inspires a pilgrimage from Tokyo to Chicago

By Alex Teller The Newberry makes big strides in digitization

I had been at the library for just six months—and was still having trouble locating the mailroom—when Newberry President David Spadafora asked me to help plan the institution’s quasquicentennial. The main elements, he explained, would be a book and a major exhibition, each highlighting the Newberry’s most significant 125 objects—out of about 2 million. Honored and excited to be on the team, I got to work. First, I had to find out what a quasquicentennial is. (This was by no means the first nor would it be the last time I had to surreptitiously look something up that had been said at a Newberry meeting. It does, in fact, occur every day.) I mildly wondered if David had made it up. It means, of course, 125th year. It is a big, quirky, somewhat and charmingly unwieldy and scholarly word that is not immediately understood—like the Newberry. And, like the

relationship to families; its physical condition and beauty; its place in literature and the arts; and its value to communities and public service. “It was very important that we establish criteria that would accurately ref lect not just who we are, but why we are who we are, and why that’s important,” Spadafora said. “We have a magnificent collection of which we are, of course, extremely proud. But we are not everything to everyone. We have very thoughtfully and carefully developed and established the core strengths that make us unique and bring to the Newberry readers, scholars, and visitors from around the world, thereby creating a vital, vibrant community of learning here in Chicago.” Ready with our score sheet, we asked the entire staff to nominate as many items as they wished. From across the library,

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Electing Our 125 Representatives Newberry—albeit on a much smaller scale—there is pleasure, even joy, when you suss it out. It was us; we would use it. In addition to David and me, the seven-member committee consisted of Director of Public Programs Rachel Bohlmann; Director of Reader Services and Bibliographer of Americana John Brady; Lloyd Lewis Curator of Modern Manuscripts Martha Briggs; Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing Paul Gehl; and Vice President for Research and Academic Programs Daniel Greene. To establish criteria, we asked ourselves: what makes an item “significant”? Its rarity, or beauty? Its importance to scholarship? To the general public? Its place in the Newberry collection? The committee—or Team Q, as it was now called— concluded, after hours of discussion, that an item’s significance, as well as exhibitability, was defined by the above and more: its representation of our core collections; its relevance to the library’s position in Chicago; its impact on building and shaping the collection; its value to scholars and readers; its era; its


they came pouring in—some nominated just one or two objects, others as many as 25 and more. They came from almost every department and covered every core area of the collection, and we finished with about 400 nominations, an impressive but manageable number. One thing we hadn’t counted on, however, was the collusion among our collegial, team-oriented staff. Instead of receiving, as we had expected, multiple votes for at least a dozen items, we saw, and were surprised, that only a few objects were voted for more than once. “Everyone was involved, everyone excited to nominate something that would be in the show,” Gehl, co-curator of the exhibition, said. “So, they’d catch each other in the hall and say, ‘What are you nominating?’ If it was something they had been considering, they’d choose something else. It made our job tougher, but it was wonderful.” Nominations in hand, Team Q began the half-day meetings that came to be known as elimination rounds. It was

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one of the most challenging things I’ve encountered in my career, and, hands-down, the most fun. Ranging from serious debate about scholarship value to conservation issues to hilarious back stories, the discussions were a rare, perhaps unique, look at the collection and the people who intimately know it, expertly manage it, and deeply care about it. The extraordinary breadth and depth of the Newberry collection made round one relatively easy; it would later make the final round almost excruciatingly difficult. Several paintings from the American Indian collection (ours is the best in the world) had been nominated, many of which were by the same artist, and the group made quick work of eliminating most. The enormous strength of our collection of Ptolemy’s Geography led to replacing one nomination, an atlas published in Florence in 1480, with one published in Ulm, Germany in 1482—the two so similar, in certain respects, that we almost exhibited the wrong one. American history materials and modern manuscripts are certainly distinct categories but overlap in, for example, the U.S. Civil War, enabling Team Q to rather swiftly pare down Civil War-related items.

“... the discussions were a rare, perhaps unique, look at the collection and the people who intimately know it, expertly manage it, and deeply care about it.” It also greatly eased two more practical but critical concerns—preservation and space. Because of the richness of the collection, there were often two or more items that could fulfill our objectives, giving us welcome latitude when an item was deemed too fragile for the kind of handling required by a book and four-month exhibition, or too large for the available gallery space. “Our wonderful collection certainly gave us a wealth of options in our decision-making,” exhibition co-curator Bohlmann said. “But it would not have been possible without the skill and commitment of the conservation staff, who worked tirelessly to find creative ways to safely exhibit the materials we chose, and to place, in a visually appealing way, 125 objects of all shapes and sizes into two galleries.”


Indeed, throughout the process, we heavily, and gratefully, relied on many members of our expert staff. Scott Manning Stevens, director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, showed us where we were wrong and why, and then set us right in innumerable and invaluable ways; the former and the current directors of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, Bob Karrow and Jim Akerman, respectively, taught us the sometimes subtle nuances that made one map a clear choice over another; and Carla Zecher, director of the Center for Renaissance Studies and recently named music curator, thoughtfully and meticulously reviewed, rejected, and replaced items—all from 2,000 miles away and while meeting the demands of her Huntington Library Fellowship. Dozens of spreadsheets and six months later, we entered the final round, with just 171 nominations. “Now we began to know what pain really is,” joked Briggs, curator of “Realizing the Idea 1887 – 2012,” the accompanying exhibition on the history of the Newberry. “Right up until the final round, we had been able to retain most of the items we strongly believed needed to be included. It was extremely tough—but also, and more importantly, it was a testament to the staff ’s commitment to and passion for particular collection items, the collection as a whole, and the Newberry itself.” That passion resulted in a spirited three-hour discussion, in which committee members drew upon their diplomacy, creativity, and even cunning to do battle for their preferred nominees. When Team Q left the room, it was with regrets, but we had our 125. “It was challenging, invigorating, frustrating, and enlightening,” Spadafora said. “And I wouldn’t have had it any other way. The candid debate among those who best know the collection and why it’s important resulted in a book and an exhibition that truly ref lect the library and its mission.” The selection process revealed that, though “The Newberry 125” refers to objects, it is also about people. We made our choices based as much on the who as on the what. Each item in the collection carries the stories of the authors and editors, readers and writers, collectors and dealers, binders and artists, and librarians and scholars who sought it and bought it, wrote it or wrote in it, designed it, illustrated it, shelved it, sold it, read it, and, in some way, learned from it. Like the humanities themselves, it is the story of us.

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Penning a Compendium: Stories behind The Newberry 125 To mark its 125th anniversary, the Newberry assembled 125 exhibition items in a beautifully illustrated volume. Arranged to tell the story of the Newberry as an institution and the chronology of its collecting history, The Newberry 125, Stories of Our Collection covers a great breadth of topics including: American culture; the history of Chicago and the Midwest; geography and exploration; religion; music and dance; medieval and Renaissance studies; and the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Each of the highlighted items has been photographed in full color and is accompanied by a brief description, its call number, and a concise yet informative essay written by a

Newberry staff member, or in some cases, an outside researcher or writer. By describing the items’ unique physical qualities, as well as their scholarly import, the essays remind us of how irreplaceable many of these maps, books, and documents are— and how much they still have to offer us. The book’s organization arose organically—the upshot of an enduring commitment to academic research. “We have sorted the items into a set of categories that serve fields of study today and in all likelihood for years to come,” Newberry President David Spadafora wrote in the book’s introduction. “Doing so keeps us true to the perennial Newberry conviction that the collection lives when used, and that we must think of it in terms of its usage.” Each item was assigned to an essayist whose general expertise or knowledge could capture the merits, historical travels, and idiosyncrasies of the object, resulting in a book by 39 authors—members of the Newberry staff, current and former fellows, university professors, and independent researchers and collectors. “It was a deliberate decision to have an array of authors,” said Spadafora. “We felt that the heart of this book—which is the 125 essays and the photographs that accompany them—should ref lect a wealth, a depth, and a breadth, of knowledge.” The inclusion of multiple voices, Spadafora continues, is a significant virtue—and a point of departure from the archetypal tome. “It isn’t filtered through a single voice”; on the contrary, it illustrates that the Newberry is home to a diverse crowd—a well-read staff and a knowledgeable readership, deeply familiar with the objects in question. Researchers at heart, writing a book about a research institution, the authors had a ball. Each day, they sailed through the Newberry’s halls, reading rooms, and book stacks, on the trail of that littleknown fact, that tiny discrepancy. Many sought material from bibliographic records, online sources, and the information files in Special Collections— compendiums of librarians’ notes, transcriptions, and scribbled miscellany. When material was in short supply, they pursued inquiries using the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI),


“It was a deliberate decision to have an array of authors. We felt that the heart of this book... should ref lect a wealth, a depth, and a breadth, of knowledge... It isn’t filtered through a single voice.”

Clockwise from left: The United States in One View, Candide, and the Secret Ledger and Memorial Book.

a syndicate of 145 academic institutions—a vast reservoir of historical and literary data. Above all, they relied on each other, on their shared experiences with and knowledge of the Newberry’s holdings. Together, they gleaned and dissected obscurities, and, in several cases, amended errors in the library’s mid-century records. Spadafora, for instance, stumbled over a cataloged inaccuracy when researching an original printing of Candide. Records indicated that the Newberry’s copy was produced in Amsterdam; in actuality, it was printed in London by John Nourse from a text that Voltaire changed for the Geneva edition. Spadafora’s realization was one of several discoveries. It was quickly apparent that The Newberry 125 was not a mere index of treasures, but something more: an opportunity for telling our story even when doing so demanded new scholarship. Because the scope and focus of scholarship is guided by the scholar—by his or her interests and education, the essays in The Newberry 125 are idiosyncratic. Some focus on historical import, some look to an item’s material construction, and others trace the item’s journey, detailing its purchase and incorporation into the Newberry coffers. Diane Dillon, director of scholarly and undergraduate programs, followed a unique route. Led by a substantial background in art history and cartography, she was fascinated by—and chose to write on—aesthetics. “I was looking to unpack the larger cultural significance and explore the visual dimensions—the object’s graphic qualities


or colors, which other authors may not have discussed,” she said. To see the merits of this approach, turn to the conclusion of her essay on The United States at One View, a lithograph with allegoric qualities. It tackles the overarching issues—or what Dillon views as the “big questions.” This set of questions includes how an item has been used, and how its creation affected a culture. Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing Paul Gehl, who wrote an impressive 24 essays (or nearly one-fifth of the book), zeroed in on the acquisition and provenance of objects—in lieu of visual attributes. And yet, he, too, touched on the larger implications for cultural and material milieus. “Because I’m interested in the history of the library,” he said, “I took pleasure in looking at the accession record—seeing who bought an item, and what the circumstances surrounding that choice were. That determines how it’s going to be cataloged, how it’s going to be used, and how past or future visitors might see the artifact.” The Newberry 125, Stories of Our Collection is a “historical enterprise,” says Spadafora. “The array of items will tell our story. It is the story of how we got here, how the items got here, and how they—and we—shaped the institution’s history.”

Publication of The Newberry 125, Stories of Our Collection was made possible through the generous support of Richard and Mary L. Gray. The Newberry Magazine

PROFILE: Richard and Mary L. Gray “The humanities are not a luxury – they are the substance of our enlightenment,” says Newberry Trustee Richard Gray. This unwavering dedication to the arts and humanities is the driving force in the lives of Richard and Mary L. Gray, inspiring their professional careers, their personal interests, and their philanthropy. Richard Gray is an internationally distinguished art dealer and noted private collector, while Mary, an art historian, is a University of Chicago Presspublished author with books on Chicago’s public sculpture and murals. Together, they have long been enthusiastically engaged supporters of the humanities, lending their talents and resources to a multitude of institutions. Richard joined the Board of Trustees in 2007. “Our passion for the humanities and the arts informs everything that Mary and I do, our whole life, and where we choose to commit our resources,” says Gray. “It’s where our heart is.” Lifelong Chicagoans, they were drawn to the Newberry initially by the connections found between their personal art collecting and the library’s holdings. “As collectors of Old Master drawings and other works on paper, we were pleased to learn that even though it’s not the focus of its collection, the Newberry has a considerable amount of fine and unique graphic material,” Gray said. “There is a close relationship between the realm of books, particularly the rare books housed at the Newberry, and the world of visual art.” To commemorate the Newberry’s 125th anniversary, the Grays have chosen to support the publication of The Newberry 125, Stories of Our Collection, a beautifully illustrated volume presenting 125 of the Newberry’s most significant objects. Richard developed a particular interest in art publications through his trusteeships at the University

of Chicago Smart Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago, and with the preparation of Gray Collection, Seven Centuries of Art, a catalog of the Grays’ own art collection published by the Art Institute in connection with an exhibition and scholarly symposium of the same title. “Publications are often erroneously viewed as incidental to exhibitions,” Gray said. “There’s seldom enough funding for them, but they are in many ways more important and inf luential and certainly longer lasting than exhibitions. A publication like The Newberry 125, Stories of Our Collection will have a legacy of great permanence, and we are happy to be associated with it.” Newberry President David Spadafora agrees. “This book allows us to tell the stories of these exceptional objects in greater detail and with deeper understanding than we can in the exhibition, and allows those stories to remain accessible long after the exhibition and our anniversary year conclude,” he says. “We are truly grateful to Mary and Richard for making this beautiful publication possible.”

“The humanities are not a luxury — they are the substance of our enlightenment.”



Slimmest MARGIN

The Newberry shelves are lined with treasures—1.5 million books, 500,000 historic maps, and 5 million manuscript pages (which amounts to 15,000 cubic feet of paper and vellum). Selecting 125 was, quite naturally, something of a challenge. For each item that was chosen and placed on the feted list, several were crossed off. But these near-hits are worthy of admiration, of patrons’ study, and librarians’ delight. They are a motley assemblage of objects, dating from the earliest years of the Common Era to the twentieth century. Their content, like their literary naissance, is wonderfully varied: a collection of Italian motets and madrigals, gifted to (or more accurately, acting as a “musical embassy” to) the court of Henry VIII; an eight-foot map of ethnic and language divisions, devised in 1949; and a Book of Common Prayer, outlining the sacraments and rites of the Mohawk people. Each was omitted for a distinct reason; it is altogether clear that the selected items were not a slapdash assortment, but were a methodical

“When you are putting together an exhibition, you need to consider if an item can catch the eye and pique the interest of visitors...” compilation, assessed in terms of presentation and storytelling. An obvious suggestion, and not-so-obvious veto, was the Newberry’s oldest object: a first-century fragment of Homer’s Iliad. Composed on papyrus and written in uncial Greek, it hails from al-Fayyum, Egypt. Its 14 lines—or 15, if one is willing to fill in some gaps—contain a partial rendering of a Book XXI soliloquy, performed by a meddling Apollo as he masquerades in the body of a Trojan prince. But the fragment’s value is not in its intended content; rather, it lies in its collection of blunders, ink stains, and corrective marginalia. Penned by an inattentive scribe or ham-fisted student, the leaf is dotted with errors, ostensibly owing to a poor knowledge of literary Greek. Papyrologists point to the absence of diacritics and punctuation; the frequency of interlinear corrections, executed by a second hand; and the presence of ink stains over a vertical axis, which suggests that the leaf was folded (or possibly discarded) before it was incorporated into a completed roll.

Clockwise from top left: A page from a collection of Motets and Madrigals belonging to Henry VIII, a first-century fragment of The Iliad, and the frontispiece of the Mohawk Book of Common Prayer.


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Though it is a fascinating object, fit for endless study and contemplation, the fragment was quickly removed from the list of possibilities. As a pre-medieval artifact, it was poorly suited to the exhibition, which focuses on the core collections: American History and Culture; American Indians and Indigenous Peoples; Chicago and the Midwest; Family History; History of the Book; Maps, Travel, and Exploration; Medieval and Renaissance Culture; Music and Dance; and Religion. “We needed to balance the items that we selected, so that there was a good representation of formats, subject matter, and collection strengths,” explained Newberry President David Spadafora. Singular items—items without parallel or peer—were sometimes excluded. Another veto went to a first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. Like the Iliad fragment, this particular classic has an unexpected history. The Newberry’s copy is one of 23 surviving from the issue, and is littered with unintended content: 42 off-color illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. Nearly 2,000 copies had been printed, and about 50 had been bound, when Tenniel objected to the quality of the images. He instructed the publisher—Macmillan, working out of the Oxford University Press—to destroy the substandard copies. They didn’t. Instead, they sold the prints to a U.S. publisher, Appleton, who bound and placed them in American bookshops. Accompanying the Newberry’s edition are five penand-ink sketches, which operated as templates for the novel’s illustrations. The drawings appear on the blank versos of galley proofs, and are a testimony of Tenniel’s fastidiousness. Alice’s absence from the exhibition was a matter of depth. It belongs to a literary genus that is soundly represented in the Newberry stacks: novels and artifacts that point to the history of the book—to the push and pull of (or the vexed dynamic among) editors, publishers, authors, and, in this instance, illustrators. Alice was omitted with the assurance that comparable objects—objects with colorful, if somewhat fractious, histories—were included. (And a cursory look at the 125 confirms that they were—an elliptical postcard from Jack Kerouac to his editor, Malcolm Cowley, for instance.) A final veto, after a very near inclusion, involved the Complutensian, the first of the Great Polyglots—multilingual bibles that altered the face of medieval religion and geopolitics. Alternately known as the Spanish or Ximénez’s Polyglot, it was completed in 1512. This six-volume collection was produced by scholars at the University of Complutum and was initiated and funded by Cardinal Francisco Ximénez de Cisneros. It includes

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

the first printed editions of the Greek New Testament; the complete Septuagint, a Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible; and the Targum Onkelos, an Aramaic translation of the Torah. Of the 600 printed copies, only 123 are known to have survived. “The Complutensian was a major achievement, and it both helped the next generation of scholars and stimulated a great deal of additional textual work,” said Paul Gehl, custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing and co-curator of “The Newberry 125”. Several bibles found their way into “The Newberry 125”— among them the second of the Great Polyglots. One wonders, then, why choose the second if the Newberry has access to the first? “It was ultimately decided that there was room for one of the polyglots,” said Gehl, “and I thought about the items in terms of exhibitability.” The Plantin Polyglot of 1569, which was selected in the Complutensian’s stead, “is a beautiful book, with an incredibly beautiful title page and frontispiece. When you’re putting together an exhibition, you need to consider if an item can catch the eye and pique the interest of visitors—especially if you’re constructing an exhibition that requires them to read through documents.” Gehl’s emphasis on exhibitability speaks to the pragmatism of the quasquicentennial selection committee. Members sought to create a polymeric exhibition, offering not just iconic but also startling objects, with peculiar stories to be told and discussed. Of course, it was difficult to decide to exclude these near-hits. But at day’s end, they are seated on the Newberry shelves, just as ready as the chosen 125 to be examined and thumbed through.


Tome Improvement An exhibition that marries the quirky to the classical isn’t easily produced. Nor is it quickly completed. Its organization is a comprehensive endeavor, demanding the restoration and framing of pieces, a f luid dialogue among staff and departments, and design-minded construction of exhibition spaces. True to form, “The Newberry 125”—and its sister exhibition, “Realizing the Newberry Idea, 1887-2012”—was the outcome of two years’ work by a small army. It was led by Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing Custodian Paul Gehl, Lloyd Lewis Curator of Modern Manuscripts Martha Briggs, Director of Public Programs Rachel Bohlmann, renowned architect and designer John Vinci, and Newberry Collections and Exhibitions Conservator Barbara Korbel. Each was vital to the exhibitions’ production—and to the myriad, multi-step tasks it demanded. Much of their work took place in the Newberry Conservation Lab, where each of the items was surveyed for imperfections. “We looked at every piece and decided what needed to be done—whether [a particular item] needed a mat, whether it was going to be framed, or whether it needed to be rebound,” said Korbel. Once surveyed, the items—and the challenges that they posed—were placed on a list, which was divided among conservation staff. Though some items had been previously treated for earlier exhibitions, a handful of items needed more extensive attention. For instance, a ninth edition of The Compleat Servant-Maid, authored by Mrs. Wilkinson, was in considerable disrepair. Printed in 1729, the book withstood three centuries of use (marginalia indicates that it had several owners). It also had been rebound in an inappropriate mid-twentieth-century binding.

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The Compleat Servant-Maid

With a delicate hand and diagnostic eye, Korbel washed the pages and rebound the book in a more sympathetic leather binding. But not all stained or worn items were treated. Visitors will notice that a promotional poster for the Burlington & Missouri Railroad is far from pristine. Dated October 1858, it is battered by insect damage and the remnants of previous repairs. Conservators had initially planned to wash the broadside, removing paste and film, but John Brady, director of reader services and bibliographer of Americana, requested that the item not be treated. “He asked for the item to be put in as is, because it’s an artifact of a particular time,” Korbel said. “Its wear-andtear is an important part of its story.” Once all items were reviewed, restored, and released, broadsides and maps were placed in mats and frames. Books were fitted for cradles and opened to display a colorful or intriguing page, as chosen by “The Newberry 125” Curators Gehl and Bohlmann and “Realizing the Idea” Curator Briggs. Finally, the team moved the items to the exhibition rooms. For rare materials such as the Newberry’s, four months is a long time to be on display. To safeguard the items during the exhibition, the galleries are kept at a constant 65 degrees with 45 percent relative humidity. Conservators conditioned the The Newberry Magazine

Far left: Newberry Collections and Exhibitions Conservator Barbara Korbel works on an item in the Conservation Lab. “The Newberry 125” exhibition was arranged into five categories: Families, Politics and Commerce, Arts and Letters, Religions, and Travel.

exhibition cases with Art Sorb sheets, a product that creates a microclimate within the case. Indicator cards are used to help conservators identify changes in the environment. Exhibition lighting is a special consideration in a gallery. Light levels must be kept low to prevent fading of fugitive colors and degradation of paper. Visitors to the exhibition will notice new LED lighting that, in addition to being 70 percent more efficient, reduces the heat associated with older technology. Replacing the gallery lighting was part of a larger, more intricate process: the restructuring and design of the exhibition space. To steer its course, the Newberry engaged the services of distinguished Chicago architect and designer John Vinci. Vinci began by selecting a neutral palate: crisp whites and simple greys, offset by an occasional yellow or accented blue. The

“There is a longstanding myth that the Newberry was ...meant for the upper classes, which is simply not true.” motivation behind a minimalist aesthetic was twofold: to bring a sense of modernity—and of cultural relevance—to a largely historical show, and to allow the collection to speak for itself, unadorned and undistorted by its environment. Vinci repainted walls a vivid white, relined cases in a lustrous black, de-installed monolithic walls, and repositioned walls hung from a track-lined ceiling. “A lot of thought went into the architectural elements,” said Facilities Manager Mike Mitchell. “A lot of thought always goes into each of the Newberry’s exhibitions, but this is our show, our time to brag, and we’re doing what we can to make sure that the pieces pop.” “John Vinci’s design allowed us to think of the space in a new way,” said Gehl. “These changes will last for years and for exhibitions to come.” Vinci’s schematic also showcases

the Newberry’s commitment to outreach and education. He designed a more inviting and accessible space, allowing history to leap from the walls. The curatorial team shared in Vinci’s vision, laying emphasis on an educational takeaway. “The hope for this exhibition, for any exhibition, is it will draw in new visitors, and they will admire an object, or call over a friend to admire it, and somewhere in the midst of their excitement, they’ve learned something,” said Gehl. A critical part of that process is the exhibition labeling. A well-constructed label can bridge historical gaps and pique a visitor’s curiosity. Predominantly gleaned from the pages of The Newberry 125, Stories of Our Collection, these small, printed descriptions appear in exhibition cases and on walls, offering insight into an item’s back story or value. “I had to focus on beginnings and firsts,” said Briggs, who drafted the labels for “Realizing the Newberry Idea,” “and I sometimes wished that I could develop the full story in exhibitable items. Instead, I hinted about it in labels.” The curators’ efforts, coupled with those of the conservation and facilities teams, produced exhibitions that engage visitors by accurately—and stunningly—ref lecting the Newberry and its magnificent collection. And that, explained Newberry President David Spadafora, was the ultimate goal. “There is a longstanding myth that the Newberry was designed as a gentleman’s library, meant for the upper classes, which is simply not true,” Spadafora said. “These exhibitions should go a long way toward dispelling that myth, toward showing that we have always been a public institution, open to all.” “The Newberry 125” and “Realizing the Newberry Idea, 1887–2012” are sponsored by The Jacob & Rosaline Cohn Foundation and the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, respectively.



Our Mission The Newberry Library, open to the public without charge, is an independent research library dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge, especially in the humanities. The Newberry acquires and preserves a broad array of special collections research materials relating to the civilizations of Europe and the Americas. It promotes and provides for their effective use, fostering research, teaching, publication, and life-long learning, as well as civic engagement. In service to its diverse community, the Newberry encourages intellectual pursuit in an atmosphere of free inquiry and sustains the highest standards of collection preservation, bibliographic access, and reader services.

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President’s Letter

David Spadafora President and Librarian

The close of our last fiscal year, June 30, 2012, marked the completion of 125 years of operation by the Newberry—and the start of quasquicentennial celebrations. Those celebrations, including two exhibitions, are underway as this annual report is being prepared. They give me cause to ref lect on the Newberry at 125, a venerable age by Chicago institutional standards. Perhaps the most notable thing to say about the Newberry today is that we may be venerable but we are also an institution on the move. For instance, during our 125th year we installed more than 13.5 miles of new shelving in our Stack Building, in order to add at least 15 years of collecting capacity and to reorganize how we house our collection. This enormous project, pursued between August 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012, came off on time and at budget, thanks to skillful planning by the staff and excellent execution by our vendor. In the midst of it, just to keep life interesting, we also launched a new website, culminating almost two years of intensive conceptual and implementation work. And throughout the last year we continued to make deep inroads into one project that upon completion will have cataloged more than 22,000 French pamphlets from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and another that is cataloging some 8,000 books relating to early-modern religion. Such activities constitute the response of today’s Newberry to twin, longstanding mission imperatives: to preserve the magnificent cultural legacy that resides here, and to make it even more accessible to our users. The pursuit of these goals remains as vigorous now as it was in 1887, and it manifests itself not only in big projects but also in a sustained commitment to providing service to readers that is by any measure exceptional. Even in the early years, we aimed—as the staff ’s Service Regulations stated in 1919—to “give the public a skilled, intelligent, and understanding service...; to see that no serious student leaves the Library without having had placed at his disposal the full resources of the institution on the subject of his study or inquiry.” Testimony that they have received such service regularly comes to us today from first-time visitors pursuing their families’ histories and from seasoned professional scholars. The tradition of service is matched by the Newberry’s efforts to foster both a community of scholars and a home for lifetime learning. From early reliance on university and college faculty as recommenders of books for purchase to the establishment of the first fellowships in the 1940s, the Newberry created an enduring relationship with professional scholars in Chicago and the Midwest. Since the 1960s that relationship has grown into a

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Newberry President David Spadafora introduces Scott Turow and Judge Richard Posner ( l to r, seated), who discussed the pros and cons of the digital age as part of the library’s “Conversations at the Newberry” series.

set of programs that in 2011-12 brought 11 long-term and 40 short-term fellows here for research and writing, and that provided special research opportunities to some 50 scholars-inresidence. At the same time, the first continuing education programs of the 1890s, part of the university extension movement, have evolved into today’s 150 seminars for adults and dozens of presentations open to the public. The 2011-12 year saw the first two programs in the new series of “Conversations at the Newberry,” in which widely known experts like Scott Turow and Judge Richard Posner debated topics such as the fate of books, authors, and libraries in the digital age. Naturally, these conversations are open to the public and free of charge, just as has been the remarkable array of exhibitions that we have put on since 1909, in which we show the public what we have in our collection, and suggest what they might learn from reading here. In preparing for our 125th anniversary celebration, the staff worked diligently to identify 125 items from the collection that do an especially good job of telling the Newberry’s story, and particularly the story of our collection’s great strengths. Their work resulted in the exhibition “The Newberry 125,” supported by The Jacob & Rosaline Cohn Foundation and two anonymous donors, as well as the accompanying book, The Newberry 125, Stories of Our Collection, made possible by a gift from Richard and Mary L. Gray. These collection stories exemplify what the title of a second exhibition, funded by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, makes plain, that we have been steadily “Realizing the Newberry Idea” for 125 years. But, as is equally clear, we are not resting on our laurels.

David Spadafora President and Librarian


Chair’s Letter

Victoria J. Herget Chair, Board of Trustees

The Newberry Library began its life 125 years ago this past fall as a result of a magnificent bequest from Walter L. Newberry. He left some $2.2 million for the establishment of a research and reference library in Chicago, which was to be free and open to the public. In the early decades of the Newberry’s life, other donors such as Edward E. Ayer and John M. Wing generously contributed their splendid collections, thereby shaping the direction in which the Newberry would develop as a safe haven for our cultural legacy. And for the last half century, hundreds of foundations and thousands of individual donors have secured the institution’s wellbeing by making financial gifts—for the endowment, for physical improvements, and for our activities and programs. As we celebrate the Newberry’s quasquicentennial, it is appropriate for us to say thank you to our benefactors, from Walter Newberry to all of you who are reading this Annual Report. We salute those who have given and continue to give the funds that make it possible for us to realize the Newberry’s mission as a research library that can be used by scholars and serious readers from Chicago and far beyond. We extend our deep appreciation to donors of books, manuscripts, maps, music, and many other materials that have enriched the collection. Likewise, we offer hearty thanks to the more than 500 volunteers who each year take on assignments here that could not be completed at all, or at least as quickly and well, without their fine work. In October 2011 we entered the public phase of the Campaign for Tomorrow’s Newberry, a comprehensive effort to raise $25 million in about three years. I am happy to report that through the end of our last fiscal year, on June 30, 2012, gifts and commitments to the campaign totaled more than $17 million. Notable among gifts from individuals were a trustee’s decision to cover the campaign’s expenses in their entirety, thereby making it possible for every other campaign donation to be used completely for its intended purpose. Likewise, a gift from Marjorie and the late Gerald Fitzgerald allowed us to install compact shelving in our Stack Building. Among partnerships between foundations and individuals, three donors have together given or pledged a total of $1 million to match a challenge grant of equal amount from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, bringing us wonderful new resources for our long-term fellowships program.

The late Charles Haffner III, who made possible the cleaning of the Cobb Building, prepares for an up-close look at work in progress.


The Fitzgerald Family at the unveiling of a portrait of the late Gerald Fitzgerald at the Newberry.

Meanwhile, foundations from Chicago and elsewhere have made gifts that led to the pursuit, and already in some cases to the completion, of important projects. These included the redesign and restructuring of our website, the acquisition and implementation of a system for managing our already vast quantity of digital assets, the cataloging of thousands of French pamphlets, and the creation of finding aids for large collections of manuscript documents and photographs. Our Annual Fund is an integral part of the campaign, so it gives me special pleasure to note that in the last year it received gifts totaling $1.8 million—up from $1.2 million just five years ago. This 50-percent increase in unrestricted annual giving has made a giant difference in our capacity to operate the Newberry without excessive spending from the endowment. It also testifies to the deep commitment of you, our donors, to the Newberry’s mission. I close by observing with sadness the passing in April of Charles C. Haffner III, member of the Board of Trustees since 1972 and Board Chairman from 1988 to 2000. Charlie left his mark here in many ways, including his famous project that cleaned the soot from our building’s exterior, revealing the beautiful pink granite beneath. He loved the Newberry, and his commitment made a profound difference here across many years. It stands as a sterling example of the care and generosity of our supporters since our very first, Walter Newberry.

Victoria J. Herget Chair Board of Trustees


Public Programs PUBLIC PROGRAMS SUMMARY FOR FY 2011-12 Summary:

Total attendance 16,505 Seminars: 1,412 Exhibitions: 11,391 Programs: 3,702 Adult Education Seminars

Total seminar attendance: 1,412 Total number of classes offered: 152 Seminar subject areas:

Chicago Interest Arts, Music, and Language Philosophy, Anthropology, and Religion History, Genealogy, and Social Science Literature and Theater Writing Workshops Newberry staff and fellows who teach in the Seminars program:

Grace Dumelle Matt Rutherford Ginger Frere Diane Dillon Chris Cantwell Barbara Korbel Paul Durica (Graduate Student Fellow) Gallery Exhibitions

Total attendance: 11,391 Spotlight Exhibitions

Ballistics and Politics: Military Architecture Books at the Newberry, August 13 – October 29, 2011 (attendance: 1,650) Indians of the Midwest: An Archive of Endurance November 2 – December 31, 2011 (attendance: 2,492) Border Troubles in the War of 1812, January 5 – March 27, 2012 (attendance: 2,142) Collecting America: How a Friendship Enriched Our Understanding of American Culture, March 30 – July 7, 2012 (attendance: 2,484) Other Exhibitions

The Newberry Library, Past and Present, October 13, 2011 (attendance: 95) Exploration 2012: The 26th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective March 12 – June 8, 2012 (attendance: 2,528)


Online Exhibitions


Ballistics and Politics: Military Architecture Books at the Newberry digitalexhibitions/exhibits/show/ militaryarchitecture/introduction

(in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation) Saturday, October 15 – Sunday, October 16, 2011 Attendance: 292

Indians of the Midwest: An Archive of Endurance digitalexhibitions/exhibits/show/ indiansofthemidwest/introduction Border Troubles in the War of 1812 digitalexhibitions/exhibits/show/warof1812/ introduction Collecting America: How a Friendship Enriched Our Understanding of American Culture digitalexhibitions/exhibits/show/ collectingamerica Bughouse Square Debates

July 30, 2011 Main Debate: Collective Bargaining and the Public Sector: Is collective bargaining compatible with public service? Kenzo Shibata, Chicago Teacher’s Union v. Richard Lorenc, America’s Future Foundation John Peter Altgeld Freedom of Speech Award to Leslie F. Orear, long-time defender of the rights and well-being of working people in Chicago and the United States. Bughouse Square Debates Planning Committee:

Rachel Bohlmann (chair) Diane Ciral Paul Durica Vince Firpo Stephanie Fletcher Shawn Healy Kelly McGrath Heather Radke Gwendolyn Rugg Conversations at the Newberry

Martin Marty and John Buchanan Discuss Marty’s Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison: A Biography, October 11, 2011 (attendance: 174) Scott Turow and Judge Richard Posner discuss The Future of Authors, Books, and Libraries, February 22, 2012 (attendance: 185)

Border Troubles and Indian-Anglo Conflict in the War of 1812

Public Symposium March 17, 2012 (in collaboration with the Consulate General of Canada, Chicago) “Earthshaking History: Tecumseh, the Red Stick Creeks, and the South,” Gregory Dowd, University of Michigan “The Great Whirlwind: The Impact of the War of 1812 on the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations),” Rick Hill, Tuscarora, Oral Historian and Chairperson, Six Nations Legacy Consortium, Six Nations Grand River Territory, Ontario “Indian Perspectives in the Old Northwest,” Frances L. Hagemann, Scholar in Residence, The Newberry Library Border Troubles and Indian-Anglo Conflict in the War of 1812 Public Symposium panel discussion (led by Scott Stevens) 4 programs, 124 attendees Studs Terkel’s 100th Birthday Party

(in collaboration with Paul Durica of the Studs Terkel Centenary) May 16, 2012 More than 300 people in attendance, with a full line-up of speakers, including Alex Kotlowitz, Alison Cuddy, Penelope Rosemont, Alma Washington (as Lucy Parsons), Steve Mosqueda and Sean Benjamin, David Roediger, and Ed Sadlowski. Meet the Author

Selected speakers: William Adler, Hisham Matar, Ariel Dorfman, Rachel Havrelock, Lawrence P Jackson, Jennifer RatnerRosenhagen, Gary Nash, Frank Cicero, Christopher Vernon, Carlin Romano. 12 programs, 452 attendees Shakespeare Project of Chicago series

5 programs, 535 attendees

Research and Academic Programs LONG-TERM FELLOWS American Council of Learned Societies/Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow

Monica Prasad, Associate Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University Lloyd Lewis Fellow in American History

Michael Lansing, Assistant Professor of History, Augsburg College Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellow

Judith Miller, Associate Professor of History, Emory University National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows

Randolph Head, Professor of History, University of California, Riverside Benedict Robinson, Associate Professor of English, Stony Brook University Helen Thompson, Associate Professor of English, Northwestern University Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Faculty Fellow

Sarah Rivett, Assistant Professor of English, Princeton University LONG-TERM FACULTY FELLOWS Associated Colleges of the Midwest Faculty Fellows

Diane Lichtenstein, Professor of English, Beloit College Linda Sturtz, Professor of History, Beloit College Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar Faculty Fellows

David Halsted, Director of Blended and Online Learning, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Rowena McClinton, Associate Professor of Native American Studies, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville Frances C. Allen Fellows

Molly Malone, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Canada Rebecca Nutt, PhD Candidate in History, Michigan State University

Maile Arvin, PhD Candidate in Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego

Newberry Library/British Academy Exchange Fellow

Ashley Falzetti, PhD Candidate in Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University

Owen Stanwood, Assistant Professor of History, Boston College

Frances C. Allen/Susan Kelly Power and Helen Hornbeck Tanner Fellow

Newberry Library/École Nationale des Chartes Exchange Fellow

Sierra Adare-Tasiwoopa api, PhD Candidate in American Studies, University at Buffalo

Brian Oberlander, PhD Candidate in Musicology, Northwestern University

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) Faculty Fellows

Ignasi Perez, Professor of Politics and Sociology, IES Barcelona, Spain Maria Sepa, Instructor of Italian Studies, IES Milan, Italy Lawrence Lipking Fellow

Rachel Blumenthal, PhD Candidate in English, Northwestern University Midwest Modern Language Association Fellow

Lise Jaillant, PhD Candidate in English, University of British Columbia, Canada Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Student Fellows

Shawn Bailey, PhD Candidate in History, University of Montana Katherine Beane, PhD Candidate in American Studies, University of Minnesota Nicholas Brown, PhD Candidate in Landscape Architecture and American Indian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Newberry Library Short-Term Resident Fellows

Cynthia Bouton, Associate Professor of History, Texas A&M University Jana Byars, Assistant Professor of History, Iowa State University Maurizio Campanelli, Researcher/Lecturer, Greek, Latin, and Italian Studies, Sapienza – Università di Roma, Italy Sarah Guengerich, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Texas Tech University Ethan Hawkley, PhD Candidate in History, Northeastern University Bruce Hayes, Associate Professor of French Literature, University of Kansas Scott Heerman, PhD Candidate in History, University of Maryland Robert Huffard, PhD Candidate in History, University of Florida Alan Lumba, PhD Candidate in History, University of Washington Cody Marrs, Assistant Professor of English, University of Georgia

Demetri Debe, PhD Candidate in History, University of Minnesota

Edward Wheatley, Professor of English, Loyola University Chicago

Andrew Mattison, Assistant Professor of English, University of Toledo

Christine DeLucia, PhD Candidate in American Studies, Yale University

Gabriel Paquette, Assistant Professor of History, The Johns Hopkins University


Jeffery Erbig, PhD Candidate in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brandon Reilly, PhD Candidate in History, University of California, Los Angeles

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

Sakina Hughes, PhD Candidate in History, Michigan State University

Laurie Wood, PhD Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin

Chantal Rodriguez, PhD Candidate in History, University of Minnesota

Khalil Johnson, PhD Candidate in African American Studies, Yale University

Silvia Tita, PhD Candidate in the History of Art, University of Michigan

Lester J. Cappon Fellows in Documentary Editing

Maeve Kane, PhD Candidate in History, Cornell University

Bronwen Wilson, Associate Professor of Art History, University of British Columbia, Canada

Godfried Croenen, Senior Lecturer, French Studies, University of Liverpool, England


Research and Academic Programs Newberry Library Short-Term Fellow/Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel Fellow

David Gehring, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison Short-Term Fellows in the History of Cartography

Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar Texts and Technologies: From Manuscripts to Early Printed Books and Beyond Faculty:

Warwick-Newberry Summer Workshop: Reintegrating British and American History, 1660–1750

July 11–25, 2011 Directors:

Anne Knowles, Associate Professor of Geography, Middlebury College

David Halsted, Director of Blended and Online Learning, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Alba Newmann-Holmes, Lecturer, University Writing Program, University of Denver

Edward Wheatley, Professor of English, Loyola University Chicago

Mark Knights, University of Warwick, England

20 students

Paul Cheney, University of Chicago


Trevor Burnard, University of Melbourne, Australia


Lisa Forman Cody, Claremont McKenna College

A ssociated C olleges of the Midwest Seminars


Fall 2011

Center for Renaissance Studies

Crossing Boundaries

Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography

David J. Hancock, University of Michigan

July 25–August 12, 2011

Sarah Pearsall, Oxford Brookes University, England


Diane Lichtenstein, Professor of English, Beloit College Linda Sturtz, Professor of History, Beloit College 14 students Spring 2011 Advanced Topics in Philosophy: Pragmatism, Progressivism, Feminism: Birth of an American Century


John D. Garrigus, University of Texas at Arlington Evan P. Haefeli, Columbia University

Maddalena Signorini, Università degli Studi di Roma, Italy

Kevin Sharpe, Queen Mary, University of London, England

Summer Scholars:

Phil Withington, University of Cambridge, England

Hannah Barker, Columbia University Letha Chien, University of California, Berkeley

Summer Scholars:

Bill Blake, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Sarah Dillon, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Elizabeth Bouldin, Emory University

Anne–Marie Eze, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Zachary Carmichael, University of Texas at Austin

Ingrid Greenfield, University of Chicago

Kathleen Davies, University of Pittsburgh

9 students

Joana Konova, University of Chicago

Africa & Europe to 1919

Jessica Weiss Lessard, University of California, Santa Barbara

Katelyn DelGallo Crawford, University of Virginia


Dennis McEnnerney, Adjunct Associate Professor of Philosophy, Colorado College


Peter Blasenheim, Professor of History, Colorado College 8 students Wagner and Wagnerism Faculty:

Lisa Lillie, Washington University in Saint Louis Bianca Lopez, Washington University in Saint Louis

Michael Jeter–Boldt, University of Kansas

Benjamin Hicklin, University of Michigan

Michael Martoccio, Northwestern University

Stephanie Koscak, Indiana University

Megan Moran, Queensborough Community College

Peter Kotowski, Loyola University Chicago

James Martin, Professor of Music, Cornell College

Stephanie Nadalo, Northwestern University

11 students

Silvia Tita, University of Michigan Melissa Vise, Northwestern University Justine Walden, Yale University


Brendan Gillis, Indiana University John Havard, University of Chicago

Kameika Murphy, Clark University Bryan Rosenblithe, Columbia University Rachel Schnepper, DePaul University Abram Van Engen, Trinity University Kevin Vanzant, Vanderbilt University

Research and Academic Programs

and Indigenous

D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian Studies

Leon Fink, University of Illinois at Chicago

Native American Women, Gender, and Feminisms


Mary Kambic, Community College of Baltimore County

Adam Green, University of Chicago

Michael Kasprowicz, Morton College

July 18–August 12, 2011

Susan Hirsch, Loyola University Chicago

Rob King, Hillsboro Community College-MacDill

Organizer: Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies

Janice L. Reiff, University of California, Los Angeles

Timohty Kuehnlein Jr., Alpena Community College


Cathleen D. Cahill, University of New Mexico Jennifer Nez Denetdale, University of New Mexico Summer Scholars:

Brooke Bauer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Karine Duhamel, University of Winnipeg, Canada Ryan Hall, Yale University Alessandra La Rocca Link, University of New Mexico Joshua Levy, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Shanae Aurora Martinez, University of Wisconsin Heather Mulliner, University of Montana, Missoula Patricia Marroquin Norby, University of Minnesota

Carl Smith, Northwestern University Mike Wagenbach, Pullman State Historic Site

Kara Lawson, Hillsboro Community College Plant City Campus

Summer Scholars:

Martin Lecker, Rockland Community College

Cathryn Amdahl, Harrisburg Area Community College

Pat Ledbetter, North Central Texas College, Gainesville

Addell Anderson, Wayne County Community College

David Lindeblad, Wenatchee Valley Community College

Christine Arnold-Lurie, College of Southern Maryland

Brad Massey, Polk State College

Devon Atchinson, Grossmont College

Jennifer Nardone, Columbus State Community College

Patricia Barnes, Delaware County Community College

George Potamianos, College of the Redwoods

Thomas Boudrot, Delta College Cathy Briggs, Northwest Vista College

David Richmond, Harper College Christopher Riley, Big Bend Community College

Anne Close, Truman College

Anne Ruskiewicz, Sullivan County Community College

Carlos Contreras, Grossmont College

Mary Schander, Pasadena City College

John J. Cooney, Ivy Tech Community CollegeIndianapolis Jacqueline Curtiss, Jersey Village High School

Nancy Semin Lingo, Austin Community College Mallory Szymanski, Santa Fe College

Bradley Pecore, Cornell University

Julie Davis, Santa Ana College

Tomothy Thering, University of Wisconsin– Waukesha

Kristin Raeesi, University of Wyoming

Amelia Dees-Killette, Coastal Carolina Community College

Anthony Thomas, Kishwaukee College

Rachel Sayet, Harvard University June Scudeler, University of British Columbia, Canada Ashley Wiersma, Michigan State University Dr . William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture Pullman: Labor, Race, and the Urban Landscape in a Company Town

July 11–15, 2011 and August 15–19, 2011 Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Landmarks of American History and Culture Program Directors:

Christopher D. Cantwell, Newberry Library Daniel Greene, Newberry Library

Lauritz Dyhrberg, Southern Maine Community College Barbara England, North Central Texas College Jeffrey Ewen, Warren County Community College Abigail Feely, American River College Theresa Fine-Pawsey, Durham Technical Community College Sandra Flowers, Mt. San Jacinto College Stephen Gibson, Allegany College of Maryland Joy Giguere, Ivy Tech Community College Renee Gralewicz, University of Wisconsin– Fox Valley Anthony Greiner, Portland Community College, Cascade

Karl Dirk Voss, St. Louis Community College Karen Wheel Carter, Georgia Perimeter College Louis Williams, St. Louis Community College, Forest Park Out of Many: Religious Pluralism in America

June 25–29, 2012 Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges Program Directors:

Christopher D. Cantwell, Newberry Library Daniel Greene, Newberry Library Faculty:

Aziz Huq, University of Chicago

Barbara Hayward, Lone Star College-Tomball

Martin Marty, University of Chicago

Lawrence Hogan, Union County College

Kevin Schultz, University of Illinois at Chicago

Nathaniel Hong, Olympic College

Tisa Wenger, Yale University


Research and Academic Programs Summer Scholars:

Summer Scholars:

Mark Bradley, Georgia Perimeter College

Debora Blind, Springboro High School, Springboro, OH

Judi Cameron, McHenry County Community College John J. Cooney, Ivy Tech Community College Sonia Czaszar, Wilbur Wright College Jeffrey Dodge, Ivy Tech Community College Olfat El–Mallakh, College of DuPage Adrian Guiu, Wilbur Wright College Polly Hoover, Wilbur Wright College Keith Krasemann, College of DuPage Joshua Phillippe, Ivy Tech Community College Patrick Pynes, College of DuPage Sheldon Liebman, Wilbur Wright College

Stephanie Lynn Carlyle, Winter Park High School, Winter Park, FL Elizabeth Coburn, Knoxville Montessori School, Knoxville, TN Rebecca Daull, Archmere Academy, Claymont, DE Amy DeVito, P.S. 312, Brooklyn, NY Nancy Donohue, William E. Dever Elementary, Chicago, IL Laurel Dreher, Hawthorne High School, Hawthorne, CA Andrew Harris, Salesian High School, Richmond, CA

Elsie Anne McKee, Princeton Theological Seminary Walter S. Melion, Emory University Paul Saenger, Newberry Library David Steinmetz, Duke University Symposium and Workshop on States of Early Modernity

October 14, 2011 Organizer:

Mark Netzloff, University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee Presenters:

Crystal Bartolovich, Syracuse University Victoria Kahn, University of California, Berkeley

Marilyn Otroszko, Georgia Perimeter College

Susan Holderread, New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL

Ania Loomba, University of Pennsylvania

Timothy Seitz, McHenry County Community College

Michael Jones, Spring Creek High School, Seven Springs, NC

Mark Netzloff, University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee

Jessica Whitcomb, McHenry County Community College

Nia Mason, Alfred E. Smith School/ P.S. 163, New York, NY

Symposium and Workshop for First-Year Graduate Students: The Psalms in Private and in Public

Erik Woodworth, Ivy Tech Community College

Ebby Melahn, Lowell Elementary, Madison, WI

February 24, 2012

Steve Young, McHenry County Community College

Nicole Parker English, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL

Michael Kuczynski, Tulane University

The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography Envisioning America in Maps and Art Seminar

July 18–August 12, 2011 Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminars for School Teachers Directors:

Samantha Rinella, Marist High School, Chicago, IL Jennifer Roba, Academia Cesar Chavez, St. Paul, MN Anna Sansone, EJ King High School, FPO AP, ZZ (Nagasaki-ken, Japan)



Esra Genc Arvas, Michigan State University Anastasia Bierman, University of Nebraska– Lincoln Eder Jaramillo, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hannah Luckett, University of Louisville


Janet McCumber, Eastern Illinois University

Center for Renaissance Studies

Nick Nash, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Aimee Qu, University of Chicago

David Buisseret, Independent Scholar

Devotion, Discipline, Reform: Sources for the Study of Religion, 1450–1650: A Conference in Honor of Sister Ann Ida Gannon, BVM

Gerald Danzer, University of Illinois at Chicago

September 15–17, 2011

Catherine Gass, Newberry Library and School of the Art Institute of Chicago


James R. Akerman, Newberry Library Diane Dillon, Newberry Library Faculty:

Robert Karrow, Newberry Library Barbara Korbel, Newberry Library

David Crook, University of Wisconsin–Madison Lori Anne Ferrell, Claremont Graduate University

Martin Schwarz, University of Chicago Ellen Snell, University of Louisville Heather Tennison, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Elizabeth Teviotdale, Western Michigan University Nancy Thebaut, University of Chicago

Dennis McClendon, Independent Scholar

Alexander J. Fisher, University of British Columbia, Canada

Amber True, Michigan State University

Laurie Palmer, Art Institute of Chicago

Richard Freedman, Haverford College

Cayce Woods, University of Kansas

Carla Zecher, Newberry Library

M. Patrick Graham, Emory University Susan Karant–Nunn, University of Arizona


Research and Academic Programs Cervantes Symposium

Chris Pexa, Vanderbilt University

April 27, 2012

Jamie Powell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Steven Wagschal, Indiana University Presenters:

Mercedes Alcalá–Galán, University of Wisconsin– Madison

Nicole A. Raslich, Michigan State University Ann Updike, Miami University of Ohio Jordan Wilson, University of British Columbia, Canada


Center for Renaissance Studies Art History Seminar

Co-sponsored with the Newberry Library’s Herman Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography 3 seminars, 51 participants

Bruce Burningham, Illinois State University

Randall Williams, University of Montana, Missoula

Dante Lecture

William Childers, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Janet Youngholm, University of Wyoming

26 participants

Mary Zundo, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

Eighteenth-Century Seminar

Dr . William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture

Timothy Campbell, University of Chicago

Labor History Seminar New Book Symposium

John Shanahan, DePaul University

Frederick A. De Armas, University of Chicago Ana Laguna, Rutgers–Camden University Howard Mancing, Purdue University Adrienne Martin, University of California, Davis William Worden, University of Alabama Workshop on Sources for the Study of Early Modern Women

June 20, 2012 Presenters:

Karen Christianson, Newberry Library Jill Gage, Newberry Library Diana Robin, University of New Mexico 40 participants D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian Studies

and Indigenous

Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Workshop in Research Methods: The Museum as Archive in American Indian Studies

March 22–24, 2012 Faculty:

Castle McLaughlin, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography at Harvard Scott Manning Stevens, Newberry Library Participants:

Kevin Brown, University of New Mexico

January 21, 2012 Co-sponsored with the history departments of DePaul University, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; The Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago; the Department of History and Political Science at Purdue University Calumet; and LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas


Lisa Freeman, University of Illinois at Chicago Helen Thompson, Northwestern University 3 seminars, 74 participants History of the Book Lectures Coordinators:

Raymond Clemens, Illinois State University Paul F. Gehl, Newberry Library Albert Rivero, Marquette University Paul Saenger, Newberry Library

Joseph McCartin, Georgetown University

Debra Higgs Strickland, University of Glasgow, Scotland

35 participants

4 lectures, 176 participants

Borderlands and Latino Studies Seminar Saturday Conference

16 participants


March 31, 2012 Co-sponsored with Indiana University’s Latino Studies Program, Northwestern University’s Program in Latina and Latino Studies, the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University, and the Katz Center for Mexican Studies at the University of Chicago

Lecture in Early Modern History

Medieval Intellectual History Seminar Coordinators:

Raymond Clemens, Illinois State University John Van Engen, University of Notre Dame 70 participants Milton Seminar



Josh Garrett–Davis, Princeton University

Emma Amador, University of Michigan

Christopher Kendrick, Loyola University Chicago

Rachel Gilman, University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee

Robert F. Castro, California State University, Fullerton

David A. Loewenstein, University of Wisconsin– Madison

Kianga Lucas, Cornell University

Cara Kinnally, Indiana University

Regina Schwartz, Northwestern University

Holly Miowak Stebing, Yale University

Jose G. Moreno, Michigan State University

2 seminars, 39 participants

Patricia Marroquin Norby, University of Minnesota

Yolanda Padilla, University of Pennsylvania

Janis Calleja, Harvard University

Wanalee Romero, Northwestern University 18 participants


Research and Academic Programs D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian Studies

and Indigenous

Labor History

Anuradha Gobin, McGill University


Kati Ihnat, Queen Mary, University of London, England

American Indian Studies Seminar Series

Rosemary Feurer, Northern Illinois University


Leon Fink, University of Illinois at Chicago

Scott Manning Stevens, Newberry Library

Erik Gellman, Roosevelt University

9 seminars, 131 participants

7 meetings, 157 participants

Ethics and Aesthetics in Indigenous Arts and Research: A Public Roundtable

Women and Gender

October 15, 2011 Presenters:

Mique’l Dangeli, University of British Columbia, Canada


Joan Johnson, Northeastern Illinois University Francesca Morgan, Northeastern Illinois University 6 meetings, 79 participants

Caryn O’Connell, University of Chicago Abigail Stahl, Northwestern University Jenny Toms, Michigan State University 16 sessions, 104 participants Reciprocity of Transmission and Reception: The Disticha Catonis

January 6–March 9, 2012 Faculty:

W. Martin Bloomer, University of Notre Dame

Victor Masayesva, Independent Filmmaker

Daniel Sheerin, University of Notre Dame

Castle McLaughlin, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography at Harvard

12 students Research and Academic Programs

Jolene Rickard, Cornell University

Newberry Library Seminar in British History

Scott Manning Stevens, Newberry Library


Deborah Cohen, Northwestern University Dr . William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture American Art and Visual Culture Coordinators:

Sarah Burns, Indiana University Diane Dillon, Newberry Library

Fredrik Jonsson, University of Chicago Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska, University of Illinois at Chicago 4 seminars, 40 participants GRADUATE SEMINARS

D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian Studies

and Indigenous

Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Student Conference

July 29 – 30, 2011 Presenters:

Brooke Bauer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Karine Duhamel, University of Manitoba, Canada

Center for Renaissance Studies

Ryan Hall, Yale University

4 meetings, 83 participants

Reading the Medieval Latin Manuscript: An Introduction to Latin Paleography and Manuscript Codicology

Michael Hughes, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

Borderlands and Latino Studies

September 30–December 9, 2011

Alessandra La Rocca Link, University of New Mexico



Rosalyn LaPier, University of Montana

John Alba Cutler, Northwestern University

Raymond Clemens, Illinois State University

Jason Ruiz, University of Notre Dame

15 students

Joshua Levy, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

5 meetings, 58 participants

Literacy and Orality in Medieval Culture and Society

Erika Doss, University of Notre Dame Gregory Foster-Rice, Columbia College Chicago

Early American History

January 5–March 8, 2012


Betsy Erkkila, Northwestern University


Karen Scott, DePaul University

Robert Morrissey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

12 students

4 meetings, 52 participants

Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Heather Mulliner, University of Montana Patricia Marroquin Norby, University of Minnesota Kyle Mays, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Bradley Pecore, Cornell University

January 26–28, 2012

Alexis Pegram, University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee


Kristin Raeesi, University of Wyoming

Mary Channen Caldwell, University of Chicago

Rachel Sayet, Harvard University

Julia Finch, University of Pittsburgh


Shanae Aurora Martinez, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Research and Academic Programs June Scudeler, University of British Columbia, Canada Chris Steinke, University of New Mexico Ashley Wiersma, Michigan State University

Dr . William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture Urban History Dissertation Group

DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS The Civil War in Art: Teaching and Learning through Chicago Collections

Funded by Terra Foundation for American Art. In collaboration with: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago History Museum, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, and DuSable Museum of African American History


Digital Collections for the Classroom

Megan Adams, University of California, Berkeley

Jessica Ziparo, The Johns Hopkins University

Foreign Language Press Survey

8 meetings, 52 participants Indians of the Midwest: An Archive of Endurance

Professional Development Programs for Teachers indiansofthemidwest

Chicago Teachers as Scholars

12 seminars, 132 participants, 41 participating schools

A Mirror for Medieval and Early Modern Studies: Selected Proceedings of the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies 2012 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Council of American Studies Education (CASE) Conference textpage–attachments/2012Proceedings.pdf

120 participants, 35 participating schools History Channel Seminar Series

3 seminars, 70 participants, 45 participating schools

Pullman: Labor, Race, and the Urban Landscape in a Company Town

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium

37 seminars, 659 participants, 55 participating schools Other Teacher Programs

2 seminars, 47 participants, 23 participating schools

Research and Academic Programs Newberry Library Colloquium

48 sessions Newberry Library Fellows’ Seminar

12 sessions


Honor Roll of Donors The Newberry gratefully recognizes the following donors for their generous contributions received between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. THE ANNUAL FUND

Mrs. Sarita Warshawsky

The following individuals generously made gifts to the Annual Fund. Additional Annual Fund contributors are listed under “Foundations, Corporations, Government Agencies, and Organizations.”

Anonymous (3)


Roger and Julie Baskes

Mr. and Mrs. James G. Fitzgerald

Richard and Mary L. Gray

Ms. Ginger S. Gassel

Mr.* and Mrs. Charles C. Haffner III

James J. and Louise R. Glasser

Ms. Victoria J. Herget and Mr. Robert K. Parsons

Elizabeth S. Guenzel*

Celia and David Hilliard Barry and Mary Ann MacLean Andrew W. McGhee Andrew and Jeanine McNally Janis Wellin Notz Mr. and Mrs. Rudy L. Ruggles, Jr. Harold B. Smith Carol Warshawsky

Bob and Trish Barr


Mr. Greg L. Barton

Ms. Jeanne Colette Collester

Ms. Mary Beth Beal

Dr. and Mrs. Tapas K. Das Gupta

Dr. Stephanie Bennett-Smith and Mr. Orin R. Smith

Mrs. Harold H. Hines, Jr. Robert H. and Donna L. Jackson Professor and Mrs. Lawrence Lipking Mr. and Mrs. Grant Gibson McCullagh Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Pepper Mr. Robert D. Rodgers Karla Scherer Alyce K. Sigler and Stephen A. Kaplan Junie L. and Dorothy L. Sinson Mr. and Mrs. David Spadafora

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE ($10,000-$24,999)

Joan and William Brodsky


Joan and John Blew Mrs. Kenneth Arthur Bro* Mr. Richard H. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Dean L. Buntrock Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cicero, Jr. Nancy A. Corral Mr. and Mrs. David P. Earle III Gail and Richard Elden Dr. Thomas W. Filardo and Dr. Nora L. Zorich Professors Stephen and Verna Foster Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Franke Dr. Jean and Dr. David A. Greenberg Alan and Carol Greene Professor Barbara A. Hanawalt and Mr. Ronald N. Giere Neil Harris and Teri J. Edelstein

Mr. T. Kimball Brooker


Anthony and Lawrie Dean

Michelle Miller Burns and Gary W. Burns

Joan and Robert Feitler

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hausberg

Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Gignilliat

Ms. Nancy J. Claar and Mr. Christopher N. Skey

Pati and O.J. Heestand

Dr. Hanna H. Gray

Mr. Robert O. Delaney

Sue and Melvin Gray

Mimi and Bud Frankel

Jonathan and Nancy Lee Kemper, David Woods Kemper Foundation

Hjordis Halvorson and John Halvorson

Drs. Malcolm H. and Adele Hast

Mr. and Mrs. Verne Istock David and Lesly Koo Mr. Julius Lewis Ms. Helen Marlborough and Mr. Harry J. Roper

Ann and Fred Kittle

Mr. Thomas B. Harris and Ms. Doreen M. Kelly

Ms. Elizabeth Amy Liebman

Janet and Arthur Holzheimer

David E. McNeel

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Kelly

Michal and Paul Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Levey

Ken and Jossy Nebenzahl

Laura Baskes Litwin and Stuart Litwin

Dr. Karole Schafer Mourek and Mr. Anthony J. Mourek

John H. Noonan

Mr. Stephen A. MacLean

Professor and Mrs. Larrance M. O’Flaherty

John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe

Marion S. Miller

Paul and Joanne Ruxin

Mrs. Robert F. Reusché

Abby McCormick O’Neil and Daniel Carroll Joynes

Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Siragusa

Morrell M. Shoemaker

Dr. and Mrs. Edward S. Petersen

Jules N. Stiffel

Mr. Michael Thompson

Mrs. Charles S. Potter*

Liz Stiffel

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wedgeworth, Jr.

Father Peter J. Powell

Mrs. Herbert A. Vance

Anonymous (3)

Ms. Elspeth Revere and Mr. Bruce J. Calder

* Deceased


Mr. and Mrs. David B. Mathis Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. McCamant Jackie and Tom Morsch

Honor Roll of Donors Mr. Kevin J. Rochford

HUMANISTS ($ 500–$999)

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Rutherford

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Rydholm

Dr. Ellen T. Baird

Denise Selz

Paul H. Saenger

Professor Arthur E. Bonfield

Rose L. Shure

Joyce Ruth Saxon

Mr. James P. Burke, Jr.

Adele Simmons

Rosemary J. Schnell

Dr. William H. Cannon

Mac and Joanne Sims

Mr. Allan P. Scholl

Barbara and George Clark

Susan Sleeper-Smith and Robert C. Smith

Stephen A. and Marilyn Scott

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight M. Cleveland

Mr. and Mrs. David B. Smith, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Silbernagel

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Colman

Mr. and Mrs. C. Richard Spurgin

Carl W. Stern and Holly Hayes

Mr. John Cullinan and Dr. Ewa Radwanska

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Tiffen

Tom and Nancy Swanstrom

Ms. Diana L. DeBoy

Dr. Elizabeth Tsunoda and Mr. John A. Shea

Josie and Jim Tomes

Mrs. Marilyn R. Drury-Katillo

Christian Vinyard

Ms. Donna M. Tuke

Dr. and Mrs. George Dunea

Bridget Vezys, Vaiva Vezys, and David Masopust

Mr. Michael L. Ellingsworth

Ms. Jacqueline Vossler and Mr. Wesley Protsman

George E. Engdahl

Anonymous (3)

Bill and Laura Wangerin

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fanning

Diane Stillwell Weinberg

Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Gilford

LITERATI ($250–$499)

Robert E. Williams

Mr. Martin A. M. Gneuhs

Mr. Adrian Alexander

Thomas K. Yoder

Ms. Simone R. Goodman

Ms. Rosanne C. Arnold

Mrs. George B. Young

Mr. Dean H. Goossen

Mr. Mark L. Barbour

Anonymous (2)

Daniel Greene and Lisa Meyerowitz

Mr. Robert M. Barg

Stephen and Sharyl Hanna

Mr. and Mrs. James P. Baughman

SCHOLARS ($1,000–$1,499)

Ms. Diana C. Haskell

Mr. Robert F. Beasecker

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Baskes

Nancy M. Hotchkiss

Dr. and Mrs. Victor M. Bernhard

Mr. George W. Blossom III*

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Howe, Jr.

Mr. Loren W. Binford

Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Chandler

Kathryn and Bruce Johnson

Dea Brennan

Joyce E. Chelberg

Ms. Winnie J. Kuo

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Brown

Professor and Mrs. Stanley N. Katz

Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Lassandrello

Mr. Ray W. Buhrmaster, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keiser

Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Latkin

Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Buhse, Jr.

Joseph A. Like

Dr. Rowena McClinton

Professor and Mrs. Rand Burnette

Mrs. Barbara Ford Link

Kelly McGrath

Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Carton

Ms. Deirdre McBreen

Ann and Christopher McKee

Mr. and Mrs. Edward K. Chandler

Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. McCue III

Barry and Paddy McNamara

Mrs. Alice G. Childs

Ms. Sara N. Paretsky and Professor S. C. Wright

Mr. Donald J. Meckley

Professor and Mrs. Edward M. Cook, Jr.

Mr. David C. Meyer

Mr. Daniel R. Crawford

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Pope

Kate and Chris Meyer

Rachel Towner Raffles

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Murphy

Ms. Jaime L. Danehey and Mr. William M. Hansen

Mr. Charles Rizzo

Marjorie and Christopher Newman

Mr. G. Kevin Davis

Mrs. Anne D. Slade

Minna S. Novick

Judge Robert J. Dempsey

Mr. and Mrs. John Ward

Jo Ann and Joe Paszczyk

Drs. Richard and Mary Woods

Mr. William O. Petersen*

Ms. Mary A. Dempsey and Mr. Philip H. Corboy, Sr.*

Anonymous (4)

Ms. Penelope Rosemont Mr. and Mrs. Morton Rosen

Mr. Gordon R. DenBoer Toni Dewey and Victor Danilov

* Deceased


Honor Roll of Donors George E. Leonard and Susan R. Hanes-Leonard

Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Sopranos

Mr. Paul F. Donahue Mr. Charles A. Duboc

Ms. Samantha Leshin

Mrs. Uta D. Staley

Mr. Wilson G. Duprey

Professor Carole B. Levin

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip L. Stern

Dr. and Mrs. David R. Eblen

Ms. Carolyn S. Levin

Ms. Kathryn Stern

Laura F. Edwards and John P. McAllister

Ms. Nancy J. Lynn and Mr. Andrew Teitelman

Jane L. and Marv Strasburg

Ms. Anne E. Egger

Ms. Eileen Madden

Mary and Harvey Struthers

Mrs. Anne A. Ehrlich

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Madden

Peggy Sullivan

Professor Jesus Escobar

Mr. Melvin L. Marks

Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Sykora

Mr. and Mrs. W. Paul Farmer

Dr. John A. Martens and Ms. Alice L. Clark

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Z. Szczepanski

Vince Firpo

Ms. Linda H. Matthews

Mr. C. Steven Tomashefsky

Ms. Marcia L. Flick

Mr. John G. W. McCord, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Freund

Mr. and Mrs. Don H. McLucas, Jr.

Mr. Matthew W. Turner and Ms. Kimberly A. Nugent

Mrs. Lauri B. Gartner

Dr. Peter Matthew Merwin

Mr. Scott Turow

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Geifman

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Miller

Mr. Larry Viskochil

Mr. Timothy J. Gilfoyle and Ms. Mary Rose Alexander

Carmen Nocentelli and Samuel Truett

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Waldron, Jr.

Ms. Nancy S. Olson

Ms. Diana Chapman Walsh

Ms. Marsha W. Ginsberg and Mr. Gordon Sayre

Liesl M. Olson

Robert and Susan Warde

Ms. Jean E. Perkins and Mr. Leland Hutchinson

Professor Elissa B. Weaver

Ms. Carlyn Goettsch

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Plauche

Mr. and Mrs. Warren B. Weisberg

Professors Suzanne and Philip Gossett

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Poehls

Mr. and Mrs. George Wenzel

Donald and Jane Gralen

Ms. Madelin Martin Wexler

Mr. Tom Greensfelder and Ms. Olivia Petrides

Dr. Mary L. Quinlan-McGrath and Mr. William T. McGrath

Dr. and Mrs. Mark J. Greenwood

Mr. J. Timothy Ritchie

Joyce C. White

Mrs. Virginia Neal Dick

Mr. Gerald R. Southern

Mr. Edward Wheatley and Ms. Mary MacKay

Mrs. Anna Gross

Dr. James Engel Rocks

James and Mary Wyly

Professor Randolph Head

Mrs. Linda Rosenthal

Mr. Marshall Yablon

Mr. Warren Heckrotte

T. Marshall Rousseau

Mr.* and Mrs. Donald Young

Professor and Mrs. Richard H. Helmholz

Norma B. Rubovits

Ms. Mildred J. Zysman

Mr. Marc Hilton and Ms. Judith Aronson

Mr. John Eric Schaal

Anonymous (1)

Mr. Roger C. Hinman

Ms. Edna Schade

Mr. Allan G. Hins

Mr. and Mrs. David M. Schiffman

Mr. Edward C. Hirschland

Susan and Charles Schwartz

Laraine Balk Hope and John N. Hope

Adela and Robert Seal

Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Houdek

Brad and Melissa Seiler

Professor and Mrs. Clark Hulse

Mrs. Ilene W. Shaw

Robert F. Inger and Fui Lian Inger

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Sheffield, Jr.

Mr. Craig T. Ingram

Dennis and Susan Siebold

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Jaffee

Dr. and Mrs. Mark Siegler

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Jentes

Mr. Richard H. Sigel and Dr. Susan Sigel

Mrs. Joan Griffin Johnson

Professor Eric S. Slauter

Dorothy V. Jones

Ms. Diane W. Smith

Dr. Sona Kalousdian and Dr. Ira D. Lawrence

Ms. Linda K. Smith

* Deceased


Honor Roll of Donors TRIBUTE GIFTS

In honor of James Hantschel

In honor of Roberta and Robert Nagel

The Newberry recognizes the following gifts made in tribute.

Mrs. Allison Sansone

Mr. Michael D. Zaidman

In honor of Victoria J. Herget

In honor of the Newberry Genealogy Staff

Kathryn and Bruce Johnson

Paula and W. Gordon Addington


Ms. Caro L. Parsons

Ms. Judith R. Bedard

In honor of Sarah Alger

Mr. and Mrs. J. Leo Freiwald

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Lederer

In honor of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography

In honor of Ed Bailey

Dr. Jean and Dr. David A. Greenberg

Dr. and Mrs. David R. Eblen

In honor of Francis C. Oakley

Mr. William H. Kraul

In honor of Isabelle and Sam Hulsey

In honor of Henry Probasco

Dr. Kevin T. Miles

Ms. Gail Williamson Rawl

Phillip and Whitney Long

In honor of Mr. William L. Barber and Mr. Richard H. Brown

In honor of D. Carroll Joynes

William S. Rowe Foundation

Ms. Annice B. Johnston

In honor of Julia Reed

Mr. and Mrs. Toby Sachs

Ms. Nancy C. Lighthill

Mr. Douglas Foley

In honor of John Blew

In honor of Bob Karrow

Ms. Irene Watson

Mr. Ed Hoffman Mr. Arthur M. Martin

Mr. James R. Akerman and Ms. Luann M. Hamilton

In honor of Norman R. Bobins

Roger and Julie Baskes

Hilco Trading LLC

Mr. John H. Brady

In honor of Lyn Booth

Paul F. Gehl

Mr. and Mrs. Terry J. Booth

Daniel Greene and Lisa Meyerowitz

In honor of Martha T. Briggs

Hjordis Halvorson and John Halvorson

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Lederer

Mr. Edward C. Hirschland

In honor of Rob Carlson and Paul F. Gehl

Janet and Arthur Holzheimer

Ms. Elizabeth J. Zurawski and Mr. Gregory Longhini

Mr. Paul A. Kobasa

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Kelly

In honor of Eva Tamm

In honor of CLIR French Pamphlet Project Staff

Mr. Richard M. Lan

Ms. Jeanne Colette Collester

Ken and Jossy Nebenzahl

In honor of Mary Kay Wilder

Dr. Judith Miller

Paul H. Saenger

Dr. and Mrs. Mark J. Greenwood

In honor of Aracy dos Santos

Mr. and Mrs. David Spadafora

In honor of Joshua Yasskin

Dr. Jane Menezes

Mr. Harry L. Stern

Mr. Noah J. Yasskin

In honor of the Gintautas Vezys Ex Libris Collection

In honor of Warren Lammert, Jr.

In honor of Alfred F. Young

Mrs. Mary Khoury

Professor Gregory H. Nobles

In honor of Autumn Mather

In honor of Ms. Mildred J. Zysman

Mr. David W. Rogers

Mr. Harvey Kaiser

In honor of Dr. Glenn Mayer

Mr. and Mrs. Mordechay Katz

Bridget Vezys, Vaiva Vezys, and David Masopust In honor of Jean and Harry Gottlieb Mr. H. Keith Goetsch Mr. and Mrs. David Shayne Mrs. Iris S. Witkowsky In honor of Daniel Greene Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Gilford Mr. David Gottlieb In honor of Rose Griffin Miss Claire Esker

In honor of Karen Risinger Mr. Robert Christiansen In honor of Stephen A. and Marilyn Scott Sarah Alger and Fred Hagedorn Michelle Miller Burns and Gary W. Burns Ms. Mildred J. Zysman In honor of Giselle Simon

Mr. Robert L. Schultz In honor of Robert N. McCreary Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James G. Barnes In honor of Nan Meyer Mr. and Mrs. William H. Gofen In honor of Michal and Paul Miller The Rhoades Foundation

* Deceased


Honor Roll of Donors MEMORIAL GIFTS

In memory of Michael Kaplan


In memory of Mister Andre

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Amodeo

In addition to our generous Annual Fund donors, the following individuals and organizations have made commitments to the Campaign for Tomorrow’s Newberry.

Mr. Daniel R. Crawford

In memory of Blanche Kay

In memory of Alfred and Phyllis Balk

Mr. Daniel R. Crawford

Mrs. Laraine Balk Hope and Mr. John N. Hope

In memory of Carolyn D. McKittrick

In memory of Helen Mytych Chomor

David E. McNeel

Roger and Julie Baskes

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Canada

In memory of Carol B. Michael

Edward F. Blettner*

In memory of Catherine Darin

Mr. Daniel R. Crawford

Joan and William Brodsky

Deborah Darin

In memory of Helga Miz

Mr. T. Kimball Brooker

In memory of Mary and Philip Donlan

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Amodeo

Mr. William Gardner Brown

Ms. Maureen F. Donlan

In memory of John B. Nelson

Chicago Map Society

In memory of Thomas Fischer

Mrs. Mary S. Nelson

Council on Library and Information Resources

Kate and Chris Meyer

In memory of Hjalmar Olson

The Davee Foundation

In memory of Robert Gouwens

Ms. Mary Ann Theis

Gerald F.* and Marjorie G. Fitzgerald

Professor Kenneth Gouwens

In memory of Mildred Ostfeld

The Grainger Foundation

In memory of Charles M. Gray

Ms. Lynne R. Ostfeld

Dr. Hanna H. Gray

Neil Harris and Teri J. Edelstein

In memory of Rosalind Platcow

Richard and Mary L. Gray

In memory of Charles C. Haffner III

Mr. Edward L. Platcow

Sue and Melvin Gray

Sarah Alger and Fred Hagedorn

In memory of the Prendergast Family

Mr.* and Mrs. Charles C. Haffner III

Mr. Jonathan Bornstein

Ms. Deborah L. Eidson

Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Clarke, Jr.

In memory of Marjorie Preston

Ms. Victoria J. Herget and Mr. Robert K. Parsons

Mr. Bob Connolly

Mr. Daniel R. Crawford

Celia and David Hilliard

The Donnelley Foundation

In memory of Joel Rich

Janet and Arthur Holzheimer

Toni and Ken Harkness

Mrs. Madeline Rich

Corinne E. Johnson*

Ms. Nancy J. Lynn and Mr. Andrew Teitelman

In memory of Karen Skubish

Dennis J. Keller

Mr. Theodore McGraw

Ms. Mary Ann Bamberger

Robert E. King

David E. McNeel

 M s. Nancy J. Lynn and Mr. Andrew Teitelman

Frederick A. Krehbiel

Ken and Jossy Nebenzahl

In memory of Ryan Strum

Dr. Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel

Anita and Oren Pollock

Mr. Kevin J. Rochford

Barry and Mary Ann MacLean

Mr. and Mrs. David Spadafora

In memory of Hearsay Benton

Mr. Stephen A. MacLean

Liz Stiffel

Professor Deborah Benton

Robert C. McCormack

Mr. Edward C. Turner

In memory of Helen Hornbeck Tanner

James M. Wells

Dr. Maryellen Bieder

Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation

Ms. Amanda Willinger

Dr. Barbara Cohn

Andrew and Jeanine McNally

In memory of James Heany

Dr. Lola Cuddy

David E. McNeel

 M s. Patricia M. Ronan and Mr. Richard Frye

Ms. Janice Klein

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Dr. Susan Schroeder

Carol B. Michael*

In memory of Al Hoffman

Mrs. Rosalind L. Woodward

Michal and Paul Miller

Mrs. Donna Brownstone

In memory of Robert R. Voll

Ken and Jossy Nebenzahl

In memory of George Hubbard

Mrs. Robert R. Voll

John H. Noonan

Mr. Edward G. Hubbard

In memory of Donald Young

Janis Wellin Notz

Ms. Judith Neisser * Deceased


Honor Roll of Donors Abby McCormick O’Neil and Daniel Carroll Joynes

Paul H. Saenger


Harold B. Smith

The following individuals have included the Newberry in their estate plans or life-income arrangements, and are current members of the Blatchford Society. The library recognizes them for their continued legacy to the humanities.

The Siragusa Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. David Spadafora

The Smart Family Foundation, Inc.

Christian Vinyard


Carol Warshawsky

Anonymous (3)

Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Byron Waud David and Pam Waud

Mrs. L. Winfield Alberts


Mr. Ernest P. Waud III

Mr. Adrian Alexander

The following individuals made restricted gifts of $250 or more to Newberry book funds, genealogy, and other programs and projects.

Robert E. Williams

Rick and Marcia Ashton

Anonymous (1)

Constance Barbantini and Liduina Barbantini

Mr. Timothy Barrett


Roger and Julie Baskes

Members of the Society of Collectors contribute at least $5,000 annually for the acquisition of materials for the collection.

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bauer

Mr. William L. Barber

Edward F. Blettner*

Dr. David M. and Susan Lindenmeyer Barron Roger Baskes Dr. Edith Borroff Bernard J. Brommel Mr. Richard H. Brown

Joan and John Blew

Altman Family Foundation

Mr. T. Kimball Brooker

June Buller

Roger and Julie Baskes

Mr. J. Lee Burke

Michelle Miller Burns and Gary W. Burns

Mr. T. Kimball Brooker

Mrs. Lydia Goodwin Cochrane

Dr. William H. Cannon

Nancy A. Corral

Mr. Daniel R. Crawford

Rob Carlson

James G. Fitzgerald

Ms. Patricia B. Daley

Reverend Dr. Robert B. Clarke

Charles C. Haffner III*

Howard O. Edmonds*

Dr. Walter and Ann-Maree Coffey III

Janet and Arthur Holzheimer

Mr. Henry Eggers

Mrs. David L. Conlan

D. Carroll Joynes

Ms. Gloria J. Frank

Dorothy and David Crabb

Michal and Paul Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Corwith Hamill

Charles T. Cullen

Ken and Jossy Nebenzahl

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan C. Hamill

Susan and Otto D’Olivo

John K. Notz, Jr.

Celia and David Hilliard

Professor Saralyn R. Daly

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy L. Ruggles, Jr.

Mr. Edward C. Hirschland

Magdalene and Gerald Danzer

Paul and Joanne Ruxin

Janet and Arthur Holzheimer

John Brooks Davis

William C. Vance

Mr. Gordon R. DenBoer


Professor Carolyn A. Edie

The following individuals and organizations have helped secure the long-term future of the library by making gifts to endowment.

George E. Engdahl

Dennis J. Keller Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Kelly Ann and Fred Kittle Mr. Richard M. Lan Phillip and Whitney Long

Donna Margaret Eaton

Mr. Stephen A. MacLean Barry and Mary Ann MacLean

Muriel S. Friedman Trust

Ken and Jossy Nebenzahl

Ms. Janice Klein

Janis Wellin Notz

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Abby McCormick O’Neil and Daniel Carroll Joynes

Chester D. Tripp Charitable Trust

Mrs. Madeline Rich

Laura F. Edwards Lyle Gillman Louise R. Glasser Mr. Donald J. Gralen Rita K. Halvorsen Hjordis Halvorson and John Halvorson Neil Harris and Teri J. Edelstein Adele Hast Dr. Sandra L. Hindman

* Deceased


Honor Roll of Donors Robert A. and Lorraine Holland

Don and Marianne Tadish

Piri Korngold Nesselrod

Janet and Arthur Holzheimer

S. David Thurman

Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. O’Kieffe III

David M. and Barbara H. Homeier

Tracey Tomashpol and Farron Brougher

Bruce P. Olson

Louise D. Howe

Josie and Jim Tomes

Edward J. Parsons

Mary P. Hughes

Professor Sue Sheridan Walker

Professor Robert W. Shoemaker

Mrs. Everett Jarboe

James M. Wells

Cecelia Handleman Wade

Ann and Fred Kittle

Willard E. White

Professor Franklin A. Walker

Larry Lesperance

Robert E. Williams

Lila Weinberg

Professor Carole B. Levin

Mrs. Raymond L. Wright

Mr. Raymond L. Wright

Joseph A. Like

James and Mary Wyly

Anonymous (6)

Lucia Woods Lindley

Anonymous (9)

Arthur B. Logan Dr. Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Carmelita Melissa Madison Andrew W. McGhee Marion S. Miller


With gratitude, the Newberry remembers the following members of the Blatchford Society for their visionary support of the humanities.

The Newberry gratefully acknowledges gifts from the following estates. Edward F. Blettner Robert P. Coale

Mrs. Milo M. Naeve Ann Barzel

Corinne E. Johnson

Charles W. Olson

Mr. George W. Blossom III

Carol B. Michael

Joan L. Pantsios

Joan Campbell

Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg

Jo Ann and Joe Paszczyk

Robert P. Coale

Ken Perlow

Natalie H. Dabovich

Dominick S. Renga, M.D.

David W. Dangler

T. Marshall Rousseau

Mrs. Edison Dick

Paul H. Saenger

Dr. and Mrs. Waldo C. Friedland

Rosemary J. Schnell

Dr. Muriel S. Friedman

Ken and Jossy Nebenzahl


The following individuals and organizations supported the 2012 Newberry Library Award Dinner, which honored Francis C. Oakley.

Helen M. Schultz

Esther LaBerge Ganz

Stephen A. and Marilyn Scott

Charles C. Haffner III

Marian W. Shaw

Ralph H. Halvorsen

Bessemer Trust

Morrell M. Shoemaker

Reverend Susan R. Hecker

Myriam L. Bransfield

Alyce K. Sigler

Mrs. Harold James

Mr. T. Kimball Brooker

Dr. Ira Singer

Mr. Everett Jarboe

Marcia Cohn

Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Siragusa

Corinne E. Johnson

Susan E. Cremin

Lillian R. and Dwight D. Slater

Mr. Stuart Kane

Carole Crosby

Susan Sleeper-Smith

Mr. Isadore William Lichtman

Designs by Jody

Harold B. Smith

Russell W. and Louise I. Lindholm

Mrs. Marilyn R. Drury-Katillo

Rebecca Gray Smith

Mr. Walter C. Lueneburg

Ann Dudley and Stanford J. Goldblatt

Zella Kay Soich

Ms. Louise Lutz

Richard and Mary L. Gray

Mr. Angelo L. and Mrs. Virginia A. Spoto

Mrs. Agnes M. McElroy

Sue and Melvin Gray

Peggy Sullivan

Mr. and Mrs. William W. McKittrick

Tom and Nancy Swanstrom

Mr. Milo M. Naeve

Ms. Victoria J. Herget and Mr. Robert K. Parsons

* Deceased


Roger and Julie Baskes

Celia and David Hilliard

Honor Roll of Donors Karen and Tom Howell

Monticello College Foundation

Jewell Events Catering

Polk Bros. Foundation

Hilco Trading LLC

Valerie and George Kennedy

Dr. Scholl Foundation

The Lawlor Foundation

Dr. Rowena McClinton

The Irving Harris Foundation

The Charles Palmer Family Foundation

Andrew W. McGhee

$10,000 - $19,999

The Rhoades Foundation

Andrew and Jeanine McNally

The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund

Jack L. Ringer Family Foundation

David E. McNeel

Buchanan Family Foundation

Sahara Enterprises, Inc.

Michal and Paul Miller

FLAG Capital Management, LLC

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Illinois

Janis W. and John K. Notz, Jr.

John R. Halligan Charitable Fund


Charles W. Olson

Illinois Tool Works Foundation

Town and Country Arts Club of Chicago

Anita and Oren Pollock

The Siragusa Foundation

Chester D. Tripp Charitable Trust

Rachel Towner Raffles

The Smart Family Foundation, Inc.


Susan and David Ruder

Anonymous (1)

The Abra Wilkin Fund

Patricia and David Schulte

$5,000 - $9,999

$250 - $999

Robert A. Signer

Altman Family Foundation

Barbara Notz Hines Foundation

Spencer Foundation

B.H. Breslauer Foundation Inc.

The Chicago Literary Club

Jules N. Stiffel

Burlington Route Historical Society

The Contemporary Club of Chicago

Liz Stiffel

Chicago Title & Trust Company Foundation


Paul H. Saenger

Ms. Donna M. Tuke

The Florence J. Gould Foundation

The William M. Hales Foundation

Pat and Joe Turner

Helen M. Harrison Foundation

JS Charitable Trust

Michele and Pete Willmott

Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation

Martayan Lan, Inc.

Anonymous (1)

Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust

Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois

Peoples Gas

Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, Inc.

Spencer Foundation Wilemal Fund

The National Society of Sons of the American Colonists

We recognize the following contributors to the Annual Fund and/or to restricted funds.

Anonymous (1)

The Neisser Fund


A. C. Nielsen, Jr. Charitable Trust

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Amsted Industries Foundation


The Winnetka Fortnightly $1,000 - $4,999

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Charles H. and Bertha L. Boothroyd Foundation

National Endowment for the Humanities

Blum-Kovler Foundation

Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg Foundation

Chicago Genealogical Society

Terra Foundation for American Art

Chicago Map Society

Anonymous (1)

The Dick Family Foundation The Donnelley Foundation

$20,000 - $49,999

The Franklin Philanthropic Foundation

The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation

General Society of Colonial Wars

The Davee Foundation

Hamill Family Foundation


Through their matching gift programs, the following corporations and foundations generously augmented gifts from individuals. Jim Beam Brands Co. Leo Burnett Company, Inc J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation The Field Foundation of Illinois Fitch Ratings Matching Gifts Program

* Deceased


Honor Roll of Donors GE Foundation

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc.

Pat Barath

Grainger Matching Charitable Gifts Program

Lookingglass Theatre Company

Michael Barron

IBM Corporation

Luxe Spa

Hikmet Barutçugil

Illinois Tool Works Foundation

Major Chemical & Supply Company

Roger Baskes

Johnson & Johnson

Master Brew

Alyson Beaton

Kraft Foods, Inc.

Merz Apothecary

Jane Beevers

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Murnane Paper

Jeanne Bennett

Occasions Chicago Catering

Greg Bereiter

Nintendo of America Inc.

Potash Brothers Supermarket

Robert Biggs

Northern Trust Charitable Trust

Ravinia Festival

David Binder

USG Foundation

Rosebud Restaurants

Frank W. Blatchford

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation

Sarah’s Pastries and Candies

Michelle Storrs Booz

Seminary Co-operative Bookstore

Edith Borroff


The 3rd Coast Coffeehouse

Timothy R. Botts

The following individuals and organizations supported the Newberry with contributed goods and services.

Trader Joe’s

Constance Bradley

Tri-Star Catering

Raymond J. Brady

Bistrot Zinc

Whole Foods

Diane Braun

Wild Claw Theatre

Karl Brenner Laura Breyer

Martha T. Briggs Caffé Baci


The Cheesecake Factory

The Newberry appreciates the generosity of the following individuals and organizations that contributed books, manuscripts, and other materials to enhance the library’s collection.

Chicago Opera Theatre Chicago q Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Bernard J. Brommell T. Kimball Brooker Edwin Brown David Buisseret Richard Cahan Bruce Calder

Club Quarters

Nick Adam

Corner Bakery Café

Andrea Adams

Crown Decorating Service, Inc.

John H. Adams, Sr.

D’Absolute Catering

Charlotte Adelman

DLA Piper LLP Dublin’s Restaurant

African American Heritage Society of Long Beach

Edwardo’s Natural Pizza

Jim Akerman

Chicago Metro History Education Center

Fox and Obel

Sarah Alger

Chicago National Association of Dance Masters

Go Roma

Evelyn Alter

Goddess and Grocer

Inger Hanna Anderson

Goodman Theatre

Daria Angeli

Hallett Movers

John Wesley Arnold

Hearty Boys Caterers

Margaret J. Arnold

Hendrickx Belgian Bread Crafter

Lucille Ashford

The Hypocrites

Karen and John Aubrey

J & L Catering

Stanley W. Aultz

Jewell Events Catering

Christina Bannon

* Deceased


Ernesto Capello Caritas Foundation of Western Kansas Marcello Cherchi Chicago Community Trust Chicago Genealogical Society

Chicago Printers’ Guild Kay Clegg Janet E. Cobb Mary Corbett Kim Coventry Joan E. Culler Suzanne Cusick Ariane Dewey Dannasch

Honor Roll of Donors Thomas J. Lutz

Gerald A. Danzer

Bennet B. Harvey, Jr.

Clyde P. Davis

Karen Guttormsen Harvey

Ruth MacKay

Lynda Davis

Mrs. Richard A. Heim

Lauri Macklin

John Delaney

Kenan Heise

John Maher

Catherine C. Demeter Foundation

Wallace O. Heistad

Mary Lou Maher

Christopher C. Dewey

Juan Manuel Herrera

Russ Malone

Suzette G. Dewey

Herrick Family Association

Victor Margolin

Paul J. Douglas

William C. Hesterberg

Patricia Marton

Jonas Dovydenas

Helen Hiebert

Jeff Marx

L. J. Drop

Amy Higgins

Drew Mattot and Margaret Mahon

Themistocles D’Silva

Roger Higgs

Raymond F. McClaren

Mark Dunn

Bartosz Hlebowicz

John R. McClelland

James Dybas

Laraine Balk Hope

Christopher McKee

Edgewater Historical Society

Illinois Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

Louis D. Melnick

David Endres

Kathleen McMahon

James Epstein

Ellie Jacobi

Helen Miner Miller

Ronald F. Eustice

André Jammes

Will Miller

Charles Fanning

Alistair M. Johnston

William Fetters

D. Carroll Joynes

Mills Music Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

First Presbyterian Church of Chicago

Kaneville Township Historical Society

Milner Library at Illinois State University

William Forsyth

Robert W. Karrow, Jr.

Paul Moxon

Stephen Foster

Timothy Kircher

Kimberly Nagy

Gloria Frank

Julius Kirshner

Napa Valley Genealogical and Biographical Society

Margaret Garb

Helen Klaviter

Lynn E. Garn

Velna Kolodziej

Margarita Gascón

Barbara Korbel

William H. Gass

Craig Koslofsky

Bruce Gates

Richard A. Kretchmer

Paul F. Gehl

Armin Kuntz

Georgia Genealogical Society

Jean La Fountain

Almira Gilles

Michael Laird

Amelia R. Gintautas

Thomas V. Lange

Jerry and Ann Graff

Joanne Layne

Robert N. Grant

William L. Lederer

Larry Green

Timoty Leonardi

Grolier Club

Lila G. Levy

James R. Grossman

Barbara Denemark Long

Ruth Gruenberg

Dolores Lipinski Long

Joan Maria Hansen

John H. Long

Toni Harkness

Jadwiga Lopez-Majano

Neil Harris

Lurie Company

National Society of Sons of the American Colonists Robert V. Nightingale John Notz Mike Nussbaum Gillian O’Brien Patricia Obrist Kathy Ogles Stephen Orgel James O’Shea Diane Balk Palguta Sara N. Paretsky J. Carlyle Parker Janet Parker Renato Pasta David W. Peat Heinke Pensky-Adams William and Vieno Perry

* Deceased


Honor Roll of Donors Malcolm Phifer

Lee Sandlin

Rainer N. Waubke

David Plowden

Beryl Satter

Elissa Weaver

Jeremy D. Popkin

Alvin Schaut

Jack Weiner

Chandra Portman

Davis Schneiderman

Camille Weiss

Sheryl D. Poths

Barbara Schober

James M. Wells

Princeton University Library

Wayne Schulz

Western Illinois University

Reed College

Norman D. Schwartz

David Wham

Billy Reilly

Hugh and Joanne Schwartzberg

Joyce Wildman

Jack L. Revare

Joan Shipley

Robert Williams

Krista Reynen

Society of Mayflower Descendents in the State of Illinois

Joyce E. Wilkinson T. Bradford Willis

Edna C. Southard

Chloe Tyler Winterbotham

Paul Rickert

Jan E. Stone

Wisconsin Historical Society

David J. Riley

Charles Sweningsen

Ronald Witt

Sarah Rivett

Robert E. Swisher

John Woodruff

Madeline Rich

R.J. Taylor Jr. Foundation

Richard D. Woods

Albert J. Rivero

William G. Thomas

Helena Worthen

Penelope Rosemont

Esko Townell

Mary Wyly

Marion Rosenbluth

James P. Troxel

Fariba Zarinebaf

D. Reid Ross

John J. Tuzson

James L. Zychowicz

Sherwood Ross

Muriel Underwood

Anonymous (1)

Ray Rowland

United States Department of the Interior

Rhode Island Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

Norma B. Rubovits

Frank Valadez

Mary Harris Russell

Christian Vinyard

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rydholm

Dan Wassman

Paul H. Saenger

Marston Watson

The Newberry makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of our honor roll of donors, and we sincerely apologize if we have made any errors. Please notify Vince Firpo at (312) 255-3599 or regarding any changes or corrections. Thank you.

* Deceased


Board of Trustees and Volunteer Committees BOARD OF TRUSTEES


Victoria J. Herget, Chair

Anthony T. Dean

David C. Hilliard, Vice Chair

Sister Ann Ida Gannon

David E. McNeel, Vice Chair

Richard Gray

Paul J. Miller, Secretary

Neil Harris

Norman R. Bobins, Treasurer

Stanley N. Katz

Roger Baskes

Fred Kittle

Joan Brodsky

Marcus McCorison

T. Kimball Brooker

Kenneth Nebenzahl

David P. Earle III

Zoé Petersen

Louise R. Glasser

Alyce K. Sigler

Hanna H. Gray

Barbara Wriston

Sue Gray Charles C. Haffner III* Sandra L. Hindman Robert H. Jackson D. Carroll Joynes Jonathan Kemper Lawrence Lipking Barry L. MacLean Frederick J. Manning Grant Gibson McCullagh Andrew W. McGhee Andrew McNally IV Cindy E. Mitchell John H. Noonan


BOOK FAIR COMMITTEE Stephen A. Scott, Chair

Janis W. and John K. Notz, Jr., Co-Chairs

Jenny Bissell

Michele and Pete Willmott, Co-Chairs

Claudia Hueser

Roger and Julie Baskes Joan and John Blew T. Kimball Brooker Judy and John A. Bross

Maggie Davis Martha J. Jantho Mary Morony Marilyn Scott Tom Swanstrom

Connie and David Coolidge James F. Dickerson David and Alexandra Earle


Hanna H. Gray

Rachel Bohlmann, Chair


Sue and Melvin Gray

Diane Ciral

Toni and Ken Harkness

Paul Durica

Roger Baskes, Co-Chair

Victoria J. Herget and Robert K. Parsons

Vince Firpo

Victoria J. Herget, Co-Chair Andrew McNally IV, Co-Chair

Celia and David Hilliard Karen and Tom Howell

Hanna H. Gray

Valerie and George Kennedy

Charles C. Haffner III*

Jim and Kay Mabie

David C. Hilliard

Heidi and John Mangel

D. Carroll Joynes

Ann and John McDermott

Barry L. MacLean

Andrew W. McGhee

Andrew W. McGhee

Andrew and Jeanine McNally

Stephanie Fletcher Shawn Healy Kelly McGrath Heather Radke Gwendolyn Rugg


David E. McNeel

David E. McNeel

David C. Hilliard, Chair

Cindy E. Mitchell

Mike McPherson and Sandy Baum

Richard A. Campbell

Michal and Paul Miller

James R. Hellige

Richard D. Siragusa

Cindy and Stephen Mitchell

Howard Helsinger

Harold B. Smith

Ken and Jossy Nebenzahl

H. Debra Levin

Jules N. Stiffel

Louis R. Marchi

Carol Warshawsky

Abby McCormick O’Neil and Daniel Carroll Joynes

Robert Wedgeworth, Jr.

Susan and Ted Oppenheimer

Janis Wellin Notz Rudy L. Ruggles, Jr. Paul T. Ruxin

Harold B. Smith

Anita and Oren Pollock

David Crabb

Therese Martin Thomas M. Ramsey

Peter and Alicia Pond Steven S. Rogers Morty and Mimi Schapiro Patricia and David Schulte Liz Stiffel Jill and John Svoboda Donna M. Tuke Pat and Joe Turner Lucia and David Webster * Deceased



Office of the President and Librarian

• David Spadafora, President and Librarian

Cataloging Projects Section

• Jennifer Thom, Cataloging Projects Manager • Jennifer Dunlap, Project Cataloging Assistant

Communications and Marketing

• K  elly McGrath, Director of Marketing and Communications • Ed Bailey, Visitor Assistant • Alex Teller, Communications Specialist • Andrea Villasenor, Graphic Designer Public Programs

• R achel Bohlmann, Director of Public Programs • Molly Fletcher, Program Assistant • G  wendolyn Rugg, Program Assistant and Spotlight Exhibitions Coordinator Collection Development Department

• P  aul Saenger, George A. Poole III Curator of Rare Books and Collection Development Librarian • John Brady, Bibliographer of Americana • P  aul F. Gehl, Custodian, John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing • J enny Schwartzberg, Collection Development Assistant and Gift Specialist Library Services Division

• H  jordis Halvorson, Vice President for Library Services • Emma Martin, Program Assistant Collection Services Department

• A  lan Leopold, Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation Director of Collection Services

• Jessica Grzegorski, Cataloging Project Librarian • Anna Gutierrez, Project Cataloging Assistant

Acquisitions Section

• Linda M. Chan, Serials Librarian • Patricia J. Wiberley, Serials Assistant Cataloging Section

• Linda Ballinger, Principal Cataloging Librarian • L  indsey O’Brien, Collection Services Library Assistant • Cheryl Wegner, Cataloging Librarian


• B  ailey Romaine, General Collections Library Assistant • A  nnelies van Wezel, General Collections Library Assistant

• Shawn Keener, Project Cataloging Assistant • Megan Kelly, Cataloging Project Librarian • Lauren Reno, Cataloging Project Librarian • David Sanborne, Cataloging Project Librarian Conservation Services Department

• Linda Kinnaman, Conservation Technician

Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections Services

• Jo Ellen McKillop Dickie, Special Collections Services Librarian, Reference Team Leader • S amantha Alfrey, Special Collections Library Assistant

• Barbara Korbel, Collections Conservator

• Joy Austria, Special Collections Senior Library Assistant

• Virginia Meredith, Conservation Technician

• Dan Fink, Special Collections Library Assistant

• Becky Saiki, Conservation Technician

• H  elen Long, Special Collections Library Assistant

• Giselle Simon, Director of Conservation Services • Elizabeth Zurawski, Senior Book Conservator Reader Services Department

• John Brady, Director of Reader Services

• E  lizabeth McKinley, Special Collections Library Assistant • L  aura Ross, Special Collections Library Assistant • M  egan Samelson, Special Collections Library Assistant

Reference and Genealogy Services Section

• A  utumn Mather, Reference Services Librarian, Reference Team Leader • M  atthew Rutherford, Curator of Genealogy and Local History, Reference Team Leader • John S. Aubrey, Ayer Librarian • G  race Dumelle, Genealogy and Local History Library Assistant • Ginger Frere, Reference Librarian • Jill Gage, Reference Librarian • Katie McMahon, Reference Librarian General Collections Services Section

• Eric Nygren, Acquisitions Manager

• Julia Reed, General Collections Library Assistant

Department of Maps & Modern Manuscripts Maps Section

• James R. Akerman, Curator of Maps • P  atrick A. Morris, Map Cataloger and Reference Librarian Modern Manuscripts Section

• M  artha Briggs, Lloyd Lewis Curator of Modern Manuscripts • A  lison Hinderliter, Manuscripts and Archives Librarian

• L  isa Schoblasky, General Collections Services Librarian

• Lisa Janssen, Senior Project Archivist

• M  ira Alecci, General Collections Library Assistant

• Pamela Olson, Archives Technician

• A  ndrew Belongea, General Collections Library Assistant • M  aggie Cusick, General Collections Library Assistant • A  ndrew Oloffson, General Collections Library Assistant

• Kelly Kress, Project Archivist


Department of Digital Initiatives and Services

Scholarly and Undergraduate Programs Department

Facilities Management

• J ennifer Thom, Director of Digital Initiatives and Services

• Diane Dillon, Director

• M  ichael Mitchell, Facilities Manager and Chief Security Officer

• Adam Strohm, Digital Collections Librarian

• Molly Fletcher, Program Assistant

• Verkista Burruss, Facilities Coordinator

Digital Imaging Services

• John Powell, Digital Imaging Services Manager • Catherine Gass, Photographer

Development Department

• M  ichelle Miller Burns, Vice President for Development

• P  ete Diernberger, Building Maintenance Worker • D  aniel Meraz, Sr. Building Maintenance Worker

• Sarah Alger, Director of Annual Giving Research and Academic Programs Division

• D  aniel Greene, Vice President for Research and Academic Programs • Anna Brenner, Program Assistant

• Judy Rayborn, Director of Human Resources

• Dan Crawford, Book Fair Manager

• Nancy Claar, Payroll Manager

• Vince Firpo, Annual Giving Manager • Frances Lai, Director of Gift Planning

Center for Renaissance Studies

• Carla Zecher, Director • Karen Christianson, Acting Director • Laura Aydelotte, Interim Assistant Director • Tia Parks, Program Assistant Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography

• James R. Akerman, Director • Will Gosner, Program Assistant D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies

Human Resources

• W  endy Buta, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Development

• V  eneese Mollison, Associate Director of Development for Donor Services • Jo Anne Moore, Associate Director of Development Events • Meredith Petrov, Campaign Manager

Internal Services

• Jason Ulane, Internal Services Coordinator Office of Events and Volunteers

• K  aren Aubrey, Director of Events, Tours and Volunteer Programs • Adam Mayberry, Associate Director of Events

Finance and Administration

• J ames P. Burke, Jr., Vice President for Finance and Administration Business Office

• Ron Kniss, Controller • Cheryl L. Tunstill, Staff Accountant

• Scott Manning Stevens, Director • Jade Cabagnot, Program Coordinator Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture

• Liesl Olson, Director

Information Technology

• Drin Gyuk, Director of Information Technology • Suzy Morgan, Web Manager • John Tallon, IT Support and Systems Administrator

• Christopher Cantwell, Assistant Director • Carmen Jaramillo, Program Assistant Professional Development Programs for Teachers

• Rachel Rooney, Director • H  ana Layson, Digital Collections for Classroom Use Coordinator • C  harlotte Wolfe, Program Coordinator – Newberry Teachers’ Consortium


Summary of Financial Position

For the year ended June 30, 2012— with summarized totals for the year ended June 30, 2011 (000s omitted).




Cash and receivables $ 1,769 Investments 55,049 Land, buildings, equipment 9,701 Other noncurrent assets 4,692 Total assets

$ 1,584 60,818 8,583 4,885 $ 71,211 $ 75,870

Liabilities and net assets

Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 863 Other current liabilities 194 Long-term debt 3,800 Other noncurrent liabilities 435

Total liabilities 5,292 5,813

$ 817 623 3,900 473

Net assets 65,919 70,057 Total liabilities and net assets $ 71,211 $ 75,870


Summary of Activities

For the year ended June 30, 2012— with summarized totals for the year ended June 30, 2011 (000s omitted).




Gifts and grants for operations $ 5,263 Gifts to endowment 351 Investment gain (loss) (1,235) Other revenues 1,696

Total revenues and other gains (losses)

$ 7,237 1,383 11,425 2,480 6,075 22,525


Library and collection services 4,433 Research and academic programs 2,878 Management and general 1,689 Development 1,213

4,413 2,683 1,746 1,026

Total expenditures

10,213 9,868

Change in net assets

$ (4,138) $12,657



Ideal Library


The current building, designed by Henry Ives Cobb, under construction, 1892.


Dick Brown grew up in California, with the Huntington Library practically in his backyard. A number of years would pass, however, before the Huntington came to occupy an important place in his imagination, acting as foil for another private research library in his life: the Newberry. Dick arrived at the Newberry in 1962 as the director of a federally funded project, sponsored by Amherst College, designed to improve the teaching of history in the nation’s schools. In 1972 Dick’s ubiquity was formally recognized when then-president of the Newberry Bill Towner hired him to run the newly minted Research and Education Department. “The department’s primary function, promoting the effective use of the Newberry collection, led to some important questions: who are the library’s users, and how had the Newberry thought about them?” said Dick. “It occurred to me that answering these questions required drawing a distinction.” Unlike the Huntington, which had been largely “The Ideal Library of the Continent” determined by its Public Goals and Research founder’s collection, in the Founding of the Newberry the Newberry had been founded on nothing more, nor less, than a purpose. This insight informed Dick’s work for the Newberry, and has culminated in the publication of The Ideal Library of the Continent: Public Goals and Research Richard H. Brown in the Founding of the Newberry. 1

Dick’s book, as its title suggests, explores the early years of the Newberry’s founding and the twin poles around which it has orbited ever since: collecting for a specialized set of readers and providing educational opportunities for the general public. In the case of the Newberry’s early history, the former goal complemented the Chicago Public Library, which was, by 1887, already amassing a collection of circulating materials for public use; the latter goal was dictated by Newberry founder Walter L. Newberry, who presided over Chicago’s earliest cultural institutions and whose will called for the creation of a library that would be “free and open to the public.” Although these goals are not mutually exclusive, they were not always reconciled so easily. For instance, when the Newberry purchased the collection of Henry Probasco (which included a Shakespeare First Folio) in 1890, one Chicago newspaper, according to Dick, “assailed it as ‘a collection of antique lard cans.’” The Newberry’s reputation as a premier cultural institution committed to public service has certainly come a long way from that critique.

“The Ideal Library of the Continent” — Public Goals and Research in the Founding of the Newberry


Richard H. Brown

Reference to the “Newberry idea” today expresses the equilibrium the library has come to achieve among its various goals and functions, while eliding the fact that such balance was, early in the Newberry’s history, a prospect of some uncertainty. In exploring the 125-year evolution of the Newberry, the exhibition “Realizing the Newberry Idea, 1887-2012” brings this fact to the surface, beginning with the question “how did the simple idea expressed in the 1868 bequest of Walter Loomis Newberry—a ‘free, public library’—develop into the complex Newberry idea of today?” The answer, like the idea itself, is a complicated one, but it is advanced with startling range of scope by the exhibition’s


Readers at work in a reading room dedicated to the study of history, circa 1900.

curator, Martha Briggs, Lloyd Lewis Curator of Modern Manuscripts at the Newberry. “This exhibition foregrounds the people who guided Newberry policy throughout its 125-year history as much as policy itself,” says Briggs. “The Newberry was founded on a basic, if noble, premise, and it has been up to a long line of staff and trustees to determine how to build and maintain a ‘free, public library.’” The exhibition, to achieve narrative coherence and to ref lect the main thrusts of Newberry raison, illuminates four key library activities: acquiring special collections research materials; sustaining the highest standards of collection preservation; encouraging life-long learning and civic engagement; and fostering research, teaching, and publication. Within each of these sections a story is told, a trajectory traced; and one of the surprises the exhibition reveals is just how early in the library’s history the seeds for what would come to define the “Newberry idea” were planted. “It’s interesting to look at documents from the Newberry’s earliest years and discover that what the library is today really began germinating in the very beginning,” explains Briggs.

In 1909, caretaker Ingve Soderstrom poses with a tabby and its litter, who hunted mice among the stacks.

Examples abound: the purchase of Henry Probasco’s private collection, which would become the model for bloc acquisitions of bibliophilic “treasures” (the exhibition features a letter from Probasco to the Newberry trustees expressing regret for the price of the sale but also satisfaction “that so many treasures are secure”); the 1896 agreement among the Newberry, the John Crerar Library, and the Chicago Public Library to divide up collecting responsibilities in the city, which resulted in the Newberry’s specialization in the humanities; and even the early twentieth-century residency of a cat that fed on mice arriving by book crate from France, which could be construed as an early incarnation of the Newberry’s Conservation Department (the exhibition displays a November 1907 Chicago Daily News article about this cat, which is thoroughly tongue-in-cheek but does promote the cat’s vigilance as an effective measure for book preservation). Early seeding, germinating, and other gardening-related metaphors that make one think of the importance of beginnings notwithstanding, subsequent generations of Newberry staff, presidents, and trustees have been crucial in not only charting the library’s continued path as Chicago’s research library in the humanities, but also in ensuring its relevance to a larger public. As “Realizing the Newberry Idea, 1887-2012” demonstrates even in its title (in the progressive form of its verb, “realizing”), the complex interweaving of purposes that defines the Newberry today is the result of process, progression, and the lapse of time, and is perhaps in a perpetual state of realization.

Martha Briggs, curator of “Realizing the Newberry Idea,” discusses the exhibition with visitors.


The Newberry has from its inception been associated with scholarship and serious readers. Indeed, the first librarian, William Frederick Poole, who had been the founding librarian of the Chicago Public Library, asserted that as a research and reference library the Newberry would serve the needs of those who wanted to get “below the surface of things.” Among the professionals and craftsmen who, along with scholars, came to the Newberry in its earlier decades were members of the design and printing community. Today they can frequently be found in the Special Collections Reading Room, drawn by the exceptional materials in the John M. Wing Collection. As one of the largest collections on printing history, calligraphy, and design in North America, the Wing Collection at the Newberry has long been a site of pilgrimage for professional graphic designers from around the world. It was this collection and its promise of research into the work of

By the time the 1960s rolled around, the advertising field was changing; designers began to orient their work around the principle of minimalism, responding to the notion—novel at the time—that type should be a neutral conduit for corporate messaging. This led to the rise of fonts like Helvetica, with its clear, measured angles, and the decline of expressive fonts like Cooper Black. (From this standpoint, perhaps it is no accident that Bert Cooper, the relic of a bygone age of advertising in AMC’s Mad Men, bears the Cooper name.) Today the Cooper Black font is deployed primarily as shorthand for quirkiness, famously appearing, for example, in the opening credits of the television show “Louie,” whose title character’s rotund physique and gauche social presence are meant to be ref lected by the font. Not that this is an ineffective or uninteresting use of Cooper Black, but the association threatens to impoverish our

Oswald Bruce Cooper that brought designer Ian Lynam to the Newberry for four days last year. Lynam heads a graphic design agency based in Tokyo that works with a roster of international clients. Besides being inspired by Cooper’s type designs, Lynam’s work has recently involved the critical analysis of typefaces—a mode of thought that perhaps originated with Cooper himself. Lynam’s research at the Newberry sought to uncover this forgotten aspect of Cooper’s practice and resulted in an article for Idea, a Japanese magazine devoted to the in-depth study of visual culture. “Cooper laid the groundwork for American expression and ‘expressive-ness’ in graphic design, and yet he and his work are today largely misunderstood,” says Lynam. “That was the thesis or starting point for my research and the article that would eventually be published.” Oswald Cooper is best known for the Cooper Black typeface, which was released in 1922 and has since become a mainstay in Microsoft Word and other word-processing programs. The first truly wide-selling American typeface, Cooper Black was the most ubiquitous font in advertising throughout the first half of the twentieth century, even showing up in contexts in which an aversion to advertising (or the appearance of such) was cultivated: the album art for the Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” and David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust,” for example.

understanding of, and to belie the full range of communicative possibilities inherent in, the typeface. Lynam is a big believer in this range of expression. “Cooper’s work still very much defines so much of what the world looks like,” he says. “Drugstores in Japan, doner kebab stands in Germany, pet stores in Korea—the list goes on and on. It’s a force of personality; it doesn’t have the neutrality that most fonts have, so people take notice of it and feel something about it.” The way Lynam talks about Cooper Black, though, presents a paradox—a typeface possessing an inherent expressiveness and yet capable of expressing many things in many different contexts. Paul Standard, a contemporary of Cooper’s who contributed to The Book of Oz, a collection of writing about Cooper as well as specimens, proofs, and essays by Cooper himself, may help unravel this paradox. Ref lecting on Cooper’s work and the trends in advertising following in his wake, Standard wrote in 1940:

Cooper Black


For few indeed nowadays are the ads or booklets produced by a single hand or brain. Most of them bear the violent marks of too many hands—and look like an operation performed by a band of specialists, each eager to leave some trace of his unique abilities. Thus, by contrast, the sight of a Cooper job is first of all The Newberry Magazine

“Cooper drew and redrew these letters dozens of times in order to give the type, a necessarily mechanical product, some of the bounce and f luidity of his personal lettering style.” restful, but repose is only the beginning. It quiets the multiple suspicions engendered by other advertisements, and so allows the reader to proceed through the text in friendly curiosity and sympathy. Standard lamented the industrialization of the advertising profession, the factory-like production by teams of specialists working in concert but also in competition with one another. Oswald Cooper was different. While consulting with Barnhart Brothers & Spindler, the company that printed and distributed his type designs, he created typefaces as a singular artist. The design possibilities of Cooper Black, therefore, are not exhausted by the time one encounters the font. Representing the unified vision of an individual rather than a patchwork of contributions based on market research, discrete philosophical agendas, etc., Cooper Black seems to gain strength and variety from the intimacy with which it is regarded. This is perhaps why, in Lynam’s words, you “feel something” when you see Cooper Black. The Cooper-related materials in the Newberry collection consist of his limited correspondence, and the sketches, drawings, and proofs that represent his creative process. Cooper worked on Cooper Black for three years (beginning in 1919), and the sketches for the typeface, some of which

are on display in “The Newberry 125” exhibition, reveal the amount of revision that went into this apparently informal design. In drawings from 1919, for example, one can see Cooper experimenting with weight distribution, the contrast between thin and heavy strokes, and the angles composing the letterforms—until he refined Cooper Black into its final form. “Cooper drew and redrew these letters dozens of times in order to give the type, a necessarily mechanical product, some of the bounce and f luidity of his personal lettering style,” says Paul Gehl, custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing at the Newberry. Gehl co-curated “The Newberry 125,” and helped Lynam with his Cooper research at the library. “Paul was incredibly helpful, and the four days I spent at the Newberry were worth the trip from Tokyo,” says Lynam. “The experience was gratifying on a personal and academic level, and really made my year.” Since using the Newberry collection, Lynam has become an assistant editor at Idea. The presentation of his research having been well received at the most recent TypeCon conference in Milwaukee, Lynam now plans to publish a more exhaustive account of Cooper’s work and critical sensibility. Odds are he has not made his last visit to the Newberry.


“imagine virtual shelves, as far as the eye can see, teeming with digital images and texts” Take a moment to imagine virtual shelves, as far as the eye can projects and research; promoting staff efficiency and see, teeming with digital images and texts. They would be no productivity; and making materials accessible to the broadest less organized than the physical ones in your favorite library, possible audience,” said Vice President for Library Services but you could peruse them whenever you please and wherever Hjordis Halvorson, who oversees the new department. you are. At the heart of the Newberry’s digital philosophy is It is an important goal, and one toward which the the recognition that the virtual and the material are both Newberry, like many libraries and other humanities institutions, unique media that often intersect with each other in research continues to strive. environments. Each one enhances humanistic understanding For more than a decade, the Newberry has digitized by offering unique possibilities for scholars and institutions. materials and created and launched other digital initiatives such With this in mind, a Newberry team of library and information as “The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries” and, most technology professionals carefully looked at a wide variety of recently, “Digital Collections for the Classroom.” Now, it has taken the next, crucial step in the process by creating the department of Digital Initiatives and Services and implementing a new system to manage digital assets. Formed in January of 2012 and led by Jennifer Thom, the department now includes the Newberry’s first-ever digital collections librarian, Adam Strohm, and Anne Flannery, who is serving as Digital Initiatives’ assistant director for two years through a partnership with the American Council of Learned Societies. “The department strives to create a hospitable digital environment that will improve the way we are able to work at the Newberry by facilitating cross-departmental and interdisciplinary The Piction Discoverer module helps users search and identify imagery from the collection.


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potential digital asset management systems before settling on one called Piction. This new system will act as a repository for images, born-digital materials, and films digitized from obsolete formats, as well as podcasts, videos, and digital publications. These will be stored within the system and organized with a readily searchable infrastructure. Made possible by a generous foundation grant, Piction will transform the work done at the Newberry by replacing the cumbersome and inefficient paper-based order and retrieval system with an easy and, in most situations, “self-serve” download process for staff. “For example, a simple keyword search for an image of a ship will call up illustrations from publications in which the user might expect to find them, such as a book about the voyage around the world by James Cook,” Thom said. “The search also will retrieve images from more surprising sources, such as a beautiful color illustration from an account of the great eruption of Mount Vesuvius and a whimsical drawing from a French children’s book (Alphabet des insects, for the letter “Y” for “yacht”). This functionality is possible because we are gathering into one place thousands of scans of materials from across the entire Newberry collection and describing them on a detailed and individual level.” The Newberry also has plans to implement an e-commerce module that will eventually allow the public to efficiently order images. These capabilities also benefit the staff, enabling them to devote more time to valuable digitization projects, research, and assisting patrons with their scholarly endeavors. “Piction will give the Newberry a means to manage the library’s rich collection of digital content,” Strohm said. “The system will allow us to organize, track, and describe the images, audio, video, and other assets in a meaningful way. It will also provide mediated access to this content, first for Newberry staff, and eventually to researchers all over the world.” Caring for and managing these digital assets is essential to the Newberry’s mission. In its endeavor to foster an ethos of free and open access to information, knowledge, and services, the Newberry’s implementation of a digital asset management system is an essential step toward a long-term digital strategy. The digital environment is constantly evolving and there are still many challenges to be met, but the implementation of Piction fulfills one of the most fundamental infrastructural requirements for moving the Newberry forward in this digital age.

Newberry Statistics 2011-12 850,370 total titles in online catalog 453,445 online catalog visits 47,084 books paged 17,600 reader visits 15,764 titles cataloged 15,093 participants in non-seminar public programs 10,020 reference inquiries answered 3,070 items treated in conservation 2,514 titles purchased and received 1,043 teacher participants in Teacher Programs 1,412 participants in continuing education seminars

267 linear feet of modern manuscripts acquired

210 schools involved in Teacher Programs

40 short-term fellowships

40 participants in ACM–Newberry undergraduate programs

20 participants in Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar

11 long-term fellowships



More than 200 people in February attended the second “Conversations at the Newberry” event, featuring Scott Turow and Judge Richard Posner. Turow, a lawyer, best-selling author, and president of the Author’s Guild, and Posner, a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge whom the New York Times has called “the most inf luential jurist outside the Supreme Court,” are eminent voices within the literary community and occupy substantially different positions on the topics of digitization, accessibility, and intellectual property. The two squared off in the Newberry’s Ruggles Hall, Judge Posner advocating largely unfettered and digital access to intellectual property, and Turow emphasizing the ways in which unbridled digitization threatens to undermine the traditional roles of authors and libraries. “Conversations at the Newberry” is an ongoing series that engages authors in discussion about issues facing the humanities today. The series is made possible by the generosity of Newberry Trustee Sue Gray and her husband, Mel. NEWBERRY AWARD DINNER

Francis Oakley, Williams College President Emeritus and Edward Dorr Griffin Professor of the History of Ideas, received the 2012 Newberry Library Award for his outstanding contributions in the humanities. Dr. Oakley has written 75 articles and 13 books, an oeuvre recently bolstered by the second of his anticipated three volumes on the medieval emergence of western political thought. “Francis Oakley stands out as the rare exemplar of the teacher-scholar-administrator who has beautifully harmonized those roles while excelling in each of them,” said Newberry President David Spadafora in his remarks to the 250 guests in attendance. The award, the highest honor the library bestows, was presented by Newberry Board of Trustees Chair Victoria Herget following a cocktail reception and dinner co-chaired by Janis and John Notz and Michele and Peter Willmott. STUDS TERKEL CENTENARY

May 16 marked the 100th anniversary of Studs Terkel’s birthday. The Newberry honored the legendary Chicago writer and cultural critic with the Studs Terkel 100th Birthday Party. Emceed by Chicago Tribune writer Rick Kogan, the event featured other luminaries of Chicago journalism who have been inspired by Studs: Alex Kotlowitz, Alison Cuddy, and Penelope Rosemont.


Additionally, guests were treated to three custom-made birthday cakes in the shape of Studs’s signature red-checkered shirt, fedora, and radio microphone, courtesy of Swedish Bakery. BOOK FAIR/BUGHOUSE

From July 26–29 the Newberry held its 28th annual Book Fair. Every Book Fair acquires its own identity—the subject area strengths based on a year of accumulating book donations— and this one was no different. Offering more than 120,000 books and other media in more than 70 categories, the 2012 Book Fair was especially strong in history, literature, literary criticism, paperback romances, and vinyl records, while boasting autographed memorabilia from Buzz Aldrin and Adlai Stevenson. An extension of the Newberry’s legacy as a resource for studied debate and a natural outgrowth of Book Fair, the 2012 Bughouse Square Debates were held on Saturday, July 28. Ref lecting the dominant political discourse of the year, the main debate was titled “Who’s to Blame for the Great Recession, Big Government or Big Business?” The coveted Dill Pickle Award, which recognizes the most outstanding soapbox orator of the day, was presented to Sam Singleton, Atheist Evangelist, for his articulation of “An Appreciation of Appreciation.” 125TH GRAND OPENING

At 9 am on September 6, 125 years—to the day—after the Newberry first welcomed the public, we ceremonially opened our doors. With remarks from Newberry Board of Trustees Chair Victoria Herget and President David Spadafora, the ceremony also served as the official opening for two exhibitions commemorating the Newberry quasquicentennial: “The Newberry 125” and “Realizing the Newberry Idea, 1887–2012.” Later in the month, members of the Newberry Board of Trustees and staff toasted founder Walter L. Newberry at his Graceland Cemetery gravesite.

1 & 2: Scott Turow (1) and Judge Richard Posner (2) at “Conversations at the Newberry.” 3: (l to r) Newberry Board Chair Victoria Herget, 2012 Newberry Award Honorand Francis Oakley, President David Spadafora at the Newberry Award Dinner. 4, 5 &6: Folk singer Bucky Halker (4), a birthday cake admirer (5), and emcee Rick Kogan (6) at the Studs Terkel Centenary event. 7 & 8: Guests perusing books (7) and Book Fair Manager Dan Crawford hauling stock at the annual Book Fair (8). 9, 10 & 11: Scenes from the Bughouse Square Debates. 12 & 13: Newberry Greeter Ed Bailey, helps re-enact the library’s grand opening (12), guests enter the library (13). 14: Newberry Scholar-in-Residence Dick Brown, President David Spadafora and Board Chair Vicki Herget toast Walter L. Newberry at his gravesite.

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Upcoming Events January – June 2013 History of the Book Lecture: Toward Queerer Book History

Diuerse lingue: Thomas Morley and the Problem of National L anguage in Renaissance Music

Friday, January 11 2 pm How does the history of the book intersect and engage with the history of Renaissance sexualities? Professor Jeffrey Masten will discuss same-sex male eroticism in and around early printed books, from two perspectives—that of production and of reception.

Friday, February 22 2 pm Jessie Ann Owens of University of California Davis will discuss whether we can recognize national language when we encounter serious polyphony (i.e., not the dialect songs). Can we tell Palestrina from Byrd or Morley from his continental peers?

Politics , Piety, and Poison: French Pamphlets , 1600-1800

Saturday, February 23 10 am The Shakespeare Project’s post-Valentine’s Day offering is Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, directed by Jeff Christian. An informative talk begins fifteen minutes before the performance, which is followed by a question-and-answer session with the director and cast.

January 14 – April 13 Curated by Jessica Grzegorski and Jennifer Thom, this exhibit spotlights four collections of French pamphlets, recently cataloged with funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources. The exhibit explores the role of pamphlets in the transitional period from the Ancien Régime to the French Revolution.

A Meet the Author Event: The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America Tuesday, January 22 6 pm In The Color of Christ, Edward J. Blum of San Diego State and Paul Harvey of the University of Colorado weave a tapestry of American dreams and visions—from witch hunts to web pages, Harlem to Hollywood, slave cabins to South Park—to show how Americans remake and re-imagine the Son of God. Blum and Harvey will discuss their seminal work, followed by a book signing.

Shakespeare Project of Chicago: A Woman Killed with Kindness Saturday, January 19 10 am The Shakespeare Project continues its exploration of Shakespearian contemporaries by presenting this rarely seen Jacobean tragedy, written by Thomas Heywood. Considered by many to be Heywood’s masterpiece, the play tells the story of Anne Frankford, a newly married wife, her life-changing choice, and its devastating repercussions. Peter Garino directs. An informative talk begins fifteen minutes before the performance, which is followed by a question-and-answer session with the director and cast.


Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Twelfth Night

Chicago Calligraphy Collective Annual Juried E xhibition Monday, March 11 – Friday, June 7 In its 27th year, the Chicago Calligraphy Collective presents a juried show of calligraphic materials. The CCC’s driving mission is to enhance public awareness about and appreciation of calligraphy.

History of the Book Lecture: How Does the Fixity of Print Become a Problem for Religious Identity? Friday, April 19 2 pm The fixity of print—or the ability of print publications to establish a stable text—has been banished from the scholarly lexicon. But there are genres, explains Dr. Kathleen Lynch, in which the desire for fixity is well served by print publication. The teleologically driven spiritual experience, or Protestant conversion narrative, is one.

Shakespeare Project of Chicago: The Reign of Edward III Saturday, April 20 10 am The Shakespeare Project’s season will culminate with The Reign of King Edward III, an apocryphal and rarely seen history, attributed to Shakespeare and Thomas Kyd. An informative talk begins fifteen minutes before the performance, which is followed by a question-and-answer session with the director and cast.

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Before Anthropology: Enlightenment “Science” and the Category of the Human Saturday, April 20 2 - 4:30 pm Wesleyan University’s Andrew Curran will provide a survey of the main “anthropological debates” in eighteenth-century French and European thought. He will also examine naturalists’ halting attempts at classifying humans, as well as scholars’ inability to figure out just what classification means within the overall history of race.

Treasures of Faith: New Acquisitions at the Newberry E xhibition Saturday, April 20, 2013 – Saturday, July 6, 2013 Curated by Paul Saenger, the Newberry presents an exhibition of Sister Ann Ida Gannon Initiative materials, featuring newly cataloged items from the many theological libraries the Newberry has acquired.

Award Dinner, Honoring David McCullough Monday, May 13 In May, the Newberry will honor David McCullough, historian and lecturer, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Stone Camryn History of Dance Program Thursday, April 11 6 pm

Meet the Author First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley Keith Koneman May 1 6 pm

“Conversations at the Newberry” Wednesday, May 8 6 pm Sara Paretsky and Rick Kogan

Poetry, Theodicy, and the Work of Natural History Saturday, May 18 12 pm Joanna Picciotto of University of California Berkeley will explore connections between Milton’s Paradise Lost and the efforts of seventeenth-century Baconians to erect a nature-based theodicy.

Genealogy and Local History Orientations Saturday, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4 9:30 am

Book L aunch Mark Perlberg’s Theater of Memory: New and Selected Poems Wednesday, March 20 5:30 pm reception; 6 pm program

Caxton Club/Newberry Library Symposium on the Book Outsiders: Zines, Samizdat, and Alternative Publishing Saturday, April 6 9:30 am

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Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Newberry, this inaugural issue of The Newberry Magazine covers a series of special events, exhibiti...

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