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Newberry Library Bringing researchers and visitors straight to the source of history, literature, and other endlessly fascinating subjects in the humanities. Free and open to all since 1887.
At the Newberry Library, visitors and researchers explore centuries of human history, from the Middle Ages to the present. The library’s collection—some 1.6 million books, 600,000 maps, and 5 million manuscript pages—connects people directly to the past, accessible to all in Newberry reading rooms, program spaces, exhibition galleries, and online digital resources. Since its founding in 1887, the Newberry has remained dedicated to deepening our collective understanding of ourselves and the world around us. As individuals engage with Newberry collections and staff, they discover stories that bridge the past and present and illuminate the human condition. The Newberry’s community of discovery is driven by a shared commitment to promoting research, inspiring learning, and using inquiry across the humanities as a tool for engaging critically in a vibrant democratic society.
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02/21/2020

Foreedge paintings will never eeevvveeerrr get old.
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Naples is a fitting subject for the foreedge illustration of this 1830 copy of Samuel Rogers's long poem "Italy." Largely forgotten now, Rogers was among the preeminent English poets of the Romantic era, and "Italy" one of his better known poems.
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[Italy: a poem. Samuel Rogers. London. 1830. Case PR5234 .I8 1830] #foreedgefriday #foreedges #paintings #illustrations #romanticism #poetry #italy #naples #napoli

Take a free docent-led tour of "Jun Fujita: American Visionary" tomorrow at 2pm. http://bit.ly/2rZ4rTHAllow us to spell ...
02/20/2020

Take a free docent-led tour of "Jun Fujita: American Visionary" tomorrow at 2pm. http://bit.ly/2rZ4rTH

Allow us to spell it out: F-R-E-E

That is some sweet sweet snake on ram action. ..Swiss calligrapher and type designer Jean Midolle is known for his monst...
02/20/2020

That is some sweet sweet snake on ram action.
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Swiss calligrapher and type designer Jean Midolle is known for his monstrous alphabets—and for good reason. He may have imagined these fierce tableaux to reflect the harshness of French life in the early 19th century, which had seen violent revolution and the Napoleonic wars, followed by the restoration of a monarchy that was intent on augmenting the influence of the wealthy and curbing civil liberties.
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[Manuscript album of writing samples by Jean Midolle, ca. 1830. Vault folio Wing MS 146] #manuscript #calligraphy #french #speccolls #snake #ram #snakevsram @ Newberry Library

We're honored to receive the 2020 Outstanding Public History Project Award from the National Council on Public History f...
02/19/2020
“Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots” Receives 2020 Outstanding Public History Project Award from the National Council on Public History | Newberry

We're honored to receive the 2020 Outstanding Public History Project Award from the National Council on Public History for "Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots."

"Chicago 1919" was a city-wide collaboration w/ 13 other Chicago organizations commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Chicago race riots.

In 2019, nearly 2,700 Chicagoans took part in 11 community conversations about how the riots cemented racial divisions in Chicago that persist to this day.

The Newberry Library and the National Council on Public History (NCPH) are pleased to announce that Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots has earned the 2020 Outstanding Public History Project Award. The NCPH presents the award annually to a project “that contributes to a broader public reflect...

Newberry fellow Era Bell Thompson arrived at the library in 1944 and devoted her time to completing her memoir, "America...
02/19/2020

Newberry fellow Era Bell Thompson arrived at the library in 1944 and devoted her time to completing her memoir, "American Daughter," which recounted her experiences growing up in North Dakota ("the Country God Forgot") and moving to Chicago. While at the Newberry, Thompson became friends with then-NL-President Stanley Pargellis. Here the two are shown discussing Thompson's book.
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[Stanley Pargellis and Era Bell Thompson. Newberry Archives. NL Archives 15-01-01 Bx. 2] #libraryblackhistory #blackhistory #memoir #autobiography #chicago

Speak softly and carry a very small book. .Teddy Roosevelt had been vice president for just six months when President Wi...
02/17/2020

Speak softly and carry a very small book.
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Teddy Roosevelt had been vice president for just six months when President William McKinley was assassinated (on September 6, 1901) and he became the 26th president of the United States. A few days before, Roosevelt coined his famous aphorism for political leaders: "Speak softly, and carry a big stick."
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[A celebration of vice-presidents of the United States of America. Written by Bea Harris. Portraits by Murray A. Harris. Illinois. 1990. Wing miniature ZP 983 .S3744] #presidentsday #teddyroosevelt #theodoreroosevelt #presidents #minibooks #miniatures #history #ushistory

We’re closed today through Monday, 2/17. We’ll reopen for research, learning, and general wonder and curiosity on Tuesda...
02/15/2020

We’re closed today through Monday, 2/17. We’ll reopen for research, learning, and general wonder and curiosity on Tuesday at 8:15am.

02/14/2020

They don’t make valentines like they used to. 🚢💘 Part Hallmark/part Rube Goldberg, this vintage valentine isn’t so much a card as a beautifully elaborate, sculptural contraption.
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[Late 19th/early 20th century valentine from the Andrew McNally III collection. Case Wing oversize NC1866.V3 M6] #valentines #valentinesday #vintage #archives

If you need valentine-card-writing help, just crib from the “New Academy of Complements.”Here’s a sample: “Madam, I have...
02/13/2020
17th-Century One-Liners | Newberry

If you need valentine-card-writing help, just crib from the “New Academy of Complements.”

Here’s a sample: “Madam, I have been like a lump of Ice, till of late the heat of your favours revived my besotted spirits.”

You kiss by the book —Romeo and Juliet (Act I, Scene V) In late 17th-century England, men and women seeking guidance in affairs of the heart could turn to printed miscellanies that functioned both as how-to manuals and literary entertainment. Hugely popular with readers of both sexes, over 40 of t...

😍 CAPTION CONTEST 😍.Share your own caption for this image in the comments below..[Le coevr devot throsne royal de Iesvs ...
02/13/2020

😍 CAPTION CONTEST 😍
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Share your own caption for this image in the comments below.
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[Le coevr devot throsne royal de Iesvs pacifique Salomon. Stephanus Luzvic. Antwerp. 1627. Wing ZP 6465 .A25] #valentinesday #valentines #hearts #emblembooks #emblems #belgium #earlymodern #captions #captioncontest

Happy Birthday, Honest Abe. #otd.This letter, penned by Lincoln in 1853 and addressed from Springfield, is one of a sele...
02/12/2020

Happy Birthday, Honest Abe. #otd
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This letter, penned by Lincoln in 1853 and addressed from Springfield, is one of a selection of manuscripts by famous political and literary figures included in the Carter H. Harrison IV Papers, a collection of correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Carter Henry Harrison IV, who served five terms as mayor of Chicago between 1897 and 1915.
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[Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Adam Adams. January 19, 1853. Carter H. Harrison IV Papers. Box 23. Midwest MS Harrison] #abelincoln #abrahamlincoln #lincoln #onthisday #presidents #manuscripts #letters #civilwar

Hired on June 25, 1941, Malcolm Little (aka Malcolm X) worked a total of 12.5 hours for the Pullman Company before resig...
02/12/2020

Hired on June 25, 1941, Malcolm Little (aka Malcolm X) worked a total of 12.5 hours for the Pullman Company before resigning on June 27--at least according to his employee service card from our Pullman Company Records. #LibraryBlackHistory
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[Malcolm Little's Employee Service Card. Pullman Company. Pullman Company Records, 1867-1981. Pullman 06-02-03 vol. 232] #blackhistory #malcolmx #malcolmlittle #pullman

FREE BIRD. .This image comes from a 17th-century Italian book of guitar tablatures that are not all that different from ...
02/10/2020

FREE BIRD.
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This image comes from a 17th-century Italian book of guitar tablatures that are not all that different from the tabs you used to learn Zeppelin riffs back in high school. The numbers refer to fret stops, and the markings above the staff indicate rhythms. Unlike the contemporary guitar, the Baroque guitar had five strings rather than six (hence the five lines in the staff).
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[Toccate di chitarriglia. Stefano Pesori. Verona. 1650. VAULT Case folio M127 .P47 1650] #music #italy #guitar #tablature #musicalnotation #staff #birds

Legendary screenwriter Ben Hecht won this Oscar for Best Original Story (for “Underworld”) at the first-ever Academy Awa...
02/09/2020

Legendary screenwriter Ben Hecht won this Oscar for Best Original Story (for “Underworld”) at the first-ever Academy Awards in 1929. Rumor has it he used the Oscar as a doorstop. We’ve got the photographic evidence to prove it. Here’s a photo from the Ben Hecht Papers showing Hecht’s daughter Jenny with the Oscar/doorstop in the background.

02/07/2020

You have to take our word for it: this was Charles Dickens’s inkwell and ink stand. Happy birthday, CD.
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In 1967, the Newberry received a collection of Dickens memorabilia as a gift. In addition to the aforementioned inkwell, the collection contains an eclectic array of the writer’s personal effects, including a change purse, a flask, and a pickle fork.
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#charlesdickens #archives #hbd #otd #writing #literature #artifacts #speccolls

Newberry Events
02/06/2020

Newberry Events

Thank you Diane and Dale for taking us on a trip down memory lane! 🥰
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These two sweethearts stopped by to tell us all about their Newberry wedding -- 20 years ago! Talk about a throwback #tbt
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#lovestory #couplegoals #lifegoals #anniversary #platinumanniversary #celebratinglove

Who knew Jonah Hill could pull off that medieval archer look so well. .Just kidding: this is actually the 19th-century t...
02/06/2020

Who knew Jonah Hill could pull off that medieval archer look so well.
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Just kidding: this is actually the 19th-century tenor Ernest van Dyke, appearing here as Parsifal (from the Wagner opera of the same name). The image appears on a cabinet card from our Louise St. John Westervelt Collection, which includes cabinet photographs as well as cartes de visite and gelatin prints of mostly 19th-century musical and theatrical performers.
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[Cabinet card of Ernest van Dyke? From the Louise St. John Westervelt collection of theatrical and musical photographs, 1869-1930. Midwest MS Westervelt. Box 2] #cabinetphotographs #photographs #theater #actors #opera #parsifal

Born the son of a funeral home director from Chicago, Ernest A. Griffin attended the Worsham College of Mortuary Science...
02/05/2020

Born the son of a funeral home director from Chicago, Ernest A. Griffin attended the Worsham College of Mortuary Science and joined his father's funeral home as a funeral director upon graduation. Eventually, he took control of the company, renaming it Griffin Funeral Home.
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Later in life, Griffin developed an interest in the Civil War, ignited in part by his discovery that his Bronzeville funeral home stood on the site of Camp Douglas, one of the largest POW camps in the North during the Civil War. In addition to participating in reenactments and conferences around the country, he also established a memorial, Heritage Memorial Wall, at Griffin Funeral Home to honor Civil War soldiers.
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Here, Griffin appears in a Civil War-era uniform at Heritage Wall Memorial.
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[Ernest A. Griffin. Ernest A. Griffin Family Papers. Midwest MS Griffin Family Series 4 Box 36 Folder 509] #libraryblackhistory #blackhistory #chicago #civilwar #manuscripts #photographs #chicagohistory #history

02/04/2020

🌟😎✌️
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This glittering initial appears in an early printed postil, or Biblical commentary, by Hugh of St. Cher. At the center of the page is a Latin translation of the Bible; surrounding it is Hugh's commentary. Like many incunables (books printed in the 15th century), this work's pages are meant to look like manuscript leaves—hence the addition of the initial in gold leaf.
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[Biblia latina cm postillis Hugonis de Sancto Charo]. Basel. Johann Amerbach for Anton Koberger. 1498. Folio Inc. 7613] #bible #incunables #illuminations #initials #medieval

Happy birthday to Felix Mendelssohn, born #onthisday in 1809. This manuscript score of a piece from the composer's well-...
02/04/2020

Happy birthday to Felix Mendelssohn, born #onthisday in 1809.

This manuscript score of a piece from the composer's well-known "Lieder ohne Worte" ("Songs without Words") is one of the many music manuscripts in our collection.
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[Lieder ohne Worte. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. 1835. VAULT Case MS VM 25 .M53L] #mendelssohn #music #classicalmusic #otd #scores #romanticism #germany

Don’t you hate it when thought bubbles get stuck in your hair? #thoughtbubbleproblems.This drawing appears in a 15th-cen...
02/03/2020

Don’t you hate it when thought bubbles get stuck in your hair? #thoughtbubbleproblems
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This drawing appears in a 15th-century book that censured the Church for its theological failings. Written across the figure's head are the words "Pianto bono," a dual-language phrase meaning "good crying." ("Pianto" means "crying" in Italian; "bono" means "good," "virtuous," or "honest" in Latin.) The figure likely illustrates the text on the page, which explains what happens when the soul is released from earthly things: it "starts seeing clearly and cries" in recognition of divine truth.
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[De censura ecclesiastica. Antoninus. Italy. 15th century. VAULT Wing MS ZW 1 .4a] #medieval #renaissance #italy #manuscripts #vellum #marginalia #doodles #drawings #illustrations #religion

CAPTION CONTEST.How would you caption this image? Tell us in the comments below..[From Speculum humanae salvationis. Fla...
01/31/2020

CAPTION CONTEST
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How would you caption this image? Tell us in the comments below.
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[From Speculum humanae salvationis. Flanders. Ca. 1455. VAULT folio Case MS 40] #captions #captioncontest #medieval #illuminations #bible

Chaotic...Good?/Neutral?/Evil? We don't even know anymore. .This engraved depiction of "Chaos, or the Origin of the Worl...
01/29/2020

Chaotic...Good?/Neutral?/Evil? We don't even know anymore.
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This engraved depiction of "Chaos, or the Origin of the World" appears in "The Temple of the Muses," a folio-sized collection of mythological stories from Ovid that includes 60 large illustrated plates. In this image of Chaos, the still-unordered signs of the Zodiac are visible amid bursts of fire and stone.
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[The temple of the Muses. Amsterdam. Printed for Zachariah Chatelain. 1733. Wing oversize B 974 .867] #engravings #illustrations #mythology #chaos

01/28/2020

How to use a medieval bookmark: 1.) Read. 2.) Spin the volvelle to mark where on the page you stopped reading (I-IV correspond to different sections of the page). 3.)Close book. 4.) Repeat as necessary
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[Orationarium in vita domini nostri Jhesu Christi, ca. 1400. Case MS 37.5] #bookmark #bookmarks #reading #manuscript #medieval

Are Chicagoans True Midwesterners???NL Director of Chicago Studies Liesl Olson joins others to answer this not-at-all-co...
01/27/2020
Are Chicagoans True Midwesterners?

Are Chicagoans True Midwesterners???

NL Director of Chicago Studies Liesl Olson joins others to answer this not-at-all-complicated question. via Curious City on WBEZ.

Chicago is geographically in the Midwest. But many people believe that being “Midwestern” is something else entirely.

We can't un-see this image and now you have to see it too. .Considered the first prime minister of Great Britain, Robert...
01/27/2020

We can't un-see this image and now you have to see it too.
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Considered the first prime minister of Great Britain, Robert Walpole was elected to Parliament in 1701 and held various positions before becoming the de facto prime minister in 1721. He held the office for an impressive 20 years.
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But as this woodcut makes clear, Walpole had his critics. His reluctance to pursue war with Spain and France was condemned by some, who accused him of corruption. This image of an unmasked, sneering Walpole appears on a broadside above a satirical poem charging the Whig leader with hypocrisy in the conduct of his foreign policy.
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[A new state picture. London. 1731. VAULT Case 6A 159 no. 109] #woodcuts #illustrations #poetry #satire #broadsides #greatbritain #walpole #politics

CAPTION CONTEST.We're turning it over to you all today: how would you caption this image? Give it a shot in the comments...
01/24/2020

CAPTION CONTEST
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We're turning it over to you all today: how would you caption this image? Give it a shot in the comments below.
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(For what it's worth, the image is entitled "Sanguis" and comes from an early 17th-century English emblem book by Henry Peacham.)
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["Sanguis," from Minerua Britanna, or, A garden of heroical deuises. Henry Peacham. London. 1612. VAULT Case W 1025 .657] #captioncontest #captions #emblems #emblembooks #goats #engravings #earlymodern #england

We're going way back this #ThrowbackThursday: to 1892, when our home at 60 West Walton was being built (the library had ...
01/23/2020

We're going way back this #ThrowbackThursday: to 1892, when our home at 60 West Walton was being built (the library had three temporary locations prior to this). Newberry leaders hoped to open the building in time for the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. They debuted the new digs in November of 1893--a few weeks after the fair had ended.
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[Photo by Copelin Commercial Photographers. Midwest MS 187] #TBT #architecture #chiarchitecture #chitecture #newberrylibrary

"Jun Fujita: American Visionary," presented by Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine and yours truly, opens Friday!Story v...
01/22/2020
Behind the Lens of a Trailblazing Chicago Photojournalist

"Jun Fujita: American Visionary," presented by Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine and yours truly, opens Friday!

Story via Chicago magazine

A new book and exhibit honor renaissance man Jun Fujita, likely the country's first Japanese-American photojournalist.

Byron™.Born #onthisday in 1788, George Gordon (aka Lord Byron) was one of the first authors to develop a "brand," succes...
01/22/2020

Byron™
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Born #onthisday in 1788, George Gordon (aka Lord Byron) was one of the first authors to develop a "brand," successfully marketing himself to the British reading public as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know." At the height of his fame, between 1812 and 1815, pretty much any book that bore the name "Byron" was sure to sell out.
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This brand strategy backfired. By 1816, he had become a little too mad and bad for his readers. As rumors of his scandalous behavior spread across London, he was forced to flee England for Venice, where he railed against the stupidity and hypocrisy of his former fans in letters home and in works like the long (and ultimately unfinished) poem Don Juan.
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This inscription is from one of the volumes in Byron's three-volume set of the works of the Italian dramatist Alfieri. Each volume is inscribed, and two contain lengthy anecdotes about the playwright in Byron's hand.
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[Quindici tragedie di Vittorio Alfieri in tre volumi. Vittorio Alfieri. 1806. Case 3A 505] #byron #lordbyron #otd #romanticism #italian #italy

It’s like a Hieronymus Bosch that doesn’t give you nightmares. .In an image reminiscent of Bosch (or his compatriot Brue...
01/21/2020

It’s like a Hieronymus Bosch that doesn’t give you nightmares.
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In an image reminiscent of Bosch (or his compatriot Bruegel), eighteenth-century Dutch children are shown playing pretty much every game imaginable, from jump rope and blind man's bluff to stilts-walking and the ever-popular wheel-spinning. The engraving appears in an emblem book by Jacob Cats and is meant to express the frivolity of youth compared to the seriousness of adulthood.
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[De gedichten van de heer Jacob Cats. Jacob Cats. Leyden. 1767. Case Y 972 .C28 v. 2] #illustrations #engravings #dutch #children #games

TGI-#ForeedgeFriday, y’all. [Vol. 1 of a 7-volume Bible w/ commentary by Hugh of Saint-Cher, 1498. Folio Inc. 7613] #inc...
01/17/2020

TGI-#ForeedgeFriday, y’all. [Vol. 1 of a 7-volume Bible w/ commentary by Hugh of Saint-Cher, 1498. Folio Inc. 7613] #incunable #rarebooks #speccolls #histreligion #bible

For those of you who were wondering how to act out the letter "R" using nothing but a very well-trained peacock....This ...
01/16/2020

For those of you who were wondering how to act out the letter "R" using nothing but a very well-trained peacock...
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This image comes from "Alfabeto in sogno" ("Dream Alphabet"), a seventeenth-century Italian book by Giuseppe Maria Mitelli that features dream-like depictions of the letters of the alphabet (like the peacock-inspired take on the letter "R"). Surrounding each letter are illustrations meant to serve as drawing models, as well as didactic captions.
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[Alfabeto in sogno. Giuseppe Maria Mitelli. Italy. 1683. VAULT Wing oversize ZW 14 .M692b] #calligraphy #lettering #engravings #drawings #illustrations #italy

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"BITRAYER." By- RABINDRA NATH HALDER. Sectionঃ~POETRY. ............................................................................. I am the best DONER in the world, There is nothing for it quarrelled. The human beings are the BEGGAR. There are anybody else to egar ? Why are they saying so ? Is there anybody who wants to know ? They are the poorest BEGGAR by their birth. We are the owners and doners that is our worth. Neither they can make their food,nor can donate anything. But we can give for them everything. Who can sacrifice their lives other than us! You could not solve this matter whatever you discuss! Can anybody able to give SHADOW. Certainly the answer will come "NO." In exchange of it , they give us WOE. We behave with them as a FRIEND. But they behave like a FOE. We give them FOOD, But they never WELCOME, Never say GOOD ! We give them OXIGEN, But they give never anything for our HEALTHand HYGIENE. From us, the human beings are the most BONAFIDE, But they give us only CARBON-DI-OXIDE. We keep free and fair of our ATMOSPHERE, But the human beings always behave like a BITRAYER.
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Hi Newberry, are you collecting posters from the CTU strike for your protest archive?
I have thousands of digitized and restored 1890s-1920s photos from the Upper Midwest, categorized and captioned, for which I would eventually like to find a repository. I have had not been able to find a repository in my state or region, and have left a few messages with Newberry over the past couple weeks, to see if there is any interest in my 30+ years of research and imagery.
Does Your Library Have a Library Telescope Program? A Library Telescope is a telescope owned by a library that can be borrowed just like a book. Usually it’s a modified Orion 4.5” StarBlast Reflector Telescope. What better way to bring astronomy to the youth of today, than to give them access to a quality telescope? Having a parent, or other adult, borrow the telescope and amaze a child with views of the Moon or a planet, could make a lasting impression. Maybe even lead to a career in astronomy or some other science. Hundreds of libraries across the US have Library Telescope Programs that have been remarkably successful. A library can get a telescope program going for under $400. The telescope is modified in various ways so it is less likely to be damaged and parts are less likely to be lost. Shouldn’t your library have a Library Telescope Program? For more information see page: Library Telescopes
Dear Newberry, I'm in the midst of a maelstrom in re: dating. I need to know which day of the week was 17 November 1494. I've checked various Calendars, but get differing answers. What I need is a calendar that shows what weekday a 15th C. Florentine thought it was, and it's tough for me to know how the calculations are arrived at. Do you know a particular Online source that can help me? Two calendars say Saturday, one says Wednesday, another Monday. One might as well flip a coin! Many thanks, Judy
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Does the Newberry have examples of letter locks? I found this article intriguing and would like to know more.
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