Tour leaders: James Akerman, Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, The Newberry Library; Scott Stevens, D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, The Newberry Library
An introduction to the renowned collections of the Newberry Library pertaining to a wide variety of fields within the history of the Americas. The tour will include a trip into the closed stacks and a hands-on display of rare books and other materials. Collection strengths include early encounters, conquests, exploration and mapping, missionary efforts, settlement, and indigenous resistance throughout North and South America. The materials in the collection range from books and manuscripts, maps and codices, to photographs and rare tribal newspapers. Visitors will learn about these holdings and the Newberry’s research and academic centers, and also take a look at a special spotlight exhibition commemorating the War of 1812.
(Limit 20 people) $30 members, $35 nonmembers