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The Newberry

The Newberry is a renowned research library that offers lectures, workshops, and teacher programs, fostering research, teaching, and lifelong learning in an atmosphere of free inquiry.

The Newberry

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60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610
The Newberry
Near North Side, Downtown/Loop
60 W Walton St
Btwn N Clark & N Dearborn Streets
Chicago, Illinois 60610

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Description

The Newberry is home to a world-class collection of books, manuscripts, maps, music, and other handmade and printed materials related to the history and culture of Western Europe and the Americas. The collections span many centuries and feature items such as illuminated medieval manuscripts, rare early maps, rich genealogical resources, and the personal papers of Midwest authors. The Newberry offers lectures and discussions with today's leading humanists, seminars and workshops, and teacher programs.

Newberry Mission Statement

The Newberry, 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.


Reviews of The Newberry

(4.8-star rating across 4 reviews)
  • Introduction to Screenwriting

    Reviewed by Beverly H on 4/3/2018
    Gorgeous place. Very helpful and friendly employees
  • Introduction to Screenwriting

    Reviewed by Maureen K on 4/3/2018
    The Newberry library is such a wonderful place to have in our community for education, history and connection.
  • Literature & Art in the Midwest Metropolis

    Reviewed by sande S. on 11/2/2017
    Excellent speaker.
  • The Making of Modern Paris, 1852-1939

    Anonymous review on 5/8/2017
    The instructor was excellent, a true scholar. One (the participant) did have to know some knowledge on the topic, though, since it was highly specialized.
  • Meet the Author: Tom Shachtman

    Reviewed by Sujung C. on 10/18/2017
  • Introduction to Screenwriting

    Reviewed by Roy S. on 2/11/2017

Review Summary by CourseHorse

According to student reviews, classes at The Newberry are highly regarded for their educational value and the skills they provide. Many students praise the library as a gorgeous place with helpful and friendly employees, making it a wonderful asset to the community. The instructors are described as excellent and true scholars, indicating their expertise in their respective fields. It is noted that some classes require prior knowledge of the topic, as they are highly specialized. Overall, students can gain valuable insights and expand their understanding in these classes. Quotes from reviews: 1. "The Newberry library is such a wonderful place to have in our community for education, history, and connection." 2. "The instructor was excellent, a true scholar." 3. "One (the participant) did have to know some knowledge on the topic, though, since it was highly specialized."

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