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A Note on the Spotlight Exhibition Series

The Spotlight Exhibition Series introduces visitors to the Newberry's collections through focused gallery exhibitions that explore and display the library's collections, including rare books, original manuscripts, maps, and archival materials. The exhibitions often mark historic anniversaries, civic occasions, commemorative months, public programs, or recent acquisitions.

The Newberry Digital Exhibitions website offers digitized and expanded versions of these gallery exhibitions in order to provide a dynamic, easily accessible tool for teaching and research purposes. Please visit the Spotlight Exhibition Series for more information on current and past gallery exhibitions.

The Spotlight Exhibition Series is supported in part by the Rosaline G. Cohn Endowment for Exhibits.

Rights and Reproductions

We encourage visitors to use the images and text on the Newberry Digital Exhibitions website for non-commercial purposes such as lesson plans, school reports, and classroom presentations. We recognize fair use for copyrighted materials, but otherwise no license, copyright claim, or use permission should be presumed. For further information on the general principles of copyright and fair use, refer to the Copyright Quick Guide from the Columbia University Libraries Copyright Advisory Office.

If you would like to order reproductions of Newberry images, or obtain permission to publish them elsewhere, please contact the Newberry's Photoduplication Department at (312) 255-3566 or photoduplication@newberry.org.

Users assume all responsibility for obtaining permission to use copyrighted materials from the site and for invasion of privacy and rights of publicity that may arise in using materials.

Questions about the Newberry

Please contact the Newberry's reference desk at (312) 255-3506 or reference@newberry.org if you have questions about the items included on this website. You may also visit the Newberry's website for more information about our reference services or to plan a visit to the library.


Deepest thanks to Doug Knox, who provided invaluable advice and many hours of work to get this project off the ground. This website reflects his thoughtful, forward-looking recommendations on its design, content, and navigation.

Thank you also to Catherine Gass, who diligently photographed the Newberry items. Lucia Lopez contributed to the website's early design and to the forthcoming Mapping Manifest Destiny digital exhibition. Brodie Austin, Linda Ballinger, Rachel Bohlmann, and Dakota Brown offered additional guidance. Finally, thank you to the curators, who contributed the insightful text and carefully selected the items according to their pedagogical value and historical significance.

--Stephanie Fletcher, Spotlight Exhibitions Coordinator, April 2011

Questions about Newberry exhibitions? Contact the Newberry's Public Programs department at (312) 255-3700 or programs@newberry.org.
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