Outspoken: Chicago’s Free Speech Tradition has been made possible in part with major funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership, and a lifetime of learning. Generous support also provided by the Chicago Reader and Dr. and Mrs. Tapas K. Das Gupta.
Outspoken: Chicago’s Free Speech Tradition is a collaboration between the Newberry Library and the Chicago Historical Society. It is organized by the Newberry’s Dr. Wm. M. Scholl Center for Family and Community History. The Scholl Center promotes the use of the Library’s collections in American history, and supports scholarly seminars, publication projects, and programs for teachers.
Public programs to accompany Outspoken have been planned in collaboration with the
Chicago Historical Society,
the American Library Association,
the Public Square, and
the Independent Press Association. These programs are made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council,
the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.
Tobias Higbie, Newberry Library
Peter T. Alter, Chicago Historical Society
Assistant Curator: Jennifer Koslow, Newberry Library
Exhibit Manager: Riva Feschbach, Newberry Library
Exhibit Assistant: Jessica Thomas, Newberry Library
Chicago Historical Society Registrar: Julie Katz
Research Assistants: Daniel Scholzen, Ginger Shulick, and Jordan Walker
Conservation: Newberry Library under the supervision of Giselle Simon; Carol Turchan and Debbie Linn, Chicago Historical Society
Photoduplication: Catherine Gass, Newberry Library; Jay Crawford, John Alderson, and Rob Medina, Chicago Historical Society
Exhibit Design: Jennifer Mindel, Well-Built Design Inc.
B.E.B.C. Construction: Brian Wyrick, head preparator