A Newberry Library and Chicago Historical Society Exhibit: October 1, 2004, to January 15, 2005

About the Newberry Library

The Newberry Library, Chicago's home for the humanities since 1887, inspires visitors with its treasured collections and offers unparalleled intellectual stimulation. One of the largest independent research libraries in the United States, the Newberry houses an extraordinary collection of over 1.5 million books, five million manuscript pages, and 300 thousand historic maps. The Newberry is free of charge and offers a vast array of lectures, seminars, concerts and other public programming in addition to exhibits relating to its collections.

Find out more about the Newberry, its collections, exhibits, and programs at www.newberry.org or call (312) 255-3700.

Visiting the Newberry Library

Location | Gallery Hours | Parking | Public Transportation | Collections

The Library is located at 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, 60610. It occupies the block between Clark and Dearborn on the west and east, and Oak and Walton on the north and south, 3 blocks west of Michigan Avenue.
Driving Directions and Maps

Gallery Hours
Monday, Friday, Saturday—8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday—8:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Galleries are closed on Sunday.

Parking is not available at the Library. Nearby public parking garages include the CPS garage at 100 W. Chestnut St. (the entrance is on Clark St. just north of Chestnut) and the Clark & Maple Garage on Clark Street between Oak & Elm (directly across from Dave & Busters). Metered street parking is heavily restricted during the morning and evening rush hours.

Public Transportation
By public transportation, the Clark Street No. 22 bus drops you off at the door of the Library coming north from the Loop, or on the west side of the Library if coming south; using the El or subway, take the Howard/Dan Ryan Red line to the Clark and Division stop. Walk 3 blocks south on Clark and the Library will be on your left.

Learn more. Both the Newberry Library and the Chicago Historical Society pride ourselves on the wide accessibility of our collections. The majority of the materials in Outspoken are available to the public for those who wish to dig a little deeper. We hope to see you soon in the Newberry's reading rooms and the Historical Society's research center.

Reproductions of Exhibit Items:

Newberry Library Reproduction Services

Chicago Historical Society Reproduction Services

This exhibit has been organized by the Newberry Library's Dr. William M. Scholl Center for Family and Community History and the Chicago Historical Society. It has been made possible with major funding provided in part by 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.
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