Teaching with the Newberry's Collections

Welcome to the Newberry Library’s Digital Collections for the Classroom website! This is an educational resource designed with teachers, students, and families in mind. 

Maps, manuscripts, photographs, and other primary sources tell the story of topics from the Crusades to the Great Migration — selected by educators, with essays and discussion questions for use in the humanities classroom. 


Choose a topic

From more than 100 collections on history, literature, and culture, spanning the 15th century to today


Research a topic or prepare a lesson

With classroom materials developed by scholars, university faculty, and classroom teachers


Reuse and repurpose
The Newberry makes its collection images available for any lawful purpose without licensing or permission fees to the library