Teaching with the Newberry's Collections
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
Art in the Newberry
- How did the changes in religion during the Reformation shape the medium of print?
- How did religious leaders and thinkers attempt to interact with their audiences?
- How did the ways in which religious figures used print pave the way for modern mass media?
Explore treatises, songbooks, engravings and more to learn how religious change drove the development of print culture.
Dr. Chris Fletcher
Assistant Director, Center for Renaissance Studies, Newberry
Why did so many African Americans leave the South and move to Chicago between 1915 and 1950? What social conditions did they encounter in Chicago? How were the migrants changed by the city and how did they, in turn, change it?
- What role has immigration played in the formation of America’s national identity and ideals?
- How have Americans understood and debated the social effects of immigration?
- How have immigrants portrayed their experiences and contributed to these debates themselves?
Examine political cartoons, poems, photographs, and maps to understand the history of immigration and citizenship from several different angles: national and personal identity, the experience of immigration, immigrant life in the cities, and political debates over immigration.
Head of Youth and Educator Programs, Portland Art Museum
President and Librarian, Newberry Library