The Newberry Library

The Newberry Library was founded in 1887 through the support of businessman Walter L. Newberry. "The Newberry has actively collected research and reference materials since its foundation in 1887. From the mid-1890s on, its collecting activities have focused on the humanities, with an emphasis on original sources for the study of European and Western Hemisphere history, literature, and culture since the late medieval period". The Newberry Library houses more than five million manuscript pages and 500,000 historic maps alongside a particularly strong collection of Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern materials.

Type: 
Libraries and Archives
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA