Burning books

Why do people censor? For ambition? Religion? Profit? Power? Fear? The banned and challenged materials in this exhibit will challenge you to answer: how do you define what is and isn’t censorship? On view in Special Collections, Sept. 17–Dec. 14. Continue reading »

Censorship and Information Control

Willie Pickens’ at a piano

Exhibits Rhythm and Bombast: In Memory of Willie Pickens (1931-2017)

Pickens was known for his bombastic style and thunderous sound, paired with a melodic and harmonic ingenuity and versatility. An exhibit in two cases is on display February 19 – April 29 in the 4th floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

People Introducing Ian Williams, new Access Services Assistant

If you study in the library during the evening, you may have seen a new face at the circulation desk. Ian Williams joined the D’Angelo Law Library at the beginning of January as our new Access Services Assistant. Scott Vanderlin, Student Services … Continue reading »

Mansueto and Regenstein

New database trial: Archives Unbound: Holocaust Studies

The Library has received trial access to the database Archives Unbound: Holocaust Studies. Continue reading »

Politico Pro Trial

Our trial of Politico Pro has been extended. Politico Pro’s reporters cover federal government activity in these areas: Agriculture, Budget & Appropriations, Campaigns, Cybersecurity, Defence, Education, Employment & Immigration, Energy, Financial Services, Health Care, Tax, Trade, Technology, and Transportation with very … Continue reading »

Detail Francysk Skaryna, 1517

Exhibits The Printing Press Comes to Eastern Europe in the Slavic Tongues

This two-case exhibit commemorates the quincentennial of the printing of the first translation of the Bible into the Belarusian language by Francysk Skaryna. On display February 13 through June 1, 2018, in the 2nd floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

Exhibits Science and Conscience: Chicago’s Met Lab and the Manhattan Project

On December 2, 1942, Enrico Fermi and Manhattan Project scientists successfully operated the world’s first nuclear reactor beneath the University of Chicago’s Stagg Field. This exhibition explores the secret atomic program on the University campus that continued with the research of the Metallurgical Laboratory. After the war, Chicago’s scientists led the successful effort for civilian control of nuclear energy. On view February 19 to April 13. Continue reading »

Detail of map showing kelp abundance

Feature Story Library digitizes maps for study of kelp in a changing climate

“As ecologists, we’re realizing that libraries and museums have incredible archival information about how our ecosystems used to look before we really were recording it very well,” said Professor Cathy Pfister. The Library digitized rare World War I-era maps for Professor Pfister’s study of kelp abundance. Continue reading »

People Black Metropolis Research Consortium winter newsletter

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium’s Winter 2018 newsletter is now available.  Highlights include articles on: preparation of Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun’s collection by an Archie Motley Archival Intern; the BMRC’s new Executive Director, Andrea Jackson; the 2017 Summer Short-term Fellowship … Continue reading »

Mansueto and Regenstein

MLK Day 2018: Regenstein and Mansueto open; all other libraries closed

On Monday, January 15, Crerar, D’Angelo Law, Eckhart, and SSA libraries will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Day holiday.

Regenstein and Mansueto will remain open during their regular building hours. Continue reading »

Darrin Rosenthal

People Introducing Darrin Rosenthal, new Head of Access Services

Darrin Rosenthal joined the D’Angelo Law Library in October as our new Head of Access Services in October. Scott Vanderlin, Student Services Librarian, interviewed Darrin to find out how he found his way to the library world and what keeps him busy … Continue reading »

Feature Story Explore Mexican indigenous languages in McQuown papers

The papers of anthropologist, linguist, and University of Chicago professor Norman A. McQuown are now available to researchers at the Special Collections Research Center. A new guide is also available for the records of the Department of Anthropology’s Chiapas Project, which McQuown was heavily involved in. Continue reading »

molecules

New research guide for Molecular Engineering

A new guide shows how to find the most useful information resources and services available for molecular engineering. Continue reading »

Thomas Edison's patent drawing for the incandescent light bulb.

Thomas Edison and the incandescent light bulb

December 31st marked the anniversary of Thomas Edison’s first public demonstration of his incandescent light bulb in 1879. Read more about Thomas Edison and incandescent lighting. Continue reading »

Headshot of Jean Bethke Elshtain

Papers of political theorist Jean Bethke Elshtain now open to researchers

The personal papers of political theorist, ethicist, author, and professor, Jean Bethke Elshtain are now available for research in the Special Collections Research Center. The papers primarily document Elshtain’s career in academia and her activities as a public intellectual called … Continue reading »

speaker at Zar Symposium

Zar Symposium, “Open Data: Science, Health, Community,” available online

Video recordings from the 5th biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, “Open Data: Science, Health, Community” are now available online.  The symposium featured speakers from Mozilla, the National Library of Medicine, the City of Chicago and more, who provided insight into … Continue reading »

Fermi Notebook D14, , "Numerical Calculations"

Enrico Fermi and the nuclear chain reaction

In addition to the activities that have taken place on campus to observe the 75th anniversary of first nuclear reaction, the Library holds many complementary resources.  Visit the Enrico Fermi and the Nuclear Chain Reaction library guide for more information, … Continue reading »

Regenstein Libary 1st Floor Reading Room

Extended All Night Study hours Dec. 1 – 3

To support students preparing for finals, the Regenstein 1st floor all-night study space will remain open Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 after the building closes at 11 p.m.

The all-night study space will thus be open 24 hours from Monday, November 27 until the end of finals on Friday, December 8. Continue reading »

New Social Sciences faculty

Feature Story People Favorite Library sections of new Social Sciences faculty

Which sections of the library do faculty members enjoy the most? New faculty in the Social Sciences Division reveal where they love to go in the Library and what they tend to find there–from the papers of former UChicago faculty to reports on the political economy of black life to lavish, unwieldy folios. Their answers suggest the vital role that the Library plays in their research and teaching. Continue reading »

Gender Revolution Film Images

“Gender Revolution” film screening

On November 20 at 5:30 p.m., the Office of LGBTQ Student Life, in partnership with the Joseph Regenstein Library, will host an advanced screening of Gender Revolution, a documentary that explores our ever changing experiences with gender identity. Continue reading »

Dr. Christina von Nolcken discusses a rare Canterbury Tales manuscript in the Special Collections Research Center.

Watch Dr. Christina von Nolcken discuss a rare Canterbury Tales manuscript in Special Collections

Professor Emerita Christina von Nolcken went live on Facebook on October 31, 2017 to teach viewers about a rare Canterbury Tales manuscript in the Special Collections Research Center. The manuscript, also known as the McCormick manuscript of the Canterbury tales, … Continue reading »

Map of Chicago

Geography Awareness Week events in library and on campus

The University of Chicago Library, Research Computing Center, UChicagoGRAD, and Humanities Computing invite University of Chicago students, faculty, and staff to attend campus events in celebration of Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day. Maps and atlases of Special Collections Date: … Continue reading »

Brenda L. Johnson

Launching a Center for Digital Scholarship at the Library

We are beginning the work of launching a Center for Digital Scholarship at the Library, which will become a new nexus for intellectual energy and growth, providing a space that will support state-of-the-art technologies and services that facilitate the exploration of new methodologies, the analysis of complex data, the visualization of theoretical relationships, and the sharing of research results. Continue reading »

Professor Hornbeck and Head of Digitization Kathleen Arthur discuss the digitization of the Census of Manufacturers

Feature Story Librarians and faculty collaborate on digital scholarship

UChicago faculty in the social sciences, business, and humanities are employing new digital approaches to gather, analyze, preserve, and share their data and scholarly findings. As they do, Library experts are developing innovative ways to collaborate with them to advance digital scholarship. Continue reading »

An early taste of legal research launches careers

D’Angelo Law librarians give College and graduate students their first exposure to legal research. Continue reading »

Image of a wild turkey (male)

Alert Holiday closing November 23-24, 2017

The Special Collections Research Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th. The Center will reopen at 9:00 am on Monday, November 27th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.