A world-renowned independent research library in Chicago, the Newberry Library offers readers an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, maps, music, manuscripts, and other printed material spanning six centuries. The Newberry acquires and preserves a broad array of special collections and research materials relating to the civilizations of Europe and the Americas. The Newberry collection's particular strengths lie in American History and Culture; American Indian and Indigenous Studies; Chicago and the Midwest; Genealogy and Local History; History of the Book; Manuscripts and Archives; Maps, Travel, and Exploration; Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies; Music; and Religion.

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