Updated Study Zones

With all the renovations that occurred in the library in the past 12 months, we updated the designations for study zones, more clearly indicating where you are allowed to converse, study quietly, and where to expect silence. Silent study zones: • 1st floor, room behind the Reference Desk • 3rd floor South (front half of … Continue reading Updated Study Zones

A Primary Source for Black History

Newspapers can be powerful agents of social change and newspapers can contain powerful primary sources for historical research. The Chicago Defender is powerful in both these ways, and is a great resource to check out when celebrating Black History Month. Under the direction of its founder, Robert S. Abbott, and his successor, John H. Sengstacke, The Defender brought focus to … Continue reading A Primary Source for Black History

Public Historian by way of Archives and Reference

This is a guest post by Reference and Research Services student assistant Ariana Varela.  The definition of public history is fluid and debated between the various types of public historians. One form of public history is archival work where documents and other types of media are collected, preserved, and cataloged in order to facilitate research. … Continue reading Public Historian by way of Archives and Reference