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Photography and sex in Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore

The Baltimore photographer Amos Badertscher has been cataloguing queer lives in his city since the 1960s: male sex workers and their girlfriends, the 1990s Baltimore and Washington club culture, transgender people, crack and heroin addiction, and the impact of AIDS. His is the largest extant photographic record of the short lives of hustlers (male sex workers) that I know of. Though he could by no means be described as famous, Badertscher enjoyed a brief period of academic notice with the public...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, New York, Featured, Washington, US, San Francisco, Chicago, Nikon, New York Public Library, Baltimore, Amos, 1990s, History Center, University of Chicago Library


UChicago Library receives medals and papers of Nobel-winning physicist James Cronin

The University of Chicago Library has received the medals and academic papers of Nobel-winning physicist James Cronin, SM’53, PhD’55, the late UChicago scientist who made defining contributions to physics and astronomical observation. Cronin’s children, Emily Cronin Grothe and Daniel Cronin, donated six medals that recognize his extraordinary achievements, including the 1980 Nobel Prize Medal for Physics and the 1999 National Medal of Science. His widow, Carol Cronin, donated his professional p...
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World War I-era maps help track history of kelp forests in Pacific Northwest

In the early 1900s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recognized a problem. The United States relied heavily on fertilizer to grow crops and support its burgeoning economy, yet a crucial ingredient for fertilizer — potash, a mixture of potassium and salts — was mined almost exclusively in Germany. German mines supplied nearly the entire world’s supply of potash, and at the time the U.S. used about a fifth of its output, half of the amount exported from Germany. “It is obviously undesirable tha...
Tags: California, Washington, Germany, Usda, United States, Cameron, University Of Chicago, Pacific Northwest, Tacoma, U S Department of Agriculture, University of Washington, Helen Barry, Pfister, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, University of Chicago Library, Northeast Pacific Ocean


University of Chicago Library receives gift of vintage Vivian Maier prints

The University of Chicago Library has received a gift of nearly 500 photographic prints made by Vivian Maier, the master 20th-century street photographer known for her striking images of life in Chicago and New York City. The prints, given to the University by collector and filmmaker John Maloof, will be preserved and made available for research purposes by the Library’s Special Collections Research Center. The new collection is comprised of vintage prints that have never been published or exhi...
Tags: New York City, Chicago, University, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Maier, Maier, Maloof, University of Chicago Library, Brenda Johnson, Special Collections Research Center, John Maloof, UChicago Library, Library 's Special Collections Research Center, Daniel Meyer, Eva Watson Schütze, Mildred Mead


Rika Mansueto, AB’91, elected to University of Chicago Board of Trustees

Rika Mansueto, AB’91, director of the Mansueto Foundation, has been elected to the University of Chicago Board of Trustees. She began her five-year term at the May 2017 board meeting. “Rika is a distinguished and dedicated alumna who has provided meaningful support for intellectual life and activity at the University of Chicago,” said Board Chairman Joseph Neubauer, MBA’65. “We are delighted to welcome Rika to the Board, and look forward to benefitting from her knowledge and experience as she c...
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Papers of Nobel laureate Saul Bellow open for research at UChicago Library

The largest collection of Nobel laureate Saul Bellow’s personal papers is now open for research at the University of Chicago Library, documenting his creative process and literary fame, as well as his wide-ranging professional relationships. Bellow, X’39, who spent three decades as a professor at UChicago, left a collection that extends 141 linear feet filling 254 boxes. It includes correspondence with writers such as Ralph Ellison and Philip Roth, manuscripts that reveal his writing process in...
Tags: America, Chicago, University, Philip Roth, University Of Chicago, Joyce Carol Oates, Boston University, Saul Bellow, Rolodex, Ralph Ellison, University of Chicago Library, Brenda Johnson, Bellow, Special Collections Research Center, Robert Nelson, UChicago Library


New app lets users check out Library materials with their phones

Posted in News“The University of Chicago Library has launched a new mobile app, Checkout UChicago, that lets users check out Library materials using their phones or tablets.C heckout UChicago allows students, faculty members, staff, and others with borrowing privileges at the University of Chicago Library to scan an item’s barcode with their phone and instantly check it out to their Library account. Students with lockers and faculty members with studies in Regenstein will be able to check out ma...
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University of Chicago acquires papers of cartoonist Daniel Clowes

The University of Chicago Library has acquired the papers of cartoonist Daniel Clowes, giving researchers access to never-before-seen notes and sketches from the acclaimed comic book author. The materials in the collection—notes, outlines, narrative drafts, character sketches, draft layouts, line art, book dummies and more—reveal the start-to-finish artistic process behind three of Clowes’ award-winning graphic novels: The Death-Ray (2011), Ice Haven (2005) and Mister...
Tags: University Of Chicago, Daniel Clowes, Clowes, University of Chicago Library


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards $194,000 grant for Chicago Collections Consortium online portal

“The University of Chicago Library is pleased to announce its participation in an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project to support the development and implementation of the Chicago Portal. The $194,000 grant was awarded to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees on behalf of the Library, which is leading the project with the Chicago Collections Consortium (CCC). The University of Chicago is a member of the CCC. The fifteen-month grant will fund the development of CCC’s major first init...
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Courses inspire student to collect, donate rare books

Bob Connors flips open the heavy leather covers, thumbing past yellowed, worm-holed pages more than five centuries old. A few feet behind him, boxes pile up along the wall. This collection of rare books started with a simple idea. As a student at the University of Chicago Graham School, Connors was reading texts considered the bedrock of Western Civilization. Why not find the oldest copies he could get his hands on? What began as a hobby for the retired tax attorney grew into a years-long odysse...
Tags: Europe, Chicago, University, University Of Chicago, Thomas Hardy, James Joyce, George Eliot, Scott Fitzgerald, Oak Park, Little House, Connors, Augustine, University of Chicago Library, Meggie, Graham School, Special Collections Research Center


Archives of two giants of economics donated to UChicago Library

The University of Chicago has a long history of field-defining scholarship in economics. Thirty scholars affiliated with the University have won Nobel Prizes for their groundbreaking research in economics—ranging from the study of society to the intersection of law and economics. Recent gifts to the University of Chicago Library, including the papers of Nobel laureate George Stigler, PhD’38, and international trade expert Harry G. Johnson, will expand scholars’ understanding of the legacy of the...
Tags: College, Chicago, University, Levy, University Of Chicago, Charles, Johnson, Stephen, George Mason University, Keynes, Milton Friedman, David Levy, Department of Economics, Chicago School, University of Chicago Library, Department of Statistics



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