Northwestern's Special Libraries—the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, the Art Collection, the Music Library, the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, the Transportation Library, and University Archives—represent the cutting edge of Northwestern's libraries when it comes to acquiring rare manuscripts and printed materials for the Northwestern community. This illustrated report, presented in May to both the Library's Board of Governors and the University Library Committee, reports on a number of our most exciting acquisitions of the past 6–8 months. Among them are postcards from 1920s Nigeria; the most recent addition to Africana's "Obama in Africa" collection; a collection of original and highly rare art journals from the US and Europe; the original manuscript of John Corigliano's Symphony No. 1: Of Rage and Remembrance; the latest addition to our William Blake Collection, "The Ecchoing Green," printed and colored by Blake himself; notable new publication from China on high-speed rail; and then the digital Daily Northwestern, about to be released.
View or download the complete report as a PDF here .