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Online Exhibits


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They Demanded Courageously: The 1968 Northwestern Bursar's Office Takeover

This online exhibit tells the story of a transformative moment in University history when members of Black student organizations on campus occupied the Bursar's office. The protest served to heighten the awareness of Black student's experiences of racial insensitivity on campus.

WWI nurses

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Northwestern Remembers the First World War

To honor the centenary of the U.S. entry into World War in 1917, University and Deering Libraries launched an online and physical exhibit.

Northwestern architecture

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Northwestern Architecture

This exhibit provides historical information and images relating to individual buildings, landmarks and other campus features.

military service

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In Service to their Country

This roster recognizes those alumni, faculty and staff who have died while in military service.


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Past, Paper, Scissors

Scrapbooks provide a unique record of Northwestern history through photos, clippings and other ephemera.


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Presidents of Northwestern

Find biographical information for each of Northwestern University's presidents.

project survival

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Project Survival 

In 1970, Northwestern Students for a Better Environment organized an event that became a template for future Earth Day celebrations.


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Hesler's Picturesque Evanston

Alexander Hesler (1823-1895) was a prominent regional photographer with a studio and home in Evanston.


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Student Newspapers

This exhibit chronicles the development of Northwestern’s official student newspaper, including The Daily and alternative papers.

Frances Willard

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Radical Women in a Classic Town

This exhibit examines the complex ties between social reformer Frances Willard and Evanston, Illinois.

notable alumni

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Notable Northwestern Alumni

The men and women featured in this exhibit represent a small sampling of Northwestern alums who have made their names in the areas of law, government, journalism, sports, science, finance and the arts.


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History of Football at Northwestern

This exhibit contains some of the photographs, artifacts and documents that have been preserved in our collection.