The Newberry Library, founded in 1887, is an independently governed and funded research library dedicated primarily to study in the humanities. The Newberry’s core collection strengths lie in the areas of American Indian and Indigenous Studies; American history and culture; Chicago and the Midwest; genealogy and local history; the history of the book; manuscripts and archives; maps, travel, and exploration; the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern world; music and dance; and religion. The library’s growing collections include books, manuscript material, pamphlets, and historic maps.
A variety of fellowships, conferences, and seminars enriches the Newberry's academic community. Three NEH fellowships are available for 2014-15. Applications will be accepted beginning September 1, 2013.