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Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities

Chicago, Illinois

Living arrangements

Students in the Newberry seminar live in an apartment building in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood and a few blocks walk from the Newberry Library.

Two students share each studio apartment (similar in size to a standard dorm room) with a kitchenette, bathroom and walk-in closet. The apartments are approximately 15' x 18' and are furnished with one or two chairs, tables, lamps, ovens, and compact refrigerators. Some apartments have Murphy beds; others have regular twin beds. It's an ideal location for young people living in the city.

Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities

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Scott Newstok My semester of immersion in the Newberry's archives set me on my scholarly path. In fact, my work with the Cowley Papers that term led to my fascination with Kenneth Burke and, years later, a scholarly edition of his Shakespeare criticism. It was also my introduction to the public face of a research library, as I worked at the circulation desk. My admiration for the Newberry’s mutually reinforcing commitments to humanities scholarship and public outreach has only grown in the two decades since. Thank you to the ACM for sustaining this singular program!

—Scott Newstok, Newberry Seminar, Fall 1993

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