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Briggs, Grandgeorge, Hinderliter – Question 1

By Martha Briggs, Catherine Grandgeorge, Alison Hinderliter
December 2017

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1What social-protest materials does your institution or organization collect, and how do you acquire material?

Martha Briggs, Catherine Grandgeorge, Alison Hinderliter

Briggs: Lloyd Lewis Curator of Modern Manuscripts
Grandgeorge: Processing Archivist
Hinderliter: Manuscripts and Archives Librarian
– Newberry Library

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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Figure 1. Unprocessed posters from Women’s Marches in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Newberry Library.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 As one of the Newberry Library’s many collections documenting twentieth- and twenty-first-century social and political activism in Chicago and the Midwest, the Chicago Protest Collection seeks to provide an enduring record of the many individual voices and personal expressions of Chicagoans participating in public demonstrations in the city and elsewhere. The Chicago Protest Collection aims to create a record of citizen participation in a variety of causes across the political spectrum. It contains digital content (photographs, audio and video files, and personal narratives) and many types of physical ephemera (posters, handbills, banners, buttons, stickers, textiles, hats, etc.).

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Both physical materials and digital content have been acquired through crowdsourcing. We continue to solicit materials through the Newberry Library website and an active social media campaign. The library’s own efforts have been aided by newspaper articles about the collection in the local press, and by publicity generated by event organizers and volunteers who helped collect materials for the Newberry at the Chicago March for Science.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Figure 2. “Loving the First Amendment” protest quilt. Quilt created by Cathy Safiran (Shipshewana, Indiana), who participated in the Women’s March in Chicago. Newberry Library

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The Newberry’s website includes instructions on how to donate physical ephemera and answers questions regarding the terms of such donations. It also contains a link to an online deposit form that also provides information on the terms and conditions for digital deposits. We encourage all donors and depositors to submit basic information about their materials (event, date, name, contact information) and also personal narratives regarding the circumstances of their participation in the events.

Martha Briggs, Catherine Grandgeorge, Alison Hinderliter

Briggs: Lloyd Lewis Curator of Modern Manuscripts
Grandgeorge: Processing Archivist
Hinderliter: Manuscripts and Archives Librarian
– Newberry Library

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