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Testimonials

Emily Witte
Kalamazoo College

My time in Chicago in the Newberry Seminar was such a privilege. While living two blocks from the beach was certainly AWESOME, the best part was having access to all of the primary resources that the Newberry Library has to offer.

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Scott Newstok
Grinnell College

My admiration for the Newberry’s mutually reinforcing commitments to humanities scholarship and public outreach has only grown in the two decades since I participated in the seminar. Thank you to the ACM for sustaining this singular program!

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Nicole Helregel
Beloit College

The Newberry's resources are truly unique, and everyone you meet is willing to help you with your project. I had a great time, and I would recommend it to anyone who is genuinely interested in humanities research.

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Katrina Jagodinsky
Lawrence University

The Newberry Seminar was an excellent preparation for making the transition from undergraduate to graduate scholar. Even now, as a PhD candidate in history, I am using skills learned at the Newberry Library to facilitate research at national repositories.

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Jennie Morrison
Kenyon College

As I got more and more involved in my research at the Newberry, I found myself bouncing ideas off of a variety of individuals, from classmates to professors to librarians. Moreover, scholars within the library are unbelievably accessible.

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My semester at the Newberry inspired me with a real love of scholarly research. At the Newberry, I did research on Pre-Shakespearean Morality plays, and am now retired from 30+ years as an English & Theatre teacher.

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Lizeth Gutierrez
Grinnell College

The Newberry Seminar was a wonderful experience, and it motivated me to pursue my Ph.D. right after undergraduate school. I loved the research I did and was eager to learn more about research methodologies, writing, and teaching.

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Mark Greene
Ripon College

I entered Ripon College in the fall of 1976 and was forced to take a history course my first semester. That began a process which the Newberry completed—placing me on the path to become a historian and, later, an archivist.

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Melissa Klein
Ripon College

I see the Newberry program as being the highlight of my college experience. I was treated as a serious academic researcher at one of the premier research libraries in the country and world.

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Tommy Jamison
Grinnell College

The Newberry Seminar shaped my primary academic interest in 20th century European and American empires and, more practically, gave me a sound methodological foundation for archival research.

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Gerry Battersby
Albion College

I am currently applying to graduate school, and I can honestly say that my experience as an undergraduate research fellow at the Newberry has taught me a great deal as a student and has set me apart from the other applicants.

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Karlyn Schumacher
Ripon College

I work in the General Reading Room at the Newberry Library, which basically means that I page books (grab books from the stacks) for people who request them. I’m one of three students in the Newberry Seminar who has access to ten floors of books!

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