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This week Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, is joined by Will Hansen, the Director of Reader Services and Curator of Americana at the Newberry Library in Chicago.
Will and Maureen discuss several collections at Newberry Library, including their 1.6 million books, 600,000 different maps, and one collection with 44 glass lantern slides that document the great migration of African Americans from the South to the North.
The two also discuss a fan favorite – postcards! There are currently 600,000 unique postcard images within the library.
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About My Guest:
Will Hansen is Director of Reader Services and Curator of Americana at the Newberry Library in Chicago. In his dual role, he directs the Department of Reader Services, which serves researchers at the library’s reference desks, in the reading rooms, and outside the Newberry’s walls via email and other communications; manages the Newberry’s collections in its 10-story stacks building; and coordinates hands-on instructional activities with the Newberry’s collections.
Mr. Hansen holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
About Maureen Taylor:
Maureen Taylor, The Photo DetectiveÒhelps clients with photo-related genealogical problems. Her pioneering work in historic photo research has earned her the title “the nation’s foremost historical photo detective” by The Wall Street Journal and appearances on The View, The Today Show, Pawn Stars, and others. Learn more at Maureentaylor.com
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