Deering Library

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2502-5
Publication Date
April 2008
Page Count
160 pages
Trim Size
11 x 8.5

Deering Library

An Illustrated History
Nina Barrett

Published to commemorate the Deering Library's 75th anniversary, this book explores the Deering and McCormick families, who funded the project; the building's distinctive Collegiate Gothic architecture; its lore as a campus institution; and its role in the evolution of Northwestern University Library into one of the country's most prominent research libraries. Richly illustrated, it is both an authoritative account of a landmark library and a rich keepsake for Northwestern alumni.

About the Author

Nina Barrett is a journalist, editor, and author of three non-fiction books.


Head of Northwestern University Library’s art collection, Russ Clement has published a series of eight bibliographic research guides to late-nineteenth-century French artists and art movements.


As assistant University archivist since 1998, Janet Olson has published numerous pieces about the history of the University.