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Keelin Burke

Vice President for Research and Academic Programs

Laura McEnaney


The Newberry fosters a deeper understanding of our world by inspiring research and learning in the humanities and encouraging conversations about ideas that matter to diverse audiences. Our mission is rooted in a growing and accessible collection of rare and historical materials that spans more than six centuries of human experience. The Newberry’s five-year strategic plan rests on four pillars:

  • Advance and Disseminate Knowledge
  • Build, Diversify, and Sustain Communities of Learning
  • Grow, Preserve, and Increase Access to the Collection
  • Strengthen Institutional Health