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Newberry Library visits The Foundation in Northbrook

On November 13 MSF was pleased to welcome two new visitors, LIESL OLSON, Director of Chicago Studies at the Newberry, and JESSICA FRIEDMAN, PhD student at Northwestern University. Both are planning to publish work that includes Sybil Shearer — Friedman as part of her dissertation, and Olson as part of a book about Chicago dance – and were interested in gaining an overview of Sybil’s life and work. Olson is the author of Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis (Yale Press, 2017) and Modernist and the Ordinary (Oxford University Press 2009). Exciting prospects!

Liesl Olson, Jessica Friedman, and Carol Doty.