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February 20, 2014

Ebling Library’s Civil War Medicine Exhibit: Costly Progress

The Civil War was catastrophic in terms of lost lives, maimed soldiers, diseased camps, and more. Less well known about the war is that its practices also had a profound effect on how military medicine, plastic surgery, anesthesia, emergency medicine and hygiene were performed in subsequent wars, and in practice today. Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, curator and [...]

February 11, 2014

Celebrate Woodland Pattern archive acquisition with the Department of Special Collections

If you have been up to the Department of Special Collections lately, you probably noticed the exhibit devoted to the recent acquisition of the Woodland Pattern Book Center archive. Woodland Pattern Book Center has been (and continues to be) a literary mainstay in the Riverwest neighborhood in Milwaukee. For more than thirty years it has [...]

February 4, 2014

UW–Madison Library’s Own Monuments Men

“Archivists and librarians don’t typically get a lot of publicity. So when Hollywood stars like Matt Damon and George Clooney portray the heroic contributions that archivists made to World War II, it’s a pretty big deal,” opens an article by Susannah Brooks published today (February 4, 2014) from UW–Madison News. Monuments Men, co-produced by Columbia [...]

January 30, 2014

A Big Year: 30th Anniversary Celebration for the Grants Information Collection

This January is a huge year for Memorial Library’s Grants Information Collection! 30 years ago, the Grants Information Collection (GIC) became a partner of the Foundation Center, a leading authority on philanthropic giving. The Grants Information Collection, a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, has big plans for 2014, including a celebration reception [...]

January 23, 2014

Civil Rights Film Series at the Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host the first film in a four-part documentary series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, in Madison on Wednesday, February 5. Selected segments of the initial film in the series, The Abolitionists, will air at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Society’s headquarters at 816 State Street. Admission is [...]

January 20, 2014

The Libraries Mourn the Loss of Edith “Edie” Dixon, Academic Librarian

Edith “Edie” Dixon, 62, senior academic librarian and an important part of the Library Technology Group at Memorial Library, was hit and killed by a delivery truck on Thursday morning. She was taking her usual morning break on Lake Street. This loss has been a great shock to the Libraries, UW–Madison campus, and the Madison [...]

January 17, 2014

Milestone for UW–Madison Libraries Copyright Review Team

The Libraries experienced a happy coincidence this week: our HathiTrust copyright team finished reviewing all US works the same week as Copyright Week. It wasn’t even planned! For a little background, the HathiTrust Digital Library is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working together “to contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, [...]

January 15, 2014

“Life and Limb” exhibit provides rare look into medical history of Civil War

The latest exhibit at Ebling Library provides a fascinating glimpse into the Civil War, through the lens of battlefield surgeries and amputations. More than three million soldiers fought in the war between the states from 1861-1865. More than half a million died, and almost as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled [...]

January 14, 2014

Bunny Berigan: Still Swingin’ & Jumpin’ at the Mills Music Library

Mike Zirpolo spent 50 years fascinated with tragic and talented jazz trumpeter of the swing era, Bunny Berigan. In 2011, Zirpolo turned the fascination into a book about Berigan, who died at age 33 due to a savage combination of cirrhosis and alcoholism. While researching photos for the book at UW—Madison’s Mills Music Library, Zirpolo [...]

January 13, 2014

Go Big Read Seeks Service-Focused Titles for 2014-15 Program

Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s Common Reading Program, has received lots of deserved attention in the past few years. The magic of the program is the small idea that the community can participate in a book club to get “thousands of people reading, talking and sharing their reactions and opinions.” The selection committee for the 2014-15 [...]

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