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Found in the Archives highlights the War Convocation delivered by UW-Madison President Clarence Dykstra on December 12, 1941, days after the bombing on the US military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Found in the Archives is a project of the University Archives.
Originally published on the Wisconsin China Initiative site. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries recently received a new collection of donated materials, valued at $32,600, from the National Library of China through the “Window to China” project. Founded in 2006, “Window to China” makes donations to libraries and other institutions around the world. “The UW-Madison Libraries [...]
Not sure where to start when it comes to preparing for, researching, and writing those final papers? Baffled by bibliographies? Your friendly librarians here at UW have loads of resources to assist you as you head toward finals this semester. For starters, check out the Research Tips page on the library website. This is a [...]
The staff at the UW Digital Collections Center adds new material every month to a variety of collections. November saw a number of interesting additions! November Highlights Materials added to the Wisconsin Local Histories collection. The books in the Wisconsin Local Histories collection document and present the history of Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Portage, Sauk, [...]
A new post on the University Archives’ tumblr, Found in the Archives, celebrates the 1965 College Bowl Champions. The article, complete with photos, newspaper clippings, and even a video, documents the storied team comprised of Donald Zillman, Richard Hoffman, Richard Hays, and Stuart Grover. The foursome was undefeated for the 1965 season, bringing home some [...]
by Courtney Becks For fans of typography and print history, Silver Buckle Press, located on the second floor of Memorial Library, is a resource that is both charming and vital to the preservation and the celebration of print and printing. Silver Buckle Press is a working museum of letterpress printing – a living archive of [...]
A beautiful exhibit of large-scale images haunts the lobby of Memorial Library until November 9. “Haunted Folklore and Tales of the Supernatural,” curated by social science librarian Tom Durkin, displays striking visuals that accompany academic texts in the Libraries’ substantial collection of folklore and ghost story literature. Do the images here pique your interest? Tom [...]
by Ellen Jacks Even the most intense researcher and dedicated student needs to take a break from time to time and read some fiction. Memorial Library has the equivalent of several floors of fiction for you to explore and enjoy. Topics range from African Literature to Graphic Novels to anthologies of short stories. Use this [...]
The Library of the Month for October is the University Archives! All month long the Libraries celebrate with stories, photos, fun facts, and more. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about the Library of the Month. What better way to learn about campus history than from the people who actually lived it? [...]
The Library of the Month for October is the University Archives! All month long the Libraries celebrate with stories, photos, fun facts, and more. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about the Library of the Month. Today archivist Vicki Tobias talks about an interesting challenge that the Archives face in carrying out [...]