Feature stories on individual libraries and library staff members to highlight the work that these groups and individuals do within the Libraries and for the university.
Announcements about internal and external library awards.
Archives Month is an annual celebration of the value of Wisconsin’s historical records, the original documents that tell the stories of our families, communities, business and civic organizations, and government institutions. As part of this effort, the Wisconsin Historical Society and other archival institutions throughout the state hold programs and exhibits that brings attention to the […]
~ By Erin Doherty – Student Communications Assistant 26,000 cubic feet of paper and published material. 2.5 million photographs. Over 1,400 oral histories. 4,500 films and videos. 8,500 audio recordings. This is the multitude of valuable resources and materials that can be found at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives. October is Archives Month, which means […]
UPDATED Oct. 6, 2015 – The UW-Madison Libraries, UW Parent Program, UW-Madison Department of History and Wisconsin Public Television regret to announce the year’s Our Funny University is cancelled. Madison – Honeymoon in Vegas, Blazing Saddles, and Fletch – these films are considered some of the greatest comedies of all time, and they all share […]
As we begin a new school year, we invite you to enjoy our monthly Staff Spotlights. This month, we bring you Julie Arensdorf of Memorial Library! How long have you been working in libraries and how did this journey begin? I’ve been a librarian for four years now. When I started college, I was a […]
Every year, the UW Libraries look forward to welcoming students, staff, and faculty to back campus – whether they are returning Badgers, transfer students, international students, new faculty and staff, or freshman. Each and every individual makes this campus great. The UW Libraries encourage everyone to get involved in campus, beginning with the special events associated with the […]
by Dean Robbins, UW Continuing Studies, News Even in an age of e-books, a physical volume with pages and binding can cause a sensation. That’s the premise of Holding History, a new public humanities program that invites people to view, learn about, and, yes, even hold some of the most important books ever printed. […]
The following is an excerpt from a blog written by University Archivist David Null. To view the full blog, visit the UW-Madison Archives’ blog page! From February 20-December 4, 1915, San Francisco played host to the Panama Pacific International Exposition, held to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, officially opened on August 15, 1914, and to […]
How different is college from high school? What do professors expect of their students? What are the keys to academic success? Beginning the journey through college, whether as a freshman, transfer, or an international student can be an eye-opening experience – for both students and parents. At the University of Wisconsin–Madison a program through the […]
You can hold history in your hands and explore some of the most important books ever printed. On July 21, join us for “Holding History: Shakespeare’s Plays & Poems.” Meet with undergraduate and graduate students (with majors ranging from English to Astrophysics) to turn the pages of about a dozen rare volumes including the second […]
Art history students turn shopkeeper’s ledger into Smithsonian exhibit by Susannah Brooks (University Communications) In the spring of 2013, sixteen students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison spent a semester delving into the mysteries of a single dusty account book kept by a colonial merchant. The results of their work didn’t emerge for another two years. […]