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April 22, 2014

2014 Symposium on the Book: Bibliography, Collections, and the History of Science

This article was written by Robin E. Rider, History of Science & Special Collections Librarian, for the Spring 2014 Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries newsletter. Please note that Rider’s article came out early 2014, and the Books of Nature exhibit opened March 17th for your viewing pleasure. The exhibit will run until August 1, 2014. […]

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 […]

November 7, 2013

UW–Madison Libraries acquire archive of Milwaukee’s Woodland Pattern Book Center

An important segment of three decades of recent American literary history has been acquired by the UW–Madison Libraries. The archive documents the varied activities of Woodland Pattern Book Center over its first thirty-plus years, and will be cataloged, preserved, and made available to researchers in the Department of Special Collections in Memorial Library. The archive […]

November 4, 2013

Notable Veterinary Medicine Collection Donated to Libraries

The UW–Madison Libraries and the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine are honored to announce the generous gift of the American Museum of Veterinary Medicine (AMVM) collection. This large collection of books and periodicals was built by the AMVM and related organizations over many years through donations by individual collectors. It has come to the UW […]

August 23, 2013

Meet Your Librarian: Leia Verfuerth, Serials Librarian

With a library system as big as UW’s, many librarians work behind the scenes to make sure the best resources are available for students, faculty, and community members. The Little Magazine Collection at Memorial Library–which is one of the largest of its kind and provides an important key to understanding modern literature– requires the work of many librarians […]

June 17, 2013

UWDC Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project Collection

New and exciting digitized materials are added into the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections all the time, and we’re delighted to highlight their work this week.  The Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project grew from the need to educate people about the Upper Midwest region’s indigenous peoples.  The collection draws on  20 years of work with […]

May 17, 2013

Handmade Paper with Wisconsin Roots

As part of the multi-part exhibition Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper, the Kohler Art Library is currently featuring the exhibit Handmade Paper with Wisconsin Roots. For almost 50 years, Wisconsin has been a remarkable leader in the field of book arts and has played a vital role in the resurgence of handmade paper. […]

May 7, 2013

Artist Talk: Concept to (Political) Action: Pop-Up Artists’ Books, featuring Shawn Sheehy

Next week, Chicago artist and paper engineer Shawn Sheehy will talk about the inspiration for his engaging sculptural books that explore environmental politics. In his books, Shawn Sheehy’s images of plants, animals, and even landscapes literally move. Sheehy made his first pop-up book as a design student at Madison Area Technical College, and for the […]

April 25, 2013

Barb Richards retires from the Department of Special Collections

On Tuesday, April 23rd, a retirement party was held in honor of Barb Richards of the Special Collections Department at Memorial Library. Barb’s last day is today, Thursday, April 25th. As Barb has noted, with customary good cheer, her work on campus has gone “from rats to rabies to rare books.” She began working at […]

April 22, 2013

Annual Schewe Lecture this week: The Future of [Handmade] Paper with Tim Barrett

This spring, UW-Madison Libraries plays host an exciting exhibit and event series focusing on the history and artistry of paper. Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper is a multi-library exhibit co-curated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and Lyn Korenic of the Kohler Art Library.  The exhibit runs from April 15 through June […]

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