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February 21, 2014

Can’t get enough Monuments Men? There’s a research guide for that!

Since the release of the movie Monuments Men earlier this month, people have been abuzz with talk of the connections to the UW–Madison campus. “Our Monuments Men: UW’s Role in Rescuing Europe’s Treasures” is an exhibit devoted to the work of several important figures in the university’s history. The exhibit is currently on display in […]

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 […]

October 30, 2013

Halloween Hauntings around UW–Madison Libraries

Need a break from studying? Celebrate a scary Halloween with the UW–Madison Libraries! There’s creepy things going on all over campus. The College Library is holding its 15th Annual Great Pumpkin Contest! Guess the pumpkin’s weight WITHOUT touching it, picking it up, shifting it, or taunting the pumpkin and you could win $100. Entries are […]

October 28, 2013

Look Back, Look Ahead: UW–Madison and the Oral History Conference

We’re delighted that Troy Reeves was so willing to write about his recent experience at the Oral History Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Reeves is head of UW–Madison’s oral history program located in the UW Archives, as well as managing editor of the Oral History Review. He is doing great things for our campus and […]

October 10, 2013

Campus History in the News

The UW Archives  and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Digital Collections (UWDC) have received some well-deserved media attention lately—and timely, too, as October is American Archives Month. The depth and breadth of these fantastic collections provide images rich in history and culture, and provide users with many opportunities to easily explore campus life at the UW. […]

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 […]

April 19, 2013

Congratulations to Susan Barribeau and Vicki Tobias, Librarians of the Year

The UW–Madison Libraries’ 2013 Librarians of the Year were announced during the annual awards reception held in Lathrop Hall. The recipients of this year’s honors are Vicki Tobias, Images & Media Archivist at University Archives in Steenbock Library, and Susan Barribeau, English Language Humanities Librarian at Memorial Library. Susan Barribeau received the Librarian of the […]

March 19, 2013

High Praise for UW Digital Collections in College and Research Libraries

In case you missed it:  the Internet Reviews section of College & Research Libraries ran a review of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections in their February 2013 issue.  Sarah Goodwin Thiel, of the University of Kansas Libraries, reviewed the UWDC websitein glowing terms, noting that the UWDCC has digitized over 1 million books, objects, […]

March 7, 2013

On Wisconsin, On Film event a huge success

Despite the Snow Emergency in Madison this week, the Treasures of the Libraries event, On Wisconsin, On Film: Historic Films from the University Archives, was a rousing success.  According to Images and Media Archivist and co-host, Vicki Tobias, the event was standing room only. Over 100 people from campus and the greater Madison community packed […]

February 27, 2013

On Wisconsin, On Film: Historic Films from the University Archives

As part of their “Treasures of the UW-Libraries” series, the Friends of the Libraries will present an evening of campus film clips on Wednesday, March 6 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Memorial Library, Room 460. “On Wisconsin, On Film” will delight you with a selection of historic films providing glimpses of campus life from […]

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