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December 13, 2012

Gift ideas from the Libraries

Scrambling for gift ideas this holiday season? The Libraries have some ideas that might appeal to people on your list, from literature lovers to history buffs to design fans. Silver Buckle Press Silver Buckle Press has a handsome letterpress print of the classic Sifting and Winnowing statement. It’s hand printed in Wisconsin red on 12.5 […]

December 7, 2012

Found in the Archives: UW’s response to Pearl Harbor, 1941

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.

November 14, 2012

Found in the University Archives: 1965 College Bowl Champions

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 […]

October 16, 2012

Listen and Learn: the Oral History Program at UW-Madison

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? […]

October 11, 2012

Archiving campus history in the web age

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 […]

October 8, 2012

Explore your history at the University Archives

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. Ever wondered how many sitting presidents have visited the UW-Madison campus? Or which buildings on campus […]

September 24, 2012

Exploring the Wisconsin Science Festival: Historic McArdle Research Exhibit

The Wisconsin Science Festival opens September 27-30 at venues across the state. To celebrate, we’re highlighting a couple of university library-related events and exhibitors with a special series called Exploring the Wisconsin Science Festival. Today’s science-related feature comes to us from the University Archives. A new online exhibit examines the work of cancer researchers and […]

August 10, 2012

Historic Wisconsin Union Theater documents discovered

For you history and architecture buffs out there, here’s a terrific article in the Isthmus about a recently discovered collection of historical documents relating to the Wisconsin Union Theater: Historic Wisconsin Union Theater materials are unearthed by Jay Rath The materials, which are from a 1937 exhibit, are “very important” according to University Archives director […]

August 9, 2012

From the Archives: Crossing the Pond in 1929

The University Archives acquired a fascinating diary, written by UW alumnus Chandler F. Young and his brother, entitled “Seeing the British Isles in 1929.” Read and view highlights from the diary on “Found in the Archives,” the department’s Tumblr. The acquisition was made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Libraries.

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