Category Archives: Collection Development

St. Paul’s 1915. Meuer Photoart Collection, UW-Madison Archives.
January 6th, 2016

On Sunday, January 3, 2016, St. Paul University Catholic Center celebrated its last mass in its current building.  Originally conceived in 1906 and dedicated in 1910, a new building is planned […]

"Crazylegs" starring Elroy Hirsch
January 6th, 2016

Badger football fanatics are likely familiar with the legacy of Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch, a star for UW (Madison) and its eventual Director of Athletics. Less known is Hirsch’s second act: a short but […]

UW alum, Larry O'Brien('64), poses with his band jacket and clarinet.
December 18th, 2015

We LOVE our alumni. Especially alums like Larry O. (’64) who generously shared with us his memories and items from his clarinet-playing days at UW-Madison. Larry accompanied the marching band […]

Cherry Harvesting, 2015/283
December 2nd, 2015

Enjoy a selection of photos that document cherry harvesting in Wisconsin (2015/283). Scenes of Wisconsin: Cherry Harvesting Technology, 1960-1964 Over the course of the 1960s, harvesters experimented with new technologies to […]

Homecoming 1960 at UW (Madison). Image #S16910.
November 30th, 2015

We recently acquired a small collection of color slides documenting 1960 Homecoming activities at UW (Madison), Accession #2015/278. Thanks to UW alumni, Christopher Fortune (BS, 1962) for sharing these beautiful images […]

Letter from Jere to Al.
November 5th, 2015

Little else sets our souls aflame at UW-Archives than finding a mysterious love letter. And nothing surpasses a love letter that mentions the campus itself. Last week, our student staff extraordinaire, […]

Robert Gard at WHA, Image #S10381.
October 12th, 2015

Robert E. Gard Foundation Oral History Project is a new collection of oral history interviews that commemorate the 50th anniversary of Gard’s “Arts in the Small Community Project.” The Gard Foundation collected stories from artists, […]