Category Archives: News

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 […]

November 18th, 2015

Looking Back: The Vietnam Era in Madison, a special event co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Archives and Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries, will take a look at the critical moments in Madison […]

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, […]

Oral History in the Digital Age
August 24th, 2015

Please join us for a workshop on collecting, editing, preserving, and disseminating oral histories in a digital environment. The workshop will be led by nationally recognized expert Doug Boyd, and […]

WHC logo
June 26th, 2015

UW Oral History Program head, Troy Reeves, was recently selected to serve on the Wisconsin Humanities Council. Reeves has led workshops and public conferences across Wisconsin, educating the public in the practice […]

Hockey players, 1929. #040502as139
June 24th, 2015

What do we do? The primary purpose of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives is to collect and preserve University records and information of permanent historical value and serve as an […]