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Earlier this year, UWDCC acquired a new contraption that has since made our jobs of digitally capturing and formatting materials immensely easier.

With the newest additions, UWDCC builds on the work that began in 2006 when Ibero-American Studies Bibliographer Paloma Celis Carbajal met with members of Eloísa Cartonera, the first cartonera publisher.

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Alias Jimmy Valentine, memory sequence

Alias Jimmy Valentine, memory sequence. Directed by Maurice Tourneur, 1915.

Theatre to Cinema

The centerpiece of this collection is a reprint of Theatre to Cinema: Stage Pictorialism and the Early Feature Film, by Ben Brewster and Lea Jacobs first published by Oxford University Press in 1997. While previous accounts of the relationship between cinema and theatre have tended to assume that early filmmakers had to break away from the stage in order to establish a specific aesthetic for the new medium, Theatre to Cinema argues that the cinema turned to the pictorial, spectacular tradition of the theatre in the 1910s to establish a model for feature filmmaking.

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  • #Onthisday Edgar Allan Poe is born in 1809. More than 200 years later, Poe’s writing found its way into this cartonera titled, “4 Cuentos De Terror” or horror stories. Cartoneras, like this one, are made from found cardboard recycled as book cover boards. The front cover is painted solid, dark blue with a painted image of pinkish red hand with a shackle around wrist with chain connected to either a phone or card, which is being held by the hand. The book was published by Cartonazo Editores in 2014. #FBF #Cartonera #LibrariesofInstagram #Bookstagram #DigitalCollections (ID:Arts.ec1270.bib)
  • Three men on an early Eliason snow sled, 1940. Photos courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. #technologytrends #snowmobiling #inventionoftheday #Inventions #Snowmobile (ID:WI.dnr0148.bib,dnr1477.bib)
  • Historic poster promoting literacy and recreational reading from the American Library Association, ca. 1970-79. #WednesdayWisdom #LibrariesofInstagram #LibraryLife #iglibraries #Read #digitalcollections #librarytime (ID:SLISTeaching.read0076.bib)
  • Snowball fight between the students of the Law and Engineering schools on Bascom Hill, 1923. #BattleForBascom #UW #UWStudents (ID:UW.uwar05218.bib)
  • Happy Birthday to American author, philosopher, scientist, ecologist, forester, conservationist, and  environmentalist Aldo Leopold. The UW Professor was influential in the movement for wildlife management and conservation. His most famous work, A Sand County Almanac depicts the lands around his home in Sauk County and emphasizes the idea of “land ethics.” Photos are from the Aldo Leopold Archives collection. #Wildlife #WildlifeConservation #AldoLeopold #UW #WildlifeManagement #DigitalCollections (ID:AldoLeopold.leo0538.bib,AldoLeopold.leo0015.bib,AldoLeopold.leo0454,AldoLeopold.leo0588)