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By Jennifer Jiang In Wisconsin’s Historical Natural Resources Collection, there are three women we would like to recognize for their achievements. In honor of Women’s History Month, we are sharing […]

A postcard of a partially submerged Statue of Liberty on frozen Lake Mendota as part of a prank by the Pail and Shovel party. The back reads, "Ms. Liberty at high tide."

by Jennifer Jiang Forty years ago, in February of 1979, the Statue of Liberty showed up at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Pail and Shovel Party of the Wisconsin Student Association […]

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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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  • Happy #InternationalMuseumDay! Welcome to the Chazen Museum of Art. Constructed in 1965 as the Elvehjem Arts Center, the name was changed to the Chazen Museum of Art in 2006 to honor alumnus Jerome Chazen.
  • The summer of 1959, in Copenhagen. A group of children gazing out towards the sea. #TravelTuesday Image taken by professor Lawrence Monthey, from the Eastern European and Slavic Studies Collection.
  • Marcia Windness, class of 1956 honor graduate and Fulbright scholarship winner, celebrated graduation with a stack of 450 textbooks. 📚👐🎓#UWGrad #DigitalCollections
  • Hopefully your finals week isn’t as overwhelming as the sugar molecules in this photo. •
(Image: Biochemistry professor Laurens Anderson and student sit surrounded by models of sugar molecules. From the UW-Madison Collection) #DigitalCollections
  • When #MapMonday meets #MarbleMonday— enjoy the patterns on this 1891 Geological map of Sidnaw, Iron, Houghton, and Baraga Counties, Michigan.