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UWDC is migrating the backend of its collections into Fedora, an open-source repository software. This migration will be happening during 2018 and details of the process are outlined here.

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

Featured Collection

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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  • Paragliding over the Statue of Liberty on frozen Lake Mendota… Yeah, we
  • For the month of march, UWDC is featuring the Dovie Horvitz Collection which boasts 13 issues of the Delineator women’s magazine published in the early 1930s. Beginning in 1875 and published in New York City, the magazine released monthly periodicals of the latest advancements in women’s fashion as well as general human interest stories. The pages  of Delineator also mark a distinct shift in the quality and content of advertising. The use of bold, colorful images, emphasis on emotional appeals, attempts to foster personal connections, and reduced text defined the revolutionary ads of the 1920s and 1930s. #WomensHistoryMonth #Fashion #advertising #digitalcollections #womenshistory (ID:GenderStudies.DelineatorSep1933.p0001)
  • Soon… #FirstDayOfspring (ID:UW.uwar13206.bib)
  • On this #MondayMorning, we’re giving out a friendly reminder to keep your head high and that back straight. It just might help you get over that Monday slump. This image comes from Parsons
  • A humorous float in a St. Patrick