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  • Color Our Collections

    Posted on February 3, 2016

    We’re joining in the #ColorOurCollections campaign this week. Use images from the UWDC as coloring pages and share your results on social media. Download our coloring booklet to color all week!

  • Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management – Spring 2016

    Posted on January 22, 2016

    The Holz series provides a chance to highlight the exciting research happening on our campus, as well as a way to build a community that is engaged in discussion around the emerging and fast-changing ways we interact with, use, and tell stories through data.

  • Oneida Winter

    Posted on December 22, 2015

    By Laura Schmidt UW Digital Collections is one of the homes of the Wisconsin Oneida Language Preservation Project and, on the first day […]

  • Philo Buck and His Forgotten Feud

    Posted on December 9, 2015

    By Laura Schmidt On this day in 1950, Philo M. Buck, Jr., passed away. You can find a number of photos of […]

  • Charles Van Hise’s Legacy

    Posted on November 19, 2015

    By Laura Schmidt As many of us know, Charles Van Hise was the president of UW Madison from 1903 until his death, […]

  • World Octopus Day

    Posted on October 8, 2015

    By Rachel Milani World Octopus Day may typically celebrate the 8 legged, tentacled sea creature of children’s nightmares, but here at UW […]

  • Mildred Fish Harnack

    Posted on September 16, 2015

    Born on September 16th,  1902, Mildred Fish Harnack was a Wisconsin native, UW-Madison graduate and the only American woman executed on the […]

  • New additions to Wisconsin Emergency Management Archive

    Posted on September 2, 2015

    September is National Preparedness Month and we just added over 450 images and 350 pages to the Wisconsin Emergency Management Images and Historic […]

  • How to avoid those embarrassing social errors… Wiscetiquette

    Posted on September 1, 2015

    By Rachel Milani As the new school year begins and old students begin to return to campus and new students embark on […]

  • It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s … oh wait, it really is a plane!

    Posted on August 19, 2015

    By Rachel Milani Established in 1939 by FDR, National Aviation Day is celebrated on August 19, the birthday of Orville Wright.  Aviation […]

  • National Lighthouse Day, August 7th

    Posted on August 7, 2015

    Lighthouses like the one in the image to the left, taken from the Great Lakes Maritime History Project, have captured the artistic […]

  • Revisiting The American Founding Period

    Posted on July 3, 2015

    This July 4th we will be celebrating the 239th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Take a look back to where it […]