What’s new? Debut!

August 30th, 2018
Debut exhibition poster
Entrance to Special Collections exhibition area.

Entrance to Special Collections exhibition area.

Mills Music Library has joined with Kohler Art Library, Special Collections, and University Archives in Debut: An Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions in Special Collections, which opened on August 27 in the Department of Special Collections, Floor 9, Memorial Library, and will remain up until December 14, 2018.

Ben Sidran's tapes of interviews he conducted for his Talking Jazz radio program, which were compiled into a book and CD box set.

Ben Sidran’s tapes of interviews he conducted for his Talking Jazz radio program.

We have chosen to highlight selections from Ben Sidran’s archives, our Cuca Records Collection, and donations of 19th Century American Sheet Music.

The Fendermen, Mule Skinner Blues, Cuca J-1003-A, 1960, with music publishing card showing sale to the Soma label.

The Fendermen, Mule Skinner Blues, Cuca J-1003-A, 1960, with music publishing card showing sale to the Soma label.

Highlights from the other contributors include: artists’ books that respond to contemporary political issues; Japanese materials related to the Russo-Japanese War and World War II; original paintings of cats and dogs by comic artist (and UW-Madison faculty member) Lynda Barry; realia from the LGBTQ Archive Project; and rare books and manuscripts in the areas of history of science, women’s literature, and much more.

The exhibit was curated by a collective of staff members (Susan Barribeau, Jeanette Casey, Paloma Celis-Carbajal, Yoriko Dixon, Lyn Korenic, Katie Nash, Robin Rider, and Lisa Wettleson), under the leadership of Carly Sentieri.

Special Collections hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.