Mills materials in New and Notable at UW–Madison Libraries
New and Notable at UW-Madison Libraries: An Exhibition of Books and Manuscripts
January 24 – August 4, 2023
Special Collections, 976 Memorial Library
728 State Street
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public
We’re excited to announce an exhibition to which we contributed has opened in the Department of Special Collections and will be up until August. New and Notable at UW–Madison Libraries features curatorial contributions from twelve librarians from multiple library and archives locations on campus. The materials vary widely in format, from early manuscripts and modern archives to early printed books, recent comics, and artists’ books, to recordings, games, and artifacts; and they vary widely in nation of origin, too, with collection items from around the world, including Japan, India, Tibet, Mexico, Peru, Russia, and elsewhere. Highlights include an album of hand-painted Indian miniatures, a 17th-century manuscript about peyote, and tear gas cannisters associated with the Sterling Hall bombing on August 24, 1970.
We have selections from four collections we’ve received recently spread across three cases, curated by Jeanette Casey, Head of Mills: Richard Davis Collection, Douglas Hill Collection, Stephen Dembski Collection, and the Jim Berkenstadt Beatles LP Collection.
Carly Sentieri, Research Services Librarian for Special Collections, included a portion of this photo of The New York Bass Violin Choir performing in 1972 from our Richard Davis Collection in the poster she created.
There will be a panel presentation and discussion in Special Collections at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, with Andy Spencer (International Area Studies, Memorial Library), Micaela Sullivan-Fowler (Ebling Library), Katie Nash (University Archives), and Tom Caw (Mills Music Library), sponsored by the Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries. Details to come!