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National Clippings

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Posts every Friday that highlight unique materials and interesting stories from beyond the UW-Madison Libraries.

August 3, 2016

University of Wisconsin-Madison Joins the Digital Public Library of America

Wisconsin’s libraries, archives, and museums are joining their peers around the country in providing free online access to their digital collections through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Some 400,000 records representing photographs, books, maps, artifacts, and other historical resources from more than 200 Wisconsin collections are now part of DPLA. School children, genealogists […]

July 12, 2016

Tune in Tuesdays: Local Records, Global Sounds: Historic Recordings of the Upper Midwest

July 12, 2016 | By Jesse Johnston / National Endowment for the Humanities This post is part of NEH’s “Tune In Tuesdays” series, highlighting some of the projects NEH has supported to preserve and provide access to rich audiovisual materials important to humanities research, teaching, and the public interest. The NEH is also proud to announce a […]

June 15, 2016

Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016: Anna Deavere Smith showcases the power of words

by Erin Doherty Throughout 2016, our Year of Shakespeare in Wisconsin, we will bring you stories, events, lectures, performances, and more. All are part of our celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016 is dedicated to showcasing the depth, reach, and continued impact of Shakespeare. On the evening of April […]

April 27, 2016

Go Big Read selects ‘Evicted’ for 2016-17

~ Kari Knutson, University Communications It’s the story of eight Milwaukee families faced with losing their homes. It’s also a powerful analysis of a little-known epidemic affecting people across the country living in poverty. “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” the best-selling book by alumnus Matthew Desmond, is the 2016-17 selection for Go Big […]

January 26, 2016

Libraries, Arts Institute, & Chazen Present Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016

Folger Shakespeare Library Partnering with 52 Host Sites Across the Country for Traveling Exhibition to Mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death. The University of Wisconsin—Madison is pleased to announce the start of Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016. Selected as the Wisconsin host site for the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national […]

January 5, 2016

NPR: 400 Years After His Death, Shakespeare’s First Folio Goes Out On Tour

2016 is all about William Shakespeare! Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to join a special list of institutions that have been selected as host sites for the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare!, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the […]

October 20, 2015

‘Just Mercy’ Author Bryan Stevenson to Visit Campus Oct.26.

~Story by Jenny Price, University Communications Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls Bryan Stevenson “America’s Mandela.” Stevenson has spent his career fighting for racial justice and wants his fellow Americans to realize that something is inherently wrong with the land of the free and the home of the brave having the highest incarceration rate in the world. In the […]

July 20, 2015

Folksongs of Another America: UW-Madison Professor, Mills Music Library featured on Swiss Public Radio

Material from the Mills Music Library was recently featured on Swiss Public radio, with Prof. Jim Leary discussing his forthcoming UW Press 5CD/DVD/book set, Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946. Read more about the work of Prof. Leary at the University of Wisconsin Press site. Part of the interview, conducted […]

July 9, 2015

MAYRENT INSTITUTE NOW HOME TO OLDEST SURVIVING RECORDINGS OF YIDDISH MUSIC

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture has acquired the twelve earliest known cylinder recordings of Yiddish music, released c.1901 by the one-time Chicago-based Thomas Lambert Company. The recordings enhance the Institute’s offerings in combination with the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings, a repository of over 9,000 78rpm recordings of Yiddish and Jewish music, at the […]

June 30, 2015

Art history students turn shopkeeper’s ledger into Smithsonian exhibit

Art history students turn shopkeeper’s ledger into Smithsonian exhibit by Susannah Brooks (University Communications) In the spring of 2013, sixteen students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison spent a semester delving into the mysteries of a single dusty account book kept by a colonial merchant. The results of their work didn’t emerge for another two years. […]

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