Archives: July 2014

Detail of flamingo in Audubon's Birds of America. From the Thordarson Collection, Department of Special Collections, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
July 28th, 2014

On display through August 1 (this Friday!) in our exhibit “Books of Nature” is the magnificent illustration of the American flamingo in Audubon’s double-elephant folio Birds of America. Our copy […]

July 2nd, 2014

This past weekend, news outlets noted an important anniversary: the centenary of the assassination in Sarajevo of archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, an event generally identified as precipitating what we […]