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Category: Cairns Collection of American Women Writers

  • New Exhibit: Plants Plantations Labor Trade

    Posted on Jan 27th

    We welcome you to our new exhibit,  Plants  Plantations  Labor  Trade: An Exhibit of Holdings of the UW-Madison Libraries and Wisconsin Historical Society […]

  • In the Spirit of Thanksgiving: Sarah Josepha Hale

    Posted on Nov 29th

    Before memories of Thanksgiving 2019 fade away, we want to take the opportunity to highlight the important role of American author and […]

  • Women Writing Works on Natural History

    Posted on Mar 8th

    In observance of International Women’s Day, we call your attention to works on natural history by women authors included within our Cairns […]

  • Women and the Great War: Titles in the Cairns Collection of American Women Writers

    Posted on Nov 12th

    Among the strengths of the Cairns Collection of American Women Writers are titles about women’s roles in World War I. In this, […]

  • Authors’ Portraits, Sixties Style

    Posted on Jun 30th

    Our current exhibit, “The Sixties: Remembering Who Was T/here,” pays tribute to, among other, eleven influential novels of the era. Though the […]

  • The Cairns Collection and Art History Curatorial Studies 2018

    Posted on Feb 12th

    Images from our holdings of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin figure in the exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art curated by […]

  • On Working and Labor Day 2017

    Posted on Sep 1st

    Although the campus is buzzing with the excitement of football — first home game tonight — and the beginning of classes next […]

  • Darkness at Noon (More or Less)

    Posted on Aug 20th

    Like other special collections libraries prompted by tomorrow’s solar eclipse to post images from their holdings, we weigh in with examples from, […]

  • April’s Sowing

    Posted on Apr 16th

    Splashes of spring green on the cover, frontispiece, and title page of the novel April’s sowing seem apt after a balmy April […]

  • To Welcome Spring

    Posted on Mar 19th

    To welcome the first day of spring tomorrow, we offer details of hand-colored engravings and distinctive bindings from our holdings. Our copy […]

  • In Observance of Memorial Day

    Posted on May 27th

    Special Collections, like other units of the Libraries, will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016. We point here to three examples […]

  • Shakespeare’s Global Reach

    Posted on Apr 20th

    We celebrate this week’s campus kickoff of Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016 with a page from a travel narrative by Anna Birge, part […]