Category: Cairns Collection of American Women Writers

  • 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 […]

  • Eiffel Tower: Historical Views

    Posted on Nov 17th

    Recent images of the Eiffel Tower prompted us to explore manuscript and printed sources in Special Collections that help provide historical context for […]

  • Thirteen for the Thirteenth

    Posted on Nov 13th

    We honor Friday the 13th with thirteen works from Special Collections, replete with examples of horror, mystery, spirits, and luck (bad or […]

  • Snow Supplement

    Posted on Dec 23rd

    Since we in Madison are not destined to have much if any snow this week, enjoying instead temperatures in the upper 30s […]

  • “Archives & Agential Life” Workshop

    Posted on Jun 18th

    Participants in a recent workshop entitled “Archives & Agential Life” made enthusiastic use of the holdings of Special Collections. Co-directed by Prof. […]

  • Gallery Talk, 4 p.m., September 14, 2012

    Posted on Sep 12th

    It is a pleasure to launch the Special Collections blog with the announcement of a gallery talk by Rachel Melis at 4 […]