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  • Thanksgiving & the Peter Pauper Press

    Posted on Nov 20th

    As we prepare for a brief Thanksgiving break (please see a calendar of the Libraries’ hours for the holiday weekend and beyond), we […]

  • Commemorating the Armistice

    Posted on Nov 11th

    One hundred years ago, at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, fighting in the war to end […]

  • Charles Lucian Bonaparte’s Wild Turkey

    Posted on Nov 22nd

    Thanksgiving this year is an apt time for us to show off a plate from volume 1 of American ornithology; or, the […]

  • “Cries of London” in the Thordarson Collection

    Posted on Aug 14th

    While our Thordarson Collection is perhaps best known for its holdings of science and natural history on the one hand and Iceland […]

  • Earth Day

    Posted on Apr 22nd

    In celebration of Earth Day, we look back to a memorable acquisition — the 1,000,000th volume in the University of Wisconsin-Madison libraries, […]

  • Gilding the Lily

    Posted on Jan 13th

    The four volumes of the Thordarson Collection copy of Audubon’s masterwork, Birds of America, feature uniform and striking bindings by Riviere & Sons […]

  • Basil Valentine – No Relation

    Posted on Feb 14th

    Among the strengths of the Duveen Alchemy and Chemistry Collection are numerous works attributed to one Basil Valentine (Basilius Valentinus), nearly as mysterious […]

  • On Display at Kohler Art Library

    Posted on Jan 25th

    We urge you to visit the Kohler Art Library on campus to view the exhibit “Collected Specimens:  Gaylord Schanilec and Midnight Paper […]

  • Ice and Snow

    Posted on Jan 8th

    Although winter weather arrived in Wisconsin rather late this year, we now have our share of ice and snow, prompting a fresh […]

  • New Exhibit on Triangles, Squares, and Circles

    Posted on Dec 5th

    Please visit Special Collections for our latest exhibit, “Shapes in Books: Triangles, Circles, Squares.” It features, not surprisingly, rare books on geometry, […]

  • Special Hours: Day After Thanksgiving

    Posted on Nov 24th

    The reading room in Special Collections will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on the day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 27) […]

  • 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 […]