Category: digitizing projects

  • Special Collections Closed July 3-4, 2023

    Posted on Jun 28th

    The Department of Special Collections reading room and exhibit area will be closed July 3-4, 2023. We will resume our normal hours of Monday-Friday, 9 […]

  • Special Collections Open By Appointment

    Posted on Aug 10th

    Our doors are open, and we are delighted to welcome you back as part of the Library By Appointment service. Please make […]

  • Earth Day and the Arboretum

    Posted on Apr 22nd

    To commemorate Earth Day 2019 and to honor the UW-Madison Arboretum, which was just added to the National Register of Historic Places, […]

  • Aldo Leopold and Wisconsin Winter

    Posted on Jan 22nd

    We call your attention to the new exhibit in Special Collections — “Aldo Leopold: Life, Land, Legacy.” Most of the photographs on […]

  • “Stupendous and Marvelous Secrets”: Secret No More (Part II)

    Posted on Oct 3rd

    We continue our exploration of so-called books of secrets (secreti italiani) in the Duveen Collection, recently digitized as part of the subcollection […]

  • “Stupendous and Marvelous Secrets”: Secret No More (Part I)

    Posted on Sep 9th

    Some of the smallest treasures of the Duveen Collection of Alchemy and Early Chemistry, cataloged under the collective title of “Miscellaneous pamphlets […]

  • Independence Day, 1917

    Posted on Jun 30th

    With Andrea Rolich of the Preservation Department, we were recently looking at the UW-Madison Libraries’ copies of the periodical Every Week, including […]

  • Special Collections Hours in Late December

    Posted on Dec 21st

    In the last week of December and in early January, the Special Collections reading room and exhibit area will be open reduced […]

  • 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 […]

  • Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016

    Posted on Apr 8th

    In concert with the celebration of Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016, we are pleased to announce that our copy of Shakespeare’s Second Folio is now available […]

  • 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 […]

  • Digitizing the Second Folio

    Posted on Sep 23rd

    The process of digitizing our copy of Shakespeare’s Second Folio is underway, in anticipation of all the events, on campus and further […]