Category Archives: digitizing projects

Aerial view of Curtis Prairie and Leopold Pines, UW-Madison Arboretum
April 23rd, 2019

To commemorate Earth Day 2019 and to honor the UW-Madison Arboretum, which was just added to the National Register of Historic Places, we turn to the R. A. McCabe Collection […]

Title of Leopold's WHA talk, "Feeding winter birds on the farm"
January 22nd, 2019

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

From paper wrapper of Legati, Tesoro di varii secreti
October 4th, 2018

We continue our exploration of so-called books of secrets (secreti italiani) in the Duveen Collection, recently digitized as part of the subcollection “Secrets Reveal’d: Early Modern Printed Books of Alchemy […]

September 10th, 2018

Some of the smallest treasures of the Duveen Collection of Alchemy and Early Chemistry, cataloged under the collective title of “Miscellaneous pamphlets in Italian on occult sciences,” have now been […]

June 30th, 2017

With Andrea Rolich of the Preservation Department, we were recently looking at the UW-Madison Libraries’ copies of the periodical Every Week, including the issue for July 2, 1917, now a […]

December 21st, 2016

In the last week of December and in early January, the Special Collections reading room and exhibit area will be open reduced hours: STATE HOLIDAY: DECEMBER 26 December 26 (Monday) — Closed  […]

April 20th, 2016

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

April 9th, 2016

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 in digitized form in the UW-Madison Libraries Digital Collections. For […]

November 18th, 2015

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

September 23rd, 2015

The process of digitizing our copy of Shakespeare’s Second Folio is underway, in anticipation of all the events, on campus and further afield, in 2016, the year of Shakespeare. In […]