Category Archives: environmental history

Spine detail from Dana's Characteristics of volcanoes.
May 20th, 2018

In light of recent news re ports and striking video of an eruption from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, we revisit here some of our holdings about Kilauea, Hawaii, and […]

October 26th, 2017

We hope you will join us on Monday, October 30, at 3 PM in Special Collections for an informal gallery talk about our exhibit “Iceland.” On hand to talk about items on display […]

Title page vignette of Thoreau's Walden, 1st ed., Department of Special Collections, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison
July 12th, 2017

To celebrate Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday, we offer a preview of a new acquisition, the first edition of Walden, or, Life in the woods (1854). The work, with the imprint “Boston: […]