Category Archives: Private Press Collection

December 21st, 2018

Special Collections will be closed for Winter Break (December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019). We will reopen with normal hours (9 AM to 5 PM) on January 2, 2019. […]

November 20th, 2018

As we prepare for a brief Thanksgiving break (please see a calendar of the Libraries’ hours for the holiday weekend and beyond), we turn for inspiration to Edna Beilenson’s Festive Cookery […]

July 4th, 2017

Our good friend Jim Dast just brought us two volumes to add to our very large Peter Pauper Press Collection. Both were printed by the Peter Pauper Press for the […]

May 9th, 2016

Our colleague Jim Lattis (of UW-Madison’s Space Place) has alerted the campus to a rare transit of Mercury, and to a special opening of Washburn Observatory on Monday, May 9, […]

March 27th, 2016

Though not included in our current exhibit “Shapes in Books: Triangles, Squares, Circles,” The limits by Anita Barrows, as published by Black Mesa Press in 1982, qualifies both for the […]

January 25th, 2016

We urge you to visit the Kohler Art Library on campus to view the exhibit “Collected Specimens:  Gaylord Schanilec and Midnight Paper Sales,” curated by Lyn Korenic of the Art […]

November 13th, 2015

We honor Friday the 13th with thirteen works from Special Collections, replete with examples of horror, mystery, spirits, and luck (bad or otherwise). The links below bring up the full […]

Title page from William Butler Yeats, The green helmet and other poems (Cuala Press, 1910). Private Press Collection, Department of Special Collections, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
September 12th, 2015

The current exhibit in Special Collections, entitled “Green Green — It’s Green They Say,” has heightened our awareness of both references to the color green and use of color in printing, fine and […]

April 23rd, 2015

On this, Shakespeare’s birthday, we celebrate as well the depth of the Peter Pauper Press Collection in the Department of Special Collections, the generous gift of James and Nancy Dast. […]

May 31st, 2013

To accompany the multi-venue exhibit “Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper,” a small exhibit in the lobby of Memorial Library recently offered  a small sampler of output from some […]