Category: Private Press Collection

  • Special Collections Closed November 22-24

    Posted on Nov 8th

    The Department of Special Collections reading room and exhibit area will be closed November 22-24, 2023. We will resume our normal hours of Monday-Friday, 9 […]

  • Special Collections Closed for Winter Break

    Posted on Dec 21st

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

  • 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 […]

  • Happy 4th of July from the Peter Pauper Press

    Posted on Jul 4th

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

  • Mercury Observed

    Posted on May 8th

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

  • More of Triangles & Squares: From the Black Mesa Press

    Posted on Mar 27th

    Though not included in our current exhibit “Shapes in Books: Triangles, Squares, Circles,” The limits by Anita Barrows, as published by Black […]

  • 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 […]

  • Thirteen for the Thirteenth

    Posted on Nov 13th

    We honor Friday the 13th with thirteen works from Special Collections, replete with examples of horror, mystery, spirits, and luck (bad or […]

  • Yeats’ “Green Helmet”

    Posted on Sep 12th

    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 […]

  • Celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday

    Posted on Apr 23rd

    On this, Shakespeare’s birthday, we celebrate as well the depth of the Peter Pauper Press Collection in the Department of Special Collections, […]

  • Highlighting Private Presses from Wisconsin

    Posted on May 31st

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

  • Text Support

    Posted on May 2nd

    Congratulations to Tracy Honn, director of the Silver Buckle Press, and Lyn Korenic, director of Kohler Art Library, on their three-venue exhibit, […]