Category: UW Digital Collections

  • 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 […]

  • Fall Semester Hours for Special Collections

    Posted on Sep 6th

    We’re delighted to welcome you back to campus and to invite you to consult the holdings of Special Collections in our reading […]

  • Winter Break Hours

    Posted on Dec 21st

    The Department of Special Collections will resume Library By Appointment for its reading room with appointments (Tuesday-Thursday, 1-4 PM) available beginning January […]

  • 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 […]

  • New Exhibit: Plants Plantations Labor Trade

    Posted on Jan 27th

    We welcome you to our new exhibit,  Plants  Plantations  Labor  Trade: An Exhibit of Holdings of the UW-Madison Libraries and Wisconsin Historical Society […]

  • 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 […]

  • Tracing Snowflakes

    Posted on Dec 19th

    Unseasonably warm temperatures here in Madison have recently melted what little snow we have received this season. By way of what we’re missing, […]

  • Commemorating the Armistice

    Posted on Nov 11th

    One hundred years ago, at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, fighting in the war to end […]

  • “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 […]

  • Alchemy and Other Curiosities

    Posted on Jul 6th

    This year’s Madison Early Music Festival, with its theme “A Cabinet of Curiosities: Journey to Lübeck,” offers us the opportunity to showcase […]