Category: UW Digital Collections

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Go, Badgers!

    Posted on Mar 24th

    John James Audubon (best known for his double-elephant folio Birds of America) drew a sharp distinction between the North American badger and […]

  • To Welcome Spring

    Posted on Mar 19th

    To welcome the first day of spring tomorrow, we offer details of hand-colored engravings and distinctive bindings from our holdings. Our copy […]

  • Polka!

    Posted on Mar 6th

    We’re looking forward to the premiere this evening of Wisconsin Public Television’s Polka!, which includes an image of some lively dancing from […]

  • A New Year’s Wreath (of Sorts)

    Posted on Jan 3rd

    New Year’s greetings! Decorative covers of some of our many gift books and annuals figure in the the online project Publishers’ Bindings […]