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The UW-Madison Libraries' digitized collections contain rare and unique photos, books, maps, recordings, archival documents, and more from across the UW, Wisconsin, and the world.

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  • Reports and Records of Urban and Regional Planning

    This collection represents annual planning reports from civil planning agencies throughout Wisconsin and includes reports on water management, Wisconsin regional planning, neighborhood planning, the cities of Madison and Milwaukee, and environmenta…

  • Greetings from the Fatherland Postcards : German Picture Postcards and History

    These German picture postcards, dating from 1914 through 1945, represent a small portion of the Andrew Laurie Stangel Collection. The collection as a whole documents German history from the time of Bismarck through the end of World War II in books,…

  • Russian Satirical Journals

    This digital collection represents a subset of the paper holdings of early 20th-century Russian political and satirical journals held in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries in the Department of Special Collections. These journals are, for…

  • Historic Fort Atkinson

    Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin is located in the south-central part of the state within Jefferson County. The area that was to become Fort Atkinson was settled by Dwight Foster and his family in 1836. Mr. Foster found an area marked by the native people,…

  • A Williams Bay Treasure : "Bay Leaves," 1933-1940

    Barrett Memorial Library is the main repository of the photographs, scrapbooks, yearbooks, newsletters and other historical artifacts that document the village of Williams Bay's rich history. The "Williams Bay Treasure: 'Bay Leaves' 1933-40" digiti…

  • Big Streets in a Little City : Downtown Street Scenes in Kiel, 1860-1980

    The name of this collection, Big Streets in a Little City, is an affectionate reference to the official City of Kiel slogan, "the little city that does big things." Located on the Sheboygan River in the southwest corner of Manitowoc County, this ci…

  • The Home Front : Manitowoc County in World War II

    This digital collection of photographic images, oral histories, published sources and documents, artifacts, and other resources helps to document and explain the history of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin during the period from 1939 to 1947—both the mo…

  • The Nash Collection of Primates in Art and Illustration

    The Nash Collection of Primates in Art and Illustration comprises digital images drawn from a variety of historical sources and reveals how nonhuman primates have been depicted over time. This collection includes examples of fine art, printed illus…