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  • Wisconsin's Historic Natural Resources Photos

    These images represent the changing face of Wisconsin's natural resource agencies, their employees and customers, and the resources they preserve and protect. The photos span more than a century and were taken by photographers and other staff of th…

  • The State of Wisconsin Collection

    The State of Wisconsin Collection brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary materials: writings about the State of Wisconsin and unique or valuable materials that relate to its history and ongoing development. The co…

  • Luther Burbank : His Methods and Discoveries and their Practical Application

    Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries is a 12–volume monographic series documenting Burbank's methods and discoveries and their practical application, prepared from his original field notes covering more than 100,000 experiments…

  • The Aldo Leopold Archives

    Aldo Leopold is considered by many to have been the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th Century. Leopold's legacy spans the disciplines of forestry, wildlife management, conservation biology, sustainable agriculture, restoration ecolo…

  • Historical Bee and Beekeeping Literature : Selections from the Charles C. Miller Memorial Apicultural Library

    The Charles C. Miller Apicultural Collection has an interesting history both in terms of its inspirational namesake and in how it came to be located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Born in 1831, Charles C. Miller was a doctor, teacher, beek…

  • Ach Ya! : the Story of German Music in Wisconsin

    The "Ach Ya!: The Story of German Music in Wisconsin" Collection presents historical images from the nineteenth through the late twentieth century that evoke the long-standing heritage and rich diversity of Wisconsin's German musical traditions, es…

  • Playing House : Homemaking for Children

    American domestic advice or homemaking manuals emerged in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and served to advise the housewife in the care and upkeep of the home and its contents and occupants. While most of these manuals were writ…

  • Olakh's Grassroots Feminist Political Posters in India

    Welcome to Olakh and the University of Wisconsin's digital archive of grassroots feminist posters from India. India has been home to a vibrant women's movement (or rather women's movements) with a global influence.  Historically, grassroots women's…