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  • Wisconsin Blue Books

    The State of Wisconsin Blue Book remains the primary one-volume reference source about the state, documenting the organization of the state's three branches of government (legislative, executive, and judicial). Typically, each volume includes exten…

  • Aviation History of Racine and Kenosha

    When John Sullivan was still a young boy in grade school, he walked down to what was then an airfield in Kenosha, Wisconsin. That piece of land not far from Lake Michigan belonged to Hart Smith, one of Kenosha's first aviators. Smith was working on…

  • Evansville, Wisconsin Collection

    The digital collection of materials from the Eager Free Public Library History Room includes Rock County, Wisconsin plat books from 1891, 1904, and 1917. Evansville was settled in 1839 and became an important stop on the Chicago & Northwestern …

  • Latin American Cartonera Publishers Collection

    The cartonera publishing phenomenon began in Buenos Aires in 2003 and was spearheaded by writers and artists interested in reconfiguring the conditions in which literary art is produced and consumed. They came up with a progressive new publishing …

  • Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent

    Africa Focus brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary resources: research and teaching materials collected by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable items related to these fields held by t…

  • Longridge Ceramics Collection

    The Longridge Ceramics Collection has been called the finest private collection of British delft and slipware in the world. Over 500 ceramic objects are presented here, with photographs of full views and selected details, accompanied by short descr…

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives Collections

    The University Archives is committed to collecting and preserving materials related to people, places, events, and other entities associated with the UW-Madison, UW-System, and UW-Extension in their original formats whether that be analog or digita…

  • The Kennecott Flambeau Mine Process Documents

    The Kennecott Flambeau Mine process documents provide researchers access to the documents that relate to the permit process for the mine. Approximately 25 documents describe the mine and its natural and cultural environments. The documents contain …