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  • Home Economics to Human Ecology : A Centennial History at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

    This digital collection of photographs and ephemera illustrates aspects of the past 100 years at the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Some of the material was used to develop the School's history website. Most of th…

  • The Primate Collection

    The Primate Collection brings together thousands of illustrations and photographs as well as other information about non-human mammals of the order Primate. All of these materials were once held at the Lawrence Jacobsen Library, also known as the P…

  • Historic Theater Posters

    This database of late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century theatre posters represents a small portion of the holdings at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Sample posters wer…

  • Waukesha County History 1870-1920

    In the fifty years between 1870 and 1920, Waukesha County grew from rural villages to lively cities and towns. The materials selected for this digital project depict many elements of Waukesha County history, primarily documenting the industries, pe…

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Zoology Museum Collection

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison Zoological Museum provides support of zoological research within the Department of Zoology, throughout the state and region, nationally and internationally by collecting, curating and managing, and making availab…

  • Ada James Papers and Correspondence (1915-1918)

    This collection is comprised of selected folders from the larger Ada James Papers (Wis Mss OP) housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Ada James (1876-1952) was a leading social reformer, humanitarian, and pacifist from Richland Center, Wiscons…

  • Secrets Reveal'd : Early Modern Printed Books of Alchemy and "Chymistry"

    The Duveen Collection of early chemistry and alchemy is part of the holdings of the Department of Special Collections at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Here one can find selections from that collection which have been digitized in their entirety.…

  • Sahiyar's Grassroots Feminist Political Posters in India

    Welcome to Sahiyar 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'…