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Cadets and women dancing at the Senior Mess, Philippine Military Academy

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  • Historical Primary Sources

    Historical Primary Sources presents a collection of historical texts - a classic in city development (Madison-a Model City), an account by an involved eyewitness (Annals of the Famine in Ireland), and an insightful view by a gifted Swedish writer o…

  • The History of Limnology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

    The Center for Limnology is a research facility affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Center for Limnology was established in July 1982 to plan, conduct, and facilitate inland freshwater research. The Center grew out of almost on…

  • Images of Wat Tham Krabok Refugee Camp

    The Wat Tham Krabok refugee camp, located on the grounds of a similarly named Buddhist monastery, "Cave of the Teaching Monastery", about 81 miles north of Bangkok, the Thai capital, was the last Hmong refugee camp in Thailand.  Beginning in 2004, …

  • Wisconsin Groundwater Research and Monitoring Program Reports

    About two-thirds of the people of Wisconsin obtain their drinking water from groundwater. Despite a general abundance of groundwater in Wisconsin, there is growing concern about the overall availability of good-quality groundwater. Substantial decl…

  • The Literature Collection

    The Literature Collection is a multilayered grouping of works in literature and the humanities. From medieval to modern, scholarly to satirical, there is something for everyone. Diversity rules: there are texts translated from Nordic languages, tex…

  • 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…

  • Waterford Area Local History

    Western Racine County pioneer families began staking their claims in the Waterford area in the fall of 1836. The early years of settlement are documented here by a collection of historical artifacts digitized from a variety of formats including boo…

  • Marathon County Local History

    The Marathon County Public Library provides historical information and resources concerning the history of Marathon County. Marathon County, which was officially organized in 1850, is the largest county in Wisconsin. This digital collection focuses…