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  • Virginia M. Kline Collection : Ecological Communities of Wisconsin

    Dr. Virginia E. (March) Kline (1926-2003) was a plant ecologist with a thirst for knowledge about the natural world. She enthusiastically taught the wonders of nature and the science of ecology to students of all ages. In her role as the University…

  • 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…

  • Dovie Horvitz Collection

    The Dovie Horvitz Collection consists of over 1,300 images and scanned texts representing objects and printed matter that reflect the lives of women from the mid 1800s through the mid 1900s. The items themselves were collected by Mrs. Dovie Horvitz…

  • Bunny Berigan, Fox Lake's Own

    Although born in Hilbert, Wisconsin, on November 2, 1908, Bernard "Bunny" Berigan, acclaimed as one of the most prominent jazz trumpeters of all times and unexcelled for his intricate embellishments and lip vibrato, is considered Fox Lake's own. He…

  • Library and Reading Posters

    This collection contains a wide assortment of posters promoting books, libraries, and children's literacy from a variety of organizations including the American Library Association and the Children's Book Council. The CBC is a nonprofit conglomerat…

  • The Botany Collection

    The Botany Collection consists of research and teaching materials created by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff as well as unique or valuable items related to botany held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries.

  • Botanical Photos of Professor Hugh H. Iltis

    Hugh Hellmut Iltis is a botanist, conservationist, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, and Director Emeritus of the WIS Herbarium. He is renowned for research and discoveries surrounding the origin of cultivated corn from its wild an…

  • Islam and Eurasia : Bridging the Information Divide

    This project consists of ten digitized English language travel accounts by persons who journeyed through Muslim regions of the Russian Empire. The earliest of these accounts is that of American George Ditson who traveled through the Caucasus in 184…