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Waukesha Sales Pavilion, Waukesha, interior

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  • Neenah Public Library Local History Collection

    Neenah, a city of 25,000, is a part of the Fox Cities and located in east-central Wisconsin, on the northwest shore of Lake Winnebago. Originally known as Winnebago Rapids, Neenah was incorporated as a village in 1856 and had a population of 1,296 …

  • Indochina War Refugees in Laos, 1954–1975—Documents And Reports

    During the period 1954-1975, a time of ongoing conflict and war in Laos, as many as 700,000 refugees, or about 25% of the country's estimated population of 3 million, were internally dislocated. About half of the population of Laos is comprised of …

  • 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…

  • 78-RPM Recordings Collection

    The collection is comprised of over 2,400 78-rpm recordings commercially produced for immigrant, ethnic, indigenous, and regional audiences by American record companies in the first half of the 20th century. The record companies range from big labe…

  • History of Science and Technology

    The History of Science and Technology Collection brings together in digital facsimile two categories of primary and secondary publications: Writings about scientific research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Unique or valuable titles in …

  • Theatre to Cinema : Stage Pictorialism and the Early Feature Film

    The centerpiece of this collection is a reprint of Theatre to Cinema: Stage Pictorialism and the Early Feature Film, by Ben Brewster and Lea Jacobs first published by Oxford University Press in 1997. While previous accounts of the relationship betw…

  • Nazi Culture Lectures

    From 2007 until 2020 Jost Hermand and Marc Silberman (Dept. of German, University of Wisconsin-Madison) offered each spring semester a large-enrollment, undergraduate course called "Nazi Culture," conducted entirely in English and aimed at non Germ…

  • History of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Collection

    The History of UW-River Falls Collection includes resources that document the history and evolution of this campus. The collection includes published material as well as archival materials and may eventually include additional books, manuscripts, s…