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The UW-Digitized Collections contain rare and unique photos, books, maps, recordings, archival documents, and more from across the UW, Wisconsin, and the world. Learn more about UWDCC.

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Featured Collections

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  • The German-American Music Project Collection

    The German-American Music Project Collection documents significant aspects of German-American music and related cultural traditions in Wisconsin, mainly in Calumet, Dodge, Marathon, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Milwaukee counties. The research and field…

  • The History Collection

    "History," said Alexis de Tocqueville, "is a gallery of pictures in which there are a few originals and many copies." The collection assembled here will help you get closer to some of those originals. Selected by librarians, scholars, and other sub…

  • Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings

    The Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings is unique in its comprehensive scale and scope. The over 9,000 78rpm discs include Yiddish theater, popular and traditional music, cantorial songs, klezmer music, poetry, drama, and event ballads and fro…

  • Janesville's Past

    READ - Browse stories, chronologies and histories written by local authors. Century of Stories by Mike DuPre City on the Rock River by Carol Lohry Cartwright History of Janesville by Raymond E. Fenrick, 1969 History of Janesville 1835-193…

  • University Communications Library Collection

    According to a history written by Jack Burke, managing editor of UW's News Service from 1965-1977, two UW professors created the first UW-Madison monthly news periodical back in 1870. Further efforts by professors at the turn of the 20th century le…

  • The Aldo Leopold Archives

    Aldo Leopold is considered by many to have been the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th Century. Leopold's legacy spans the disciplines of forestry, wildlife management, conservation biology, sustainable agriculture, restoration ecolo…

  • Korean War Veterans of Mount Horeb

    The Korean War veterans who contributed to this project are Robert Murray, Wilburt Hefty, Glenn Spaay, Marshall Ruegger, Wayne Syvrud, and Cyril Burns. In addition to the interviews, these men also contributed pictures, papers, and documents collec…

  • The Geology and Natural Resources of Wisconsin

    Geology and Natural Resources of Wisconsin consists of nine foundation volumes that provide detailed documentation of mid- to late-19th century Wisconsin geological and natural history. Contents include government reports and land surveys of Wiscon…