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  • The Antiquities of Wisconsin

    The Antiquities of Wisconsin, Increase A. Lapham's most important published work, was the result of his interest in the Indian effigy mounds found on Wisconsin's Landscape. His research for the work was funded by the American Antiquarian Society an…

  • The State of Wisconsin Collection

    The State of Wisconsin Collection brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary materials: writings about the State of Wisconsin and unique or valuable materials that relate to its history and ongoing development. The co…

  • Wisconsin Pioneer Experience

    The Wisconsin Pioneer Experience is a digital collection of diaries, letters, reminiscences, speeches and other writings of people who settled and built Wisconsin during the 19th century. The project has been made available through the partnership …

  • The Amateur Journalism Collection

    This digital collection preserves several dozen journals produced by amateur journalists in recent years using digital technology and saved as .pdf files. It thus complements the very large Library of Amateur Journalism Collection in the Department…

  • People of the Sturgeon

    People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish is a tale of the cultural and scientific history of an iconic Wisconsin fish, the lake sturgeon. Throughout the process of writing the book, the authors interviewed community acti…

  • Víglundar Saga : a New Edition Based on UW-Madison Libraries Special Collections MS 140

    Víglundar saga is one of the latest of the Icelandic family sagas (Íslendinga sögur), but its style is heavily influenced by the chivalric sagas (riddarasögur) such as Tristrams saga. It tells the story of the love between Víglund and Ketilríð, and…

  • 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…

  • 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…