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  • American Sacred Music

    American Sacred Music provides fulltext access to sacred music published in the United States, with a focus on publications from the Midwest. Dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries, these are primarily collections of hymns and anthems, with …

  • The Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin: A Digital Archive of Historic Aerial Photographs

    Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin creates wide accessibility to a rare collection of historic aerial photographs acquired by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 1937-1941. These photographs provide a snapshot of Wisconsin's landscapes seven…

  • North Carolina Earthenware Collection

    North Carolina Earthenwareoldsalem-logo is a searchable digital collection of approximately 540 ceramic works created by Moravian potters in North Carolina in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Pieces include slip decorated dishes and other ta…

  • 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…

  • Historic Fort Atkinson

    Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin is located in the south-central part of the state within Jefferson County. The area that was to become Fort Atkinson was settled by Dwight Foster and his family in 1836. Mr. Foster found an area marked by the native people,…

  • German-American Correspondence Collection from the Max Kade Institute

    Over 40% of Wisconsinites claim German as their primary ancestry (nearly 70% in some communities) and much local history has been documented in the German language. Personal correspondence between German Americans and relatives in Europe, as well a…

  • The University of Wisconsin : a History

    There have been many histories written of the University of Wisconsin and its schools, colleges, and departments. The University is fortunate to have a major, scholarly 4 volume history covering 1848 to 1971. The first two volumes, covering 1848-19…

  • Carl Rakosi Papers and Audio

    Carl Rakosi (1903-2005) was a social worker, psychotherapist and poet, best known for his affiliation with the "Objectivists," a group of poets assembled by Louis Zukofsky in the early 1930s and championed by Ezra Pound. Other "Objectivists" includ…