University of Wisconsin photographic history

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  • Polish Folksong Collection

    Materials from a collection that resulted from a two-year study (1946-1948) overseen by Professor Edmund I. Zawacki of the Department of Slavic Languages, University of Wisconsin documenting rural Polish immigrant communities in Trempealeau County,…

  • Selections from the William B. Cairns Collection of American Women Writers, 1650-1940

    Collecting the literary record of women writers—some very well known, others often neglected, some anonymous—is the purpose and goal of the Cairns Collection of American Women writers, 1650-1940. The voices of women in American literary history ref…

  • The LeRoy Larson Collection

    The LeRoy Larson Collection documents the traditional dance music of Scandinavians, chiefly Norwegians, in Minnesota with some overlap into western Wisconsin and northern Iowa. LeRoy Wilbur Larson (1939- ) is a musician, composer, musicologist/ethn…

  • Historical Primary Sources

    Historical Primary Sources presents a collection of historical texts - a classic in city development (Madison-a Model City), an account by an involved eyewitness (Annals of the Famine in Ireland), and an insightful view by a gifted Swedish writer o…

  • The Literature Collection

    The Literature Collection is a multilayered grouping of works in literature and the humanities. From medieval to modern, scholarly to satirical, there is something for everyone. Diversity rules: there are texts translated from Nordic languages, tex…

  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Programs

    Beginning in 1967, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Directory and Records Book was published annually in order to provide a written record of the individual and team accomplishments for those sports sponsored by the confere…

  • Joel M. Halpern Laotian Slide Collection

    Consisting of slightly over 3000 images, the Joel M. Halpern Laotian Slide Collection is a unique portrait of life in Laos. Nearly all of the images were personally taken by Professor Halpern, an anthropologist, in Laos in 1957, 1959, and 1969. He …

  • World War II Veterans of Mount Horeb

    The digital collection, World War II Veterans of Mount Horeb, is an effort to honor the sacrifices and achievements of Mount Horeb veterans and to ensure their place in local history. The collection brings together several types of materials: books…