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  • The Gender and Women's Studies Collection

    The Gender and Women's Studies Collection brings together, in digital form, primary and secondary materials relating to the the exploration of politics, history, and society from a transnational and multicultural women's perspective. Although this …

  • Waukesha County History 1870-1920

    In the fifty years between 1870 and 1920, Waukesha County grew from rural villages to lively cities and towns. The materials selected for this digital project depict many elements of Waukesha County history, primarily documenting the industries, pe…

  • South African Voices

    Harold Scheub is the Evjue-Bascom Professor of the Humanities in the Department of African Languages and Literature at UW-Madison. He specializes in African oral traditions and written literatures. South African Voices is a three-volume work that i…

  • Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Rusk, and St. Croix Counties : Local History Collections

    This collection showcases selections from the local history collections of 14 West-Central and Northwestern Wisconsin public libraries. These libraries, and many other IFLS Library System member libraries, serve as repositories for important local …

  • The Home Front : Manitowoc County in World War II

    This digital collection of photographic images, oral histories, published sources and documents, artifacts, and other resources helps to document and explain the history of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin during the period from 1939 to 1947—both the mo…

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Zoology Museum Collection

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison Zoological Museum provides support of zoological research within the Department of Zoology, throughout the state and region, nationally and internationally by collecting, curating and managing, and making availab…

  • Wisconsin Land Economic Inventory (Bordner Survey)

    Often called the "Bordner Survey" after its director, John Bordner, the Wisconsin Land Economic Inventory was a Depression-era project to inventory the land resources of Wisconsin so that they could be used more productively. Field workers, usually…

  • Ethnographic Collection of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Anthropology

    The UW-Madison Department of Anthropology curates ethnographic objects, archaeological artifacts, biological anthropology specimens, and related archives such as photographs, slides, paper documents, maps, and film. The anthropology collections are…