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  • The Wisconsin Workshop

    Beginning in 1969 the Department of German at the University of Wisconsin, Madison sponsored "The Wisconsin Workshop," an annual, interdisciplinary conference traditionally held in the fall and focused on a topic related to German culture. The Work…

  • The UW–Stevens Point Collection

    The History of UW-Stevens Point Collection includes resources that document the history and evolution of this campus. The collection includes published material as well as archival materials and may eventually include additional books, manuscripts,…

  • Bunny Berigan, Fox Lake's Own

    Although born in Hilbert, Wisconsin, on November 2, 1908, Bernard "Bunny" Berigan, acclaimed as one of the most prominent jazz trumpeters of all times and unexcelled for his intricate embellishments and lip vibrato, is considered Fox Lake's own. He…

  • Ravenstein Atlas des Deutschen Reichs

    The Atlas des Deutschen Reichs by Ludwig Ravenstein is relatively rare in libraries of the United States. Besides Germany, the maps of this atlas also cover the bordering portions of present-day Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France…

  • 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…

  • Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project

    The Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project grew from an increased need to educate the public about the Upper Midwest region's indigenous peoples. It drew upon two decades of public folklore success in working with these communities to document …

  • 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 Nash Collection of Primates in Art and Illustration

    The Nash Collection of Primates in Art and Illustration comprises digital images drawn from a variety of historical sources and reveals how nonhuman primates have been depicted over time. This collection includes examples of fine art, printed illus…