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Cadets and women dancing at the Senior Mess, Philippine Military Academy

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  • Wisconsin Cranberry School Proceedings

    The Wisconsin Cranberry School is the primary meeting for Wisconsin cranberry growers, whether members of a cooperative or independent growers. The school is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growe…

  • Eastern European and Slavic Studies Collection

    The Eastern European Collection brings together, in digital form, primary and secondary materials relating to the study of this region including its history, literature, language, political science and more.

  • The German-American Music Project Collection

    The German-American Music Project Collection documents significant aspects of German-American music and related cultural traditions in Wisconsin, mainly in Calumet, Dodge, Marathon, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Milwaukee counties. The research and field…

  • William W. Sage collection on Laos

    The Sage Collection consists of 1253 photographs taken primarily by William Sage, with additional photographs contributed by James Bowman, former International Voluntary Services volunteer (IVS) and United States Agency for International Developmen…

  • Public Documents of the State of Wisconsin

    Public Documents of the State of Wisconsin, commonly known as Wisconsin Public Documents (WPD), consists of the annual and biennial reports of all important Wisconsin state agencies from 1852 through 1914. It was issued annually for 1852 to 1881/82…

  • Down Home Dairyland Collection

    Between 1989 and 1992, folklorists Jim Leary and Rick March produced and hosted "Down Home Dairyland," a radio series that explored the traditional and ethnic music of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. The series drew heavily on field recordings and…

  • 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…

  • Beowulf : a New Translation for Oral Delivery

    Beowulf is the oldest narrative poem in the English language, embodying historical traditions that go back to actual events and personages in fifth- and sixth-century Scandinavia. During the long preliterate centuries when these traditions were tra…