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The UW-Madison Libraries' digitized collections contain rare and unique photos, books, maps, recordings, archival documents, and more from across the UW, Wisconsin, and the world.

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  • Beloit Local History Collection

    The Beloit Public Library (BPL), in partnership with the Beloit Historical Society (BHS) and the Beloit College Library Archives Department (BCL), has rare and historic books unique to Beloit. These include the earliest City and telephone directori…

  • Sheboygan County Historical Documents

    This collection provides snapshots into the social, economic, and political history of Sheboygan County. The Sheboygan Centennial and Homecoming Souvenir booklets provide historical information from the period of the early Native American settlemen…

  • Wisconsin Blue Books

    The State of Wisconsin Blue Book remains the primary one-volume reference source about the state, documenting the organization of the state's three branches of government (legislative, executive, and judicial). Typically, each volume includes exten…

  • The Harold E. Scheub Collection

    Dr. Harold Scheub is the Evjue-Bascom Professor of Humanities in the Department of African Languages and Literature and one of the world's leading scholars in African oral traditions and folklore. To record oral traditions he has walked more than 6…

  • Germany under Reconstruction

    This digital collection provides a varied selection of publications in both English and German from the period immediately following World War II. Many are publications of the U.S. occupying forces, including reports and descriptions of efforts to …

  • Illustrated Shakespeare Collection

    This online collection of selected electronic facsimiles seeks to share the marriage between book art and Shakespearean text with a wider audience. It also suggests the variety of responses by visual and book artists to the stimulus of Shakespeare'…

  • 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…

  • Waterford Area Local History

    Western Racine County pioneer families began staking their claims in the Waterford area in the fall of 1836. The early years of settlement are documented here by a collection of historical artifacts digitized from a variety of formats including boo…