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

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  • Tams-Witmark Collection

    The 19th & early 20th century American musical theater offered an amazing variety of entertainment. Grand opera, operetta, vaudeville, revues, burlesque shows, minstrel shows and musical comedy were all performed in every city and town across t…

  • 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…

  • History of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

    The History of UW-Green Bay Collection includes 400 images that represent a cross-section of this campus's history and evolution.  They document the campus selection site, construction of all campus buildings, student life, academic activities, pol…

  • Ethnic Music of Northern Wisconsin and Michigan

    The Ethnic Music of Northern Wisconsin and Michigan Collection documents traditional music of European immigrant communities in the northern tier of counties in Wisconsin and the western counties of the upper peninsula of Michigan along Lake Superi…

  • The East Asian Collection

    The East Asian Collection includes historical images that present a visual archive of 20th century East Asian cultural heritage. Currently, the collection consists of images that document early 20th century China including the the Sino-Japanese Con…

  • Images of Wat Tham Krabok Refugee Camp

    The Wat Tham Krabok refugee camp, located on the grounds of a similarly named Buddhist monastery, "Cave of the Teaching Monastery", about 81 miles north of Bangkok, the Thai capital, was the last Hmong refugee camp in Thailand.  Beginning in 2004, …

  • Longridge Ceramics Collection

    The Longridge Ceramics Collection has been called the finest private collection of British delft and slipware in the world. Over 500 ceramic objects are presented here, with photographs of full views and selected details, accompanied by short descr…

  • Greetings from the Fatherland Postcards : German Picture Postcards and History

    These German picture postcards, dating from 1914 through 1945, represent a small portion of the Andrew Laurie Stangel Collection. The collection as a whole documents German history from the time of Bismarck through the end of World War II in books,…