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

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  • Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

    Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is home to the world's largest collection of wood type. Hamilton Manufacturing began in Two Rivers, WI in 1880 and became the nation's leader in the production of wood type used for newspaper headlines, post…

  • Sixty Books, Sixty Libraries Project

    This digital collection was a collaborative book arts, writing and journaling project for the people of south central Wisconsin. The book collection was originally hosted by the South Central Library System (SCLS), and produced by the Bone Folders'…

  • Recipe for Victory : Food and Cooking in Wartime

    The Recipe for Victory: Food and Cooking in Wartime collection presents books and government publications documenting the national effort to promote and implement a plan to make food the key to winning World War I. Within the collection are materia…

  • Communications from the International Brecht Society

    Communications from the International Brecht Society was originally conceived as a newsletter "for the exchange of ideas and information pertinent to [the IBS members'] ‘common cause.'" The Society was founded by members of the German departments a…

  • Casselman Archive of Islamic and Mudejar Architecture in Spain

    This collection contains over four thousand color slides and black and white photographs of medieval Spain taken by the late Eugene Casselman (1912-1996) during his thirty years of travel throughout the Iberian peninsula. The images span over one t…

  • University of Wisconsin Geology Museum Historical Collection

    The University of Wisconsin Geology Museum (UWGM) historical collection contains original ledgers and documents which chronicle its earliest years of specimen acquisition and exhibits. In 1848, at the first meeting of the Board of Regents, it was d…

  • The University of Wisconsin : a History

    There have been many histories written of the University of Wisconsin and its schools, colleges, and departments. The University is fortunate to have a major, scholarly 4 volume history covering 1848 to 1971. The first two volumes, covering 1848-19…

  • Art Student Thesis Exhibition Collection

    In lieu of a written thesis, graduate students in the UW-Madison Art Department plan and carry out an exhibition of their work in a local gallery space. During their second year of study, students typically stage an exhibition in order to complete …