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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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  • The Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin: A Digital Archive of Historic Aerial Photographs

    Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin creates wide accessibility to a rare collection of historic aerial photographs acquired by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 1937-1941. These photographs provide a snapshot of Wisconsin's landscapes seven…

  • 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…

  • Folk Figures : A Survey of Norwegian and Norwegian-American Artifacts in The Upper Midwest

    This collection brings together, in digital form, a virtual exhibit of objects ranging from the 17th century through the 1930's that depict animals, humans, birds, fish, or supernatural figures. These figures provide unique insight into the folk be…

  • 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…

  • The Americana Sheet Music Collection

    The Americana Sheet Music Collection database was developed to provide bibliographic access to the Americana Collection of sheet music, one of the special collections of the Mills Music Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Some records for sel…

  • Lillian Trager Papers at UW-Parkside

    Lillian Trager, professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside for over 30 years, served as director of the university's Center for International Studies from 1993-1998. Her research focused primarily on Nigerian community ties, …

  • The UW–Oshkosh Collection

    The History of UW-Oshkosh 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, sound…

  • The University of Wisconsin Collection

    When does an aggregation of "stories" become a "history"? The history of the University of Wisconsin is far too colorful and texture-rich to be told in a single document. Within these collections you will find images, manuscripts, papers, and books…