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Waukesha Sales Pavilion, Waukesha, interior

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  • James Graaskamp Landmark Research Collection

    James Graaskamp taught real estate at the UW-Madison from 1964 to 1988 and was chairman of the Real Estate Department from 1968 until his untimely death in 1988. Graaskamp built the teaching side of the Real Estate program into national prominence…

  • Badger Yearbooks

    The first yearbook of the University of Wisconsin was published in April 1884 and called the Trochos, a Greek word for badger. The second yearbook, also called Trochos, was not published until 1887. The first Badger was published in February 1888, …

  • Oshkosh, Omro, and Winnebago County, Wisconsin Collection

    The Fox River led early French-Canadian explorers and later American settlers to the west shore of Lake Winnebago. In the 1840 census Winnebago County had 135 inhabitants; by 1850 about 10,000 had been added to that number. In addition to Yankees, …

  • History of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Collection

    The History of UW-Eau Claire 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, so…

  • History of the University of Wisconsin-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…

  • UW-Madison Zoological Museum : Galápagos Collection

    The collection of Galápagos materials that includes anatomical specimens, images, and papers at the UW-Madison Zoological Museum (UWZM) is unique and rare. Since 1978, UWZM has been one of only 3 museums granted permission by the Ecuadorian Governm…

  • In Tune With Tradition : Wisconsin Folk Musical Instruments

    A collection of materials from field work conducted in 1989 that focused on two dozen Wisconsin folk musical instruments, their makers, and the represented ethnic and musical traditions (e.g., lumberjack, Woodland Indian, Norwegian, Puerto Rican, H…

  • 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…