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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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  • 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'…

  • Images of the African Diaspora

    Since 1974, Professor Henry Drewal has been documenting Afro-Brazilian visual and performance arts and artists, primarily in Salvador, Bahia but also elsewhere, including Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza, Maranhao, and other sites primarily in nor…

  • German Studies Collection

    German studies is the field of humanities that researches, documents, and disseminates German language and literature in both its historic and present forms. The German Studies Collection brings together, in digital form, primary and secondary mate…

  • Sheboygan County Historical Documents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…

  • The State of Wisconsin Collection

    The State of Wisconsin Collection brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary materials: writings about the State of Wisconsin and unique or valuable materials that relate to its history and ongoing development. The co…

  • Beowulf : a New Translation for Oral Delivery

    Beowulf is the oldest narrative poem in the English language, embodying historical traditions that go back to actual events and personages in fifth- and sixth-century Scandinavia. During the long preliterate centuries when these traditions were tra…

  • The Brecht Yearbook

    The Brecht Yearbook is the annual publication of the International Brecht Society (IBS), devoted to scholarly research on Bertolt Brecht's writings and to broader issues about the relationship between politics and culture. The first three volumes (…

  • 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,…