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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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  • 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…

  • Mills Music Library Digital Collections

    The Mills Music Library Digital Collections provide online access to some of the unique materials found in the Special Collections Department of Mills Music Library, including the Wisconsin Music Archives. Among these online collections you will fi…

  • Library and Reading Posters

    This collection contains a wide assortment of posters promoting books, libraries, and children's literacy from a variety of organizations including the American Library Association and the Children's Book Council. The CBC is a nonprofit conglomerat…

  • The Literature Collection

    The Literature Collection is a multilayered grouping of works in literature and the humanities. From medieval to modern, scholarly to satirical, there is something for everyone. Diversity rules: there are texts translated from Nordic languages, tex…

  • The Reminiscences of Lucien B. Caswell (1827-1919 - Wisconsin Pioneer and Civic Leader

    Lucien B. Caswell spent the first nine years of his life in Vermont, but much of the rest of his life was spent in Wisconsin. Caswell was a lawyer in Fort Atkinson and went on to be elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly and later the United State…

  • The Camp Gallistella /Tent Colony Collection

    Located on Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, Camp Gallistella, also known as the Tent Colony, was a temporary summer home for up to as many as 300 graduate students and their families. The colony existed between 1912 and 1962 and provided family …

  • Historical Primary Sources

    Historical Primary Sources presents a collection of historical texts - a classic in city development (Madison-a Model City), an account by an involved eyewitness (Annals of the Famine in Ireland), and an insightful view by a gifted Swedish writer o…

  • A Williams Bay Treasure : "Bay Leaves," 1933-1940

    Barrett Memorial Library is the main repository of the photographs, scrapbooks, yearbooks, newsletters and other historical artifacts that document the village of Williams Bay's rich history. The "Williams Bay Treasure: 'Bay Leaves' 1933-40" digiti…