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International Women's Day (2008?)--Blue dress

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  • History of the UW-Madison Libraries

    The History UW-Madison Libraries Collection contains photographs of the campus libraries and publications reflecting several iterations of Friends of the Library publications dating back to the 1940s. The image collection features images of the bui…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Madison Public Library Annual Reports

    This collection consists of the annual reports of the organization currently known as the Madison Public Library (Madison, WI). It begins with the earliest published report from the organization available, the 1879 ‘Annual report of the Board of Di…

  • German-American Correspondence Collection from the Max Kade Institute

    Over 40% of Wisconsinites claim German as their primary ancestry (nearly 70% in some communities) and much local history has been documented in the German language. Personal correspondence between German Americans and relatives in Europe, as well a…

  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Collection

    This collection brings together several publications from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as well a selection of photographs covering the history of the department.

  • The Human Ecology Collection

    Human ecology is an academic discipline that deals with the relationship between humans and their natural, social and created environments. Human ecology investigates how humans and human societies interact with nature and with their environment. T…

  • Barneveld Local History Collection

    The Barneveld Local History Collection spans more than a century – from settlement, through the devastation of the 1984 tornado and the rebuilding effort, to more recent times. The collection includes public records as well as published and persona…