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  • Korean War Veterans of Mount Horeb

    The Korean War veterans who contributed to this project are Robert Murray, Wilburt Hefty, Glenn Spaay, Marshall Ruegger, Wayne Syvrud, and Cyril Burns. In addition to the interviews, these men also contributed pictures, papers, and documents collec…

  • Belgian-American Research Collection

    One of the country's largest concentrations of Walloon-speaking Belgians is found in northeastern Wisconsin, resulting in a unique cultural and social flavor. The largest wave of Belgian immigration to Wisconsin occurred in the mid-1850s. While the…

  • Plant Ecology Laboratory Archive

    The University of Wisconsin Plant Ecology Laboratory has its origins in Dr. John T. Curtis's studies of the vegetation of Wisconsin, which began in the 1940s. From the start, the Laboratory integrated a dual rationale: a physical place to store ori…

  • The Primate Collection

    The Primate Collection brings together thousands of illustrations and photographs as well as other information about non-human mammals of the order Primate. All of these materials were once held at the Lawrence Jacobsen Library, also known as the P…

  • University Communications Library Collection

    According to a history written by Jack Burke, managing editor of UW's News Service from 1965-1977, two UW professors created the first UW-Madison monthly news periodical back in 1870. Further efforts by professors at the turn of the 20th century le…

  • Frederic C. Benson Laotian Slide Collection

    The Benson Collection consists of 732 images taken by Frederic (Fritz) Benson during his time in Laos between August 1968 and January 1974 while serving with International Voluntary Services, Inc. (IVS) (1968-1970) and the United States Agency for …

  • The Leonard Finseth Collection

    Leonard Finseth was a Norwegian-American folk fiddler, farmer, and factory worker in Mondovi, Wisconsin. Born February 11, 1911 after his parents emigrated to the United States from Norway, Finseth's first musical training was from one of his two s…

  • Wisconsin Pioneer Experience

    The Wisconsin Pioneer Experience is a digital collection of diaries, letters, reminiscences, speeches and other writings of people who settled and built Wisconsin during the 19th century. The project has been made available through the partnership …