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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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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Special Collections

    This collection presents a variety of materials selected from the Department of Special Collections in the UW–Madison Libraries. Items have been chosen to showcase the department's holdings, highlight specific collections, and provide broader acces…

  • Ravenstein Atlas des Deutschen Reichs

    The Atlas des Deutschen Reichs by Ludwig Ravenstein is relatively rare in libraries of the United States. Besides Germany, the maps of this atlas also cover the bordering portions of present-day Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France…

  • Smithsonian Scientific Series

    The Smithsonian Scientific Series is intended to enlighten and interest the general reader. It does not represent an attempt to summarize all science, or even all branches of science on which the Smithsonian can speak with authority. It will, howev…

  • University of Wisconsin–Madison Information School Collection

    This collection includes University of Wisconsin-Madison Information School teaching materials collected by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable items related to this field. It is hoped that the search features of the c…

  • Ibero-American Electronic Text Series

    This digital collection was developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison devoted to Latin American and Iberian works in the humanities. The texts comply with the Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange and with the Guidelines fo…

  • 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 …

  • 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…

  • The William J. Meuer Photoart Collection

    The William J. Meuer Photoart Collection is an outstanding visual history of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and its surrounding community. The collection was compiled by renowned local photographer William J. Meuer who with his brother, Roman,…