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Waukesha Sales Pavilion, Waukesha, interior

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  • Jesuit Iconography

    As missionaries, scholars, teachers, authors, and members of learned academies, members of the Society of Jesus exerted great influence on the world of early modern European learning. Though such activities attracted critiques both thoughtful and s…

  • The UW–Madison Collection

    The UW-Madison Collection includes resources that document the unique history and evolution of this campus. The collection includes published material as well as archival materials and may eventually include additional books, manuscripts, sound rec…

  • Wisconsin Blue Books

    The State of Wisconsin Blue Book remains the primary one-volume reference source about the state, documenting the organization of the state's three branches of government (legislative, executive, and judicial). Typically, each volume includes exten…

  • Artists' Book Collection

    This database is an illustrated, descriptive index to the Artists' Book Collection, located in the Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Presently, the Artists' Book Collection contains over 1400 titles. The database indexes nearly 1…

  • 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…

  • Wisconsin Electronic Reader

    The Wisconsin Electronic Reader is a cooperative project of the University of Wisconsin General Library System and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin in celebration of the sesquicentennial of Wisconsin statehood.

  • Japanese Illustrated Books from the Late Edo Period

    Fifteen titles of Edo-period (1600-1868) Japanese woodblock-printed books are included in this online collection. The books are predominantly pictorial, with illustrations designed by artists such as Nishikawa Sukenobu, Katsushika Hokusai, Kono Bai…

  • 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,…