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Africa Focus : Sights and Sounds of a Continent

Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent


Africa Focus presents digitized photos, slides and audio recordings contributed to the African Studies Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


African Studies Collection


The African Studies Collection brings together primary and secondary resources, research and teaching materials created by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff, and unique or valuable items related to this field held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries.

The Aldo Leopold Archives

The Aldo Leopold Archives


Aldo Leopold is considered by many to have been the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th Century. Leopold's legacy spans the disciplines of forestry, wildlife management, conservation biology, sustainable agriculture, restoration ecology, private land management, environmental history, literature, education, esthetics, and ethics.


American Languages: Our Nation's Many Voices


Interviews with speakers of German-American and American English dialects from across the United States, complemented by rare recordings of ethnic music from the Mills Music Library, as well as a number of maps, short interpretive essays, and visual images. English translations and notes on aspects of linguistic and historical interest accompany the excerpted recordings.

The Anthropology Collection

The Anthropology Collection


The Anthropology Collection brings together, in digital form resources that support or are the result of research and teaching materials created by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff.

Antiquities of Wisconsin

The Antiquities of Wisconsin


The Antiquities of Wisconsin, Increase A. Lapham's most important published work, includes 92 pages of text, illustrated with 61 wood engravings, and 55 lithographed plates and was the result of his research into the Indian effigy mounds found on Wisconsin's Landscape.

Artists' Books Collection

Artists' Books 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 800 titles.

Arts Collection

The Arts Collection


The Arts Collection brings together, in digital form, primary and secondary materials relating to the creative arts as broadly defined: visual, literary, musical, and performing.

Brecht Guide

Brecht's Works in English: A Bibliography


The Bibliography of Bertolt Brecht's Works in English Translation is a cooperative project of the International Brecht Society and the Bertolt-Brecht-Archiv (Akademie der Künste, Berlin) and aims to present a comprehensive listing of Brecht's works published in English translation.

Chambers's Book of Days

Chambers's Book of Days


A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in connection with the Calendar. An electronic reprint of the original: Chambers's Book of Days. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1879.

Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin

Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin


Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin creates wide accessibility to a rare collection of historic aerial photographs acquired by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 1937-1941.

The Collection in Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

The Collection in Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies


‘Classical Studies’ refers to the study of the literature and society of the Mediterranean world dominated in antiquity by Greece and, later, Rome. Objects of modern study include archaeology (including domestic material items, artworks, and architecture), literature and cultural thought, and the political and economic realities of those societies.


Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture


This collection includes digitized primary materials significant to the decorative arts and material culture of Early America including electronic texts and facsimiles, image databases, and Web resources.


The Dominy Craftsmen Collection


This collection includes digitized primary materials significant to three generations of the Dominy family of East Hampton, New York, including the extensive collection of Dominy family manuscript material in the Joseph Downs Manuscript and Printed Ephemera Collection.


East Asian Collection


The East Asian Collection includes historical images that present a visual archive of 20th century East Asian cultural heritage.


Eastern European and Slavic Studies Collection


The Eastern European Collection brings together, in digital form, primary and secondary materials relating to the study of this region including its history, literature, language, political science and more.


Ecology and Natural Resources Collection


The Ecology and Natural Resources Collection presents writings about research in ecology and natural resources conducted by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable titles held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries.


Foreign Relations of the United States


The Foreign Relations of the United States series is the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication.


U.S. Forest Products Lab Centennial Oral History Project


This collection includes digital audio recorded interviews with 52 current and former employees of the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory located in Madison, Wisconsin, conducted in preparation for the Laboratory’s centennial anniversary in 2010.


The Gay Peoples Union Collection presents digital copies of primary source materials documenting GPU -- the most important gay and lesbian rights organization in Milwaukee during the 1970s -- and Milwaukee's gay liberation movement. Materials were selected from collections housed in the UWM Libraries Division of Archives and Special Collections. 


The Gender and Women's Studies Collection


The Gender and Women's Studies Collection brings together, in digital form, primary and secondary materials relating to the the exploration of politics, history, and society from a transnational and multicultural women's perspective.


The German Studies Collection


The German Studies Collection brings together, in digital form, primary and secondary materials relating to German Studies.


Global Perspectives on Design and Culture


Images and data that reflect issues of global identity, culture and community, and cross-cultural interface through the study of design of living environments. This collection supports curriculum taught by the Department of Environment, Textiles and Design; School of Human Ecology.


Guide to the Indexing of South Asian Studies Periodicals


The Guide to the Indexing of South Asian Studies Periodicals identifies and lists South Asian periodical titles and notes to what extent a particular title has been indexed.


Historical Research in Europe: A Guide to Archives and Libraries (citation database)


This citation database is intended to assist researchers who are planning to use European libraries and archives.


Selected by librarians, scholars, and other subject specialists, this collection includes published materials as well as archival documents, digitized from a variety of formats including books, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, maps, and other resources. 


History of Science and Technology


This collection presents writings about scientific research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and unique or valuable titles in science and technology held by the UW-Madison libraries.


Home Economics to Human Ecology: A Centennial History at the UW


A digital collection of photographs and ephemera illustrating aspects of the past 100 years at the School of Human Ecology at UW-Madison.


The Human Ecology Collection


The Human Ecology Collection brings together, in digital form, primary and secondary materials relating to human ecology.


Ibero-American Electronic Texts Series


The Ibero-American Electronic Text Series is a project developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison devoted to Iberian and Latin American works in the humanities.


Icelandic Online Dictionary and Readings


Icelandic Online is a free-access, Web-based course in Modern Icelandic language and culture, with supplementary resources. Major partners in developing this project were the University of Iceland in Reykjavík and the UW-Madison.


James Joyce Scholars Collection


Created in collaboration with Professor David Hayman, one of the pioneers of Joyce scholarship, this collection includes a broad range of works related to the study of Joyce including books currently out-of-print and Hayman's own highly-regarded publications on the subject.


Jónas Hallgrímsson, Selected Poetry and Prose


This resource presents a wide range of materials that introduce the work of Icelandic poet and natural scientist Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807-1845), generally acknowledged to be the most important and influential Icelandic poet of modern times.


The Literature Collection


The Literature Collection is a multilayered grouping of works in literature and the humanities including texts translated from Nordic languages, untranslated Spanish texts, and poetry. From medieval to modern, scholarly to satirical, there is something for everyone.


Little Magazine Interview Index


The Little Magazine Collection, one of the most extensive of its kind in the United States, holds approximately 7,000 English-language literary magazines published in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Australia/New Zealand, mostly in the 20th century.


Mills Music Library Special Collections


Presenting the following (digital) music collections: Americana Sheet Music Collection, Civil War Band Collection: 1st Brigade Band of Brodhead, Wisconsin, Cuca Records Database, Paramount Records Discography, Popular Sheet Music Collection, Wisconsin Folksong Collection, 1937-1946, Wisconsin Sheet Music Database.


Milwaukee Neighborhoods: Photos & Maps 1885 - 1992


Presented by UW-Milwaukee, this collection includes images of Milwaukee neighborhoods and provides documentation of the city's development from the mid-1880s to the early 1990s.


Milwaukee Repertory Theater Photographic History


Presented by UW-Milwaukee, this collection includes 1,800 images documenting 195 performances of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater between 1977 and 1994


The Nash Collection of Primates in Art and Illustration


The Nash Collection of Primates in Art and Illustration comprises digital images drawn from a variety of historical sources and reveals how nonhuman primates have been depicted over time. This collection includes examples of fine art, printed illustration, and sculpture, as well as other media.


New Communication Technologies, Their History and Social Influence: An Annotated Bibliography (19th Century-)


This annotated bibliography covers scholarship on the history and influence of new communication technologies.


The Wisconsin Oneida Language Preservation Project


The Wisconsin Oneida Language Preservation Project presents original stories and curriculum, with accompanying audio, that teaches the Wisconsin Oneida language. Materials presented here include Kindergarten Curriculum, Songs, and Stories in both English and written Oneida language.


Parenthood in America


Proceedings of a national conference held in Madison, Wisconsin in April, 1998 to discuss parenthood as a developmental process.


PrimateImages: Natural History Collection


The PrimateImages database is a collection of photographs and information about nonhuman primates. This site contain photographs of most known primate species as well as related images such as habitat, maps and food sources.




The PrimateLit database provides bibliographic access to the scientific literature on nonhuman primates for the research and educational communities.


Publishers' Bindings Online, 1815-1930: The Art of Books


In partnership with the University of Alabama Libraries, this project presents books bound in 19th century decorative book bindings.


Real Estate Collection


The Real Estate Collection is intended to provide online access to scholarly research, teaching materials and examples of commercial work in real estate done by celebrated University of Wisconsin professor James A. Graaskamp and others.


School of Library and Information Studies Teaching Slides Collection


This collection of slides represents the history of early children’s literature in the United States and England. They are primarily covers and illustrations of children’s books between the 15th and early 20th century.


The Science Collection


The Science Collection brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary resources: research and teaching materials created by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable items related to these fields held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries.


The Silver Buckle Press Collection


Silver Buckle Press is a working museum of letterpress printing dedicated to preserving the craft of fine printing through educational programming, publications, exhibitions and tours. The Silver Buckle Press holdings of books, wood and metal type, hand presses, and printing equipment are part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries.


South African Voices


South African Voices is a three-volume work that includes: A Long Time Passed, Created in Olden Times, and The Way We Travelled: Oral History and Poetry


South and Southeast Asia Video Archive


The South and Southeast Asia Video Archive presents an extensive bibliography of video tapes produced in Asia for an Asian audience.


South Asian Periodicals Index


The South Asian Periodicals Index provides bibliographic citations to the extensive periodical literature published in and about South Asia.


SouthEast Asian Images & Texts


A digital archive of historical images for Southeast Asia, reflecting a broad spectrum of topics including History, Geography, Anthropology, and Political Science of the region.


Speaking Out: Women, Poverty, and Public Policy


This publication is the result of a conference on welfare reform and women's economic security held at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire from October 29-31, 1998.


The State of Wisconsin Collection


The State of Wisconsin Collection presents writings about the State of Wisconsin and unique or valuable materials that relate to its history and ongoing development. The collection includes published material as well as archival materials such as books, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, maps and other resources.


The University of Wisconsin Collection


This collection includes images, manuscripts, papers, and books, all relating to the University's history or mission, including selections from the UW archives, Badger yearbooks, and other pertinent resources.


University of Wisconsin-Madison Special Collections Images


This collection presents a variety of images selected from material held by the Department of Special Collections in the UW–Madison Libraries. Images have been chosen to showcase the department's holdings, highlight specific collections, and provide broader access to material that is rare, fragile, or otherwise difficult to work with.


University of Wisconsin-Madison Zoological Museum Collection


The University of Wisconsin-Madison Zoological Museum provides support of zoological research within the Department of Zoology, throughout the state and region, nationally and internationally by collecting, curating and managing, and making available for research study and university instruction collections of approximately 500,000 zoological specimens.


The UW-La Crosse Steamboat Collection


The UW-La Crosse Historic Steamboat Photograph collection consists of over 40,000 black and white photographic images of steamboats on the inland waterways of the United States, primarily the Mississippi, Ohio and Missouri rivers and their tributaries.


The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Collection


This collection consists of the digitized minutes of the meetings of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents from 1921-1991. The 70-year scope of this collection captures the expansion of the University of Wisconsin from one four-year campus in Madison with 7,344 students to a statewide system of 26 campuses annually serving more than 173,000 students and over one million Wisconsin residents through statewide Extension.


Wisconsin Electronic Reader


Stories, essays, letters, poems, biographies, journals and tidbits from Wisconsin history. Many first hand accounts - profusely illustrated.


Wisconsin Public Land Survey Records: Original Field Notes and Plat Maps


The field notes and plat maps of the public land survey of Wisconsin, conducted between 1832 and 1866 by the federal General Land Office. This work established the township, range and section grid; the pattern upon which land ownership and land use is based.


Women's Audio-Visuals in English (citation database)


Women's Audio Visuals In English (WAVE) lists documentary, experimental, and feature film and video productions by and about women, drawn entirely from distributors' and producers' catalogs and websites, reviews in periodicals, filmographies, reference works, and library catalogs.