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image: Indochina War Refugees in Laos A selection of student guidebooks and handbooks housed in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives. Titles include Wisqetiquette, YMCA and YWCA produced booklets, and other student handbooks aimed at helping students adjust to the campus environment.

These materials were created by different campus or Madison-based organizations and were made available to students. These guides provide detailed information about the campus calendar, locations and buildings, student daily life, extra-curricular activities, general University rules and regulations and other key subjects intended to educate incoming students. Some include campus maps, details related to social norms, humorous writings and photographs of iconic campus scenes and faculty members.

For more information about this collection or similar materials, contact the University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit http://archives.library.wisc.edu.

 

About the Collection

image: Indochina War Refugees in Laos Located on Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, Camp Gallistella, also known as the Tent Colony, was a temporary summer home for up to as many as 300 graduate students and their families. The colony existed between 1912 and 1962 and provided family housing in the form of camp sites and camp activities for graduate students, and their spouses and children. This unique housing practice ended in 1962 with the construction of Eagle Heights Apartments which served the same general demographic.

Through most of its existance, Albert and Eleanor Gallistel served as the Colony's on-site supervisors. Each summer from 1919 to 1959, the Gallistels moved from their in-town home to a cottage at the east end of the Colony. Over time, the Tent Colony became known as Camp Gallistella.

Camp Gallistella organized itself much like a city. Each summer the families elected a mayor, clerk, constable, sanitary commissioner, postmaster, newspaper editor, and several alderman. Conditions were rustic, akin to camping. For many years, electricity was available in the study halls only and individual tents were lit with kerosene lamps. The camp also employed a recreation director to supervise children's activities while parents attended class or performed campground chores.

The materials in this collection provide insight into this unique housing environment through photographs, maps, camp newsletters and other historic materials that document life at Camp Gallistella. This collection includes the following titles:

  • Camp Gallistella photo album (1950-1959) (1950-1959)
  • Camp Gallistella historic documentation (1912-1961) (1942-1961)
  • Gallistella breezes: camp newsletter (1932-1960)
  • Additional information about the history of Camp Gallistella:

  • University housing: Camp Gallistella, tent colony (1937-1983)
  • Lakeshore Nature Preserve Web site
  • For more information about this collection, related items held in the Archives or Camp Gallistella history, contact the UW-Madison Archives at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

     

    About the Collection

    image: Indochina War Refugees in Laos The History of UW–Waukesha Collection includes resources that document the history and evolution of this campus. The collection currently includes published material and may eventually include additional books, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, maps and other resources deemed important to the study of our state's university system and its campuses. The materials included in this rich and growing collection were selected by librarians, scholars, and other subject specialists.

    Windy Hill Review

    Founded by Phil Zweifel in 1978, The Windy Hill Review is the University of Wisconsin–Waukesha's student-run literary magazine. With the guidance of faculty advisors, literary club members read and select the strongest creative submissions and learn the process of publishing a journal. This annually released magazine features the short stories, poems, and artwork of students, faculty, and local writers and artists.

    For more information about UW–Waukesha's history, contact the UW–Waukesha Library.

     

    About the Collection

    The History of UW-River Falls Collection includes resources that document the history and evolution of this campus. The collection includes published material as well as archival materials and may eventually include additional books, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, maps and other resources deemed important to the study of our state's university system and its campuses. The materials included in this rich and growing collection were selected by librarians, scholars, and other subject specialists.

    For more information about UW-River Falls' history, contact the UW-River Falls University Archives and Area Research Center.

     

    About the Collection

    UW (Madison) has a long tradition of entertaining our campus community through a variety of publications that poke fun at the University and its faculty, students, traditions, daily life and other elements of Wisconsin collegiate experience. UW (Madison) Campus Humor Publications presents a representative sample of these publications including some of the more well-known magazines from the early 20th century -- the Sphinx and the Octopus or "The Octy."

    Through satirical essays, cartoons and illustrations, poems, short plays and other literary devices, student writers and editors endeavored to both entertain and provide an alternative view of campus life. Lampooning hallowed traditions and campus personalities was common for these publications. No group was immune from their satire including faculty, students and well-known Madisonians.

    For more information about campus humor magazines or UW-Madison history, in general, contact the UW-Madison Archives ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

     


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