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About the Collection

The History of UW-Superior Collection includes images that represent a cross-section of this campus’s history and evolution.  They document student life, academic activities, athletics, the campus, and campus traditions.

The collection may eventually include additional books, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, maps and other resources deemed important to the study of our campus. The materials included in this rich and growing collection were selected by archivists and librarians.  

For more information about UW-Superiors’s history, contact the University Archives (http://www.uwsuper.edu/specialcollections/archives/index.cfm) at the Jim Dan Hill Library at the UW-Superior


About the Collection


About the Collection

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives maintains a sizable collection of student (and student organization) scrapbooks and photo albums. Approximately 200 books total provide a unique view into the day-to-day lives of students on campus.

Compiled by both male and female students, from different decades, these books present photographs, ephemeral materials, newspaper clippings, souvenirs and academic documentation including dance cards, theatrical tickets and programs, party invitations, party souvenirs from social events, report cards, travel materials and tickets and more.

These materials offer insight into students' lives on campus and around Madison -- their traditions, celebrations, challenges (both academic and social), living conditions, and post-UW aspirations.

For more information about this collection, contact the UW-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

Lake Forest “The Lost City” was a planned community on the wetlands east of Lake Wingra, within the present day UW-Madison Arboretum. The development began in 1914 and ended in 1922 when the Lake Forest Company declared bankruptcy. Some remains from the development can still be seen in the Arboretum today.

The Lake Forester was published from 1920-1922 and contains a wealth of information about the planned suburb. The 33 issues from 1920-21 digitized here are from the UW-Madison Archives’ collection on Lake Forest, Series 38/6/1-5 (6 archives boxes; see also Series 38/2/11). Additional issues of the Lake Forester through March 1, 1922 are in the library of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Microfilm P76-6612.


About the Collection


Since 1861, the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) has worked to inform UW-Madison’s graduates and organize them in support of their alma mater and each other. Founded to advocate on the university’s behalf when education budgets were tight during the Civil War, WAA continues to rally alumni to help the UW achieve its goals.

Over the years, UW alumni have helped inspire and create some of the university’s most popular traditions and most important institutions: the Camp Randall arch, Homecoming, the Memorial Union, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the UW Foundation and All-Campus Party. WAA also hosts reunions, maintains local chapters, supports lifelong learning events and publishes magazines and online materials for alumni, including On Wisconsin and Badger Insider magazines. For more on WAA, visit uwalumni.com. The WAA Collection provides digital materials relating to UW-Madison alumni activities.


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