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UW Madison Campus Voices

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Oral History Project was established as part of the University History Project in 1971. Its initial charge was to interview prominent emeritus faculty members about their research and careers at the University. Over the years, the Project became a part of the UW Madison Archives, changed from a project to a program, and expanded its scope to include interviews with campus administrators, staff, and students as well as faculty. Taken individually, these interviews reflect the careers and interests of the interviewees; taken collectively they constitute a narrative of the development of the University over time. As such, they form an invaluable part of the historical record of the University in its over 160 years of existence. The Oral History Program's collection--held at the UW Madison Archives--currently encompasses over 1,000 interviews (nearly 3,500 hours) touching on all aspects of the University's history.

Oral history interviews are protected by the 1978 copyright law. Both interviewer and narrator must sign a release before the interview may be used by anyone. Legal releases obtained by interviewers for this collection stipulate that the information in the interviews may be used for scholarly and educational purposes, but extensive segments of the interviews may not be published or used in a public presentation without the written permission of the UW-Madison Oral History Program. When quoting from an interview, the following bibliographic form is recommended: Miller, Elizabeth and James. Interviewed by Laura Smail. Tape recording, 1985. University Archives and Records Management Services, Madison, Wisconsin.

Audio Information

Audio files are provided in streaming RealAudio format. RealPlayer or compatible software is required to play these files. Free RealPlayer software is available from Real.com for both Macintosh and Windows systems.


UW-Madison Teaching Assistants Association Strike - 1970

Campus Voices is a project meant to capture, present, and preserve some of the strongest historical stories and memories of UW-Madison, through the people who lived them. The project’s first album focuses on the 1970 Teaching Assistants Association strike, in commemoration of its 40th anniversary.


Sterling Hall Bombing

The second collection in the UW-Madison Campus Voices series commemorates the 40th anniversary of the bombing of Sterling Hall, which took place on August 24, 1970. The collection consists of excerpts from interviews with UW-Madison faculty, students, staff, and Madison community members who recounted their experiences of the bombing and its effects.


Badger Village

The third collection in the UW-Madison Campus Voices series is focused on Badger Village, a housing community for married student veterans and their families located at the Badger Ordnance Works site in Baraboo, Wisconsin from 1946 to 1951. The collection consists of excerpts from interviews with UW residence staff, administration, and student veterans and their wives who lived at Badger Village.


Women in Science and Engineering at UW-Madison

This series relates the experiences of women who have worked in science, engineering, medicine and mathematics at the University of Wisconsin from the 1920s to the present day.

 

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History of UW-Platteville

The History of UW-Platteville 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-Platteville's history, contact the UW-Platteville Archives.

 

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History of UW Stevens Point

The History of UW-Stevens Point 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-Stevens Point's history, contact the Nelis R. Kampenga University Archives.

 

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History of UW-Whitewater

The History of UW-Whitewater 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-Whitewater's history, contact the UW-Whitewater Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The History of Women at the University of Wisconsin augments the general histories of the University by focusing on the roles and activities of women students, faculty, and staff and on the development of women's studies throughout the System.

The initial collection consists of seven works published by the University. Four are part of a series of essays entitled University Women. The parts are They Came to Learn, They Came to Teach, They Came to Stay; Wisconsin Women, Graduate School, and the Professions; and Women Emerge in the Seventies, all edited by Marian J. Swoboda, and Audrey J. Roberts in 1980; and Women on Campus in the Eighties: Old Struggles, New Victories, edited by Marian J. Swoboda, Audrey J. Roberts, and Jennifer Hirsch in 1993. Transforming Women's Education: The History of Women's Studies in the University of Wisconsin System, a collaborative project of and by the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Consortium (1999), presents the history in a topical/chronological arrangement, with chapters of the early history of women at the University of Wisconsin, the work of UW-Extension, the beginnings of women's studies, and the work of the Systemwide Women's Studies Consortium. Flickering Clusters: Women, Science, and Collaborative Transformations, edited by Cheryl Ney, Jacqueline Ross, and Laura Stempel (2001), describes the lessons learned from a curriculum reform and faculty development project devised by the Women's Studies Consortium and funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Women at Stout: A Centennial Retrospective, by Beatrice A. Bigony (1991), highlights the history of women on the Stout campus. We expect to add other material to this collection and welcome suggestions.

A short video, Women in Science, which offers historical documentation of women's studies teaching (and library resources) at UW-Madison from when it was made in 1984, is also available.

 

 


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