The Digital Collections at the UWM Libraries include over 100,000 photographic images, maps, and books drawn from the collections of the American Geographical Society Library, the Archives, Special Collections, and the Curriculum Library. Read more about UWM Libraries Digital Collections ...or visit our new blog to see collection highlights, new additions, and news about our digital collections. Comments are welcome!
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The March On Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project
This digital collection, which has won three state and national awards, presents primary sources from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries and the Wisconsin Historical Society that provide a window onto Milwaukee’s civil rights history. The efforts of community activists and their opponents in the 1960s are documented in the primary sources found here, including photographs, unedited news film footage, text documents, and oral history interviews. This website also includes a bibliography and timeline.
The Kaleidoscope was an underground newspaper founded in Milwaukee by editor John Kois and radio disk jockey Bob Reitman, and designer and musician John Sahli. It was published from October 6, 1967 to November 11, 1971. The digital collection includes all 105 biweekly issues and is full text searchable.
The Milwaukee Polonia digital collection includes nearly 32,000 images and draws from the work of studio photographer Roman Kwasniewski to illustrate the history of Milwaukee Polonia from the early 1900s through the 1940s. The site also includes topical entries, maps, and a bibliography.
National Endowment for the Humanities: Saving and Sharing the AGS Library's Historic Images
With generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the American Geographical Society Library (AGSL) of the UWM Libraries has been able to institute two projects with the scope of re-housing, scanning, creating metadata for, and preserving on a long-term basis approximately 68,000 nitrate negatives, 35,000 safety negatives, and 25,000 feet of motion picture film in its historic photography collection.
Collections of the American Geographical Society Library
Collections of the Archives
Collections of Special Collections
Peck School of the Arts Slide Collection
Selections from the Curriculum Library’s Historical Collection consists of 30 full-text books that are representative of the Historical Collection located within the Curriculum Library. Included in the digital collection are historical picture books, instructional books and primary readers for teaching purposes.