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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Milwaukee Polonia Digital Collection
In 2015, the Polish American Congress–Wisconsin Division recognized the Milwaukee Polonia digital collection with its prestigious Congressman Clement J. Zablocki "Civic Achievement Award."
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.
Yiddish Posters Collection
With the assistance of the UWM Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, Special Collections at the UWM Libraries acquired its first set of 78 Eastern European Yiddish posters (mostly for theatrical performances), that serve as documentation of performative presentations in Eastern Europe, especially Latvia, in the inter-war period.
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.
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.