UWM African American history materials available via Umbra

UWM Digital Collections are now available in Umbra Search, a search tool for African American history. UWM Libraries has partnered with Umbra Search African American History at the University of Minnesota — a program that makes African American culture and history more broadly available through a freely available search tool (umbrasearch.org), strategic digitization, and public events and workshops.

Digitized materials from the UWM Libraries that document African American cultural history have been made available for aggregation, and are now discoverable in Umbra Search, alongside over 400,000 materials from libraries and archives across the country. Highlights from UWM include materials from our March on Milwaukee collection and the African American Alumni Oral History Project.

Throughout 2016, Umbra Search, with UWM and its many national partners will host a series of public events nationally to celebrate Umbra Search’s public launch. #UmbraSearch365, a year-long campaign to promote the launch, highlights Black history materials every day from across the country, including those from the collections at UWM. Follow with #UmbraSearch365!