The UWM Libraries are excited to join Doors Open Milwaukee for the first time Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. As part of Open Archives Milwaukee, three collections located in the Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave., will welcome visitors to their spaces and highlight some of their many treasures.
The internationally-renowned American Geographical Society Library, formed in the early 1850s to promote the collection and diffusion of geographical and statistical information, is one of the premier collections of its kind in North American, containing over 1.3 million items dating from 1452, including maps, atlases, globes, books, periodicals, and photographs.
The UWM Archives features the history of the Milwaukee region. Explore unique collections that tell the story of Milwaukee from the 1800s to the present, including the city’s civil rights struggles, brewing history, and diverse ethnic populations.
Special Collections holds over 70,000 printed materials from the 15th century to the present, covering a wide range of disciplines and topics. During Doors Open Milwaukee they will offer a sampling, from early printed books to contemporary publications, and from fine press and artist’s books and to comic books and zines.
The event is free and open to the public.
Doors Open Milwaukee includes five other UWM buildings: the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the Manfred Olson Planetarium, Freshwater Sciences, and University Services Research Building.
Open Archives Milwaukee is sponsored by the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board.
More information about Doors Open Milwaukee may be found at http://www.doorsopenmilwaukee.org/