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June 2019

Fairies and Fairy Tales in the Historical Curriculum Collection: Exhibit

June 10, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - September 13, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

This exhibition offers examples of the depiction of fairies in fairy tale books, as well as a brief history of the genre.

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July 2019

Incarceration Nation: Exploring the US and Wisconsin Prison Problem: Exhibit

July 1, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - August 31, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

This exhibit looks at American prisons, their establishment and current problems, as well as solutions, with materials drawn from the UWM Libraries' collections.

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Milwaukee & Prohibition: Exhibit 

July 22, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - September 30, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

This Archives exhibit explores how the Brewing Capital of the World dealt with the passage of the 18th Amendment. Highlighted are the creativity of Milwaukee’s big breweries, who restructured their production lines for snow plows, malt syrup, and cheese; the…

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A Walt Whitman Bicentennial: Exhibit

July 29, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - September 16, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Special Collections recently received a sizable donation of early and special editions by and about Walt Whitman from Milwaukee collector Jim Van Ess, a retired academic librarian who worked for many years at Carroll University. Included in the donation are…

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September 2019

Lake Tourism: Exhibit

September 3, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - November 1, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
American Geographical Society Library, E370, Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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This exhibit highlights lakes and water features with maps, photographs, postcards, and rare, vintage travel books, all drawn from collections of the UWM Libraries.

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Michael Koppa: The Work of 30 Years: Exhibit

September 23, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - November 1, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

An exhibit of work by book artist, letterpress printer, collage artist, graphic designer, and stonecutter Michael Koppa, in conjunction with his presentation of this year's Ettinger Book Artist Series Lecture on September 24, 2019. Born and raised in Milwaukee, and…

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October 2019

Latinx Social Justice & Educational Equity: The March toward Quality Education for All: Exhibit

October 1, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - October 31, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

This exhibit highlights the historical movement toward bilingual education and the efforts to make the educational system equitable for all students. Both local and national social justice efforts with memorable trailblazers and advocates for education are depicted. Materials on display…

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November 2019

Native American Women Poets: Exhibit

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

In honor of Native American Heritage Month and the appointment of Joy Harjo as the first Native American United States Poet Laureate, the UWM Libraries' Special Collections is exhibiting a selection of books from their Native American Literature and Book…

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100th Anniversary of the Paris Peace Conference: Exhibit

November 7, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - February 15, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
American Geographical Society Library, E370, Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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This exhibit highlights the role of the American Geographical Society at the Paris Peace Conference following WWI. Besides providing thousands of maps, atlases, books and nautical charts from the AGS Library, which were shipped to France for use by the…

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture: Exhibit

November 8, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

In celebration of the 50th presentation of the Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture, the UWM Libraries have created a digital collection as well as an exhibit in the Golda Meir Library’s Fourth Floor Gallery, that documents the history of the series with photographs…

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