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July 2019

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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February 2020

The Harlem Renaissance: 100 Years Later: Exhibit

February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - February 29, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

In celebration of Black History Month, an exhibit of materials on the Harlem Renaissance, drawn from the Libraries' general collections.

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The History of Theater in Milwaukee: Exhibit

February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - April 3, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Scene from Milwaukee Repertory Theater performance of Fences (1989-90) This exhibit highlights the history of theater in the City of Milwaukee and is drawn from several UWM Archives' local theater collections including the Pabst Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theater and the…

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The Pop-Up Worlds of Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart: Exhibit

February 17, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - May 15, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

In the summer of 2019, UWM Special Collections received a very generous donation of almost 400 pop-up books from Milwaukee collector Dick Schoen. This new Pop-Up Book Collection provides additional documentation for two other collecting area in Special Collections –…

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