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April 2019

50 Years of Black Studies at UWM: Exhibit

April 1 @ 12:00 AM - May 31 @ 12:00 AM

1968 was a year of widespread upheaval, and the sphere of higher education  was no different. Marginalized students and allies across the country  began organizing coalitions and demonstrating for better representation on campus, culturally relevant courses, improved access to higher …

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Celebrating Summerfest: Exhibit

April 17 @ 12:00 AM - June 30 @ 12:00 AM

The UWM Libraries’ Archives display case on the second floor west wing of the Golda Meir Library is currently holding an exhibit on the history of Summerfest. Begun in 1968 by Mayor Henry Maier as a festival to highlight the…

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May 2019

Northern North America and the Northwest Passage: Exhibit

May 1 @ 12:00 AM - August 15 @ 12:00 AM
American Geographical Society Library, E370, Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Arctic, 1636. Poli Arctici et circumiacentium terrarum descriptio novissima. Hendrik Hondius 1573-1650. An exhibition of maps, atlases, and books from the 16th to the 19th centuries that depict the far northern reaches of the continent and the search for the…

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June 2019

Stonewall Before & After: Exhibit

June 1 @ 12:00 AM - July 1 @ 12:00 AM

This June, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City and recognize their significant impact on LGBTQ+ activism. This exhibit showcases materials from the UWM LGBT Collection housed in the Archives Department and Special…

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Fairies and Fairy Tales in the Historical Curriculum Collection: Exhibit

June 10 @ 8:00 AM - September 13 @ 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 @ 8:00 AM - August 31 @ 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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A Walt Whitman Bicentennial: Exhibit

July 29 @ 12:00 AM - September 16 @ 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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