Exhibits and Displays


Girl with bread photoAnne Morgan’s War: American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924  An exhibition featuring remarkable photos and film footage depicting France’s devastated Picardy post-WWI and the American women volunteers who helped rebuild the region.

In conjunction with the exhibit is the premier of a documentary film Anne Morgan’s War / L’Autre chemin des Dames, to be screened on April 24, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the 4th floor Conference Center of the Golda Meir Library.

Fourth Floor Exhibition Gallery
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F
February 16 – May 18, 2018


Eli ReedBlack Photographers For Black History Month, the UWM Libraries celebrate and highlight Black photographers, focusing on Black joy. Through the eyes of the photographers, the viewer gets a glimpse of multifaceted lives that often go unnoticed. The exhibit also follows the change in photography over the last half century, featuring photographers such as Gordon Parks, Eli Reed, and Carrie Mae Weems, and on into the Instagram era. While technology changes, Black Joy remains constant.

      Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons
First Floor, West Wing
February 1 – 28, 2018


PROTEST This exhibit features selected items from  Archives collections, including the records of former congressman Henry Reuss, assemblyman George Klicka, representative Joseph Czerwinski, senator John Norquist, and the League of Women Voters of Greater Milwaukee.

While the materials are historic in nature, largely dating from the late 1950s to the early 1980s, they focus on a sampling of issues still current today, including gun control, immigration, pornography, and conservation and the environment, including pesticides, air and water pollution, and wilderness.


Exhibition Case Outside of Archives, Room W250
Second Floor, West Wing
April 2 – May 31, 2018


Amazon map detailEarly Images of South America Maps, atlases, and books, primarily from the 18th century but with some earlier and later examples, featuring South America, with a focus on Peru and the Amazon Region.  Through June 15, 2018.

American Geographical Society Library 
Third Floor, East Wing
April 21 – June 30, 2018


Small and Tall Books

The Long & Short of It  One of the challenges to organizing a library collection is the lack of standardized book size and shape.  This display shows some of the range of  book sizes found in the stacks here at UWM. Large books are usually shelved in a ‘Folio’ section at the end of each letter section of call numbers. Small books are sometimes stored in pamphlet folders so that they do not get lost in or behind other books on the shelf. All of the books in the display were selected from our circulating collection, meaning that they are available for checkout, but many  more books of unusual size are also available in the Special Collections library.  Try searching “Miniature books” in the library catalog to find a selection.

Exhibition Cases Outside of E159
First Floor, East Wing