Exhibit: Journeying the Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was a network of routes and safe houses used by enslaved people to escape to freedom in the 19th century. Estimates vary wildly about how many people escaped slavery using the Underground Railroad – anywhere from 20,000… Read more

Exhibit: The Book as Quilt

Materials in this exhibit, curated by graduate intern Teddy Lepley, have been drawn from Special Collections’ Book Arts Collection.

Exhibit: Body Bound

A thesis exhibition showcasing 20 books from Special Collections curated by Art History graduate student Rachel Allison. Image: JoAnna Poehlmann, Table of Contents, with Appendix, artist’s book, Milwaukee, 1994.

Exhibit: Barry Moser — A Thief Among Angels

In a distinguished career that spans five decades, Barry Moser has established himself as a premier book designer, a renowned children’s book illustrator, and one of the finest wood engravers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Drawn from both Special… Read more

Exhibit: WPA Toy Loan Project

Archives’ newest exhibit examines the WPA toy loan project in Milwaukee, which gained national recognition for its success and influenced communities in other states to start their own toy loan programs. From 1938 until 1941, children up to 16 years old could… Read more

Libraries Celebrate Black History Month with Exhibits

The UWM Libraries have created exhibits at all three of our locations to celebrate Black History Month, and have collaborated with other campus units on displays and events. Golda Meir Library In the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons, an exhibit–“Celebrate… Read more

Exhibit: Celebrate Black Music

A selection of books, recordings, and other materials, drawn from the UWM Libraries collections,  focused on the contributions of Blacks to music. A reading list on Black music as well as more information about the exhibit and links to listening… Read more