The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: The First Sixty Years, 1956-2016

John Schroeder, UWM Foundation Inc., 2018

A former UWM chancellor and retired history professor, Schroeder paints a narrative arc that begins with UWM welcoming its first 6,195 students in 1956. The arc continues through 2016, when the prestigious Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education recognized UWM for “highest research activity.” Schroeder chronicles the many obstacles UWM has faced since its establishment as an urban research university. But the coffee table-style book, which features more than 200 photos, also shows how UWM has risen stronger every time.