The Year in Review

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Here at the UWDC we have put together a list of the top 10 collections that we have gone live with this year. We have provided a short description of the top 7 and will expand on our top 3! We hope that you have enjoyed these collections and if you haven't checked them out, here's your chance!

Gay Peoples Union (GPU) was the most important gay and lesbian rights organization in Milwaukee during the 1970s. The archival materials included in this phase of the project include annual reports, articles of incorporation and by-laws, fliers, newsletters, and the manifesto of the Gay Liberation Organization, a predecessor organization of GPU.

Lorine Faith Niedecker is considered a preeminent poet of the 20th century who wrote in the Objectivist tradition. This archive contains manuscript materials, notes, letters, text & audio interviews with people who knew Lorine, video productions about Lorine and numerous photographs.

The Louis M. Thiers Glass Negative Collection is comprised of over 1,000 glass plate photographic negatives. The stability of the glass plates has wonderfully preserved the images of people, homes, buildings, industries, domestic and recreational scenes, animals, landscapes, and events in Kenosha County, primarily from the late 1880s into the early 1910s.

The first yearbook of the University of Wisconsin was published in April 1884 and called the Trochos, which is a Greek word for badger. The second yearbook, also called Trochos, was not published until 1887. The first Badger was published in February 1888, and the Badger was published until 2003, with one hiatus in 1973-74. The Alumni Association helped publish volumes for those two years which basically only contain student photographs.

This collection of 120 photos was taken by Margaret Parx Hays during her Christmas vacation to Siem Reap in 1954 while she was stationed in Manila as a Consul of the American State Department. These photos offer an opportunity to view Angkor at an unassuming moment in its existence.

The William J. Meuer Photoart Collection is an outstanding visual history of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and its surrounding community. Dating from 1888 to 1935, 25 large bound albums contain nearly 27,000 individual prints. Some are copies of photographs from other sources but the vast majority are originals taken by Mr. Meuer and, occasionally, other photographers.

The University of Wisconsin - Madison Athletic Department Collection contains photos and archival materials that document a variety of sports, coaches and student athletes, and their experiences competing for the UW-Madison teams. They are filled with biographical and historical information that Badger fans will enjoy.

Watch for our top three soon!