Today I wanted to share another new collection with you. The Badger Village Collection is the third collection in the UW-Madison Campus Voices series. Badger Village was a housing community for married student veterans and their families located in Baraboo, Wisconsin from 1946 to 1951. The collection consists of excerpts from interviews with UW residence staff, administration, and student veterans and their wives who lived at Badger Village.

Along with the audio recordings, the UW-Madison Collection also contains images of the village and many images of the students living there.  

Take a listen to some of the interviews while looking at the image collection.  You will learn about a little slice in UW Madison's student history. 

Let us know what you think!

UW Stevens Point

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College of Natural Resources - Mural
Over the holiday break, the UWDC went live with a few new collections.  The one I want to highlight today is the History of UW-Stevens Point.

The History of UW-Stevens Point Collection includes resources that document the history and evolution of this campus. The collection includes published material as well as archival materials and may eventually include additional books, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, maps and other resources deemed important to the study of our state's university system and its campuses.

The collection has some great images that will probably make there way to Twitter at some point.  Take a look and let us know what you think! 

My Winter Break

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Well, winter break is over and I'm reminiscing about all the things I learned.  I had some new experiences over break and would like to share them with you.

#1 New York is has a lot of people in the city during the holiday.  I've never been to New York City before and decided to visit a friend for New Years.  The streets were so crowded, I was actually happy to take the subway.  Also during this trip I learned to not stand to close to the end of the subway platform because those cars fly through the stops.

#2 If a man with a top hat and a cloak gets on the subway, don't get off, you will miss something fabulous. While riding the subway home one night a short man with a large mustache, top hat and cloak got on our subway car.  Needless to say he was a little intoxicated, told some hilarious jokes and serenaded the train car to a beautiful rendition of a song by Carol Burnett. I wish I would have video taped it.

#3 Weddings are all about facial expressions, sit back and watch the awkwardness ensue. I haven't been to a wedding in a long time and was asked to go with my friend to one just a couple weeks ago.  I didn't know the couple but boy was it fun to just watch the reactions from the bride, groom and family. Much like the picture at the right the bride seemed slightly insane and the groom scared out of his mind, and well the wedding party was mostly just drunk.  All in all it made for quite the reception.

So these are some of the things I learned and experienced over break. Do you have any good stories to tell?