Tuesday, December 1, 2015

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) Digital Collection Launches Today

In recognition of World AIDS Day, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Archives and Digital Collections announce the launch of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) digital collection.  The digital collection includes posters, photographs and selected audio-visual materials documenting ARCW’s pioneering work to eradicate HIV/AIDS in Wisconsin.  The digitized items represent a small portion of a much larger collection of ARCW records that were donated to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Archives in 2014-2015.  ARCW is the largest HIV healthcare provider in Wisconsin and one the nation’s most comprehensive AIDS service organizations.  Through its efforts, people in Wisconsin afflicted with HIV can look forward to receiving a full array of assistance, from medical, dental, social and behavioral health professionals.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Milwaukee Polonia Receives an Award

“Milwaukee Polonia: The Roman Kwasniewski Photographs” collection was awarded the Polish American Congress-Wisconsin Division’s Congressman Clement J. Zablocki “Civic Achievement Award” at an event on Nov. 8, 2015.

Thanksgiving party, 1933
Thanksgiving Party, 1933
The award is given to to individuals and organizations that are making a major difference within the Polish community both here in the Milwaukee area and throughout the state of Wisconsin. It is an honor to be recognized by the community.

Milwaukee Polonia includes over 32,000 images – an extraordinary visual document of Milwaukee’s Polonia from the 1900s to 1940s. This image of a Thanksgiving party is just one tiny slice of what you can find in the collection. Check it out!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

UWM Post: Volume One Online

The fall of 1956 was an exciting time in Milwaukee.  Not only was it the start of the fall semester, but there was a new school, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a new student newspaper, the UWM Post.

Click here for an explanation of why UWM students called their newspaper the UWM Post...

This fall, the UWM Archives and Digital Collections are excited to announce something new as well—the first volume of the UWM Post is now digitized and fully searchable online. We will add content to the UWM Post digital collection throughout this academic year. We plan to post all 57 volumes spanning 1956 to 2012 in time for the UWM Post’s 60th anniversary in fall 2016.

See UWM through its students’ eyes—a university where the mascot was the (less than fearsome) Cardinal, where the library was located in Mellencamp Hall, and where tuition for Wisconsin residents was $90 per semester.  Today, the UWM Post is published in digital form only, but at its peak, the Post produced editions with press runs of 10,000 to 15,000 copies each Monday and Thursday during the fall and spring semesters, plus summer issues. Seventy-five percent of the newspapers were distributed on the UWM campus, with the remaining newspapers disseminated to locations throughout many Milwaukee neighborhoods. The UWM Post printed its last paper issue in November 2012.

– Abigail Nye