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Fall 2005
No. 48
Milwaukee Art Museum Exhibits Rare Photos from Libraries' Collection
Rare 19th century photographs held by the UWM Libraries will be featured in an exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum this fall. The exhibition, entitled "The American West, 1871-1874: Photographs from the American Geographical Society Library," will be on view from October 27, 2005 through January 1, 2006 in the museum's Cudahy Gallery. More >

UW Professor Donates Chinese Scrolls to Libraries
UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Tse-Tsung Chow and his wife Nancy Wu Chow have donated over 120 calligraphic and painted Chinese scrolls, ranging from the 18th through the 20th centuries, to the Special Collections Department of the UWM Libraries. More >

Important Book Arts Collection Transferred to Libraries
A rich collection of over 70 book arts materials, including original book works by internationally noted artists, has been transferred to the UWM Libraries' Special Collections. More >

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News from the Director
By now we are all aware of the state budget situation and cuts to all of our programs and schools, so let me highlight some activities and initiatives the Libraries are working on to support research and provide expanded access even in this environment of frugality. More >

UW System Digital Collections Launches 1 Millionth Object
The 1 millionth digital object for the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections (UWDC) was selected and posted this October. More >

Robert McColl Honored
The first lecture in the Libraries’ 2005-06 Academic Adventurers Series was presented on Sept. 30 by UWM Chancellor Carlos Santiago. More >

Friends of the Golda Meir Library Offer Tour in Alaska
The Friends of the Golda Meir Library are sponsoring a seven-day cruise in July 2006 through the sublime land and seascape of Alaska’s inland waterways and magnificent Glacier Bay. More >

Former Director Receives Spaights Award
On Oct. 11 former UWM Libraries Director Peter Watson-Boone (1990-2003) received a 2005 Ernest Spaights Plaza award. More >

Opening of Woman's Club of Wisconsin Archives Celebrated
The Woman's Club of Wisconsin (WCW) and the UWM Libraries celebrated the opening of the Club's archives for public research at an event on Nov. 18 at the Club in downtown Milwaukee. More >

Irish President Views Libraries' Treasures
Irish President Mary McAleese viewed a special exhibit of rare and significant Irish-related materials from the collections of the UWM Libraries during her visit to campus on August 22. More >

David Buck Recognized for Contributions
Professor Emeritus David Buck, UWM Dept. of History, was honored for his contributions to the Libraries. More

Heynen Delivers Fromkin Lecture
Over 230 people attended this year’s Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture, presented by Nik Heynen, on November 3 in the Golda Meir Library’s Conference Center. More >

Browsing Collection Latest Addition to Libraries' Welcoming Efforts
The creation of a Browsing Collection is the Libraries' latest accomplishment in response to student needs for friendly and welcoming study areas. More >

Book Your Instruction Session Now!
The UWM Libraries' Research and Instructional Support Department (RIS) invites all faculty and UWM instructors to include a course-integrated library instruction session in each of their courses this semester. More >

New Research Tutorial
New this fall is Searchpath, an online tutorial highlighting research resources at the UWM Libraries. More >

1929 Zionist Congress Sketch Portfolio Given to Libraries
When the World Zionist Congress met in Zurich in 1929, the noted Swiss art dealer Toni Aktuaryus hosted a reception for the delegates at his well-known art gallery. More >

Libraries Receive Generous Bequest
The Libraries received a remarkable double bequest last year from Ernest R. Ostrem, a UWM alumnus and Marquette University librarian, who died in September 2004 at the age of 83. More >

Upcoming Events at the Libraries
UWM's Academic Adventurers More >

Recent Donations
Thank you to the following donors who gave gifts-in-kind---books, maps, videos, and other library material, from March 1, 2004 to August 31, 2005. More >

Steven Burnham, Editor, sburnham@uwm.edu
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