Exhibit Focuses on Former Milwaukee Mayor Frank Zeidler

Frank ZeidlerThe UWM Libraries are pleased to host the exhibit Advancing Human Progress: Frank P. Zeidler's Vision for Milwaukee. The exhibit is on display through May 31, 2013 in the east wing of the Golda Meir Library.

As mayor of Milwaukee from 1948 to 1960, Frank Zeidler provided a strong vision for the common good of Milwaukee. Explore the life and times of his mayoral tenure through thirteen topical panels depicting Zeidler's life as a public servant. Issues and topics include socialism, urban governance, the environment, education, city-suburban relations, and human and civil rights.

The exhibit, previously on view at City Hall, was sponsored by the Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture Committee and the UWM History Department.

To complement the in-library exhibit, the Archives Department and Digitization present selections from the WTMJ-TV Newsfilm Collection. Archivist Ellen Engseth selected news film pieces which provide rich visual sources on Zeidler's tenure and his role in Milwaukee. They depict both his broad role and busy daily schedule, and in the clips Zeidler himself reveals the responsibilities and stresses of the Milwaukee mayor during the mid-20th century.

View the newsfilm footage online. Read Engseth's blog on selecting the Zeidler news film for the online exhibit at http://uwmdigitalcollections.wordpress.com/author/uwmdigitalcollections/

Image: Mayor Frank Zeidler, from Milwaukee Newsreel Program, August 1, 1951. Wisconsin Historical Society and Archives of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries' WTMJ Newsfilm Collection © Journal Broadcast Group.