Besides the additions to digital collections listed below, watch for UW-Superior's latest contributions to the Great Lakes Maritime History Project coming in late spring. Beginning in December, JDH Library staff will begin metadata creation for the digitization of several hundred maritime images taken by Superior photographer Hugh McKenzie as well as images by several other photographers from the late 1800's through the early 20th century. Photographs include a sequence of the wreck of the vessel, Mataafa, in November 1905 as well as images of port industries. To the right is an image of a drydock at the American Steel Barge shipbuilding yard.
The Aldo Leopold Archives
Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the Aldo Leopold Archive houses the raw materials that document not only Leopold's rise to prominence but the history of conservation and the emergence of the field of ecology from the early 1900s until his death in 1948. These additions represent Series 9/25/10-5: Research Areas and Projects. Most of the areas and projects in this series represent ongoing research efforts instituted by Leopold, usually in cooperation with others, and carried on under his supervision by a succession of graduate students. The bulk of the material pertains to research accomplished before World War II forced curtailment.
Digital Library of Decorative Arts
Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots: the greater part of them species hitherto unfigured, containing forty-two lithographic plates, drawn from life, and on stone [full title]
1 issue, 104 pages, added 11/4/2008.
Foreign Relations of the United States of America
The Foreign Relations of the United States series is the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication. The series is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian and printed volumes are available from the Government Printing Office. New additions include Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, transmitted to congress with the annual message of the president, December 2, 1872, Volume I, Foreign relations of United States, 1894, affairs in Hawaii, and Foreign relations of the United States, 1901, affairs in China.
Documents Relating to the Negotiation of Ratified and Unratified Treaties with Various Indian Tribes, 1801-1869
408 issues, 8,929 pages, added 11/18/08
American Indian treaties, like all treaties in American history, require ratification by the United States Senate to become law. Treaties negotiated with Indian peoples in the United States (the original treaties are part of record group 11, which is not currently digitized) are often a valuable source of information for researchers interested in American Indian policy. So too are the supplementary documents that offer context and additional information for the treaties. This collection has been created from the microfilm of record group 75, records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, specifically RG 75, Microcopy T494. These ten reels include instructions to treaty commissioners, reports, letters, and in some cases copies of the treaties. To facilitate use of the collection, descriptions from the List of documents relating to the negotiation of ratified and unratified treaties with various Indian Tribes, 1801-1869, a printed finding aid produced by the National Archives, have been entered beneath each treaty title. This information lists the instructions, records of treaty council proceedings and correspondence for each treaty where such exists and was included in the original National Archives record set.
STATE OF WISCONSIN COLLECTION
History of Wisconsin Agriculture and Rural Life
The History of Wisconsin Agriculture and Rural Life collection is based on a bibliography compiled as part of the National Preservation Project for Agricultural Literature. Items in the bibliography, primary and secondary materials published through 1945, were initially ranked by a review panel for preservation microfilming. The latest additions include the Transactions of the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society.
Waterford Area Local History
Western Racine County pioneer families began staking their claims in the Waterford area in the fall of 1836. The early years of settlement are documented here by a collection of historical artifacts digitized from a variety of formats including books, manuscripts, photographs, maps and newspapers. These additions include The Emerald, Waterford’s high school yearbook, for the 1940s through the 1980s. The Waterford Area Local History Collection was funded, in part, through grants from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in 2006 and 2008.
UW-La Crosse Historic Steamboat Photograph Collection
The UW-La Crosse Historic Steamboat Photograph collection consists of over 40,000 black and white photographic images of steamboats on the inland waterways of the United States, primarily the Mississippi, Ohio and Missouri rivers and their tributaries. The photos depict steamboats in every phase of their life span, in every aspect of their daily operations from the 1850s to the present, and in all sorts of settings as they went about their everyday business of hauling freight and passengers and towing barges and rafts. Besides steamboats, other types of images in the collection include steamboat captains, engineers, pilots, passengers and crews; city and town waterfronts; levees; locks and dams; and river-related activities such as fishing, swimming and clamming. The digitized collection now has over 4,600 images online.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLECTION
Selections from the University of Wisconsin Archives
The University Archives holds an impressive collection of historic images that document topics such as Chancellors and Presidents, Memorial Union, Student Activities, and Athletics. The most recent additions focus on student protest and the University. This image collection now has over 840 images and continues to grow.
The Memorial Union Terrace: A Landscape History
The formal dedication of the Memorial Union took place on October 5th, 1928, but this history of one of the UW’s most iconic locations examines what stood at this site prior to the Union as well as the expansion, renewal, and other changes that occurred after the Union’s founding.
With pictures, map and other historic documents, this volume shows the dynamism of the Memorial Union Terrace.