A UW researcher shines a light on a lost essay.
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Sarah Morton Military history professor John Hall spent 15 years on active duty as an infantry officer and strategic planner for the U.S. Army before joining the UW–Madison faculty in 2009. Now he is recording history as it happens. In a new Pentagon appointment as a…
When the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research asked Hollywood heavyweights to contribute to its archives, comedian, writer, and film star Groucho Marx sent this reply. He eventually donated correspondence and copies of scripts for Animal Crackers, Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, and eight other…
A moment in history that transformed the lives of many students and the UW campus.
UW Archives is home to items that belonged to the ecologist who became the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th century.
After hitting bottom, Dean Olsen ’82 used his love for maps and support from UW–Madison to create a tool for preserving the memories of others and build a new life for himself.
As a foreign correspondent in Germany, Louis Lochner 1909 chronicled the rise of the Third Reich and helped Americans understand how Adolf Hitler amassed power.
The new Wisconsin Russia Project aims to help the U.S. be more prepared to manage a calculating Kremlin with yet-to-be-determined ambitions.
From meatless Tuesdays to research aimed at improving agricultural production, food was deemed a key weapon against the Germans.
Scientists weren’t the only faculty members to assist the government — historians, geologists, and others pitched in, too.
When the U.S. entered the First World War, the UW joined the fight by training soldiers, conducting poison-gas research, and sending students to work on Wisconsin farms.
UW students connect to a designer’s lost legacy.
A new documentary tells the story of a legendary Madison recording studio.
From urban gardening to Southern black farmers who organized against oppression, UW assistant professor Monica White’s research reveals a missing chapter in the civil rights narrative.
The UW’s Chazen Museum of Art will host an exhibition of the 1623 First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays, in honor of the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. Shakespeare First Folio, 1623. Folger Shakespeare Library William Shakespeare may be known as the English language’s…
Matt Perko John Woolley MA’74, PhD’80 was 12 when he stood at a Nashville, Tennessee, curb watching President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade scoot past him en route to the airport. The chief executive was in Woolley’s hometown on May 18, 1963 — just months…
The portrait painter’s roster includes four U.S. presidents and several celebrities, such as George Clooney and Paul Newman.
A mashup of science and old-fashioned detective work revealed the true origins of a mastodon skeleton on display at the UW for a century.
Picnic Point is a beloved campus playground, but it’s also a landscape rich in history that goes back thousands of years.
The UW holds a piece of Hollywood history.
If these shoes could talk: Students learn the art of making objects speak.
Herb Kohl ’56 and Bud Selig ’56.
In his recent book, Brian Williams PhD’99 sets the record straight on Afghanistani general and now vice president Abdul Dostum, who, along with his cavalry of two thousand Uzbek horsemen, helped the United States defeat the Taliban in a key battle in late 2001.
Thai alum finds asylum at the UW.
It’s a question that Erika Janik MA’04, MA’06 has been asking since her childhood.
A UW professor inspires students to honor WW II soldiers.
An excerpt from The Opening Kickoff explores how UW legend Pat O'Dea "put the foot in football" and gained long-overdue respect for the Wisconsin team during the early days of intercollegiate athletics.
Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried.
An artist shares his rare talent — and his culture.
Combating misconceptions about ancient Rome.