Cultural Landscape of the UW-Madison Campus Image Gallery/ UW Digital Collections Center


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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center
431 Memorial Library
728 State St.
Madison, WI 53706

Developed as a research tool to support a two-year effort to inventory and assess cultural landscape resources on the University of Wisconsin-Madison main campus. This plan will provide university administrators with direction for preserving and managing these culturally significant places.

Resources within the collections are free and publicly accessible online. They are loosely organized into collections that span a range of subjects including art, ecology, literature, history, music, natural resources, science, social sciences, the State of Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin. Digital resources include text-based materials such as books, journal series, and manuscript collections, photographic images, slides, maps, prints, posters, audio, and video.

The selection of images, maps and site plans reflects our primary interest in eight campus sectors:
Bascom Hill
Library Mall
Memorial Union Terrace
John Muir Park
Camp Randall Memorial Park
Henry Mall
Observatory Hill
Agricultural campus

In addition to historic images, this collection also contains 25 text-based volumes that provide insight into the University's history and development. Resources include materials that document campus landmarks, the history of housing at UW, campus planning and architecture, and more!