From Special Collections exhibits

passenger pigeon from Catesby
Medici emblem
books from Fry Collection
detail from French book of hours  (15th C.)
Image from Cairn Collection
Amazing Stories Dec. 1946
detail from one of the Wisconsin Papyri
cover of The historie of the great and mightie kingdome of China (1588)
engraving in Khunrath's alchemical masterpiece (late 16th C.)
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Current Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Hours through May 31, 2015

Department of
Special Collections


Class Sessions in Special Collections

We would be delighted to schedule a session in Special Collections for your course during spring semester 2015. We urge you to call us at 608-262-3243 or contact us by email as soon as possible to schedule such a session. More about teaching »


Exhibit on Mapmaking Opens Soon

This exhibit will help honor the path-breaking accomplishments of the History of Cartography Project, which has just published volume six, Cartography in the Twentieth Century. More about this exhibit »


Special Collections Blog

Please visit the blog for Special Collections for more about new acquisitions, generosity of donors, noteworthy holdings, exhibits, teaching activities, and events in the Department. The address is