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Portage Canal

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: The Portage Canal between the Wisconsin and Fox Rivers, from the highway 51 crossing near the center of the city.

Date: 1966-07-26 

Description: Several young people pause behind the fence to look at a midway ride in action at the Washington County Junior Fair.

Date: 1965 

Description: Bodies of several dead Viet Cong soldiers lying on a beach. Several U.S. soldiers observe as bodies are placed in the sand from a truck.

Date: 1962 

Description: This map shows streets, points of interest, Lake Winnebago, Millers Bay, South Asylum Bay, Lake Butte des Morts, and the Fox River. The map also includes a...

Date: 1967 ca.

Description: Worker spraying Elm trees with DDT pumped from a tank hitched to the back of a vehicle equipped with a snow plow.


At the Farmhouse

Date: 1968-04-27 

Description: Members of the Petersen family gathered for a meal at the farmhouse, also referred to as the Baker house, at Black Point Estate. The room is open to the ra...

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: This map shows local streets, wards, public buildings, parks, and part of the Fox River. The land is shown in white and the water is shown in blue. The map...


The Bards

Date: 1961-05-11 

Description: 1962 may have been the start to a musical career for this Madison area vocal and instrumental trio, the Bards. Left to right are Paul Skalet, Cross Plains...


Houses and Cemetery

Date: 1960-07-17 

Description: Houses viewed from an old cemetery lot.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

African American Men Going To Vote

Date: 1963 

Description: Nathaniel Smith and Ernest Morgan enter the St. Francisville courthouse to vote. Three white men are sitting on a porch railing outside of the courthouse.

Date: 1965 

Description: This basic street map shows roads, schools, parks and cemeteries and includes a street index in the lower margin. The map also shows a portion of Elm Grove...


Obey and Knowles

Date: 1965-09 

Description: Governor Warren Knowles (seated) signing the Technical Education Re-Organization Bill or the Higher Education Reorganization Bill, a.k.a. the Obey-Nikolay...


Carrying Corpses

Date: 1962-06 

Description: Aftermath of a Viet Cong attack on the village of Vinh Quoi. Children watch as a group of men begin to pick up corpses wrapped in sheets on woven mats.

Date: 1960-01-20 

Description: Team photograph of the Monona Grove High School basketball team.

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: Front view of a high school for African American students. SNCC Arkansas Project.

Date: 1961-05-15 

Description: Robert Hall (left), general chairman of the Bethel Lutheran Church youth fair, presents a check of proceeds of the fair to Peter Sethre, youth director of...

Date: 1968-03-16 

Description: Senator Robert F. Kennedy announcing his candidacy for the office of President of the United States. The announcement took place in the Caucus Room of the...


Wooded Valley

Date: 1964-09-07 ca.

Description: View of a tree-filled valley. Two large trees, one alive and one dormant, are prominent above the tree line.

Date: 1963-05-19 ca.

Description: A small tree grows through a window-opening of stone wall of a ruined old commercial building.

Date: 1967-06 

Description: Composite panoramic view of the south side of the 700 block of State Street. Lake Street parking ramp and University of Wisconsin Extension building are vi...

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