1 2 3
.

Date:  

Description: Something less than the half of everything
is the better, the partner, the woman waiting

What counselor, over his shoulder, can count the ways

Date:  

Description: Sunday was the day when, to a stranger,
almost nothing happened. But to us
it was the best day of all

Date:  

Description: Dearest Daughter,

The year is flown.
We can't compete and we stand alone

Date:  

Description: First-rate minds to write books, guide the young and lead the nation
but the target runs close to the ground

Date:  

Description: A fire is not a place, but a containment
to keep burning.

A reassembly of inner flames around the patriarch,
A school and script for golden we...

Date:  

Description: I'll show you all the imported graces
and you shall see New Fontainebleau

Date:  

Description: Every macho-mind knows exactly what
and where it is — up front, smoking
hot, born to circumstance, savage
watchman of the several thousand Rights

Date:  

Description: The fife and drum are not so innocent
the vulture's eye is on the dance

Historical Object

Black Bisque Doll

Date:  

Description: A bisque doll of a woman with her face and hands painted black. She is wearing a red plaid dress with two aprons. The doll was made in Germany in 1890-1910...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The style of reachings, temporal or spiritual, for transformation of the earth

The chapel of Rockford Female Seminary, later Rockford College, 1889-...

Date:  

Description: Rooms remembered for what they led to
What they shut out and how they silent sang

Historical Object

Boy's Blue Dress

Date:  

Description: Front view of a boy's dress made of blue and off-white windowpane check cotton with off-white batiste trim. The dress was made 1900-1910.

Date:  

Description: We were promised, we were told
that candy came in stripes and boxes

But some was stacked,
like lost rewards, the chocolate-coated paradoxes

Date:  

Description: White horses, white fences that money can't buy

Date:  

Description: Rockford, Ill.

J.H. Denison

Editorial room of the Milwaukee Journal

Probably the Black River at Black River Falls

Children taug...

Date:  

Description: For any master line drawn fine enough or spoken well
let us call all professionals to wear the laurel
and deck the Halls of Fame

Date:  

Description: A word without momentum that settled on a note of calm

caught wind

and spun its venom into froth, to cool
a Sunday afternoon in June

Date:  

Description: Years ago, there was a man-sound from the hills, and a lifetime later
its aged and legendary echo

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 70-78

Date:  

Description: If everything stopped dead — watches, tickers, hands — on every island something new would bloom
and another age begin

Date:  

Description: When we built our house
we couldn't afford it, but we built everything the best
It's our fortune, and I am so very thankful

A rock
An ark...

1 2 3

Have Questions?

If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.

Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:

.
.