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This image gallery depicts Madison, Wisconsin, as a hub of dynamic social, political and cultrual change from the 1960s through the mid-1970s.

Date: 1949-10-04 

Description: The Madison Business and Professional Women's club celebrates National Business Women's Week by honoring some of its members. Pictured is Ms. Maria Syllm,...

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A group of school-age children with a several adults sitting outdoors with band instruments at a Civilian Defense Rally.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Drum kit used by Viroqua, Wisconsin, native Butch Vig when he played with the bands Spooner, Fire Town, and the Grammy-nominated Garbage. (Museum object)

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A group of school-age children with a few adults playing band instruments outdoors at a Civilian Defense Rally.

Date: 1970-04-26 

Description: View from stage of Phil Lesh and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan playing with the Grateful Dead. Behind them, Mickey Hart and Jerry Garcia are visible.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A piano stands among chairs and decorative plants inside a music room at the Academy of Jesus and Mary. Paintings and statues stand on the piano and on a...

Photograph

Band and Audience

Date: 1946 

Description: An audience watches a musical group put on a show in a tent at the Kansas State Fair.

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: An unidentified conga drummer performs with Wilderness Road at the Sound Storm music festival. Bassist Andy Haban can be seen at left.

Date: 1946-08-25 

Description: Helene Stratman-Thomas and members of the Yuba band, many of whom had played together for forty years: Otto and Wincil Stanek, clarinet; George McGilvery a...

Date: 1971-03-15 ca.

Description: Poster advertising the showing of the Beatles' film The Yellow Submarine at the Wisconsin Union Theatre on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campu...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Leo Capser sitting on a bench playing piano on the Old Mission Dock at Madeline Island.

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Description: Sign advertising for 15 cent tap beers at the Nitty Gritty bar in Madison, Wisconsin. Shows a cartoon of a drunk bugler, playing taps while drinking a pint...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Tim Ayers, bass player for the country rock band Mason Proffit, performing at the Sound Storm music festival.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of music rooms at Loyola Sacred Heart Academy, established in 1873. In the first room, two pianos can be seen, and the walls are decorated with paint...

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Description: Two men in a lumber camp bunkhouse. One sits on a stump playing a fiddle while the other dances.

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: View from audience of Wheezer Lockinger performing on stage at the Sound Storm music festival. The band consisted of David "Colonel" Leis, Roger Wylie, Ste...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: View from side of stage of Rich Keane, wearing a felt bucket hat and a tie-dyed shirt, performing with Strophe band at the Sound Storm music festival. Stew...

Photograph

WHA Radio Station

Date: 1948-01 

Description: Mae Hoeft, sitting on right, and Rosalind (Ronnie) Krug Fenz, standing on ladder, are assembling recordings for a WHA Radio music program.

Date: 1955-02-07 

Description: Margaret Strahl, senior at the University of Wisconsin School of Music, sits at a grand piano at a benefit musicale sponsored by the Sigma Alpha Iota alumn...

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