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Pail & Shovel Guide to the Madison Campus After Pail & Shovel Gets Its Hands On It | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society

Map or Atlas

Pail & Shovel Guide to the Madison Campus After Pail & Shovel Gets Its Hands On It

Pail & Shovel Guide to the Madison Campus After Pail & Shovel Gets Its Hands On It | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society
Map of the University of Wisconsin-Madison re-imagined as "Dizzyland", the campus taken over the by the student government party Pail and Shovel. The map shows many campus buildings and landmarks as they may have appeared at a carnival, each with a new name and purpose. Many of the illustrations tie into platform pledges of the Pail and Shovel Party, an admittedly absurdest party that had formed primarily as a joke. The party began campaigning in the spring 1978 student elections to convert the school budget into pennies to be dumped on Library Mall where students could use pails and shovels to take what they wished. The Party also promised to flood Camp Randall Stadium for mock naval battles, buy the Statue of Liberty and move it to Wisconsin.
DESCRIPTION
Map of the University of Wisconsin-Madison re-imagined as "Dizzyland", the campus taken over the by the student government party Pail and Shovel. The map shows many campus buildings and landmarks as they may have appeared at a carnival, each with a new name and purpose. Many of the illustrations tie into platform pledges of the Pail and Shovel Party, an admittedly absurdest party that had formed primarily as a joke. The party began campaigning in the spring 1978 student elections to convert the school budget into pennies to be dumped on Library Mall where students could use pails and shovels to take what they wished. The Party also promised to flood Camp Randall Stadium for mock naval battles, buy the Statue of Liberty and move it to Wisconsin.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:114685
Creation Date:circa 1979
Creator Name:Pail and Shovel Party.
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Edward Ben Elson papers, 1960-1983
Genre:Map or Atlas
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:M2001-002
Original Dimensions:23.5 x 16.5 inches
SUBJECTS
Student activities
Student activities
University of Wisconsin
Political campaigns
Political parties
College buildings
Lakes
Caricatures and cartoons

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