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Early 20th-Century Education - Image Gallery Essay

Grant County Rural Schools
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Kehl School of Dance - Madison - Image Gallery Essay

Discover Madison's Kehl School of Dance through photographs of the performers, public events, dance studio, and other images.
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Picturing Madison - Image Gallery Essay

The Watercolors of Winifred Ford
Read about the life and career of painter Winifred Ford who created watercolors of historic Madison residences.
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Visual Materials Subject Overview

Learn about the wide range of visual materials subjects available to view both online and in our Archives
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Highlander Folk School - Image Gallery Essay

View an extensive image collection about this early social leadership center that focused on labor organization, and later, civil rights.
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Joy Camps - Image Gallery Essay

Wisconsin's Camp Craft Camp for Girls, 1930-1955
This gallery shares more than 100 images from a northern Wisconsin summer camp for girls that operated between 1930 and 1955.
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History of the U.S. Social Security Act - Image Gallery Essay

Browse images about the formation of the U.S. Social Security Act, selected from the collections of federal employees Witte, Altmeyer, Cohen and Wickenden.
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Franz Hölzlhuber's Watercolors - Image Gallery Essay

Discover the works of Austrian artist Franz Hölzlhuber, who documented Wisconsin scenery through watercolor.
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William A. Jones - Image Gallery Essay

Native American Photographs
Collection of photographs documenting Native American life and the impact of federal government.
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Commemorating 50 Years of Integration - Image Gallery Essay

Images relating to Daisy Bates, former Arkansas NAACP President
View photographs from the collection of Daisy Bates, an American civil rights activist, publisher and writer.
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Prophetic Pictures from Menomonie, Wisconsin - Image Gallery Essay

An album of 32 unusual photographs taken in 1905 of graduates of Menomonie High School in Dunn County.
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Documenting Life in the Segregated South - Image Gallery Essay

The Natchez Poverty Report
View this gallery of photographs from an unpublished 1960s report on living conditions in the African-American neighborhoods of Natchez, Mississippi.
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Have You Seen This Madison? - Image Gallery Essay

James T. Potter's Photos
View this image collection of architectural details of places in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Dr. Joseph Smith: Early 20th Century Life in Marathon County - Image Gallery Essay

View photographs taken by Dr. Joseph Smith in the early 20th century in and around Marathon County, Wisconsin.
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Neighborhood House - Image Gallery Essay

Madison's Settlement House
Images of Madison's only settlement house, Neighborhood House, from 1916 until the 1960s.
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Photo Copy Service Photographers Capture the Essence of Madison - Image Gallery Essay

View the online collection of Photo Copy Service photographs taken in Madison from the 1920s through 1960s.
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An Earth Day Gallery in Gaylord Nelson's Honor - Image Gallery Essay

Read about Earth Day's founder, Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator and early environmentalist.
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Documenting the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party - Image Gallery Essay

View images produced by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, while they were challenging a white, supremacist delegation.

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