BSU turns 40; campus history

UWW’s Black Student Union is celebrating 40 years at UWW on Sat., March 7th, in the Hamilton Center (University Center). The ticketed event includes cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and a program featuring guest speaker Arline Hardy-Smith, the first African-American student to graduate from UWW.

Interested in campus history? The Library collects resources that document our history, such as the campus yearbook, The Minneiska (3rd-floor Main OVERSIZE Collection, LD6160 .W45), which was published from 1909-1991, and A history of Wisconsin State University, Whitewater, 1868-1968 (3rd-floor Main Collection, LD6160 .W452). The student newspaper, The Royal Purple, is available on microfilm for the period March 1908-May 1998 (1st-floor microforms room), and in print since 1901 in the Library’s Special Collections/University Archives. The most recent year in print also is kept in the 1st-floor newspapers area. In addition to maintaining an archive of the paper, some of the Library’s dedicated student workers have been creating an online index to search for topics and names. You also can contact the University Archives to inquire about lesser-known resources documenting the University’s history, including photographs, slides, and scrapbooks.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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