Category Archives: Archives & ARC

Warhawk Almanac: Whitewater Welcomes an Important Guest – 1961

In the Summer of 1961, Whitewater was honored to host a special guest: Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue reading

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Warhawk Almanac: A School by Any Other Name – 1951

On July 10th, 1951, the Board of Regents passed a resolution that would give Whitewater a new name and a new view for the future. Continue reading

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Spiritualism and the Morris Pratt Institute

Many current and former students at UW-Whitewater have been curious about some of the legends of Whitewater related to witches, and these tales have often been associated with the spiritualism institute that existed in Whitewater from about 1889-1939. Carol Cartwright … Continue reading

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Minneiska Online (New Stuff Tuesdays)

The UW-Whitewater yearbook, The Minneiska, was published from 1909- 1991. These books contain photographs of students as well as campus events and activities. They present a picture of life on campus throughout the decades and provide a wealth of historic … Continue reading

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New views of the Old Main Fire (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Fifty years ago, the campus lost an iconic symbol of the University when someone set fire to the Old Main building. Community members and students witnessed the devastation as the building went up in flames on February 8, 1970. The … Continue reading

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Founder’s Day – Whitewater Normal School makes a “Good Start”

Tuesday, April 21, 1868, marked the opening day for the Whitewater State Normal School (now UW-Whitewater). Charles Brockway, one of the school’s first students, recalled about the experience: “It was a bright, beautiful, April day…when the formal opening of the … Continue reading

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“On the Trail of the Sioux” manuscript (New Stuff Tuesdays)

This past summer the Archives & Area Research Center received a package in the mail along with a letter addressed “To Whom It May Concern.” UW-Whitewater has a collection of General George Custer materials. The letter writer thought we would … Continue reading

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Plat Maps (New Stuff Tuesday)

Plat Maps have long been a great resource for individuals researching information on property. A plat map is a scaled drawing of a piece of land with marked divisions showing acreage and, often, property owners. Genealogists find these types of … Continue reading

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Poems for Liberty (New Stuff Tuesdays)

The Archives & Area Research Center received the Dougan Farm Collection, a gift from Jackie Dougan Jackson, in July 2018. The collection documents the activities and history of a family farm and dairy near Beloit, Wisconsin. The farm also had … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – November 19th

Whitewater Federation of Women’s Clubs Records Archives & Area Research Center, 1st floor The Whitewater Federation of Women’s Clubs began in January 1899 as a way to bring together local organizations, including the Alpha, Emerson, Junto, Minneiska, and Home Culture … Continue reading

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