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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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Bizarre history of Wisconsin

Chad Lewis will talk about the “Bizarre History of Wisconsin: Strange Stories from Our Past” on Tuesday, January 19th, at 6 p.m. via Zoom (online). This free event is sponsored by Whitewater’s public library, the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. … Continue reading

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The Librarian of Auschwitz (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Most everyone knows by know the horrible story of Auschwitz and the Holocaust, and in this trying year of 2020, one can be forgiven for passing by a story about that depressing time period in our recent past! But (being … 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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Celebrate the 19th Amendment

August 26, 2020, is Women’s Equality Day. This year is the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the constitutional right to vote. People are encouraged to celebrate at noon on Wed., … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – November 26, 2019

The Cigarette: A Political History New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor HD 9149.C43 U663 2019 I must first admit to at least half purchasing this book for the creative homage to the classic Marlboro Reds pack of cigarettes. The focus of … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – October 15, 2019

Teaching U.S. History Through Sports edited by Brad Austin and Pamela Grundy New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor GV583 .T43 2019 This book sets up a way of related history through our popular past time of sports. In mind the audience … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – July 23, 2019

Seven Myths of Native American History by Paul Jentz E98.P99 J46 2018 New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor Paul Jentz work serves as a critical history of how Native Americans have been perceived over the years. The myths that he explores … Continue reading

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Trepanation

Have you or someone you know ever said, “I need that like I need another hole in my head!” or something similar? Well, at times some people have thought they or others need an actual hole created in their heads. … Continue reading

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