Special Collections consists primarily of rare and special printed materials that hold long-term, historical research potential for UWM academic programs. The collections support a broad range of research and teaching activities in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. These digital exhibits and collections provide a glimpse into, and context for, our holdings.
Angels and Handmaidens: Beyond Nurse Stereotypes
This exhibition features items from the UWM History of American Nursing Collection. The collection focuses on primary printed sources that document the rise and development of American nursing issues, practice, and education from the mid-nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century. The collection also features a number of works that feature nurses and nursing as subjects of popular culture such as children’s career-fiction series, biographies and memoirs of nurses, and a...
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UWM Book Arts
The UWM Book Arts Collection endeavors to document and demonstrate the use of the book form as an art medium. As such, it forms part of the larger…
"ab[landmass] emerged out of a desire to represent change over time. I indicate this change with very simple typographic elements, the letters 'a' and…