Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation promoting understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.

Milwaukee-Downer College

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Monday, February 02, 2009 in Academic libraries

pc-wi-downer-72.jpg


Milwaukee-Downer College, one of Wisconsin's historic colleges, ceased to exist as a separate institution in 1964 when it became part of Lawrence University. Milwaukee-Downer College was created in 1895 when Milwaukee Female College (founded in 1851) merged with Downer College (founded as Wisconsin Female College in 1855). The former campus of Milwaukee-Downer College along with the Chapman Memorial Library building was sold to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1964.  The Lawrence University webpage for Milwaukee-Downer College is located here.


The former Chapman Memorial Library building of Milwaukee-Downer College is now Chapman Hall on the UW-Milwaukee campus and houses administrative offices. The library was built in 1937 from the bequest of Alice Greenwood Chapman,a graduate of Milwaukee Female College. The Teakwood Room in the library was moved to the Lawrence University campus along with library's rare book collection which is now housed in the Milwaukee-Downer Room of the Seeley G. Mudd Library.


Digital images of Milwaukee-Downer College including the Chapman Memorial Library are included in the Lawrence University Archives which are located here. The postcard image of the Reference Room of Chapman Memorial Library at the top of this page is part of Larry T. Nix's postcard collection. 



pc-wi-downer2-72.jpgThis postcard was mailed in 1907 and shows an interior view of the library building which preceded the Chapman Memorial Library. 


Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Categories

Popular Tags

Bob Bochfer McMillan Memorial Library Meter mail slogans Delia Ovitz James Huff Stout Madison Public Library Brown Deer Public Library Frank Avery Hutchins Bernard Schwab Wisconsin Library Association CCBC Hall of Fame 2010 Orrilla Blackshear Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Matthew S. Dudgeon Cooperative Children's Book Center Hall of Fame 2015 campa Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide Hall of Fame 2012 Beaver Dam Public Library Clarence Brown Lester Historical Register Appleton Public Library cam I Love Libraries Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Hall of Fame 2014 Eager Free Public Library Robert Bocher Manitowoc Public Library Wisconsin Rapids Centennial Ruth Ann Montgomery Events & Meetings books-by-mail World War I 24 Marketing-Publicity Milwaukee Art Museum Sarah Janice Kee WHCLIS campaign Library Trustees Wisconsin State Law Library Woman's Congress Wisconsin Library Bulletin Cornelia Marving Pierce Dorothea M. Krause Gerald A. Somers Evansville Wisconsin Richard E. Krug Hall of Fame 2008 Gertrude Thurow bookworm membership libraries Zona Gale UW-Madison school of library and information studies Milwaukee Public Library Portage Public Library campaign John Miller Chancellor Superior Carnegie Libraries Black River Falls Public Library Library Systems WWI Library War Service Louise S. Robbins Hall of Fame 2018 Wisconsin Free Library Commission Postcards Klaus Linderfelt Increase A. Lapham Library Artifacts National Library Week Katharine MacDonald Jones Carl Spitzweg Peter G. Hamon caly film Oshkosh Public Library caly film Campaign hall of Postcards 14 Beloit Public Library library exhibit American Library Association Anniversaries Hall of Fame 2015 National Bookmobile Day Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends 27 Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries 23 Library Buildings Lutie Eugenia Stearns Library e Ice Storm Brown Deer Public Library Hall of Fame 2012 Campaign Wisconsin Free Library Commission trav Hall of Fame 2015 Cam Library People Hall of Fame 2013 Exhibits COLAND Lutie Stearns Publications Library History WLA 125 WLA 125 Dianne McAfee Hopkins Events Milwaukee Public Library WAAL library memorabilia Middleton Public Library Hall Library people Library Buidlings Nolan I. Neds Academic Libraries Ripon Public Library Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Hall of Fame 2017 White House Conference on Library and Information Services UW-Milwaukee Libraries Buttons School of Library and Information Studies William J. Wilson Council on Library and Network Development Public library systems 11 Hall of Fame 2016 Irene W. Newman J. D. Witter Hall fo Fame 2012 Tower Hill Wisconsin Campaign Elroy Public Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Hall of Fame 2009 John J. Jax T. B. Scott Free Public Library Postcards 22 Amer 10 Public libraries Academic Librarians Brown County Library Pewaukee Public Library Clinton Public Library Digital Collections Sandra Friedman Dolnick bed and breakfast Library people Postcards James Duane Doty DeForest Area Public Library Parcel post UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies archives Lowell W. Wilson presentations Helen Adams 20 Wayne A. Wiegand Hartford Public Library library education Ruby Roeder Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians Eratus Swift Wilcox Uncategorized Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs Rusk County Community Library WLA 125 21 Lucy E. Smith Morris Capitol Fire 1904 Special libraries Inform Wisconsin School libraries state historical society Bookmobiles Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Anniversaries ca traveling libraries Library celebrations Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends Hall of Fame 2015 anniversaries Charles Bunge Gilbert H. Doane WLA 125 Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Hall of Fame 2012 buil 28 Larry T. Nix Pinback buttons Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Jane K. Billings campaign Events & Meetings American Library Association Library War Service background Edward Asahel Birge S. Janice Kee Hall of Fame 2018 Carnegie libraries Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries People Soughton Public Library Hall of Fame 2011 Suring Area Public Library Public libraries Wisconsin Historical Society Jerome P. Daniels library legislation caly film Black River Falls Hall of Fame 2015 State Law Library

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo