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.

Library Memorabilia Exhibit in DeForest

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in Exhibits

Library Memorabilia Exhibit

An exhibit of Wisconsin library memorabilia sponsored by the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center will be on display at the DeForest Area Public Library in November and December 2013 and in January 2014. In the last part of the 19th century and in the first two decades of the 20th century an explosion of library construction took place in communities throughout Wisconsin. This construction boom was fostered to a large extent by Andrew Carnegie and other philanthropists. The new library buildings were a source of civic pride and as such were represented on a variety of souvenir items including china, spoons, paperweights, and picture postcards. Examples of these souvenir items and others which reflect the library heritage of Wisconsin are included in the exhibit. The exhibit is located in the DeForest Area Historical Society space within the public library. The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation. Larry T. Nix is the curator for the exhibit.

Library Memorabilia Exhibit



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

Leave your comment

Guest Friday, December 09, 2016


Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo