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.

Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged state historical society

ALA Comes to Madison, July 8, 1901

Posted by Larry T. Nix
Larry T. Nix
Larry T. Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Tuesday, April 05, 2016
in WLA 125
When the American Library Association met in Waukesha in 1901 from July 3-10, Monday, July 8th, was designated as "Madison day" and more than 300 attendees boarded a train for the Wisconsin Capital where they were met by carriages that took them on a tour of the city. A highlight of Madison day was a visit to the recently completed building of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin which housed both the Society's library and the library of the University of Wisconsin. Each visitor received a handsome booklet about the new building courtesy of the Art Metal Construction Company. An image of the front of the booklet is shown above. A Library Journal report on the Madison visit noted that "There was but one opinion of the entire party in regard to the beauty and arrangement of the building, and that was satisfactory to the highest degree."  The image below of the ALA conference attendees in front of the building is from the Wisconsin Historical Society Digital Collection (Image ID 45544).


Popular Tags

Hall of Fame 2015 Anniversaries John J. Jax 28 Jane K. Billings Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Middleton Public Library caly film 22 Marketing-Publicity 10 Oshkosh Public Library Hartford Public Library Public library systems Bob Bochfer bookworm Lutie Stearns Nolan I. Neds Historical Register Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services 21 Hall of Fame 2018 ca Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Library e Wisconsin Free Library Commission WLA 125 Gertrude Thurow 27 Library History Ruth Ann Montgomery WLA 125 Events Irene W. Newman Black River Falls Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Inform Wisconsin Lowell W. Wilson Sarah Janice Kee Dick Sorensen Hall of Fame 2012 Hall of Fame 2012 Hall of Fame 2017 Robert Bocher WWI Library War Service Madison Public Library William J. Wilson Parcel post Brown Deer Public Library Edward Asahel Birge Increase A. Lapham Rusk County Community Library Helen Adams UW-Madison school of library and information studies Suring Area Public Library presentations Portage Public Library trav Hall of Fame 2018 Delia Ovitz Library Trustees Charles Bunge Marjorie Sornson Malmberg books-by-mail Exhibits James Huff Stout 14 Library People Events & Meetings Katharine MacDonald Jones Hall of Fame 2016 Ruby Roeder Hall of Fame 2012 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries traveling libraries Evansville Wisconsin T. B. Scott Free Public Library Gerald A. Somers Hall of Fame 2011 DeForest Area Public Library Pinback buttons Dick Sorensen caly film Postcards Cooperative Children's Book Center Milwaukee Art Museum Hall of Fame 2009 John Miller Chancellor Centennial Hall Manitowoc Public Library Wisconsin State Law Library Klaus Linderfelt Uncategorized Elroy Public Library Special libraries Hall fo Fame 2012 Bookmobiles WAAL Black River Falls Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 Tower Hill Wisconsin 20 Library celebrations Wisconsin Free Library Commission Wisconsin Library Bulletin McMillan Memorial Library Postcards Pewaukee Public Library cam Publications campaign Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Library people Postcards 24 Frank Avery Hutchins campa Hall of Fame 2010 Clinton Public Library Dianne McAfee Hopkins Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Capitol Fire 1904 Library Buidlings Cam Wayne A. Wiegand Lucy E. Smith Morris Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians WHCLIS campaign White House Conference on Library and Information Services Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends Brown Deer Public Library Campaign Beaver Dam Public Library Sandra Friedman Dolnick People caly film Postcards library legislation membership libraries Wisconsin Rapids Ripon Public Library Hall of Fame 2014 Brown County Library Larry T. Nix James Duane Doty Public libraries Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Gilbert H. Doane Wisconsin Historical Society Eratus Swift Wilcox Public libraries Library Buildings background Jerome P. Daniels Campaign Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Academic Librarians Milwaukee Public Library COLAND Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs archives Bernard Schwab Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Dorothea M. Krause Appleton Public Library State Law Library UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Anniversaries Superior Carnegie Libraries CCBC Library Artifacts Library Systems Eager Free Public Library I Love Libraries Hall of Fame 2015 Woman's Congress Richard E. Krug UW-Milwaukee Libraries Carl Spitzweg 23 Hall of Fame 2015 campaign anniversaries Orrilla Blackshear Louise S. Robbins Nancy Marshall hall of American Library Association Library War Service National Library Week Richard J. Sorensen Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Hall of Fame 2015 School of Library and Information Studies American Library Association School libraries buil Carnegie libraries Council on Library and Network Development Hall of Fame 2019 Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries National Bookmobile Day Buttons Digital Collections Matthew S. Dudgeon Library people Amer Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide Clarence Brown Lester Ice Storm 11 WLA 125 Wisconsin Library Association Academic Libraries bed and breakfast Cornelia Marving Pierce Milwaukee Public Library library exhibit Lutie Eugenia Stearns Beloit Public Library Events & Meetings library education library memorabilia Meter mail slogans Hall of Fame 2008 Hall of Fame 2013 J. D. Witter World War I state historical society Soughton Public Library Campaign S. Janice Kee Zona Gale WLA 125 Peter G. Hamon

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo