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 UW-Milwaukee Libraries

Beginnings of the UW-Milwaukee Libraries

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Tuesday, December 09, 2008
in Academic libraries
pc-wi-uw-milwaukee-72.jpg
The UW-Milwaukee Libraries had their beginning as the Library of the State Normal School in Milwaukee which began in 1885. This postcard was mailed on July 12, 1926. At the time Delia Ovitz was the Librarian. She served in this capacity from 1901 to 1944. A list of all the directors of the UW-Milwaukee Libraries and their predecessors is here. In 1955, the state legislature approved a merger of Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee, and Milwaukee Extension Center of the University of Wisconsin to form the University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee. The new institution opened its doors in 1956. A timeline for the development of UW-Milwaukee can be found here.
Recent comment in this post Show all comments
  • Sarah Kropp says #
    I was interested in seeing this article, as my great aunt was Dehlia Ovitz-- In addition, I am now a Library Media Specialist in M...

Categories

Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo