In celebration of African American History Month, we’re highlighting a WTMJ-TV news film clip of a Milwaukee Common Council meeting, regarding open housing legislation, on September 19, 1967.
The timing of the legislation is significant to the Civil Rights movement both locally in Milwaukee and from a national standpoint.
Find additional information at the award-winning The March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project.
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Day, we are highlighting a news film clip of him speaking at UW-Milwaukee on November 23, 1965.
He is first seen speaking to a sold out crowd in the Union Ballroom, and later being interviewed in an unknown location on campus. In his speech, Dr. King addresses the need to solve current problems through action rather than analysis and study.
In time for the winter season we are sharing an image from The Milwaukee Neighborhoods Collection. The photo is of a young boy sledding in the winter time at the Kosciuszko Park in Milwaukee, WI.
From the Cities Around the World collection we are highlighting images of celebration for the holiday season. The first photo is of the decorations on Hohe Strasse, a shopping street in the town of Cologne, Germany. The second photo is of the holiday decorations at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
This week we are highlighting an image from The Milwaukee Neighborhoods Collection of the Kosciuszko Park in Milwaukee. The older photo displays children ice skating on a winter day.
What are you having for your thanksgiving meal? This is what was served at Camp Greenleaf’s 1918 Thanksgiving meal.
Photos are from the Thomas Somers letters: papers of a Milwaukee native drafted into the Army near the close of World War I.
Happy Native American Heritage Month!
To celebrate this month we are highlighting several images from the AGSL Digital Photo Archive - North and Central America.
The first picture is of two young girls at the Crow Nation Rodeo in Crow Agency, located in southeastern Montana.The last two images are taken on the Navajo Nation.The largest Native American reservation in the United States belongs to the Navajo people. It covers more than 27,000 square miles in the states of New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah.
A UWM graduate class discussed this a few weeks ago, and is using Ritzenthaler’s Preservation manual as our text book. Happy to see these materials are now on exhibit!
Ten years after a call for help, Iraqi Jewish documents go on display
In June of 2003, the National Archives Preservation Programs received a call for help from Iraq. Sixteen American soldiers had found tens of thousands of documents and 2,700 Jewish books while searching in the flooded basement of Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters. The historic material was soaking wet.
And so Doris Hamburg and Mary-Lynn Ritzenthaler boarded a C-130 cargo plane and flew to Iraq.
To read more about this story, visit NARA’s Prologue: Pieces of History blog!