Tag: Archives and Area Research Center

University Archives helps uncover how Door County’s Brussels got its name

Ever wondered how Brussels in Southern Door County got its name? It has a lot to do with crop shortages in Belgium, which sparked the emigration of Belgians to a new land called Wisconsin. A file unearthed in UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Library described a report by Ministère de la Région Wallonne, stating that even though […]

University Archives supports ‘200 Years of Style’ project

University Archives and Area Research Center has provided support with images for the Brown County Historical Society’s new exhibit: “Fashioning Our Identity: 200 Years of Style.” They were featured in a news segment last week. All of the photos used in the piece are from Cofrin Libary  collections. You will find the appropriate shout-out to […]

UW-Green Bay Archives helps trace history of village school

Bailey’s Harbor District #1 Schoolhouse in Door County was built in 1858 on Bluff Road. Since then, the building has been taken down, built on a new location, suffered a fire, and rebuilt again. Much more is included in the history of the schoolhouse, which sparked Kristen Peil and her husband Caleb Whitney’s interest. They […]

More than 150 to compete at National History Day, March 3

It will be the 16th consecutive year UW-Green Bay will serve as host Green Bay, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host Northeastern Wisconsin Region’s National History Day competition on Saturday, March 3, 2018 marking the 16th consecutive year the event has been held at the University. The 2018 National History Day competition will […]

Campus informed of passing of Hall of Famer Paul Schierl

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Paul Schierl, retired CEO of Fort Howard, inductee in 1996 to the Phoenix Hall of Fame for meritorious achievement, and longtime friend of the campus community, passed away this week. Former Phoenix Athletic Director Daniel Spielmann said that Schierl’s gifts to UW-Green Bay came during times of critical need — as the University began its […]

Big response to Ken Burns documentary, UW-Green Bay protest photo

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There was a substantial response to the photograph of students protesting on campus from the UW-Green Bay Archives, recently featured in the Ken Burns documentary, “The History of the World, April 1969 – May 1970.” The episode was number 8 in the series and it highlights the anti-war protests following the Vietnam War. The full […]

Powerful photo from UW-Green Bay Archives used in documentary

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A photograph of students protesting on campus from the UW-Green Bay Archives was featured in the Ken Burns documentary, “The History of the World, April 1969 – May 1970.” The episode was number 8 in the series and it highlights the antiwar protests following the Vietnam War. The full episode can be viewed at http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-vietnam-war/episodes/episode-8/. The […]