Author Thomas Davis Releases ‘In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams’ – Door County Pulse

Author Thomas Davis released a new book after spending time researching at the Door County Library’s archives in Sturgeon Bay, the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center, the archives in Madison and the Washington Island Archives. See more via Thomas Davis Releases ‘In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams’ – Door County Pulse.

Humanities students looking for Green Bay Packers fans to interview

Calling fans of the green and gold! UW-Green Bay students are seeking Green Bay Packers fans to interview and record experiences about game memories, family traditions, tailgating, divided households and how they celebrate the Green Bay Packers in their daily lives. This semester, students in Digital and Public Humanities courses taught by UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Heidi Sherman (History) and Brent Hensel, the curator for the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, are working on projects focused on the history of the Green Bay Packers. One of the projects involves sharing the stories of Green Bay Packers fans through oral history interviews. Deb Anderson, campus archivist, is working with the class to collect the stories and preserve them in the UW-Green Bay oral history collection.

“Books and films tell the story of the players, coaches, teams and games of the Green Bay Packers,” noted Anderson. “Little is written about the unique experience of being a super-fan, and we want to change that by capturing the voices of fans.”

Nominate a faculty/staff friend, or if you are willing to participate in the next few weeks in a brief interview of approximately 30 to 45 minutes, please contact Deb Anderson at andersod@uwgb.edu.

A look back to the first (ever) day of classes

Fifty years ago UW-Green Bay held its first classes on the new Shorewood campus. Plans had been underway since 1965 when the new campus was authorized. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in March 1968 and, the first Chancellor, Ed Weidner, set an ambitious goal to have classes begin in fall 1969. University Archives and Area Research Center has photos.

Archives and Area Research Center, Viking House and Richter Museum opening doors for its History Treasure Tour, tonight

The Brown County Federation of History Organizations (BCFHO) announced that it will once again host its History Treasure Tour on May 15, 2019 from 4 to 8 pm. Sixteen Brown County Historical locations will open their doors for FREE, revealing many of the community’s “hidden” treasures. This exciting event encourages the public to explore Brown County’s rich historical past, while enjoying fun, hands-on activities, special behind-the-scenes tours, and exclusive access to expert staff in unique historical environments. Go to one location, or try and make them all, the night is yours to choose!

Participating organizations include:
Ashwaubenon Historical Society The Historic Allouez Society
The Automobile Gallery National Railroad Museum
Brown County Historical Society & Hazelwood
Historic House Museum Neville Public Museum Northeast Wisconsin Masonic Library & Museum
De Pere Historical Society White Pillars Museum Oneida Nation Museum
Green Bay & De Pere Antiquarian Society UWGB Archives & Area Research Center
Green Bay Diocese Museum and Cultural Center UWGB Richter Museum of Natural History
Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame UWGB Viking House
Heritage Hill State Park

In addition to the History Treasure Tour, BCFHO is pleased to announce something new this year: Passport2History. This pass is a great way for residents and tourists alike to enjoy 10 different Brown County museums throughout the summer, at one great price. This program runs from May 25 through September 2, 2019, and the great thing is that Passports can be purchased the night of the History Treasure Tour on May 15 from participating locations.

Purchasing the Passport gives you one day admission to each of these unique locations:
Ashwaubenon Historical Society Heritage Hill State Park
The Automobile Gallery The Historic Allouez Society
Brown County Historical Society & Hazelwood
Historic House Museum National Railroad Museum Oneida Nation Museum
De Pere Historical Society White Pillars Museum UWGB Archives & Area Research Center
Green Bay & De Pere Antiquarian Society

Bennet embrace, then and now

Déjà vu: 30 years ago Tony and Dick embraced after leading the Phoenix to its first NCAA Tournament

Phoenix fans will remember the embrace… March 5, 1991. Father and son. All-star and head coach. Tony and Dick Bennett. When the final buzzer had sounded, the Phoenix had taken down Northern Illinois, 56-39, in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Championship, to win its first-ever trip to the Big Dance. While the frenzied, standing-room only crowd rushed the court to celebrate the home team, father and son could be found in an embrace that Phoenix fans have not forgotten despite the passing of 29 years. And it came flooding back to life this week, when Dick and Tony sought each other out once again — in celebration of an even bigger moment — Tony had just led his University of Virginia Cavaliers to a Final Four appearance for the first time in 35 years. Nope, it wasn’t the Phoenix we were cheering for this time. Or was it? Congratulations Tony and Dick Bennett. Green Bay is rooting for you.

Tony Bennett’s Virginia Cavaliers (often nicknamed the “hoos”) play at 5 p.m. Saturday against Auburn University in the NCAA Final Four. See more historical photos in this University Archives Facebook post.

1991 Photo

Father Dick Bennett embraces son Tony Bennet March 5, 1991
Father and Head Coach Dick Bennett embraces son Tony Bennett March 5, 1991, Source: UW-Green Bay Archives

 

2019 NCAA March Madness Video Tweet

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Special father-son moment.
Tony & Dick Bennett share an embrace from one #FinalFour coach to another.
#MarchMadness@UVAMensHoops@BadgerMBB — NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadness) March 31, 2019

1735 dictionary of Spanish and Nahuatl languages

‘Cultures of Spain’ class digs deep in documents donated by alumnus Cruz-Uribe

UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research recently hosted the class, “Cultures of Spain” taught by Spanish Prof. Cristina Ortiz. The students broadened their perspectives, studying a collection of materials donated by alumnus, Benjamin Cruz-Uribe ’73 ’79 (Ecosystems Analysis and Master of Environmental Arts & Sciences). The unique documents had been handed down through generations of his family and Cruz-Uribe donated the items to the Archives so they could be preserved and studied by researchers.

UW-Green Bay Spanish Language students transcribing archives
Spanish students transcribing archives

The class was studying about new Spain and the colonial era and visited the Archives on the seventh floor of the Cofrin Library to study the original materials dating from the 1700s. The collection contains a 1735 dictionary of Spanish and Nahuatl languages; a 1746 North America history book; and a 1768 document from the Archbishop of Mexico.

Students were asked to examine the Archbishop’s decree and attempt a translation of the 18th century handwritten script. Their translation revealed the document was “14 rules” to be followed by the Indians of Mexico for their “spiritual and earthly happiness and well-being.” Among the rules were suggestions for maintaining a clean home; helping neighbors who are sick; avoiding disputes; providing a house for one’s family; and the rais[ing] of chickens, turkeys, pigs, goats; and knowing the catechism in Spanish and their own language. The class went on to discuss in Spanish the cultural and historical significance of these rules.

Translating a 1768 document from the Archbishop of Mexico
Translating 1768 “14 Rules” of Archbishop of Mexico
1735 dictionary of Spanish and Nahuatl languages
1735 Spanish/Nahuatl dictionary

More than 300 students attended National History Day at UW-Green Bay

More than 300 students from across four counties and representing 16 different schools made their way to UW-Green Bay on Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 for the National History Day regional event. Almost 200 projects were presented at UW-Green Bay’s University Union and Mary Ann Cofrin Hall for the all-day event. This year’s theme was “Triumph and Tragedy in History.” Learn more and see the 2019 results.

National History Day 2018 at UWGB

300 students from four counties to compete in National History Day regional event at UW-Green Bay, March 2

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host the Northeastern Wisconsin Region’s National History Day competition on Saturday, March 2, 2019, marking the 17th consecutive year the event has been held on the Green Bay campus. The 2019 National History Day competition will be held at UW-Green Bay’s University Union and Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. The all-day event begins with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m., with judging taking place from 9:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. Awards will be presented at the Kress Events Center at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and media.

The competition will welcome more than 300 students, representing 16 schools from throughout the region, with a total of just fewer than 200 projects. Students hail from public and private schools in a four-county area. Brown, Oconto, Outagamie and Sheboygan counties are represented.

In keeping with this year’s theme of “Triumph and Tragedy in History,” project topics include the Persian Gulf War, Freddie Mercury, Radium Girls, Vincent Van Gogh, Video Games, Clara Barton, Julius Caesar, Kent State, Space Race, Polio Epidemic, Newsboy Strike, Hmong Immigration, Lou Gehrig, Social Security Act and many others. Many of this year’s entries have a tie to Northeastern Wisconsin, including projects about the Peshtigo Fire, Fox Locks System, Joseph McCarthy and Black Thursday (a student demonstration at UW-Oshkosh). Some students focused on World War II topics by using the letters and diaries of their grandfathers to tell personal story connected to history.

“We are proud to have UW-Green Bay serve as host for this exciting academic competition,” said UW-Green Bay’s Coordinator or Archives and Area research Center, Deb Anderson, who is National History Day coordinator for the Northeastern Wisconsin region. “National History Day provides students of all abilities and interests an opportunity to learn about a topic of their choosing and present it in a creative way. I am impressed by the depth and range demonstrated by the students in their topic selection, research and final projects.”

For most students, the projects are the result of months of research. Nearly 400 students visited UW-Green Bay in order to conduct research at the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center located in the Cofrin Library. During one research field trip, a student remarked to his teacher, “Best day ever! I have never done anything this cool in school before.”

“We are excited to be part of creating a strong passion for history,” Anderson commented.

Students can enter the National History Day competition in a variety of categories, including historical papers, exhibit displays, documentaries, performances and websites. They are required to use primary sources for projects, which often include interviews with individuals who have lived history.

Winners from the regional competition will move on to the state contest on Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019, and may have the opportunity to compete at the national competition in Washington, D.C. in June. On an annual basis, National History Day serves more than 600,000 students in all the U.S. states and territories.

In addition to students, families, educators and friends, the regional National History Day competition relies on over 100 volunteers, including UW-Green Bay students, faculty, alumni and community members. “The dedicated volunteers truly embrace the phrase ‘it takes a village,’” Anderson said.

For more information, contact Deb Anderson at the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Cetner at 920-465-2539 or andersod@uwgb.edu.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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National History Day will be hosted at UW-Green Bay on Saturday, Mar. 2

The 2019 National History Day competition for the Northeastern Wisconsin region will be taking on Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 at UW-Green Bay. Deb Anderson of the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center coordinates the Northeastern Wisconsin region. This year’s theme is “Triumph & Tragedy in History.” Read more.