Tag: Cofrin Library

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 […]

Archivist Deb Anderson needs your help to prep material for cataloging

The UW-Green Bay Archives contains a treasure trove of books, photos, slides and sundry print material. Some of this wonderful collection is not readily accessible because the material has not been cataloged. Deb Anderson, UW-Green Bay Archivist, is seeking assistance from retirees to prep a portion of this material for cataloging (actual cataloging will be […]

Cast your vote for the Peregrine names by noon today

Join the University community and members of the public in naming the historical, first successful Peregrine falcon hatch on the UW-Green Bay campus. Voting closes at Noon today. All are invited to the name-reveal celebration on the Student Services Plaza, Wednesday, June 28. Vote now.

Reminder: Falcon name suggestions due late Sunday

UW-Green Bay Marketing and University Communication has received more than 75 submissions for Peregrine falcon names. You can still get in on the action. Nominations have to include a set of four names. Read more and submit here. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 18. A ballot and “reveal party” to follow. Stay tuned.

Deb Anderson seeks to bring the past back to life by connecting people with historical objects

Editor’s note: As Green Bay prepared to host the national television PBS series, “Antiques Roadshow” (viewers will be familiar with the format of individuals and experts coming together to discuss the value and rareness of objects), we share our story about UW-Green Bay’s “archivist evangelist.” “What’s past is prologue” -William Shakespeare History plays an important […]

Help the Phoenix name the Falcons

UW-Green Bay is proud to announce that after seven long years of trying, the University is now home to its first successful nesting of Peregrine falcons…and we need your help in naming our new feathered friends! The four male eyasses (baby falcons) pictured above hatched in May on top of the University’s eight-story Cofrin Library. We’re […]

Historic scrapbook to be kept in archives

The physical copy of a 19th century scrapbook containing rare letters and records will be digitalized by the Wisconsin Historical Society and kept in the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center. The scrapbook had been owned by Henry and Elizabeth Baird who came to Green Bay is 1824. Henry Baird was the first […]