Tag: University Archives

Voices of Veterans: Capturing the oral history and spirit of Northeast Wisconsin veterans

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UW-Green Bay students and veterans Ashley Wiles and Sean Gleason have important stories to share. In this case, they are not their own, but the personal, front-line accounts from veterans who served in the United States armed forces in times of conflict. These oral histories provide a personal narrative to future generations so that all […]

Dr. Coussons gives the gift of music

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The Green Bay Symphony Orchestra’s 100-year collection of music scores will remain available for the community via UW-Green Bay’s David A. Cofrin Library on a limited basis. The music collection has been donated to the Cofrin Library and can be accessed by local music groups requesting the scores at the service desk on the library’s […]

April 27 ‘Into the Archives’ workshop targets humanities, with visiting UNC prof


Reid Barbour, an award-winning author and professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will be on the UW-Green Bay campus Monday, April 27, to lead “Into the Archives! A Pedagogy Workshop.” The program runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the University Archives and Area Research Center on the 7th floor […]

Green Bay Symphony Archives will go to Cofrin Library

The newsletter of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra is reporting that the organization’s extensive library of orchestral music will remain available for community use through an arrangement that will place the collection at the Area Research Center at UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Library. The library of musical scores was collected over the course of the GBSO’s […]

Passing of Dorothy Heinrich, librarian and Founders honoree

Dorothy L. Heinrich, a former special collections librarian for UW-Green Bay and curator of the University Archives and the Area Research Center, passed away Aug. 16 at the age of 94. During the first decade of operation of the Cofrin Library (then called the Library-Learning Center), Heinrich helped make it a destination for historians and […]

Record History Day a success; check out pics, results

Eighty-one middle-and high-school students who participated in Saturday’s (April 5) National History Day regional competition will advance to the state contest May 3 in Madison. As we told you here before, this was a record year for the Northeast Wisconsin regional, hosted at the Kress Events Center. Nearly 440 students from 24 schools in eight […]

Why tunnels? Weidner, the founding chancellor and first employee, explains

Many thanks to University archivist Deb Anderson of the Area Research Center and Cofrin Library for digging up the text of a speech that founding chancellor Edward Weidner made at the 1972 groundbreaking ceremonies for the College of Community Sciences (today’s Rose and Wood Halls). With so much recent publicity — including a Green Bay […]

Super cool photo: The UWGB Motor Sports Club, circa 1970


The Area Research Center and University Archives office is putting out a call for early Student Life memorabilia, club items and photos. To prime the pump, staff members posted a super cool photo of some super cool cats posing with their super cool sports cars. They’re identified as members of one of UW-Green Bay’s earliest […]

Throwback Thursday and Summer Session 1969

Call it the Summer of … Star Trek (?)  The Cofrin Library’s Area Research Center and University Archives office have a new entry in their ongoing “Throwback Thursdays” site. Since summer session 2013 started this week, the current Throwback Thursday post is about summer session 1969 … including a reference to a Star Trek course.