Spring Meeting

Hi SWAG Members! It’s time for our Spring 2022 meeting.

Here’s what you need to know:

Southeast Wisconsin Archives Group

Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Please register via the email link you received in the listserv. If you didn’t get it, please email one of us.


1. We hope you didn’t have 93 meetings today, but thanks for coming to this one.

2. Introductions and Show & Tell: Whether it’s your first SWAG meeting or your 20th, please introduce yourself and show a photo/document/artifact that you are working with, or something cool from your collection. (30-45 minutes)

3. A Virtual (history) Tour of Milwaukee Public Library’s Central Library, led by Casey Lapworth (45 minutes)

4. MAC Conference in Madison, May 5-7. Who’s going? Who needs a ride? Who has questions? Who wants to hang out in Madison? (15 minutes)

5. Share a resource. Is there anything you’ve read or seen recently that helped you? (15 minutes)

If you have questions about the meeting, please let us know. 

Thanks from the Co-Chairs,

Casey Lapworth – Milwaukee Public Library

Amy Gnadt – Wauwatosa Historical Society


Welcome to 2022!

Hello everyone! It has been a while since anything has been posted on this page – so I thought I would add this interesting and a bit terrifying looking piece of Milwaukee Public Library history! This crinkly gentleman is Billy the Bookworm in puppet format. He was sold in the Milwaukee Public Museum’s gift shop when MPM & MPL shared a building. This particular Billy is believed to be from roughly the 1940s.

Amy & I would love to start adding some “Show & Tell” kinds of things from you all. What have you been working on these last couple of, um, years! Any pandemic projects you have started and/or finished?

Thanks for catching up! Happy March, Casey & Amy

Please be on the lookout for an email coming soon regarding our spring meeting!

(Image from Milwaukee Public Library)