These photos are from a project that the Milwaukee County Historical Society has just completed with an interior designer working to redevelop the historic Milwaukee Journal Building, in downtown Milwaukee, into the Journal Commons, a new apartment complex.
They depict, from top to bottom, the exterior of the building, the newsroom, and the Journal library.
My own organization, Milwaukee Public Library, just began a Special Collections Instagram account this year! It covers archives materials, rare books and any of our special collections materials my colleague, who runs the account, can get her hands on 😃. I added a few of the posts below but you can check it out here: https://www.instagram.com/MPLSpecialCollections/
This was an April fools day post – I just love the photo 😂
If your organization has a social media account I can highlight, please send it to me!
I sent this over the listserv but sometimes I am unsure if it makes it out there. If you are a MAC member, this is a great opportunity to get involved! If you are not, this is a great organization to join. They have a very reasonable membership fee and hosts some great meetings/conferences.
Have a great week!
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, June 2, 2022 4:05 PM Subject: MAC Education Committee seeking volunteers
Do you enjoy planning educational content? The MAC Education Committee is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies for its 2022-2025 term. The committee seeks to provide professional development and continuing education opportunities for members through workshops and special focus sessions in conjunction with MAC meetings, as well as through the Speakers Bureau program. Members are appointed to a three-year term with an option for a second term. We are particularly interested in volunteers from states not currently represented on the committee – Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin– as well as those from outside academia (ie government, religious, museum, and community archives, etc). If you’re interested please let us know by Friday, June 10th. If you have any questions, please contact Education Committee co-chairs Carrie Schwier (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ryan Leimkuehler (email@example.com).
Midwest Archives Conference • 2598 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Suite 2104, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304, United States
Hello everyone! Sorry for the delayed update, I am acclimating back after a leave. Thanks to Sarah Titus for the following SWAG member project!
Sarah from St Norbert’s College sent me this link to a project she has been working on. I clipped this photo from one of the pages. It’s a grant-funded collection of materials about the history of the Norbertines and their connection to local radio/tv. Check out the link to see the whole collection : https://digitalcommons.snc.edu/norbertinetvradio/
Happy Wednesday! Please send me your fun/interesting images/projects/etc.
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.
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!