Tour of UW-Madison Special Collections

Thursday, May 5
9:30-10:30am and 10:30-11:30am
Memorial Library
(728 State Street)
Cost: $5 (Register in advance)
Capacity: 15 people


Founded in the late 1940s, the UW-Madison’s Department of Special Collections’ holdings include rare books, manuscripts and archives, printed ephemera, pictorial materials, and a significant reference collection. Among the collection strengths are English and American literature, history of science, history of the book, European collections, and philosophy and theology. Tours will include a gallery talk and tour of public spaces. They will run at 9:30 and 10:30, please note which time slot you would like to register for.

Sign up for this tour during the online registration process.

Location and Transportation

A MAC volunteer will meet you in front of Memorial Library (728 State St), home to UW-Madison Special Collections. The library is a 0.7 mile walk from the hotel. Make a left out the front doors of the hotel (W. Dayton Street) and continue two blocks to State Street. Make a right on State Street. The library is on the right in approximately half a mile, just after the intersection with N. Lake St.

Via bus, routes 4, and 6 run down State Street.

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