Military bases--Wisconsin--Fort McCoy--History--Pictorial works Fort McCoy (Wis.)--History--Pictorial works
During WWII, the US ArmyÃ¢Â€Â™s Fort McCoy, in Monroe County, Wisconsin, served as a location to house German prisoners of war (POWs). David Yates was stationed at Fort McCoy during this time and managed to take photographs that now give insight into daily life for soldiers and POWs alike. This collection consists of over 100 black and white photographs that capture day-to-day activities and military personnel during WWII at a German POW camp located inside the United States.
The Burgess Photograph Collection was donated to UW-L Murphy Library Special Collection by Jean Burgess, daughter of Frances Burgess. Frances worked for the La Crosse Tribune newspaper beginning in 1935 until retiring in 1970. The collection is comprised of several thousand black and white photographic negatives taken during FrancesÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â€ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â™ tenure at the Tribune. Not every photograph was printed in the Tribune, and the physical collection contains multiple shots for most events featured. The Burgess Photograph Collection showcased here focuses on the photographs that were published in the Tribune. Although Frances Burgess is the photographer for the bulk of the photographs in this collection, other Tribune photographers are also featured including Ed Huebner. This is a long-term project, so continue to check back to find new photographs as they are added.
Cubans--Civil rights--Wisconsin Detention of persons--Wisconsin--Fort McCoy
La Crosse Tribune (Wis.)
The Freedom Flotilla, also known as the Mariel Boatlift, occurred in 1980 after President Carter opened the doors to the United States for hundreds of thousands of Cuban refugees, of which nearly 15,000 would eventually arrive at the resettlement camp at Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin. Countless regional and national news articles were published following and highlighting both the positive and negative events that came with the refugees, many of whom were classified as criminals under the Fidel Castro government. This collection contains photographs and a local publication titled El Mercurio de McCoy. The photographs were taken by journalists reporting on the Cuban Odyssey, most of whom worked for the La Crosse Tribune, bringing together nearly 250 images of individuals and events directly involved with the Freedom Flotilla. El Mercurio de McCoy is a bilingual newspaper produced by Fort McCoy resettlement staff, the US Army Psychological Operations Company (PSYOPS), and refugees at Fort McCoy. It consists of 53 issues from June 3, 1980, to September 29, 1980. The digitization of Mercurio de McCoy is a collaboration between Murphy Library at UW-La Crosse and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UW-Milwaukee, the latter of which owns and houses the physical newspaper.
A Master's thesis on the history of photography and photographers who worked in La Crosse, Wisconsin, from 1853-1930. Included are chapters on photography, cameras invented in La Crosse, women involved in the profession and an alphabetical directory of photographers, galleries, firms, technicians and photographic products. This last part is particularly helpful in dating La Crosse photographs, as the addresses and imprints of photographers are noted.
La Crosse (Wis.)--History--Pictorial works Wisconsin--La Crosse
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
The digital collection of La Crosse area photographs from UWL's Murphy Library, Special Collections Department, represents a small but growing number of images of historical interest and relevance to the La Crosse area. Check back frequently to find new content.
David J. Marcou is a La Crosse, Wisconsin, resident, photographer, writer and editor. A graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism in 1984, most of Marcou's works are available electronically through this website of the University of Missouri Libraries' library guide.
The Wisconsin Historic Aerial Image Finder provides free online access to over 38,000 aerial photographs of Wisconsin from 1937-41. These photographs were originally acquired by the US Department of Agriculture. As part of a three-year project funded by the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, these photographs were scanned, indexed, and made web-accessible through a map-based interface. These photographs are available for download by any user without fee or use restrictions. Collaborators on the Wisconsin Historic Aerial Image Finder project include the Wisconsin State Cartographers Office, The Arthur H. Robinson Map Library, the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.