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Federal Reserve System Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Apr 14, 2014 11:15 AM

This year marks the 100th year of the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve was created by Woodrow Wilson to regulate banking and economic activity and an attempt to control the vagaries of the market and the business cycle. read more...

Posted by:
Watkins, Michael P on April 14, 2014

Polk's STEP student to dish on sexual revolution

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Feb 27, 2014 11:10 AM

Birth control advocate, Bill Baird Baird publicly displays birth control devices considered "indecent articles"  by Wisconsin law in Albee Hall, 1971 UWO is happy to welcome back Samantha Smith, a former Polk Library STEP student, who is speaking on March 6 th as part of Women’s Histor... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on February 28, 2014

"TRAC" Terrorists with New Database

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jan 21, 2014 10:25 AM

Polk Library is happy to announce the start of a long-term trial of a new research database sure to be a hit with those studying political science, sociology, criminal justice, international studies, history and philosophy. The database, Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium, or TRAC, provides... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on January 21, 2014

Polk replaces Oxford Reference with Credo

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Oct 01, 2013 02:31 PM

  In an effort to improve its on-line reference tools, Polk Library recently replaced its Oxford Reference subscription with Credo Reference. Credo provides quick access to hundreds of highly regarded encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and more, all from an easy-to-search interface. Of parti... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on October 01, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Copyright decision affects Libraries

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Apr 04, 2013 02:15 PM

Supreme Court Decision affirms "first sale" doctrine read more...

Posted by:
Watkins, Michael P on April 04, 2013

Kindergarten article highlights archives, university history

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Mar 15, 2013 04:41 PM

  Polk Library congratulates Dr. Wendy Strauch-Nelson, associate professor of art education, for her article in the Spring 2013 issue of the Wisconsin Magazine of History.  The article details a fascinating chapter in the history of UW Oshkosh: the creation of the first kindergarten at a... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on March 15, 2013

New War History DB

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Dec 03, 2012 04:17 PM

  Polk Library has added a new trial to its database collection: The First World War - Personal Experiences.  It consists largely of primary source material (letters, diaries, etc) of men and women who experienced the "Great War" firsthand.  The trial will last until 12/28/12.   Con... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on December 03, 2012

New Archives Exhibits

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Nov 14, 2012 03:57 PM

Over the last week, UW Oshkosh has been host to a number of events focusing on the lives of veterans.  As part of that series, the University Archives is happy to announce the release of two new UW Oshkosh history exhibits that highlight UW Oshkosh’s role with veterans and the... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on November 14, 2012

Polk helps with Iraq War Symposium

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Nov 07, 2012 10:54 AM

Polk Library is a proud sponsor of Saturday's  Iraq War in Retrospect symposium.  The event will provide citizens of Wisconsin with a unique opportunity to critically assess a war that impacted American (and Iraqi) society, politics and military families significantly over the past decade.  T... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on November 07, 2012

Lorentz Film Screening: Oct. 30

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Oct 25, 2012 12:48 PM

Lorentz greeting a visitor at the dedication of the Pare Lorentz Room in its original location in the basement of Polk Library. Chancellor Roger Guiles observes on Lorentz's right.  University Archives Photo 73-602_14. Polk Library joins Radio-TV-Film Department as it... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on October 25, 2012

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