Welcome to the digital bibliography of the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee. Affectionately called the EMKE DigBib, this resource can help you locate publications and resources related to the history of Milwaukee, its surrounding area, and the broader topics of study covered in our entries.
The EMKE DigBib is a digital companion to our spinoff print project, the Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee, published in 2014 by Marquette University Press. The 344-page Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee contains citations for more than 2,000 works relating to the history of the Milwaukee area, organized into nineteen topical chapters. The EMKE DigBib includes the contents of the “For Further Reading” lists at the ends of the EMKE entries and new work that has been published since 2014. The EMKE DigBib is organized into the same topical areas used in the Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee and can be filtered according to these areas, much like our image library. With a few exceptions, the EMKE DigBib does not duplicate the contents of the Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee. We encourage you to consult both the EMKE DigBib and the Bibliography of the Metropolitan Milwaukee for resources that can help answer your research questions and further your understanding of Milwaukee and its nearby communities.
The EMKE DigBib will be periodically updated as future scholarship is released. If you are the author of or know about a book or article relating to the history of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, or Washington County that is not included, please let the EMKE editors know using the “Contact Us” link.
Agordoh, Alexander Akorlie. African Music: Traditional and Contemporary. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2005.Categories: Arts and Culture
Anderson, Harry. “A Grand View of Milwaukee’s Panoramic Painting.” Exclusively Yours, March 1998, 15.Categories: Arts and Culture
Anello, Sr., John-David Musical Memories: The Universe Has Music for Those Who Listen, The Memoirs of John-David Anello, Sr. Edited by Catherine McGarry Miller. Shorewood: Musical Memories Publications, 1993.Categories: Arts and Culture
Augst, Thomas, and Kenneth E. Carpenter, eds. Institutions of Reading: The Social Life of Libraries in the United States. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2009.Categories: Arts and Culture
Banda, Anne E. A Tale of Two Cities: Public Library Development in Milwaukee and Montreal. Germany: VDM Verlag, 2009.Categories: Arts and Culture
Barbera, Benjamin. “An Improvised World: Jazz and Community in Milwaukee, 1950-1970.” Master’s thesis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012.Categories: Arts and Culture
Barry, Bob. Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio Milwaukee: Stories from the Fifth Beatle. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2018.Categories: Arts and Culture
Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee. Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee: A Commitment to Artistic Excellence : 1931-1996 : Sixty-five Years : 65th Anniversary. Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee, 1996.Categories: Arts and Culture
Blinkhorn, Lois. “Book Wars: Independent Stores are on the Front Lines.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 11, 1995, accessed January 8, 2015. SourceCategories: Arts and Culture
Boon, Richard, and Jane Plastow, eds. Theatre and Empowerment: Community Drama on the World Stage. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004.Categories: Arts and Culture
Brehmer, Debra L. “The Handcrafted Universe of Mary Nohl.” Master’s thesis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1995.Categories: Arts and Culture, Biographies
Buck, Diane M., and Virginia A. Palmer. Outdoor Sculpture in Milwaukee: A Cultural and Historical Guidebook. Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1995.Categories: Arts and Culture
Cabot, Colin. “The Thirty Years War?: Three Decades at the Skylight.” September 1988, archived at Skylight.org, accessed October 27, 2017.Categories: Arts and Culture
Calkins, Thomas. “More than Sound: Record Stores in Majority Black Neighborhoods in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Detroit, 1970–2010.” City & Community 18, no. 3 (2019): 853-873.Categories: Arts and Culture
Calt, Stephen. “The Anatomy of a Race Label—Part One.” 78 Quarterly 3 (1988): 9-23.Categories: Arts and Culture
Calt, Stephen. “The Anatomy of a Race Label—Part Two.” 78 Quarterly 4 (1989): 9-30.Categories: Arts and Culture
Charlotte Russell Partridge and Miriam Frink Papers, 1862-1980, Milwaukee Mss 167, Archives Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.Categories: Arts and Culture, Biographies, Education and Schools, Gender and Sexuality
Cole, Bruce, David Luhrssen, and Phillip Naylor. Milwaukee Rock and Roll, 1950-2000: A Reflective History. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 2019.Categories: Arts and Culture
Colson, John. Public Library Movement in Wisconsin, 1836-1900. PhD diss., University of Chicago, 1973.Categories: Arts and Culture
Comment, Bernard. The Painted Panorama. New York City, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000.Categories: Arts and Culture