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.
Aderman, Ralph M. ed. Trading Post to Metropolis: Milwaukee County’s First 150 Years. Milwaukee: Milwaukee County Historical Society, 1997.Categories: General Works
Anderson Margo, and Victor Greene, eds. Perspectives on Milwaukee’s Past. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2009.Categories: General Works
Anderson, Harry H., and Frederick I. Olson. Milwaukee: At the Gathering of Waters. Milwaukee: Milwaukee County Historical Society, 1981.Categories: General Works
Austin, H. Russell. The Milwaukee Story: The Making of an American City. Milwaukee: The Milwaukee Journal, 1946.Categories: General Works
Bailey, Mrs. Sturges W., ed. History of Washington and Ozaukee Counties, Wisconsin. Chicago, IL: Western Historical Co, 1881.Categories: General Works, Places
Beverstock, Frances, and Robert P. Stuckert, eds. Metropolitan Milwaukee Fact Book: 1970. Milwaukee: Milwaukee Urban Observatory, 1972.Categories: General Works
Bruce, William George. History of Milwaukee, City and County. 2 vols. Chicago, S.J. Clark Publishing Co., 1922.Categories: General Works
Buck, James S. Milwaukee Under the Charter, From 1847 to 1853, Inclusive, vol. 3. Milwaukee: Syme, Swain & Co., 1884.Categories: General Works
Buck, James S. Pioneer History of Milwaukee, 1833-1841. Milwaukee: Milwaukee News Company, 1876.Categories: General Works
Buenker, John D. Milwaukee in the 1930s: A Federal Writers Project City Guide. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2016.Categories: General Works
Buenker, John D. The History of Wisconsin. Vol. IV, The Progressive Era, 1893-1914. Madison, WI: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1998.Categories: General Works
Conrad, Howard Louis, ed. History of Milwaukee County from Its First Settlement to the Year 1895. Vol. 2. Chicago: American Biographical Publishing Co., [1895?].Categories: General Works
Cullen, Jim, ed. Popular Culture in American History. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2013.Categories: General Works
Flower, Frank Abial, ed. History of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from Pre-Historic Times to the Present Date. Chicago, IL: Western Historical Company, 1881.Categories: General Works
Flowers, Frank. History of Milwaukee Wisconsin: From Pre-historic Times to Present Date. Chicago: The Western Historical Co., 1881.Categories: General Works
Glade, Paul W. The History of Wisconsin. Vol. V, War, a New Era, and Depression, 1914-1940. Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1990.Categories: General Works
Graf, Ann M., Amanda I. Seligman, and Margo Anderson. Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 2014.Categories: General Works
Gregory, John G. History of Milwaukee, WI. Vol. II. Chicago & Milwaukee: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1931.Categories: General Works
Gregory, John G. Southeastern Wisconsin: A History of Old Milwaukee County, Vol. I. Chicago, IL: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1932.Categories: General Works
Gregory, John Goadby. Southeastern Wisconsin: A History of Old Milwaukee County. Vol. 2. Chicago, IL: S.J. Clarke, 1932.Categories: General Works