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.
Arndt, Karl John Richard, and May E. Olson, German-American Newspapers and Periodicals, 1732-1955: History and Bibliography. Heidelberg: Quelle & Meyer, 1961.Categories: Media and Communications
Beck, Elmer A. Autopsy of a Labor Daily: The Milwaukee Leader. Lexington, KY: Association for Education in Journalism, 1970.Categories: Media and Communications
Bieterman, Jane. The Milwaukee Press Club. Milwaukee: WMVS/WMVT, 1999. Film.Categories: Media and Communications, Recreation and Leisure
Brooks, John. Telephone, The First Hundred Years: The Wondrous Invention that Changed a World and Spawned a Corporate Giant. New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1976.Categories: Media and Communications
Ciaccio, Nichali Michael. “Because It Had to Be: The Milwaukee Leader, Socialism, and the First World War.” BA Senior Honors thesis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2005.Categories: Media and Communications, Politics, Law, and Government
Coll, Steve. The Deal of the Century: The Breakup of AT&T. New York, NY: Atheneum, 1986.Categories: Media and Communications
Conrad, Will C., Kathleen Wilson, and Dale Wilson. The Milwaukee Journal: The First Eighty Years. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1964.Categories: Media and Communications
Coskuntuncel, Aras. “Redefining News in the Face of Economic Crises: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Transition to a Watchdog Journal.” Master’s thesis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2014.Categories: Media and Communications
Davidson, Randall. 9XM Talking: WHA Radio and the Wisconsin Idea. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006.Categories: Media and Communications
Doherty, Thomas. Teenagers and Teenpics: The Juvenilization of American Movies in the 1950s. Rev. ed. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2002.Categories: Media and Communications
Engbring, Robert W. “The Waukesha Freeman: A Study of Its Editorial Defense of Civil Rights from Its Founding March 29, 1859, to April 1863, Three Months after the Emancipation Proclamation.” Master’s thesis, Marquette University, 1970.Categories: Media and Communications
Engbring, Robert W. “The Waukesha Freeman: A Study of Its Editorial Defense of Civil Rights From Its Founding March 29, 1859, to April 1863, Three Months After the Emancipation Proclamation.” Master’s thesis, Marquette University, 1970.Categories: Media and Communications
Fennell, John. Ready, Fire, Aim: With a Belief That Ordinary People Can Accomplish Extraordinary Things, Harry V. Quadracci Built a Legendary Printing Company and Changed an Industry. [Wisconsin]: Quadgraphics, 2006.Categories: Biographies, Media and Communications
Ganzert, Charles F. “Hot Clocks, Jingles, and Top Tunes: The Bartell Group Stations and the Development of Top 40 Radio.” Popular Music and Society 21 (1997): 51-62.Categories: Media and Communications
Golembiewski, Dick. Milwaukee Television History: The Analog Years. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 2008.Categories: Media and Communications
Griggs, Ione Quinby. “Dear Mrs. Griggs. . . .” Once a Year (1984). Box 11, Folder 21, Milwaukee Press Club Records, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Archives, Golda Meir Library, Milwaukee.Categories: Gender and Sexuality, Media and Communications
Grimm, Nate. “Anchoring His Life,” Wisconsin People & Ideas 53, no. 1 (Winter 2007): 62-72.Categories: Biographies, Media and Communications
Guarneri, Julia. Newsprint Metropolis: City Papers and the Making of Modern Americans. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2017.Categories: Media and Communications
Herzog, Lewis W. “Radio in Milwaukee, 1929-1955.” Historical Messenger of the Milwaukee County Historical Society 12 (March 1956): 9-12.Categories: Media and Communications
Herzog, Lewis W. “The Beginnings of Radio in Milwaukee.” Historical Messenger of the Milwaukee County Historical Society 11 (December 1955): 11-15.Categories: Media and Communications