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Sherman Park

The national media have been covering the Sherman Park neighborhood in Milwaukee this weekend. The Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee includes eight sources that provide some deeper historical context about this historically integrated neighborhood. Geenen, Paul H. 2012. Sherman Park: A Legacy of Diversity in Milwaukee. Charleston, SC: History Press. Hagner, Julie Anne. 1986. “A Study of…
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Baby Hammocks

The Encyclopedia of Milwaukee embraces student staff, both graduate students and undergraduates. One of our earliest undergraduate researchers was Danielle Eyre. Among her contributions to the project was the foundation of our image research process. While searching out images for the Encyclopedia, Danielle found a picture of something she called “baby hammocks,” a picture that captured her imagination. Four…
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Sailing the Uncharted Waters of History

Working as a fact-checker for the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee through UWM’s Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship program has given me a very exciting opportunity. I am able to really dive into historical research outside of a classroom setting. While fact-checking may not be on the frontlines of the research process tracking down and interpreting primary documents…
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Counting the Hmong

Population numbers give the reader a sense of certainty and clarity, but sometimes it is useful to take a look at where they come from and how they might be interpreted. The data in the Hmong entry derive from the U.S. Census of Population from 1980 to 2010 and from the American Community Survey (ACS).…
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US Bank Center

One of our goals at the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee is to illuminate the research process, so that readers learn about how historians know what we know. In honor of Doors Open Milwaukee 2014, we offer this story from one of our Research Assistants, Catherine Jones, who went above and beyond the call of duty in…
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Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee Now Available!

Our bibliography is out! Ann M. Graf, Amanda I. Seligman, and Margo Anderson, eds., Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2014). Here’s the link: http://www.marquette.edu/mupress/BiblioMilwaukee.shtml We are grateful for the support for this publication from the Marquette University Institute for Urban Life, the UWM Department of History, and the UWM College of Letters and…
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Inspiring New Scholarship

One of our major goals at the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee project is to promote new research about Milwaukee’s history. That is why we are publishing The Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee with Marquette University Press this summer. What we did not expect was that we would also inspire new research in other fields. Ann Graf, a…
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Welcome!

Welcome to the launch of the online version of the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee, a project in development in the History Department of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. On this site, you can learn about the creation of this project, read sample content, and find out how to contact the leadership team. Please watch this space for…
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