Radio Girl and Her De Luxe Revue

Vaughn de Leath, 1939. Jim Walsh Collection, Recorded Sound Reference Center. Taylor McClaskie is one of the Music Division’s summer 2019 interns. She is a Ph.D. candidate in musicology at Case Western Reserve University. Here, she writes about the early days of radio and one of its near-forgotten stars. Among the hundreds of songs that have crossed my desk this summer as I help process … Continue reading Radio Girl and Her De Luxe Revue

Department awards nearly $4 million to support students outside of school hours

MADISON — Students at 35 public and private schools across Wisconsin will benefit from new 21st Century Community Learning Center grants awarded by the Department of Public Instruction. The grants support programs that provide academic support and youth development activities outside of school hours. The 35 new schools join 97 already receiving the five-year grants. Source: Wisconsin Department of Instruction Department awards nearly million … Continue reading Department awards nearly $4 million to support students outside of school hours

National Book Festival: Monica Hesse — That Time David Foster Wallace Came Over…

Author photo: Robert Cox. We’ll be chatting with several of this year’s National Book Festival authors on the blog. First up is journalist and novelist Monica Hesse. She’s a Washington Post columnist and the author of “American Fire,” a bestseller in 2017. She’s written novels such as “Girl in the Blue Coat,” which won the 2017 Edgar Award for Young Adult fiction. Her most recent … Continue reading National Book Festival: Monica Hesse — That Time David Foster Wallace Came Over…

Department will hold hearing related to clarifying high-cost special education aid

MADISON — The Department of Public Instruction is holding a preliminary public hearing and comment period to consider promulgation of administrative rules under a statement of scope on an emergency and proposed permanent rule to amend Chapter PI 30, relating to clarifying high cost special education aid. Source: Wisconsin Department of Instruction Department will hold hearing related to clarifying high-cost special education aid Continue reading Department will hold hearing related to clarifying high-cost special education aid

Crowdsourcing Challenge!

By the People, the Library’s crowdsourcing transcription project, is calling on volunteers to complete 1,000 pages from the “Suffrage: Women Fight for the Vote” campaign before Monday, August 19th. The speeches, diaries, and letters of suffragists reveal complex personalities and a multifaceted movement.  Here, Elizabeth A. Novara, a historian in the Library’s Manuscript Division, writes about some of the family and personal relationships that sustained … Continue reading Crowdsourcing Challenge!