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Field Trip: Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI

While attending the Center the History of Print and Digital Culture conference I had a chance to do a little research at the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS).

The WHS has a great library (ceiling pictured above) and archives.  I went to the archives and requested some collections on the Wisconsin 22nd Infantry, trying to find a little more on my ancestor Knud Knudson.   All of the materials were handwritten (it was the 1860’s) and the organic ink was quite faded.  I did find there was a Typhoid fever outbreak in December 1862 that put many men of the regiment in the hospital.  Knud probably caught Typhoid fever and never really recovered until after his medical discharge in July 1863.

I also expanded my knowledge on zines and found out Barnard College has a zine library.  Special Collections is also interested in collecting zines from local zine publishers.  Please contact us if you are interested in donating your zine collection to us.