Category Archives: Resources

Just for You: Extended Hours Finals Week!

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That’s right, one of your favorite places to prep for finals tests, papers, and projects is offering special extended hours to study up! The Chalmer Davee Library will be open the following hours during finals week:

Saturday 12/12 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 12/13 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Monday 12/14 – Thursday 12/17 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Friday 12/18 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 12/19 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 12/20 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Remember that we are here for you!  Take advantage of our library research services and on staff Librarians to help you find the resources you need. See you at the Library…


Constitution Day

Constitution DayConstitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia.

The library has free pocket Constitutions for students this week.
Resources for Constitution Day:

Library UW System Requests unavailable April 9-May 20

Due to a migration to a new library services platform, UW System Requests will be unavailable from April 9-May 20. Requests for materials not owned by or currently available at UWRFshould be made through Interlibrary Loan during this time period. Call the Circulation Desk at 3321 for more information.

Warren Commission Report

President Johnson receiving the Warren Report.

President Johnson receiving the Warren Report.

The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, commonly known as the Warren Commission, was created by President Lyndon Johnson and chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren to investigate President Kennedy’s assassination. The Commission presented their findings in a report to President Johnson on September 24, 1964. The Commission also released 26 hearing volumes on November 23, 1964 comprised of testimonies from 550 witnesses and evidence.

Report of the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Warren Commission Report)   PDF (81118 KB, 920 pp.)
ZIP file

Volume I PDF (33.3 MB, 524 pp.)
Volume II PDF (36.9 MB, 536 pp.)
Volume III PDF (31.3 MB, 532 pp.)
Volume IV PDF (32.5 MB, 492 pp.)
Volume V PDF (44.9 MB, 640 pp.)
Volume VI PDF (30.0 MB, 488 pp.)
Volume VII PDF (35.7 MB, 612 pp.)
Volume VIII PDF (31.4 MB, 488 pp.)
Volume IX PDF (31.3 MB, 490 pp.)
Volume X PDF (28.3 MB, 444 pp.)
Volume XI PDF (32.7 MB, 500 pp.)
Volume XII PDF (29.6 MB, 468 pp.)
Volume XIII PDF (32.0 MB, 524 pp.)
Volume XIV PDF (41.3 MB, 672 pp.)
Volume XV PDF (57.3 MB, 844 pp.)

Volumes XVI—XXVI
These volumes contain reproductions of exhibits received into evidence by the Commission. The exhibits received in connection with testimony before the Commission are printed first, arranged in numerical order from 1 to 1053.

Next are printed exhibits received in connection with depositions or affidavits, arranged alphabetically by name of witness, and then numerically— e.g., Adams Exhibits Nos. 1-, Baker Exhibits Nos. 1-22.

Finally are printed other materials relied upon by the Commission, consisting principally of investigative reports by law enforcement agencies, arranged in numerical order beginning with 1054. Each volume begins with a table of contents—a descriptive listing of the exhibits in the volume and the page or pages on which each exhibit is printed.

Volume XVI PDF (56.9 MB, 1024 pp.) Exhibits 1 to 391
Volume XVII PDF (47.4 MB, 936 pp.) Exhibits 329 to 884
Volume XVIII PDF (87.8 MB, 960 pp.) Exhibits 885 to 1053
Volume XIX PDF (44.4 MB, 800 pp.) Exhibits Allen to Fuqua
Volume XX PDF (48.1 MB, 828 pp.) Exhibits Gallagher to Oliver
Volume XXI PDF (48.4 MB, 816 pp.) Exhibits Paine to Yarborough
Volume XXII PDF (53.9 MB, 972 pp.) Exhibits 1054 to 1512
Volume XXIII PDF (54.5 MB, 984 pp.) Exhibits 1513 to 1975
Volume XXIV PDF (48.3 MB, 940 pp.) Exhibits 1976 to 2189
Volume XXV PDF (51.0 MB, 968 pp.) Exhibits 2190 to 2651
Volume XXVI PDF (52.4 MB, 980 pp.) Exhibits 2652 to 3154

North Hall Centennial Celebration Kickoff

Roxanne Schneberger, facilities management, looks at old North Hall photos on display.   (Photo by Kathy M Helgeson; Copyright: UWRF Communications)

Roxanne Schneberger, facilities management, looks at old North Hall photos on display. (Photo by Kathy M. Helgeson; copyright: UWRF Communications)

The staff of the UWRF University Archives and Area Research Center created 14 display boards for the kickoff event celebrating the 100th anniversary of North Hall. The event—held Tuesday February 4, 2014, in North Hall—was a Series on Innovation & Excellence program and featured a tour and scavenger hunt throughout the building. The displays will be up in North Hall through Friday, February 7 — UPDATE: they will be up for several weeks. More events celebrating the anniversary will occur throughout the year.

Check out more photos of this event:

The photographs used in the displays are all from the UWRF Archives’ collections. The Archives also plans an exhibit of the original vintage photographs in their display windows on the first level of the Chalmer Davee Library.

Book honoring Kevin Reilly presented to library

Chancellor Van Galen recently presented a copy of An Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry to the library.  Dedicated to Kevin Reilly, president of the University of Wisconsin System from 2003 to 2014, the book honors Reilly as a champion of more graduates, proud Irish American, published scholar in Irish Studies, and devoted connoisseur of poetry.  Reilly is fondly known for reading a poem at virtually every Board of Regents’ meeting.

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View more information about the book in the library catalog.

New York Times News

The New York Daily Times, the precursor to the New York Times newspaper, published its first issue on this date 162 years ago on September 18, 1851.  Did you know that the library provides online access to all the issues of the New York Times from 1851 to 2009 in the New York Times Historical database?  This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.