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About the Walter Schroeder Library Archives Digital Collections

Scope and Content

The goal of these digital collections is to provide an interesting and informative look at the Milwaukee School of Engineering's history since the school's opening in 1903. We hope to measure interest in these digital collections to see if similar digitization efforts should be pursued in the future.

The resources displayed in these collections have been gleaned from the holdings in the Milwaukee School of Engineering Archives. Collections used include: school publications, class catalogs, promotional materials, personal photograph collections, and media programs.

Our archival collections consist predominantly of text-based resources, but many of the promotional materials that have been scanned are visually appealing. Photographs have been pulled from many different collections and scanned. Each digital image has been labeled with its physical location in the archives for ease of accessibility.

Project Support

These digital collections were made possible by the generous support of the Marjorie Siebert Aylen Foundation, Inc. Funding for this project was also received from the William Stark Jones Foundation of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

These digital collections were created in 2014-2015 by Digital Project Specialist, Lindsay Bastian.

The Digital Process

The items selected for display were scanned on an Epson Expression 11000XL flatbed scanner in RGB mode, with 300 dpi resolution, and saved as TIFF files. Display copies were created in Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and saved as RGB 150 dpi JPEG files. Within the editing software, images were only rotated, cropped, or pasted together (to save space, as in articles that were continued over multiple pages). Color levels and/or contrast were not adjusted in the interest of representing the documents as authentically as possible.

Contact Information

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Collection Policy

These digital collections are intended to raise awareness about the Milwaukee School of Engineering's history through scanned documents and photographs. Resources included in this digital collection have been selected based upon visual interest, informational value, and relevancy to the history of MSOE. New accessions will be evaluated upon these criteria, as well as format-related appropriateness and storage/preservation concerns. Please contact the MSOE Archives for further information.

Copyrights and Permissions

The items displayed in this digital collection are housed and owned by the Milwaukee School of Engineering Archives.

The images may be copied by individuals or libraries for personal use, research, teaching or any fair use as defined by copyright law. Fair use of copyright-protected works for study, research, and other purposes does not require the permission of the copyright owner provided that the use meets the standard specified in Section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law.

Permission to reproduce materials in this collection for publication or distribution must be obtained from the Milwaukee School of Engineering Archives. Please see the MSOE Archives Homepage for more information.


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