Led by Dr. Erin Krutko Devlin, the 2013 spring semester Public History seminar class created an exhibit for the new Davies Student Center located on the second floor in the Council Oak room. This libguide supplements the exhibit content by consisting of the student's work, including the research behind objects within the Newman Collection. This research was then collated and built as a guide to serve as an opportunity for all of the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire students to gain an understanding of some of what the Newman Collection has to offer.
The outer edge boxes frame the objects and give recommendations for additional research. This guide highlights some of the pieces of the collection along with books that may be useful in expanding on the research that has already been gathered. All research, including this libguide, was compiled by students.
Welcome to the collection!
This libguide is a basic overview of objects available for research within the Newman Indian Artifacts Collection. There are over 200 objects in the collection, many not fully researched. Currently housed within the UW-Eau Claire Special Collections and Archives, the Newman Collection is available for student and community researchers alike. A.T. Newman had a desire to use these objects to teach the community, as well as preserving them for future generations. We can learn a great deal about how the Native American Nations lived in a time prior to our own.
Additional digital projects were created by our classmates. Please click on the following link to our website, which highlights individual areas of interest pursued by the students. Website!
To access the collection, stop into the Special Collections & Archives located on the 5th floor of McIntyre Library. A finding aid is available with all of the objects to start your researching desires. The Newman Family Scrapbook is also available for use. Just visit during regular business hours!
If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about the Newman Indian Artifacts Collection, please contact the University Archivist, Greg Kocken [firstname.lastname@example.org].