Murphy Library Digital Collections

Murphy Library’s Digital Collections holds historical photographs, including images of the 15,000 Cuban refugees who came to Fort McCoy in Sparta in the 1980s.

It’s more than just photos

UWL faculty, staff and students should consider Murphy Library Digital Collections for use in lectures, coursework and research. The Digital Collections offer free access to thousands of locally and historically significant materials ranging from text- and image-based content to audio recordings.

Working with Special Collections and other campus units, Digital Collections staff convert materials from print or analog to digital formats to ensure long-term preservation within a stable and flexible user interface.

Some of what’s available in the Digital Collections:

The collections are available to anyone with internet access through the Murphy Library Digital Collections website.

Get details at or contact David Mindel, Digital Collections Librarian, at or 8945.