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Each month, three collections from the CONTENTdm Collection of Collections are featured on the CONTENTdm Web site. The featured collections for August are the UWM Yearbook Collection, The Voyages of Alex Haley: Notebooks and Memoirs of an African-American Writer, and the Castle Collection of Natural History Illustrations.

UWM Yearbook Collection
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The collection includes 25 volumes of the student yearbook, The Ivy. The annual was published from 1942 to 1968. It documents the history of both the Milwaukee State Teachers College (later renamed the Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee) and the formative years of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The Voyages of Alex Haley: Notebooks and Memoirs of an African-American Writer
Broward County Library
The Alex Haley Collection consists of various materials and personal ephemera from his life including: eight typed unfinished manuscripts, along with drafts and handwritten notes; correspondence between Haley and writers, students, friends, politicians, and noted celebrities such as Quincy Jones, Johnny Carson and Phyllis Diller; engagement contracts for commencement ceremonies, conferences and television show appearances; fan mail from around the world; magazine articles interviewing Haley; and various photographs of Haley with celebrities such as Stevie Wonder and the ensemble cast of ROOTS.

Castle Collection of Natural History Illustrations
Bryn Mawr College
This collection consists of representative images from more than 150 botanical and ornithological books printed between 1499 and 1920. The books are from the Ethelinda Schaefer Castle Collection, Bryn Mawr College Special Collections.

These are just a few of the many outstanding digital collections created by CONTENTdm users.

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