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Digital collections

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About Murphy Library Digital Collections

The digital objects contained within this collection are comprised of thousands of items, and tens of thousands of individual pages that have been scanned for or by Murphy Library. These items offer users instant and free access to unique and hard-to-find books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, academic publications, and other La Crosse and UWL related materials.

Murphy Library is continually adding new content to these collections. Please use, explore, and enjoy the items contained within, and follow the links above to helpful information regarding copyright, other collections, and how to navigate the site. For additional information please visit the Murphy Library Digital Collections library guide.

Copyright and use information

The materials found in this digital collection are owned, held, or licensed by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and are available for personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that ownership of the materials is properly cited. Most works published after 1923 are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The publications of the United States government are not copyrightable and may be freely copied and/or re-published. 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. Any commercial use of the materials, without the written permission of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Murphy Library, is strictly prohibited. For permission to use specific materials, please contact either Murphy Library Special Collections ( or Murphy Library Digital Production Unit ( 

Copyright Disclaimer: The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is not, under any circumstances, responsible for the unauthorized use or redistribution of digital collections found on this website. If the text or image is under copyright, it is the patron’s obligation, prior to publication or distribution, to determine and satisfy copyright requirements, or other use restrictions, from the owners of the rights.