Support the Library – Give a Holiday Gift Book

For those interested in La Crosse history, Murphy Library has three book choices, all perfect holiday gifts, and all supporting UWL student success through the library’s endowment funds. To purchase, contact the Administrative Office at 608.785.8505 or, or come to the Administrative Office in Murphy Library Room 111.

La Crosse Memories

La Crosse Memories BooksMurphy Library Special Collections contributed historical photos of the La Crosse area to the pictorial history books, La Crosse Memories: The Early Years and La Crosse Memories II: The 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The books are a collaborative effort among the La Crosse Tribune, Murphy Library, and the La Crosse Public Library.

The publisher looked through historical photos in Special Collections and selected hundreds of images to digitize. Those images are all included online in Murphy Library Digital Collections, and many were used in the books. The books have been frequently advertised by the publisher in the La Crosse Tribune and are both available at Murphy Library.

Purchase a copy of  La Crosse Memories: The Early Years and La Crosse Memories II: The 1940s, 1950s and 1960s at Murphy Library for $44.95 each. 

La Crosse – Postcard History Series

For sale in time for the holiday season: Postcard History Series: La CrosseUW-La Crosse Special Collections Historian Laura Godden and Special Collections Librarian Paul Beck dug through hundreds of postcards at Murphy Library to piece together a book showcasing historic La Crosse. They arranged the postcards in five-chapters showing the city’s history of work, parks, and daily life. The book, which is titled, “La Crosse,” is available in area bookstores and in Murphy Library. It is published by Arcadia Publishing as part of their Postcard History series.

Copies can be purchased at Murphy Library for $26.99.