Books about Milwaukee-Downer
MDC archival collections
The LU Archives houses a large set of collections documenting Milwaukee-Downer College - almost 200 boxes, plus 300 bound volumes of material - that are open for research. (Another collection of MDC records is owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society and held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Archives.) MDC collections in the LU Archives include:
Course catalogs are the definitive sources for information about the curriculum over time. Catalogs dating from 1896 to 1963 are available in paper format in the Archives. A selection of digitized course catalogs is available online: 1897-1905, 1909-1910, and 1917.
The student yearbook at MDC was called the Cumtux, published from 1898 to 1962. Copies are available in paper format in the Archives. A selection of digitized yearbooks is available online: 1898, 1899, 1903, 1909, 1918, and 1919.
MDC students published a quarterly literary magazine, The Kodak, from 1891 to 1964. Copies are available in paper format in the Archives.
MDC students published a newspaper beginning in 1944. (The Kodak served as the primary source for campus news prior to this time.) From 1944 through 1964, the Milwaukee-Downer College student newspaper was variously known as The Snapshot, Snapshot-Kodak, The Downer Dial, or The Dial. Copies are available digitally here.