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George Yep: Milwaukee's First Chinese American Lawyer

By Dan Lee on May 18, 2022 12:00 AM

George Yep earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1949 after distinguished service in World War II. He returned to Milwaukee to hang his shingle in the Plankinton Arcade. The Milwaukee Journal reported he was the first Chinese American lawyer in Milwaukee. Read more about this amazing individual.

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1950 Census Goes Live

By Dan Lee on Apr 1, 2022 12:00 AM

The National Archives released 1950 Census Schedules on April 1, 2022. The census includes an artificial intelligence/optical character recognition name index that helps researchers find free genealogical information on family members and famous people. This information is kept confidential for 72 years following each decennial census.

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MPL Branch History: Villard Square

By Paul Wellington on Nov 5, 2021 12:00 AM

Villard Square is the second branch featured in the MPL Branch History series. In 1898, Wisconsin Free Library Commission librarian Miss L. E. Stearns presented the village of North Milwaukee with a plan to establish its own library. Shortly after her visit, the library opened in what is believed to be the home of librarian Anna Grace Godfrey and her parents.

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MPL Branch History: East Branch

By Paul Wellington on Oct 1, 2021 12:00 AM

Learn about the history of Milwaukee Public Library's twelve branch libraries! This is the first in a series of blogs that will feature the architectural history of MPL branch libraries, beginning with the East Branch. The library opened on February 8, 1909 inside the Plymouth Congregational Church's former reading room. Read more about the history of this popular branch.

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From Warner to MSO, A Palace Fit for Movies and Orchestra

By Dan Lee on Sep 1, 2021 12:00 AM

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has moved into their new home, the former Warner Theatre, which has been renamed the Bradley Symphony Center. Learn about the history of the iconic Warner Theatre as Milwaukee celebrates the grand opening of the Bradley Symphony Center.

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