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Peter Wuteh Vakunta email@example.com Dear colleagues, I hope the new year brings you good tidings. During my recent stint at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I had a chat with Mrs. Emilie Ngo-Nguidjol Songolo who introduced me to a wonderful research resource that may come in handy for subject specialists in several disciplines including African/Africana Studies, Global Cultures, Intercultural Studies, Fashion and Design and more. Emilie who is Bibliographer for the Social Sciences/Francophone Studies/ African Diaspora Section at UW-Madison's Memorial Library is an accomplished Librarian with countless accolades to her credit but her most recent accomplishment, A Digitized Collection of Commemorative Images from the African Continent, is a treasure trove of pedagogical material. The images contained in Emilie's digital collection reflect African commemorative fabrics acquired by the University of Wisconsin Memorial Library over a period of several years. You may be wondering what a commemorative fabric stands for. Emilie defines it as a "fabric that is made to remember or document people or events of significance." Please visit the following website to see for yourselves the marvelous job that Emilie is doing in Wisconsin: http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/AfricanStudies/Fabrics Given that Emilie's collection continues to grow, she would very much appreciate donations of commemorative fabrics from Africa for addition to her unique collection. If you have fabrics that you wish to be considered for addition to Emilie's Digital Collection, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org You may also contact by phone at 608-265-4740 Best regards, Peter Wuteh Vakunta, Ph.D