Search the library catalog to locate archival and manuscript collections which pertain to civil rights in Milwaukee. In the box below, search by keyword/s. This search box is already limited to the Archives Department's holdings. Note that these results will include some books that are available in the Archives, but most of the results will describe archival or manuscript collections.
Here are three examples of simple keyword searches. Note that the boolean operator and is not necessary between keywords.
1. civil rights African Americans Milwaukee
2. African Americans Wisconsin
If your search doesn't produce relevant results, try again with different keywords, or contact us for help.
A general search hint: when reading any catalog record, follow the links found at "Subjects" to locate other material in the UWM Libraries on that same subject.
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Recommendations for Civil Rights Topics
In the Archives Dept., we have a significant amount of primary sources for your study of local civil rights. Topical strengths of our collections include the history of school de/segregation, the fair housing movement (especially the marches and disturbances of 1967) and community and civic response to these struggles.
A list of pertinent collections follows. We have many other collections on the general topic, which you may explore by using the search strategies described elsewhere in this guide, or by asking an archivist.
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