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WAK HIS 204: Introduction to Public History

Getting started with archival collections

Using archival collections (both online and in-person) at area institutions can be an excellent source of primary source information on your research topics. We strongly recommend browsing to see what you can find online and then follow up with a call to the research help desk staff. Research hours can vary widely and are sometimes by appointment only.

Historical Societites


Libraries and Archives

Area Research Center (ARC) Collections from UW Libraries

It is possible to request materials from UW Library archival collections through the Golda Meir Library Archives Department. Most archival records can be shared through the Area Resource Center network. Click here to request something from the Wisconsin Historical Society or a UW campus Archives collection.