University Archives and Records Management Services


  • University Archives Open House: Black Student Strike at the UW-Madison

    The University Archives invites all into our Reading Room the evening of February 6, 2019 from 6-7:30 pm to view and discuss documents and artifacts from the February-March 1969 UW Black Student Strike.

  • Grants to Scholars, Deadline December 31, 2018

    2019 Call for Proposals – Deadline December 31, 2018! The Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries is pleased to offer grants intended to offset expenses for out-of-town scholars wishing to utilize the rich resources held by the UW-Madison General Library System.

  • Archives and Special Collections Account

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! Beginning in August 2018 the University Archives will be implementing a new system to help patrons request materials from the Archives as well as the Department of Special Collections, Mills Music Library, and the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives.

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  • The Swiss cheese room at the Dairy School, ca. 1910. "Swiss cheese room," S05554

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  • Exciting news from #uwmadarchives, our new reading room furniture arrived today! We'll be working over the next few weeks to change out tables and chairs, but we think our patrons will be pleased with this new comfy and flexible furniture. Thanks for your patience as we continue to make our reading room a welcoming and comfortable place on campus! #archivesofinstagram #newfurniture #readingroomupgrade #uwmadison
  • Back to it, Badgers!⁠
First year medical students in the Physiology Laboratory of the Medical School, ca. 1950s.⁠
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  • "The UW-Wisconsin [sic] military band, with 60 students and three faculty members, began its trip to San Francisco on June 16, 1915. The special train which was to be their home for the next month consisted of three private cars -- two sleepers that accommodated the entire band, and a baggage car that served as office, kitchen, and storehouse."⁠
"Band beginning West Coast tour," S06256⁠
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One of our favorite January photos. Students and teddy bears getting ready to sled the 600 feet long and 3 feet wide wood toboggan run that used to slide people down Observatory Hill out to Lake Mendota.⁠
"Tobogganing," 1911, 1711.dl/35NGEORUGHJRW8X⁠
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  • "On the sidelines, Marquette game," S15230⁠
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