Support the Archives

Vital support from dedicated donors such as the UW-Madison General Library System, the University of Wisconsin and members of the general public enable the Archives to collect, preserve and share the priceless evidence of our esteemed campus history.

Please consider a contribution to the Archives through the University Foundation or the Friends of the Library to ensure that the UW story will be told for generations to come! On, Wisconsin!

UW Foundation – How to Give to the Libraries
(Please indicate “University Archives” in the field titled “gift note”.)

Daily Cardinal Collection & Digitization

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries has embarked upon a project to digitize The Daily Cardinal. Founded in 1892, The Daily Cardinal is one of the oldest continuously published student newspapers in the United States, and it is a priceless resource for UW-Madison history.

Once complete, the digitized issues will be freely available online. The searchable digital collection of The Daily Cardinal will be an important informational and scholarly resource for students, alumni and other researchers. The collection will build upon already completed digital projects, including the Badger yearbooks and the UW Alumni Association magazine.

We hope you will consider making a donation to support this important project.

Give to the Daily Cardinal Collection & Digitization Fund

LGBTQ+ Archive

The LGBTQ+ Archive contains oral histories, personal papers, photographs, ephemera and organizational records related to LGBTQ life in Madison and Dane County from the 1940s to today.  Beginning with only a few oral histories, the collection has grown to include an increasingly diverse array of materials and voices from the LGBTQ community.

Give to the LGBTQ+ Archive Fund

Join the effort! Benefits include:

  • Preserving UW-Madison history and the accomplishments of generations of students.
  • Promoting academic and educational access to an important historical resource.
  • Supporting genealogical research on alumni and UW faculty.
  • Sharing the story of UW-Madison’s long history of journalistic excellence.

For more information, contact:

Frances Steiner, Director of Development (Libraries)
UW Foundation / 608-308-5405

Or visit UW-Madison Libraries – Giving

Stephen Babcock with churning device, #tk09081949
Stephen Babcock with churning device, #tk09081949
May Fete, 1911, #S04749
May Fete on Bascom Hill. 1911, #S04749
Wisconsin Singers, 1970s. #S16183
Wisconsin Singers, 1970s. #S16183
Law students' halftime cane toss, 1960s. #040502as06
Law students’ halftime cane toss, 1960s. #040502as06
Dairy course students working with butter, ca. 1890s-1910s. #S05564
Dairy course students working with butter, 1890s. #S05564