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The Archives maintains over 2,500,000 images (circa 1,200 linear feet) relevant to the history of the UW Madison campus, UW System Administration, UW Extension and the UW Colleges. Our images document campus departments, locations, traditions, faculty and alumni, buildings and noteworthy events. The collection also includes images from the greater Madison and Dane County area, and others from around the state.
We also contain photo albums and scrapbooks, lantern slides, glass negatives, film negatives and prints. Key collections include the Photomedia Center Negative Collection, Newsmedia Collection, Harold Hone Collection, Duane Hopp and William J. Meuer Collections and a multitude of images collected from campus communications units and staff.
Looking for a particular photo? Stop in to research within the image collection. Contact us by email or call 608-262-5629 for assistance. Already have an specific image in mind? Please refer to our Duplication and Use Policy for guidance on submitting a request for image use or reproductions.
University Archives Image Collections Online
Check out a few of our locally-hosted collections that include photos and history timelines.
Additional Resources for Campus Photos