The Stem Cell Research Archives Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries collects, preserves, and provides access to records of stem cell research at UW-Madison reactions in Wisconsin to work accomplished or underway at UW-Madison. These archival records and reactions include paper and digital materials (Web-based and otherwise), as well as audio and video resources. The Libraries of the University of Wisconsin-Madison serve as the home for the materials collected and preserved in the course of this project.
The University Archives, the Department of Special Collections in Memorial Library, and the Historical Collections in Ebling Library all have extensive experience in collecting, preserving, and providing access to special collections in multiple formats, paper and otherwise. Our objective in this project is to develop and implement a documentation strategy for records documenting the fast-changing field of stem cell research in Wisconsin; our intent is not to compile a comprehensive bibliographic database of stem cell research.
The materials we are assembling in the course of this project are of interest to researchers in the field of stem cell research and regenerative medicine, as well as researchers in history of science, technology, and medicine; philosophy; ethics; religious studies; economics; political science; sociology; and public policy.