Campus Celebrations

Is your department celebrating an anniversary? Hosting a retirement event for an honored faculty or staff member? Planning a reunion? The UW Archives can help! Our staff can assist you in commemorating the event in a variety of ways.

Research
Let us help you research the history of a person, department, building or event on campus. We’ll need some basic information to get started such as personal names, date range, campus locations, department or field of study, etc. Stop by the UW Archives in 425 Steenbock Library or contact us by email or phone to get started on your project.

Frank Custer and UW cheerleader, Nov. 1984

Frank Custer and UW cheerleader, Nov. 1984. #S03549

Documents, photos and more
Archivists can provide copies of photos, audio, video or other archival materials to enhance your special celebration. These historic materials may be repurposed to use in slide shows, on Web sites or printed materials, or as reprints to decorate your event.

Preserve the event
Preserve the memory of your event for future generations by donating copies of photos, video or other event materials to the UW Archives. We’ll catalog and add your materials to our existing archival collections. If you are planning a reunion, we’d love to partner with you to collect stories and photos that document our campus history. In conjunction with your event, our staff may be able to assist by coordinating short oral history interviews and/or scanning historic photos contributed by your guests.

For more information, contact the UW Archives at uwarchiv@library.wisc.edu.

CampusCelebrations [pdf]