Presentations and Visits

The Archives staff is knowledgeable about a variety of topics and we welcome the opportunity to share our collections and expertise with a wider audience. Please contact the Archives in advance to schedule a presentation and/or visit and allow the staff ample time to prepare.

Archives staff are available to speak on a variety of topics related to and our work to preserve UW campus history. See list below for suggested topics.

  • UW campus history: general information, genealogical research, key events and traditions, faculty accomplishments, campus landscapes history and student life
  • Oral history: general information, interviewing best practices, and the UW interviews
  • Photo collection: collection information, collecting process, digitizing photos, and exhibits
  • Records management: best practices, retention schedules, determining what to do with your records, life cycle of a record
  • Preservation best practices of historical resources
  • Care and handling of artifacts and ephemera

Visiting the Archives
We welcome your class or group to visit us! We can provide instruction sessions for a variety of disciplines and help students understand what role an archives plays on campus; how to find, access and use archival collections; what to expect when visiting an archives; the difference between primary and secondary sources; and much more. Contact us today to learn more about how we can work with your students and classes. In general, we can accommodate up to 15 people in our Archives reading room area and have access to Steenbock Library’s larger A/V enabled learning spaces for multimedia and large-group presentations.