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Special Collections and Archives: Getting Started

Contact the Archives

Jim Dan Hill Library Special Collections
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000, Superior, WI 54880

ph. 715-394-8359

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Special Collections Books and Videos

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Visiting the Archives

Archives Drop-in Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 am - 12 noon
Tuesday and Thursday: 1 pm – 4 pm

The Archives may be closed unexpectedly during drop-in hours due to staffing limitations. It is highly recommended that you make an appointment for all visits to the Archives, including those during drop-in hours.

Contact the Archivist to schedule a visit outside of drop-in hours.

Directions and Parking
The JDH Library is located on the corner of North 19th Street and Weeks Avenue, on the UW-Superior campus in Superior, WI. The Special Collections is located on the 2nd floor of the Library in Room 219, on the west side of the building (back). Visitors may wish to park at meters in Lots 7 or 10, or a short term/day parking permit may be purchased at the Campus Welcome Center. See map

What are Special Collections?

The UW-Superior Special Collections & Archives seeks to build a research collection of high quality by identifying, collecting, preserving, and providing access to materials relating to Northwestern Wisconsin as well as the communities surrounding Lake Superior and the upper Great Lakes. As an integral part of the teaching and research functions of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Special Collections seeks to support research for students, faculty and staff as well as the broader community. Areas of concentration include:

  • Local government
  • Great Lakes maritime history & industry
  • Transportation
  • Sciences and the environment
  • Community and community groups in Superior
  • The University of Wisconsin-Superior, including manuscript collections from the UW-Superior student, staff, faculty, and alumni community


Special Collections Librarian

Shana Aue
Jim Dan Hill Library Rm 218
(715) 394-8359