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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
email archives@uwsuper.edu

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Archival Collections

Explore the UW-Superior University Archives. Discover historic yearbooks and student newspapers, catalogs and course schedules, historic campus photographs, and more.

We hold a large collection of archival maritime materials from the Twin Ports and beyond.

The UW-Superior ARC is one of 14 Area Research Centers statewide. It provides access to collections of local historical material owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society. The UW-Superior Area Research Center serves Washburn and Douglas Counties and holds only records from these regions.

In addition to our major collections the UW-Superior Special Collections contains many smaller collections from individuals and other resources.

MINDS@UW is designed to gather, distribute, and preserve digital materials related to the University of Wisconsin's research and instructional mission. UW-Superior is currently asking for senior theses/projects to be added to the MINDS@UW Superior webpage. Visit our MINDS@UW page for more information on how to submit your thesis or senior project to MINDS.


Special Collections Books and Videos

Search our library catalog for Special Collections Books & Videos.

Search@UW Archives


Visiting the Archives

Archives Hours
Monday - Friday 10:00 am - Noon; 1:00 pm - 3 pm.
The archivist may not always be available during these hours. We highly recommend that you schedule an appointment before visiting the archives.

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 http://www.uwsuper.edu/parking/maps/meters.cfm.

Special Collections Librarian

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

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