How to Search the Catalog for Special Collections Books & Videos
1. Go to the Jim Dan Hill Library homepage. In the Library Resources box at the top of the page, click "Search@UW."
2. Select "Historical Society Archives & Superior Archives" from the dropdown menu.
3. Enter a search term and click "Search."
4. To see only the books available at the UW-Superior Special Collections, narrow your results by clicking "Available at Superior" in the left-hand column.
5. Keep in mind that most materials in the Special Collections are NOT searchable through the JDH Library catalog. If you don't see what you're looking for, contact the archivist.
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.
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.
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: