Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

The library building is open. Materials and services are also available online, through curb-side pickup, or mail delivery. Click here for more information.

Area Research Center

Learn about resources available through the UW-Superior ARC, a branch of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

ARC Transfer System

Although the Superior Area Research Center provides immediate access to collections kept here, much of the ARC network's historical material can be temporarily borrowed for research use. With some exceptions any collection found in ArCat, the on-line catalog of the Wisconsin Historical Society, can be sent to the Superior ARC on request. The borrowed collection can be used for up to a month before being sent back to the lending institution.

Transfer service in Northern Wisconsin is limited, and there may be a significant delay before materials are transferred to the Superior ARC. For more information, or to request materials from another ARC, please contact the archivist at

Wisconsin ARC Network

Looking for information about another local ARC? Click on any of the locations below.

Wisconsin Historical Society Catalog

Search the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives catalog to discover archival collections available through the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Area Research Center network.


Wisconsin Historical Society Finding Aids

Finding Aids are available for many Wisconsin Historical Society Materials, including some held at the Superior ARC. To see finding aids for collections held here, select "Search" and then Limit to: UW-Superior Jim Dan Hill Library / Superior Area Research Ctr.