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Dan Rau Collection: Getting Started

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Jim Dan Hill Library Special Collections
University of Wisconsin-Superior
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The Dan Rau Collection at UW-Superior

The Dan Rau Collection is the maritime collection of Captain Dan Rau, former UW-Superior professor and captain of the Lake Superior Research Institute's research vessel, the L.L. Smith, Jr. Use this online finding aid to start exploring the collection. You will find information about:

  • Log books, charts, correspondence, and other materials used on the L.L. Smith, Jr.
  • Captain Rau's notes, licenses, correspondence, and other papers
  • Promotional materials related to classes and programs aboard the L.L. Smith, Jr.
  • Information and images concerning other vessels of interest to Captain Rau

Collection Information

Reference Code: 2009.001 WSU US

Repository: University of Wisconsin-Superior, Jim Dan Hill Library
Superior, WI

Date: 1972 - 2010

Extent: 4.25 linear feet

Creators: Rau, Captain Dan

Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for research use.

Languages and Scripts: English

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Public History Intern

The Dan Rau Collection arrived at UW-Superior between 2012 and 2015. It was processed in the fall of 2014 and spring of 2015 with the assistance of Emily Collins as part of a Public History Internship (HIST 490). Ms. Collins completed initial processing of Series 1, 2, & 3, and assisted with creating a biographical note for the collection.