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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
Reference Code: 2009.001 WSU US
Repository: University of Wisconsin-Superior, Jim Dan Hill Library
Date: 1972 - 2010
Extent: 4.25 linear feet
Creators: Rau, Captain Dan
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for research use.
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.