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University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Library. Archives

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Golda Meir Library; 2311 East Hartford Avenue, Room W250
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201

Fax: 414-229-3605

Phone: 414-229-5402

Repository URL: http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/arch/ External Link

Repository code: wimiugma

Repository description (CRHP): Contains several collections related to the Civil Rights Movement in Wisconsin. In addition, in 2010 UWM launched an extensive website that provides access to audio recordings and films about the March on Milwaukee.

Repository description (extant): The Archives Department has the two-fold mission of documenting the history of UWM and providing access to primary sources, largely from the metropolitan Milwaukee area, that have long-term research and instructional value for UWM academic programs. [. . . ]

Collection strengths pertain to the following subject areas:
* Social justice, including peace activism, anti-discrimination and civil liberties, health, political and economic action, and community action/neighborhood revitalization.
* Racial, ethnic, and other underrepresented populations in Milwaukee, including the Polish, Jewish, African American, Latino, and Native American communities. We also have extensive holdings pertaining to the history of Milwaukee women and Milwaukee's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. [. . .]

Significant individual collections include the WTMJ-TV news film collection (1950-1980), the largest surviving body of television news footage in Wisconsin; the Roman B.J. Kwasniewski photograph collection, documenting Milwaukee's Polish south side from 1911 to 1947; the records of Milwaukee Mayor Henry Maier; and the editorial files of the Little Review magazine.

The Archives provides further access to primary sources by serving as an Area Research Center (ARC) of the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS). The Milwaukee ARC Collection includes birth, death, marriage, naturalization, probate, and property records for Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington, and Waukesha counties.

Repository Notes (CRHP): Individuals wishing to use materials must complete a registration form and present a valid photo ID. Materials must be used in our reading room and may not be checked out. Most collections may be temporarily transferred to another Area Research Center associated with the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Repository type: University Special Collection

Collections:

March on Milwaukee oral history project
UW-Milwaukee Milwaukee Public Schools oral history project records
Oral history interview with William J. Miles
Sherman Park Community Association 1992 oral history project records
More than one struggle oral history project records

 

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