The Southwest Wisconsin Room contains the University Archives, the Area Research Center, and the Southwest Wisconsin Collection. It is located on the first, or ground floor of Ullsvik. Most of the material is non-circulating.
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The University Archives contains materials on UW-Platteville from the beginning of the Platteville Academy, in 1839, to the present. This collection includes print materials such as college catalogs, directories, yearbooks, and school newspapers. Also included are archival materials such as Chancellors' papers, committee minutes, office records, photographs, and University of Wisconsin System publications.
Through a cooperative arrangement with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, the Area Research Center contains archival and manuscript materials from the six southwestern Wisconsin counties of Crawford, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette and Richland. The collection also includes records from over 125 area churches. Through an ARC network, archives and manuscripts from other ARCs in the state can be borrowed for use by local patrons.
This collection includes printed materials (such as local history books and journals) which supplement historical materials located in the general collection on the third floor. The emphasis is on county histories and other local historical and family records.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Wisconsin Room staff:James Hibbard, Archivist firstname.lastname@example.org