Southwest Wisconsin Room

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The Southwest Wisconsin Room contains the University Archives, the Area Research Center, and the Southwest Wisconsin Collection. It is located on the ground floor of Ullsvik.  All of the material is non-circulating.

University Archives

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 (UW-Platteville Exponent). Also included are archival materials such as Chancellors' papers, committee minutes, office records, photographs, and University of Wisconsin System publications.

Platteville Area Research Center (ARC)

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.

Southwest Wisconsin Collection

This collection includes printed materials (such as local history books and journals).  The emphasis is on county histories and other local historical and family records.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Southwest Wisconsin Room staff:

James Hibbard, Archivist/Campus Records Officer
Patricia Ballweg, Archivist Assistant
Christine Grimesey, Records Officer Assistant