The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was founded in 1956 from the merger of Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Extension Division of the University of Wisconsin.  These six digital collections from the UWM Archives document the UWM’s growth from a fledgling institution in 1956 to one of America’s top research universities.

Explore a full run of student newspapers and yearbooks, listen to oral histories with alumni and UWM leaders, and view photographs that capture the UWM experience from the past 60 years.