Welcome to the Archives Department reference service. To ask a question about our collections or services, please complete the following form. Fields marked with an asterisk are required.

The UWM Archives does not charge for providing reference information about its collections, the repository, or other repositories. However, to partially recover costs, we do charge for research into our collections. We will notify you if your inquiry will require payment, and then provide you with the opportunity to agree to payment. Charges cover research and/or reproduction costs. You will be invoiced by UWM under separate cover. Fees are explained in detail on our fees page.

Genealogists, instead of this form, use the request forms provided in the genealogy section of our site. Note we do not search birth, death, or marriage records, obituaries, or newspapers (click here for referral information).

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