Through its participation in inter-institutional lending programs, the Archives assists UWM faculty, students, and the general public with locating and obtaining access to primary sources located at other archival repositories across Wisconsin. Only a limited amount of material may be transferred at one time. Due to their physical condition or financial value, some materials do not transfer.

Area Research Center (ARC) Network

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The Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) and the University of Wisconsin System cooperate in a network of Area Research Centers located at UW campus libraries throughout the state and the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Through this network you may request the temporary loan of collections from WHS or another ARC for use at the Milwaukee Area Research Center, a program of the Archives Department. Transfers generally arrive within a week and are available for 30 days.

Identify materials to borrow by using Archival Resources in Wisconsin or Search@UW.

To order collections, please complete the following form. Fields marked with an asterisk are required.