Digital Collections: Potentially Offensive Materials Reporting Form

The UWM Libraries are committed to providing a radically welcoming environment, both on-site and online, for our students, faculty, staff, and others. We believe that the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to fulfilling UWM’s dual mission of access and research excellence.

Because of our commitment to these principles, we welcome feedback on your experience with our materials. We recognize that some materials that are part of the UWM Digital Collections may be considered offensive and warrant discussion.

Specific objections to materials will be addressed in accordance with the UWM Libraries’ mission and our Potentially Offensive Materials Policy, and in consultation with the librarians and archivists responsible for the specified collections, who are informed on their professions’ best practices, codes of ethics, and responsible and sensitive handling of cultural materials.

We acknowledge the emotional and mental labor that goes into providing such feedback and would welcome an opportunity to follow up with you. If you would like us to contact you regarding clarification or decisions that we make regarding the reported materials, please provide your email in the form as well: