Special Collections at UWM Libraries

Special Collections

Use Search@UW to find resources in Special Collections:

  • Great Books Roundtable Discussion: "Place Names: The Place," v.1 of Within a Budding Grove, volume 2 of Proust's Remembrance of Things Past. December 1, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
    "Place Names: The Place" by Marcel Proust | December 1, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom | Click the banner for more information.

Special Collections is open to the public Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Appointments recommended. For research consultations, instruction sessions, or additional hours, please schedule a visit.

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Visit Special Collections

Five people at a table in the Special Collections reading room, looking at artists' booksSpecial Collections at the UWM Libraries is the premier public collection of rare books and special printed materials in southeastern Wisconsin. Our collections and services are open to all groups, organizations, and individuals. We offer a variety of research and teaching services for UWM faculty, staff, and students, as well as for non-UWM researchers, instructors, and educational and cultural organizations.

Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Appointments recommended.
(414) 229-4345 – libspecial@uwm.edu

UWM Libraries, 4th Floor
2311 E. Hartford Ave.,
Milwaukee, WI 53211


Explore Special Collections

Special Collections consists primarily of rare and special printed materials that hold long-term, historical research potential for UWM academic programs. Our collections support a broad range of research and teaching activities in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

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