Special 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.

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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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