About UW Oshkosh Archives & ARC

Welcome! The UW Oshkosh Archives and Area Research Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Polk Library on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The archives is open to all members of the public, no University affiliation is required to use our collections or services.  As the name implies there are two programs to this institution: the University Archives and the UW Oshkosh Area Research Center of the Wisconsin Historical Society. The combined mission of both programs is to collect, preserve and provide access to records of historical significance to the members of the university and public community at large.

Area Research Center
The UW Oshkosh ARC is one of 14 statewide and provides access to hundreds of local interest collections of historical material owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society. The Oshkosh Area Research Center serves a geographic region including Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, and Winnebago counties and holds records only from that region. 

University Archives
The University Archives serves the historical needs of the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, permanently storing historically significant campus records and providing reference services for those records to the university and greater community. The University Archives has records of the President/Chancellors from Albee to Guiles; copies of the Advance and Advance Titan newspapers; a complete run of the Quiver yearbooks; records of student and faculty government; and numerous other series. At this time few University Archives collections are cataloged in the library's on-line catalog. Contact the archivist directly with questions regarding the University Archives.