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Special Collections and Archives

The Special Collections and Archives Department of McIntyre Library collects the official and unofficial records of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire from its founding as the Eau Claire Normal School in 1916 to the present.  As one of 14 members of the Wisconsin Historical Society's Area Research Center Network, the department also holds manuscript collections and local government records pertaining to six Wisconsin counties: Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Eau Claire, Rusk and Taylor.  In addition to these collections, the department also holds and provides access to local history publications, maps, rare books and campus photographs.

Search our Collections:

Find primary sources, local history resources and rare books.


Search our finding aids to discover detailed information regarding the contents within many of our primary source collections.


NOTE: We currently have finding aids for approximately 60% of our archival collections, to search all of our holdings please use the “UW-Eau Claire Archives Catalog” search in the first tab.

NOTE: You will not be able to conduct a new search from the results page. You will need to use your browser's back button or return to this search box to conduct a new search.

Search the holdings of the Wisconsin Historical Society's Archives to discover thousands of archival collections available through the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Area Research Center network. You can also search the descriptive finding aids for many of these collections using Archival Resources in Wisconsin: Descriptive Finding Aids.


NOTE: Many of the collections available through the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Archives can be transferred to our archives. For more information, please contact us at, or fill out the online transfer request form.


Fall and Spring Semesters:

Monday: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 PM

*Closed Thursday, November 26 - Saturday, November 28, 2015
*Closed Saturday, December 19, 2015 - Sunday, January 3, 2016

Summer and Winterim:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

For exceptions and holiday hours please review the Library Building Hours.


McIntyre Library 5022
(Enter the library, take the elevator to the 5th floor, turn right)
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