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 publication, maps, rare books and campus photographs.
NEW! Check out our digital collections site; explore historic campus images and view/search across a complete set of the former campus yearbook, The Periscope, from 1917-1995. To explore this site now select the "Digital Collections" page from the menu to the left, or click on this link: UW-Eau Claire Digital 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 ArCat for thousands of archival collections available through the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Area Research Center network. For more search options, please access the WHS Catalog using the following link: WHS Archives Catalog. You can also search the 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 Catalog can be transferred to our archives. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the online transfer request form.
Special Collections & Archives will be closed for the holiday on Thursday & Friday, Nov. 27 & 28. We will resume normal fall semester hours on Sunday, Nov. 30.
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
Summer and Winterim:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
For exceptions and holiday hours please review the Library Building Hours.
Or send us a research request using this form:
Research Request Form