Archives and Area Research Center
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center (ARC) has original materials pertaining to Northeastern Wisconsin. We have original materials dating from the 1600s to the present. These rich historical resources cover a wide variety of topics. Examples include: Civil War, immigrants, suffrage, community development, courtship, World War II, homemaking, Belgian-Americans, political matters, and businesses. The collections include diaries, letters, memoirs, photos, maps, oral histories, court records, citizenship papers, vital records, school records and more!
In addition to the Northeastern Wisconsin materials, we are affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society. As their regional depository, we can borrow archival collections from other Area Research Centers as well as archival collections of a national scope from the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Our records are open to the public and are available for anyone to use.
We also are the home of the archives of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. We have founding documents, campus blueprints, student newspapers, publications, syllabi, photographs, official committee records, theses, and UWGB memorabilia. We also are in the process of collecting oral histories from the early years of UWGB. These historic records are open to researchers, alumni, retirees, current students and anyone with an interest in the history of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.