Digital Collections

The Digital Collections provide free and instant access to digitized materials from the Archives and ARC, such as photographs, maps, sound recordings and more. For more information about our holdings, including materials not available online, see the Collection Overview.

The Brussel house hotel
The Brussel house hotel

Belgian-American Research Collection

The original materials in the Belgian-American Collection preserve the story of Belgian immigrants and their descendants who settled in northeastern Wisconsin. The digital collection consists of oral history interviews, photographs, and maps. The digital collection allows for keyword and subject searching.
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Fort Howard Company along the Fox River, 1927
Fort Howard along the Fox River, 1927

Green Bay Estuary Digital Archives Collection

The Green Bay Estuary Digital Archives Collection contains archival collections and materials that pertain to Northeastern Wisconsin’s water history, science, and cultural impact. These materials help tell the story of the Green Bay Estuary and its related waterways through photographs, postcards, maps, oral history interviews, films, and historical records.

To learn more about the Green Bay Estuary Digital Archives Collection and how to navigate it, check out our LibGuide.
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Chancellor Edward W. Weidner
Chancellor Edward W. Weidner, ca. 1966-67

Oral History Collection

The UW-Green Bay Oral History Collection contains interviews with individuals who are part of the University’s history. Interviews have been conducted with community members, faculty, staff, student, and alumni about a wide variety of topics pertaining to campus history. Major subjects discussed in the interviews include academic plans, administration, buildings and development of physical environment, curriculum, community relationships, student experiences, events and traditions, faculty and staff governance, and athletics. The interviews were primarily conducted by members of the UW-Green Bay Retirees Association during a project that began in 2009 and is ongoing.

The digital collection allows for keyword and subject searching.

Some interviews have not been digitized and are available through the Archives Department. Contact us for more information.
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Aerial view of campus in autumn
Aerial view of campus in autumn, ca. 1993-1999


The University Archives has a small portion of its photograph collection available in digital format. The History of UW-Green Bay Collection includes 400 images that represent a cross-section of our campus history and evolution.  The photos document the campus selection site, construction of all campus buildings, student life, academic activities, political activities, visitors of note, commencement ceremonies and other campus traditions.

Thousands of additional campus images exist in the Archives’ holdings. Contact us for information about these images.

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University of Wisconsin-Green Bay: From the Beginning cover image

UW-Green Bay Published History

As the cap to a long career as a writer and editor, Betty D. Brown researched and wrote a history of the first 25 years of UW-Green Bay titled University of Wisconsin-Green Bay: From the Beginning. Brown drew on original documents of the University, as well as personal observations gained as a member of the campus community. She was the founding head of UW-Green Bay news services, joining the academic staff in 1966 and serving for many years as director of news and publications. She retired in 1990.
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