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You may chat with a librarian at any time. If someone in the Archives Department is available, you will be transferred there. If not, the Archives will e-mail you a response later.

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Ask an Archivist

Welcome to the Archives Department reference service. To ask a question about our collections or services, please complete the following form. Fields marked with an asterisk are required.

The UWM Archives does not charge for providing reference information about its collections, the repository, or other repositories. However, to partially recover costs, we do charge for research into our collections. We will notify you if your inquiry will require payment, and then provide you with the opportunity to agree to payment. Charges cover research and/or reproduction costs. You will be invoiced by UWM under separate cover. Fees are explained in detail on our fees page.

All inquiries are answered in the order they are received. We try to respond within two weeks. The response time depends upon the number of requests that we receive and our staffing resources. You are very welcome to visit the Archives to conduct your own research.

Genealogists, instead of this form, use the request forms provided in the genealogy section of our site. Note we do not search birth, death, or marriage records, obituaries, or newspapers (click here for referral information).

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Please type your question here, and be as specific as you can. Please explain how our collections relate to your question and explore our Web site before asking your question. We are only able to answer questions which pertain to our services and collections.

Note: If you are using Internet Explorer and do not complete all required fields, you will receive a message stating "The Page Cannot Be Found." If you receive this message, return to the form, complete all fields, and resend your request.

Alternatively, mail a completed copy of this form to:

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
UWM Libraries / Archives
P.O. Box 604
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0604


Comments or questions for the Archives? Send them to Ask an Archivist or call (414) 229-5402.

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