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Special Collections + Archives

Special Collections and Archives

The Special Collections and Archives Department of McIntyre Library collects the official and unofficial records of the UW-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 holds and provides access to local history publications and more.

During the Covid-19 pandemic the staff of the Special Collections and Archives Department remain available to assist with your research needs. We encourage students and public researchers to submit requests to us using the request form or chat service links below. To the greatest extent possible we hope to fulfill the research needs of all researchers remotely by providing information and digitized copies of relevant research materials. 

Submit a Research Request        Chat with Archives.        Meet virtually with Archivist

Special Collections and Archives Hours

Open by appointment only Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. To make an appointment please contact us using the above “Submit a Research Request” button, or by e-mail at, at least 24 hours in advance of your research visit.


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