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University Archives and Area Research Center celebrate with display

October 29, 2012

The University Archives and Area Research Center is celebrating American Archives Month and the 50th anniversary of Wisconsin’s Area Research Centers with a display of historic documents at the Robert S. Swanson Learning Center.

The display continues through Wednesday. Many of the featured items also are viewable on the Stout Archives blog.

Knapp, Stout letterThe lobby display, at the University Library in the Swanson center, highlights records from area history:

•  An 1852 Pepin County Naturalization Record of Patrick McInerny, an immigrant from Ireland.

•  An 1889 Knapp, Stout & Co. Company letter from a supervisor about a “sneak thief.”

•  World War I diary entries from UW-Stout alumnus Peter Krogstad.

Heather SteckleinWisconsin's Area Research Centers were created in 1962. UW-Stout and 13 other UW System locations house the official government records of Wisconsin counties. UW-Stout holds records for Barron, Dunn and Pepin counties. The centers are a cooperative effort with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. For more information go here.

University Archives and Area Research Center also includes the records of UW-Stout dating to the 1890s. These records include tens of thousands of documents, records and photos.

Heather Stecklein began work as the UW-Stout archivist in July. She previously was archivist for nearly seven years at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, and prior to that with the African American Museum and Cultural Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The collections at UW-Stout are available for public research from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, go here or send an email.

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