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Phone: 715-346-2586

Room 506, University Library

Archives Hours:

Monday - Friday, 7:45-noon & 1:15-4:30

 Due to a small Archives staff and unanticipated eventualities, patrons are urged to call ahead to verify public hours for a given day or week.

The Nelis R. Kampenga University Archives & Area Research Center


  • The Office of Historic Buildings documents and records Wisconsin’s historic architecture. It also serves as the clearinghouse for information on historic state architecture, and it funds local history research to increase public awareness of the past. In addition, it administers survey and inventory subgrants and provides educational services. The address is:

Wisconsin Historical Society
Office of Historic Buildings
816 State St.
Madison, WI 53706

  • The Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) administers both the National Register of Historic Places and the State Register of Historic Places. These programs recognize properties that have retained their historic character. Having property listed on these registers provides tangible benefits to private property owners and assists them in preserving their properties. Publicly owned properties receive special protection and assistance. Both registers can be accessed at the following WHS website:

This website also answers commonly asked questions about listing properties on the registers. It covers subjects such as the benefits of listing a property on the registers and the eligibility criteria for being included on them.

  • The WHS has compiled historical and architectural information on more than 110,000 historic buildings and structures throughout Wisconsin including houses, round barns, cast iron bridges, commercial buildings, and log houses. The Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory (AHI) Search Engine is available at:

This site also includes helpful hints on doing research in its Guide to Researching Old Buildings.

  • The WHS Historic Places website also offers information on how-to preserve historic buildings on its Frequently Asked Technical Questions page. Topics covered range from accessibility for the disabled and caring for a log cabin to cleaning and tuck pointing old brick houses.   The WHS Historic Places Frequently Asked Technical Questions page is available at:



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