U of WI Whitewater Anderson Library Archives AND Area Research Center (ARC) Network

By Vicki Ruthe Hahn

The Stateline Genealogy Club has a tour and research opportunity scheduled.   This will be on the 2017 Stateline Genealogy Club Programs link.

August 18, 2017 – Tour and research at U of WI Whitewater Anderson Library Archives.

Third Friday 9 am – 4:30 pm. Carpool leaving Beloit Public Library at 8 a.m.

Guest Parking Pass ($2) at Parking Services office in Visitor Center – 826 Starin Road.  

Anderson Library – 800 W Main St. Enter entry # 3 E side of building thru courtyard (up stairs, elevator to main doors) or entry #12 W side on level of Library main doors (2nd fl); use staircase or elevator to 1st fl, lower level.

Special Collections, Area Research Center, & University Archives are in Room 1230. 

Jefferson, Rock, Walworth Counties – Primary Sources – Court, Probate, Land Records.  WI ARC Area Research Center:10 days ahead- request record using form http://library.uww.edu/forms/special-collections-research-request from other ARCs  on Wisconsin Historical Society’s Archives https://search.library.wisc.edu/ to be delivered at UWW.


Meanwhile, you can make use of this information:

Hint – primary records are stored in one of the several ARC Area Research Centers in Wisconsin.  You can request that materials be sent from any  of the farther ARCs to a closer ARC for you to view.

Area Research Center

The Area Research Center (ARC) Network

The Area Research Center, a cooperative venture between the University and the Wisconsin Historical Society, is one of fourteen centers located throughout the state which contain local government records and manuscripts for designated groups of counties. Each ARC may borrow materials from the others for the use of its patrons.  Materials may be identified by searching the holdings of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Archives. UW-Whitewater is responsible for the materials of Rock, Jefferson, and Walworth Counties.

View the ARC Network Locations Map

Genealogical Research

Are you researching your family in our counties? These manuscripts, books, and public records will help.

Primary Sources

Are you researching a topic for a paper or presentation that requires the use of original source materials? We can provide items of local interest and help identify other state and national resources.

House History & Land Records

Are you researching the history of your home or the ownership of property in our counties? These records may be of help.



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