The Archives Is Moving!

Why is the Archives moving?

In 2021, the Wisconsin State Legislature approved the demolition of Albertson Hall due to major structural issues with the building. A new building will be constructed on the Albertson Hall site. As a result, all departments must vacate the building to make room for the new facility.

Where is the Archives moving?

The Archives is moving just one building north! Our new temporary location will be in the Trainer Natural Resources Building (the building with the large mural), 800 Reserve Street: just inside the southeast doors, room 110. Because our collections will be stored both on- and off-site, research appointments will be required to ensure materials are available.

Campus Map New Archives Location

When will the Archives close?

The Archives will close its doors at the end of the Spring semester on May 20th, 2022. Until then, student, faculty, staff and community researchers are free to visit us during our regular open hours.

When will the Archives reopen?

Our goal is to reopen all of our services by July 1, 2022. We will likely be able to host researchers before this date.

Can we still visit and view collections during the move?

Unfortunately, no. All of our efforts will be going toward relocating our collections and service points with the goal of hosting researchers as soon as possible after our move. All physical collections will be unavailable during this time. All digital collections will still be available to view.

What will the temporary space entail?

Apart from our change of location, our researchers will enjoy a similar research experience. Research appointments will be required to ensure materials are present and available for use. During research appointments, our reference desk will be available for researchers to check in and large tables will be available for collections use.