Archives Cooperative Loan Program

As a part of their Cooperative Access Program (CAP), Marquette's Libraries, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Golda Meir Library, and the Medical College of Wisconsin's Library have a unique loan program that makes possible temporary transfers of archival and manuscript resources among the three institutions. Modeled after the innovative and highly successful State Historical Society of Wisconsin's Area Research Center Network, this Milwaukee-area loan agreement supports the educational and research missions of its cooperating institutions, and improves access to archival and manuscript resources for researchers--especially students--at each library.

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The UWM Golda Meir Library's Division of Archives and Special Collections, preserves and provides access to more than 150 manuscript collections owned by UWM. With particularly strong documentation on Milwaukee-area organizations and businesses, the Archives contains the records of the Historic Third Ward Association, the Sherman Park Community Association, the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee, the Blatz Brewing Company, the A. Gettelman Brewing Company, and the Milwaukee Press Club. Other collections include the papers of Milwaukee Sentinel sports cartoonist Albert Rainovic, the papers of actor and playwright Larry Shue, and the papers of aviation enthusiast George Hardie. Descriptive inventories of the Archives' holdings are available on the Web or may be found by searching the Golda Meir Library's PantherCat online catalog.

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The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Archives, maintains administrative records, faculty papers, student theses, architectural drawings, and documentation on research projects. The MCW Archives also preserves an extensive photographic collection. Independent since 1967, the Medical College was previously owned and operated by Marquette University. Some of the MCW Archives date from the "Marquette era."

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The Department of Special Collections and University Archives at Marquette maintains and provides access to extensive holdings on Catholic social action movements, including the Dorothy Day-Catholic Worker Collection. These holdings document the role of the Church and its members in promoting basic human rights, interracial justice, agrarian reform, women's rights, and world peace, and in responding to the immediate needs of the poor. Documentary sources on the history of Christianity in Native America are another major strength. Other significant collections include the papers of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and Congressman Clement J. Zablocki, Catholic poets Jessica Powers and Joyce Kilmer, and Wisconsin artist Karl J. Priebe. Descriptive inventories for many special collections and all university records-along with photo exhibits and nearly 10,000 digital images-may be viewed on the Department's Web site.

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Due to donor restrictions, institutional policies, and preservation concerns, some collections at each repository will not be available for transfer. Under the terms of the cooperative agreement, manuscript collections owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (SHSW) but maintained at UWM may not be transferred. For more information about the SHSW's Area Research Center network, please visit their Web site.

Transfers between the three Milwaukee-area repositories can be made within two business days. Collections may be loaned for up to 20 days. Researchers interested in scheduling the loan of a collection should contact the archivist at their own institution, who will make transfer arrangements.

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Amy Cooper Cary

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Tatiana Miller



Collection Management/Resource Sharing

Raynor Memorial Libraries

Golda Meir Library

Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries

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University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee

Medical College of Wisconsin

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