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Volunteer with the UW-Madison Archives and help preserve campus history

January 31, 2012

Do you love campus? Do you love history? There are many ways you can help the UW-Madison Archives collect and preserve campus history.

The archives welcomes volunteers to assist with a variety of campus history-related projects including conducting and processing interviews for the Oral History Program. Archives staff will provide training and equipment and no previous experience is necessary. Your expertise and time on campus is invaluable in developing this valuable collection of campus voices and preserving a piece of our past.

Since 1971, the Oral History Program has collected interviews from University faculty, staff and students touching on all aspects of the University’s history. The collection includes over 1,100 interviews and nearly 4,000 hours of audio. Topics areas include faculty research, campus buildings and construction, the Arboretum, faculty wives, 1970s TAA Strikes, LGBT community, athletics, Badger veterans, UW System merger, women in science, campus governance and more.

Click here for more information about the Oral History Program or volunteer opportunities or contact program head, Troy Reeves at

For more information about the UW–Madison Archives and volunteer opportunities, click here.

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