Department of City Development Records, 1934-2007

Administrative/Restriction Information

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials. The collection is open to all in accordance with state law. The public may view City of Milwaukee Archival Collections by appointment at the Central Library. To request an in-person appointment, create/login to your Special Collections Account. If you have any questions, please contact the Archives and Special Collections Department at

Use Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of this collection (Wisconsin Statutes 19.21-19.39).

Acquisition Information

Milwaukee Public Library receives official materials from city departments via the Milwaukee City Records Center, pursuant to state statutes and city ordinances governing the permanent retention of city records.

Processing Information

Prepared by Robert Carter, 1997. Revised by Gayle M. Ecklund, 2013. Materials added by Bob Jaeger, 2017. In 2018, Bob Jaeger removed the Milwaukee Fourth of July Commission materials from Local History Manuscripts and added them to CMAC 19. In 2019, Bob Jaeger processed the Marketing series. Bob Jaeger added materials in 2021. Materials added by Tobias Fudge, 2024.