UW-Milwaukee University Communications & Media Relations Photographs, circa 1900-2014

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photographic prints, negatives, slides, and digital images pertaining to the activities of UWM and its predecessors compiled or created by University Communications & Media Relations. The majority of the photographs were taken during the daily activities of publishing the UWM Report and UWM Today (the magazine of the UWM Alumni Association, renamed UWM Alumni in 2013). The photographs primarily provide a record of achievements by faculty, staff, and alumni as well as record special events and programs held at the university.

The collection documents university communications regarding such topics as UWM buildings, administrative changes, student activities, athletics, campus events, minority student groups, faculty and student research, alumni accomplishments, and the university's involvement in world affairs. It includes photographs of prominent visitors to campus from 1988 to 2014, including politicians, academics, and authors; photographs of campus buildings; portraits of accomplished faculty members, students, and alumni; snapshots of daily life and student activities on campus, including the arts, athletic events, and commencement ceremonies; and photographs of activities of senior officials from the UWM administration.