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UWM Authors Collection in Special Collections
The UWM Authors Collection, housed in Special Collections on the fourth floor of the library, is composed of monographs written, edited, compiled, translated, or illustrated by present and former staff during the time they were employed at UWM. A large number of volumes in the collection have been donated by UWM authors. The collection was established in 1973 to assemble, "as complete a collection as possible of the writings of UWM faculty." Due to the fact that some materials are better served in the stacks or other locations in the library, the UWM Collection is not comprehensive.
The library attempts to obtain one copy of all works by UWM Authors to add to this collection. Acquiring additional copies of the same title for the stacks or other locations is at the discretion of the library acquisitions staff. Only monographs of current staff are added to the UWM Collection. An exception to this rule may be made by the Library Director to permit adding works by faculty and staff who have retired from UWM but who have maintained their affiliation with the institution. Articles, scholarly papers, and similar publications are not included within the UWM Collection. Such materials are included in a "Faculty Publications Collection" that is housed in the Archives. Items included in the Faculty Publications Collection are not cataloged individually.
The UWM Collection is a non-circulating collection. Monographs from the UWM Collection are not available for interlibrary loan. Exceptions may be made for campus reserve requests. Special Collections maintains a list of new additions to the UWM Collection to facilitate organizing periodic book signing as well as occasional bibliographies of UWM Collection holdings.