Date: March 28, 1988-Rev. (1)
Authority: Wis. Stats. sec. 16.62(13)(b)
UWM Archives Committee, and
a) The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee maintains archives
to preserve the historical records of the university, to facilitate efficient
records management, and to serve historical
research and scholarship. All university records, including those housed
in the archives, are by statute under the control of the
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
b) Certain portions of various categories of records (pertaining to individual students, faculty members, and other personnel of the university) are likely to be confidential and privileged, subject to a case-by-case determination by the university legal custodian of records.
c) Access to confidential records as determined by the archivist may be obtained if:
d) Records currently in the possession of the various university offices and not housed in the archives are under the immediate physical custody of the offices concerned rather than the unit archivist. Upon request, the archivist will endeavor to secure specific current records or true copies of same for use by researchers in the archives subject to the provisions of the Wisconsin Public Records Law, the general guidelines outlined above, and any other policies that may be established by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System or the university administration governing the use of university records. Such requests to the archives staff must be for specific records because the archivist staff cannot handle general requests for indiscriminate inspection of all kinds of current files.
e) The facilities and services of the archives are intended primarily for the use of University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee staff in its operation of the university. Research in the archives by others is welcomed, subject to available resources and the Wisconsin Public Records Law.