The Historical and Archives committee responsibility is handled by the chapter secretary. Archived records are maintained at Marquette University. Contact the chapter secretary for information regarding the Chapter’s historical documents.

Mission Statement

The Historical & Archives Committee shall gather and archive all materials of historical significance unique to the Wisconsin Chapter, following the guidelines established by the Association’s Public Works Historical Society.

The committee’s purpose is to archive materials unique to the Chapter and not duplicate materials in the Association APWA files or records or duplicate news items or other materials that are on record in other libraries. The Committee shall also archive materials of lasting value, such as annual reports and not monthly or routine meeting notes.


  • Spring and Fall Chapter conferences.
  • Others as necessary to fulfill duties.


  • Monitor all Chapter activities for historical significance.
  • Deliver historical data to the Library of Record.
  • Provide guidance regarding historical matters to the Executive Committee.

Library of Record

The Library of Record is the Library of Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

Comment: The Marquette University Library has previously accepted the archived files of the Wisconsin Section of ASCE. The Wisconsin Chapter of APWA archived files will be handled in the same manner, meaning the Wisconsin Chapter can present the materials to the library for safekeeping. The records will be accessible to all library users. The University Librarian shall have authority to refuse documents deemed to be of no historical value.

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