Arpin Archives Project

Our goal

To create a digital archive of Arpin's history, including surrounding communities such as Sherry, Richfield, Hansen, etc.

How it's going to happen

The library will ask for photos and documents and oral histories from residents of Arpin etc. When the resident signs our rights statements, the rights to the digitally scanned images of the resident's photos and/or documents will be transferred to the Arpin Library. Residents will retain the original documents and all rights to those documents themselves. If the residents do not want the documents back, the library will include them in the archives as space permits. Residents will also receive a disc with copies of the scanned images as a thank you for participating in the project.

The digitalized materials will be available for non-commercial use to researchers, interested parties, authors, and histories. They will be displayed at the library in Arpin and uploaded to Recollection Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Historical Society for broader circulation. Use of materials will be to preserve Arpin's history and for education and research purposes.

We will be asking residents for help with this project and encourage people to bring their boxes of old photographs and various documents to the library instead of throwing them away.


Volunteers will be needed to help with interviews, scanning, logging, and data entry. Training will be provided and a guide to the digitalization project will be available for reference. Contact the library through phone (715-652-2273) or email (staff @ if you wish to volunteer.

Interested in participating in this project?

Fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.