La Crosse Public Library Archives Department
The La Crosse Public Library Archives is a department within the La Crosse Public Library. The mission of the Archives Department is to develop and promote a vital historical connection within the community between the past, the present and future by collecting, maintaining, and providing and promoting access to the local historical record. The department focuses on two main themes, that of local history and genealogy.
We mourn the loss of one of La Crosse's benefactors, Charles D. Gelatt, who recently died at the age of 96. If it were not for his community vision and generous contribution, there would no La Crosse Public Library Archives.