Contribute to ARCHIVE

Submit your work to ARCHIVE:

Any original works will be accepted for review by the editorial board of ARCHIVE. We encourage submitting scholarly papers, seminar research papers, articles, book reviews, and historical essays of reasonable length (40 pages or less double-spaced) by any undergraduate student. Non-history majors pieces are both accepted and encouraged. Recent UW-Madison Alumni are also welcome to submit their work up to a year after their graduation. To submit your work to ARCHIVE for possible publication, please follow the guidelines outlined below:

Please email your paper and the following information to  (the subject of the email should be “ARCHIVE Submission 2018”):

  • Full Name
  • Major
  • University you attend
  • Year in School
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Title of Paper
  • Class and Professor for which paper was written
  • Semester Written


All submissions must be typed, double-spaced, and body of text in 12-point Times New Roman font. Citations, including endnotes or footnotes, should follow Chicago Manual of Style standards. Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.

Each author may submit one or two pieces for consideration. Any author who tries to submit more than two may not have any of their submissions considered.

Finally, please omit any reference to yourself in the text and/or cover page of the paper (i.e. your name, name of the course, professor’s name for which you wrote the paper for).


Join the Editorial Board of ARCHIVE:

Each and every volume of ARCHIVE is developed by a team of 8-12 undergraduates students comprising of one Editor-in-Chief and an Editorial Board.

If you are interested in serving on ARCHIVE’s Editorial Board or as its Editor-in-Chief, please contact Isaac Lee at or continue to check back with for the most up-to-date news on the journal!