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Date: 1865-04-29 

Description: Illustrations on the "National Police Gazette" front page depicting various events regarding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Date: 1897 

Description: Official copy of Cyrus McCormick's 1834 reaper patent. This copy was made by the Patent Office at the request of the McCormick family.


"Kennedy Is Slain"

Date: 1963-11-22 

Description: Front page of "Milwaukee Journal" newspaper with the headline: "Kennedy Is Slain". Includes a portrait of President John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson,...

Date: 1804 

Description: Front cover of the 55-page diary, from May 14 through August 17, 1804 written by Charles Floyd, a sergeant with the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Date: 1936-07-08 

Description: A man lifts a milk canister into a McCormick-Deering Milk Cooler. Light from two windows illuminates the room, and buckets sit along the wall opposite the...

Date: 1942 

Description: Letterhead for the Wisconsin State Fair, with vignettes of crowds around the fair gateway, an exhibition hall, and a scene of horse-drawn cart racing.

Date: 1977 ca.

Description: The Madison Committee for Gay Rights sponsored the Gay Arts Festival in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus,...


Century Grills Menu

Date: 1933 

Description: Front cover and interior of menu for the Century Grills at the 1937 World's Fair. On the cover is a black and white photograph of a fair building, and silv...

Date: 1924-12-16 

Description: This is page two of a letter written to Governor Emanuel Philipp from Helen Keller. She asks for his assistance in helping establish an endowment fund for...

Date: 1948-03 

Description: Flyer announcing a special meeting of the Youth Council of the Milwaukee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Tuesda...


Description: Drawing of trappers on leaving their hunting grounds.

Date: 1786 

Description: Body of a letter written by Gilbert Imlay to Colonel Daniel Boone.

Date: 1947-05-10 before

Description: Foldout menu for the spring dinner of the Gridiron Club, with a cartoon by [Clifford] Berryman of club president Harold M. Talburt, who is dropping the gav...

Date: 1957 ca.

Description: Draft of a letter from the Racine Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People regarding voter registration and organized votin...

Date: 1892-03 ca.

Description: An Indian sets up a hunting trap, with a rifle resting against a tree in the background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Page, removed from the Grant family bible, containing an image of Jesse R. Grant, father of Ulysses S. Grant.

Date: 1930-07-28 

Description: A letter from Jane Addams of Hull House to Cyrus McCormick regarding his donation to Hull House to benefit a children's program. The letter has two photogr...

Date: 1865-06-28 

Description: Front side of a letter written and sent by Robert E. Lee from Washington College in Lexington, Kentucky to Cyrus McCormick. Lee acted as president of Washi...

Date: 1804-05-03 

Description: A certificate, signed by Joseph Wilson, that officially declares Matthias Varina a citizen of the United States of America.


Description: Page of Jacques Marquette's journal.

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