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Date: 1857-07-17 

Description: A stock certificate of the Watertown and Madison Railroad Company, one share #85, issued to Darwin Clark for the sum of $50.00. This was signed by the rail...

Date: 1856 

Description: Handwritten letter of Lucius Fairchild from the Madison Watercure detailing his experiences there.

Date: 1926-07-28 

Description: Newspaper clipping including headline, photograph of six Winnebago (Ho Chunk) Indians, and a caption indicating that the men pictured would be attending a...

Date: 1931-02-26 

Description: Newspaper clipping of an article about the end of Lake Monona Wild Life Sanctuary Association, a group that had been trying to preserve Frost's Woods.


Description: Letterhead of Ben Bergor, with illustrations of theatrical masks, Bergor's head, his "Remember this bird!" symbol, and a cartoon of Bergor at the bottom of...

Date: 1857 

Description: Draft newspaper editorial, "Our Railroad Prospects", written by former governor Leonard J. Farwell.

Date: 1832-06-23 

Description: Document written by Ebenezer Brigham listing events at Fort Blue Mounds.


Description: Letterhead of magician and entertainer Ben Bergor, promoting his availability as an after dinner speaker ("a truly new and humorous approach in storytellin...

Date: 1856 

Description: May-June 1856 page from the Historical Society accession register, in which Corresponding Secretary Lyman Draper listed the books received that month.

Date: 1861 

Description: A page of autographs of the members of the 1861 Wisconsin Legislature.


The Magic Picnic

Date: 1979 ca.

Description: Flyer for the Magic Picnic, a celebration of the lesbian and gay community, which took place in Brittingham Park.


Class Portrait

Date: 1935 

Description: Vintage photograph, dated ca. 1890, with a wraparound handwritten message from Miss Louise Parke to her beloved teacher, Miss Mary L. Edgar, is part of a M...

Date: 1947 

Description: Letterhead of the All Wisconsin Sports Show, presented by the Madison Business Association, with an outline map of the state and a star marking the locatio...

Date: 1861-09-30 

Description: The document, signed by Wisconsin State Governor Alexander Randall, appointing Hans C. Heg colonel of the 15th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers.

Date: 1865-07-12 

Description: A letter written by Wisconsin Governor James T. Lewis to E.G. Ayer of Harvard, Illinois, thanking him for his special care of and attention to sick and wou...


Aldo Leopold Letter

Date: 1929-08-21 ca.

Description: A letter written by Aldo Leopold addressed to M.B. Olbrich.


May Day Rally Flyer

Date: 1974 

Description: Flyer advertising a May Day rally in support of public workers to be held at Library Mall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Local public worke...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Letterhead of Ring 31 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, with the seal of the IBM and its name as segments of a scrolling banner.

Date: 1881 

Description: Grand Army of the Republic certificate awarded to William H. Upham and signed by Lucius Fairchild.


Election Results

Date: 1852 

Description: Canvass of the results for various village offices, April 6, 1852.

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