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Date: 1865-04-15 

Description: Banner from newspaper from the day after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

Date: 1865-04-15 

Description: Newsprint extra about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. It appeared on the back page of publication with a time line of events as they occurred.

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.

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: 1896-09-03 ca.

Description: Memorial and Resolution adopted by the Thirtieth National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held in St. Paul, Minnesota. In Memoriam of past Co...

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.

Date: 1881 

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

Date: 1861-01 

Description: "An ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of Louisiana and other states united with her under the compact entitled 'The Constitution of the Uni...


Assembly Bill 175

Date: 1852 

Description: Assembly bill 175 which legalized the business of banking in Wisconsin.

Date: 1856 

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

Date: 1882-03-28 

Description: U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor Naturalization service form 2203, Declaration of Intention for Antoni Plichta filled out in Cook County, Illinois.

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map shows plat of town, local streets, numbered blocks and lots, proposed city park, Murray’s addition, and part of Lake Michigan. Also includes a tab...

Date: 1886 

Description: Letterhead for the Pfister & Vogel Leather Co., with an engraving of a bird's-eye view of the city (signed Ma-- Richards, Mil Wis) advertising the "Nationa...

Date: 1886-05-18 ca.

Description: Certificate commissioning J.W. Oakley Aid-de-Camp in the Grand Army of the Republic. It is signed by Lucius Fairchild.

Date: 1846-11-26 

Description: A drawing by Thomas Steel of his farm property contained in a letter Steel wrote to his father James Steel.

Date: 1862-03-25 

Description: Brief letter from President Abraham Lincoln to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton asking to see the files for Carl Schurz of Wisconsin and Milo Smith Haskell (...



Date: 1849 

Description: Handwritten list of plants in the Ranunculaceae or crowfoot family.

Date: 1886-08-06 ca.

Description: A certificate from the Grand Army of the Republic, announcing that Lucius Fairchild on August 6, 1886 was elected Commander in Chief of the 16th annual Nat...

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