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Area Research Center Network

14 Locations Statewide

Learn about the Area Research Center Network in Wisconsin, which includes fourteen regional research centers.

Learn about the various online and physical catalogs you can use to search the Society's collections.


Explore the wide range of subjects collected by the Wisconsin Historical Society Library-Archives.

Do you have a three-dimensional object that relates in a significant way to the history or prehistory of Wisconsin? See the other criteria needed to donate

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Government Publications

Learn how to access the Government Publications collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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Purchasing Copies

Copy fees and policies for the Society's Library and Archives.

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Collections Overview

Learn about the collection areas of the Wisconsin Historical Society's Library-Archives.

See links to helpful websites offering tips on caring for and maintaining family treasures.

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Donating an Item or Collection

Learn the process for donating an item or collection to the Society.

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Library Acquisitions Areas

See a list of the Society's Library acquisitions areas collected at a research level.

Defining Permission, Copyright and Terms of Use

Learn about obtaining permission and the copyright laws that apply to images purchased from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

The Library and Archives are open Monday - Saturday. Librarians and archivists are available to help you and to make your visit productive.

These are static lists and may not convey the most current information about a property.

Learn about the Wisconsin Historical Society's award-winning, full color, quarterly magazine. Published since 1917.

Learn about working with and finding professionals to conserve or preserve your family heirlooms and art.

Follow the progression of key events before, during and after Freedom Summer. Contains links to original documents

These consultants are available to help you research historic buildings and archaeological sites.

Find out more about the McCormick-IHC Collection.

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Borrow Materials

See the Library's borrowing policies and interlibrary loan services.
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Have Questions?

If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.

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