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Information on over 7,000 photographers who were active in Wisconsin from about 1840 to 1976.

Common questions about purchasing historical images from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Do you want to see if anyone from your state or community participated in the 1964 Freedom Summer Project? Search over 1,600 names.


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

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Borrow Materials

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

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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Government Publications

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

Learn about the Wisconsin Historical Society Web Archives (Archive-It) collection.

Learn about interlibrary lending of Society materials.

Learn the basics for using the Archives catalogs online.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

These consultants are available to help you prepare your National Register of Historic Places nomination.

Common questions about the National Register and State Register of Historic Places.

Common questions about the Wisconsin Historical Society Web Archives collection.

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Purchasing Copies

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