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Learn how Civil War Records are organized and how to purchase copies.

The richest resource about Sen. William Proxmire's life and times. Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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Indian Language Manuscripts Guide

Follow links to documents by missionaries, traders, Indian agents, linguists and anthropologists which help preserve more than 20 endangered languages.

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About Our Maps and Atlases

Explore our physical and digital collections of more than 25,000 maps and atlases, which focus on Wisconsin, the Midwest, the U.S. and Canada.

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About Our Maps in Books

Digitally Reproduced Maps of Wisconsin and American History

Features hundreds of digitally reproduced maps from rare books, manuscripts, magazines and journals covering all aspects of Wisconsin and American History.

Photographs and Poetic Texts

Explore this online image collection from one of the country's most respected scholars in the field of photography and archives.

Learn how to access and explore the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

See an overview and learn how to access the state archives and government records.

Search this digital collection of 16,000 historical newspaper articles on notable Wisconsin people and communities.

Explore millions of pre-1907 Wisconsin Vital Records. Copies are also available for purchase.

Among the Top Five Institutions for Genealogy Research in the U.S.

Search the Wisconsin Historical Society's vast family history collections, which are among the top five for genealogy research in the U.S.

Exquisite examples of significant maps related to New France and French Great Lakes exploration, early maps of Florida and Mexico, later maps of Wisconsin.

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About Our Social Action Collection

See an overview of the Society's Social Action holdings.

Societies and Museums Affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society

Find contact information for the local historical societies and museums affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society.

These maps identify local landowners within each Wisconsin county and provide information about cultural and topographical features.

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Visual Materials Subject Overview

Learn about the wide range of visual materials subjects available to view both online and in our Archives

More than 2,000 feature articles totaling more than 30,000 pages are online.

We have over 200 original bird's-eye-view maps of Wisconsin cities and villages dating from the 1860s to the early 1900s.

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See fees and registration information for the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Database (WHPD).
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