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Purchasing Copies

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

Free access to selected Wisconsin records to help you with your family history research

Eligible properties must retain the essential physical appearance of the period in which they were important, and meet one of four criteria.

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

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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Area Research Center Network

14 Locations Statewide

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

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

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

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Borrow Materials

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

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Location and Directions

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

All the information you need to travel to the Society's headquarters building.

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

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

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

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

Learn about interlibrary lending of Society materials.

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

Brief descriptions and links to original documents created by CORE, SNCC, COFO, local residents, volunteers and opponents. Organized by topic

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

See a list of reliable preservation and conservation resources for museums, historical societies, libraries and other cultural collecting institutions.

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