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

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

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

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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 interlibrary lending of Society materials.

Find out more about the McCormick-IHC Collection.

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Parking and Transportation

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

See parking and transportation options for visiting the Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters building.

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

Common questions about the Wisconsin Historical Society Web Archives collection.

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

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

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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.

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

Spring 2017 Issue, Volume 100, Number 3

Explore the contents of the current issue of the Wisconsin Magazine of History.

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

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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.

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

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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Collections Overview

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

The Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory will tell you if your property is listed, individually or contributing to a historic district.
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