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General Information

Library Acquisitions Areas

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

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

Learn about interlibrary lending of Society materials.

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.

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

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

General Information

Hours

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.

General Information

Accessibility

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

See information about the accessibility of the building and the services provided to visitors with disabilities.

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

Learn the basics for using the Archives catalogs online.

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

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

General Information

Visitor Amenities

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

The Society offers large, comfortable work spaces, wireless access, lockers and many other amenities to visitors.

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

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

General Information

Purchasing Copies

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

Library-Archives

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

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

Find out more about the McCormick-IHC Collection.
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Have Questions?

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

Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:

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