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

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

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

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

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Arts and Artifacts Appraisers

See a list of professional appraisers in Wisconsin and nearby areas of Minnesota and Illinois

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

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Purchasing Copies

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

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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Library Acquisitions Areas

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

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.

Common questions about the Wisconsin Historical Society Web Archives collection.

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

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

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

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

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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Collections Overview

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

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

Learn about interlibrary lending of Society materials.
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