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General Information

Area Research Center Network

14 Locations Statewide

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

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

Find out more about the McCormick-IHC Collection.

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

Autumn 2014 Issue, Volume 98, Number 1

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

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, other cultural collecting institutions

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Wisconsin Supplementary Manual

For Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places

Find guidance for preparing a typical Wisconsin nomination to the State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

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Government Publications

Learn how to access the Government Publications collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Learn about the Wisconsin Historical Society's award-winning, full color, quarterly magazine. Published since 1917.

Learn the basics for using the Archives catalogs online.

Common questions about ordering images from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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

See links to helpful websites offering tips on caring for and maintaining family treasures to ensure they are available for future generations to enjoy

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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.

Defining Permission and Copyright

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.

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Collections Overview

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

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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