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

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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Government Publications

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

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

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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.

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

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.

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

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Collections Overview

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

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

Winter 2015-2016 Issue, Volume 99, Number 3

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

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

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

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

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Arts and Artifacts Appraisers

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

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

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

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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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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.
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