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

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

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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.

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

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Donating an Item or Collection

Learn the process for donating an item or collection to the Society.

Find out more about the McCormick-IHC Collection.

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

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

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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.

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.

Summer 2017 Issue, Volume 100, Number 4: Centennial Celebration Issue

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

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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.

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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Accessibility

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

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

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Purchasing Copies

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

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Borrow Materials

See the Library's borrowing policies and interlibrary loan services.

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

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

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