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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.

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

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 the National Register and State Register of Historic Places.

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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.


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

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Purchasing Copies

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

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum

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Borrow Materials

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

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Donating an Item or Collection

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

Do you want to see if anyone from your state or community participated in the 1964 Freedom Summer Project? Search over 1,600 names.

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

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