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See an overview of the Society's Draper Manuscript Collection.

More than 2,000 feature articles totaling more than 30,000 pages are online.

See an overview and learn how to access the state archives and government records.

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About Our Death Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Browse our online index of over 400,000 pre-1907 state-level death records and see full death records on microfilm at the Society's library.

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About Our Civil War Collections

Explore our physical and online collections of Civil War materials including Wisconsin regimental histories, maps, casualty lists, lettters and more.

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About Our Marriage Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Browse our online index of over 1 million pre-1907 marriage records and see full marriage records on microfilm at the Society's library.

Search this digital collection of 16,000 historical newspaper articles on notable Wisconsin people and communities.

Explore our physical and digital collections of local and county histories for Wisconsin, the U.S. and Canada.

Learn how Civil War Records are organized and how to purchase copies.

These maps identify local landowners within each Wisconsin county and provide information about cultural and topographical features.

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About Our Census Records

Explore our physical and digital collections of census records for the U.S., Wisconsin, Canada and special U.S. Federal Schedules.

Photographs and Poetic Texts

Explore this online image collection from one of the country's most respected scholars in the field of photography and archives.

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Local Government Records

Learn about our local government records holdings and how to access them.

We have over 200 original bird's-eye-view maps of Wisconsin cities and villages dating from the 1860s to the early 1900s.

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View original documents, lesson plans, classroom activities and background essays on key events in Wisconsin history.

The Society owns one of the nation's richest collections of Civil Rights movement records, including more than 100 manuscript collections on Freedom Summer

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About Reference Maps of Wisconsin

Access approximately 200 modern maps of basic cultural and geographical data about Wisconsin and its history. Perfect for teachers, students.

The richest resource about Sen. William Proxmire's life and times. Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

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About Our Obituaries

Explore our physical and digital collections of thousands of Wisconsin obituaries.
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