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Learn about our Mass Communications History collections and how to access them.

U.S. General Land Office Surveyors' Field Notes and Plat Maps

Hand-drawn township plat maps and surveyors field notes about tree cover, soils, streams, rock outcroppings, villages, trails and roads from 1833-1866.

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

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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.

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About Our Wisconsin Name Index

Use the Wisconsin Name Index to browse obituaries, newspaper clippings and biographical book excerpts.

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

All Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places listings are searchable on our website.

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

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

Explore millions of pre-1907 Wisconsin Vital Records. Copies are also available for purchase.

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

Exquisite examples of significant maps related to New France and French Great Lakes exploration, early maps of Florida and Mexico, later maps of Wisconsin.

See an overview of the Society's North American History Collection.

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

Learn how to access and explore the Henry and Elizabeth Baird Papers.

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About Our Maps in Books

Digitally Reproduced Maps of Wisconsin and American History

Features hundreds of digitally reproduced maps from rare books, manuscripts, magazines and journals covering all aspects of Wisconsin and American History.

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 Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.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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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

Explore our collection of paintings, many of which can be viewed online.
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