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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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

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About Our Social Action Collection

See an overview of the Society's Social Action holdings.

See an overview of the Society's Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture Collection.

Among the Top Five Institutions for Genealogy Research in the U.S.

Search the Wisconsin Historical Society's vast family history collections, which are among the top five for genealogy research in the U.S.

The Society’s museum collections include 110,000 historical objects and about 500,000 archaeological items that document the history of Wisconsin.

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

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

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About Our Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.

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About Our Newspapers

Full Newspapers, Name Index, Local History and Biographical Clippings

Explore our physical and digital collections of newspapers, which is the second largest collection of newspapers in the U.S.

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

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

Explore our Visual Materials collection of nearly 3 million images in more than 6,000 collections. Over 80,000 images are available online.

Search digital records on more than 140,000 historic buildings, structures and objects throughout Wisconsin.

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

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About Our Immigration Records

Explore our physical and digital collection of naturalization records for Wisconsin and passenger lists for the U.S. and Canada.

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About Our Wisconsin Name Index

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

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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.

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

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Visual Materials Subject Overview

Learn about the wide range of visual materials subjects available to view both online and in our Archives
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