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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 Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.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 Maps and Atlases

Explore our physical and digital collections of more than 25,000 maps and atlases, which focus on Wisconsin, the Midwest, the U.S. and Canada.

Learn how to access and explore the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

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

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.

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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 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.

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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

Research your ancestors using our physical and digital collections of over 40,000 U.S. and Canadian family histories.

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.

See original maps from this Depression-era project that documented Wisconsin's land resources between 1929 and 1949.

Access Information

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

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.

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

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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.

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

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