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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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.

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

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 Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

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.

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

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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.

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

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About Our Social Action Collection

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

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