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 Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.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

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About Our Cemetery Records

The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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About Our Social Action Collection

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

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

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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Local Government Records

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

Access Information

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

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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.
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