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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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About Our Social Action Collection

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

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.

See an overview of the Society's North American History 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The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

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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

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

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About Our Church Records

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About Our Obituaries

Explore our physical and digital collections of thousands of Wisconsin obituaries.

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

Original, meticulously detailed street-level maps for 325 Wisconsin communities, 1883-1930, originally used to determine a property's fire hazard.

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

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 Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

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

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.

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

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

Access Information

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