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Library-Archives

Explore the wide range of subjects collected by the Wisconsin Historical Society Library-Archives.

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Hours

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

The Library and Archives are open Monday - Saturday. Librarians and archivists are available to help you and to make your visit productive.

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Government Publications

Learn how to access the Government Publications collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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Visitor Amenities

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

The Society offers large, comfortable work spaces, wireless access, lockers and many other amenities to visitors.

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Collections Overview

Learn about the collection areas of the Wisconsin Historical Society's Library-Archives.

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Library Acquisitions Areas

See a list of the Society's Library acquisitions areas collected at a research level.

Learn about the Wisconsin Historical Society Web Archives (Archive-It) collection.

Follow the progression of key events before, during and after Freedom Summer. Contains links to original documents

Defining Permission, Copyright and Terms of Use

Learn about obtaining permission and the copyright laws that apply to images purchased from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Information on over 7,000 photographers who were active in Wisconsin from about 1840 to 1976.

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Borrow Materials

See the Library's borrowing policies and interlibrary loan services.

Common questions about the Wisconsin Historical Society Web Archives collection.

See links to helpful websites offering tips on caring for and maintaining family treasures.

These are static lists and may not convey the most current information about a property.

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Arts and Artifacts Appraisers

See a list of professional appraisers in Wisconsin and nearby areas of Minnesota and Illinois

Find out more about the McCormick-IHC Collection.

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Donating an Item or Collection

Learn the process for donating an item or collection to the Society.

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Parking and Transportation

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

See parking and transportation options for visiting the Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters building.

Free access to selected Wisconsin records to help you with your family history research

Do you want to see if anyone from your state or community participated in the 1964 Freedom Summer Project? Search over 1,600 names.
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Have Questions?

If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.

Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:

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