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General Information

Donating an Item or Collection

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

Defining Permission and Copyright

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

Learn the basics for using the Archives catalogs online.

General Information

Parking and Transportation

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

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

See a list of reliable preservation and conservation resources for museums, historical societies, libraries, other cultural collecting institutions

General Information

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.

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

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum

Common questions about ordering images from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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Library Acquisitions Areas

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

Find out more about the McCormick-IHC Collection.

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Wisconsin Supplementary Manual

For Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places

Find guidance for preparing a typical Wisconsin nomination to the State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

Brief descriptions and links to original documents created by CORE, SNCC, COFO, local residents, volunteers and opponents. Organized by topic

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Location and Directions

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

All the information you need to travel to the Society's headquarters building.

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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.

Read fascinating stories about the culture people, places and events of Wisconsin's past in this award-winning, full color, quarterly magazine. Since 1917.

Eligible properties must retain the essential physical appearance of the period in which they were important, and meet one of four criteria.

Learn about working with and finding professionals to conserve or preserve your family heirlooms and art

The Wisconsin Archictecture and History Inventory will tell you if your property is listed, individually or contributing to a historic district

Learn about the various online and physical catalogs you can use to search the Society's collections.
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Have Questions?

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