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Common questions about the National Register and State Register of Historic Places.

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

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

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.

Find out more about the McCormick-IHC Collection.

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

General Information

Government Publications

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

Common questions about purchasing historical images from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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

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

General Information

Donating an Item or Collection

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

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

Learn about interlibrary lending of Society materials.

Summer 2015 Issue, Volume 98, Number 4

Explore the contents of the current issue of the Wisconsin Magazine of History.

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

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

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

General Information


For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

See information about the accessibility of the building and the services provided to visitors with disabilities.

General Information

Collections Overview

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