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

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Donating an Item or Collection

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

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

Find out more about the McCormick-IHC Collection.

Spring 2017 Issue, Volume 100, Number 3

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

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.

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

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Library Acquisitions Areas

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

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

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

Learn about the Wisconsin Historical Society's award-winning, full color, quarterly magazine. Published since 1917.

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

Common questions about the Wisconsin Historical Society Web Archives collection.

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Area Research Center Network

14 Locations Statewide

Learn about the Area Research Center Network in Wisconsin, which includes fourteen regional research centers.

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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.

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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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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.

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

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