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

Find out more about the McCormick-IHC Collection.

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Arts and Artifacts Appraisers

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

Summer 2015 Issue, Volume 98, Number 4

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

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Borrow Materials

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


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

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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.

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

Do you have a three-dimensional object that relates in a significant way to the history or prehistory of Wisconsin? See the other criteria needed to donate

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

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

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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 Wisconsin Historical Society Web Archives collection.

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

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

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

Learn about interlibrary lending of Society materials.

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Government Publications

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

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