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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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Parking and Transportation

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

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

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

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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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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.

These consultants are available to help you research historic buildings and archaeological sites.

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

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

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

Find out more about the McCormick-IHC Collection.

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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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Borrow Materials

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

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

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

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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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Collections Overview

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

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

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