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

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

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.

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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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.

Spring 2017 Issue, Volume 100, Number 3

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

Common questions about the Wisconsin Historical Society Web Archives collection.

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

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

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Library Acquisitions Areas

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

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Donating an Item or Collection

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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Government Publications

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

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

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