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The richest resource about Sen. William Proxmire's life and times. Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

See an overview of the Society's Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture Collection.

Photographs and Poetic Texts

Explore this online image collection from one of the country's most respected scholars in the field of photography and archives.

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About Our Maps and Atlases

Explore our physical and digital collections of more than 25,000 maps and atlases, which focus on Wisconsin, the Midwest, the U.S. and Canada.

Learn how Civil War Records are organized and how to purchase copies.

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About Our Social Action Collection

See an overview of the Society's Social Action holdings.

Learn how to access and explore the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

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Indian Language Manuscripts Guide

Follow links to documents by missionaries, traders, Indian agents, linguists and anthropologists which help preserve more than 20 endangered languages.

Learn how to access and explore the Henry and Elizabeth Baird Papers.

Access Information

See fees and registration information for the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Database (WHPD).

See an overview of the Society's North American History Collection.

More than 2,000 feature articles totaling more than 30,000 pages are online.

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About Our Obituaries

Explore our physical and digital collections of thousands of Wisconsin obituaries.

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About Our Microfilm Collection

Access Information and Sales Service

Learn how to access the extensive microfilm collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Explore millions of pre-1907 Wisconsin Vital Records. Copies are also available for purchase.

Explore our physical and digital collections of local and county histories for Wisconsin, the U.S. and Canada.

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Local Government Records

Learn about our local government records holdings and how to access them.

The Society owns one of the nation's richest collections of Civil Rights movement records, including more than 100 manuscript collections on Freedom Summer

Oral Histories

Explore this online oral history collection to hear firsthand accounts from Holocaust survivors who settled in Wisconsin.
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