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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 Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

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About Our Newspapers

Full Newspapers, Name Index, Local History and Biographical Clippings

Explore our physical and digital collections of newspapers, which is the second largest collection of newspapers in the U.S.

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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.

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

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

Explore our collection of paintings, many of which can be viewed online.

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

Societies and Museums Affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society

Find contact information for the local historical societies and museums affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Learn about our Mass Communications History collections and how to access them.

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About Our Census Records

Explore our physical and digital collections of census records for the U.S., Wisconsin, Canada and special U.S. Federal Schedules.

Among the Top Five Institutions for Genealogy Research in the U.S.

Search the Wisconsin Historical Society's vast family history collections, which are among the top five for genealogy research in the U.S.

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

See original maps from this Depression-era project that documented Wisconsin's land resources between 1929 and 1949.

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

Original, meticulously detailed street-level maps for 325 Wisconsin communities, 1883-1930, originally used to determine a property's fire hazard.

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

Search this digital collection of 16,000 historical newspaper articles on notable Wisconsin people and communities.

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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

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

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View original documents, lesson plans, classroom activities and background essays on key events in Wisconsin history.
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