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Access Information

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

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About Our Civil War Collections

Explore our physical and online collections of Civil War materials including Wisconsin regimental histories, maps, casualty lists, lettters and more.

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

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About Our Obituaries

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

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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About Our Birth Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Explore this index of over 1 million pre-1907 state-level birth records to locate full records on microfilm reels.

These maps identify local landowners within each Wisconsin county and provide information about cultural and topographical features.

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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.

All Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places listings are searchable on our website.

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

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American Indian Language Materials

Follow online links to rare American Indian language primary documents, including early dictionaries, textbooks, spelling books and firsthand accounts.

See an overview of the Society's Draper Manuscript Collection.

Explore our Visual Materials collection of nearly 3 million images in more than 6,000 collections. Over 75,000 images are available online.

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About Our Death Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Browse our online index of over 400,000 pre-1907 state-level death records and see full death records on microfilm at the Society's library.

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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.

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Local Government Records

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

Contains digital records on more than 133,000 historic buildings, structures and objects throughout Wisconsin.

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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.
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