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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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

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About Our Social Action Collection

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

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Local Government Records

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

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About Our Maps in Books

Digitally Reproduced Maps of Wisconsin and American History

Features hundreds of digitally reproduced maps from rare books, manuscripts, magazines and journals covering all aspects of Wisconsin and American History.

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

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About Our Obituaries

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

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

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.

See an overview and learn how to access the state archives and government records.

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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.

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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.

Research your ancestors using our physical and digital collections of over 40,000 U.S. and Canadian family histories.
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