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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 Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

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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.

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Local Government Records

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

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

Access Information

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

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About Our Immigration Records

Explore our physical and digital collection of naturalization records for Wisconsin and passenger lists for the U.S. and Canada.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Exquisite examples of significant maps related to New France and French Great Lakes exploration, early maps of Florida and Mexico, later maps of Wisconsin.

Explore our Visual Materials collection of nearly 3 million images in more than 6,000 collections. Over 80,000 images are available online.

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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.

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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

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

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