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Brief descriptions and links to original documents created by CORE, SNCC, COFO, local residents, volunteers and opponents. Organized by topic

Follow the progression of key events before, during and after Freedom Summer. Contains links to original documents

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Wisconsin Supplementary Manual

For Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places

Find guidance for preparing a typical Wisconsin nomination to the State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

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Borrow Materials

See the Library's borrowing policies and interlibrary loan services.

See links to helpful websites offering tips on caring for and maintaining family treasures to ensure they are available for future generations to enjoy

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Area Research Center Network

14 Locations Statewide

Learn about the Area Research Center Network in Wisconsin, which includes fourteen regional research centers.

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Hours

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

The Library and Archives are open Monday - Saturday. Librarians and archivists are available to help you and to make your visit productive.

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Library Acquisitions Areas

See a list of the Society's Library acquisitions areas collected at a research level.

Learn about interlibrary lending of Society materials.

Learn about working with and finding professionals to conserve or preserve your family heirlooms and art

Defining Permission and Copyright

Learn about obtaining permission and the copyright laws that apply to images purchased from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Learn about the various online and physical catalogs you can use to search the Society's collections.

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum

See a list of reliable preservation and conservation resources for museums, historical societies, libraries, other cultural collecting institutions

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Visitor Amenities

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

The Society offers large, comfortable work spaces, wireless access, lockers and many other amenities to visitors.

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Government Publications

Learn how to access the Government Publications collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Common questions about the National Register and State Register of Historic Places.

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Donating an Item or Collection

Learn the process for donating an item or collection to the Society.

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Arts and Artifacts Appraisers

See a list of professional appraisers in Wisconsin and nearby areas of Minnesota and Illinois
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