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Visual Materials Subject Overview

Learn about the wide range of visual materials subjects available to view both online and in our Archives

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

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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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 Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

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

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About Our Social Action Collection

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

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

The Society’s museum collections include 110,000 historical objects and about 500,000 archaeological items that document the history of Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Corporations Index

Access Information

Lean how to access incorporation papers and charter documents for thousands of Wisconsin corporations.

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 Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.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

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

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.

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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 Wisconsin Name Index

Use the Wisconsin Name Index to browse obituaries, newspaper clippings and biographical book excerpts.

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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.

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