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Date: 1850-06-28 

Description: Letter from Increase Lapham to his wife, Ann Maria Alcott, in Milwaukee. Lapham was at Aztalan and wrote to Anna regarding the geology of the region. He in...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: This map identifies the areas of the state that had been geologically surveyed or topographically surveyed, or both, as well as portions of the state still...


Charles Whittlesey

Date: 1858 

Description: Studio portrait of geologist Charles Whittlesey dressed for a field trip.

Date: 1938 

Description: Curtiss-Wright Condor biplane named "William Horlick" outfitted with skis for use during Adm. Richard E. Byrd's second Antarctic expedition, 1933-35. The...

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: This map is pen and watercolor on paper and shows a profile and geological sections of the Blue Mounds, Hollow Run, Bogies Hollow Run, Bear Creek, East Bre...

Date: 1844 

Description: Title page of Increase Lapham's A Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin published by P.C. Hale of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Date: 1872 

Description: A series of four hand-colored, geological maps of Wisconsin. Starting from the top of the page, the first map is of a section along the line of the 4th pri...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Geological Map of the lead regions in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: This map is pen and watercolor on paper and shows a profile and geological sections of the Spensley Break, James Break, Wisconsin River, and Little Bear Cr...

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: This map shows the population by county, the basic geology, climate, and the distribution of timber within the state of Wisconsin. It shows mean seasonal t...

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: This map is pen and watercolor on paper and shows a profile and geological sections of the East Blue Mound Break, Blue Mound Creek, Black Earth River, and...

Date: 1852 

Description: Hand-colored maps and a series of geological cross sections of the Mississippi River between the Falls of St. Anthony and the mouth of the Wisconsin River...

Date: 1912 

Description: This map is pen, ink, and pencil on tracing paper. The map was traced from U.S. Geological Survey map of Wisconsin, compiled in 1910-1911, and printed in 1...

Date: 1864 

Description: This map is pen and pencil on paper and shows a profile of the Blue Mound and East Blue Mound.

Date: 1955 

Description: This set of 32 maps and an index show the (then) proposed route of the Wisconsin Turnpike. The index shows the entire route of the turnpike, and the major...

Date: 1873 

Description: A hand-colored, geological map of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers’ water path from the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes. The map also shows those railroa...

Date: 1930-03-07 

Description: Group portrait of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology club in the Beefeaters room in Memorial Union.

Map or Atlas

Menomonee Reserve

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This map is pencil on paper and shows rivers, granite locations, and selected landmarks. Relief is shown by hachures.

Map or Atlas

State of Wisconsin

Date: 1931 

Description: This U.S. Geological Survey map of Wisconsin shows counties, cities and villages, lighthouses, Indian reservations, military reservations, and bird and gam...

Date: 1917 

Description: A geological survey map that map of southeastern Wisconsin shows the surface deposits east of the Wisconsin River, from the Illinois state line north to Ne...

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