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Date: 1864-11-08 

Description: The National Union Ticket. National Union Party was the name the Republican Party used in 1864 to attract War Democrats who would not vote for the Republic...

Date: 1961-04-04 

Description: "We Saw You Performing Civic Duty" at the Fire Station. A voter checks in before voting at the 19th Ward poll. He is at the head of a long line of voters....

Date: 1901-01-21 before

Description: Back and front covers of the ninth dinner of the Six O'Clock Club, an organization that met several times a season to hear speakers on various civic issues...

Date: 1961-04-04 

Description: "We Saw You Performing Your Civic Duty" in the Spring 1961 elections. A pensive woman voter, her slip in hand, waits a turn in the booth.

Date: 1933-01-04 

Description: Wisconsin's twelve Democratic presidential electors in the Senate chamber after casting their unanimous vote to Franklin D. Roosevelt for president and Joh...

Historical Essay

How Madison Became a City

Madison went from a small village in 1836 to being organized and governed as a city in 20 years time

Date: 1964 

Description: Campaign poster with black and white head shot of Lyndon Baines Johnson that reads "LBJ For The USA".

Date: 1954 

Description: A handout urging citizens to re-elect Republican candidate Michael Lombardi for Sheriff of Waukesha County. He was re-elected, and served the statutory lim...

Date: 1959-12-15 

Description: New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller is greeted by two former governors of Wisconsin at the Madison Municipal Airport. The potential presidential candidate...

Date: 1964-11-03 

Description: The night staff of the Wisconsin State Journal on election night.

Date: 1952-09-25 

Description: Ohio Republican Senator Robert A. Taft and his convention floor manager, Madison's Thomas E. Coleman, are shown at Truax municipal airport standing by the...

Date: 1972-09 

Description: Campaign poster supporting 1972 Democratic presidential ticket McGovern and Shriver for. Features the slogan, "Come Home America!" Includes a peace sign de...

Date: 2008 

Description: Framed assortment of political campaign buttons for John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin, and Barack Obama and running mate Joe Biden. Most represent t...

Date: 1933-01-04 

Description: Group portrait of Wisconsin's twelve presidential electors, Democrats, in the Senate chamber, who unanimously voted for Franklin D. Roosevelt, president, a...

Date: 1948-11-02 

Description: WENR in Chicago broadcasts the first live national television presidential election returns when Truman upset Dewey.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A poster encouraging people to register and vote. At the top is a circle with a black hand and a white hand clasped in friendship. Below is the text, "Regi...

Date: 1960-08-08 

Description: Ivan Kindschi, Dane County dairy farmer and candidate for state treasurer, speaks from the steps of the Little White Schoolhouse as the GOP candidates begi...

Date: 1924-11 

Description: Robert M. La Follette, Sr., with Isabel Bacon La Follette (Mrs. Philip La Follette), Mrs. John J. Blaine, Philip Fox La Follette, Governor John J. Blaine,...

Date: 1961-04-04 

Description: "We Saw You Performing Civic Duty." A child peers out from beneath the curtain of a voting booth as his parent votes.

Date: 1972 

Description: Poster encouraging young people to vote in the 1972 presidential election. Text reads, "Maybe they gave you the right to vote because they thought you'd ne...

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