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Book or Pamphlet

Lawson Design

Date: 1918 

Description: A design for the unbuilt "Lawson Battler," which Alfred Lawson conceived as an armored fighter plane armed with six machine guns.

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about Victory Berger by examing 1917 editorial selections from his newspaper, Milwaukee Leader

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Use WWI posters to learn more about WWI as well as the use of this media in building support for the war

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read a soldier's letter describing how some soldiers generally treated chaplains during the Siege of Vicksburg.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Have students draw upon photographic collections to learn about World War II era struggles for civil rights both in the war zone and at home

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The documents in this lesson will help students understand WWII and the issues and results of a wartime economy

Learn about the women of Wisconsin, and their lives during the Civil War.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On July 4, 1863, Mary Gates writes to her fiancé, Colonel Rufus Dawes of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry, as he turns 25 years old during Battle of Gettysburg

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Angora - Image Gallery Essay

Rabbit Raising in German Concentration Camps

View this unusual photo album, the cover of which is made of angora rabbit wool, to see how the rabbits were raised in concentration camps.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On May 3, 1863, near Chancellorsville, Virginia, the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry is troubled by a new assistant surgeon with questionable skills.

Hero of the Confederacy

Discover the story of Belle Boyd, the celebrity Civil War spy who died while performing in the Wisconsin Dells.

Civil War Philanthropist, Wisconsin First Lady, Nurse, and Teacher

A brief biography of Wisconsin’s Florence Nightingale, Cordelia Harvey who was a strong voice for innovatring Civil War Military hospitals.


Rosie the Riveter

Date: 1943-09 

Description: A real-life Rosie the Riveter instructs journalists on the Aviation Writers' Tour at the Goodyear Aircraft Factory. This plant manufactured Martin Marauder...

Date: 1944-01-02 

Description: Soldiers push a jeep that is stuck on the rocky beach at the Saidor landing. The open front of the LST (Landing Ship, Tank) is on the left. Another LST can...

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Help students to look at the wartime issues of work, production and conservation in their hometown

Historical Essay

The Civil War Home Front

How the Women of Wisconsin Helped Win the War

Discover how women on the Wisconsin home front helped win the Civil War.


Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying two photographs and two captions with extensive details of the camp's war efforts. Several campers in each photo...

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