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Date: 1814-09-20 

Description: First newspaper printing of "The Star Spangled Banner". Printed six days after the Battle of Fort McHenry, where Frances Scott Key wrote the poem that woul...

Date: 1865-07-12 

Description: A letter written by Wisconsin Governor James T. Lewis to E.G. Ayer of Harvard, Illinois, thanking him for his special care of and attention to sick and wou...

Date: 1853-03-15 

Description: The second page of a letter written to William Robert Taylor when he lived in Cottage Grove.

Date: 1859-10-15 

Description: Front page of the Certificate of Incorporation for the Summit Bank in Oconomowoc.

Manuscript

"Kennedy Is Slain"

Date: 1963-11-22 

Description: Front page of "Milwaukee Journal" newspaper with the headline: "Kennedy Is Slain". Includes a portrait of President John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson,...

Date: 1897 

Description: Official copy of Cyrus McCormick's 1834 reaper patent. This copy was made by the Patent Office at the request of the McCormick family.

Manuscript

Gay is Good

Date: 1972 

Description: Cover of document manifesto of the Gay Liberation Front entitled "Gay is Good". Includes male and female gender symbols.

Date: 1824-08-20 

Description: The front page of a letter writen by President Thomas Jefferson to Henry Dearborn.

Date: 1863-06-28 

Description: A letter written by W.D. Bartlett to his cousin describing life as a Civil War soldier.

Date: 1777 

Description: The back side of Captin Joseph Martin's pay roll from 1 May through 30 June, 1777. There are columns of numbers beneath the writing.

Date: 1846 

Description: Two pages of Samuel Marshall's 1846 diary, filled with daily entries.

Date: 1841 

Description: Inside front cover and first page of Nathan Myrick's 1841-1842 account book showing his purchase of supplies at Prairie du Chien for the establishment of h...

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Description: Letterhead of the A.F. Wagner Architectural Iron Works. At top left is a three-quarter view of the company building in an oval frame surrounded by printer'...

Date: 1866-08-01 

Description: Army commission for William H. Upham in the Fifth Wisconsin Artillery dated June 18, 1866, and signed by Andrew Johnson and Edwin M. Stanton on August 1, 1...

Date: 1873-12-19 

Description: The first page of the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company Articles of Association.

Date: 1862-12-15 

Description: Letter from Cordelia Harvey to Governor Edward Salomon regarding her work.

Date: 1897-09-17 

Description: Portion of a letter regarding the incorporation of the Badger Brass Manufacturing Company.

Date: 1982-04-30 

Description: A friendly letter from President Ronald Reagan to Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus.

Date: 1963-10-28 

Description: Blue line drawing of the proposed exhibit pavilion for the State of Wisconsin for the New York World's Fair of 1964.

Date: 1951-07 

Description: Front cover of University of Wisconsin Extension Service Special Circular 20 dealing with rural schools. The cover features a drawing of two children walki...

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