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The Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory will tell you if your property is listed, individually or contributing to a historic district.

See a list of reliable preservation and conservation resources for museums, historical societies, libraries and other cultural collecting institutions.

Information on over 7,000 photographers who were active in Wisconsin from about 1840 to 1976.

Do you have a three-dimensional object that relates in a significant way to the history or prehistory of Wisconsin? See the other criteria needed to donate

Learn about the Wisconsin Historical Society Web Archives (Archive-It) collection.


Explore the wide range of subjects collected by the Wisconsin Historical Society Library-Archives.

General Information

Collections Overview

Learn about the collection areas of the Wisconsin Historical Society's Library-Archives.

Find out more about the McCormick-IHC Collection.

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum

Learn about the Wisconsin Historical Society's award-winning, full color, quarterly magazine. Published since 1917.

Brief descriptions and links to original documents created by CORE, SNCC, COFO, local residents, volunteers and opponents. Organized by topic

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Visitor Amenities

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

The Society offers large, comfortable work spaces, wireless access, lockers and many other amenities to visitors.

These consultants are available to help you prepare your National Register of Historic Places nomination.

Learn the basics for using the Archives catalogs online.

Learn about the various online and physical catalogs you can use to search the Society's collections.

General Information

Purchasing Copies

Copy fees and policies for the Society's Library and Archives.

Defining Permission and Copyright

Learn about obtaining permission and the copyright laws that apply to images purchased from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Learn about interlibrary lending of Society materials.
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