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Common questions about ordering images from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Defining Permission and Copyright

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

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

Learn about working with and finding professionals to conserve or preserve your family heirlooms and art

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Government Publications

Learn how to access the Government Publications collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Eligible properties must retain the essential physical appearance of the period in which they were important, and meet one of four criteria.

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Hours

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

The Library and Archives are open Monday - Saturday. Librarians and archivists are available to help you and to make your visit productive.

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Location and Directions

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

All the information you need to travel to the Society's headquarters building.

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Library Acquisitions Areas

See a list of the Society's Library acquisitions areas collected at a research level.

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Donating an Item or Collection

Learn the process for donating an item or collection to the Society.

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

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

Follow the progression of key events before, during and after Freedom Summer. Contains links to original documents

These are static lists and may not convey the most current information about a property.

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Arts and Artifacts Appraisers

See a list of professional appraisers in Wisconsin and nearby areas of Minnesota and Illinois

Find out what the difference is between a 'Contributing' and 'Non-Contributing' property to a Historic District.

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

If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.

Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:

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