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See original maps from this Depression-era project that documented Wisconsin's land resources between 1929 and 1949.

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About Our Newspapers

Full Newspapers, Name Index, Local History and Biographical Clippings

Explore our physical and digital collections of newspapers, which is the second largest collection of newspapers in the U.S.

Explore our physical and digital collections of local and county histories for Wisconsin, the U.S. and Canada.

Oral Histories

Explore this online oral history collection to hear firsthand accounts from Holocaust survivors who settled in Wisconsin.

See an overview of the Society's Draper Manuscript Collection.

Among the Top Five Institutions for Genealogy Research in the U.S.

Search the Wisconsin Historical Society's vast family history collections, which are among the top five for genealogy research in the U.S.

All Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places listings are searchable on our website.

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American Indian Language Materials

Follow online links to rare American Indian language primary documents, including early dictionaries, textbooks, spelling books and firsthand accounts.

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

Exquisite examples of significant maps related to New France and French Great Lakes exploration, early maps of Florida and Mexico, later maps of Wisconsin.

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About Our Maps and Atlases

Explore our physical and digital collections of more than 25,000 maps and atlases, which focus on Wisconsin, the Midwest, the U.S. and Canada.

U.S. General Land Office Surveyors' Field Notes and Plat Maps

Hand-drawn township plat maps and surveyors field notes about tree cover, soils, streams, rock outcroppings, villages, trails and roads from 1833-1866.

Search digital records on more than 133,000 historic buildings, structures and objects throughout Wisconsin.

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Indian Language Manuscripts Guide

Follow links to documents by missionaries, traders, Indian agents, linguists and anthropologists which help preserve more than 20 endangered languages.

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About Our Microfilm Collection

Access Information and Sales Service

Learn how to access the extensive microfilm collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Explore millions of pre-1907 Wisconsin Vital Records. Copies are also available for purchase.

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View original documents, lesson plans, classroom activities and background essays on key events in Wisconsin history.

We have over 200 original bird's-eye-view maps of Wisconsin cities and villages dating from the 1860s to the early 1900s.

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Visual Materials Subject Overview

Learn about the wide range of visual materials subjects available to view both online and in our Archives
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