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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

Learn how to access and explore the Henry and Elizabeth Baird Papers.

Photographs and Poetic Texts

Explore this online image collection from one of the country's most respected scholars in the field of photography and archives.

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Wisconsin Corporations Index

Access Information

Lean how to access incorporation papers and charter documents for thousands of Wisconsin corporations.

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.

Access Information

See fees and registration information for the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Database (WHPD).

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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.

Learn how to access and explore the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

Oral Histories

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

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About Our Maps in Books

Digitally Reproduced Maps of Wisconsin and American History

Features hundreds of digitally reproduced maps from rare books, manuscripts, magazines and journals covering all aspects of Wisconsin and American History.

The Society owns one of the nation's richest collections of Civil Rights movement records, including more than 100 manuscript collections on Freedom Summer

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Local Government Records

Learn about our local government records holdings and how to access them.

Learn how Civil War Records are organized and how to purchase copies.

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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 Census Records

Explore our physical and digital collections of census records for the U.S., Wisconsin, Canada and special U.S. Federal Schedules.

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

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About Our Wisconsin Name Index

Use the Wisconsin Name Index to browse obituaries, newspaper clippings and biographical book excerpts.

Research your ancestors using our physical and digital collections of over 40,000 U.S. and Canadian family histories.

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About Our Social Action Collection

See an overview of the Society's Social Action holdings.

Societies and Museums Affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society

Find contact information for the local historical societies and museums affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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