Description: Information about eight photographs detailing the seven Wisconsin monuments erected at the Gettysburg battlefield and the commission that placed them there...

Date: 1870 

Description: Page from a diary kept by Increase Lapham in California between April 11 and May 19, 1870. The page shows a portion of a list of minerals of California.

Date: 1951-07 

Description: Graphic from University of Wisconsin Extension Service Special Circular 20 showing progress in transportation and economics and posing the question "have o...

Date: 1862-10-08 

Description: An introduction to the Kentucky Papers, written by Spencer Records, which begins, "I have written the following narrative partly for my own satisfaction an...

Date: 1857-07-17 

Description: A stock certificate of the Watertown and Madison Railroad Company, one share #85, issued to Darwin Clark for the sum of $50.00. This was signed by the rail...

Date: 1844 

Description: Increase Lapham's handwritten title page for A Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin

Date: 1862-08-29 

Description: A letter written by President Abraham Lincoln to Major General McClellan, written at the time of the Second Battle of Bull Run at Manassas, VA.

Date: 1861-09-30 

Description: The document, signed by Wisconsin State Governor Alexander Randall, appointing Hans C. Heg colonel of the 15th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers.

Date: 1863-01-08 

Description: Letter from John L. Mitchell to his mother describing combat and conditions at Camp Bradley near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Date: 1838 

Description: Title page of Increase Lapham's Catalog of Plants Found in the vicinity of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Territory.


Description: Letterhead of the Four Lakes Aquatennial, sponsored by the Four Lakes Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, with a background illustration of the chain of...


Church Goods

Date: 1918-01-28 

Description: Front cover of the Benziger Brothers Church Goods catalog advertising metal ware, vestments, statuary, and furnishings.

Date: 1881 

Description: Grand Army of the Republic certificate awarded to William H. Upham and signed by Lucius Fairchild.

Date: 1944-11-23 before

Description: Front cover and menu page of the Thanksgiving Day menu of the 339th Infantry, which served in Italy during World War II. On the front cover is an illustrat...

Date: 1828 

Description: Open spread of Increase Lapham's diary.


Description: Front cover of Prospectus of The Chippewa Spring Sanitorium Hotel. A rendition of the hotel is included along with the words "Health, Rest, And Joy".

Date: 1779-02-24 

Description: Letter from Colonel George Rogers Clark to Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton demanding unconditional surrender of Fort Vincennes.

Date: 1936-10-31 

Description: Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Anita McCormick Blaine on the eve of the 1936 presidential election. Roosevelt thanks Blaine for "the excellent work which...


Assembly Bill 175

Date: 1852 

Description: First page of Assembly Bill 175 approving the business of banking in Wisconsin.

Date: 1958-12-30 

Description: Letter from Henry M. Hogan of General Motors to Virginia Huebner, Director of the Fair Employment Practices Division of the Wisconsin Industrial Commission...

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