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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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.

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Learn how to access the archival collections of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.

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Wisconsin Newspapers

Discover Our Collection of Over 300 Years of U.S. Newspapers

Newspaper Resources at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

The richest resource about Sen. William Proxmire's life and times. Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

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

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

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About Our Marriage Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Browse our online index of over 1 million pre-1907 marriage records and see full marriage records on microfilm at the Society's library.

See an overview of the Society's North American History Collection.

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

Explore our collection of paintings, many of which can be viewed online.

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

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

Original, meticulously detailed street-level maps for 325 Wisconsin communities, 1883-1930, originally used to determine a property's fire hazard.

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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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About Our Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.

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About Our Civil War Collections

Explore our physical and online collections of Civil War materials including Wisconsin regimental histories, maps, casualty lists, lettters and more.

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.

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