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Search this digital collection of 16,000 historical newspaper articles on notable Wisconsin people and communities.

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

Learn about our Mass Communications History collections and how to access them.

More than 2,000 feature articles totaling more than 30,000 pages are online.

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About Our Immigration Records

Explore our physical and digital collection of naturalization records for Wisconsin and passenger lists for the U.S. and Canada.

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About Reference Maps of Wisconsin

Access approximately 200 modern maps of basic cultural and geographical data about Wisconsin and its history. Perfect for teachers, students.

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.

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

These maps identify local landowners within each Wisconsin county and provide information about cultural and topographical features.

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

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Local Government Records

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

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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.

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

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

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.

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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