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Date: 1812 

Description: A contract, written by Joseph Grubb regarding work and boarding for Samuel Marshall, which is signed by Grubb.

Date: 1814-08-07 

Description: The second page of a two page letter written by Thomas Jefferson to Lancelot Minor.

Date: 1952-07-17 

Description: A letter written by Sylvester "Pat" Weaver to Jerry Lewis regarding "that blasted telethon...".

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:  date unknown

Description: Pen-drawn poster listing the officers and men of Company H. Includes small oval portraits of some of the officers.


Description: Commemorative roster of Company F, 14th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. The list of names is surrounded by highly romantic military images.

Date: 1887 

Description: First page of the Reuben Gold Thwaites' handwritten draft manuscript for his book Historic Waterways.


Assembly Bill 175

Date: 1852 

Description: Assembly bill 175 which legalized the business of banking in Wisconsin.


Remember Ellsworth!

Date: 1861 

Description: Letterhead illustration of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, the first casualty of the Civil War, under the caption "Remember Ellsworth!" Colonel Ellsworth was kill...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A letter from the perspective of an African American Mississippian to white members of the community.

Date: 1979 ca.

Description: Flyer that says: "Gotta Get Rid of Sex Laws". The meeting was to be held at Lysistrata, corner of Gorham Street and Broom Streets. Includes the symbols...

Date: 1862-02-18 

Description: George W. Noble's commission as First Sergeant in the Wisconsin 2nd Cavalry.


Description: Page of Jacques Marquette's journal.


Walter Brundage

Date: 1935 

Description: Page 2 of a description of the resettlement of Walter Brundage from poor farmland owned by Dr. Roach to land better suited to agriculture owned by Pat Glea...

Date: 1942 

Description: Letterhead for the Wisconsin State Fair, with vignettes of crowds around the fair gateway, an exhibition hall, and a scene of horse-drawn cart racing.


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...

Date: 1865-04-15 

Description: Banner from newspaper from the day after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

Date: 1930-07-28 

Description: A letter from Jane Addams of Hull House to Cyrus McCormick regarding his donation to Hull House to benefit a children's program. The letter has two photogr...

Date: 1921 

Description: Cover of the "International Bulletin," a company magazine devoted to the International truck line. Includes a small illustration of a truck on a city stree...

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Petition to President Abraham Lincoln for the establishment of soldiers homes and hospitals in Wisconsin. The petition is signed by 18 women.

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