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Microfilm Sales

Newspapers, Periodicals and Other Materials Available on Microfilm

About Microfilm Sales
Page one of the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern newspaper. Headline reads 'End of European War Proclaimed.'
Page one of the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern newspaper. Headline reads 'End of European War Proclaimed.' This is one of over 12,000 newspapers available for purchase.

From this page you can order single pages, sections or whole reels from our microfilm catalog of newspapers, magazines, and other material in the Society's collections. Our sales catalog currently lists 12,000 titles, with more added monthly. It does not yet contain microfilm of manuscripts, archival collections, or monographs, but only newspapers and periodicals.

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  • For digital copies, reels vary in price, normally between $80 and $125 (depending on how many pages you'd like in the reel)
  • For standard microfilm, $80 per reel ($95 for silver halide) to all customers
  • Shipping/Handling (US): $10 plus .50 cents per reel
  • Shipping/Handling (Outside US): $10 plus $1.25 per reel
  • Local and state taxes will be charged to Wisconsin customers unless they provide a Wisconsin tax-exempt ID number.
  • Wisconsin Historical Society members receive a 10% discount when submitting their order. (Have your membership number ready)

Payment can be made online by credit card or debit card, or by a check accompanying your order form. Reels ordered from the catalog are guaranteed to ship within six weeks. A $15 surcharge is added to non-credit card orders when they are submitted.

Terms of Sale

When completing your purchase, you will be asked to agree to the following conditions:

  1. You acknowledge that you are the party legally responsible for obeying U.S. copyright law.
  2. You agree that you will make no further copies of these materials in digital, optical, microform, or any other formats without the prior permission of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

By placing an order you agree that you are responsible for obeying U.S. copyright laws and that you will make no additional copies from the microfilm we provide.

Read more about pricing and payment options below. Then start by finding titles in the sales catalog. For more information, consult the Frequently Asked Questions.

Title 17 of the U.S. Code governs reproduction of this microfilm. Section 107 of that law authorizes reproduction of single copies for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research. Section 108 permits libraries and archives to make single copies to add to their collections for research, preservation and other purposes. To see if your intended use is permissible, consult the law at

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