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See an overview of the Society's Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture Collection.

Learn how to access and explore the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

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

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

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

The Society’s museum collections include 110,000 historical objects and about 500,000 archaeological items that document the history of Wisconsin.

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

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.

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American Indian Language Materials

Follow online links to rare American Indian language primary documents, including early dictionaries, textbooks, spelling books and firsthand accounts.

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

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About Our Cemetery Records

The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

Exquisite examples of significant maps related to New France and French Great Lakes exploration, early maps of Florida and Mexico, later maps of Wisconsin.

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About Our Death Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Browse our online index of over 400,000 pre-1907 state-level death records and see full death records on microfilm at the Society's library.

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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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Wisconsin Corporations Index

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Lean how to access incorporation papers and charter documents for thousands of Wisconsin corporations.

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About Our Maps in Books

Digitally Reproduced Maps of Wisconsin and American History

Features hundreds of digitally reproduced maps from rare books, manuscripts, magazines and journals covering all aspects of Wisconsin and American History.

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See fees and registration information for the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Database (WHPD).

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About Our Wisconsin Name Index

Use the Wisconsin Name Index to browse obituaries, newspaper clippings and biographical book excerpts.

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

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