Wisconsin Historical Society

Visual Materials in Our Collections

History Day Resources for Students Visual Materials in Our Collections

The Society's Archives has more than 3 million images across 6,000 collections. The majority of visual materials focus on Wisconsin, the Midwest, the United States and Canada.
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Purchasing Visual Materials

Our collection of historical photograhs and other materials are available for purchase. Learn about buying prints for home use as well as licensing for public use.

Finding Aids

  • Catalog

    Search the Catalog to find photographs and visual materials within a collection.

  • Finding Aids

    Search the Finding Aids to find film, photographs or audio recordings. Finding Aids also include details about a collection's contents.

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Looking for a photo but you don't know where to start? Want to order an image? Email our reference staff and we'll help to point you in the right direction.

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