Wisconsin Historical Society

Government Services

The dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building.

SHPO Review Process

National Historic Preservation Act 50th Anniversary.

If a construction project involves a historic building, you may need the State Historic Preservation Officer to review the project.

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For State Legislators

Learn about our work across the state and how we can be of service to you and your constituents.

See finanicial information for the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Have Questions?

Contact our Government Affairs Coordinator by phone at 608-264-6440 or by email:

Have Questions?

Call Chip Brown at 1-800-342-7834 or email him at the email address below

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The Wisconsin Historical Society assists government agencies with records retention and preserving historic properties and sites. Search to find out how we can help.

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Local Government and Court Records

Learn how we assist local governments with the management and transfer of records of historic value.

Administration of Local Government and Court Records

How to legally dispose of obsolete records and notify the Wisconsin Historical Society before destruction

Wisconsin Municipal Records Manual
The Little Orange Book

An overview of records management practices and recommendations for the retention and disposition of municipal records.

Records Retention Schedules

Have Questions?

For Local Government Records Program procedures, contact our helpful staff by phone at 608-264-6469 or by email:

State Government Records

Learn how we assist state agencies with the management and transfer of records of historic value.

Additional Resources

Learn about the records facilities and resources available to state agencies and local units of government..

Have Questions?

Get information about transferring records to the State Archives by calling 608-261-1037 or by emailing our helpful staff: