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Library-Archives Catalogs

University of Wisconsin Library Catalog (formerly MadCat)

As the North American history library for the UW-Madison, the Historical Society Library has its books, pamphlets, newspapers, government publications and other published sources described in the University's Library Catalog (formerly MadCat)

History Journal and Magazine Indexes

The University of Wisconsin-Madison provides access to a wide array of journal and magazine indexes including the most important resources used to access articles about history: America History and Life, and Historical Abstracts. Search the Journal and Magazine Indexes.


Catalog of the Archives providing information about manuscript and photograph collections, state and local government records, and audio recordings, and to manuscript collections belonging to the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research. Search ArCat.

Archival Finding Aids Online

Indexes, databases and registers providing detailed descriptions of a selection of archival collections. Search Archival Finding Aids.

Map and Film Card Catalogs

Catalogs describing the Historical Society's extensive map collection and the film and photograph collections of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research are only available in card form in the Archives Research Room on the 4th floor of the Historical Society building.

Other Indexes

Other indexes and lists are produced for specialized portions of our holdings. Examples of these currently available are the Wisconsin Name Index, Civil War rosters, an index to the Wisconsin Local History & Biography Articles and the Film Database.


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