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Library-Archives Fees

General Services and Fees

The Library-Archives can only provide limited research assistance to those who cannot visit the Historical Society. If you need assistance conducting your research, please contact us, and we will advise you regarding whether we can undertake the work. Information about Library-Archives holdings, hours and services is free. Copies of materials from our collections and limited research assistance are provided based on the fees outlined below. Normal turn-around time is approximately two to four weeks, but may be longer depending on complexity of inquiry and the number of inquiries in the service queue. For questions, contact us at AskLibrary@wisconsinhistory.org.


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Copies ordered by mail or email $10 Service Charge per order* plus 25¢/page $15 Service Charge per order* plus 25¢/page $20 Service Charge per order* plus 25¢/page Copies from the Archives

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Sound Recordings $10 Service Charge plus $20/hour of original audio, choice of CD or cassette $15 Service Charge plus $20/hour of original audio, choice of CD or cassette $20 Service Charge plus $20/hour of original audio, choice of CD or cassette More

*Each discreet question is a separate order. A single email requesting three obituaries will be billed as three orders. A request for copies from two books or two collections will be treated as two orders. Orders for extensive copying from archival collections (more than 300 pages) may incur additional charges.


Interlibrary Loan
The Historical Society will loan many of its published materials to other libraries.
See the Interlibrary Loan page for details.

Microfilm Sales
The Historical Society has an extensive collection of microfilm, especially of Wisconsin newspapers, and will sell copies to libraries and private individuals for $80 per reel plus shipping. See the Microfilm Sales page for details.

Photographs
The Historical Society has a large collection of images available for reproduction.
See the links below for services and fees:


Special Fees
Fees below are applied in addition to any fees for providing the services listed above.


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Rush Fee: within 7 working days $25 in addition to all other fees $25 in addition to all other fees $25 in addition to all other fees

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International Postage (Credit Card Payment Required) $5 in addition to all other fees; may be increased for large orders $5 in addition to all other fees; may be increased for large orders $5 in addition to all other fees; may be increased for large orders

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Fax Delivery of More than 20 pages $10 in addition to all other fees $10 in addition to all other fees $10 in addition to all other fees

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Document Certification $10 in addition to all other fees $10 in addition to all other fees $10 in addition to all other fees More


Wisconsin Genealogical Research Service
This service provides copies of birth, death, and marriage registrations, compiled Civil War service records, and biographical information.


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Pre-1907 Birth Records 10% discount $15 per record $15 per record More
Pre-1907 Marriage Records 10% discount $15 per record $15 per record More
Pre-1907 Death Records 10% discount $15 per record $15 per record More
Civil War Service Records 10% discount $20 per name searched $20 per name searched More
Wisconsin Name Index (Biographical Information) 10% discount $12.50 per record provided $15 per record provided More

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