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View Resource Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau

The Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, the official publications organ for the Wisconsin Legislature, posts on this site the last two versions (1997-1998 and 1999-2000) of the Wisconsin Blue Book, the 1,000 page comprehensive guide to all three branches of Wisconsin government and the state's Constitution. In addition to the Blue Book, the Bureau publishes research briefs and informational...
View Resource Wisconsin Blue Books

Published since 1879, the Wisconsin Blue Books comprise a veritable treasure trove of information about the Badger State. Recently, the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections group digitized all of the Blue Books from the first volume up to the 2003-2004 volume. Within each volume, visitors can browse the complete contents, which include U.S. Census statistics, election statistics,...
View Resource Senator William H. Proxmire Collection

Senator William Proxmire represented the state of Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate from 1957 to 1989. During his time in office, he championed human rights, consumer rights, and honest government while opposing federal waste and corruption. This collection from the Wisconsin Historical Society presents over 7,500 pages of manuscripts, press releases, newsletters, photographs, articles, interviews, and...