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Wisconsin -- History

Civil War, 1861-1865 (3)
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Wisconsin State Historical Society

Founded in 1846 and chartered in 1853, the Wisconsin State Historical Society is the oldest American historical society to receive continuous public funding. Their well-designed Web site also provides a host of searchable archives that will help users find a vast array of materials contained with their collections. The first place that visitors may want to look at is the Archives Online Catalog...
Wisconsin Pioneer Experience

The Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries and the Wisconsin Historical Society have teamed up to create this excellent online collection of letters, speeches, and other writings from a diverse set of people who settled throughout Wisconsin during the 19th century. The documents featured here are available as scanned images (when possible) and as transcriptions in the instances where the...
Belgian-American Research Collection

The University of Wisconsin System has created this digital collection of resources documenting Belgian settlers in Northeastern Wisconsin. Most of the original materials were gathered in the 1970s by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay during a project "to record the undocumented historical, social, and cultural legacy of this unique ethnic group." At the search page, the collection is divided...
Portal Wisconsin

Created by the Cultural Coalition (which includes seven statewide organizations, including the Wisconsin Humanities Council), the Portal Wisconsin site is designed to "serve as a gateway to the rich content of the Cultural Coalition partner organizations, as well as other cultural entities throughout the state." To that end, visitors to the site will find out about the wealth of cultural endeavors...
The University of Wisconsin Collection

As this digital archive of documents related to the history of the University of Wisconsin suggests, "...the history of the University of Wisconsin is far too colorful and texture-rich to be told in a single document." Fortunately for those with an interest in the University's long history, this special collection of historical documents developed by the University's Digital Content Group provides...
Wisconsin's Maritime Trails

While most people may not know it, 22 percent of the state of Wisconsin is actually underwater. Amidst all of this water, there are numerous shipwrecks, which represent part of the state's important historical past. As part of a partnership between the Wisconsin Historical Society and the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, this informative website was designed "to foster wider public...
Odd Wisconsin at the Wisconsin Historical Society

The guiding disclaimer that informs this website offered by the Wisconsin Historical Society is that well-known dictum, "Je n'impose rien; je ne propose rien: j'expose," which means: "I do not impose anything; I do not propose anything: I expose." By drawing on its vast holdings of compelling and curious primary documents, the Wisconsin Historical Society offers these small portions of odd and...
Madison-Celebrating 150 Years

Every state’s capitol city has a story to tell, and the story of Madison, Wisconsin is one that is intimately connected with its location within the state (and on a narrow isthmus, to boot) and to its relationship with the University of Wisconsin. Drawing on the resources of the Wisconsin Historical Society, this site is designed to offer a host of primary documents and visual ephemera related to...
Portraits of Scientists: Increase Lapham's Cartes-de-visites Collection

Increase Lapham came west to Wisconsin via New York and Kentucky in 1836, and he soon established himself as one of the state's premier experts on the natural history of the Badger State. In fact, he was the state's first scientist, and by the time he died in 1875, he had created the first accurate maps of the state, made investigations into local effigy mounds, and provided his services in a host...
Wisconsin Goes To War: Our Civil War Experience

During the Civil War, over 12,000 men from Wisconsin were killed. Their stories, along with the stories of other Wisconsin residents, is told through first person narrative accounts which form part of this important digital collection created by the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections group. These documents were originally selected for digitization for use by Civil War history courses...
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