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View Resource 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...
View Resource Greetings from Milwaukee: Selections from the Thomas and Jean Ross Bliffert Postcard Collection

For close to 80 years, Milwaukee was home to two rather prodigious postcard publishers, the L.L. Cook Company and the E.C. Kropp Company. Utilizing the latest technology, these two companies produced thousands of cards that detailed the city's built environment, and in doing so, creating an extensive visual archive of the city's history and culture. Recently, the University of...
View Resource Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles Collection

For many decades, librarians and their assistants combed over newspapers for items of interest, including obituaries, colorful news stories, and advertisements. These types of clippings were mounted on note paper and subsequently placed into bound volumes. Over the past few decades, a number of institutions have begun to digitize these invaluable documents. One such institution is the Wisconsin...,Ro:0,N:42949...
View Resource Brittingham Family Lantern Slide Collection

For many well-to-do American families in the late 19th century, tours of the Continent were quite fashionable, and in some quarters, almost expected. The Brittingham family of Madison, Wisconsin, was no exception, and they spent a great deal of time documenting their travels (and home life) through a wide range of photographic images. This collection, created by the University of Wisconsin Digital...