What is Recollection Wisconsin?


A collaborative digitization initiative devoted to make Wisconsin's cultural heritage materials accessible to a wide audience of students, teachers, academics, genealogists, history lovers, and everyone who cares about our state and its richness of resources..

They collaborate with a statewide network of Content Providers, including academic libraries, public libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies, to digitize pictures, objects, manuscripts, books, articles, and sound recordings.

Wisconsin Library Services, the Milwaukee Public Library, the Milwaukee Public Museum, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning collaborated to create the program in 2005. The Nicholas Family Foundation gave significant financial support from June 2009 to May 2011.


What Resources Are Available?


These links have been hand selected to provide an excellent source of information regarding Wisconsin.


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Without the next generation, what is the purpose of preservation? By educating the youth, they will have greater understanding of the history and impact people have had in the world. Students and teachers may utilize the growing collection of primary and secondary sources to research their projects.


Wisconsin libraries, archives, historical societies and museums are great resources to learn. Learning about Wisconsin heritage is not only limited to ancestors, but also about changes and improvements to law. The United States utilizes precedent law. This is a court ruling that serves a a reference for future cases involving identical or similar facts.


Preservation of any form can be difficult. One of the best ways to preserve a book or piece of paper can be through digitalization. Publishers and libraries may digitize their books in suitable formats that reduce file size, allow text formatting, and allow for online searching of the books as content becomes more digital.