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Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources

Oshkosh barn

Barns of Winnebago County
260 images of Winnebago County barns captured by photographer Michael Cooney.
Contributor: Oshkosh Public Library
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Wisconsin maps

Ecology and Natural Resources Collection
Writings about research in ecology and natural resources conducted by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff and unique or valuable titles in these fields held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries.
Contributor: University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
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Owen Gromme note

Owen J. Gromme Field Notes 1914-1989
Twenty-two volumes of the writings, studies and sketches of Owen Gromme, an artist, author, biologist, botanist, and zoologist. A curator at the Milwaukee Public Museum, Gromme was a forerunner to today's environmentalists and wildlife ecologists.
Contributor: Edgewood College
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cranberries

Wetherby Cranberry Library
Cranberries have been grown commercially in Wisconsin for over 150 years. During that time, cranberry growers have adapted their production methods to the environment, changes in agricultural technology and changes in the marketplace. This collection includes photographs, clippings, pamphlets and recipes well as eight decades of Cranberries, a national trade publication.
Contributor: Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center
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Art and Architecture

Leenhouts Architecture

Architectural Drawings of Willis and Lillian Leenhouts
Over 80 architectural drawings and sketches from 11 projects by Milwaukee architects Willis and Lillian Leenhouts.
Contributor: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Cyril Colnik drawing

Cyril Colnik Archive
Original drawings and blueprints by master blacksmith Cyril Colnik, his Ornamental Iron Shop, and the Colnik Manufacturing Company. Includes designs for architectural commissions in the Milwaukee area and beyond.
Contributor: Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
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Pioneer Churches
Oshkosh Public Library partnered with Wisconsin photographer Michael Cooney to create the Pioneer Churches collection, which documents early church buildings still standing in Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Marquette, Calumet, and Waushara counties. The goal of the project is to preserve buildings via photography by documenting these historic structures before they disappear. The Pioneer Churches collection will continue to grow as more churches in the region are located and photographed.
Contributor: Oshkosh Public Library
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UWM book arts

UWM Book Arts Collection
Digital representations of 31 artists' books from the Special Collections at the UWM Libraries. This collection presents artists' books - books designed and handmade by artists - in multiple digital formats, including images, searchable text files, and downloadable PDFs. The collection provides examples of the expressive use of the book arts including binding, papermaking, printing, typography, and page design.
Contributor: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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WI artists

Wisconsin Artists Collection
The Wisconsin Artists Collection at Carroll University was established in the 1980s by long-time Carroll Art professor Marceil Pultarak and remains one of the few permanent collections in the state dedicated solely to the work of Wisconsin artists. This online exhibition and directory of the collection includes painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, and mixed media encompassing a wide range of subject matter.
Contributor: Carroll University
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decorative divan

Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database
Furniture, pottery, quilts, needlework, metalwork, beadwork, basketry, folk art, and other 19th and early 20th century material culture artifacts from the collections of museums and historic sites across Wisconsin.
Contributor: Wisconsin Historical Society
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Film and Theater

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Milwaukee Repertory Theater Photographic History
A visual chronicle of the artistic productions of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater in the years 1977-1994. The collection presents 1,800 images documenting 195 performances during these 17 seasons.
Contributor: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Public Enemies

Public Enemies: Tinseltown Comes to Oshkosh
In April 2008, downtown Oshkosh, Wisconsin was transformed into a movie set for the film Public Enemies. This collection features photographs submitted by the residents of Oshkosh who experienced Tinseltown in their hometown.
Contributor: Oshkosh Public Library
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May N Rankin

Theatre Collection: May N. Rankin and the Carroll Players
Theatre Collection: May N. Rankin and the Carroll Players
On June 5, 1896 May Rankin established the Carroll Players, the oldest running theater group in the state of Wisconsin. In 1911 she created the Department of Interpretation and Dramatic Literature at Carroll University, which included courses in public speaking, dramatic art and dramatic literature.
Contributor: Carroll University
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Food and Cooking

bombki recipe

Historic Recipe File
From the 1960s until the 1980s, librarians at the Milwaukee Public Library clipped hundreds of recipes from the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel. These recipes were heavily used at Ready Reference to answer telephone questions relating to various recipes and cooking techniques. These clipped recipes are the nucleus of the Historic Recipe File digital collection, which provides a fascinating glimpse into the local and ethnic foods that were popular in Milwaukee from as long as 50 years ago.
Contributor: Milwaukee Public Library
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Immigration and Settlement

Tell a Story

I'll Tell You A Story: Memories of Pre-Holocaust Europe
This collection of oral histories seeks to document Jewish life in pre-Holocaust Europe. In 1983 volunteers from the Generation After (an organization of children of Holocaust survivors) conducted interviews with 65 Jewish immigrants residing in metropolitan Milwaukee. The digital version of the Generation After Oral History Project consists of 25 interview transcripts for subjects with surnames between A-L. Additional interviews (M-Z) will be transcribed as financial support is secured.
Contributor: Marquette University
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Industry, Labor, Technology and Transportation

steam train

Railroads of Lincoln and Marathon Counties
Photographs, maps and documents relating to the railroads of Lincoln and Marathon Counties. Contributing partners include Marathon County Historical Society, Marathon County Public Library, Marathon County Genealogical Society, Merrill Historical Society, T. B. Scott Free Library, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, North Pines Genealogical Society, Tomahawk Public Library, University of Wisconsin-Marathon County, and Wisconsin Valley Library Service.
Contributor: Central Wisconsin Digitization Project
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boat

Milwaukee Waterways
Milwaukee Waterways illustrates the role Lake Michigan and Milwaukee's rivers have played in the history of Milwaukee. Photographs of the harbor and ships from around the world show the variety of materials that passed through the Port over time. Other images illustrate the role the rivers played in the commercial development of the city. Aerial views of the harbor, rivers and lakefront show the changing uses of the water and land.
Contributor: Milwaukee Public Library
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horse-drawn wagon

Wagons of Milwaukee Businesses
The Wagons of Milwaukee Businesses album came to the library from the estate of Theo. Habhegger, a Milwaukee manufacturer of short turn wagons. The album consists of 37 photographs of wagons used by Milwaukee-area businesses in the early 20th century.
Contributor: Milwaukee Public Library
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Local History

Appelton

Appleton Memory Project
This growing selection of local history materials includes, among other resources, images of former Appleton mayors with descriptions of key events during their terms.
Contributor: Appleton Public Library via InfoSoup Memory Project by OWLSnet
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Blanchardville

Blanchardville Historical Society
Two compilations of local history published by the Blanchardville Woman's Club: Blanchardville: Gem of the Pecatonica (1976) and Memories of Blanchardville (1990).
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Clintonville Memory Project

Clintonville Memory Project
Items pertaining to the history of the city of Clintonville, Wisconsin including letters, diaries, manuscripts, newspapers, photos and other records. Contributor: Clintonville Public Library via InfoSoup Memory Project by OWLSnet
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Sanborn maps

Digital Sanborn Maps of Milwaukee 1894 and 1900
This collection brings online two fire insurance atlases featuring detailed color maps of Milwaukee. Produced by the Sanborn Map Company, the 1894 atlas includes four volumes, consisting of 450 map sheets and the 1910 atlas includes eight volumes, consisting of 830 map sheets.
Contributor: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Door Co.

Door County Memory Project
A growing selection of local history materials including The Flashes, a student publication produced by the Sturgeon Bay High School beginning in 1903.
Contributor: Door County Library via InfoSoup Memory Project by OWLSnet
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beer and pretzel

Greetings from Milwaukee
Selections from the Thomas and Jean Ross Bliffert Postcard Collection, focusing on postcards of Milwaukee scenes and landmarks distributed by Milwaukee publishers.
Contributor: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Hales Corners

Hales Corners Historical Society
Hales Corners: Our Moment in Time is an ongoing project to create a "visual census" of all structures in the Village of Hales Corners.
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Hortonville

Hortonville Memory Project
A growing selection of local history materials including early 20th century postcards depicting scenes in and around the community of Hortonville, Wisconsin.
Contributor: Hortonville Public Library via InfoSoup Memory Project by OWLSnet
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Iowa Co

Iowa County Historical Society
The Iowa County Historical Society’s Herb Harris Postcard Collection features postcards of the city of Dodgeville, Wisconsin from the 1900s to the 1960s, including street scenes, residences, churches, hospitals, schools, government buildings and businesses.
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Kaukauna Memory Project

Kaukauna Memory Project
The Kaukauna Memory Project exists to increase access to and awareness of local history resources housed at the Kaukauna Public Library in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. Contributor: Kaukauna Public Library via InfoSoup Memory Project by OWLSnet
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La Crosse Historical

La Crosse County Historical Society
The Brekke Collection at the La Crosse County Historical Society represents the things that one man, Kermit Brekke of Blair, Wisconsin, saved as mementos of his service in World War II. The collection includes Brekke's uniforms, souvenirs he collected in Europe, and a scrapbook of photos, telegrams, newspaper clippings, menus, leave passes, greeting cards, and other ephemera. View collection

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La Crosse Public Library
This collection of digitized texts from the La Crosse Public Library Archives includes La Crosse city directories from 1866-1924 and published histories of local churches.

Contributor: La Crosse Public Library
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dump wagon

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
Publications including Eau Claire city directories 1880-1923, Eau Claire area histories, Wisconsin county histories, and an Eau Claire County plat book.
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depot

Langlade County Historical Society
The A. J. Kingsbury Picture Postcards of Northern Wisconsin collection contains images of lumber camps, resorts, railroad locomotives and depots in Antigo and surrounding communities as well as Ojibwe and Menominee Indians of the region.Arthur J. Kingsbury was a professional photographer based in Antigo in the first decades of the 20th century.
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McFarland

McFarland Historical Society
The Skare Collection at the McFarland Historical Society comprises over one thousand objects related to the Norwegian immigrant experience collected by Albert Skare of McFarland, Wisconsin. The digital collection provides access to selections from this extensive collection, focusing on household goods and folk art brought to Wisconsin by Norwegian immigrants in the 19th century.
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lumberjack

McMillan Memorial Library
McMillan Memorial Library of Wisconsin Rapids collects materials concerning local history. The library collections include the Tom Taylor books (One Hundred Years of Pictorial & Descriptive History of Wisconsin Rapids); historical postcards; photographs of Vesper, Wisconsin; early city directories and plat books; books about Wisconsin Rapids or by local residents; materials related to the cranberry, lumber and paper industries; and newspaper articles, pamphlets and brochures.
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Middleton Area Historical

Middleton Area Historical Society
This expanding collection features historic photographs of businesses, buildings, people and events in Middleton and the surrounding area. Contributor: Middleton Area Historical Society
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marriage certificate

Milwaukee County Marriage Certificates
This collection of more than 20,000 marriage certificates dating from 1822-1876 was digitized from microfilm and indexed by the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society.
Contributor: Milwaukee Public Library
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German restaurant

Milwaukee Historic Photos
The photos from this collection are pulled from the Milwaukee Public Library's historic photograph collection. The entire collection includes over 50,000 photographs of Milwaukee dating from the late 19th century to present day. The current digital collection is only a small fraction of the total available photos, but is growing all the time.
Contributor: Milwaukee Public Library
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ice skating

Milwaukee Neighborhoods: Photos and Maps 1885-1992
This collection presents images of Milwaukee neighborhoods from the Far Northwest Side to the Far South Side, providing a visual documentation of the development of the city of Milwaukee from the mid-1880s to the early 1990s. The image collection is accompanied by 12 maps of Milwaukee from the holdings of the American Geographical Society Library.
Contributor: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Bakery

Milwaukee Public Library: Remember When
"Remember When..." was a popular newspaper feature of the Milwaukee Journal from 1963 through 1994. Published in the Green Sheet section of the newspaper on a twice-weekly basis until 1981 and weekly after that, the feature was prepared by Milwaukee Public Library staff to highlight Milwaukee's rich and colorful past as preserved in the Historic Photo Collection of the library.
Contributor: Milwaukee Public Library
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Business

Mineral Point Historical Society
The Mineral Point Historical Society's Glass Plate Negative Collection depicts the businesses, homes and people of Mineral Point from 1880-1910.
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New Berlin

New Berlin Historical Society
The archives of the New Berlin Historical Society contain a collection of images and documents donated by the Swartz family, whose large progressive farm was located in the northeast corner of New Berlin, Wisconsin. Through several generations of management the farm became known for its adoption of best practices, including early promotion of alfalfa as the best source of forage. Later the farm developed extensive orchards, shipping apples throughout the country. Many photographs were taken at the Cornfalfa farm by the Swartz family to document their best practices as the farm grew and rose to prominence in Wisconsin and beyond.
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Oconto Falls

Oconto Falls Memory Project
This growing selection of local history materials includes postcards depicting the community of Oconto Falls, Wisconsin in the 1910s and 1920s.
Contributor: Oconto Falls Community Library via InfoSoup Memory Project by OWLSnet

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Oshkosh Businesses

Photographs, newspaper articles, postcards, pamphlets and catalogs of businesses that once flourished in Oshkosh, including Deltox Rug Co., Oshkosh Trunk Co., and Stein's clothing store.
Contributor: Oshkosh Public Library
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Oshkosh bookplate

Oshkosh Local History Books
Books documenting the history of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, published between 1887 and 1919.
Contributor: Oshkosh Public Library 

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Oshosh postcard

Oshkosh Public Library: Main Street, Oshkosh
Postcards from personal collections show views of Oshkosh's Main Street throughout the years.
Contributor: Oshkosh Public Library
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Oshkosh Postcards

Oshkosh Public Library: Postcards of Oshkosh
This collection consists of postcard views of businesses, churches, parks, city streets, country roads and other structures throughout the city of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Contributor: Oshkosh Public Library
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Portage riverboat

Portage Historical Society
Dorothy McCarthy's Tales of Old Portage series of local history columns appeared in the Portage Daily Register from 1958-1975. The Portage Historic Homes collection features turn-of-the-century photographs of historic Portage residences from the collection of the Portage Public Library.
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Racine landmark

Preservation Racine, Inc.
Preservation Racine, Inc. began publishing a newsletter in 1976, providing information about local events and information about the organization. The back issues of newsletters available here include articles and photographs on local history, Century Building Certificates and historic buildings in Racine County.
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Richland diver

Richland County History Room
Photographs of a wide variety of people and places, all pertaining to Richland County, Wisconsin, from the collections of the Richland County History Room, part of the Brewer Public Library.
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South Wood chickens

South Wood County Historical Corporation
The collection Lawrence Oliver, Photographer includes scenes of life in and around Vesper, Wisconsin in the late 1940s and early 1950s captured by local photojournalist Lawrence Oliver. Krohnographs are images by Don Krohn, Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune photographer from 1947-1953. These photographs provide an unusually complete and active look at a paper mill town reaching its prime. 
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Stone Lake caboose

Stone Lake Area Historical Society
The Stone Lake Area Historical Society collection consists of a variety local history materials including artifacts and photographs related to the SOO Line Railroad, the cranberry industry and annual Cranberry Festival, military history, household goods, the logging industry, and local resorts.
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Three Lakes

Three Lakes Historical Society
The digital collections from the Three Lakes Historical Society document culture and social life in Northwoods Wisconsin in the 20th century. The Northernaire Resort Collection features photographs, postcards and newsletters related to the history of the Northernaire Resort, founded by Carl Marty, Jr. in 1947. The Camps Collection includes photographs and other materials from boys' and girls' summer camps in the Three Lakes area.
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Whitefish Bay

Whitefish Bay Public Library
The Whitefish Bay Public Library is home to the Mimi Bird Collection, 40 volumes of photographs, clippings and other materials compiled by local resident Mimi Bird. Bird’s primary focus was the history of Whitefish Bay, but she also collection historical information on area communities including Glendale and River Hills as well as the construction of Highway 141.
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Military History

dough boy

Brown County War History Committee Records
After World War I ended in 1919, the Brown County War History Committee interviewed 1721 local soldiers and their families about their wartime service. They collected a wealth of personal, family and military information, including hundreds of photographs and original letters. The collection is owned by the Neville Public Museum of Brown County and housed at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay Area Research Center.

Contributor: Neville Public Museum of Brown County
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Horace Seaman Wisconsin Infantry Collection
Photographs from Colonel Horace M. Seaman's service with the Wisconsin National Guard. The majority of the images come from his service with the 4th Wisconsin Infantry in the Spanish-American War of 1898.
Contributor: Milwaukee Public Library
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King menu

Rufus and Charles King Collection, 1830-1910
The writings of United States Army officer Charles King and correspondence with his family, his involvement in the Indian Wars of the American West and the Philippines. Also includes correspondence from King's father Rufus King including a rendering of the Chicago Canal and Pier and correspondence with fellow Civil War officers.
Contributor: Carroll University
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WI civil war

Wisconsin in the Civil War
During the four long years of the Civil War (1861-1865), more than 90,000 Wisconsin soldiers fought for the Union cause. To mark the war’s sesquicentennial (150th anniversary), the Wisconsin Historical Society created this digital collection containing more than 20,000 original documents. The collection provides ready access to dozens of diaries, regimental histories and book-length memoirs, thousands of soldiers letters, hundreds of newspaper articles, and more than 1,000 photographs, maps and other images.
Contributor: Wisconsin Historical Society
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Music

musicians

Wisconsin Folksong Collection, 1937-1946
Materials from two collections: Wisconsin field recordings, notes, and photographs made by UW-Madison faculty member Helene Stratman-Thomas as part of the Wisconsin Folk Music Recording Project, co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin and the Library of Congress during the summers of 1940, 1941, and 1946; and recordings collected by song catcher Sidney Robertson Cowell during the summer of 1937 for the Special Skills Division of the Resettlement Administration.
Contributor: University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
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On Wisconsin

Wisconsin Sheet Music Database
Music written by Wisconsin composers, published by Wisconsin publishers, and pieces whose subject matter is Wisconsin. The publications date from the late 1850s, extend to the present, and include principally, but not exclusively, popular music traditions. The collection is part of the Wisconsin Music Archives, a special collection in the Mills Music Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Contributor: University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
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Politics and Government

Clement J. Zablocki

Clement J. Zablocki – Photographs of Wisconsin's "Mr. Democrat"
This collection documents the public life of Clement J. Zablocki, who represented Milwaukee's south side in Congress from January 1949 until his death in December 1983. Many of the photographs show Zablocki with presidents, visiting heads of state, and other VIPs. Also included are portraits and photos documenting election campaigns, speeches, and overseas trips.
Contributor: Marquette University
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March on Milwaukee

March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project
This digital collection presents primary sources from the UWM Libraries and the Wisconsin Historical Society that provide a window onto Milwaukee's civil rights history. During the 1960s, community members waged protests, boycotts, and legislative battles against segregation and discriminatory practices in schools, housing, and social clubs. The efforts of these activists and their opponents are vividly documented in the primary sources found here, including photographs, unedited news film footage, text documents, and oral history interviews.
Contributor: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Milwaukee Leaders

Milwaukee Leaders
The Milwaukee Leaders Collection began in 1989 as a photo exhibit at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Milwaukee Public Library Neighborhood Library titled "Black Role Models in Milwaukee." The honorees were selected by the community as exemplifying leading citizens for their own generation and those to follow.
Contributor: Milwaukee Public Library
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Mayor Maier

Milwaukee Mayors
The Milwaukee Mayors digital collection is an adaptation of a volume of images and information collected by Library staff to form the Biographical Sketches of the Mayors of the City of Milwaukee. Created more than 40 years ago, it has been updated with images of recent mayors.
Contributor: Milwaukee Public Library
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Golda Meir

Picturing Golda Meir
"Picturing Golda Meir" is a collection of images documenting the life of Golda Meir from her childhood in Pinsk, Russia, through her school years in Milwaukee, her pioneer years in Palestine in the 1920s, to the peak of her political career as Prime Minister of Israel (1969-1974). The 157 images presented in this digital collection were selected from The Golda Meir Collection, 1904-1987 housed in the Archives Department of the UW-Milwaukee Libraries.
Contributor: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Joe McCarthy

Senator Joe McCarthy - Audio Excerpts, 1950-1954
Access to 35 streaming audio files containing public remarks made by the Republican senator from Wisconsin during his controversial campaign to remove communists and communist sympathizers from government. 
Contributor: Marquette University
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Thompson

Tommy G. Thompson Collection
This collection contains selected photographic images documenting the public career of former Wisconsin Governor Tommy G. Thompson. Most of the photographs were taken during Thompson's 14-year gubernatorial career (1987-2001); however, some images depict his service in the Wisconsin State Assembly (1966-1986) and as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (2001-2005).
Contributor: Marquette University
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Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Beloit Observatory

Beloit College: Chamberlin Hall of Science Collection
In commemoration of the Chamberlin Hall of Science (1968-2008), the Beloit College Library created a unique digital collection that combines 90 photographs and slides from the Beloit College Archives with 32 digital images captured by members of the Beloit College community. The collection also contains a video stitched together from a series of webcam photographs that were captured as the building was disassembled.
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Beloit graduates

Beloit – College, City, and Environs
This growing collection was first established with fifteen video files created by College friend Rob Baller. These items were originally created as PowerPoint slides of images from the Beloit College Archives and Beloit Historical Society. The images, once digitized, were "sewn" or overlaid on one another to create a fading effect. The results are videos of buildings, streets and locations as they looked in the past and present, woven into short video presentations.
Contributor: Beloit College
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memorial hall

Beloit College: Herbert Gaytes Collection
Herbert Gaytes, Class of 1893, was a gifted amateur photographer. While a student at Beloit, he photographed campus activities and local scenes. This collection also includes Gaytes' photographs of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
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chemistrylab

Beloit College: History of the Sciences at Beloit College
This collection features 92 photographs from the Beloit College Archives documenting a variety of scientific disciplines spanning the lifetime of the college, including biology, geology, and chemistry.
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ScienceHall

Beloit College: Pearsons Hall Collection
Pearsons Hall was commissioned and built in the late 19th century to serve as Beloit College's science hall. To oversee its construction, College officials sought renowned architect and urban planner Daniel Hudson Burnham, best known for designing such noteworthy structures as the Flatiron Building in New York City and Washington, D.C.'s Union Station, as well as the architecture of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. This collection contains over 70 letters, postcards, and images that document the early life of the building, including colorful correspondence from D.K. Pearsons and Daniel Burnham.
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Milwaukee Carroll Studen NewsLeaders

Carroll Student Newspaper Collection
The most current 10 years of student newspapers published at Carroll University appear here with permission of the 2008-2009 New Perspective editorial staff. More issues of the paper will be added in time until the complete 100+ years are available.
Contributor: Carroll University
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Carroll University Yearbook Collection, 1910-2000
The Carroll College yearbook, called The Hinakaga, was published from 1910-2000.
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Egdewood College

Edgewood College History
Higher learning on the site that is now Edgewood College began as early as 1881 when Cadwallader Washburn gave his Edgewood villa and the 55-acre wooded estate to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, who established a boarding school for girls and later a junior college. Many images in this collection were taken from Phoenix from the Fire: A History of Edgewood College by Mary Paynter OP, published as part of the college's 75th jubilee celebration in 2002.
Contributor: Edgewood College
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EC Yearbooks

Edgewood College Yearbooks
Yearbooks were published by Edgewood College from 1944-1972 (The Torch), 1974-1975 (Edgewood College Journal), and 1990-1992 (The Edge).
Contributor: Edgewood College
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marquette piano

Marquette University: Building a Campus

This collection contains over 600 images and printed materials documenting the built environment through the course of Marquette University's history. In choosing the images for the digital collection, efforts were made to document the various stages in the life of a building and the different ways in which the building was used. Where possible, both interior and exterior views of each building were included, as well as brief articles about its history and materials related to its dedication and construction.
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Marquette University: Hilltop Yearbooks, 1915-1996
The Hilltop yearbooks offer a glimpse into the evolution of Wisconsin's largest private university. The 82 volumes contain more than 28,000 pages and include a wealth of information about the faculty, the physical growth of the Marquette campus, intercollegiate athletics, and student activities.
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barbara

Marquette University: Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame
This collection illustrates the accomplishments of Marquette University's most elite athletes and coaches, all enshrined in the M Club Athletic Hall of Fame. The bulk of this collection presents digital surrogates made from photographic prints, negatives, and color transparencies. Select paintings, sketches, plaques, and textual materials have also been digitized.
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Ralph Metcalfe

Marquette University: Ralph Metcalfe - The Olympic Years, 1932-1936
Photographs, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials documenting sprinter Ralph Metcalfe between 1932-1936, when the Marquette undergraduate was known as "The World's Fastest Human."
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service

Marquette University: Service at Marquette
This collection consists of 150 images from the late 1960s to the present – from the early days of the Marquette University Community Action Program's (MUCAP) activities through hurricane relief efforts in New Orleans in 2006. Fifteen different service projects are represented; the collection is strongest in documenting Habitat for Humanity, Hunger Clean-Up, the Marquette Action Program, and MUCAP.
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amy sheila

Marquette University: Women in Blue and Gold – Marquette Women's Athletics
The goal for the Women in Blue and Gold project was to feature at least one image of each athlete who participated on a Marquette University varsity sports team for each year that she played, thereby creating a visual record of the hundreds of women who have composed the Marquette women's intercollegiate athletics program over the last 30 years.
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dancers from college collection

Past and Present: A Digital History of Wisconsin Independent Colleges and Universities
This collection brings together selections from the archives of Wisconsin independent colleges and universities and their affiliates. These photographs, documents and objects represent the history of these institutions from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Past and Present was designed and produced by archivists and librarians from Alverno College, Cardinal Stritch University, Carthage College, Concordia University, Edgewood College, Lakeland College, Lawrence University, Marian University, Marquette University, Nashotah House, Ripon College, Silver Lake College, St. Norbert College, and Viterbo University.
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Ripon

Ripon College Archives
The Ripon College Archives digital collection presents photographs, postcards and other documents portraying the College's history from the 19th century into the 21st century. Founded in 1851, Ripon College grew from three sandstone buildings on a prairie hill to a sprawling tree-lined campus. Also included in the collection are images of campus life such as bands, athletic teams and social events.
Contributor: Ripon College
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green knight

St. Norbert College in Photos
The digital collection of the Miriam B. and James J. Mulva Library at St. Norbert College is a compilation of photographs dating back to the early 1900s. The photographs reflect the life of the students, faculty and staff who studied, taught, worked and lived at St. Norbert College. Highlights include the Norbertine priests and their role in the college; the first female students attending the college; important visitors such as John F. Kennedy; and the strong relationship the college has with the Green Bay Packers.
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buses

University of Wisconsin Collection
Images, manuscripts, papers, and books relating to the mission of the University of Wisconsin System. Sub-collections include Badger Yearbooks, UW Hoofers Club, History of Women at the University of Wisconsin, Alumni Directory 1848-1919, and the UW-Madison Athletic Department Collection.
Contributor: University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
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tramps

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Photo Collection
To commemorate UWM's 50th anniversary, the UWM Libraries prepared a digital collection of photographs documenting the history of university and its predecessor institutions, the Wisconsin State College of Milwaukee (formerly the Milwaukee State Teachers College) and the University of Wisconsin Extension Center at Milwaukee.
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yearbook students

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yearbook Collection
To commemorate UWM's 50th anniversary, the UWM Libraries prepared a digital collection of the student yearbook, The Ivy, published from 1942-1968. The yearbook was named for the ivy-clad campus buildings, which symbolized a tradition of knowledge and learning.
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bluebell

Winnebago County Rural Schools
Photographs of school buildings from across Winnebago County. Some of this collection has been made available through a collaboration between the Forrest Polk Library of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and the Oshkosh Public Library. Additional images were contributed by the Winneconne Historical Society.
Contributor: Oshkosh Public Library
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Tribal History

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Bandolier Bag Collection
Bandolier bags are large, heavily beaded pouches with a slit at the top and a beaded strap worn diagonally over the shoulder. The design is created using glass beads and the bags themselves are typically constructed from trade cloth, such as cotton, wool, velvet, or leather. Beaded bandolier bags were produced mainly from the latter half of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th century, but they continue to be made today.
Contributor: Milwaukee Public Museum
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harvesting rice

Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions
Clergy who taught and evangelized among Native Americans routinely submitted photographs to the editors of The Indian Sentinel, 1902-1962, a fundraising magazine published by the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions. In addition to images from the Bureau records, this collection contains a small number of images from the Sacred Heart Franciscan Records and the Walter Bernard Hunt Collection, also held at Marquette University.
Contributor: Marquette University
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Logan Museum

Logan Museum of Anthropology
The Logan Museum of Anthropology houses over 300,000 archaeological and ethnographic objects from 123 countries. The objects made available through Wisconsin Heritage Online include bandolier bags, baskets, beadwork, bitten bark, and silver jewelry. Wisconsin and Upper Great Lakes tribal affiliations represented include Ojibwe, Menominee, Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi.
Contributor: Beloit College
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Novitiate Takeover
In 1975, a group calling themselves the Menominee Warrior Society broke into the caretaker's cottage at the site of the Alexian Brothers former Novitiate near Gresham, Shawano County, Wisconsin, taking the caretaker and his family hostage. Clippings and photographs document this event and its resolution.
Contributor: Shawano City-County Library
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Baird Manuscript

Baird Manuscript Collection
Elizabeth Baird (1810-1890) and her husband Henry (1800-1875) were prominent 19th-century Wisconsin settlers. They were connected to most of the founders of modern Wisconsin through family ties, marriage, business interests, and politics. This digital collection includes all the Baird correspondence (3,865 pages in 17 folders) and selected business, family, and personal papers (about 400 pages selected from 10 folders).
Contributor: Wisconsin Historical Society
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Historical Maps
Selections from the 25,000 maps and atlases housed in the Wisconsin Historical Society's Archives. The majority of the collection focuses on Wisconsin, the Midwest, the United States, and Canada. About 80 percent of the collection pre-dates 1900.
Contributor: Wisconsin Historical Society
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Capitol

State of Wisconsin Collection
The State of Wisconsin Collection presents writings about the State of Wisconsin and unique or valuable materials that relate to its history and ongoing development. The collection includes published material as well as archival materials such as books, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, maps and other resources.
Contributor: University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
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Blackhawk

Turning Points in Wisconsin History
To help teachers, students, and lifelong learners, the Wisconsin Historical Society has created this Web site that gives free access to original documents, lesson plans, classroom activities, and background essays on key historical events. Topics include early Native peoples, early explorers and traders, immigration, the Civil War, the Progressive Era, industrialization and urbanization.
Contributor: Wisconsin Historical Society
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Clark County

Wisconsin County Histories
Access to more than 80 standard histories of Wisconsin counties. Most of these volumes are several hundred pages long and include detailed accounts of individual cities, townships and villages, as well as biographical sketches of prominent residents. Most were published between 1850 and 1920.
Contributor: Wisconsin Historical Society
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Wisconsin Historical Collections
A serial publication issued every two or three years between 1855 and 1915 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Twenty volumes of pioneer memoirs, archival records, original journals, explorers' narratives, interviews, and other eyewitness accounts of Wisconsin's past—more than 1,000 articles, often accompanied by illustrations or maps.
Contributor: Wisconsin Historical Society
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Wisconsin Magazine

Wisconsin Magazine of History
The entire archive of previous issues, back to 1917. More than 2,000 feature articles totaling over 35,000 pages, exactly as they originally appeared in the Wisconsin Magazine of History.
Contributor: Wisconsin Historical Society
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