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The Sampler Collection

Online Collection Tour
Take an illustrated tour of the Wisconsin Historical Society's sampler collection, organized by date, place of manufacture, and type.
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1930s Folklore Interviews Go Online

Read about thousands of interviews with small-town residents preserving folklore traditions that would otherwise die out. Includes link to interviews.
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Indian Language Manuscripts Guide

Follow links to documents by missionaries, traders, Indian agents, linguists and anthropologists which help preserve more than 20 endangered languages.
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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections
Explore our collection of paintings, many of which can be viewed online.
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About the Henry and Elizabeth Baird Papers (1798-1937) Collection

Learn how to access and explore the Henry and Elizabeth Baird Papers.
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About Our Quilt Folk Art

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections
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About Bird's-Eye View Maps of Wisconsin

We have over 200 original bird's-eye-view maps of Wisconsin cities and villages dating from the 1860s to the early 1900s.
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About Land Economic Inventory Maps of Wisconsin (Bordner Survey)

See original maps from this Depression-era project that documented Wisconsin's land resources between 1929 and 1949.
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About Land Ownership Maps and Atlases of Wisconsin

These maps identify local landowners within each Wisconsin county and provide information about cultural and topographical features.
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American Indian Language Materials

Follow online links to rare American Indian language primary documents, including early dictionaries, textbooks, spelling books and firsthand accounts.
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About Our Maps in Books

Digitally Reproduced Maps of Wisconsin and American History
Features hundreds of digitally reproduced maps from rare books, manuscripts, magazines and journals covering all aspects of Wisconsin and American History.
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About the George S. Parker Map Collection

Exquisite examples of significant maps related to New France and French Great Lakes exploration, early maps of Florida and Mexico, later maps of Wisconsin.
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About Reference Maps of Wisconsin

Access approximately 200 modern maps of basic cultural and geographical data about Wisconsin and its history. Perfect for teachers, students.
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About Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Wisconsin Communities

Original, meticulously detailed street-level maps for 325 Wisconsin communities, 1883-1930, originally used to determine a property's fire hazard.
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About Surveyors' Notes and Plat Maps of Wisconsin

U.S. General Land Office Surveyors' Field Notes and Plat Maps
Hand-drawn township plat maps and surveyors field notes about tree cover, soils, streams, rock outcroppings, villages, trails and roads from 1833-1866.
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About the Senator William Proxmire Collections

The richest resource about Sen. William Proxmire's life and times. Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.
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About Our Maps and Atlases

Explore our physical and digital collections of more than 25,000 maps and atlases, which focus on Wisconsin, the Midwest, the U.S. and Canada.
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About the McCormick-International Harvester Collection

Learn how to access and explore the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.
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About the Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives

More than 2,000 feature articles totaling more than 30,000 pages are online.

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