Wisconsin’s story is still being written, folding in the customs and traditions of everyone who calls this state home. You’re invited to take part in that ongoing conversation and help build a shared history of our state by contributing to the Recollection Wisconsin Shared Collection.

Use the form below to share your . . .

Photos. Historical images of Wisconsin people and places – farms, schools, neighborhoods, celebrations, family portraits, vacation spots.

Documents. Scans of original letters, diaries, manuscripts, family histories, and other text materials.

Audio files. Sound recordings, including oral history interviews and music, that contribute to our understanding of Wisconsin history and life in the state.

After completing the form, your contribution will be sent to a site administrator for approval. The items you submit will be made available for public access through the Recollection Wisconsin Shared Collection (, the Recollection Wisconsin portal (, and the Digital Public Library of America (

Questions? Please contact us.

Contribute an item to the Recollection Wisconsin Shared Collection

  • If you have multiple files to upload, please use a separate form for each one.
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