Recently Added: Collections from Antigo, Brodhead and Middleton

We add new content to the Recollection Wisconsin search engine every month. Some of the most recent additions include postcards from the Middleton Area Historical Society, photographs from the Brodhead Historical Society, and Civil War letters from the Langlade County Historical Society.


Civil War letters of Francis Deleglise, Langlade County Historical Society

Francis Deleglise, founder of the city of Antigo, was a young man of 25 living in Appleton when he enlisted in the Iron Brigade, Wisconsin’s most famous Civil War unit. The Langlade County Historical Society in Antigo has made available online a collection of nineteen of Deleglise’s letters home throughout his time in the war.

Deleglise letter from Camp Randall to wife, 1861.

Typed translation of letter to Mary Deleglise from Camp Randall, July 1861. Langlade County Historical Society.

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Brodhead Historical Society Online Image Archive

This digital collection features more than 1300 photographs from Brodhead and neighboring communities in south central Wisconsin. Pat Weeden, president of the Brodhead Historical Society, provided more details about this ongoing project in an email interview.

Mont Hopkins with sunflower, Brodhead.

Mont Hopkins with sunflower, Brodhead. Photo by Truman Olin. Brodhead Historical Society.

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Postcards from Middleton Area Historical Society

More than 60 postcards illustrating the city of Middleton in the early 20th century are now available online from the Middleton Area Historical Society. The digital project began in Summer 2012 when the Middleton Area Historical Society hosted an undergraduate summer service learning student from the Material Culture Program at UW-Madison.

Two boats docked at Club Tavern, Middleton, Wisconsin

Two boats–“Wisconsin” and “Forward”–docked at “Ye Old Tavern,” otherwise known as the Club Tavern, a local institution for more than a century. Middleton Area Historical Society.

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