Wisconsin’s story is still being written, folding in the customs and traditions of everyone who calls Wisconsin home. Help us build a shared history of our state by contributing to the Recollection Wisconsin Shared Collection. We’re looking for your . . .
Photos. Images of historic Wisconsin people and places—farms, schools, neighborhoods, celebrations, family portraits, vacation spots—anything that helps tell the story of your personal Wisconsin experience.
Stories. Memories of favorite family traditions, first jobs, tales from your ancestors, and other reminiscences of life in Wisconsin.
Audio files. Sound recordings, including oral history interviews and music, that contribute to our understanding of Wisconsin history and life in the state.
All libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other Wisconsin cultural heritage institutions that hold materials related to Wisconsin history and culture are invited to become contributing partners of Recollection Wisconsin by building digital collections and sharing digital content.
No special expertise is required–Recollection Wisconsin provides contributing partners with guidelines and training for all the steps involved in building digital collections, including planning, copyright, imaging, metadata, and digital preservation. We can also recommend software solutions to help you organize and display your digital collection.
Please note: At this time, Recollection Wisconsin can partner with libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage institutions to build digital collections, but not private individuals. If you have a personal collection of materials you want to share, we encourage you to connect with your local library or historical society to discuss options for providing access to your content. If you have just a few images you’d like to share, or a personal story you’d like to contribute, head to the Recollection Wisconsin Shared Collection to find out how.