What is recollectionwisconsin.org?
A free resource for discovering state and local history materials from communities across Wisconsin, including photographs, postcards, maps, yearbooks, letters, diaries, books, articles, oral histories, and artifacts.
As of April 2013, recollectionwisconsin.org contains 124,758 historical resources from 195 digital collections provided by Wisconsin libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies. New content is added every month.
The Recollection Wisconsin program is sponsored by WiLS in partnership with the Milwaukee Public Library, UW-Madison, and the Wisconsin Historical Society. Funding is provided by a grant from the Nicholas Family Foundation.
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Tips for searching and browsing
Browse cllections to explore specific topics or types of materials.
Use Basic Search to search across all collections by keyword, name or place.
Use Guided Search to search across all collections by phrase or other, more complex, searches.
Our search engine searches only the descriptive information provided by contributing partners, including titles of books and manuscripts, names of photographers and authors, subject terms, dates, and locations. To search the full text of books or other documents, open a specific item or collection and then run a second search within that item or collection.
For more help with searching, check out our Search Tutorial.
The digital content brought together by Recollection Wisconsin may be freely used for research, teaching, and classroom purposes under the guidelines of Fair Use. For more on Fair Use in the classroom, see Copyright and Primary Sources, Library of Congress.
Please be sure to properly credit any items you may use. See the “Is Part Of” and “Rights” fields in individual item records for citation information.