Print resources including Appleton city directories and Outagamie County plat books. Two narrative histories of the area are also included: Land of the Fox, Saga of Outagamie County (1949) and Commemorative Biographical Record of the Fox River Valley Counties of Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago (1895).
Selections from the local history collections of fourteen west-central and northwestern Wisconsin public libraries, all members of the Indianhead Federated Library System (IFLS). The digital collection contains texts (including community records, local history narratives and retrospectives, high school yearbooks and maps) and images of community sites, events and residents.
The Belgian-American Research Collection was established by the Cofrin Library, UW-Green Bay, to help preserve and make available original materials reflecting the character of the Belgian community in northeastern Wisconsin. An architectural survey was conducted to identify typical Belgian architecture including log, stone and brick houses and oral histories were recorded to document the Walloon language spoken in Brown, Door and Kewaunee Counties.
A collaboration between the Black Earth Historical Society and the Black Earth Public Library to provide access to photographs and other materials about the village of Black Earth, Dane County, Wisconsin. Content includes a scrapbook of Black Earth High School graduating class photos 1885-1963 and portrait photographs of past village presidents.
Plat books, atlases, school yearbooks and school newspapers documenting northeastern Wisconsin, specifically Brown, Door, Kewaunee and Shawano counties. School yearbooks and newspapers included in this collection are The Okato (1922-1926), The Bay Mist (1910, 1912, 1922), The Aeroplane (1914-1921), East High Aeroplane (1924-1925), The Flashes (1912-1925), The Thistle (1908, 1913), The Crescent Beach Echoes (1909-1911, 1913, 1917, 1920, 1923), The Bugler (1918, 1922), Scroll of the Wolves (1929) and Lake Whispers (1915-1916, 1921-1925).
Publications including Eau Claire city directories 1880-1923, Eau Claire high school yearbooks 1900-1923, Eau Claire area histories, Wisconsin county histories and various periodicals published in Eau Claire in the early 20th century.
Items pertaining to the history of Clintonville, Wisconsin including portraits of local residents photographed by J. Alva Carter in 1927, Waupaca County plat books and atlases, and photographs and a scrapbook detailing the history of Wisconsin Central Airlines and the Clintonville Municipal Airport from the 1930s through the 1970s.
Two fire insurance atlases featuring detailed color maps of Milwaukee. Produced by the Sanborn Map Company, the 1894 atlas includes four volumes consisting of 450 map sheets and the 1910 atlas includes eight volumes consisting of 830 map sheets.
Research in ecology and natural resources conducted by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff and unique or valuable resources in these fields held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries. Sub-collections include unpublished works from the UW-Madison Arboretum, Crandon Mine and Kennecott Flambeau Mine reports, the Geology of Wisconsin Survey of 1873-1883, USGS topographic maps, technical bulletins from the Wisconsin DNR, slides and recordings of lectures by plant ecologist Virginia M. Kline and Wisconsin Bordner Survey maps.
Higher learning on the site that is now Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin began as early as 1881 when the Sinsinawa Dominicans established a boarding school for girls and later a junior college. Many images in this collection were taken from Phoenix from the Fire: A History of Edgewood College by Mary Paynter OP, published as part of the college’s 75th jubilee celebration in 2002.