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New digital projects since July 2009, hosted by the Milwaukee Public Library and developed with training supported by the Nicholas Family Foundation. These projects are in active development, so check back often for new updates.


Blanchardville Historical Society

Two local history publications: Blanchardville: Gem of the Pecatonica and Memories of Blanchardville



Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Museums (Milwaukee)

"Cyril Colnik Archive"

Drawings and blueprints by Milwaukee's famed master blacksmith Cyril Colnik.

College of Menominee Nation Library Special Collections

"Menominee Termination and Restoration"

Newsletters, photographs and other materials telling the story of the Menominee struggle for sovereignty between 1954 and 1973. Supported by an IMLS Native American Library Services Enhancement grant.


Crandon Public Library
Crandon High School yearbooks from the 1930s and 40s. 


Grant County Historical Society (Lancaster) 
Photographs documenting life in Grant County since the mid-19th century, including images from Pleasant Ridge, a community settled by former slaves in the 1840s and 1850s.


Hales Corners Historical Society

"Hales Corners-Our Moment in Time" 

A photographic census of every building in the community of Hales Corners.


Iowa County Historical Society (Dodgeville)

"Herb Harris Postcard Collection"

Postcards of Dodgeville from the 1900s-1960s.



La Crosse County Historical Society 

"A Young Soldier's Story: The Kermit Brekke WWII Collection"

Mementos of one man's military service during World War II, including uniforms and souvenirs as well as a scrapbook of photos, greeting cards, telegrams and clippings.



Langlade County Historical Society (Antigo)

"A. J. Kingsbury Picture Postcards of Northern Wisconsin"
Images of Menominee and Ojibwe in northern Wisconsin in the early 20th century.


McFarland Historical Society
"Albert Skare Collection"

Norwegian and Norwegian-American folk art and artifacts collected by area resident Albert Skare. 


McMillan Memorial Library (Wisconsin Rapids)

McMillan has previously digitized a number of local history resources, including A Raftsman's View of the Wisconsin River and the Tom Taylor book of photographs, and is now moving them to a searchable CONTENTdm database.


Middleton Area Historical Society

Historic photographs of people and places in and around the community of Middleton, Wisconsin.


Milwaukee Area Technical College 
Decades of photographs documenting the history of the college. 


New Berlin Historical Society

Glass lantern slides from Cornfalfa Farms used by the Swartz family of New Berlin to share their innovative agricultural practices, including the early promotion of alfalfa and the nationwide distribution of apples.


Old Main Historical and Community Arts Center (Galesville)

"Trempealeau County 1976 - Images at the Bicentennial" 

A series of 900+ images of everyday life in Trempealeau County captured by photographer Wade Britzius in 1976.


Portage Historical Society

"Tales of Old Portage"

A series of local history articles by Dorothy McCarthy for the Portage Daily Register, 1958-1975 COMPLETED MAY 2010

Photographs of historic Portage residences ca. 1900-1910 COMPLETED SEPTEMBER 2011


Preservation Racine, Inc.

"Preservation Racine Newsletters"

This organization, dedicated to historic preservation in Racine County, has published a quarterly newsletter since 1976.



Richland County History Room, Brewer Public Library (Richland Center)

"Historic Images of Richland County"

An extensive collection of local photographs, portraits, and postcards. This is a collaborative project with faculty and students at UW-Richland.


Ripon College Archives
Photographs and postcards illustrating the Ripon College campus from the late 19th century through the 1990s.


South Wood County Historical Corporation (Wisconsin Rapids)

"Lawrence Oliver, Photographer" Photographs of rural Wisconsin Rapids in the mid-20th century were by freelancer Lawrence H. Oliver of Vesper, Wisconsin. COMPLETED JANUARY 2010

 "Krohnographs: Photographs by Don Krohn" Local people and events photographed by Don Krohn for the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune 1948-1953.


Stone Lake Area Historical Society

Artifacts and photographs related to local events and industries, including an extensive collection of Soo Line Railroad memorabilia.


St. Norbert College, Miriam B. and James J. Mulva Library (De Pere)

"St. Norbert College in Photos"

3000 photographs reflecting the life of the students, faulty and staff who studied, taught, worked and lived at St. Norbert College since the early 1900s.


Three Lakes Historical Society

 Archives from the Northernaire and other mid-20th century camps and resorts in the Three Lakes area. 

Whitefish Bay Public Library

"Mimi Bird Historical Collection"

This collection consists of 39 volumes of research on the history of the Whitefish Bay area, including the communities of Glendale, Fox Point, River Hills, and Bayside.


Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library  
Photographs, documents, brochures, newsletters and maps documenting the history of transportation in Wisconsin throughout the 20th century.