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Found in Wisconsin is a searchable index of bibliographic records to digital collections hosted by over 500 libraries, museums, historical societies, genealogical societies, schools, and various cultural organizations around Wisconsin. Search or browse the 1,200+ index for links into websites containing historic photographs, video & sound clips, written documents, maps, newspapers, cemetery indices, and much more.

Any size collection, any platform including Flickr and Facebook, ResCarta or CONTENTdm; if it's a digital collection about Wisconsin, it's included in Found in Wisconsin! Maintained by the Department of Public Instruction's Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning.

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View Resource Milwaukee Digital Collections: Milwaukee Road Archives

Part of Milwaukee Digital Collections, this collection includes indexes to the small selection of employee records that are part of the archives of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railway, which designated MPL as their official archives in 1981. Other material housed in the Milwaukee Road Archives includes corporate records, photographs, and drawings.
View Resource Wisconsin Historical Museum Online Exhibits: Cool Breezes

Part of Wisconsin Historical Museum Online Exhibits, Cool Breezes: Fans in Fashion, Art, and Advertising consists of 80 fans from the 20th century, in addition to some 40 others from Wisconsin fashion and advertising in the 19th and 20th centuries. Fans were a practical, common and traditional accessory for women during these times and may be seen as beautiful, intriguing, useful, quirky, or...
View Resource Wisconsin Historical Museum Online Exhibits: Icon Wisconsin

Part of Wisconsin Historical Museum Online Exhibits, Icon Wisconsin examines icons of Wisconsin and what they symbolize. Wisconsin has many cultural icons, including Cheese, Badgers, Bratwurst, Beer, and Polkas.
View Resource Wisconsin Historical Museum Online Collections: The Quilt Collection

Part of Wisconsin Historical Museum Online Collections, The Quilt Collection includes more than 150 quilts and comforters from the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Museum. Quilts may be viewed by context, date, form, pattern, or motif, and technique or the collection may be viewed in its entirety.
View Resource Exploring the Eclectic Harold Gauer Collection

Trying to explain the images in the Harold Gauer Collection and give them historical context is a difficult proposition. Harold Gauer was a unique individual involved in such a wide variety of Milwaukee life and events that the collection thoroughly defies being categorized. The collection contains everything from photo shoots with prominent politicians and elaborate costume parties to images of...

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