Henry and Elizabeth Baird papers, 1798-1937

The Henry and Elizabeth Baird Papers (1798-1937) document the birth and growth of Wisconsin over the course of the 19th century. The Bairds played a key role in negotiating Indian treaties, establishing state government, and leading political and economic development Wisconsin. Their surviving...

Increase A. Lapham Papers, 1825-1930

Increase A. Lapham Papers, 1825-1930

This Collection has been fully Transcribed Thank you to everyone who helped make this collection more accessible Papers of Increase Allen Lapham, the most prominent figure in early scientific research in Wisconsin. The papers consist of personal and biographical papers, correspondence, and...

Vel Phillips Papers, 1951-2009

Vel Phillips Papers, 1951-2009

The Vel Phillips papers, 1951-2009, document the life and career of Milwaukee’s Vel Phillips, whose work as a lawyer, city alder, civil rights leader, judge, and Secretary of State profoundly influenced Wisconsin’s civil rights history throughout the latter half of the 20th century. Of...

Wisconsin Citizen Petitions, 1836-1891

This collection comprises citizen petitions written to the legislatures of the Wisconsin Territory and later the State of Wisconsin, from 1836 to 1891. At the time, petitions were the only direct means for citizens to communicate with the government. From requesting dams, roads, and money to...

Wisconsin Women's History

Wisconsin Women's History

Manuscripts and ephemera documenting the lives of women in Wisconsin. Visit the Help Page for Transcription Help for this collection. NEW! Jane Lloyd Jones Correspondence of Jane Lloyd Jones concerning the difficulties encountered in the operation of Hillside Home School in the Town of...

Wisconsin, Dane County Naturalization Index

Wisconsin, Dane County Naturalization Index

This Transcription Project has been completed Thank you to all of the transcribers on this project. The collection will remain open for some cleanup and then closed. The public will be able to search this collection here until we have added it to our website