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Wisconsin History Magazines – Old Newspapers in Wisconsin

Wisconsin History Magazines - Old Newspapers

Wisconsin history magazines free online. Free old newspapers in Wisconsin. Some titles of historical journals, and newspaper archives.

Wisconsin History Magazines and Journals

Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its Annual Meeting

Volumes 34 (1887) to 68 (1920). Annual.
Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin

In addition to providing a record of the official activities of the Society, each of these reports normally contains several historical papers.

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Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters

Vol 1- 89, 1870- 2001
Madison: Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters

The Academy was chartered by the state legislature in 1870 with the mission of gathering, sharing, and acting upon knowledge in the sciences, arts and letters for the benefit of the people of Wisconsin. Transactions was issued irregularly in the early decades, with the first 10 volumes appearing over 25 years. A few of the many articles that appeared in Vol 2 (1873-1874) include:

-The philosophy of evolution
-The effect of duties on imports upon the value of gold
-Natural history as a branch of elementary education
-On the relation of the sandstone, conglomerates and limestone of the Baraboo valley to each other and to the azoic quartzites
-Requisites to a reform of the civil service
-Some of the peculiarities of the fauna near Racine
-On the Wisconsin River improvement
-The etymology of “church”
-History of the science of hydraulics
-The rural classes of England in the thirteenth century

Wisconsin Historical Collections

1855 to 1915. Annual
Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Historical Collections was published from 1855 to 1915 in order to share historical documents, original records, and scholarly essays about Wisconsin’s past. Its 20 large volumes contain slightly more than 1,000 such items, or just under 10,000 pages. Its editors (Lyman C. Draper and Reuben G. Thwaites) commissioned hundreds of memoirs by pioneer settlers, conducted dozens of interviews, and reprinted primary sources from the Society archives, newspapers, and other collections.
– summary from Wisconsin Historical Society site

Wisconsin Magazine of History

1917 to The Present. Quarterly
Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Magazine of History was a quarterly journal published by the Wisconsin Historical Society since September 1917. The Wisconsin Magazine of History archives is fully digitized and contains more than 2,000 feature articles totaling more than 30,000 pages. These range from popular essays to scholarly investigations, from brief eulogies to multi-chapter autobiographies, and from personal reflections to primary documents. Many issues of the magazine also feature photographs, maps, and other images.
-from the Wisconsin Historical Society Website

The Wisconsin Magazine of History 1917-2019

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Wisconsin Historical Newspapers, and Newspaper Collections

Guide to Wisconsin Newspapers, 1833-1957

Oehlerts, Donald E., comp.
Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin 1958

“This Guide lists all newspapers published in Wisconsin from December 1833 to August 1957. Publications appearing in newspaper format, but which were primarily organs of agrarian organizations, educational institutions, religious groups, or trade unions have been excluded.” – Preface.

The Ancestor Hunt – United States Online Historical Newspaper Links – Wisconsin

The Ancestor Hunt is a very large site with a page of newspaper links for each U.S. state. Most of the Wisconsin historic newspapers known to be online seem to be here, but unfortunately not many are available at free sites.

We have many links to local newspaper archives online

Door County Advocate

Mar 22, 1862-1897. Weekly
Sturgeon Bay, WI

At this link there are numerous issues of 12 newspapers from Door County. The oldest are:

The Expositor (and then Expositor Independent); Sturgeon Bay (1873-1886)
The Independent; Sturgeon Bay (1886-1890)

Waukesha Freeman, Waukesha Democrat & other Waukesha newspapers

Beginning 1846

This site contains a number of Waukesha newspapers. The earliest available are the Waukesha Freeman 1846-2007, Waukesha Democrat 1848-52, Cutover Land Bulletin 1846-1922, and the Waukesha Plain Dealer 1865-1873.

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The Progressive American

Vol. 1, nos. 3-10, 1911-1912
Waukesha, WI: James E. Ritchart

The Wisconsin Farmer and Northwestern Cultivator; a monthly journal, devoted to agriculture, horticulture, mechanics and rural economy

1849-1866. Monthly
Madison: Powers & Skinner

This link is for a page with a long list of Wisconsin periodicals, arranged in alphabetical order. All the annual volumes of The Wisconsin Farmer are found there.

The Wisconsin Lumberman, devoted to the lumbering interests of the Northwest

April 1873- March 1875. Monthly
Stevens Point, WI

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