Welcome to the Recollection Wisconsin Shared Collection.

Wisconsin’s story is still being written, folding in the customs and traditions of everyone who calls this place home. You’re invited to help build a shared history of our state by contributing your photos, documents and audio files to the Recollection Wisconsin Shared Collection.

Want to find more Wisconsin stories? Explore digital collections from libraries, archives, historical societies and museums around the state at recollectionwisconsin.org.

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The Birth and Rebirth of Martin Park

Florence and Margaret Jordan (author’s sisters)

It was an unknown wilderness, a forest of pine trees with a carpet of pine needles beneath, located on the east side of the bay. One of the first…

Mortgage release document from William Wrede for Gottlieb Wilhelm Findeisen

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A mortgage release document from William Wrede for a debt owed him by Gottlieb Wilhelm Findeisen, signed October 2, 1857.

Notes from the…

Letter from Wilhelm Nockemann to Gottlieb Wilhelm Findeisen

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Letter from Wilhelm Nockemann, Milwaukee to Gottlieb Wilhelm Findeisen, care of Henry Martin, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, August 26, 1850, with a…