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Welcome to the Recollection Wisconsin Shared Collection.

Wisconsin’s story is still being written, folding in the customs and traditions of everyone who calls Wisconsin home. You’re invited to take part in that ongoing conversation and help build a shared history of our state by contributing your photographs, memories and stories to the Recollection Wisconsin Shared Collection.

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Recently Added Items

Interview with Kay Herold Russell

Interview with Kay Herold Russell of the Town of Cross, Buffalo County, Wisconsin. The original audio file is presented here in three parts.

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Gillett hospital ca. 1920

The Gillett Hospital was located upstairs in this building in the early to mid 1920s. It was on the corner of Lake and Main Street. A local resident…see more

Letter from E. A. Richter to Gottlieb Wilhelm Findeisen

Letter from E. A. Richter, Leipzig to Gottlieb Wilhelm Findeisen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 19, 1849, with a translation from the original…see more

Gillett Village Hall, East Main Street

The Village Hall was built in 1908, and provided room for the fire equipment on the first floor with steps leading from the inside up to the second…see more