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HISTORY 363: China and World War II in Asia (Spring 2022) : Archival Collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society

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On this page you'll find links to catalog records for archival collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society. To learn more, click on the link and read through the item summary. There may be link on the catalog record under the heading "Related Electronic Resources"

Click the link to view the finding aid, where you can read more about what is in the collection. To see this material, go to the Archives on the 4th floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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About Archives

This page provides guidance on finding archival material pertinent to your research area.

But what, exactly are archives? Unlike materials held in libraries, which have all been published (meaning, they were created with the intention of making many copies available to many people), archives are unpublished material. They are evidence of everyday life and business created for a purpose other than having them used by outside people. Archives can be any format of material, such as letters, diaries, meeting minutes, photographs, or tweets. Archival collections are kept together in groups based on their creator.


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