Historic photos of Appleton and the Fox Valley. Includes items submitted to the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections project, Fox Valley Memory, and various galleries compiled by Appleton Public Library Reference Staff in CONTENTdm (CONTENTdm license is funded by OWLS).
Britannica Online School Edition K12 offers encyclopedias, dictionary, thesaurus, illustrations, maps, biographies, educational activities, exercises, study guides, and related material for students and teachers (Kindergarten through 12th grade). Included are the Wisconsin state curriculum standards with links to supporting articles and learning materials. There are separate interfaces for elementary, middle, and high school, as well as for teachers.
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is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags.
Name index to four plat books for Outagamie County: Platbook of Outagamie County, WI (1889), Platbook of Outagamie, WI (ca. 1910) Standard Atlas of Outagamie County (1917) and Atlas of Outagamie County (1942). The originals are shelved in the Wisconsin Collection at the Appleton Public Library. This index is a work in progress.
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An expanding digital collection featuring documentary sources and material culture from Wisconsin libraries, archives, and museums. The collections in this exhibition project are contributed by cultural heritage organizations throughout Wisconsin.
This comprehensive Spanish-language database offers content from a variety of sources including thousands of encyclopedia entries, an inclusive collection of images, an atlas, health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for reference books and general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas.
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Selected local history resources, including four historical Outagamie County plat maps, five city directories from the late 1800s, two historic building surveys and two compilations of early pioneer biographies. There are also two historical overviews, one from Appleton's 75th Anniversary celebration in 1932, and one marking the 100 year period of 1857 - 1957. Click here for a partial index of the plat maps.