Recollection Wisconsin is a place to discover and share Wisconsin history. We worked with Wisconsin Library services to create a web presence that engages viewers with interesting and relevant content from Wisconsin’s past while encouraging people to participate in building the database of historical imagery. People use the website to search and browse a growing set of historical resources from collections across the state. They are also invited to contribute their own memories, images, knowledge and thoughts. They have access to search 123,119 historical resources from 194 libraries across the state. Archived materials include photos, postcards, maps, letters, diaries, books, artifacts, oral histories and more.

 

The work was recently the recipient of an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for the rebranded recollectionwisconsin.org website. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 68th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. The AASLH confers national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, books, and organizations. The winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history. Presentation of the awards will be made at a special banquet during the 2013 AASLH Annual Meeting. The banquet is supported by a generous contribution from the History Channel. More about the award can be found here.

 

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This project was the joint effort of Dan Saal of Studio Saal, who provided branding and design and Jeff Ganger of Muchohedron, who provided web design and development to Wisconsin Library Services. Together, awesomeness was created.