How do I access the collection?

The collection is accessible from each page through the search bar on the top of each page. The search is very easy to use. Simply enter any words or phrases and click the “Search,” button, or push the “Enter,” key.

You can also browse the entire collection by clicking on the “Browse & Search,” tab at the top and bottom of each page. While the collection is small enough to easily browse there are also suggested topics on the side of the Browse & Search page. Clicking these suggested topics provides different ways of browsing the collection.

On the top and bottom of each page there is also a tab labeled “Home,” that you can click to get back to the Home page. There is a description of the collection as well as a preview of the materials in the collection. On the bottom of the Home page there are also links to the suggested topics.

If you hover over each item a Quick-view window will load for you. Simply click on each item to view it. From this window you can view the metadata associated with the item, as well as print or download the item.

What are comments and tags? How can I add comments or tags to an item?

Comments and tags are ways for you and other users to add to the experience and quality of this digital library! Comments can be observations or notes you can make about individual items that other users can view and respond to. Tags are meant to be labels for individual items in order to describe the item which other users can also view. Tags can group items together if they have been tagged with the same word or phrase.

To leave a tag or comment, click on an item in the collection and then simply click the tab on the top of each item labelled either “Add tags” or “Comment,” or scroll to the bottom of the page and click the same tabs which appear there. Then click “Add tags,” or “Post a comment,” type what you would like, enter your name, and then click the “Save tags,” or “Post comment,” buttons. Remember to separate any tags you enter with commas.

What formats are available?
For this collection there are images in jpeg format, a PDF document, video, and audio files.

What program do I need to access the PDF document?

You will need Adobe Acrobat in order to view and download the PDF document in this collection. Adobe Acrobat is a free program that you can download from here:

Are there other related collections?

Yes, there are other related collections, including the National Archive’s digital collection on the Korean War here: For more resources on life in Wisconsin please visit the Wisconsin Historical Society’s website here: The digital state archive page for Wisconsin has other online resources as well:

Are there additional help resources?

Yes, there are additional help resources. At the top right of every page of the collection there is a question mark icon and a “Help,” button. Clicking this will open a new window with search tips and suggestions for using CONTENTdm. Please read through this document if you are having difficulties searching or browsing.

Who can I contact with other questions?

Please contact us at with any additional questions, comments or concerns.