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  1. Fox Valley Memory

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    yes

    Digital library of local history. Contains text and images, as well as links to other local history
    resources. (managed by APL and the Outagamie County Historical Society)

    Created by: 
    APL
    Database Funded by: 
  2. Recollection Wisconsin

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    yes

    (Formerly known as "Wisconsin Heritage Online")
    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.

    Created by: 
    Wisconsin Library Services (WiLS)
    Database Funded by: 
  3. InfoSoup Memory Project

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    yes

    The InfoSoup Memory Project is an online effort to provide access to the wealth of historical resources available in OWLSnet member libraries. The InfoSoup Memory Project is still in its early stages and will continue to grow.

    Created by: 
    APL & OWLS
    Database Funded by: 
  4. Post-Crescent Online (Proquest Newspapers)

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    yes

    Full-text content (1999-current) of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.

    Created by: 
    Proquest
    Database Funded by: 
  5. Veterans' Grave Registration

    Information on over 500 Fox River area deceased veterans from the War of 1812 to World War I.

    Created by: 
    APL
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  6. University of WI Digital Collections (images provided by APL)

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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.

    Created by: 
    UW Digital Collections
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  7. Post-Crescent Index - APL

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    yes

    Citations to articles on local events from the The Post-Crescent newspaper, with some entries dating to the 1850s. The Library owns microfilm for most Appleton newspapers going back to 1853.

    Created by: 
    APL
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  8. Platbook Index

    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.

    Created by: 
    APL
    Database Funded by: 
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  9. Obituary Index

    Partial index to obituaries and death notices from Appleton newspapers. This index is a work in progress.

    Created by: 
    APL
    Database Funded by: 
  10. Local Services Directory

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    yes

    Find which City Department to call for certain issues. This database includes all the City of Appleton Departments as well as other selected government agencies and community organizations.

    Created by: 
    APL
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  11. Historic Photos Index

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    yes

    Partial index to photos from books in the Wisconsin Collection, generally scenes from Appleton history. The photos may be viewed in the library or requested as photocopies. Photos are not available online. Other historic photos are in Fox Valley Memory.

    Created by: 
    APL
    Database Funded by: 
  12. Digital Image Collections

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    yes

    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).

    Created by: 
    APL
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