Electronic Resources Created and Maintained by APL

Digital Image Collections

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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).

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Fox Valley Memory

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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)

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Historic Photos Index

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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.

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Local Services Directory

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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.

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Obituary Index

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

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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.

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Post-Crescent Index - APL

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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.

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Songbook Index

Index to approximately 600 songbooks owned by the Appleton Public Library. Only song titles are included in the index, but these may be searched by either phrase or keyword. You may also search by the title of the songbook. (See also Badgerlink Songbook Database)

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Songbook Index, Children's

This database is an index to over 150 songbooks owned by the Children's Services Section at the Appleton Public Library. To search for a particular song, use "search for song titles." To search for the title of a particular songbook, use "search for songbooks." This index will help you find a book that contains the words and music to a song, not a recording. On the results page, clicking on the book title will open a new window and connect you to the library catalog to tell you if the book is checked in or out. Please call the Family Readers' Advisory Desk at 832-6187 if you have questions about the Children's Songbook index or need help finding a song.

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Veterans' Grave Registration

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

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