Local History Resources

Local History Room

This room within the Library is set up with print, microfilm and electronic resources documenting the history of Reedsburg and the surrounding area.  All materials in the room are provided for reference use and must be used within the library.  Staff assistance is available for general reference assistance; in-depth reference assistance or assistance in using electronic databases or microfilm machine may require an appointment.  Library staff are not able to conduct reference on behalf of users.

  • Newspapers & Census Information on Microfilm
  • Family Histories
  • City Directories 
  • Reference Volumes
  • Reedsburg Yearbooks in print and ONLINE

Library Archives

The Library Archives are housed in the South Wing of the Carnegie Library Building, part of the City Hall Complex at 134 S Locust St.  The Archives is a closed collection of fragile and/or unique materials documenting the History of Reedsburg and surrounding area.  The collection includes books, pamphlets, newspapers, photographs, postcards and and more.  Materials may be requested for use at the Library (Please allow a minimum of 72 hours for staff to retrieve materials).  

Historic Photographs

  • Recollection Wisconsin ; view all of the Library's photographic collections online.
  • Request Reprints
  • Request Publication Permission

Local Newspapers


Architectural History

Local History Organizations

Our local history is preserved and shared by a number of local organizations and repositories

Local History Projects

Books, papers, short videos and documentaries about Reedsburg shared with the Library by the Local Researchers and Historians who researched and created the content.