The Wisconsin Maritime Museum research collection is considered one of the finest on the Great Lakes. In addition to an extensive collection of photographs, blueprints and ship’s plans, maps and charts, ship’s logs, books and periodicals, the more than 300 linear feet of manuscript materials held in the Library & Archives contain a wealth of primary source documents, records and personal papers.
The manuscript collections include records and memorabilia of important Great Lakes shipping and transportation companies, personal papers and diaries of sailors, captains and submariners, and information on a wide variety of vessels.
The Wisconsin Maritime Museum also maintains vertical subject files on an even broader range of maritime subjects. Please contact the Museum for further information regarding additional research resources that may be available.