APL Databases: Historic Photos Index


Finding pictures from Appleton's history can be a time consuming task.

Although individual books that cover the history of Appleton may have an index, the process of searching through numerous books, many of which may be checked out at any given time, is a difficult one.

This index has been compiled to provide an easy way to find historic photos in books at the Appleton Public Library.

Search for Photos

Find keywords exact phrase

A 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 for a fee. Photos are not available online. Other historic photos are in the Fox Valley Memory postcard collection.

Search Tips

  • Type a word or words that represent the type of photo you would like to find and click on search.
  • Choose exact phrase for more precise searching.
  • If in doubt, keep your search simple.
  • the, a, and two-letter words will be ignored unless part of an exact phrase search.

Please call the Reference Desk at 832-6173 if you have questions about the Historic Photos Book Index.

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