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Celebrating 175 Years of Service: 1836-2011

The federal legislation that established the territorial government of Wisconsin contained a short, but significant provision that appropriated five thousand dollars to be expended on the purchase of a library for the accommodation of the legislative assembly and the supreme court. The territorial act was approved April 20, 1836 – giving the State Law Library not only the basis for its existence but also reason to celebrate its 175th anniversary in 2011.

The staff of the State Law Library is very proud and excited to celebrate this special milestone, and so will be offering a variety of special activities and events throughout the year. Please join us in celebrating our past as we continue to maintain our collections and explore new ways to serve you.


Last Updated: December 6, 2012 | Up to Top
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