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.
- Interactive timeline
- Share your stories
- Video Clips of Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, April 20th
- Celebrating Our History: 175 Years and Still Going Strong!
- "Save the Books!" Was the Cry
- Collecting State Law Library Memories
- WI Court System's Third Branch: 1836-2011: The State Law Library Celebrates 175 Years of Service
- "Please Don't Sit By the Book Shelves…"
- Press Release: Oldest Library in Wisconsin Celebrates 175 Years of Service
- Library Rules, Then and Now
- Keep the Home Fires Burning
- Gilson Glasier: Fifty Years of Faithful Public Service
- History Slideshows, Part 1