- Appleton Firsts - topical list of the first time specific events occurred in Appleton
- Appleton's Founding - learn about the early history and founding of Appleton, 1634 - May 2, 1857.
- Appleton Timeline - timeline of significant events in Appleton
- Appleton's Famous Residents - information about selected, famous Appleton residents
- Edna Ferber - Puliter Prize-winning author
- Harry Houdini - renowned magician and illusionist. See also the Houdini Historical Center, American Memory - Houdini Exhibit (LOC), and America's Story - Harry Houdini.
- Joseph McCarthy - WI senator
- Appleton Speaks - painting of famous Appleton natives seated together
- History of the Appleton Public Library
- Historic Photos Index - find out if some of our local history books at the library have an image for which you are looking.
- Appleton Memory Project (InfoSoup)
Local and Regional History Projects
- Appleton "Official" History (City of Appleton)
- Appleton Police History (Appleton Police Department)
- Infosoup: Local History @ Your Library
- Lawrence University, a Brief History - private university located adjacent to downtown Appleton
- PCBs and the Fox River
- Outagamie County Veterans Memorial
- Outagamie County Books and Printed Sources (Genealogy)
- WIGenWeb - Outagamie County
- Photo Tour of Neenah History
- Neenah Heritage
- Neenah Public Library Genealogy and Local History
- History of Kaukauna - Kaukauna Public Library
- Postcards in the Kaukauna Public Library collection
- Kaukauna Area Historical Society
- Grignon Mansion - Kaukauna, WI
- History of the Town of Grand Chute (FOCOL)
- Paper Industry International Hall of Fame
- Fox Valley Genealogical Society
- WI Electric Reader photos - A cooperative digital imaging project of the University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Project is funded in part by the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Commission with funds from the State of Wisconsin and its contributors.
Local History Organizations
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