County (Wisconsin) Historical Society Photo Collection
The Portage County
Historical Society Photo Collection consists of several thousand images of the people,
places and activities of Stevens Point and Portage County from the 1880's to the present.
The Web exhibit currently displays over 200 of the images, searchable by subject
and description. The site is best viewed at 800 x 600 resolution or higher.
includes original and copy prints, original and copy film negatives, historic postcards
and glass plate negatives.
The Portage County
Historical Society was established in 1951, and the Photo Collection is housed in the Archives of the University
of Wisconsin - Stevens Point University Library.
The Web Exhibit of
the Portage County Historical Society Photo Collection is a cooperative project of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point University Library
and Archives, and the Portage County Historical Society in celebration of the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial.
Our thanks to:
City of Stevens Point Historic Preservation/Design Review Commission,
which initiated and financed the
digitizing of the images.
Sesquicentennial Commission of the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial,
for granting permission to use their Seal and trademark title.
a student from the UWSP's partnership program with the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg,
Germany, who implemented the database.
the Library's Senior Information Processing Consultant, who prepared the images for
Director of the University Library, who designed the interface and exhibit graphics.
William G. Paul,
University Archivist from 1975-1999, who prepared this page and assisted with the image descriptions and
Professor Emeritus of Communications Disorders and member of the Portage County Historical
Society, who gathered the photos for a CD-ROM edition of the Collection, and who assisted
with image descriptions.
Tim Siebert, President of the Portage County Historical
Society, who granted the permissions necessary
to publish the collection on the Web.
Fredrick, a Computer and Information Science 499 student, whose independent project
launched the exhibit.
background photo, looking North on Division Street, is the present location of one of
Stevens Point's most popular ice cream spots, Belts' Soft Serv. The photo is not
comments to Ruth Wachter-Nelson, University Archivist, at
UWSP Library Web
June 12, 2002