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  1. Ryan's History of Outagamie County - the original project for Fox Valley memory was the creation of a digital version of the major local history resource The History of Outagamie County Wisconsin, by Thomas Ryan. This is available now in both a PDF version and a text version.
  2. League of Women Voters of Appleton Archive - In the May 2003 League of Women Voters bulletin, an article appeared, calling for League members to clean out their basements, closets, attics, etc., and donate any old League materials that they might have stored away to a permanent archival collection that would be established at the Appleton Public Library "in the next six months." League members worked hard over the next few years to organize the records that were collected, and to have them digitized.
  3. UW-Madison Libraries Digital Collections: Appleton Public Library Local History includes several books that were digitized in both 2005 and 2006 through LSTA grants (Library Services and Technology Act) awarded to the Appleton Public Library.  Selected local history resources includes four historical Outagamie County plat maps, five city directories from the late 1800s, two historic building surveys and two compilations of early pioneer biographies. There are also two historical overviews, one from Appleton's 75th Anniversary celebration in 1932, and one marking the 100 year period of 1857 - 1957. (This online collection is part of the State of Wisconsin Collection at the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections)

    1. The Appleton review. Appleton's 75th anniversary celebration and George Washington bicentennial, 1857-1932 ([date unknown])
    2. Atlas of Outagamie County, Wisconsin (1942)
    3. City of Appleton 1989 historic sites inventory (1989)
    4. Commemorative biographical record of the Fox River Valley counties of Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families (1895)
    5. Connelly, Robert M. -- Atlas of Outagamie County, Wisconsin. 1942 (1942) -- Land ownership maps for Outagamie County, Wisconsin, in 1942.
    6. Foote, C. M. 1849-1899. (Charles M.); Brown, Walter S. -- Plat book of Outagamie County, Wisconsin (1889) -- Land ownership maps for Outagamie County in 1889.
    7. Geo. A. Ogle and Co. -- Standard atlas of Outagamie County, Wisconsin : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county. Map of the state, United States, and world. Patrons directory, reference business directory, and departments devoted to general information. Analysis of the system of the U.S. Land Surveys, digest of the system of civil government, etc. etc. (1917) -- Land ownership maps for Outagamie County in the year 1917.
    8. Historic building survey, Appleton, WI (1978)
    9. Morrow and Gillett -- Morrow and Gillett's Appleton city directory, for 1889-90. Comprising an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified list of all trades, professions and pursuits; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers; the public and private schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, societies, etc., etc. (1889-1890)
    10. Our first 100 years, 1857-1957 ([1957])
    11. Outagamie County (Wis.) State Centennial Committee -- Land of the fox, saga of Outagamie County ([1949])
    12. Pioneers' Association (Outagamie County, Wis.) -- Record of the pioneers of Outagamie County, Wisconsin : also an appendix containing the minutes and records of the Pioneer Association since our annual meeting of 1895 (1898) -- Biographical sketches and photos of many residents of settlements in Outagamie County in 1895.
    13. Plat Book of Outagamie County, Wisconsin (1889) (Name Index)
    14. Plat Book of Outagamie County, Wisconsin (1900) (Name Index)
    15. Record of the Pioneers of Outagamie County, Wisconsin (1898)
    16. Standard Atlas of Outagamie County, Wisconsin: including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county (1917)
    17. Wright's Directory Company [1887-8] -- Wright's directory of Appleton for 1887-8 comprising an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified list of all trades, professions and pursuits; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers; the public and private schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, societies, etc., etc. (1887-1888)
    18. Wright's Directory Company [1891-92] -- Wright's directory of Appleton for 1891-92 comprising an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified list of all trades, professions and pursuits; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers, schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, societies, etc. (1891-1892)
    19. Wright's Directory Company [1893-94] -- Wright's directory of Appleton for 1893-94 comprising an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified list of all trades, professions and pursuits; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers, schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, societies, etc. (1893-1894)
    20. Wright's Directory Company [1925] -- Wright's Appleton city directory 1925. Containing an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens of Appleton, a miscellaneous directory of city, county and village officers, banks, buildings, churches, colleges, schools, secret and benevolent, trade and social organizations, etc. Also improved street and avenue guide, and householders' directory of Appleton, a "buyers' guide" and a complete classified business directory (1925). In 1925, streets were renumbered in Appleton; this directory contains the old and new numbers to aid you in tracing addresses.
    21. W. W. Hixson and Co. -- Plat Book of Outagamie County, Wisconsin (1900/1981?) -- Land ownership maps for Outagamie County. No specific date is given, but it is estimated to be around 1910.