Ozaukee County Local History Collection

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The Ozaukee County Local History Collection provides a window into the history and development of Ozaukee County. Whether published over 100 years ago or more recently, the selected material is focused on the history of the area, often stems from personal and civic efforts to document and promote local communities, and offers a broad range of topics. Topics include personal reminiscences of growing up in Ozaukee County, reflections of local residents who served during wartime, histories of various local communities, and histories of public services and groups in those communities, including fire departments and a woman’s club. Some of the titles date as far back as 1835, with a significant amount covering the 19th century through the first half of the 20th century. Our goal is to preserve rare material, make the content as a whole more accessible to anyone through 24/7 electronic access, and generally encourage interest and pride in our local communities.

This collection is a collaborative project completed by the UWDCC in cooperation with the following libraries:

Frank L. Weyenberg Library of Mequon-Thiensville
Lakeview Community Library, Random Lake
U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Public Library, Grafton
W.J. Niederkorn Library, Port Washington



This project was funded, in part, through a 2011 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant. The grant provided financial support to digitize and make available online local library resources. For more information about LSTA grants in Wisconsin, contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Division for Libraries and Technology or visit the LSTA grant Web site at https://dpi.wi.gov/pld/lsta.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.