Wauwatosa Public Library Special Collections

Local History File

Collection of primary and secondary source material on Wauwatosa history.

On Microfilm – Newspapers:

Wauwatosa News – March 18, 1899 – April 1, 1948

Wauwatosa Times – August 29, 1940 – October 24, 1947

Wauwatosa News -Times – April 8, 1948 – March 30, 2007

Wauwatosa Now – April 5, 2007 – August 24, 2017

West Now – August 30, 2017 – Present

CITY DIRECTORIES:

Wauwatosa:

Wright 1926 – 1983 (various years)

Polk 1984 – 1994 (missing 1990)

Milwaukee Directories:

Wright 1927 – 1982 (various years)

Polk 1983 – Present

Bresser’s 1988 – 2006

Metropolitan Milwaukee Cross-Index Directory

YEARBOOKS:

We have Wauwatosa High School Yearbooks from 1924 – 1961. (Missing 1929)

We have Wauwatosa East (Cardinals) from 1962 – 2019 (Missing 1978 – 1983, 1988, 2001)

We have Wauwatosa West (Olympians) from 1962 – 2019 (Missing 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1981, 1983-1985, 1990, 2003)

Wauwatosa Middle School (formerly Hawthorne School) – (Oriole) – 1928, 1929 & 1930.

Wisconsin Collection

Collection of books related to Wisconsin history, description and travel

As a designated depository library through the Wisconsin Document Depository Program, you have access to:

Wisconsin Digital Archives

Business Center

Collection of business materials supporting the needs of the Wauwatosa business community.

Art Print Gallery

Collection of framed art prints available for check-out

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