Judith A. Simonsen Research Library


Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm

All other times by reservation only.

Reservations can be made by calling (414) 774-8672 during office hours, Monday through Thursday,9am-3pm.

**The library will be closed beginning Wednesday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and through the month of December. Regular library hours will resume on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.
Research requests submitted during this time will be addressed after January 6.

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Researchers must be 12 or older

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Want to find out more about Wauwatosa’s history?
Want to discover the history of your own home or family?

The Wauwatosa Historical Society's Judith A. Simonsen Research Library contains historical photographs and documents from Wauwatosa families, schools, churches and businesses.

For research inquiries, email jasrl@wauwatosahistoricalsociety.org.
Please provide as much detail as possible, including dates, address or location, and full names (indicate birth or married names).
Research volunteers are in the library on Wednesdays, and will reply to inquiries as soon as possible.

The Judith A. Simonsen Research Library is maintained by donations only. Your donations help to ensure the continued availability of these resources. Pay online at www.wauwatosahistoricalsociety.org or with cash or check.

Reproductions of historic photos are available for purchase. Photocopies or scans of materials are available for additional fees.
Please contact us for more details.


The Judith A. Simonsen Research Library is located on the second floor of the  Kneeland-Walker House (7406 Hillcrest Drive, Wauwatosa).

The Kneeland-Walker House is not handicapped accessible.

Interested in Donating Materials?

Please go to our web page for view a brief overview of donation requirements, or contact the WHS for more information.

In what year did the Wauwatosa High School homecoming parade feature the "Beet Cudy?" sign?


This homecoming parade was photographed in 1948 with typical student-decorated floats. The parade is proceeding to the south with the high school in the background. Unfortunately, the Wauwatosa team lost to Cudahy High School, 19-34.


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