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The Kvamme Local History Collection

The Kvamme Local History Collection provides both written and audiovisual materials relating to the Stoughton area and its residents. This collection serves as a useful resource for research into genealogy, Norwegian culture and the history of the city and its surroundings.

The Kvamme Local History Collection was founded in May 1984 by Lois Kvamme as a memorial to her husband, Torstein O. Kvamme. Mr. Kvamme was a former principal, band and history teacher at the local high school. Through gifts and donations, the collection has continued to grow over the years.
The Kvamme Collection is a free, self-service resource for the public. Adult Services Staff are available to provide an overview of the collection and basic assistance to patrons during normal library hours. Inquiries by mail, phone and email are welcome. Copying and mailing charges will apply. A microflim reader-printer is a available in the Kvamme area and self-service copy machine is located on the 1st floor of the library.
  • Stoughton newspaper from 1876 – present (microfilm)
  • Plat maps
  • City directories
  • Phone books
  • Birth, death, marriage index to Stoughton newspaper
  • Vertical files that include:
            Stoughton history



The Kvamme Local history Collection welcomes your donations.

The Kvamme Collection follows the Stoughton Public Library’s Collection Development and Gift Policies and donations of materials will be accepted based on the content and quality of the materials, available space and the need. If you would like to make a donation of materials, please contact the Director. All monetary gifts are tax deductible.


Contact information for genealogy and local history requests :

Email: click here

Phone: 608-873-6281

Address:  Stoughton Public Library
                  Attention: Adult Services Staff
                  304 S. Fourth St.
                  Stoughton, WI 53589


The Stoughton Public Library is a member of the South Central Library System.
This page was updated February 17, 2014