The Museum houses over 750,000 photographs and negatives, which are available for use by the public. Reproductions can be made for business display, research tools, gifts, or other personal uses. There are also four million feet of news film and home movies. These historic images are one of the Neville Public Museum's strongest assets. Photos reflect local lives and businesses, as well as how national events affected our community.
A portion of this collection are negatives taken for the Green Bay Press-Gazette from the late 1940s to the early 1980s. The collection also includes over 100,000 prints and cased images. There are also special collections of works by local photographers, like Otto Stiller.
Using This Collection
Private individuals, researchers, educators, businesses, media, and non-profit groups can use this collection. The Museum’s staff provides personal assistance in locating and reproducing work from the collection, most of which can be done remotely. Please fill out the form below to start this process. If we cannot help you remotely, appointments to view the Photography Collection onsite will be made accordingly. Photo order requests are handled on a first come, first served basis. It could take 3 to 4 weeks for a staff person to contact you about your request.
Photo ReproductionsFor personal use, you can view and order hundreds of our Historic Photography images online. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can use the site to send a message or fill out the form below. We will upload available images in response to your request.
Commercial Photo SalesYour commercial purchase provides financial support for the Neville Public Museum's Digital Initiative. The purpose of the Digital Initiative is to make historical images available to the public. Your support allows us to bridge communities by sharing this historic photograph archive with others, while preserving them for future generations.
To find out more about licensing an image for publication, exhibit, or other uses related to your business or project, you may fill out the form below or call (920) 448-7846 or email Marin, Digitization and Research Technician. Photo order requests are handled on a first come, first served basis. It could take 3 to 4 weeks for a staff person to contact you about your request.