Since 1853, Wisconsinites have turned to the Blue Book as the ultimate reference guide on the state of Wisconsin. The 2013-14 edition is now available.
The first edition of the Blue Book was prepared in 1853, under the direction of the speaker of the assembly. Except for a gap in publication between 1853 and 1859, the Blue Book was printed annually from 1859 to 1882 and biennially after 1883. Since 1929, the Blue Book has been prepared by the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB).
Recent editions have contained a feature article on a Wisconsin-specific item of interest. This edition’s feature article is The Wisconsin Historical Society: Collecting, Preserving, and Sharing Stories Since 1846.