Charles A., Elizabeth, and Charles E. Kading Papers, 1893-1976

Contents List

Container Title
Wis Mss SN
Part 1 (Wis Mss SN): Originial Collection, 1854-1936
Physical Description: 5.8 cubic feet (14 archives boxes and 1 flat box) 
Scope and Content Note: Reports and notices document his chairing of the State Council of Defense in World War I. Many letters from Herbert Hoover relate to Swenson's duties as U.S. food administrator for Wisconsin and food administrator for northern Europe after the war, and his activity in the Hoover-for-President campaign in 1928; see Appendix A for a list of Hoover's letters by date. Also included is a large group of letters concerning the Norwegian America Line and the Norwegian-American Historical Association. Other correspondence relating to Swenson's duties as a University regent includes letters from John R. Commons, Richard T. Ely, William D. Hoard, and Charles R. Van Hise. State political figures who corresponded with Swenson included Merlin Hull, Robert M. La Follette, Philip F. La Follette, Solomon Levitan, Irvine L. Lenroot, Walter J. Kohler, Francis McGovern, Emanuel L. Philipp, and John C. Spooner. Other papers concern his participation in the management of several companies, notably the Wisconsin River Power Company and the Southern Wisconsin Power Company.
Correspondence
Box   1
1881-1898
Box   1
1899 January-November
Box   1
1899 December-1900 April
Box   1
1900 May-1901 August
Box   2
1901 September-1992 May
Box   2
1902 June-December
Box   2
1903 January-June
Box   2
1903 July-1904 January 14
Box   3
1904 January 15-July
Box   3
1904 August-1906 September
Box   3
1905 October-1906 December
Box   3
1907 January-July
Box   4
1907 August-1909 April
Box   4
1909 May-1910 August
Box   4
1910 September-1911 December
Box   4
1912 January-December
Box   4
1913 January-1914 December
Box   4
1915 January-December
Box   5
1916 January-December
Box   5
1917 January-June 15
Box   5
1917 June 16-September
Box   5
1917 October-circa 1917
Box   6
circa 1917 (continued)
Box   6
1918 January-May
Box   6
1918 June-December
Box   6
1919 January-June
Box   6
1919 July-December
Box   7
1919 October-December
Box   7
1920 January-March
Box   7
1920 April-August
Box   7
1920 September-December
Box   7
1921 January-December
Box   8
1922 January-December
Box   8
1923 January-December
Box   8
1924 January-September
Box   8
1924 October-1925 September
Box   8
1925 October-1926 December
Box   9
1927 January-December
Box   9
1928 January-June
Box   9
1928 July-November
Box   9
1928 December-1929 April
Box   9
1929 May-December
Box   10
1930 January-March
Box   10
1930 April-July
Box   10
1930 August-December
Box   10
1931 January-June
Box   10
1931 July-December
Box   11
1932 January-February
Box   11
1932 March-August
Box   11
1932 September-December
Box   11
1933 January-June
Box   11
1933 July-December
Box   11
1934 January-April 12
Box   12
1934 April 13-August
Box   12
1934 September-1935 January
Box   12
1935 February-June
Box   12
1935 July-December
Box   12
1936
Box   12
undated
Box   12
Newspaper clippings
Letter press books
Box   13
Volume 1
1894 October-1899 November
Box   13
Volume 2
1899 November-1900 February
Box   13
Volume 3
1900 September-1906 May
Box   13
Volume 4
1902 May-1902 June
Box   14
Volume   5
Personal financial records, 1899-circa 1906
Box   14
Volume   6
Journal and cash book, 1903-1905
Construction proposals
Box   14
Volume   8
Southern Wisconsin Power Company
Box   14
Volume   9
Wisconsin River Power Company
Box   15
Volume   7
Scrapbook, 1919 February 3-July 17
PH 2262, PH 2271
Part 2 (PH 2262, PH 2271): Additions, 1919
Physical Description: 9 photographs 
Scope and Content Note: Photograph additions are in two parts. PH 2262 includes images related to massacres and atrocities in Finland, primarily images of corpses, circa 1919. PH 2271 includes images of steamships unloading food in Finland, 1919, stockpiling the food, and officials of the U.S. Federal Food Administration mission to Northern Europe.
M65-369
Part 3 (M65-369): Additions, 1894-1928
Physical Description: 0.4 cubic feet 
Scope and Content Note: Additions include correspondence from Swenson to family members, particularly Mrs. Swenson, 1894-1928; Food Administration for Wisconsin correspondence and documents, 1918-1919; and clippings, telegraph, and deposition.
Box   1
Family correspondence, 1894-1928
Box   1
Food Administration for Wisconsin correspondence and miscellaneous, 1918-1919
Box   1
Clippings, telegraph, and deposition