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Alberg, Mildred Freed, 1917-2002 Title: Mildred Freed Alberg Papers, 1938-1978 (bulk 1953-1978)
Quantity: 8.4 cubic feet (18 archives boxes and 2 flat boxes) and 0.4 cubic feet of photographs (1 archives box)
Call Number: M2004-184
Abstract: Papers of Mildred Alberg Freed (1917-2002), a film and television producer, documenting the involvement of her production company Milberg Enterprises in, among other things, the television series Hallmark Hall of Fame (1955-1959) and Our American Heritage (1960-1962); the individual television dramas Jacob and Joseph (1973) and The Story of David (1976); the theatrical motion picture Hot Millions (MGM, 1968); and the stage play Little Moon of Alban (1961). Materials include contracts, script files and correspondence, production records, news clippings, and photographs. Collaborators include Norman Corwin, James Costigan, Maurice Evans, Ernest Kinoy, and Ira Wallach.
Albers, Sheryl K., 1954- Title: Sheryl K. Albers Papers, 1991-2008 (bulk 2002-2007)
Quantity: 7.6 c.f. (19 archives boxes), 10 photographs, and 1 CD-ROM
Call Number: Mss 1051; PH 6576
Abstract: Papers of Sheryl K. Albers, a Republican Representative who served the 50th District representing Reedsburg in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1991 to 2008. Topics covered include pro-life activism, stem-cell research, property taxes and rights, tax rates, criminal justice, and land use.
Albert, Fritz, 1922-2012 Title: Fritz Albert Papers, 1931, 1939-1999
Quantity: 2.8 cubic feet of papers, 75 films, approximately 20.0 cubic feet of film printing elements, 24 videorecordings, 1 DVD recording, and 12.1 cubic feet of photographs, negatives, and transparencies
Call Number: M76-251; M2001-057; M2005-123; M2010-066; AC 370; AD 733-AD 736; AE 129-AE 130; AE 158-AE 167; AE 216-AE 217; AE 219; CB 993-CB 996; CC 003; CC 216-CC 234; CC 371-CC 376; CC 402-CC 411; CC 420-CC 424; CC 455; DD 718; DD 732; DF 888; DG 002-DG 004; DG 014-DG 015; FH 265; VBA 101-VBA 102; VBB 121; VFA 047-VFA 048; VHA 022; VHB 516-VHB 518; VHB 528-VHB 530; VBC 281-VBC 287; VBC 294; VEA 045; VDA 197
Abstract: Papers and audiovisual material of Fritz Albert, a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and former professor in the Department of Agricultural Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including films, videos, scripts, and photographs. He produced films for the Department of Agricultural Journalism, the UW-Extension, and the Wisconsin Land Tenure Center. His films explored issues of land use policy, rural development, natural resources, the environment, and agriculture and farming in Wisconsin. The collection also includes film and video recordings produced by other staff from the University of Wisconsin. The photographs document land use and agriculture in Wisconsin; and in South America, Gambia, and Indonesia. Lastly, included are correspondence and greeting cards in German and English to Fritz Albert and newspaper clippings and background information.
Albert, Robert C. Title: Robert C. Albert and John Randal McDonald Collection, 1949-1951
Quantity: 3.3 cubic feet (3 oversize folders, 10 rolls, and 1 archives box)
Call Number: PH 6906
Abstract: Records of partners Robert C. Albert, attorney and homebuilder, and John Randal McDonald, architect, located in Racine, Wisconsin. The collection includes original and reproduction drawings, newspaper articles, and client lists. Also includes Christmas cards designed by Edgar Tafel, the architect who designed Albert’s own home on Lighthouse Drive in Racine.
Alberts, John M., 1933- Title: John M. Alberts Papers, 1969-1973
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes) and 1 tape recording
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss ER; Tape 720A; Milwaukee Tape 4
Abstract: Legislative papers of Alberts, a Republican who represented Wisconsin's 84th Assembly District and was minority caucus chairman. Includes correspondence, news releases, printed bills, reference materials, speeches, and other papers relating to Albert's legislative interests, especially the natural resources of the state. The recording is of a debate on the Assembly floor, 1971.
Albertype Co. Title: Albertype Company Photographs, circa 1880s-circa 1950
Quantity: 19.8 cubic feet of negatives (13 archives boxes and 70 negative boxes) and 1.2 cubic feet of photographs, postcards and pamphlets (2 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: PH 6074; (WHi)A6; (WHi)A61; (WHi)A62; PH 6783
Abstract: Primarily original and copy nitrate negatives created by and for the Albertype Company, Brooklyn, New York, circa 1880s-1950, consisting of extensive documentation of resorts, colleges, locally notable buildings, historic sites, museums, and scenic spots in communities across the United States and U.S. territories. Also included are occasional photographs, reference prints, postcards, souvenir prints, and pamphlets.
Albrecht, James E., 1916- Title: James E. Albrecht Papers, 1915-1999
Quantity: .6 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 154
Abstract: Papers of a Washington County doctor involved in several activist causes. The collection documents Dr. James Albrecht's opposition to Medicare/Medicaid, his efforts to reduce alcoholism in Washington County, and his work to form a National Day of Prayer in 1970. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, writings and sermons, and biographies describing Dr. Albrecht's activities. The collection also includes family photographs and a few materials relating to the artwork of Dr. Albrecht's late wife, Marian.
Albricht, George Title: George Albicht Letters to Mrs. Ole Miller During His Service in World War I
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 123
Abstract: Photocopies of letters (1918) sent from George Albicht to his sister, Mrs. Ole Miller, while Albicht served with the National Guard in World War I. Albicht was a member of Company L, 16th Infantry and Company B, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry, and was killed in action on 4 October, 1918.
Alcohol Problems Council of Wisconsin Title: Alcohol Problems Council of Wisconsin Records, 1948-1991
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes), 48 photographs, and 6 negatives
Call Number: Mss 942; PH Mss 942
Abstract: Records of a non-profit corporation established for the purpose of conducting a statewide educational program on alcohol. The organization became incorporated as the Wisconsin Temperance Movement in 1948. The Wisconsin Temperance Movement, the Wisconsin Temperance Federation (previously called the Wisconsin Anti-Saloon League), and the Wisconsin Temperance Education Association merged on January 1, 1952 to create a united temperance front in Wisconsin. The new organizational name changed to United Temperance Movement of Wisconsin and changed again to the Alcohol Problems Council of Wisconsin on April 7, 1966. Office headquarters have been in Milwaukee, Whitewater, and currently in Madison. The records include minutes of the Council's Executive Committee; office correspondence; financial records; newsletters and other publications relating to temperance and alcohol problems; photographs; and assorted files which document public and outreach activities and operations of APCW throughout its history.
Alden, Albert, 1811-1892 Title: Albert Alden Business Papers, 1836-1878
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss CC
Abstract: Correspondence, record books, deeds, indentures, and mortgages of Albert Alden, the first sheriff of Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Also includes an extract with translation of Pierre Sonnerat's 1782 book Voyage aux indes Orientales et a la Chine, and genealogical materials on the Alden and Brewster families, especially James Alden who became an admiral in the Civil War.
Alexander Ahab Arnold, 1833-1915 Title: Alexander Ahab Arnold Papers, 1855-1940
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss M; La Crosse Mss AK; La Crosse Mss BM
Abstract: Papers of a Galesville, Wisconsin, farmer-politician and members of his family: Mary Douglas Arnold, his wife; Gerald C. and Archibald H. Arnold, his sons; and Beulah Arnold Wiley, his daughter. Alexander Arnold's papers consist of brief-entry diaries, correspondence, and financial records pertaining to his law practice in Ohio, his work as a surveyor for the Town of Gale, and his farm and livestock breeding service. There are also detailed records kept as captain of the Thirtieth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Mary Douglas Arnold's files, also consisting of diaries and correspondence, document her involvement in various organizations such as the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and the women's suffrage movement. Gerald D. and Archibald H. files contain miscellaneous papers on the livestock breeding service inherited from their father and on various patents which they held on farm machinery. Beulah Arnold Wiley's papers focus on her education at Rockford College and her career as a teacher.
Alexander Defense Committee Title: Alexander Defense Committee Records, 1962-1971
Quantity: 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 768
Abstract: Records of the Alexander Defense Committee, an international organization (1964-1968) formed to protest apartheid and to support Dr. Neville Alexander and other South African political prisoners. In the collection are correspondence, newsletters, clippings, promotional material for national speaking tours, and files on ADC chapters in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Also present are speeches and writings of I. B. Tabata and Franz J. T. Lee, who toured the United States to raise funds for the group and for the families of the prisoners; papers documenting ADC's role in the deportation case of W. M. Tsotsi; and scattered records of other organizations supporting the ADC such as the American Committee on Africa and Unity Movement of South Africa. Most papers are written in English, but others are in German, French, Dutch, and an African language, possibly Xhosa.
Alexander, Dorothy Dannies Title: Dorothy Dannies Alexander Papers,
Quantity: 1.7 linear ft. (1 archives box and 5 flat boxes) of papers, 0.8 linear ft. (1 archives box, 1 flat box and 2 oversized folders) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 5
Abstract: Papers and photographs of Dorothy Dannies Alexander, who served as an officer and company commander in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II from 1942 to 1944 and was active in the Milwaukee chapter of the WAC Veterans Association. Papers from her service as a WAC officer include correspondence, personnel records, and a 1942 WAC officer training script. Five scrapbooks with numerous newspaper clippings and other memorabilia document her career, life at the military bases at which she served, and the broader world of the WAC. WAC Veterans Association papers include correspondence, convention business and activities documents, and newspaper clippings. Held in Milwaukee, the 1949 and 1965 WAC Veterans Association conventions are particularly well documented, as Alexander was instrumental in the organization of those conventions. The collection also contains a scrapbook and 1972 correspondence of Alice Watson, of Riverside, California, who served under Alexander in the WAC and was also active in the WAC Veterans Association. The correspondence includes reminiscences about the WAC and the scrapbook contains photographs taken at WAC Veterans Association conventions. The photographs in this collection document life at the three posts where Alexander served: Camp Grant (Illinois), Fort Custer (Michigan), and Camp McCoy (Wisconsin). Included are many candid and posed photographs of WAC soldiers at work and recreation, inspection visits by superior officers, and a 1944 WAC field services event in Wausau, Wisconsin. The WAC Veterans Association photographs are mostly posed groups from conventions from the 1940s to 1960s. The collection also includes a small number of personal photographs.
Alexander, Ray A., 1927- Title: Ray A. Alexander Papers, 1972-1988
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 192
Abstract: This collection contains Ray A. Alexander's papers pertaining to his work as executive director of the Afro Urban Institute beginning in 1970. The Afro Urban Institute is a tax exempt, non-profit community development corporation for the Milwaukee black community. The Ray A. Alexander Papers consist of documents pertaining to various businesses and programs that the Afro Urban Institute helped establish. This collection includes donor solicitations; publications, including Business Insight and the Tal-N-Art Consortium, Inc. Times newsletters; correspondence; meeting minutes; and program evaluations referring to projects such as the Cheops Construction Company, Apex Cab Company, the Economic Development Center, the Northside Community Design Center, and the Career Opportunities Preparation program, aimed towards junior high school students to encourage education and future business operation and participation. This collection highlights some of the Afro Urban Institute's earlier work and illustrates the tenacity and dedication which Alexander and the Afro Urban Institute needed to conduct business during the 1970s.
Algoma Community Health Association Title: Algoma Community Health Association Records, 1931-1956
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 154
Abstract: Records of a private community agency organized to promote public health, focusing particularly though not exclusively on school children, through preventive medicine and education programs. Some of the agency's activities included dental surveys; skin-testing and x-raying for tuberculosis; vaccination and immunization clinics; and well-baby clinics. The collection consists of administrative records, correspondence, and reports, including the group's constitution; minutes of Board of Directors meetings and annual public meetings; notes for Board of Directors meetings; general correspondence as well as correspondence with the State Board of Health and the Wisconsin Anti-Tuberculosis Association, particularly concerning the annual Christmas Seals campaign; reports from immunization clinics and from the public health nurses, and reports to the Algoma City Council. The nurses' reports are bound in a volume that also contains minor financial records, such as cash disbursements.
Algoma Hardwoods, Inc. (Algoma, Wis.) Title: Algoma Hardwoods, Inc., Records, 1892-1974
Quantity: 20.0 c.f. (33 archives boxes, 5 record center cartons, and 8 flat boxes)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 57
Abstract: Ownership and management records of an Algoma hardwood plywood manufacturing firm. The firm has undergone several mergers and name changes since its organization as the Ahnapee Veneer and Seating Company in 1892: Algoma Panel Company (1916); Algoma Plywood and Veneer Company (1931); Algoma Division, United States Plywood (1940); Algoma Division, United States Plywood-Champion Papers, Inc. (1967); Algoma Hardwoods, Inc. (1977). The records document most aspects of the company's operations, with the exception of the activities of the board of directors, including correspondence and legal documents relating to stockholders and mergers; general management correspondence; financial records including general, sales, production, and employees accounts covering all aspects of the company's operations; correspondence and legal documents regarding legal cases; correspondence, legal documents, and deeds of real estate owned by the company; and correspondence, working papers, and income tax returns for federal and state taxes. Following the close of the plant in 1976 by U.S. Plywood-Champion Papers, Inc., local citizens purchased the plant and reopened it in March 1977.
Algoma (Winnebago County, Wis. : Town). Board of Supervisors Title: Algoma (Winnebago County, Wis. : Town). Board of Supervisors: Proceedings, 1868-1981
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (9 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 123
Abstract: Nine volumes, each including proceedings of the town board of supervisors, register of officials, oaths of office, register of orders drawn against the town treasury, chattel mortgages, and descriptions of school district boundaries. Some volumes include newspaper clippings on events pertaining to the town government. Volume 5 also contains highway records, 1868-1877.
Allen, Donna Title: Donna Allen Papers, 1960-1987
Quantity: 4.9 c.f.
Call Number: M92-226; M95-274; M2000-028
Abstract: Papers of peace and civil liberties activist Donna Allen, who began her activism with Women Strike for Peace (WSP) in the 1950s. The collection documents her involvement with many groups, most notably Women Strike for Peace and National Conference for New Politics, of which she was a member of the executive board. Also reflected in the papers is Allen's heavy involvement in the anti-Vietnam War movement, especially with Women Strike for Peace and the Washington Mobilization Committee. Additionally, the collection includes the anti-Vietnam War files of fellow activist Margaret Russell (Women Strike for Peace).
Allen, Dwight S., 1843- Title: Dwight S. Allen Papers, 1862-1865
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Whitewater Mss C
Abstract: Civil War short entry diaries, documents, and seven letters of Corporal Allen, Co. C, 22nd Wisconsin Infantry, describing army life and maneuvers, railroad guard duty, his capture, the siege of Atlanta, and convalescence at Savannah, Georgia.
Allen, George, 1820-1899 Title: George Allen Diaries, 1874-1900
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 786; Stevens Point Micro 14
Abstract: Short entry diary recording Allen's daily activities as a farmer in Waupaca County, Wisconsin, 1874-1880, and as a Waupaca resident, 1880-1899, including notation of farm work, the weather, and visitors.
Allen, Gideon Winan, 1825-1912 Title: Gideon Winan Allen Papers, 1862-1867, 1872
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 15
Abstract: Correspondence of Gideon Winan Allen, who during the Civil War years was a student at the universities of Wisconsin and Michigan and was later a lawyer in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The letters, primarily between Allen and his wife, Annie M. Cox, reflect the viewpoint of a northern Democrat, a Copperhead, concerning politics, military events, Negroes, and the draft. The 1872 letters were written during a trip to the South and are an appraisal of post-war conditions in rural and urban areas and describe an unfavorable reception for a northern lawyer.
Allen, Leonard Title: Leonard Allen Papers, 1940-1981
Quantity: 4.2 c.f. (10 archives boxes and 1 card file box)
Call Number: MCHC82-050
Abstract: Papers of Leonard Allen, a television news executive for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), who later served as a consultant to the Commission on the Operation of the Senate working on issues related to televising Senate proceedings and became managing director of the Radio-Television News Directors Association. The papers document Allen's work at NBC, including information from government sources concerning allowable coverage and NBC's cooperation with other news organizations.
Allen, Pamela P., 1943- Title: Pamela P. Allen Papers, 1964, 1967-1980
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes), 2 tape recordings, and 3 photographs (1 folder); plus additions of 2.0 c.f.
Call Number: Mss 327; Audio 542A; PH 6486
Abstract: Papers of a feminist writer and lecturer active in a number of radical women's liberation groups, who changed her name from Pamela Allen to Chude Pamela Allen. The collection contains correspondence, writings, tape recordings of a 1971 Chico State College Teach-in, and subject files on a number of groups in which Allen participated. The correspondence includes discussion of the Jeannette Rankin Brigade, the Bridal Fair action of 1969 (and 3 related photographs), a Miss America Pageant demonstration, International Women's Day, and Sudsofloppen, a small feminist group in San Francisco. Also included are materials related to Allen's civil rights work in Mississippi in 1964 and her work with the Women's Alliance to Gain Equality (W.A.G.E.).
Allen, Robert Sharon, 1900-1981 Title: Robert Sharon Allen Papers, 1917-1980 (bulk 1932-1980)
Quantity: 25.4 c.f. (21 record center cartons, 8 archives boxes, 2 card boxes, and 1 flat box), 1.0 c.f. of photographs (1 archives box and 1 flat box), and 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 15AF; PH 6627; Micro 2105
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1932-1980, of Robert S. Allen, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism best known for his association with Drew Pearson, 1932-1942, in the nationally-syndicated column, “Washington Merry-Go-Round,” and for his own column, “Inside Washington,” published from 1949 to 1977. The collection includes mimeographed releases of his columns, microfilmed news stories written for the Philadelphia Record (1936-1942), a treatment for a film biography of General George S. Patton with whom Allen had served during World War II, freelance articles, radio scripts, and other writings. Several folders concern Allen's book, Lucky Forward, about the Third Army and the plagiarism suit he brought against Patton biographer Ladislas Farago. An extensive reporter's journal, 1941-1977, documents private conversations and interviews with the nation's leading political figures, 1941-1942 and 1949-1972. The photographs document both Allen's military and journalism careers.
Allen, William F. (William Francis), 1830-1889 Title: William F. Allen Family Papers, 1775-1950 (bulk 1838-1923)
Quantity: 3.6 cubic feet (9 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm), and 26 photographs; plus additions of 609 photographs (4 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Mss 384; Micro 33; PH Mss 384; PH 76; M70-189
Abstract: Papers, primarily 1838-1923, of the William F. Allen family, a nineteenth-century academic family. The collection contains journals, correspondence, and writings. Papers are mainly of William Francis Allen and his second wife Margaret Andrews Allen, as well as some papers of their children, Katherine, Andrews, William Ware, and Philip Loring. The writings of William Francis document his personal life including a trip to Europe (1854-1856); and his professional career as a Freedmen's teacher in St. Helena Island, South Carolina, including several Negro spirituals and a couple of photographs (1863-1864); as an agent for the Sanitary Commission in Arkansas (1864-1865); and as professor of ancient languages at Antioch College (1865) and then of history and ancient languages at the University of Wisconsin (1867-1889). Margaret's papers include articles for and about children, and correspondence. The family papers also include genealogical information on the Allens, the Clarkes, and the Wares, as well as carte-de-visite portraits of family members.
Allis Chalmers Credit Corporation Title: Allis Chalmers Credit Corporation Records, 1957-1987
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (6 record center cartons, 1 flat box, and 1 tube)
Call Number: M90-093
Abstract: Records of Allis Chalmers Credit Corporation, a Wisconsin company that provided buyers of industrial and farm equipment made by Allis Chalmers with a corporate financing option, documenting its operations; including annual financial reports, correspondence, subject files, and marketing and sales information.
Allis, Louis, 1866-1950 Title: Louis Allis Papers, 1843-1950
Quantity: 11 reels of microfilm (35mm), 318 negatives, and 32 copy negatives
Call Number: Milwaukee Micro 71; Micro 2036; PH Milwaukee Micro 71
Abstract: Personal papers, mainly 1883-1938, of a member of a prominent Milwaukee family and president of the Louis Allis Company. The collection consists almost entirely of outgoing personal letters, although occasional items relate to financial investments, real estate management, and oversight of the Mechanical Appliance Co. (the forerunner of the Louis Allis Company). Only scattered letters relate to the E.P. Allis Co. or to Allis family interests in its successor company, the Allis-Chalmers Company. A large portion of the personal correspondence concerns Allis' first wife Carol Yates (from whom he was divorced in 1907); the rearing and education of their son, Edward P. Allis III; the management of the Louis Allis home; golf and other recreational activities; the beginning of the Milwaukee Country Club; the purchase and maintenance of automobiles; and the lives of other members of the Allis and Yates families. Six scrapbooks document the family's interest in golf, with scattered items relating to the E. P. Allis and Louis Allis companies, and the extended family. All of this material is available only on microfilm. Also on microfilm but partially copied photographically is an album of interior views of the E.P. Allis Co. factory, 1894. The collection also includes negatives selected from Allis' work as an amateur photographer which are not on microfilm and available only in Madison.
Alpha Kappa Sorority (Superior, Wis.) Title: Alpha Kappa Sorority (Superior, Wis.) Records, 1919-1975
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (1 archives box, 1 file card box, 1 flat box)
Call Number: Superior Mss AE
Abstract: Records of the Alpha Kappa Sorority at Superior State Normal School (Wis.) and the Alpha Kappa Alumnae, including minute books of the sorority and the alumnae; scrapbooks containing alumnae yearbooks, programs, and clippings concerning activities of both groups and individual members; newsletters; and a card file of member information. Originally called the Comet Club of the Superior State Normal School, the name of the group was changed in April 1923 to the Alpha Kappa Society of the Superior State Normal School, then later to Alpha Kappa Sorority.
Alpha Kappa Tau (Milwaukee State Teachers College) Title: Alpha Kappa Tau Records, 1935-1939
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 181
Abstract: Papers and photographs from Alpha Kappa Tau, a social fraternity of the Milwaukee State Teachers College, from 1935 to 1939. The papers document activities and sports in which fraternity members participated; the photographs document members, friends, and fraternity rush activities.
Alpha Tau Delta. Alpha Gamma Chapter (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) Title: Alpha Tau Delta, Alpha Gamma Chapter Records, 1960-1988
Quantity: 1.2 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Archival Collection 102
Abstract: Records of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's student chapter of Alpha Tau Delta, a national fraternity for professional nurses. The collection contains records of the local chapter as well as some national organization materials. The collection includes general information about the organization, constitutions and by-laws, handbooks, pledging and initiation materials, hymns, membership lists, minutes, correspondence, chapter reports and financial information, as well as scrapbooks and memorabilia. Also included are letters and reports from the national president as well as selected issues of the organization's official publication.
Alternative Directions, Inc. (Whitewater, Wis.) Title: Alternative Directions, Inc. Records, 1973-1992
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: M93-200
Abstract: Records of Alternative Directions, Inc., a non-profit organization established in 1973 by a group of women from Whitewater and Janesville, Wisconsin. Authorized to sponsor charitable, literary, and educational activities, the three main programs of the organization were: (1) Meadowlark School, an alternative K-4 school established and run by parents who had gifted/creative or problem children; (2) Happy House Nursery School established in Whitewater in the mid-1970s; and (3) a Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) program for public art. The collection documents administrative activities, financial responsibilities, fundraising and grant activities of the parent organization in administering its programs, the level and kind of parental involvement, and the teachers’ roles at the schools.
Alternative Press Centre Title: Alternative Press Centre Records, 1969-2008
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes); plus additions of 2.5 c.f. and 44 photographs
Call Number: U.S. Mss 131AF; M86-096; M86-527; M2013-183
Abstract: Records of a non-profit collective that produced the Alternative Press Index. Alphabetically arranged correspondence, which comprises the bulk of the collection, documents the center's editorial activities and its financial difficulties. A small miscellaneous file includes an advertising brochure, financial reports, a brief history, sample indexing sheets, a list of periodicals indexed, and a newsletter.
Altman, Robert, 1925-2006 Title: Robert Altman Papers, 1969-1972
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 135AN
Abstract: Papers of Robert Altman, a well-known writer, producer, and director of motion pictures, consisting of files on five films released from 1970 to 1973: Brewster McCloud (MGM, 1970), Images (Columbia, 1972), The Long Goodbye (United Artists, 1973), McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Warner Brothers, 1971), and M*A*S*H (20th Century-Fox, 1970). Present in varying quantities for these films are scripts, correspondence, production schedules and reports, and promotional material. One folder of general correspondence concerns script ideas and speaking engagements.
Altmeyer, Arthur Joseph, 1891-1972 Title: Arthur J. Altmeyer Papers, 1904-1973
Quantity: 16.6 c.f. (36 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Wis Mss WP; Mss 400
Abstract: Papers of Arthur J. Altmeyer who as member and chairman of the Social Security Board and as Commissioner of Social Security guided the development of the federal social security program from 1935 to 1953. In addition he served as a member of the executive committee of the National Youth Administration (NYA), 1935; member of the Interdepartmental Committee to Coordinate Health and Welfare Activities, 1935-1940; member of the War Manpower Commission, 1942-1945; and United States delegate to several international conferences and organizations. The papers primarily relate to Altmeyer's work in the federal government and his later consulting work, with the major portions pertaining to his administration of the Social Security Act. Correspondence, memoranda, and reports chiefly concern the National Recovery Administration, 1933-1934; the National Health Conference, 1938; the United States Employment Service, 1939-1949; unemployment compensation, 1940-1949; public assistance, 1938-1953; and old-age and survivors' insurance (OASI), 1937-1953. Among Altmeyer's correspondents were Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, several presidential assistants, Federal Security Administration heads Paul V. McNutt, Oscar Ewing, and Oveta Culp Hobby, and University of Wisconsin economist Edwin E. Witte, as well as Robert Ball, Wilbur J. Cohen, and Isidore S. Falk. Files of Altmeyer's speeches, press releases, and articles; personal correspondence files of Altmeyer and his wife, Ethel May Thomas; and reference files on national health insurance, pension plans, welfare, and social security are also included in the collection.
Alvarez Cuauhtémoc, Juan Title: Juan Alvarez Cuauhtémoc Photographic Collection of El Movimiento in Milwaukee's Latino Community, 1968-1971
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box ) 1 oversize folder
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 222
Abstract: Collection consists of thirty-six photographs documenting the Latino civil rights movement in Milwaukee from the late 1960s through the 1970s. The photos document several aspects of El Movimiento ("The Movement" in English) including rallies, hearings, artworks, the Brown Berets, key individuals (including Cesar Chavez and Father Groppi), and public demonstrations in both Milwaukee and Madison. The photos were intended for use in the political community newspaper La Guardia, and were given to Juan Alvarez by Charlie Quesada (former editor of La Guardia) in the mid 1970s. Most of the photographs were taken by Chuck Miller. Collection also includes the October 1969, issue of La Guardia and three newspaper clippings from Soul City Times showing 1970 welfare demonstrations.

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