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Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America Title: Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America Records, 1889-1959
Quantity: 29 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 421
Abstract: Records of the Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America including the constitution and general laws of the union, 1892-1957; reports of the president and general executive board, 1889-1959; annual convention scrapbooks, 1905, 1909, 1911, 1913; and lists of wages of motormen and conductors, 1916-1939.
Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America. Local 456 (Madison, Wis.) Title: Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America. Local 456: Records, 1907-1967
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (8 archives boxes and 1 flat box) and 1 photograph
Call Number: Mss 707; PH 6560
Abstract: Records of the Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America, Local 456, the Madison, Wisconsin, local transit workers union which represented employees of the Madison Bus Company, 1911-1967. Collective bargaining files, 1913-1966, which comprise the majority of the collection include contacts, correspondence, agreements, reports, and transcripts of arbitration hearings. In addition, there are executive board and general membership meeting minutes, correspondence, other internal administrative files and dues records, audit reports, miscellaneous financial records, and a photograph of union workers.
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. Local 2268 (Kenosha, Wis.) Title: Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. Local 2268: Records, 1928, 1934-1994
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (14 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 86
Abstract: Records of the union that represented employees of Jockey International's sewing plant at Kenosha, Wis. from 1934 until Kenosha operations ceased in 1994. Administrative records comprise the bulk of the collection containing executive, regular, and bargaining committee meeting minutes; steward files; correspondence; election materials; and financial records. However, also contained are collective bargaining records and materials relating to wage and piece rates, employee grievances, health and pension plans, and seniority. Also contained are some company issued materials relevant to labor issues and the union.
Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America Title: Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America Records, 1903-1980
Quantity: 502 reels of microfilm (16 mm), 18 tape recordings, 30 films, and 2 videorecordings; plus additions of 101.8 c.f. (76 record center cartons, 29 archives boxes, 25 flat boxes, 28 card boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Micro 935; Audio 1402A; M79-516; M80-118; M84-042
Abstract: Records of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America (AMCBWNA), an international union formed in 1897, and its predecessors. In 1979 AMCBWNA merged with the Retail Clerks International Union (RCIU) to become the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). The microfilmed records primarily document high level policy making during the post-World War II leadership of Earl Jimerson, Thomas Lloyd, and Patrick Gorman. Included are International Executive Board minutes and correspondence with individual locals, informational mass mailings, and convention planning files. Subject files (1919-1980) document relations with the AFL-CIO, the Teamsters, and the internationals with which the Amalgamated eventually merged, particularly the UPWA and the RCIU; major meat packers and grocery store chains, the War Labor Board, the National Labor Relations Board, and the U.S. Department of Labor. Additional files concern internal operations, convention planning, the Amalgamated Labor Life Insurance Company, and charitable interests of the union leadership such as cancer research and numerous Jewish organizations. The information about locals includes material on strikes, contracts, disciplinary cases, and jurisdictional disputes. Additional unprocessed records, 1903-1979, are also summarized in this finding aid. They include additional administrative records and incomplete files of the Fur and Leather, Packinghouse, Poultry, Research, and Retail departments and the Washington, D.C. office. Among these records are additional IEB minutes, scant documentation of the 1903-1921 era, indexes, publications, subject files, and clipping scrapbooks. The departmental records vary according to the sector of the economy or function represented, but they often include information on individual locals and their respective leaders, employers, contracts and master agreements, and legislation. The Research Department files are the most extensive, including reference and subject files containing background information and economic survey data and files on national negotiations, primarily 1945 to 1961.
Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America. Local P-1 (Ottumwa, Iowa) Title: Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America. Local P-1: Records, circa 1946-1974
Quantity: 7 reels of microfilm (35mm) and 4 tape recordings
Call Number: Micro 603; Tape 656A
Abstract: Records of the Meat Cutters Ottumwa, Iowa, Local P-1, and its predecessor, the United Packinghouse Workers of America Local 1, which represented employees of the John Morrell Company plant in Ottumwa until it closed in 1973; plus a few records of Local 1187, which represented workers at Ralston Purina in Ottumwa. Included are minute books; local bulletins, 1954-1973, concerning politics, union elections, community affairs, and work life; and correspondence and subject files, 1945-1973, concerning the Iowa State Federation of Labor and its Committee on Political Education, labor efforts in the 1972 Presidential election, the 1969 strike against Iowa Beef Packers and Neuhoff Packing Company, and contract negotiations. Also included are financial records, 1951-1972; grievance records, 1952-1971; and oral history interviews, some on tape and some as transcripts, 1974, with Virgil Bankson, former chief steward; Frances Calhoon, office steward; Donald Jones; and Earl Richards.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Title: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Records, 1923-2016
Quantity: 260.3 cubic ft. (512 boxes) 40 binders 1 oversize folder 30,895 digital files (79.5 GB) 29 CDs 1 film reel 4 safety film negatives plus additions of 6.2 cubic ft. (7 boxes) and digital files
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 139
Abstract: Records of a Milwaukee-based professional medical organization. Formed in 1943 from the merger of the Society for the Study of Asthma and Allied Conditions and the American Association for the Study of Allergy, the organization was originally named the American Academy of Allergy (AAA); in 1982 the name changed to the American Academy of Allergy & Immunology (AAAI); the current name, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) was adopted in 1995. Records exist in the collection from the two predecessor organizations, though the bulk of the materials, including photographs and textual records, are from the AAA, the AAAI and the AAAAI.
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Title: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Records, 1871-1885, 1900-2002
Quantity: 66.2 c.f. (168 archives boxes), 5 tape recordings, and 1 film; plus additions of 13.8 c.f., 74 photographs, and 1 videorecording
Call Number: Mss 293; Audio 1256A; DD 923; PH 4594; PH 4595; M2002-113; M2003-055; M2004-122; M2004-249
Abstract: Records of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), an organization whose aim is to improve and promote pharmaceutical education and research, and provide leadership among constituent colleges. The collection also includes papers of two predecessor organizations, the Conference of Schools of Pharmacy and the American Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties. Materials consist of correspondence, minutes, programs, proposals, reports, questionnaires and survey data, mailings, and other papers. They document the Association's annual meetings and conferences, governmental liaison work, committees and task forces, seminars, enrollment, funding and curricula interests, surveys, studies, and special projects such as pharmacy manpower, recruitment, and related topics. Also included are the records of the Study Commission on Pharmacy, chaired by Dr. John Millis, which was sponsored by the association.
American Association of Community Theatre Title: American Association of Community Theatre Records, 1965-1976
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 167AN
Abstract: Records of the American Community Theatre Association, founded in 1958 to aid the growth and development of community theater, and re-named the American Association of Community Theatre in 1986. The majority of the documentation dates from those years (1969-1973) during which donor Kay Fliehr was actively involved. Included are brochures, correspondence, financial records, reports, minutes, and newsletters relating to ACTA internal operations and the activities of ACTA's parent organization, the American Educational Theatre Association (1936- ). Records of similar character relate to the parent organization after its reorganization into the American Theatre Association in 1971. These internal records concern general operations; specific ACTA projects and publications; annual conventions and conferences; and the Festival of the American Community Theatre (FACT), a nationwide competition to select the best community theater organization. Also present is a small file of Mrs. Fliehr's non-ACTA correspondence and reports.
American Association of University Professors. River Falls Chapter (Wis.) Title: American Association of University Professors. River Falls Chapter Records, 1950-1971
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: River Falls Mss AR
Abstract: Records including a chapter constitution, minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership lists, salary surveys, and program materials; plus papers from the state and material parent associations.
American Association of University Women. Bookfellows Study Group. (La Crosse, Wisconsin) Title: American Association of University Women, Bookfellows Study Group (La Crosse, Wisconsin) Records
General Physical Description: 0.6 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 049
Abstract: Records of a study group of the La Crosse, Wis., chapter of the American Association of University Women, devoted to the study of literature and books. The group call themselves "Bookfellows," and were founded in 1935. Materials include by-laws (1945-1996), bibliographies, minute books (1935-1995), programs, and an historical scrapbook, covering 1935-1998.
American Association of University Women. Green Bay Area Branch (Wis.) Title: American Association of University Women. Green Bay Area Branch: Records, 1920-2005
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (6 archives boxes and 4 flat boxes)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 188
Abstract: Records of the Green Bay Area Branch of the American Association of University Women consisting of organizational records, newsletters, files on programs and activities, and scrapbooks. The records include meeting minutes, by-laws and constitutions including procedural guidelines, annual reports, publicity, financial materials, and a near-complete run of Branch yearbooks (1937-2003). The series of scrapbooks include news clippings from area papers regarding the activities of the Green Bay Area Branch.
American Association of University Women. La Crosse Branch (Wis.). Title: American Association of University Women, La Crosse Branch Membership Directories
Quantity: 0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)
Call Number: MISC MSS 157
Abstract: Membership directories for the La Crosse, Wisconsin branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW); the branch was founded in 1921 and originally called the "College Club." The organization is comprised of female college graduates who promote higher education for women.
American Association of University Women (La Crosse, Wis.) Title: American Association of University Women Records
Physical Description: 0.4 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 018
Abstract: Records of the American Association of University Women, La Crosse, Wisconsin Branch, mainly 1921-1940, which includes history of parent organizations (1957; 1971), bulletins (1937-1938), clippings (1936-1937; 1952; 1961-1962) and committees. Committee materials are divided into education & policy (1924), fellowship (1936-1938), and scholarship (1935-1940; 1948-1956). The bulk of the material is made up of minutes (1921-1940) which document the activities and goals of the organization over two decades.
American Association of University Women. Madison Branch (Wis.) Title: American Association of University Women. Madison Branch Records, 1923-1987
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (1 archives box and 3 flat boxes); plus additions of 6.7 c.f. and 1 tape recording
Call Number: Mss 86; M78-576; M86-062; M89-173
Abstract: Records of the Madison Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a non-profit organization committed to advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. The materials document membership, organizational activities, scholarship and other programs through internal bulletins and newsletters, meeting minutes, correspondence, scrapbooks, and program materials.
American Association of University Women. Oshkosh Branch (Wis.) Title: American Association of University Women. Oshkosh Branch: Records, 1914-2014
Quantity: 4.6 cubic feet (5 archives boxes and 8 flat boxes)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss DA
Abstract: Records of the Oshkosh Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a non-profit organization committed to advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Materials document membership, organizational activities, scholarship and other programs through internal bulletins and newsletters, meeting minutes, correspondence, and scrapbooks.
American Association of University Women. Racine Branch (Wis.) Title: American Association of University Women. Racine Branch Records, 1929-2000
Quantity: 5.8 c.f. (8 archives boxes and 6 flat boxes)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 93
Abstract: Records of the Racine, Wis. chapter of a national educational and civic improvement organization of women, documenting the group's history and activities beginning with its formation in 1922. Included are yearbooks, minutes, press releases and other public information, photographs, newsletters, clippings, awards, and numerous scrapbooks.
American Association of University Women. River Falls Branch (Wis.) Title: American Association of University Women. River Falls Branch: Records, 1935-2014
Quantity: 4.7 cubic feet (11 archives boxes and 1 oversize box); plus additions of 94 photographs, 133 transparencies, 11 tape recordings, and 2 videorecordings
Call Number: River Falls Mss DT; M2004-055
Abstract: Records of the River Falls Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), including business records, reports, publications, files on community service activities, history of the branch, photographs, scrapbooks, sound recordings, and videotapes. Cards listing members include addresses and dates of membership, college attended, and degree earned. There is also a nearly complete run of the monthly publication of the branch bulletin, The Falls Notes (1973 to 2014). Also detailed are various programs and conventions in which the River Falls Branch participated.
American Association of University Women. Wisconsin State Division Title: American Association of University Women. Wisconsin State Division: Records, 1921-1995
Quantity: 9.2 c.f. (23 archives boxes); plus additions of 7.1 c.f. and 2 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 41; M89-228; M2000-054
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin State Division of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), documenting their interest in art education, educational television, foreign relations, state government, and public health. The materials document the full range of local and state organizational activities. The collection includes two published histories of the Wisconsin Division; a newsletter, “Badger Briefs” (1944-1971); and a biography of Ellen C. Sabin, former president of Milwaukee-Downer College and a prominent member of the Wisconsin AAUW.
American Association of University Women, La Crosse Branch (Wis.) Title: American Association of University Women, La Crosse Branch Records, 1922-1996
Quantity: 4.2 cubic feet (9 archives boxes and 2 flat boxes)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss BY
Abstract: Records of the La Crosse, Wisconsin, Branch of the American Association of University Women consisting of organizational records, publications, files on programs/activities, and scrapbooks. The organizational records include board meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, and a history of the branch. The publications include a nearly complete run of the branch newsletter, Current, and of the annual yearbooks. The bulk of the collection documents their two annual fund-raising programs: the Children's Theater productions (1959-1996) and the Home Tours (1960-1994). These files consist of correspondence, news clippings, publicity materials, and financial information. The scrapbooks (1938-1978) contain newspaper articles related to the general business of the branch, scholarship awards, AAUW community activities, and members' accomplishments (1938-1978).
American Association of University Women, North Shore Milwaukee Branch Title: American Association of University Women, North Shore Milwaukee Branch Records, 1966-2017
Quantity: 3.8 cubic ft. (7 boxes and 5 volumes) 1 audio cassette
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 307
Abstract: Collection contains records documenting the various activities and programs of the North Shore Milwaukee Branch of the American Association of University Women, an organization dedicated to advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
American Bar Association. Standing Committee on Traffic Court Program Title: American Bar Association. Standing Committee on Traffic Court Program: Records, 1952-1965
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 33
Abstract: Records of the American Bar Association's Committee on Traffic Court Program, initiated in 1942 to provide education and training for judges and prosecutors. These files of Albert B. Houghton, Milwaukee, Wis., attorney and chairman of the committee, include correspondence with James Economos, program director, with David Maxwell and other ABA presidents, and with others, minutes, reports of progress and activities, financial accounts, conferences, speeches, studies, and circular letters and publications.
American Broadcasting Company (ABC);
Paramount Television;
Parker-Margolin Productions
Title: Love, American Style Films, 1965-1970
Quantity: 178 film reels (16 mm)
Call Number: CC 111-CC 117; CC 119-CC 120; CC 128-CC 135; CC 145-CC 152; CC 715-CC 867
Abstract: This collection consists of 317 episodes from the half-hour (1970-1971) / hour-long (1969-1970, 1971-1974) television anthology program Love, American Style, which was produced by Paramount Television and aired on ABC from 1969-1974. Each episode featured a lineup of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, or more vignettes about love and romance. The original series was also known for its 10 to 20-second drop-in silent movie-style “joke clips” between the featured segments.
American Camping Association. Wisconsin Section Title: American Camping Association. Wisconsin Section: Records, 1941-1987
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box); plus addtitions of 1.0 c.f., 373 photographs, 1 film (16mm), and 1 DVD
Call Number: Mss 876; M2006-061
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin section of the American Camping Association (ACA), a national professional camping organization with a mission to advance camping as an educational and recreational experience, further the professional standards of camp operation, exchange information among camp professionals, and serve as the voice for camp leaders in national and local affairs. Also included is documentation of Camp Robinhood, an ACA affiliated camp for girls that operated between 1933 and 1956 in Sherwood Forest (Green Lake, Wisconsin), including a film, DVD, and photographs.
American Chemical Society. Wisconsin Section Title: American Chemical Society. Wisconsin Section: Records, 1907-1966
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes); plus additions of 2.4 c.f.
Call Number: Mss 239; M76-185
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), an organization of faculty, students, and chemists in industry. The Section organized lectures for the membership, presented awards, and was interested in a visiting scientist program for high schools. The records include minutes, correspondence, treasurers’ files, clippings, national organization materials, and other papers.
American Civil Liberties Union Title: American Civil Liberties Union: Collected Records, 1937-1975
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 477
Abstract: Collected records issued by the American Civil Liberties Union, a non-partisan organization dedicated to safeguarding the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Founded in 1920 in New York City, the ACLU concentrates on assuring equal protection under law without discrimination, due process of law, and opposing repressive legislation. The collection includes ACLU administrative records, primarily printed items distributed to chapter and affiliate officers, and a subject file of printed policy statements, memos, and reports. There is little original or typewritten material present. The majority of items date from 1953-1959, and from the early 1970's, with major gaps in material from the 1930's, 1940's, and 1960's.
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Title: American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Records, 1928-[ongoing]
Quantity: 14.5 cubic ft. 28 boxes
Call Number: UWP Manuscript Collection 005
Abstract: Records of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), an organization of allergists-immunologists and related health care professionals dedicated to quality patient care through research, advocacy and professional and public education. The official records of the organization date to its founding in 1942 and include earlier materials regarding physicians that were prominent in the ACAAI’s early days.
American College of Apothecaries Title: American College of Apothecaries Records, 1939-1963, 1984-1985
Quantity: 5.5 c.f. (13 archives boxes, 1 flat box), 1 tape recording, and photographs
Call Number: Mss 184; PH 3841; Audio 527A
Abstract: Records of the American College of Apothecaries (ACA), an organization of professional pharmacists formed to promote public health education, to distribute pharmaceutical information, and to encourage medical prescribing and dispensing by professionals. Included is a history, conference and board minutes, annual reports, secretary's correspondence, membership applications and accompanying photographs of pharmacies, files on earlier organizations with similar purposes, press releases, papers read at meetings, and other records.
American Communications Association Title: American Communications Association Records, 1934-1999
Quantity: 11.2 c.f. (28 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm); plus additions of 33.4 c.f.
Call Number: Mss 298; Micro 1137; Mss 734; M2000-050
Abstract: Records of the American Communications Association (ACA), a labor union affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters which represents workers in the telegraph, radio, and other communications industries. The collection documents the structure and activities of the union, and includes publications, grievance, contract, and negotiation materials; testimony presented to congressional committees and the Federal Communications Commission; information on employers and disputes with rival unions; and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings. Locals which are well-represented include Broadcast Local 1, 10, 111, and Teleregister Local 876. Employers include American Cable & Radio Corporation, American Telephone and Telegraph, Mackay Radio Telegraph, Postal Telegraph Company, Radio Corporation of America (RCA), MCI, TRT, and Western Union Telegraph Company. Extensive files document ACA’s opposition to the merger of Western Union and Postal Telegraph.
American Communications Association. Local 10 (New York, N.Y.) Title: American Communications Association. Local 10: Records, 1931-1971
Quantity: 17.0 c.f. (41 archives boxes and 1 record center carton).
Call Number: Mss 321
Abstract: Records of live traffic employees of RCA Communications, MacKay Radio and Telegraph Company, and other New York City communication companies. Included are minutes, correspondence, reports, union publications, and other documents concerning routine functions, activities during World War II, post-war charges of communist infiltration leveled against several leaders of the local, and telegraph company mergers. Collective bargaining files include agreements, grievances, arbitration decisions, and information on labor legislation.
American Communications Association. Local 111 (New York, N.Y.) Title: American Communications Association. Local 111: Records, 1904-1973
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (8 archives boxes and 2 record center cartons)
Call Number: Mss 302
Abstract: Records, mainly 1942-1973, of the ACA local (founded as Local 11 and later renamed Local 111) which represented Western Union's cable, telegram, and telegraph employees in New York City and Canada. Included is a constitution; bylaws; minutes of the executive board and general membership meetings of the New York and Montreal branches; correspondence with Western Union and various local ACA branches concerning wages, job security, promotions, and wage parity; election material; and information on pension plans and the merger of Western Union and Postal Telegraph and the resultant divestment of Western Union's cable operations. A large portion of the records document annual contract negotiations.
American Council for Judaism Title: American Council for Judaism Records, 1938-1967
Quantity: 51.8 c.f. (130 archives boxes) and 48 photographs
Call Number: U.S. Mss BJ; PH U.S. Mss BJ
Abstract: Records of the American Council for Judaism, an organization formed near the end of World War II by American Jews opposed to Zionism. Primarily the files of Executive Director Elmer Berger, 1943-1953, the records include correspondence with officers and members and with editors, educators, and others such as Virginia Gildersleeve, William E. Hocking, Paul Hutchinson, Judah L. Magnes, Kermit Roosevelt, Vincent Sheean, Norman Thomas, Dorothy Thompson, Humphrey Walz, George Weller, William L. White, and William Zukerman. Also present are materials from annual conferences, committee files, public relations and fundraising papers, speeches, and publications. The records document the group's efforts to promote acceptance of Judaism as a religion rather than a nationality, to expand U.S. immigration regulations, to aid non-Zionist refugee relief organizations, to urge compromise in Palestine by all faiths and ethnic groups, to expand its own membership, and to conduct other activities. Photographs (1947-1967) consist primarily of images depicting Lessing J. Rosenwald, president of the organization from 1943 to 1955. Photographs in an album document a Bavarian Relief Action, including images of school children, villages, and folklife events in Germany.
American Council of Christian Laymen Title: American Council of Christian Laymen Records, 1949-1964
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box) and 38 reels of microfilm (35mm); plus additions of 7.8 c.f., 6 photographs, and 1 negative
Call Number: Mss 700; Micro 1100; M2004-199
Abstract: Records, mainly 1950-1962, of the American Council of Christian Laymen (ACCL), a national conservative organization (1949-1964) based in Madison, Wisconsin, that published and distributed literature concerning communist influence within American Protestant churches (especially within the National Council of Churches) and (after 1953) communist propaganda in school textbooks. The bulk of the collection consists of the extensive correspondence of its founder and president Verne P. Kaub. Prominent correspondents include William F. Buckley, James J. Kilpatrick, Joseph R. McCarthy, and many other conservative leaders. Also included are an incomplete run of “Challenge,” the ACCL newsletter; a copy of Kaub's book, Communist-Socialist Propaganda in Our Schools; and other records.
American Council on Pharmaceutical Education Title: American Council on Pharmaceutical Education Records, 1937-1991
Quantity: 24.4 c.f. (24 record center cartons, 1 archives box).
Call Number: Mss 805
Abstract: Records of the accrediting agency for undergraduate pharmaceutical education organized in 1937 by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, the American Pharmaceutical Association, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The records consist mainly of reports filed by colleges and schools of pharmacy, and the evaluations of the Council.
American Country Life Association Title: American Country Life Association Records, 1908-1983
Quantity: 6.6 c.f. (15 archives boxes and 6 volumes); plus additions of 3.8 c.f. and 42 photographs
Call Number: U.S. Mss AG; M64-154; PH U.S. Mss AG; M2004-117
Abstract: Papers of the American Country Life Association (ACLA), an organization that was an outgrowth of Theodore Roosevelt’s 1908 Commission on Country Life. Composed of sociologists, educators, churchmen, economists, farm newspaper editors, and others interested in rural life, the association sought to aid rural improvement by publicity, discussion, and support of persons and agencies active in the field. The papers of Benson Y. Landis, executive secretary from 1929 to 1942, comprise the bulk of the collection. Other materials, such as audit reports, treasurer’s files, minutes, and publicity releases, are incomplete. There is a small group of papers from the files of Carl Taylor, a North Carolina professor of sociology.
American Exchange Bank (Madison, Wis.) Title: American Exchange Bank Records, 1871-1946
Quantity: 3.7 c.f. (8 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 2 oversize folders) and 27 volumes
Call Number: M90-071
Abstract: Records of a Madison, Wisconsin bank founded by John J. Suhr in 1871 to serve the many German immigrants in the area; first named the German Bank, it was later called the German-American Bank (1885), and in 1917 renamed the American Exchange Bank.
American Federation of Hosiery Workers Title: American Federation of Hosiery Workers Records, 1922-1965
Quantity: 70.2 c.f.
Call Number: Mss 62; Mss 410
Abstract: Records of a progressive national union representing workers in the hosiery and textile industry, including meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, arbitration briefs and decisions, annual reports, contracts, pension files, insurance files, convention proceedings, grievances, press releases, circulars, and newspaper clippings. The materials document the union from its early years to its merger in 1965 with the Textile Workers Union of America, as well as its affiliation first with the American Federation of Labor and later with the Congress of Industrial Organizations. The records document the organization and administration of the union, contracts and negotiations, job descriptions, wage rates, pensions, health insurance, political action, community affairs, and foreign trade. With a large proportion of women members, the issues of women's rights, education, and housing were of particular interest to the union. The Carl Mackley Houses, the first major low-income government housing project in the United States, administered by the Juniata Park Housing Corporation, and the Carl Mackley Nursery School in Philadelphia, are both well documented. Correspondents include prominent union officials and labor leaders Emil Rieve, Paul Abelson, Andrew Janaskie, Adolph Benet, John McCoy, Jackson Curry, and Cyrus S. Ching. The collection also includes materials on the American Arbitration Association, G. Allan Dash and other arbitrators, the National Association of Hosiery Manufacturers, the AFL-CIO, and local AFHW branches.
American Federation of Hosiery Workers. Branch 139 (Royersford, Pa.) Title: American Federation of Hosiery Workers. Branch 139: Records, 1937-1958
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 24 photographs
Call Number: Mss 471; PH Mss 471
Abstract: Records of a union local which represented employees of the Royersford Needle Works, Royersford, Pa., manufacturers of parts for knitting machinery; including routine business and financial records, incoming correspondence, some contracts and arbitration hearing records, and photographs.
American Federation of Labor Title: American Federation of Labor Records, 1888-1955
Quantity: 219.2 c.f. (551 archives boxes), 91 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 12 disc recordings
Call Number: U.S. Mss 117A; Micro 489; Micro 568; Disc 53A
Abstract: Records of the American Federation of Labor including files of AFL Presidents Samuel Gompers and William Green; files of various AFL officials and departments including AFL Economist Boris Shishkin, American Federationist editor Florence Thorne who was also the Director of Research, Labor Housing Conference executive secretary Catherine Bauer, the Office of Information and Research, and the Mining Department and its head, James Lord; and general files on federal and state legislation, industry and labor developments, strikes and agreements, and other topics. Present are Executive Council minutes for 1952 only. The disc recordings include a Labor day message by George Meany, Sept. 5, 1955, and an AFL convention of unknown date.
American Federation of Labor. Federal Labor Union No. 18558 (La Crosse, Wis.). International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. District 66. Lodge 21 (La Crosse, Wis.). International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. La Crosse Trane Lodge No. 21 (La Crosse, Wis.). International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Tool and Die Lodge No. 1115 (La Crosse, Wis.). International Association of Machinists. La Crosse Trane Lodge 21 (La Crosse, Wis.). International Association of Machinists. Local No. 1115 (La Crosse, Wis.). Office and Professional Employees International Union. Local 44 (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: Trane Company Labor Agreements
Quantity: 0.8 cubic feet (2 archival boxes)
Call Number: MSS 139
Abstract: The results of negotiations between the Trane Company (La Crosse, Wis.) and several labor union locals or lodges were published in labor agreements, rules, regulations and safety regulations booklets dated 1938-2001. The materials in this collection are arranged chronologically.
American Federation of Teachers. Local 223 (University of Wisconsin) Title: American Federation of Teachers. Local 223 (University of Wisconsin): Records, 1930-1979
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 77A
Abstract: Records, mainly 1930-1968, of the union local which represented faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1930- ). In 1968 and 1974 the local experienced several reorganizations and emerged as the United Faculty-American Federation of Teachers, Local 223. Included are a constitution, minutes (some pertaining to United Faculty), correspondence, fragmentary financial records, reports of salary studies, and membership lists.
American Federation of Teachers. Local 3271 (Wisconsin) Title: American Federation of Teachers. Local 3271 Wisconsin: Records, 1973-1986
Quantity: 6.4 c.f. (14 archives boxes, 1 card box, and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Mss 808
Abstract: Records of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 3271, a union local chartered in 1974 to represent Wisconsin civil service state employees in the education bargaining unit. Members included educational consultants, teachers in correctional, mental health, and physically and developmentally disabled institutions, and archivists, curators, and librarians in the classified civil service. Known as State of Wisconsin Education Professionals (SWEP) beginning in 1981, the local soon went out of existence after its members voted to affiliate with the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) in 1989. The collection documents the organization of the local, the initial representation elections, and the response of state employees to their newly-won right to bargain collectively, but relations with WEAC are seldom represented and there is no documentation in the collection on the final re-affiliation of the 3271 membership with that union.
American Federation of Teachers. Local 35 (Madison, Wis.) Title: American Federation of Teachers. Local 35: Records, 1944-1965, 1972
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 2 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 217; Tape 619A
Abstract: Records of AFT Local 35, Madison, Wisconsin, a local labor union open to all public school teachers in the City of Madison. Never a large group, the local lost its influence when it lost a 1964 bargaining agent election. The records are fragmentary but include a constitution, minutes, newsletters, correspondence, and a file of information on salaries, insurance, membership, and the 1964 election. Also included is a taped interview with past president Garrison Lincoln describing the local's accomplishments.
American Federation of Teachers. Local 557 (Kenosha, Wis.) Title: American Federation of Teachers. Local 557: Records, 1938-1989
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes), 1 reel of microfilm (35mm), and 3 photographs
Call Number: Parkside Mss 85
Abstract: Records of the Kenosha Teachers Union, a local founded in 1938 to represent public school teachers in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Included are constitutions and bylaws, minutes, correspondence, membership records, financial miscellany, publicity materials including microfilmed clippings and runs of The Kenosha Teacher and The Rambler, and files on legal actions brought before the Wisconsin Employment Relations Board primarily deriving from the local's loss in a special 1965 election of a bargaining representative. In addition, there are incomplete meeting minutes of the Kenosha AFL-CIO Council and its predecessor, the Kenosha Trades and Labor Council, and copies of the Kenosha Educational Association Bulletin. Photographs include images of union members.
American Federation of Teachers. Local 716 (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Title: American Federation of Teachers. Local 716: Records, 1942-1968
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 48
Abstract: Records of AFT Local 716, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, including correspondence, minutes, treasurer's reports, clippings, speeches, reports on morale, salary, and working conditions, and other related materials.
American Federation of Teachers, Local 79 (Milwaukee, Wis.) Title: American Federation of Teachers, Local 79 Records, 1919-1977
Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Archival Collection 163
Abstract: Records of the local chapter of the American Federation of Teachers representing faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and its predecessor institutions.
American Friends Service Committee. Madison, Wisconsin Area Committee Title: American Friends Service Committee. Madison, Wisconsin Area Committee: Records, 1964-1974
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes), 8 photographs, and 20 negatives
Call Number: Mss 886; PH Mss 886
Abstract: Records of a Madison, Wisconsin organization established in 1966 to organize and promote local draft resistance, draft counseling, and anti-war activity during the Vietnam War era. The records consist of administrative reports and minutes of the Madison and Chicago regional offices, publicity and outreach material, subject files, and papers on local programs. The collection primarily documents the conscientious objection program, but there are also files on community and state relations, youth programs, national and international service organizations, and cooperation with groups such as the Friends of AFSC (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Peaceful Alternatives Through Non-Violent Action (PATNA), an AFSC program initiated by Paul Fleer that later became independent. The conscientious objection files consist of records on some individuals whom AFSC counseled, together with information on the Wisconsin Project and other local draft-counseling efforts.
American Geographical Society. Library Title: American Geographical Society Library Records, 1851-2013
Quantity: 28 cubic ft. (57 boxes; including 588 slides, 14 negatives, 1 U-Matic Videocassette, 2 films, and 7 Videodiscs) 22 volumes
Call Number: AGSL Archival Collection 2
Abstract: Records of the Library of the American Geographical Society (AGS) of New York. The Library of the AGS collects books, maps, charts, atlases, and photographs and is used by members of academia and the general public alike. The collection includes annual reports, correspondence, inquiries, general files, and operational documents such as guest registers, records of loans, and accession lists.
American Geographical Society. Map Department Title: American Geographical Society Map Department Records, 1862-1985 , bulk 1914-1978
Quantity: 6 cubic ft. (14 boxes) 30 oversize folders
Call Number: AGSL Archival Collection 1
Abstract: Records of the Map Department of the American Geographical Society (AGS) of New York, including annual reports, correspondence, maps, and general files. The majority of the records date from 1914 to 1978, when the maps and library of the AGS were transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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Title: American Geographical Society of New York Records, 1723-2010 , bulk 1854-2000
Quantity: 350.5 cubic ft. (445 boxes; including 363 safety film negatives, 271 nitrate negatives, 157 lantern slides, 45 glass negatives, 3 film reels, 1 audio reel, and 1 audio cassette) 114 oversize folders 80 rolls 72 oversize volumes 60 digital text files (2.13 MB)
Call Number: AGSNY Archival Collection 1
Abstract: Records of the American Geographical Society of New York, the only organization focused on bringing together academics, business people, those who influence public policy (including leaders in local, state and federal government, not-for-profit organizations and the media), and the general public for the express purpose for furthering the understanding of the role of geography in our lives. Founded in 1851, it is the oldest geographical organization in the U.S. The collection includes meeting minutes, financial records, publications, maps, correspondence, and records on expeditions, explorers, and other geographic organizations and activities.
American Geographical Society-New York Title: Geografilms Slide Collection, circa 1954
Quantity: 1.5 cubic ft. (5 boxes)
Call Number: AGSL Manuscript Collection 22
Abstract: Slides and filmstrips from a educational program presented by the American Geographical Society (AGS). The Herbert E. Budek Company, Inc. produced filmstrips from the slides that were then used for instructional purposes, usually at the high school level. The slides are on a range of cities, countries, and other geographical topics.
American Harvester Company Title: American Harvester Company Records, 1889-1890, 1899
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: McCormick Mss W
Abstract: Records of a proposed nineteenth-century merger of the principal manufacturers of harvesters and mowers in the United States under the title of American Harvester Company. Records consist of correspondence, inventories, contracts, minutes, resolutions of meetings, and clippings. Organized in November of 1890, the consolidation never was consummated and plans were abandoned early in January of 1891.
American Home Missionary Society Title: American Home Missionary Society Records, 1827-1847
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Wis Mss GV
Abstract: Photostat copies of letters and quarterly reports written by almost 100 Presbyterian and Congregational missionaries in the Wisconsin region to the secretary of the American Home Missionary Society in Boston, reporting on the establishment of missionary centers and describing conditions in frontier settlements. Among the letter writers are Spencer Baker, Justus M. Clark, Gilbert Crawford, A. M. Dixon, Lemuel Hall, John C. Holbrook, Aratus Kent, Stephen Peet, Jeremiah Porter, Leonard Rogers, Jedediah D. Stevens, and Joseph H. D. Street. Originals of all but 95 of the letters are in the Hammond Library of the Chicago Theological Seminary.
American Indian Movement Title: American Indian Movement Recordings, 1973, 1974
Quantity: 4 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 633A
Abstract: Tape recordings of two University of Wisconsin-Madison campus events concerning the American Indian Movement: a November 13, 1973, speech by AIM leader Clyde (Vernon) Bellecourt to solicit support for the defendants arrested at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, and a February 3, 1974, forum held in observance of “Native American Week” which featured Wounded Knee defendant Dennis Banks, Wisconsin AIM leader Herb Powless, and Bellecourt.
American Institute of Architects. Wisconsin Chapter Title: American Institute of Architects. Wisconsin Chapter: Records, 1899, 1926-1957
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 37
Abstract: Records of a professional association of Wisconsin architects including secretary's and treasurer's correspondence, board meeting minutes, reports, membership lists, newsletters, and financial records. The correspondence documents the founding of the organization in 1899 and the consolidation of the Madison Chapter into the Wisconsin Chapter in 1938. The materials include the organization's news bulletin (1947-1957) and reports and plans for the proposed Milwaukee Civic Center (1948-1949).
American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Title: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Collected Records, 1855-1923
Quantity: 48.2 c.f. (7 archives boxes and 48 flat boxes) and 18 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Mss 726; Micro 1124
Abstract: Records of retail pharmaceutical businesses in Wisconsin, Indiana, New York, and South Carolina, consisting of prescription registers and financial records. Prescription registers, which primarily document firms in Madison, Wisconsin (1859-1907); Charleston, South Carolina (1868-1882); New York City (1859-1923); and Indianapolis, Indiana (1870-1905) consist of microfilmed scrapbooks of physicians' handwritten prescription slips. Most extensively documented are the New York City pharmacy Ewen McIntyre & Son and the Madison firm Dunning & Sumner. Records of the latter firm also include daybooks, ledgers, and other miscellaneous financial records covering the period 1859-1914.
American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Title: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Records, 1941-1991
Quantity: 25.6 c.f. (64 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 2 card file boxes), and 8 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 267; Audio 1240A
Abstract: Records of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP), an organization founded in 1941 and dedicated to the research, publication, development, and promotion of the history of pharmacy. The collection consists largely of the director's files (primarily those of George Urdang and Glenn Sonnedecker) and those of various other officers, detailing policies and procedures, finances and fundraising efforts, planning of business meetings and historical sessions, publishing activities, and relationships with other organizations. It includes files pertaining to the 1983 International Congress of the History of Pharmacy, which was co-sponsored by the Institute. Also present in the files of George Urdang is correspondence with German colleagues and friends during and after World War II. Many of these friends had immigrated to the United States and other countries, and the letters discuss their experiences.
American Jewish Tercentenary Committee of Wisconsin Title: American Jewish Tercentenary Committee of Wisconsin Records, 1953-1982
Quantity: .4 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 62
Abstract: Miscellaneous records documenting the formation of the American Jewish Tercentenary Committee of Wisconsin. The collection documents the 1954 Tercentenary celebration, annual meetings, as well as the committee's continuing heritage through the Wisconsin Society for Jewish Learning. Included are statewide and national correspondence; meeting notes documenting the formation of the committee; national directives and correspondence from the American Jewish Tercentenary, with recommendations on the scope, tone and spirit of the tercentenary celebration; and publications and newsletters containing the national directives. Programs, photographs, press releases and letters pertaining to the celebration are also found in the collection. The collection also contains publications and photographs from the Wisconsin Society for Jewish Learning, which was an outcome of the original group.
American Labor Education Service Title: American Labor Education Service Records, 1921-1961
Quantity: 32.0 cubic feet (77 archives boxes, 1 card box, and 6 volumes in 2 flat boxes); plus additions of 3.0 cubic feet and 0.8 cubic feet of photographs
Call Number: U.S. Mss 116A; M76-409; PH 5059
Abstract: Records of American Labor Education Service (ALES), a voluntary organization established in 1927 as the Affiliated School for Workers to promote cooperation among the few existing summer schools for workers. ALES went on to aid unions develop their educational programs and encourage adult- and labor-education projects in colleges and universities. Included are records pertaining to the Bryn Mawr Summer School, 1921-1939, and its successor, the Hudson Shore Labor School, 1939-1951. Smaller groups of papers relate to the Vineyard Shore Labor School, 1920-1933, and the Barnard Summer School for Women Workers in Industry, 1927-1933.
American Legion. Title: American Legion Community Survey of La Crosse Papers
Physical Description: 0.2 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 009
Abstract: Reports compiled by the American Legion La Crosse (Wisconsin) Post about the La Crosse community to compete for the Pendill Trophy of 1930. La Crosse took second place overall in the state competition behind Kenosha. Areas that were examined included: historical background, city planning, municipal government, industrial conditions, health, education, library, social work, recreation, town and country relations, and religion. La Crosse scored first in historical background and library, and second in city planning and social work. These reports basically follow a questionnaire format and are similar to the 1927 Better Cities Survey. The director of the project was Aubrey W. Williams of the Wisconsin Conference on Social Work.
American Legion. Fletcher-Pechacek Post 121 (River Falls, Wis.) Title: American Legion. Fletcher-Pechacek Post 121: Auxiliary and Post Records, 1922-1997
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: River Falls Mss AJ
Abstract: Records documenting the activities of a local post of the American Legion, mainly the Auxiliary, including community service projects, aid for veterans and their dependents, post building bonds and promotion of the annual “poppy drive.” The collection contains minutes, reports, correspondence, financial records and scrapbooks including photographs and news clippings.
American Legion. Hosford-Chase Post No. 32 (Menomonie, Wis.) Title: American Legion. Hosford-Chase Post No. 32 Records, 1919-1975
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Stout Mss 2
Abstract: Records documenting the activities of Post 32 and its Auxiliary, with files on District 10 and the District 10 Auxiliary, the Dunn County Legion Council, and the Menomonie Patriotic Council. The materials were gathered or created by Ada Hosford, a World War I veteran who held several Legion offices including those of Historian of Post 32, the Post Auxiliary, and District 10 and its auxiliary. The records include histories written by Miss Hosford, biographical information compiled on area veterans, minutes, membership records, correspondence, reports, convention announcements and programs, publicity releases, and other papers. They document community service projects, aid for veterans and their families, fund-raising ventures such as the annual poppy sales, and sponsorship of patriotic, educational, and social activities and events. Also included is 1958 correspondence of G. E. Sipple of Menomonie pertaining to his work as a member of the American Legion National Executive Committee.
American Legion. Post No. 76 (Racine, Wis.) Title: American Legion. Post No. 76: Records, 1919-1976
Quantity: 2.9 c.f. (6 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 3 volumes) and 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 63; Parkside Micro 15; Micro 1023
Abstract: Records created and compiled by the elected officers of the post, including minutes, membership records, financial records, scrapbooks and histories compiled by post historians, and other papers. They document community service projects, fund raising ventures, and sponsorship of patriotic, social, educational, and athletic activities and events. The records are incomplete.
American Legion. Wisconsin Title: American Legion. Wisconsin Records, 1919-1969
Quantity: 21.6 c.f. (55 archives boxes) and 27 reels of microfilm (35 mm); plus additions of 0.8 c.f.
Call Number: Wis Mss SX; Micro 8; M89-054
Abstract: Records, 1919-1969, documenting the routine affairs of the Wisconsin branch of the American Legion and its activities in support of a universal military training program, the teaching of Americanism and flag education in the schools, a rehabilitation camp for veterans (Camp American Legion), Badger Boys State, campaigns against subversive activities, and the seeking of benefits for veterans. Included are proceedings of annual conventions, records of Executive Committee and other committee meetings, correspondence, reports on post activities, speeches and radio scripts, Wisconsin Veterans Council records, mimeographed documents and reports, and other records.
American Legion, Dane County Council Title: American Legion, Dane County Council Records,
Quantity: 2.8 linear ft. (7 archives boxes and 1 oversized folder).
Call Number: WVM Mss 60
Abstract: The records of the Dane County Council, an organization made up of individual American Legion posts within the Department of Wisconsin and dedicated to veteran's causes, community service, and promoting patriotism. The collection consists of records from the organization itself, as well as from the member posts. The former includes correspondence reflecting activities and concerns of the council. Other materials highlight community service projects including performances by Legionnaire and magician Ben Bergor. Post materials consist of scrapbooks containing correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, and bulletins from many of the DDC member posts. These papers reflect the posts' involvement in the DDC and, to an extent, their individual activities.
American Legion, Department of Wisconsin Title: American Legion, Department of Wisconsin Records and Photographs,
Quantity: 12.5 linear ft. (16 archives boxes, 13 flat boxes, and 2 oversized folders) of papers and 5.1 linear ft. (11 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 10 oversized folders) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 16
Abstract: Records and photographs of a voluntary fraternal association of veterans dedicated to veteran's causes, community service, and promoting patriotism. A large portion of the records relate to national and state conventions. On the state level, an almost complete set of proceedings from 1920 to 1948 relate the official activities at the departmental conventions. On the national level, adjutant's letters, bulletins, and programs document the activities that took place. The collection contains the official photographs of the 1941 National Convention in Milwaukee, which largely consist of shots of various posts marching in the parade. Departmental community service projects such as Badger Boys State and American Legion baseball are represented in the records by papers and photographs. The records of local posts are scattered, though the Alonzo Cudworth Post, one of the largest in the nation, and the Jane Delano Post, only open to military nurses, are well represented.
American Red Cross. Dunn County Chapter (Wis.) Title: American Red Cross. Dunn County Chapter: Records, 1917-1979
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Stout Mss U
Abstract: Records of a group founded in 1917 to provide community disaster relief and services to soldiers and veterans. The records include correspondence, a history, minutes, reports of the executive secretary, scattered financial records, records on area veterans, and records on activities of the chapter, largely newspaper accounts of disasters and Red Cross relief work. The activity records also include a few reports on national conventions; papers from campaigns to support soldiers, locate blood donors and volunteers, and enroll nurses; a list of federal relief supplies distributed to town chairmen during the Depression; clippings on 1930 and 1958 tornado relief efforts; 1931 drought relief records; and a few photographs. Veterans' records were compiled from official sources and list mainly Dunn County and area soldiers, with addresses, next of kin, date of enlistment or discharge, cause of death, and other information.
American Red Cross. Neenah-Menasha Chapter (Wis.) Title: American Red Cross. Neenah-Menasha Chapter (Wis.): American Red Cross Neenah-Menasha Chapter Records, 1916-2006
Quantity: 9.6 cubic feet (1 records center carton, 1 archives box, and 14 flat boxes) and 1.8 cubic feet of photographs (3 flat boxes)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss DH; PH Oshkosh Mss DH
Abstract: Records of a group founded in 1917 to provide community disaster relief and services to soldiers and veterans. The records are comprised mainly of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings dated between 1916 and 2002. Also included are annual reports, minutes of meetings, daybooks, and photographs.
American Red Cross of Dane County (Wis.) Title: American Red Cross of Dane County Records, 1922-1990
Quantity: 3 reels of microfilm (35mm), 2 disc recordings, 77 photographs, 6 negatives, 5 posters, and 6 film reels (16mm)
Call Number: Micro 2037; Disc 203A; PH Micro 2037; Film AC 986-AC 991
Abstract: Records, mainly 1938-1958, of a local chapter of the American Red Cross established in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1905. The records primarily relate to public relations and include nationally-produced radio and television spots that were aired in Madison, photographs and posters, clipping scrapbooks (only available on microfilm) and newsletters (only available on microfilm). The documentation relates not only to general chapter activities but also to the Junior Red Cross program and the Badger Blood Center, the regional blood center established in 1950. The scrapbooks document local activities during World War II and the immediate postwar years.
American Red Cross. Oshkosh Chapter (Wis.) Title: American Red Cross. Oshkosh Chapter (Wis.): American Red Cross Oshkosh Chapter Records, 1916-2006
Quantity: 9.2 cubic feet (2 archives boxes and 14 flat boxes) and 0.6 cubic feet of photographs (1 flat box)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss DG; PH Oshkosh Mss DG
Abstract: Records of the Oshkosh Chapter of the American Red Cross, a group founded in 1916 to provide community disaster relief and services to soldiers and veterans. The records are comprised mainly of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings dated between 1943 and 2006. Also included are annual reports, financial statements, photographs, World War II nurse recruitment records, radio broadcast transcripts and correspondence between Oshkosh chapter chairman and officers. Also of note is a scrapbook of Phan Rang Air Force Base (AFB), presented to students of Oshkosh High Schools and the Oshkosh Chapter by Red Cross volunteers stationed in Vietnam providing support to U.S. troops. The scrapbook documents the recreational life of the base.
American Red Cross. Scenic Bluffs Chapter. Title: American Red Cross, Scenic Bluffs Chapter Records
Physical Description: 8.75 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 034
Abstract: Records of the La Crosse County, Wisconsin, chapter of the American Red Cross, known as the Scenic Bluffs Chapter. The collection consists of seven series: Administrative Materials, Blood Services, Disaster Relief, Financial Materials, Junior Red Cross, Publicity, and Service to Military Families. Materials included within these series are board minutes, 1916-1992; blood program records, 1952-1994; financial gifts and bequests, 1950-1979; Junior Red Cross activities, 1957-1979; and publicity, consisting of newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, 1930s-1990s.
American Research Bureau Title: American Research Bureau Television Reports, 1954-1955
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 171AF
Abstract: Monthly reports which measured television audiences in selected cities throughout the United States. The reports supply ratings gathered from viewer diaries and include information on the number of sets in use, viewers per set, and composition of the audience. Also included are occasional special reports commissioned by individual television stations.
American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Wisconsin Title: American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Wisconsin: Records, 1970-1977
Quantity: 32.6 cubic feet (80 archives boxes and 2 flat boxes), 164 audio recordings, 27 disc recordings, 218 photographs, 10 posters, 62 negatives, 524 transparencies, 7 films, and 2 videorecordings; plus additions of 1.0 cubic foot
Call Number: Series 1776; Series 1777; Series 1778; Series 1779; Series 1780; 2011/176; Audio 1658A; Audio 1659A; PH 4295; PH 6703; AD 995-AD 999; DF 775-DF 776; VAA 100; VCA 267
Abstract: The records of the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Wisconsin consist of five series, Series 1776-1780. The series are closely related to each other, and there is considerable overlap of information. The five series include subject files, correspondence, files of the executive director, grant files, and assistance offers. Records include minutes, correspondence, reports, publications, newspaper clippings, legislation, and project files; correspondence with the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration office in Washington, D.C., and its regional office in Chicago; federal and state guidelines; accepted and rejected grant applications with supporting and follow-up documentation of local celebrations; and public relations correspondence, brochures, and catalogs from companies and individuals seeking official recognition for their bicentennial products and services.
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Title: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Records, 1838-2012 (bulk 1899-2012)
Quantity: 27.6 cubic ft. (3 record center cartons, 54 archives boxes, and 4 flat boxes) and 87 volumes
Call Number: UWP Manuscript Collection 009
Abstract: Records of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is an organization of colon and rectal surgeons and related health care physicians dedicated to quality patient care through research and the education of its physicians and public. The official records of the organization date to its founding in 1899 as The American Proctologic Society and include works of its early members and correspondence regarding the ongoing challenge of education and change in the organization.
American Society of Equity. Wisconsin State Union Title: American Society of Equity. Wisconsin State Union: Records, 1907-1934
Quantity: 0.8 cubic feet (2 archives boxes and 5 volumes) and 3 photographs (1 oversize folder and 1 folder)
Call Number: Wis Mss LR; PH 6721
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin State Union of the American Society of Equity, a farmers' organization for the promotion of cooperative commodity marketing and cooperative ownership of factories and retail outlets. Records consist of proceedings of state conventions, 1916, 1917, and 1919; minutes of the state executive committee and board of directors, 1919-1934; quarterly financial reports of the state union, 1921-1934; and proceedings of national conventions which met in Wisconsin in 1917 and 1920.
American-Polish Information Service Title: American-Polish Information Service Records, 1939-1947
Quantity: 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Milwaukee Micro 22; Micro 858
Abstract: Collected records of an organization founded in September 1939, and dedicated to the dissemination of accurate information concerning Poland, Polish culture and history, and the Polish people in Europe and in the United States. The group's stated purposes were to refute deliberate untruths, and in particular, to combat Nazism and pro-Nazi sentiments in the United States.
Americans for Constitutional Action Title: Americans for Constitutional Action Records, 1955-1971
Quantity: 8.6 c.f. (22 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 309
Abstract: Records of Americans for Constitutional Action, a non-partisan political action committee founded in 1958 for support of constitutional conservatives in congressional elections. Documenting its state and national activities mainly prior to 1968 are trustee minutes and correspondence, fundraising and financial records, campaign and chapter files, speeches, pamphlets, and annual reports. Major correspondents include Bruce Alger, Owen Brewster, Edgar Eisenhower, Ralph Gwinn, Charles A. McManus, Ben Moreell, Felix Morley, James E. Price, Ralph de Toledano, and Loyd Wright. Patrick Frawley, Herbert Hoover, Max Rafferty, and Henry C. Schadeberg also are represented in the collection.
Americans for Democratic Action Title: Americans for Democratic Action Records, 1932-1965
Extent: 163.6 c.f. (410 archives boxes, 12 volumes, and 2 packages) and 142 reels of microfilm
Call Number: Mss 3; Micro 854
Abstract: Records of the Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), founded in 1947 as a national, independent, liberal organization, and of its predecessor, the Union for Democratic Action, founded in 1941 to combat fascism at home and abroad. Included are correspondence, minutes, reports, membership and financial records, press releases, clippings, and mimeographed and printed materials documenting the organizations' activities.
Americans for Democratic Action. Greater Washington Chapter (District of Columbia) Title: Americans for Democratic Action. Greater Washington Chapter Records, 1946-2003
Quantity: 17.2 c.f. and 9 photographs
Call Number: M70-231; M2003-063; M2005-110
Abstract: Records of the Greater Washington Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), and its predecessor, the Union for Democratic Action, documenting the chapter’s administration, relations with other local organizations, legislative lobbying, and political activities, almost entirely concerning local issues such as home rule, the educational system, public housing, health and welfare, and civil rights. Included are correspondence, minutes, reports, committee and membership records, photographs, press releases, clippings, and mimeographed and printed materials.
Ames, David Title: David Ames Papers, 1920-1961
Quantity: 5.2 c.f.
Call Number: M95-157; M96-025
Abstract: Papers of anthropologist David Ames documenting his role as a research associate with the Wisconsin Legislative Council's Menominee Indian Study Committee and his firsthand observations of the social organization and functioning of the tribe.
Ames, Victor A. Title: Victor A. Ames Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 1.0 linear ft. (2 archives boxes and 7 oversized folders) of papers, 7 folders of photographs, 7 folders of paper prints, 1 videocassette.
Call Number: WVM Mss 933
Abstract: The papers and photograph of Victor A. Ames, who worked with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (N.A.T.O.) to locate and remove mines in Bosnia and Herzegovina following the Dayton Accords (1995) that ended open warfare in the area. Included are maps of Bosnia and the surrounding areas, many of which show mine fields. Posters meant to raise awareness about mines, one of which features Superman, are in the collection along with mine recognition cards that describe the different types of mines present in Bosnia. Materials from two United Nations organizations, including the Mine Action Center, show the work being done to eliminate the threat of mines, especially the location, identification, and destruction of existing mines. Three modern methods of mine removal are highlighted in some promotional materials from private companies. Newspaper articles contain information about Ames and his service, about mine removal in Bosnia, and about Bosnia in general. A color photocopy of an informational packet given to Diana, Princess of Wales shows her signature. Photographs include many shots of mines, mine explosion sites, and mine damaged vehicles. There are also three photographs of members of the multi-national Division Salamandre practicing mine identification techniques. Also included is a short promotional video advertising a mine removal device.
AMEX/Canada Title: AMEX/Canada Records, 1968-1977
Quantity: 4.0 cubic feet (11 archives boxes), 11 tape recordings, and 38 photographs; plus additions of 2.3 cubic feet
Call Number: Mss 736; Audio 1196A; PH 3760; M89-049
Abstract: Records of AMEX/Canada, an organization of anti-Vietnam War resisters based in Toronto, Canada. The records document the publication of its magazine (Amex/Canada) and staff participation in the anti-war and amnesty movements. The collection consists primarily of correspondence between editors of the magazine and leaders of sympathetic groups, especially the National Committee for Universal and Unconditional Amnesty, a coalition of which AMEX/Canada was an active member. Also included are photographs used to illustrate a history of the organization and tape recordings of conferences, meetings, and of organizational publicity.
Amlie, Thomas Ryum, 1897-1973 Title: Thomas Ryum Amlie Papers, 1888-1967
Quantity: 36.0 c.f. (90 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm); plus additions of 1.1 c.f., 1 tape recording, 80 photographs, and 26 negatives
Call Number: Mss 452; PH 2794; M84-094; M93-098; M96-094
Abstract: Papers of Thomas Amlie, a congressman, social activist, and leader of the Progressive Party of Wisconsin and the national third party movement, primarily documenting his legislative career through correspondence, speeches, writings, campaign literature, subject files, and newspaper clippings. Other materials document the political organizations with which Amlie was affiliated and the Amlie and Ryum family genealogies.

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