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Anderegg Family Title: Anderegg Family Papers, 1852-1971
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 62
Abstract: Correspondence, financial and legal papers, property records, and miscellany of Joseph R. Anderegg, Sr., a Swiss immigrant to Algoma, Wis., and of his family. Included are papers of Floretta Seibt Anderegg Wodsedlak and of her father, Ferdinand Seibt. Most papers date prior to 1886.
Anderson, Donald Wells, 1900-. Title: Donald Wells Anderson Papers, 1890-1972
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (14 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 123AF
Abstract: Correspondence of a publisher of the Madison-based Wisconsin State Journal, together with occasional clippings, reports, and speeches. The files deal almost entirely with Anderson's work as publisher and contain exchanges with Emmanuel P. and Philip D. Adler and Lee P. Loomis of the Lee Group of newspapers, which owns the State Journal, and with William T. Evjue, who joined Anderson in the formation of Madison Newspapers, Inc. Other correspondents include Aaron Bohrod, Chester B. Bowles, Erle Stanley Gardner, Roy L. Matson, Richard M. Nixon, William Proxmire, Frederick A. Seaton, Wendell L. Willkie, Frank Lloyd Wright, and a host of prominent Wisconsin politicians. Also of interest are substantial files on the early history of the paper, the Lee Group, World War II censorship, and correspondence from Madison-area servicemen.
Anderson, Hans Alfred, 1855-1939 Title: Hans Alfred Anderson Papers, 1873-1879, 1911-1941
Quantity: 0.2 cubic feet (1 archives box)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss O
Abstract: Papers of Anderson, a Trempealeau County Court judge in Whitehall, Wisconsin, including an autobiography, but primarily concerning his proposed history of Trempealeau County. Included is correspondence, 1912-1916, with Milo M. Quaife, director of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin; other correspondence with early settlers of the county; recollections by Anderson of Nicolas Bourlier, a rather hermit-like settler about 1865 on a bluff between Osseo and Pigeon Falls; and the David W. Wade Family papers, 1873-1879, a set of family correspondence given to Anderson for his research. Wade resided in the Town of Lincoln and the letters primarily concern financial matters and family news.
Anderson, James Sibree, 1842-1931 Title: James Sibree Anderson Papers, 1829-1926
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 133
Abstract: Papers of Civil War veteran and Manitowoc attorney James S. Anderson, consisting primarily of letters, diaries, and accounts written by Anderson about his Civil War experiences in the 5th Wisconsin Infantry and his later involvement with the Manitowoc Grand Army of the Republic. Also contains records relating to his legal career consisting of letterbooks (1881-1888), a case docket book, and a collection book of monies received for clients. There are also scattered records of a more personal nature including Scottish military records of his father, John Anderson, correspondence (including letters written in 1866 while Anderson was a Lawrence College student), and a personal financial journal (1878-1879). Some correspondence relates to state and local Republican Party matters.
Anderson, Lynn Title: Lynn Anderson Collection, circa 1901-circa 1987
Quantity: 0.2 c. f. and 760 photographs in 4 archives boxes, and 6 drawings and 2 posters in 1 flat box and 1 folder
Call Number: PH 6454
Abstract: Postcards, photographs, drawings, ephemera, manuscript items, publications, posters, and blueprints collected and created by architect Lynn Anderson documenting the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. After graduating from engineering and architecture school, Anderson went to work for Wright as a family server and, after Wright's death, stayed on as a architect with Taliesin Associated Architects. Of particular note are the images of the aftermath of the fire and murders at Wright's home in 1914 including the hatchet used in the murders, and images of the destruction in Tokyo after the 1921 earthquake.
Anderson, Margaret C. Title: Margaret C. Anderson Papers, 1930-1973
Quantity: .6 cubic ft. (2 boxes) 3 safety film negatives
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 12
Abstract: Collection consists of letters from Anderson to her sister, Mrs. Philip Palmer, that mention Little Review magazine, her health, and her travels throughout France and Europe. Also includes photographs (1930-1973) of Anderson and her friends, and an 1930 article by Sherwood Anderson on Margaret Anderson's book My Thirty Years' War. The collection includes 163 letters, 28 postcards, 30 photographs, 3 safety film negatives, 6 manuscripts consisting of 57 pages, 2 letters from friends after her death, and a cablegram telling of Margaret Anderson's death.
Anderson, Mons Title: Invitation to Wedding Reception for Mary Anderson and Charles Bunn
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 108
Abstract: Printed invitation to the wedding reception of Mary Anderson and Charles Bunn, 1877. Mary Anderson was the daughter of prominent La Crosse, Wisconsin citizen Mons Anderson.
Anderson, Norman C., 1928- Title: Norman C. Anderson Papers, 1963-1977
Quantity: 11.0 c.f. (10 record center cartons and 3 archives boxes) and 30 photographs; plus additions of 3.4 c.f.
Call Number: Mss 664; PH Mss 664; M89-207
Abstract: Papers of Norman C. Anderson, a former Democratic speaker (1971-1976) who represented Madison in the Wisconsin Assembly (1957-1958; 1961-1976). The collection documents Anderson's legislative activities with extensive information on environmental legislation, including the 1966 Water Pollution Control Act and an Outdoor Recreation Act.
Anderson, Rasmus Bjorn, 1846-1936 Title: Rasmus B. Anderson Papers, 1823-1936
Quantity: 16.6 c.f. (65 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 3 card file boxes, and 1 oversize folder) and 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Wis Mss HD; File 1843 March 3 Oversize; Micro 124
Abstract: Papers of Rasmus B. Anderson, a leading scholar of Scandinavian life and literature.
Anderson, Raymond V. Title: Raymond V. Anderson Papers, 1964-1968
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: River Falls Mss AO
Abstract: Papers of Raymond V. Anderson, professor of political science at River Falls State University, River Falls, Wisconsin, leader of the Pierce County Democratic Party, and Secretary of the Third Congressional District Democratic Party. Included is some correspondence and much printed matter concerning the Wisconsin and Pierce County parties. A few items concern post office vacancies and military academy appointments.
Anderson, Wendell A. (Wendell Abraham), 1840-1929 Title: Wendell A. Anderson Papers, 1855-1922
Quantity: 4.6 c.f. (14 archives boxes and 2 flat boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss GS
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1875-1912, of Wendell Abraham Anderson, a La Crosse, Wisconsin physician, state Democratic Party leader, and United States consul in Montreal. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence received, 1875-1876, as chairman of the State Central Committee during the 1876 Presidential campaign. There are few papers from his second term as chairman, 1881-1885. Prominent political correspondents include Edward S. Bragg, Ammi R. R. Butler, George W. Cate, Nelson Dewey, James R. Doolittle, Conrad Krez, Alexander Mitchell, George H. Paul, George W. Peck, George B. Smith, William F. Vilas, E. C. Wall, and others. Other party records include statewide lists of supporters which are primarily undated. The only medical papers consist of reports prepared, 1862-1865, as surgeon for the 3rd Maryland Infantry. The earlier of these include names of individual soldiers, diagnoses, and the disposition of each case. Anderson was United States consul general at Montreal, 1885-1889 and 1893-1897, and this part of the collection contains some incoming correspondence and copies of personal letters sent, accounts of fees collected and personal expenses, some reports, and miscellaneous information on Canadian agriculture and industry. After 1906 there are minutes, correspondence, and mailings pertaining to the Upper Mississippi River Improvement Association of which Anderson, then mayor of La Crosse, was a vice-president. Also present is correspondence, 1886-1889, to and from his son, John Wendell Anderson while a member of Chi Psi fraternity at Cornell University and the University of Michigan.
Anderson, Wendell A., (Wendell Abraham), 1840-1929 Title: Wendell A. Anderson Papers
Physical Description: 1.0 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS E
Abstract: Wendell Abraham Anderson (1840-1929) was born in Gray, Maine. He received a medical degree in 1863, served in the Civil War, and moved to La Crosse in 1866, to set up a medical practice. He became involved in public service and politics. He was Chairman of the State Democratic Committee, U.S. Consul General in Montreal, and twice mayor of La Crosse, his first term running from 1899 to 1901, and the second from 1907 to 1909. These materials are from Anderson’s two terms as mayor of La Crosse from 1899-1901 and 1907-1909 and are really mayoral papers. The arrangement is alphabetical by subject. Most of subjects deal with civic improvement, and range from flood control to parks to police to automobiles
Andreano, Ralph L., 1929- Title: Ralph L. Andreano Papers, 1963-1971
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 487
Abstract: Papers of Ralph Andreano, a professor of economics, primarily concerning his testimony as an expert witness for the plaintiff on the monopoly status of professional baseball in the 1966 case State of Wisconsin vs. the Milwaukee Braves, Inc., an unsuccessful attempt to prevent the team from moving to Atlanta, Georgia. Included is correspondence, legal papers relating to the trial, papers relating to Andreano's testimony, and a research file.
Andresen, Bob Title: Robert Andresen Collection, 1976-1994
Contents: Mills Music Library Wisconsin Music Archives: 229 folders, 380 photographs and postcards, 2 framed photographs, 3,143 disc recordings, 80 tape recordings
Unique Identifier: CSUMC0012-CG
Summary: Robert Andresen (1937-1995), a graphic designer by trade, was a musician and self-taught folklorist from Duluth, Minnesota who throughout his lifetime amassed a large body of records, recorded interviews, radio shows, subject files, popular country song folios, photographs, and published articles related to folk music in the Upper Midwest. He also hosted Northland Hoedown, a 1980s radio show that aired on KUMD of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, WOJB in Reserve, Wisconsin; KAXE in Grand Rapids, Minnesota; and WDAY in Fargo, North Dakota. Recorded interviews and research documents related to Upper Midwestern old-time musicians, such as Walter Eriksson, Leonard Finseth, Sulo Hackman, the Plehal Brothers, and Otto Rindlisbacher, figure prominently in this collection as do fiddling music and regional contests.
Andrews, Byron, 1852-1910 Title: Byron Andrews Collected Papers, 1657-1901
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Wis Mss AR
Abstract: A miscellany of autograph signatures and historical documents collected by Byron Andrews, plus a few letters received by him while editor of the (Washington) National Tribune.
Andrews, James A.;
Comstock, John
Title: James A. Andrews and John Comstock Papers, 1837-1946
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: River Falls Mss AF
Abstract: Papers of James A. Andrews, Hudson, Wis., and his uncle, John Comstock. Included are a few letters to Andrews during the Civil War when he served with Co. A, 44th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry; correspondence and business records of Andrews and Comstock relating to railroads, politics, lumbering, and banking in northwestern Wisconsin; family correspondence; and a diary, 1896-1900, kept by Ellen Gibson Andrews.
Andrews, Stephen Pearl, 1812-1886 Title: Stephen Pearl Andrews Papers, 1844-1925 (bulk 1860s-1880s)
Quantity: 2.2 cubic feet (6 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 19A; Micro 871
Abstract: Papers, mainly from the 1860s through the 1880s, of Stephen Pearl Andrews, an abolitionist, philosopher, and linguist. The collection includes an outline for an eight-volume treatise on Universology, a deductive science of the universe; articles and addresses regarding Alwato, an international language devised by Andrews; a constitution and reports for the Pantarchal University, founded by Andrews and others in 1872 to promote his theories regarding the ideal society; an incomplete autobiography; and a small amount of correspondence. Reference is made in the autobiography to Andrews' work as an abolitionist in Texas, his work with Sir Isaac Pitman in developing the Pitman Shorthand system, his editing of two radical magazines, The Anglo-Saxon and The Propagandist, and his sponsorship of two societies for free discussion in New York: the Colloquium and the Manhattan Liberal Club. Part of the autobiography is water-damaged and unreadable.
Anketell, Margaret Title: Margaret Anketell Papers, 1851-1930
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Wis Mss LA
Abstract: Material collected and prepared by Margaret Anketell concerning the establishment and history of St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church in Delafield, Wisconsin. The collection consists of correspondence, excerpts from diaries, and copies of county and parish records, 1851-1908. Also included are letters to Anketell from George H. Noyes and others, 1911-1930, concerning the erection and dedication of the monument to William Barker Cushing at Delafield, Wis.
Ann Lennarson Greer Title: Ann Lennarson Greer Municipal Health Services Project Papers, 1971-1984
Quantity: 4.8 cubic ft. (10 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 336
Abstract: Ann Lennarson Greer, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor emerita in sociology and researcher for the Eisenhower Center for the Conservation of Human Resources at Columbia University, evaluated the Milwaukee portion of the Municipal Health Services Project. The Municipal Health Services Project, conducted from 1978 to 1982, was part of a larger project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to assist Milwaukee, Baltimore, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and San Jose in the delivery of basic health services to people living in underserved urban neighborhoods. The collection consists primarily of reports, updates, and records of meetings dealing with the project, but also includes newpapers articles on Milwaukee healthcare related subjects, and information about medical care in general in Southeastern Wisconsin, compiled or created by Ann Greer.
Anneke, Fritz, 1818-1972;
Anneke, Mathilde Franziska Giesler, 1817-1884
Title: Fritz Anneke and Mathilde Franziska Anneke Papers, 1791-1884
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (8 boxes) and 7 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Wis Mss LW; Micro 951
Abstract: Correspondence, and manuscripts of articles, plays, poems, and addresses of Fritz Anneke, an exiled leader of the German Revolution of 1848, and of his wife Mathilde, an author and woman's rights advocate, who lived primarily in Milwaukee after 1849. The correspondence, practically all of which is in German script, contains much information on the opinions and activities of German-American intellectuals of the nineteenth century. Anneke was connected with reform newspapers in several American cities, went abroad in 1859 to serve as foreign correspondent during the Italian war, held a colonel's commission in the 34th Wisconsin Infantry during the American Civil War, and died in Chicago in 1872 while agent for the German-American Society. Madame Anneke was the author of poems, dramas, and many short articles; editor of a revolutionary newspaper in Germany and of a women's rights newspaper in America in the fifties; a lecturer; the head of a school for girls in Milwaukee for eighteen years; and a pioneer in the equal suffrage movement in Wisconsin. Much of the collection consists of correspondence between the Annekes, in which they discuss affairs of the family and their compatriots in America; their literary pursuits; the progress of the revolutionary movement; and world events. There is information on the antislavery agitator Sherman Booth; on Peter Engelmann, who conducted a rival English-German academy in Milwaukee; and on other persons prominent in early Milwaukee.
Anshe Chesed Congregation (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: Ansche Chesed Congregation Records
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet
Call Number: MSS 071, Micro 26
Abstract: Records of a Reform Jewish congregation in La Crosse, Wis., called variously Ansche Chesed, Anshe Chesed and Ansche Cheset. Microfilmed records of the congregation include a constitution, bylaws, minutes, 1904-1921, and financial records, 1889-1920. Two related groups also have material represented here. The Hebrew Indigent, Sick & Burial Society (later called the Hebrew Benevolent Society) materials include a constitution and bylaws (in English), 1857, and meetings (in English and later in German), 1857-1904, as well as financial reports, 1889-1917. A later group, the Ansche Chesed Cemetery Association, is represented by a constitution and bylaws as well as extracts of minutes, 1899-1927.
Anthony, Abner A., ca. 1798-1884 Title: Abner A. Anthony Papers, 1782-1899
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: McCormick Mss AO
Abstract: Papers of Abner A. Anthony, a Bedford County, Virginia, minister, farmer, and merchant, consisting of yearly tax receipts, accounts with suppliers showing prices of general merchandise and drugs, charges by blacksmiths, detailed cost of building a gristmill in 1820, tobacco sales from his farm, county court settlements of debts, and an indenture of 1867 dividing Anthony's property. One volume contains his store accounts for 1821 to 1823; a record of marriages performed by Anthony in the Virginia counties of Bedford, Campbell, Franklin, and Pittsylvania, 1829-1836 and 1841-1863; and a list of male residents in his district.
Anti-Saloon League of Wisconsin Title: Anti-Saloon League of Wisconsin Records, 1916-1934
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 604
Abstract: Records documenting the activities of the Anti-Saloon League of Wisconsin, covering the years roughly from 1916 to 1934. The records pertain to the League's stringent efforts to implement and enforce prohibition in the state of Wisconsin. Included are materials regarding investigative cases into “blind-pigging” activities and local option elections, speeches and personal notes, wet and dry propaganda pamphlets, clippings from prohibition journals and local newspapers, examples of liquor legislation, and license application forms, and other miscellany.

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