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Cabell, Frederick Mortimer, contributor Title: Tye River Warehouse Accounts, 1826-1866
Quantity: 0.8 cubic feet (1 archives box and 1 flat box)
Call Number: McCormick Mss AN
Abstract: Records of a warehouse operated by Frederick Mortimer Cabell at the confluence of the Tye and James rivers in Nelson County, Virginia, consisting of unbound volumes and loose pages of daybooks, ledgers, debt summaries, storage records, and inventories. Two of the account books, 1830-1831 and 1835-1840, record shipments for tobacco planters in Rockbridge County, the carrier, and the destination. The papers also contain an agreement in 1838 for providing labor on the canal.
Cadman, John C. Title: John C. Cadman Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 0.3 linear ft. (1 archives box and two oversized folders) of papers and 0.7 linear ft. (3 flat boxes, and 3 oversized folders) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 975
Abstract: Papers and photographs of John C. Cadman, a bugler who served at Camp Shipp in Anniston, Alabama with Company I, 4th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment during the Spanish-American War. Papers include a fairly large number of letters written from Cadman to his mother during his mustering at Camp Douglas, Wisconsin through his service at Camp Shipp. The letters include his observations of service, his role as a bugler, rumors of where his unit might serve, his impressions of the South including attitudes of racism, and illnesses among soldiers in camp. Other papers include military passes from Camp Shipp, a handwritten roster of Company I, a sketch of Camp Shipp, and train schedules from Alabama to Wisconsin. Photographs include an album of captioned, blue cyanotype photographs from Camp Shipp. The pictures show soldiers drilling and engaging in recreational activities such as drinking and sightseeing. There are also shots of the camp and local buildings such as poor white and black farmers' homes. This album, like the letters, provide a good look at the stateside service of the 4th Wisconsin. Other photographs show Cadman in uniform, Camps Douglas and Shipp, group shots of the 4th Wisconsin, and family photographs.
Cady (Wis.) Title: Cady (Wis.): Records, 1871-1999
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (1 archives box and 8 separate volumes)
Call Number: St. Croix Series 116
Abstract: Records of the Town of Cady, Saint Croix County, Wisconsin: Clerk, 1871-1999; Treasurer, 1880-1983; and Superintendent of Highways, 1871-1930.
Caesar, Irving, born 1895 Title: Irving Caesar Papers, 1905-1972
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (4 archives boxes) and 6 disc recordings
Call Number: U.S. Mss 151AN; Disc 109A
Abstract: Photocopied papers of Irving Caesar, a lyricist and composer of popular songs and Broadway musicals and a pacifist. The majority of the collection relates to Caesar's early career and his social concerns. Songs, 1937-circa 1970, include lyrics satirizing the military-industrial complex; songbooks and recordings of compositions for children about safety, friendship, and the United Nations; and sheet music for the Pledge of Allegiance. Correspondence includes exchanges with George Gershwin, Aldous Huxley, Lyndon B. Johnson, George Seldes, I. F. Stone, Lyle Stuart, Upton Sinclair, William English Walling, and Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Writings include an early journal, articles on the Cold War for the New York Independent, speeches, and papers regarding his Peace by Wireless plan. Also included are an undated autobiography, an article about song writing, and a transcript of an oral history interview, 1971, for the William E. Wiener Oral History Library of the American Jewish Committee.
Cage, Maggi Title: Maggi Cage Papers, 1977-1995
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (1 record center carton, 1 archives box, and 2 flat boxes), 2 tape recordings, 2 photographs, 5 transparencies, and 1 videorecording
Call Number: M96-001
Abstract: Papers of Maggi Cage, former owner of the Fox Valley Reproductive Health Care Center in Appleton, Wisconsin, documenting the work of the center as well as Cage’s involvement in the reproductive choice movement in the Fox Valley. In addition, the papers include materials concerning First Amendment issues and the pro-choice movement.
Cairns, Gertrude M., 1872-1959 Title: Gertrude M. Cairns Papers, 1845-1958
Quantity: 6.6 c.f. (17 archives boxes)
Call Number: River Falls Mss I
Abstract: Family papers of Cairns, a resident of Ellsworth, Wisconsin. The bulk of the collection comprises Miss Cairns' diaries, complete from 1903 through 1936; her precise records of weather conditions and her observations of birds, wild flowers, and garden plants; and the records, 1915-1956, of the Ellsworth Pioneer School Girls' Club. Also present are notes taken by Cairns while a University of Wisconsin student enrolled in Frederick Jackson Turner's courses. Papers of other members of the family are also in the collection. The correspondence includes exchanges of her father George W. Cairns, mother Abbie S. Leavitt Cairns, and her uncle A. W. Cairns with their friends, relatives, business and political associates, and the general public. Also included are local archival records from the offices of town clerk (Middleton, Dane County), and register of deeds, justice of the peace, deputy clerk of the district court, and deputy treasurer (Pierce County), offices held by George W.
Cairns, William B., 1867-1932 Title: William B. Cairns Papers, 1885-1891 , 1898
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (7 volumes in 1 archives box)
Call Number: River Falls Mss Q
Abstract: Six diaries, 1885-1891, kept by Cairns while he was a student at the University of Wisconsin interspersed with terms of teaching near Ellsworth and at Fairchild, Wis., and at an army post at Fort Grant, Arizona; plus a printed copy of Cairns' Ph.D. thesis, 1898.
Caldwell, Clarence Title: Clarence Caldwell Papers, 1832-1899, 1925
Quantity: 1.2 cubic feet (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss AA
Abstract: Papers of a La Crosse and West Salem, Wisconsin, music teacher, primarily family correspondence. Includes letters of the Hubbard family in New York state, and Caldwell's brief Civil War correspondence concerning his service in the 41st Wisconsin Infantry. Also includes music programs and catalogs of music and musical instruments.
Caledonia (Columbia County, Wis. : Town). Treasurer Title: Register of the Caledonia (Columbia County, Wis. : Town). Treasurer: Assessment Rolls, 1860-1978
Quantity: 35 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Columbia Series 13
Abstract: An enumeration of the value of real and personal property in the township as assessed for the purpose of collecting property taxes. The assessment roll typically includes a legal description of the property (for real estate), name of the property owner, and assessed valuation. At different times, the assessment roll has provided a more detailed enumeration of the exact property being assessed, dividing real estate into several categories such as residential or agricultural and dividing personal property into categories such as livestock, carriages, or merchants and manufacturers stock.
California ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) Title: California ACORN Records, 1974-1996
Quantity: 1.2 c.f., 4 tape recordings, 5 photographs, 10 negatives, and 26 videorecordings
Call Number: M97-125; M2001-043
Abstract: Records of ACORN-California, most of which relates to radio and television stations with which ACORN was affiliated, especially the California Community Television Network (CCTN). The collection documents the organization's mission to diversify California's radio stations' programnming. Included are business plans, programming updates, interviews with community members, studies of potential viewers, and recordings (reel-to-reel tapes) of radio programs concerning the establishment of CCTN, project reports, and videotapes of programs produced by ACORN and shown on station KCAH.
California Labor School Title: California Labor School Records, 1930-circa 1953
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 68
Abstract: Records of the California Labor School, a San Francisco group, concerning organized labor, communism, anti-Korean War, and nuclear disarmament themes, consisting mainly of scripts for short plays, poetry, monologues, songs, and song parodies. Included is a parody of the play South Pacific.
Calmer, Ned Title: Ned Calmer Papers, 1928-1965
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: M92-169
Abstract: Papers of Ned Calmer, a journalist, radio and television broadcaster, and author, consisting of material on his work in Paris for the Chicago Tribune and New York Herald-Tribune, 1928-1931, and at CBS News, 1940-1965. Included are business correspondence, and promotional and biographical materials, 1928-1965. CBS radio scripts pertain to his coverage of World War II in Europe; post-war documentaries; and transcripts from the CBS Rome news bureau, 1951-1953, and from The World Tonight, 1961-1965.
Calumet County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Calumet County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Grantor and Grantee Indexes, 1856-circa 1923
Quantity: 2 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Calumet Series 11
Abstract: Index to names of grantors (sellers) and grantees (purchasers) of deeds and mortgages to real estate. Includes date recorded, names of grantors and grantee, description of property, and volume and page where recorded. This series indexes “Deeds” (Calumet Series 10).
Calumet County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Calumet County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Deeds, 1840-circa 1902
Quantity: 14 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Calumet Series 10
Abstract: Warranty, quite claim, and other deeds for land located in Calumet County. Records show names of persons involved in land transfers and a description of the land.
Calumet County (Wis). Treasurer Title: Calumet County (Wis.). Treasurer: Tax Rolls, 1849-1980
Quantity: 50.4 c.f. (131 volumes in 6 archives boxes, and 649 separate volumes)
Call Number: Calumet Series 8
Abstract: Annual tax rolls showing date, town, owner, legal land description, acreage, valuation of real and personal property, amount of taxes, total taxes, and individual who paid taxes.
Calvary Baptist Church (Oshkosh, Wis.) Title: Calvary Baptist Church (Oshkosh, Wis.) Records, 1859-1938
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss CH
Abstract: Records of a congregation organized in 1859 as the Second Baptist Church, which changed its name to Calvary Baptist Church in 1932. Included are minutes of meetings of the congregation, Board of Trustees, Ladies Aid Society, and Missionary Society; financial records; a membership register; annual statistical reports; and miscellaneous documents including deeds, letters, and information about the name change and about the congregation of the Salem Baptist Church joining Calvary in 1931. There is also one volume of Sunday School records from the Salem Baptist Church.
Calvert, Walter B., 1904-1987 Title: Walter B. Calvert Papers, 1933-1987, 2005
Extent: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: M2006-106
Abstract: Papers (bulk 1954-1973) of Walter Calvert of Benton, Wisconsin, a Wisconsin Assemblyman for Iowa and La Fayette counties from 1955 through 1965. While in the Assembly, Calvert served as chairman of the Republican Assembly Caucus (1961) and sat on many committees including: Chairman of the Assembly Education Committee (1957, 1961 and 1963); Legislative Council Education Committee (1963); Assembly Transportation Committee; and Public Welfare Committee. After an unsuccessful bid for the State Senate in 1966, Calvert served on the Southwestern Wisconsin Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education District Board (1972-1973) and was Chairman of the Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (1972-1973). The papers principally consist of correspondence and reports pertaining to his service in the Assembly regarding issues such as mining and mineral taxes, the parochial bus bill, public education, and higher education. Other materials pertain to his involvement in both the SWRPC and SWVTAE. Also included is background information on Calvert, campaign ephemera, obituaries and memorials, and guidelines for the Walter B. and Millicent E. Calvert Memorial Scholarship.
Camp Minocqua (Wis.) Title: Camp Minocqua Records, 1907-1973
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box) and 22 photographs
Call Number: Northland Mss Z; PH Northland Mss Z
Abstract: Promotional brochures and photographs from a summer camp for boys in Oneida County, Wisconsin.
Campaign for a Democratic Foreign Policy Title: Campaign for a Democratic Foreign Policy Records, 1975-1978
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 490
Abstract: Records of Campaign for a Democratic Foreign Policy, a successor organization (1975-1977) to the Indochina Peace Campaign, which attempted to carry opposition to the war in South Vietnam into a broader, peacetime perspective. Included are organizational papers and notes, correspondence, minutes, and publications of the national steering committee. There are also papers pertaining to Citizens' Action '76, a series of forums aimed at diverting funds from the military budget to domestic social programs, and papers relating to the 1976 national meeting at which the group disbanded to form coalitions with other organizations with which CDFP had formerly cooperated such as the Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy. Three local chapters are represented by a small group of correspondence, reports, and printed matter.
Campaign for Political Rights (U.S.) Title: Campaign for Political Rights Records, 1976-1985
Quantity: 36.0 c.f. (34 record center cartons and 5 archives boxes), 19 sound recordings, 5 films (in 5 film cans), and 1.0 c.f. of magnetic film (in 11 film boxes)
Call Number: M86-135; Audio 1556A; FG 861-862; DF 579-581
Abstract: Records of the Campaign for Political Rights, a group formed in 1976 by the National Committee Against Repressive Legislation (NCARL) as an affiliate organization and originally named the Campaign to Stop Government Spying. The group monitored United States covert operations abroad and domestic political surveillance and harassment. Topics covered include anti-nuclear groups, grand jury reform, domestic intelligence programs, spying and surveillance activities carried out by the FBI and CIA, “red squads,” and foreign policy, including operations in Nicaragua.
Campbell, Catherine Title: Catherine Campbell Papers, 1851-1959
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box), 13 photographs, and 2 negatives
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 155; PH Milwaukee Mss 155
Abstract: Papers of Catherine Campbell of Milwaukee, Wisconsin relating to her Scottish heritage, involvement in various Scottish organizations, and participation as a Highland fling dancer in Scottish games and field days held throughout the United States. Consisting of newsclippings, programs, scattered correspondence, flyers, photographs, and miscellaneous items, the records relate to the St. Andrew's Society of Milwaukee and its yearly Robert Burns Night, the Clan Campbell, British Day events to aid British war relief during World War II, the Order of Job's Daughters, Scottish ethnic organizations and sponsored game and field days outside of Milwaukee, and Scottish ethnicity in general. Photographs show Catherine Campbell in dance costume, other Highland dancers, the Chicago Highlander Pipe Band, and a January 26, 1946 dinner.
Campbell, Samuel W., 1843-1931 Title: Samuel W. Campbell Papers, 1881-1931
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: River Falls Mss BQ
Abstract: Papers of Campbell, a general store operator in Minnesota, minor Republican politician, and Indian Agent at the La Pointe Reservation, Ashland, Wisconsin. Included is correspondence, financial and legal papers, and other records primarily concerning his work as Indian Agent, 1898-1912. Campbell was forced to resign this post as a result of controversy surrounding his handling of Indian monies from timber sales. The collection documents this controversy as well as such subjects as the regulation of liquor, the education of Indian children, appointments, and Campbell's Civil War service in the 135th and 109th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
Campenni, Frank, 1930-2000 Title: Frank Campenni Papers, 1932-1977
Quantity: 3.4 cubic ft. (9 boxes, including 4 audio cassettes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 213
Abstract: The collection consists of materials of a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) English professor's research on Howard Fast, a prolific communist author. The significant areas of the collection focus on Howard Fast's political involvement with the Communist Party (1943-1956) and the anti-fascist movement (1945-1950). The collection contains photocopies of correspondence, copies of literary manuscripts (typescripts), newspaper clippings, oral history interviews, poems, political flyers and pamphlets, and a subpoena to appear before the United States Senate. Included is correspondence with Bette Fast, Steve Nelson, Albert Maltz, Morton Sobell, and various literary publishers.
Campo Fiesta (Trout Lake, Wis.) Title: Campo Fiesta Records, 1933-1984
Quantity: 2.3 c.f. (1 record center carton, 1 archives box, and 1 flat box) and 22 film reels (8 mm and 16 mm)
Call Number: M92-326; EA 170-EA 178; AE 168-AE 180
Abstract: Records of Campo Fiesta, a private, secular, all-girls camp located on North Trout Lake near Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, which operated between 1938 and 1991. The collection documents the camp primarily through photographs contained in annual “camp memory” scrapbooks. Most are black and white and date between 1938 and 1965. All the regular activities of the camp are pictured, and there are interior and exterior shots of camp facilities as well. Also included are cabin blueprints, promotional materials, postcards, and a scrapbook of letters from ex-campers, staff, and parents to the Kirbys upon their retirement in 1965. Also included are black and white, and color home movies (8 mm and 16 mm), 1933-1948 and undated, documenting the activities and properties of Kamp Kirby (the Kirby’s summer cabin prior to the establishment of the camp) and Campo Fiesta during summer, autumn, and winter. Film footage shows the landscape and buildings; campers engaging in activities such as swimming, skiing, performances, sports, horseback riding, and canoeing; also included is footage of Warren Kirby, camp staff, and camp trips and holidays.
Campus Dames (La Crosse, Wis.) Title: Campus Dames Records, 1925-2013
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (6 archives boxes and 1 flat box) and 38 photographs
Call Number: La Crosse Mss AC; PH La Crosse Mss AC
Abstract: Records of the Campus Dames, La Crosse, Wisconsin, which was founded as a literary and social club for the wives of faculty at the La Crosse State Teachers College (later University of Wisconsin-La Crosse). Its activities later expanded to establishing a student loan fund, a campus beautification program, and other activities of both a civic and social nature. The records consist of bake sale and other fundraising materials, news clippings of member biographies and obituaries, constitution and by-laws, a chronology of the organization, minutes, history and anniversary materials, newsletters, the President’s Book, programs, member directories, scholarship committee materials, education fund materials, treasurer’s reports, photographs, and scrapbooks. The photographs are identified and document activities and social gatherings of the club. In June of 2013 members voted to disband.
Cannon, James Patrick, 1890-1974 Title: James P. Cannon Papers, 1919-1975
Quantity: 24.2 c.f. (61 archives boxes) and 65 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Mss 839; Micro 2033
Abstract: Papers of James P. Cannon, a writer, historian, founder of the Socialist Workers Party, and leader of the world Trotskyist movement. Included is biographical material primarily related to his early experiences in the Industrial Workers of the World and the Communist Party; correspondence; bibliographies and draft versions of speeches and writings; minutes, leaflets, position statements, and other collected documents of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) and its forerunners such as the Communist League of America; and papers of his wife Rose Karsner who was also active in the party. The correspondence includes personal and family letters, some of which were written during his imprisonment for violations of the Smith Act, and many exchanges with Farrell Dobbs and other leaders of the SWP and leaders of other American leftist parties such as A.J. Muste of the American Workers Party, Max Shachtman and James Burnham of the Workers Party, and Norman Thomas and Eugene V. Debs of the Socialist Party. Extensive records concern the Fourth International; the activities of Trotskyist organizations in England, France, and other countries; relations with Leon Trotsky and Natalia Sedova during their residence in Mexico; the factional doctrines of Michel Pablo, Hugo Oehler, and Bert Cochran; and disputes within the radical movement over the coming of World War II. The entire collection is also available on microfilm.
Cantor, Arthur, 1920- Title: Arthur Cantor Papers, 1951-1965
Quantity: 14.0 c.f. (34 archives boxes, 1 flat box) and 7 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 85AN; Micro 1074
Abstract: Papers of Arthur Cantor, a theatrical producer and press representative, consisting of photographs, scripts, and press releases. Included is material on television programs which Cantor promoted including Armstrong Circle Theatre (CBS and NBC) and various programs sponsored by Aluminum Company of America (the Alcoa portion of Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre, NBC; One Step Beyond, ABC; and Alcoa Premier, ABC). There are also files of photographs and releases on plays produced by Cantor, some in association with Fred Coe, including All the Way Home (1960), Gideon (1961), The Tenth Man (1959), and A Thousand Clowns (1962). Similar files exist for other Broadway productions which Cantor publicized including Auntie Mame (1956), The Autumn Garden (1951), The Complaisant Lover (1961), The Lark (1955), Man of La Mancha (1965), The Miracle Worker (1959), The Music Man (1957), Toys in the Attic (1960), and Two for the Seesaw (1958).
Cantwell Printing Company Title: Cantwell Printing Company Records, 1868-1917
Quantity: 4.1 c.f. (6 archives boxes and 9 flat boxes) and 13 photographs (1 folder)
Call Number: Mss 259; PH 3550
Abstract: Records of Cantwell Printing Company, a Madison, Wisconsin firm established in 1867 by M. J. Cantrwell and George P. Robinson. Included are order books, 1905-1906; a sales book, 1906-1908; journals, 1874-1906; a volume of sample printed advertisements, 1868-1882; time books, 1906-1915; ledgers, 1884-1910; a cash book, 1903-1906; and a 50th anniversary souvenir booklet, 1917. Photographs made for a fiftieth anniversary booklet document printing operations including composing and press rooms, collating and sewing, and printing equipment, 1916. Also included are images of office interiors and stockrooms. Most of the images also show company employees.
Cantwell, Arthur A. Title: Arthur A. Cantwell Papers and Still Images,
Quantity: 0.8 linear ft. (2 archives boxes, 1 oversized box and 1 folder), 29 still images
Call Number: WVM Mss 2072
Abstract: Papers and still images pertaining to the service of Arthur A. Cantwell, a Shawano, Wisconsin resident who served in the 107th Supply Train, 32nd Division during World War I, and survived the sinking of troop ship Tuscania in 1918. Papers include official military documents, letters from Cantwell to his parents and brothers, and newspaper clippings about the war and Cantwell's service. Throughout his training and service, Cantwell sent letters home praising the Army and the good influence it had on him, and keeping his family informed of any news he heard. Letters frequently discuss men who waited to be drafted into service or tried to avoid the draft and Cantwell's deep hatred of those unwilling to voluntarily serve. Of interest are materials in the collection pertaining to the Tuscania. In several letters, Cantwell described the event in detail, and also sent home a piece of canvas, his room ticket and billet ticket. Photographs include images from his training and service in Europe.
Capital Community Citizens (Madison, Wis.) Title: Capital Community Citizens Records, 1964-1976
Quantity: 2.7 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 440
Abstract: Records of Capital Community Citizens, a Madison, Wisconsin, organization founded in 1964 to address community environmental problems. The majority of the records cover the years 1966-1974 and document the organization's research, lobbying, legal, and educational activities. Administrative files consist of general minutes and agenda, treasurer's reports, position papers, and publicity. Community files consist of much the same types of material pertaining to the CCC committee structure. Also included are general correspondence, miscellaneous subject files, and indexes to the CCC correspondence and newsletters and to relevant issues in the Madison papers. Prominent correspondents include Robert Kastenmeier, Patrick Lucey, Gaylord Nelson, William Proxmire, and Madison mayors William Dyke, Otto Festge, and Paul Soglin.
Cardijn Bookstore (Milwaukee, Wis.) Title: Cardijn Bookstore Records, 1944-1987
Quantity: 2.5 c.f. (7 archives boxes and 1 flat box) and 183 photographs and certificates
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 114; PH 3763; PH 3763 (3)
Abstract: Fragmentary records of a bookstore originally founded in 1949 as a semi-autonomous cooperative of the Cardijn Center, the headquarters of Catholic lay apostolic work in Milwaukee. After the dissolution of the Cardijn Center in 1961, the bookstore continued to operate independently. Florence Weinfurter, an early participant, became manager of the bookstore in 1958 and bought it in 1964. The records relate both to the bookstore and to the social action center it was formed to serve. Included are by-laws, articles of association, and other organizational and legal records; miscellaneous correspondence of Father John Beix, founder of the Center, and other administrators; financial records; files on various social action lectures, programs, and forums sponsored by the Center; newsletters published by the Center and the Milwaukee Young Christian Workers Federation, which was located at the Center; and advertisements and publicity. Miscellaneous material concerns Father Beix and Cardinal Joseph Cardijn, founder of the Young Christian Workers movement. Also present are some personal papers of Weinfurter, a transcript of an interview with Weinfurter, and informational files on The Catholic Worker movement and its founder, Dorothy Day, whom Weinfurter knew.
Cardijn Center (Milwaukee, Wis.) Title: Cardijn Center Records, 1948-1961
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes) and 1 disc recording
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss BR; Disc 67A
Abstract: Records of a center established in 1948 as a headquarters for Catholic lay apostolic work in Milwaukee, ceasing operations in 1961. Correspondence, newsletters, annual reports, board of directors' minutes, and committee and program records of the Center and its associated organization, the Young Christian Workers Federation, document activities in social action and religious education. The recording contains a Christmas message from Father John Beix, founder of the Center.
Carey, Morris, 1878- Title: Morris Carey Papers, 1851-1963
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Stevens Point Micro 2; Micro 166
Abstract: Papers of Morris Carey, a local historian from Amherst, Wisconsin, including miscellaneous materials relating to the history of Amherst and to the genealogy of pioneer families of Portage County. “Diaries” include discussion of town churches, the business district, and community life. Asa H. Bancroft and Dr. Thomas M. Clark are referred to as prominent Amherst citizens.
Carhart, John Wesley, 1834-1914 Title: John Wesley Carhart Papers, 1912-1964
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Oshkosh Micro 16; Micro 838
Abstract: Scrapbook, 1912-1964, of newsclippings concerning the 1873 invention of a steam-operated automobile by Carhart, a minister, doctor, and inventor in Racine and Oshkosh, Wisconsin and later in San Antonio, Texas, who has been called the “father of the automobile.” Some clippings concern other events in his and his descendants' lives.
Carley, Verna A. (Verna Adeline), 1900-1979 Title: Verna Carley Papers, 1930s-1970s
Quantity: 1.1 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder) and 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box) of photographs
Call Number: M2011-034
Abstract: Papers of educator Dr. Verna Carley, including personal and official correspondence, various reports, and numerous photographs from her work around the world. Papers include documentation of her time as WAVE training commander in Pensacola, Florida during World War II and her subsequent work as a Teacher Education Adviser and director of the Institute for Educational Leadership as part of the U.S. occupation of Japan. Other materials record her work as an educator for the U.S. State Department, such as her 1955-1958 stay in Taiwan as Community School Adviser and in the following years as a Teacher Education Specialist aiding developing nations in establishing effective educational systems in various parts of Southeast Asia and Africa until 1964. Also included is a biographical folder with timelines of Dr. Carley's work and photographs documenting her work and travels.
Carlson, Hugh Title: Hugh Carlson Recordings, 1939-1944
Quantity: 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Audio 487A; Audio 488A
Abstract: Dubbed tape recordings of 24 Vic and Sade (NBC) programs, November 1943 and September 1944, and four Fibber McGee and Molly (NBC) radio episodes, 1939, including segments with guest ZaSu Pitts and Harold Peary.
Carlson, Laurie E., 1908- Title: Oral History Interview with Laurie E. Carlson, 1979
Quantity: 6 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 781A
Abstract: Interview conducted by Robert F. Burk of the Historical Society staff with Laurie Carlson concerning Carlson's youth in Bayfield County, Wis., his role in Progressive Party organization including evaluations of prominent Progressives, his service as Assemblyman from Bayfield County, his warehouse and curling business interests, and reminiscences of Robert La Follette, Jr., Philip La Follette, and Belle Case La Follette, William T. Evjue, and Joseph McCarthy.
Carlson, Stuart Title: Stuart Carlson Editorial Cartoons, 1983-2008
Quantity: 11.5 cubic ft. (23 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 275
Abstract: Collection consists of original drawings by Stuart Carlson, the editorial cartoonist of the Milwaukee Sentinel from 1983 to 1995 and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from 1995 to 2008, concerning local, state, and national topics.
Carnegie Commission on Educational Television Title: Carnegie Commission on Educational Television Records, 1963-1967
Quantity: 2.4 cubic feet (6 archives boxes) and 12 tape recordings
Call Number: U.S. Mss 145AF; Audio 588A
Abstract: Records of the Carnegie Corporation-funded study of public television in the United States, which was instrumental in the establishment of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The collection includes correspondence, proceedings of staff meetings and conferences (including a tape recording), reports by staff and outside experts, and early drafts of the commission report, Public Television: A Plan for Action (1967). In addition, there are reports of visits by commission representatives to 65 non-commercial stations; a survey of state educational broadcasting authorities; annual reports of the stations, 1963-1965; and related material concerning educational television. The remainder of the collection is comprised of new articles, press releases, and material and tape recordings related to public presentations by commission members and James R. Killian, chairman. Noteworthy correspondents include Lyndon B. Johnson and E.B. White.
Carnegie Commission on the Future of Public Broadcasting Title: Carnegie Commission on the Future of Public Broadcasting Records, 1969-1980
Quantity: 10.6 c.f. (27 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 787
Abstract: Records, mainly 1977-1979, of a Carnegie Corporation-sponsored study of public broadcasting that made recommendations for improvement in a published report, A Public Trust. Included are research reports and related background materials of staff and consultants; correspondence of staff, Chairman William McGill, and Executive Director Sheila Mahony; testimony (by Joan Ganz Cooney, Fred Friendly, John Gardner, Walter Heller, Frank Mankiewicz, and others) and agendas for hearings and special meetings; work plans; press material; photographs; and clippings. Research carried out by staff included case studies of programs such as The Adams Chronicles, All Things Considered, and Nova; funding sources; innovations in technological dissemination; and public participation and visits to Minnesota Public Radio and the British Broadcasting Corporation. Also included is correspondence and other material pertaining to the Freedom of Information suit brought by the commission to discover the politicization of programming during the Nixon Administration.
Carpenter, Matthew H. (Matthew Hale), 1824-1881;
Carpenter, Paul D., 1867-1932
Title: Matthew Hale Carpenter and Paul D. Carpenter Papers, 1848-1918, 1961
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (1 folder) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: SC 1089; Micro 572
Abstract: A family collection including papers of lawyer and U.S. Senator Matthew Hale Carpenter, consisting of letters written to his benefactor, Paul Dillingham of Vermont, while Carpenter was a cadet at West Point, speeches, mementoes, condolence letters, and fragmentary correspondence with political contemporaries. Papers of his son, Paul Dillingham Carpenter, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, deal with his Roman Catholic religious convictions and his political career as a county judge. Other papers of the family consist of a genealogy chart, a diary kept by Matthew's daughter Lillian while a Washington debutante in the 1870s which contains much information on fashions and Reconstruction era social life, and other documentation.
Carr, George J. Title: George J. Carr Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 0.7 linear ft. (1 archives box and 1 flat box) of papers, 0.1 linear ft. (7 folders) of photographs, 0.1 linear ft. (3 folders) of paper prints.
Call Number: WVM Mss 686
Abstract: Papers and photographs of George J. Carr, a private who served in Battery B of the 4th Battalion, 42nd Artillery and was killed in action during the Vietnam War. Collection consists largely of the letters that Carr wrote home to his family during his time in Vietnam leading up to his death. Transcriptions of the letters by his mother Lillian accompany the originals. Also included are poems written by Carr during his military service. Many of the poems reflect his Catholic faith and all reveal a young man overwhelmed by the chaotic surroundings he found in Vietnam. Condolence letters from Army personnel describing the circumstances of his death, forms regarding the disposition of his personal belongings, and a funeral register document Carr's death and funeral. Photographs include shots of Carr from childhood through his military service.
Carson and Eaton Title: Carson and Eaton Records, 1840-1852
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Stout Mss A
Abstract: Records of William Carson and Henry Eaton, kept in connection with the Carson and Eaton lumber business on the Eau Galle River in West Central Wisconsin, including a ledger, 1843-1845, kept by Eaton and Richardson, and a journal and ledger, 1843-1849, kept by Bradley and Richardson, jobbers for Carson and Eaton.
Carter, Alden R., 1947- Title: Alden R. Carter Papers, 1960-1997
Quantity: 9.4 c.f. (26 archives boxes including 5 videorecordings) and 27 megabytes (3240+ data files, in 1 computer disk box)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss CJ
Abstract: Papers of Alden R. Carter, a Wisconsin writer of young adult fiction and non-fiction, including book proposals, drafts, notes, galley proofs, publicity materials, high school and college term papers, and correspondence with publishers, editors, and agents. Non-fiction topics cover Native American Indian tribes, supercomputers, China, and United States military battles. Videotaped interviews and talks by Carter are also present.
Carter, Richard E. Title: Richard E. Carter Civil War Correspondence, 1861-1865, 1895, 1900
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (5 folders)
Call Number: Wis Mss 46S
Abstract: Letters written by Captain Richard E. Carter of Company I, 5th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, to his brother William and other family members in Grant County, Wisconsin during his Civil War service (1861-1865) as a quartermaster sergeant, captain, and acting quartermaster. Also included are two letters from William to Richard (1895, 1900) pertaining to these Civil War letters and family matters.
Cashman, John E., 1865-1946 Title: John E. Cashman Papers, 1888-1946
Quantity: 1.6 c.f.(1 record center carton, 2 archives boxes, 1 package) and 11 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 95; Green Bay Micro 43; Micro 983
Abstract: Papers of a Progressive who served in the Wisconsin Senate, 1922-1946. Available on microfilm are personal and legislative correspondence and biographical clippings. The personal letters include numerous exchanges with his wife prior to their marriage and letters to and from his son during the 1930's and 1940's about legislative matters. The legislative correspondence includes many letters from constituents, but there are also letters from prominent correspondents such as Emil Baensch, John J. Blaine, Gerald J. Boileau, William J. Campbell, R. Ryan Duffy, James A. Farley, Bernard J. Gehrmann, Frank N. Graass, William D. Hoard, Merlin Hull, Jens Jensen, Thomas F. Konop, Robert M. La Follette, Jr., Aldo Leopold, Orland S. Loomis, George C. Sellery, and Edwin Witte. Unfilmed materials include speeches and writings; fragmentary legislative files on highways, education, agriculture, and oleomargarine; campaign memorabilia; and subject files on his work as a gauger for the Internal Revenue Service and on the legal education of his son at the University of Wisconsin.
Caspary, Vera, 1904-1987 Title: Vera Caspary Papers, 1929-1981
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (29 archives boxes, 2 cartons, and 1 package) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 53AN; Micro 1015
Abstract: Papers of Vera Caspary, a novelist, playwright, and writer of motion picture screenplays. Much of the collection consists of progressive drafts of her novels A Chosen Sparrow (1964), The Man Who Loved His Wife (1966), and The Rosecrest Cell (1968). Motion picture files include scripts and revisions, story ideas sold to studios, clippings, printed matter, and photographs for such films as Laura (20th Century-Fox, 1944), Les Girls (MGM, 1957), and Letter to Three Wives (20th Century-Fox, 1948). Writing for other media is less well represented, but there are two television pilots; several short stories; and drafts of Geraniums in My Window (1934), a play written with Samuel B. Ornitz; The Husband (1957); and Wedding in Paris (1954). Two boxes of correspondence contain exchanges with studio executives and literary agents and include some contracts.
Cassidy, Henry, 1910- Title: Henry Cassidy Papers, 1934-1985
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes) and 6 photographs
Call Number: U.S. Mss 22AF; PH U.S. Mss 22AF
Abstract: Papers of Henry Cassidy, a newspaper, radio, and television journalist. Cassidy spent most of his career as a foreign correspondent and executive for the Associated Press, NBC, and Radio Free Europe. Most of his assignments were in France, Russia, Washington, D.C., and New York and he is probably best known for his work during World War II and the period immediately following. In 1959 Cassidy and a few fellow members of the Overseas Press Club (H. V. Kaltenborn, N. F. Allman, and others) formed Broadcast Editorial Reports, Inc., an editorial service for radio and television. The collection consists of correspondence, radio scripts, subject files, and other materials. Cassidy's radio scripts form the bulk of the collection and include scripts written in Paris (1945-1950) for “Report on Europe,” and those written in the United States (1953-1955) for Heart of the News, News of the World, World News Roundup, and other programs. The subject files contain draft and published writings in the form of books, journal articles, newspaper clippings, and notes. Additional materials include a notebook detailing Cassidy's foreign travels (1934-1939), scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings (1939-1945) of articles written mainly by and about Cassidy which relate to his time spent in France, Germany, and Russia during this period, and miscellaneous notes (1941-1944) regarding the Russian army offensive and other matters surrounding World War II in Russia. Six photographs depict a 1936 telegram from Stalin to fellow reporter Charles Nutter, Cassidy alone and with his fellow AP correspondents in Moscow, and Cassidy at Radio Free Europe.
Castle, Bryan J., 1848-1939 Title: Bryan J. Castle Papers, 1865-1937
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss ES
Abstract: Papers of Bryan J. Castle of Black River Falls and Madison, Wisconsin, a teacher, newspaperman, lawyer, and Republican political figure. Consisting primarily of speeches and incoming correspondence, the papers concern some personal and business activities but primarily document his political activities which included service in several appointive positions in state government. Castle served in the Department of Public Lands (1882-1890 and 1899-1918), the Adjutant General's Office (1917-1919), and on the Civil Service Commission (1919-1931). Correspondents include numerous other state political figures.
Cater, Douglass, 1923- Title: Douglass Cater Papers, 1959-1964
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 69AF
Abstract: Papers of an author, editor for The Reporter, and special assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson. The collection consists of drafts, correspondence, and research and indexing material for two books, The Fourth Branch of Government (1959), which was a study of government and the press, and Power in Washington: A Critical Look at Today's Struggle to Govern in the Nation's Capital (1964), an examination of the executive and legislative branches.
Cates, Gilbert, 1934- Title: Gilbert Cates Papers, 1954-1982
Quantity: 34.4 cubic feet (76 archives boxes), 2 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 85 tape recordings, 30 reels of film, and 2 videorecordings
Call Number: U.S. Mss 86AN; Audio 473A; Audio 1085A; Micro 429; Micro 1005; AB 751-AB 752; AC 463; AC 465-AC 466; CA 512; CA 860; CB 048-CB 060; DC 576-DC 595; DC 634-DC 637; FA 024-FA 026; VAA 002; VBA 671-VBA 681; VBA 683-VBA 684; VTA 007
Abstract: Papers of Gilbert Cates, a producer-director who works in motion pictures, theater, and television. Present in varying quantities are diverse materials on production, distribution, promotion, and financing such as scripts, correspondence, fan mail, set designs, financial reports, and films. Motion picture files include material on an award-winning short subject, and on the feature-length films I Never Sang for My Father (Columbia, 1970), Oh God, Book II (Warner Bros., 1980), Rings Around the World (Columbia, 1966), and others. Television files include material on quiz shows, pilots, specials, and series. Most notable are the holdings on After the Fall (NBC), Camouflage (ABC), Electric Showcase (ABC), Picture This (CBS), and To All My Friends on Shore (CBS). Other files of scripts and correspondence pertain to Broadway productions including I Never Sang for My Father (1968), You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running (1967), and other less successful productions.
Catholic Cemetery (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: Catholic Cemetery (La Crosse, Wisconsin) Records
Physical Description: 0.1 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 037, Micro 10
Abstract: Microfilmed copy of three record volumes of the Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1883-1935. The early records are in German (1883-circa 1915); the remainder in English. Mainly a record of burials in the cemetery in date order.
Catholic Women's Club of Green Bay Title: Catholic Women's Club of Green Bay Records, 1908-2001
Quantity: 7.8 c.f. (11 archives boxes and 7 flat boxes) and 8 photographs
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 177; PH 6496
Abstract: Records of the Catholic Women's Club of Green Bay, Wisconsin, which was founded in 1900 as a social and study club, later becoming involved in charitable activities and fundraising. The records consist of constitutions, bylaws, and subsequent amendments; files of the club's presidents; and financial records. Also included are news clippings and six scrapbooks, and other historical materials such as members' oral histories. Members founded the Green Bay Day Nursery in 1919, which later was managed by the United Way and ultimately became Encompass Child Care, and established the Welfare Committee, which facilitated donations to various charities, such as St. Anthony's School for the Menomonee in Neopit and Green Bay-area Catholic high school scholarships. Other community service projects included donations for the bells at the UW-Green Bay Ecumenical Center; the Bark Chapel at Heritage Hill; and Holy Name Retreat House. The club worked actively with other religious clubs and clergy. Also included are photographs of members, the Bark Chapel at Heritage Hill, and the clubhouse on Walnut Street.
Catlin, George, 1796-1872 Title: Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, circa 1844
Quantity: 32 leaves (1 flat box)
Call Number: PH 348 (3)
Abstract: Lithograph prints after paintings created by George Catlin of scenes in the center of the North American continent in the early nineteenth century and published in a portfolio, circa 1844.
Cavanaugh-O'Keefe, John, 1950- Title: John Cavanaugh-O'Keefe Papers, 1976-1990
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (9 archives boxes), 25 photographs, 27 tape recordings, and 27 videorecordings
Call Number: M2003-012
Abstract: Papers of pro-life activist John Cavanaugh-O’Keefe who co-founded the Pro-Life Nonviolent Action Project (PNAP) and Prolifers for Survival. The bulk of the papers document the PNAP, Human Life International (Gaithersburg, Maryland), and other affiliate pro-life organizations which worked closely with Cavanaugh-O’Keefe during the 1970s and 1980s. Also included are papers on other national pro-life organizations and activities, Cavanaugh-O’Keefe’s personal papers, news clippings, legal documents, and correspondence. The photographs and videotapes document sit-ins and other demonstrations and the sound recordings consist of court hearings involving PNAP members and interviews with other pro-life activists.
Caylor, George N., 1885-1975 Title: George N. Caylor Papers, 1941-1966
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 59
Abstract: Papers of George N. Caylor, a socialist bookseller and party member who terminated his membership in 1924. Included are a typescript autobiography which includes information about the socialist movement during the first quarter of the century in Philadelphia and New York City and interesting sidelights on leaders such as Eugene V. Debs, Jack London, E. Haldeman-Julius, and John Spargo; typescripts and shorter reminiscences; correspondence and a report relating to a study of his frequent letters to the editor of the Orlando Sentinel; and copies of correspondence, 1955-1966, the originals of which are held by Brandeis University Library and which reflect the wide range of his concerns.

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