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DaCosta, Morton, 1914- Title: Morton DaCosta Papers, 1959
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 11AN
Abstract: Papers of an actor-director, consisting solely of production files for the musical Saratoga (1959) for which DaCosta was both director and dramatist. Included is correspondence with Edna Ferber and Johnny Mercer, three drafts of the script, and set designs by Cecil Beaton.
Dadant, Charles, 1817-1902 Title: Charles Dadant Papers, 1861-1937
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 590
Abstract: Papers of Charles Dadant, a Frenchman who immigrated to Hamilton, Illinois, in 1863 and established the bee supply firm Charles Dadant & Son in 1874. Dadant, in hundreds of articles in European and American bee journals, advocated the large movable-frame hive. It is by his name that this kind of hive, preferred by European beekeepers, is known on the continent. He also solved the problem of the safe transatlantic shipment of Italian golden bees. The papers consist of correspondence between Dadant and Edouard Bertrand, editor of Revue Internationale d'Apiculture; letters by Dadant's son Camille Pierre to Bertrand; letters to Charles Dadant & Son from many European and American bee men, among them L. L. Langstroth; and some letters to Frank C. Pellett, H. J. O. Walker, and H. F. Wilson. The collection provides information on beekeeping experiments, controversies, practices, and developments in the United States and Europe, and comments on political philosophy and world events.
Dahl, Andrew H., 1859-1928 Title: Andrew H. Dahl Correspondence, 1914
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 198
Abstract: Campaign correspondence of Andrew H. Dahl, a Progressive candidate in Wisconsin's 1914 gubernatorial primary. Although routine in nature, the correspondence reflects the split in Progressive support which resulted in five Progressive candidates in the primary being defeated by the Stalwart Republican candidate.
Dahmer, Harry Title: Harry Dahmer Letters, 1918-1919
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 148
Abstract: The collection consists of a series of love letters written by Harry Dahmer, a private in Company A, 10th Infantry Replacement Company, to Sylvia Steffen of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The letters give brief accounts of basic training, the climate in Texas, and reminiscences of Milwaukee and Wisconsin. Dahmer also provides short descriptions of leisure activities in camp at Le Mons, France, such as baseball and music, and of visiting Paris and St. Malo, France.
Daland, John N., 1885-1959 Title: John N. Daland Papers, 1897-1899 , 1910-1955
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Whitewater Mss BK
Abstract: Papers, 1910-1955, of a long-time dean and head of the history department at Milton College (Milton, Wis.); consisting of notes on books and lectures, brief correspondence and extensive diaries containing detailed accounts of conversations and of Daland's political and religious convictions. Also included are diaries, 1897-1899, of his father, Rev. William C. Daland, documenting vacation trips in the western United States.
Dale, Alan;
Dooley, Kristin
Title: Alan Dale and Kristin Dooley Papers, 1984-1989
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: M92-295
Abstract: Papers of Alan Dale and Kristin Dooley, a Minnesota couple active in the Central American peace movement since about 1984. The collection documents the organized activities of several groups, including Central American Coalition (CAC), Central American Resource Center (CARC), and Nicaraguan Solidarity Committee (NSC), in opposition to U.S. intervention in Central America. Also included is a small amount of material on the commemoration of Archbishop Oscar Romero's death.
Dalrymple, William F., 1825-1901 Title: William F. Dalrymple Papers, 1836-1916
Quantity: 7.2 c.f. (30 archives boxes and 21 volumes)
Call Number: Wis Mss MO
Abstract: Papers of William F. Dalrymple, a native of Pennsylvania, dealing with his investments in mills, railroads, farmlands, and city real estate in Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The collection consists primarily of incoming letters, but includes occasional drafts and copies of Dalrymple's replies, brief diaries, and records of the Bayfield Transfer Railway Company, the Milwaukee and Dubuque Railroad, and the Milwaukee, Peoria and St. Louis Railroad. Many letters concern investment in wheat “bonanza farms” near Fargo, North Dakota.
Daly, John Charles, 1914- Title: John Charles Daly Papers, 1935-1967
Quantity: 14.4 c.f. (36 archives boxes), 3 disc recordings, and 8 films
Call Number: U.S. Mss 113AF; Disc 111A
Abstract: Papers of an award-winning broadcaster, news executive, and quiz show personality. Arranged by year into subject files, the collection is best for the years 1956-1967 and includes a wide variety of materials pertaining to his association with ABC as newsman and vice-president of news, special events, and public affairs, 1953-1967. Fragmentary, early material includes a scrapbook on events covered by Daly as White House correspondent for WJSV, Washington, D.C., 1938-1939; correspondence; and scripts for CBS Is There (later known as You Are There), The Front Page (CBS), his coverage of the Italian theater during World War II, and The Sangamon, an Edgar Lee Masters radio play. There are no scripts dating from the later period covered, but there are office memos, fan mail, and publicity for What's My Line? (CBS), John Daly and the News (ABC), and Voice of Firestone (NBC). Extensive files pertain to ABC news administration and operations, outside speaking engagements, involvement with professional groups such as the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters, and coverage of political conventions. The films and discs in the collection are spots made for the Water Pollution Advisory Board, narrated by Daly.
Dane County Arts Council (Wis.) Title: Dane County Arts Council Records, 1967-1982
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (5 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Mss 639
Abstract: Records of the Dane County Arts Council, an organization in existence from 1975 to 1980 that was responsible for coordinating and promoting the development of the arts in the Dane County, Wisconsin area. The collection consists of constitutions and by-laws, planning documents, and other organizational materials; minutes, correspondence, and reports of the board of directors and the staff; press releases, newsletters, and other publications; program files; financial records; and information collected on other state and local arts organizations. The program files variously include proposals for grant funding, correspondence, and financial reports, but few narrative evaluations of the council's innovative projects are included. Best represented are projects aimed at senior citizens and one program which employed artists with CETA funds.
Dane County Hospital and Home (Wis.) Title: Dane County Hospital and Home (Wis.): Records, 1854-1985
Quantity: 10.0 cubic feet (10 archives boxes, 4 flat boxes, and 8 volumes); plus additions of 9.4 cubic feet, 1 oversize folder of blueprints and plans, and 0.8 cubic feet of photographs, etc.
Call Number: Dane Series 310; C1992/013; C1992/035; C2009/032; PH 6586; C2014/028
Abstract: Records of the Dane County Hospital and Home, a Dane County institution established in Verona, Wisconsin in 1854 which has been responsible at various times during its history for the care of the indigent elderly and the mentally ill and for the treatment of alcoholics. Included are annual reports to the State Board of Control, minutes of the board of trustees and the separate governing bodies under which the institution operated during its early history, minutes of the building committee responsible for constructions at the institution, patient and inmate registers containing biographical data and information on the causes of the patients' insanity and/or indigence, a narrative journal of E.P. Titus, overseer of the Poor Farm (1877-1882), restraint records (1883-1887 and 1932-1941), and records of financial expenditures for the period 1875 to 1964. Printed annual reports to the Dane County Board of Supervisors are available in the government documents section of the SHSW Library.
Dane County Labor Defense Council (Wis.) Title: Dane County Labor Defense Council Records, 1938-1952
Quantity: 0.3 c.f. (1 black box)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 33A Box 4
Abstract: Mainly radio scripts, 1941-1944, for broadcasts sponsored by a labor group organized in Dane County, Wisconsin during World War II and reactivated during the Korean War to coordinate union aid to government war programs. War profits, overtime duty, the draft, workers' education, and labor's attitude toward the national war effort are among the topics treated in the radio scripts. Ten items, 1950-1952, relate to the organization's activity during the Korean conflict. The collection also includes a folder of Wisconsin State Employees' Association correspondence, 1938-1941, and a sample copy of a constitution for local chapters.
Dane County Labor Oral History Project Title: Dane County Labor Oral History Project Interviews, 1984
Quantity: 12 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 1075A
Abstract: Four interviews conducted by Dexter Arnold as part of the research for a slide-tape program “Building a City, Building a Movement” on Dane County, Wisconsin, labor history. Interviewed are William Connors of Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers Union; Robert Schultz, an employee of Oscar Mayer active in the United Packinghouse Workers Union and the Amalgamated Meatcutters; David Kneebone, an employee of Madison Newspapers involved in the International Typographical Union; and Evelyn Gotzion, an employee and union activist at Ray-O-Vac.
Dane County Social Planning Agency (Wis.) Title: Dane County Social Planning Agency Records, 1948-1973
Quantity: 18.6 c.f. (18 record center cartons and 1 flat box); plus additions of 0.8 c.f., 58 photographs, and 51 transparencies
Call Number: Mss 237; PH Mss 237; M89-132
Abstract: Records of the Dane County Social Planning Agency, a federation of Wisconsin public and private social agencies, and of its predecessor, the Community Welfare Council; including correspondence, annual meeting minutes, membership lists, financial records, project and personnel reports, and reference files on other social service agencies. The agency was a central planning body for community services and was originally established by the United Community Chest. The collection highlights the operations of several programs including the Institute for Simulation Analysis, the Madison Youth Council, and the Voluntary Action Center.
Dane County Telephone Company (Wis.) Title: Dane County Telephone Company Records, 1896-1908
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box) and 1 photograph
Call Number: Mss 199; PH 6188
Abstract: Chronological correspondence, 1896-1900, of the officers of the Dane County Telephone Company, a successful independent telephone company formed in 1895 by Philip L. Spooner, B. B. Clarke, and Samuel A. Harper; concerning company operations, opposition to the Wisconsin Telephone Company, and organization of a state association of independent telephone companies. The photograph shows company female telephone operators at work, Oct. 8, 1908.
Dane County (Wis.). Clerk Title: Dane County (Wis.). Clerk: Poll lists, 1839-1926
Quantity: 8.4 c.f. (21 archives boxes)
Call Number: Dane Series 35
Abstract: Lists of names of voters. Also shows election district, date, and type of election. Occasionally shows polling place, ballots voted, and inspector's oaths. Holdings are incomplete.
Dane County (Wis.). Clerk Title: Dane County (Wis.). Clerk: Agricultural and Dairy Statistics, 1857-1914
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Dane Series 41
Abstract: Statistics filed with the county clerk by town assessors. Agricultural statistics show amount of principal crops grown during the preceding year, acreages growing during the reporting year, and number and value of dairy products and livestock. Dairy statistics show name, value and location of creameries, cheese factories, and milk condenseries, number of patrons and contributory cows, pounds of milk received and butter, cheese, and condensed milk produced, and names and addresses of owner or manager and operator.
Dane County (Wis.). Coroner Title: Dane County (Wis.). Coroner: Case Files, 1954-1987
Quantity: 60.0 c.f (152 archives boxes) and 2 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Dane Series 312
Abstract: Files containing information compiled by the coroner about deaths occurring in Dane County. This series does not include unsolved homicides, and files from 1920 and later do not include any homicides. Each case is summarized in a coroner report which provides both pertinent information about the deceased and findings as to cause and date of death. Files on traffic deaths typically include traffic reports filed by the police. Files on deaths involving negligence, abuse, or foul-play typically include autopsy reports and inquest transcripts. Files on suicides include copies of suicide notes where applicable. In addition, news clippings and police photographs are present in some files.
Dane County (Wis.). Department of Public Welfare Title: Dane County (Wis.). Department of Public Welfare: Welfare Relief Case Files, 1928-circa 1963
Quantity: 75.0 cubic feet (75 records center cartons)
Call Number: C1997/066
Abstract: Individual case files documenting the monetary assistance given from county funds to persons in need. Files include applications for relief, field worker's report sheets which contain narrative accounts of case background, face sheets containing factual information about the applicant, financial disbursement sheets, correspondence, and related documents.
Dane County (Wis.). District Attorney Title: Dane County (Wis.). District Attorney: Selected Case Files, 1963-1981
Quantity: 40.0 c.f. (40 record center cartons)
Call Number: C1992/032
Abstract: District attorney selected misdemeanor and felony case files, 1963-1981. See county inventory file for notes about these files.
Dane County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Dane County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Miscellaneous Record Volumes, circa 1854-1916
Quantity: 11 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Dane Series 278
Abstract: Miscellaneous records documenting the selling of land, the granting of land, and taxes. Also included are records of the General Land Office.
Dane County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Dane County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Grantor/Grantee Indexes, 1835-1915
Quantity: 22 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Dane Series 99
Abstract: This series indexes Dane County deed record volumes (Dane Series 59) by names of grantors (sellers) and grantees (purchasers) of deeds and mortgages to real estate. Includes date recorded, names of grantor and grantee, description of property, and volume and page where recorded.
Dane County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Dane County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Deeds, 1839-1886
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes) and 53 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Dane Series 59
Abstract: Warranty, quit, and tax deeds are included in this series. Records show names of persons involved in land transfers and give a description of the land. The paper records date 1855-1870 and are incomplete. The microfilm portion dates 1839-1886 and offers a more complete set of deeds.
Dane County (Wis.). Sheriff Title: Dane County (Wis.). Sheriff: Jail Register, 1872-1959
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (1 archives box and 14 separate volumes)
Call Number: Dane Series 4
Abstract: Register of Dane County jail bookings listing register number, name, sex, age, race, civil condition, birthplace, parentage, residence, occupation, habits, education, offense, length or fine of sentence, type of court of magistrate, date of admission and discharge, how discharged, previous committals and history, description of individual, and remarks as to disposition of case.
Dane County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools Title: Dane County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools: School Histories, 1920-1921, 1946-1947
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Dane Series 313
Abstract: Brief histories of schools in East Dane County written primarily by grade school students under teacher supervision. These school histories appear to have been written in either the 1920-21 or 1946-47 school years for history class credit. Drawings, graphs, newspaper clippings, and photographs are also included with some of the reports.
Dane County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools Title: Dane County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools: Annual Reports of School Districts, 1863-1891, 1912-1965
Quantity: 28.6 c.f. (27 archives boxes and 52 volumes)
Call Number: Dane Series 140
Abstract: Annual reports submitted by the Dane County Superintendent of Schools to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (1863-1891) and annual reports submitted by school district clerks and teachers to the County Superintendent (1912-1965). Included are Annual Reports of School Districts and School Census forms. Narrative annual reports prepared by the Superintendent for West Dane County only are present for 1937 and 1939-1963. The 1863-1891 reports contain the information categories general statistics, kinds of textbooks used, schoolhouse data, and financial statements. The 1912-1965 reports provide information on student enrollment and attendance, names of persons less than twenty years of age residing in the school district, names of teachers, details about particular schools, and school financial statements.
Dane County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: Dane County (Wis.). Treasurer: Tax Rolls, 1839-1975
Quantity: 1220 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Dane Series 90
Abstract: Microfilmed real estate and personal property assessment rolls and tax rolls for towns, villages, and cities in Dane County, excluding the city of Madison. Most tax rolls show owner's name; range, town, and section; description of land; number of acres; valuation of real or personal property; and amounts of taxes levied for town, county, state, school, poor, and road tax purposes and for special assessments. Also shown are total tax, by whom paid and date, delinquent taxes returned to the county treasurer, collector's fees, and remarks.
Daniel Shaw Lumber Company, Inc. Title: Daniel Shaw Lumber Company Records, 1861-1911
Quantity: 3.4 cubic feet (3 record center cartons and 1 archives box) and 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss CT; Eau Claire Micro 16; Micro 944
Abstract: Records, 1861-1911, of a lumber company headquartered at Eau Claire, Wisconsin, which owned thousands of acres of timber in Wisconsin's Chippewa River Valley and operated its own farms, flour mills, tow boats, and general stores in the area. The records consist of letterpress books, seventeen of which contain company correspondence and two of which contain General Manager Eugene Shaw's personal correspondence. Also included are miscellaneous loose records consisting of timber “scale” books (winters 1866-1867); field books delineating timber stands on sections of land (1899, undated); and miscellaneous correspondence, business receipts, and legal documents (1861-1911). The microfilmed portion of this collection includes a daybook recording sales in a company store (1881), and the record of the Eau Claire dynamo and the production of city electric lights (1893-1894).
Daniel Starch and Staff. Title: Daniel Starch and Staff Papers, 1938-1961
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 126AF
Abstract: Records of a New York advertising research organization founded by Daniel Starch in 1923. Included are background information and a selection of the reports on media advertising effectiveness for which the firm is known. Background material consists of a brief history; several promotional items; an interrupted run of a monthly newsletter, Tested Copy, which provides highlights of Starch's research, 1938-1960; and his pamphlet, Measuring Product Sales Made by Advertising (1961). Reports divide into print and broadcast media; while the broadcasting reports focus on general audience characteristics, the magazine and newspaper sections examine reactions to specific publications such as Life and TV Guide.
Daniels Family Title: Daniels Family Papers, 1842-1984
Quantity: 17.2 c.f. (41 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 card box)
Call Number: Mss 364
Abstract: Papers of Olive Bell Daniels (1891-1984), wife, mother, artist, and genealogist, together with smaller quantities of personal papers of her husband Farrington Daniels, a prominent University of Wisconsin chemistry professor, and records of their relatives. Included are correspondence; writings and notes on family history, the role of women, and other topics; printed material relating to peace and foreign and domestic missions of the Presbyterian and Congregational churches; diaries; reminiscences; biographical material on Olive and Farrington; photographs; family financial records; extensive genealogical research material; and miscellany. Correspondence, comprising the largest and most significant portion of the collection, primarily document the routine family life of the Farrington Daniels family. Also included are papers of the families of John Horton Daniels I, a Chicago banker; Franc B. Daniels, a Minneapolis businessman; and John Horton Daniels II, a medical missionary in China.
Daniels, Edward Title: Edward Daniels Papers, 1834-1900
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Wis Mss QC; Micro 918
Abstract: Papers of Edward Daniels, a participant in political and social reform movements who was also the first state geologist of Wisconsin and colonel of the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry during the Civil War. The pre-war correspondence contains information on his lectures on geology and on his work for the Wisconsin Geological Survey, 1853-1861. A few letters touch upon his military career, 1861-1862, and some concern his partnership with Joseph Medill and Horace White in a speculative venture into coal mining in Illinois. After the war, Daniels moved to Virginia and the post-war correspondence is largely concerned with Virginia politics, a newspaper enterprise in Richmond, Daniels' attempt to establish a cooperative industrial school on his estate, and a cooperative land colonization project in Mexico in which he was interested. Sixteen diaries, containing brief entries for the period 1862-1894, accompany the correspondence. The collection also includes field notes taken for the Wisconsin Geological Survey and drafts of lectures advocating cooperatives.
Daniels, Farrington, 1918-2002 Title: Farrington Daniels Jr. Papers, circa 1890-2009
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes), 125 photographs and 10 drawings in 1 archives box, 1186 negatives (4 boxes), 25 films, and 4 videorecordings; plus additions of 1.1 c.f. and 2 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Mss 944; PH 3915; AD 965-987; CC 101-102; VBB 831; VHB 481-483; M2001-079; M2007-043; M2012-029
Abstract: Papers of physician and educator Farrington Daniels Jr. from Madison, Wisconsin. Daniels served in the Army Medical Corps in the Pacific from 1944 to 1947 and later worked as a civilian employee of the Army conducting laboratory and field investigations on the effects of heat and cold on personnel, the effects of clothing on the skin, and research on atomic bomb test sites. He later held positions as professor of dermatology at the University of Oregon, the University of Illinois, and at Cornell University/The New York Hospital. The collection documents Daniels' personal and professional activities mainly through correspondence dating from 1927; personal diaries, 1934-1942; and research notes (on microfilm). An avid photographer from boyhood, the collection includes many still and motion picture images taken by Daniels, from the 1930s to the 1990s, documenting family events; the Philippines (during the 1940s); Madison, Wisconsin (especially the Nakoma neighborhood); the University of Wisconsin Arboretum; Door County, Wisconsin; and New York City.
Danish Brotherhood in America. Lodge 9 (Oshkosh, Wis.) Title: Danish Brotherhood in America. Lodge 9 (Oshkosh, Wis.) Records, 1883-1920
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss BP
Abstract: Records of Lodge 9 of the Danish Brotherhood, a social and fraternal benefit society for persons of Danish heritage. Included are four volumes of minutes and one financial ledger listing members and recording their monthly premium payments; in Danish.
Dankoler, Harry E., 1863-1955 Title: Harry E. Dankoler Papers, circa 1715-1987
Quantity: 1.6 cubic feet (4 archives boxes); plus additions of 0.2 cubic feet, 114 photographs, 185 negatives, and 1 map
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 15; M93-142; PH 2102; PH 2153; PH 2939; PH 2916; Whi(D28)
Abstract: Papers of Harry Dankoler, a Wisconsin author and newspaper publisher. Correspondence, reports, agreements, financial accounts, stockholders' information, and photographs relating to copper mining and the Leighton-Wyoming Mining Company, 1906-1911, in which Dankoler invested, comprise the bulk of the collection. There is also material, 1935-1939, concerning construction of the Door County museum at Sturgeon Bay which Dankoler helped found. Other correspondence pertains to Dankoler's work, particularly the writing he did for the Manufacturer's Appraisal Company of Cleveland and Philadelphia.
Daughter of Rebekah. Lodge No. 161 (Grantsburg, Wis.) Title: Daughters of Rebekah. Lodge No. 161 Minutes, 1907-1957
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: River Falls Mss DE
Abstract: Minutes documenting the organizational and community service activities of this organization and of the Grantsburg lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. Wisconsin State Chapter No. 10 Title: Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. Wisconsin State Chapter No. 10: Records, 1910-1995
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 165
Abstract: Records of a women's organization dedicated to patriotic ideals and the preservation of family history. Members are required to document an unbroken lineage from an ancestor who settled in the Colonies between 1607 and 1687 as well as an intermediate ancestor who, by military or civil service, aided in the establishment of American independence between 1775 and 1784. The Wisconsin chapter organized in 1910. The collection includes meeting minutes; reports of chapter activity to the national society; correspondence; reports of officers; newsletters; membership records, which include genealogical information; the constitution and by-laws, yearbooks; records of the chapter's ROTC Medal awards; chapter histories; and a scrapbook containing news clippings, memorabilia, and a few photographs.
Daughters of Norway (US). Ornen Lodge No. 25 (La Crosse, Wis.) Title: Daughters of Norway, Ornen Lodge No. 25 Records,
Physical Description: 1.2 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 008
Abstract: The La Crosse, Wisconsin, chapter of the Daughters of Norway, Ornen Lodge #25 (organized in 1908) was part of a national fraternal organization dedicated to the socialization, mutual assistance, and preservation of the Norwegian language and heritage in the United States. The group was most active from 1908-1951, when women nationally were allowed to join the Sons of Norway lodges, but some members of Ornen Lodge continued to meet until 1969. Locally, women joined the Sons of Norway, Wergeland Lodge #28. Records include a constitution, ritual books, meeting minutes and financial materials. Much of the records are written in the Norwegian language.
Daughters of the American Revolution. Illinois Society. Genealogical Records Committee Title: D.A.R.-Illinois Genealogical Research Collections, 1977-1983
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 616
Abstract: Typed transcripts and indexes of northern Illinois Bible and family records, wills, a scrapbook including obituaries, and a diary; a record book, 1860-1980, for the New Milford, Ill., Methodist Church, noting baptisms, marriages, and membership; a listing of pupils and their parents for Hall School, Rockford, Ill., 1890-1927; and tombstone inscription lists for eight DeKalb County cemeteries. All of these were prepared by the Rockford Chapter and submitted to the Generalogical Records Committee of the Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution. Kenosha Chapter (Kenosha, Wis.) Title: Daughters of the American Revolution, Kenosha Chapter, Records, 1895-2014
Quantity: 10.8 cubic ft. (4 record center cartons, 10 archives boxes, and 5 flat boxes)
Call Number: UWP Manuscript Collection 012
Abstract: The Daughters of the American Revolution, Kenosha Chapter, is an organization of women who can trace their ancestry to the American Revolution. The official records of the Kenosha Chapter of the DAR date to its founding in 1896 and contain materials regarding its founding and early meetings with extensive material pertaining to Kenosha’s youth.
Daughters of the American Revolution. La Crosse Chapter (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: Daughters of the American Revolution, La Crosse (Wisconsin) Chapter Yearbooks
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 081
Abstract: Yearbooks of the La Crosse, Wisconsin chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1910-1918 and 1989-1990, containing information on members and a calendar of the chapter's yearly events.
Davenport family Title: Davenport Family Farming and Business Records, 1877-1945 (bulk 1890-1944)
Quantity: 1.8 cubic feet (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss DH
Abstract: Davenport family papers, bulk 1890-1944, consisting of Clarence and his wife, Sarah Emeline, and their son, Elijah's diaries and ledgers documenting their personal lives and the family's dairy farm business in Tunnel City, Wisconsin. Also included are Clarence and Elijah's ledgers and business records documenting their work repairing bridges and culverts near Eau Claire for the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway Company during the late 1800s.
Davidson, David, 1908-1985 Title: David Davidson Papers, 1945-1969
Quantity: 9.6 c.f. (24 archives boxes) and 6 disc recordings
Call Number: U.S. Mss 36AN; Disc 119A
Abstract: Papers of David Davidson, a novelist and writer for motion pictures and television. Davidson's career as a dramatist began during the era of live television drama, and the collection includes correspondence, notes, and scripts for anthologies such as Alcoa Hour (NBC), Armstrong Circle Theatre (CBS and NBC), Elgin Hour (ABC), Ford Theatre (NBC), Kraft Television Theatre (NBC), Motorola TV Hour (ABC), Playhouse 90 (CBS), Studio One (CBS), and United States Steel Hour (CBS), and for such later series as The Defenders (ABC), FDR (ABC), and Saints and Sinners (NBC). Of particular interest are the materials on The Ship That Wouldn't Die: The USS Franklin, an NBC special for which Davidson won a Screen Writers Guild award in 1970, and his resumes of the writing and production of each teleplay. Correspondence, research material, notes, and scripts pertain to a number of documentary films; of special interest here are five films written for the U.S.I.A. on such topics as the Warren Commission and the Vietnam War. Also included are typescripts of three novels based on his post-war experiences with the Office of Inter-American Affairs in Germany, Great Britain, and Latin America, and scripts and research materials on We Have Landed on the Moon, a recorded history of the U.S. space program.
Davidson, J. N. (John Nelson), 1848-1945 Title: John N. Davidson Papers, 1842-1942
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder) and 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Wis Mss MR; Micro 2092
Abstract: Correspondence of the Reverend John N. Davidson, his parents, and his half-sister Orpha E. Leavitt with relatives, classmates, parishioners, and other associates. The early family letters touch on aspects of pioneer life in northern Illinois, southwestern Wisconsin, and northern Michigan. The collection also contains letters pertaining to an expedition to the California gold fields in 1850, the Civil War service of John Davidson's uncles, Orpha Leavitt's teaching at Downer College and elsewhere, Davidson's newspaper apprenticeship at Viroqua, Wisconsin; his college education, and his Wisconsin pastorates. Among the papers is correspondence pertaining to Davidson's history of early missionary activity published in 1895 under the title In Unnamed Wisconsin, the notes and records he collected later for a projected history of Congregational and other Protestant churches in Wisconsin, and papers of two organizations with which David was associated: the Prohibition State Central Committee for Wisconsin and the Fond du Lac Ministers Association.
Davidson, James D. (James Dorman), 1810-1882 Title: James D. Davidson Papers, 1805-1910
Quantity: 31.4 c.f. (74 archives boxes and 13 volumes); plus additions of 0.4 c.f.
Call Number: McCormick Mss 1AH-2AH; M95-277
Abstract: Papers of James Davidson, a lawyer in Lexington, Virginia, including correspondence, personal financial records, legal accounts, travel diaries, and memoranda concerning his court cases. Also included are correspondence and records of members of his immediate family, especially two of his sons who practiced with their father until Greenlee was killed at Chancellorsville in 1863 and Charles A. died in 1879; and ledgers of Dorman and Davidson, kept by Davidson and his cousin, Charles P. Dorman, while they were partners, 1832-1841.
Davidson, James Henry, 1858-1918 Title: James Henry Davidson Papers, 1876-1910
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss BA
Abstract: Papers of Davidson of Princeton and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a teacher, lawyer, politician, and Congressman (1897-1913), consisting almost entirely of correspondence, 1897-1900, from his constituents, local Republican leaders in the Sixth Congressional district, and federal government officials. Most of the letters concern patronage, particularly appointments for census enumerations for the 1900 Census, postmasters, and military and naval academy appointments.
Davidson, James O., 1854-1922 Title: James O. Davidson Papers, 1885-1919
Quantity: 8.8 c.f. (36 archives boxes and 5 flat boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss FQ
Abstract: Papers of James O. Davidson, a Wisconsin state treasurer, 1899-1903; lieutenant governor, 1903-1906; governor, 1906-1911; and president of the state board of control, 1915-1919. The bulk of the collection comprises correspondence, speeches, and letter books, and deals with state political affairs for the years 1906-1910.
Davies, Hazel Lee, 1890-1980 Title: Hazel Lee Davies Papers, 1895-1976
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Mss 363; Micro 883
Abstract: Diaries, correspondence, family papers, and photographs of a graduate nurse from Hortonville, Wis., who from 1918 to 1947 worked as a clerk and statistician-economist for the U.S. Coal Commission of the Bureau of Mines. Included are girlhood letters and a 1906 senior class-meeting notebook from Jennings Seminary in Aurora, Ill., and the Chicago Training School, both girls' boarding schools; letters and reminiscent articles about nursing and nurses' training, circa 1908-1918, at St. Luke's Hospital, Racine, Wis.; and files on homes in Florida and Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Among the correspondence are letters from Davies' niece, Lt. Col. Frances M. McClurkin, an Air Force nurse, 1955-1975, who was stationed in Japan and the Philippines; and letters from German and English women after World War II. On microfilm is a scrapbook which includes material on the National Recovery Administration, the United Mine Workers and John L. Lewis, employment discrimination against married women, and World War II. Family papers include a notebook of John R. Davies, Hazel Davies' husband's grandfather, concerning his invention of a pressed paper railroad car wheel, and genealogical information on the Robert E. Lee family, believed to be relatives of Davies' husband.
Davies, Robert Bruce Title: Robert Bruce Davies Research Files, 1957-1982
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box), 70 photographs, 9 negatives, and 1 transparency
Call Number: M87-301
Abstract: Robert Bruce Davies’ research files for his dissertation, “The International Operations of the Singer Manufacturing Company, 1854-1895,” and his book, Peacefully Working to Conquer the World: Singer Sewing Machines in Foreign Markets, 1854-1920. Included are research notes, photographs, advertising specimens from the company and other miscellaneous Singer and sewing machine industry documents (1846-1917), articles, clippings, and a copy of the dissertation.
Davis, Anna Mae, 1896-1991;
Davis, Robert H. (Robert Hardin), 1889-1953
Title: Anna Mae and Robert H. Davis Papers, 1909-1977
Quantity: 46.0 c.f. (43 record center cartons, 4 archives boxes, 6 card boxes, and 2 oversize folders), 107 photographs (1 archives box), and 7 negatives (1 negative box)
Call Number: Mss 1077; PH 6662
Abstract: Papers, 1909-1977, of Anna Mae Davis, Wisconsin economist, attorney, and a frequent Socialist Party political candidate, together with papers of her husband Robert H. Davis, a state parole officer. Anna Mae Davis' papers include personal and business correspondence, legal cases, speeches and writings, and subject files documenting her interests in civil liberties; labor; and the cooperative, women's rights, and peace movements. Robert H. Davis's papers document his probation and parole work during the 1930s and 1940s, together with information about a few individual parolees.
Davis, Glenn R. (Glenn Robert), 1914-1988 Title: Glenn R. Davis Papers, 1946-1974
Quantity: 3 boxes and 9 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Mss 351; Micro 855
Abstract: Congressional papers of Glenn R. Davis, Wisconsin representative from the Second District, 1947-1956, and from the Ninth District, 1965-1974. Copies of legislative bills and constituent correspondence, 1965-1974, reflect Davis' work on the House of Representatives committees on Appropriations, Public Works, Defense, and Military Construction, as well as on the Joint Committee on Budget Control. There is extensive correspondence between Davis and his constituents concerning the Watergate affair, 1973-1974. The Public Relations File contains media News Releases, 1967-1974, and Newsletters to constituents, 1950-1951, 1965-1974, issued by Davis' office. Political correspondence consists of copies of letters of such notable figures as Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and fellow congressmen, mainly on congressional matters. There is a biographical sketch assembled by Davis' staff, and a microfilm copy of scrapbooks, 1946-1974, which document Davis' career. The collection lacks administrative and campaign records.
Davis, Michael Title: Michael Davis Papers, 1965-1970
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 532
Abstract: Papers collected by Davis, reflecting his interests and activities with civil rights in Mississippi, student radicalism, the Students for a Democratic Society, and community organization. Davis, a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of Michigan in 1968, was a member of VOICE, the Michigan SDS chapter, and also interested in local problems, such as those represented by the Ann Arbor Tenants' Union and rent strike. In 1965 he canvassed for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in Jackson, Mississippi, and in the summer of 1966 he was active with the Cleveland Community Project (he was working for SDS at the time). The papers include flyers and leaflets, papers presented at conferences, other writings by Davis, a few letters, and University of Michigan student government brochures.
Davis, Moses M., 1820-1888 Title: Moses M. Davis Papers, 1849-1883
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Wis Mss NK
Abstract: Letters of Moses M. Davis, a Wisconsin physician who was a member of the Assembly in 1856 and state senator from 1857 to 1860. Nearly half the collection consists of letters from Davis to Congressman John Fox Potter on the subjects of Wisconsin politics, the conduct of the Civil War, and problems of the Republican Party. Before 1856 Davis received letters regarding the slavery issue from prominent national figures such as Charles Sumner, John P. Hale, Joshua Giddings, and others. The correspondence, which is almost entirely of a political nature, also includes letters from state and other national Republican leaders, among them Salmon P. Chase, James R. Doolittle, Charles Durkee, William H. Seward, Carl Schurz, C. C. Washburn, and David Wilmot. Davis was appointed resident trustee of the property donated by Congress for the improvement of the Fox-Wisconsin Rivers in 1862. Numerous letters touch upon this development project.
Davis, R. G., 1933- Title: Ronald Guy Davis Papers, 1954-1974
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 131
Abstract: Papers of Ronald Guy Davis, a radical writer, actor, and director, who founded the San Francisco Mime Troupe, one of the first American “guerrilla theatre” groups. Davis, who was particularly interested in the study and performance of mime, also helped found the Artists' Liberation Front, Radical Booking Agency, and R.G. Davis Mime Troupe, all in San Francisco. The collection documents Davis's artistic activities and ideas, 1958-1970, and the history and daily workings of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, as well as provides an impression of the nature and scope of the avant-garde, radical, and anti-establishment atmosphere of San Francisco and the nation during the 1960's. Included are biographical materials and memorabilia regarding Davis; a writings file containing Davis's non-dramatic material and a draft of his book, The San Francisco Mime Troupe (1975); and an organizations file, with papers relating to various performing groups with which Davis was connected. Materials regarding the San Francisco Mime Troupe are most complete, and include records and photographs of many of its productions.
Davis, William Hammatt, 1879- Title: William Hammatt Davis Papers, 1905-1963
Quantity: 16.4 c.f. (41 archives boxes) and 6 photographs (1 folder)
Call Number: U.S. Mss AW; PH U.S. Mss AW
Abstract: Papers of William Hammatt Davis, a New York patent attorney and labor mediator who held many appointments in New York state agencies and in the federal government. Included is correspondence with leaders in labor, industry, government, and the academic world; and other material relating to private and government organizations concerned with atomic energy and industrial and international relations. The collection contains general correspondence; correspondence relating to Davis' speeches and articles; and files of letters, reports, memoranda, press releases, and other materials concerning his participation in many organizations and projects, particularly those relating to the role of government in industrial relations. Among the organizations represented are the Citizens' Committee for the International Labor Organization, 1957-1959; the United Nations Mediation Study, 1949-1957; the National Recreation Association, 1946-1954; the New York City Housing Authority, circa 1938-1941; Sydenham Hospital in New York, 1947-1948; the Labor Committee of the Twentieth Century Fund, 1937-1954; the Atomic Energy Labor Relations Commission and the Atomic Energy Labor Relations Panel, 1948-1953; the Atomic Energy Patent Advisory Panel, 1945-1956; the Commission on Industrial Relations in Great Britain and Sweden, 1938-1939; the National Defense Mediation Board, 1941-1942; the Special Commission for Rubber Research of the National Science Foundation, 1955-1956; and the War Labor Board, 1941-1945. Supplementing the correspondence and other organizational records are reference files compiled by Davis on atomic energy, labor arbitration, the Taft-Hartley bill and other legislation affecting labor, and wage and price stabilization.
Davy, Leonard C. Title: Leonard C. Davy Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 0.3 linear ft. (1 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder) of papers and 0.8 linear ft. (2 archives boxes) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 20
Abstract: Papers and photographs of Leonard C. Davy, an officer with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) during World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of the more than 250 photographs that Davy took during the World War II era. Over 110 of those photos document his overseas service with the predominantly Japanese-American 442nd RCT, including many identified photos of individuals within the unit, candid shots of the group in action, and many scenery shots of French and Italian locales. Other photos depict Davy's work with the Civilian Conservation Corps and his service with the Coastal Artillery in Panama. The papers include many certificates, including a signed certificate of appreciation from President George H. W. Bush, that document Davy's military service, from the Coastal Artillery through the 442nd RCT to his extensive service in the Army Reserves. Among the ephemera that Davy collected is a membership card for the 442nd Veterans Club and a New Year's card from a fellow member of the unit. Postwar newspaper clippings about the 442nd RCT show Davy's continued interest in his old unit.
Day, Frederick T., 1842-1920 Title: Frederick T. Day Business Papers, 1855-1910
Quantity: 23.0 c.f. (9 archives boxes, 12 record center cartons, and 144 additional volumes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss M
Abstract: Papers of Day, a Milwaukee real estate loan operator and president of the Plankinton Bank, consisting of letters received, 84 letter books, and 171 business record books relating to his business operations from the time he opened an insurance office in Milwaukee in 1867, through the years of the growth of the loan department which was eventually added to the insurance office, down to the voluntary assignment of Day for the benefit of his creditors in June, 1893. (See the Milwaukee Sentinel, June 4, 1893 for details.) The earliest letter books concern the insurance business, but the bulk of the collection relates to the operation of the loan business, especially mortgage loans on farm lands in the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. There is a vast quantity of correspondence with mortgagors, and with local agents stationed in the Dakotas and Minnesota, especially Melvin Grigsby, C. M. Harrison, Edward J. Hodgson, and George W. Wishard. The correspondence concerns the examination of applications for loans, collection of interest, commissions, security, abstracts of title, extensions of mortgages, foreclosures, and taxes. Scattered legal papers such as mortgages and commission agreements are in the papers. There are miscellaneous items and 8 letter books dealing with the administration of the assignee of the firm, William H. Momsen, after June, 1893. The business record books consist of cashbooks, interest registers, receipt books, blotters, ledgers, and miscellaneous volumes.
Day, Roland B., 1919- Title: Roland B. Day Papers, 1966-1996
Quantity: 6.8 c.f. (18 archives boxes) and 1 photograph
Call Number: M96-194
Abstract: Papers of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Roland B. Day, documenting his judicial career (1974-1996) as well as his work as chairman of the Wisconsin Bicentennial Committee on the [U.S.] Constitution. Committee records compiled by Justice Day include agendas; minutes of local, state, and national planning meetings; correspondence; programming and activities information; financial records and budgets; newsletters; publications; speeches; and interim and final reports. Justice Day’s papers also include general correspondence; administrative memoranda, minutes, and reports in connection with his role as head of the Wisconsin state court system; speeches, both by Day and others; subject files; and a photographic portrait of Day.

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