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Faber, Judith Ann, 1945- Title: Judith Ann Faber Papers, 1964-1968
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (1 archives box and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Mss 275
Abstract: Papers of Judith Ann Faber, a University of Wisconsin-Madison student, mainly pertaining to a number of Republican and conservative organizations in which she was active. Included are leaflets, clippings, resolutions, petitions, press releases, and a small quantity of personal correspondence. Of special note are campaign materials issued in behalf of Barry Goldwater in 1964 and one folder on the University of Wisconsin Committee to Support the People of South Vietnam.
Faculty Wives Club of the Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee Title: Faculty Wives Club of the Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee Records, 1929-1956
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Archival Collection 155
Abstract: Minutes and programs documenting the social and educational activities of this club.
Faculty Women's Club of the Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee Title: Faculty Women's Club of the Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee Records, 1946-1956
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Archival Collection 158
Abstract: Contains mainly minutes, correspondence, and reports documenting the activities of the Faculty Women's Club. The club was organized at the Milwaukee State Teachers College to advance the interests of women; contribute to the well-being and professional growth of the women of the faculty, staff, and student body; and to promote the general welfare of the College.
Fagg, William, 1834-1926 Title: William Fagg Diaries, 1850-1898
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Green Bay Micro 41; Micro 581
Abstract: Diaries, 1850-1898, concerning Fagg's life in lumber camps along the Wisconsin River during the 1850s; service as a private in Company E, the 14th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, 1862-1863, including battles at Shiloh, Corinth, and Vicksburg; brief service, 1863, as a 2nd lieutenant, Company I, 47th United States Colored Troops; and his activities as a farmer and local public official in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. Marriages that Fagg performed as a Justice of the Peace are also recorded, as are death records and military pension applications maintained by Fagg in his role as Post Adjutant of his local Grand Army of the Republic chapter. Also included is information about his immediate family, farm records and financial accounts, and a letter from his oldest daughter, then age 11, to her grandmother.
Faherty, Roger, 1889-1967 Title: Roger Faherty Papers, 1940-1965
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 45
Abstract: Papers of Roger Faherty, Chicago attorney, including correspondence, clippings, news releases, minutes, and speeches concerning Republican politics, particularly the Presidential campaigns of Robert Taft; the Taft Memorial Foundation; and the 1953 appointment of William Howard Taft III as ambassador to Ireland.
Fairchild, Edward Thomas, 1872-1965 Title: Oral History Interview with Edward T. Fairchild, 1957
Quantity: 1 tape recording
Call Number: Tape 177A
Abstract: A one and one/quarter hour interview, June 11, 1957, with former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Fairchild, relating to his family history, political and legal career, and comments on personal interests and impressions.
Fairchild, Edward Thomas, 1872-1965 Title: Edward T. Fairchild Papers, 1898-1965
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 7 photographs (1 flat box)
Call Number: Mss 374; PH 6738
Abstract: Papers of Edward T. Fairchild, a conservative Wisconsin state senator, 1910 gubernatorial candidate, and associate and chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Included is correspondence, a personal ledger, legislative and judicial records, and an extensive collection of speeches and writings. The correspondence focuses on his election campaigns and the personal and social aspects of Fairchild's public career, including the judge's interest in topics ranging from ethics to poetry and law. Included are minutes of the State Board of Public Affairs (1916) and a file on Chief Justice Marvin B. Rosenberry.
Fairchild, Lucius, 1931-1896 Title: Lucius Fairchild Papers, 1819-1943
Quantity: 33.0 c.f. (84 archives boxes, 2 record center cartons, 12 flat boxes, 2 card boxes, 3 oversize folders), 575 photographs, 201 drawings, and 1 painting
Call Number: Wis Mss GC; PH 12-14, 16-18, 61, 796, 881, 1461, 6018, 6439, 3-2861
Abstract: Papers of Lucius Fairchild, a Wisconsin Civil War general, Dane County circuit court clerk (1859-1861), Republican governor (1866-1872), and United States consul and diplomatic representative (1872-1881); including general correspondence, records of his public offices, speeches and writings, diaries, business records, family papers, and photographs. The papers document Fairchild's varied career, including his military service, tenure as Dane County circuit county clerk, governor, and diplomat in Liverpool, Paris, and Madrid; as well as his involvement with the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and other Civil War veteran's organizations, the early history of Madison, the gold rush in California, and travels. The collection also contains e material related to several other members of the Fairchild family, including correspondence, business records (pertaining particularly to his father Jairus C. Fairchild's business interests), family papers, and photographs.
Fairchild, Thomas E., 1912-2007 Title: Thomas E. Fairchild Papers, 1785-1999
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (9 archives boxes and 4 flat boxes); plus additions of 2.4 c.f., 24 photographs, 4 negatives, 2 disc recordings, and 3 pieces of ephemera
Call Number: Mss 987; M2004-008; M2004-114; M2006-012
Abstract: Personal and professional papers of former Wisconsin State Supreme Court and Federal judge (Seventh Circuit Court in Chicago, 1966-1981) Thomas E. Fairchild. His professional papers document his tenure as a Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice (1956-1966), his work as Chairman of the Constitutional Revision Commission in Madison, Wisconsin (1960-1965), and his role presiding over the famous appeal case of the Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial (1968-1974). The most complete part of the collection is comprised of the various speeches given throughout his career, spanning the years 1948 to 1988. Also included is an oral history interview of Fairchild conducted by the Circuit Executive, Collins Fitzpatrick, in 1999, as well as materials pertaining to Fairchild's mother's (Endress) family genealogy.
FairShare CSA Coalition Title: FairShare CSA Coalition Records, 1983-2012
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes), 23 audio recordings, 1.28 gigabytes (3226 files in 547 folders), 55 photographs and 18 transparencies (2 folders), and 5.48 gigabytes of photographs and drawings (2,576 files in 135 folders)
Call Number: Mss 1087; Audio 1677A; PH 6726
Abstract: Records of the FairShare CSA Coalition (formerly Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition (MACSAC)), documenting a non-profit, community supported agriculture (CSA) organization and its activities, including its Partner Shares Program providing CSA share assistance to low-income and special needs households, health rebate program for CSA farm shares in partnership with area health maintenance organizations, annual CSA Spring Open House, Foodbook project, and fundraising events. Also included are partial records of its former parent organization, the Wisconsin Rural Development Center (WRDC), which ceased operation in 2002.
Fairview Cheese Factory (Cedar Grove, Wis.) Title: Fairview Cheese Factory Records, 1908 , 1916-1949
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss ET
Abstract: Records of a Cedar Grove, Wisconsin cheese factory operated by Ernest H. Fisher, including production and sales records for cream, butter, and cheese; payroll ledgers which also contain accounts with area dairy farmers; personal and corporate tax returns; and miscellaneous records.
Falk, Philip H., 1897-1986 Title: Philip H. Falk Papers, 1930-1982
Quantity: 5.4 c.f. and 1 folder of photographs
Call Number: M80-324; M87-357
Abstract: Papers of Philip H. Falk, a Lake Mills, Wisconsin native who attended the University of Wisconsin (Ph.D., 1935) and was superintendent of schools in Lake Mills (1929-1936), Waukesha (1938), and Madison (1939-1963). Included are materials concerning his professional activities and his activities after retirement, mainly as director of the Wisconsin-Nicaragua Partners of the Americas (1965-1983), and as chairman and member of the Madison Redevelopment Authority (1963-1973), which carried out the Triangle and other neighborhood renewal projects.
Fallows, Samuel, 1835-1922 Title: Samuel Fallows Papers, 1856-1922
Quantity: 6.6 c.f. (32 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss FG
Abstract: Papers of Bishop Fallows of Chicago consisting of twenty-seven boxes of letters received and copies of letters sent by him, 1860-1922, concerning his widespread activities as a clergyman, reformer, civic leader, educator, Civil War veteran, and University of Wisconsin alumnus.
Falls Canning Company (Oconto Falls, Wis.) Title: Falls Canning Company Records, 1911-1963
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (14 archives boxes)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 50
Abstract: Records of the Falls Canning Company, a small, community-based vegetable canning firm. Included are corporate and financial records and correspondence and subject files with information on operations, acreage and types of crops contracted, prices, production problems, marketing, and other topics. Also included are records of the related Pulaski Canning Company.
Family and Children's Center (La Crosse, Wis.) Title: Family & Children's Center Records
Physical Description: 7.0 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 011, Micro 5
Abstract: The Family & Children's Center located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, was formed in 1983 by the merger of the Family Services Association and the La Crosse Home for Children. The Center strives to operate a residential treatment facility for children with special care needs, as well as serve as an administrative and professional center for skilled personnel responsible for the specialized counseling needs of families and individuals. Previous names of the Family Services Association were the Wisconsin Humane Society of La Crosse, Social Service Society, Family Welfare Society and the Family Welfare Association. Previous names of the La Crosse Home for Children were La Crosse Home for Friendless Women and the La Crosse Home for Friendless Women and Children. The Family Services Association records (1881-1982) are extensive and include newspaper clippings, articles of incorporation and by-laws, board minutes and annual reports, financial records, agency evaluations, monthly statistical reports and other administrative files. A Humane officer's log is restricted. Records (1888-1983) of the La Crosse Home for Children are also extensive. Early materials include a "log of inmates" from 1888-1915, photographs of the Home and children that illustrate every day life in the Home, and newspaper clippings. Other records include by-laws (1888-1972), board of directors' committee materials and minutes (1888-1982), annual reports (1931-1981 with gaps), agency evaluations, licensing, externally produced reports, and financial records. A residential report file is restricted. Records (1983-1990) of the Family & Children's Center include historical materials and administrative files, such as merger documents and board meeting minutes, as well as some materials from the Douglas Center, a clinic that merged with the Family & Children's Center in 1994.
Family Farm Defenders Title: Family Farm Defenders Records, 1985, 1990-2013
Quantity: 1.8 cubic feet (1 records center carton and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 1198
Abstract: Records, 1985, 1990-2013, of Family Farm Defenders, a grassroots family farmer advocacy organization, documenting its beginnings in the Dump the National Dairy Board Campaign, which began as a movement to hold a national referendum on the continuation of the mandatory dairy checkoff program which funds the National Dairy Board's promotion efforts, as well as concerns about the NDB's role in promoting the use of recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) in dairy milk production. Also included are materials concerning the Family Farmer Cheese project, records of the American Raw Milk Producers Pricing Association (ARMPPA), and a few records of a predecessor organization, the Wisconsin Family Farm Defense Fund, established in 1985.
Family Service Association of La Crosse (Wis.) Title: Family Service Association of La Crosse Records, 1912-1966
Quantity: 2 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: La Crosse Micro 9; Micro 724
Abstract: Scrapbooks of news clippings on a La Crosse, Wisconsin, social service organization established in 1881, and successively known as the La Crosse County Branch of the Wisconsin Humane Society, the Social Services Society, and the Family Welfare Association. It is now affiliated with the National Family Service Association of America. The Association's programs include marital and family counseling; physical relief during times of illness, unemployment, and other crises; and Travelers' Aid. The clippings describe the activities of the Family Service Association and its predecessor organizations, and other La Crosse charities. The collection documents efforts by charitable organizations to combat the effects of economic depression and communicable diseases such as tuberculosis.
Family Service (Dane County, Wis.) Title: Family Service (Dane County, Wis.) Records, 1910-1994
Quantity: 6.4 c.f. (16 archives boxes) and 17 photographs
Call Number: Mss 894; PH Mss 894
Abstract: Records of Family Service, a private social service organization founded as Associated Charities of Madison, Wisconsin in 1910 and subsequently known as Madison Public Welfare Association (1919-1933), and Madison Family Welfare Association (1933-1935). In 1935 it merged with the Children's Service Association to become the Family Welfare and Children's Service Association, and in 1945 it became Family Service. Included are annual reports, minutes, policy documents, subject files, correspondence, clippings, photographs, publications, and financial records. Most extensive and complete are the meeting minutes (1910-1994) which document changes in the mission and programming from an agency that coordinated charitable relief to a direct provider of community service programs and individual and family counseling. Well documented programs include day nurseries, and health clinics, USO/Travelers Aid services, a homemaker service, financial and domestic abuse counseling, and Neighborhood House, an Italian community center. Services geared to children include a tuberculosis camp, foster care placement, and the nationally recognized school-family counseling program Families and Schools Together (FAST). The subject files of President David Fraser (1985-1994) also provide substantial documentation on agency programs and policies. In addition, information on relationships with other community social service organizations may be found throughout the collection.
Family Service of Racine (Wis.) Title: Family Service of Racine Records, 1910-1985
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 1 oversize folder), 2 reels of microfilm (35mm), 293 photographs, and 8 transparencies
Call Number: Parkside Mss 99; Parkside Micro 25; Micro 2083; PH Parkside Mss 99
Abstract: Brief records of Family Service of Racine, Wis., a community service organization formed in 1910 by the merger of the Northside Boys' Club, Associated Charities, Racine Day Nursery Association, and the Big Sisters organization. The merged organization was known as the Central Association until 1951. Included are histories of the agency, board minutes (1910-1922 only), clipping scrapbooks (on microfilm only), posters and printed material from the Racine Community Welfare Fund, minutes of the Case Advisory Committee, 1935-1937, and lists of children enrolled in the child care program from 1910 through the 1960s. Photographs provide particularly strong documentation of the child care program from 1910 through the 1960s including activities, toys and equipment, and children's attire. There is also visual documentation of the Family Service facilities, staff, and its early clubs and athletic programs. Additional photographs document a study of substandard housing in Racine, circa 1910.
Family Welfare Association (Fond du Lac, Wis.) Title: Family Welfare Association (Fond du Lac, Wis.) Records, 1910-1961
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss AC
Abstract: Minutes of meetings, supplemented by some related correspondence, and reports, of an organization formed to coordinate the welfare activities of churches and other charitable agencies in Fond du Lac. Founded in 1910 as the Associated Charities of Fond du Lac, the name was changed to Public Welfare Association in 1921, and to Family Welfare Association in 1938.
Farmers & Merchants State Bank of River Falls (Wis.) Title: Farmers & Merchants State Bank of River Falls Records, 1892-1945
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 1 package)
Call Number: River Falls Mss AE
Abstract: Records of the bank, including minutes of the board of directors and stock holders, 1892-1933; stock certificates issued and cancelled, 1919-1932; depositors agreements, 1929; and miscellaneous business ledgers, accounts, and files, 1932-1945.
Farmers and Merchants Bank (Cochrane, Wis.) Title: Farmers and Merchants Bank (Cochrane, Wis.) Records, 1908-1942
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss P
Abstract: Records of a bank organized in 1902 whose assets were liquidated in 1940 due to an inability to collect a sufficient percentage of its outstanding mortgages. The collection consists of minutes of the board of directors and stockholders, 1927-1942; and a record of capital stock issued and transferred, 1908-1940.
Farmer's Union Cooperative Shipping Association (Greenwood, Wis.) Title: Farmer's Union Cooperative Shipping Association (Greenwood, Wis.) Records, 1929-1971
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss AW
Abstract: Records of a non-profit association which bought, sold, and transported livestock for its members, and which affiliated with the Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association in 1931. Included are minutes, correspondence, annual reports, auction sales records, tax returns, and other records.
Farrar, Anne Title: Anne Farrar Papers, 1960, 1967-1978
Quantity: 5.1 c.f. (5 record center cartons and 1 oversize folder) and 3 photographs
Call Number: M2001-024
Abstract: Papers of Anne Farrar, a member of the San Francisco-based Socialist Revolution Collective during the 1970s, a member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and a member of the National Interim Committee of the New American Movement (NAM) during the first half of the same decade. NAM was a mass-based democratic socialist movement organized in November 1971 following the splintering of the New Left at the last convention of SDS in July 1969. Included are papers and posters concerning NAM, the women’s movement, other social action organizations, events, demonstrations, and issues in California during this time period.
Farrington, E. H. (Edward Holyoke), 1860-1934 Title: E. H. Farrington Papers, 1887-1936
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 39 transparencies (1 box)
Call Number: Wis Mss WG
Abstract: Papers of Edward H. Farrington, a professor of dairy science at the University of Wisconsin, including correspondence, materials on the dairy industry, and family papers. The correspondence includes both personal and business correspondence with his brothers, Oliver C. Farrington, curator and geologist of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, and Wallace R. Farrington, governor of Hawaii (1921-1929), as well as with others. The materials concerning the dairy industry include articles, speeches, annotated manuscripts, clippings, documents relating to his patent for a butter tester, and lantern slides of equipment. The family papers include family photographs and ephemera. The collection also contains a scrapbook relating to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893, and a copy of the will of Stephen M. Babcock, University of Wisconsin agricultural chemist.
Fast for Life Title: Fast for Life Records, 1980-1984
Quantity: 5.2 c.f. (5 record center cartons and 1 card file box) and 6 tape recordings
Call Number: M97-073
Abstract: Records of Fast for Life (FFL), an international peace action organized by Charles Gray of Eugene, Oregon, to create a multilateral freeze on the development, production, testing, and deployment of nuclear weapons. The collection documents the organization and implementation of the group's activities and goals. The materials also document Gray's role as a social and political activist.
Fauerbach Brewing Company (Madison, Wis.) Title: Fauerbach Brewing Company Records, 1891-1966
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 722
Abstract: Records of the Fauerbach Brewing Company, Madison, Wisconsin (1870-1966), a company that produced beer and had a local Pepsi-Cola bottling franchise. The records consist primarily of the minutes of annual and special meetings of the board of directors from 1891 to 1966. Original stock certificates and transfer records, as well as dissolution papers are included. The papers also contain a fragmentary correspondence, some of it relating to prohibition.
Faust, Chris, 1955- Title: Chris Faust Photographs, 1989-1995
Quantity: 9 photographs (1 oversize folder)
Call Number: PH 6829
Abstract: Panoramic photographs, made by Christopher C. Faust from 1989 to 1995, of commercial and residential construction and architecture in Wisconsin, predominantly in Mequon, Wisconsin.
Fauver Hill Kindergarten Center (Onalaska, Wis.). Title: Fauver Hill Kindergarten Center (Onalaska, Wisconsin) Records
Physical Description: 2.2 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 092
Abstract: Originally a Town of Campbell school begun in 1867, the school continued to be called Campbell School until 1919, when the name was changed to Fauver Hill. Fauver Hill School joined the Onalaska School District in 1960, and continued to be used as an elementary school until 1983 when it became the Fauver Hill Kindergarten Center, housing all the kindergartners in the district. The Center closed in 1999. Materials include photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and many items compiled in preparation of the memory book, “Fauver Hill, 1867-1999,” published in honor of the closing of the school.
Fauver Hill Study Club. Title: Fauver Hill Study Club Records
Physical Description: 0.8 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 105
Abstract: The Campbell Library Association, established on Mar. 1, 1901, was organized with the purpose of starting and maintaining a library for the Town of Campbell in La Crosse County, Wis. Membership in the organization has been primarily women. Once the La Crosse County Library System was formed in 1923, the club began to shift its focus. The organization changed its name to Fauver Hill Study Club in October 1967, and is still active. Club programs focus on current events, slide presentations and tours of schools, museums, and institutions. Materials include written histories of the club, newspaper clippings, programs, original and transcripted minutes, and other miscellaneous items.
Faville family Title: Faville Family Photograph and Film Collection, circa 1900-1950
Quantity: 578 photographs and negatives and 19 films
Call Number: PH 3148; WHi(F3); AC 905-AC 914; AD 107-AD 115
Abstract: Home movies and photographs about the domestic life and careers of several generations of the Faville family of La Crosse and Madison, Wisconsin. Documented members of the family include Henry Faville (1847-1926), a Congregational minister; his son Theodore Rush Faville (1881-1955), also a minister and the superintendent of the Wisconsin Congregational Conference; and Theodore's son, Henry Esch Faville, a commercial photographer in Madison. The majority of the photographs were taken by Theodore, a talented amateur, and by Henry Esch Faville, although some photographs may have been taken by Charles R. Wicks, field superintendent for the Conference, and by friends.
Faville, Henry, 1847-1926 Title: Henry Faville Papers, 1865-1930
Quantity: 2.0 cubic feet (5 archives boxes) and 1 painting (1 oversize folder)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss BG; PH 6902
Abstract: Papers of the Reverend Henry Faville, minister of the First Congregational Church of La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1888-1913, who earlier served the Methodist Episcopal Church in Oshkosh, 1883-1886. Included are sermons; summaries of sermons; diaries, 1865-1930; an 1899 address; and an account book of benevolences. Also present are three brief diaries of his wife, Harriet Conant Faville, and a typed record of marriages performed.
Faville, Theodore Rush, 1881-1955 Title: Theodore Rush Faville Papers, 1894-1967
Quantity: 3.2 c.f.
Call Number: M79-403; M2011-093
Abstract: Papers, 1894-1967, of Theodore Rush Faville, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Kenosha (1913-1918) and the First Congregational Church of Oshkosh (1918-1922), who was appointed superintendent of the Wisconsin Congregational Conference in 1922. Included are sermons, a pastor's register from the Oshkosh Congregational Church, correspondence, and a few addresses by Faville on secular topics. Faville was the son of the Reverend Henry Faville of La Crosse whose papers are separately cataloged. Together, the two collections provide excellent representation of Congregational thought in Wisconsin over a half century.
Fay family Katz, Myer, 1910-1993 Title: Biograpical Information on Peter Cameron as Compiled by the Fay Family and Myer Katz
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 132
Abstract: Photocopies of biographical information on Peter Cameron of La Crescent, Minnesota, as compiled by Myer Katz and the Fay family.
Fay, William N. Title: William N. Fay Diary
Quantity: 1.0 cubic foot
Call Number: MISC MSS 037
Abstract: Diary kept by William N. Fay from 1851 until 1858, including an account of his move from Hinsdale, Massachusetts to La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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