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La Budde, Wilhelmine D. (Wilhelmine Diefenthaeler), 1880-1955 Title: Wilhelmine D. La Budde Papers, 1924-1956
Quantity: 5.9 cubic feet (14 archives boxes and 5 separate volumes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss BC
Abstract: Papers of Wilhelmine D. La Budde, a Milwaukee clubwoman and conservationist, including articles, speeches, radio scripts, reports of the Conservation Committee of the Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs, and clippings on conservation subjects and correspondence. La Budde campaigned for compulsory conservation education, the restoration of Horicon Marsh, a resident fishing license bill, preservation of tracts of virgin timber and reforestation, and improved Indian welfare. Letters include correspondence with members of the Wisconsin legislature, with congressmen from most Wisconsin districts, with Wisconsin senators and governors, and with other conservationists such as Charles Broughton, Louis Radke, and Haskell Noyes.
La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad Company. Title: La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad Company Bylaws
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 091
Abstract: Bylaws of the La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad Company, 1856.
La Crosse and Southeastern Railway. La Crosse Board of Trade Committee. Title: La Crosse and Southeastern Railway, La Crosse Board of Trade Committee Minutes
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 028
Abstract: Meeting minutes, 1881-1883, of a special committee of the La Crosse Board of Trade addressing considerations of the La Crosse and Southeastern Railway. City council aldermen may have also been members of this committee.
La Crosse Area Genealogical Society (Wis.). Title: La Crosse Area Genealogical Society Records
Physical Description: 0.8 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 030
Abstract: Records of a La Crosse, Wisconsin, area genealogical organization founded Oct. 24, 1973, under the sponsorship of the La Crosse Public Library to promote interest in and the research of family ancestry; and to help others who are interested in researching the same areas or surnames. The records, dating from 1972 to the present, include bylaws, brochures, correspondence, logos, membership lists, executive committee meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and program announcements.
La Crosse Area Retired Educators Association. Title: La Crosse Area Retired Educators Association Records
Physical Description: 1.4 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 081
Abstract: Records from an organization devoted to promoting a professional spirit of fellowship among members and supporting state and federal legislation favorable to retired teachers. Originally known as the La Crosse County Retired Teachers Association, the organization changed its name to the La Crosse Area Retired Teachers Association in 1966. A second name change occurred in 1993 when the organization became known as the La Crosse Area Retired Educators Association. The group is still active. In 1959, the group became part of the Wisconsin Retired Teachers Association. The organization is also affiliated with the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA), a division of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Materials include historical materials (ca. 1969- ca. 1991), by-laws (1966-2003), newspaper clippings (1960-1992), photographs (n. d.), scrapbooks (1956-1992), a limited amount of committee materials (1993-2004), membership directories (1969-1973; 1975-1995; 2000-2004), minutes (1957-1988; 1990-1992; 2000-2002), miscellaneous materials (1973; 1991), lists of officers (1970-2005), and treasurer's reports (1963-1989). Materials from related organizations include a handbook from the National Retired Teachers Association (1947) and miscellaneous materials from the Wisconsin Retired Teachers Association (1962-1981).
La Crosse Area Trainers Association (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: La Crosse Area Trainers Association Records
Physical Description: 0.2 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 074
Abstract: The La Crosse Area Trainers Association (LATA) formed in 1983 to provide and promote networking and skill development opportunities for area professionals affiliated with the Training and Development field. Programs sponsored by the group were designed to aid its members with employee training and development. The group disbanded in July 2002. Materials include historical materials, correspondence, financial information, membership lists, a membership survey, some minutes, programs, and steering committee materials.
La Crosse Association for the Senior Citizens (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: La Crosse Association for the Senior Citizens Bylaws and Progress Report
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 118
Abstract: Bylaws and progress report of the La Crosse (Wisconsin) Association for the Senior Citizens, 1972.
La Crosse Bridge Association (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: La Crosse Bridge Association Records
Physical Description: 0.4 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 087
Abstract: Also known as the “Citizens Bridge Committee” and the “La Crosse Bridge Dedication Committee,” the La Crosse Bridge Association (La Crosse, Wis.) sought to promote the construction of a new trans-channel Mississippi River Bridge and arrange for its public dedication. This group came into existence shortly after a sudden traffic accident caused the failure of the municipal wagon bridge (built in 1891). The collection consists of records of the La Crosse Bridge Association from 1935 and 1940. Materials include correspondence, minutes, committee materials, financial records, article/history drafts, and a photographic scrapbook documenting the new Cass Street bridge (Mississippi High Bridge) parade and dedication held on September 23, 1939.
La Crosse Business and Professional Women's Club (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: La Crosse Business and Professional Women's Club Yearbook
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 083
Abstract: Yearbook of the La Crosse, Wisconsin Business and Professional Women's Club, 1971-1972, including information on members and a program of the organization's yearly activities.
La Crosse Citizens Airport Committee (Wis.) Title: La Crosse Citizens Airport Committee Records, 1942-1947
Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet (1 archives box)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss AG
Abstract: Records of a citizens group active in establishing a municipal airport for the city of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Included is correspondence with the State Planning Board, federal agencies, Congressman William H. Stevenson, and others; reports; transcripts of condemnation hearings; topographical surveys and maps; and other materials. Information on Janesville, Wisconsin's airport and on general municipal planning for La Crosse is also present.
La Crosse City Railway Company (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: La Crosse (Wisconsin) City Railway Company Minute Book
Quantity: 1.0 cubic foot
Call Number: MISC MSS 056
Abstract: Meeting minute book of the La Crosse City Railway Company in Wisconsin. Minutes cover the years 1897-1905. The City Street Railway Company is a predecesor to this organization.
La Crosse Clothing Company (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: La Crosse Clothing Company Records
Quantity: 1.0 cubic foot
Call Number: MISC MSS 270
Abstract: The La Crosse Clothing Company Records contain stockholder's share receipts, stock certificates, and reorganization information. Materials are dated 1919-1929. The La Crosse Clothing Company was a clothing factory that operated in La Crosse, Wisconsin from approximately 1903 through 1929.
La Crosse Committee on Aging. Title: La Crosse Committee on Aging Records
Physical Description: 2.4 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 054
Abstract: The La Crosse Committee on Aging began in 1965 and was a quasi-public entity. In the early 1990s, the organization's finances came under public scrutiny. The board of directors dissolved the group in 1992. Records are divided into two major categories of administrative files and financial materials; within the series the files are listed alphabetically. Administrative materials include board of directors' files such as minutes (1964-1979; 1981-1988; 1990-1992) and a list of members (1966-1991). Other files include executive correspondence, legal documents, newsletters, and materials related to special events sponsored by the Committee. Financial materials include audits (1974-1991), grant information, IRS correspondence, ledgers (1970-1992), treasurers' reports (1967-1991), correspondence and financial reporting to the United Way, and various tax documents.
La Crosse Community Concert Association (Wis.) Title: La Crosse Community Concert Association Records, 1932-1985
Quantity: 0.8 cubic feet (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss CH
Abstract: Articles of incorporation, organization history, lists of board members and officers, minutes, information on concerts and performers, publicity kit, correspondence, membership campaign records, treasurer's seasonal reports (1939-1979), and an account book (1944-1985) of the La Crosse Community Concert Association, a group which sponsored four national and international music and dance performances a year. The La Crosse Music Study Club (for which a history is included) offered an “Artists series” from 1919 to 1926 forming the basis for the association which affiliated with Community Concerts (a division of Columbia Artists Management, Inc.) and started its first concert series in 1932.
La Crosse Concert Band (La Crosse, Wis.) Title: La Crosse Concert Band Records
Physical Description: 0.8 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 021
Abstract: Originally named the La Crosse City Band, the group of 32 began performing in 1931 and was the official city band for La Crosse, Wisconsin, until 1947 when city financial support ceased. The name was then changed to the La Crosse Concert Band. Privately sponsored, the band of professional musicians continues to perform every summer in La Crosse parks. Records of the La Crosse Concert Band (originally named the La Crosse City Band) consist of a constitution (2004), list of board members (2003-2004), minutes (1956-1978), clippings and schedules (1931-1982; 1993-2005), and photographs (1937-1967; 1979; 1990-2005). Lastly, a plastic kazoo with the Band's insignia is included.
La Crosse Country Club (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: La Crosse (Wisconsin) Country Club Yearbooks
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 178
Abstract: Yearbooks of the La Crosse (Wisconsin) Country Club for the years 1923, 1933, 1934, and 1936. These yearbooks include lists of members, and information on committees, events and rules. The La Crosse Country Club is a private organization featuring social events, golf, and tennis.
La Crosse County Game and Fish Protective Association (Wis.). Title: La Crosse County, Wisconsin Game and Fish Protective Association Records
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 008
Abstract: Constitution, bylaws, meeting minutes, and financial records of the La Crosse County Game and Fish Protective Association, 1890, 1913-1919.
La Crosse County (Wis.). Board of Supervisors. Title: La Crosse County, Wisconsin, Board of Supervisors Resolutions and Reports
Physical Description: 9.0 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 057
Abstract: The La Crosse County Board of Supervisors is the elected body responsible for the operation of county government. The county was established under the state legislature in 1851. These materials are resolutions approved by the La Crosse County (Wis.) Board of Supervisors, 1900-1936 at their meetings, as well as reports placed on file. Materials are arranged chronologically by board meeting
La Crosse County (Wis.). Board of Trustees. Title: La Crosse County, Wisconsin, Board of Trustees Minutes
Physical Description: 0.6 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 012
Abstract: Regular monthly meeting minutes (August 1975-December 1990) of the Board of Trustees who oversee operations of the county owned health care facilities, Oak Forest (closed in 1981), Hillview Health Center and Lakeview Health Care Center. The minutes also include a special 1976 budget review meeting, a 1977 special meeting regarding the landfill site at Lakeview Farm and a few voucher signing meetings. Another part of meeting minutes (September 1974-April 1989) are from the Lakeview Farm Committee. The Lakeview Farm is part of the Lakeview Health Care Center.
La Crosse County (Wis.). Clerk Title: La Crosse County (Wis.). Clerk: Tax Sale Record, 1853-1913
Quantity: 4.0 cubic feet (13 volumes)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 7
Abstract: Record of lands sold by the county for taxes listing name of owner, legal description of land, amount of taxes, and date due, tax certificate number, and name of purchaser.
La Crosse County (Wis.). Clerk Title: La Crosse County (Wis.). Clerk: Reports and Papers, 1852-1945
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 6
Abstract: Reports and papers received by the county clerk from state and county officers, county institutions, and special committees; bonds; contracts; road and building specification; affidavits; petitions; and miscellaneous county business.
La Crosse County (Wis.). County Court Title: La Crosse County (Wis.). County Court: Register in Probate. Record of Wills, 1866-1901
Quantity: 6 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 49
Abstract: Copies of wills and ancillary documents filed in probate of estates in La Crosse County, 1866-1901. This film was produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah which holds the master negatives.
La Crosse County (Wis.). La Crosse County Library System. Title: La Crosse County, Wisconsin, La Crosse County Library System Records
Physical Description: 0.6 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 019
Abstract: Records of the La Crosse County Library System. The County Library materials (1921-1980) include a list of board members (1923-1948), a history (1963), and reports of the Traveling Library and the County Library (1905-1935). The bulk of this collection includes meeting minutes dating from 1921-1980. All materials in this collection are photocopies from the originals.
La Crosse County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: La Crosse County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Deeds, 1851-1886
Quantity: 31 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 50
Abstract: Warranty deeds, quit claims, land contracts, tax deeds, leases, and other real estate transactions in la Crosse County, 1851-1886. The last volume on the last reel of microfilm (Volume A) contains land transactions for Pettibone Island, 1854-1922, which was ceded to Wisconsin by Minnesota (Houston County) under a federal law passed in 1918. This film was produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah which holds the master negatives.
La Crosse County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: La Crosse County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Grantor/Grantee Index, 1851-1887
Quantity: 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 51
Abstract: Index to names of grantors (sellers) and grantees (purchasers) for deeds and mortgages to real estate. Shows date and time the deed or mortgage was recorded, name of grantor and grantee, volume where the instrument is copied, and description of the property.
La Crosse County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools Title: La Crosse County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools: Closed Rural School Records, 1865-1965
Quantity: 5.0 cubic feet (12 archives boxes, 1 records center carton, and 2 flat boxes)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 46
Abstract: A compilation of records of defunct rural school districts from La Crosse County, Wisconsin; some are joint districts with areas in Vernon County. The types of records present varies by district but includes minutes of annual meetings, annual reports to the superintendent, financial records, names of students enrolled and attendance records, and school censuses. Teacher records include attendance reports and some information on reading, curriculum, and other instructional accomplishments. Also included are school district valuations, circa 1960, and miscellany of the County Superintendent's office.
La Crosse County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools Title: La Crosse County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools: Records, 1901-1965
Quantity: 7.8 cubic feet (13 archives boxes, 3 records center cartons)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 68
Abstract: Records of the county superintendent of schools including annual district reports, minutes of the La Crosse County school committee, 1947-1965, and files on school district boundary changes, 1921-1965. The annual reports include statistical and financial information as well as censuses of children under 20 years of age for each school district. The boundary files contain correspondence, minutes of public meetings, and orders describing land involved in approved and denied changes. For the period 1948-1950 the boundary files include minutes only. The case files are arranged by number and a number log serves as a finding aid to this section. Additionally, there are roster cards about individual teachers noting their salaries, their educational background, and other biographical information, and, for an earlier period, salary information is present in the superintendent's reports to the Teachers' Retirement Fund.
La Crosse County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: La Crosse County (Wis.). Treasurer: Lands Sold for Taxes, 1858-1881, 1905-1921
Quantity: 0.6 cubic feet (5 volumes)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 39
Abstract: Record of lands sold for taxes, noting section, lot, and block; by whom sold, date of sale, amount sold for, and certificate number; date of redemption, by whom, and amount redeemed for; date of execution of deed, to whom deeded, and volume and page in records; and remarks.
La Crosse County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: La Crosse County (Wis.). Treasurer: Tax Rolls, 1854-1872, 1880-1990
Quantity: 48.0 cubic feet (562 volumes)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 16
Abstract: Tax and assessment rolls for all county civil divisions except the City of La Crosse, showing property owner's name, description of land, valuation of real and personal property, amount of taxation and land, valuation of real and personal property, amount of tax, and total taxes paid. This series consists of rolls for 1854-1872, 1880, and for every fifth year from 1890 through 1990 (except 1915 and 1925).
La Crosse County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: La Crosse County (Wis.). Treasurer: Treasurer's Account Books, 1854-1910
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 19
Abstract: Five volumes of accounts recording tax sales, sinking funds, indigent soldiers fund, school tax, and bank balances; one volume of accounts with towns of the county, 1894-1908; and one cash journal, 1878-1887.
La Crosse Curling Club (Wis.). Title: La Crosse Curling Club Records
Physical Description: 0.4 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 029
Abstract: Records of a La Crosse, Wisconsin, private organization whose members enjoy and promote the sport of curling. Most materials date from 1968-1982 and include some historical background, administrative files, facility planning, financial, membership lists, meeting minutes (1929-1982), newsletters, some photographs and special events (Bonspiels). Most of the records are photocopies of originals with two exceptions. A book of minutes covers the period December 1929-April 1964. Original photographs (circa 1950s) are included as well. The club sold their facility at 1905 Palace St. in 1998. A small group of club members continue to curl at the Galesville Curling Club. Members of the La Crosse Curling Club carry on their search for another facility in La Crosse.
La Crosse Dubna Friendship Association, Inc. Title: La Crosse Dubna Friendship Association, Inc. Records
Physical Description: 2.8 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 064
Abstract: Records of the La Crosse Dubna Friendship Association, Inc., Sister City program which document humanitarian, educational, cultural, economic, and other ties between La Crosse, Wisconsin, and its sister city Dubna, Russia, located near Moscow. Records include history materials made up of an essay entitled “Reflections on a Sister-City Odyssey: La Crosse and Dubna” by Charles E. Hanson (2001), newspaper articles and clippings (1992-2004), materials on David Bell (1990-2003), and a book about Dubna written in Russian. Administrative materials include board of director minutes (2005), board and membership lists (1993- ), board meeting minutes and annual reports (1992-1996), correspondence (2004), financial reports (1994-1995), press releases and protocols (1991-1994), and newsletters (1990-1997). Programs include information on founding a Business College (1991-1992), Hands Across the Heartlands (1993-1995), Health partnerships (1992-2002), Municipal exchanges, Teacher exchanges, Veterans exchanges, and Russia Week (1996). Youth programs/exchanges include materials on Pioneer Camp (1991), Student exchange programs (1992-1994), and a thematic exchange called “Ecology of Big Waters” (1993-1994). Memorabilia includes a commemorative plate from Dubna, a decorative painted spoon, and a USAID Volunteer Award.
La Crosse High School. Excelsior Literary Society. Title: La Crosse High School, Excelsior Literary Society Records
Quantity: 0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)
Call Number: MISC MSS 036
Abstract: Record book and meeting minutes kept by the Excelsior Literary Society, a debate society at La Crosse High School. Materials date 1894-1898.
La Crosse Hospital (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: La Crosse Hospital Association (La Crosse, Wisconsin) Bylaws
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 125
Abstract: Bylaws of the La Crosse Hopsital (La Crosse, Wisconsin), 1958.
La Crosse Industrial Association (Wis.) Title: La Crosse Industrial Association, 1910-1982
Quantity: 1.0 cubic foot (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss BJ
Abstract: Records of the La Crosse Industrial Association, a community group founded about 1910 to encourage and assist the development of manufacturing and business in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Included are general records of the association, such as by-laws, correspondence, financial records of the Association, a 1982 history by Mary H. Hebberd, minutes, and stock records; and incomplete files of correspondence and financial records concerning local businesses to which the Association loaned money or made investments during the 1950s through the 1970s.
La Crosse Labor Temple Association (Wis.) Title: La Crosse Labor Temple Association Records, 1921-1983
Quantity: 2.4 cubic feet (5 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss CI
Abstract: Records of a La Crosse, Wisconsin, corporation formed for the purpose of providing office, meeting, and social space for local labor organizations. The collection consists of various administrative records including corporate record books and minutes; correspondence; stockholder records; blueprints, property appraisals, and a building specifications book (1979); general materials relating to the organization's facilities and local union use and rental of them; financial reports; receipts and disbursements books which include the Treasurer's annual reports; materials relating to the operation of the A.F.L. Club, a tavern which operated within the building; and miscellaneous materials.
La Crosse Lutheran Hospital (La Crosse, Wis.) Title: La Crosse Lutheran Hospital (La Crosse, Wisconsin) Records
Quantity: 0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)
Call Number: MISC MSS 121
Abstract: Records of the La Crosse Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin include articles of incorporation (1963-1978) and bylaws, rules, and regulations for the medical staff to follow (1978).
La Crosse Morning Chronicle (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: La Crosse Morning Chronicle Almanac
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 086
Abstract: Illustrated almanac published by the La Crosse Morning Chronicle in 1896.
La Crosse Music Study Club (Wis.) Title: La Crosse Music Study Club Records, 1912-1986
Quantity: 1.4 cubic feet (4 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss BP; La Crosse Micro 16; Micro 1145
Abstract: Records of a La Crosse, Wisconsin women's organization (1911-1985) devoted to the study and performance of music. Included are by-laws, minutes, programs, yearbooks, and small quantities of study notes, correspondence, and financial records. Available only on microfilm are scrapbooks of news clippings from the club and from the College Club (1925-1932), the local branch of the American Association of University Women.
La Crosse Musicians' Association. Title: La Crosse Musicians' Association, Local 201 Records
General Physical Description: 0.4 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 050
Abstract: Records of Local 201, a musicians' union in La Crosse, Wisconsin, affiliated with the AFL-CIO and the American Federation of Musicians. Covering mainly 1973-1987, the collection includes history, by-laws, contracts and agreements, correspondence, guidelines/procedures, some membership information, and documents dealing with members' association with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, 1975-1987.
La Crosse Pigeon Fanciers Club (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: La Crosse Pigeon Fanciers Club Records
Physical Description: 1.0 cubic foot
Call Number: MSS K
Abstract: The La Crosse Pigeon Fanciers Club since 1953 has been an affiliate member of the Wisconsin State Pigeon Association and the National Pigeon Association. The main objectives of the club are to encourage the breeding and exhibiting of all varieties of pigeons, to promote and encourage more pigeon fanciers and to sponsor annual shows. This collection of records of the La Crosse (Wis.) Pigeon Fanciers Club, 1953-1984 includes club organization papers, newspaper clippings, photographs, and reports of pigeon shows organized by the club.
La Crosse Professional Baseball Association Records (La Crosse, Wis.) Title: La Crosse Professional Baseball Association Financial Records, 1908-1912
Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet (1 archives box including 3 volumes)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss AX
Abstract: Records of the La Crosse Professional Baseball Association; including a journal of accounts, a cash book, and a ledger recording bills payable, receipts, players' salaries, expenses incurred in traveling to games, and other expenditures.
La Crosse Progressive Association (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: La Crosse Progressive Association Records
Physical Description: 0.2 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS C
Abstract: The La Crosse Progressive Association was a community service organization composed of businessman. The majority of records cover the years 1901-1903 and are divided into correspondence, lists of names, financial records and miscellaneous. These records show the membership and activities of the association.
La Crosse Public Library (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse Public Library Records
Physical Description: 49.0 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 008
Abstract: Records include those of La Crosse Public Library from 1885-2009, as well as its predecessor groups, the La Crosse Literary Association, 1867-1868, and the Young Men’s Library Association, 1868-1888. The public library was originally funded through a bequest of former Wisconsin governor Cadwallader C. Washburn, and was overseen by a private board until Dec. 1981 when the library became a city department. Records consist of board materials, such as minutes, annual reports, departmental statistics, budgets and other financial information, correspondence, documents relating to the three library buildings, and individual departments and service areas. Also a good collection of photographs and moving images are included of the buildings (interior and exterior), board members, directors, staff, and Cadwallader C. Washburn.
La Crosse River Marsh Coalition Title: La Crosse River Marsh Coalition. Records, 1976-1992
Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet (1 archives box)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss CT
Abstract: Records, mainly 1989-1992, of the La Crosse River Marsh Coalition (LRMC), a grass roots environmental organization established in 1989 to challenge the La Crosse River Valley Study, an intergovernmental study of the highway needs of La Crosse County (Wis.), and to work for the preservation of the La Crosse River Marsh wetlands. Included are minutes, correspondence, publicity materials, position papers, background information, clippings, maps, and information on the La Crosse River Valley Study.
La Crosse Rubber Mills Co. (La Crosse, Wis.). United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America. Local No. 14 (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: Agreement [Between] Local No. 14 [of the] United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum & Plastic Workers of America, AFL-CIO and La Crosse Rubber Mills Co., La Crosse, Wisconsin
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 139
Abstract: Labor agreement between United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum & Plastic Workers of America and La Crosse Rubber Mills Company, dated October 1971.
La Crosse School District (Wis.) Title: La Crosse School District (Wis.): Records, 1851-1983
Quantity: 15.0 cubic feet (24 archives boxes and 15 flat boxes) and 9 photographs
Call Number: La Crosse Series 45; PH La Crosse Series 45
Abstract: Records of the school district of La Crosse, Wisconsin, consisting of minutes of the Board of Education, 1851-1971; published annual reports, 1874-1972; administrative bulletins, 1937-1974; clipping scrapbooks, 1875-1954; and administrative subject files. The last-named contains school directories; budgets and information on teacher salaries; surveys and planning materials for construction and renovation of buildings; handbooks for teachers, parents, and students; curricular materials and evaluations; and other publications and reports. There are also files of brochures and printed materials on individual schools such as Central High School and Logan Junior High School, as well as bulletins and other records of Emma Erickson School. Of special interest is a 1936 study of high school graduates and scrapbooks about the turn of the century “Penny Savings System” and the PTO of Washburn School, 1917-1934. Although there is little administrative correspondence in the series, there is a large file of correspondence of former superintendent Richard Bardwell about the administration of child care in La Crosse during World War II. The few photographs received with the series illustrate that child care program, Central High School, and the Fifth Ward School (circa 1883).
La Crosse Society of Arts & Crafts (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: La Crosse Society of Arts & Crafts Membership Rosters
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 088
Abstract: Membership rosters of the La Crosse (Wisconsin) Society of Arts & Crafts, 1991-1992 and 2005.
La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. Title: La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, Inc. Records
Physical Description: 5.6 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 032
Abstract: Records of the La Crosse (Wisconsin) Symphony Orchestra, Inc., that include concert programs, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes of the Board and various committees, and photographic images. Before 1947, many attempts at starting a community orchestra in La Crosse had failed, but the current La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, Inc., has continually operated since the dissolution of the La Crosse Vocational Civic Symphony Orchestra in 1947. Some information on other predecessor orchestras is also included in the collection; namely the Cathedral Orchestra, La Crosse Philharmonic Orchestra, La Crosse Vocational Civic Symphony Orchestra, and La Crosse Symphony Orchestra.
La Crosse Trades and Labor Council (Wis.) Title: La Crosse Trades and Labor Council Records, 1902-1971
Quantity: 3.8 cubic feet (9 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize item)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss CJ; La Crosse SC-O 1
Abstract: Records of the La Crosse Trades and Labor Council, a La Crosse, Wisconsin labor organization chartered in 1902 by the American Federation of Labor to extend union membership, monitor working conditions, organize activities to educate workers, and enhance the quality of life. The records include minutes, membership lists and attendance records, and files of Herman Burgchardt, organizer for the Council, the La Crosse Building Trades Council, and Local 199 of the Teamsters. Burgchardt's files includes correspondence with William Green, Henry Ohl Jr. and Daniel J. Tobin and other union and civic leaders; bi-weekly organizing reports; and information on his management of the La Crosse Labor Day activities and publication of the Annual Labor Review. Other labor organizations with records in the custody of the Trades and Labor Council include locals 386, 390, and 395 of the Bakery and Confectionery Workers Union; Building Service Employees, Local 21; and Plasterers Local 257. In addition the files include minutes, annual and monthly reports, and financial and member account records of the Pioneer CIO Credit Union.
La Crosse Traffic Club, Inc. (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: La Crosse Traffic Club Constitution and Bylaws
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 124
Abstract: Constitution and bylaws of the La Crosse (Wisconsin) Traffic Club, 1961.
La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: A Portfolio of Cartoons as Published by the La Crosse Tribune
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 062
Abstract: "A Portfolio of Cartoons as Published by the La Crosse Tribune," 1914, including depictions of prominent politicians and businessmen in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
La Crosse Typographical Union No. 448 (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: La Crosse Typographical Union Records
Physical Description: 2.2 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS M
Abstract: The La Crosse (Wisconsin) Typographical Union No. 448 was organized in 1901 under the direction of a district organizer from the International Typographical Union. One of the main functions of the union was to enforce locally the scale of wages and labor standards established by the International Union in relation to newspapers and job printers. Local 448 had its charter revoked in 1980 due to the small size of its membership. Records of La Crosse Typographical Union No. 448 include the constitution and by-laws, minutes (1901-1979), correspondence (1913-1980), and financial records (1901-1924; 1946-1979) which includes a membership register from 1910.
La Crosse U.S.O. Council (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: United Service Organizations, La Crosse, Wisconsin Council Records
Physical Description: 0.2 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 083
Abstract: The United Service Organizations for National Defense was organized on a national level in 1941 and consisted of several civilian partner groups: the Salvation Army, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), National Catholic Community Services, National Travelers Aid Association and the National Jewish Welfare Board. Thus the USO was formed, entirely supported by both private citizens and organizations. The USO facilities were to act as recreation centers for armed forces personnel during World War II. Information, counseling services and travelers' aid were also available. Locally, the USO operated from 1941 to 1946. Records (1941-1946) include newspaper clippings, correspondence, facility use reports, field service bulletins, financial records, membership/committees, minutes, notes and some miscellaneous material.
La Crosse (Wis.). Board of Trade. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Board of Trade Constitution and By-Laws
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 078
Abstract: Constitution and bylaws of the La Crosse, Wisconsin Board of Trade, 1892. This organization served as a forerunner of the Greater La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce, with a goal of advancing the mercantile and manufacturing interests in La Crosse.
La Crosse (Wis.). Bridge Engineer. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Bridge Engineer Records
Physical Description: 0.8 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 044
Abstract: Directed by the Board of Public Works, the bridge engineer was responsible for operating the drawbridge/swinging span mechanism on the municipal Mississippi River wagon bridge. This bridge was in use from 1891-1939 and was built and maintained by the City of La Crosse (Wis.). These records date from 1901-1939 and list river traffic, mainly steamboats and barges, that required the swinging span to be opened. Information included in these records are the name of and the time the vessel(s) passed through the bridge opening. Occasionally an engineer would note what the vessel was carrying, such as logs or lumber. The records end on Sept. 23, 1939, when the new high bridge at La Crosse was completed by the Wisconsin Highway Commission.
La Crosse (Wis.). City Clerk. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Office of the City Clerk, Reports of City Officers
Physical Description: 8.8 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 022
Abstract: Reports written by city officers to the Common Council, 1857-1932. The materials are arranged by office; therein chronologically. There isn’t any further indexing to this collection at this time other than what the City Clerk has on index cards. The reports are mostly financial in nature, and are generally a record of monthly and/or annual expenditures of the following departments/offices: Attorney (1895-1899), Clerk (1858-1905), Comptroller (1887-1932), Education/Superintendent (1866-1931), Fire (1861-1932), Health (1875-1932), Justice of the Peace at Large (1874-1901), Mayor (1858-1929), Parks (1905-1932), Police [includes Police Justice and City Marshall] (1857-1932), Poor (1872-1894), Public Library (1915-1930), Public Works/Engineer (1878-1932), Street Commissioner (1857-1887; 1919; 1930-1932), Surveyor (1857-1886), Toll [Bridge] Collector (1896-1899), Treasurer (1858-1911), Weed Commissioner (1891; 1911), Weights & Measures (1868-1932). A few miscellaneous files include employment office reports, financial and tax statistics, and social service and charity reports to Council. Although the reports generally consist of financial statistics to the Common Council, a number of offices wrote narrative summaries which help to document change in La Crosse’s city government and community life over time. The reports of the Police Justice are particularly fascinating as each individual arrested, the charge, and the fine or other punishment exacted was documented well into the 1900s.
La Crosse (Wis.). City Park and Recreation Dept.. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, City Park and Recreation Department Records
Physical Description: 2.6 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 013
Abstract: Records of the City of La Crosse Park and Recreation Department, 1860-1992, with the bulk of the documents dating from 1908-1979. These materials include Board of Park Commissioners records (1908-1985), Park and Recreation Department records (1860-1992), and records of a private, non-profit group called the Zoo Association (1949-1953).
La Crosse (Wis.). City Planning Dept. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, City Planning Department Records
Physical Description: 7.4 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 036
Abstract: The city’s Planning Dept. undertakes studies and assessments of the economic, housing, employment, and transportation needs of the La Crosse urban community, and strives to improve the quality of life in the city of La Crosse by using comprehensive planning approaches, and applying for project funding. This series consists of City of La Crosse Planning Dept. inactive files organized by major topics, including a subject file of more miscellaneous topics. The major topic groups are capital improvement program budgets, capital improvement projects, economy/marketing, health, housing, Park & Recreation Dept., transportation, and general subject files. Materials from the La Crosse Area Planning Committee are scattered throughout the series. The housing series includes Community Development Block Grants, Redevelopment Authority, Harborview downtown redevelopment project, housing rehabilitation, housing surveys and public (low income) housing. The transportation series is the most voluminous and includes federal and state transportation programs and financial aid. A highways subseries consists of various proposed north-south corridors through the city of La Crosse since 1967. La Crosse Area Transportation Study files (1966-1974) and the TOPICS program (Traffic Operations Program to Increase Capacity and Safety in Wisconsin) (1967-1970) are also found here.
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Aviation. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Aviation, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Aviation
Physical Description: 0.4 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 031
Abstract: Resolutions, 1919-1932, of the Common Council of La Crosse, Wisconsin, dealing with aviation and the first publicly operated airfield in La Crosse called Salzer Field. The City first leased the 115-acre site in 1919 and later purchased it in 1928, finally abandoning it in 1933.
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Bridges. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Bridges, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Bridges
Physical Description: 1.2 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 024
Abstract: Resolutions and reports from the Committee on Bridges to the Common Council, 1857-1932. The materials are arranged by bridge location; therein, chronologically. There isn’t any further indexing to this collection at this time other than what the City Clerk has on index cards. The reports are mostly requests for new or improvements to existing bridges. Bridges best represented in this series are the main and west channel bridges across the Mississippi River, including the ice or winter bridge, and the road (Highwater Road) from the west end of the wagon bridge to La Crescent, MN, 1888-1932. Other bridge areas that have some substance in this series are La Crosse River (n.d.; 1859-1922), Isle la Plume (1857-1931), Pettibone Park (1880-1917), Black River (1891-1926), and the Causeway [Plank Road], (1867-1919).
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Buildings and Grounds. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Buildings and Grounds, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Buildings and Grounds
Physical Description: 1.6 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 025
Abstract: Resolutions and reports from the Committee on Buildings & Grounds to the Common Council, 1859-1932 (bulk 1874-1932). The materials are arranged by building name; therein, chronologically. There isn’t any further indexing to this collection at this time other than what the City Clerk has on index cards. The reports are mostly requests for proposed buildings or improvements to existing city owned buildings. The series includes documents relating to: City Hall, 1870-1932; Elections (election booths), 1889-1930; Equipment, 1875-1930; Financial materials, 1859-1899; Market Square (Hay & Wood Market), 1874-1932; Parking, 1924-1931; Pest House/Isolation Hospital, 1875-1932; Poor House, 1872-1899; Property owned by the city and private land considered for rent or purchase by the city, 1868-1931; Pump House (Water Works), 1889-1927; Supplies, 1877-1930; and Weights & Measures, 1879-1930.
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Finance. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Finance, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Finance
Physical Description: 6.0 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 026
Abstract: Resolutions and reports from the Committee on Finance of the Common Council, 1858-1932. The materials are arranged in chronological order. The reports are mostly budget requests and financial reports prepared for Council.
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Fire. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Fire, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Fire
Physical Description: 2.8 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 001
Abstract: Common Council resolutions, petitions and reports with supporting documents relating to the Fire Department, 1856-1932. The materials are divided into two categories: petitions and fire department files. Petitions are citizen requests and include general petitions (1856; 1864, 1871-1875; 1888-1912), petitions for building permits (1857-1932) [building permits were required in the downtown fire districts], and petitions for gas/oil building permits (1900-1932). Fire department files include resolutions directly affecting fire fighting in La Crosse, the early Hook & Ladder Companies, and later the city operated Fire Department. These resolutions are subject categorized: buildings and construction (1868-1932), equipment (1862-1931), finance (1869-1898; 1908; 1922-1931), instructional reports (1870-1916), legal actions (1895), personnel (1866-1931) and miscellaneous materials. The series is arranged by type of materials in chronological order.
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Highways. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Highways, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Highways
Physical Description: 0.2 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 037
Abstract: Resolutions and reports from the Committee on Highways to the Common Council, 1930-1932 consist only of resolutions dealing with a second causeway connecting the North and South sides of La Crosse, over the La Crosse River and La Crosse River marsh. This is called Lang Drive and was a city/county joint project, connecting the north end of 12th Street with George Street on the North side. The documents are divided into general resolutions and those dealing with the bridge over the La Crosse River; therein arrangement is chronological.
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Judiciary. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Judiciary, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Judiciary
Physical Description: 5.8 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 021
Abstract: Common Council resolutions & reports relating to the Council's Judiciary committee (sometimes referred to as the Committee on Judiciary & City Attorney), 1856-1932. The materials are arranged chronologically. There isn't any further indexing to this collection at this time other than what the City Clerk has on index cards. Today the committee is called Judiciary & Administration. Examples of legal matters the Committee on Judiciary dealt with are tax redemptions, claims against the city, citizen petitions, and the like.
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Ordinances. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Ordinances, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Ordinances
Physical Description: 0.4 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 038
Abstract: Resolutions and reports from the Committee on Ordinances to the Common Council, 1870-1928. The documents are categorized into subject subseries, therein chronologically. The resolutions contained in this series are but a small sample of the city government legislation the committee dealt with, but most pre-1932 resolutions were filed with the main subject matter rather than in a subject called Ordinances. The resolutions in this series represent the other subject areas that did not neatly fit into any other committee. These are: building codes (1916), city government (1870-1928); city employees (1873-1925); curfew (1900), fuel (1904-1916), health & safety (1902-1922); Influenza epidemic (1918), liquor (1902-1919), and littering (1895-1903).
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Parks. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Parks, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Parks
Physical Description: 1.4 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 020
Abstract: Common Council resolutions & reports relating to the city parks, 1869-1932. The materials are separated alphabetically into subject categories, then chronologically within the folders. The bulk of the resolutions date after 1900. The best represented subjects in the series are Cameron, Copeland, Myrick, Powell, and Riverside Parks, as well as financial documents. Until 1908 the Committee on Parks, a committee of the Common Council, authorized expenditures and oversaw the administration of parks, while Public Works actually maintained the city parks. In 1908 the Council passed an ordinance establishing a Board of Park Commissioners and a Park Department to assume those supervisory duties. Over time, the Park Department crew became large enough to handle the daily maintenance operations of the parks.
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Police. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Police, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Police
Physical Description: 1.2 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 002
Abstract: Common Council resolutions & reports relating to the Police Department, 1860-1932. The materials are roughly separated into subject series: petitions, reports, law enforcement, financial, prisoner, secret service, buildings and equipment, and personnel.
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Public Baths. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Public Baths, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Public Baths
Physical Description: 0.4 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 028
Abstract: Resolutions and reports from the Committee on Public Baths to the Common Council, 1903-1932. The materials are arranged in chronological order. The Committee on Public Baths was responsible for the completion of both Pettibone Park beach bath houses in 1904 and 1926, and the North Side beach, located at the end of Logan Street, also called the Black River beach. Resolutions contain construction estimates and architectural invoices for the Pettibone Bath House, and petitions for a North Side beach from citizen groups.
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Public Utilities. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Public Utilities, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Public Utilities
Physical Description: 5.6 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 029
Abstract: Resolutions and reports from the Committee on Public Utilities to the Common Council, 1874-1932. The materials are arranged in chronological order. The Committee on Public Utilities was organized about the mid 1920s and was responsible for Streetcars (1921-1931), Telephone/Telegraph service (1930-1931), Water & Waste Water utilities (sewers and water). The majority of this series are resolutions related to sewer (1883-1932) and water service (1874-1932).
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Railroads. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Railroads, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Railroads
Physical Description: 1.6 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 032
Abstract: Resolutions and reports from the Committee on Railroads to the Common Council, 1858-1932. The materials are divided into Railroad Lines and Streetcar Lines; therein, arrangement is chronological. The railroad lines best represented in the series are Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, 1899-1932; Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, 1872-1931; Green Bay lines (i.e. Green Bay & Minnesota; Green Bay & Western), 1873-1932; and La Crosse & Southeastern, 1883-1920.
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Schools. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Schools, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Schools
Physical Description: 2.0 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 027
Abstract: Resolutions and reports from the Committee on Schools to the Common Council, 1866-1932. The materials are arranged in four series: General Resolutions, North Side Schools, South Side Schools, and Special Topics. Resolutions dealing with schools in general (usually multiple schools) were filed chronologically in a General series, along with some historical information on the schools in La Crosse, including buildings that were rented for school purposes. North Side and South Side schools were separated into their appropriate series, North Side Schools and South Side Schools. All of the old school buildings from the North and South sides are well represented, except for the branch schools which often were one to four room wooden buildings. The final series, Special Topics, includes resolutions about Industrial Education, the Normal School (later called State Teachers College, and finally University of Wisconsin-La Crosse), School for the Deaf, Teacher’s Salaries, and Vocational School (originally associated with the high schools; later independent from the city public school system and called Coleman Institute, then known as Western Wisconsin Technical Institute, and finally named Western Wisconsin Technical College).
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Street Lighting. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Street Lighting, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Street Lighting
Physical Description: 1.6 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 023
Abstract: Resolutions and reports from the Committee on Street Lighting to the Common Council, 1870-1932. The materials are arranged by broad subject; therein, chronologically. There isn’t any further indexing to this collection at this time other than what the City Clerk has on index cards. The reports are mostly requests for street lighting, with some resolutions covering the proposed Municipal Lighting Plant and other materials, such as bids for monthly lighting of the street lights and financial statements.
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Streets and Alleys. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Streets and Alleys, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Streets and Alleys
Physical Description: 19.0 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 011
Abstract: Records of a Common Council committee containing recommendations to the Council and subsequent resolutions regarding La Crosse, Wis., streets and alleys. The series also contains documents dealing with other topics such as paving streets, and reports from the committee. There are also maps of some of the opening/paving proposals. The series is organized alphabetically by street name with a general streets and subject file.
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Wharves. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Wharves, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Wharves
Physical Description: 0.4 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 035
Abstract: Resolutions and reports from the Committee on Wharves to the Common Council, 1860-1932. The documents are categorized into subject subseries, mostly dealing with the Mississippi River at La Crosse, Wisconsin, such as: general wharf/harbor issues (1873-1916); proposed barge river terminal (1914-1926); docks or public landings (1860-1907); dredge issues (1919-1932); ferry service (1874-1890); dams & dykes (1894; 1921-1922); the Inland Waterways Act and the position of the City of La Crosse as a result of its participation in the Upper Mississippi [River] Valley Conference in 1928; and the opposition to a proposed nine-foot channel project (1929-1932) which included building two dams in the Winneshiek Refuge, part of the Upper Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge, in Iowa. Other resolutions deal with other bodies of water; namely, the Black (1912-1927) and La Crosse (1883; 1891) rivers.
La Crosse (Wis.). Common Council. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Common Council Resolutions and Reports
Physical Description: 88.0 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 017
Abstract: Resolutions and reports adopted by the City of La Crosse (Wisconsin) Common Council, Dec. 1932-Dec. 1971, arranged by file number in chronological order. Records are available in both original paper format and on positive 35 mm microfilm. Oversize documents before 1968 are available in paper only.
La Crosse (Wis.). Common Council. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Common Council Records
Physical Description: 0.4 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 009
Abstract: Records include published Common Council proceedings (1919-1921), ordinances and city charter (1858), city finance records (1908-1909; 1920-1921) and resolutions, petitions and proclamations.
La Crosse (Wis.). Engineering Dept. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Engineering Department Records
Physical Description: 4.0 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 056
Abstract: The City of La Crosse Engineering Department is responsible for cost estimation, drawing up and supervising capital improvement projects city of La Crosse, including plans for buildings, docks, streets, additions and subdivisions, paving, curb and gutter, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, water mains, ornamental street lighting, bridge design and other engineering drawings. The Engineering Dept. works closely with the City of La Crosse’s Office of Public Works. The title of the City Engineer was changed from City Surveyor in approximately 1887. An Administrative series includes mainly contracts (1901-1961) and outgoing correspondence (1887-1937). The Subject Files (1856-1907) series pulls together by subject materials created by the city engineering department for their use, such as grading, plats, sanitary sewer and water mains.
La Crosse (Wis.). Health Dept. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, City Health Department, City-County Merger Implementation Committee Records
Physical Description: 0.4 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 059
Abstract: Until 1983, La Crosse County and the City of La Crosse maintained separate health departments. A merger of the City Health Department and the La Crosse County Health Department was proposed in 1982, and the La Crosse County Health Department Implementation Committee was formed to study the proposed merger and make recommendations to ensure that the transition proceeded smoothly. The merger went into effect as of January 1, 1983, and William Schmidt was appointed director of the new La Crosse County Health Department on January 20, 1983. Materials from this collection were created by the implementation committee and pertain to the merger and include correspondence, minutes, reports, materials about the Visiting Nurse Association, and related materials about similar health department mergers in other Wisconsin counties. Acc. No.
La Crosse (Wis.). Health Dept. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, City Health Department Slides
Physical Description: 0.2 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 058
Abstract: Color slides from the La Crosse City Health Department show images of dilapidated housing properties in La Crosse, especially on Green Island, taken in 1961 and 1969. Most slides of these properties are labeled with the location or street address of the property. Other color slides are from a 1973 Garbage and Refuse Survey done by Human Ecology Students. Images show garbage and refuse in the city of La Crosse ready to be picked up by garbage collectors. Locations are not labeled. The last grouping of slides contains a single color image taken in 1979 of an kitchen from an unknown La Crosse restaurant.
La Crosse (Wis.). Health Dept. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Health Department Records
Physical Description: 0.4 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 018
Abstract: Records of the City of La Crosse Health Department consist of meeting minutes. Minutes cover the time periods from April 29, 1887 to May 15, 1905; October 14, 1910 to December 1958; and January 1974 to November 10, 1982.
La Crosse (Wis.). Office of the City Assessor. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Office of the City Assessor, Assessments for the City of La Crosse
Physical Description: 6.4 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 047
Abstract: Property tax assessments arranged chronologically; therein by legal description. The volumes include an alphabetical section of personal property tax assessment since 1865. Exact years covered are 1861, 1863, 1865, 1867-1880. The assessments contain solely total amounts due and do not separate real estate from improvement assessments, nor do the personal property assessments break out the particulars of what was being taxed. The volumes for 1861 and 1863 do not appear to include all property additions, nor are the property owners necessarily listed.
La Crosse (Wis.). Office of the City Assessor. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Office of the City Assessor, Real Estate Assessments for the City of La Crosse
Physical Description: 14.0 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 049
Abstract: Property (real estate) assessments for the City of La Crosse, Wisconsin, fully covering 1919-1929. These volumes are arranged chronologically, therein by legal description.
La Crosse (Wis.). Office of the City Clerk. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Office of the City Clerk, Licenses Issued by the La Crosse City Clerk
Physical Description: 8.0 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 050
Abstract: Lists of licenses issued by the City Clerk’s Office as designated by the La Crosse Common Council, 1856-1955. Some of the early volumes came from the City Treasurer’s Office and are journals that sometimes include orders paid and tax certificates as well as licenses. There is a gap from 1878-1881 inclusive in the license record. Types of licenses include retail and wholesale liquor, taxis, gun powder, "runners" (i.e. proprietors of hotels), beverage, shows (including circuses and menageries), billiard/pool/bowling alley, etc. Generally the volumes cover a number of years, and arrangement is by type of license. The information taken includes licensee’s name and fee paid.
La Crosse (Wis.). Office of the City Clerk. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Office of the City Clerk, Bonds Sold by the City of La Crosse
Physical Description: 0.6 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 034
Abstract: Bonds were sold to raise money for capital improvement projects, and generally consisted of building projects, such as schools, water main extensions, street improvements, sewer extensions, and the like. Materials are arranged in subject categories, therein chronologically.
La Crosse (Wis.). Office of the City Clerk. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Office of the City Clerk, Contracts and Agreements of the City of La Crosse
Physical Description: 1.8 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 033
Abstract: Copies of contracts and agreements made between the Common Council of the City of La Crosse and others, including leases, contracts, and agreements, for city property and/or work to be done on city property. Older contracts and agreements (1875-1898) were copied into bound books by the City Clerk. The loose documents (1928-1967) generally contain original signatures. Arrangement is in chronological order, although an index to the 1928-1967 agreements is given at the end of this inventory.
La Crosse (Wis.). Office of the City Clerk. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Office of the City Clerk, Amendments to the City of La Crosse Charter
Physical Description: 0.2 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 030
Abstract: Drafts and approved amendments to the City Charter of the City of La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1865-1911. The materials are arranged in chronological order, and although not complete, include an amendment to allow the city to pay Civil War Union volunteers from the city coffers and to exact a tax (approved by the legislature Jan. 25, 1865); a number of amendments of 1869 relating to education and the superintendent’s authority and a railroad enabling act; the authorization to add a Police Chief and police department to the municipal governmental organization (Feb. 24, 1870); and finally the addition of the Village of North La Crosse into the city limits of La Crosse (March 25, 1871).
La Crosse (Wis.). Office of the Comptroller. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Office of the Comptroller, Financial Materials of the City of La Crosse
Physical Description: 16.0 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 053
Abstract: These financial materials of the City of La Crosse, Wisconsin, were generated mainly by the comptroller’s office, although there are also some treasurer’s volumes intermixed. It was not always clear which office had created a certain volume. The financial materials series consists of ledgers, journals and orders paid, 1886-1959. Ledgers contain financial data from 1886-1959. Arranged chronologically, these include accounts for each fund, such as fire, poor, general fund, streets, etc., and include income as well as expenditures. Financial journals contain data for the City of La Crosse, Wisconsin, from 1886-1963. Arranged chronologically, these include accounts for each fund, such as fire, poor, general fund, streets, etc., and include income as well as expenditures. The older cash journals (1856-1877) were incorporated into La Crosse Series 50 Licenses, since the financial information before 1886 is not consolidated, and the licensees were sometimes mentioned by name in the old volumes. Orders paid (expenditures) include drafts written by the City 1872-1906. These help to fill in the gap in the financial record from 1872-1886 when modern accounting practices began to take hold in La Crosse municipal government.
La Crosse (Wis.). Office of the Mayor. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Office of the Mayor, Patrick Zielke Records
Physical Description: 1.6 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 045
Abstract: Papers of Patrick Zielke, Council member from 1964-1974 and Mayor of the City of La Crosse from 1975 to 1997. Zielke held the mayoral position for 22 years, the longest of anyone in La Crosse history. About half of the papers are carbon copies of outgoing correspondence from the mayor’s office regarding board and committee appointments, and some correspondence about city topics. Many of the letters are routine in nature. The other half of the collection are newspaper clippings from the La Crosse (Wis.) Tribune on various topics and issues, such as river boat gambling, hotels, taxes, etc., dating from 1976; 1988-1989; 1992. There is no personal or biographical information on Zielke, other than a few editorials he wrote, 1984-1991.
La Crosse (Wis.). Police Dept. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Police Department Records
Physical Description: 9.0 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 003
Abstract: City of La Crosse Police Department records dating from 1871-1977 include journals and logs such as account books (1929-1941), ambulance log (1926-1946), criminal docket records (1933-1935), a log of jail lodgers (1928-1932; 1935-1941), timebooks kept for payroll purposes (1913-1915; 1947-1952), and a record of street lighting (1896-1907). Reports include daily reports and arrest logs (1898-1954), stolen and lost goods (1871-1908), and several comparison studies of motor vehicle related arrests and accidents. Two external reports (1954 and 1977), are investigations of the department. Miscellaneous materials include a volume of dog licenses or fines (1917), a guest book of an hotel on Pearl Street called the American House (1907-1908), and criminal mugshots (1920s). Lastly there is also a small file on Milton L. Beck, a local man killed in a railway accident in Iowa in 1917.
La Crosse (Wis.). Police Justice Title: La Crosse (Wis.). Police Justice: Criminal Docket, 1862-1941
Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (35 volumes)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 34
Abstract: Transcribed cases tried before the police justice giving name of defendant, date of case, and sentence imposed. Illegal actions defendants were charged with include: assault and battery; disorderly conduct; fighting; making a riot; obscene and insulting language; carrying a concealed weapon; violation of city ordinance; intoxication; keeping saloon open after hours; selling liquor without a license; driving while intoxicated; reckless driving; running an arterial sign; speeding; parking in alley; keeper, frequenter, or inmate of house of ill repute; keeper of gambling house; larceny; bastardy; burglary; and vagabond.
La Crosse (Wis.). Police Justice Title: La Crosse (Wis.). Police Justice: Civil Docket, 1859-1931
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (26 volumes)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 35
Abstract: Records of actions, proceedings, judgments, and appeals in civil cases before the justice of the peace and the police justice. Cases involve small debts including rents and wages due, replevin, attachments, and similar actions. Some volumes include records of inquests and marriages performed.
La Crosse (Wis.). Water and Waste Water Utility. Title: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Water and Waste Water Utility Records
Physical Description: 9.3 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 015
Abstract: Records of the Water and Waste Water Utilities. The Water Department materials (1877-1992) include newspaper clippings, water main tap records, water rate volumes (1885-1906), miscellaneous correspondence, photographs, and ground water studies. The Waste Water materials (1937-1978) contain information on the treatment facility, such as chemical analysis, engine and equipment data, and plant operational reports.
La Crosse Woman's Club (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: La Crosse Woman's Club Annual Program Booklets
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 130
Abstract: The La Crosse Woman's Club (La Crosse, Wisconsin) was organized in 1895; members met bi-weekly to discuss literay topics and local businesses. This collection consists of annual program booklets, 1908-1915, which contain membership rosters, abbreviated meeting minutes, and the club's constitution and bylaws.
La Crosse-Luoyang Friendship Association, Inc.. Title: La Crosse-Luoyang Friendship Association Records
Physical Description: 1.2 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 077
Abstract: The La Crosse-Luoyang Friendship Association, formed in 1996, is an organization developed to support the sister-city relationship between La Crosse, Wis., and Luoyang, China. Records include background on Luoyang (1997), articles of incorporation (1996-1997), and board of director's minutes (1996-2009). Committee materials are made up of committee membership lists (1996-1997). Minutes and other materials from the China Delegation committee (1996), education committee (1997), environment committee (1996) and youth committee (1996-1997) are also included. Other items found in the collection include correspondence (1996-2000); materials pertaining to general events (1998-2000), and China Delegation visit materials (1996). Financial information (1996-1997) is limited to two financial statements. Other materials include La Crosse City Council Legislation (1996), organization membership lists (1996-1997), other miscellaneous papers (1996-2000) and memorabilia (undated) which includes a machine-embroidered doily from Luoyang.
La Fave, Reuben, 1915- Title: Reuben La Fave Papers, 1966-1976
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (1 record center carton), 1 tape recording, and 37 photographs
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 94; Tape 1056A; PH Green Bay Mss 94
Abstract: Legislative papers of a veteran Republican state legislator (Assembly, 1950-1955; Senate, 1956-1976) from Oconto. The files date largely from his latter years in office and include subject files of official correspondence, memoranda, summary minutes and a hearing tape, press releases and newsletters, photographs, and research material. The most substantial files concern his chairmanship of the Menominee Indian Study Committee, work on the Senate Transportation Committee to legalize double bottom trucks on Wisconsin highways, and efforts to reduce water levels in the Great Lakes.
La Follette, Bronson C., 1936- Title: Bronson C. La Follette Papers, 1957-1968
Quantity: 2.4 cubic feet (6 archives boxes) and 24 photographs
Call Number: Mss 589; PH Mss 589
Abstract: Papers of Bronson C. La Follette, a politician, lawyer, five-term Attorney General of the State of Wisconsin, and candidate for governor in 1968. The collection contains biographical information, personal correspondence, photographs, materials from various political campaigns, papers pertinent to his first two terms as Attorney General (1964-1968), and information regarding his work as a consumer advocate for the federal government.
La Follette, Philip Fox, 1897-1965 Title: Philip Fox La Follette Papers, 1876-1973
Quantity: 75.2 c.f. (168 archives boxes, 24 oversize volumes, 1 package, and 5 card files) and 32 disc recordings
Call Number: Wis Mss QS; Disc 106A; Audio 491A; Audio 1042A
Abstract: Public, personal, and family papers of Philip Fox La Follette, a three-term governor of Wisconsin and leader of the Progressive Party. The Papers constitute an excellent source for study of the 1930s in Wisconsin, a period when under La Follette's leadership the state served as a model for innovative, aggressive governmental action. They include correspondence, financial records, reports, speeches and writings, press releases, scrapbooks, and recordings. The Public Papers comprise the official papers and correspondence from La Follette's governorship and political career. They contain information on organizing his administration, legislation, the formation of the Progressive Party in 1934, the dismissal of University President Glenn Frank in 1936, and the founding of the National Progressives of America in 1938. The Personal Papers contain La Follette's correspondence with members of his family and friends throughout his lifetime and general correspondence written during the years when he was out of office. Documented is his activity in the America First Committee and his daily activities and thoughts while serving during World War II in the southwest Pacific theatre. The Family Papers include campaign papers for the 1922 Senatorial campaign and the 1924 Presidential campaign of Robert M. La Follette Sr.; nomination forms for Robert M. La Follette Jr., 1926; a few items from Belle Case La Follette; and letters, 1944-1947, from Robert M. La Follette III containing his observations on the war in the Philippines and the occupation of Japan. Also in this section are papers of Isabel Bacon La Follette, Philip's wife, documenting her activities as advisor to her husband and as an advocate of women's rights.
La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925 Title: Robert M. La Follette Sr. Papers, 1879-1910, 1924-1929
Quantity: 57.6 c.f. (214 archives boxes, 18 black boxes, and 1 flat box) and 163 reels of microfilm (35 mm); plus additions of 1.5 c.f. and 0.6 c.f. of photographs
Call Number: Wis Mss QR; Micro 537; Micro 476; M90-026; M2014-031; M2014-071
Abstract: Papers of Wisconsin statesman and politician Robert Marion “Fighting Bob” La Follette Sr. consisting of correspondence, governor's letterbooks, speeches and writings, records of the Wisconsin Republican Party, financial records, and other records. La Follette served as in the U.S. House of Representatives, as Governor of Wisconsin, and as a U.S. Senator. He was a crucial figure in the Progressive Movement of the early twentieth century running for President on the Progressive Party ticket in 1924. Also included are some photographs, news clippings, and scrapbooks.
La Grandeur Mercantile Company (Somerset, Wis.) Title: La Grandeur Mercantile Company Records, 1884-1943
Quantity: 6.8 c.f. (6 archives boxes and 12 separate volumes)
Call Number: River Falls Mss M
Abstract: Business records of a general merchandise and grocery firm in Somerset, Wisconsin, including daybooks, cashbooks, journals, ledgers, bills, receipts, and inventories.
La Pointe (Wis.: Town). Clerk Title: La Pointe (Wis.: Town). Clerk: Records, 1858-1969
Quantity: 4 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Ashland Micro Series 2
Abstract: Town record books and volumes of meeting minutes. Town record books include proceedings of meetings of the town board and of the annual town meeting, election results, lists of town officers, oaths and bonds, record of chattel mortgages, licenses granted, and financial records. Separate volumes also contain minutes of the board of supervisors, highway commissioners, school commissioners, board of review, and annual town meetings. This series includes Board of Health minutes, 1922-1943.
La Raza (Appleton, Wis.) Title: La Raza Records, 1970-1978
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (5 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes), 70 photographs and 115 negatives (in 1 archives box)
Call Number: M81-292
Abstract: Records, 1970-1978, of La Raza, a non-profit social service organization that served the Mexican-American and migrant populations of central and northeastern Wisconsin. Included are records on La Raza’s various programs, including Title I education programs; administrative records; financial records, including bank statements and expense records; and records on La Raza’s newsletter, Adelante Raza, including editorial notes and copies of the publication.
Laatsch, James F., 1940- Title: James F. Laatsch Papers, 1979-1982
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (1 record center carton and 3 archives boxes) and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 689; Tape 1154A
Abstract: Papers of a Republican assemblyman from Arlington, Wisconsin, who served in the Legislature from 1979 through 1983. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence from constituents relating to specific legislation, press releases and publicity, and subject files. Also included are tapes of radio spot ads and an endorsement of Laatsch by Governor Lee Dreyfus.
Labor and Farm Party (Wis.) Title: Labor and Farm Party Records, 1982-1987
Quantity: 4.2 c.f. (11 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 1048
Abstract: Records, 1982-1987, of the Labor and Farm Party of Wisconsin, documenting the founding of the party, its 1984 and 1986 campaigns, steering committees, and community activities and outreach. The papers consist of correspondence, photocopies of news stories covering major events concerning the party, current events, and drafts of the party's periodical, the Wisconsin Commonwealth; as well as a listing of the political issues with which the party was most concerned. Also included is the personal testimony of party member Mary K. Baum regarding Nicaragua and the Contras, where she visited during the height of the Iran-Contra scandal.
Labor Leadership Assembly for Peace Title: Labor Leadership Assembly for Peace Records, 1960-1972
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 470
Abstract: Records of the first national labor organization (1967-) to oppose U.S. involvement in the Vietnam conflict. Included are correspondence, publicity, membership lists, policy statements, clippings, and copies of a newsletter. These records pertain not only to LLAP, but also to the New York City and Chicago chapters of the Trade Union Division of the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE) which sponsored the LLAP founding convention in 1967. Present are copies of speeches by John Kenneth Galbraith, Martin Luther King, Jr., Emil Mazey, Frank Rosenblum, Victor Reuther, Norman Thomas, and others. The correspondence, which includes much routine material on organizational matters and convention planning contains letters from Jules Feiffer, John Kenneth Galbraith, Sidney Lens, and James Wechsler. The financial records only concern the Chicago chapter of SANE-TUD. Also included is a small group of papers on the anti-war activities of Local 1199 of the Drug and Hospital Employees Union including correspondence to and from president Leon J. Davis.
Labor's Non-Partisan League Title: Labor's Non-Partisan League Records, 1936-1944
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 123A
Abstract: Records of a CIO auxiliary formed in 1936 to marshal labor support for political candidates favorable to labor on all levels of government, and to form public opinion on issues such as labor legislation and public housing. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, resolutions, telegrams, and speeches. Correspondence is between league officers and union officials, attorneys, scholars, and office holders on topics of concern to labor, particularly proposed labor legislation. The correspondence and memoranda of Russel Nixon, the Washington representative of the league, to Secretary John T. Jones illustrate the organization's lobbying methods. Other correspondents include George L. Berry, John L. Lewis, and Robert M. La Follette, Jr. Also present are clippings on subjects of interest to labor, copies of organizing letters, proceedings of the committee which formed the league and of the 1937 league convention, and a scrapbook.
LaCrosse (Firm). Title: LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. Records
Physical Description: 27.3 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 078
Abstract: Originating in La Crosse, Wisconsin, as the La Crosse Rubber Mills Company, Inc., the enterprise began in 1897 manufacturing rubber horseshoes and then rubber-coated fabrics and raincoats until 1906 when the switch to rubber footwear was made. Renamed LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. in 1986, the company designs, manufactures, and markets premium quality rubber, leather and vinyl footwear for sporting, recreational and occupational markets. Operations were consolidated and manufacturing was relocated from La Crosse, Wis., to Portland, Oregon, in 2001. Records include newspaper articles, catalogs (1909-1996) of shoes and boots produced by the company, financial records (1897-1956), patents and trademarks, photographic images and shoe samples.
Ladies' Art and Science Class of Milwaukee College Title: Ladies' Art and Science Class of Milwaukee College Records, 1874-1899
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss CN
Abstract: Records of an organization incorporated on March 7, 1893 for the purpose of “cultivating and advancing science, literature and art, and particularly in architecture, sculpture and painting, and in allied fields of aesthetical culture.” Includes correspondence and notes (1898-1899); articles of incorporation, constitution and by-laws; printed study outlines; library catalog; clippings; and record books kept by the secretary (1874-1899).
Ladies Benevolent Society of Oshkosh (Wis.) Title: Ladies Benevolent Society of Oshkosh Records, 1890-1963, 1968, 1974
Quantity: 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Oshkosh Micro 8; Micro 566
Abstract: Records primarily concerning a home for needy, elderly women operated by the Ladies Benevolent Society of Oshkosh; including financial records, resident records, minutes, annual reports, and other records.
Ladies of the 32nd Division Veterans Assocation Title: Ladies of the 32nd Division Veterans Assocation Records and Photographs,
Quantity: 2.4 linear ft. (1 archives box and 7 flat boxes) of papers and 1.2 linear ft. (3 archives boxes and 1 flat box) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 926
Abstract: Records of the Ladies of the 32nd Division Veterans Association, an auxiliary group composed of the wives and female blood relatives of veterans of the 32nd Infantry Division (later Brigade). The function of this organization, based largely in Wisconsin and Michigan, is to support the activities of the 32nd Division Veterans Association. Records include three historical scrapbooks that provide a great deal of information about the group, its functions, and its officers. Other administrative records include a list of charter members, president's reports, and reunion registers that list attendees. Two newspaper scrapbooks collected by the Ladies document the World War II service of the 32nd Division from basic training through fighting in the Pacific and a military ball program shows a social activity of the Wisconsin National Guard in which the Ladies could take part. Photographs include over 100 shots of various Ladies reunions from the 1950s through the 1990s. These pictures show members eating, dancing, installing officers, and socializing with each other and with men from the 32nd Division Veterans Association, who held their reunions at the same time. Other photographs show Ladies members who compiled a cook book, many of their group presidents, entertainer Joe E. Brown (who was a special guest at a reunion), the home of General Edwin F. Harding, and a ceremony at the Wisconsin National Guard military ball at which the newly formed 32nd Infantry Battalion inherited the honors of the 32nd Infantry Division.
Ladinsky, Jack;
Ladinsky, Judith L.
Title: Jack and Judith L. Ladinsky Papers, 1951-1972 (bulk 1960-1962)
Quantity: 0.8 cubic feet (2 archives boxes), 41 photographs, and 13 negatives
Call Number: M82-302
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1960-1962, of Jack and Judith L. Ladinsky, two University of Wisconsin professors in Sociology and Medicine, respectively, chiefly documenting their involvement in the civil rights movement as graduate students at the University of Michigan. The most extensive part of the collection documents the Ann Arbor Direct Action Committee (AADAC) which they helped to organize in 1960 and which later became affiliated with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Included are organizational records, minutes, correspondence, planning material, and flyers, publications, testimony, and photographs. The records document actions against discrimination in public accommodations, housing, and employment, particularly picketing against segregation at Kresge and Woolworth stores in the south. Miscellaneous papers document involvement with other political and social action groups in Ann Arbor such as Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the VOICE political party and Jack Ladinsky's participation in student cooperatives at the University of Missouri-Columbia and in the Columbia chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).
Lafayette County Breeders Cooperative Association (Wis.) Title: Lafayette County Breeders Cooperative Association Records, 1946-1973
Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet (1 archives box)
Call Number: Platteville Mss AE
Abstract: Records of the Lafayette County Breeders Cooperative Association, formed to improve dairy herds through selective breeding and artificial insemination programs. Included are minutes, membership lists, financial records, and technicians' reports from the organization's founding to its dissolution.
Lafayette County (Wis.). Clerk Title: Lafayette County. Clerk: Assessment Rolls, 1859-1936
Quantity: 4.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes and 3 oversize volumes)
Call Number: Lafayette Series 4
Abstract: Assessment rolls showing name of town, date, name of taxpayer, land description by town and section or lot and block, valuation of real property and personal property, and the certificate of the assessor. The 1859 volume contains the rolls of all towns in Lafayette County. There are separate rolls for each town for 1861, 1863, and 1865-1867. For 1904 there are rolls only for Darlington. For 1936, there are rolls only for New Diggings.
Lafayette County (Wis.). Register in Probate Title: Lafayette County (Wis.). Register in Probate: Probate Case Files, 1853-1966
Quantity: 115 reels of microfilm (35 mm) and 60 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: LaFayette Series 21
Abstract: Documents filed in Lafayette County Court concerning the probate of estates, termination of joint tenancy, filing of a will or guardianship. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills and inventories of estates.
Lafayette County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Lafayette County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Tract Index, 1835-1993
Quantity: 4 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Lafayette Series 24
Abstract: Index to instruments filed with the Register of Deeds pertaining to tracts of land. Each entry gives the volume and page number and the class of record (M for mortgage, D for deed).
Lafayette County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Lafayette County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Grantor/Grantee indexes , 1836-1908
Quantity: 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Lafayette Series 23
Abstract: Index to Lafayette County deeds. Includes name of grantee and grantor, name of person to whom document was delivered, and volume and page of deed and record.
Lafayette County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Lafayette County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Deeds, 1835-1927
Quantity: 31 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Lafayette Series 22
Abstract: Includes warranty, quit claim, and other deeds and government land patents for land located in Lafayette County.
LaGrange Aid Society (Wis.) Title: LaGrange Aid Society Records, 1896-1982
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 1 photograph
Call Number: Whitewater Mss BH
Abstract: Records of a women's social and charitable organization founded in LaGrange, Wisconsin in 1896 as the LaGrange Ladies Aid Society. Included are historical materials and constitutions; correspondence; financial records; minutes; files concerning activities and functions and the publication of LaGrange Pioneers, a local history; and photocopied clippings relating to the lives of club members and to local history columns written by the poet Maude Totten.
LaGrange (Walworth County, Wis.: Town). Clerk Title: LaGrange (Walworth County, Wis.: Town). Clerk: Clerk's Papers, 1841-1889
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Walworth Series 16
Abstract: Clerk's papers including, for scattered years, such items as annual meeting proceedings; supervisors' reports, oaths, bonds, appointments, and resignations; school district reports and censuses, road, and Civil War bounty reports; chattel mortgages; statements of crops grown; and dog license records. Record book, 1843-1872, contains meeting minutes, oaths, highway information, election totals and voter lists, and financial information.
Lahey, Lyle Title: Lyle Lahey Cartoons, 1968-1979
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (12 flat boxes)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 102
Abstract: Original drawings of cartoons, ca. March 1968-1979, by Lyle Lahey which were published in the Green Bay News Chronicle and its predecessor, the Brown County Chronicle concerning local, state, and national topics.
Laird, Melvin R. Title: Melvin R. Laird Papers, 1904-1979 (bulk 1946-1973)
Quantity: 78.0 cubic feet (67 record center cartons, 54 archives boxes, 1 card box, 2 flat boxes), 2 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 31 tape recordings, 7 disc recordings, 552 photographs, and 217 film reels; plus additions of 84 reels of microfilm (16 mm), 12 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 1.9 cubic feet
Call Number: Stevens Point Mss BO; Stevens Point Micro 31; Micro 666; Disc 223A; Audio 1359A; PH Stevens Point BO; PH 6782 (5); M2004-042; M2006-071; M2009-092
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1946-1973, of Melvin Laird, former Wisconsin state legislator (1947-1953), Seventh District congressman (1953-1969), and U.S. Secretary of Defense (1969-1973) documenting his political career. Also present are brief papers of Melvin R. Laird Sr. (1877-1946), also a Wisconsin legislator, and grandfather William D. Connor (died 1944), a former lieutenant governor and state Republican Party leader. Photographs received with the collection consist primarily of publicity shots of Laird, his family, office visitors, and state and national leaders (including Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon), as well as visual documentation of his interest in military and health care issues.
Lake to Lake Dairy Cooperative Records Title: Lake to Lake Dairy Cooperative Records, 1945-1978
Quantity: 6 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Green Bay Micro 28; Green Bay Micro 30; Micro 604; Micro 832
Abstract: Records of a successful dairy cooperative in eight east-central Wisconsin counties; including a brief history; minutes of various kinds of meetings, 1946-1960; advertising scrapbooks; and scrapbooks of clippings and magazine articles, 1946-1976, on general affairs of the Cooperative including information on pollution of the Neshota River and on a dispute with the National Farmers Organization on milk withholding actions. The records also document the involvement of General Manager Truman Torgerson in the dairy industry generally.
Lambda Phi Chi Alumnæ Title: Lambda Phi Chi Alumnæ Records, circa 1920-1985
Quantity: .6 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 277
Abstract: Records of the Lambda Phi Chi Alumnæ, a society which grew out of the Lambda Phi Chi student sorority (now Gamma Phi Beta) at UW-Milwaukee. Also included is a small amount of material created by the student sorority.
Lambda Rights Network Title: Lambda Rights Network Records, 1987-1993
Quantity: .8 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 208
Abstract: Founded in 1987, the Lambda Rights Network (LRN) was a non-profit, non-partisan corporation that advocated on behalf of lesbian and gay issues with government officials and the general public. Formed with the immediate goal of opposing state legislation that eroded the protections guaranteed to lesbians and gays under Wisconsin's Fair Employment Law, the group later dedicated itself to promoting equality in many areas: alternative families, criminal justice, health care, housing, political participation, and public accommodations. LRN sponsored "Community Speak Outs" that brought together public officials and members of the gay and lesbian community; held candidate forums for federal, state, and local races; met with public officials; gathered information about local hate crimes; and networked with other local gay and lesbian organizations. The organization dissolved in 1993.
Lampell, Millard, 1919- Title: Millard Lampell Papers, 1936-1966
Quantity: 8.6 c.f. (19 archives boxes, 4 packages), 11 disc recordings, 2 tape recordings, and 1 film
Call Number: U.S. Mss 103AN; Disc 105A; Tape 496A; Tape 593A; CA 513
Abstract: Papers of a writer for radio, television, motion pictures, and the stage. Non-theatrical writings include articles for The New Republic and correspondence, reviews, and printed copies of his novels The Hero (1949) and Journey to the Cape (1959). Radio files contain scripts for such programs as Green Valley, U.S.A. (CBS), It's the Navy (WMCA), Men, Machines, and Victory (NBC), On the Beam (WBIG), First in the Air (CBS, published as The Long Way Home, 1946), and various United Nations Radio and public service programs. Several of these are present in recorded form also. Lampell's plays, such as The Wall (1960) which he adapted from a John Hersey novel, include progressive script drafts, research correspondence, financial information, clippings, and photographs. Also included are correspondence, music, and production information relating to performances of his folk cantata “The Lonesome Train,” first written for Columbia Presents Corwin (CBS). In the motion picture files are correspondence, scripts, and clippings for Chance Meeting (Para., 1960), Escape from East Berlin (MGM, 1962), Saturday's Hero (Col., 1951), and several documentaries and unproduced titles. Award-winning scripts for Eastside, Westside (CBS) and Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC) are included with a small group of television papers. The remainder of the collection includes general correspondence (some concerning his wartime broadcasting for the Army Air Force) and recordings of performances with Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and the Almanac Singers, and a work by Earl Robinson.
Lanark (Portage County, Wis.: Town). Clerk and Treasurer Title: Lanark (Portage County, Wis.: Town). Clerk and Treasurer: Records, 1858-1994
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (16 volumes)
Call Number: Portage Series 77
Abstract: Records of the Clerk, 1858-1994, and the Treasurer, 1883-1952, of the Town of Lanark, Portage County, Wisconsin, including general record books, election records, highway records, and treasurer's record books.
Land O' Lakes Chamber of Commerce Records (Wis.) Title: Land O' Lakes Chamber of Commerce Records, 1945-1993
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Northland Mss 3
Abstract: Records of a northeastern Wisconsin community's chamber of commerce, established in 1925. The records document the area's most important industry--tourism--and to some extent, the local business community and its efforts to promote economic activity There is a fairly complete file of meeting minutes, budgets, and annual reports covering the period 1945 to 1990; a set of inquiry logs, ca. 1966-1990, which provide names and addresses of tourists and the type of accommodation being sought; advertising files containing marketing strategies as well as brochures, tourist maps, and other promotional materials; and rather fragmentary subject files, covering mainly the late 1980s, consisting largely of information on Chamber and community events and activities designed to promote tourism.
Landau, Saul Title: Saul Landau Films and Related Material, 1967-2002
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. of paper, 19 film reels, 49 videocassettes (U-Matic, VHS, Digital video, Betacam), 22.0 c.f. of film and video pre-print (11 record center cartons, 4 video boxes, and 55 loose cans), and 130 audio recordings
Call Number: M2009-084; CC 533-CC 540; CC 542; DG 066-DG 067; FH 298-FH 305; VHA 918; VHB 688-VHB 719; VFA 070-VFA 074; VMA 007; Audio 1464A
Abstract: Films by Saul Landau, a documentary filmmaker, writer, professor, and Institute for Policy Studies Fellow, investigating social, political, and human rights in the United States and abroad. Landau’s films explore subjects such as Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution, nuclear radiation and cancer, prison life in San Francisco, CIA agents and activities, the election of Dr. Salvador Allende in Chile, political prisoners released from Brazil in 1970, Syrian life after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Mayan uprising in Chiapas, and the Watergate hearings. Also included are talk show programs by Landau done at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Landowski, John C., 1879-1961 Title: John C. Landowski Papers, 1905-191
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 78
Abstract: Newsclippings, photographs, and programs from Landowski's tenure as music director at St. Vincent de Paul and St. Hyacinth churches in Milwaukee and from the Milwaukee Polish Opera Club which he organized.
Landsmann Printing Office Title: Landsmann Printing Office Records, 1883-1951
Quantity: 5.5 c.f. (13 archives boxes)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 56
Abstract: Records of a small job printing shop which also, from 1884 to circa 1922, published a German-language newpaper, Der Landsmann. Included are ledgers, other financial records, subscription records, and miscellany such as clippings on the Bennett Law, school censuses for Green Bay (1886 and undated), and a few records of the Germania Life Insurance Company.
Lang, Norma M. Title: Norma M. Lang Papers, 1973-2005
Quantity: 21.6 cubic ft. (34 boxes) 1 audio cassette 35 mm safety film negatives (1 sleeve)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 342
Abstract: Papers of a distinguished former UWM School of Nursing professor and dean. The papers largely document Lang's career, including her involvement in numerous professional healthcare organizations. Materials include presentations at meetings and conferences, consultation work, publications and papers, teaching materials, news clippings, and some photographs.
Langdon family Title: John and Ann Langdon Family Photograph Album
Quantity: 1.0 cubic foot
Call Number: MISC MSS 213
Abstract: The John and Ann Langdon family photograph album contains images dating from the 1860s and 1870s. Many of the photographs in the album are identified; family relationships between individuals pictured are also noted. In addition to members of the Langdon family, the following individuals are also pictured: Mr. Radcliff, Mrs. Radcliff, Carry Upton, and Edwin Upton.
Lania, Leo, 1896-1961 Title: Leo Lania Papers, 1916-1959
Quantity: 6.8 c.f. (18 archives boxes) and 0.2 c.f. (1 folder and 1 oversize folder) of photographs
Call Number: U.S. Mss 27AF
Abstract: Papers of the journalist, propagandist, and writer Lazar Herrmann who worked under the pen name Leo Lania. The bulk of the collection relates to Lania's career as a journalist in the United States and Germany and, to a lesser extent, to his work in theater and film in Europe after 1945; there is little material on his opposition to Nazism or his pre-World War II stage and screen writing. Much of the collection is in German. Alphabetically arranged correspondence, circa 1935-1961, chiefly relates to Lania's professional life. Prominent correspondents include Brigid Brophy, Pearl S. Buck, Max Eastman, Lion Feuchtwanger, Granville Hicks, Hans V. Kaltenborn, Fritz Lang, Walter Lippmann, Louis P. Lochner, W. Somerset Maugham, Edgar Ansell Mowrer, Erwin Piscator, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Dorothy Thompson, and Sigrid Undset. Correspondence, drafts, reviews, notes, and outlines document 22 books, 28 plays, 26 motion pictures, and many radio broadcasts, speeches, and articles. Of particular interest are a fictionalized account of the last days of Jan Masaryk; a biography of Joseph Schildkraut; two autobiographical works: The Shanghai Drama and The Last Act, two films on which he worked with G. W. Pabst; propaganda scripts for Radio Free Europe and Voice of America; and articles for The Nation, Reader's Digest, Vogue, and a number of foreign journals about his observations of European politics and the Cold War.
Lankford, John E., 1934- Title: John E. Lankford Papers, 1942-1968
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: M65-189
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1958-1964, of John E. Lankford, a historian and first director of the River Falls Area Research Center (ARC), an affiliate of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin; primarily documenting his early personal and professional life, including his teaching career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin State College-River Falls. Prominent correspondents include Howard K. Beale, Merle Curti, Gilbert Doane, Leslie H. Fishel, Jr., Thomas K. Thompson, Arthur I. Waskow, and Walker Wyman.
Lankford, John E., 1934- Title: John E. Lankford Term Papers, 1963-1964
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: River Falls Mss Z
Abstract: Term papers written for Dr. John Lankford's American history course at Wisconsin State University-River Falls, based on primary source materials and all relating to the history of Hudson and River Falls, Wisconsin, 1850-1880, and covering such topics as local newspapers, assimilation of immigrants, churches, politics, government, education, culture, industry, and economics.
Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875 Title: Increase A. Lapham Papers, 1825-1930
Quantity: 12.9 cubic feet (24 archives boxes, 7 card boxes, 5 flat boxes, and 1 oversize folder), 4 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 98 photographs, and 1 broadside
Call Number: Wis Mss DB; SC-O 53; Micro 62; PH 24; PH 2822 (3); PH 6796
Abstract: Papers of Increase A. Lapham, the most prominent figure in early scientific research in Wisconsin. The papers consist of personal and biographical papers, correspondence, and research and writing files. In addition, there are papers of Lapham's daughter Julia A. Lapham, consisting of correspondence, a draft biography, transcribed copies of her father's correspondence, and scrapbooks concerning Milwaukee events that honored him such as the Lapham Centennial and the naming of Lapham Park.
Lardner, Ring, 1915- Title: Ring Lardner Papers, 1947-1953
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 128AN
Abstract: Papers of a screenwriter who, as one of the Hollywood Ten, was imprisoned for refusing to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Included are articles, clippings, correspondence, legal documents, and publicity concerning Lardner's appearance before HUAC.
Large, Arthur W., 1881- Title: Arthur W. Large Papers, 1916-1961
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss BF
Abstract: Papers of Arthur W. Large, a historian of the Rock Island Railroad, including correspondence, research notes, and manuscript histories relating to the formation, building, and operations of the railroad, its departments, and branch and affiliate lines. Also includes biographical data on the railroad's presidents and others, and information on the railroad's impact on settlement.
Larkey, Jay;
Larkey, Hinda
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Title: Jay and Hinda Larkey Papers, 1963-1968, 1987
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 299
Abstract: Materials pertaining to Jay and Hinda Larkey's civil rights activities in Milwaukee, mostly dating from the 1960s. The collection provides a perspective from the Jewish community.
Larkin, Florence M., 1889-1976 Title: Florence M. Larkin Papers, circa 1883-1974
Quantity: 11.9 c.f. (26 archives boxes and 5 flat boxes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss CL
Abstract: Extensive correspondence and personal papers of Florence Larkin of Eau Claire, Wis., together with smaller quantities of correspondence and papers of her husband and relatives in the Sullivan and Robertson families. The papers document Larkin's student years at Vassar College, teaching school in Wisconsin, New Jersey, and Michigan, work for the YMCA Women's Service in Europe during World War I, marriage to Edwin Larkin in her late forties, and active membership in the Eau Claire civic and arts communities. The correspondence is largely with suitors, friends, and family, particularly between Florence and her Aunt Mary Robertson who was her financial benefactor and confidant. The papers also include letters from her husband during his stateside World War II service; records of the Eau Claire Civic Music Association; scrapbooks; and diaries from her travels in Europe and America. Edwin's papers concern his Eau Claire law practice and the First Bank of Mondovi of which he was president. Other family members represented by files are Florence's parents, Florance D. and Anna McCarthy Sullivan; her brothers, Arthur G. and Eugene Sullivan; and her aunt and uncle, Mary and George W. Robertson.
Larkin, Virginia Title: History of Immanuel Lutheran Church of La Crosse
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 017
Abstract: Typewritten "History of Immanuel Lutheran Church of La Crosse." Written by Virginia Larkin, 1985.
Larsen Company Title: Larsen Company Records, 1895-2006 (bulk 1920s-1990s)
Quantity: 5.0 cubic feet (11 archives boxes, 1 records center carton, and 1 oversize folder) and 1.5 cubic feet of photographs and ephemera (3 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 3 oversize folders)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 202; PH Green Bay Mss 202
Abstract: Records, mainly from the 1920s through the 1990s, of the Larsen Company, a family owned canning company based out of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The collection contains documents relating to running a canning company in the 20th century including administrative records such as by-laws and articles of incorporation, annual and financial reports, trademark and copyright infringement cases, and abstracts of title. Also includes extensive historical information including photographs, and materials relating to the products canned by the company including a procedure book, price lists, advertisements, and labels for their products such as Veg-All and FreshLike.
Larsen, Gunder, 1831-1920 Title: Gunder Larsen Papers, 1865, 1871-1920
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 1 card file box)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss DI
Abstract: Papers of Gunder Larsen, a Winnebago County farmer that emigrated to Wisconsin from Norway in 1849. Papers include Larsen's 12 diaries recording his family history and work experience. The diaries also include transcriptions of his Civil War experience serving with the 32nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry describing his participation in battles including Sherman's March to the Sea. Also included are 2 photograph reprints and family history written by Larsen in 1915 and detailing his trade as a farmer with his father, Samuel, on neighboring farmland in Winchester, Wisconsin, during the mid-1800s. The family history also includes copies of Larsen's Civil War correspondence to his wife and children while serving in Tennessee and Alabama (1863-1864).
Larson, Arnold Title: Arnold Larson Papers, 1905-1964
Quantity: 1.4 cubic feet (1 records center carton and 1 flat box) and 1.1 cubic feet of photographs (1 records center carton and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: M2011-059
Abstract: Papers of Arnold Larson, consisting of personal materials and business records of the McFarland Feed and Supply Company and the Badger Petroleum Company (McFarland, Wisconsin). The personal materials include letters (some in Swedish), postcards, invitations, Christmas and Valentine's Day cards, schoolwork, and Larson's 1917 Alma Mater school record book. The business records include correspondence with lawyers, investors, and insurance companies and financial reports and day books (1911-1964). Also included are four photo albums and loose photographs, mostly unidentified, depicting family, friends and classmates, classrooms, homes, and other Wisconsin scenes.
Larson, Julia M., 1863-1891 Title: Julia M. Larson Diary
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 042
Abstract: Typed transcript of a diary kept by Julia M. Larson, 1886, describing a trip Larson took to Norway.
Larson, Margaret S. Title: Margaret Larson Papers Relating to For the Common Good: A History of Women's Roles in La Crosse County
Physical Description: 1.0 cubic foot
Call Number: MSS 055
Abstract: Papers created and compiled by Margaret Larson in her role as editor and coordinator of the League of Women Voters of La Crosse County's 75th anniversary book project For the Common Good: A History of Women's Roles in La Crosse County, 1920-1980, a book about Coulee region women and their history and contributions to the La Crosse community. The papers follow the same organization as the book and generally include notes from interviews and some photocopied articles and other materials used in writing the book. A manuscript draft of the book is also included, as well as a folder on post publication information. The collection does not include any biographical or personal information about the author.
Lasch, Robert, 1907- Title: Robert Lasch Papers, 1940-1971
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (13 archives boxes, 2 volumes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 81AF
Abstract: Papers of a journalist who was editorial writer for the Chicago Sun-Times (1942-1950) and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1950-1957) and editor of the editorial page of the latter paper (1957-1971). Well known for his columns on civil liberties and McCarthyism, Lasch also wrote in opposition to the Vietnam War and in 1966 was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his editorials on that subject. Correspondence, 1942-1971, is both general and from readers. Among the prominent letter writers are Herbert L. Block, Marquis W. Childs, Henry Steele Commager, J. William Fulbright, Hubert H. Humphrey, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Adlai E. Stevenson, and W. Stuart Symington. Office memoranda include exchanges with Joseph Pulitzer, Sr., Marshall Field III, and members of their respective staffs. Documenting his writings are editorial reprints; free-lance articles, particularly for The Progressive, The Reporter, and The Nation; and several unpublished manuscripts. Indicative of his research methodology are subject files and notes on civil rights, national defense, McCarthyism, pacifism during the Vietnam War, federal aid to education, the presidential campaigns of 1952 and 1956, the National Conference of Editorial Writers, and his Pulitzer Prize award.
Lascoff, Frederick D., 1900-1970;
Lascoff, J. Leon, 1867-1943
Title: Frederick D. and J. Leon Lascoff Papers, 1907-1970
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 637
Abstract: Papers of a prominent New York City pharmacist and his son who were partners in the firm J. Leon Lascoff & Son Apothecary and who were officers in many professional pharmacy organizations. Included are professional correspondence, biographical clippings, and numerous writings, speeches, and radio talks documenting their efforts to enhance the status of the pharmacy profession.
Lasee, Alan Title: Alan Lasee Papers, 1990-2008 (bulk 2000-2005)
Quantity: 2.0 cubic feet (2 records center cartons) and 74 photographs (1 archives box)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 181; PH Green Bay Mss 181
Abstract: Papers, 1990-2008 (bulk 2000-2005), of Wisconsin State Senator Alan Lasee (1st Senate District) consisting of correspondence, articles, subject files, and photographs documenting his work in support of the death penalty and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The material on the DNR documents his work on the Committee of Regulatory Reform and his support of environmental concerns in Green Bay and Chippewa Falls including wind power issues.
Lauer, Edward T. Title: Edward T. Lauer Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: Papers and photographs, 1915-1981. 15.4 ln. ft. (31 archives boxes, 3 flat boxes, and 23 oversize folders) of papers and 3.4 linear ft. (7 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 1 folder, and 14 oversized folders) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 32
Abstract: Papers and photographs of Edward T. Lauer, a sanitary squadman during World War I who was very active and prominent in veterans' organizations throughout his life. The largest portion of the collection relates to Lauer's work with three different veterans' organziations: the 32nd Division Veterans Association, the National Tuscania Survivor's Association, and the Red Arrow Club of Milwaukee. These materials document his role as historian and give an idea of the activities of the organizations. The 32nd Division Veterans Association played a large role in the publication of Harold Blakeley's 32nd Infantry Division in World War II, the Tuscania group corresponded with the German U-boat captain who sank their ship, and the Red Arrow Club successfully lobbied to have State Highway 32 dedicated as the Red Arrow 32nd Division Memorial Highway. The collection also contains materials relating to Lauer's work in the war industries during World War II, particularly papers and photographs from the Milwaukee Ordnance Plant. Lauer's role as a historian in veterans' organizations led other veterans to entrust him with their primary documents; this collection has military intelligence documents from both World Wars, including maps, reports, and photographs. Lauer's numerous writings, autobiographical and unit histories, are included along with some unpublished historical writings of others on the World Wars. The histories of the 126th Infantry Regiment in World War I and the 127th Infantry Regiment in World War II are particularly comprehensive.
Laun, Alfred A., 1905-1964 Title: Alfred A. Laun, Jr. Papers, 1950-1964
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 125
Abstract: Papers of a Wisconsin state senator, Republican politician, and Kiel, Wisconsin businessman and community leader, consisting of correspondence, a legislative committee file, photographs, and clippings relating to Laun's political career and private interests. The correspondence and clippings document Laun's involvement in the A.A. Laun Furniture Company and in the State Bank of Kiel, Wisconsin as well as his participation in civic affairs such as the Kiel Kiwanis Club and the Chamber of Commerce. The legislative files document Laun's participation in the Wisconsin Claims Commission and in national Republican politics between 1952 and 1956.
Laun, Mary Ann Title: Mary Ann Laun Genealogical Information on Pruett Family
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 160
Abstract: Genealogical materials and family history for the Pruett family of La Crosse, Wisconsin, and compiled by Mary Ann Laun.
Laundry and Dry Cleaning Drivers. Local 360 (Milwaukee, Wis.) Title: Laundry and Dry Cleaning Drivers. Local 360: Records, 1936-1947
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (12 archives boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss DT
Abstract: Records of Local 360 including correspondence, day and cash books, and a dues book, documenting union membership, contract negotiations, wage scales during World War II, and strikes in 1939 and 1940 (mostly lists of picketers). Also present are minutes of meetings and some other records (1937-1946) of the Auto Truck Drivers Joint Council No. 50, and news releases of the Wisconsin State Federation of Labor (1942-1946).
Laurent, Francis William, 1901-1983 Title: Francis W. Laurent Papers, 1936-1983
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (1 record center carton and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 728
Abstract: Papers of Francis W. Laurent, a naval officer from Thorp, Wisconsin, primarily concerning his career as a legal counsel for the Tennessee Valley Authority and as an official for the occupation of post-World War II Germany. Pertaining to work as assistant chief of the Decartelization Branch of the Office of Military Government for Germany (U.S.) are correspondence; reports; Laurent's personal statement to the Ferguson Committee, which investigated the decartelization program; and information on the Bosch Combine, one of the German businesses which Laurent studied. Tennessee Valley Authority work is represented by numerous memoranda on the Southern States Power Company and other litigation with which Laurent was involved, briefs, compilations of federal laws concerning water resource regulation, and reports. Work for the U.S. Navy concerning World War II contracts includes a compilation of relevant official documents and a draft war contracts manual. Other papers concern his legal career in Wisconsin and research on federal water resources legislation.
Laurent, Lawrence B., 1925- Title: Lawrence B. Laurent Papers, 1962-1964
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 105AF
Abstract: Papers of a journalism educator and radio-television editor for the Washington Post. Drafts, notes, and resource materials for Equal Time: The Private Broadcaster and the Public Interest (1964), a collection of speeches by Newton N. Minow, comprise the bulk of this small collection. Also present are folders of correspondence including letters from Minow and Morris S. Novik, a few articles and addresses, and biographical material.
Lavery, Emmet, 1902-1986 Title: Emmet Lavery Papers, 1925-1962
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes, 2 packages, and 1 oversize folder) and 1 tape recording
Call Number: U.S. Mss 60AN; Audio 338A
Abstract: Papers of Emmet Lavery, a stage, screen, and television writer, including scripts, collected articles and letters, clippings, Lavery-edited copies of The Screen Writer, and a subject file on Vassar College's Federal Theatre Project. Scripts present either in manuscript or mimeographed form relate to his stage, television, and film work. Most thoroughly documented is The Magnificent Yankee, his 1946 play based on the life of Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. The collection contains particularly useful information about the Hollywood film community and the Screen Writers Guild, which Lavery served as president, 1945-1947, and in which capacity he testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
Lavine, Frances Hoffman, 1906- Title: Frances Hoffman Lavine Papers, 1925-1983
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes), 1 reel of microfilm (35mm), 38 photographs, and 4 negatives
Call Number: Superior Mss Z; Superior Micro 4; Micro 2060; PH Superior Mss Z
Abstract: Papers of Lavine, a Jewish actress and founder/director of the Children's Theatre of Duluth; relating to her theatrical work and civic activities in Duluth, Minn. and Superior, Wis. Microfilmed scrapbooks of newsclippings, programs, and photographs pertain to the Children's Theatre, the French River Dramatic Arts Club, the Little Theater of Duluth, dramatic presentations of the Senior Hadassah of the Temple Emanuel Congregation (Duluth), and Lavine's own one-woman dramatic performances and readings.
Lavine, John M. Title: John M. Lavine Papers, 1937-1993 (bulk 1960s-1980s)
Quantity: 22.0 c.f. (20 record center cartons, 3 archives boxes, 1 card box, and 1 flat box), 2 reels of Super 8 mm film (2 cans), 0.4 c.f. of photographs (219 photographs and 25 contact sheets in 1 archives box), and 0.2 c.f. of negatives and transparencies (9 negatives, 428 negatives on 93 strips, and 8 transparencies in 1 negative box)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss DD; PH Eau Claire Mss DD; EA 068-069
Abstract: Papers, 1937-1993 (mainly from the 1960s through the 1980s), of John M. Lavine, a journalism educator and the publisher-owner of the Wisconsin-based Lavine Newspaper Group (LNG). The collection documents operations of four newspapers (the Chippewa Herald-Telegram of Chippewa Falls, Portage Daily Register, Baraboo News Republic, and the Shawano Evening Leader), as well as his service as a member of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents and the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board and as a leader of the Inland Daily Press Association (IDPA). Included are personal and business correspondence, clippings, speeches and writings, and career-oriented subject files.
Lawrence, Mortimer M. Title: Mortimer M. Lawrence Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 0.8 linear ft. (2 archives boxes and 2 oversize folders) of papers and 0.4 linear ft. (1 archives box) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 710
Abstract: Papers and photographs of Mortimer M. Lawrence, a 1st lieutenant and aerial observer with the 104th Aero Squadron of the Army Signal Corps during World War I. The bulk of the collection consists of the letters that Lawrence wrote to his parents during his stateside training and his World War I military service in France. The letters describe the major events of Lawrence's service as a pilot such as his Army basic training at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, training in observation flights at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, his promotions and duties as an officer, and shooting down the last German plane of the war. Also discussed are the accommodations, food, and recreation available to Lawrence and his squadron both stateside and in Europe. Newspaper clippings and military papers, including his officer's record book and AEF identification cards, along with newspaper clippings describe his role in shooting down the final enemy aircraft in the war. The photographs include candid shots from stateside training and Europe, as well as many aerial photographs of European vistas taken by Lawrence during the war.
Lawrence, William Howard, 1916-1972 Title: William Howard Lawrence Papers, 1936-1972
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 191AF
Abstract: Papers of a reporter whose journalistic career spanned forty years during which he primarily covered national affairs for the New York Times and ABC News, and was best known for his coverage of presidential campaigns. The papers consist of correspondence with Barry Goldwater, Bill Moyers, Frank Stanton, and other business and political associates; clippings of Lawrence's articles for the Times; transcripts of his ABC News broadcasts which include interviews with President John F. Kennedy, John W. McCormack, George Meaney, and Earl Warren; speeches and writings including the final manuscript of his Six Presidents, Too Many Wars and information about Lawrence written by other journalists.
Lawson, Alfred W. (Alfred William), 1869-1954 Title: Alfred W. Lawson Books and Ephemera, 1890-2000
Quantity: 11.8 cubic feet, 1.3 cubic feet of photographs, posters, and blueprints, 12 reels of 8 mm film, and 2 DVDs
Call Number: M2003-104; M2005-041; M2011-085; M2012-058; M2014-011
Abstract: Published materials and miscellaneous ephemera concerning Alfred Lawson, a professional baseball player, an aviation pioneer active in the early aircraft industry in the 1910s and 1920s, and founder of “Lawsonomy,” a system of economics based on a general critique of science, philosophy, and human relations. Included are materials authored by Lawson, including Lawsonomy textbooks, books about aviation and bound copies of Fly magazine; materials concerning the University of Lawsonomy in Des Moines, Iowa, and campuses in other midwestern states; and miscellaneous newsletters, pamphlets, and ephemera. Also included are films of Lawsonomy gatherings and DVDs of interviews with Lawsonomy proponents Marjorie and Merle Hayden.
Lawson, Publius V. (Publius Virgilius), 1853-1920 Title: Publius V. Lawson Papers, 1840-1920
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (12 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss DE
Abstract: Papers of Publius V. Lawson, Jr., a Menasha, Wis., attorney, manufacturer, historian, author, and six-term mayor, consisting of correspondence, biographical information, articles, genealogical data, scrapbooks, and financial records.
Lawton, Joseph G., 1822-1896 Title: Joseph G. Lawton Papers, 1833-1956
Quantity: 5.4 c.f. (12 archives boxes and 2 flat boxes)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 18
Abstract: Personal, family, and business papers of the Lawton, Baird, Carey, Arndt, and Delany families of De Pere, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and New York, primarily focussed on the lives of Joseph Grellet Lawton, his wife, Ellen Virginia Baird Lawton, and their children and other relatives. Joseph G. Lawton was an early Wisconsin settler, entrepreneur, and developer instrumental in encouraging settlement and industrial growth in the Green Bay area. He and his wife held interests in land, banks, bridges, dams, and factories, as well as land and mining interests in Pennsylvania. The collection contains correspondence concerning family and personal news; business letterbooks and financial records from enterprises in both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania; Joseph Lawton's daily journals and diaries; an account book of William M. Lawton, a Chicago attorney; and a few papers of Ellen J. Lawton Thompson.
Layton School of Art Title: Layton School of Art Student Transcripts, 1925-1974
Quantity: 4 cubic ft. (4 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 51
Abstract: Restricted student transcripts from both day and evening schools. Includes a roster of students from both day and evening classes and an incomplete card index to the day school transcripts.
Layton School of Art and Design Title: Layton School of Art and Design Records, 1888-1980
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (21 archives boxes and 2 oversize boxes) and 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes and 1 oversize box) of photographs
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 168; PH Milwaukee Mss 168
Abstract: Official records of the Milwaukee, Wis. art school which was established by Charlotte Partridge and Miriam Frink in 1920 and closed due to financial insolvency in 1974. At its closure, the school was regarded as one of the top five art schools in the country and enjoyed a historical reputation for innovative methods in art education. Included are minutes of the Board of Trustees/Directors; correspondence; and administrative, financial, curricular, legal, historical, public relations, building, registrar's, and student-related materials which provide a broad look at the school's operations and methods. Records primarily cover the period from 1954 to 1974 and coincide with administrative terms of Layton directors Edmund Lewandowski (1954-1972) and Neil Lieberman (1972-1974). Files pertaining to the faculty union established at the school in 1971 and subsequent grievances and lawsuits indicate increasing hostilities between Layton administration and its faculty. Much of the material, including a separate file maintained by Board chair Carl Moebius records the school's traumatic closing. Photographs, mostly dating from 1954 to 1974, document Layton classrooms, art education, student projects, and some of the exhibitions held at the school. There are also views of the building, faculty, Layton Art Gallery, and student life.
Layton, Frederick Title: Frederick Layton Family Papers and Photographs, 1851, 1888-1911
Quantity: 0.6 cubic feet (2 archives boxes) and 0.8 cubic feet of photographs (1 archives box, 1 negative box, and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 230; PH Milwaukee Mss 230
Abstract: Papers and photographs from the Estate of Grace Hayman Fowle, the niece of Frederick Layton, founder of the Layton Art Gallery. The papers consist of the travel diaries of Grace Hayman Fowle while traveling abroad with her uncle as well as her correspondence while abroad to her future husband, Dr. Frederick Fowle. Additional papers include Frederick and Elizabeth Layton's marriage certificate and an invitation to the wedding of Grace Hayman and Dr. Frederick Fowle. The photographs consist of many images of Frederick Layton as a young man to his later years. Also included are images of his wife, Elizabeth, his niece Grace, and other extended family members as well as a few friends and associates such as Charles Ilsley and Edwin Eldridge, first curator of the Layton Art Gallery.

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