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Racine Adult Education Council (Wis.) Title: Racine Adult Education Council Records, 1952-1955
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 7
Abstract: Records of a Racine, Wis., organization designed to study the community's needs in adult education, to coordinate adult education activities, and to plan new experimental projects. The collection includes general correspondence, minutes of meetings of the Racine board of directors, reports on special problems and institutes, and quarterly reports to the National Fund for Adult Education from the Racine Council and other test cities in a nationwide adult education project. Work in Racine ceased in 1955 when the council was unable to secure needed local financial support.
Racine Chamber of Commerce (Wis.) Title: Racine Chamber of Commerce Records, 1912-1975
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (9 archives boxes) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 43; Micro 720; Parkside Micro 7
Abstract: Records of the Racine Chamber of Commerce in Racine, Wisconsin, organized in 1912 as the Racine Commercial Club and known from 1921 to 1952 as the Association of Commerce. Comprised of minutes, budgets, committee records, correspondence, and reference materials, the collection documents efforts to establish a University of Wisconsin campus in Racine, to attract international trade, to improve area transportation, and generally to promote local business interests.
Racine County History Project (Wis.) Title: Racine County History Project Records, 1838-1977
Quantity: 2.3 cubic feet (5 archives boxes and 1 card file box) and 12 tape recordings
Call Number: Parkside Mss 94; Audio 1333A
Abstract: Papers of editor Nicholas Burckel and research files of contributing authors for the book, Racine: Growth and Change in a Wisconsin County, a project of the Racine County Bicentennial Liaison Committee. Editor's files include correspondence with contributing authors and others, publicity and promotional materials, information concerning the authors and book's publication, news clippings and bibliographies, and some records of the sponsoring committee. Research files of contributing authors include correspondence, prepublication comments from outside readers, notes, newsclippings, and actual or photocopied documents. Of note are Lawrence Crumb's extensive notes on churches and their histories; N. Peter Ross's notes on township historic structures and on cemetery occupants; John Buenker's compilation of oral history interviews and transcripts, extensive notes, and collection of Racine labor documents including handbills (1951-1956) and local UAW-CIO unions.
Racine County Home and Community Education Title: Racine County Home and Community Education Records, 1947-1998
Quantity: 3.4 cubic ft. (4 archives boxes and 4 flat boxes)
Call Number: UWP Manuscript Collection 004
Abstract: Racine County Home and Community Education was founded in 1947 as the Home Demonstration Council, a national women’s program of the University of Wisconsin Extension supported by the United States Department of Agriculture. In 1994, the state withdrew from the national organization to become the Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education. Membership was open to all interested individuals, but chiefly consisted of women. The collection primarily contains organizational records, activity products, and scrapbooks.
Racine County Humane Society (Wis.) Title: Racine County Humane Society Records, 1935-1968
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 65
Abstract: Records of the Humane Society and its predecessor, the Humane Relief Society of Racine County (founded in 1935), consisting of correspondence, financial records, membership lists, board minutes, newsclippings, and reports of investigations of the Racine County Humane Agent. Other files document the numbers of animals received and disposed of by the Small Animal Shelter, and bills and statistics kept by veterinarians for their services to the Humane Society. The collection reflects the long-time interest and activities of a founder of the Racine County Humane Society, Ruth Teuscher.
Racine County Institutions (Wis.) Title: Racine County Institutions (Wis.): Records, 1889-1970
Quantity: 45 archives boxes, 16 volumes, 4 flat boxes, 8 card file boxes
Call Number: Racine Series 47-80; Racine Small Series 26-29
Abstract: The 38 series described in this inventory comprise the records of the Racine County Institutions and its predecessors, the Racine County Home, County Hospital, Hospital for Mental Diseases, and Sunny Rest Tuberculosis Sanatorium. These series include sources that can be used for research on medical history, the history of public assistance agencies, and medical, legal, and social practices related to the treatment of the insane, the aged, and the poor.
Racine County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy (Wis.) Title: Racine County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy (Wis.): Superintendent's Subject File, 1923-1959
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 36
Abstract: Subject file kept by the superintendent of the school at Rochester, Wis. The file contains correspondence, annual reports, audit reports, photographs, and other papers relating to the administration of the school and to the superintendent's work with the county fair, farmers, businesses, and various organizations. Included is material on labor problems; community activities; topics such as crop diseases, pesticides, and farm machinery; and on the administration of the school.
Racine County (Wis.). Board of Supervisors Title: Racine County (Wis.). Board of Supervisors: Board Proceedings, 1838-1874
Quantity: 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Racine Micro Series 2
Abstract: Microfilmed minutes of the meetings of the board of supervisors and its predecessor, the county board of commissioners.
Racine County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Racine County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Deeds, 1837-1886
Quantity: 42 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Racine Series 88
Abstract: Documents recording the conveyance of real estate. Entries show number and type of deed, date, names of grantor and grantee, description of property, names of witnesses, amount paid, date recorded, and notarial acknowledgement.
Racine County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Racine County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Grantor Indexes, 1839-1886
Quantity: 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Racine Series 87
Abstract: Documents recording the conveyance of real estate. Entries show number and type of deed, date, names of grantor and grantee, description of property, names of witnesses, amount paid, date recorded, and notarial acknowledgement. The volumes numbers were assigned by the archivist.
Racine County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: Racine County (Wis.). Treasurer: Tax Rolls, 1849-1985
Quantity: 147.0 c.f. (128 archives boxes and 429 unboxed volumes)
Call Number: Racine Series 27
Abstract: Rolls showing owner's name, description of property, valuation of lands and improvements as fixed by the Board of Review, general property taxes (school, road, sewer, city, town, county, state, delinquent, highway, drainage, special assessment, personal property), and in later years, income taxes. This is a relatively complete set of tax rolls through 1920. After 1920, only every fifth year has been preserved, except for the city of Racine for which a complete set of rolls for the 1920's was kept and the every-fifth-year practice was begun in 1930.
Racine County (Wis.). War Records Committee Title: Racine County (Wis.). War Records Committee: World War II Military Service Record Envelopes, circa 1934-1945
Quantity: 13.6 c.f. (34 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 120
Abstract: Envelopes used to collect personal history and military service records for every person living in Racine County, Wisconsin who served in any branch of the United States military, primarily in World War II. For some individuals other prior military service is also recorded. Most of the envelopes contain worksheets, newspaper clippings, and photographs of the individuals, most in military uniform. Although the amount of information provided on each envelope varies, the following data is generally completed: name; political subdivision; draft and serial numbers; home address; name, address, and relationship of nearest relative; personal history including date and place of birth; citizenship status; race; marital status; Racine County schools attended; occupation; last employer; date entered service; drafted or enlisted; branch of service; rank on entry; reception center; training camps and schools; date of discharge; place of discharge; remarks; and whether photograph is enclosed or not.
Racine Environment Committee (Wis.) Title: Racine Environment Committee Records, 1967-1979
Quantity: 17.0 c.f. (43 archives boxes) and 9 tape recordings
Call Number: Parkside Mss 51; Tape 867A; Parkside Tape 2
Abstract: Records of the only Wisconsin affiliate of the National Urban Coalition, founded in 1967 to study and act on minority and community problems in the Racine metropolitan area. REC programs in housing, education, employment, and business activities are illustrated in committee files of correspondence, financial records, summary reports, and planning documents; other files consist of general records pertaining to the operation of the Committee, such as minutes, correspondence of the executive director, annual reports, financial records, membership lists, and newsletters; and reference and subject files. Material regarding the National Urban Coalition is fragmentary and mainly consists of printed items.
Racine Labor Paper Title: Racine Labor Paper Photographs, 1922-1979 (bulk 1961-1979)
Quantity: 2.4 cubic ft. (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: UWP Manuscript Collection 006
Abstract: Photographs and negatives from the Racine Labor Paper, primarily ranging from 1961 to 1979.
Racine Milk Producers Cooperative Association Title: Racine Milk Producers Cooperative Association Records, 1930-1955
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (12 archives boxes)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 10
Abstract: Records of a Racine, Wis., area milk producers cooperative documenting the quantity and quality of milk produced; purchase prices; transportation of milk from producers to purchasers; and financial support from area banks, loan associations, and credit associations.
Racine Paper Goods Company (Wis.) Title: Racine Paper Goods Company Records, 1902-1968
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 48
Abstract: Records of a small manufacturing firm specializing in protective paper packaging for cigars, glass items, eggs, candy, and the like. Incorporated in 1902, the company was owned and operated by descendants of founder Orville L. Parmenter until 1968 when it closed due to declining production and competition from larger companies. The collection consists mainly of corporate financial records and tax returns. Included are a minute book, stock certificate book, order and account book, miscellaneous correspondence, and scattered financial and production records.
Racine Parent-Teacher Association United Council (Wis.) Title: Racine Parent-Teacher Association United Council Scrapbooks, 1935-1971
Quantity: 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Parkside Micro 11; Micro 808
Abstract: Scrapbooks of the Racine council including histories, minutes, correspondence, reports, clippings, photographs, programs, and lists; and concerning plays, picnics, recognition banquets, conferences, debates, and news coverage of educational issues. Also includes scrapbooks of the Janes and Garfield School PTAs.
Racine Trades and Labor Council (Wis.) Title: Racine Trades and Labor Council Records, 1902-1952
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 71
Abstract: Records of an organization founded in Racine, Wisconsin in 1894, for labor unions affiliated with the American Federation of Labor. Included are meeting minutes, financial journals and ledgers, and miscellany.
Racine Unified School District No. 1 (Wis.) Title: Racine Unified School District No. 1 (Wis.): Reports and Financial Records, 1910-1971
Quantity: 3.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes, 1 record center carton, and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Racine Series 137
Abstract: Reports, primarily of a financial or statistical nature, of the Racine School District. Included are published annual reports of the superintendent to the Racine Board of Education, 1910-1930; audits; budgets; reports to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1920-1967; and files on the construction of individual school buildings. The superintendent's annual reports to the board include statistics on the student population and district income and expenditures, directories of school officials and teachers, statutes, rules, and regulations; lists of high school graduates; and illustrations. The annual reports to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction include descriptive statistics about the district and its student population; reports of receipts and expenditures; and information about the instructional staff, their professional qualifications, and salaries. Early reports submitted to the district superintendent by individual school principals are also included. After 1960 the state superintendent's reports include only the materials used in the preparation of the state reports, but not the final reports themselves. Also included are a few NEA reports and district self-evaluations submitted to the state office. The construction files consist of correspondence and memoranda exchanged with architects, contractors, and prospective bidders for building projects between 1913 and 1922. There are specifications in the files, but no plans or drawings. Additionally, there are reports on two special district studies: one undertaken by the Board of Education itself in 1926 and one conducted by Griffenhagen and Associates in 1933. Also included is a survey of public educational opportunities in the district, conducted by the League of Women Voters of Racine, 1971, and a promotional brochure (undated) for the Prairie School, a private school.
Racine Unified School District No. 1 (Wis.) Title: Racine Unified School District No. 1 (Wis.): Predecessor School Records, 1846-1962
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 132
Abstract: Records of Town of Raymond rural schools which were dissolved ca. 1962 to join the Racine Unified School District. Records consist primarily of district clerk's and treasurer's record books containing meeting minutes and financial records.
Racine Unified School District No. 1 (Wis.) Title: Racine Unified School District No. 1 (Wis.): Superintendent's Files, 1923-1985
Quantity: 10.2 c.f. (26 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 130
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, studies, statistical information, handbooks and manuals, and other materials documenting administration and implementation of public education in the City of Racine, Wis. Focus of the records is on planning, policy making, program development, and evaluation. The bulk of the records, from 1967 to 1982, reflect upheaval and reexamination of educational concerns with the major topical areas of desegregation, busing, litigation, alternative and magnet schools, bilingual education, flexible scheduling, school dropouts, gifted student programs, Headstart, special education, teacher contract disputes involving the Racine Education Association (the teachers' union), and administrative personnel issues. The Racine school district received national attention during the 1960's and 1970's due to its voluntary efforts to desegregate its schools.
Racine Unified School District No. 1 (Wis.) Title: Racine Unified School District No. 1: Board of Education Minutes, 1896-2013
Quantity: 7.6 c.f. (21 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 10
Abstract: Minutes of Board of Education meetings from the Racine Unified School District No. 1. Includes official proceedings, agendas, reports by various committees and school officials, summaries of school district receipts and expenditures, and salary schedules. The following years were never received in the Archives: 1909-1911, 1920, 1953-1961.
Racine Unified School District No.1 (Wis.) Title: Racine Unified School District No. 1 (Wis.): Lorenzo Janes School Records, 1872-1918
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (32 volumes in 3 flat boxes and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 45
Abstract: Student registers from the Lorenzo Janes School showing attendance and grades, 1872-1918. Some also show teachers names and principal. The Old Fourth Ward School was built in the winter of 1855-56. It was enlarged sometime between 1895 and 1897 and the name was changed to Lorenzo Janes School. Lorenzo Janes was a prominent figure from New England who helped pioneer Racine.
Racine (Wis.). Clerk Title: Racine (Wis.). Clerk: Communications to the Common Council, 1907-1960
Quantity: 25.6 c.f. (64 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 16
Abstract: Communications, including letters; petitions; memoranda; claims; reports from municipal departments, officers, employees, commercial firms, and individual citizens relating to all business and activities of the Common Council; and reports and proceedings of the committee of the whole.
Racine (Wis.). Mayor Title: Racine (Wis.). Mayor: Property Inventories, WPA, 1938-1940
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (23 volumes in 6 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 14
Abstract: Inventories of various city properties such as buildings, equipment, and bonds; also copies of deeds, City Council proceedings, and other papers relating to property acquisition and history, 1884-1940.
Racine-Kenosha County Teachers College (Wis.). Office of the President Title: Racine-Kenosha County Teachers College (Wis.). Office of the President: Records, 1916-1971
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (15 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 44
Abstract: School Board minutes, audit reports, annual reports, publications, correspondence, and attendance books from the college's inception in 1916 to its closing in 1971.
Radcliffe, Irene;
Spors, Florence
Title: History of the Fauver Hill Study Club
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 003
Abstract: Typewritten history of the Fauver Hill Study Club in La Crosse County; previously known as the Campbell Library Association.
Radical America Title: Radical America Records, 1966-1975
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 271
Abstract: Records of a journal of the history of American radicalism. Although primarily comprised of correspondence with readers and contributors that tends to disclose the aspirations and malaise of the New Left during the late 1960s, there are files of published and unpublished articles, internal policy statements, minutes, circulation and subscription material, and publicity.
Radio Advertising Bureau Title: Radio Advertising Bureau Papers, 1951-1956
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 175AF
Abstract: Records of an association of radio stations, networks, and sales representatives founded in 1951 as the Broadcast Advertising Bureau, Inc., to promote the use of radio as an advertising medium. The collection consists of reports, lists, reprints of articles, radio spot announcements, summaries of research findings, and some RAB publications. In addition, there are by-laws, minutes of an early membership meeting, and a report on operations in 1951.
Radio Free Europe. Research Dept. Title: Radio Free Europe. Research Dept. Reports, 1966-1974
Quantity: 15.2 c.f. (38 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 96AF
Abstract: Background and situation reports and national press surveys, 1966-1974, from the Area Research Departments and audience studies, 1965-1976, from the Audience and Public Opinion Department prepared for the use of Radio Free Europe's editors and policy staff. The two types of reports are arranged chronologically and are preceded by periodic indexes to the Area Departments' reports. These indexes consist of monthly and quarterly summaries by nation concerned and quarterly chronological and subject lists. The miscellany includes some early promotional material.
Radosevich, Michele G. Title: Michele G. Radosevich Papers, 1973-1980
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (8 record center cartons) and 10 photographs
Call Number: M81-312
Abstract: Papers of Michele G. Radosevich, a Democrat who represented Wisconsin’s 10th State Senate District. Elected in 1976 for a single term, she served in the 1977 and 1979 sessions of the Legislature. Files include information on natural resources, environmental issues, the state budget, and welfare. The collection contains subject and resource files, outgoing correspondence, and standard publicity photographs.
Radtke, Lorraine M., 1922-1987 Title: Lorraine M. Radtke Papers, 1947-1981
Quantity: 3.6 cubic ft. (5 boxes) 1 audio cassette
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 64
Abstract: This collection contains the records of a former publicist and member of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. The papers mainly consist of correspondence and reports regarding Lorraine Radtke's career with the School Board and its various committees, such as the Special Committee on Equality of Educational Opportunity and the Committee on Instruction. These records also include a study, conducted by Radtke, examining the attitudes of teachers in the Milwaukee Public School System. Of interest are the materials relating to the segregation and integration of the schools. A small portion of the records reflect Radtke's other occupations and private life, including personal correspondence. The collection also contains newspaper clippings, fliers, and programs for the 1947 and 1948 season of Music Under the Stars sponsored by the Milwaukee County Park Commission.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Railroad Investigation Working Papers, 1894-1906
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1262
Abstract: Working papers of the Railroad Commissioner's office relating to an investigation of railway companies concerning possible violations of Wisconsin laws through discriminatory rates, illegal deductions, and earnings not reported leading to understatement of income and consequent underpayment of taxes. The railway companies investigated were the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul; Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha; Chicago and Northwestern; and the Wisconsin Central. The papers consist entirely of presentations of figures of deductions from freight and passenger earnings, vouchers, car switching, car mileage, recapitulations, demurrage, mileage paid car companies, switching collections, and gross freight earnings. Also included is a printed report of Commissioner John W. Thomas, July 6, 1906.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Public Utilities Operating Under Indeterminate Permits, 1907-1919
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1823
Abstract: Legal declarations by water, electric, and other public utility companies surrendering their franchises in exchange for indeterminate permits, pursuant to chapters 499 and 578, Laws of Wisconsin, 1907. The files also include statements from street and interurban railway companies electing not to accept indeterminate permits, but continue to operate under their existing franchises, pursuant to chapter 442, section 2, Laws of Wisconsin, 1919. Accepting an indeterminate permit constituted implied consent on the part of the utility company to the future purchase of its property by the municipality in which the major part of the utility was situated. Box 1, folder 1 contains a docket book showing date of filing, utility name, and location.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Reports of Free Transportation, 1905-1906
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes, 1 flat box)
Call Number: Series 1322
Abstract: Monthly statements of tickets, passes, and mileage books issued free or at other than regularly established rates. Reports show number of ticket or pass, to whom issued, character of transportation, consideration, and reason why transportation was issued. Also included are a list of clergy permits and letters received relating to the statements.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Valuations of Steam Railroads, 1903-1916
Quantity: 17 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 1304
Abstract: Final summary valuation forms (101) and section appraisal forms for railroads operating in Wisconsin, 1903-1915. The summary valuation forms (Form # 101) include values for various categories of railroad property, both new and reproduction value. The section valuation forms (Form #100) include more detailed valuations for individual structures and equipment.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Crossing Cases (CR), 1912-1919
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes) and photographs
Call Number: Series 1298; PH Series 1298
Abstract: Correspondence and memoranda relating to complaints about allegedly dangerous railroad crossing. The records contain detailed descriptions of crossings; protection needed; frequency of accidents; and photographs and blueprints of accident scenes. Grand Rapids, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine, and Waukesha are well represented.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Utility Informal Case Dockets, 1907-1919
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Series 1287
Abstract: Historical summary of informal cases assigned the prefix IU concerning power and telephone utilities in Wisconsin, showing the name of the person or company entering the complaint, name of utility company, date, nature of complaint, and occasional notes relating to the outcome.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Railroad Informal Case Dockets, 1905-1919
Quantity: 4.5 c.f. (17 volumes)
Call Number: Series 1286
Abstract: Historical summary of informal cases, assigned the prefix IR, concerning railroads brought before the Commission, showing date of complaint, subject, dates of letters written, date each case closed, and occasional notations of outcome.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Formal Case Files: Convenience and Necessity, 1905-1931
Quantity: 22.0 c.f. (57 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1263
Abstract: Papers relating to determinations of convenience and necessity for railroad and utility installations and alterations. Files include applications, transcripts of testimony, briefs, orders, significant correspondence, memoranda, and reports.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Utility Informal Case Files, 1907-1920
Quantity: 1.2 c.f (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1258
Abstract: Records concerned with the settlement by the Railroad Commission of complaints against utility companies without recourse to formal procedure. Includes original letters of complaint against utility companies and replies by the companies, copies of the letters of the Railroad Commission to companies and complainants, investigation reports, petitions, memoranda, exhibits, and other supporting documents. Subsequent utility informal cases are filed with General informal case files (Series 1259). In addition to this register, finding aids include Indexes to central files (Series 1252) and Index to numerical case files (Series 1255).
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Railroad Informal Case Files, 1905-1922
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1257
Abstract: Records concerned with the settlement by the Railroad Commission of complaints against railroad companies without recourse to formal procedure. Includes original letters of complaint against the companies and replies by the companies, copies of the letters of the Railroad Commission and complainants, investigation reports, petitions, memoranda, exhibits, and other supportive documents.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Railroad Commissioner's Letterbooks, 1874-1907
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1253
Abstract: Letterpress copies of outgoing correspondence of the Board of Railroad Commissioners and the Railroad Commissioner. The records include letters to complainants and railroads about rate changes, freight classifications, service, passes, railroad legislation, traffic hazards, land grants, opinions of the Attorney General, examination of railroad properties and books, railroad reports, and railroad maps and publications.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Indexes to Central Files, 1905-1931
Quantity: 10 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 1252
Abstract: Indexes to general correspondence and informal case files by name and subject giving reference to file number. Indexes reference these series: “General Correspondence” (Series 1254), “Railroad Informal Case Files” (Series 1257), “Utility Informal Case Files” (Series 1258), “General Informal Case Files” (Series 1259), “Formal Case Files: Convenience and Necessity” (Series 1263), “Formal Case Files: Railroads” (Series 1264), “Formal Case Files: Public Utilities” (Series 1265), “Formal Case Files: Suits Against the Commission” (Series 1266), “Formal Case Files: Non-duplication of Telephone Service” (Series 1269), “Formal Case Files: Securities Issues” (Series 1273), and “Formal Case Files: Auto Transportation Companies, Interstate” (Series 1277).
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Speeches of Railroad Commissioners, 1908-1911
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (1 volume in 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1250
Abstract: Scrapbook containing printed speeches of the Railroad Commissioners after the Commission was given the responsibility in 1907 of regulating public utilities. The speeches explain the purpose of the Commission, the advantages to the utilities and to the public, and the methods of regulation obtained through the use of uniform accounting systems and the control of utility rates and securities issues.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Minutes of Hearings, 1905-1908
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 1248
Abstract: Transcripts of testimony and proceedings of hearings before the Railroad Commission.
Rainovic, Albert R., 1922-1992 Title: Albert R. Rainovic Papers, 1948-1991
Quantity: 27 cubic ft. (29 boxes) 41 safety film negatives
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 43
Abstract: Collection contains over 600 pieces of original artwork, as well as correspondence and news clippings, of a sports cartoonist for the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel newspapers. Many of the original artworks contain drawings of several individuals. Most of the drawings date from the mid 1950s to mid 1970s. Some of the stars portrayed are Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Liz Blackbourn, Ty Cobb, Dizzy Dean, Mike Ditka, George Halas, Vince Lombardi, Eddie Mathews, Mickey Mantle, "Red" Schoendienst, Babe Ruth, Warren Spahn, Bart Starr, and Johnny Unitas. Rainovic drew fourteen images of Hank Aaron, more than any other sports star in the collection. Most of Rainovic's team drawings concern the Milwaukee Braves and their opponents. Other sports documented in the collection include auto racing, basketball, bowling, boxing, football, golf, hockey, horse racing, polo, skating, skiing, tennis, and track and field. Most of these sports are represented by less than twenty images. The collection also includes a full run (1975-1980) of The Diamond Report, a national quarterly baseball publication which Rainovic edited and published, and his correspondence as a freelance caricaturist and writer. The collection is indexed in a database which contains the names of each person named and depicted in the drawings.
Ramthun, Wilhelm, circa 1838-1863 Title: Wilhelm Ramthun Papers, 1862-1863
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 651
Abstract: Eight Civil War letters written in German Gothic script with transcripts and translations, Feb. 23, 1862-July 28, 1863, from Wilhelm Ramthun, a Private in Co. K, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, including descriptions of army life and the Battle of Fredericksburg. Also includes an 1861 baptismal record.
Ranch Community Services Title: Ranch Community Services, 1965-2007
Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 308
Abstract: Records of a community services organization serving developmentally disabled adolescents and adults in southeastern Wisconsin. The collection contains annual reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, photographs, and fundraising materials.
Randall, R. C. (Robert Carl), 1948-2001;
O'Leary-Randall, Alice M.
Title: Robert C. Randall and Alice O'Leary-Randall Papers, 1965-2006
Quantity: 5.4 cubic feet (5 records center cartons and 1 archives box), 42 negatives (1 folder), and 18.68 megabytes
Call Number: M2014-074
Abstract: Papers, 1965-2006, of Robert C. Randall and his wife Alice O'Leary-Randall, documenting legal efforts for the use of medical marijuana in the treatment of Robert's glaucoma. Included are the records of the Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics (ACT), jointly operated by the couple; legal and subject files; and books written or edited by Robert Randall and Alice O'Leary-Randall. Also included are materials on Paralyzed Americans for Legal Medical Marijuana (PALM), Quilt Weekend, Marijuana AIDS Research Service (MARS), and the Therapeutic Use of Marijuana Official States Reports Index.
Rank and File Movement for Democratic Action Title: Rank and File Movement for Democratic Action Records, 1954-1965
Quantity: 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 26
Abstract: Records documenting the growth of sentiment for more direct control of the International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite, and Paper Mill Workers by its members, of the 1961 formation of the Rank and File Movement for Democratic Action, and of the withdrawal of many west coast leaders from the International and its Pacific Coast Pulp and Paper Mill Employees Association to form the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers. Constituting the files of Burt Wells, secretary-treasurer of both the Rank and File Movement and the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers. The collection includes correspondence, minutes, financial reports, press releases and newsletters, and other records. Also present is information on the Better Union Committee of the United Papermakers and Paperworkers.
Rapp, Rayna Title: Rayna Rapp Papers, 1977-1986
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (1 record center carton and 3 archives boxes)
Call Number: M92-318
Abstract: Papers of Rayna Rapp, leader of the now defunct reproductive freedom organization CARASA (Committee for Abortion Rights and Against Sterilization Abuse). The majority of the files are records of the organization and consist of subject files, research committee files and project files for the Trade Union Project (known as “Women’s Rights in the Workplace and the Home”) an educational outreach program funded by the New York Council on the Humanities. The materials document Rapp’s leadership in CARASA and the organization’s focus on intersectional feminist activism.
Rash, Bryson B. Title: Bryson B. Rash Papers, 1956-1973
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 182AF
Abstract: Papers of an award-winning news broadcaster with WRC/WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., chiefly consisting of scripts of human interest stories broadcast by Emphasis, Monitor, and other NBC network radio news programs, and editorials on local, national, and international news events broadcast by WRC-TV. Of special interest among the editorials are his commentaries on the 1960 Presidential election and the Cuban missile crisis. Fragmentary correspondence includes audience mail, inter-office memos, and congratulatory letters from Hale Boggs, Julian Goodman, James C. Hagerty, J. Edgar Hoover, Hubert H. Humphrey, Kenneth Keating, Robert Kintner, Lee Metcalf, Richard M. Nixon, Lawrence R. O'Brien, and A. A. Schechter.
Raskin, Max Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: Max Raskin Interview, 1981
Quantity: 4 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 950A
Abstract: Oral history interview conducted December 31, 1981 by Barbara Morford of the Historical Society staff with Max Raskin at Waukesha, Wisconsin. Raskin was the legal counsel for the Wisconsin State Industrial Union Council after 1947. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Raskin, Max, 1902- Title: Max Raskin Papers, 1930-1932, 1937-1979
Quantity: 5.2 c.f. (13 archives boxes); plus additions of 0.2 c.f.
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss DO
Abstract: Papers of Max Raskin, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin attorney and circuit court judge (1963-1973); including jury charges, memorandum decisions, campaign materials, speeches and writings, clippings, and correspondence concerning prison conditions, legal cases, the Salvation Army's Volunteer Probation Counseling Program, large arbitration cases, anti-semitism, gun control, a niece's emigration from the U.S.S.R., and other topics.
Rasmussen, Fritz William, 1833- Title: Fritz William Rasmussen Papers, 1834-1942
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (9 archives boxes) and 9 photographs
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 4; PH Green Bay Mss 4
Abstract: Papers of Rasmussen, a Danish immigrant to Wisconsin in 1847, who settled in the Town of New Denmark in Brown County and served in Company G, 14th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry in 1864-65. The bulk of the collection is composed of Rasmussen's diaries, 1857-1911. Entries describe his farming activities, Civil War service, and local community events. The collection also includes some of his personal financial accounts, 1856-1876, manuscript histories of the Town of New Denmark and its Scandinavian settlers, minutes of the Evangelical Christian Society of New Denmark, 1871-1897, and minutes of the New Denmark Home Guard, 1876-1883.
Ratcliffe, Samuel Kirkham, 1868-1958 Title: Samuel Kirkham Ratcliffe Papers, 1913-1958
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: England Mss E
Abstract: Papers of Samuel Kerkham Ratcliffe, a British journalist who lectured widely in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Included are diaries, 1913-1939; miscellaneous articles; biographical material; clippings; and correspondence concerning his lectures, 1913-1958.
Rausch, Joan Title: Joan Rausch Historic Preservation Research Files, circa 1990-2005
Quantity: 9.0 cubic feet (9 records center cartons)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss DO
Abstract: Joan Rausch research files compiled while working in historic preservation with architects in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Files document historic residences, buildings and landmarks, projects, and surveys and include news clippings, journal articles, correspondence, surveys and photographs. Private residences are listed in order by street name although not all streets and neighborhoods are represented. The buildings and landmarks series documents both extant and non-extant plants, mills, restaurants and breweries, churches, banks, schools, and other buildings. The Projects series principally document the Merrimac Bridge and Ferry project's River Crossing Study and Field Survey and the Hixon House project, which also includes histories of the Hixon family.
Raushenbush, Marylu Title: Marylu Raushenbush Papers, 1963-1972
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. and 1 photograph
Call Number: M89-098; M2000-109
Abstract: Papers of Marylu Raushenbush, the first chairperson of Wisconsin Citizens for Family Planning, a lobbying group that attempted to change the family planning law in the state and that also educated citizens about family planning.
Raushenbush, Paul A. (Paul Arthur), 1898-1980;
Raushenbush, Elizabeth Brandeis, 1896-1984
Title: Paul A. Raushenbush and Elizabeth Brandeis Raushenbush Papers, 1918-1980
Quantity: 9.6 c.f. (24 archives boxes), 1 tape recording, 87 photographs, and 1 piece of ephemera
Call Number: Mss 803; Tape 1250A; PH 3652; PH 3652 (3)
Abstract: Papers of Paul and Elizabeth Raushenbush, a husband and wife team of economists who were important in the drafting and enactment of the Wisconsin Unemployment Compensation law. In addition, Paul Raushenbush was head of the Wisconsin Unemployment Division from 1934 to 1967 and Elizabeth Brandeis Raushenbush was a professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin and a leader in the League of Women Voters. Included are his general correspondence, speeches and writings (including an edited oral history published as Our U.C. Story) and unemployment compensation materials (1932-1934) not related to administration of the Wisconsin Unemployment Division. Her papers document teaching at the University of Wisconsin, activities in the League of Women Voters (especially its Wisconsin Tax Study Committee) and the American Federation of Teachers Local 223, extensive public speaking and writing on labor-related topics, and service on various state and federal study committees.
Ray Family Title: Ray Family Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 0.4 linear ft. (1 archives box and 2 oversized folders) of papers, 0.4 linear ft. (1 archives box and 1 oversized folders) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 1312
Abstract: Papers and photographs pertaining to Rose Ray and her husband Fred Ray, Milwaukee, Wisconsin residents who both served in the Army during World War II. The collection has been organized into materials pertaining to each person. The majority of manuscripts and photographs document Rose's service. Rose (maiden name Jrolf) enlisted in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943 and received training at Daytona Beach, Florida. After training, Rose was first transferred to Nebraska and then quickly promoted to Mess Sergeant at Sedalia Army Air Field, Missouri (present day Whiteman Air Force Base). While at Sedalia, Rose successfully organized a feuding kitchen staff into a working unit. Manuscripts include service records, certificates, a diary, postcards, ephemeral military items, and W.A.C. memorabilia. Also included are interesting items documenting her time at Sedalia, which include menus from kitchen staff parties, a humorous list of rules for the mess hall, recipes for Christmas cookies, and a poem written by a soldier about the kitchen staff. Photographs include those from training at Daytona Beach, images of the Sedalia kitchen staff and parties, and posing with friends and relatives. There are also images of Rose posing in uniform and also photographs from her military wedding to Fred Ray. Also included are images sent to Rose by fellow soldiers who were training at other bases. Fred Ray, originally from Covington, Virginia, enlisted in the Army in 1939. He was assigned to the Quartermaster Corps and stationed at Albrook Army Airfield in the Panama Canal Zone. Fred was transferred to Sedalia in 1944, where he met Rose. Manuscripts include service records, certificates, identification cards, a newspaper clipping from Sedalia about the bowling team, and menus from holiday meals while in Panama. Photographs include a large collection of recreational activities from his time in Panama. Images show soldiers relaxing, swimming, and also kayaking and canoeing. The photograph collection also includes images of various unidentified soldiers and sailors who were apparently friends with Fred. One interesting image shows two soldiers sitting in the cockpit of a downed German plane.
Rayovac Title: Rayovac Records, 1907-2004 (bulk 1920s-1990s)
Quantity: 4.8 cubic feet (10 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 12 oversize folders), 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm), 0.8 cubic feet of photographs, transparencies and negatives (2 archives boxes, 1 folder, and 3 oversize folders), 2 audio recordings, 3 disc recordings, 2 reels of film (16 mm), and 8 videorecordings; plus additions of 1.0 cubic foot (2 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Mss 1170; Audio 1727A; PH 628; PH 3796; PH 6807; CC 665-CC 666; VBC 445; VHB 814-VHB 820; Micro 917; M82-059
Abstract: Records of the Rayovac corporation, mainly from the 1920s to the 1990s, a battery company founded as the French Battery and Carbon Company in 1906, with Rayovac currently a subsidiary of Spectrum Brands. The collection contains advertising materials, product development drawings, financial statements and audits, employee newsletters and records of a women’s employee club, a small amount of correspondence and directors meeting minutes, some legal documents, and various compiled histories of the company including interviews. The product development drawings include sketches from original concept to final design drawings – most notably for hearing aid battery dispensers. The advertising materials include: sheet music and other documents for the Ray-O-Vac Twins; golfer Arnold Palmer's hearing aid battery promotions; and basketball player Michael Jordan's campaigns. The legal documents relate to several cases from the 1950s with other battery companies over Rayovac's “leak proof” battery design and trademark.

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