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Vahey, Ray, 1938- Title: Ray Vahey Papers, circa 1930-2008
Quantity: .4 cubic ft. (1 box) 1 digital audio file (395 MB) 4 digital video files (9.5 GB)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 271
Abstract: The Ray Vahey papers document Vahey's life with his partner, Richard Taylor, and their political activism on behalf of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender civil rights in Wisconsin.
Valders Canning Company Title: Valders Canning Company, 1913-1964
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes) and 28 photographs
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 48
Abstract: Records of one of the largest companies in Wisconsin that packed only peas. Founded by William F. Christel and others, the company packed six brands of peas in its plants in Valders, Hilbert, and St. Nazianz. The company was liquidated in 1963. The collection contains administrative and legal records, and extensive files of financial records.
Valeriani, Richard G., 1932- Title: Richard G. Valeriani Papers, 1961-1983
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (14 archives boxes) and 1 tape recording
Call Number: Mss 670; Tape 1130A
Abstract: Papers of an NBC News broadcaster best known for his coverage of the State Department and the White House. The collection primarily consists of radio and television news scripts, subject files, and research material and drafts relating to Valeriani's book on Henry Kissinger, Travels With Henry (1979). In addition to documentation of his work at the White House and the State Department, the radio and television news scripts cover the full range of Valeriani's reporting career including assignments in Cuba, Central America, and the South (covering the civil rights movement) for Emphasis, NBC Nightly News, and Today, and his work as Washington, D.C. anchor for the Today show. Subject files include copies of Valeriani's articles about Kissinger, interviews (including one with Paul Newman), a tape recording of Valeriani and Kissinger at a State Department Correspondents Association meeting, and numerous narrative expenditure statements.
Valley Victors 4-H Club Title: Valley Victors 4-H Club Records, 1946 , 1949-1970
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: River Falls Mss CD
Abstract: Record books of the Valley Victors 4-H Club, Town of Pleasant Valley, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, containing minutes, membership records, listings of club and individual projects, and photos and clippings on special projects and awards.
Van Antwerp, Fidelia, 1881-1956 Title: Fidelia Van Antwerp Papers, 1945-1958
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (7 archives boxes and 1 card box) and 15 photographs (1 folder)
Call Number: Wis Mss QW; PH 1629
Abstract: Papers documenting the Wisconsin Regional Writers' Association (formerly the Wisconsin Rural Writers' Association) and the Badger Folklore Society, consisting of stories, poems, notes, photographs, and correspondence concerning Wisconsin folklore and legends, kept by Fidelia Van Antwerp, first president of the association. A large group of letters concerns plans for a book on Wisconsin folklore pertaining to trees by the Wisconsin Idea Theatre. A Wisconsin place-names collection, compiled by Mrs. Helen C. Smith, relates the origins of the names and brief histories of present towns and villages in the state. Photographs include images of various unidentified landscapes and activities perhaps assembled circa 1950 for use in the publication Songs of the Winter Wilderness.
Van Ells, Mark D. Title: Mark D. Van Ells Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 1.6 linear ft. (3 archives boxes and 1 flat box) of papers, 0.1 linear ft. (5 folders and 1 oversize folder) of photographs, 0.1 linear ft. (3 folders) of paper prints.
Call Number: WVM Mss 46
Abstract: Papers and photographs of Mark D. Van Ells, a member of the Air Force during the 1980s and an historian who worked at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum during the 1990s. The collection contains materials that document Van Ells' researching and writing of a history of the Wisconsin County Veterans Service Officers (CVSO). Correspondence relating to the project, questionnaires filled out by current and retired CVSOs, the written history, and several conference papers provide substantial information about the organization. Other writing projects in the series include an examination of Wisconsin German-Americans prior to World War II. Another large portion of this series consists of flyers, handbills, and posters that Van Ells collected in Madison, Wisconsin during the 1990s. The majority deal with the Persian Gulf War, 1990-1991. These flyers present the alternate view of a relatively popular war. Other flyers relate to American operations in Somalia, Haiti, and Bosnia. Materials from Van Ells' time in the Air Force include his enlistment and discharge papers, certificates, and some letters he wrote to his family. There are also several emails Van Ells exchanged with friends and students regarding their reactions to the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Photographs contain several shots of Van Ells in Air Force uniform, both alone and in groups. There are also three photographs of the Madison 'Salute to the Troops' parade, held on July 6, 1991, that show protesters holding signs in the background.
Van Horne, Winston A. Title: Winston A. Van Horne Papers, 1972-2011
Quantity: 3.2 cubic ft. (8 boxes) 1 videocassette (VHS) 715 digital files (27 MB)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 341
Abstract: Papers of Winston Van Horne, a former professor in the UW-Milwaukee Africology Department and a leader in the national Africology field. The papers include correspondence related to Van Horne's service as chair of the Afro-American Studies and Africology programs, as well as materials related to Van Horne's involvement in the Community Brainstorming Conference. A large portion of the collection is devoted to manuscripts of a selection of Van Horne's publications.
Van Loon, Johannes, 1841-1941 Title: Johannes Van Loon Papers, 1841-1956
Quantity: 1.6 cubic feet (4 archives boxes and 1 folder)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss AH; La Crosse SC 47
Abstract: Papers of Van Loon, a La Crosse, Wisconsin, florist and horticulturist; containing diaries, 1862-1938, kept while living in New Amsterdam, New York and while developing his business in La Crosse, and account books, 1885-1909, recording business and personal finances. Also included are miscellaneous papers, 1855-1895, 1961, 1964, concerning Van Loon, his family, and the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam, La Crosse County, Wisconsin.
Van Nortwick, John, 1809-1890 Title: John Van Nortwick Papers, 1828-1942
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (1 folder) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Green Bay Micro 3; Micro 380; SC 214
Abstract: Papers of John Van Nortwick, a railroad engineer and Illinois industrialist, who owned some Wisconsin properties; including correspondence, 1831-1884, 1942; diaries, 1848-1890; and account and memoranda books, 1828-1890s, on microfilm; with paper typed transcriptions of correspondence between Van Nortwick and his father and sister (originals on Reel 1) and photocopies of correspondence of his father-in-law, Meredith Mallory, 1832-1850 (on paper only).
Van Ostrand, Edwin H., 1860-1928 Title: Edwin H. Van Ostrand Papers, 1738 , 1805 , 1829-1911
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss AY
Abstract: Papers of Van Ostrand, of Neenah and Antigo, Wisconsin, a dealer in timber lands in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Idaho. Included is business correspondence, 1899-1901, 1909-1911; family letters; genealogical notes on the families of Chapman, Culver, and Van Ostrand; agreements and deeds; and two diaries by William L. Culver, Mrs. Van Ostrand's grandfather, kept in Connecticut in 1881 and in Portage, Wis., in 1884.
van Steenwyk family Title: Van Steenwyk Family Papers
Physical Description: 6.0 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS G
Abstract: Papers of an early La Crosse, Wisconsin, banker and mayor, and of his family. Gysbert van Steenwyk, Sr. (1814-1902), who founded the Batavian Bank in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and was active in state and local politics. Van Steenwyk, a Dutch immigrant, served a term in 1873 as mayor of La Crosse, Wisconsin, and also served in the Wisconsin state legislature as assemblyman in 1859 and senator 1879-1880. Other family members represented in the collection include Mariette Nichols van Steenwyk, their son, Gysbert van Steenwyk, Jr., banker and businessman of La Crosse, Wisconsin; the son's wife Grace Pettinhill Hogan van Steenwyk; and Ella May van Steenwyk Cassels, daughter of Gysbert Sr. and Mariette van Steenwyk. The collection includes personal and business correspondence together with business and organization financial records, legal documents and genealogical information, papers and records relating to the estate of Cadwallader C. Washburn and miscellaneous materials. Among the business interests of his son Gysbert van Steenwyk, Jr., were the La Crosse Trust Co., Machine Products Co., La Crosse Rubber Mills, and La Crosse Floral Co. Apart from their business activities, the van Steenwyks were involved with the La Crosse Theater Co., and the Home for the Friendless. Some materials are in the Dutch language.
Van Steenwyk, Gysbert, ca. 1876-1967 Title: Gysbert Van Steenwyk Jr. Book of Pressed Plant Specimens of the La Crosse, Wisconsin Area
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 046
Abstract: Book of pressed plant specimens from the La Crosse, Wisconsin area kept by Gysbert Van Steenwyk, Jr., 1890.
Vanderbilt, Paul Title: Paul Vanderbilt “Iconography of Wisconsin” Photo Series Discussions, 1965-1967, 1982-1984
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (1 folder), 14 tape recordings, and 83 transparencies
Call Number: Tape 615A; Tape 751A; Tape 827A; Tape 1088A; Tape 1089A; SC 2966; PH 3159
Abstract: Tape-recorded discussion of a series of photographs designated the “Iconography of Wisconsin” series, selected by Paul Vanderbilt, former State Historical Society of Wisconsin Curator of Iconography. Vanderbilt and others discuss the motif, interpretation, and thematic elaboration of selected parts of the series. The transparencies illustrated the discussion on Tape 827A, presented at an Advanced Studies Workshop, George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y., in 1967. A paper transcript for this tape also is present.
Vanderbilt, Paul Title: Paul Vanderbilt Papers, 1942-1990 (bulk 1954-1990)
Quantity: 1.0 cubic foot (5 archives boxes), 0.3 cubic feet of photographs (1 archives box and 1 oversize folder), and 10 4 x 8-feet panels in 2 oversize cases; plus additions of 17 oversize folders, 4 tape recordings, 1969 photographs, 6.3 cubic feet of photographs (11 flat boxes), 368 negatives, 0.4 cubic feet of negatives, 111 frames of 35 mm negatives and contact sheets, 394 transparencies, and 2 photographs
Call Number: Mss 1168; PH 6789; Audio 1133A; PH 2068; PH 2214 (3); PH 2350 (3); PH 2382 (3); PH 2476 (3); PH 2520; PH 2528; PH 2539; PH 2563; PH 2666 (5); PH 2684; PH 2760; PH 2770; PH 2824; PH 2843; PH 2854; PH 2862; PH 2878; PH 2896; PH 2934; PH 2995; PH 3010; PH 3144; PH 3145; PH 3439; PH 3445; PH 3474; PH 3592; PH 3792; PH 4061 (3); PH 4177; PH 4356; PH 5001 (3); PH 5002 (5); PH 5003; M2012-045; M2014-087
Abstract: Papers, 1942-1990 (bulk 1954-1990), of curator, photographer, and author Paul Vanderbilt, consisting of photocopies of his journals, 1954-1990, including lectures, book reviews, essays, technical guides, and a manuscript of “Wisconsin: A Pictorial History” compiled by Vanderbilt, 1974-1976, for Charles Scribner's Sons. Also included are materials relating to exhibits of his photographs, an honorary doctorate granted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a conference held in his honor at the Wisconsin Historical Society, correspondence, news clippings, and published photographs. Included are photographs from projects done by Vanderbilt in his position as curator of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin's photograph collections.
Vanguard League (Columbus, Ohio) Title: Vanguard League Records, 1941-1972
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Mss 40; Micro 570
Abstract: Records of the Vanguard League, a watchdog organization composed almost entirely of Afro-Americans and devoted to eliminating racial discrimination in the Columbus, Ohio, area. In 1950, it affiliated with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). The collection is composed of correspondence, minutes of the central organization and several committees, affidavits of black workers, leaque publications, and reports relating to race relations, housing, and labor.
Vanishing Art of Barbering Oral History Project
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Title: Vanishing Art of Barbering Oral History Project Records, 1994
Quantity: .4 cubic ft. (1 box) 11 audio cassettes
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 105
Abstract: Transcripts and audio records of interviews conducted as a 1994 class oral history project at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The collection documents the remembrances of six Milwaukee barbers about their personal background, apprenticeship, changes in barbering, role of female barbers, clientele, unionism, and the future of barbering.
Vanoff, Nick, 1929- Title: Nick Vanoff Papers, 1958-1970
Quantity: 20.0 c.f. (50 archives boxes) and 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 144AN; Micro 520
Abstract: Papers of Nick Vanoff, a television producer-director best known for his work with variety shows. Annotated scripts, production records, set designs, photographs, and clippings for Hollywood Palace (ABC), The King Family (ABC), Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (NBC), and other series and specials form the bulk of the collection.
Various Title: World War I Poster Collection,
Quantity: 6.7 linear ft. : 147 posters.
Call Number: WVM Mss 2083
Abstract: Collection consists of posters relating to the war effort of the United States during World War I. Included are posters printed by the United States government, foreign governments, and private charitable organizations such as the Red Cross and the YMCA. Topics include social and economic issues, recruitment, and war relief campaigns. There are several posters that were printed only in Wisconsin. The numbers of these posters are: 3535, 3586, 3590, 3591, 3592, 3605, 3616, 3858, 4009, and 4010.
Vaughn, Howard Ridgeway, 1859-1934 Title: Howard Ridgeway Vaughn Family Papers, 1871-1983
Quantity: 13.8 c.f. (35 archives boxes), 22 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 1069 photographs, 3922 negatives, and 9 drawings
Call Number: Stout Mss 16; Stout Micro 6; Micro 1188; PH 3902; PH 3903; PH 3920
Abstract: Papers of Howard Ridgeway Vaughn, a pastor for the Home Missionary Society, Congregational minister, and religious educator of northwestern Wisconsin, and his family. The papers consist primarily of the papers, sermons, and speeches of the Reverend Howard Vaughn, founder of the religious day school movement; family and professional correspondence; and the papers and writings of Myra Vaughn, daughter of Howard Vaughn, including a biography of her father and a history of the religious day school movement. There are also early records of associations formed to promote the religious day school movement, and documentation of the curricula and course materials used in the religious instruction. The correspondence documents the daily life of the family of a home missionary and minister, and is especially complete for Myra Vaughn. In addition, there is documentation of Myra Vaughn's teaching career at the high school on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota.

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