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W.A. Roosevelt Co. Title: W.A. Roosevelt Company Records
Physical Description: 11.4 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 007
Abstract: Records, mainly 1888-1948, of the W. A. Roosevelt Company, wholesalers of plumbing, electrical, heating, and refrigeration supplies and appliances. The company began as a steam fitting shop in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in 1868 and was incorporated in 1888. It continues to operate today in La Crosse. The founder was La Crosse resident one one-time mayor, William Albert Roosevelt (1833-1894). Series that document the history of the company are historical materials, financial records, and salesmen's catalogs. Among the records are the historical materials (1801-1979) which include articles and correspondence of W. A. Roosevelt, articles and history booklets of the company, articles of incorporation and amendments, miscellaneous correspondence, legal documents, minute books, and stockholders' documents. Most of these materials have been photocopied; the originals remain at the W. A. Roosevelt Company. Financial records (1900-1948) consist of ledgers, journals and cashbooks. The final series, salesmen's catalogs (1902-1984), contain pictorial catalogs of radio, plumbing, electrical, and refrigeration supplies and appliances.
Wackett, Byron F., 1912- Title: Byron F. Wackett Papers, 1952-1976
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (12 archives boxes)
Call Number: Whitewater Mss W
Abstract: Papers of Wackett, a Republican Assemblyman, who represented Jefferson County, Wisconsin (later the 39th District) from 1952 to 1976. Wackett served seven terms on the powerful Joint Committee on Finance, and acted as its chairman in 1967 and 1969. He also was a member of the Board on Government Operations, Legislative Council, and State Claims Board. The collection contains Wackett's files from his committee work; constituent correspondence and his replies; newsletters; bills, drafts, and related materials; and miscellany.
WAEO (Television Station: Rhinelander/Wausau, Wis.) Title: WAEO-TV Newsfilm, 1969-1973, 1977, 1981
Quantity: 215 cans of film (16 mm) in 12 boxes
Call Number: M2013-013
Abstract: Filmed news stories from WAEO-TV (Rhinelander/Wausau, Wis.), a television station and NBC affiliate which signed-on in 1966 and was originally owned by Alvin E. O'Konski. The station was off air from 1968 to 1969 due to an airplane accident that damaged the tower. In the 1970s the station was sold to a minority-owned company thus becoming the first VHF commercial television to be owned by minority interests. In 1986, the station call letters were changed to WJFW-TV to honor Jasper Williams, the CEO of the company that owned the station who was killed in a plane crash in 1984. The collection includes approximately 65, 000 feet of color, 16 mm, sound and silent motion picture film which is for the most part identified by date. There are 38 reels of film that are undated but do have some subject description. Finally there are 19 reels of film that contain complete and incomplete special features and programs with titles such as Kaleidoscope, Mole Lake special, snowmobiling, Tower Paper Mill, and Hodag.
Wagner, Maria, 1920- Title: Mathilde Franziska Anneke Research Papers, 1737-1989
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes) and 7 photographs
Call Number: Mss 969; PH Mss 969
Abstract: Research papers compiled by Professor Maria Wagner in the course of writing her book Mathilde Franziska Anneke (Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Frankfurt Am Main, 1980). The papers include copies of correspondence (1737-1884) between Anneke and her family, friends, and associates, including Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Booth (wife of Sherman Booth), and Cecilie Kapp; and copies of Anneke's published writings, including her play Oithono, poems, and stories serialized in newspapers. The collection also includes correspondence between Maria Wagner and Hildegard Blackwell and Ingeborg Smith, descendents of Anneke as well as several copies and reviews of Wagner's works and her research notes. Materials peripherally related to Anneke's life are also present in the collection such as information about the city of Milwaukee, women and the women's suffrage movement, politics, and common diseases of the time. A small collection of photographs, some taken by Wagner and used in her book, document, among other things, the building in Milwaukee that possibly housed the Toechter-Institut and Anneke's gravesite. The bulk of the collection is in German, much of it being handwritten in German gothic script.
Wagner, R. Richard, 1943- Title: R. Richard Wagner Papers, 1968-1974
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (7 archives boxes and 2 card file boxes)
Call Number: Mss 1006
Abstract: Papers, 1968-1974, of Roland Richard Wagner, a Democrat and local politician in Dane County (Wisconsin). The papers document Wagner's political activities as a staff member of several campaigns, including Eugene McCarthy's 1972 Presidential Campaign, Donald Peterson's 1970 gubernatorial Campaign, and other local Madison mayoral campaigns. Also documented are his activities as a member of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, the New Democratic Coalition (NDC), and the History Students Association (HSA) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and as a steering committee member of several local political groups.
Walden, Barbara
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Title: World War I Collection
Extent:: ca. 50 linear feet
Record Series:: WWIfindaid
Abstract:: The World War I Collection gathers materials dating from the years that include and surround the First World War. The majority of the materials are European and include propaganda pamphlets, official documents, maps, periodicals, books, printed ephemera and newspapers. Pamphlet publications of relief organizations and Christian organizations are also housed here. Manuscript materials include personal letters and diaries of soldiers in the German military.
Wales, Julia Grace, b. 1881 Title: Julia Grace Wales Papers, 1914-1917
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss DV
Abstract: Papers relating to the movement originated by Julia Grace Wales known as the "Wisconsin Plan for Continuous Mediation without Armistice." There are drafts of the plan and correspondence with leaders of the peace movement including Louis P. Lochner and Jane Addams, and an interview with President Woodrow Wilson by David Starr Jordan and Lochner. Several letters written by Wales from the Netherlands and Scandinavian countries in 1915-1916 reflect conditions in neutral countries during the war.
Wales, Wellington, 1917-1966 Title: Wellington Wales Papers, 1940-1966
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 110AF
Abstract: Papers of a newspaper reporter, editor, and combat photographer which are arranged as correspondence, educational records, writings, and miscellany. Correspondence related to writing for the Boston Herald and career advancement comprise three folders. Educational records include research, papers, notes, and exams from journalism courses at Columbia University, an unfinished novel written under the direction of Archibald MacLeish while Wales was a Nieman Fellow, and lecture notes for a journalism course he taught at Boston University. Wale's writings consist of articles prepared for the Auburn (N.Y.) Citizen-Advertiser, the Albany (N.Y) Knickerbocker News, and the New York Times. Of particular interest are his editorials in the Boston Herald on military affairs during the 1950's and on medicine. Other material in the collection includes a diary kept while he was a photo editor of military news releases in 1944 and miscellaneous biographical and reference materials.
Walker, George H. Title: George H. Walker Papers, 1950-1976
Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 178
Abstract: The collection mainly consists of postcards containing correspondence, dating from 1967 to 1976, to George Walker from Karl Priebe. The postcards were sent from locations around the world, including Mexico, France, England, and Wisconsin, including several from Milwaukee. Priebe's artwork is featured on some of the postcards. The collection also contains Echoes magazine covers of Priebe's artwork and includes a photograph of Billie Holiday at Karl Priebe's home, circa 1950.
Walker, Jesse T. Title: Jesse T. Walker Papers, 1932, 1941-1964
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 97
Abstract: Papers of conservationist Jesse T. Walker, Baraboo, Wisconsin, including correspondence concerning the Citizens Natural Resources Association, the Gordon MacQuarrie Foundation, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and its pollution committee, and general conservation topics.
Walker, Samuel Title: Samuel Walker Papers, 1964-1966
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 655
Abstract: Papers of a civil rights volunteer who was connected with the Gulfport, Mississippi project during the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer and through 1965 and 1966. Included are Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee position papers and WATS reports; a Council of Federated Organizations report; Freedom School, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and Free Southern Theater materials; and staff reports, minutes of community organizing and voter registration activities, newsletters, and other papers from the Gulfport Project.
Walker, William, 1808-1896 Title: William Walker Papers, 1836-1896
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (4 black boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss KA
Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, and speeches of William Walker, a clergyman who was a missionary in West Africa, 1842-1883, and a Congregational minister in Milton, Wis., 1883-1896. His papers include descriptions of ocean travel, of missionary work, and of conditions in Africa, particularly among the Mpongwe language group of peoples, and historical accounts of French Equatorial Africa. The collection also includes papers of other members of the family: the diary of Aaron Walker, father of William, describing the journey from Maine to Rock County, Wis., in 1836; a few Civil War letters written by Albert, Charles A., and George Walker during their service in the 21st, the 22nd, and the 40th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry units.
Walker's Point Development Corporation Title: Walker's Point Development Corporation Records, 1979-2001
Quantity: 2 cubic ft. (4 boxes) 2 videocassettes 1 oversize folder
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 270
Abstract: The Walker's Point Development Corporation (WPDC) was created in 1980 as a non-profit organization to revitalize the Walker's Point neighborhood of Milwaukee. The collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, and financial statements, as well as clippings about the WPDC, background information about the Walker's Point neighborhood, and images of properties purchased and rehabbed by the WPDC.
Wallace, Art Title: Art Wallace Papers, 1953-1967
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 188AN
Abstract: Scripts and professional correspondence relating to the career of television dramatist Art Wallace. Series for which Wallace wrote which are extensively represented are Armstrong Circle Theatre (NBC and CBS), Justice (NBC), The Nurses (CBS), and The Web (CBS). Star Trek (NBC) is among the less well represented series, though there is a noteworthy critique concerning character portrayal by series creator Gene Roddenberry. Also of note are files relating to Family Films, Inc., a company that produced films for the Radio and Television Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. These scripts and correspondence show the company's efforts to convey religious messages and themes through a format of popular entertainment.
Wallace, Irving, 1916-1990 Title: Irving Wallace Collection, 1931-1973
Quantity: 14.9 cubic ft. 41 boxes
Call Number: UWP Manuscript Collection 001
Abstract: Irving Wallace was a novelist and screenwriter who was born in Chicago and raised in Kenosha, WI. The collection consists of biographical material on Irving Wallace, correspondence both personal and professional, and manuscripts and screenplays of Wallace’s works. Also included in the collection are personal and publicity photographs.
Wallig, Gregory W. Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: Gregory W. Wallig Interview, 1982
Quantity: 4 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 972A
Abstract: Oral history interview conducted February 5, 1982 by Dale E. Treleven of the Historical Society staff with Gregory Wallig at Kenosha, Wisconsin. Wallig was a FLU activist at Simmons Co., Kenosha, and a leader in promoting FLU conference within national AFL. He was also the AFL (then AFL-CIO) regional organizer, 1952-1976. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Wallin, Victor C., 1899- Title: Victor C. Wallin Papers, 1937-1976
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Northland Mss C
Abstract: Papers, primarily 1950-1976, of Wallin, a Republican in the Wisconsin Assembly and a Bayfield County civic and conservation leader. Included is correspondence, reference materials, and clippings about his efforts to promote watershed management, other conservation activities, and legislative interests.
Walling, Esther K., 1940- Title: Esther K. Walling Papers, 1982-1990
Quantity: 11 c.f. (28 archives boxes) and 2 tape recordings.
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss CC; Tape 1273A
Abstract: Papers of a Republican legislator from Neenah who served in the Wisconsin Assembly from 1983 to 1990. Included are correspondence from Winnebago County constituents, advocacy groups, government officials, and legislators; memoranda; bill drafts; and reference material. Prominently documented topics include abortion, aging, the state budget, child care, child custody, the Fox River, retirement of public employees, K-12 schools, and property taxes. Some files directly relate to Walling's work on committees such as special Legislative Council committees on Child Custody Arrangements and on Condominiums and Time Shares and to her tenure on the Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems.
Walling, William English, 1877-1936 Title: William English Walling Papers, 1871-1962
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: U.S. Mss AH; Micro 653
Abstract: Papers of William English Walling, noted liberal author and lecturer on social and economic problems, and a founder of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society, the Women's Trade Union League, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Correspondence, 1871-1962, deals primarily with family affairs, but occasional letters discuss the breakdown of Czarist rule in Russia and the development of revolutionary spirit in Poland and Russia (1905-1906), race riots in Springfield, Illinois (1909), the Socialist Party and its problems prior to and during World War I, and the Negro and trade unions (1929). Some references to American Federation of Labor policies and conventions are also scattered in the correspondence. The collection also contains typewritten copies of a few of Walling's articles and speeches on labor, the national economy, racial problems, and foreign relations, as well as newspaper clippings and miscellaneous materials pertaining to his career. Among the writers of letters to Walling are Albert J. Beveridge, Francis Biddle, Bruce Bliven, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Glenn Frank, John P. Frey, William Green, Hamilton Holt, W. L. Mackenzie King, Raymond Moley, Edward A. Ross, Upton Sinclair, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Matthew Woll. Copies of a few letters written by Walling to Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont, Eugene V. Debs, H. M. Hyndman, Theodore Roosevelt, and President Woodrow Wilson are also among the papers. In the family letters written by Mr. and Mrs. Walling (Anna Strunsky) there are some scattered, and usually very brief, allusions to Clarence Darrow, Samuel Gompers, Herbert Hoover, Jack London, Henrik Shipstead, Rose Stokes, and others with whom they had associations.
Walliser, Blair Title: Blair Walliser Papers, 1933-1955
Quantity: 4.2 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 1 archives box) and 3 photographs
Call Number: M2010-047
Abstract: Papers of radio and television writer-producer-director Blair Walliser, consisting mainly of scripts, story outlines and synopses for radio comedies and dramas, and clippings from Chicago newspapers' coverage of the programs, many of which were produced for WGN. Titles represented in the collection include: “The Coronet Story Teller” (which has an extensive outline series), “Harold Teen,” “Easy Money,” “Great Artists” (scripts are written by members of the Illinois Writers Project, including Louis “Studs” Terkel), “Peter Quill,” and “The Romance of Helen Trent.” Photographs are three photos from “Harold Teen.”
Walnut Way Conservation Corp. (Milwaukee, Wis.) Title: Walnut Way Conservation Corp. Records, 2001-2010
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 190
Abstract: Records of the Walnut Way Conservation Corp., a Milwaukee neighborhood association, documenting neighborhood revitalization and community development. The collection mainly consists of newsletters and brochures which informed residents of development opportunities and neighborhood events and activities, including community garden projects. The collection also includes a 2010 publication describing the community's history.
Walworth County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Walworth County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Grantor/Grantee Indexes, 1839-1904
Quantity: 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Walworth Series 58
Abstract: Index to names of grantors (sellers) and grantees (purchasers) noted in real estate deeds. Shows date and time the deed was recorded, names of grantors and grantees, type of instrument, description of the land, and volume and page number of the deed record where instrument is recorded.
Walworth County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Walworth County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Deeds, 1839-1920
Quantity: 47 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Walworth Series 57
Abstract: Microfilmed documents showing conveyance of real estate--primarily deeds, 1839-1903, with some warrantees, tax deeds, and foreclosures through 1920. Entries show names of persons involved in land transfer, legal description of land, and amount paid.
Walworth County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools Title: Walworth County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools: Annual Reports of School Districts, 1908-1965
Quantity: 27.0 c.f. (68 archives boxes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 63
Abstract: Walworth County Superintendent of School's files on each school in the county, consisting primarily of annual reports and school censuses submitted by school district clerks and teachers. The annual report section provides aggregate statistical information regarding number of students, teacher salaries, enrollment figures, and financial statements. The census section provides names and information about persons less than 20 years of age residing in the school district, some family information, and student attendance and enrollment records. Preliminary Classification Reports include curriculum information, daily program of study, condition of the schoolroom and grounds, library and books used, and teacher's name, address, and teaching experience. Files for some schools contain photocopies of news clippings; information on curriculum and course handbooks; programs for dedications, concert, and plays; correspondence with teachers, parents, and other administrators; and information on school staff and school activities.
Walworth County (Wis.). Treasurer. Title: Walworth County (Wis.). Treasurer: Tax Rolls, 1912-1965
Quantity: 196 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Walworth Series 55
Abstract: Record of the amount of tax levied and collected on each parcel of real estate. Tax rolls typically include a legal description of the property, name of the owner, assessed valuation, tax levied, and a record of payments. For the period 1910 to 1965 only every fifth year has been preserved. Only the microfilm portion of the series is listed in the contents list.
Walworth Family Title: Walworth Family Papers, 1922-1977
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 1 flat box) and 25 photographs
Call Number: M2010-057
Abstract: Papers of Rose and Guy Walworth of Ashland, Wisconsin, and their sons, Donald John, Neil, and Robert. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence to and from Donald John and Neil during World War II (1940-1945), and a scrapbook belonging to Donald John relating principally to his service. Most of the correspondence is from Donald John and describes life in training, in Africa and in Europe; he served with the 1st Infantry Division and landed in France on D-Day and was wounded in action June 15, 1944. Neil, a pilot, served with the 743 Squadron, 455 Bomber Group, was captured and held prisoner at a German POW camp, Stalag Luft 3, and in his letters communicates a few details of life in the POW camp. Robert (Bob) also served as a pilot, although there are very few materials relating directly to him in these papers. Also included are biographical materials, and family and Army camp photographs.
Wanger, Walter F., 1894-1968 Title: Walter F. Wanger Papers, 1908-1967
Quantity: 96.4 c.f. (13 archives boxes, 92 record center cartons), 10 reels of microfilm (35mm), 1 reel of microfilm (16mm), 2 disc recordings, 4 tape recordings, 26 films, and 3 items of memorabilia
Call Number: U.S. Mss 136AN; Disc 195A; Tape 1035A; Micro 966; Micro 1042
Abstract: Personal and family papers, business records, and film production files of Walter Wanger, a successful independent motion picture producer most active from 1930 to 1960, and of Walter Wanger Pictures, Inc., Walter Wanger Productions, Inc., and other corporate ventures. Among the motion pictures for which Wanger was most well-known are Cleopatra (which ultimately ended his career), the Academy Award winning film on the death penalty I Want to Live!, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Riot in Cell Block 11.
Wanish General Store and Tavern Title: Wanish General Store and Tavern Records, 1841-1967 (bulk 1887-1931)
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (2 flat boxes)
Call Number: M2011-062
Abstract: Twelve day books from the Wanish General Store and Tavern in Cooperstown, Wisconsin, listing customer orders and amounts paid with several of the volumes containing expense account information or customer account balances as well. Also present is a folder with two photographs of the store and background information on its history.
Wanserski, George J. Title: George J. Wanserski Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 1.8 linear ft. (5 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder) of papers and 0.1 linear ft. (3 folders) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 55
Abstract: Papers and photographs of George J. Wanserski, a boatswain's mate in the Navy during World War II. The majority of the collection consists of letters Wanserski, a South Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, exchanged with his wife Florence during the war. The letters are long and fairly descriptive in chronicling both George's service with the Navy and the conditions Florence dealt with on the home front. George's letters describe his daily activities aboard a ship, the recreational activities of his fellow sailors, his Catholic faith, and his longing for his family. Florence's letters describe the growth and development of their children, the family's financial situation, and a slightly anti-German sentiment growing in the Milwaukee area. Also included are letters written by other family members to George. His military papers provide details about his service and include a continuous service certificate and summary of service in the Aleutian Islands. An undated watercolor painting, made by Wanserski, depicts the explosion of the Petersburg Mine during the Civil War. Several photographs show Wanserski and his family during the war.
Warner, Albert Lyman, 1903-1971 Title: Albert Lyman Warner Papers, 1923-1969
Quantity: 4 reels of microfilm (35mm), 1 tape recording, and 3 disc recordings
Call Number: Micro 606; Tape 492A; Disc 141A
Abstract: Papers of a capital reporter and radio commentator, including correspondence, biographical material, and writings for publication and broadcast. The writings include clippings of bylined articles for the New York Herald-Tribune, 1930-1939; CBS scripts of general news; summaries of World War II developments which Warner prepared as chief of the War Intelligence Division of the Bureau of Public Relations of the War Department; and scripts for Army Hour. Also present are several files of lengthy memos containing article ideas for U.S. News and World Report for which Warner was associate editor, 1956-1969. The limited correspondence is of note chiefly for its autograph value, but there is interesting correspondence with John L. Lewis and George W. Romney. The recordings relate to Army Hour (NBC), and Three Star Extra (NBC), for which Warner was a regular commentator.
Warner, Herbert L., 1900- Title: Herbert L. Warner Scrapbook, 1943-1945
Quantity: .5 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: AGSL Manuscript Collection 1
Abstract: The collection consists of a single scrapbook documenting Herbert L. Warner's work on the construction of the Alaskan-Canadian (ALCAN) Highway from 1943 to 1945. Included are photographs, newspaper articles, and miscellaneous personal documents.
Warner, Herbert, 1870-1952;
Warner, Bert, 1900-1989
Title: Herbert and Bert Warner Papers, 1900-1983
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes), 15 films (16mm), and 55 photographs
Call Number: Northland Mss R; PH Northland Mss R; AC 650-664
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1913-1933, of a father and son who were owners of the Forest Home Summer Resort (later called Herbert and Bert's Resort) on Plum Lake in Vilas County, Wisconsin, from 1898 until the late 1940s. Included are correspondence and detailed papers relating to the advertisement and operation of the resort, guest correspondence, and home movies. Other papers relate to the operation of a farm and the Lake and River Logging Company and various other business and community activities, including the Plum Lake Golf Course. Photographs consist of images of guests boating or displaying a prize catch, and other images showing equipment and work scenes from Herbert Warner's early work in logging operations.
Warren, Earl W., 1902-1972 Title: Earl W. Warren Papers, 1952-1970
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 50
Abstract: Fragmentary papers of Warren, a Democratic Assemblyman from Racine, Wis., consisting of campaign brochures, newsclippings, voting records, files on drug abuse, and scattered correspondence including letters to his employer concerning a reduced work schedule due to his legislative service.
Warren, Robert W., 1925- Title: Robert Warren Papers, 1965-1969
Quantity: 6.2 c.f. (6 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 112
Abstract: Papers of a Republican Party leader who served as state senator (1965-1968), attorney general (1969-1974) and U.S. district court judge (1974-), consisting entirely of files pertaining to his legislative career. Included are correspondence from constituents, legislators, lobbyists, and advocacy groups; minutes; notes; position papers and informational material; biographical material; clippings; press releases; and registers of constituent opinion. Most extensive are files pertaining to committee assignments such as service on the Joint Committee on Finance, the Governor's Committee on Water Resources, the Temporary Committee on Governmental Reorganization (Kellett Committee), the Governor's Committee on Eminent Domain, the Joint Committee on Legislative Reorganization, and the Legislative Council's Judiciary and Mental Health Advisory committees.
Washburn County (Wis.). Board of Supervisors Title: Washburn County (Wis.). Board of Supervisors: Proceedings of the County Board, 1883-1973
Quantity: 2.5 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Washburn Series 17
Abstract: Minutes of meetings (1883-1903), and proceedings of the Board including minutes, communications to the board, committee reports, reports of county officers and commissions, resolutions, financial reports, petitions, and a record of other board business.
Washburn County (Wis.). Clerk Title: Washburn County (Wis.). Clerk: County Clerk's Papers, 1883-1964
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Washburn Series 19
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, documents filed with the clerk, County Board committee papers, and a variety of papers connected with the clerk's duties.
Washburn family Title: Washburn Family Correspondence
Quantity: 1.0 cubic foot
Call Number: MISC MSS 103
Washburn, C.C. (Cadwallader Colden), 1818-1882 Title: C.C. Washburn Papers, 1844-1941
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes); plus additions of 0.9 c.f. and 37 photographs
Call Number: Wis Mss OO; M2003-026
Abstract: Papers of Cadwallader Colden Washburn, a Wisconsin businessman; Congressman, 1855-1861, 1867-1871; Civil War officer; and governor, 1871-1874; consisting largely of personal letters from various members of his family, especially Elihu B. Washburne, a brother. The correspondence relates to the land and collection agency and law business of the firm of Washburn and Woodman at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, the lead shot manufacturing interests of the firm at Helena, Wisconsin, and the establishment of the Bank of Hallowell, in Maine. Also included are miscellaneous business papers of the Washburn-Crosby Company mills and the genealogical research of Jeannette (Washburn) Kelsey.
Washington County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Washington County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Grantor Index, 1835-1890
Quantity: 4 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Washington Series 17
Abstract: Grantor index to deeds.
Washington County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Washington County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Deeds, 1835-1890
Quantity: 36 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Washington Series 16
Abstract: Microfilmed records showing date, grantor, grantee, consideration, names of witnesses, and date of recording.
Washington Realty Company (Milwaukee, Wis.) Title: Washington Realty Company Records, 1900-1957
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 113
Abstract: Miscellaneous records of a realty company, including articles of incorporation, by-laws, and minutes of meetings. By late 1957, Milwaukee Hospital had become the sole shareholder in the company. Upon the company's dissolution in December 1957, all assets transferred to the ownership of Milwaukee Hospital.
Wasielewski, Thaddeus F.B.,1904-1976 Title: Thaddeus F.B. Wasielewski Papers, 1932-1973
Quantity: 4 boxes (3 c.f.) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 15; Milwaukee Micro 24; Micro 864
Abstract: Papers of the Democratic representative of Wisconsin's 4th Congressional district, 1941-1947. Wasielewski, who also maintained a law practice in Milwaukee, was active in many local Polish-American organizations. His papers consist of correspondence, primarily from his years in Congress and family letters, microfilmed newspaper clippings illustrating his political career, files of campaign speeches in English and in Polish, campaign brochures and leaflets, printed voting records, material from the 1948 Democratic National Convention, and personal and family biographical material.
Waskow, Arthur Ocean, 1933- Title: Arthur Ocean Waskow Papers, 1943-1977 (bulk 1961-1977)
Quantity: 21.8 c.f. (21 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes, and 1 oversize folder), 11 photographs, 2 pieces of ephemera in 1 folder, and 1 negative
Call Number: Mss 5; PH 6607
Abstract: Papers, 1943-1977 (mainly 1961-1977), of Arthur Waskow, a historian, writer, activist, and rabbi, primarily documenting his activities as a research fellow for the Peace Research Institute (PRI), 1961-1963, and the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), 1963-1977; as a leader in left-wing Jewish organizations; and as a writer on subjects relating to peace, the war in Vietnam, and Judaism. In addition, there are detailed notes from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) records at the Library of Congress about the race riots of 1919, the subject of Waskow's doctoral research.
Wasserman, Dale, 1917- Title: Dale Wasserman Papers, 1946-1983
Quantity: 9.8 c.f. (1 record center carton, 22 archives boxes, 1 package) and 1 tape recording
Call Number: U.S. Mss 67AN; Tape 1095A
Abstract: Papers of Dale Wasserman, a playwright, screenwriter, and television dramatist. In the collection are scripts and drafts, many bearing informative annotations; correspondence; clippings; outlines; and production notes. Files from Wasserman's award-winning television writing, which primarily date from the 1950's, are most extensive for Armstrong Circle Theatre (CBS), The Citadel (ABC), Climax (CBS), Kraft Television Theatre (NBC), DuPont Show of the Month (CBS), and The Power and the Glory (CBS). Also from this period are materials on the teleplay “I, Don Quixote,” written for the DuPont Show of the Month, which Wasserman subsequently adapted for the Broadway stage as Man of La Mancha (1965). Extensive holdings on this production include unused lyrics by W. H. Auden. Also well represented among his stage plays is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1963), the records of which include a script annotated by Ken Kesey, author of the book of the same name. For Livin' the Life (1957), written with Bruce Geller, and Cafe Crown (1964) there are advertising posters and for The Wind Blows Free (1950), water color renderings of the sets are included. Film writing is represented by produced and unproduced titles, primarily Cleopatra (20th Century-Fox, 1963), The Vikings (UA, 1958), and Quick Before It Melts (MGM, 1965).
Watertown (Wis.). Assessor Title: Watertown (Wis.). Assessor: Assessment Rolls, 1850-1965
Quantity: 20.4 c.f. (circa 450 volumes)
Call Number: Jefferson Series 10
Abstract: Rolls showing location of property and names of owners and assessed valuation of real and personal property. For some years the rolls also show equalized valuation, taxes levied on the property, and similar information.
Watrous, Jerome A., 1840-1922 Title: Jerome A. Watrous Papers, 1864-1922
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss FC
Abstract: Papers of Jerome A. Watrous, a Wisconsin journalist, veteran of the Civil War and the Spanish-American War, and leader in the Grand Army of the Republic, consisting of correspondence and writings. About three-fourths of the collection consists of draft and printed speeches and writings concerning the Civil War, the Philippine Islands, the GAR, and general Wisconsin biography and history. Some items focus on the Iron Brigade, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and other Civil War battles, the Milwaukee Soldiers Home, and the history of several Wisconsin regiments. With these papers are comments on the proposal to place General Robert E. Lee's statue in Statuary Hall, Washington, D.C.; a collection of letters, 1864-1865, of General Joseph Bailey, then lieutenant colonel of the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, relating to his actions during the Red River campaign of 1864; and a Waterhouse/Watrous family history. The correspondence is very incomplete, and although his duty as a paymaster in the Philippines has some coverage, there is no correspondence about Watrous' military service in the Civil War. Prominent correspondents include Edward W. Bragg and William A. Ketchum, commander-in-chief of the GAR.
Watson, George G. Title: Textile Workers of America Oral History Project: George Watson Interview, 1978
Quantity: 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 719A
Abstract: One of a series of tape-recorded oral interviews conducted with union leaders by James A. Cavanaugh of the Historical Society staff, documenting the origins, growth, and decline of the TWUA, internal disputes, relations with other unions, and organizing drives. The interviews document textile unionism prior to the formation of the TWUA, as well as discussing major strikes and gains made through collective bargaining. Specific references are made to organizing activities in Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The George Watson interview is part of the Textile Workers Union of America Oral History Project.
Watson, Thomas S., 1891-1977? Title: Thomas S. Watson Papers, 1911-1958
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (14 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 88 photographs, and 3 films
Call Number: Mss 820; PH 4609; NGA 058-060
Abstract: Papers of Thomas S. Watson, the owner/manager of several motion picture theaters located in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Documentation primarily concerns the Superba and Stockton theaters, both of which were located in Freeport, Illinois, and it best covers the period 1917 to 1933. Included are box office records, check registers, contracts, advertising, extensive correspondence (mainly 1920-1925) with film distributors, and other records pertaining to the details and problems of theater operation. Relating to a later period in Watson's career when he resided in Blanchardville, Wisconsin, and operated a theater there is a small collection of film trailers and public relations films of the March of Dimes and the Red Cross. The photographs include images of Blanchardville, Wisconsin, theaters in Illinois, theater interiors and equipment, and unidentified towns and people. Miscellaneous material relates to organizations including the Ku Klux Klan.
Waukesha County Historical Society Title: Waukesha County Historical Society Cemetery Inscriptions, 1839-1951
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 907
Abstract: A list of cemeteries and their locations in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, and inscriptions copied from 30 of the cemeteries. These were compiled by members of the Waukesha County Historical Society, circa 1936-1951.
Waukesha County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Waukesha County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Deeds, 1839-1885
Quantity: 22 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Waukesha Series 32
Abstract: Microfilmed warranty, quit claim, and other deeds and government land patents for land located in Waukesha County. Volumes A-G are transactions recorded in Milwaukee County, 1839-1855, including land patents from the United States Land Office at Milwaukee.
Waukesha County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Waukesha County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Grantor/Grantee Indexes, 1839-1885
Quantity: 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Waukesha Series 31
Abstract: Microfilmed indexes to names of grantors (sellers) and grantees (purchasers) of warranty, quit claim, and other deeds and of government land patents for land located in Waukesha County. Volume A indexes transactions which were recorded in Milwaukee County and/or patents granted by the United States General Land Office in Milwaukee, 1839-1855. Other volumes are for transactions recorded with the Waukesha County Register of Deeds.
Waukesha County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: Waukesha County (Wis.). Treasurer: Tax Rolls, 1848-1983
Quantity: 61.0 c.f. (241 volumes and 38 archives boxes containing additional volumes) and 440 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Waukesha Series 4
Abstract: Tax rolls for real and personal property in Waukesha County cities, towns, and villages, giving name, property, taxes assessed, and amount paid. This series consists of two parts: original volumes, 1848-1870 and every tenth year thereafter through 1940 plus 1955 and 1960; and microfilm which also includes tax sales records, 1945-1983.
Waukesha Public Schools (Wis.) Title: Waukesha Public Schools Inventories and Predecessor School Records, 1871-1905
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Waukesha Series 41
Abstract: Records including minutes and financial information of districts which merged into the Waukesha school district, and 1905 equipment inventories of city public schools.
Waukesha (Wis.). Common Council Title: Waukesha (Wis.). Common Council: Records, 1852-1950
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (5 record center cartons and 1 archives box and 12 oversize volumes)
Call Number: Waukesha Series 23
Abstract: Waukesha Village and City records including the revised village charters of 1864 and 1886; minutes of proceedings of regular and special meetings of the Village Board (1852-1896) and Common Council (1896-1950), concerning budgets, zoning, ordinances, bond issues, and activity summaries of various committees. Also contains resolutions (1899-1920) formally expressing the position of the Common Council on issues such as streets, parks, complaints, licenses and permits, zoning, and procedures; ordinances (1896-1932) on streets, bonds, motor vehicles, land improvement, schools, licenses and permits, and other concerns; and opinions of the city attorney (1896-1910) regarding claims against the city and other legal matters.
Waupaca County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Waupaca County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Grantor/Grantee Indexes, 1851-1904
Quantity: 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Waupaca Series 20
Abstract: Index to Waupaca County real estate deeds (Waupaca Series 22) recording the names of grantors (sellers) and grantees (purchasers). Noted are date and time the deed was recorded, names of grantor and grantee, type of instrument, description of the property, and volume and page number of the deed record where the instrument is recorded.
Waupaca County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Waupaca County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Deeds, 1851-1985
Quantity: 42 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Waupaca Series 22
Abstract: Documents recording the conveyance of real estate. Types of documents include deeds, quitclaim deeds, warranty deeds, land contracts, sheriff's deeds on foreclosures, and special guardian's deeds. 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. Most of this series dates 1851-1907: only Volume 51, Quit Claim Deeds, and Volume 93, Tax Deeds, continue beyond 1907. Volume numbers are listed as they appear on the spine.
Waupaca County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: Waupaca County (Wis.). Treasurer: Tax Rolls, 1852-1975
Quantity: 116.5 c.f. (1901 volumes)
Call Number: Waupaca Series 7
Abstract: Tax rolls giving date, town, owner, land description, acreage, valuation of real and personal property, amount of taxes, total taxes, and payment. Assessment rolls are also included for very early years. From 1920 to 1975, only every fifth year was retained.
Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce (Wis.) Title: Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce Records, 1912-1986
Quantity: 12.4 c.f. (7 record center cartons, 14 archives boxes) 5 reels of microfilm (35mm), 24 photographs, and 10 negatives
Call Number: Stevens Point Mss AU; Stevens Point Micro 11; Stevens Point Micro 26; Micro 690; Micro 1164; PH 3839
Abstract: Records of the Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce, a civic organization established in Wausau, Wisconsin, in 1916 to further local economic development. Included are records about activities, internal administration, committees, and two predecessor groups (the Wausau Advancement Association and the Merchants and Manufacturers Association); related organizations; and numerous individual area businesses. Especially well documented are efforts dating from the 1960s through the 1980s relating to general economic development, tourism and promotion of the Rib Mountain recreational area, fire prevention, and community health planning. Included are minutes, correspondence, publications, reports, financial records, clippings, photographs, and reference material.
Wausau Centennial Association (Wausau, Wis.) Title: Wausau Centennial Association Genealogy Papers, 1939
Quantity: 41.6 c.f. (104 archives boxes)
Call Number: Stevens Point Mss F
Abstract: Nearly 8,000 folders of genealogical charts compiled for residents of Wausau, Wisconsin, and collected by the association in interviews during the city's centennial celebration in 1939. Information includes name, address, birth date and place, marriage date, military service, occupation, memberships, church affiliation, education level, and death date and burial place; and similar information for spouse, children, siblings, and spouse's siblings, and for ancestors. Also provided is date ancestors came to Marathon County and why they came, where they first lived, and their occupation; and sometimes an indication of heirlooms or museum pieces in the family's possession.

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