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Wick, James L., 1897-1964 Title: James L. Wick Papers, 1898, 1920-1964
Quantity: 100.1 c.f. (93 record center cartons, 10 archives boxes, 8 flat boxes, and 1 oversize PH folder), 3 tape recordings, 33 disc recordings, and 2 films
Call Number: M85-249; Audio 1496A; AC 453; GA 247
Abstract: Papers of James Wick, a politically conservative journalist, newspaper editor, and lecturer, consisting of research files for his book How NOT to Run for President and various articles; materials related to his position on the Board of Directors for several newspapers including, the Niles Daily Times (Ohio), the Daily Iberian (Louisiana), the Bogalusa Daily News (Louisiana), the Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald (North Carolina), and the Rome Daily American (Italy); and files related to “Editors' Tours,” which Wick organized for newspaper editors to interview foreign leaders throughout Europe and the Middle East. The collection also documents the theatrical career of Wick's wife, Dodee Wick (Hilda Eckstrom) through photographs, scripts, reviews, playbills, and professional and personal correspondence.
Wick, Peter E. Title: Oral History Interview with Peter Wick, 1975 April 4
Quantity: 1 tape recording (60 min.)
Call Number: Tape 556A
Abstract: Tape-recorded interview with Wick, a Milwaukee businessman; concerning his youth in Russia, the Jewish communities in Marinette, Green Bay, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, changes in University life between 1915 and 1920, business as a jobber of electrical supplies and of sporting goods, Zionism, World War II, and his involvement in Reform Judaism; recorded by Historical Society staff member Peter Gordy, 1975.
Wickenden, Elizabeth, 1909-2001 Title: Elizabeth Wickenden Papers, 1885-2001 (bulk 1932-1989)
Quantity: 15.4 c.f. (15 record center cartons and 1 archives box), 1 tape recording, and 5 photographs (1 folder); plus additions of 3.7 c.f. and photographs
Call Number: Mss 800; PH 6692; Audio 1274A; M99-098; M2001-090; M2001-165; M2005-100
Abstract: Professional papers, mainly 1932 to 1989, of Elizabeth Wickenden, a social welfare and Social Security policy consultant, analyst, and writer, and professor of public policy and urban studies. The papers document her professional positions as well as her activities as a consultant to national social welfare organizations, and her leading role in the Study Group on Social Security and the Save Our Security coalition. Also reflected are her activities as Professor of Urban Studies at the City University of New York (1966-1974) and at Fordham University (1979-1983). Issues with which she was concerned include transiency, poverty, welfare reform, welfare rights, welfare law, child protection and child welfare, Social Security and Medicare legislation, national health insurance, and unemployment compensation. There is also a small quantity of personal records and photographs, including school papers and four diaries from the 1920s and 1930s.
Wickham and Farr Law Firm (Eau Claire, Wis.);
Farr, Frank R., 1860-1932;
Wickham, James, 1862-1944
Title: Wickham and Farr Law Firm Printed Cases and Briefs, 1888-1909
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (24 volumes in 3 record center cartons)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss BA
Abstract: Printed Wisconsin Supreme Court cases and legal briefs prepared by the Eau Claire, Wisconsin law firm of Wickham and Farr, and by opposing attorneys. The cases span the dates of James Wickham's law practice from 1888 until 1909, when he was appointed circuit court judge for Wisconsin's newly-created 19th circuit. In 1889 Wickham was joined in practice by Frank R. Farr. Wickham and Farr undertook cases from all of the counties surrounding Eau Claire. The cases represented in the collection are comprised of appeals of all types to the Wisconsin Supreme Court with two to the U.S. Supreme Court, a few to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, and one each to the Minnesota and Illinois Supreme Courts.
Wierzba, Dennis, 1900-1993 Title: Dennis Wierzba Negatives, 1941-1957
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box) 666 nitrate negatives 165 safety film negatives
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 121
Abstract: Collection of images, mostly negatives as well as some prints made after the collection was donated, taken by Dennis Wierzba, a Milwaukeean. While most of the images in the collection are undated, the majority of the images appear to document life in Milwaukee in the 1940s, particularly on the city's south side.
Wight, William Title: William Wight Diaries, 1856-1910
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Whitewater Mss F
Abstract: Diaries kept by William and Albina Wight, a farmer and his wife near Whitewater, Wisconsin; with observations on family and farm life, weather conditions, local births, deaths, and marriages, and other family and local events.
Wilcox, Roy P., 1873-1946 Title: Roy P. Wilcox Papers, 1890-1925
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (8 archives boxes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss AV
Abstract: Papers of Roy P. Wilcox, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, attorney, Republican state senator from 1917 to 1920, and unsuccessful primary candidate for governor in 1918 and 1920 and for senator in 1925. The papers consist of materials from his political campaigns and his State Senate term, speeches, and a small subject file concerning the city commission form of government and workmen's compensation legislation. The political materials include lists of supporters, campaign literature, a few financial reports, and materials from the Guardians of Liberty. The 1925 correspondence is especially revealing of the daily inside operations of the campaign and of relationships with party leaders in Wilcox' race against Robert M. La Follette, Jr., for the senior La Follette's vacant Senate seat.
Wild Heritage Title: Wild Heritage Records, 1965-1992
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 34 photographs
Call Number: River Falls Mss EV; PH 6615
Abstract: Records, 1965-1992, of Wild Heritage, a conservation group headquartered in Hudson, Wisconsin, consisting of internal documents, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, and other materials. The collection documents the group's efforts to preserve the natural environment of Hudson and the area near the Wisconsin-Minnesota border.
Wild, Robert, 1875-1928 Title: Robert Wild Family Papers, 1825-1937
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (10 archives boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss CJ
Abstract: Papers of Wild, a Milwaukee attorney who was vice-president of the State Board of Bar Examiners and regent of the University of Wisconsin, accompanied by records of other members of his family. The collection consists essentially of papers of a German immigrant family that transplanted traditions and customs of the homeland to a new environment. The collection includes financial records of the Milwaukee West Seite Hoch Schule, 1871-1877; minutes of meetings of the Deutsche Gesellschaft von Milwaukee, 1880-1917; programs of German social and cultural activities; papers, 1846-1879, of Dr. Francis Huebschmann; and papers, 1844-1894, of Franz Anton Mohr, a family friend. Robert Wild's papers include letters from members of the legal profession in the state, from regents and faculty members of the University, particularly from the Department of German, and from leaders in German universities and institutes whom he met on a trip abroad in 1927; and also his articles and addresses on historical and literary subjects and on political measures he opposed, such as Prohibition and woman suffrage. The collection contains a diary, 1921, and some letters of Robert Wild's brother, George B. Wild. The latter, at one time business manager of the Toledo (Ohio) Baseball Club, corresponded with the club's patron, Noah Swayne, after 1915. There are also papers, 1825-1883, of Swayne's father, Noah Haynes Swayne, a United States Supreme Court justice, and his brother, General Wager Swayne.
Wilde, Harold R., 1911-1962 Title: Harold R. Wilde Papers, 1925-1959
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss CR
Abstract: Brief papers of Wilde, a Milwaukee businessman and secretary to Wisconsin Senator Alexander Wiley. Most of the correspondence concerns personal matters, although there are two letters from Wiley and one to Wiley discussing the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. As a civic leader, Wilde was often asked to give speeches, and many copies exist in the collection. Also present are financial reports (1947-1950) of the Norcor Manufacturing Company, of which Wilde was vice-president.
Wileden, Arthur F. Title: Arthur F. Wileden: Rural Community Analysis, South Central Wisconsin, 1949-1966
Extent: 4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 80
Abstract: Papers of Arthur Wileden, a nationally prominent University of Wisconsin professor of rural sociology, consisting primarily of reports on studies of 17 rural southwestern Wisconsin communities. The reports were produced by students in Wileden's community development course which focused on one community each year. They document the history, ethnicity, religion, education, business, industry, agriculture, government, and recreation for the Wisconsin cities of Belleville, Cambridge, Dodgeville, Edgerton, Evansville, Jefferson, Lake Mills, Lodi, Mineral Point, Mt. Horeb, Poynette, Prairie du Sac, Randolph, Rio, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, and Waterloo.
Wileden, Arthur F. Title: Oral History Interview with Arthur F. Wileden, 1975
Quantity: 11 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 553A
Abstract: Tape-recorded interviews conducted by Dale Treleven of the Wisconsin Historical Society staff with rural sociologist Arthur Wileden; concerning his youth and early teaching experiences in Waukesha County, Wis., his World War I disillusionment, his career at the University of Wisconsin and work on such projects as community leadership conferences and rural community development, rural civil defense during World War II, the development of French Island near La Crosse, the growth of several farm organizations, and the personalities and effectiveness of rural leaders he has known.
Wiley, Alexander, 1884-1967 Title: Alexander Wiley Papers, 1913-1967
Quantity: 164.4 c.f. (397 archives boxes, 3 card files, 1 flat box, and 4 record center cartons), 5 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 24 tape recordings, 22 disc recordings, and 3 films
Call Number: Mss 15; Micro 985; Audio 490A; Disc 101A; AB 725; DC 538; CC 153
Abstract: Legislative and personal papers of a Republican Senator from Wisconsin (1938-1962) who served as chairman of the Foreign Relations and Judiciary Committees. Included is incoming and outgoing constituent correspondence which constitutes the vast bulk of the collection; correspondence with family, friends, government agencies, and prominent individuals; files on legislation sponsored by Wiley and on his work in the Foreign Relations Committee and on the Judiciary Committee, especially that relating to anti-trust legislation and the Bricker Amendment; extensive microfilmed biographical clippings; and a very complete record of Wiley's speeches, news releases, and other writings. Well documented in the collection are Wiley's support of the Saint Lawrence Seaway, the Chicago-Lake Michigan Water Diversion case, his advocacy of the Wisconsin dairy industry, his strong anti-communist beliefs and activities, and the censure of Joseph McCarthy by the Senate.
Wiley, George A., 1931-1973 Title: George Wiley Papers, 1949-1975
Quantity: 18.0 c.f. (46 archives boxes) and 28 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 324; Audio 544A
Abstract: Papers of George Wiley, a founder and executive director of the National Welfare Rights Organization, documenting both his public and private lives, and his civil rights and anti-poverty activities. While teaching chemistry at Syracuse University, Wiley helped found the local chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality; later he served on CORE's National Action Council, and was associate national director of CORE, 1965-1966. Wiley's records on the National Welfare Rights Organization (1967-1973) form the majority of the collection.
Wiley, Guilford M., 1880-1955 Title: Guilford M. Wiley Papers, 1899-1966
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss AO
Abstract: Papers of a two-term Wisconsin Assembly representative (Republican from Trempealeau County) and school administrator, and of his wife, Beulah Arnold Wiley. Included are incomplete files of correspondence, mainly concerning legislative matters; bills and proposed legislation; materials collected for legislative reference; a few files related to his career as school superintendent and education in general; personal diaries; and school notebooks of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley.
Wiley, Guilford M., 1880-1955 Title: Guilford M. Wiley Papers
Physical Description: 0.6 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 084
Abstract: Guilford M. Wiley served as the principal of La Crosse Central High School from 1921-1926 and as the La Crosse Superintendent of Schools from 1926-1942. Wiley later became involved in politics and served from 1946-1950 in the Wisconsin State Legislature as Republican member of the Assembly from Trempealeau County. In 1952, he was an unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor. Wiley passed away in 1955. Materials in the collection include correspondence (1931-1933; 1945-1954), scattered issues of the La Crosse Central High Tribune (1922; 1928), miscellaneous materials (ca. 1938-1954), materials from the National Council of Presbyterian Men (1943-1954), newspaper clippings arranged by topic (1939-1954), materials from Wiley's political career (1949-1954), twenty photographic postcards depicting the evangelist Reverend Billy Sunday (ca. 1908), and a newspaper clipping scrapbook (1938-1939) containing articles pertaining to the La Crosse public schools.
Wiley, Juli Loesch, 1951- Title: Juli Loesch Wiley Papers, 1974-1994
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box), 4 tape recordings, photographs, 1 videotape, and 1 data file
Call Number: Mss 847; Tape 1282A; PH Mss 847; VHA 278
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1985-1987, of Wiley, a speaker, writer, and activist from Erie, Pennsylvania, who founded Prolifers for Survival (1979-1987) as a bridge between pro-life and anti-nuclear groups. She also organized “We Will Stand Up,” a campaign to promote abortion-free cities for the 1987 papal visit to the U.S., and was a founding lay member of the Pax Center, a Benedictine community for peace and justice. The papers document her evolving stance on the pro-life issue and include her views on peace and disarmament, feminism, and her ties to the Catholic Church. The bulk of the collection consists of her published articles, correspondence and “We Will Stand Up” campaign materials and photographs, but also includes materials on Prolifers for Survival and other pro-life groups, a videotaped television interview, a tape-recorded speech, and a 1994 oral history interview.
Wilkie, Horace, 1917-1976 Title: Horace Wilkie Papers, 1945-1976
Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (7 record center cartons and 8 archives boxes), 1 reel of microfilm (35mm), and 2 tape recordings; plus additions of 6.5 c.f., 53 photographs, 2 transparencies, 5 blueprints, and 1 film reel
Call Number: Mss 694; Micro 1089; Audio 57A; PH Mss 694; M99-009
Abstract: Papers, 1945-1976, of Horace Wilkie, a Democratic state senator (1956-1962) from Madison, Wisconsin, who became a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice (1962-1974) and chief justice (1974-1976). Early career files include extensive material from his tenure (1945-1950) as chairman of the Madison Housing Authority as well as information on his two unsuccessful congressional campaigns. Legislative files contain material on issues considered during the 1957, 1959, and 1961 legislative sessions, especially the 1961 sales tax compromise. Judicial files, which document his general professional concerns and involvements rather than specific decisions and rulings, contain extensive material on the state court reorganization efforts of the 1970s in which Wilkie was an active participant.
Wilkins, James F. Title: James F. Wilkins Overland Trail Drawings, 1849
Quantity: 50 drawings (4 flat boxes)
Call Number: PH 374 (5)
Abstract: Drawings made by James F. Wilkins during his 1849 trip along the Overland Trail. The drawings, which document his journey from Weston, Missouri, to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, include views of Fort Leavenworth, Fort Kearny, Chimney Rock, the Black Hills, Independence Rock, and Cathedral Rock.
William B. Cairns Victory Post 57 Title: William B. Cairns Victory Post 57 Records,
Quantity: Records: 11.6 linear ft. (6 archives boxes, 27 card boxes, and 1 oversized folder) and photographs: 0.7 linear ft. (3 archives boxes and 3 oversized folders)
Call Number: WVM Mss 15
Abstract: Records and photographs of the William B. Cairns Victory Post 57 of the American Legion (Madison, Wis.); the Dane County Voiture No. 683 of La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux (40/8); the Southern Wisconsin Red Arrow Club; and the Ray S. Owen First World War Photograph Collection. The Cairns Victory Post 57 series includes information about post activities such as Badger Boys State, the Boy Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, Memorial Day observances, state and national American Legion conventions, and the results of a 1930 community survey conducted by the American Legion on topics such as health, education, and government. Also includes several versions of the post constitution and by-laws, financial records, extensive executive committee minutes, veterans' organization-related news clippings, post history essays and timelines, and correspondence covering post activities and membership issues. Membership record cards for the post are substantially complete from 1922-1967, with the exception of 1942. Two sets of post continuous membership cards from the 1950s and 1960s are also part of the collection, which provide membership history for individuals. The Dane County Voiture No. 683 series documents post activities including extensive coverage of the post-sponsored 1958 and 1959 Wisconsin Sports & Home Shows. Other records include correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, and membership lists and reports. The Southern Wisconsin Red Arrow Club is the smallest series in the collection and includes the records of charity bingo events from the early 1980s. The Photographs series includes images documenting the activities of the Cairns Victory Post 57 and Dane County Voiture No. 683 including Memorial Day parades, meetings and events, 40/8 members in their 'fun' costumes, and scenes from the 1959 Wisconsin Sports & Home Show. The majority of the Photographs series consists of a collection of over 400 official military photographs taken in Europe during and just after the First World War. This collection of photographs, donated by First World War veteran and Post 57 member Ray S. Owen, includes extensive aerial and battlefield views as well as images of First World War armaments.
William V. Osborne Title: Osborne Family Business Records, 1879-1999
Quantity: 1.0 cubic ft. 2 archive boxes and 1 small box,
Call Number: UWP Manuscript Collection 025
Abstract: Materials related to Lakeside Sales, Ltd. and its predecessor entities and personal correspondence and financial documents of the Osborne Family.
Williams family;
Hansen, Don;
Hansen, Betty
Title: Williams Family Papers, 1870-1919, 1996-2007
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 32 photographs
Call Number: Stevens Point Mss BX; PH 6529
Abstract: Papers of the Williams families of Waupaca County (Wisconsin) consisting of diaries and account books (1870-1919), including transcriptions of the diaries compiled by Don and Betty Hansen. Harry Williams was the first white child born in Bear Creek (Wisconsin) and the diaries of Harry, his wife Laura (née Wolcott), and his father Lucien document weather, chores, and observations regarding family members and neighbors. The account books are largely addenda added to the diaries in the final pages. The photographs include images of multiple generations of the Williams family, as well as images of the house and outbuildings.
Williams Hardware Store (Cambria, Wisconsin) Title: Williams Hardware Store Records, 1907-1983
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (6 archives boxes) and 94 photographs
Call Number: M2001-099
Abstract: Business records of Williams Hardware Store of Cambria, Wisconsin (Columbia County), bulk 1912-1940s, predominantly consisting of day books (1915-1942) documenting the store’s sales and noting customer, item purchased, cost, and method of payment. The photographs include images of Cambria and Glidden.
Williams, Eleazer, 1787-1858 Title: Eleazer Williams Papers, 1634-1964
Quantity: 4.4 c.f. (11 archives boxes) and 7 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 76; Green Bay Micro 19; Micro 844
Abstract: Papers of Eleazer Williams, an Episcopal missionary to the Oneida Indians in New York and Green Bay, Wisconsin, who was of mixed English, French, and Indian lineage and claimed to be the “lost dauphin” of France. Williams, who lived in or near Green Bay from 1822 until 1850, was instrumental in encouraging some members of the Oneida and Stockbridge Indian tribes to immigrate to Wisconsin during the 1820s. The papers consist of materials by Williams including correspondence, 1801-1856, which pertains to his efforts to secure land for the New York Indians; his connections with land companies and French fur traders; his relationship with church and government officials; his repudiation by the Oneida Indians in 1832; and the “lost dauphin” controversy. Other materials written by Williams include autobiographies covering his life to about 1833; notes about Great Lakes geography and early exploration, fur trade, and missionary activities among the Indians, especially the Six Iroquois Nations; journals and journal fragments; sermons and notes; and a few speeches. Materials about Williams include a scrapbook, clippings, pamphlets, a small amount of correspondence to Lyman Draper from acquaintances of Williams, and an article about Williams by Albert G. Ellis. Materials in the collection collected by Williams include journals, narratives, and sermons of several of Williams' ancestors; two diaries of Mrs. Williams, 1834-1839 and 1858-1878; journals of two acquaintances, Albert G. Ellis and John Sargeant; dictionaries and documents in an Indian language, presumably Mohawk or Iroquois; fur trade accounts of Grignon, Lawe, and Porlier, 1818-1832; and almanacs, pamphlets, and books from Williams' library.
Williams, Griffith H., 1917-2000 Title: Griffith H. Williams Papers, 1875-2001
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (1 folder), 8 tape recordings, and 1 photograph; plus additions of 2.0 c.f. and 94 photographs
Call Number: SC 1220; Tape 919A; PH SC 1220; M2004-041
Abstract: Tape-recorded interviews, 1970-1979, conducted by local historian Griffith H. Williams with 29 residents of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, and vicinity about the history of the area; plus one interview, 1981, conducted by Dale Treleven of the Wisconsin Historical Society staff with Williams concerning his family and youth in Waushara County, the effects of World War II, his moving to Prairie du Chien, and his interest in local history. Also included are papers documenting the Williams family, photographs related to the Prairie du Chien area, and an extensive Wisconsin postcard collection.
Williams, Herbert S., 1905- Title: Textile Workers of America Oral History Project: Herbert S. Williams Interview, 1978
Quantity: 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 721A
Abstract: One of a series of tape-recorded oral interviews conducted with Textile Workers Union of America 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 Herbert S. Williams interview is part of the Textile Workers Union of America Oral History Project.
Williams, Letha McPherson, 1903-1989 Title: Letha McPherson Williams Collected Papers, 1917-1990
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 165
Abstract: Collected papers of Letha Williams documenting her interest in the history of Marinette County, Wisconsin and the town of Marinette's “twin city,” Menominee, Michigan. The papers consist of newspaper clippings, oral histories, and genealogical information about area families collected by Williams for a proposed book on the history of the area. The bulk of her research was concentrated in the following areas: local genealogies, community histories of local towns and Marinette county generally, indigenous Native American groups, and the primary and secondary school systems in the area.
Williams, Warren Lorenzo Title: Warren Lorenzo Williams Letters, 1864-1865
Quantity: .1 cubic ft. (2 folders)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 82
Abstract: Collection contains letters written by Warren Williams, a member of Company E, 5th Wisconsin Infantry (Reorganized) from September 3, 1864 to his mustering out on June 19, 1865. The letters date from September 11, 1864 to June 6, 1865 and are to his wife and family. In the letters Williams describes life as a soldier, including his muster into service in Wisconsin and being transported to various locales throughout the country. The majority of the contents deal with how much Williams would like to be able to go home and be with his family. According to the Roster Wisconsin Volunteers, Williams was from Vinland, Wisconsin.
Williamson, Ezekiel M., 1801-1896;
Catlin, John, 1803-1874
Title: Ezekiel M. Williamson and John Catlin Real Estate Firm Records, 1795, 1813, 1839-1879
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 11 volumes)
Call Number: Wis Mss X
Abstract: Business records of the Catlin and Williamson real estate firm operating in Madison, Wisconsin, consisting of journals, ledgers, record books of contracts, mortgages, and land sales, and conveyances of lands chiefly in Dane, Sauk, and Fond du Lac counties to Catlin, Williamson, and Simeon Mills. Also included are a school copybook, a ciphering book, and a teacher's certificate for Williamson.
Willis and Lillian Leenhouts Architects
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Title: Willis and Lillian Leenhouts Architects Records, 1936-1990
Quantity: 105.2 cubic ft. (25 boxes; 381 oversize folders; 175 rolls)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 223
Abstract: Specializing in single-family residences, the firm of Willis and Lillian Leenhouts Architects was well-known for its regional modernist style and utilization of passive solar technologies. The collection includes project records of the firm (both files and drawings), as well as Willis and Lillian Leenhouts's professional papers. The project records are the most extensive portion of the collection and pertain to over 500 built and unbuilt projects from 1936 to 1990. Of the projects represented in this collection, the vast majority are single- or multi-family residences in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area.
Willkie-For-President Committee. Wisconsin Title: Willkie-for-President Committee. Wisconsin: Records, 1943-1945
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Wis Mss RW
Abstract: Papers relating to the Wisconsin Wilkie-for-President Committee's effort to nominate Wendell Willkie as a presidential candidate on the Republican ticket. Included is correspondence and financial data (kept by Willard Smith, secretary of the committee), speeches, press releases, and clippings. Correspondence is mostly between the Milwaukee headquarters, Smith, and committee workers throughout the state.
Willkom, Terry A., 1943- Title: Terry A. Willkom Papers, 1971-1974
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss AL
Abstract: Legislative papers of Willkom, Chippewa Falls, Wis., Democratic representative of Wisconsin's 67th Assembly district (1970-1976). The collection contains primarily reference materials, with some correspondence, and reflects Willkom's special interests in health care and hospitals, and in the budget.
Willow River Power Company (Hudson, Wisconsin) Title: Willow River Power Company Records, 1866-1953
Quantity: 8.4 c.f. (14 archives boxes and 15 oversize volumes)
Call Number: River Falls Mss H
Abstract: Business records for the flour and gristmills and the electric power plants operated on the Willow River by Christian Burkhardt (1834-1931) and his family of Burkhardt and Hudson, Wisconsin. Burkhardt, a native of Germany, built his first dam and flour mill on the Willow River in 1868. By 1894 a new mill had been erected and electric generators had been installed, and by 1900 electrical power was being supplied to the city of Hudson for street lighting and residential use. In 1907 all company operations were consolidated into the Burkhardt Milling and Electric Power Company, but because of its continued growth and diversification, the power business was separated from the milling business by the creation in 1922 of the Willow River Power Company. In 1944 all of the Burkhardt properties were purchased by Northern States Power Company. The bulk of the collection is composed of financial and legal records. Minutes of meetings of the Burkhardt Milling and Electric Company, 1907-1947, together with cash and sales books, journals, ledgers, trial balances, and grain and shipping accounts of varied dates relate primarily to the operations of the flour and grain mills, mainly in the period after 1885. Sales records, 1901-1918, minutes of stockholders' and directors' meetings of the Willow River Power Company, 1922-1940, a few reports to state and federal agencies, and assorted legal papers relate to the production and sale of electricity. The collection also contains plat maps and correspondence concerning lands owned by the Burkhardt companies, 1900-1946, correspondence and financial records of investments held by the Burkhardts in St. Paul, Minn., 1904-1943, and a very few folders of personal family papers, 1873-1953.
Wills, Robert H. Title: Robert H. Wills Papers, 1964-1991
Quantity: 5.4 c.f. (5 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: M94-384
Abstract: Papers of journalist Robert H. Wills, editor of the Milwaukee Sentinel and active member of several professional journalism organizations. The collection includes material from his participation in the National News Council (NNC) and the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE), including correspondence and minutes of board meetings for the NNC (1980-1985, the period during which he represented ASNE at board meetings); correspondence concerning ASNE's Ethics Committee; and material regarding the feasibility of establishing a Wisconsin News Council. Also included are many of Wills' speeches on a wide variety of media issues, and correspondence and memoranda on open records and freedom of information issues. Additional documentation concerns the civil disturbances in Milwaukee in 1967.
Willson Monarch Laboratory Title: Willson Monarch Laboratory Records, 1889-1966
Quantity: 12.6 c.f. (24 archives boxes and 10 flat boxes), and 35 photographs and 6 negatives
Call Number: Whitewater Mss BJ; PH 3819
Abstract: Records, mainly 1911-1959, of a manufacturer of patent medicine, cosmetics, and animal remedies located in Edgerton, Wisconsin, from 1889 until the late 1960s. Included are articles of incorporation and stock records; administrative correspondence; exchanges with the numerous salesmen and women who sold the firm's products door-to-door throughout the Midwest concerning their day-to-day activities and problems; photographs of sales staff; files on product labeling problems; motivational newsletters and other company publications; and miscellaneous financial, employment, and manufacturing records.
Willson, Brian (S. Brian) Title: Brian Willson Papers, 1985-1992
Quantity: 18.8 c.f., 76 photographs, and 7 videorecordings
Call Number: M91-198; M94-084; M95-151; M96-019
Abstract: Papers of peace activist Brian Willson, documenting his involvement with various protest and civil disobedience organizations. Also documented is the 1987 incident in which Willson was run over by a train during a demonstration and the ensuing litigation. Included are photographs, legal documents and testimony, videorecordings, correspondence, and ephemera.
Wilson, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1859-1934 Title: B. F. Wilson Papers, 1857-1956
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Stevens Point Mss T
Abstract: Papers of business entrepreneur B. F. Wilson, Wausau, Wisconsin, including personal papers, genealogical data, scattered records of the Bradley Brothers Land, Log and Lumber Company, Milwaukee, and records of the Wilson Mercantile Company of Wausau, dealers in wholesale groceries and sundries, particularly concerning its 1948 dissolution.
Wilson, Earl, 1907- Title: Earl Wilson Papers, 1936-1964
Quantity: 16 reels of microfilm (35mm) and 331 disc recordings
Call Number: Micro 800; Disc 151A
Abstract: Papers of Earl Wilson, a Broadway columnist, writer, and radio commentator, including personal correspondence and letters from readers, newspaper and magazine columns, anecdotes and jokes, other writings and speeches, writings of Rosemary Wilson, photographs, and radio program recordings. Includes Wilson's “It Happened Last Night” columns, 1946-1964; his TV Guide columns, 1955-1957; materials on his 1962 play, Home Cooking; and scattered radio and television scripts. Recordings of The Earl Wilson Show, 1945-1950, and It Happened Last Night feature interviews with actors, actresses, musicians, and other show business personalities. Also in the collection are recordings of Wilson's appearances on other radio programs, and miscellaneous recordings of performers and of political figures including Adlai Stevenson, Anthony Eden, Charles F. Brannan, James Roosevelt, Jr. (1946), John L. Lewis (1940 speech), Tom C. Clark, and Adolf Hitler.
Wilson, Luke W. (Luke Woodward), 1912-1985 Title: Luke W. Wilson Papers, 1933-1977
Quantity: 4.4 c.f. (10 archives boxes), 22 photographs, and 4 posters (3 folders and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Mss 1013; PH 6459
Abstract: Papers, bulk 1936-1954, of Luke Wilson, an investigator, researcher, campaign worker, and freelance writer. Included are investigative and background materials used as evidence for the Senate Subcommittee of the Committee on Education and Labor (1936-1940) in its investigation of oppressive labor practices of agricultural companies in California. Also included are publications of the Army Morale Services Division (1942-1946), which later became the Information and Education Division, some of which Wilson either researched or helped write as well as materials related to Wilson's testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Internal Security, which was investigating Communist activity in the U.S. government and army. In addition, there is extensive material for both the Progressive Party and the American Labor Party (1948-1953), focusing on 1948 presidential candidate, Henry Wallace, and 1949 New York mayoral candidate, Vito Marcantonio.
Wilson, Pat Title: "The Stone Cellar in Hixon Forest, and the Flury and McMillan Families," by Patrick Wilson
Quantity: 0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 268
Abstract: Written by Patrick Wilson, this paper discusses the lives of McMillan and Flury family members who settled in the La Crosse, Wisconsin area in the 1850s. Also discussed is a short history of a stone cellar in Hixon Forest.
Wilson, Pat Title: History of Hixon Forest Nature Center
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 115
Abstract: "History of Hixon Forest Nature Center," written by Pat Wilson, 25 September, 1993.
Wiltrout, Irving D. Title: Irving D. Wiltrout Papers, 1858, 1880-1901
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (2 folders)
Call Number: River Falls SC 361; File 1887 April 11
Abstract: Correspondence and memorabilia of Dr. Wiltrout, founder of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Hospital and Sanitarium in Hudson, Wis., in 1887. Included are letters from Holmes, William H. Taft, and John C. Spooner. Negative photostat copies of some of the letters, primarily those from Oliver Wendell Holmes, are filed under call number File 1887 April 11.
Wiman, Dwight Deere, 1895-1951 Title: Dwight Deere Wiman Papers, 1922-1950
Quantity: 20.0 c.f. (11 archives boxes, 25 flat boxes) and 37 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 25AN; Micro 678; Micro 1068
Abstract: Papers of a producer of over fifty Broadway plays and musicals, consisting of draft and mimeo scripts by Marc Connelly, Howard Lindsay, Clifford Odets, Paul Osborn, Robert E. Sherwood, John Van Druten, and others; programs and playbills; press books (available only on microfilm); and miscellaneous production materials including set designs by Jo Mielziner. Represented are Babes in Arms (1937), Command to Love (1927), The Gay Divorce (1932), I Married An Angel (1938), Letters to Lucerne (1941), The Little Show (1929), Morning's At Seven (1939), On Borrowed Time (1938), The Racket (1927), The Road to Rome (1927), and many other titles. Also included are miscellaneous business records and correspondence, as well as orchestrations by Frederick Loewe and Arthur Schwartz for several productions. The entire collection, including production stills held by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, is also available on microfilm.
Winding Rivers Library System, Wisconsin. Title: Winding Rivers Library System Records
Physical Description: 8.0 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 014
Abstract: The Winding Rivers Library System, headquartered in La Crosse, Wis., began with a Library and Construction Act (LSCA) grant in 1965 to the La Crosse Public Library to develop an area library system among public libraries. It was known as La Crosse Area Library Development initially and in 1972 the name was changed to La Crosse Area Library System. Another name change in 1978 resulted in Winding Rivers Library System (WRLS). Today WRLS serves multiple libraries in a seven county region of Wisconsin: Buffalo, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau and Vernon Counties. Records include Board materials, such as minutes (1971-1990), director’s files and the like; historical materials which include a time line of WRLS development and newspaper clippings; financial records include audits (1971-1993), budgets and financial statements; Library and Technology Act (LSTA) grant files; visual materials which include photographs and 35 mm slides of various staff, board members and services; programs which include Mail-A-Book, Mail-A-Film, Bookmobile and others; publications which include the system newsletter “Whirlpools” (1979-2005); reports which include annual reports to the state of Wisconsin (1973-1993) and to the WRLS board of trustees (1985-2001); and files on system members. Lastly are materials of the defunct Winding Rivers Intertype Library Council (1978-1996) and the West Central District Library Association (1938-1996).
Windwatts, Inc. Title: Windwatts, Inc. Records, 1970-1977
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 45 photographs, and 3 transparencies
Call Number: Mss 596; PH Mss 596
Abstract: Papers and printed material of Windwatts, Inc., a group of Madison-area residents who attempted unsuccessfully to form a wind-generated energy company employing the Savonius Rotor System during the years 1974-1975. Included are minutes, organizational documents, financial records, vitas, drawings, plans, photographs, articles, newspaper and magazine clippings, and scholarly papers.
Winfield, William Title: William Winfield Papers, 1965-1967
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 529
Abstract: Papers collected by Winfield, primarily concerning civil rights in Mississippi and the Child Development Group of Mississippi. Included is a detailed, lengthy CDGM report of the history, future, and goals of the project, from 1966; and records of the Valley View (Mississippi) CDGM center, consisting mainly of printed personnel and job description materials from the central CDGM office in Jackson, with a few copies of minutes of Valley View staff meetings. Also present are records of the Madison County voter education project, containing printed instructions and informational pamphlets for both prospective voter and project worker. Scattered general political and voter registration items are located in the miscellaneous file. All of the material in the collection is reproduced or printed, and there are no personal items present.
Winkler, Frederick C., 1838-1921 Title: Frederick C. Winkler Papers, 1864-1919
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss W
Abstract: Scattered correspondence and documents of Winkler, a Milwaukee lawyer, politician, and soldier. Included is an unfinished letter (July 28, 1864) that Winkler apparently wrote to another officer describing the Battle of Peach Tree Creek; a manuscript describing fellow officer and friend Frank Haskell; two letters (1892) from William F. Vilas and John C. Spooner discussing politics and appointments; and a letter (May 8, 1916) from Woodrow Wilson with the president's appreciation for a telegram from Winkler.
Winnebago County Asylum, County Home and Poor Farm (Wis.) Title: Winnebago County Asylum, County Home and Poor Farm Records, 1867-1969
Quantity: 20.4 c.f. (13 archives boxes and 31 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 61
Abstract: Records of Winnebago County's asylum, county home and poor farm which opened in 1871. This series only contains records of the institution from 1867 to 1969 by which time the asylum operations were known as the Winnebago County Hospital and the county home was known as Pleasant Acres. The records document the administration of the institution(s) as an asylum, county home and poor farm, and information about the population of the institution(s) in general. Administrative records include minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings (1889-1956) and financial records (1913-1951). Patient records (1867-1969) contain biographical data on residents and some information on individual patient care.
Winnebago County (Wis.). Board of Supervisors Title: Winnebago County (Wis.). Board of Supervisors: Board Proceedings, 1972-1995
Quantity: 16.8 c.f. (42 archives boxes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 58
Abstract: Proceedings of the County Board of Supervisors, including clerk's minutes of each meeting and documents considered by the Board. Documents include petitions, memorials, communications, and claims addressed to the Board; reports of county officers and of Board committees; resolutions and ordinances; and other papers relating to operations, services, finances, planning, and policy of county government.
Winnebago County (Wis.). Soldiers Relief Commission Title: Winnebago County (Wis.). Soldiers Relief Commission: Applications for Relief, 1897-1920
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 114
Abstract: Applications to the Commission for financial aid. The majority of the applications are from Civil War veterans and their dependents. Applications typically include the name, age, and resident of the applicant; time of arrival in Winnebago County; relationship to the veteran; name, rank, company, and regiment of the soldier; date of enlistment and discharge; rate of pension per month and total family income; occupation and earnings; value of property and belongings; date of marriage and age of wife; names, ages, and earnings of children living at home; names, occupations, and earnings of other family members; and reasons for application.
Winnebago County (Wis.). Sunnyview Sanatorium Title: Winnebago County (Wis.). Sunnyview Sanatorium: Subject Files, 1929-1971
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 73
Abstract: Office files of the director of a tuberculosis sanitarium concerning its operation, professional activities of the staff, accreditation, and patient care.
Winnebago County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: Winnebago County. Treasurer: Tax Sale Records, 1844-1856 , 1858-1895 , 1899-1900
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (22 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 62
Abstract: Record of land sold for unpaid taxes and record of redemption of tax certificates. Information varies but may include name of owner, description of property, number of acres, amount of tax, name of redeemer, date of redemption, and the name of the person to whom the land is assigned.
Winnebago County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: Winnebago County (Wis.). Treasurer: Real, Personal Property, and Income Tax Rolls, 1856-1995
Quantity: 136.8 c.f. (approximately 747 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 60
Abstract: Real estate and personal property tax rolls for Winnebago County and a few income tax rolls for the City of Oshkosh. Records for 1860-1894 are incomplete, consisting only of records from Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha, Poygan, and Omro. Beginning in 1895, most municipalities are present. From 1900-1995 only every fifth year has been retained.
Winneconne (Wis.). Clerk Title: Winneconne (Wis.). Clerk: Records, 1869-1993
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (1 archives box, 31 volumes, and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 53
Abstract: Winneconne, Wisconsin, village clerk's records including record books, 1869-1993; ordinances, 1899-1914; election records, 1869-1897; highway records, 1884-1895; justice of the peace docket, 1873-1885; and records of the Winneconne Cemetery Association, 1920-1971, including a map showing the locations of graves, 1938.
Winner, John D. Title: John D. Winner Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 0.8 linear ft. (2 archives boxes and 3 oversized folders) of papers, 0.9 linear ft. (2 archives boxes and 1 flat box) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 1222
Abstract: Papers and photographs pertaining to John D. Winner, a Madison, Wisconsin resident who served with the 3rd Infantry Regiment during World War II, and also served in the Wisconsin National Guard and saw active duty with the 32nd Division in 1961. After graduating college, Winner enlisted in the Army and attended the United States Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia. Winner served in Germany during and after World War II as an organizer of prisoner of war camps at Dietershiem, Darmstadt, and Kornwestheim. He was awarded the Bronze Star for successfully supplying provisions to German prisoners and was also stationed with the occupation force stationed in Berlin. After the war, Winner served with the Wisconsin National Guard until his retirement as a lieutenant colonel in 1962. His papers consist of service records, military papers, correspondence, newspaper articles, certificates, and drawings pertaining to his service with the regular army and the reserves. The letters, written by Winner to his family, describe his basic training, completion of officer school, celebration of the end of the war in Europe and the Pacific, duties performed with the occupation force, and descriptions of European cities. While in basic training, Winner describes some of his training and his concern about being sent overseas into combat. He also mentions his dislike of drill sergeants and Southern weather and culture. The letters from Europe include descriptions of Winner's supply duties, leisure activities, travel through various cities, and his enjoyment of the spoils of war. Some of the letters also discuss his views on the peace process, with one elaborating how the United States should deal with Soviet Russia (July 4, 1945). Winner also shows concern for the welfare of his mother and sister after his father died in 1945. He asks about his mother's financial situation and instructs her how to invest his own money to help pay for his sister's college education. The military papers elaborate on Winner being awarded the Bronze Star and document Winner's investigation of a jeep accident that occurred after the war. There is also an interesting certificate for completion of the gas obstacle course that includes cartoon soldiers comically completing the tasks involved in the course. Particularly interesting, is the series of drawings that were done by a Hungarian officer serving on Winner's staff at the Dietershiem prisoner of war camp. The artworks are mainly caricatures and portraits of Winner, showing him sitting in a jeep, riding a motorcycle, smoking cigars, and posing in uniform. Also included is a drawing of a stereotypical German soldier in a prison camp and two showing Hitler; one with him hanging onto a rocket and the other of him hanging onto a sign for Berlin as American tanks enter the city. The papers pertaining to his service with the National Guard include certificates, identification cards, and service records. Also included are materials pertaining to the 32nd Division's activation during the Berlin Crisis of 1961. Included are memos, articles, and a roster from 1961 of officers serving in the Division at the time of activation. Of particular interest are several songs pertaining to the Wisconsin National Guard, including one that protests activation. The photographs consist of a scrapbook compiled by Winner, along with several loose images pertaining to his service in Europe. Most of the images in the scrapbook are labeled, dated, and include a brief description. Included are images of the extensive damage to German cities, depictions of the prison camps where Winner was stationed, and tourist photographs taken while on leave. There are also images of Winner and other soldiers celebrating the end of the war, enjoying spoils, relaxing, and attending regimental football games. The scrapbook also includes additional drawings that were given to Winner depicting Hungarian and German prisoners, as well as programs for plays and football games. The loose images document Winner's assignment to Berlin and his return trip to the United States. The destruction and rebuilding of Berlin is well documented and include German citizens scrounging for food, as well as former Nazi women cleaning up rubble. The loose images also include additional photographs pertaining to subjects identified in the scrapbook, along with other labeled and unlabeled photographs of soldiers. There are also a few images from his service with the National Guard documenting presentations and inspections.
Winner, Lee B., 1921- Title: Lee B. Winner Papers, 1939-1984
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 158
Abstract: Papers of Lee B. Winner, who was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a forester with the Menominee Indian Mills from 1948 until approximately 1961, when the federal government terminated its control of the Menominee reservation. Winner was credited with the first application of automatic data processing in forestry, although actual statistical data on the Menominee forest is present only in fragmentary form. This collection documents Winner's work with the adaptation of IBM procedures to forestry. Also documented is the federal government's termination of control over the Menominee reservation, leading to the subsequent formation of Menominee County. In addition, there are notes and correspondence, mostly 1971, relating to a lawsuit by the Menominee Tribe against the federal government for alleged losses suffered by the tribe due to mismanagement of the forest. The collection also includes a significant amount of correspondence between Winner and Calvin B. Scott, a forester who was employed in Milwaukee by the Forest Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Winner, Paul C. Title: Paul C. Winner Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft (1 archives box and three oversized folders) of papers, 1.0 linear ft. (3 archives boxes) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 1250
Abstract: Papers and still images pertaining to the service of Paul Winner, a Madison, Wisconsin veteran who served as a pursuit pilot with the 213th Aero Squadron, 3rd Army of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. Winner was a graduate student at Harvard University when he enlisted in the Army in 1917 to be trained as a pilot. After undergoing basic training he was sent to help construct the Third Aviation Instruction Center at Issoudun, France. Winner underwent flight training at Tours, France, but did not complete his training until after the end of the war. He served as part of the peacekeeping force in France until June, 1919. The collection documents his time serving in the Army through manuscript material and still images. The papers consist of letters, a diary, journal, flight log, service records, biographical information, newspaper articles, ephemeral souvenir items and identification cards, loose scrapbook pages, and a personal bible. The letters are mainly written by Winner to his parents and siblings during his time overseas in France. In the letters, Winner describes his journey over to England and France, his typical daily duties while stationed at Issoudun, his thoughts on the war, and interacting with French civilians. Most of the letters reassure his family that he is doing fine and getting plenty of rest and food. The letters also express concern for his family, with Winner regularly instructing his brother to stay in college rather than enlist in the Army. In a letter dated December 9th, 1917, he tells his brother to continue his study of medicine because that is the “best thing he could do for his country.” Also included with the letters are two written by Jeanne Dennett (Winner's future wife) to Winner's sister, Mae. In the letters, Jeanne describes the letters Winner wrote to her and expresses concern for his safety. Winner's diary, written on loose sheets of paper, provides entries that begin with his journey to Europe and end in March, 1918. He describes his arrival at Issoudun, helping to construct the airfield and barracks, and mentions the hardships of military life. Winner goes into detail about the cold temperatures, getting little to no food, serving on guard duty, having to deal with ankle-deep mud around the entire airbase, and witnessing airmen dying from airplane crashes and exposure to the elements. He mentions the low morale among the men due to the fact they were not being trained as pilots. Winner also describes how he witnessed Eddie Rickenbacker crashing a plane during a landing, and how Quentin Roosevelt served as his commanding officer for a time. The diary also briefly describes his first flight after he began training as a pilot. In an entry dated March 22, 1918, Winner describes in great detail his first flying experience and his enjoyment of actually being able to fly. The diary abruptly ends after Winner received an actual diary from his sister at the end of March. This diary is not in the collection. The collection also includes a notebook journal, which Winner kept notes from his training. An interesting entry in the journal includes a note about the number of French women infected with venereal disease. The flight log provides additional details into the training Winner received as a pilot and records flight hours, first solo flight, and descriptions of aerial maneuvers. His service records include special orders and mention him being promoted from private to 1st lieutenant when he began training as a pilot. The loose scrapbook pages contain additional service records, along with additional photographs of Winner posing in flight gear. The newspaper articles are clippings pertaining to U. S. airmen, presumably collected by Winner's mother while he was in France, and includes an interesting article about airmen serving at Issoudun from 1917. Still images include a large collection of photographs and postcards documenting Winner's service during the war and various cities he visited as a tourist. Most of the wartime photographs are labeled and include a lengthy description for context. The majority of photographs are of Winner and fellow airmen relaxing around bases and touring Europe after the war. An interesting group of images include those taken at Issoudun that show it in various stages of its construction. Other images consist of shots of destruction along the front line and within French towns, a funeral for two American pilots, German prisoners posing at the prison camp at Issoudun, and images of airplanes used during the war. After the war, Winner remained as part of the peacekeeping force and toured various cities across Europe. There is a large collection of tourist photographs that show Winner and other soldiers in European cities such as Paris, Marseilles, and Rome. The postcards include those collected by Winner while traveling across Europe after the war.
Winslow, John Bradley, 1851-1920 Title: John B. Winslow Papers, 1873-1921
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (1 record center carton and 3 archives boxes) and 42 photographs (3 folders)
Call Number: Mss 613; PH 4801; PH 4653 (3)
Abstract: Papers of John B. Winslow, a chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court (1891-1920), primarily consisting of draft and printed copies of speeches and writings on various legal topics and draft opinions, notes taken as a student at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and financial ledgers and other documents pertaining to his law practice in Racine. General papers include congratulations and comments on his writings and opinions, comments on art for the Supreme Court chamber, and information on the McElroy controversy instigated by charges of disloyalty made against the state of Wisconsin during World War I. The photographs include portraits and informal images of the Winslow family and of buildings in Madison.
Winter, Elmer L. Title: Elmer L. Winter Papers, 1958-2009
Quantity: 2.2 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 266
Abstract: Papers of Elmer L. Winter, co-founder of Manpower Inc. and founder of the Committee for Economic Growth of Israel (CEGI). The collection contains publications and compilations of the CEGI, including an entire run of CEGI's newsletter (1976-2009). The collection also includes numerous self-publications pertaining to Winter's personal life and his family history, and speeches he gave as president of Manpower.
Winterbotham, John M. Title: John M. Winterbotham Collected Papers, 1600-1925
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (13 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss KT
Abstract: Autograph signatures, autograph letters, and miscellaneous items, collected by John M. Winterbotham of Galveston, Texas. Many of the items were originally collected by others. Contents include signatures of British officials and others in public life; letters, 1868-1925, received by Sir Sidney Colvin, for many years keeper of prints and drawings at the British Museum; letters, 1900-1916, written by Georgiana, Countess of Guilford; letters, 1887-1898, received by Arthur Weld, drama and music editor for the Milwaukee Journal; copies of letters of Stephen F. Austin and others important in the history of Texas, from the originals in the Rosenberg Library, Galveston; and biographical sketches of numerous prominent Americans, together with some correspondence concerning the subjects of the sketches, accumulated by Guy C. Bixler in preparing a proposed volume of American biographies.
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters Title: Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters Records, 1869-1983
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (13 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Mss 429; Micro 1095
Abstract: Records of a Wisconsin organization founded in 1870 to foster research and publication in the arts, sciences, and letters. Included are incomplete minutes, officers' correspondence, receipt and expenditure ledgers and other financial records, membership directories, and subject files relating to special activities such as anniversary celebrations, and management of the bequest of Harry Steenbock. General correspondence covering the period 1869-1956 includes letters from John W. Hoyt, founder and first president, to Increase A. Lapham; and papers of Edward A. Birge as president. Additional files includes papers of officers Lowell Noland, Walter E. Scott, Charles Van Hise, and others.
Wisconsin. Accounting Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Accounting Examining Board: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1961-1980
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 5 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 2637; Tape 1344A
Abstract: Correspondence of the board and its officers, mainly 1975-1980, concerning professional issues and questions of policy. Included are files on revision of administrative rules, exchanges with the Wisconsin Society of Certified Public Accountants and other professional organizations, and information on state accreditation of undergraduate accounting programs at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, St. Norbert's College, and other state colleges and universities.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Civil War Draft Records, 1862-1865
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (6 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes) and 6 reels of microfilm [35mm]
Call Number: Series 1137
Abstract: Records used by the Adjutant General in carrying out his role in managing the Civil War draft in Wisconsin and overseeing the complex system of credits and quotas necessitated by federal and state regulations. The records include census-like lists of men eligible for the draft (for Brown, Buffalo, Dane, Dodge, Door, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Lafayette, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marquette, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pepin, Vernon, Washington, Waukesha, and Waushara counties), lists of men actually enrolled, and lists of men exempted for various reasons, as well as statistical breakdowns of quotas by locality. In some cases, the lists indicated the reasons for exemptions and the names of the individuals who substituted.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Miscellaneous Muster Rolls, 1874-1897
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2270
Abstract: Miscellaneous muster rolls of Wisconsin Militia and National Guard companies dating from the end of the Civil War to the turn of the century. Included are miscellaneous muster rolls, 1874-1879; muster rolls and morning reports of the 1884 encampment of the Wisconsin National Guard; officers' military record forms, 1886-1888, and semiannual muster rolls of the Darlington Rifles, 1884-1897, Company K of the First Wisconsin Infantry. The last named records show the names and ages of all members of the Darlington Rifles, changes since the last report, absences, and remarks. The officers' military records, which are alphabetically arranged by name, include organization, ranks and dates of promotions, residence, and date and place of birth.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Draft Directives and Memoranda, World War I, 1917-1919
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1568
Abstract: Central administrative and property records and lists of men (organized by county) ordered to report for military duty, 1917-1919, with certificates from receiving officers stating that men reported at mobilization camps. Also found are communications about the military draft issued by Governor Philipp for the guidance of draft boards in World War I. There are also draft related memoranda collected by Benjamin Wendroff, an employee of the Free Library Commission.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Incoming Correspondence, 1861-1893
Quantity: 18.2 c.f. (46 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1927
Abstract: Incoming correspondence about Wisconsin military units and soldiers, primarily addressed to the Adjutant General but also including letters to other governmental officials such as the Governor and Quartermaster General. Letters dating from the Civil War pertain to recruiting, desertion, the draft, commissions, casualty reports, complaints, and inquiries about individual soldiers chiefly from their dependents. Correspondence dating 1866-1882 often concerns pension documentation. After 1882, letters deal with National Guard unit supplies and equipment, commissions, recruits, and disciplinary matters. Files also include minutes from meetings of state military units, as well as one sample of original fabric offered by a New York manufacturer (Feb. 1, 1886). Records for June-September, 1874; 1876; 1877; January-May, 1890; and September, 1890-March, 1891, are missing.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Officer and Enlisted Service Card Records, 1870-1946
Quantity: 23.4 c.f. (105 index card boxes and 2 archives boxes) and 14 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 2246
Abstract: Records of Wisconsin National Guard and State Guard service. Information is contained on 3"×5" cards and includes enlisted and officer name, home address, birth date and place, physical characteristics, enlistment date, term years, organization, station, previous service, date of discharge and cause of discharge, and related information. Services include: National Guard Service including part of WWII (yellow cards), State Guard WWI (blue cards), State Guard WWII (pink cards), Wisconsin State Guard Reserve WWI (peach cards), and Naval Militia (pale blue cards). The cards are also available on microfilm. Also included at the end of the paper series is correspondence with the War Dept., 1920-1926, with corrections for some of the records.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Muster In and Muster Out Rolls, 1898-1899
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (8 volumes)
Call Number: Series 1892
Abstract: Rolls for the 1st-4th Infantry Regiments indicating name, rank, age, physical description, birthplace, and occupation; date, place, and by whom enrolled and mustered into service; valuation of horses and equipment; marital status; name and address of nearest kin; travel distance from residence to rendezvous; and remarks.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: 32nd Division Newsletters and Press Releases, 1940-1942
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1890
Abstract: Includes newsletters and press releases while stationed in Louisiana; correspondence and bulletin mailing lists of the public relations office; and radio digests and feature newscasts.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Regimental Rosters and Indexes, 1875-circa 1910
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (1 archives box, 11 volumes)
Call Number: Series 1891
Abstract: Rosters including name, rank, date of commission, station, date of rank, staff rank, date of discharge, and remarks for commissioned staff; name, rank, date appointed to staff, station, date of rank, and remarks for non-commissioned staff; and name, age, rank (for band personnel), occupation, station, term of enlistment, date of enlistment, of discharge, and of discharge approved, and remarks for band personnel and privates. The extent of the contents varies with each volume.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Draft Records, 1917-1919, 1925
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (12 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1569
Abstract: Records of the Adjutant General's office, 1917-1919, 1925, related to the drafting of soldiers during World War I. There are central administrative and property records maintained by the Adjutant General. Of note are county, and a few city, lists of men ordered to report for military duty, with certificates from receiving officers stating that men reported at mobilization camps. Some discharge information is included, as well as general draft information and correspondence.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Disabled Soldiers Correspondence, 1919-1923
Quantity: 18.8 c.f. (47 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1567
Abstract: Correspondence of the World War I Service Recognition Board with disabled Wisconsin veterans. Included are applications for and allowance or disallowance of state payments for their disabilities. The application provides compensation number (by which the records are arranged), rank, enlistment information, the nature of the disability and may include direct correspondence by the veteran. The folders are very fragile and should be handled with care.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin Adjutant General's Office: Certificates of Civil War Military Service, 1867-1889
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (12 volumes in 5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1133
Abstract: Letterpress copies of certificates verifying military service during the Civil War, issued upon request, noting name, military unit, date of enlistment, date mustered out, military actions, dates of commissions received, and where relevant, date and place of death in action. An alphabetical name index is in each volume.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office, collector: Miscellaneous Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1866, 1886
Quantity: 11.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes, 17 flat boxes, and 6 volumes)
Call Number: Series 1204
Abstract: Descriptive lists, order books, and other miscellaneous records of Wisconsin Civil War regiments, the majority of which thought to have been collected by the Adjutant General during the 1880s as part of that office's effort to correct and complete the records of individual Civil War soldiers. Regiments represented are the 10th Light Artillery; the 1st, 3rd, and 4th cavalry regiments; and the 1st-3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th-13th, 18th, 21st, 24th-26th, and 30th infantry regiments. The majority of the series consists of company descriptive books and regimental and company order books, all of which preprinted volumes supplied by the government. The order book kept by Captain Edgar A. Meacham of Company F of the Wisconsin is of special interest, for it documents the period when the company was on detached service at the Crow Creek Indian Agency in the Dakota Territory. This volume concerns troop movements, promotions, safeguarding and rationing of provisions, requests for medicine and citric acid for scurvy, payment for Indians, and passes to allow Sioux and Winnebago Indians to enter the agency store. Also present are records of James G. Knight, quartermaster of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry, and records of J. E. Murta, surgeon of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Reports and Correspondence of State Military and Sanitary Commission Agents, 1862-1865
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 archives boxes and 4 flat boxes)
Call Number: Series 1146
Abstract: Correspondence and lists of deceased and hospitalized soldiers reported to Governors Salomon and Lewis by State Military agents and Sanitary commission agents and by a few regimental and hospital surgeons. The correspondence consists of narrative reports on the care of sick, wounded, and discharged soldiers, together with comments on the general condition of Wisconsin troops. A few reports contain information on individual soldiers. Relief agencies represented by these agents include the Wisconsin Soldier's Aid Society, New England Soldiers Relief Association, United State Sanitary Commission, Union volunteer Refreshment Saloon, and Cooper shop volunteer Refreshment Saloon. State military agents include M.D. Bartlett, Sam C. Bean, Robert R. Corson, E.S. Hall, Frank S. Howe, E.L. Jones, Jacob Law, L.B. Nichols, W.Y. Selleck, George C. Smith, D.R. Spooner, George W. Sturgis, and George R. Sturitz. Occasional correspondence, including some from Mrs. Cordelia Harvey, a special agent for Wisconsin, is scattered among the lists. The reports contain lists of Wisconsin soldiers in hospital, giving name, rank, regiment, medical reasons for hospitalization, and when appropriate, date and place of death. The reports were arranged and numbered by the adjutant general, probably during the 1880s, when the names were reviewed in order to complete and correct the records of individual soldiers.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900
Quantity: 99.0 c.f. (259 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Series 1200
Abstract: Records, mainly 1861-1865, of Wisconsin's Civil War regiments which were used as source documents in the compilation of the regimental muster rolls (Series 1142 and 1144). Included are the Wisconsin Adjutant General's copies of muster-in rolls, descriptive lists, and other federal forms containing information about individual soldiers such as age, birthplace, residence, occupation, and physical description, together with some details about the soldier's service record. For deceased soldiers, there is information on the date, place, and cause of death. For soldiers whose wartime records were incomplete or incorrect there is postwar correspondence which sought to clarify those ambiguities. Extensive correspondence, orders, manuscript histories, and reports contain information about regimental and company strength and combat experience. In addition to records about all of Wisconsin's infantry, cavalry, and artillery units, the series contains similar information on a number of miscellaneous units including the Iron Brigade, which included three Wisconsin infantry regiments; Co. F of the 29th Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops; Berdan's Sharpshooters (Co. G, First U.S. Sharpshooters); the Milwaukee Cavalry; Hancock's Corps; the Veteran Reserve Corps; various brigade bands; the Permanent Guard at Camp Randall; and recruits for the regular army.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Volunteer Service Letters, 1882-1886
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1120
Abstract: Incoming correspondence from Wisconsin volunteers in the Civil War, various posts of the Grand Army of the Republica, pension agents, and relatives of ex-soldiers about the record of men who served during the Civil War. Most letters are requests for the certificate of service that was necessary in order to receive a pension. The series includes an alphabetical name index for correspondence from 1882 to 1884.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Letter Books, 1867-1890
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1121
Abstract: Letterpress copies of outgoing general correspondence of the Adjutant General's office. Correspondence from October 2, 1874 to January 14, 1876 is missing.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls (Blue Books), 1861-1865
Quantity: 11.8 c.f. (75 volumes) and 22 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Series 1142
Abstract: Rolls compiled circa 1885 listing men serving in each Wisconsin military unit during the Civil War, showing name and rank; when, where, and by whom enlisted or when and by whom commissioned; term of service; physical description, occupation, and residence; town or ward and county to which the enlistment was credited; date and manner of termination of service; and “remarks” listing promotions, special duties, leaves of absence, engagements, and, if the soldier died in service, date and place of death and sometimes place of burial. The abbreviated title of the source of information is shown for each fact listed in the remarks column.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls (Red Books), 1861-1865
Quantity: 11.4 c.f. (57 volumes) and 10 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 1144
Abstract: Rolls listing men serving in each Wisconsin military unit during the Civil War, showing name, rank, birthplace, age, occupation, and marital status; date, place, and by whom enlisted; term of service; physical description; date and place of mustering in; name of mustering officer; town or ward and county of residence; town or ward and congressional district to which credited; and “remarks” such as promotions, details, leaves, absences, engagements, and, if soldier died in service, date and place of death and sometimes place of burial.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Military Record, 1858-1875
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (4 volumes)
Call Number: Series 1150
Abstract: A journal of commissions, appointments, resignations, discharges, dismissals, and other actions affecting officers of Wisconsin regiments and of the appointments of civilian recruiting officers. The series includes an index to names.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Recruit books, 1861-1865
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 volumes in 5 flat boxes)
Call Number: Series 1149
Abstract: Recruit books, 1861-1865, of Wisconsin volunteers and draftees enrolled in existing units after organizational muster-in. A listing of Wisconsin draftees of 1863, giving place drafted from, information on draftee or substitute status, and the regiment to which the soldier subsequently transferred is also included in Volume 2.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Recommendations for Promotions, 1862-1863
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1119
Abstract: Letters from Wisconsin officers to the governor in his capacity as commander-in-chief of the Wisconsin militia recommending subordinates for promotion to fill vacancies caused by death, discharge, or promotion. A few documents relate to the popular vote for officers conducted by a company or regiment. The correspondence was deposited with the Adjutant General who was responsible for actually issuing the commissions.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Miscellaneous Civil War Records, 1861-1865
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1132
Abstract: Miscellaneous Civil War records from the office of the Wisconsin Adjutant General. Included is a list of soldiers who died in the post hospital at Camp Randall, a list of Wisconsin prisoners at Benton Barracks in 1863, lists of officers, miscellaneous handwritten orders issued to the Adjutant General by the Governor, miscellaneous reports of strength of Wisconsin units, and information on enrolling officers and payments made to them.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Correspondence Relating to Civil War Records, 1885-1890
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1125
Abstract: Letterpress copies of outgoing correspondence relating to the compilation, correction, and recopying of Wisconsin's Civil War records in accordance with Chapter 244, Laws of Wisconsin. 1885. Several members of the AG staff are represented, but letters signed by F.L. Phillip, Assistant Adjutant General, are most common. All volumes are internally indexed by name.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: National Guard Letter Books, 1880-1890, 1899-1905
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1122
Abstract: Letterpress copies of outgoing general correspondence of the Adjutant General's office, 1880-1890. The last three volumes in the series, 1899-1905, consist of outgoing letters of Howard Greene, Captain and Adjutant of the First Wisconsin Infantry, together with some correspondence of Colonel Otto Falk.
Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office Title: Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office Racine, Wisconsin, draftee photographs, 1917-1918
Quantity: 49 photographs (1 archives box)
Call Number: PH 290
Abstract: Group photographs of men drafted for World War I military service from Racine, Wisconsin, by Local Boards 1 and 2, 1917-1918. The photographs, made prior to the draftees leaving for training, show the men in civilian dress and include the training center destinations for each group. Includes two groups of African-American men before departing.
Wisconsin. Agricultural Resource Management Division Title: Wisconsin. Agricultural Resource Management Division: Pesticides Studies and Reports, 1982-2000
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. and 1 tape recording
Call Number: 2012/168; Audio 1652A
Abstract: Reports of special projects by the Bureau of Agrichemical Management staff under authority found in 93.06(1)(f), 93.07(9), and 94.69(10), Wis. Stats., on pesticides in groundwater or on pesticide use issues. Included are results, correspondence, and sometimes site inspection information, narratives, photos, statistical analyses, records of pesticide use, and registration information for the pesticide products being studied.
Wisconsin. Agricultural Statistics Division Title: Wisconsin. Agricultural Statistics Division: Statistical Reports of Licensed Dairy Plants, 1921-1958
Quantity: 70.4 c.f. (176 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 752
Abstract: Reports of creameries, receiving stations, condenseries, butter and cheese factories, and other dairy manufacturing establishments, showing amount and value of annual and monthly production. These reports were made biennially to the Department from 1921 to 1929, annually in 1930 and from 1931 to 1958, and semiannually in 1931.
Wisconsin Alliance (Madison Chapter) Title: Wisconsin Alliance. Madison Chapter: Records, 1968-1977
Quantity: 5.1 c.f., (13 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder), 27 photographs, and 6 posters
Call Number: Mss 474; PH Mss 474; PH Mss 474 (5)
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Alliance, a socialist organization founded in Madison in 1968 that worked to create and sustain a grass-roots worker-small farmer-student alliance. The Alliance supported activities in areas such as Native American treaty rights, educational reform, environmental activism, welfare rights, electoral politics, and national and local strikes including Farah, General Motors, farm workers, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Teaching Assistants Association. The bulk of these records document the Madison chapter but other chapters existed in the Fox Valley, Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Racine-Kenosha. Included is general correspondence; policy documents; minutes, committee reports, meeting notes, and conference notes at the state and local levels; public activities consisting of press releases, campaign papers, leaflets, broadsides, and news clippings; records of related organizations including the Wisconsin Youth for Democratic Education (WYDE) and Teachers for Peaceful Alternatives (TPA); records of the Civil Action, Research and Education Project (CAREP), the precursor of Wisconsin Alliance; and research files. The photographs depict demonstrations in the Madison area in which the Wisconsin Alliance participated, and other activities.
Wisconsin Archeological Society
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Title: Wisconsin Archeological Society Records, 1851-1977
Quantity: 5.8 c.f. (26 archives boxes, including 5 volumes) and 6 photographs (1 folder); plus additions of 0.2 c.f.
Call Number: Wis Mss AB; PH 2220; M79-476
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Archeological Society, consisting of letters received by the secretary, Charles E. Brown, from county chapters and individuals; memoranda of letters sent by the secretary; annual reports; minutes; financial records; reports concerning archaeological frauds; and photographs documenting an Ojibwa “village” at the Wisconsin State Fair, 1906, sponsored by the Archeological Society.
Wisconsin Arts Board Title: Wisconsin Arts Board: Arts Challenge Initiative Program Records, 1993-2003
Quantity: 11.4 c.f.
Call Number: 2009/037; 2010/034; 2010/130; 2011/135; 2013/117
Abstract: Files relating to the Arts Challenge Initiative Program which was created by the State Legislature under Acts 27 and 339 in 1989, and administered by the Board. This program provides grants to arts organizations and local arts agencies in one of three categories as an incentive for increasing or sustaining the applicants' private sector income. Files consist of the organization's application and supporting materials, grant denial or award notification letter, organizational budget work sheets and other fiscal-related documentation, grant agreement, final report form, history, policy decisions, staff research, and communication involving staff and members of the Board.
Wisconsin Arts Board Title: Wisconsin Arts Board: Percent for Art Program Records, 1979-2007
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. and 12.3 gigabytes
Call Number: 1998/041; 2005/115; 2006/027; 2006/219; 2010/014
Abstract: Files relating to the Percent for Art program which was created by the State Legislature in 1979 under Chapter 221, Wis. Stats, and administered by the Board. This program provides funds to purchase or commission original works of art for buildings constructed by the state. Files contain the complete documentation of each phase of the project, including history, policy decisions, and staff research, and advisory committee recommendations.
Wisconsin Arts Board Title: Wisconsin Arts Board: Minutes, 1973-1992
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2772
Abstract: Minutes of the Wisconsin Arts Board, both from meetings of the Board and of designated committees conducting business as a group. Arranged chronologically, minutes may include agenda of the day; reasonable public notice as required; meeting proceedings; and assorted attachments such as written reports or other reference materials. Minutes may contain the type of meeting; name of group; date, time and place of meeting; names of presiding officer and attendees; substance of any announcements or discussions; main points of discussions, debate, or disposition of action items; names of speakers; and points of order, appeals, amendments and other items of business.
Wisconsin Arts Board Title: Wisconsin Arts Board: Policy Correspondence and Subject Files, 1964-1991
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons); plus additions of 1.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2389; 1998/154
Abstract: Records documenting the Wisconsin Arts Board's policies, mandates, and directives. Includes correspondence to and from the Executive Director, departmental staff policy correspondence, agendas, minutes, and supporting materials of national arts organizations on which the Executive Director is a member or sits; speeches and testimony; various committee and conference records, including the 1990 National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) in Milwaukee; files on legislative activities; and records on National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant awards.
Wisconsin Arts Board Title: Wisconsin Arts Board: Funded Grants Files, 1967-2003
Quantity: 32.8 c.f. (32 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes); plus additions of 72.4 c.f., 188 transparencies, and 11 photographs
Call Number: Series 2367; 1999/029; 2000/024; 2001/040; 2003/035; 2004/024; 2005/021; 2006/026; 2007/025; 2007/132; 2009/036; 2010/033; 2010/129; 2011/134; 2012/177; 2013/116
Abstract: Files for the various funded grants which are administered by the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB). Included are grant programs for individuals and organizations in the following categories of support: Individual Artist Program; Artistic Program Support I and II; Small Organization Support; Community Arts Program; Performing Arts Network-Wisconsin; Wisconsin Touring Program; Folk Arts Opportunity; Salary Assistance; and Educational Opportunity. Funds that allow the WAB to administer these categories come primarily from state general purpose revenues along with additional money from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Wisconsin Arts Board;
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
Title: Michigan-Wisconsin Border Project Collections
Contents: Michigan Traditional Arts Program Research Collection and Reference Library: 1 report; Wisconsin Arts Board: 17 folders, 59 color slides, 53 black and white photographs, 20 color photographs
Identification: CSUMC0033-CG
Abstract: A joint venture to reach out to economically restrained and underserved areas, the Michigan-Wisconsin Border Project was coordinated through the Wisconsin Arts Board's Folk and Community Arts Specialist Richard March and Michigan Traditional Arts Program coordinators Marsha MacDowell and Yvonne Lockwood. Five fieldworkers explored the five Wisconsin border counties of Iron, Vilas, Forest, Florence, and Marinette in summer 1994, prepared preliminary documentation on over a dozen traditional artists, and submitted reports on each county's cultural activities and needs. Through 1995, six Michigan Traditional Arts Program researchers reviewed its extensive ethnographic archives, research resources, and numerous cultural agency reports, and contacted knowledgeable sources for Michigan's four border counties of Gogebic, Iron, Dickinson, and Menominee. The two surveys resulted in overlapping listings of artists, traditional artists, local historians, museums, galleries, businesses and organizations that support the area's arts and cultural heritage -- over 400 from the Wisconsin work and over 225 from the Michigan work.
Wisconsin Arts Board Title: Wisconsin Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program Collection, 1984-1996
Contents: Wisconsin Arts Board: 205 folders, 1,146 color slides, 4 black-and-white negatives
Unique Identifier: CSUMC0031-CG
Summary: This collection contains color slides, applications, and award information for most of the c. 130 master artists who applied to the Wisconsin Arts Board for the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program during a twelve-year period, 1984-1996. The Program administered grants to master traditional artists to teach their skills to apprentices and focused primarily on members of Wisconsin's Woodland Indian nations--Ho-Chunks, Menominees, six bands of Ojibwas, Oneidas, Potawatomis, and Stockbridge-Munsees. Supported Woodland traditions included beadwork, quillwork, black ash or birchbark basketry, the making of dance regalia, drum or other instrument making, wood and metalworking, traditional singing and dancing, and storytelling. Awardees also included master-apprentice pairs representing other Wisconsin cultural traditions such as Arab and African drumming, Hmong-American qeej-playing, Czech- and Slovak-American wheat weaving, Mexican-American dance, Norwegian-American rosemaling and woodcarving, and Puerto Rican-American musical instrument making.
Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Caucus Title: Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Caucus Records, 1971-1994
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 855
Abstract: Records of the Democratic Party organization in the Wisconsin Assembly documenting the views of the party on various legislative measures. The processed portion of the collection consists of biennial summaries of legislative accomplishments, 1971-1980; memoranda (“The Vest Meets the Press”), 1979-1982, about the press conferences of Republican Governor Lee S. Dreyfus; and speeches, press releases, draft letters, news columns prepared by the caucus for individual assemblymen during the 1987-1988 legislative session, as well as some background research materials. Approximately 120,000 photographs taken by the caucus photographer, 1985-1994, documenting Democratic assemblymen on the floor, in committee, meeting with visitors, at bill signing ceremonies of Governor Tommy Thompson, and at various events in and around the Capitol are unprocessed.
Wisconsin Assembly Republican Caucus Title: Wisconsin Assembly Republican Caucus Records, 1967-1972, 1987-2000
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. and 4.4 c.f. of photographs
Call Number: M2006-050; M2007-081
Abstract: Negatives and contact sheets documenting Republican assemblymen, the bulk of which are arranged by year and month and include an index to assemblymen pictured. Also included are images of inauguration proceedings (1989-1995), budget proceedings (1999), and special events as well as miscellaneous photographs (1995-1998), and undated negatives and contact sheets. The papers include the “Legislative Capsule Report” and “Caucus Capsule,” two Republican Party-issued summaries of legislative activities (1967-1972).
Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Title: Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Records, 1903-2012
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (12 archives boxes and 1 flat box); plus 4.8 c.f., 445 photographs, 2 film reels, and 31 videorecordings
Call Number: Mss 833; M2001-017; M2007-052; M2013-064
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, a professional association of Wisconsin instructors, coaches, and officials engaged in physical education, athletics, dance, and health education, that was originally formed in 1903 as the Wisconsin Society for Physical Education. Included are constitutions, by-laws, and articles of incorporation; position papers; annual reports; minutes of the executive board, annual meetings, and the Representative Assembly; treasurers' reports and budgets, and other financial records; officers' correspondence; lists of members; and publications. Subject files document the group's involvement with sports for women, cerification, lobbying, and public relations. Also included are miscellaneous published reports and studies, photographs, and films and videorecordings.
Wisconsin Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Title: Wisconsin Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Records, 1927-2008
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box); plus additions of 2.4 c.f.
Call Number: Wis Mss SP; M2005-106; M2011-018
Abstract: Papers of the Wisconsin Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WASCD), organized under the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to promote general improvement in instruction and supervision. Consists of articles of incorporation, financial records, correspondence, meeting minutes, pamphlets and newsletters, member lists, and conference materials. The collection includes information on the merger of this organization with the Wisconsin Association of County Supervising Teachers (WACST) in 1957 and copies of the constitution and bylaws. Part of the collection is composed of papers, 1927-1938, of the Wisconsin Conference of Grade Supervisors, which was dissolved in 1948 when WASCD was established.
Wisconsin Association of Community Human Services Programs, Inc. Title: Wisconsin Association of Community Human Services Programs, Inc. Records, 1974-1990
Quantity: 7.6 c.f. (7 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: M90-311
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Association of Community Human Services Programs, Inc. (WACHSP), an organization formed in 1974 as a result of Wisconsin legislation placing responsibility for the provision of services to those with mental illness, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities on the local (county) level. Three organizations (Wisconsin Association of Mental Health Clinics, Wisconsin Association of County Hospitals, and Association of Administrators and Coordinators for Developmental Disabilities) merged to promote mental health services, education of service providers, and public policy research and lobbying. Records, including subject files, public policy committee files, position papers, training files, board minutes, membership conference files, correspondence, newsletters, bylaws, planning committee files, and financial information, document the changes in the provision of mental health services (especially under the Reagan administration) and the organization’s advocacy efforts on behalf of programs and legislation.
Wisconsin Association of County Supervising Teachers Title: Wisconsin Association of County Supervising Teachers Records, 1939-1958
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss SQ
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Association of County Supervising Teachers, including correspondence, 1953-1958; minutes of the executive board and annual and special meetings; and reports of special committees on curriculum study, awards, and the Wisconsin Conference on Education. The collection also contains a file on the merger of this organization with the Wisconsin Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions Title: Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions Records, 1984-2008
Quantity: 1.6 c.f., 41 photographs, 43 transparencies, 3 negative strips, and 0.2 c.f. of additional photographs
Call Number: M2007-055; M2009-122; M2010-116
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions (WAHPC), 1984-2008, founded in 1985 to provide information and training to local commissions through workshops and annual conferences. The records document the annual spring and fall conferences, held throughout various cities throughout Wisconsin, and consist of board meeting materials, correspondence, financial records, membership records, and photographs.
Wisconsin Association of School Boards Title: Wisconsin Association of School Boards Records, 1942-1961
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Mss 228; Micro 396
Abstract: Records of a lobbying organization relating to such topics as state and federal aid to education, legislation, fiscal responsibility of school boards, public relations, and teacher welfare; including by-laws of the Association, minutes of directors' meetings and conventions, correspondence, financial statements, membership lists, informational reports on teacher salaries and other education topics, and treasurers' reports.
Wisconsin Association of Secondary School Principals Title: Wisconsin Association of Secondary School Principals Records, 1928-1958
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss TA
Abstract: Minutes of annual meetings of the Wisconsin Association of Secondary School Principals, correspondence of its executive directors, financial reports, a journal of expenditures and receipts, programs, and bulletins which pertain to the goals of the organization in furthering beneficial legislation for education, good relationships with other educational associations, and increased understanding between high schools and the University of Wisconsin. Also discussed are improved methods of testing, curriculum, and guidance procedures.
Wisconsin Association of Veterans in Education Title: Wisconsin Association of Veterans in Education Records, 1949-1960
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss PC
Abstract: Correspondence, membership lists, rosters of officers, bulletins, financial reports, and several issues of the association's official publication, The Veteran Schoolman. The chief topics of discussion are the prevention of subversion in the schools and the passage of legislation for retirement benefits and other measures favorable to teacher-veterans.
Wisconsin Association of Vocational Agricultural Instructors Title: Wisconsin Association of Vocational Agricultural Instructors Records, 1924-1964
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 108
Abstract: Papers of the Wisconsin Association of Vocational Agricultural Instructors, an organization devoted to the introduction and improvement of vocational agriculture programs in Wisconsin, including development of teaching programs and materials, setting standards, and lobbying. Included is correspondence of the secretary-treasurer, minutes, financial records, and other records.
Wisconsin. Athletic Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Athletic Examining Board: Records, 1928-1977
Quantity: 8.6 c.f. (7 record center cartons, 4 archives boxes, and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Series 765
Abstract: General records of the board consisting of annual reports; financial records, 1954-1968; applications of boxers, managers, matchmakers, referees, seconds, and trainers; records of Fred Saddy, the general secretary of the board; reports of amateur and professional boxing clubs; managerial agreements and insurance information for Wisconsin matches; and reports on closed circuit broadcasts.
Wisconsin. Attorney General's Dept. Title: Wisconsin. Attorney General's Dept.: Attorney General John Reynolds' Correspondence, 1959-1960
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1951
Abstract: Correspondence between the Attorney General or his assistants and citizens regarding private legal matters beyond the scope of the Attorney General's statutory responsibilities, dealing with such issues as parole, alleged discrimination by municipal officials, misallocation of funds, allegations of criminal behavior by one citizen against another, and requests for information.
Wisconsin. Attorney General's Dept. Title: Wisconsin. Attorney General's Dept.: Investigations of Restraint of Trade, 1921-1922
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1952
Abstract: Investigation papers concerning unlawful contracts and conspiracy in restraint of trade or commerce as specified in Chapter 458, Laws of Wisconsin, 1921, including testimony, transcripts of proceedings in circuit court, correspondence, exhibits, and reports.
Wisconsin Ballet Company Title: Wisconsin Ballet Company Records, 1957-1983
Quantity: 8.4 c.f. (8 record center cartons and 1 flat box), approximately 1600 photographs (1 record center carton, 1 archives box, and 1 flat box), and 2 films
Call Number: M97-161
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Ballet Company, the first professional ballet company in the state of Wisconsin. Included are administrative records, performance files, and personal files of founder and first artistic director, Tibor Zana. The collection documents the operations of a professional dance company and includes extensive visual records of its performances.
Wisconsin. Banking Dept.;
Wisconsin. Banks Division
Title: Wisconsin. Banks Division: Records, 1895-1971
Quantity: 124.4 c.f. (124 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1781; Series 1782; Series 1783; Series 1785
Abstract: Records of the state agency responsible for administering laws regulating the liquidation or reorganization of banks in financial trouble. Records consist of correspondence, lists of depositors, court records, inventories of assets, and reports of examinations. They are organized in four series: Liquidation Files, 1895-1971; Segregated Trusts, 1932-1971; Closed and Doubtful Banks Correspondence, 1904-1945; and Reorganized Banks, 1932-1945.
Wisconsin. Banking Dept. Title: Wisconsin. Banking Dept.: Bank Examiner Reports of State Banks, 1895-1950
Quantity: 398.0 c.f. (398 record center cartons); plus additions of 1.8 c.f.
Call Number: Series 787; 1990/202
Abstract: Annual examination reports showing condition of state banks, mutual savings banks, and trust company banks.
Wisconsin. Banking Dept. Title: Wisconsin. Banking Dept.: Scrip Reports and Related Papers, 1933-1935
Quantity: 7.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Series 790
Abstract: Monthly reports to the state Banking Department giving the amount of scrip outstanding in scrip-issuing banks, and scrip on hand in non-issuing banks; general Scrip Bureau correspondence; records of scrip issued; and newspaper clippings. Included also are four volumes consisting of an application register, a vault book, a receipt register, and a denomination book.
Wisconsin. Banking Dept. Title: Wisconsin. Banking Dept.: Correspondence and Reports Pertaining to Land Mortgage Associations, 1913-1933
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 789
Abstract: Records pertaining to seven land mortgage associations; including correspondence, bank examiner reports, lists of stockholders, oaths of directors, examining committee reports, and reports of assets and liabilities.
Wisconsin. Banks Division Title: Wisconsin. Banks Division: Correspondence with Federal Agencies and Non-Governmental Associations, 1904-1974
Quantity: 6.8 c.f. (17 archives boxes); plus additions of 1.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 791; 1985/110
Abstract: Correspondence with the following federal agencies: Department of Agriculture, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve Board, Chicago Federal Reserve, Minneapolis Federal Reserve, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Treasury Dept., Comptroller of the Currency, and National Bank Examiners. Non-governmental agencies are American Bankers Association, the National Association of Supervisors of State Banks, and the Wisconsin Bankers Association.
Wisconsin. Banks Division Title: Wisconsin. Banks Division: Stock Lists of State Banks, 1895-1953, 1956-1981
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 8 reels of microfilm (16mm); plus additions of 8.6 c.f.
Call Number: Series 713; 1979/186; 1988/024; 1989/200; 1990/200
Abstract: Stock lists filed by banks as required by section 221.15(6) of the Wisconsin Statutes, including name of state bank and transit number, total number of shares, par value per share, total value of shares, and each stockholder's name and residence, certificate number, and number of shares held.
Wisconsin Baptist State Convention Title: Wisconsin Baptist State Convention Records, 1842-1955
Quantity: 17.2 c.f. (43 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Mss 274
Abstract: Scattered records of the Wisconsin Baptist State Convention, of the Wisconsin Free Baptist Yearly Meeting which merged with the State Convention in 1913, and of various regional and local Baptist groups and churches. State Convention records include State Board minutes, State Mission Society records, treasurer's records, and files of State Superintendent Ezra G. Roth, of Investment Treasurer T. Knudsen, and of the Department of Christian Education. Records of the affiliated groups include those of the Northern Wisconsin Baptist Association and the Southwestern Baptist Association; proceedings of the Wisconsin Baptist Ministerial Association; records of various church women's organizations; and records of local congregations and of the Milwaukee Baptist Union. Information on youth activities, on missionaries' support and activities, and on development of the American Baptist Assembly at Green Lake, Wis., are present, as are reminiscences and other documentation of early years of Baptist activity in Wisonsin. Free Baptist records include annual meeting minutes (1845-1914), State Board minutes (1892-1913), Mission Society records (1888-1913), Advocates of Christian Fidelity minutes (1892-1912), and other items. Local records are primarily those of defunct local congregations and represent both Free Baptist and regular Baptist affiliates. Minutes and financial records predominate.
Wisconsin. Barbers Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Barbers Examining Board: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1904-1953
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 888
Abstract: Correspondence, directives, reports, transcripts of hearings, and memoranda concerning the operations of the board, and the Barber Division of the Department of Health, which provided staff resources and which inspected barber shops.
Wisconsin Better Cities Survey: La Crosse, Wis. Title: Wisconsin Better Cities Survey: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Physical Description: 1.6 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 001
Abstract: This study of the 1927 survey of Wisconsin city services covers La Crosse. Services examined were libraries, health, social welfare, municipal government, city planning and zoning, rural relations, religion, education, industry and recreation. The "Better Cities" contest was sponsored by the Wisconsin Conference of Social Work. These reports consist of eleven parts --ten on the above named topics and one publication called "History Index" which is a brief history of La Crosse by Albert H. Sanford. The reports include photos, maps, newspaper clippings and other documentation, as well as outlines of survey questions and answers.
Wisconsin. Blue-Ribbon Commission on State-Local Partnerships for the 21st Century Title: Wisconsin. Blue-Ribbon Commission on State-Local Partnerships for the 21st Century: Commission Proceedings and Documentation, 2000-2001
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 1 compact disc (146 megabytes: 415 file folders; 12,678 files)
Call Number: Series 2759
Abstract: Records of a commission created in 2000 by Governor Tommy Thompson, chaired by Donald Kettl, and charged with studying the roles of and relationships between Wisconsin state and local governments and with making recommendations about state-local partnerships that would provide more efficient and cost-effective services to Wisconsin citizens. The documentation includes meeting agendas and minutes; public comments on the Commission's activities; copies of press coverage of the Commission; paper copies of presentations made at Commission meetings; and reports and other materials used by the Commission.
Wisconsin. Board of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Title: Wisconsin. Board of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Minutes and Agenda Materials of the Board and Advisory Councils, 1915-1959, 1982-1991
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (20 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 732
Abstract: Minutes of meetings of Department of Agriculture division heads, 1915-1922; of the Agriculture Commissioners, 1935-1937; and of the Board of Agriculture, 1938-1959, 1982-1983; and advisory councils to the Department, 1984-1985, relating to the appointments of agricultural committees, policy, regulations, procedures, and hearings and decisions concerning the inspection, grading, marketing and promotion of agricultural products, and the operation of the State Fair. No records are present for 1923-1934. The records received for this series from 1983 on consist of agendas, minutes, and related material from the advisory councils and the Board. The related agenda material includes copies of testimony before legislative committees, position statements, proposed legislative correspondence supporting or opposing proposed legislation, and administrator reports.
Wisconsin. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands Title: Wisconsin. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands: Land Patent Books, 1854-1925
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (42 volumes in 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 705
Abstract: Land patent, survey, and patent receipt books for swamp land, sixteenth section land, agricultural and university land, and indemnity and improvement land; listing the date, name, patent number, and occasionally the description of the land.
Wisconsin. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands Title: Register of the Wisconsin. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands: Miscellaneous Indexes, 1855-1859
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (1 archives boxes and 2 flat boxes)
Call Number: Series 709
Abstract: Various indexes to land patents, university land, deeds of Racine City, and other unidentified records. These indexes give names, dates, land descriptions sometimes, and patent or page numbers.
Wisconsin. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands Title: Wisconsin. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands: Surveyors' Field Notes, 1832-1865
Quantity: 65 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 701
Abstract: Field notes of the original federal township survey of Wisconsin on all township boundaries and interiors; describing terrain, types of soil, forest cover, streams, swamps, mineral deposits, and some existing cultural features. Also included are some rough sketches of particular features.
Wisconsin. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands Title: Wisconsin. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands: Federal Survey Plat Books, 1834-1858
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (21 volumes, 14 packages) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 698
Abstract: Certified copies of the original federal survey plat books prepared at the Dubuque Land Office between 1851 and 1858, containing plat maps prepared from the field notes of land surveyors. Shown is total acreage, section lines and numbers, acreages, watercourses, rapids, meanders of rivers and lakes, swamp, mineral diggings, houses, roads, paths, fields, forest cover, prairie, windfalls, meridian variation, type of survey, surveyor’s name, date of contract, amount of land surveyed, date of survey, date cost was charged to Surveyor General's account, and certificate of conformity to the field notes dated and signed by a Surveyor General.
Wisconsin. Board of Examiners in Basic Sciences Title: Wisconsin. Board of Examiners in Basic Sciences: Subject Correspondence File, 1925-1963
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1592
Abstract: Correspondence with the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, the Wisconsin Chiropractic Examining Board, and other examining boards; the Wisconsin State Medical Society and other associations; and universities relating to reciprocity, examinations, and other policies of the board.
Wisconsin. Board of Immigration Title: Wisconsin. Board of Immigration: Letter Books, 1899-1901
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (1 archives box and 2 flat boxes)
Call Number: Series 128
Abstract: Incoming correspondence and letterbooks of George W. Taylor, secretary of the State Board of Immigration, together with corrected pages for a republication of Northern Wisconsin: A Guide Book to Aid the Homeseeker which was never printed, and a list of names and addresses to whom presumably immigration information was sent. Taylor's outgoing letters concern land taxes, St. Paul railway issues, land and lumber prices, addresses of land agents, types of crops grown in Wisconsin, and other topics.
Wisconsin. Board of Nursing Title: Wisconsin. Board of Nursing: Disciplinary Files, 1961-1982
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes) and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 2685; Tape 1353A
Abstract: Closed investigative files of complaints which resulted in hearings and disciplinary actions; including letters of complaint, investigative reports, correspondence, transcripts of hearings, exhibits, motions, briefs, attorney notes, findings of fact, and related material. The majority of the cases concern drug abuse.
Wisconsin. Board of Nursing Title: Wisconsin. Board of Nursing: Registered and Practical Nurses Permanent Record Cards, ca. 1912-1977
Quantity: 9 reels of film (16mm)
Call Number: Series 2675
Abstract: Permanent record cards for registered and practical nurses including married and maiden name, address, birth date, school of nursing attended and graduation date, certificate and license numbers, examination and registration dates, and specialization and renewal information. Because applications 2-4154 are missing from the main registration records in Series 2676, this file contains the only known biographical information on the earliest nurses to be registered in Wisconsin. The majority of the oldest licenses may be found on Reel 9.
Wisconsin. Board of Nursing Title: Wisconsin. Board of Nursing: Applications for Licenses, 1912-1969
Quantity: 139 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 2676
Abstract: Completed applications for registration and licensure of all active, inactive, or deceased licensees. The files usually consists of initial application, some with photographs, material documenting educational history including school transcripts, references or verification of moral character, records of related work experience, correspondence, and records of annual renewals. For licenses 2-4154, only the application endorsement has been filmed.
Wisconsin. Board of Nursing Title: Wisconsin. Board of Nursing: Minutes, 1916-2006
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 2 record center cartons); plus additions of 3.2 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2322; 1997/113; 2006/086; 2009/093; 2010/113; 2011/087; 2012/107
Abstract: Closed session minutes documenting activities of the Board of Nursing and several related organizations: the Committee of Nurse Examiners (also known under other similar names), 1916-1967, which supervised nursing registration examinations; the Committee on Nursing Education, 1921-1949, which set standards for all schools of nursing and registered graduate nurses; and the Committee of Examiners of Trained Practical Nurses (also known under other similar names), 1949-1966. “Closed session” minutes reflect only the action taken by the board, not the discussion surrounding the action, and are not confidential.
Wisconsin. Board of Nursing Title: Wisconsin. Board of Nursing: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1913-1986
Quantity: 15.6 c.f. (15 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes) and photographs
Call Number: Series 1662; PH Series 1662
Abstract: General correspondence of the board and its predecessors and staffing agencies concerning subjects such as the licensing and examination of registered nurses and practical nurses, revision of legislation and administrative rules, and the general improvement of the nursing profession in Wisconsin. In addition to correspondence the files include minutes of committee and staff meetings, annual and semiannual reports, speeches by various staff members, form letters and policy guidelines, surveys, and statistics. In addition there are files on contacts with directors of nursing schools; issues addressed by the board and its Practice Committee such as midwives, physicians' assistants, and nurse practitioners; and information on numerous internal committees such as the Committee on Educational Standards and committees on competency and the utilization of clinical facilities in the Milwaukee area and external committees such as the Statewide Study of Nursing and Nursing Education and committees for two statewide plans for nursing education. The series also includes files on relations with other government agencies such as the Attorney General, the Board of Health and the Department of Health and Social Services, the Department of Nursing of the University of Wisconsin Extension (Signe Cooper), the State Board of Vocational and Adult Education, and the Department of Regulation and Licensing and with professional organizations such as the American Nurses Association, the National League of Nursing, the Wisconsin Hospital Association, and the Wisconsin Nurses Association. The series also documents the notable contributions of staff members Josephine Balaty, Adda Eldredge, Leila I. Given, Adele G. Stahl, and Elaine F. Ellibee to the nursing profession in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin. Board of Regents of State Universities Title: Wisconsin. Board of Regents of State Universities: Building Corporation Files, 1950-1972
Quantity: 2.4 c.f.
Call Number: 1981/111; 1992/037
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin State College and Wisconsin State Building Commission related to constuction projects on college and university campuses and state owned buildings. Files track construction planning and completion through construction financial reports.
Wisconsin. Board of Regents of State Universities Title: Wisconsin. Board of Regents of State Universities: Minutes, 1900-1971
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes), 44 tape recordings, and 1 film
Call Number: Series 2037; Tape 518A CB 001
Abstract: Official typewritten minutes of the meetings of the Board beginning in 1929; mimeographed “codifications” summarizing Board resolutions back to 1900, prepared as a reference tool; and audio tapes of proceedings, 1964-1971.
Wisconsin. Board of Regents of State Universities Title: Wisconsin. Board of Regents of State Universities: Financial Records, 1953-1972
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (8 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1846
Abstract: Composite, summary financial data for nine institutions comprising the Wisconsin State University System, including annual budget requests, operating budgets, and financial reports.
Wisconsin. Board of Regents of State Universities Title: Wisconsin. Board of Regents of State Universities: Administrative Subject File, 1921-1973
Quantity: 23.2 c.f. (58 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1558
Abstract: Principally correspondence of the director's office concerning the operation of the system and its relation to students, faculty, the legislature, and the public. Subjects include student enrollment, fees, scholarships, athletics, recreation, placement, veterans, curriculum, faculty selection, faculty salaries and rank, selection of university presidents, budgets, physical plant, and land purchases. Correspondence is with Board members, state campus presidents, teachers, and other college personnel, state agencies, legislative committees, Governor's Educational Advisory Committee, National Science Foundation, professional educational associations, and many other organizations and individuals.
Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education Title: Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education: Adult Basic Education Project Records, 1985-1995
Quantity: 5.4 c.f.
Call Number: 2000/135; 2001/125
Abstract: Grant records, 1985-1995, from the state Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education for adult education funding. The collection includes both applications and reviews for a range of educational topics.
Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education Title: Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education: Student/Employer Follow-up Data, 1982-1992, 1998-2001
Quantity: 8.6 c.f.
Call Number: 1991/046; 1992/089; 1993/118; 1998/176; 2003/140; 2005/034; 2005/121
Abstract: Compiled results from the state Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education of annual statewide survey of graduates aggregated by instructional division, by aid code, and by district at six months and five years after graduation, and compiled results of employers' ratings of graduates' competence and performance on the job.
Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education Title: Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education: Manpower Development and Training Act Final Reports, 1966-1970
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (6 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1976/054
Abstract: Records, 1966-1970, from the state Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education including files of training projects funded under the Manpower Development and Training Act, fiscal year 1969-1970, including grant applications, financial reports and correspondence. Also included are audit reports of projects, and final financial reports of projects, 1966-1967.
Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education Title: Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education: Annual Statistical Reports by Local Boards, 1914-1968
Quantity: 104 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 1585
Abstract: Statistical reports submitted by local boards of vocational and adult education showing subjects offered; special educational activities and supplementary programs; local business agencies cooperating in the educational program; names and salaries of teachers; enrollments by subject, age group, day or evening school, and sex; and receipts and disbursements. Reports for 1965/66 are missing. Reel 104 contain State Board annual report work sheets (1938-1952), which include statistical abstracts based on local annual reports, state and federal aid statistics, data concerning circuit teachers, some advance payment vouchers, financial reports of Milwaukee vocational and adult schools (1950-1952), and miscellaneous related correspondence and papers.
Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education Title: Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education: Minutes of Board Meetings, 1911-1988, 1992-1996
Quantity: 10.2 c.f. (26 archives boxes); plus additions of 2.2 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1577; 2003/139; 2006/135
Abstract: Copies of agendas, meeting materials, and minutes of all committee meetings, special and regular meetings of the Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education, including materials prepared for State Board meetings pertaining to budget reports; legislative reports and procedures; administrative policy statements; program development, modification, and discontinuance; district board appointments; district facility and funding requests; and related materials. Records created by the Board's predecessor agencies, the State Board of Industrial Education, the State Board of Vocational and Adult Education, and the State Board of Vocational Education, are also included. Records for 1911-1941 include minutes of the Board acting as the Board of Trustees of the Stout Institute.
Wisconsin. Board on Government Operations Title: Wisconsin Board on Government Operations: Records, 1959-1975
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (1 record center carton and 4 archives boxes) and 41 microfiche
Call Number: Series 2482
Abstract: Minutes, related agenda papers prepared by state agencies and Department of Administration staff, and miscellaneous administrative papers mainly about poverty programs for the inner city areas of Milwaukee for which funding was requested by the Department of Local Affairs.
Wisconsin. Budget Bureau Title: Wisconsin. Budget Bureau: Subject File, 1910-1937
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 805
Abstract: Classifications of state agencies' accounts, charts, sample forms, reports, statistics, a schedule of salaries in state agencies, and other records related to the establishment of uniform accounting practices and efficient business methods for state agencies; formulation of the state biennial budget; and public policy issues related to government finance.
Wisconsin. Bureau for Exceptional Children Title: Wisconsin. Bureau for Exceptional Children: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Administration Records, 1966-1995
Quantity: 18.8 c.f.
Call Number: 1990/146; 1992/078; 1993/083; 1996/075; 1998/006; 1999/040; 2001/123; 2003/048; 2005/033; 2007/033
Abstract: Information related to program administration of programs funded under Title VI of the Education of the Handicapped Act (EHA) which became the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), including Part B, Part C Deaf/Blind, Part C Early Childhood, and Part D Personnel Preparation. The files contain state plans/grant applications, correspondence, reports, and child count materials.
Wisconsin. Bureau for Exceptional Children Title: Wisconsin. Bureau for Exceptional Children: Council on Exceptional Education Records, 1969-1997
Quantity: 8.8 c.f. (8 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 2008/019
Abstract: Records, 1969-1997, of the State Superintendent's Council on Exceptional Education, previously known as the Wisconsin Special Education Advisory Committee, and the State Superintendent's Advisory Council on Special Education. Included are meeting minutes agendas and supporting materials spanning 1969-1996. Correspondence is chronological and dates from 1969-1997. Also included are records specifically from the period 1969-1973, when the Council was known as the Wisconsin Special Education Advisory Committee, including records on task forces and subcommittees, and drafts of committee reports.
Wisconsin. Bureau for Exceptional Children Title: Wisconsin. Bureau for Exceptional Children: Central Office Files, 1983-1991
Quantity: 28.6 c.f. (28 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 2007/115
Abstract: Correspondence concerning annual plans, enrollments, site visits, and grant applications of individual school districts, CESA service agencies, county-based programs, and the Wisconsin centers and mental health institutions, 1983-1991. The value of the files is limited because the correspondence is represented only by outgoing letters.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Aeronautics. Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Aeronautics: Master Plans, 1974-1981
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2363
Abstract: Copies of the final master plans for construction projects at individual airports, prepared by consultants. Plans include maps, diagrams, photocopies of aerial photographs, cost analyses, and written proposals for construction projects.
Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics. Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Aeronautics: Subject Files, 1936-1981
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (6 record center cartons, 5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2356
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, press releases, drafts of legislation, minutes and other documents of the State Planning Board, State Aeronautics Commission, and the Department of Transportation's Division of Aeronautics, relating to aeronautics legislation, state and regional planning programs, legislators' air tours, airport security programs, airport equipment and construction, commercial aircraft, surveys, national transportation studies, and action plans. File also contains correspondence with aeronautics commissioners, airlines, consulting firms, the Federal Aviation Association, U.S. Department of Transportation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and private aviation organizations such as National Business Aircraft, Aviation Trades, the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Aeronautics Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Aeronautics: County and Municipal File, 1940-1999
Quantity: 29.6 c.f. (29 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2350
Abstract: Airport records, mainly 1940-1982, showing location, layout, and physical characteristics of Wisconsin airports. The records include descriptions of runways, hangars, aircraft, resident airlines, news clippings, emergency equipment, navigation aids, and obstructions, data on airport operations (including creation and expansion), environmental impact reports, and maps and diagrams of facilities. In addition there is extensive correspondence between the bureau, the FAA and local airport and governmental official, businessmen, and local residents.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Aging Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Aging: Area Agencies on Aging - Area Plans, 1971-1976
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1984/105
Abstract: Area Plans, 1974-1976, for various district Area Agencies on Aging prepared and submitted to the Bureau of Aging under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965. There are also some reports from other agencies on aging in Wisconsin. The plans consist of funding applications, budget summaries, organizational information, goal statements, objectives, demographic studies, action plans, and Notice of Grant Awards (NGAs) for the Area Agencies on Aging.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Aging Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Aging: Wisconsin's Title VII/IIC of Older Americans Act Projects, 1971-1978
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1983/015
Abstract: Records, 1971-1978, related to Bureau of Aging projects under Title VII and Title IIC dealing with nutrition for the elderly. Records include state legislation, grant applications, and poverty information for the county applying for the grant; quarterly reports, memorandums, and management plans. Also included are detailed expense reports and project payment records.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Air Management Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Air Management: Air Pollution Control Council Records, 1967-1985
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2599
Abstract: Administrative files of the council created within the Department of Natural Resources in 1967 to advise the department on matters relating to air pollution. In the early 1970s various council functions were integrated into Bureau of Air Management. Included are correspondence, incomplete minutes, reports and rules. Also contains minutes of Air Resource Allocation Council, 1982-1984, a temporary council attached to the DNR that worked closely with the council to foster industrial growth without deteriorating clean air. Records of the council post-1985 may be found in the Bureau of Air Management files. The council existed until 1991.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Air Management Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Air Management: Case Files, 1969-1983
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2595
Abstract: Case files containing transcripts of public hearings conducted by the department when violations of air pollution laws were contested by companies; correspondence with the companies; and reports regarding emission tests and air particulates. Companies who requested public hearings include Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Oscar Mayer, Mosinee Paper Corporation, Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company, and Wisconsin Power and Light. Files provide information about the department's process to control air pollution, companies' attempts at pollution abatement, and local residents' attitudes. Also included are transcripts of administrative rules hearings.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards: Apprenticeship Committees File, 1938-1996
Quantity: 18.2 c.f.
Call Number: 1998/119; 1999/058; 2002/040
Abstract: Minutes of state, area, and labor union apprenticeship committees which advised the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards on apprenticeship transactions; including rosters of members; standards, selection procedures, and affirmative action plans; and other related material.
Wisconsin Bureau of Civil Defense Title: Wisconsin Bureau of Civil Defense: Alphabetical Subject File, 1950-1966
Quantity: 13.0 c.f. (13 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 1715
Abstract: Correspondence and reports concerning civil defense and emergency government and covering such topics as communications and warning, evacuation, health, safety, transportation, emergency welfare services, and civil defense legislation.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health: General Records, 1916-1979
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (9 record center cartons) and 244 photographs (1 archives box); plus additions of 2.8 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2708; PH Series 2708; 1977/162
Abstract: General records of the bureau and its predecessor, the Bureau of Child and Maternal Health, relating to its broad public health responsibilities for maternal and child health, mental health, mental retardation, and school health. Some files document the tenure of Amy Louise Hunter as head of the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, and they include documentation on numerous statistical studies she initiated or participated in concerning infant blindness, premature birth, maternal and neonatal mortality, midwives, migrant workers, and other topics. There is also data on midwives, the distribution of incubators, and Wisconsin generally.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health: Child Behavior and Development Records, 1940-1974
Quantity: 15.0 c.f. (15 record center cartons) and 6 photographs
Call Number: Series 2715; PH Series 2715
Abstract: Records of the bureau's mental health program primarily consisting of information on training programs, conferences, and workshops held around the state in conjunction local school, city, district, and county health officers and university faculty. The files document the careers of Abraham B. Abramovitz and Eugenia Cameron, who headed the mental health preventive program (earlier known as the Division of Child Guidance and the Division of Mental Health), and they include detailed narrative reports prepared by consultants, correspondence, memoranda, writings, minutes, bibliographies, brochures, statistics, and information on films and other outreach programs. Some projects are documented by case studies of individuals. Many of the files concern the work of the child guidance clinics established in most Wisconsin counties. In addition to correspondence, these files variously include clinic minutes and annual reports. The records of the Dane County Child Guidance Center and the Washington-Ozaukee Child Guidance Center are particularly extensive. In addition to in-service projects for nurses, teachers, social workers, and other professionals who worked with children, the bureau also conducted classes for parents and lay leaders. Nurses in-service projects; a Reading Mother program in Waupaca; and school programs in Baraboo, Beloit, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Menasha, and Wausau are well documented in the records. Documented organizations with which the division worked include the State School Health Council and the Mental Health Advisory Committee. Six photographs document bureau exhibits and activities at the Washington-Ozaukee Child Guidance Center.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health: Nutrition Division Files, 1935-1975
Quantity: 7.6 c.f. (7 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes, 1 oversize folder), 3 tape recordings, 3 disc recordings, and 24 photographs
Call Number: Series 2712; PH Series 2712; Tape 1358A; Disc 222A
Abstract: General files of the Nutrition Division and its consultants, primarily Lucille K. Billington and Martha Kjentavet. Included are correspondence, memoranda, minutes, writings, and statistical and narrative reports documenting various aspects of the nutrition program. Also included are subject files on legislation on the enrichment of food; workshops and nutrition education and training provided to nursing homes, hospitals and hospital employees, teachers, and employees of school lunch programs; field studies of the division's program by graduate interns; special projects such as the Western Wisconsin Nutrition Education Project and the Baraboo Project; and relations with professional organizations such as the Association of State and Territorial Nutrition Directors and the Wisconsin Dietetic Association. Many of the narrative reports are arranged by county. Also included are photographs primarily documenting school lunch programs during the 1940s and scattered blueprints of medical care facilities submitted for division approval. The discs are a recording of talks by Conrad Elvehjem and others on food fads and quackery. One tape recording is a presentation about the Western Wisconsin Nutrition Education Project at Barron County Normal School; the two remaining recordings are presentations by elementary school students during the early 1950s about the nutrition and health classes at their schools.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health: Children's Bureau File, 1920-1975
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2707
Abstract: Files on contacts of the bureau and its predecessor, the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, with the U.S. Children's Bureau including correspondence, statistical and financial reports, and information on the preparation of health plans and budgets required by the federal bureau.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health: Division of School Health Files, 1940-1969
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 4 archives boxes) and photographs
Call Number: Series 2710; PH Series 2710
Abstract: Files of Oscar R. Cade, head of the school health program in the State Board of Health and later the Department of Health and Social Services, and, prior to 1959, a school health consultant. A few files predate his employment. Included are correspondence, memoranda, narrative and statistical reports pertaining to conferences, workshops and other training programs around the state conducted in conjunction with county teachers colleges, state teachers colleges, and local health officers, and minutes and correspondence of the State School Health Council and the Mental Health Committee of the Wisconsin Parent Teacher Association. The narrative field reports from state and district consultants document projects and conditions in individual schools, with some communities such as Baraboo, Beloit, Cambridge, Eau Claire, Menasha, and Wausau documented in greater depth by local curricular materials. The photographs document healthservices in an unidentified elementary school classroom, ca. 1950, and at Langlade County Normal School, and meetings of school health officers.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health: Hospital Nursing Consultant's Files, 1940-1968
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2702
Abstract: Files of Helen F. Callon, the bureau's hospital nursing consultant, from 1946, when the program was established, until 1968. Included are correspondence about various aspects of the hospital nursing consultation program, memoranda, bulletins, statistical data, narrative reports from hospitals about their obstetrical departments, representative obstetrical manuals from several Wisconsin hospitals, and information on special projects concerning prevention of premature birth and the use of incubators, some of which predates the creation of the consultation program.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health: Public Health Nursing Consultant's Files, 1946-1969
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2549
Abstract: Files of the public health nursing consultant, including narrative and statistical reports of services provided, memoranda, meeting transcripts, and correspondence with local public health nurses and visiting nurse associations. The files are primarily those of Frances L. Porter, and they concern workshops and educational projects for expectant parents and parents of young children.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Project, 1976-1983
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1992/123
Abstract: Records, 1976-1982, of the Project Community Council for the Wisconsin Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Project. Materials include correspondence to area health facilities, grant applications to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare's Public Health Service for funding, and statistical information and literature about SIDS cases; minutes and related materials of the Wisconsin Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Project Community Council meetings and material related to community nursing and parental workshops or seminars.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention: Agent Orange Victims Initial Survey Questionnaires, 1980-1982
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (6 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1987/074
Abstract: The Agent Orange Victims program was established under Sections 221, 20.435(1)(R), Laws of 1979. Survey questionnaires and informational correspondence sent by the Wisconsin Division of Health and Social Services as part of the Agent Orange Identification and Assistance Project aimed at Wisconsin veterans who served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1971. Questionnaire ascertains veterans' foreign military experience, perceived health problems, and Agent Orange exposure. The questionnaire also provides information on obtaining medical evaluation through the Veterans Administration Hospital system.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention: Family Planning Program, 1968-1985
Quantity: 11.9 c.f., 12 films (16 mm), 44 audio recordings, and 40 filmstrips (35 mm)
Call Number: 1987/075; 1991/074; 2012/204; 2013/084; Audio 1656A; DF 770-774; CC 104-107
Abstract: The Family Planning Program provides consultation, technical assistance, and monitoring services to agencies funded with Division of Health funds, and others interested in applying for funds. The target population of the program is women who are in their reproductive years and who for reasons of income or other factors beyond their control are not able to obtain family planning services readily and easily. This record series includes: correspondence; informational materials; publications/pamphlets; technical publications; committee and review material; materials on the development of legislation and rules; staff reports; policies; and other related material.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention: Community Fluoridation Program, 1930-1986
Quantity: 5.7 c.f., 0.1 c.f. of photographs, 3 reels of 16 mm film, 2 3/4-inch videocassettes (in 1 video box), 1 12-inch disc recording, and 48 transparencies
Call Number: 1998/030; 2006/040; 2010/046; 2011/039; 2012/052; Audio 1603A; AE 007; CC 109-CC 110; PH 6737
Abstract: Records, 1930-1986, related to community fluoridation in Wisconsin, documenting both the arguments for and against water fluoridation. Well documented are safety concerns, articles about fluoride in water, and health issues associated with fluoridation. Water fluoridation is considered by the Center for Disease Control to be one of the major public health advances of the twentieth century.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention: Bureau Directors and Section Chief General Correspondence, 1938-1988
Quantity: 3.2 c.f.
Call Number: 1993/150; 1994/117; 2007/077
Abstract: This series includes, but is not restricted to, correspondence between the Bureau and its staff members, all designated operating units within the division, all designated operating units within the department, other state agencies, the legislature, local units of government, operating units of other state governments, the federal government, and the general citizenry. This series pertains to but is not restricted to: information requests concerning budgetary data, statistical data, administration and operation of bureau programs, program information, reports, contractual (where no special program exists), general queries and replies, and completed questionnaires and surveys.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention: Migrant Health Program Records, 1953-1978
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2210
Abstract: Records, mainly 1965-1978, of various migrant health programs in central Wisconsin, including public health nursing, dental, and nutritional components of the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention; other health projects administered by non-profit organizations, churches, and local governments; largely funded by grants made available through the Migrant Health Act of 1962 (P.L. 87-692); records of committees appointed by Wisconsin governors; materials from conferences focusing on health care for migrant workers.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Engineering Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Engineering: Architectural Drawings for Wisconsin Parks in the WPA Period, 1931-1952
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (4 flat boxes)
Call Number: Series 2424
Abstract: Blueprints, blue and black line prints, and original vellum drawings for state and national parks in Wisconsin built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Drawings include site plans and designs for buildings, furniture, signs and landscapes. Includes drawings for Terry Andrae State Park, Brunet Island State Park, Central State Nursery, Copper Falls State Park, Devils Lake State Park, Flambeau River State Forest, Governor Dodge State Park, Interstate State Park, Kettle Moraine State Park, Fort McNaughton State Camp, Merrick State Park, Nelson Dewey State Park, Northwest Fisheries, Pattison State Park, Peninsula State Park, Perrot State Park, Point Beach State Forest, Rib Mountain State Park, Hugo Sauer Nursery, Tomahawk State Park, Tower Hill State Park, and Trout Lake State Park.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health: Radiological Emergency Response, 1970-1984
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1989/014
Abstract: Records, 1970-1984, from the Bureau of Environmental Health related to emergency response preparation, training, and protocol. Includes correspondence, data, reports, and reference materials regarding emergency response in Wisconsin and covers topics such as the monitoring of nuclear power plants, transportation of radioactive materials, training of emergency response personnel, and developing radiological response plans. Series also contains contracts and correspondence about radiological safety of specific buildings or building areas which once held radiological material.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health: Emergency Medical Services Meeting Minutes and Materials, 1985-1988, 1994-1997
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. and 2 tape recordings
Call Number: 2002/030; Audio 1593A; 2002/100
Abstract: Minutes, enclosures, and supplementary materials for meetings of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Advisory Board and its committees and subcommittees.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health: Radiation Protection Council -- Correspondence, Minutes, etc., 1956-1979, 1982-1996
Quantity: 2.8 c.f.
Call Number: 1990/163; 2006/037
Abstract: Correspondence of the Radiation Protection Council; agendas and minutes of meetings; and recommendations made to the state agencies and the legislature.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health: Advisory Radiation Protection Council Records, 1962-1974
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1982/032
Abstract: Records, 1962-1974, from the Bureau of Environmental Health concerning radiation and air pollution protection. Primarily documented are groups such as the Air Pollution Advisory Council, Milwaukee County Department of Air Pollution Control, Natural Resources Board, and Wisconsin State Board of Health Radiation Protection Division. Files include meeting minutes, correspondence, studies and reports, and articles and publications. Also included are transcripts of public hearings regarding air quality standards from several Wisconsin cities. The collection also contains the development files for the Radiation Protection Code, including drafts, correspondence, and final copies, from its inception and several revisions and additions. The Council was covered under Section 140.56, Wis. Stats.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health: Emergency Medical Services Administrative Subject Files, 1954-1980
Quantity: 21.8 c.f.
Call Number: 1983/187; 1983/188; 1984/052; 1985/013; 1981/088
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, and related materials pertaining to the operation of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Systems Development Section, including: requisitions; vouchers; budget estimates/justifications; capital inventories; records disposal authorizations; task statements; performance standards; personnel records including annual performance and development reports; monthly time reports; EMS newsletters; any other publications; and EMS Committee agenda; and minutes, pursuant to Section 14.017(3)(h), Wis. Stats.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Fisheries Management and Habitat Protection Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Fisheries Management and Habitat Protection: Fish Stocking Records, 1916-1936, 1970-1983
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (15 volumes)
Call Number: Series 2587; 2008/073
Abstract: Records from the Bureau of Fisheries Management and Habitat Protection of the state fish hatcheries, including breakdowns by county, of the numbers and types of fish distributed, and how many fish eggs were hatched per year. Information for 1924 is not included in this series.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Care Financing Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Care Financing: Medical Assistance HMO Program Records, 1982-1995
Quantity: 9.8 c.f. (9 record center boxes and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2627
Abstract: Records of various state efforts to control medical costs for the needy and uninsured. The earliest program documented is the Health Insurance Risk Sharing Pool (HIRSP), begun in 1983 to insure individuals unable to obtain private insurance for health reasons. This program was not Medical Assistance, as it was underwritten by assessments on insurance companies doing business in Wisconsin. Initially limited to Dane and Milwaukee counties, HIRSP was expanded to include voluntary programs in other counties. The records include minutes of the board of governors, correspondence, audits, responses from individual HMOs, and studies and reports. The records document agency responsibilities for contracting for services with private firms such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin and EDS; setting rates; investigating grievances concerning service providers; and conducting audits, quality assessments, and contractual compliance studies. Other records document various cost containment efforts dating from 1995 to 2000 although managed care programs for medicaid clients date to 1984. These programs included contracting with private HMOs for AFDC and Healthy Start clients and with managed care programs such as I-Care, a Milwaukee provider for individuals under 65 on SSI who were on medical assistance. In Madison they contracted with Children Come First (CCF), a managed care program for children with severe emotional disturbances; in Milwaukee they contracted a similar program, Wrap Around Milwaukee (WAM). Also included are records about the Preferred Provider Program (PPP) initiative. Other records document detailed planning for Badger Care, a program to provide affordable health care for children and adults in low-income working families.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Care Financing Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Care Financing: Medical Assistance Central File Correspondence, 1970-1978, 1988-1994
Quantity: 97.0 c.f. (97 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2422
Abstract: Correspondence to and from providers, recipients, legislators, interested persons, the governor, the department secretary, and others. Also included in these files are minutes, agenda, and other general documents relating to this Bureau. This is the central subject file, with information on such topics as the public funding of abortion, administrative rules, minutes and correspondence of the Medicaid Assistance Advisory Committee, audits, cost control, memos clarifying policy, day care, eligibility for benefits, family planning, fraud, the 51.42 boards, Medicaid quality control, the Hospital Advisory Committee, hospital standards, legislation, correspondence with legislators, mental health, news clippings, EDS, budgets, and nursing homes.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics: Registrations of Marriages, 1836-1907
Quantity: 335 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 2073
Abstract: Record of marriages recorded between 1836 and 1907 with the various county Registers of Deeds. Generally recorded for each marriage is the individuals' names and birthplaces, the names of the parents of each, the occupation and residence of the husband, the date and place of the marriage, the kind of ceremony (usually denomination), the names of witnesses, the name and residence of the person pronouncing marriage, the date of the certificate or affidavit, the date of registration, and remarks.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics: Registrations of Births, 1852-1907
Quantity: 171 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 2070
Abstract: Record of births recorded between 1852 and 1907 with the various county Registers of Deeds. For each birth, the individual's name, sex, and race are shown along with the names of living siblings, name and occupation of the father, mother's name previous to marriage, time and place of birth, name and residence of the person signing the certificate, and the dates of the birth certificate and of the registration. The father's and mother's places of birth are also given for births registered since 1898. Some births for the years 1808-1852 are also included.
Wisconsin Bureau of Health Statistics Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics: Delayed Registrations of Births, 1850-1907
Quantity: 34 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 2071
Abstract: Records of Wisconsin births prior to 1907 which were reported between 1937 and 1942. Present are affidavits, 1940-1942, filed by doctors or others attesting to each birth, and registers, 1937-1940, in which information from affidavits is recorded. For 1940, the only year present in both affidavits and registers, some names appear in both groups, but most names are represented in the affidavits only.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics: Registrations of Deaths, 1852-1907
Quantity: 91 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 2068
Abstract: Record of deaths recorded between 1852 and 1907 with the various county Registers of Deeds. For each death, the individual's name, race, sex, occupation, place of birth, and age are shown, along with names of parents and spouse, date, place and cause of death, place of burial, name and address of the person submitting the certificate, and the dates of the certificate and registration. Some of the deaths occurred prior to 1852. Records are incomplete, particularly for deaths prior to ca. 1875. No records are included for Chippewa County. All reels are positive. Each Area Research Center has a duplicate copy for counties in its region.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Human Resources Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Human Resources: Permanency Planning Files, 1983-1986
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1990/041
Abstract: Permanency planning files, 1983-1986, submitted by counties throughout Wisconsin, including permanency planning plans and guidelines for the achievement of permanency planning. Some files include feedback and evaluation reports on the plans. Also included are regional office plans, 1985-1986. Permanency plans were submitted by the county departments of social services to provide for a permanent plan for children in county custody. These are agency plans, not plans for individual children, and they are designed to eliminate the use of and need for long-term foster care placements by providing for either a return to the child's birth home or adoption. Permanency Planning was eliminated in the 1986 Mandate Reduction process.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Human Resources Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Human Resources: Refugee Assistance Program Correspondence, 1975-1983
Quantity: 5.2 c.f.
Call Number: 1988/039; 1989/131; 1990/022; 1990/227
Abstract: General correspondence relating to the Refugee Assistance program and other correspondence concerning the three separate areas of the refugee program: Indochinese refugees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, and unaccompanied minors. There are also contract files containing correspondence between Division staff and contract agencies; workshop and training materials; expenditure reports for the contract agencies; and preliminary and final financial status reports. The Refugee Assistance program was initially set up to provide financial and medical assistance and social services to Indochinese refugees. The program expanded in 1980 to include Cuban and Haitian entrants. This material is filed under the provisions of various Federal laws including P.L. 94-23 (Indochina Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1975), P.L. 96-212 (Refugee Act of 1980), and P.L. 96-422 (Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980).
Wisconsin. Bureau of Human Resources Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Human Resources: Youth Aids Plans, 1981-1982, 1984-1986
Quantity: 4.6 c.f.
Call Number: 1992/126; 1996/028
Abstract: The Youth Aids program was developed to increase local juvenile justice services and reduce reliance on state services by providing a funding mechanism to improve community based programming/facilities as alternatives to placement in state juvenile correctional facilities. Included are Youth Aids plans from each county; plan reviews including fiscal reviews and joint review summaries; and correspondence concerning county planning issues.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Local Financial Assistance Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Local Financial Assistance: Distribution of Shared Revenues/Taxes, 1971-2008
Quantity: 2701 sheets of microfiche in 13 boxes
Call Number: Series 2238
Abstract: Annually the state Bureau of Local Financial Assistance determines aids pursuant to Subchapter I, Chapter 79, Wis. Stats., which are paid to towns, villages, cities, and counties qualifying for shared revenues. The state shared revenue program provides no-strings-attached revenues to counties and tax districts. The distribution is made on the basis of populations, public utility values, and local purposes revenues. Adjustments are made to payments determined for tax districts and counties for levy limit violations and such others as provided by statute.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Local Financial Assistance Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Local Financial Assistance: Municipal and County Financial Reports, 1979-1992
Quantity: 14 reels of microfilm (16mm) and 427 sheets of microfiche
Call Number: Series 2230
Abstract: Annual financial reports of counties, cities, villages, and towns submitted to the Department of Revenue. The reports contain summaries of revenues, expenditures, changes in fund balances, statements of financial condition, a summary of agency receipts and disbursements, and a statement of indebtedness. The data is used to determine a portion of shared revenues, public municipal services aids, and federal general revenue sharing aids. Records for 1979 are contained on 14 reels of microfilm; all other records are on microfiche.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Local Health Services and Program Planning Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Local Health Services and Program Planning: Annual and Monthly Reports by District, 1962-1972
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1980/149
Abstract: Annual and monthly reports, 1962-1972, received by the Bureau of Local Health Services and Program Planning from districts. Reports concern personnel statistics and activities, public health conditions, services, and programming in congressional districts throughout Wisconsin. Records largely consist of reports, statistics, and correspondence composed by the District Health Officers of individual communities.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health: Programs and Demonstrations, 1922-1961
Quantity: 7.2 c.f. (18 archives boxes), 222 photographs (1 archives box), 53 negatives (1 negative box), and 20 transparencies (1 box); plus additions of 0.4 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2253; PH Series 2253; 1964/134
Abstract: Records, 1922-1961, including narrative, statistical, and pictorial records and correspondence documenting educational demonstrations and medical benefit programs of the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health. Included are records on the emergency maternity and infant care program, hearing demonstrations, maternal and child health centers, maternal and child health demonstrations, an obstetrical education program, trailer classrooms, work with the Wisconsin Emergency Relief Administration, normal school evaluations, and other activities. The Visual Materials document various programs, including mobile health care services, children's health examinations, and classes for mothers and children.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Minority Business Development Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Minority Business Development: Records, 1968-1985
Quantity: 9.6 c.f. and 6 tape recordings
Call Number: 1987/040; 1991/005
Abstract: Records of the Bureau of Minority Business Development, 1968-1985, related to Bureau operations, organization, and its work with businesses.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Municipal Audit Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Municipal Audit: Municipal Audit Reports--Exceptions, 1958-1982, 1984
Quantity: 2.8 c.f.
Call Number: 2000/058; 2001/095; 2002/067
Abstract: Bound audit reports from the state Bureau of Municipal Audit made on request under Section 73.10(5), Wis. Stats. and prepared by the Accounting Services Bureau, including summary statements of fund transactions, detailed statements of revenues and expenditures, comments, and supporting schedules. These records involve reports on embezzlement, fraud, and other unusual situations.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Municipal Audit Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Municipal Audit: Municipal Audit Reports, 1908-1983
Quantity: 251.0 c.f. (138 archives boxes and 196 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 1944
Abstract: Audit reports of townships, villages, cities, counties, school districts, boards of education, vocational, technical, and adult educational districts, and other local public bodies, boards, or commissions; including summary statements of fund transactions, detailed statements of revenues and expenditures, and related information. No records are present for 1917-1930.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Nursing Title: Wisconsin. Board of Nursing: Correspondence with Schools of Nursing, 1898-1983 (bulk 1950-1983)
Quantity: 50.0 c.f. (48 record center cartons and 5 archives boxes) and 1 disc recording; plus additions of 2.6 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1668; Disc 221A; 1986/123; 2008/079
Abstract: Correspondence, mainly 1950s-1983, with accredited nursing schools, hospitals, nursing homes, local government health departments, vocational schools, visiting nurse associations, and other health care providers concerning the education and training of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. Included are correspondence, annual faculty qualification reports, annual reports concerning training and education programs and the facility in which the service is provided, publications, narrative surveys prepared by board staff, and background documents submitted by individual schools to support certification. The disc is a recording of the graduation exercises of the class of 1969 of the Stevens Point School of Practical Nursing. Later files include similar materials for hospitals, nursing homes, local government health departments, factories, and other organizations seeking approval as extended units in which student nurses could receive practical experience.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel: Governor's Advisory Committee on Employee Relations Records, 1969-1970
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2486
Abstract: Records of a committee established to study the effects of collective bargaining legislation for public employees. The series includes minutes, correspondence, testimony, and the formal report.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel: Collective Bargaining Records, 1966-1971
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2487
Abstract: Records include bargaining unit summaries, signed contracts, union demands, proposals, drafts, grievance procedures, correspondence, work rules, and negotiating notes. Agencies affected include the Department of Health and Social Services, Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations; Department of Public Instruction, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the state's universities. Also included are the results of a 1966 survey of collective bargaining practices by agencies.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel: Collected Records, 1908-1976
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons); plus additions of 0.1 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2483; 2011/121
Abstract: Administrative subject file, work compensation pay plan records, and the professional papers of Bureau of Personnel Director A.J. Opstedahl. Topics include reports of the Bureau, the Personnel Board, and the Civil Service Commission including correspondence with other state agencies and citizens; affirmative action programs; development of state pay plans; collective bargaining; overtime; deferred vacations; deviation from the standard work week; out-of-state travel; fair employment practices; the Wisconsin career candidate program; layoffs; grievances; skilled trade contracts; merit pay; administrative interpretations on policies and procedures; retirement policies; and work rules.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel: State Employee Roster Cards, circa 1913-1996
Quantity: 109 cubic feet (485 card file boxes) and 229 sheets of microfiche
Call Number: Series 2198
Abstract: Classified service official roster or payroll cards for each individual who was employed by the Wisconsin state government. Data includes employee name, beginning and ending dates of employment, state agency, classification, salary, notes, position number, dates and amounts of overtime worked, and related information. Beginning in 1971, the data is kept in an automated system and a cumulative report is generated which includes employee name, social security number, department, class title, pay range and schedule, effective date, position type, base salary, and transaction type.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel: Records of the Civil Service Advisory Committee, 1947-1959
Quantity: 0.5 c.f. (1 archives box and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Series 1921
Abstract: Records of a committee of department heads which functioned from 1947 to 1961, including committee minutes, correspondence, reports, policy statements, and related materials concerning personnel administration, salaries, employee benefits, layoffs, classifications and reclassifications, retirement, health coverage, and other matters. Also included are results of a study of medical insurance for state employees conducted by a subcommittee of the Personnel Advisory Committee, 1958.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Planning and Budget Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Planning and Budget: Director's Subject File, 1962-1973
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (9 archives boxes).
Call Number: Series 2492
Abstract: Subject files, mainly 1966-1971, concerning miscellaneous budget and state planning operations of the bureau and various special projects and committees with which the directors were involved. These include the Department Policy Group, Marquette Medical School, the Milwaukee Model Cities program, the Program Planning Budget Systems, the Regionalism Task Force for Northeast and East Central Wisconsin, the Rural Development Council, the creation of uniform state administrative districts, and the urban affairs portion of Governor Patrick J. Lucey's 1971-1973 budget. The files also document the bureau's two predecesors within the Department of Administration: the Bureau of Budget and Management and the Bureau of State Planning and activities of Directors Paul Brown, Walter F. McKanna, and Roger Schrantz. The Schrantz files include correspondence and mememoranda, reports, budgetary material, and minutes of the Governor's ORAP Task Force for which Schrantz was the coordinator.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Planning and Budget Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Planning and Budget: Housing and Urban Development State Planning Grant Application File, 1962-1972
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2494
Abstract: Applications, revisions, reports, correspondence, and attachments for a series of grant projects submitted by the bureau and its predecessors, the State Planning Bureau and the Planning Division of the Department of Resource Development to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for 701 funding to prepare a comprehensive, multi-phase state plan. Apart from papers to support the general state plan, the attachments include numerous documents on the Governor's Education Task Force and Mission '70. Alphabetical lists of the documents attached to Project P-118 and P-136 follow the contents list.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Property Tax Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Property Tax: Manufacturing Property Assessment Full and Equated Value Rolls, 1975, 1979, 1980
Quantity: 22.0 c.f. (22 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2436
Abstract: Three selected years of full and equated value tax rolls for all manufacturing real estate and personal property within the state, as determined by the Department of Revenue as required by Section 70.995 and 70.998, Wis. Stats. The full value roll is merged with equalization to provide equated values as listed on the Equated Roll. The original copy of the full value roll is retained in the Property Tax District Offices along with the 2 carbon copies which are used as working copies. The forms the full value assessment rolls are printed on are PA-539-A Real Property and PA-547-1 Personal Property and are run during March, April, and May. The original copy of the equated value roll is retained in the Property Tax District Offices. One carbon copy is forwarded to the municipal clerk, and one is forwarded to the county tax lister. The forms the equated value rolls are printed on are PA-539-1 Real Property and PA-547-1 Personal Property, and are run annually in October.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Property Tax Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Property Tax: Policy Correspondence, 1938-1977
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (7 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2412
Abstract: Correspondence and other documents relating to property tax policy issues. Includes correspondence with tax districts, tax commissioners, and department level administrators; correspondence and reports on special topics, especially the valuation of properties within the Menominee Indian Reservation; and selected bureau rulings and opinions on property tax matters.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Property Tax Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Property Tax: Statistical Reports of Property Valuations, 1912-1973, 1980-2001
Quantity: 58 reels of microfilm (35 mm); plus additions of 2.8 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1515; 2009/147
Abstract: Statistical reports of property values submitted to county boards and to the Department of Revenue, Bureau of Property Tax by the supervisors of assessments listing for each assessment district the aggregate value of assessment and recommended full value for all classes of residential, manufacturing, mercantile, swamp, and timber real property; and for such personal property as cattle, sheep, swine, merchants' and manufacturers' stocks, leaf tobacco, logs, timber, steamboats, launches, public utilities, and jewelry.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Sanitary Engineering Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Sanitary Engineering: Advisory Committee on Plumbing Apprenticeship Records, 1935-1962
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box); plus additions of 0.8 c.f.
Call Number: Series 900; 1967/003
Abstract: Records of a special committee on apprenticeship supply, sponsored by the Board of Health and the Industrial Commission to determine the number of apprentices to be allowed in the field.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Sanitary Engineering Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Sanitary Engineering: Staff Conference Records, 1957-1960
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2212
Abstract: Lectures and seminars related to various aspects of public health; including epidemiological and screening programs for tuberculosis, hepatitis, and hypertension; coordination of polio vaccinations; occupational, school, and mental health programs; water system and sewerage treatment projects; and improving health care for the aged.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Sanitary Engineering Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Sanitary Engineering: Wisconsin Community Sanitation Program Records, 1935-1942
Quantity: 6.8 c.f. (17 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 911
Abstract: Records of a program administered by the Board of Health and sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service and the Work Projects Administration to bring sanitation facilities to unsewered areas of Wisconsin through an intense educational program. Included are minutes, correspondence, general reports, lecture material, publicity items, inspection reports, progress reports, survey reports, work records, plans, and photographs.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Transit. Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Transit: Specialized Transit Reports and Information, 1987-1990
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2357
Abstract: Reports, correspondence, meeting agendas, minutes, notes and clippings pertaining to elderly and handicapped transportation and “paratransit” (other than fixed-route transit services). Includes information on federal and state human services programs, as well as transportation programs that provide financial support for specialized transit services, such as the Milwaukee Job-Ride Program.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Transit. Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Transit: General Correspondence, 1967-1980
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2359
Abstract: General correspondence between the Bureau of Transit and other sections within the Wisconsin Department of Transportation; city and county government agencies; regional-level agencies within Wisconsin, such as regional planning commissions; other state level organizations in Wisconsin whose activities and policies affect urban mass transit, such as Wisconsin AAA, Wisconsin Alliance of Cities, Coalition for Balanced Transportation, Wisconsin Council for Transportation Information, Wisconsin County Boards Association, Wisconsin Environmental Decade, Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association, etc.; government agencies of other states in the U.S.; and national-level organizations. The correspondence concerns state and federal elderly and handicapped transportation assistance programs, demonstration programs designed to reduce reliance on drive-alone travel, and other mass transit assistance programs.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Transit Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Transit: Mass Transit Planning and Demonstration Program, 1975-1985
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (1 record center carton and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2351
Abstract: Applications, contracts, correspondence, progress reports, financial reports, internal memoranda, agenda and minutes of task force meetings, financial records and final reports of Mass Transit Demonstration Projects funded by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Utility and Special Taxes Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Utility and Special Taxes: Annual Reports of Rural Electric Cooperative Associations, 1938-1989
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1549
Abstract: Annual reports filed under Chapter 76.48 of the Wisconsin Statutes, listing names and addresses of officers; gross revenue; capacity, value, and locations of generating plants and substations; locations of buildings, pole yards, and supplies; and distribution of property, gross income, and license fees by county, town, and other tax units. The files also contain audits, correspondence, and investigations undertaken by the Bureau of Utility and Special Taxes.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Utility and Special Taxes Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Utility and Special Taxes: Air Carrier Annual Reports, 1947-1956, 1961-1988
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1539
Abstract: Annual reports of airline companies to the Department of Revenue filed under section 76.04 of the Wisconsin Statutes, including statements of the operating revenues and expenses, income items, assets, liabilities, capital, surplus, operating statistics, lists of officers and directors, flight schedules, and related information. Includes statistics for both national and Wisconsin operations.
Wisconsin. Capitol Commission Title: Wisconsin. Capitol Commission: General Files, 1903-1927
Quantity: 20 c.f. (47 archives boxes and 6 volumes) and photographs
Call Number: Series 833
Abstract: Records, mainly 1903-1918, of the commission created in 1903 (Chapter 399) and abolished in 1917 that supervised the construction of the fourth Wisconsin Capitol. Included are minutes; planning materials and the program issued to architects who wished to bid on the project; specifications and contracts; financial records; records of the Capitol Improvement Commission that was first organized in 1903 to remodel the third Wisconsin Capitol and expanded after the fire of 1904 to construct the new structure; and extensive correspondence of architect Lew F. Porter, secretary of the commission, and J. H. Gormley, construction superintendent. Within the correspondence there are letters to and from architect George B. Post and Sons, as well as copies of Post's correspondence with individual contractors; reports from the Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory concerning construction of the steel superstructure of the Capitol, documents relating to litigation with the Northwestern Marble and Tile Company. Prominent correspondents include Edwin H. Blashfield, Kenyon Cox, James A. Frear, Cass Gilbert, O.O. Ingram, George H.D. Johnson, John Nolen, and William Freeman Vilas.
Wisconsin Child Center Title: Wisconsin Child Center: Children's Records, 1886-1953
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (18 volumes)
Call Number: 1995/129
Abstract: Records dealing with the children received at the Wisconsin Child Center including registration and history, indenture records, adoption records, and indices.
Wisconsin Child Center Title: Wisconsin Child Center: Records, 1887-1990
Quantity: 11.3 c.f. and 2 photographs
Call Number: 1976/135; 1992/169
Abstract: Records, 1887-1990 (bulk 1919-1974), of the Wisconsin Child Center (WCC) including a variety of correspondence, subject files, reports, financial records, cemetery information, and historical information. In addition to correspondence from the WCC, there are also correspondence and enrollment applications from the Tomah Indian School, 1934-1937. Also of note is material about the closing of the WCC and transfer of remaining children. Photographs of the WCC cemetery are also included.
Wisconsin. Chiropractic Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Chiropractic Examining Board: Complaint and Revocation Files, 1944-1981
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (1 record center carton and 3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1867
Abstract: Closed investigative files of complaints which resulted in hearings and disciplinary actions, including letters of complaint, investigative reports, correspondence, transcripts of hearings, exhibits, motions, briefs, attorney notes, findings of fact, and related materials. It is likely that these files are incomplete as there are only minor complaint files. From 1925 to 1969, responsibility for enforcing statutory provisions for “treating the sick” was divided between the Medical Examining Board and the Chiropractic Board, and files also contain correspondence on jurisdictional questions.
Wisconsin. Chiropractic Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Chiropractic Examining Board: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1925-1986
Quantity: 7.4 c.f. (7 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1594
Abstract: Administrative correspondence and subject files of Ernest M. Cardell, S.C. Syverud, and other secretaries of the Chiropractic Examining Board. Included is correspondence with R.A. Nelson, A.T. Weeks, E.J. Wollschlaeger, and other members of the board; with leaders of the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, the Society of Wisconsin Chiropractors, the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, and the Wisconsin Medical Society; with legislators; with the Department of Regulation and Licensing; and with representatives of Palmer School of Chiropractic and other chiropractic colleges. In addition, there are files on administrative rules and legislation, advertising, continuing education, and information on investigations of clinics and unprofessional practices by the Attorney General and the board. Routine correspondence with chiropractors in Wisconsin and other states concerning licensing, procedures for examinations in chiropractic and basic science, and continuing education requirements has been extensively weeded.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Barron County): Circuit Court Case Files, 1898-1972
Quantity: 36.0 c.f. (36 record center cartons)
Call Number: Barron Series 46
Abstract: Legal documents filed in civil and criminal cases and other proceedings before the Barron County Circuit Court. Contents of the files vary with the nature and complexity of each case but may include summons, complaints, motions, depositions, testimony, orders, judgments, verdicts, and appeals. These records have been sampled and only selected cases were preserved.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Adams County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Adams County): Naturalization Records, 1853-1949
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (4 archives boxes, 1 card index box, 5 volumes) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Adams Series 12
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Adams County, 1853-1949. Records include Declarations of Intention (1853-1945), Petitions (1859-1949), Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1929), indexes to these records (1853-1949), and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1931-1949). This series is also available on microfilm.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court and County Court (Calumet County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court and County Court (Calumet County): Judgment Records, 1857-1975
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Calumet Series 28
Abstract: Record of judgments in civil cases issued by the court. Entries include names of the parties involved, attorneys, court actions that occurred in each case, a summary of the judgment, and date rendered or received. Some entries also itemize court costs, the total sum of the judgment, and remarks concerning its subsequent execution, assignment, or satisfaction.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court and County Court (Eau Claire County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court and County Court (Eau Claire County): Family Case Files, 1944-1975
Quantity: 73.0 c.f. (73 record center cartons)
Call Number: Eau Claire Series 128
Abstract: Case files dealing primarily with divorce plus a few paternity case files. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees. In 1944 the county court and circuit court began filing their family cases together, separately from other civil case files. Five digit case numbers are from the circuit court and the others are from the county court.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Ashland County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Ashland County): Naturalization Records, 1879-1990
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (3 card index boxes, 5 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 31 separate volumes), 14 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 2 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Ashland Series 9
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Ashland County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1879-1971), Petitions with certificates attached (1885-1906), Petitions (1906-1990), indexes to these records (1882-1990), Naturalization Order Book (1929-1990), Repatriations (1940-1961), and Interrogatories in Depositions of Witnesses (1926-1980).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Ashland County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Ashland County): Court Record, 1873-1936
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (9 volumes)
Call Number: Ashland Series 18
Abstract: Record of Circuit Court civil cases and proceedings, providing a brief history of each action with cross references to the minute books and judgment records and orders. The record gives the names of the plaintiff, defendant, and attorney; summons issued; affidavits; judgments pronounced; and filing date.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Ashland County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Ashland County): Judgment Dockets, 1873-1920
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Ashland Series 19
Abstract: Summary of judgment rendered by the court in civil suits, consisting of name of judgment debtor, place of residence, title and trade of profession, name of creditor and residence, case number, court, amount of damage with costs, date of entry of judgment, name of attorney, and the satisfaction of the judgment.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Barron County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Barron County): Naturalization Records, 1874-1954
Quantity: 11.2 c.f. (5 index card boxes, 6 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 20 volumes) and 16 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Barron Series 13
Abstract: Includes Declarations of Intention (1874-1954), Certificates of Naturalization (1874-1927), Petitions (1880-1954), Oaths of Allegiance (1940-1950), Miscellaneous documents (1935-1942, undated), indexes to these records (1874-1954), and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1954).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Bayfield County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Bayfield County): Naturalization Records, 1859-1945
Quantity: 6.9 c.f (4 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 17 separate volumes) and 9 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Bayfield Series 5
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Bayfield County, including an Index to Citizenship (1884-1945); Declarations of Intention (1859-1945), Petitions for Citizenship (1884-1945); Certificates (1907-1926); Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1945); Repatriations (1940-1941); and Depositions (circa 1922-1940).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Bayfield County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Bayfield County): Court Record Books, 1859-1930
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Bayfield Series 13
Abstract: A daily record of proceedings in civil cases before the Circuit Court. Includes a list of legal documents filed in each case; sometimes the nature of the case; names of defendant, plaintiff, and attorneys; file number; and references to minute books, order books, and judgment books. This series serves as an index to "Civil Case Files" (accessions C1998/073 and C1999/088).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County): Judgment Dockets and Indexes, 1850-1942
Quantity: 6.1 c.f. (19 volumes)
Call Number: Brown Series 31
Abstract: A summary record of judgments showing names of parties to the case; amount of judgment including damages, costs, and court fees; attorneys; and dates of executions issued and returned and satisfactions made. The dockets record divorces, injunctions, and other non-money judgments as well as the more frequent awards of money. Volume 10 and subsequent dockets provide the box number in which the original judgment was filed instead of a serial judgment number.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County): Court Record, 1870-1939
Quantity: 22.0 c.f. (30 volumes)
Call Number: Brown Series 25
Abstract: Summary record of proceedings in civil cases showing title of case, attorneys, court costs, and record of various papers filed, orders and judgments issued, pleadings entered, hearings held, and other actions taken. The Court Record serves as an index to other volumes and papers in which information about a case may be found.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County): Minute Record, 1850-1941
Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (22 volumes)
Call Number: Brown Series 26
Abstract: A summary record of daily proceedings before the court. Content varies but may include title of case, actions taken in court, and summary of trial proceedings. The latter includes lists of witnesses called, appearances and motions by attorneys, instructions to the jury, jury verdicts, and texts of judgments and sentences levied in criminal cases. Some minutes also include a record of the court calendar for the session, recesses, continuations, selections of jurors, declarations of intention to become a citizen, and memorial eulogies for judges and attorneys.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County): Court Rules and Orders, 1850-1885
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (4 volumes)
Call Number: Brown Series 77
Abstract: Rules for the operational procedures of the court as well as other rules and court orders. The orders are usually in response to attorney's motions and often order a case discontinued. Includes names of plaintiff and defendant, nature of case, the rule or order of the court, and date.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County): Minutes of Testimony, 1872-1883
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Brown Series 75
Abstract: Record of daily proceedings before the court, containing a fuller text of the testimony than the “Minute Record” (Brown Series 26). Content varies but may include title of case, actions taken in court, and summary of trial proceedings. The latter includes lists of witnesses called, appearances and motions by attorneys, instructions to the jury, jury verdicts, and texts of judgments and sentences levied in criminal cases. Some minutes also include a record of the court calendar for the session, recesses, continuations, selections of jurors, declarations of intention to become a citizen, and memorial eulogies for judges and attorneys.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County) Naturalization Records, 1829-1984
Quantity: 19.0 c.f. (28 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 15 volumes)
Call Number: Brown Series 27; Brown Series 28; Brown Series 29
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Brown County, Wisconsin. Records include indexes; Declarations of Intention; Petitions for citizenship; and court orders granting citizenship.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County): Records of the Circuit Court, 1818-1928
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Brown Series 106
Abstract: A variety of documents filed with the Circuit Court between 1818 and 1928, the bulk falling between 1820 and 1870. These records apparently were never indexed and had no other court documents related to them. Included is a wide variety of materials such as minutes of coroners' inquests, liens and judgments, writs of habeas corpus, marriage records, naturalization records, pardons, depositions of witnesses, documents connected with court cases, and a number of reports filed with the Circuit Court. An 1818 certificate of admission to legal practice for James D. Doty is present, as is an 1881 application by the Wisconsin and Michigan Railroad to condemn land. Also present are a few records concerning early Outagamie County.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Buffalo County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Buffalo County): Family Case Files, 1948-1968
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (5 record center cartons)
Call Number: Buffalo Series 19
Abstract: Circuit Court case files dealing with actions affecting the family, containing many divorce cases. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Buffalo County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Buffalo County): Naturalization Records, 1858-1950
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (16 mm) and 3 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Buffalo Series 17
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Buffalo County. Records include indexes to Petitions (1858-1950) and Citizenship (1858-1943), Declarations of Intention (1853-1950), Petitions and Naturalization Records (1858-1950), and Certificate Stub Books (1907-1929), Oaths of Allegiance (1941), and Petitions Granted and Denied (1930-1950).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Burnett County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Burnett County): Court Record, 1888-1976
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Burnett Series 43
Abstract: Record of Circuit Court civil case proceedings, providing a brief history of each action with cross references to other related court volumes. Entries give the names of the plaintiff, defendant, and attorney; date of case disposition; sometimes the nature of the action; and for Volumes D-G the case number.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Burnett County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Burnett County): Naturalization Records, 1870-1953
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes, 8 volumes, and 2 flat boxes) and 5 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Burnett Series 23
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Burnett County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1907-1950), Petitions for Naturalization (1907-1953), Naturalization Records (1888-1906), Naturalization Petitions Granted (1929-1953), Index to Naturalizations (circa 1870-1945), and Certificates and Oaths (1907-1944).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Calumet County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Calumet County): Naturalization Records, 1850-1955
Quantity: 3.5 c.f. (11 volumes, 4 archives boxes, and 1 card index box) and 6 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Calumet Series 5
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Calumet County, 1850-1955. Records include Declarations of Intention (1850-1949), Petitions (1850-1955), Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1929), indexes to these records, and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1954). This series is also available on microfilm.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Chippewa County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Chippewa County): Divorce Case Files, 1907-1950
Quantity: 4 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Chippewa Series 38
Abstract: Circuit Court divorce case files, #5941-9964. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, testimony, and decrees. Included is in-depth information on genealogy, family history, domestic violence, household and farm economy, division of labor, sexuality, gender roles, expectations of marriage, courtship, kinship networks, community surveillance and networks, and the relationships among women.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Chippewa County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Chippewa County): Naturalization Records, 1850-1963
Quantity: 11.0 c.f. (7 archives boxes, 3 flat boxes, 26 separate volumes) and 18 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Chippewa Series 35
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Chippewa County. Records include a card index and volume indexes to naturalizations (1854-1963); Declarations of Intention (1850-1959); Petitions (1870-1963); Naturalization Certificates (1871-1923); Depositions (1916, circa 1932-1942); Petitions Granted and Denied (1929-1963); and Applications to Take Oath of Allegiance (1938-1958).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Clark County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Clark County): Judge Emery W. Crosby Papers, 1921-1942
Quantity: 5.8 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Clark Series 14
Abstract: Files of a district court judge (1874-1947) who served in the 17th Circuit at Neillsville, Wisconsin, from 1921-1947. Included are personal, professional, and official correspondence and district court case files containing legal briefs, decisions, court orders and additional correspondence. Most prominent among the cases are six concerning drainage districts.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Clark County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Clark County): Naturalization Records, 1857-1955
Quantity: 6.4 c.f. (7 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 15 separate volumes) and 10 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Clark Series 13
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Clark County, Wisconsin. Records include indexes to Petitions (1860-1903 and 1860-1955) and Declarations (1857-1906); Declarations of Intention (1892-1951); Petitions (1895-1954); Certificate Stub Books (1907-1927); Repatriations (1940-1949); and an Order Book (1929-1954).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Columbia County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Columbia County): Naturalization Records, 1836-1955
Quantity: 11.0 c.f. (7 index cards boxes, 12 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 14 separate volumes), 14 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 4 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Columbia Series 16
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Wisconsin. Included are Declarations of Intention (1836-1952); Petitions (1848-1954); final citizenship applications and papers (1889-1906); Card Index to Naturalizations (circa 1855-1941) and other indexes to the preceding records; lists of petitions granted or denied (1931-1955); and certificate stub books (1921-1926).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Crawford County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Crawford County): Naturalization Records, 1824-1950
Quantity: 4.6 c.f. (6 archives boxes, 1 index card box, 10 volumes) and 8 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Crawford Series 9
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in Circuit Court of Crawford County, 1824-1950. Records include Card Index (1837-1943), Declarations of Intention (1824-1825, 1829, 1838-1945), Petitions (1903-1949), Certificates of Naturalization (1873-1898), indexes for these records, Certificate of Naturalization Stubs (1907-1927, 1933-1947), Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1950), and miscellaneous papers (1879-1931).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dane County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dane County): Divorce Case Files, 1839-1928
Quantity: 77 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Dane Series 314
Abstract: Dane County, Wisconsin, Circuit Court case files on divorce. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, testimony, and decrees. Cases provide in-depth information on genealogy, family history, domestic violence, household and farm economy, division of labor, sexuality, gender roles, expectations of marriage, courtship, kinship networks, community surveillance and networks, and relationships among women. The series may include some non-divorce cases such as monetary disputes involving members of the same family. Although the cases came to the State Historical Society in the Circuit Court records, some cases were adjudicated in the Municipal or Superior court.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dane County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dane County): Circuit Court Civil Case Files, 1839-1951
Quantity: 458.2 c.f. (63 archives boxes and 433 record center cartons)
Call Number: Dane Series 109
Abstract: Civil case files containing all the papers pertaining to each case that came before the court. Though most cases involve suits, a few concern incorporation of Dane County villages between 1883 and 1920 and these include population censuses; they are listed in the appendix to this finding aid.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dane County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dane County): Naturalization Records, 1841-1955
Quantity: 32.0 c.f. (38 archives boxes, 30 flat boxes, 36 card boxes, and 13 separate volumes), 22 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 26 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Dane Series 88
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings before the Municipal Court for Dane County, 1875-1906, and before the Dane County Circuit Court, 1841-1955. Included are Declarations of Intention, Petitions to Become a Citizen, Certificates of Naturalization, various ancillary records, and indexes. Most of these records are available both in the original and on microfilm.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dodge County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dodge County): Divorce Case Files, 1917-1946
Quantity: 2 reels of microfilm (35mm).
Call Number: Dodge Series 48
Abstract: Circuit Court divorce case files opened, still active, or reopened, 1931-1935. Documents in some files were created as early as 1917 and as late as 1946. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees. Included is in-depth information on genealogy, family history, domestic violence, household and farm economy, division of labor, sexuality, gender roles, expectations of marriage, courtship, kinship, networks, community surveillance and networks, and the relationships among women.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dodge County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dodge County): Naturalization Records, 1844-1954
Quantity: 22.6 c.f. (23 archives boxes and 19 separate volumes), 23 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Dodge Series 36
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Dodge County, Wisconsin. Included are declarations of intention (1844-1947); petitions (1844-1954); orders granting and denying petitions (1931-1954); repatriations (1941-1942); depositions of witnesses (1920-1952); and indexes to declarations (1844-1944) and petitions (1844-1946).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Door County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Door County): Minutes, 1874-1898
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 volumes)
Call Number: Door Series 51
Abstract: A summary record of daily proceedings before the Circuit Court, noting names of plaintiff and defendant, type of action, date, and remarks. One volume is titled “Judgment Docket” (1874-1876) and one is titled “Judge's Minutes” (1876-1878) but the content is similar to the later volumes.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Door County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Door County): Civil and Family Case Files, 1896-1978
Quantity: 78.0 c.f. (78 record center cartons)
Call Number: Door Series 46
Abstract: Case files dealing primarily with civil actions plus a few family case files. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Door County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Door County): Criminal Case Files, 1896-1928
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (3 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Door Series 44
Abstract: Files including complaints, notes, summonses, transcripts, evidence, rulings, orders, judgments, appeals, and execution orders. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as assault, incest, rape, fornication, paternity, adultery, theft, forgery, arson, murder, kidnapping, fraud, and more. Case numbers range from 1647 to 4077.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Door County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Door County): Naturalization Records, 1861-1950
Quantity: 4.5 c.f (22 volumes and 2 archives boxes) and 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Door Series 4
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Door County. Records include declarations of intention (1870-1948), petitions (1861-1949), indexes to these records, and orders granting and denying petitions (1929-1950).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Douglas County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Douglas County): Judgment and Order Books, 1857-1903
Quantity: 6.5 c.f. (26 volumes)
Call Number: Douglas Series 126
Abstract: Record of judges' decisions and orders of the Circuit Court. Includes names of plaintiffs and defendants, term of court, place court held, name of judge, summary of the action, and signature of judge. Gives what appears to be the case number in the margin. Many of the volumes overlap in time period, however, the contents of the volumes do not overlap.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Douglas County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Douglas County): Naturalization Records, 1855-1992
Quantity: 30.0 c.f. (54 volumes, 8 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 4 index card boxes), 22 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 2 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Douglas Series 122
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Superior Court and Circuit Court of Douglas County. Includes Card Indexes to Naturalizations; Declarations of Intention (1887-1974) and Indexes to Declarations (1855-1906); Petitions (1906-1991); Certificates of Naturalization (1893-1906) and Indexes to Certificates of Naturalization (1855-1976); Minors Records of Naturalization (1903-1906); Naturalization Certificate Stubs (1942-1991); Repatriations (1936-1977); Transfers (1956-1964); and lists of citizenship granted and denied (1929-1992).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court Judgment Books, 1859-1959
Quantity: 4.5 c.f. (18 volumes)
Call Number: Dunn Series 45
Abstract: Records of the final determination for civil and family cases. The volumes contain the names of plaintiff and defendant, the complaint, a brief summary of the case, and the judgment. Volume 5 contains “Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale,” 1886-1929. Volume 18 also contains an alphabetical index to plaintiffs and defendants, 1877-1916.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County): Naturalization Records, 1852-1954
Quantity: 9.7 c.f. (4 index card drawers, 3 archives boxes, 34 volumes, and 4 folders) and 14 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Dunn Series 55-59, 64-67
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Dunn County, 1852-1954. Includes Declarations of Intention (1852-1950), Certificates of Naturalization (1861-1906), Petitions (1907-1954), indexes to these records (1852-1954), Repatriations (1940-1941), Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1954), Depositions in Naturalization Cases (1928-1950), and Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1927). Most records are available both in paper and microfilm format.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County): Minute Books, 1895-1950
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Dunn Series 50
Abstract: A description of what happened in court during a given day. This record is not organized by case, but details action for all cases during one particular day. This record also includes events which do not appear in the case files including naturalizations, marriages before the judge, and names of jury members for a given case.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County): Calendar, 1859-1958
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (5 volumes)
Call Number: Dunn Series 49
Abstract: A listing of cases scheduled to be tried in a given court term. Indicates the case title (names of plaintiff and defendant), names of attorneys on both sides, case file number, the complaint, and judge's remarks. This series is useful in locating cases involving the same type of complaint (e.g. all divorces) and in gaining access this way to the actual case file by case file number. After 1933, the complaint and judge's remarks columns are no longer filled out (later volumes were not kept for this reason). Case file numbers are not included in the first half of Volume 1. There is a brief list of attorneys at the front of Volume 1.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County): Court Record, 1870-1951
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Dunn Series 46
Abstract: A summary record of proceedings in civil and family cases which provides a quick synopsis of the events of a particular case and may be seen as the “table of contents” for the case file. Included are the names of plaintiffs, defendants, and their attorneys; a listing of papers filed and date of filing; and a listing of proceedings and dates with references to the books these actions are found in (Order Book, Judgment Book, or Judgment Docket). There is an alphabetical index to plaintiffs and defendants at the front of each volume listing case file number and page number where the case can be found in the Court Record. This index serves as the main access by plaintiff and defendant to the Circuit Court Case Files (Dunn Series 51).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Eau Claire County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Eau Claire County): Naturalization Records, 1854-1991
Quantity: 13.2 c.f. (3 index card boxes, 10 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 27 separate volumes); 16 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 2 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Eau Claire Series 48
Abstract: Records of the cases in the Circuit Court of Eau Claire County. Included are the Card Index to Citizenship (1857-1991), Declarations of Intentions (1856-1980), Petitions (1906-1991), Certificates of Naturalization (1857-1906), Certificates of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1928), a list of Citizenship petitions granted and denied (1929-1991), Applications for Transfers of Petitions (1968-1972), and Repatriation (Oath of Allegiance) (1949-1944).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Eau Claire County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Eau Claire County): Court Calendars, 1857-1953
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (5 archives boxes and 7 separate volumes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Series 33
Abstract: Handwritten and printed calendars listing cases scheduled. The cases are grouped in civil and criminal categories and, for some years, according to type of judicial action required, e.g. finding of fact by jury or finding of law. Information given includes title of case, names of attorneys, nature of the alleged crime in criminal cases, and a brief note on the disposition of the case. Calendars for later years also include rules of the court, an alphabetical index of cases and attorneys at each session, lists of jurors, and related information.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Eau Claire County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Eau Claire County): T.A. Harrigan et al. vs. National Electric Manufacturing Company et al. Case File, 1893-1904
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Series 68
Abstract: Case papers including complaints and petitions, answers, demurrers, court orders, exhibits, transcripts of testimony, decisions and judgments, and similar records of a case which grew out of the insolvency of an Eau Claire electrical products manufacturing corporation.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Eau Claire County, Wis.) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Eau Claire County, Wis.): First Wisconsin Land Mortgage Association Liquidation Proceedings, 1913-1929
Quantity: 5.8 c.f. (14 archives boxes and 2 volumes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Series 104
Abstract: Liquidation proceedings and related evidence pertaining to the First Wisconsin Land Mortgage Association, a land mortgage association involved in real estate sales and mortgages for settlement of cut-over land in Chippewa, Eau Claire, Rusk, Sawyer, and Taylor counties. The records consist of a small amount of actual proceedings; corporate records including minutes, lists of stockholders, and agreements with the Chippewa Valley and Wisconsin Colonization companies; general correspondence with land agents, local bankers, the association's creditors, the state treasurer and commissioner of banking, and some mortgage holders; special correspondence, most of which dates from the association's bankruptcy in 1928 and pertains to the collection of outstanding loans; loan applications; and miscellaneous records consisting primarily of financial records, plat books and maps, and field trip reports of agents.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Florence County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Florence County): Naturalization Records, 1882-1947
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (12 volumes, 2 archives boxes, and 4 card boxes); 4 reels of microfilm (35 mm).
Call Number: Florence Series 5
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Florence County, 1882-1947. Records include Declarations of Intention (1882-1945), Petitions (1882-1947), indexes to the records (1882-1947), and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1947).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Fond du Lac County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Fond du Lac County): Naturalization Records, 1844-1974
Quantity: 18.0 c.f. (23 volumes and 18 archives boxes), 3 reels of microfilm (16 mm), and 22 reels of microfilm (35 mm); plus additions of 7 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Fond du Lac Series 36; C1989/091; C1989/094
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Fond du Lac County, 1844-1974, and the Municipal Court of Ripon, 1856-1906. Records include indexes to Declarations of Intention, Petitions, and Orders Admitting to Citizenship (1844-1974); Declarations of Intention (1844-1973); Petitions (1844-1974); Certificates of Naturalization (1884-1903); Orders Admitting to Citizenship (1844-1852); Orders Granting and Denying Citizenship (1929-1974); and Repatriations (1940-1965). This series is also available on microfilm.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Forest County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Forest County): Naturalization Records, 1885-1955
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (2 archives boxes and 17 separate volumes) and 3 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Forest Series 9
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Forest County including indexes to naturalization (1886-1955), Declarations of Intention (1886-1954), Certificates of Naturalization (1889-1906), Petitions for Citizenship (1885-1955), and correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to naturalization.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County): Transcripts, 1870-1900, 1909-1941
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes); plus additions of 3.4 c.f.
Call Number: Grant Series 26; C2012/027
Abstract: Testimonies and depositions, 1870-1900 and 1909-1941, from civil and criminal court cases including murder, a chattel mortgage, location of a local road, and payment of death benefits by a fraternal order. Testimony reveals details of social life and courtroom procedures in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County): Naturalization Records, 1836-1962
Quantity: 9.4 c.f. (2 card boxes, 10 archives boxes, 16 volumes, and 1 flat box) and 16 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Grant Series 25
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Grant County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1836-1958), Petitions (1856-1962), Certificates of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1929), Indexes to these records and Repatriations (1941-1954), and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1962).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County): Judgment and Order Books, 1867-1968
Quantity: 14.0 c.f. (42 volumes)
Call Number: Grant Series 74
Abstract: Record of judges' decisions and orders in civil cases. Includes names of plaintiffs and defendants, term of court, place court held, name of judge, summary of the action, and signature of the judge. Volume 21 (1887-1906) provides a separate record of judgments only in foreclosure cases.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County): Minutes, 1837-1870 , 1873-1911
Quantity: 7.2 c.f. (15 volumes)
Call Number: Grant Series 67
Abstract: Daily record of the Circuit Court. Includes a brief statement of all proceedings in open court with the dates of such proceedings, all motions and orders made in the progress of every trial, names of witnesses sworn to take them in charge, verdict of the jury when returned and all openings and adjournments of the Court.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County): Civil Case Files, 1838-1887
Quantity: 61.2 c.f. (172 archives boxes)
Call Number: Grant Series 64
Abstract: Files of civil cases in Circuit Court. Records include complaints, summons, warrants, motions, appeals, judgments, and orders. The container list below indicates the approximate date of the case being closed.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Green County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Green County): Naturalization Records, 1837-1954
Quantity: 10.4 c.f. (8 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 CD box, 23 separate volumes) and 13 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Green Series 59
Abstract: Record of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Green County, Wisconsin. Records include the main Index to Naturalizations (1837-1954), Declarations of Intention (1837-1952), Petitions (circa 1906-1954), Certificates of Naturalization (1841-1925), various indexes to these records, several Depositions, Citizenship Petitions Granted and Denied lists (1930-1954), and Notice of Application for Admission to Citizenship (1909).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Green County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Green County): Civil and Criminal Case Files, circa 1835-1961
Quantity: 121.0 c.f. (303 archives boxes)
Call Number: Green Series 67; PH 6540
Abstract: Legal documents filed in civil cases and a few early criminal cases plus other proceedings before the Green County Circuit Court. Contents of the files vary with the nature and complexity of each case but may include summons, complaints, motions, depositions, testimony, orders, judgments, verdicts, and appeals.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Green Lake County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Green Lake County): Naturalization Records, 1858-1949
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (13 volumes, 9 archives boxes, 6 index card boxes), 9 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 2 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Green Lake Series 32
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Green Lake County, 1858-1949. Records include Declarations of Intention, 1858-1906; Certificates of Naturalization, 1859-1894; Petitions, 1895-1946; Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books, 1908-1929; indexes to these records, 1858-1949; plus lists of Petitions granted and denied, 1930-1947; a bound index to Declarations and Naturalizations, 1894-1902; and lists of naturalized citizens in Marquette County, 1848-1858.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iowa County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iowa County): Clerk of Court Papers, 1809-1868
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Iowa Series 16; Iowa Micro Series 19; Iowa Micro Series 4
Abstract: Files including records of territorial courts of the area of southern Wisconsin formerly in Saint Clair County, Territory of Illinois; Crawford County, Territory of Michigan; and Iowa County, Territory of Wisconsin. Papers include correspondence, inquests, transcripts of testimony, writs, tax lists, applications for licenses, memoranda of accounts, receipts for arms issued in the Blackhawk War, manumissions of slaves, naturalization papers, and other records. Included are papers concerning James D. Doty, Moses M. Strong, Henry C. Dodge, William S. Hamilton, Morgan L. Martin, and Zachary Taylor. Most documents are dated prior to 1848 and only one folder is dated 1859-1868. All materials are also available on microfilm (Iowa Micro Series 19); six items were separately filmed as Iowa Micro Series 4.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iowa County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iowa County): Naturalization Records, 1835-1954
Quantity: 4.5 c.f. (5 archives boxes, 15 separate volumes, and 1 card index box) and 7 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Iowa Series 31
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Iowa County Territorial District Court (1835-1848) and the Circuit Court (1848-1954). Records consist of Declarations of Intention (1835-1953), Naturalization Record (1904-1906), Petitions (1907-1954), and indexes to these records (1837-1952).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iowa County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iowa County): Circuit and County Court Case Files, 1837-1893
Quantity: 31.6 c.f. (79 archives boxes)
Call Number: Iowa Series 24
Abstract: Civil and criminal case files of the Circuit Court and County Court, arranged by original desk and box file number. County Court records end in Desk 2, Box 5, 1854 (from 1849-1854, the Clerk of Circuit Court was also Clerk of County Court). Box 2 contains miscellaneous Clerk's papers including correspondence, unfiled papers, cases that are incomplete or not indexed, and copies of deeds.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iron County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iron County): Index to Case Files, 1894-1979
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (5 index card boxes and 4 volumes)
Call Number: Iron Series 9
Abstract: Indexes to “Civil Case Files” (C2012/041) and a portion of “Criminal Case Files” (C2012/040). Cards index cases from 1894 to 1940, are filed alphabetical by defendant, and give case number, court record volume, year, and plaintiff name. Volumes index cases from 1930 to 1979, and each volume includes an alphabetical index by plaintiff and defendant. Entries are filed roughly by date case opened, and give the name of the plaintiff and defendant, case number, attorney’s names, usually the type of action, and a list of documents filed and the dates.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iron County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iron County): Naturalization Records, 1893-1954
Quantity: 6.8 c.f. (3 archives boxes, 3 large card boxes, and 17 volumes) and 12 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Iron Series 7
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Iron County including Declarations of Intention (1897-1952), Petitions with some declarations attached (1893-1954), Certificates of Naturalization (1893-1906), indexes to these records, and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions, 1929-1953.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iron County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iron County): Criminal Case Files, 1909-1935
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (7 record center cartons)
Call Number: C2012/040
Abstract: Records relating to criminal cases tried before the Circuit Court. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, and gambling. Case files may include briefs, petitions, complaints, judgments, arguments, trial transcripts, and other documents.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iron County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iron County): Civil Case Files, 1894-1977
Quantity: 68.0 c.f. (68 record center cartons)
Call Number: C2012/041
Abstract: Case files dealing with civil actions. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, petitions, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Jackson County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Jackson County): Criminal Case Files, 1879-1932
Quantity: 16.0 c.f. (16 record center cartons)
Call Number: Jackson Series 14
Abstract: Complaints, notes, summonses, transcripts, evidence, rulings, orders, judgments, appeals, and execution orders. Cases relate to felony criminal offenses such as murder, assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, rape, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, and gambling.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Jackson County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Jackson County): Civil and Family Case Files, 1926-1967
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (30 archives boxes)
Call Number: Jackson Series 18
Abstract: Circuit Court case files (case numbers 6678-9779), 1926-1967, dealing with civil matters and with actions affecting the family, mainly divorce cases. Files 1944 and later are family cases only. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Jackson County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Jackson County): Naturalization Records, 1853-1963
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (2 archives boxes and 14 oversize volumes) and 7 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Jackson Series 10
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, 1853-1863. Records include Declarations of Intention (1871-1961); Certifications of Naturalizations (1868-1929); Petitions (1903-1963); Repatriations (1940-1946); Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1963); and Interrogatories in Depositions of Witnesses (1912-1944).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Jefferson County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Jefferson County): Naturalization Records, 1842-1950
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (13 archives box, 4 card index boxes, and 60 separate volumes), 13 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Jefferson Series 21
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County and the Municipal Court of Watertown, Wisconsin. Records include indexes to Declarations of Intention (1842-1940) and to Petitions and Certificates Stubs (1849-1950); Declarations of Intentions (1842-1949); Petitions (1849-1949); Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1927); Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1930-1950); Certificates of Identification (1942); and Affidavits of immigrant minors and of soldiers (1887-1891, 1899).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Juneau County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Juneau County): Naturalization Records, 1849-1957
Quantity: 4.2 c.f. (6 archives boxes, 1 small card box, 1 flat box, 14 volumes), 8 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Juneau Series 19
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Juneau County, including Declarations of Intention, circa 1852-1951; Petitions, circa 1855-1954; Certificates of Naturalization, 1903-1906; indexes to these records, 1849-1957; an Order Book, 1929-1955; and miscellaneous administrative correspondence, 1929-1955.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Kenosha County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Kenosha County): Records of the Kenosha County Grand Jury, 1928-1929
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 51
Abstract: Session transcripts and other records of the Grand Jury which examined cases such as bombings, a kidnapping, a murder, shootings, and other local crimes, including information on events during a strike at the Allen A. Company.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Kenosha County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Kenosha County): Naturalization Records, 1850-1983
Quantity: 25.0 c.f. (22 archives box, 21 card catalog drawers, and 45 separate volumes) and 23 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 55
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Kenosha County, Wisconsin, including a Card Index to Declarations and Petitions (1850-1983); Declarations of Intention (1884-1975); Petitions (1884-1982); Depositions (1926-1957); Orders Granting or Denying Petitions (1926-1982); Repatriations (1940-1954); and Transferred Petitions (1955-1971).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Kewaunee County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Kewaunee County): Naturalization Records, 1850-1950
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (8 archives boxes, 13 volumes, and 1 card box) and 7 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Kewaunee Series 50
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Kewaunee County. Records include a card index to certificates, volume indexes to declarations and petitions (circa 1850-1948), Declarations of Intention (1859-1929), Petitions (1870-1929), Petitions of Minors (1903-1906), Certificates, 1876-1928, and Naturalizations/Petitions/Declarations of Intentions Granted (1925-1950).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (La Crosse County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (La Crosse County): Minute Books, 1862-1974
Quantity: 4.2 c.f. (21 volumes)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 72
Abstract: A brief narrative summary of proceedings in open court during a given day. Entries for each case include names of parties; and motions and order made during the trial; names of witnesses and jurors drawn; officer sword to take them in change; and jury verdicts. These volumes also include the case number and sometimes the cause of action. Volume 2 was never in archival custody.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (La Crosse County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (La Crosse County): Judgment Record, 1859-1961
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (10 volumes)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 69
Abstract: Record of judgments in civil cases issued by the court. Entries include name of the parties involved, types of case or action, attorneys, a summary of judgment, and date rendered or received.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (La Crosse County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (La Crosse County): Naturalization Records, 1846-1991
Quantity: 9.3 c.f. (5 index card boxes, 6 archives boxes, 3 flat boxes, 19 separate volumes) and 20 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 52
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of La Crosse County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1847-1981), Petitions (1877-1991), Ancillary Records (1939-1991), and indexes to these records. This series is also available on microfilm.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County): Criminal Case Files, 1837-1928
Quantity: 4.5 c.f. (14 archives boxes)
Call Number: Lafayette Series 43
Abstract: Records relating to criminal cases tried before the territorial circuit and district court and the Circuit Court. Files include complaints, notes, summonses, transcripts, evidence, rulings, orders, judgments, appeals, and execution orders. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as murder, assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, and gambling. Most cases are pre-1900 and some early cases are from the justice court. This series is not a complete record of criminal cases for the time period.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County): Judgment and Order Books, 1873-1978
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (16 volumes)
Call Number: Lafayette Series 35
Abstract: Record of judges' decisions and orders of the Circuit Court. Content includes names of plaintiff and defendant, date, summary of case, judgments, and orders. Some volumes overlap in dates. No case numbers appear in these volumes. An index is included in each volume.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County): Orders and Decrees Books,1847-1935
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (8 volumes) and 4 reels on microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Lafayette Series 28
Abstract: Record of Circuit Court orders and decrees showing title of case, names of parties involved, sometimes the nature of the case or action, statement of order or decree, date of order, and name of judge. Includes civil, criminal and probate cases, naturalizations (orders granting citizenship), jury summonses, and names of jurors and witnesses in cases that went to trial. Volume 3 includes citizenship declarations of intent (“intentions”) from 1849. All records are available both on positive microfilm and in the original paper format.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County): Naturalization Records, 1847-1954
Quantity: 10.3 c.f. (9 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, 9 card boxes, 1 CD box, and 11 volumes), 10 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 2 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Lafayette Series 19
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Lafayette County, 1847-1954. Records include Declarations of Intention (1848-1954), Card Index to Declarations (1850-1939), Index to Intentions (1847-1878), Index to Citizenship (1880-1891), Petitions (1880-1954), Card Index to Petitions (1847-1954), Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1927), Register of Citizenship (1847-1879), and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1954).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County): Court Record Books, 1871-1943
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Lafayette Series 51
Abstract: A daily record of proceedings in civil cases before the Circuit Court. Includes a list of legal documents filed in each case; orders and judgments issued and pleadings entered; nature of case; names of defendant, plaintiff, and attorneys; date; and court costs. Volumes 1-3 are not in achival custody.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Langlade County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Langlade County): Naturalization Records, 1881-1957
Quantity: 2.5 c.f. (11 volumes, 1 index card box, and 2 archives boxes) and 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Langlade Series 4
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Langlade County, including declarations of intention (1881-1952), petitions (1903-1954), certificates of naturalization (1882-1903), repatriations (1940-1945), indexes to these records (1881-1954), and orders granting and denying petitions (1929-1957).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lincoln County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lincoln County): Civil Case Files, 1880-1976
Quantity: 80.8 c.f. (202 archives boxes) and 56 reels of microfilm (16 mm); plus additions of 14.0 c.f.
Call Number: Lincoln Series 59; C1999/097
Abstract: Circuit court cases dealing with civil actions. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, petitions, court orders and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lincoln County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lincoln County): Naturalization Records, 1872-1958
Quantity: 6.9 c.f. (2 index card boxes, 5 archives boxes, and 20 volumes) and 10 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Lincoln Series 51
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Lincoln County, 1872-1958. Records consist of an Index to Citizenship, 1876-1958; Naturalization Index cards, 1877-1948; Index to Declarations of Intention, 1876-1906; Declarations of Intention, 1876-1950; Petitions, 1872-1948; Certificates, 1875-1926; and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions, 1929-1948.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Manitowoc County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Manitowoc County): Order Books, 1897-1960
Quantity: 6.4 c.f. (16 volumes)
Call Number: Manitowoc Series 67
Abstract: Stipulations and orders of the court showing names of plaintiffs and defendants, a case summary, dates of action, and name of judge.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Manitowoc County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Manitowoc County): Judgement and Order Books, 1852-1963
Quantity: 11.2 c.f. (29 volumes)
Call Number: Manitowoc Series 66
Abstract: Record of judge's decisions and orders. Content includes names of plaintiff and defendant, case summaries, date, judgments, and orders.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Manitowoc County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Manitowoc County): Naturalization Records, 1848-1955
Quantity: 15.3 c.f (29 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 5 index card boxes, and 12 volumes), 1 reel of 16 mm microfilm, and 23 reels of 35 mm microfilm
Call Number: Manitowoc Series 46
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Manitowoc County, 1848-1955. Records include Declarations of Intention (1848-1954), Petitions (1849-1954), Facts for Declaration of Intention (1907-1921), Facts for Petition (1909-1921), indexes to these records, plus Repatriations (1940-1953), Certificates of Naturalization (1903-1906), and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1930-1955).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Manitowoc County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Manitowoc County): Court Record Books, 1873-1951
Quantity: 6.5 c.f (18 volumes)
Call Number: Manitowoc Series 71
Abstract: A daily summary of court proceedings in civil cases. Content includes names of plaintiff and defendant, nature of action, disposition of case, case file number, date, motions filed, and actions.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marathon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marathon County): Court Record Volumes, 1932-1933, 1941-1968
Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (11 volumes)
Call Number: Marathon Series 18
Abstract: A daily record of proceedings in civil and family cases before the Circuit Court in Marathon County, Wisconsin. Recorded is a list of legal documents filed in each case; nature of case; names of defendant, plaintiff, and attorneys; file number; date; fees paid; judgments pronounced; and cross references to the minute books and judgment records and orders.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marathon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marathon County): Naturalization Records, 1851-1991
Quantity: 16.0 c.f. (20 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 35 separate volumes, 5 index card boxes), 28 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 5 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Marathon Series 5
Abstract: Record of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Marathon County. Records include indexes to Declarations, Petitions and Certificates (1851-1991); Declarations of Intention (1851-1973); Certificates of Naturalization (1852-1906); Petitions (1852-1991); Repatriations (1940-1966); Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1991); applications for transfer of petitions for naturalization (1950-1966); and original petitions (1900-1905).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marathon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marathon County): Circuit Court Case Files, 1853-1975
Quantity: 167.0 c.f. (167 record center cartons) and 41 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Marathon Series 6
Abstract: Files of civil and family cases in Circuit Court. Records include complaints, summonses, warrants, motions, appeals, judgments, and orders. Divorce cases are present only through 1944. The record series includes both paper records and microfilm. Only the microfilm portion is listed in this finding aid. These are reels 49-89 per the reel numbers assigned by the court; they cover case numbers 6251-11937 for the years 1919-1933.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Evidence and Testimony, 1894-1953
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (8 record center cartons)
Call Number: Marinette Series 38
Abstract: Evidence and testimony in civil cases.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Civil and Criminal Case Files, 1879-1939
Quantity: 37.0 c.f. (37 record center cartons)
Call Number: Marinette Series 31
Abstract: Records relating to civil and criminal cases tried before the Circuit Court in Marinette County. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, and gambling; and to civil suits involving monetary transactions and personal disputes such as divorce and paternity. Files may include briefs, petitions, complaints, arguments, judgments, trial transcripts, and other documents.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Record Books, 1879-1960
Quantity: 6.5 c.f. (22 volumes)
Call Number: Marinette Series 21
Abstract: A daily summary of proceedings. Content includes names of plaintiffs and defendants, nature of action, disposition of case, case file number, and date. Includes motions filed and actions in civil cases. Each volume contains an alphabetical index.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Naturalization Records, 1879-1980
Quantity: 10.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, 2 other boxes, and 32 volumes) and 20 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Marinette Series 18
Abstract: Records of citizenship cases in the Circuit Court of Marinette County. Included are declarations of intention (1879-1970); petitions (1891-1980); certificates, 1879-1927; indexes to these records; and ancillary documents, 1926-1980.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Circuit and County Court Minute Books, 1879-1940
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (10 volumes)
Call Number: Marinette Series 24
Abstract: A brief summary of cases heard before the Circuit or County courts. Content includes a summary of the case, names of plaintiff and defendant, date, and judge's decision. Volumes A-H are for the Circuit Court and cover the years 1879-1930. Volumes I and J are for both the Circuit Court and County Court and cover the years 1930-1940.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Judgment and Order Books, 1879-1908 , 1931-1937 , 1958-1970
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (12 volumes)
Call Number: Marinette Series 22
Abstract: Record of judge's decisions and orders of the Circuit Court in civil cases. Content includes the name of the plaintiff and defendant, date, case summaries, judgments, and orders.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Judgment Dockets, 1896-1941
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (5 volumes)
Call Number: Marinette Series 23
Abstract: Content includes name, residence, and occupation of judgment debtor; name, residence and occupation of judgment creditor; date; amount of damages and court costs; satisfaction; and references to other court documents.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Criminal Case Files, 1909-1949, 1960-1968
Quantity: 17.0 c.f. (17 record center cartons) and 6 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Marinette Series 32
Abstract: Records relating to criminal cases tried before the Circuit Court in Marinette County, including briefs, petitions, complaints, arguments, judgments, trial transcripts, and other documents. Many cases originated in the Police Court or Justice of the Peace.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Criminal Record Books, 1881-1979
Quantity: 2.5 c.f. (9 volumes)
Call Number: Marinette Series 19
Abstract: Record of Circuit Court criminal actions from initiation to final disposition. Includes names of parties to action, offense, case number, date papers are filed, date and manner of disposition.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marquette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marquette County): Family Case Files, circa 1840-1959
Quantity: 10.4 c.f. (26 archives boxes)
Call Number: Marquette Series 17
Abstract: Circuit Court case files dealing with actions affecting the family, with most being divorce cases. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marquette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marquette County): Naturalization Records, 1848-1949
Quantity: 2.5 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 5 volumes) and 4 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Marquette Series 15
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Marquette County, 1848-1949. Records include Declarations of Intention (1856-1945), Petitions (1909-1949), indexes and lists to these records (1848-1945), and Orders Granting Citizenship (1931-1949). This series is available both in paper form and on microfilm.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Milwaukee County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Milwaukee County): Cases Appealed to the Supreme Court, circa 1913-1984
Quantity: 71.0 c.f. (71 record center cartons)
Call Number: Milwaukee Series 46
Abstract: Legal files of civil and criminal cases appealed from the Milwaukee County Circuit Court to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. After deciding the case, the Supreme Court returned the case files to the court of origin, the Milwaukee Circuit Court. The files contain materials used in the Circuit Court trials, including affidavits; appeals; complaints; orders; transcripts of hearings and trials; and other legal documents. Only a few files include a copy of the Supreme Court's decision, and some include evidence presented at the trials. Most of the cases date from the 1950s and 1960s.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Milwaukee County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Milwaukee County): Judgment and Order Books, 1842-1940
Quantity: 55.0 c.f. (194 volumes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Series 45
Abstract: An incomplete set of the court's final judgment and order books for civil law (1842-1940) and equity law (1847-1864); and docket books (1893-1936). Information recorded in the judgment and order books includes names of the plaintiff and defendant, a summary of the case, and the final decision of the judge. The dockets note the plaintiff, defendant, nature of the action, dates of proceedings, and volume and page numbers for the case in the minute books and judgment books.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Monroe County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Monroe County): Civil Case Files, 1855-1937
Quantity: 57.0 c.f. (57 record center cartons)
Call Number: Monroe Series 17
Abstract: Circuit Court case files dealing with civil actions. Legal papers include complaints, summons, affidavits, petitions, court orders, and decrees. This series consists of all cases through 1900 and thereafter only family cases, plus a sample consisting of every 20th file of non-family cases (boxes 42-56).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Monroe County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Monroe County): Criminal Case Files,1855-1932
Quantity: 10.6 c.f. (27 archives boxes)
Call Number: Monroe Series 12
Abstract: Files include complaints, notes, summonses, transcripts, evidence, rulings, orders, judgments, appeals, and execution orders. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as murder, assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, gambling, etc. An alphabetical list of defendants follows the box list in this finding aid.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Monroe County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Monroe County): Naturalization Records, 1854-1946
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (1 card index box, 7 archives boxes, and 18 separate volumes) and 14 reels of microfilm (35 mm); plus additions of 0.1 c.f.
Call Number: Monroe Series 8; C2002/044
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Wisconsin, 1854-1946. Records include Certificates of Naturalization (1883-1902), Declarations of Intention (1906-1943), Petitions (1903-1946), Military Petitions (1918), Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1930-1944), Repatriations (1941-1943), Index to Declarations (1854-1906), Card Index to Citizenship (1868-1906), Index to Naturalizations (1868-1946), and Notice of Application for Admission to Citizenship, 1912.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Oconto County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Oconto County): Court Record, 1878-1968
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (15 volumes)
Call Number: Oconto Series 24
Abstract: A daily summary of proceedings. Content includes names of plaintiff and defendant, nature of action, disposition of case, case file number, and date. Includes motions filed and actions in civil cases.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Oconto County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Oconto County): Naturalization Records, 1857-1952
Quantity: 7.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes, 21 volumes) and 14 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Oconto Series 21
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Oconto County including declarations of intention (1857-1949), petitions (1875-1949), certificates of naturalization (1882-1927), indexes (1857-1943) to these records, and orders granting and denying petitions (1929-1952).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Oneida County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Oneida County): Naturalization Records, 1887-1954
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (14 volumes, 4 index card boxes, 3 archives boxes, and 3 flat boxes) and 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Oneida Series 36
Abstract: Records on naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Oneida County, 1887-1954. Records include Declarations of Intention (1887-1952), Petitions (1891-1954), Certificates of Naturalization (1891-1906), Certificate Stub Books (1907-1926), Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1930-1954), Repatriations (1941-1945), and indexes to Declarations of Intention (1887-1952) and to Petitions, Certificates, and Certificate Stub Books (1891-1954).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County): Naturalization Records, 1852-1963
Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (5 index card boxes, 12 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 20 volumes) and 19 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Outagamie Series 5
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Outagamie County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1852-1963); Certificates of Naturalization and Petitions (1853-1906); Petitions (1907-1963), indexes to these records (1852-1963), Transfer Petitions (1960-1962), and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1963).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County): Judgment Dockets, 1852-1907
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (4 volumes)
Call Number: Outagamie Series 15
Abstract: Record books containing names of plaintiff and defendant, date, judgment, amount owed, order, and satisfaction in civil cases heard by the court.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County): Judgment and Order Books, 1888-1978
Quantity: 16.3 c.f. (42 volumes)
Call Number: Outagamie Series 14
Abstract: Record of judges' decisions and orders of the Circuit Court. Content includes names of plaintiff and defendant, case summaries, date, judgments, and orders.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County): Judgment Books, 1857-1883
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Outagamie Series 13
Abstract: Record of judgments containing names of plaintiff and defendant, summary of case, case file number, date, judgment, and order.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County): Circuit Court Appearance Dockets, 1852-1963
Quantity: 9.6 c.f. (24 volumes)
Call Number: Outagamie Series 11
Abstract: A summary record of the proceedings in civil cases showing the names of the plaintiff and defendant, date, case file number, and remarks. Includes a brief summary of the nature of the case, list of documents filed, orders and judgments issued, hearings held, and court fees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County): Civil Case Files, 1937-1981
Quantity: 213 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Outagamie Series 10
Abstract: Circuit Court case files dealing with civil actions. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, petitions, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Ozaukee County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Ozaukee County): Naturalization Records, 1842-1906
Quantity: 2 reels of microfilm (35mm) and 2 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Ozaukee Series 11
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Records include microfilmed index cards (1842-1906), Declarations of Intention (1858-1906), Petitions (1854-1855, 1904-1906), and Certificates (1850-1905).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pepin County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pepin County): Divorce Case Files, 1921-1978
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (7 record center cartons)
Call Number: C2013/074
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pepin County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pepin County): Naturalization Records, 1858-1944
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (1 archives box, 8 volumes) and 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Pepin Series 4
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Pepin County. Records include an Index to Citizenship (1907-1919), Declarations of Intention (1858-1940), Petitions and Orders (1859-1944), and Certificate Stub Books (1907-1911).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pepin County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pepin County): Civil and Criminal Case Files, 1858-1978
Quantity: 53.0 c.f. (53 record center cartons)
Call Number: C2006/048; C2011/006
Abstract: Records relating to civil and criminal cases tried before the court, including briefs, petitions, complaints, arguments, judgments, trial transcripts, and other documents.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pierce County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pierce County): Criminal and Civil Case Files, circa 1866-1930
Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (10 record center cartons)
Call Number: Pierce Series 163
Abstract: Files of criminal and civil cases in Circuit Court of Pierce County, including complaints, summonses, warrants, motions, appeals, judgments, and orders. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as murder, assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, and gambling, and to civil suits involving monetary transactions and personal disputes including divorce.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pierce County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pierce County): Naturalization Records, 1857-1963
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (4 archives boxes, 1 card box, 1 CD box, 1 flat box, and 13 volumes) and 8 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Pierce Series 128
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Pierce County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1857-1962), Petitions and Oaths (1858-1963), Certificates (1907-1925), and indexes to these records (1858-1963). Also included are ancillary documents such as Depositions of Witnesses (1931-1963), Orders (1930-1963), Repatriations (1940-1943), and a Court Journal (1881-1897).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pierce County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pierce County): Calendars, 1857-1949
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (4 volumes)
Call Number: Pierce Series 12
Abstract: Calendars listing cases scheduled for trial at each term of the Court. For each case, the record shows term (month and year); case number; names of plaintiff, defendant, and their attorneys; and sometimes judge's remarks relating to the case. For civil cases, record also shows whether the case was tried by judge or jury (1872-1949); and names of presiding judge, sheriff, and clerk of circuit court; date issue joined; whether issue of law or of fact; and sometimes notations that the case is an appeal or an action for divorce (1881-1949). For criminal cases, the record also shows names of presiding judge, sheriff, and clerk of circuit court; charge; locality where crime was allegedly committed; date warrant was issued; name of official issuing warrant; name of complainant; and verdict (1873-1947).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Polk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Polk County): Naturalization Records, 1855-1954
Quantity: 9.4 c.f. (14 archives box, 1 flat box, 2 card index boxes, and 19 separate volumes), 3 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Polk Series 32
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Polk County, Wisconsin. Records include Declarations of Intention (1859-1952), Certificates of Naturalization (1859-1906), Petitions (1859-1954), indexes to these records (1855-1954), Repatriations (1941-1944), Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1954), and Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1929).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Portage County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Portage County): Naturalization Records, 1844-1956
Quantity: 8.4 c.f (3 card index boxes, 10 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 12 separate volumes); and 16 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Portage Series 17
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Portage County, including indexes to naturalization (1856-1954); Declarations of Intention (1844-1953); Petitions for Citizenship (1906-1954); Certificates of Naturalization (1856-1906); Orders Granting and Denying Citizenship (1929-1956); Facts for Declarations of Intention (1913-1921); and Notice of Application for Admission to Citizenship (1907-1920).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Portage County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Portage County): Criminal Case Files, 1848-1919
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (9 record center cartons)
Call Number: Portage Series 16
Abstract: Criminal case files containing all the papers pertaining to each case that came before the Circuit Court. Included are complaints, notes, summonses, transcripts, evidence, rulings, orders, judgments, appeals, and execution orders. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as murder, assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, gambling, etc.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Portage County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Portage County): Civil Case Files, 1844-1926
Quantity: 27.0 c.f. (27 record center cartons)
Call Number: Portage Series 14
Abstract: Case files containing all the papers pertaining to each case that came before the Circuit Court.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Price County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Price County): Naturalization Records, 1882-1954
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (4 index card boxes, 6 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 19 separate volumes), 10 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 2 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Price Series 33
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Price County. Included are the Card Indexes to Declarations and to Certificates of Naturalization, and additional volume indexes to Declarations of Intention and to Certificates; Declarations of Intention (1870-1952); Petitions (1893-1954); Certificates of Naturalization (1883-1906); lists of citizenship petitions granted and denied (1929-1954); Depositions (1910-1947); Repatriations (1941-1942); and one Certificate stub book (1914-1915).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County): Ministers' Credentials, 1846-1947 , 1959-1981
Quantity: 1.4. c.f. (1 archives box and 2 flat boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 139
Abstract: Certificates of ordination, licenses, and appointments of clergy filed with the Clerk of Circuit Court as evidence of authority to minister and to solemnize marriages. Entries contain name, date and place of ordination, denomination ordained under and who performed ordination. The records sometimes include name of Racine County place of worship served.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County): Judgment Books, 1857-1961
Quantity: 18.0 c.f. (32 volumes)
Call Number: Racine Series 109
Abstract: A record of judgments filed with the Clerk of Courts showing names of parties in the case, date of filing, and text of the judgment. The latter may include a summary of the proceedings in the case, including findings of the jury or the court, a description of property affected by the judgment, and the amount of the judgment. There is an index at the front of each volume.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County): Judgment Dockets, 1850-1948
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (11 volumes)
Call Number: Racine Series 108
Abstract: Summary record of judgments showing names of parties and attorneys, amount of judgment (including costs assessed), date of entering judgment, and, sometimes, information on the satisfaction, discharge, or execution and transfer of the judgment. Some later entries include residence and occupation of the parties and other brief notations. An index to defendants is at the front of each volume.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County): Criminal Docket, 1837-1953
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Racine Series 104
Abstract: Summary record of criminal cases showing name of judge and defendant, nature of crime charged, and a record of various actions and proceedings. The latter may include record of court appearances and papers filed, pleas entered, names of jurors and witnesses, and record of court decisions and sentences.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County): Minute Books, 1846-1955
Quantity: 7.2 c.f. (32 volumes)
Call Number: Racine Series 100
Abstract: Summary of proceedings in civil and criminal cases, naturalization proceedings, and other actions before the court showing date, names of parties and attorneys, and a record of appearance and actions. Information varies but may include names of witnesses and jurors, jury verdicts, and court orders, decisions, and sentences. There are gaps in this series for 1904-1909. Volume 10 (1857-1860) apparently was kept by the judge and has more detailed information on court testimony and appearances but is not a complete record of all cases heard. Most volumes include an index at the front.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County): Naturalization Records, 1837-1982
Quantity: 39.0 c.f. (73 archives boxes, 33 volumes, and 17 card drawers), 71 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 5 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Racine Series 46
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Racine County, Wisconsin,1837-1982. Records include indexes to Declarations (1837-1881) indexes to Petitions (1838-1984), Declarations of Intention (1837-1975), Petitions (1838-1982), Depositions (1909-1957), Denials of Petitions (1908-1909, 1918, 1927), Repatriations (1937-1959), Orders Granting or Denying Petitions (1930-1982), and Certificate of Naturalization Stubs (1904-1926). This series is also available on microfilm.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Richland County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Richland County): Minutes, 1850-1952
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (8 volumes)
Call Number: Richland Series 13
Abstract: Record of Circuit Court proceedings, containing details of all action occurring in open court. Minutes list case name; names of plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses, judges, and attorneys; and motions, trial dates, verdicts, sentences and other actions.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Richland County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Richland County): Naturalization Records, 1860-1946
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (1 archives box, 1 flat box, and 7 separate volumes), 3 reels of (35mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Richland Series 12
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Richland County, Wisconsin. Included are Declarations of Intention (1889-1945); Certificates of Naturalization and Petitions (1861-1946) and their indexes; an Index to Declarations (1860-1889); a Certificate of Naturalization Stub Book (1921-1928); Orders Granting and Denying Citizenship (1930-1946); and Repatriations (1941-1944).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Richland County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Richland County): Judgments, 1869-1927
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (10 volumes)
Call Number: Richland Series 16
Abstract: Record of judges' decisions and orders in civil cases. Includes names of plaintiffs, defendants, attorneys, and judges, and a brief case summary. Judges' orders are directions to perform an action based on findings of the court. Each volume includes an index.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Richland County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Richland County): Civil Case Files, 1859-1943
Quantity: 60.0 c.f. (60 record center cartons)
Call Number: C2012/051
Abstract: Case files dealing with civil actions and actions affecting the family. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees. A few criminal cases may be included.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rock County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rock County): Civil Case Files, circa 1842-1936
Quantity: 262.0 c.f. (262 record center cartons)
Call Number: Rock Series 43
Abstract: Files of civil cases in Circuit Court (Drawer nos. 1-783; arranged by drawer number). Records include complaints, summonses, warrants, motions, appeals, judgments, orders, and some trial transcripts.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rock County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rock County): Naturalization Records, 1839-1983
Quantity: 13.5 c.f. (10 archives boxes, 5 flat boxes, 3 card boxes, and 38 volumes) and 27 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Rock Series 41
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Rock County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1839-1979); Petitions and Certificates (1869-1983); indexes to these records; and Ancillary Documents (1858-1983) including Transfer Petitions, Court Orders, and Repatriations.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rusk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rusk County): Criminal and Civil Case Files, 1901-1917
Quantity: 33.6 c.f. (84 archives boxes)
Call Number: Rusk Series 13
Abstract: Files of criminal and civil cases in Rusk County Circuit Court including complaints, summonses, warrants, motions, appeals, judgments, and orders. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as murder, assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, and gambling and to civil suits involving monetary transactions and personal disputes including divorce.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rusk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rusk County): Judgment and Order Books, 1915-1973
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (4 volumes)
Call Number: Rusk Series 11
Abstract: Record of judgments and orders of the Circuit Court. Includes names of plaintiff, defendant, and attorneys, court finding of fact, and conclusions of law as arrived at by the court. An index is included in three of the volumes.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rusk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rusk County): Naturalization Records, 1885-1954
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 13 separate volumes) and 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Rusk Series 10
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Rusk County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1901-1951); Petitions (1902-1954); Certificates of Naturalization (1902-1903; 1907-1927); lists of citizenship petitions granted and denied (1929-1954); Repatriations (1942-1945); and Miscellaneous Depositions and Interrogatories (1930-1946).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Saint Croix County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Saint Croix County): Naturalization Records, 1850-1954
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes, 5 flat boxes, 4 card boxes, 1 CD box, and 11 volumes), 9 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: St. Croix Series 62
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of St. Croix County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1850-1952); Petitions (1857-1948); Naturalization Records (1857-1906); Certificates of Naturalization (1907-1927); Ancillary Records, 1850-1954, and a Card Index to Naturalizations (1850-1947).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County): Civil Record Books, 1902-1928
Quantity: 2.5 c.f. (8 volumes)
Call Number: Sauk Series 84
Abstract: Records of Circuit Court civil cases and proceedings. Includes names of plaintiff and defendant in civil action suits or proceedings brought into court either by summons, appeals, changes of tenure or otherwise, names of attorneys, brief statement of nature of action or proceedings, date papers filed and actions taken, time entered in calendar, and date and manner of disposition. Also provides volume and page of “Judgment Books” (Sauk Series 81), and “Order Books” (Sauk Series 80) in which the cases are also recorded.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County): Judgment Books, 1854-1925
Quantity: 6.2 c.f. (20 volumes)
Call Number: Sauk Series 81
Abstract: Record of judges' decisions in civil cases, showing names of plaintiffs and defendants, a case summary, dates of actions, and name of judge.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County): Order Books, 1859-1937
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (26 volumes)
Call Number: Sauk Series 80
Abstract: Record of orders in divorces and other civil cases showing names of plaintiffs and defendants, a case summary, dates of action, and name of judge. Volume A and D-N have separate indexes.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County): Minutes, 1848-1956
Quantity: 5.3 c.f. (12 volumes)
Call Number: Sauk Series 74
Abstract: Minute books of Circuit Court proceedings, containing details of all actions occurring in open court. Clerk's minutes list case name, names of plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses, judges, and (occasionally) attorneys; and motions, trials, verdicts, sentences, and other actions in the order in which they came before the court each day. Included are final orders for naturalization, 1855-1873. “Law Record” and Volume (A) contain citizenship records.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County): Naturalization Records, 1844-1955
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (2 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 2 card index boxes, and 21 separate volumes), 5 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Sauk Series 72
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in Circuit Court in Sauk County, Wisconsin. Included are indexes to Declarations, Petitions, and Certificates of Naturalization (1844-1955); Declarations of Intention (1844-1954); Petitions (1873-1954); Certificates of Naturalization Stub Books (1908-1929); and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1955).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sawyer County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sawyer County): Case Files,1885-1931
Quantity: 4 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Sawyer Micro Series 1
Abstract: Papers filed in civil and criminal cases and other proceedings before the court. Contents of the files vary but may include summonses, complaints, motions, depositions, testimony, orders, judgments, verdicts, and a record of appeals. A number of cases pertain to John F. Deitz and his disputes with lumber interests and the local authorities, 1904-1923; voluntary bankruptcy assignments, 1890-1895; civil cases, 1890-1915; and a number of miscellaneous legal documents filed with the court, 1885-1931.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sawyer County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sawyer County): Naturalization Records, 1885-1954
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 1 index card box, and 10 volumes) and 6 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Sawyer Series 7
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Sawyer County, Wisconsin. Records include Declarations of Intention (1885-1951), Petitions (1886-1954), Certificates of Naturalization (1886-1927), a Card Index to Naturalizations (1886-1954), and Ancillary Records (1890-1954). All records are available both on microfilm and in original paper format.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Shawano County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Shawano County): Naturalization Records, 1858-1949
Quantity: 5.5 c.f. (19 volumes, 5 archives boxes, and 2 card boxes) and 9 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Shawano Series 53
Abstract: Records of citizenship cases in Shawano County Circuit Court, including Declarations of Intention (1858-1949), Certificates of Naturalization (1864-1906), Petitions (1906-1949), indexes to these records, and Petitions Granted and Denied (1929-1949).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Shawano County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Shawano County): Court Record Books, circa 1878-1961
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (13 volumes)
Call Number: Shawano Series 32
Abstract: A daily summary of proceedings before the Circuit Court. Contents include a list of legal documents filed in each case; nature of the case; names of plaintiff, defendant, and attorneys; file number; date; and fees paid. Volume two is missing. Each volume contains a plaintiff index and a defendant index.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (ShawanoCounty) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Shawano County): Judgment and Order Books, 1856-1954
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (12 volumes)
Call Number: Shawano Series 26
Abstract: Record of judges' decisions and orders of the Circuit Court. Content includes names of plaintiff and defendant, date, summary of case, judgments, and orders. The first volume (1862-1875) is very sketchy. No records are present for 1876-1880.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sheboygan County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sheboygan County): Minute Books, 1846-1962
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (23 volumes)
Call Number: Sheboygan Series 10
Abstract: Minute books of Circuit Court proceedings containing a brief outline of all actions taken in open court.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sheboygan County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sheboygan County) Naturalization Records, 1851-1982
Quantity: 27.0 c.f. (16 card index boxes, 30 archives boxes, 3 flat boxes, and 51 volumes)
Call Number: Sheboygan Series 8
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Records include Indexes to Declarations, Petitions, and Certificates (1851-circa 1981); Declarations of Intention (1860-1978); Petitions for Citizenship (1857-1980); Naturalization Certificates (1851-1906) and Certificate Stubs (1907-1926); and Ancillary Materials (1911-1982).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Taylor County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Taylor County): Naturalization Records, 1865-1955
Quantity: 4.4 c.f. (7 archives boxes, 17 volumes, and 1 flat box) and 11 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Taylor Series 13
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Taylor County. Records include indexes to declarations, petitions, and certificates of naturalization (1875-1954), Declarations of Intention (1875-1952), Petitions (circa 1865-1955), Certificates of Naturalization (1877-1927), and Ancillary Documents (Repatriations and Petitions Granted and Denied).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Trempealeau County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Trempealeau County): Criminal Case Files, 1883-1932
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (4 record center cartons)
Call Number: Trempealeau Series 49
Abstract: Case files #1-229, 1883-circa 1914 and selected cases through 1932. Files include complaints, notes, summonses, transcripts, evidence, rulings, orders, judgments, appeals, and execution orders. Also included are miscellaneous papers filed in the Circuit Court.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Trempealeau County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Trempealeau County): Naturalization Records, 1857-1954
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (20 volumes, 2 archives boxes, 1 flat box) and 6 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Trempealeau Series 47
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Trempealeau County. Records include Declarations of Intention (ca. 1852-1952), Naturalization Petitions (1906-1954), Naturalization Certificates (1871-1906), Indexes to these records, Petitions Granted, and other Ancillary Documents (1930-1953), including Oath Applications (1941-1953).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County): Criminal Record Books, 1880-1952
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (3 volumes)
Call Number: Vernon Series 20
Abstract: Record of Circuit Court criminal actions from initiation to final disposition. Includes names of parties to action, title of action, date papers are filed, date and manner of disposition, and file box numbers.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County): Court Record Book, 1878-1936
Quantity: 3.5 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Vernon Series 21
Abstract: Records of Circuit Court civil cases and proceedings. Includes names of plaintiff and defendant in civil action, suits, or proceedings brought into court either by summons, appeals, changes of tenure or otherwise, names of attorneys, brief statement of nature of action or proceedings, date papers filed and actions taken, time entered in calendar, date and manner of disposition. Also provides volume and page of Clerk's Minutes (Vernon Series 19), Judgment Record (Vernon Series 23), and Orders and Decrees (Vernon Series 17) in which the cases are also recorded.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County): Judgment Record Book, 1872-1945
Quantity: 3.5 c.f. (8 volumes)
Call Number: Vernon Series 23
Abstract: Record of judgments handed down in Circuit Court. Includes names of plaintiff, defendant, and their attorneys, date judgment rendered, title of action, and amount of judgment.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County): Minute Books, 1859-1934
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (4 volumes)
Call Number: Vernon Series 19
Abstract: Clerk's daily minutes of Circuit Court cases. Includes brief statement of all proceedings in open court, motions and orders, names of witnesses sworn, jurors drawn, verdict of jury when returned, and opening and adjourning dates.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County): Judgment and Order Book, 1923-1936
Quantity: 2.5 c.f. (5 volumes)
Call Number: Vernon Series 18
Abstract: Record of judgements and orders of the County Court. Includes names of plaintiff, defendant, and attorneys, court findings of fact and conclusions of law, and judgements granted on facts and conclusions of law as arrived at by the court.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County): Orders and Decrees Book, 1851-1936
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (8 volumes)
Call Number: Vernon Series 17
Abstract: Record of all Circuit Court orders and decrees, showing title of case, names of parties involved, date of order or decree, statement of order, and name of circuit judge.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County): Naturalization Records, 1853-1947
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (1 archives box, 17 volumes) and 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Vernon Series 15
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Vernon County, 1853-1947. Records include an Index to Citizenship (1857-1935), Declarations of Intention (1853-1947), Oaths and Court Orders (1857-1903), Petitions (1904-1943), Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1927), Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1930-1947), and Repatriations (1941-1944). All records are available on both positive microfilm and original paper format.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vilas County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vilas County): Civil Case Files, 1893-1938
Quantity: 62 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Vilas Series 8
Abstract: Circuit Court case files dealing with civil actions. Legal papers may include complaints, summonses, affidavits, petitions, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vilas County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vilas County): Court Record Books, 1893-1941
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 volumes)
Call Number: Vilas Series 7
Abstract: Summary record of proceedings in civil cases showing type of case, attorneys, court costs, and record of various papers filed, orders and judgments issued, pleadings entered, hearings held, other actions taken, and sometimes the case number.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vilas County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vilas County): Naturalization Records, 1876-1949
Quantity: 3.9 c.f. (2 index card boxes, 3 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 8 separate volumes), 3 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Vilas Series 5
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Vilas County. Included are indexes; Declarations of Intention (1876-1949; bulk dates 1893-1949); Petitions (1894-1948); Certificates of Naturalization (1894-1929); Lists of Citizenship Petitions Granted and Denied (1930-1948); Notices of Application for Admission to Citizenship (1907-1931); Repatriations (1940-1943); and Miscellaneous records (1898-1902).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Walworth County): Naturalization Records, 1838-1955
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (11 archives boxes and 21 separate volumes) and 13 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Walworth Series 40
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Walworth County, Wisconsin. Includes indexes to Declarations of Intention, Petitions, and Orders Admitting to Citizenship (1838-1955); Declarations of Intention (1840-1954); Petitions (1841-1955); Orders Granting and Denying Citizenship (1930-1955); and miscellaneous correspondence and forms (1919-1943).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Walworth County): Judgment and Order Books and Indexes, 1845-1926
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (33 volumes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 56
Abstract: Record of judgments and orders of the Circuit Court. Includes names of plaintiff, defendant, and attorneys, court finding of fact, and conclusions of law as arrived at by the court. Though volumes are labelled “Journal,” they contain judgments and orders. Volume A contains judgments and orders for the County Court, Volume 2 is for the District Court, and Volumes 3-24 are for the Circuit Court. There are separate indexes for some of the volumes. Volumes 2 and 3 contain several naturalization records as well.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Walworth County): Court Record, 1840-1962
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (16 volumes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 50
Abstract: Record of proceedings in civil cases before the Circuit Court. Includes a list of legal documents filed in each case, names of defendant, plaintiff, and attorneys, file number, date, and fees paid.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Walworth County: Minute Books, 1864-1978
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (23 volumes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 49
Abstract: A summary record of proceedings before the Circuit Court. Includes date of case, time court opened, officials present, names of defendants and plaintiffs, and witnesses sworn and examined.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Washburn County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Washburn County): Naturalization Records, 1878-1954
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (15 volumes, 1 archives box, and 1 index card box) and 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Washburn Series 31
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Washburn County. Records include Declarations of Intention, 1883-1952; Petitions for Naturalization, 1878-1903, 1907-1954; Certificates of Naturalization, 1883-1906; indexes to these records; and ancillary documents.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Washington County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Washington County): Naturalization Records, 1845-1963
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (1 archives box, 7 card boxes, 30 separate volumes), 5 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Washington Series 10
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Washington County, Wisconsin, including declarations of intention (1855-1959), petitions and certificates (1845-1963), an index to these records, and orders granting and denying petitions (1929-1959).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Waukesha County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Waukesha County): Naturalization Records, 1847-1955
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes) and 20 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Waukesha Series 42
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Waukesha County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1847-1954); Petitions (1881-1955); Certificates of Naturalization (1847-1906); Indexes to these records (1847-1955); and Ancillary Records (1924-1955).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Waupaca County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Waupaca County): Naturalization Records, 1853-1948
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (1 archives box, 1 card file box, and 23 separate volumes) and 8 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Waupaca Series 16
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Waupaca County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1853-1947), Certificates of Naturalization (1876-1903), Petitions (1903-1948), indexes to these records, Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1829-1948), and Repatriations (1940-1944).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Waushara County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Waushara County): Naturalization Records, 1852-1949
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (1 archives box, 1 card box, and 15 volumes) and 6 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Waushara Series 13
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Waushara County. Included are Declarations of Intention (1852-1949); Petitions (1876-1947); Certificates of Naturalization (1876-1902); Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1949); indexes to Declarations, Petitions, and Certificates (1852-1949); and a Certificate of Naturalization stub book (1909).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County): Appearance Dockets, 1955-1973
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (5 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 128
Abstract: Record of summonses, subpoenas, and other requests for persons to appear before the Circuit Court. Documents may show the names of the plaintiff and defendant, date, case file number, microfilm number, remarks, summary of the nature of the case, list of documents filed, orders and judgments issued, hearings held, and court fees. Each volume includes a name index.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County): Judgment Books, 1857-1886
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (9 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 111
Abstract: Record of judges' decisions in civil cases showing the names of plaintiffs and defendants, a case summary, dates of action, and name of judge.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County): Record Books, 1848-1950
Quantity: 27.0 c.f. (41 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 113
Abstract: Record of civil cases in Winnebago County Circuit Court. Includes names of plaintiffs, defendants, and attorneys, case file numbers and dates, type of action, and place recorded in a minute or judgment book. Early volumes are labeled “Appearance Dockets” but are record books.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County): Naturalization Records, 1844-1964
Quantity: 14.0 c.f. (12 archives boxes and 24 separate volumes) and 20 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 110
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Winnebago County. Records include indexes to Declarations of Intention, Petitions, and Orders Granting and Denying Citizenship; Certificates of Loyalty, 1942-1949; and a Certificate of Naturalization Stub Book, 1916.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County): Case Files, 1938-1969
Quantity: 91 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 108
Abstract: Circuit Court cases dealing with civil actions. Legal papers include complaints summonses, affidavits, petitions, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Wood County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit (Wood County): Naturalization Records, 1858-1991
Quantity: 6.2 c.f. (5 archives boxes, 21 separate volumes, and 3 card index boxes) and 14 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Wood Series 26
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Wood County. Records include card indexes to Certificates and Petitions (1873-1991); volume indexes to Declarations, Petitions, and Certificates (1858-1975); Declarations of Intention (1874-1981); Petitions (1873-1991); and Certificates (1873-1906). Ancillary records include Court Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1991); Repatriations (1940-1969); Depositions (1933-1956); and Transfers (1962-1983).
Wisconsin Citizen Action Title: Wisconsin Citizen Action Records, 1975-1993 (bulk 1985-1989)
Quantity: 6.4 c.f. (16 archives boxes), 29 photographs, and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 1034; PH 6519; Audio 1436A
Abstract: Records, 1975-1993 (mainly 1985-1989), of Wisconsin Citizen Action (WCA), a state-wide organization founded in 1978 as the Wisconsin Citizen/Labor Energy Coalition, an affiliate of the national coalition focusing on national energy policy and whose members consisted of labor unions, public interest organizations, citizen groups, and individuals. In 1982 the Wisconsin affiliate broadened its focus and changed its name to Wisconsin Action Coalition while remaining the Wisconsin chapter of the Citizen/Labor Energy Coalition. The Citizen/Labor Energy Coalition became Citizen Action and in the early 1990s, the Wisconsin affiliate became Wisconsin Citizen Action. The collection documents WCA's work on politically progressive issues such as national health care, labor union rights, and tax reform; and its involvement in election campaigns as a Political Action Committee (PAC), typically endorsing Democratic candidates. Prominent in the collection is material relating to the 1986 U.S. Senate election, in which WCA endorsed Democrat Edward Garvey over the Republican incumbent, Robert Kasten.
Wisconsin Citizens' Committee for Educational Television Title: Wisconsin Citizens' Committee for Educational Television Records, 1952-1967
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 209
Abstract: Records of an organization (1952-1967) which promoted educational television in Wisconsin. Included are proceedings, minutes, correspondence, and financial reports pertaining to the group's internal organization; pamphlets, news releases, and clippings concerning activities in support of WHA-TV, WMVS, and an unsuccessful state referendum on a proposed educational television network; and subject files on a license dispute with WSAU-TV, a commercial station; and educational broadcasting in general.
Wisconsin Citizens Environmental Council Title: Wisconsin Citizens Environmental Council: Records, 1965-1982
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1856
Abstract: Records of a Council of legislators, agency representatives, and citizen members concerned with improving the environmental beauty of Wisconsin. Included are minutes, reports, correspondence, and subject files documenting Council efforts in public education and motivation in billboard control; disposal of solid wastes such as beverage containers, litter, and junk cars; natural landscaping; and other areas. Formed as the Wisconsin Council on Natural Beauty in 1966, the Council was transferred to the Department of Administration and its membership and objectives were changed by legislative action in 1977.
Wisconsin. Citizens Study Committee On Judicial Organization Title: Wisconsin. Citizens Study Committee on Judicial Organization: Records, 1970-1973
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2557
Abstract: Records, mainly 1971-1973, of the blue-ribbon task force appointed by Governor Patrick J. Lucey to study the Wisconsin judicial system and make recommendations for changes in five areas: court structure and jurisdiction, court administration and support, judges, court availability, and substantive and procedural law. Included is correspondence of chair John C. Geilfuss and executive director Jeffrey Bartell; news clippings and press releases; status reports; membership and organization information; public hearing statements; and minutes of the executive committee and its subcommittees (Court Administration, Court Availability, Court Structure and Jurisdiction, Judges, Substantive and procedural law) and interim subcommittees (Judicial Manpower, Model/Ideal System, Number of Courts, and Salaries and Retirement). In addition, there are recommendations concerning no-fault insurance, barriers to court availability, and victimless crimes. The final reports of the committee and its standing subcommittees and transcripts of six public hearings are available in the SHSW Government Documents section.
Wisconsin Civil Liberties Union Title: Wisconsin Civil Liberties Union Records, 1934-1997
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes); plus additions of 98.6 c.f. and 1 videorecording
Call Number: Mss 479; M84-337; M90-112; M90-206; M92-268; M95-263; M96-142; M98-110; M2001-023; M2010-032
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (WCLU), originally active during the 1930s, and reestablished in 1953 as a direct response to the abuse of civil liberties during the McCarthy era. Included are correspondence of the WCLU and of its predecessor, the Wisconsin chapter of the ACLU; organizational papers, minutes, financial records, activities files, subject files, and papers of WCLU member and general legal counsel, William Gorham Rice, Jr. Documentation of civil liberties activity in Wisconsin from 1940 until 1953 is fragmentary.
Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence Title: Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence Records, 1977-1999
Quantity: 4.0 c.f.
Call Number: M2000-119; M2004-155
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1977-1999, a membership organization of battered women, domestic abuse programs, and individuals committed to ending domestic violence. Founded as the Wisconsin Coalition Against Woman Abuse, it later became affiliated with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and, in 1986, changed its name to the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The collection includes interviews with incarcerated women who were survivors of domestic abuse, training materials to educate law enforcement personnel and volunteers about domestic abuse, state and national conference materials, and other records reflecting the activities of the organization.
Wisconsin Coalition for Recycling Title: Wisconsin Coalition for Recycling Records, 1969-1985
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (5 archives boxes), 1 tape recording, and 103 transparencies
Call Number: Mss 988; Tape 1395A; PH Mss 988
Abstract: Records of the Coalition, a non-profit citizens' action group, founded in 1980, whose goal was to promote public education on the value of recycling and resource conservation through canvassing, environmental fairs and forums, publicity, and lobbying. Their initial goal was to pass a beverage container law in Wisconsin and to raise the funds necessary to combat the lobbying efforts of the beverage industry, both of which were largely unsuccessful, and the Coalition was dissolved in 1985. Included is correspondence, news clippings, reports, newsletters, surveys, a public relations slide show, financial records, membership information, and lobbying files.
Wisconsin Coastal Management Program Title: Wisconsin Coastal Management Program: Coastal Management General File, 1974-2003
Quantity: 6.4 c.f. (6 record center cartons and 1 archives box); plus additions of 17.0 c.f. and 6 videorecordings
Call Number: Series 2468; 1999/066; 2002/108; 2004/055; 2005/059; 2006/058; 2007/060; 2007/125; 2009/079; 2012/135; 2012/191
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, subject files, and reports related to the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program and the Coastal Management Council. Includes records of committees established by the council, correspondence with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and regional planning commissions, grant applications, progress reports, and final reports. The functions of the program were transferred to the Division of State Energy in 1984 and the post-1984 records in this collection are from the Bureau of Coastal Management.
Wisconsin Coastal Management Program Title: Wisconsin Coastal Management Program: Land and Water Use Files, 1972-1985
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2467
Abstract: Correspondence, maps, memoranda, reports, and studies related to land and water use management. Major topics include the Critical Resources Information Program, Land Resources Analysis Program, Land Use Information System, and the Water Diversion Task Force. The early files in this series are those of Allen H. Miller of the State Planning Office. The files dating after the Coastal Management Program formally ended in 1983 are those of Peter McAvoy of the Department of Administration as chair of the Great Lakes Governors Task Force on Water Diversion and Great Lakes Institutions.
Wisconsin Colonization Company Title: Wisconsin Colonization Company Records, 1916-1938
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 2 films (16 mm)
Call Number: Northland Mss 9; Eau Claire Mss K; AC 585; AC 586
Abstract: Papers collected by Benjamin Faast, president of the Wisconsin Colonization Company, relating to the organization's sale of “ready-made” farms in southern Sawyer County and the development of the village of Ojibwa. Included are letters to stockholders and settlers; a small amount of correspondence received by Faast; historical data on the upper Chippewa River area, the local Indian tribes, fur trade, and lumber industry; biographical data on settlers; a general ledger, 1923-1925; and two films relating to Ojibwa and the Chippewa River Valley.
Wisconsin. Commission for the Study of Administrative Value and Efficiency Title: Wisconsin. Commission for the Study of Administrative Value and Efficiency: Records, 1993-1994
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (1 record center carton and 2 archives boxes) and 8 tape recordings
Call Number: 1999/071
Abstract: Records of the Commission for the Study of Administrative Value and Efficiency (SAVE Commission), a commission appointed by Governor Tommy G. Thompson in 1993 to study government services and spending and to make recommendations on improved efficiency. Included are meeting minutes, correspondence and memoranda of Chairman James E. Burgess and Executive Director Jeff Smoller, reports submitted to the commission by governmental agencies and others, press materials, and fundraising information.
Wisconsin Committee on Improved Expenditure Management Title: Wisconsin Committee on Improved Expenditure Management: Records, 1965-1966
Quantity: 5.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 4 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2143
Abstract: Records of a task force of business leaders and other private citizens that studied ways in which Wisconsin government might be managed more efficiently. Headed by William R. Kellett, the committee was sometimes referred to by his name, although it must be distinguished from several other citizen task forces of the 1960's that he also headed. Included are the published report, various drafts of the report and its numerous recommendations, statistics, and other data collected, notes on interviews with governmental officials, press releases, clippings, minutes, and other research material. Added to this series were departmental reports, 1966, collected by George Kaiser of the Department of Administration on the progress made in implementing the committee's recommendations. The committee did not review all aspects of state government; well covered were the departments of education, public welfare, administration, highways and motor vehicles. The study also placed great emphasis on studying improvements through automation, data processing, and records management.
Wisconsin. Committee on Water Pollution Title: Wisconsin. Committee on Water Pollution: Records, 1921-1966
Quantity: 11.0 c.f. (29 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1243
Abstract: Minutes, 1928-1963; regulatory orders and findings, correspondence, reports, studies and investigations, scattered photographs, and subject files of the committee responsible for enforcing and administering laws concerning pollution of surface water in Wisconsin from 1927 through 1966. Also included are minutes, reports, and correspondence of its subcommittee on the chemical treatment of lakes and streams (later the Subcommittee on Aquatic Nuisance Control), 1938-1966; minutes and reports of the Sulphite Manufacturers Research League, 1944-1962; and minutes of the Advisory Committee on Waste Disposal for the Wisconsin Pulp and Paper Industry. The subject files also contain detailed annual surveys, mainly 1929-1934, of Wisconsin paper mills. River basin and municipal sewage plant studies include narrative reports, public hearing transcripts, and occasional court documents. Well documented river basins include the Chippewa, Fox, Oconto, Rock, and Wisconsin river basins and the Madison lakes.
Wisconsin. Committee to Study the Feasibility of a Simplified Income Tax Title: Wisconsin. Committee to Study the Feasibility of a Simplified Income Tax: Records, 1957-1965
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1932
Abstract: Records of a committee appointed in 1957 to study the advisibility of adopting a simplified income tax based on the taxpayer's net taxable income as determined by federal law; including reports, bills and amendments, proposals, fiscal notes, and work papers.
Wisconsin. Comprehensive Educational Service Agency No. 9 Title: Wisconsin. Comprehensive Educational Service Agency No. 9: Records, 1921-1983
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes), and 1 photograph
Call Number: Series 2588; PH Series 2588
Abstract: Administrative and planning materials of a Department of Public Instruction service agency, headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., which provided educational services and administered school consolidation or boundary changes for all or a part of Brown, Door, Calumet, Oconto, Kewaunee, Shawano, and Outagamie counties in Wisconsin. Included are minutes of the CESA No. 9 board of control and county school committee meetings, correspondence and financial planning materials of the county school committees, and records pertaining to school consolidations and boundary changes. An undated photograph identifies the members of the first CESA 9 Board of Control.
Wisconsin Congregational Conference Title: Wisconsin Congregational Conference Records, 1840-1949
Quantity: 7.8 c.f. (15 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss GX
Abstract: Records of local churches in Wisconsin that were members of the Wisconsin Congregational Conference, of several related church organizations, and of the Christian Endeavor Academy, an industrial education school sponsored by the Conference. Records include minutes, treasurers' records, membership information, and other items. Also present in the church record books are two non-church items: (1) a diary, 1902-1915, kept by Samuel Knox (born 1819) of Osborn, Wis., with brief entries on his expenses and activities; and (2) records, 1860, of the Windsor Teachers Association including a constitution and minutes of meetings and an institute it sponsored.
Wisconsin Congress of Parents and Teachers Title: Wisconsin Congress of Parents and Teachers Records, 1908-1983
Quantity: 11.0 c.f. (9 record center cartons, 3 flat boxes, and 1 oversize volume)
Call Number: M88-201
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Congress of Parents and Teachers (or PTA), a local, self-governing membership association, whose main purpose is to serve the needs and desires of its members in promoting health, welfare, safety, and education of children and youth. The Wisconsin PTA formed around the turn of the twentieth century and is complemented by national affiliation. The collection documents primarily the organization's members and activities in support of its mission at the state level and at the local level through scrapbooks (historians' records), administrative and financial materials, and convention materials.
Wisconsin. Conservation Congress Title: Wisconsin. Conservation Congress: Records, 1983-2003
Quantity: 9.6 c.f. (9 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 2004/094
Abstract: Records, mainly 1989-2000, of the state Conservation Congress, an independent citizens organization staffed by the Division of Legal Services of the Department of Natural Resources that provides information to the Natural Resource Board. Some issues prompted correspondence from individuals who did not attend the local or statewide meetings; extensively documented is mourning dove hunting for which only a sample has been retained.
Wisconsin Conservation Corps Title: Wisconsin Conservation Corps: Project Site Files, 1983-2003
Quantity: 55.8 c.f., 228 photographs and an additional 0.4 c.f. of photographs and negatives, and 54 videorecordings
Call Number: 1997/090; 1998/026; 1999/047; 2000/029; 2002/119; 2003/082; 2003/123; 2004/046; 2005/102; 2006/048; PH Series 2812; 2010/058; 2012/064; 2012/184; 2013/057
Abstract: Files which must contain, but are not limited to, corps board and sponsor contracts signed by both representatives of the board and the sponsor, site visit reports, crew leader project progress reports, and project sponsor reports.
Wisconsin. Conservation Department Title: Wisconsin. Conservation Department: Photographs and Films, 1930-1957
Quantity: 1752 photographs (4 boxes); plus additions of 377 photographs, 1 negative, 81 slides, 74 transparencies, 42 films, and 1 videorecording
Call Number: PH Series 2375; PH 3451-PH 3453; 2013/003; AB 739-AB 740; AB 743; AC 361; AC 366; AC 373; AE 094-AE 109; AE 191-AE 193; AC 350; AC 354-AC 357; AC 359-AC 360; AC 362-AC 365; AC 367-AC 370; CA 514; CC 186-CC 187; DC 707-DC 708; FE 094; FH 242; VHA 175
Abstract: Photographs documenting natural resources, conservation, commercial industries, recreation, and public relations activities in Wisconsin under the direction of or of interest to the Wisconsin Conservation Department, 1930-1942. Additionally there are images of Native Americans, especially the Menominee. Natural resources documented include local and state parks, state forests, lakes and rivers, and scenery around the Wisconsin Dells. Conservation activities include forest, fish, animal, and game management. Commercial industries include fishing, logging, and shipping. Images of recreation activities include camping, boating, riding, swimming, shuffleboard, and tennis documenting tourism and the promotion of tourism in Wisconsin. The photographs are mounted on 5x8 index cards, which include descriptive information, location, date, name of photographer (if known), and original indexing terms and image management information used by the conservation department. Many of the images include people engaged in conservation activities or recreation but the bulk of the collection is landscapes and scenery without people. Among the well documented locales are Brunet Island State Park, Copper Falls State, Council Grounds State Forest, Devil’s Lake State Park, and Kettle Moraine State Forest. Governor Philip La Follette is included in many of the public relations photographs.
Wisconsin. Conservation Dept. Title: Wisconsin. Conservation Department: Subject files, 1917-1967
Quantity: 382.8 c.f. (898 archives boxes and 24 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 271
Abstract: Central files maintained by the Wisconsin Conservation Department's Clerical Division. The files are arranged into 38 broad alphabetical categories, but thereunder, the arrangement of each subject category varies. The most important documentation includes files on internal administration and policy; state and federal legislation and regulations; conservation education and projects; cooperation with the federal government and other agencies and private organizations; national, state, and local conferences and meetings such as the annual Conservation Congresses; acquisition of public lands through the ORAP program and the management of these parks, refuges, and public lands; wildlife and forest management; and research and surveys. There are also distinct files on water pollution, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress held annually beginning in 1935, and many Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) conservation projects. Document types include minutes and agenda material, correspondence, memoranda, reports, and transcripts. The records include copies of many records originating in area and district offices outside of Madison.
Wisconsin. Conservation Works Project Board Title: Wisconsin. Conservation Works Project Board: Records, 1977-1983
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box), 54 tape recordings, and 1.0 c.f. of photographs and transparencies
Call Number: 1983/013
Abstract: Records relating to the State Conservation Works Project Board's development of a conservation work program to employ otherwise unemployable individuals, principally through the administration of the federally funded Young Adult Conservation Corps (YACC). Included are tape recordings of board meetings and photographs and transparencies of YACC projects.
Wisconsin. Consumer Credit Division Title: Wisconsin. Consumer Credit Division: Litigations and Investigations, 1944-1992
Quantity: 16.6 c.f.
Call Number: 1998/151; 1999/015; 2001/027; 2002/089; 2003/025; 2006/011; 2007/013; 2010/022; 2011/017; 2012/030; 2013/024
Abstract: Records of cases, investigations, and liquidations brought before the Consumer Credit Division of the Office of the Commissioner of Banking and one of its successor offices, the Licensed Financial Services Section of the Division of Banking. Records include transcripts of testimony, affidavits, memoranda, orders, other legal papers, related correspondence, hearing data, and court decisions.
Wisconsin. Consumer Credit Division Title: Wisconsin. Consumer Credit Division: Sales Finance Companies/Non-Banks, 1925-1969
Quantity: 7.2 c.f. (13 archives boxes, 2 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 801
Abstract: Files of non-bank sales finance companies which finance motor vehicles under section 218.01 of the Wisconsin Statutes; including application and sales finance license, correspondence, complaints, examinations, conditional sales contracts, and related material.
Wisconsin. Consumer Credit Division Title: Wisconsin. Consumer Credit Division: Collection Agency Files, 1937-1970
Quantity: 43.8 c.f. (43 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 799
Abstract: Files related to investigations of collection agencies applying for licenses, including applications for collection agency, solicitor, and collector licenses, correspondence, letters of character reference, copy of license granted, financial statements, notarized formal papers, affidavits, collection agency bonds, consumer statements, account papers, and related material.
Wisconsin Consumers League Title: Wisconsin Consumers League Records, 1966-1977
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 494
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Consumers League, an organization formed in 1966 to educate consumers and work for protective legislation. Although weak on the League's pre-1970 years and on its educational activities, the collection provides documentation on several legislative successes such as the Patient's Bill of Rights and the Wisconsin Consumer Act, a toy safety survey undertaken for the U.S. Product Safety Commission, and a consumer complaint service. General papers include routine correspondence, minutes and agenda of board and annual meetings, speeches, publicity, financial records, and membership and officer lists. Gaps in the record are overcome in part by inclusion of a chronological history.
Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 15 Title: Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 15 Records, 1927-1983
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (12 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1984/228
Abstract: Records, 1927-1983, of Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) number 15, a CESA that existed prior to the 1984 reorganization of CESAs. CESA 15 served South Central Wisconsin, primarily Dane and Green counties. The majority of the records consist of files on school district reorganizations. Also included are records of County School Committees, including Dane, Green, Lafayette and Rock Counties; records of the CESA 15 Agency School Committee; and the CESA 15 Board of Control, which appointed the Agency School Committee. Also included are City of Madison school district annexation orders, 1960-1980.
Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 17 Title: Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 17: Records, 1944-1989
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (4 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2732
Abstract: Administrative and planning materials of Wisconsin's CESA #17, a Department of Public Instruction service agency, that provided educational services for all or part of Dane, Green, Jefferson, Rock, Walworth, and Waukesha counties. Included are minutes of the administrative board, general records, and files relating to school consolidations and boundary changes.
Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 2 Title: Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 2: Records, 1965-1984
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2571
Abstract: Administrative and planning materials of a Department of Public Instruction service agency, headquartered in Minocqua, Wis. , which provided educational services and administered school consolidation and boundary changes for all or a part of Iron, Marathon, Shawano, Vilas, Oneida, Lincoln, Langlade, Price, and Taylor counties in Wisconsin. Included are minutes of board of control, agency school committee, and professional advisory committee meetings; annual reports; and records pertaining to school consolidations and boundary changes.
Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 4 Title: Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 4: Records, 1921-1985
Quantity: 6.3 c.f. (6 record center cartons, 1 archives box, and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: 1985/276
Abstract: Files, 1921-1985, containing petitions, orders, denials and attachments for school district reorganizations. Includes supporting and follow-up documentation, such as minutes of school board meetings, maps, correspondence, newspaper clippings and related items.
Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 7 Title: Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 7: Records, 1941-1985
Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (10 record center cartons) and 6 audio tapes
Call Number: 1985/285; Audio 1590A
Abstract: Records, 1941-1985, related to school district reorganization. Records include petitions, orders, denials, and attachments. There is supporting and follow-up documentation, such as minutes of school board meetings, maps, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.
Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 8 Title: Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 8: Records, 1914-1984
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes) and 1 volume
Call Number: 1984/275
Abstract: Records of the Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) number 8, 1914-1984. Included are orders, petitions, denials, and appeals related to district consolidation and boundary changes of the County and Agency School Committee. There are Advisory Committee minutes, 1965-1984, and Board of Control minutes, 1966-1984.
Wisconsin Co-operative Milk Pool Title: Wisconsin Co-operative Milk Pool Records, 1928-1943
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 1 volume), 1 reel of microfilm (35mm), and 71 photographs; plus additions of 0.8 c.f.
Call Number: Mss 26; PH 3373; Micro 1128; M2004-256
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Co-operative Milk Pool, a farmers’ marketing cooperative consisting of local pools grouped in county pools and in turn in one statewide pool. Among the records are materials documenting the activities and impressions of the co-operative's field representative, effects of the Milk Strike of 1933 on the co-operative's leadership, and the co-operative's dissolution.
Wisconsin. Coordinating Council for Higher Education Title: Wisconsin. Coordinating Council for Higher Education: Records, 1956-1971
Quantity: 42.0 c.f. (105 archives boxes); plus additions of 7.2 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1840; Series 1841; Series 1843; Series 1844; 1987/163; 1989/187; 2010/151
Abstract: Minutes, research studies, correspondence, committee records, subject files, and records of the executive director documenting the work of the Coordinating Council for Higher Education (1968-) and its predecessor, the Coordinating Committee for Higher Education (1956-1968). The agency coordinated the activities of all state supported institutions of higher education in Wisconsin including the University of Wisconsin System; the Wisconsin State University System; vocational, technical, and adult educational schools; and county teachers colleges. The agency was abolished in 1971.
Wisconsin. Corporations Division Title: Wisconsin. Corporations Division: Charter Documents - Domestic Nonstock Corporations (Dissolved, Merged, Consolidated or Administratively or Involuntarily Dissolved), 1889-2001
Quantity: 123.0 c.f. (122 record center cartons and 4 microfiche boxes)
Call Number: Series 357
Abstract: Records of corporations which dissolved, merged, or consolidated beginning in 1947. Files contain materials dating back to 1889 and include certificates of incorporation, articles of incorporation (sometimes captioned as “Statement of Intent to Become a Corporation”), any subsequent amendments or restatement, certificates of newly-elected officers, and articles of merger, consolidation, or dissolution. Until 1996, the Office of the Secretary of State was the filing and custodial office for the records of corporations formed under or subject to all or portions of Chs. 181, 187, 188, Wis. Stats. In 1985 the agency surveyed its files of 35,000 nonstock corporations dating back to 1889 and declared defunct 11-12,000 inactive files pursuant to Section 7, 1983 Wis. Act 475.
Wisconsin Correctional Service Title: Wisconsin Correctional Service Records, 1922-1971
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box); plus additions of 14.0 c.f.
Call Number: Mss 280; M83-202
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin division of a charitable association dedicated to the rehabilitation of former prisoners. Founded as the Society for the Friendless, the group operated as the Wisconsin Service Association beginning in 1941, and later changed its name to the Wisconsin Correctional Service. The collection consists of correspondence between Ruth Parsons Baker, superintendent of the Wisconsin division, and her father, the Reverend James Parsons, and her uncle, the Reverend Charles Parsons, both of whom were at one time head of the national organization. Also included are administrative files and individual case files.
Wisconsin. Cosmetology Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Cosmetology Examining Board: Beauty School Correspondence and Reports, 1946-1952
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 889
Abstract: Reports and correspondence of the board with Wisconsin schools of beauty concerning curricula, applications of individual students, and arrangements for examinations. Although the files have been weeded to remove routine student information, the files of the Pressley Beauty School, a beauty school for Black women in Milwaukee, are intact.
Wisconsin. Council for Home and Family Title: Wisconsin. Council for Home and Family: Records, 1962-1973
Quantity: 4.4 c.f. (11 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 254
Abstract: Minutes of council and committee meetings, correspondence, speeches, reports, pamphlets, newsletters, newsclippings, budget material, and legislation relating to laws affecting all aspects of family life.
Wisconsin Council for Mentally Retarded Children Title: Wisconsin Council for Mentally Retarded Children Records, 1949-1980
Quantity: .6 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 22
Abstract: Records, largely consisting of correspondence, documenting the group's attempts to change the established procedures for commitment of an individual to a mental health facility, and to reduce the financial responsibility placed on the parents of institutionalized children. Alice Wright Gee, president of the council, generated the bulk of the correspondence which documents the activities of the group from its inception. The correspondence was primarily with the parents of retarded children, mental institution personnel, and politicians. Parents who contacted the council either pledged support for the organization or sought information on specific institutions. Mental institution personnel from other midwestern states were asked to respond to a questionnaire pertaining to the fee structures employed by their institution. The council needed to know the incarceration costs charged by these institutions before proposing alterations in the fee structure for Wisconsin institutions. Correspondence with politicians documents who was in favor of the changes proposed by this organization, and what steps they claimed to have taken to see the desired changes become reality. Although some portions of the records are incomplete or missing, the political activities of this group are well documented for the years 1949-1955.
Wisconsin Council of Catholic Women Title: Wisconsin Council of Catholic Women Records, 1916-2004
Quantity: 4.2 c.f. (11 archives boxes); plus additions of 2.8 c.f., 77 photographs, and 3 negatives
Call Number: Mss 166; M97-245; M2004-101
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Council of Catholic Women (WCCW), a federation of local clubs, including a constitution and bylaws, Executive Board minutes, annual conference minutes, and subject files of officers' correspondence, committee reports, and district records; concerning education, human rights, public welfare, youth, and legislative activities of the organization.
Wisconsin Council of Churches Title: Wisconsin Council of Churches Records, 1875, 1904-1959
Quantity: 10.4 c.f. (26 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss WB
Abstract: Records of the Council, founded in 1898 to work with the National Council of Churches. The collection contains mainly official records and correspondence of the Council and its agencies, the Interdenominational Youth Program, Laymen's Conference, Pastors' Conference, and Vacation Bible Institute. Activities discussed in the papers are often of a civic, educational, or legislative nature. Many of the files are those of Ellis H. Dana, an officer of the Council. An early name of the council was the Wisconsin Federation of Churches and Christian Workers; the current name is the Wisconsin Conference of Churches.
Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice Title: Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice: Correspondence and Subject File, 1966-1987
Quantity: 11.0 c.f. (11 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2464
Abstract: Files of the executive director and planning staff including correspondence, memos, speeches, program and grant analyses, and action plans pertaining to significant functions of the office and to criminal justice policy. Topics include the federal Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA), assistance to local police departments, court reform, correctional programs, drug abuse education, juvenile justice, Native American justice programs, and crime prevention.
Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice Title: Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice: Minutes, 1969-1984
Quantity: 14.4 c.f. (14 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2463
Abstract: Minutes, transcripts, and supplementary materials for meetings of the Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice (WCCJ) and the WCCJ executive committee.
Wisconsin Council on Human Concerns Title: Wisconsin Council on Human Concerns Records, 1919-1982
Quantity: 5.4 c.f. (14 archives boxes), 17 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 5 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 735; Micro 791; Tape 1191A
Abstract: Records of an organization of professional social workers and citizens originally formed in 1881 as the Wisconsin Conference of Charities and Corrections in order to improve social welfare programs in the state. As its functions evolved, the council operated as the Wisconsin Conference of Social Work (1918-1941) and the Wisconsin Welfare Council (1941-1973), before reincorporating under its current name in 1973. Archival records document council history after 1918 (although published minutes and proceedings for earlier years are available in the Historical Society Library). The records consist of administrative correspondence of the board and the executive director; a nearly complete run of Board of Directors minutes and related agenda materials; planning materials and speeches (a few in recorded form) for state and local conferences; committee files pertaining to the council's monitoring of revisions in the Children's Code and other social welfare legislation, its interest in the conditions of migrant workers, and other activities; reports and studies; histories; and financial records and related material documenting the council and its long relation with United Way, the United Defense Fund, and Wisconsin Community Chests and Councils. Portions of the records (1922-1973, but mainly 1950-1956) are available only on microfilm.
Wisconsin. County Court (Ashland County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Ashland County): Insane Record, 1902-1927
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Ashland Series 24
Abstract: Record of petitions for examination of the alleged insane, results of mental and physical examinations, personal and family history of the individual, date of commitment, name of address of patient, name of judge, and signatures of petitioners and notary public.
Wisconsin. County Court (Ashland County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Ashland County): Will Books, 1888-1969
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (9 volumes)
Call Number: Ashland Series 25
Abstract: Copies of wills and ancillary documents filed in the probate of estates. Entries for each person typically contain an order for hearing proof of will, decree allowing will, the will, and certificate of proof of will. Some entries include letters testamentary of will annexed, and order for bond. Volumes 8-9, 1953-1969, contain wills only.
Wisconsin. County Court (Barron County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Barron County): Probate Case Files, ca. 1882-1909
Quantity: 21 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Barron Series 15
Abstract: Documents filed in Barron County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates and the filing of wills. Included are petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, inventories of estates, and additional legal documents.
Wisconsin. County Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Brown County): Probate Minute Books, 1875-1917
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: Brown Series 147
Abstract: Probate minute books containing date, name, and remarks. Volumes include alphabetical indexes.
Wisconsin. County Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Brown County): Will Books, 1850-1962
Quantity: 8.4 c.f. (2 archives boxes and 38 volumes)
Call Number: Brown Series 146
Abstract: Copies of last wills and testaments for individuals, filed in the Brown County Court. Includes names of deceased, stipulations of the will, date of the original will, and dated certificate of probate (proof of will). Volumes 1 through 5 are original wills. Volumes for 1850-1899 contain alphabetical indexes to surnames.
Wisconsin. County Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Brown County): Probate Record Books, 1821-1900
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (2 archives boxes and 2 volumes)
Call Number: Brown Series 177
Abstract: Record of court actions in estate and guardianship cases heard before the Judge of Probate Michigan Territory, and later the judge of the County Court. Record books give of brief history of each action or proceeding, minute books give a brief summary of the open court proceedings, order books provide motions and orders given in each case, and the record of guardians contain guardianship appointments.
Wisconsin. County Court (Chippewa County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Chippewa County): Divorce Case Files, 1921-1943
Quantity: 14 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Chippewa Series 39
Abstract: County Court divorce case files, #7-5570. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, testimony, and decrees. Included is in-depth information on genealogy, family history, domestic violence, household and farm economy, division of labor, sexuality, gender roles, expectations of marriage, courtship, kinship networks, community surveillance and networks, and the relationships among women.
Wisconsin. County Court (Chippewa County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Chippewa County): Probate, Guardianship, and Mental Case Files, 1860-1900
Quantity: 33 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Chippewa Series 33
Abstract: Documents filed in probate, guardianship, and mental proceedings before the County Court.
Wisconsin. County Court (Clark County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Clark County): Probate Case Files, 1873-1925
Quantity: 63 reels of microfilm (35mm) and 15.2 c.f. (38 archives boxes)
Call Number: Clark Series 15
Abstract: Case files containing papers on the settlement of deceased individuals' estates; including wills, inventories of real and personal property, petitions, orders, statements, and papers relating to claims against estates and to sale of lands, plus additional legal documents. Some cases concern the guardianship of minors, insane, or incompetents; insanity cases; and adoptions.
Wisconsin. County Court (Columbia County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Columbia County): Wills, 1852-1913
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Columbia Series 26
Abstract: Wills deposited with the court for safekeeping and not admitted to probate.
Wisconsin. County Court (Columbia County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Columbia County): Probate Case Files, 1847-1973
Quantity: 419 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Columbia Series 24
Abstract: Records relating to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates including inventories of real and personal property, reports and accounts of administrators or executors, statements of claims against estates, resale of real and/or personal property, warrants, contracts, sworn testimony, and similar records.
Wisconsin. County Court (Dane County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Dane County): Guardianship and Insanity Files, 1846-1925
Quantity: 16.0 c.f. (40 archives boxes) and 58 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Dane Series 121
Abstract: Files of Dane County guardianship and insanity hearings, containing petitions, lextters, orders, inventories, reports, accounts, and testimony relating to the care of wards and other incompetents and the management of their property; petitions and affidavits; and applications and orders for the commitment of insane persons and drunkards. The guardianship records are on microfilm only and appear to be guardianship of minors cases only. The insanity files are on paper only; they include a few highway orders and special licenses to marry.
Wisconsin. County Court (Dane County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Dane County): Probate Case Files, circa 1849-1930
Quantity: 258.4 c.f. (646 archives boxes) and 404 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Dane Series 97
Abstract: Probate case files of the County Court in Dane County including petitions to pursue wills; orders appointing administrators; newspaper clippings of notices; notices to creditors; order admitting wills to probate; wills; inventories and appraisals; receipts for paid claims against estates; reports of executors; executors bonds; final judgments; petitions and orders for widow's allowances out of estate; and miscellaneous papers. Boxes 639-646 contain Non-Resident Probate Inheritance Records,1913-1918. Records are available both on paper and on microfilm.
Wisconsin. County Court Divorce Branch (Marathon County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court Divorce Branch (Marathon County): Court Record Books, 1905-1971
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (11 volumes)
Call Number: Marathon Series 20
Abstract: Primarily an index to “County Court Case Files” (Marathon Series 19). Entries give case number, plaintiff and defendant, list of documents filed, judgment, and reel and frame number of case file. Volume 1 also indexes Municipal Court divorce and civil cases #1-407, 1905-1925 (C1996/033).
Wisconsin. County Court (Dodge County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dodge County): Order Books,1928-1941
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Dodge Series 55
Abstract: Record of orders issued by the County Court in civil cases. Types of cases include divorce, foreclosure, alimony, and property disputes. Orders include findings of fact and conclusions of law, which are compact summaries of cases and decisions, show cause orders, stipulations, and Sheriff's reports of sale.
Wisconsin. County Court (Dodge County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Dodge County): Court Record Books, 1880-1938
Quantity: 4.2 c.f. (10 volumes)
Call Number: Dodge Series 52
Abstract: Summaries of actions and documents filed in individual civil cases before the County Court. Each listing gives the permanent file box number for the case and the volume and page locations of relevant entries in the County Court Minute Books, Order Books, and Judgment Books. Listings also include a brief statement of the nature of the case and when and how it was resolved.
Wisconsin. County Court (Dodge County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Dodge County): Probate Case Files, circa 1877-1954 , 1959-1961?
Quantity: 197 reels of microfilm (16mm) and 397 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Dodge Series 49
Abstract: Documents filed concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates' filing of wills; guardianships of minors, insane, or incompetents; and several insanity cases. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, inventories of estates, and additional legal documents.
Wisconsin. County Court (Dodge County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Dodge County): Divorce Case Files, 1923-1954
Quantity: 7 reels of microfilm (35mm).
Call Number: Dodge Series 47
Abstract: All County Court divorce case files opened between 1931 and 1935, plus earlier case files which were either still active or were reopened between 1931 and 1935. Documents in some files were created as early as 1923 and as late as 1954. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees. Included is in-depth information on genealogy, family history, domestic violence, household and farm economy, division of labor, sexuality gender roles, expectations of marriage, courtship, kinship, networks, community surveillance and networks, and the relationships among women.
Wisconsin. County Court (Door County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Door County): Civil Case Files, 1945-1978
Quantity: 36.0 c.f. (36 record center cartons)
Call Number: Door Series 45
Abstract: County Court case files dealing with civil actions. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, petitions, court orders, and decrees. Cases relate to nonpayment of debt, divorce, mortgage, monetary disputes, and some estate cases.
Wisconsin. County Court (Eau Claire County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Eau Claire County): Probate Case Files, circa 1860-1953
Quantity: 128 reels of microfilm (35mm), 92 reels of microfilm (16mm), and 15.0 c.f. (38 archives boxes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Series 121
Abstract: Documents filed in Eau Claire County Court concerning the probate of estates; filing of wills; guardianships of minors, insane, or incompetents; insanity and commitment cases; and adoptions. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, and inventories of estates.
Wisconsin. County Court (Grant County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Grant County): Probate Case Files, 1837-1902
Quantity: 84 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Grant Series 76
Abstract: Record of settlement of estates in Circuit Court. Records include wills, letters of administration, some guardianship records, and final judgments.
Wisconsin. County Court (Iowa County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Iowa County): Probate Record, 1837-1909
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (18 volumes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Iowa Series 77; Iowa Micro Series 15
Abstract: Copies of letters of administration; letters of guardianship; orders, decreees, and certificates relating to the administration of estates; reports of commissioners to examine claims against estates; personal appraisals and wills. Most volumes contain an index by deceased person whose estate is being probated. Spine numbers sometimes differ from assigned volume numbers.
Wisconsin. County Court (Iron County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Iron County): Probate Case Files, 1924-1935
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (6 record center cartons)
Call Number: C2012/042
Abstract: Case files containing papers on the settlement of deceased individuals estates; including wills, inventories of real and personal property, petitions, orders, statements, and papers relating to claims against estates and to sale of lands, plus additional legal documents.
Wisconsin. County Court (Jackson County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Jackson County: Probate Case Files, 1869-1900
Quantity: 27 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Jackson Series 12
Abstract: Documents filed in Jackson County court concerning the probate of estates, termination of joint tenancy, filing of a will, or guardianship. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills and inventories of estates. This microfilm was produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1985, which holds the master negatives.
Wisconsin. County Court (Jefferson County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Jefferson County): Probate, Guardianship, and Mental Case Files, 1844-circa 1943
Quantity: 117 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Jefferson Series 34
Abstract: Probate files containing papers relating to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates, plus guardianship and mental proceedings before the County Court. Files include wills; inventories of real and personal property; oaths, reports, and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; papers relating to suits against estates; petitions and court orders for sale of real and/or personal property; warrants, contracts, sworn testimony, and similar papers.
Wisconsin. County Court (Kenosha County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Kenosha County): Probate Minute Books, 1850-1967
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (28 volumes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 81
Abstract: Minute books containing a summary of the proceedings in probate cases including the names of parties to the case, the nature of the case, and a record of actions taken, documents filed, and testimony given in each case.
Wisconsin. County Court (Kenosha County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Kenosha County): Record of Insane Cases, 1883-1954
Quantity: 4.5 c.f. (9 volumes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 83
Abstract: Record of cases judging persons insane including the name of the person alleged to be insane, the judge's order for a hearing, the report of the medical examiner, and the order for commitment. Volume 1 also contains minutes of the proceedings, 1883-1891, and statistics and records of child labor permits, 1903-1909.
Wisconsin. County Court (Kenosha County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Kenosha County): Probate Case Files, 1850-1941
Quantity: 12.4 c.f. (31 archives boxes) and 350 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 21
Abstract: Probate case files dating 1850-1941. Files contain papers relating to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates. Included are wills, inventories of real and personal property, and statements and papers relating to claims against estates and to the sale of lands. One notable file included is that of Charles Durkee, U.S. Senator and Governor of Utah Territory.
Wisconsin. County Court (La Crosse County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (La Crosse County): Register in Probate Index, 1851-1981
Quantity: 8 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 47
Abstract: Card index to probate cases. Lists name, case number, and type of action such as probate of estate, termination of joint tenancy, filing of a will, or guardianship. This record indexes the "Probate Case Files" (La Crosse Series 48) and the "Record of Wills" (La Crosse Series 49). This film was produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah which holds the master negatives.
Wisconsin. County Court (La Crosse County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (La Crosse County): Probate Case Files, 1851-1876
Quantity: 15 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 48
Abstract: Documents filed in the probate of estates. Includes court orders, letters of administration, wills, and inventories of estates. This film was produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah which holds the master negatives.
Wisconsin. County Court (Lincoln County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Lincoln County): Court Record, 1875-1922
Quantity: 2.5 c.f. (8 volumes)
Call Number: Lincoln Series 49
Abstract: Summary record of proceedings in civil and family cases. Gives case number, lists each document filed, action taken, pleading entered, hearing held, and order and judgment issued. Lists volume and page for relevant entries in the Judgment Book and Judgment Docket. Includes County Court cases as well as Circuit Court cases since 1940 but does not include small claims cases.
Wisconsin. County Court (Lincoln County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Lincoln County): Probate Case Files, 1886-1921
Quantity: 28 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Lincoln Series 55
Abstract: Records related to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates including inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; resale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records. Included are a few guardianship of minor heir cases.
Wisconsin. County Court (Manitowoc County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Manitowoc County): Probate Case Files, circa 1864-1959
Quantity: 534 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Manitowoc Series 54
Abstract: Documents filed in Manitowoc County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates; filing of wills; guardianship of minors, insane, or incompetents; and several insanity cases. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, inventories of estates, and additional legal documents.
Wisconsin. County Court (Manitowoc County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Manitowoc County): Probate Inventories, 1878-1946
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (21 volumes)
Call Number: Manitowoc Series 36
Abstract: Inventories for all cases probated by the court including the name of the deceased, an inventory of all real and personal property, the appraised value of the property, and an oath of the appraiser. Also included are two separate and extensive inventories of the estates of Ernst Wagner, 1893, and John Killen, 1894.
Wisconsin. County Court (Manitowoc County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Manitowoc County): Probate Minute Books, 1883-1953
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (41 volumes)
Call Number: Manitowoc Series 35
Abstract: Day-by-day record of probate court proceedings, including the date, name of person deceased or judged insane, incompetent, or placed in guardianship by the court, motions made, documents filed, orders published, testimony received, and actions taken by the court.
Wisconsin. County Court (Marathon County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Marathon County): Probate Case Files, 1903, 1911-1936
Quantity: 80.8 c.f. (202 archives boxes); plus additions of 10.0 c.f.
Call Number: Marathon Series 17; C2010/029; C2011/005
Abstract: Records relating to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates including inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; resale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records.
Wisconsin. County Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Marinette County): Insane and Commitment Case Files, 1924-1927
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: Marinette Series 29
Abstract: Case files detailing the commitment of insane and feeble-minded people in Marinette County to state institutions. Also includes files on the commitment cases of adults and some juveniles to the County General Hospital and the County Sanitarium.
Wisconsin. County Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Marinette County): Probate Case Files, 1924-1927
Quantity: 14.4 c.f. (36 archives boxes)
Call Number: Marinette Series 28
Abstract: Documents filed in County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates and the filing of wills. Case files typically include petitions to pursue wills; orders appointing administrators; newspaper clippings of notices; notices to creditors; order admitting wills to probate; wills; inventories and appraisals; receipts for paid claims against estates; reports of executors; executors bonds; final judgments; petitions and orders for widow's allowances out of estate; and miscellaneous papers. Case numbers 5805-7332 are present.
Wisconsin. County Court (Marquette County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Marquette County): Probate Record Volumes, 1861-1922
Quantity: 3.5 c.f. (12 volumes)
Call Number: Marquette Series 18
Abstract: Documents filed in the probate of estates as copied from the originals found in the probate case files. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, guardianships, and inventories of estates.
Wisconsin. County Court (Marquette County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Marquette County): Certificates of Heirship and Terminations of Joint Tenancy, 1896-1937
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Marquette Series 22
Abstract: Certificates of heirship or descent of realty showing the name of heirs, the interest of each in the premises and a description of the real estate, and terminations of joint tenancy in which a tenant terminates his interest in the property.
Wisconsin. County Court (Marquette County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Marquette County): Guardianship Case Files, circa 1840-1975
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (11 record center cartons and 3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Marquette Series 21
Abstract: Files of hearings to appoint guardians to minors, circa 1840-1968; hearings to judge the sanity of individuals, circa 1873-1975; and orders to commit individuals to state hospitals and institutions, 1925-1936.
Wisconsin. County Court (Marquette County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Marquette County): Probate Case Files, circa 1860-1921
Quantity: 15.2 c.f. (38 archives boxes) and 25 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Marquette Series 16
Abstract: Records filed in Marquette County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates. Includes inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; wills; orders; petitions; statements of claims against estates; resale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records. Portions of this series are available both in paper form and on microfilm. Other portions are available only on microfilm.
Wisconsin. County Court (Milwaukee County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Milwaukee County): Probate Case Files, 1860-1910 , 1928-1930
Quantity: 200 reels of microfilm (16mm) and 1098 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Milwaukee Series 38
Abstract: Documents filed in the probate of estates, including petitions, court orders, letters of administration, wills, inventories of estates, and records relating to guardianships.
Wisconsin. County Court (Milwaukee County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Milwaukee County): Register in Probate Index, 1815-1981
Quantity: 73 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Milwaukee Series 37
Abstract: Name index to “Probate Case Files” (Milwaukee Series 38), listing name, case number, and case category, including administration of estates, filing of wills, and guardianships. Date of death, Register in Probate's microfilm reel number, and entry page in the Court Record Book are given for some cases.
Wisconsin. County Court (Monroe County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Monroe County): Probate Record Books, 1867-1901
Quantity: 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Monroe Series 7
Abstract: Documents filed in the probate of estates, as copied from the originals found in the probate case files. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, will, and inventories of estates. Only volumes 3, 4, 6, 11, 12, 15, and 20 which contain copies of wills are included. An index is at the beginning of each volume. This microfilm was produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah which holds the master negative.
Wisconsin. County Court (Oconto County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Oconto County): Probate Case Files, circa 1857-1923
Quantity: 38.0 c.f. (38 record center cartons)
Call Number: Oconto Series 35
Abstract: Case files containing papers on the settlement of deceased individuals' estates; including wills, inventories of real and personal property, petitions, orders, statements, and papers relating to claims against estates and to sale of lands, plus additional legal documents. Some cases concern the guardianship of minors, insane, or incompetents; and insanity cases. Files number 1-3634.
Wisconsin. County Court (Outagamie County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Outagamie County): Probate Case Files, 1853-1958 (bulk 1853-1931)
Quantity: 179 reels of microfilm (35 mm) and 44.4 c.f. (111 archives boxes)
Call Number: Outagamie Series 8
Abstract: Documents filed in Outagamie County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates; filing of wills; guardianships of minors, insane, or incompetents; and several insanity cases. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, inventories of estates, and additional legal documents. Cases in this series were closed from 1853-1931 except for the George F. Peabody case which closed in 1958.
Wisconsin. County Court (Outagamie County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Outagamie County): Probate Record Volumes, 1853-1956
Quantity: 15.4 c.f.
Call Number: C1989/022; C1996/021; C2013/020
Abstract: Documents filed in the probate of estates, including orders appointing administrators and executors, inventories of estates, determinations of inheritance tax, and wills.
Wisconsin. County Court (Ozaukee County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Ozaukee County): Child Labor Permits, 1903-1917
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Ozaukee Series 16
Abstract: Permits allowing minors between the ages of 14 and 18 to work, issued by the county judge on Industrial Commission forms. Permits give name, age, physical description, proof of age, conditions of employment, and name of school attended. Some forms from 1909 include optional questions regarding the child's family including income and worth, nationality, religion, and parent's educational background. Legislation of 1891 empowered the county judge to issue permits to minors; it was repealed in 1921 when such a power was vested in the Industrial Commission.
Wisconsin. County Court (Ozaukee County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Ozaukee County): Probate Case Files, 1849-1900
Quantity: 56 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Ozaukee Series 10
Abstract: Microfilmed documents filed in Ozaukee County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates. Included are wills; inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; notes of resale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records.
Wisconsin. County Court (Pepin County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Pepin County): Probate Case Files, 1856-1900
Quantity: 11 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Pepin Series 8
Abstract: Microfilmed documents filed in Pepin County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates. Included are wills; inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; resale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records.
Wisconsin. County Court (Polk County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Polk County): Probate Case Files, 1855-1941
Quantity: 48 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Polk Series 37
Abstract: Microfilmed documents filed in Polk County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates; filing of wills; guardianships of minors, the insane, or incompetents; and several insanity cases. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, inventories of estates, and additional legal documents.
Wisconsin. County Court (Price County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Price County): Probate Case Files, ca. 1887-1911
Quantity: 12 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Price Series 35
Abstract: Documents filed in Price County Court concerning the probate of estates, filing of wills, and guardianships. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, and inventories of estates. These case files are available only on microfilm.
Wisconsin. County Court (Racine County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Racine County): Probate Index, 1850-1983
Quantity: 11 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Racine Series 122
Abstract: Index cards for each document filed in connection with administering estate (probate) files and wills. Each card shows name, file number, location (original box number or volume), and type of document. Some cards also give the date of death and names of attorneys.
Wisconsin. County Court (Racine County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Racine County): Probate Case Files, 1849-circa 1906
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (15 archives boxes) and 27 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Racine Series 32
Abstract: Records related to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates including inventories of real and personal property, reports and accounts of administrators or executors, statements of claims against estates, records of resale of real and/or personal property, warrants, contracts, sworn testimony, and similar records.
Wisconsin. County Court (Richland County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Richland County): Probate Case Files, circa 1854-1930
Quantity: 93 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Richland Series 25
Abstract: Microfilmed documents filed in Richland County Court concerning the probate of estates and guardianships. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, and inventories of estates.
Wisconsin. County Court (Rock County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Rock County): Probate Case Files, 1853-1938
Quantity: 354 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Rock Series 33
Abstract: Microfilmed probate case files containing papers relating to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates. Included are wills; inventories of real and personal property; and statements and papers relating to claims against estates and to sale of lands.
Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County): Probate Court Record, 1847-1874, 1884-1913
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (4 volumes)
Call Number: Sauk Series 90
Abstract: Record of documents filed, actions taken, hearings held, and judgments issued in probate proceedings. Also serves as a record book for other types of court actions. Entries give the name of the deceased individual, lists documents filed, date filed, and volume and page number of related entry in the Minute Book (not in archival custody). Some volumes include the original box number of the case files (not the crossed out box number). Volumes D and E (1897-1913) include separate sections for other actions of the court: Certificate of Qualification of Surety Company, Reports of Superintendent of Industrial Schools, Child Labor Permits, Orders Permitting Marriage, Register of Orders or Certificates Issued, List of Physicians Qualified to Examine the Insane, and Bonds Filed in Court for Commissioners of the Soldiers Relief Commission.
Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County): Probate Inventories and Accounts, 1863-1893
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Sauk Series 89
Abstract: Copies of the inventory and appraisal of the real and personal property in an individual's estate submitted to the court in the probate case. The record includes itemized descriptions with the appraised value of all real and personal property, date the inventory was taken, record of accounts or notes due the estate, dated statements signed by the appraiser and administrator verifying the accuracy of the inventory, and the judge's signature. Real property is identified by legal description. Personal property lists note all personal possessions, such as household goods, clothing, and livestock.
Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County): Inheritance Tax Records, 1903-1915, 1936-1963
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (8 volumes)
Call Number: Sauk Series 88
Abstract: Records consisting of orders determining inheritance tax as prescribed by the Tax Commission. Volumes 2-8 are divided into two sections: 1) orders determining inheritance tax including name of deceased, date of court hearing, value of real and personal property, deductions, names of heirs or legatees, relationship to the deceased, distribution of estate, tax exemptions, tax rate, and amount of tax; and 2) orders finding no tax due including name of deceased, petitioner, and date of order. Volume 1 is titled Tax on Legacies and entries also include the original box number of the case file, date and place of death, and residence of legatees and devisees.
Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County): Probate Case Files, circa 1851-1900
Quantity: 62 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Sauk Series 85
Abstract: Microfilmed records relating to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates in Sauk County Court. Included are inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; records relating to suits against estates; petitions and court orders for the sale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records. This film contains original box numbers 1-167.
Wisconsin. County Court (Sheboygan County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Sheboygan County): Sanity Proceedings, 1898-1953
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (24 volumes)
Call Number: Sheboygan Series 16
Abstract: Bound volumes containing the petition for judicial inquiry; order appointing medical examiners; report of medical examiners; personal and family history; physical and mental examination results; and the adjudication of insanity and order for commitment.
Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County): Records, 1878-1941
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Taylor Series 12
Abstract: Volume 1 and 2 are Minute Books to Case Proceedings, 1878-1909, which contain in docket format the proceedings of a case indicating the date and action taken, documents filed, and in some instances cross references to information in volumes contained in County Court “Minute Books” (Taylor Series 6), “Miscellaneous County Court Records” (Taylor Series 7), and “Probate Records” (Taylor Series 8). Volumes 3-6 contain in docket format a chronological record of proceedings, actions, and filing of documents by case as well as citations to volumes in the above-mentioned three series pertaining to the case.
Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County): Probate Case Files, 1878-1946
Quantity: 21.2 c.f. (21 record center cartons and 1 archives box) and 24 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Taylor Series 9
Abstract: Case files pertaining to probate of estates, descent of real estate, determination of heirships, and some criminal cases heard before the County Court in Eau Claire County. Included are depositions, motions, inventories, and other documents filed with the court. Records from 1878-circa 1919 are available only on microfilm.
Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County): Probate Records, 1874-1934
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (12 volumes)
Call Number: Taylor Series 8
Abstract: Record of court actions copied on printed forms during various stages of the probate process. Although contents of the volumes varies, one set, 1878-1928, usually contains oaths of appraisers, inventory and appraised value of the estate, order limiting creditors to present claims, decision on claims by judge, and order of hearing for final settlement. Another set, 1874-1934, usually contains a certificate of probate of will, a copy of the will, petition on presenting will for probate, and bond of executor. There is also one volume, 1879-1905, of petitions of the executor or administrator to sell real estate, report of sale, order of confirmation, and order for sale; and one volume, 1876-1907, of petitions for appointment of guardian to minor, order for appointment of guardian, and bond of guardian.
Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County): Miscellaneous County Court Records, 1878-1930
Quantity: 1.7 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Taylor Series 7
Abstract: Copies of documents filed with the county court in civil, criminal, and probate cases including depositions, letters of guardianship, inventories of estates, minutes of court proceedings, guardians' reports, petitions for establishment of guardianship, and other documents filed with the probate court.
Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County): Minute Books, 1879-1949
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Taylor Series 6
Abstract: Day-by-day record of the county court proceedings including date, name of case, judge hearing case, motions made, documents filed with the court, and actions taken by the court. Cases include civil and criminal cases as well as probate cases.
Wisconsin. County Court (Vernon County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Vernon County): Probate Case Files, 1850-1930
Quantity: 108 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Vernon Series 24
Abstract: Documents filed in Vernon County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individual's estates. Included are wills; inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; resale or real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records. This microfilm was produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah which holds the master negative.
Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County): Criminal Record, 1850-1875 , 1934-1963
Quantity: 6.4 c.f. (16 volumes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 43
Abstract: Record of criminal cases in County Court. Provides name of defendant, nature of offense, date of case, proceedings, and sentence received.
Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County): Probate Case Files, 1848-1900
Quantity: 39 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Walworth Series 54
Abstract: Microfilmed documents filed in Walworth County Court concerning the probate of estates, termination of joint tenancy, filing of a will, or guardianship. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, and inventories of estates.
Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County): County Court Branch II Minute Books, 1961-1978
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (23 volumes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 51
Abstract: A summary of proceedings before the County Court.
Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County): Insane Record, 1880-1943
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 48
Abstract: Record of petitions for examination of the alleged insane, results of mental and physical examinations, personal and family history of the individual, date of commitment, name and address of patient, name of judge, and signatures of petitioners and notary public.
Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County): Juvenile Court Record, 1919-1956
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 volumes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 47
Abstract: Record of juvenile cases before the juvenile branch of county Court. Includes dates, name of juvenile, nature of offense, and orders and judgments in each case.
Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County): County Court Branch I Minute Books, 1907-1963
Quantity: 8.8 c.f. (22 volumes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 45
Abstract: A summary record of daily proceedings in civil and criminal cases before the County Court. Includes date and nature of case; names of judge, clerk, plaintiff, defendant, attorneys, and witnesses; and the decision in the case. An index is in the front of each volume.
Wisconsin. County Court (Washington County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Washington County): Index to Probate Case Files, 1855-1979
Quantity: 7 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Washington Series 13
Abstract: Microfilmed probate index noting individual's name, type of case, case file number, and court record volume and page number.
Wisconsin. County Court (Waukesha County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Waukesha County): Probate Case Files, circa 1855-1964
Quantity: 335 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Waukesha Micro Series 1
Abstract: Microfilmed records relating to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates including inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; records relating to suits against estates; petitions and court orders for sale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records. There is no Reel 129.
Wisconsin. County Court (Waupaca County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Waupaca County): Probate Case Files, 1860-1930
Quantity: 100 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Waupaca Series 18
Abstract: Documents filed in Waupaca County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates. Included are wills; inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; records of resale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records.
Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County): Case Files, 1909-1972
Quantity: 37 reels of microfilm (16 mm) and 42.0 c.f. (42 record center cartons)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 129
Abstract: County Court Cases dealing with civil actions. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, petitions, court orders, and decrees. The post 1937 files appear to be divorce cases.
Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County): Records of Cases of Insanity, 1881-1937
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (16 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 105
Abstract: Records including the name of the person alleged to be insane; a copy of the petition for a judicial inquiry; a report of the medical examiner containing the results of a physical and mental examination; a personal and family history; and the order adjudicating insanity.
Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County): Inheritance Tax Records, 1911-1959
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (25 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 104
Abstract: Records including the name of the deceased; a summary account of the value of personal and real property belonging to the estate; names and residences of heirs and their relationship to the deceased; the distribution of the estate; claims filed against the estate; funeral expenses and costs of administration; tax exemptions, if any; and the amount of inheritance tax on the estate.
Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County): Probate Minute Books, 1910-1953
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (16 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 100
Abstract: Day-by-day record of probate court proceedings including the date, name of the case, judge hearing the case, motions made, documents filed with the court, and actions taken by the court. Records for years prior to 1910 were missing at the Court.
Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County): Wills, 1869-1872 , 1877-1931
Quantity: 15.0 c.f. (65 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 101
Abstract: Copies of wills, codicils to wills, and records of court actions including orders for hearing proof of will, orders appointing time to hear will, and decrees allowing will. Volumes 1-3, 1869-1872, also include inventories of personal and real property.
Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County): Probate Case Files, 1838-1870 , 1873-1964
Quantity: 16 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 4
Abstract: Microfilmed probate files containing papers relating to guardianships (including those for minors whose parents are deceased) and to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates. Includes wills; inventories of real and personal property; oaths, reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; papers relating to suits against estates; petitions and court orders for sale of real and/or personal property; warrants, contracts, sworn testimony, and similar papers.
Wisconsin Cranberry Sales Company (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.) Title: Wisconsin Cranberry Sales Company Records, 1900-1955
Quantity: 7.8 c.f. (10 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 2 volumes); plus additions of 74 photographs
Call Number: Stevens Point Mss J; PH 2298; PH 3898
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Cranberry Sales Company, a middle man between the growers and the wholesale market. Included is correspondence, 1900-1953; minutes of the board of directors, 1904-1955; journals of growers accounts, 1913-1935; general journals, 1935-1954; and miscellaneous business records relating to growing and marketing cranberries in Wisconsin. Among the correspondents are officials of the American Cranberry Exchange and the Cranberry Growers Council.
Wisconsin. Credit Union Division Title: Wisconsin. Credit Union Division: Liquidated Credit Unions: Examinations and Correspondence, 1931-1969
Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (10 record center cartons); plus additions of 8.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1786; 1986/005; 1988/159; 1990/127
Abstract: Examinations, correspondence, reports of meetings, and cancellation of charters of liquidated credit unions from the state Credit Union Division.
Wisconsin Czechs Inc. Title: Wisconsin Czechs Inc. Records, 1965-2012
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 185
Abstract: Records, 1965-2012, documenting the organization's objective to preserve Czech cultural heritage in Wisconsin through activities such as scholarship programs, dances, and banquets. The records consist of meeting minutes, programs, newsletters, Czech songbooks (including one from 1889), recipes and cookbooks, and news clippings.
Wisconsin Daily Newspaper League Title: Wisconsin Daily Newspaper League Records, 1927-1975
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 555
Abstract: Records of an organization of daily Wisconsin newspapers consisting of minutes (1927-1975), correspondence, newsletters and other publications, statistical reports, and financial records. The correspondence and newsletters concern organizational matters such as conference planning and involvement with Wisconsin Markets, Inc., in order to centralize the sale of advertising space in Wisconsin papers. Legislative concerns of the organization are well documented in files of correspondence and memoranda of its attorney and lobbyist, W. Wade Boardman.
Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative Title: Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative Records, 1903-1967
Quantity: 5.4 c.f. (14 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 473
Abstract: Records of a Wisconsin dairy cooperative formed in 1963 from the merger of the Wisconsin Cooperative Creamery Association of Union Center (originally the Wisconsin Cooperative Creamery Federation, formed in 1922) and the Wisconsin Creamery Company Cooperative of Sauk City (originally the Wisconsin Creamery Company, established in 1890). Materials date mostly from the 1940s through the 1960s and document the Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative, its predecessor organizations, and organizations which were absorbed or merged with it. Included are minutes of meetings, articles of incorporation, bylaws, financial statements, agreements, deeds, mortgages, newsletters, and lists of stock holders. About half the collection consists of audit reports detailing the organizations' assets and liabilities, prepared by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture for the cooperative and its members. Also included in the collection are materials documenting the lend-lease agreement for dry milk production between the Wisconsin Cooperative Creamery Association and the Federal Government during World War II.
Wisconsin. Dairy and Food and Weights and Measures Dept. Title: Wisconsin. Dairy and Food and Weights and Measures Dept.: Weights and Measures Lantern Slide Set, 1910-1914
Quantity: 56 lantern slides
Call Number: PH 3930; Series 2199
Abstract: Lantern slides that were used for instructional purposes by the department. Many of the photographs were taken in England, Scotland, and New York, which were considered to have model weights and measures programs. Most of the slides in the set show various types of measuring equipment. A few include human subjects, mostly in agricultural settings. These slides are shelved as PH 3930 but are also assigned call number Series 2199.
Wisconsin Dairymen's Association Title: Wisconsin Dairymen's Association Records, 1909-1955
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 173
Abstract: Correspondence, minutes, and financial, administrative, and other records of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association, a membership organization whose purpose was developing the dairy industry in Wisconsin through education and legislation; also including records of the Wisconsin Junior Dairymen's Association.
Wisconsin Dance Council Title: Wisconsin Dance Council Records, 1966-2005
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (7 archives boxes), 127 photographs, and 1 videorecording
Call Number: Mss 1017; PH 6457; VHA 589
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Dance Council, a nonprofit organization established in 1966, dedicated to the promotion of dance and dance education in the state of Wisconsin. Included are membership directories, newsletters, programs, fliers, meeting minutes, and promotional materials illustrating the following major activities undertaken by the organization: hosting and instruction of workshops and conferences; presentation of awards honoring achievements in dance; publication of listings of all major dance studios and schools in the state; creation and distribution of newsletters devoted to dance; and development of surveys assessing dance education in Wisconsin. Also included is documentation of their interaction with other organizations in the state including the Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; the Milwaukee Modern Dance Council; and the Madison Dance Council. Additionally, there are photographs of the organization's awards ceremonies and workshops as well as a video recording of an awards ceremony.
Wisconsin Dental Association Title: Wisconsin Dental Association Records, 1882-1984
Quantity: 12.4 c.f. (31 archives boxes); plus additions of 83.8 c.f.
Call Number: Wis Mss 48PB; M60-027; M61-037; M63-026; M64-110; M64-376; M65-096; M66-052; M67-115; M68-071; M69-043; M70-051; M71-107; M72-111; M74-166; M75-137; M78-180; M78-606; M81-188; M82-432; M85-462; M86-470
Abstract: Records, 1882-1984, of the Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA), an affiliate of the American Dental Association, and its predecessor, the Wisconsin State Dental Society. The organization advances the interests of its members and the dental profession by promoting professional excellence and quality oral health care for the public. The collection documents the association's membership, activities, outreach, administration, and relationship with other state dental societies.
Wisconsin. Dentistry Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Dentistry Examining Board: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1905-1989
Quantity: 5.4 c.f. (5 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1596
Abstract: General records of the board, mainly 1932-1984, concerning examinations and licensing of dentists and dental hygienists and the regulation of dental practice. The earlier files are arranged as a chronological file dating from 1932 to 1935 and as an alphabetical name file covering the period, 1933-1960. This section includes numerous exchanges between Stephen F. Donovan, secretary of the board, and investigator Charles J. Baumann concerning violations of the statutory limitations on advertising and other cases of professional discipline. A miscellaneous file contains similar, but less substantial correspondence and inquiries. Later files, which are arranged as an alphabetical subject file include correspondence with the general public, professional organizations such as the American Dental Association and the Wisconsin Dental Association and with Marquette University School of Dentistry; numerous legal opinions prepared by the Attorney General; minutes of advisory committees; and drafts and additional correspondence on revision of the laws and rules governing professional practice. A few older items concern the credentialing of applicants for dental schools.
Wisconsin. Dentistry Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Dentistry Examining Board: Complaint and Revocation Files, 1927-1982
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (3 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1598
Abstract: Closed investigations of complaints that resulted in hearings and disciplinary actions. The files include letters of complaint, investigative reports, correspondence, transcripts of hearings, findings of fact, and other legal documents. Among the most common offenses are illegal advertising, alcohol and drug abuse, and sexual misconduct. Also included is an alphabetical index of dentists and hygienists whose licenses were suspended, primarily for nonpayment of fees, during the period 1945-1960. Many of these licenses were originally granted much earlier in the century. Brief biographical information in the index includes name, local addresses, date of license, dental college attended, license number, and payment history.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Annexation Files, 1960-1973, 1977-2001
Quantity: 89.4 c.f., 14 reels of microfilm (16 mm), 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm), and 140 sheets of jacketed microfilm
Call Number: 1979/086; 1980/089; 1981/140; 1982/102; 1984/048; 1991/016; 1993/171; 1994/126; 1995/065; 1999/067; 2000/052; 2001/138; 2004/114; 2005/060; 2006/059; 2008/070
Abstract: Official records pertaining to proposed annexations of territory to cities and villages, which were sent to the Department of Development and, after September 1991, to the Department of Administration for review and approval/disapproval, under authority granted in section 66.021, Wis. Stats. Included are questionnaires sent to towns and municipalities concerned, financial statements, Annual Report to School Districts, Determination of Public Interest, copies of plats, and notices to circulate petition. The Municipal Boundary Adjustment Review (Boundary Review Program) was transferred to the Department of Administration from the Department of Development on September 1, 1991 per Budget Bill 1991-93, Section 9115 (1m) Non-statutory provisions.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Educational Technology Board Grant Files, 1995-2001
Quantity: 3.6 c.f.
Call Number: 2002/111; 2005/140
Abstract: Grant files of the board that distributed funds from the federal government and the Wisconsin Advanced Technology Foundation to local school districts, CESAs (Cooperative Educational Service Agencies), and public libraries to foster the use of technology. The collection also includes minutes and financial information of the Wisconsin Advanced Technology Foundation. For administrative purposes, the board was attached to the state Department of Administration. It was abolished in 1997 and replaced, in part, by TEACH Wisconsin.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Building Project Files, 1987-2002
Quantity: 24.1 c.f.
Call Number: 2011/056; 2011/172; 2012/068; 2012/190; 2013/066
Abstract: Project files from the Department of Administration for significant state building projects. Records include proposals, design documents, committee material, and other planning documents.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Milwaukee Brewers New Stadium Files, 1994-1995
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2748
Abstract: Records of James Klauser, secretary of the department, concerning the State of Wisconsin's involvement with the approval and planning of a new baseball stadium (later named Miller Park) for the Milwaukee Brewers. The records include correspondence with citizens, legislators, and state agencies, and within the Department; memoranda of understanding between the team, the state, and the City of Milwaukee; press releases; financial information; and other documentation.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Wisconsin Center District Development Files, 1995
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2752
Abstract: Correspondence, plans of finance, and other documentation concerning the involvement of the Department of Administration with the Wisconsin Center District's development of its new convention center (now the Midwest Express Center) in downtown Milwaukee. The Department was chiefly involved with financial matters, including bond issuance and revenue flow. The Wisconsin Center District is an independent development corporation based in Milwaukee, which works to encourage and enhance the public development of the city. It owns and operates the U.S. Cellular Arena, the Milwaukee Auditorium, and the Midwest Express Center.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Records of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Campaign Finance Reform, 1996-1997
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2542
Abstract: Records of a commission created by Governor Tommy G. Thompson in 1996 to study Wisconsin's campaign finance laws and to make recommendation for reform. Headed by Donald F. Kettl of the LaFollette Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin, the commission was commonly known as the “Kettl Commission.” The commission submitted its final report outlining 54 recommendations in May, 1998. Included are correspondence, meeting minutes, transcripts of public testimony, and data for survey of citizen opinion conducted by the Survey Center of St. Norbert's College. The final commission report is available in the SHSW government documents section. The series includes some information on the Commission on a Clean Election Option chaired by Nathan Heffernan.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Secretary's Subject File, 1959-2008
Quantity: 94.0 c.f. (94 record center cartons); plus additions of 125.4 c.f., 4 videorecordings, and 91.5 megabytes
Call Number: Series 2515; 1999/065; 2000/047; 2001/077; 2002/103; 2003/070; 2004/053; 2005/053; 2006/055; 2007/058; 2008/045; 2011/053; 2011/157; 2011/182; 2013/063
Abstract: Subject file from the Department of Administration, including intra-departmental and inter-departmental correspondence, reports, and memoranda. Topics documented include budget preparation, state level planning, data processing, finance, facilities management, property management, printing and purchasing for state agencies, and personnel management.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Records of the Board on the U.S.S. Wisconsin, 1983-1994
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (1 record center carton and 2 archives boxes) and 165 photographs and 109 negatives in 1 archives box and 2 videorecordings
Call Number: Series 2540; PH Series 2540; VBC 266; VHB 485
Abstract: Minutes, press releases, correspondence, programs, reports, publications, newsletters, contribution records, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other records of a board created to promote the bond between state residents and the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin. The board was attached administratively to the Department of Administration. Its duties included communication with the battleship's home port officials, development of programs for the benefit of the ship's crew, distribution of public information about the ship's history and operations, development of a permanent exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Society Museum, and acceptance of gifts and bequests to support its mission.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Governor's Telecommunications Infrastructure Task Force Records, 1993
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box), 3 tape recordings, and 5 videotapes
Call Number: Series 2539; Audio 1328A; VHB 532-VHB 536
Abstract: Fragmentary records of a task force formed by Governor Tommy G. Thompson in March 29, 1993 to make recommendations to encourage Wisconsin's telephone companies and others in the communications industry to enhance the capabilities of Wisconsin's telecommunications infrastructure. The records chiefly consist of presentation materials for task force meetings. There are few full transcriptions and no meeting minutes. Exceptions are the tape recorded public hearing at Dodgeville on July 2, 1993; the videorecorded task force meeting on June 15, 1993; the videorecorded final task force press conference; and the videorecorded testimony of Scott Jensen. The final report, Convergence, Competition, Cooperation, is available in the Historical Society Library's Government Documents section. The records include Randall Young's full report on state approaches to telecommunications infrastructure development that is abstracted in the final report.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: John C. Gibson File, 1952-1965
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2247
Abstract: Papers of John C. Gibson (b. 1921), a career civil service employee of the Executive Department and the Department of Administration at a time when the management of Wisconsin state government was centralized and much improved. Gibson was director of the Division of Departmental Research of the Executive Department (1958-1959) and director of the Bureau of General Service (1959-1962) and deputy director of the Bureau of Purchases and Services (1962-1964) of the Department of Administration. Records of the Division of Departmental Research in the series include management, administrative and budgetary studies and reports on industrial development, building plans, records management, the development of the executive budget, and other issues prepared for Governors Walter Kohler, Jr. and Vernon Thomson. Records of the Department of Administration that are included concern activities such as budget preparation; building programs and space management, especially the completion of the Hill Farms State Office building; the introduction of data processing; and centralized state printing. Of special note is a study of official travel by state employees in 1960. The file also includes departmental correspondence (1954-1965) detailing relationships with other state agencies, local governments, industry and private organizations. There are also annual and progress reports, agency studies, and departmental memoranda and circulars.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Concept and Budget Reports and Project Status Report, 1970
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 255
Abstract: Accounts of the planning and construction of building projects in the University of Wisconsin system, containing a timetable of events leading up to the completion of each project, a site evaluation, a description of what the facility will be like, a budget describing the total project cost, blueprints, and a picture of the model of the facility. Also included is a Project Status Report describing what buildings were being planned and what buildings were under construction in March, 1970.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Bureau of Purchases and Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Bureau of Purchases and Services: Land Transactions, 1969-1971
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2490
Abstract: Records of land transactions made in the project to construct the GEF I building at 201 E. Washington Ave. in Madison, Wisconsin. Includes appraisals, detailed descriptions of buildings, photographs, correspondence and legal documents relating to the purchase of property and relocation of residents to make room for the construction of the building.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of Hearings and Appeals Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of Hearings and Appeals: Nursing Home Violations and Forfeitures, 1978-2004
Quantity: 14.6 c.f. (13 record center cartons and 4 archives boxes); plus additions of 23.4 c.f., 8 tape recordings, and 3 videorecordings
Call Number: Series 2309; 2000/080; 2001/078; 2003/081; 2004/058; 2005/145; 2006/065; 2007/068; 2008/052; 2009/060; 2010/069; 2011/059; 2012/073
Abstract: Case files, 1978-2003, containing documents relating to administrative hearings held by the Division of Hearings and Appeals of the state Department of Administration on enforcement actions by the Department of Health and Social Services under Section 50.04(4) and (5), Wis. Stats. These cases involve nursing home statements of deficiency and/or assessments of forfeiture.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of Housing Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of Housing: Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) Records, 1981-2001
Quantity: 3.8 c.f.
Call Number: 2002/109; 2005/109; 2008/005
Abstract: Records from the state Division of Housing's preparation of Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS), a five-year plan which provides a statistical review of housing conditions in Wisconsin and outlines strategies for providing affordable and special needs housing where it is needed.
Wisconsin. Department Of Administration. Division of State Finance and Program Management Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of State Finance and Program Management: Finance and Program Management Files, 1966-1983
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2546
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports and minutes concerning management improvement in state agencies, the creation of a state Energy Department, a management study of the State Assembly, the Administrative Rules Clearinghouse, Department of Natural Resources law enforcement activities, and reorganization of state government.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of Technology Management Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of Technology Management: Statewide Initiative Development Case Files, 1992-2002
Quantity: 3.0 c.f.
Call Number: 2007/062; 2008/111
Abstract: Records regarding operations and planning of statewide information and telecommunications initiatives of the Division of Technology Management, including background of policy development, detailed budget analyses, cost projections, budget alternatives and recommendations, and proposed departmental policies and procedures. Files regarding Y2K received under this RDA are separately catalogued.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of Technology Management Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of Technology Management: Subject File, 1979-1989, 1995-1998
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (1 record center carton and 1 archives box); plus additions of 0.8 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2503; 2005/065
Abstract: Administrative management records of the Division of Technology Management of the Department of Administration (DOA) and its predecessor, the Bureau of Information Technology Management, consisting of memoranda, reports, circulars, and directives documenting all activities of the unit. The topics include, but are not limited to: records delegating authority and responsibilities to state agencies; correspondence with municipalities, industry or private organizations; advisory councils; special reports pertaining to certain projects; staff meetings; training; and other housekeeping activities.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration. State Bureau of Program Management Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration. State Bureau of Program Management: Subject File, 1959-1981
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (8 record center cartons); plus additions of 0.8 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2488; 1987/042
Abstract: Subject file of the State Bureau of Program Management of the Department of Administration (DOA) containing materials used in analyses of state government operations. Topics covered include budget preparation, use of consultants, continuity of government, correspondence management, data processing, fleet management, files management, local records, mail and messenger services, microfilming, office workflow, personnel policies, preservation and protection of records, property management, publications, public relations, quality control, records center operations, reports management, systems management, telecommunications, and training.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture: Rendering Plant Records, 1916-1967
Quantity: 4.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1987/022; 1993/114
Abstract: License applications, form letters, inspection reports, and general correspondence for licensed rendering plants from the State Department of Agriculture. Also includes building plans and other official documents held in conjunction with the licensing requirements in Ch. 95.72, Wisconsin Statutes.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture: Land Appraisers' Reports, 1920-1925
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1957; PH 4487
Abstract: Applications of the Chippewa Valley Colonization Company and the Wisconsin Colonization Company to sell mortgages on improved agricultural land to land mortgage associations for loans; including appraisers' reports and photographs of the land and dwellings on it. Though considered State Archives Series 1957, these records are labelled with the call number PH 4487.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture: Annual Enumeration of Farm Statistics by Assessors, 1923-1980
Quantity: 907 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 751
Abstract: Reports of farm statistics gathered by local assessors under Chapter 131, Laws of Wisconsin, 1917, and submitted to the United States and Wisconsin Departments of Agriculture. For each farm, the reports show name of farm operator, acres of specified crops planted and harvested, number of cattle and other specified livestock, farm machinery owned, and number of people residing on the farm. The categories of information included in the reports vary slightly over the years. Reports for some counties for some years were missing at the time the records were microfilmed.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture: Proposed Legislation, 1935-1957
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 735
Abstract: Papers relating to legislation proposed by or concerning the Department; including the drafts and printed copies of bills and amendments; correspondence with legislators, companies, other departments, and officials from other states, and other papers.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture: Fuel Conservation Program Records, 1947-1948
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 734
Abstract: Records of the legal counsel who served as State Fuel Administrator during the fuel shortage and fuel conservation program of 1947-1948; including correspondence, reports, publicity releases, speeches, proclamations, and conference proceedings and reports.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture: General Legal Files, 1920-1956
Quantity: 14.4 c.f. (36 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 733
Abstract: Records of the Departmental legal counsel relating to statutes and rules administered by the Department, including correspondence with other officials and the general public; transcripts of hearings; copies of pleadings, briefs, decisions, and other documents in court cases; and copies of laws and regulations of other states and the federal government.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture: Administrative Notices and Orders, 1921-1965
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (15 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 736
Abstract: Administrative notices and orders no longer in force relating to revocation of dairy plant cheesemakers' and buttermakers' licenses, bonding of dairy plants, allowance of claims against dairy plants, unfair trade practices, violations of animal health regulations, establishment of the Milwaukee Market Authority, discontinuance of milk audits, and standards for marketing. The files include transcripts of hearings, exhibits, briefs, administrative orders, correspondence, regulations, and miscellaneous documents.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Records of Advisory Councils, Committees, and Task Forces, 1967-1980, 1988-2002
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. and 16 tape recordings
Call Number: Audio 1630A; 1991/078; 2012/026; 2012/122
Abstract: Records of committees, advisory councils, and task forces organized by, or including major participation by, the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Public Information Files, circa 1920-2001
Quantity: 2.0 c.f., 8,357 photographs, 10,918 negatives, and 9 transparencies
Call Number: 1994/018; 1994/036; 1995/075; 1998/116; 2010/095; 2014/019
Abstract: Photographs, slides, and news releases and radio spots comprising original and official documentation of DATCP events, programs, and staff. Included are images of Wisconsin farm life; various agricultural products and industries; DATCP staff and officials; activities relating to the mission of the division; and images of the Wisconsin State Fair, miscellaneous county fairs, and various livestock shows.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Secretary's Office Correspondence, 1919-2001
Quantity: 124.0 c.f. (310 archives boxes); plus additions of 22.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 731; 1999/014; 2004/012; 2005/006; 2006/009; 2007/011; 2008/004; 2009/017; 2010/017; 2011/013; 2012/098
Abstract: Correspondence of the state Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection with state and federal agencies and legislators, farm organizations, Department division heads, newspapers, radio and TV stations, farmers, and others relating to policies and practices of the Department, proposed legislation, and farmers’ problems. Included also are reports to the Secretary, speeches, bulletins, publications, and memoranda. No records are present for 1952.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Food Division Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Food Division: Subject Files, 1951-1987
Quantity: 27.0 c.f. (71 archives boxes); plus additions of 28.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2118; 1969/002; 1989/221; 2009/142
Abstract: Subject files, 1951-1987, consisting of correspondence, reports, surveys, and hearings relating to the Food Division's responsibility for maintaining standards in the production, processing, and marketing of food, especially dairy products, through inspection, licensing, and related activities. The Food Division of the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection was also at times responsible for the inspection of weights and measures and the regulation of trade practices which are also reflected in these files, including some created by the Dairy, Food and Trade Division.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Trade and Consumer Protection Division Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Trade and Consumer Protection Division: Unfair Sales and Dairy Trade Practices Case Files, 1965-2002
Quantity: 90.8 c.f., 1 reel of microfilm, and 10 tape recordings
Call Number: 1988/164; 1989/055; 1990/009; 1990/073; 1990/074; 1991/077; 1992/056; 1994-142; 1995/013; 1995/110; 1995/121; 1996/087; 1997/087; 1997/182; 1998/024; 1999/012; 2000/012; 2001/167; 2005/004; 2006/007; 2009/019
Abstract: Case files from the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection documenting consumer complaints of violations of the Unfair Sales Act (Wisconsin Statutes 100.30(1)) and unfair trade practices in the dairy industry (Wisconsin Statutes 100.201(2)). Included are recommendations, investigative reports, audit reports, warning letters, special orders, and attorney correspondence. The case files are grouped by broad topics such as trade administration, dairy trade practices, and drug pricing. (Drug pricing documentation was no longer filed in this series after 1987, and is not held by the Archives after that year.)
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Trade and Consumer Protection Division Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Trade and Consumer Protection Division: Administration Correspondence, 1977-1987
Quantity: 7.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1987/151; 1989/056; 1991/080; 1992/057; 1994/141
Abstract: Memos and correspondence by the administrator and assistant administrator of the Trade and Consumer Protection Division of the state Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, including legislative contact material, material written for signatures of the Governor and Secretary, material for the Board, newspaper clippings, and media contacts.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Trade and Consumer Protection Division Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Trade and Consumer Protection Division: Dairy Plant Financial Statements, 1952-1995
Quantity: 68.8 c.f. (90 archives boxes and 33 record center cartons); plus additions of 23.4 c.f.
Call Number: Series 761; 1969/004; 1974/014; 1991/070; 1993/112; 1997/030; 1998/096; 2000/013; 2004/010
Abstract: Verified financial statements by dairy plants, showing name and address of operator and of plant, assets and liabilities, contingent liabilities, and related information. Plants are usually filed under original name and location. Folder is annotated when there has been a change.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Trade and Consumer Protection Division Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Trade and Consumer Protection Division: Grain Warehouse Keepers and Dealers Financial Statements--Confidential, 1981-2001
Quantity: 80.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1993/113; 1994/143; 1994/194; 1999/011; 2000/014; 2000/129; 2002/061; 2003/106; 2004/011; 2005/005; 2005/091; 2006/008; 2007/010; 2008/003; 2009/018; 2010/016; 2011/012
Abstract: Annual and interim financial statements of registered grain warehouse keepers.
Wisconsin. Department of Budget and Accounts Title: Wisconsin. Department of Budget and Accounts: Correspondence, 1939-1959
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 807
Abstract: Correspondence with state agencies, legislators and other individuals concerning the state budget, the state retirement fund, fiscal reports, job applications, laws governing reapportionment, appropriation balances, and advance deposits.
Wisconsin. Department of Business Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Business Development: Administrative Subject Files, 1929-1979
Quantity: 43.6 c.f.
Call Number: 1970/101; 1975/091; 1976/058; 1977/022; 1980/111; 1981/153; 1981/154; 1986/088
Abstract: Administrative subject files, including bulletins, pamphlets, notices, minutes, correspondence, memoranda, reports, maps, and statistics from the state Department of Business Development. Subjects covered include agriculture, area development, associations, atomic energy, business reviews, commerce, conservation, economic studies, education and training, federal procurement, finance, forestry, geology, government, health, housing, income, Industrial Commission, industrial development, industrial parks, industry, insurance, labor, manufacturing, marketing, minerals, mining, natural resources, planning, population, Public Service Commission, public utilities, recreation, research, small business, taxes, transportation, urban development, water, watersheds, and other topics.
Wisconsin. Department of Commerce Title: Wisconsin. Department of Commerce: Records of Boards, Councils, and Commissions, 1983-2006
Quantity: 3.8 c.f.
Call Number: 2013/146; 2013/158; 2013/172
Abstract: Records of boards, councils, and commissions attached to the Wisconsin Department of Commerce including minutes, agendas, and reports.
Wisconsin. Department of Commerce Title: Wisconsin. Department of Commerce: Brownfield Grant Files, 1999-2002
Quantity: 8.0 c.f.
Call Number: 2011/130; 2013/034; 2013/112
Abstract: Application and grant files for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields grant program, which is administered in Wisconsin by the Department of Commerce’s Division of Community Development. The program is designed to enable states and communities to assess, clean up, and reuse properties that have been polluted by hazardous substances, pollutants, and contaminants.
Wisconsin. Department of Commerce Title: Wisconsin. Department of Commerce: Secretary's Files, 1993-2009
Quantity: 40.0 c.f.
Call Number: 2010/018; 2011/076; 2013/032; 2013/110; 2013/149
Abstract: Administrative files created and received by the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Commerce. Includes policies and procedures, reports, correspondence within the Department's divisions, and correspondence with other state departments. There are also meeting minutes of the administrative committee, council, and board.
Wisconsin. Department of Commerce. Division of Community Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Commerce. Division of Community Development: Community Based Economic Development Program Records, 1990-2006
Quantity: 26.0 c.f.
Call Number: 2005/007; 2006/010; 2007/012; 2010/019; 2010/122; 2011/014; 2011/131; 2012/027
Abstract: Grant files of the Community Based Economic Development (CBED) program which provides economic assistance to local governments, community-based organizations, and tribes for planning and development projects and technical assistance. Files include applications, contracts, and narrative progress reports. Some files contain extensive background information used to support the application.
Wisconsin. Department of Corrections Title: Wisconsin. Department of Corrections: Administrative Rules, 1979-1998
Quantity: 8.8 c.f. and 6 tape recordings
Call Number: 2000/031; 2001/055; 2006/178; 2011/141
Abstract: Files on administrative rule changes maintained by the Department of Corrections' legal counsel. Includes rules from the Department of Health and Social Services pertaining to corrections.
Wisconsin. Department of Corrections;
Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services
Title: Wisconsin. Department of Corrections: Inmate Complaints, 1973-1991
Quantity: 10.2 c.f.
Call Number: 1998/143; 1999/048; 2000/030; 2001/056
Abstract: Files from the Department of Corrections, representing a 10% sample of complaints received by the complaint examiner from inmates of state correctional institutions. The complaints are reviewed by the complaint examiner and, if necessary, action is taken. Included is a 1998 accession from the Division of Legal Services of the Department of Justice.
Wisconsin. Department of Corrections Title: Wisconsin. Department of Corrections: Legal Counsel's Subject Files, 1981-1999
Quantity: 8.6 c.f.
Call Number: 2006/150; 2011/189
Abstract: Subject files are used as a guideline or reference by the attorneys and their staff and pertain to specific subject areas relating to Department of Corrections issues. These files include reference to policies that relate to inmate life, research regarding correctional institution operations, and minutes and agendas of routine committees.
Wisconsin. Department of Corrections Title: Wisconsin. Department of Corrections: Adult and Juvenile Case Files (Central Office), 1967-2008
Quantity: 349.0 c.f (338 record center cartons and 28 archives boxes), 65,000 microfiche (in 50 boxes), and 387 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Series 2088
Abstract: Records of adult and juvenile individuals discharged from Wisconsin correctional institutions, probation, or parole after July 1967. The Division of Corrections stopped filing probation records in this series after June 1978. Records after January 1, 1990 are for adult offenders only. Records are complete for 1967-1977, and sampled thereafter.
Wisconsin. Department of Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Development: Economic Development Files, 1972-1981
Quantity: 9.4 c.f.
Call Number: 1985/062; 1986/150; 1987/128
Abstract: Working papers, correspondence, interim and final reports, reference material regarding such subjects as urban and community growth, small business, public sector employment and expenditures, legislation, state-local governmental relations, budgets, and federal programs. Materials generated from the state Department of Development, per sections 16.54 and 16.95, Wis. Stats.
Wisconsin. Department of Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Development: Great Lakes Commission Records, 1967-1982
Quantity: 11.4 c.f.
Call Number: 1982/059; 1982/072
Abstract: Minutes and grant records from the Upper Great Lakes Commission of the state Department of Development. Consisting of the governors of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, the Upper Great Lakes Regional Commission sought to strengthen the economies of the Great Lakes region by providing grants for businesses and research.
Wisconsin. Department of Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Development: Secretary's Correspondence and Subject Files, 1959-1989
Quantity: 88.2 c.f.
Call Number: 1975/124; 1980/110; 1981/136; 1983/008; 1984/047; 1985/053; 1986/147; 1990/062; 1992/071; 1992/131; 1994/070; 1998/172
Abstract: Records concerning departmental organization, special projects, and divisional records. Documented is job advertising programs, the department's office in Frankfurt, Germany, and subject files related to development. Also included are records of various committees related to economic development and tourism. There are records of secretaries: William C. Kidd, William R. Bechtel, Carol T. Toussaint, Bruce Hendrickson, James T. Flynn (who served concurrently as Lieutenant Governor), Bruno J. Mauer, Wayne McGown, Jean Broeren, and Ed Kime. Included is material such as advertising, budget documents, correspondence, meeting notes, personnel papers, reports, speeches, statistics, maps, photographs, and working papers.
Wisconsin. Department of Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Development: Administrative Subject Files, 1968-1989
Quantity: 18.1 c.f.
Call Number: 1977/196; 1980/061; 1982/311; 1986/148; 1989/089; 2006/185
Abstract: Financial information regarding the budget, correspondence, meeting notes, office services information, personnel management records, projects, management studies, policies, procedures, minutes, audits, budgets, annual reviews, and related materials of the state Department of Development and its predecessor agency, the state Department of Local Affairs and Development.
Wisconsin. Department of Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Development: Incorporation and Consolidation Files, 1954-2001
Quantity: 40.2 c.f., 35 tape recordings, and 642 kilobytes (3 files in 1 folder)
Call Number: 1981/139; 1982/101; 1984/067; 1987/144; 1989/081; 1991/017; 2000/051; 2002/104; 2006/059; 2008/047; 2009/080; 2011/155; 2012/071; 2013/099; Audio 1549A
Abstract: Official records pertaining to proposed incorporations of town areas into cities and villages. Maps, petitions, testimony, exhibits, environmental assessments, and determinations are included. Records are created pursuant to Wis. Stats. sections 66.013 and 66.02. The Municipal Boundary Adjustment Review (Boundary Review Program) was transferred to the Department of Administration from the Department of Development on September 1, 1991, per Budget Bill 1991-1993, Section 9115 (1m) Non-Statutory provisions.
Wisconsin. Department of Development. Division of Housing and Community Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Development. Division of Housing and Community Services: Administrative Files, 1974-1985
Quantity: 17.4 c.f.
Call Number: 1982/183; 1986/153; 1989/083; 1990/063; 1991/014; 1991/015; 1993/181
Abstract: Administrative files of the Division of Housing and Community Services. Included are general administrative files and board meeting materials of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA, formerly the Wisconsin Housing Finance Authority); and records on various programs of the Division, such as the Housing and Neighborhood Conservation Program and the HOME Program.
Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations Title: Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations: Task Force on Comparable Worth Study Records, 1984-1986
Quantity: 6.8 c.f.
Call Number: 1997/015; 1997/122; 1998/198
Abstract: Records from a study of gender based equity in position classifications resulting in changes in placement of classifications on the salary schedule to redress gender based pay inequities. Records include significant study materials, correspondence, minutes, agendas, analysis reports, and the final report from the Task Force on Comparable Worth.
Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations Title: Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations: Secretary's Chronological Correspondence Files, 1978-1985, 1989-2004
Quantity: 7.8 c.f.
Call Number: 1995/096; 2005/146; 2008/055; 2009/063
Abstract: Inter-departmental correspondence pertaining to the origin, development, and accomplishments of the Department of Employment Relations, including correspondence and memos delegating or defining authority and responsibilities.
Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations Title: Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations: Secretary's Administrative Subject Files, 1976-1986, 1993-2005
Quantity: 7.5 c.f.
Call Number: 1991/148; 2006/169; 2007/072; 2010/073
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, and reports pertaining to policy development, organizational problems, and accomplishments of the state Department of Employment Relations.
Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations Title: Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations: Internal Legislative Records, 1975-1996
Quantity: 16.6 c.f. (16 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes) and 1 tape recording
Call Number: 2012/089; Audio 1637A
Abstract: Records retained by the Division of Administrative Services, pertaining to state legislation and documenting DER's findings and position on legislation; included are background notes, in-house correspondence and memos, analysis (description of legislation, policy/administrative effects, fiscal effects), position papers, and summary and recommendations.
Wisconsin. Department of Financial Institutions Title: Wisconsin. Department of Financial Institutions: Administrative Rules and Legislative Records, 1976-2002
Quantity: 6.6 c.f. and 2 tape recordings
Call Number: 2009/020; 2011/015; 2012/028; 2012/173; 2012/218
Abstract: Records related to the creation of administrative rules including background material, notices, and drafts. This series also includes records related to the creation of Senate and Assembly bills related to the Department.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Family Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Family Services: Appointed Staff Correspondence and Subject Files, 1976-1988, 1999-2010
Quantity: 63.2 c.f. and 2 DVD recordings
Call Number: 1989/134; 1995/020; 2011/037; 2011/144; 2012/057; 2013/121
Abstract: Business-related correspondence and subject files of the office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Family Services, appointed staff, or equivalent positions.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Family Services. Office of Policy Initiatives and Budget Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Family Services. Office of Policy Initiatives and Budget: Planning Files, 1971-1973, 1977-1980, 1995-2008
Quantity: 9.2 c.f. and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: 1978/036; 1986/047; 2008/035; 2012/124
Abstract: Files including correspondence, reports, studies, documents, and working papers used in developing and analyzing Departmental goals, policies, and alternative approaches. Issues addressed by the bureau include adult and juvenile corrections, environmental health, long term care, mental health, health prevention and wellness, and children's services.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services: Press Files, 1945-1970, 1978
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. and 1 videotape
Call Number: 1971/112; 2012/171
Abstract: Newspaper clippings clipped by staff which relate to the Department of Health and Social Services. Files also include copies of news releases to the press, speeches, and miscellaneous subject files.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services: Legislative Files, 1988-1998
Quantity: 8.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1994/118; 2001/131; 2003/061
Abstract: General correspondence with legislators, including correspondence from constituents and the corresponding replies. Also included are bill analyses and documentation relating to legislation concerning the Department.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services: Wisconsin Correspondence, 1943-1982
Quantity: 42.4 c.f.
Call Number: 1977/047; 1978/019; 1979/057; 1981/084; 1982/190; 1982/191; 1983/195; 1983/196; 1984/077; 1985/044; 1986/193; 1987/050
Abstract: Correspondence with Wisconsin state agencies, entities, and legislators from the Secretary's Office of the Department of Health and Social Services. Also included are records on various Governor's boards and councils and scattered subject files on health topics related to Wisconsin.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services: State Board Minutes and Meeting Material, 1938-1979
Quantity: 17.0 c.f. (18 archives boxes and 10 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 1352
Abstract: Minutes and related agenda materials, together with some unrelated subject files, mainly 1938-1975, of the Health and Social Services Board and its predecessor, the Public Welfare Board. In addition to the minutes themselves, the files contain departmental administration and policy information, budgets, reports, and relevant legislation reviewed by the board. This series is a consolidation of minutes received from the department secretary and deputy secretary.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services: General Correspondence, 1956-1984
Quantity: 34.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 3150
Abstract: Correspondence with other states, the general public, advisory and professional committees, and counties. Also includes such materials as minutes, announcements, and correspondence of citizens' advisory committees such as the Committee on Community Mental Health Resources, the Committee on Community Mental Health Clinics Services, and the Joint Committee on Institutions Standards.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services. Bureau of Management Information Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services. Bureau of Management Information: Community Mental Health Clinic Reports and Correspondence, 1968-1975
Quantity: 75.0 c.f. (75 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1980/038
Abstract: Forms submitted monthly by community mental health clinics, containing monthly summary data and individual patient data. The bulk of this accession consists of mental health clinic patient reports, 1968-1975. There are three types of forms, including an Admission Section (form MH-509.1), Evaluation Section (form MH-509.2), and Separation Section (form MH-509.3). The forms are roughly arranged by type of form, clinic number (found on every form), and then by date.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services. Division of Management Services. Bureau of Fiscal Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services. Division of Management Services. Bureau of Fiscal Services: Subject File -- Significant Fiscal Issues Only, 1981-1988
Quantity: 6.4 c.f.
Call Number: 1994/103; 1995/023
Abstract: Bureau staff members' correspondence with other state agencies, the Federal government, counties, and the public, concerning fiscal data, audits (both Federal and State), stop payment orders, and related topics. Also included in this schedule are notes and/or typed minutes of meetings at which policy was changed or established. This schedule covers only correspondence relating to significant fiscal issues.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services. Office of Affirmative Action and Civil Rights Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services. Office of Affirmative Action and Civil Rights: Civil Rights Compliance Files, 1971-1990, 1992-1994
Quantity: 9.8 c.f.
Call Number: 1990/021; 2000/038
Abstract: Affirmative action and civil rights compliance related reports, projects, and plans related to the hiring and staffing practices of the Department of Health and Social Services.
Wisconsin. Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations Title: Wisconsin. Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Reports, 1969-1973
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: 2001/178
Abstract: Employer information reports, 1969-1970, for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission listing numbers of employees and types of employees, with respect to job type, sex, and ethnicity. Reports are organized alphabetically by company name. Also included are some reports from 1971-1973.
Wisconsin. Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations Title: Wisconsin. Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations: Subject Files, 1911-1975
Quantity: 98.0 c.f. (115 archives boxes and 52 record center cartons); plus additions of 3.2 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1006; 2001/179; 2009/085
Abstract: Central subject file of the Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations and its predecessor, the Industrial Commission. The files contain correspondence, reports, minutes, memoranda, legal and attorney general opinions, legal codes, administrative orders, statistical tables, working papers, and other materials. Topics covered include legislation; codes, rules, and regulations; wages and hours; industrial safety; equal rights; worker's and unemployment compensation; women and child labor; building safety; and departmental administrative matters. Until about 1960 file, numbers were assigned to both subjects and major correspondents. These numbers were prefixed by the letter “C”. Unfortunately, the file index was lost.
Wisconsin. Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations. Administrative Division Title: Wisconsin. Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations. Administrative Division: Department Reorganization History and Analyses, 1973-1990
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (6 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1997/175
Abstract: Files, 1973-1990, related to the reorganization of State of Wisconsin government. Includes proposals, notes, correspondence, financial information, and organizational charts for Departments and Divisions subject to reorganization. Well documented are the Department of Industry, Labor, and Human Relations and Division of Safety and Buildings.
Wisconsin. Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations. Administrative Division Title: Wisconsin. Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations. Administrative Division: Management Analysis Studies, 1959-1987
Quantity: 44.4 c.f.
Call Number: 1985/279; 1987/216; 1988/099; 1989/142; 1991/068; 1995/114
Abstract: Management analysts' numbered and unnumbered reports, 1959-1987, from the state Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations (DILHR) of organizational and program project requests. Includes reports, recommendations, and implementation procedures. Project files contain work papers, analyst reports, cost benefit analysis management input, and study results.
Wisconsin. Department of Industry, Labor, and Human Relations. Administrative Division Title: Wisconsin. Department of Industry, Labor, and Human Relations. Administrative Division: Budget Issue Papers, 1980-1991
Quantity: 5.4 c.f. (5 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1991/069
Abstract: Papers created to justify requests for funding and/or positions. Issue Papers containing analyses, narratives, figures, justifications for requesting funds, et cetera, are developed by Budget Analysts and/or other Division staff within the Department of Industry, Labor, and Human Relations (DILHR). Copies may be retained by DILHR's Office of the Secretary or originating units.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice;
Doyle, James E.
Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice: Records of Attorney General Jim Doyle, 1990-2003
Quantity: 20.4 c.f.
Call Number: 2013/126; 2013/156
Abstract: Records from Jim Doyle's tenure as Attorney General of the state of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice: Great Lakes Compact Commission Files, 1952-1980
Quantity: 8.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1980/101; 1981/168; 1992/209
Abstract: These files include correspondence; reports; minutes; by-laws; annual reports; findings; resource material; and other material relating to the Great Lakes Commission of the state Department of Justice.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice: Public Intervenor's Exxon Crandon Project Case Files, 1969-1987
Quantity: 25.4 c.f. (25 record center cartons and 1 archives box) and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 2753; Tape 1387A
Abstract: Records, mainly 1982-1986, of the Public Intervenor's office concerning the controversial copper mine that Exxon proposed to construct at Crandon, Wisconsin. The company withdrew its application in 1986. The series consists of internal memoranda, correspondence, environmental impact studies, and other reports and documents on all aspects of the project. About the permitting process, there is extensive correspondence and other materials on all phases of the process which illustrate the give and take among the Departmental of Natural Resources, Exxon, the public, and the Public Intervenor's office; numerous applications submitted by Exxon; materials on the 1986 master hearing on the Crandon Mine Project including pleadings and transcripts of the testimony by the DNR and Exxon witnesses; and the texts and notes of Public Intervenor Waltraud A. Arts for a series of speeches and presentations about the Crandon Mine Project, 1985-1986. Related governmental bodies such as the Metallic Mining Council and the Mining Investment and Local Impact Board are also represented. Available only on tape is a public forum on the project in the Town of Nashville in 1985 and an unidentified recording. The collection also includes the Public Intervenor's original organizational memorandum containing the file numbers and abbreviations used for this case; the container list includes references to those original numbers.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice: Attorney General Bronson C. La Follette: Speeches, Statements, and Testimony, 1965-1968
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 645
Abstract: Addresses, speeches, testimony, and statements before state and federal legislative committees; informal remarks to various groups and organizations; and a small amount of related correspondence.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice: Attorney General Bronson C. LaFollette: Miscellaneous Subject File, 1965-1968
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 643
Abstract: File includes departmental general correspondence, office memoranda, reports, pamphlets, publications, and investigation papers.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice: General Correspondence, 1857-2000, 2002
Quantity: 222.0 c.f. (510 archives boxes and 18 record center cartons) and 2 photographs, 1 lithograph, 1 painting, and 1 printing plate in 1 archives box; plus additions of 115.6 c.f.
Call Number: Series 629; PH 6685; 1982/124; 1983/253; 1986/072; 1990/122; 1998/051; 1998/135; 2000/044; 2002/063; 2003/066; 2004/048; 2004/105; 2005/049; 2006/050; 2009/055; 2009/134; 2009/158; 2010/060; 2010/136; 2011/147; 2012/134; 2012/187; 2013/060
Abstract: General correspondence with state and local officials and the public concerning requests for informal and formal opinions from the Attorney General, approvals of municipal land issues, and loans to municipalities and school districts from state funds and escheated estates. Copies of unpublished opinions are also included. Correspondence for 1887 and 1892 is missing. Also included are a lithograph of James S. Brown, the first Attorney General; two unidentified portraits, and a printing plate of Andrew Scott Sloan, eleventh Attorney General.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice: Executive Staff of the Attorney General Working Files, 1970-1999
Quantity: 54.8 c.f. and 14 videorecordings
Call Number: 1991/192; 1991/197; 1992/211; 1992/212; 1994/077; 2002/101; 2003/068; VHA 533-VHA 546; 2004/049; 2007/056; 2010/082
Abstract: Administrative subject files of the Attorney General, Deputy, and Executive Assistant, including correspondence, speeches, and working papers.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services: Administrative Subject Files, 1944-1999
Quantity: 167.2 c.f. and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: 1976/027; 1978/039; 1979/105; 1980/102; 1981/049; 1981/130; 1982/200; 1983/040; 1984/188; 1985/249; 1986/071; 1987/143; 1988/142; 1989/113; 1990/121; 1991/061; 1991/155; 1992/005; 1992/213; 1995/032; 1996/050; 1997/003; 1998/052; 1999/061; 1999/124; 2000/125; 2001/071; 2002/044; 2005/051; 2006/051; 2006/106; 2006/162; 2007/054; 2008/082; 2011/149; 2012/094; 2012/095; Audio 1604A
Abstract: Subject files including memoranda, speeches, and correspondence regarding state boards, agencies, and councils. There is also material related to important cases and legal issues. Materials relate to such subjects as abortion, extending voting privileges to 18-year-olds, pollution, consumer protection, inmate issues, and drugs. Many accessions also include case files which contain correspondence, court documents, and background information. Also of note are files related to Father James Groppi and the Dow Chemical demonstrations.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services: Uniform Commercial Code Material, 1969-1974
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (5 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1988/140
Abstract: Consumer Protection records, 1969-1974, from the state Department of Justice including education materials, memos, press releases, newsletters, and legislation. Also included are records from the Uniform Consumer Credit Code detailing general correspondence, legislation, and reports.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services: Consumer Protection General Correspondence, 1968-1985
Quantity: 33.8 c.f.
Call Number: 1988/141; 1990/124; 1991/064; 1992/010; 1992/218; 1992/219; 1993/199; 1995/050; 1996/091
Abstract: Correspondence including citizen requests and referrals to and from the consumer protection unit.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services: Closed Case Files (Historically Significant), 1920-2006
Quantity: 421.2 c.f., 164 photographs, 2 tape recordings, 15 videorecordings, and 2.568 gigabytes
Call Number: 1992/181; 1992/187; 1992/207; 1993/002; 1994/208; 1996/048; 1997/011; 1998/053; 1998/085; 1999/063; 2000/045; 2001/106; 2001/145; 2002/101; 2003/067; 2004/050; 2005/052; 2006/053; 2006/161; 2007/005; 2007/055; 2007/124; 2008/043; 2010/080; 2011/150; 2012/066; 2012/186; Audio 1443A
Abstract: Historically significant, precedent setting legal case files of permanent research value from the state Department of Justice (DOJ). These files are governed by section 165.25(7), Wisconsin Statutes. Significant cases include, but are not limited to, Indian treaty cases, environmental issues, civil rights cases, labor relations cases, misconduct by public officials, and defense of state programs that have constitutional dimension. Beginning in 1991, supervising attorneys and/or the Division of Legal Services administrator determines which cases are historically significant. These cases are periodically reviewed by a panel consisting of personnel from DOJ and the State Historical Society. Historically significant cases are to be retained separately from routine case files.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services: Consumer Protection Information Material, 1969-1995 (bulk 1970-1980)
Quantity: 6.4 c.f., 141 tape recordings, 5 videorecordings, and 136 transparencies
Call Number: 2001/069; Audio 1662A; VHA 531
Abstract: Records, 1969-1995 (bulk 1970-1980), from the Division of Legal Services concerning consumer protection information materials. Most of the records document the activities of Consumer Affairs Coordinator Camille Haney and Consumer Information Specialist Barbara Anderson.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services: Consumer Protection Administrative Records, 1960-1995
Quantity: 68.4 c.f. and 1 videorecording
Call Number: 1982/121; 1983/041; 1984/190; 1985/229; 1987/167; 1988/139; 1989/116; 1990/132; 1992/009; 1992/210; 1993/197; 1994/073; 1998/054; 2001/072; 2002/045; 2003/069; 2004/048; 2005/052; 2006/160
Abstract: Information, memoranda, and correspondence from the Division of Legal Services of the state Department of Justice pertaining to state boards, agencies, and councils; materials regarding such subjects as mobile homes, landlord-tenant relations, or warranties; and memoranda regarding policies and procedures.
Wisconsin Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services. Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services: Aeronautics Materials, 1957-1972
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (3 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2360
Abstract: Correspondence and memoranda between Department of Justice attorneys and the Wisconsin State Aeronautics Commission, Division of Aeronautics, Civil Aeronautics Board, airline companies, and private research and legal consultants regarding Wisconsin aviation issues. The file also includes transcripts of testimony, initial decisions, and orders of the Civil Aeronautics Board, traffic counts for Wisconsin airports, and petitions for state and federal aid.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services: Index to Closed Case Files, circa 1915-1969
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (54 card index boxes)
Call Number: Series 2209
Abstract: Card index giving names of plaintiffs and defendants, file number, dates of cases, and court docket numbers. A second alphabetical run begins in box 50, making it necessary to check both places for a name. The reason for this arrangement is unknown.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services: Consumer Complaints, 1966-1994
Quantity: 13.2 c.f. (33 archives boxes) and 865 sheets of microfiche (in 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1914
Abstract: Correspondence and investigative reports, 1966-1970, on consumer complaints of deceptive sales practices and advertising of appliances, home improvements, correspondence courses, automobiles, and other merchandise, filed with the Division of Legal Services. Starting in 1969, record of consumer complaints filed with one of the fourteen state and local governmental offices, are entered in the Cooperative Consumer Protection Data Bank maintained by the state Department of Justice.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services: Records and Related Material of Students to Oppose Pollution, 1969-1972
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes), 1 tape recording, and 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box) of photographs
Call Number: Series 1750; Audio 636A; PH 4649
Abstract: Investigation files, reports, correspondence, history, newspaper clippings, nuisance complaints, a tape-recorded hearing, photographs, and pending investigation files of Students to Oppose Pollution (STOP), a summer intern program sponsored by the Department of Justice. The investigations were to gather information to be evaluated by the department's attorneys for possible prosecution. Investigations focused on air pollution, foundries, power plants, solid waste, and paper companies.
Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services: Closed Case Files, 1885-1963
Quantity: 979.0 c.f. (979 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 644
Abstract: Closed case and investigation files pertaining to anti-trust action, criminal prosecution, boundary disputes, patents, student loans, Highway Commission cases, industrial forfeitures, and other cases. The records consist of legal documents, subpoenas, writs, findings, correspondence, notes, reports, newspaper clippings, briefs, and related material.
Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development: Secretary's Administrative Subject File, 1967-1975
Quantity: 66.4 c.f. (63 record center cartons and 10 archives boxes)
Call Number: 2001/176
Abstract: Administrative subject files, 1967-1975, of the Secretary of the Department of Local Affairs and Development. Included in this series is general correspondence related to subjects such as the Exposition Center, Milwaukee's Inner Core project, and agency memos. There are also records concerning departmental organization, special projects, state and local agencies, community development, community services, legislation, and other subjects relevant to the duties of the department.
Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Division of Housing: Administrative Subject File, 1971-1979
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons); plus additions of 3.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2714; 1985/063
Abstract: General information pertaining to the Division of Housing as well as the professional staff's subject files. Includes correspondence regarding legislation, Housing and Urban Development projects and funding, loan programs, planning committees, housing authorities, and low income housing. Also included are meeting minutes, reports, correspondence from the Office of the Governor, and plans and designs.
Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development: Minutes, 1972-1978
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2670
Abstract: Miscellaneous minutes from management staff meetings and from various advisory groups such as the Affirmative Action Task Force, Local Advisory Council, Council on Local Affairs, and others.
Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development: Economic Development Business Prospects, 1946-1981
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2649
Abstract: Files focusing upon businesses and entrepreneurs interested in establishing themselves in Wisconsin, who contacted DLAD in response to department advertising. Files contain correspondence that gives insight into Wisconsin's economic climate, business proposals, listings for possible business sites, and business advertisements. These prospects are businesses that eventually did establish in the state or indicated their reasons for choosing not to settle in Wisconsin. There are also files of unnamed businesses seeking information through contacts.
Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Division of Community Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Division of Community Development: Informational Subject Files, 1969-1979
Quantity: 13.6 c.f. and 1 audio recording
Call Number: 1982/023; 1984/084; 1985/064; Audio 1676A
Abstract: Community development planning materials, particularly for pilot projects and grant projects. The funding of some federal projects is also included. Flooding in the Kickapoo River Valley and support for flooded communities is also documented.
Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Division of Community Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Division of Community Development: Subject Files, 1963-1979
Quantity: 11.4 c.f.
Call Number: 1979/125; 1982/310
Abstract: Correspondence, general information, and reports of the Division of Community Development of the state Department of Local Affairs and Development related to regional planning commissions and particularly to Chapter 701, the Comprehensive Planning Assistance Program, as well as to other state-local agencies.
Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Division of Community Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Division of Community Development: State Development Policy Reports, 1970-1973
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2650
Abstract: Reports and guidelines documenting state planning efforts in the area of community growth and development. The reports focus on implementing and promoting the growth of the state and how best to realize various development scenarios. Included are “Mission 70” reports, a plan established by Governor Knowles.
Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Division of Housing Title: Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Division of Housing: Section 8 - Hometown Village Project, 1974-1978
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (4 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes, and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Series 2697
Abstract: Records of the Hometown Village Project, a federally funded project of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, involving the construction of housing complexes for the elderly. Ten such “villages” have been built in Wisconsin: Centuria, La Farge, Loyal, Mercer, Minong, Montello, Muscoda, New Lisbon, Rib Lake, and Union Grove. The files include correspondence, budget and financial papers, reports, Section 23 information, and other records.
Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Division of Housing Title: Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Division of Housing: Administrator's Files, 1976
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2665
Abstract: Records from the division's use of three work programs to improve the supply of housing for low-income individuals and families: the Offender Employment Program, the Public Service Employment Program, and the Work Experience Program.
Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Division of Housing Title: Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Division of Housing: Housing Grant and Loan Funds, 1971-1985
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2664
Abstract: Files pertaining to the Housing Grant Fund and the Housing Loan Fund, administered by the division, which provided state monies to organizations. Each file includes a request for funding, contracts, quarterly reports, and general information on the organizations that received funding.
Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Office of Research and Policy Analysis Title: Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Office of Research and Policy Analysis: Correspondence Files, 1974-1980
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2682
Abstract: Chronological correspondence, both outside and inter-office, of Office of Research and Policy Analysis personnel.
Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Office of Research and Policy Analysis Title: Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Office of Research and Policy Analysis: Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act Files, 1974-1979
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2680
Abstract: Files documenting development and modification of the department's guidelines for assessing research projects' impact on the environment. The Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act enacted in 1971 required major research projects to file environmental impact statements to be used by the department to decide whether a project would be allowed to proceed. Files include correspondence, minutes, reports, and hearings.
Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Office of Research and Policy Analysis Title: Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Office of Research and Policy Analysis: State and Regional Planning, 1969-1976
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2679
Abstract: Information pertaining to the organization of regional planning commissions throughout the state. Contains regional planning law review, regional reports and studies, files on legislation and on press coverage, and correspondence.
Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Office of Research and Policy Analysis Title: Wisconsin. Department of Local Affairs and Development. Office of Research and Policy Analysis: Wallace Commission and Knowles Commission Files, 1976-1977
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2669
Abstract: Knowles Commission records contain meeting minutes, memoranda and correspondence, and working papers. Wallace Commission records include meeting minutes, public hearing transcripts and testimony, correspondence and press coverage, and the commission's final recommendations.
Wisconsin. Department of Military Affairs Title: Wisconsin. Department of Military Affairs: Extracts of Special Orders, 1971
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1904
Abstract: Extracts of action taken on discharges, promotions, reassignments, transfers, active duty training assignments, and selection board appointments.
Wisconsin. Department of Military Affairs. Executive Support Services Division Title: Wisconsin. Department of Military Affairs. Executive Support Services Division: Miscellaneous Publications, 1882-1987
Quantity: 43 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 2222
Abstract: Orders, Annual Reports, Biennial Reports, Military and Civilian Personnel Travel Orders, Circulars, Daily Bulletins, Subject-to Letters, Pamphlets, Regulations, Casualty Reports, At Ease and Badger Guardsman publications, Supplements to Army and National Guard Regulations, Strength Reports, and Enlisted Personnel Rosters.
Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources Title: Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources: Mining Policy Documentation, 1997-2002
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (1 record center carton and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 2013/042
Abstract: Records in this series include documents on program development, direction and compliance such as strategic direction, public comments, bill analysis and guidance documents. Also includes minutes of the Metallic Mining Council, records of Science Advisory Council on Metallic Mining, and material from the Nonmetallic Mining Advisory Committee.
Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources Title: Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources: Harbor Dredging Project Files, 1957-1994
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (1 record center carton and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2793
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, studies, and other documentation relating to the Department of Natural Resources' involvement (in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) in the dredging of various Wisconsin harbors for the improvement of navigation, as well as (for DNR) the monitoring and regulation of dredging spoil, the waste products resulting from dredging. Included is documentation to, from and between several DNR offices, including the Divisions of Enforcement and Environmental Standards and their subdivisions; the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program; the Public Service Commission; and most prominently, the Corps of Engineers.
Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources Title: Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources: Log of Secretary's Numbered Correspondence, 1985-2007
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes); plus additions of 0.2 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2705; 2008/099; 2008/146
Abstract: Handwritten paper log and paper printouts of the electronic log of the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resource's numbered correspondence. Included is information on the name and address of the letter writer, the date of the letter, a brief description of the contents, and the file code number.
Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources Title: Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources: Secretary’s Numbered Correspondence, 1987-2009
Quantity: 30.0 c.f. (30 record center cartons); plus additions of 14.6 c.f., 3 videorecordings, and 188 megabytes
Call Number: Series 2699; 2006/181; 2008/133; 2012/201
Abstract: Correspondence of the secretary of the Department of Natural Resources with the general public or prepared by the secretary or staff for the signature of legislators at their request.
Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources Title: Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources. Division of Enforcement: Investigation Case Files-Prosecutions, 1980-1985
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (1 record center carton, 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2592
Abstract: Records of undercover “sting” operations run jointly by Wisconsin DNR, Minnesota Conservation Department, and Michigan DNR regarding illegal trapping and selling fish (Operation Gillnet) and game (Mesabi Fur) from 1980 to 1985. The records consist of transcripts of conversations between suspects and undercover agents, reports of illegal activity, surveillance photos and other evidence, operating procedures, and sting results for all Wisconsin cases. Files on individual cases concern the cases that went to trial; some trial information is included.
Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources Title: Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources: Photographs, ca. 1967-ca. 1997
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: PH Series 2594
Abstract: Black and white photographs and negatives and some color photographs transferred from the department's “duplicate and dormant” photograph file. The photographs document Wisconsin's natural resources including state parks and forests, various rivers and streams, and outdoor recreation including hunting and fishing as well as DNR personnel, facilities, and activities such as law enforcement; management of fish, forest, and wildlife resources; conservation education and camps; Conservation Congresses; response to natural disasters such as fires and floods; and air and water pollution control and other environmental protection activities. Also included are photographs of Carroll D. Besadny (some from an undated trip to the Soviet Union), Anthony Earl, Patrick J. Lucey, H.W. Mackenzie, Fred Risser, and Tommy Thompson. The majority of the photographs are unidentified and undated; a few may date from the agency's existence as the Department of Conservation. Many of the prints without negatives are stamped with the DNR's multi-digit negative number. In transferring these prints to SHSW from their duplicate and dormant file, it is not known if the department culled their corresponding negatives.
Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources Title: Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources: Northwest District Historical River, Stream, and Lake Files, ca. 1935-1984
Quantity: 37 reels of microfilm [16mm]
Call Number: Series 2593
Abstract: Records documenting departmental activities regarding rivers, streams, and lakes in the Northwest District (Ashland County, Bayfield County, Barron County, Burnett County, Douglas County, Polk County, Price County, Rusk County, Sawyer County, Taylor County, Washburn County). Although the files cover the period 1935 to 1984, the majority of the records document the 1960s and 1970s. In addition to the internal bodies of water, the lakeshore counties include extensive information on departmental activities regarding Lake Superior. Both the stream and lake files may include surveys; reports; inventories; maps; correspondence and memoranda; transcripts of regulatory hearings; legal descriptions and information on size, location, and length and information on limnology, access facilities, bottom topography, type and abundance of fish and game present. Also included are fish planting records; regulations; information on water temperature, chemistry, and velocity; aquatic nuisance permits issued; and topography of the immediate area.
Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources Title: Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources: Subject Files, 1967-1987 (bulk 1968-1984)
Quantity: 161.2 c.f. (155 record center cartons and 18 archives boxes); plus additions of 0.4 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2550; 2000/149
Abstract: Central administrative files of the Department of Natural Resources, mainly 1968-1984, that continue a similar file (Series 271) of the department's predecessor, the Department of Conservation. The records document internal administration and policy; state and federal legislation and the development of regulations; conservation education and projects; cooperation with the federal government, other state agencies, and private organizations; national, state, and local conferences and meetings such as the annual Conservation Congresses; acquisition by the Outdoor Recreation Action Program (ORAP) and management of parks, refuges, and other public lands; water resources and environmental protection; wildlife and forest management; and research and surveys.
Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources Title: Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources: Secretary's Speech Files, 1980-1992
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (1 record center carton)
Call Number: Series 2391
Abstract: Final drafts of significant speeches presented by the Secretary of the Department or his representatives. Materials include, but are not limited to, speeches, presentations, and background information on each speaking engagement.
Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources Title: Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources: Upper Mississippi River Basin Study Coordinating Committee Records, 1944-1973
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2221
Abstract: Records, mainly 1964-1973, of the Wisconsin representative to the Upper Mississippi River Basin Study Coordinating Committee, an intergovernmental committee chaired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and including five midwestern states that sought to coordinate economic and conservation planning for the northern Mississippi River watershed. Documented are Theodore F. Wasniewski, assistant administrator to the DNR Division of Environmental Protection and a member of the Natural Resources Council of State Agencies, and his predecessors, Frank Zeidler of the Department of Resource Development, and Arvid Sather, legal counsel to Governor Warren P. Knowles. The records consist of correspondence, transcripts of two meetings held in Madison, draft commentaries on Appendix O to the report, and brief records of the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee, 1944-1952.
Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources Title: Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources: DDT Hearings, 1968-1969
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2214
Abstract: Testimony and exhibits of public hearings held by DNR between December, 1968, and May, 1969, at the request of the Izaak Walton League and the Citizens' Natural Resource Association of Wisconsin, on the health hazards of the chemical pesticide DDT. Witnesses questioned by Victor J. Yanneconne, counsel for the Environmental Defense Fund, included Gaylord Nelson, representatives of the National Agricultural Chemical Association, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and many members of the University of Wisconsin faculty.
Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources. Bureau of Water Quality Title: Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources. Bureau of Water Quality: Administrative Rules for Grants-in-Aid, 1970-1976
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2585
Abstract: State grants and administrative rules, 1970-1976, related to pollution control. In addition to grants and administrative rules there are newspaper clippings, correspondence, environmental impact statements, estimates for treatment, meeting minutes and agendas, resolutions, public hearing information, and resolutions.
Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources. Division of Enforcement Title: Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources. Division of Enforcement: Environmental Analysis Section Records, 1968-1984
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes) and 1 tape recording
Call Number: Series 2218; Tape 1245A
Abstract: Records of Duane Gebken, chief of the Environmental Analysis Section, primarily concerning the section's responsibility to monitor Project ELF, a controversial submarine communications system to be located in the Chequamegon National Forest, and the Army Corps of Engineers' plans to deepen the navigation channel of the Missisippi River below Lock and Dam 26 at Alton, Illinois. The records of Project ELF, which was also known as Project Sanguine, 1968-1974, and Project Seafarer, 1975-1978, include documentation about several state government committees responsible for public safety concerns and the environmental impact of the project; fragmentary records of the Natural Resources Board documenting its participation in the controversy; correspondence from individuals and organizations such as the State Committee to Stop Project Sanguine and Stop Project ELF; a transcript of the 1983 legal case Wisconsin vs. Caspar W. Weinberger, and Judge Barbara Crabb's decision. The Lock and Dam 26 files include correspondence, memoranda, clippings, information on the suit brought by the Sierra Club to halt construction, and extensive comments from departmental personnel on the Corps of Engineers draft environmental impact statement.
Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources. Division of Enforcement Title: Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources. Division of Enforcement: Environmental Impact Statement Files, 1958-1981
Quantity: 93 reels of microfilm (16mm) and 21 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 2616
Abstract: Copies of environmental impact statements done by the Department of Natural Resources, drafts of statements (1970-1979) accompanied by inter-departmental correspondence regarding changes, biological surveys completed in preparation of the statements, correspondence from the public about lands and projects, and topographical base maps about the lands in question.
Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources. Division of Enforcement Title: Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources. Division of Enforcement: Aquatic Nuisance Control Cards, 1951-1981
Quantity: 2 c.f. (5 card boxes)
Call Number: Series 2573
Abstract: Cards showing the amount of chemicals applied to Wisconsin lakes to control the growth of algae and other aquatic weeds. Information also includes the application sponsor, the fees paid, the quantity of specific chemicals applied, and the acreage treated. Earlier cards show applications approved by the Committee on Water Pollution.
Wisconsin. Department Of Natural Resources. Division of Enforcement Title: Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources. Division of Enforcement: Crandon Mine Project Environmental Impact Studies, 1977-1986
Quantity: 7 c.f. (7 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2559
Abstract: Environmental impact studies regarding the proposed Exxon Corporation mine at Crandon, Wisconsin, that were distributed to the public as part of the review process. Included are the 1985 environmental impact report submitted by Exxon, supplementary consultants reports, comments by DNR and response from Exxon, hearing transcripts of Exxon witnesses before the Division of Hearings and Appeals, maps, DNR's final 1986 environmental report, and letters of transmittal prepared by staff of the Bureau of Environmental Analysis and Review. Also included are some additional consultant's reports that may not have been distributed to the public; the provenance of these reports is unknown. A list of consultant reports is included in this finding aid as an appendix.
Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction Title: Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction: Audit Reports Concerning Categorical Aids, 1998
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (8 record center cartons)
Call Number: 2003/046
Abstract: Audit reports including school district audits, CESA audits, CCDEB audits, membership audits, and library audit reports.
Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction Title: Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction: State Appeal Board Meetings and Hearings Minutes, 1971-1974
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1990/136
Abstract: Minutes of hearings, including school district reorganization appeals, before the courts and appeals before the state superintendent and the State Appeals Board. Also included are notes, memoranda, case status updates, and correspondence. Each folder contains materials regarding a specific appeal, generally petitioned by multiple school districts in the given county; some cases are appealed by specific individuals.
Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction Title: Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction: Education of Handicapped Children, 1903-1963
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1986/065
Abstract: Records, 1903-1963, collected by the Department of Public Instruction related to the education of children with disabilities, particularly the education of deaf students. Of note is information about the number of children educated in state sanatoria and the number of deaf students in schools across the state. Also of note are teacher certificate applications from individuals who taught at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf and other institutions of deaf learning across the state. Two folders in this collection are restricted under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); they are a survey of students at the Paul Binner School and enrollment information for students at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf.
Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction Title: Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction: NDEA Administrative Files, 1960-1977
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (1 record center carton and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1988/145
Abstract: Files, 1960-1977, on the administration of Title III of the National Defense Education Act (NDEA). Records include state plans; performance, narrative, and financial sections of annual reports submitted to the U.S. Office of Education; projections of activities; audits; budgetary files; and various other records. Projects must meet at least one of the following priority areas: curricular, instructional improvement, curricular delivery system, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary courses, and diversification of materials.
Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction Title: Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction: Requests for School District Boundary Alterations, 1938-1954
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 657
Abstract: Requests for school district boundary alterations contained in letters, petitions, appeals, and minutes of town meetings sent to the State Superintendent by parents and/or town boards, and copies of the State Superintendent's replies and decisions. Included are minutes of the public hearings preceding the decisions, testimony by those affected by the possible alteration, evidence such as statistics on school attendance and enrollment, tax evaluations, and relevant maps. Court decisions are also included.
Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction Title: Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction: Correspondence of the Deputy State Superintendent, 1973-1990
Quantity: 9.2 c.f.
Call Number: 1992/073; 1998/007; 2004/030; 2005/025
Abstract: General correspondence of the Deputy State Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), including correspondence to local educational agencies (LEAs), meeting minutes, budget reviews, and workpapers.
Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction Title: Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction: Menominee Indian Adult Education Project Records, 1952-1971
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (14 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2376
Abstract: The Menominee Indian Adult Education Project was part of a program funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to help tribal members “to earn a livelihood, to conduct their own affairs, and to assume their responsibilities as citizens without special services because of their status as Indians.” The project was part of a larger federal policy called “Termination” which gradually cut all federal funding for American Indians and ended federal trust status of tribal property. Only a few tribes were ever subjected to this policy. The Menominee were the largest and one of the first. The education project provided specific funds for Menominee adult tribal members to attend post-high school educational institutions including training programs, technical colleges, and universities. The records include the contract between the Department of Public Instruction and the Bureau of Indian Affairs and related correspondence, course information, records of quarterly payments to various educational institutions, reports detailing the activity and progress of the project, and records documenting the effect termination would have on Menominee schools. The records also include documentation on the course work and in some instances transcript information of individual students.
Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction Title: Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction: Equal Educational Opportunities Committee Records, 1969-1973
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2276
Abstract: The Equal Educational Opportunities Committee (EEOC) was formed in 1969 to promote equal educational opportunities for individuals in all ethnic and racial groups and eliminate their isolation in education. The committee developed policies and guidelines to desegregate schools in Wisconsin. The guidelines developed provide a methodology of identifying instances of segregation and corrective procedures. The minutes and connected materials from the EEOC itself are identified under the heading Equal Educational Opportunities Commission. Also present are materials for a number of sub-committees including the Advisory Committee, Consumer Economics Committee, Education Committee, Housing Committee, Human Relations Committee, Internal Advisory Committee, Native American Studies Committee, Policy Advisory Committee, Social Studies Committee, and the Teacher Education and Certification Committee.
Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction Title: Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction: School Building Surveys, 1922-1955
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 692
Abstract: Surveys by the Department at the request of city school authorities or of the Board of Control for state institutions which conduct classes; with information on building capacities, organization of the school system, projections of future demands, and the system's finances. Included is correspondence from the State Superintendent with local school officials, maps, blueprints and photographs, and relevant statistics.
Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction Title: Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction: State Social Studies Committee Records, 1962-1964
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 655
Abstract: State Social Studies Committee records from 1962-1964. Records contain sub-committee reports, newspaper clippings, flow charts and associated comments, and committee member lists and correspondence. In addition, a breakdown by grades (K-12) provides suggested curriculum, activities, and resources presented by the Wisconsin Social Studies Committee and a sample “Wisconsin Resource Unit.” The subject areas of interest are: anthropology-sociology, economics, geography, history, and political science.
Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction Title: Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction: Appeal Decisions, 1850-1906
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Series 650
Abstract: Decisions rendered by the State Superintendent on appeals from decisions of local school authorities. Included are appeals from decisions of school district meetings or school boards; appeals from actions of town superintendents of schools or town boards of supervisors relating to school district boundaries; and appeals from county superintendents' annulment or refusal to grant teaching certificates. Some decisions relate to appeals concerning separation of church and state. No records exist for 1856-1858 and 1864-1873.
Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction Title: Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction: Annual Reports of High School Districts, 1939-1999
Quantity: 44.0 c.f. (44 record center cartons) and 369 reels of microfilm (35 mm); plus additions of 455.2 c.f.
Call Number: Series 674; 1973/126; 1986/104; 1987/213; 1988/137; 1988/194; 1989/213; 1990/173; 1990/185; 1991/184; 1992/179; 1993/043; 1995/153; 1996/084; 1997/144; 1998/132; 1998/180; 2001/048; 2001/121; 2002/056; 2003/045; 2005/031
Abstract: Reports from districts which operated high schools as well as elementary schools. Reports show school census; enrollment and attendance; number, cost, and kind of buildings; data on physicians, nurses, truant officers, supervisors, clerical help, textbooks, and health matters; school library statistics; certified teachers; financial data; and statistical analyses of teachers and pupils. Some reports have attached lists of tuition pupils. Each district's annual Fall report, containing the estimated budget along with the pupil count taken on the third Friday in September, is filed with the previous year's annual report beginning in 1959/1960.
Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction Title: Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction: General Correspondence of the State Superintendent, 1851-1855, 1909, 1916-1977, 1981-1994, 1997-2003
Quantity: 31.2 c.f. (77 archives boxes and 1 volume); plus additions of 162.3 c.f. and 2 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 651; Audio 1546A; 1964/125; 1965/013; 1965/052; 1965/115; 1966/141; 1967/240; 1970/104; 1970/198; 1970/202; 1973/156; 1978/251; 1979/072; 1987/252; 1998/010; 2001/110; 2001/111; 2001/113; 2002/077; 2002/080; 2003/042; 2003/138; 2004/031; 2005/026; 2005/027; 2005/120; 2006/032; 2006/133; 2007/029; 2008/021; 2009/039; 2009/042; 2010/038; 2013/038; 2013/088; 2013/091
Abstract: Correspondence pertaining to the supervision of public schools; city and county superintendents; teachers; inspection of school buildings; equipment and improvements; attendance; financing and bonds; health and hygiene; publicity; complaints; interpretations of law; textbooks; transportation; appeals; contests; educational policies and planning; curriculum; state and federal aid; legislation; nursery schools; kindergartens; state teachers colleges; state industrial homes for boys, girls, and women; Indian schools; correspondence schools and business colleges; meetings of school officers; and general information.
Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction. Division for Management and Budget Title: Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction. Division for Management and Budget: General Correspondence, 1973-1985
Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (10 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1990/135
Abstract: Correspondence and supporting documents, 1973-1985, of the state Department of Public Instruction's Division for Management and Budget. Subjects covered include school discipline, creationism versus evolution, dropouts and censorship, gifted and talented programs, graduation requirements, Title IX, school libraries, vocational education, exceptional needs, drugs and alcohol abuse education, integration in Milwaukee Public Schools, student testing, job training in schools, and library services.
Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction. Division for Management and Budget. Office for Legal Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction. Division for Management and Budget. Office for Legal Services: Inactive Court/Appeal Cases/Administrative Complaints, 1959-2000
Quantity: 30.0 c.f. (30 record center cartons); plus additions of 28.8 c.f., 66 tape recordings, and 3 videorecordings
Call Number: Series 2560; 1999/032; 2001/117; 2002/073; 2003/039; 2003/040; 2004/028; 2005/024; 2005/118; 2006/030; 2006/131; 2007/027; 2007/113; 2008/018; 2009/038; 2009/159; 2010/035
Abstract: Cases involving the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) in court actions generated from personnel matters, unusual hazard transportation appeals, special education appeals, expulsion appeals, LSCA appeals, Title 1 appeals, and any complaint brought against the agency. Files include the complaint, correspondence, briefs, and the decision.
Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction. Division for Management and Budget. Office for Legal Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction. Division for Management and Budget. Office for Legal Services: Uncontested School District Boundary Appeal Board Files, 1950-1999
Quantity: 19.0 c.f., 27 tape recordings, and 2 videorecordings
Call Number: 1993/076; 1996/063; 1996/141; 1998/003; 2001/112; 2002/035; 2003/041; 2004/029; 2010/152; 2012/176
Abstract: School district reorganization appeals made to the state superintendent under Section 117.03, Wis. Stats. Files include: local decision, appeal to the state superintendent, correspondence, exhibits, and the decision and order from the board. Appeals made to the state superintendent before July 1984 were heard by the State Appeal Board.
Wisconsin. Department of Regulation and Licensing Title: Wisconsin. Department of Regulation and Licensing: Private Detectives Disciplinary Files, 1974-1988
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2704
Abstract: Disciplinary files concerning detectives and detective agencies, mainly 1986-1988. Included are complaints, answers, transcripts, decisions and orders, and other hearing materials. Represented offenses concern firearms, liability insurance, and substance abuse.
Wisconsin. Department of Regulation and Licensing Title: Wisconsin. Department of Regulation and Licensing: Minutes, 1913-2006
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (10 archives boxes); plus additions of 20.2 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2639; 2005/081; 2006/022; 2006/128; 2007/094; 2008/016; 2009/035; 2009/098; 2010/032; 2010/050; 2011/029; 2012/042
Abstract: Minutes of the numerous professional boards and councils regulated by the Department of Regulation and Licensing.
Wisconsin. Department of Regulation and Licensing Title: Wisconsin. Department of Regulation and Licensing: Administrative Rules, 1971-1992
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (1 record center carton and 1 archives box) and 17 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 2633; Tape 1343A
Abstract: Files pertaining to the promulgation of administrative rules by the department and the examining boards that it oversees. Enclosed are staff memoranda, constituent correspondence, recordings and transcripts of public hearings and testimony, and draft rules. Only a few boards are represented, primarily the Chiropractic Examining Board, the Medical Examining Board, the Psychology Examining Board, and the Real Estate Examining Board. Among the well documented topics are abortion, the authority of physicians assistants to prescribe drugs, licensing of school psychologists, “trustworthiness” among realtors with criminal records, and public access to records. Taped hearings are available only for meetings which are not transcribed.
Wisconsin. Department of Regulation and Licensing Title: Wisconsin. Department of Regulation and Licensing: Legislative Files, 1975-1993
Quantity: 4.6 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes) and 1 tape recording; plus additions of 3.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2632; Audio 1342A; 1991/054
Abstract: Files about legislation and proposed legislation for occupations and professions regulated by the department. Included are bill files, mainly 1975-1986, containing annotated legislative drafts, notes, constituent correspondence, hearing testimony, and commentary prepared by departmental staff, and alphabetical subject files concerning the departmental budget, the preparation of fiscal notes, hearing files, and special topics such as the rules governing bingo, boxing, and x-ray machine operators; the use of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents; and the statutes concerning the Educational Approval Board and a proposed merger of the Barbers and Cosmetology boards. The tape recording is a 1986 public hearing on a consumer survey.
Wisconsin. Department of Regulation and Licensing Title: Wisconsin. Department of Regulation and Licensing: Charitable Organizations Registration Files, 1961-2005
Quantity: 52.8 c.f. (52 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes) and 0.52 megabytes (5671 logical records-1 data file); plus additions of 149.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1882; 2000/010; 2001/038; 2006/025; 2011/030
Abstract: Licensing case files from the Department of Regulation and Licensing containing information required for registration of charitable organizations in Wisconsin (Chapter 440.41, Wis. Stats., 1977). Reports are held for 1961, 1965, and for every fifth year thereafter. Starting in 2000, the State Archives retains reports for years ending in 5 and 0 only. Also part of the series is a database index.
Wisconsin. Department of Regulation and Licensing. Title: Wisconsin. Department of Regulation and Licensing: Applications for Private Detective and Agency Licenses, 1919-1978
Quantity: 5.8 c.f. (5 record center cartons, 1 archives box, and 1 volume)
Call Number: Series 1881
Abstract: Applications for licensure as a private detective, private detective agency, private guard or watchman; including information on place and date of birth, education and training, previous employment, and recent addresses. The most recent applications include a photograph. The volume is a record of bonds posted by detectives, agencies, and collection agents, 1919-1967, that also serves as an index to identify the agency for which individual employees worked.
Wisconsin. Department of Regulation and Licensing Title: Wisconsin. Department of Regulation and Licensing: General Administrative Records, 1967-2000
Quantity: 19.8 c.f. (19 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes); plus additions of 21.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1883; 1983/166; 2000/103; 2000/148; 2001/039; 2003/033
Abstract: General administrative records of the Department of Regulation and Licensing. Well documented committees include the Health Occupations Regulatory Review Task Force, the Governor's Task Force on Professional and Occupational Discipline, the Physicians Assistant Council, and the Small Business Review Advisory Committee. Some files relate to the internal operations of the Enforcement Division.
Wisconsin. Department Of Resource Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Resource Development: Port Advisers' Files, 1956-1967
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes, and 1 flat box) and photographs
Call Number: Series 2500; PH Series 2500
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, maps, photographs, and writings of Robert F. Matthes and Donald F. Wood, who served as Wisconsin port advisers and specialists for the Department of Resource Development and the Division of Industrial and Port Development of the Executive Department. The records include documentation of research for a statewide waterfront renewal study; advertising concerning the advantages of shipping via Wisconsin ports; transcribed testimony and correspondence concerning Wisconsin's participation in the Chicago water diversion case; and correspondence and documents regarding the commercial and physical development of harbors and ports in Bayfield, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Port Washington, Sturgeon Bay, Superior, and other local communities. Included are exchanges with the Brown County Board of Harbor Commissioners, Harry Brockel and the Milwaukee Board of Harbor Commissioners, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The photographs documenting port and harbor conditions were taken by the port advisers.
Wisconsin. Department Of Resource Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Resource Development: Planning Division Files, 1961-1966
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (2 records center cartons and 4 archives boxes) and 9 reels of microfilm [35mm]
Call Number: Series 2501
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, memoranda, statistical tables, and data pertaining to state planning. Included are subject files of Walter K. Johnson, director of planning, mainly concerning Phase II of the comprehensive state plan prepared by the department under contract with the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs (P-22), memoranda of understanding with subcontractors such as the University of Wisconsin and the Southeast Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, planning committee minutes and progress reports, and staff correspondence and memoranda. Additionally there are preliminary reports and data gathered for the Economic Analysis Project and development proposals and technical supplements that were not included in the published plan. These records include papers of consultant Richard B. Andrews of the University of Wisconsin; area and county analyses and study data, portions of which are available on microfilm. The area analyses include interviews conducted with a representative sample of Wisconsin businesses, and a smaller number of interviews concerning other aspects of the area economy. There are also planning analyses of most counties and the Standard Industrial Classifications in Wisconsin. A few files concern specialized planning reports on Door and Menominee counties, hospitals, libraries, recreation, and water resources.
Wisconsin. Department of Revenue Title: Wisconsin. Department of Revenue: Pitts Project Files, 1969-1990
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (5 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2491
Abstract: Records of a project created in response to a federal judicial decree in Pitts v. Wisconsin Department of Revenue. The decree required the Department of Revenue to determine whether Wisconsin nonprofit organizations practiced race discrimination in their membership procedures. Organizations found guilty of discrimination had their tax-exempt status revoked. Records include correspondence; notes; constitutions, rules and bylaws of non-profit organizations; legal briefs; court decisions; exhibits; and hearing transcripts of revocation proceedings. Non-profit organizations include the Eagles Club, Elks Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Moose Lodge, Masons, and Odd Fellows.
Wisconsin. Department of Revenue Title: Wisconsin. Department of Revenue: Governor's Blue Ribbon Tax Reform Commission Records, 1978-1979
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2400
Abstract: Records of a commission created by Acting Governor Martin Schreiber by Executive Order 52 on January 26, 1978 to make a comprehensive examination of the state tax system. Sometimes known as the Tax Reform Commission or the Knowles Commission because it was chaired by State Senator Robert P. Knowles, the commission's purpose was to carry out a complete reexamination of Wisconsin's personal and corporate income taxes, sales tax, inheritance tax, and property tax. It was also charged with offering recommendations for improvements. By Executive Order 5, issued on January 22, 1979 Governor Lee Dreyfus authorized operation of the Commission until March 1, 1979 so that it could complete its final report, Tax Reform Commission: Final Report.
Wisconsin. Department of Revenue Title: Wisconsin. Department of Revenue: Distribution Tax Rolls, 1921-1985
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes); plus additions of 4.2 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1548; 1988/059; 1991/154
Abstract: Tax rolls of public utility companies in Wisconsin, including street railways and railroad terminals, heat, light, power, and telephone utilities. The rolls show the amount of tax paid by each utility and the amounts of tax funds distributed under the provisions of Section 28, Chapter 76 of the Wisconsin Statutes to each county, town, village, and city in proportion to the value of the property owned by each utility in each tax district.
Wisconsin. Department of Revenue Title: Wisconsin. Department of Revenue: Correspondence and Subject File, 1920-2002
Quantity: 75.0 c.f. (75 record center cartons); plus additions of 59.0 c.f. and 1 videorecording
Call Number: Series 1500; 1999/084; 2000/062; 2001/096; 2005/088; 2006/077; 2007/074; 2008/056; 2009/065; 2010/079; 2010/104; 2011/075; 2012/087; 2012/198; 2013/073
Abstract: Records of the Secretary of the Department of Revenue (1967-1992) and its predecessors: Assessor of Incomes (1920-1934), Office of the Tax Commissioner (1934-1939), and Commissioner of the Department of Taxation (1939-1967). Major topics include the income tax, beverage and cigarette tax, corporate tax, exemptions, property tax relief, local tax assessment, Milwaukee, mining, legislation related to state revenue, simplification of tax procedures, economic development, federal and state cooperation, interstate commerce, marital property tax reform, shared revenue, school aids, sales tax, taxation of railroads, taxation of public utilities, interstate reciprocity, and the lottery credit.
Wisconsin. Department of Revenue. Division of Research and Analysis Title: Wisconsin. Department of Revenue. Division of Research and Analysis: Statistical Reports, 1963-1967
Quantity: 3 reels of microfilm [35mm]
Call Number: Series 2428
Abstract: Statistical reports of individual income tax statistics studies of Wisconsin taxpayers. For 1963/1964, there is a special tax study that was probably based on sample data about farmers, doctors, lawyers, dentists, students, engineers, architects, accountants, skilled laborers, single and married males and females, and residents of Brown, Dane, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, and Waukesha counties. This study variously reports tax data such as income levels, alimony paid, charitable contributions, union and professional dues, religious contributions, and taxes by income level. For the 1966-1967 fiscal year, there are statistics arranged by municipality and by income level about the total number of filers, net tax liability, adjusted gross income, and other filing status information.
Wisconsin. Department of Revenue. Division of Research and Analysis Title: Wisconsin. Department of Revenue. Division of Research and Analysis: Subject File, 1959-1990
Quantity: 27.0 c.f. (26 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes, and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Series 2418
Abstract: Correspondence; reports and policy papers; memoranda; data; and other research material, mainly 1971-1985, created by the division in the course of assisting the Department of Revenue with its economic, legislative, and tax policy functions. Included are materials on general types of taxation including income, inheritance, property, sales taxes; data and information on projects such as the state econometric model and the tax model for the Tax Burden Study; and files on general issues such as economic forecasts, equalization, farmland preservation, homestead and property tax relief programs, levy limits, the manufacturing and equipment exemption and other exemptions, mining, revenue estimates, revenue sharing and state aids, and Wisconsin-Minnesota tax reciprocity. Extensive files document the division's involvement in the preparation and review of the biennial state budget, 1975-1987. Also included are files on various reform commissions and studies in which division or department personnel participated such as the Continuing Revenue Survey Committee, the Economic Development Coordinating Committee, and the Tax Reform Commission.
Wisconsin. Department of Revenue. Division of Research and Analysis Title: Wisconsin. Department of Revenue. Division of Research and Analysis: Legislative Bills, 1977, 1983-1995
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (19 archives boxes and 1 record center carton); plus additions of 1.4 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2397; 2001/089
Abstract: Memoranda, correspondence, issue papers, and work sheets used by the Division of Research and Analysis of the Department of Revenue (DOR) in preparing analyses of the tax and financial impact of pending legislation. In addition to analyses prepared by DOR, the files may include memoranda prepared by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. For some years, detailed analyses of the state budget, some of which were originally received as part of these files, are filed with the division’s general subject file. Files for the 1979 and 1981 sessions are missing.
Wisconsin. Department of Revenue. Division of Research and Analysis Title: Wisconsin. Department of Revenue. Division of Research and Analysis: Tax Model Records, 1975-1984
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (1 archives box, 1 record center carton, 1 flat box), and 2 reels of microfilm [35mm]
Call Number: Series 2409
Abstract: Records of David Burress and other members of the study group documenting the creation and implementation of a tax model for the Tax Burden Study, which was a comprehensive effort to analyze the impact of Wisconsin taxes using a computer-based sample of individual taxpayers. Records of the original 1977 study, which used 1974 taxpayers as the source of its data, include correspondence and memoranda, documentation of sampling procedures, microfilmed theory and operational notes, and evidential logs of data outputs. Files of the 1983/1984 simulations were received in apparent disorder and were not rearranged.
Wisconsin. Department of Revenue. Division of Research and Analysis Title: Wisconsin. Department of Revenue. Division of Research and Analysis: Statement of Taxes, Indebtedness, and Assessments, 1924-1973
Quantity: 109 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 2061
Abstract: Statements prepared by county clerks for townships, villages, and cities showing amount of school taxes, state taxes, town, city and village taxes, special taxes and tax rates.
Wisconsin. Department of Revenue. Income, Sales, and Excise Tax Division Title: Wisconsin. Department of Revenue. Income, Sales, and Excise Tax Division: Retail Liquor Quota Reports, 1939-1986
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (1 record center carton and 3 archives boxes); plus additions of 4.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2430; 1999/088; 2006/174
Abstract: Annual reports from the State Income, Sales, and Excise Tax Division relating to enforcement of sec. 176.05(21), Wisconsin Statutes, which limited Wisconsin municipalities to one “Class B” liquor license per five hundred residents. For each municipality, the reports list population in 1939, number of liquor licenses on August 27, 1939, population in the latest census, number of liquor licenses allowed by the quota law, number of liquor licenses currently in effect, results of local prohibition referenda, and general remarks. The files also contain lists of liquor licensees, correspondence, and clippings.
Wisconsin. Department of Securities Title: Wisconsin. Department of Securities: Registrations of Securities Offered for Sale Only in Wisconsin, 1940-1966
Quantity: 41.2 c.f. (1 archives box, 41 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 1493
Abstract: Files including applications for registrations, inspectors reports, appraisals, indentures, registered certificates, purchase warrants, applications for registrations withdrawn, terminated registrations, annual reports, exhibits, sample stocks, and related correspondence.
Wisconsin. Department of Securities Title: Wisconsin. Department of Securities: Index to Files, 1919-1955
Quantity: 9 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 1491
Abstract: Card index and brief record of matters handled by the Department showing name of person or corporation, address and file number, dates, type of security, and other information.
Wisconsin. Department of Securities Title: Wisconsin. Department of Securities: Orders Prohibiting Sales, 1939-1960
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1971/086
Abstract: Collection consists of files from the Wisconsin Department of Securities on various companies being prohibited from selling stock in the state between 1939 and 1960. A vast majority of the orders prohibit oil and energy companies from selling stock in Wisconsin. However, there are a few exceptions, notably an investigation into W.M. Culp of the First National Savings Foundation. Companies in this collection largely originate from Canada, with some from New York and Texas as well. Files generally consist of the order prohibiting sale of a company’s stock, correspondence between the company and Department of Securities, correspondence from stockholders, and occasionally promotional material of the company.
Wisconsin. Department of Securities Title: Wisconsin. Department of Securities: Investigation and Enforcement Files, 1923-1962
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (3 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1492
Abstract: Information gathered during investigations authorized by Sec. 551.56, Wis. Stats. The files include correspondence, reports, hearing transcripts, evidence, working papers, and memoranda on cases involving the issuance and sale of securities in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin. Department of State Audit Title: Wisconsin. Department of State Audit: Town and Village Financial Reports, 1925-1964
Quantity: 157 reels of microfilm (16mm) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 776
Abstract: Financial reports of town and village clerks showing receipts from taxes, cutting weeds, fire insurance tax, licenses and permits, state aid, and commercial revenue; and disbursements such as governmental operations, protection fees, and health, highway, education, and recreation expenses. Included also is correspondence between the clerks and the Department concerning corrections and explanations of entries in the reports. This function was performed by the State Tax Commission and the Department of Taxation until 1947; and the Department of State Audit, 1947-1966.
Wisconsin. Department of State Audit Title: Wisconsin. Department of State Audit: Correspondence with Towns, Villages, Cities, and Counties, 1912-1952
Quantity: 10.4 c.f. (26 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 779
Abstract: Correspondence concerning local government accounting, auditing, and fiscal matters for record and reference purposes. Included are letters from private citizens, news clippings, transcripts, surveys, inspection reports, and installation reports with county and municipal officials concerning accounting, auditing, and fiscal matters. The records detail the specifics of scheduling audits, billing and receiving payment for same, and answering questions on accounting and auditing policy. Audits were conducted by a crew of staff auditors (70-80 in number) located around the state who operated within a specific range or county area. The Bureau specialized in post-audits which are “audits covering all financial records of the most recently completed fiscal period and represent a method of independent, external control.” Record copies of these audits are kept in series 1944 - Municipal Audit Reports, 1908-1983.
Wisconsin. Department of Taxation Title: Wisconsin. Department of Taxation: Subject Files, 1900-1952
Quantity: 4.2 c.f. (11 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1552
Abstract: Classified subject files probably created by the research office of the department as a reference aid during the 1940s. Included are departmental correspondence; minutes of Tax Commission hearings on insurance companies and banks and other internal Commission records; studies of mine assessment, taxation of dividends, and other topics; and files on assessors of incomes and income tax auditors, and other topics. Also included is an extensive file of research memoranda on a variety of tax and state budget issues that were prepared for internal administrative or legislative use.
Wisconsin. Department of Tourism Title: Wisconsin. Department of Tourism: Joint Effort Marketing Program Records, 1997-2001
Quantity: 3.4 c.f.
Call Number: 2012/179; 2014/044
Abstract: Documentation related to funded Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grants. Includes applications, meeting agendas and minutes, funding decisions, notification letters, financial statements, reimbursement records, contracts, and correspondence. The JEM grants fund projects for destination marketing, new events, sales promotion, annual events, and one-time projects related to increasing tourism to Wisconsin communities.
Wisconsin. Department of Tourism Title: Wisconsin. Department of Tourism: Film Office Records, 1969-2005
Quantity: 3.2 c.f., 1 disc recording, 62 videorecordings, and 6 DVD recordings
Call Number: 2005/161
Abstract: Records of the state office established in 1987 to encourage the use of Wisconsin locations in motion pictures, television, and commercials. Prior to its formal establishment, film location inquiries were informally handled by Tourism Division staff. The film office closed in 2005.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation: As-built Structure Plans, 1928-1986
Quantity: 21.5 c.f.
Call Number: 2012/008; 2012/142
Abstract: Plans noting the final results of construction projects including notations of any changes to the plans.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation: Environmental Impact Statements, 1972-2002
Quantity: 7.4 c.f.
Call Number: 2010/147; 2013/118
Abstract: Environmental impact statements documenting the projected impact a transportation construction project will have on the environment.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation: Controlled Correspondence, 1993-2007
Quantity: 48.8 c.f. and 135.06 megabytes
Call Number: 2007/037; 2008/026; 2009/045; 2010/043; 2011/033; 2012/048; 2012/126; 2013/044
Abstract: Controlled correspondence of the secretary of the Department of Transportation. Correspondence is arranged by control number; most years include a descriptive index to the correspondence.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation: Publicity Photographs, ca. 1960-1992
Quantity: 971 photographs, 1295 negatives, and 239 transparencies (in 1 carton and 1 flat box)
Call Number: PH Series 2729; PH Series 2729 (3)
Abstract: Black & white and color photographs, negatives, and slides primarily taken to publicize departmental activities and programs such as award ceremonies, highway and bridge dedications, and meetings. Among the documented topics are airports, Amtrak, bridges, covered bridges, buses, EAA conventions, the Great River Road, and interstate highways. Some poor quality copy prints document automobile accidents dating from the 1920s through the 1940s. Governor Tommy Thompson and DOT Secretary Ron Fiedler are prominently featured.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation: Secretary's Subject File, 1964-1996 (bulk 1971-1990)
Quantity: 74.8 c.f. (74 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes); plus additions of 28.4 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2341; 1984/290; 2007/090
Abstract: General administrative files, mainly 1971-1990, of the Secretary and Executive Assistants of the state Department of Transportation, including correspondence, subject files, interdepartmental memoranda, reports, minutes, clippings, speeches, and reference material. The files document the workings of the department, including its relationship with the governor and other officials, and various policy issues.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation: Press Releases and Departmental Memos, 1955-1997, 2000-2002
Quantity: 11.6 c.f. (10 record center cartons and 4 archives boxes); plus additions of 3.6 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2297; 2002/130; 2011/122
Abstract: Press releases and departmental memoranda issued by the public information office of the Department of Transportation relating to such subjects as proposed or completed projects, finances, legislation, economic impact, construction costs, highway safety, and scenic routes. Pre-1978 files were received from the Legislative Reference Bureau; files for 1978- came from the department and some releases include background information sheets and memoranda. Memos for 1968-1971 and 1975 are missing and for 1976-1977 are incomplete.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation: Division of Business Management Administrator's Subject Files, 1962-1984
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (5 record center cartons and 8 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2353
Abstract: General administrative files, mainly 1969-1984, consisting of correspondence, memoranda, reports, and minutes which document departmental management in the areas of personnel, budget, data processing, the Hill Farm State Office Building and other departmental facilities, purchasing, printing, and training. There are also extensive runs of Informational Memos, Financial Management Memos, Issue Papers, and other departmental documents. One box contains agendas and minutes, 1969-1973, of the DOT division administrators meeting as the DOT Transportation Board. In addition, there are minutes and other records of the Statewide Data Processing Management Task Force and the Warehouseable Commodities Task Force and planning information for the 1977 state employee strike.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation: Mississippi River Parkway Commission Records, 1934-1980
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2340
Abstract: Minutes, correspondence, clippings, and planning materials concerning Wisconsin's participation in the international organization established in 1939 to construct and beautify the scenic Great River Road from Lake Itasca, Minnesota, to the Gulf of Mexico.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation: Speeches, 1926-1927, 1946-1978
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 919
Abstract: Speeches and other public announcements by officials of the Highway Commission and the Governor relating to such topics as proposed or completed projects, finances, legislation, economic impact, construction costs, highway safety, scenic roads, and environmental concerns.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Division of Planning Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Division of Planning: Urban Transportation Studies, 1937-1979
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (6 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2319
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, surveys, and other materials documenting transportation studies conducted by local and regional planning agencies in cooperation with the Department of Transportation (DOT). The records contain correspondence between local planning agencies, regional planning commissions and the DOT; DOT internal memoranda concerning the progress of transportation studies; and materials regarding area transportation studies, origin-destination studies, traffic surveys, and state highway planning.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Division of Planning and Budget Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Division of Planning and Budget: Bicycle Coordinating Council Records, 1974-1987
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2325
Abstract: Correspondence, minutes of meetings, and reports of the council, established in 1977 by executive order of the governor. The files are those of Department of Transportation staff members George Gunderson and Phil Winkel. They also contain a small quantity of correspondence and reports regarding bikeway development by the state Department of Transportation prior to creation of the council.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Division of Planning and Budget Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Division of Planning and Budget: Metropolitan and Local Planning, 1950-1997
Quantity: 14.0 c.f. (14 record center cartons); plus additions of 14.4 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2326; 1999/161; 2000/027; 2000/077; 2002/095; 2006/144
Abstract: Records of various transportation planning projects and programs administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Transportation and regional and local planning organizations. The files contain correspondence, memoranda, and progress reports concerning the transportation planning activities of metropolitan planning organizations and regional planning commissions. Included are materials which document the Transportation Improvement Program, Transportation System Management Program, and the Urban Transportation System Planning Program.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Division of Planning and Budget Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Division of Planning and Budget: Economic Analysis File, 1972-1992
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (3 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2324
Abstract: Reports, studies and analyses produced by the Division of Planning, including supporting correspondence and memoranda. The files document the Division's research and development of economic policy for the Department of Transportation. Issues covered in the files include cost sharing, energy conservation, fuel consumption, land use impacts, trucking regulation, and safety issues such as the impact of alcohol consumption on driving habits.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Division of Planning and Budget Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Division of Planning and Budget: Budget and Program Analysis Files, 1960-1981
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (1 record center carton and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2323
Abstract: Correspondence, project reports for special program studies, biennial budget issue papers and decision item narratives, biennial and operating budget materials for the department, program analysis reports, fiscal notes, and transportation revenue bonding materials documenting the department's budget and program analysis process. These files contain the primary budget documents for the department.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Office of General Counsel Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Office of General Counsel: Administrative Rules, 1979-1990
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (3 record center cartons and 1 archives box) and 12 tape recordings; plus additions of 0.6 c.f. and 2 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 2621; Tape 1339A; 2002/094
Abstract: Background material, correspondence, hearing files, tape recordings, notices, rule drafts, and reports relating to administrative rule-making by the Office of General Counsel of the Department of Transportation. Major sections include materials relating to the Habitual Traffic Offender Law, long-truck route designations, blood-alcohol testing, railroad assistance programs, and requirements for the storage of highway salt and intrastate carriage. Although all public hearings are tape recorded, only those for which no paper files or paper summaries were available or for which the testimony was extensive have been retained.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Office of General Counsel Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Office of General Counsel: Attorney Opinions, 1967-1986
Quantity: 19.6 c.f. (19 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes); plus additions of 0.8 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2354; 2002/026
Abstract: Attorneys' opinions and background material regarding such subjects as business management, state patrol, motor vehicles, rails, aeronautics, transit, highways, and planning issues created as a result of requests for clarification or interpretation of laws and regulations by the state Department of Transportation. Records also contain correspondence with legislators and the public regarding transportation issues.
Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Office of General Counsel Title: Wisconsin. Department of Transportation. Office of General Counsel: Legislation Case Files, 1971-1990
Quantity: 5.4 c.f. (5 record center cartons, 1 archives box); plus additions of 2.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2306; 1998/158
Abstract: Background material and letters relating to proposed and enacted legislation affecting the state Department of Transportation both at the state and federal level, including drafts of bills, analyses, fiscal estimates, amendments, etc. from the Office of General Counsel.
Wisconsin. Department of Veterans Affairs Title: Wisconsin. Department of Veterans Affairs: Wisconsin Veterans Housing Authority General Correspondence, 1947-1948
Quantity: 11.2 c.f. (28 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1574
Abstract: Correspondence with and about veterans' housing authorities of Wisconsin counties, cities, and villages, and those of other states; and bulletins, brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, correspondence, surveys, and memoranda relating to housing and the administration of the Wisconsin Veterans' Housing Authority.
Wisconsin. Department of Veterans Affairs. Bureau of Administrative Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Veterans Affairs. Bureau of Administrative Services: Administrative Correspondence, 1940-1977
Quantity: 22.0 c.f. (22 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1990/223
Abstract: Correspondence from the state Department of Veterans Affairs and information, 1940-1977, from agencies serving veterans such as County Veterans' Service Offices, state agencies, schools, insurance companies, realtors, federal agencies, and veterans affairs agencies in other states. Other materials include meeting minutes and agendas; bulletins; clippings; veterans' magazines; texts from speeches; reports of meetings; organization newsletters and proceedings and reports from conventions. Subjects include legislation and laws related to veterans including education and job opportunities and financial assistance. The conflicts best represented in the collection are World War II and the Vietnam War, although there is material related to conflicts from the Spanish American War through Vietnam.
Wisconsin. Department of Veterans Affairs. Bureau of Administrative Services. Title: Wisconsin. Department of Veterans Affairs. Bureau of Administrative Services: World War I Military Service and Bonus Summary, 1914-1920
Quantity: 88 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 2200
Abstract: Series of cards compiled and used by the Wisconsin Adjutant General's Office between 1914 and 1920 for verification of military service, needed to administer the cash and educational bonus during the early 1920s. The records were later used to verify military service, as part of counseling regarding federal benefits, medical assistance, and educational and vocational opportunities. In 1965, the records were transferred to the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. The records provide summary information of Wisconsin residents' military service in the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines between 1914 and 1920.
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, Wisconsin Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin Adjutant General's Office Descriptive Cards,
Quantity: 1.8 linear ft. (5 card boxes and 1 folder).
Call Number: WVM Mss 35
Abstract: Cards compiled circa 1899 describing the men who served in Wisconsin regiments during the Spanish-American War. The cards list each soldier's name, rank and unit, enlistment and muster in dates and places, birthplace, physical description, occupation, and residence. In addition, the backs of the cards contain comments relating to each soldier's service during the war. These comments include illnesses and injuries suffered while in service, date and place of death (if applicable), disciplinary actions taken against the soldiers, promotions, transfers to different units, and muster out date and place. In addition to the muster and descriptive information, additional cards define abbreviations and give brief unit histories. A small number of additional papers, formerly stapled to the cards, date from the years after the war and generally relate to pension claims made by soldiers or their widows.
Wisconsin. Department of Workforce Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Workforce Development: Governor's Work-Based Learning Board Records, 1992-2005
Quantity: 9.2 c.f., 3 tape recordings and 2 videorecordings
Call Number: 2005/155; 2007/052; 2008/041; 2011/052
Abstract: Records of the Governor's Work-Based Learning Board, established in 1999 by Wisconsin Act 9 to promote, coordinate, and expand throughout the state work-based learning programs such as the Youth Apprenticeship Program, Business and Industry Planning Committee, Wisconsin Instructional Design System (WIDS), and School-To-Work (STW). The board, which was staffed by the Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations and later the Department of Workforce Development, was abolished in 2005. Also includes records of the board's predecessor, the Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Council, established in 1992 by Wisconsin Statute 15.227(22).
Wisconsin. Department of Workforce Development. Title: Wisconsin. Department of Workforce Development: Teams, Projects, and Workgroup Records, 2000-2005
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. and 30.98 megabytes
Call Number: 2012/019; 2012/023
Abstract: Records associated with teams, committees, projects, or workgroups established by the Department of Workforce Development.
Wisconsin. Department of Workforce Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Workforce Development: Career Center Records, 1993-2001
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. and 1 videorecording
Call Number: 2005/155; 2007/088
Abstract: Records related to the department's career center program, a program for youth administered by the Division of Connecting Education and Work. About 2000, these functions were absorbed by other parts of the department.
Wisconsin. Department of Workforce Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Workforce Development: Records of the Secretary's Office, 1993-2005, 2007
Quantity: 4.8 c.f., 1 compact disc (audio recording), and 863 megabytes
Call Number: 2009/149; 2010/057; 2013/019; 2013/059; Audio 1675A
Abstract: Records of appointed staff members who serve in capacities which are organizationally attached to the Secretary's Office.
Wisconsin. Department of Workforce Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Workforce Development: Secretary's Correspondence and Subject Files, 1977-2010
Quantity: 20.8 c.f. (20 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes); plus additions of 137.8 c.f., 1 videorecording, and 1.94 gigabytes
Call Number: Series 2050; 1987/043; 1990/169; 1990/170; 1990/208; 1991/067; 1992/059; 1993/094; 1994/138; 1995/062; 1997/046; 1998/070; 1998/164; 1999/057; 2000/042; 2001/067; 2001/182; 2002/039; 2003/063; 2003/159; 2004/097; 2005/046; 2006/113; 2006/189; 2007/121; 2008/037; 2008/107; 2008/119; 2009/001; 2009/052; 2009/137; 2009/150; 2010/139; 2010/158; 2011/049; 2011/050; 2012/024; 2012/062; 2012/063; 2012/161; 2012/185; 2013/007; 2013/058; 2013/123
Abstract: Secretary's correspondence, subject files, and calendars from the state Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The bulk of the correspondence is arranged by Division and documents agency actions. Common topics include W-2, workforce planning, and vocational rehabilitation. There is also correspondence with state legislators, secretary calendars, and speeches.
Wisconsin Dietetic Association Title: Wisconsin Dietetic Association Records, 1929-1996
Quantity: 25.1 c.f., 21 photographs, 8 negatives, and 74 transparencies
Call Number: M92-203; M92-271; M92-305; M2003-046
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Dietetic Association (WDA), an affiliate of the American Dietetic Association, a membership organization committed to improving personal health and health services. The collection documents conferences, meetings, policies, members and officers, history of the organization in Wisconsin, health advocacy programs, and financial and other administrative activities.
Wisconsin. Division for Children and Youth Title: Wisconsin. Division for Children and Youth: Wisconsin Community Organization Committee General Files, 1949-1968
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (1 record center carton)
Call Number: 1969/149
Abstract: Records, 1949-1969, of the Wisconsin Community Organization Committee, a committee created to promote and encourage community participation, public understanding, and fact finding to improve and develop community services through community councils. Includes meeting materials, correspondence, and surveys conducted by the committee.
Wisconsin. Division for Children and Youth Title: Wisconsin. Division for Children and Youth: Youth Committee Records, 1930-1968
Quantity: 6.8 c.f. (6 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes) and 2 tape recordings
Call Number: 1968/015; Audio 1514A
Abstract: Records, 1930-1968, of the Wisconsin Youth Committee (Wisconsin Committee on Children and Youth), including correspondence, meeting minutes, subject files and press releases, pamphlets, reports, and newspaper clippings. Also included are audio recordings, including public service announcements for District III's Wisconsin Youth Committee Conference. Materials include general information about the Committee, but are strongest in their coverage of Congressional District III, representing Southwestern Wisconsin. Also included are records pertaining to the Committee's participation in district-wide conferences and in the national White House Conference on Children and Youth.
Wisconsin. Division for Children and Youth Title: Wisconsin. Division for Children and Youth: Community Studies Assistance Files, 1948-circa 1967
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2754
Abstract: Records relating to numerous community surveys and studies that were carried out by county and/or city governments with requested assistance, administrative guidance, and/or financial support of the Division for Children and Youth. During this period, counties or localities within counties launched a number of studies, most of which were concerned with documenting and analyzing community services offered to children and youth. Other studies involved juvenile deliquency; high school dropouts; the children of migrants; school social worker programs; federal Office of Economic Opportunity-supported community action programs; and programs for American Indians. There are some records documenting studies conducted by the Division in conjunction with the Wisconsin State School Health Council. The files include Division correspondence to and from county/city officials; transcripts of interviews with citizens; survey and study draft and final reports; committee meeting minutes; study project materials; and miscellaneous documentation relating to these studies and surveys.
Wisconsin. Division for Children and Youth Title: Wisconsin. Division for Children and Youth: Director's Subject File, 1913-1968
Quantity: 13.6 c.f. (34 archives boxes); plus additions of 1.2 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1401; 2010/172
Abstract: Subject file, 1913-1968, of the director of the Division for Children and Youth and his predecessor in the Juvenile Department of the State Board of Control. Included are files relating to administration of the Division and to the Division's responsibilities in the fields of adoption, child welfare agency certification and inspection, regulation of foster homes, juvenile delinquency, the Wisconsin Child Center at Sparta, and supervision of county child care activities. Correspondence, reports, biennial budgets, minutes and reports of advisory committees and professional meetings, and other materials are included. Also present are records, 1921-1931, related to child welfare organizations.
Wisconsin. Division for Handicapped Children and Pupil Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Handicapped Children and Pupil Services: General Correspondence, 1940-1952
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (4 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 671
Abstract: Correspondence including letters of inquiry from other states about the Wisconsin program, correspondence with prospective employees, correspondence with county nurses, correspondence with therapeutic and remedial equipment manufacturers, and administrative correspondence.
Wisconsin. Division for Handicapped Children and Pupil Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Handicapped Children and Pupil Services: Administrative Records of the Schools for the Deaf and Blind, 1942-1949
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 flat boxes)
Call Number: Series 672
Abstract: Records including voucher and revenue registers, store reports, and Secretary of State reconciliation sheets.
Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services: ESEA Title IV Federal Program Documents (Funded Applications Part C), 1976-1982
Quantity: 22.8 c.f. (22 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2174
Abstract: Records on funded grant projects of school districts and Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA), 1976-1982. Records include applications and project proposals, proposal evaluations, evaluation reports from on-site visits conducted by the Department of Public Instruction, requests for budget revisions, final evaluation reports, and correspondence.
Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services: Right to Read "Target for the 70s," 1973-1980
Quantity: 3.6 c.f.
Call Number: 1980/113; 1989/145
Abstract: Right to Read program files from the Division for Instructional Services. Files include general correspondence and materials, reports, and budget information. Also included are materials related to the State Advisory Committee. The Right to Read program began in the early 1970s, initiated by former U.S. Commissioner of Education James E. Allen. The program stemmed from literacy survey findings of a number of reading problems and illiteracy among students and young adults.
Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services: Migrant Education Program Project Files, 1979-1987
Quantity: 10.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1990/140; 1991/033; 1992/075; 1996/061
Abstract: Reports, grant applications, financial data, and related materials used in the operation of the Migrant Education Program. The bulk of the series are files of local school districts that apply for federal assistance to operate a Migrant Program in their district. Of note are migrant student counts, education plans, and a small amount of curriculum. Annual Evaluation Reports for ESEA Title 1, Migrant Education Programs are available in the Government Publications Section of the State Historical Society.
Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services: General Correspondence of the Assistant Superintendent, 1971-1990
Quantity: 13.0 c.f. (13 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1983/034
Abstract: Correspondence of Assistant Superintendents Robert Van Raalte (1972-1979), Catherine Stehly (1979-1981), John Benson (1981-1989), Arnold Chandler (1989), and Lyle Martens (1989-1990).
Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services: Foreign Language Correspondence and Reports, 1959-1976
Quantity: 4.2 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1982/170
Abstract: Foreign language correspondence, including letters to and from school districts; study reports done by various school districts who have participated in the bilingual projects of ESEA III; and related course guides and materials.
Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services: General Correspondence on Physical Education, 1965-1970
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1974/150
Abstract: General materials on physical education in Wisconsin colleges and high schools, 1965–1970. Included are descriptions of physical education courses and curriculums by college and high school, correspondence and requests regarding the addition of physical education majors and minors. There is also correspondence between State Department of Public Instruction and individual schools, reports of teacher education programs and physical education teaching programs, various school-specific physical education memos, and news clippings. Also found are teacher preparation directories and teacher education materials.
Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services: Curriculum Guides, 1961-1977
Quantity: 14.6 c.f.
Call Number: 1973/165; 1975/202; 1975/243; 1979/154; 1979/195; 1980/002
Abstract: File of curriculum guides, 1961-1977, produced for internal use by all elementary, junior high school, high school, and kindergarten through twelfth grade districts, filed with the Department of Public Instruction. Guides were created for use by curriculum consultants in school program analysis and for the use of other professional educators in Wisconsin. Name of each course, its objectives, and suggested outlines for developing daily lesson plans are shown in the report. Although guidelines are suggested, there is no required form for the report.
Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services: Cooperative Area Manpower Planning System (CAMPS) Records, 1969-1972
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2278
Abstract: Primarily mimeographed records of the Wisconsin component of a system of regional, state, and area committees created in 1967 under federal manpower legislation to develop plans to promote employment. The state committee included representatives from the Department of Public Instruction, the Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations, the Department of Local Affairs and Development, the Department of Administration, the Board of Vocational and Technical Education, the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, and the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Interior and Labor. The state committee coordinated area planning which analyzed employment problems and set funding priorities for attempts at addressing them. The records include minutes, guidelines, the 1971 plan, flow charts and organizational charts, issuances, and correspondence.
Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Instructional Services: Indian Education Consultants' Files, 1937-1977
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (17 archives boxes, 1 record center carton, and 8 card boxes)
Call Number: Series 2196
Abstract: Records, mainly 1947-1977, of two programs--the administration of Johnson-O'Malley funds to local school districts with Indian students (1947-1977) and the distribution of federal-state college scholarships (1956-1971)--that were administered by the office responsible for overseeing Native American education in Wisconsin. Included for the Johnson-O'Malley program are minutes of state advisory and planning committees and local Indian education committees; correspondence of the consultant with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, and local educators and tribal members; audit reports; proposals and evaluations of basic education and special service programs and activities prepared by local school districts; and miscellaneous records of Indian student attendance. For the scholarship program the files include correspondence with applicants and school officials, worksheets, and detailed applicant information files.
Wisconsin. Division for Learning Support: Equity and Advocacy Title: Wisconsin. Division for Learning Support: Equity and Advocacy: Student Services Prevention and Welfare Team Records, 1992-1999
Quantity: 1.8 c.f.
Call Number: 2013/041; 2014/041
Abstract: Records include budget development, staff development initiatives, work plans, and team program related materials.
Wisconsin. Division for Library Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Library Services: ESEA II State Education Agency Program Files, 1966-1980
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1988/150
Abstract: Records, 1966-1980, related to the administration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act II (ESEA Title II) in Wisconsin. Records include state plans, annual reports, correspondence, records of basic allocations, notes and other documents. ESEA Title II funded establishment and demonstration grants. Establishment grants enabled schools to create library media centers. Demonstration grants supported the development of an exemplary media center or an educational program which focused on a critical educational need.
Wisconsin. Division for Library Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Library Services: Library Association Files, 1957-1976
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1988/149
Abstract: Records, 1957-1976, from the Division for Library Services related to the Library Services and Construction Act and MultiCounty 4 project. The MultiCounty 4 project was a cooperative Bookmobile project between Ashland, Bayfield, Iron, and Price Counties. Records include correspondence, committee material, and publicity. There are also photographs of the Bookmobile and its services such as images of people using the bookmobile and librarians. Also found are general files on the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) for Wisconsin including meeting materials, reports, and annual grant files.
Wisconsin. Division for Library Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Library Services: Library Services Records, 1903-1979
Quantity: 4.9 c.f. and 1 disc recording
Call Number: 1985/039; 1985/243; Audio 1540A
Abstract: Scattered records of the Division for Library Services and the Free Library Commission, 1903-1979. Well documented are records of committees, councils, and task forces, as well as legislation and library laws.
Wisconsin. Division for Library Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Library Services: Library Services and Construction Act Federal Program Documentation -- Titles I-III, 1956-1979
Quantity: 21.2 c.f.
Call Number: 1980/021; 1988/149; 1988/230
Abstract: Records related to Titles I-III of the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA). Grant application files document specific projects in local communities and can contain project application DPI form PI-2440, correspondence, contract form and monthly expenditure reports, and six-month and annual evaluations. Of note are bookmobile projects, literacy programs, and state plans.
Wisconsin. Division for Library Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Library Services: ESEA II Public School District Files, 1965-1976
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1983/036
Abstract: Library improvement and establishment grant applications submitted to the Department of Public Instruction for funding through the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Title II of the act specifically funded school libraries. ESEA Title II grants, correspondence, and special project applications by public school districts throughout Wisconsin for the period 1965-1976.
Wisconsin. Division for Library Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for Library Services: Public Librarian Certification Files, 1923-circa 1967
Quantity: 5.8 c.f. (5 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm); plus additions of 2.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1099; 1975/113
Abstract: Files from the state Division for Library Services consisting of applications for certification from librarians in Wisconsin public libraries; evidence of granting or denial of certificates, including official letters, index cards, and notes; and related papers.
Wisconsin. Division for School Board and Administrator Services Title: Wisconsin. Division for School Board and Administrator Services: Miscellaneous Papers on School District Reorganization, 1939-1964
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 694
Abstract: Miscellaneous papers relating to the reorganization of school districts including financial data for suspended school districts and non-operating school districts, County Superintendents' Association papers, 1944-1945, and other documents.
Wisconsin. Division of Aeronautics Title: Wisconsin. Division of Aeronautics: Civil Aeronautics Board Case Records, 1946-1978
Quantity: 29.6 c.f. (29 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes); plus additions of 6.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1915; 1981/072
Abstract: Records of cases heard before the federal Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) in which Wisconsin was a party or which were of particular interest to Wisconsin. Case papers include applications, petitions and motions, briefs, exhibits, correspondence and memoranda, copies of testimony, provisional findings, initial and final decisions, orders, and other related records.
Wisconsin. Division of Beverage and Cigarette Taxes Title: Wisconsin. Division of Beverage and Cigarette Taxes: Investigative Correspondence and Subject File, 1939-1967
Quantity: 4.2 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2423
Abstract: Correspondence of the division with county and local officials relating to alcohol taxation enforcement and investigations of liquor and gambling violations.
Wisconsin. Division of Beverage and Cigarette Taxes Title: Wisconsin. Division of Beverage and Cigarette Taxes: General Correspondence, 1934-1944
Quantity: 32.0 c.f. (32 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 1520
Abstract: Correspondence relating to policy, procedure, enforcement and general information about the sale and taxation of alcoholic beverages.
Wisconsin. Division of Beverage and Cigarette Taxes Title: Wisconsin. Division of Beverage and Cigarette Taxes: Newspaper Clippings, 1936-1944
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (14 volumes)
Call Number: Series 1521
Abstract: Clippings from newspapers throughout Wisconsin relating to the activities of the Division of Beverage and Cigarette Taxes; liquor law violations, gambling, and prostitution; and to general political news. Many of the articles concern the political activities of State Treasurer Sol Levitan.
Wisconsin. Division of Beverage and Cigarette Taxes Title: Wisconsin. Division of Beverage and Cigarette Taxes: Closed Arrest Case Records, 1951-1955, 1957-1958
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (8 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 1522
Abstract: Investigators' reports relating to violations of Wisconsin alcoholic beverage and prostitution laws, showing names and addresses of alleged violators, date, type of violation, and eventual disposition of the case. Files also include narrative reports of investigations leading to arrests.
Wisconsin. Division of Business Development Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Business Development Services: Records, 1957-1975
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (1 record center carton, 1 archives box, 1 flat box), and 1 tape recording
Call Number: Series 2626; Tape 1341A
Abstract: Records documenting development projects of the division and by its various predecessor agencies within the Department of Resource Development and the Division of Economic Development within that department in the Executive Department and in the Department of Local Affairs and Development. Included are correspondence, memoranda, reports, and working papers of various industrial development specialists, as well as David Carley and other agency administrators. The files contain minutes and reports of the Advisory Committee on State Resources Planning, correspondence and designs for a special state supplement in the New York Times and other advertising projects, and information on Amtrak, the development and encouragement of invention, Wisconsin's allegation of unfair freight rates in Ex parte 270, and planning files on the Wisconsin Industrial Production Agency. Files on the opening of a Kikkoman plant in Wisconsin include taped remarks of department administrator William Kidd in 1972.
Wisconsin. Division of Children and Family Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Children and Family Services: Studies, 1968-1988
Quantity: 5.6 c.f.
Call Number: 1984/272; 1996/125; 2013/166
Abstract: Files related to studies of services and the actions of the Division conducted by the Division of Children and Family Services and its predecessor divisions.
Wisconsin. Division of Children and Family Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Children and Family Services: Administrative Subject Files, 1919-1921, 1950-2006
Quantity: 653.5 c.f.
Call Number: 1980/019; 1983/111; 1984/053; 1984/056; 1984/063; 1984/064; 1984/306; 1984/307; 1985/012; 1985/266; 1986/038; 1987/077; 1987/237; 1988/036; 1989/129; 1990/030; 1990/034; 1990/156; 1991/075; 1992/119; 1994/110; 1996/019; 1997/034; 1998/031; 1998/161; 1999/052; 2003/058; 2006/039; 2008/030; 2008/078; 2009/013; 2009/067; 2010/053; 2011/045; 2012/092; 2012/099; 2012/100; 2012/101; 2012/102; 2012/115; 2012/116; 2012/118; 2012/119; 2012/128; 2012/144; 2012/150; 2012/151; 2012/154; 2012/156
Abstract: Files relating to the programs of the division and its predecessors. Subjects include but are not limited to alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illness, social/human services, income maintenance and energy assistance programs, aging, foster care, children's services, grants, budget development, and services for the developmentally disabled, blind, and hearing impaired. Files include correspondence, meeting minutes, agreements, reports and statistical summaries, and other material.
Wisconsin. Division of Community Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Community Services: Audio-Visual Public Information Files, 1950-1989
Quantity: 7.7 c.f. (3 record center cartons and 4 flat boxes) of photographs, negatives, and transparencies, 76 audio recordings, 7 3/4-inch videotapes, 1 reel of 16 mm film, and 1 reel of Super 8 film
Call Number: 1989/220; Audio 1533A; AD 471; EA 075(S); VBC 267-VBC 273; AE 131-AE 135; CC 203
Abstract: Photographs, negatives and transparencies taken by Division staff for use in brochures, pamphlets, posters and other related material developed in the publications unit. Also included in the series are television and audio public service announcements relating to various programs directed by the Division of Community Services.
Wisconsin. Division of Community Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Community Services: Bureau of Planning and Implementation Files, 1965-1979
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1987/202
Abstract: Miscellaneous records of Lowell Trewartha, director of the Bureau of Planning and Implementation (earlier known as the Bureau of Program Planning and Development), including correspondence, memoranda, and reports. Topics of interest include direct services and the implementation of CRN, the department's computer reporting network.
Wisconsin. Division of Community Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Community Services: Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board Records, 1991-2006
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. and 1 videorecording
Call Number: 2000/037; 2010/101; 2011/046
Abstract: Records of the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board including records of the Children's Trust Fund. Contains materials for the bi-monthly meetings including agenda, agenda notes, all hand-outs for the current meeting, and minutes of the previous meeting. There are also abuse and neglect prevention materials created by the board, public awareness campaign records, budget items, and correspondence.
Wisconsin. Division of Community Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Community Services: Social Data Cards (Ending Series), 1920-1979
Quantity: 14.6 c.f. (73 video boxes)
Call Number: 1991/094
Abstract: Cards (CY-22 and FS-SS-22) showing children under commitment or receiving services from the Division of Community Services' direct services units in regional and district offices. Information includes agency code, commitment or service number, acceptance and/or legal transfer date, child's name, alias and birthday, county of commitment and legal settlement, reason, type and level of casework, sex, heritage, birth and legal status, and religion of child, natural parent(s) name, address, and marital status, child's type of living arrangement and name and address of placement(s), maintenance source and amount, other agencies active, and caseworker name. The file includes Social Data Change Sheets (CY22a and FS-SS-22a) which update all information above.
Wisconsin. Division of Community Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Community Services: Dependent and Neglected Children Committed to State Custody, 1947-1979
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (1 record center carton and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1985/027
Abstract: Records, 1947-1979, documenting the status of dependent and neglected children whose custody has been transferred to the State Department of Public Welfare. The vast majority of records reflect the movement of child populations in the Wisconsin State Public School, which was known after 1947 as the Wisconsin Child Center (WCC) at Sparta. Records include monthly caseload statistics of children in custody by district, reports of movement of child populations in the WCC, correspondence and administrative instructions for completing forms. In some cases, the names, ages, sex and county of settlement of individual children are listed.
Wisconsin. Division of Community Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Community Services: NIMH Annual Survey, 1973-1977
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1988/041
Abstract: Forms and related materials, 1973-1977, completed annually by mental health facilities for the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH). Records document programs and services available at Wisconsin mental health centers and facilities for residents with developmental disabilities and related conditions.
Wisconsin. Division of Community Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Community Services: Community Action Program Agency Records, 1978-1981
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1985/024
Abstract: Records, 1978-1981, of the Division of Community Services related to the Community Action Program (CAP), now the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP), a voluntary association of Wisconsin's 16 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) and 3 special purpose agencies that have state-wide anti-poverty missions. The Association's mission since 1974 has been to strengthen the economic self-sufficiency for Wisconsin's low-income households by working on issues related to policy, resource mobilization, training and development, and advocacy. These records are particularly strong in documenting programs designed to provide low-income families with energy and fuel assistance.
Wisconsin. Division of Community Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Community Services: Bureau of Planning and Implementation Files, 1950-1984
Quantity: 26.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1986/090; 1987/202; 2012/025
Abstract: Financial and policy analysis of the state biennial budget and of other bills involving appropriations outside of the regular budget process. Some of these papers are published on the internet.
Wisconsin. Division of Community Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Community Services: Western Regional Field Office Regulatory Files, 1928-1985
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes); plus additions of 1.1 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2158; 2002/123; 2008/145
Abstract: Facility files for child caring institutions licensed by the Division, including the Eau Claire Academy, La Crosse Home for Children, Sunburst Youth Homes (Neillsville, Wisconsin), the Wyalusing Academy (Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin), and St. Michael's Home (La Crosse, Wisconsin). The files make up an historical record of these institutions, and include material on the creation and development of the programs; licensing material; personnel materials; correspondence between the institutions, Clinicare Corporation in West Allis, and Division staff; and, in the case of Eau Claire Academy, material from the late 1970s concerning their locked unit policies.
Wisconsin. Division of Community Services. Bureau of Community Aids Administration Title: Wisconsin. Division of Community Services. Bureau of Community Aids Administration: Coordinated Plan and Budget (CPB), 1977-1986
Quantity: 42.2 c.f.
Call Number: 1988/035; 1989/127; 1990/031; 1991/093; 1992/124; 1993/152
Abstract: Applications for funds under Section 46.031, Wis. Stats., for services directly provided or purchased, submitted to the Division by county Community Services and Developmental Disabilities Boards, Human Service Departments, and Public Welfare or Social Services Departments.
Wisconsin. Division of Community Services. Office of Management Information Title: Wisconsin. Division of Community Services. Office of Management Information: Services to Children Reports, 1950-1977
Quantity: 8.8 c.f.
Call Number: 1974/079; 1980/224; 1982/319
Abstract: Annual reports and related correspondence from public and voluntary agencies that provide services to children. Reports were collected by the Department of Health and Social Services and used for federal reporting purposes. Includes DCS-SS-82 or its equivalent.
Wisconsin. Division of Corrections Title: Wisconsin. Division of Corrections: Psychiatric Field Service Case Files, 1925-1943
Quantity: 159 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 2384
Abstract: Reports of physical and psychiatric examinations of inmates of penal and reformatory institutions administered by the Psychiatric Field Service at the time of admission, application for parole or pardon, and for special causes. Psychiatric examination reports include name, age, family history, social history, military history, history of offense, institutional history, inmate's future plans, I.Q., results of a “psychoneurotic inventory” test, and a narrative assessment of the individual by the examiner. Physical examination reports include inmate's physical characteristics, medical history, present complaints, physical abnormalities and laboratory results. The files also contain copies of correspondence between division offices and state institutions, court orders and other documents regarding the status or condition of inmates. Includes records of men, women and boys age 16 and older incarcerated at the Wisconsin Home for Women, Wisconsin State Prison and Wisconsin State Reformatory.
Wisconsin. Division of Corrections Title: Wisconsin. Division of Corrections: Case Records of Parolees and Inmates of Correctional Institutions, 1943-1950
Quantity: 110 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 2383
Abstract: Case files of parolees and inmates of correctional institutions discharged from the supervision of the Division of Corrections between 1943 and 1950. Files contain summary information for use at parole board hearings, recommendations of parole board members, and copies of inmate case records. A typical file includes face sheet, photograph, psychiatric report, medical report, case history review, case closing summary, pre-parole investigation, parole board appraisal, institution report, social investigation summary, admission investigation, discharge papers, court orders, and related correspondence. Includes records of adult and juvenile males and females.
Wisconsin. Division of Corrections Title: Wisconsin. Division of Corrections: Division Subject File, 1930-1990
Quantity: 38.8 c.f. (38 record center cartons and 3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2377
Abstract: Central subject file of the Division of Corrections. Records include correspondence; reports; budgetary and program materials; building plans and proposals; annual and monthly reports and activity logs describing trends in institutional programs, planning, and administration; personnel records; files on professional organizations; and legislative material. The core of the records pertain to administrative matters such as the custody and discipline of inmates, the detention and reformation of delinquents, the probation and parole system, and other responsibilities of the division. Special topics addressed affirmative action, community based corrections, foster and group home management, correctional farming and manufacturing programs, inspections of county jails, and research projects in penology.
Wisconsin. Division of Corrections Title: Wisconsin. Division of Corrections: Case Files of Adults on Probation (Central Office Files), 1955-1967, 1978
Quantity: 17.4 c.f. (17 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2087
Abstract: Sampled case files of the Division's central office on adult men and women discharged from probation between 1955 and 1967, and in 1978, including interstate transfers. Files typically include a summary face sheet, chronological probation history, pre-sentence investigation, court orders, monthly progress reports, and related correspondence. Individuals on probation were not incarcerated in a correctional institution, but were required to report regularly to a probation officer and comply with certain rules for the duration of their sentence. Officers worked out of district field offices and reported to the Field Services Section of the Division of Corrections.
Wisconsin. Division of Corrections Title: Wisconsin. Division of Corrections: Case Files, 1940-1951
Quantity: 391 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 2084
Abstract: Records kept by the Division of Correction's Bureau of Probation and Parole on adult and juvenile probationers, parolees, and inmates of correctional institutions discharged between February 1940 and October 1951. The files focus primarily on the probation and parole periods of inmates, and typically include a summary face sheet, chronological history, pre-sentence and parole investigations, medical and psychiatric examination records, and various administrative records relating to confinement, probation, and parole.
Wisconsin. Division of Corrections Title: Wisconsin. Division of Corrections: Institutionalized Adult Case Files, 1955-1967
Quantity: 115.6 c.f. (115 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes).
Call Number: Series 2085
Abstract: Sampled case files from the Division's central office of parolees and inmates discharged from the Wisconsin State Prison, Wisconsin State Reformatory, and the Wisconsin Home for Women between January 1955 and June 1967. Files typically include a photograph, summary face sheet, admission investigation, social investigation summary, initial interview, parole board transcript, parole board appraisal, chronological history, medical records, psychiatric records, correspondence, and administrative records relating to confinement and parole. This series is a sample from the central office's files for cases between T51,281 and T118,140. For institutionalized men every tenth case file, beginning with a randomly selected number, was retained. For institutionalized women all files were retained.
Wisconsin. Division of Corrections Title: Wisconsin. Division of Corrections: Juvenile Case Files, 1955-1967
Quantity: 27 c.f. (27 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2086
Abstract: Sampled case files from the Division's central office for male and female juveniles discharged from the Wisconsin State Reformatory, Wisconsin School for Boys, and Wisconsin School for Girls, or released from probation or parole between January 1955 and June 1967. Files typically include a summary face sheet; admission investigation; social investigation summary; institution report; chronological history; parole board appraisal; medical records; psychiatric records; correspondence; and administrative records relating to confinement, parole, and probation.
Wisconsin. Division of Departmental Research Title: Wisconsin. Division of Departmental Research: Files, 1939-1955
Quantity: 20.6 c.f. (52 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm); plus additions of 0.1 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1926; 2010/102
Abstract: Records of the Division of Departmental Research, including materials pertaining to studies of land acquisition by the Conservation Department, highway construction and maintenance, microwave communications, and centralized accounting and pertaining to state agencies such as the Aeronautics Commission, the Department of Agriculture, the GAR Home for Veterans, the Department of Health (and its Bureau of Vital Statistics), the Motor Vehicle Department, Poynette Experimental Game Farm, the Bureau of Purchases, the Public Welfare Department, and the Treasury Department. Documentation on the Governor's Committee on Highway Safety and the Governor's Committee on Higher Education in the Lake Shore Area pertains to the division's role as policy advisor to the governor.
Wisconsin. Division of Economic and Community Development Title: Wisconsin. Division of Economic and Community Development: Housing Urban Development 701 Planning Project, 1960-1983
Quantity: 24.0 c.f. (24 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2713
Abstract: Set up under federal government laws, the Housing and Urban Development Planning 701 grants allow for funding of housing and urban planning and expansion for approved counties, regions, municipalities, and organizations in Wisconsin. Primary among the projects in these files are information on Wisconsin regional planning commissions, American Indian organizations, and various Wisconsin counties and towns. Each approved project is open until a federal audit has been completed. The information in these files includes applications, approved budget information, correspondence, monthly balance sheets, reports, meeting minutes, requisitions and any related materials.
Wisconsin. Division of Economic and Community Development Title: Wisconsin. Division of Economic and Community Development: Foreign Trade Mission Records, 1964-1993
Quantity: 4.4 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2434
Abstract: Files regarding the promotion of foreign trade for Wisconsin companies, primarily Governor-led trade missions to various countries. Documentation includes correspondence, speeches, press clippings, background information on each country, attendee evaluations, and governor summaries of the trips. Additional files concern business prospects from foreign countries, procurement missions to Wisconsin from other countries, and advertisements brochures from Wisconsin companies seeking to establish or expand foreign connections.
Wisconsin. Division of Economic Assistance Title: Wisconsin. Division of Economic Assistance: Economic Opportunity Section Administrative Subject File, 1964-1978
Quantity: 22.8 c.f. (22 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1981/137
Abstract: Records pertaining to Economic Opportunity Section activities (internal operations and administration) including correspondence showing working relationships with other state agencies and with local governments, industry, or printing organizations. Also included are files relating essentially to temporary needs and routine non-programming responsibilities and informational copies of reports and other issuances. Major topics are poverty, Technical Assistance Act, Medicare, special summer youth projects, Job Corps, migrant labor, congressional hearing, Federal OEO budget, task force assignments, monthly poverty reports, Federal Aid in Wisconsin, Governor's Conference, Education Act, Rural Area Development, Headstart, Indian project, training program, aged, Food Stamp program, mental health, neighborhood health services, and related topics.
Wisconsin. Division of Economic Assistance Title: Wisconsin. Division of Economic Assistance: Administrative Subject File, 1953-1984
Quantity: 84.4 c.f.
Call Number: 1978/180; 1982/095; 1985/015; 1986/031; 1989/133; 2009/087; 2012/153; 2012/160
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, and other communications with the federal Children's Bureau, other states, other state agencies, other divisions of the state Department of Health and Social Services, and the public regarding child welfare and departmental responsibilities per section 46.03(7) and 48.48, Wis. Stats. Included also is material related to the administration of the Division including budget requests, meeting minutes, committee reports, and personnel materials. There are also records which provide an historical background regarding child welfare programs.
Wisconsin. Division of Economic Development Title: Wisconsin. Division of Economic Development: Community Files, 1955-1968
Quantity: 11 c.f. (11 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2625
Abstract: Correspondence and memoranda of the division's industrial development specialists; maps and drawings of industrial sites; clippings; brochures; printed reports issued by local government and existing industries; and statistical data sheets about communities, transportation facilities, potential employees, and specific sites. Some data sheets are illustrated with original photographs of industrial sites and existing factories and warehouses. Although the majority of the correspondence with community business leaders is handled by the industrial development specialists, during the early 1960s many letters to and from David Carley and Frank Zeidler, directors of the Department of Resource Development, are included.
Wisconsin. Division of Economic Development Title: Wisconsin. Division of Economic Development: Bureau of Commercial Recreation Records, 1960-1969
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2624
Abstract: Records of Ralph Hovind, director of the Bureau of Commercial Recreation, together with records of his earlier assignments as director of the Recreation and Resource Division and recreation specialist for the Department of Resource Development, together with papers of Harold C. Jordahl who preceded Hovind as recreation specialist. Included are correspondence, memoranda, and background information pertaining to a statewide recreation resource planning. Of special interest are the background files for the development of the south shore of Lake Superior. Because of Hovind's responsibility as secretary to the State Recreation Committee there are files of minutes, meeting materials, and information on budgets and legislation pertaining to the committee's oversight of the Outdoor Recreation Act Program (ORAP). David Carley and Frank Zeidler are frequent correspondents for the earlier records; the later records primarily consist of replies to citizen inquiries.
Wisconsin. Division of Economic Development Title: Wisconsin. Division of Economic Development: Governor's Conference on Industrial Development, 1957-1968
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1494
Abstract: Conference proceedings, correspondence, survey of conferences, registration letters, records of panel discussions, records of an inventors’ conference, photographs of inventors with their inventions, and conference brochures and pamphlets.
Wisconsin. Division of Economic Support Title: Wisconsin. Division of Economic Support: Manuals and Policy Histories, 1949-2003
Quantity: 9.4 c.f. (9 record center cartons and 1 archives box) and 8 reels of microfilm (16 mm); plus additions of 11.3 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2842; 2009/097; 2009/104; 2009/127; 2013/009
Abstract: Manuals and related policy histories, mainly 1975-1993, maintained in the division as a reference and regulatory library for the various programs it administered. These programs include County Administration, Energy Assistance, the Jobs program, Relief to Needy Indian Persons, Wisconsin Cares, Income Maintenance, Computer Reporting Network, Medical Assistance, Food Stamps, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and Child Support.
Wisconsin. Division of Economic Support Title: Wisconsin. Division of Economic Support: Dottie Moore Case Files, 1975-1997
Quantity: 4.6 c.f.
Call Number: 2003/164; 2006/049; 2007/053; 2009/053; 2011/098
Abstract: Records of the Dottie Moore case, a 1980 federal lawsuit pertaining to Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and child support collections. The records provide a history of the court case, the post-settlement complaint brought by Legal Action of Wisconsin, and the actions taken by the Bureau of Child Support to enforce the court order. Included is extensive background information concerning AFDC.
Wisconsin. Division of Elections and Records Title: Wisconsin. Division of Elections and Records: Trademark Record, 1902-1964
Quantity: 20.6 c.f. (27 volumes)
Call Number: Series 373
Abstract: Records giving location; name of applicant and whether sole trader, partnership, or corporation; location of business; description of trademark and an example of the trademark or facsimile of it; date of initial use; class and description of merchandise sold; and notarization.
Wisconsin. Division of Elections and Records Title: Wisconsin. Division of Elections and Records: Election Financial Statements, 1928-1974
Quantity: 76 reels of microfilm [35mm]
Call Number: Series 209
Abstract: Financial reports of candidates for political office or committees supporting candidates of the amounts received, disbursed, or owed. The forms are filed by election and thereunder by assigned number or alphabetically in later years, and they give the names and signatures of the candidate and campaign committee secretary, office sought, date of election, and date of filing with the Secretary of State. For the years 1932-1950 there are alphabetical listings which index the names of the candidates and electoral clubs. These index lists have been filmed before the financial statements to which they pertain.
Wisconsin. Division of Elections and Records Title: Wisconsin. Division of Elections and Records: Miscellaneous Ledger, 1916-1940
Quantity: 12 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 2008
Abstract: Record of accounts not covered in the other specific ledgers or journals, giving name of payee or payer, voucher or receipt number, amount of receipt or disbursement, and nature of transaction. Disbursements include payments for salaries, travel, office supplies, telephone and telegraph, freight, and printing. Each volume contains an alphabetical index to the accounts.
Wisconsin. Division of Elections and Records Title: Wisconsin. Division of Elections and Records: General Journal, 1848-1935
Quantity: 13 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 2004
Abstract: Month-end record of the transactions of all departments and funds for the state. Information shown includes name of account, purpose and amount of expenditure, warrant number, date, and page to which the entry was posted in the general ledger.
Wisconsin. Division of Elections and Records Title: Wisconsin. Division of Elections and Records: General Ledger and Index, 1848-1935
Quantity: 20 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 2005
Abstract: Month-end record of the transactions of all departments and funds of the state. Information shown includes name of account, date of entry, amount of expenditure, and page of entry in the journal.
Wisconsin. Division of Elections and Records Title: Wisconsin. Division of Elections and Records: Election Return Statements of County Boards of Canvassers, 1836-1984, 1993-2003
Quantity: 132.8 c.f. (330 archives boxes and 3 flat boxes); plus additions of 25.2 c.f.
Call Number: Series 211; 1984/141; 2011/159; 2012/193; 2013/071; 2013/128
Abstract: Certified copies of election return statements, 1836-1984 and 1993-2003, sent to the Secretary of State by the county boards of canvassers, showing date and type of election; and summaries of election results by town or other local unit and by candidate and political party. Included for the years 1836-1918 are statements certified by county clerks listing the names of those elected to county offices.
Wisconsin. Division of Elections and Records Title: Wisconsin. Government Records Division: Legislative Briefs, 1955-1984
Quantity: 6.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes and 4 record center cartons) and 1 disc recording
Call Number: Series 178; Disc 169A
Abstract: Written and printed statements or communications distributed to legislators concerning bills before the Legislature or other issues. Section 13.70 of the statutes requires the filing of three copies of all such communications from lobbyists, advocacy groups, and others in the office of the Secretary of State.
Wisconsin. Division of Emergency Government Title: Wisconsin. Division of Emergency Government: Emergency Police Services Treaty Rights Files, 1986-1992
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (5 record center cartons)
Call Number: 2002/070
Abstract: Files created and/or kept by the Division of Emergency Government (DEG), largely by the deputy director of Emergency Police Service, concerning the controversy over Indian rights to spearfish on off-reservation lakes. Subjects include manpower costs, communications, crowd control training, operational plans/basic plan, Protect American Rights and Resources, pre-planning meetings, meetings at the Governor's mansion, public information, reimbursement costs, and Mutual Aid Bill.
Wisconsin. Division of Emergency Government Title: Wisconsin. Division of Emergency Government: Administrative Subject File, 1961-1989
Quantity: 15.0 c.f. (15 record center cartons); plus additions of 2.4 c.f. and 29 photographs
Call Number: Series 2568; 2005/136
Abstract: Correspondence, budget records, special studies, surveys, statistics, news releases, bulletins, and other administrative records from the state Division of Emergency Government.
Wisconsin. Division of Emergency Government Title: Wisconsin. Division of Emergency Government: Nuclear Disaster Planning and Exercise Files, 1978-1998
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons); plus additions of 4.2 c.f. and 10 photographs
Call Number: Series 2551; 2005/135; 2005/136
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, message logs, press releases, and minutes relating to nuclear power plant response exercises conducted under federal regulation NUREG 0654 FEMA-REP-1 Rev. 1, “Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plan and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants,” from the state Division of Emergency Government. Exercises were conducted at nuclear power plants in Genoa, Wisconsin; Kewaunee, Wisconsin; La Crosse, Wisconsin; Point Beach, Wisconsin; Prairie Island, Minnesota; and Zion, Illinois, and involved plant staff and federal, state, and local government officials.
Wisconsin. Division of Emergency Government Title: Wisconsin. Division of Emergency Government: Programs and Plans, 1961-1968
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1774
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports and other records of Plans and Operations Officer Gordon Reese. Records document the division's civil defense and disaster preparedness programs, including Civil Defense Adult Education (CDAE) shelter management training and “Governors Command Post” planning.
Wisconsin. Division of Emergency Government Title: Wisconsin. Division of Emergency Government: Natural Disaster Assistance Program Files, 1963-1997
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (8 record center cartons); plus additions of 9.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1770; 1999/064; 2000/046; 2001/137; 2001/164; 2002/102; 2005/105
Abstract: Correspondence, maps, memoranda, reports, financial documents, and other materials documenting the Division of Emergency Government's disaster relief and prevention efforts. Included are situation reports, field agent reports, and press releases which describe damage to property and the progress of relief operations in the aftermath of drought, floods, tornadoes, and heavy storms.
Wisconsin. Division of Emergency Government Title: Wisconsin. Division of Emergency Government: Emergency Resource Management Planning Project Files, 1960-1968
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 1773
Abstract: Correspondence, reports and minutes of a project assigned to draft emergency resource management plans. The plans were drafted by state government officials and representatives of private industry and were to be used in the event of a nuclear attack. The plans provide for stabilization of the economy and management of essential resources such as food, water, gas, electric power, telecommunications, solid fuels, manpower, and health resources.
Wisconsin. Division of Energy Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Energy Services: Energy Files, 1970-2005
Quantity: 13.0 c.f. (13 record center cartons); plus additions of 8.6 c.f., 2 videorecordings, 3 tape recordings, and 295 transparencies
Call Number: Series 2469; 2002/111; 2005/141; 2006/057; 2008/066; 2010/065; 2011/057; 2012/069; 2012/170
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports and studies documenting state energy planning, policies, and programs. Major topics include alternative energy, building codes, coal and oil consumption, energy allocation and conservation, energy interest groups and programs, low income energy assistance, public information and education, and comprehensive state energy plans and quarterly reports. These files were created by Stanley York of the Office of Emergency Energy Assistance, Steven Born of the State Planning Office, and staff of the Office of State Planning and Energy and its successor, the Division of State Energy.
Wisconsin. Division of Enterprise Technology Title: Wisconsin. Division of Enterprise Technology: Technology Plans, 1997-2002
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (5 record center cartons)
Call Number: 2013/065
Abstract: The Technology for Educational Achievement (TEACH) Wisconsin initiative is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to advance into the global 21st Century. TEACH Wisconsin is responsible for providing funding and leadership to the state’s educational institutions in the area of educational technology through five specific programs: block grants; infrastructure financial assistance - wiring loans; telecommunications access; training and technical assistance grants; and procurement. The technology plan is a required component of the grant process. Records may also include plan review and update information.
Wisconsin. Division of Environmental Protection Title: Wisconsin. Division of Environmental Protection: Aquatic Nuisance Control Records, 1932-1970
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2570
Abstract: Minutes of the Advisory Committee on Aquatic Nuisance Control, 1966-1973, together with papers of various individuals in the Department of Natural Resources's Division of Environmental Standards who wereresponsible for aquatic chemicals during the period from 1966 to 1982. Earlier minutes of the advisory committee's predecessor may be found in the records of the Committee on Water Pollution (Series 1243). Also included are miscellaneous earlier files of the aforementioned individuals and others who exercised some responsibility for aquatic nuisance control under the aegis of other state agencies: Lloyd Luschow of the State Laboratory of Hygiene (later DNR's chief of laboratory services); Laurence F. Motl, head of the DNR Engineering Division, who chaired the Advisory Committee for Aquatic Nuisance Control, the Pesticide Use Study Group, the Committee for Control of Toxic Insecticides, and the Pesticide Advisory Council; and Kenneth Mackenthun, a public health biologist for the Committee for Water Pollution during the 1950s. His files include extensive writings and reports on his research on aquatic weed control issues.
Wisconsin. Division of Environmental Protection Title: Wisconsin. Division of Environmental Protection: Water Pollution Investigations, 1966-1973
Quantity: 4.6 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2572
Abstract: Files relating to hearings before the Department of Natural Resources and its predecessor, the Department of Resource Development, concerning investigations of alleged pollution of the Wisconsin rivers and drainage basins by municipal and industrial waste. Included are transcripts of public hearings, orders and findings of fact, exhibits, correspondence, data, and occasional photographs and legal documents. A substantial quantity of the investigations concern charges of alleged pollution of the Wisconsin River by Nekoosa-Edwards, Consolidated Papers, and other paper companies.
Wisconsin. Division of Environmental Protection Title: Wisconsin. Division of Environmental Protection: Plans of Dams and Flood Control Projects, 1906-1970
Quantity: 6 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 1835
Abstract: Records of the Division of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Water and Shoreland Development, consisting of approved plans of dams; maps, plans, and profiles of flood control projects; and harbor and lakeshore maps. The materials were used to check safety of existing structures, requirements for repairs, and to check changes in water conditions for various projects.
Wisconsin. Division of Environmental Protection Title: Wisconsin. Division of Environmental Protection: Dam Correspondence and Plans, 1913-1973
Quantity: 24 reels of microfilm (16mm), 14 reels of microfilm (35mm), 0.1 c.f. (1 folder)
Call Number: Series 1807
Abstract: Microfilmed correspondence and plans of the Bureau of Water Supply and Pollution Control concerning state inspection of dams, approval of designs for new construction or repair of existing dams, water levels, drainage basins, flood controls, water power, and complaints from the public about water levels being too high or too low and the adverse effect on shoreline properties. Plans consist of blueprints and sketches for each dam, showing complete details of each structure. On paper is an inventory of dams, arranged by county, which serves as an index to individual dam numbers. Reels 1-24 are 16mm; reels 25-38 are 35mm.
Wisconsin. Division of Environmental Standards Title: Wisconsin. Division of Environmental Standards: Research Files, 1966-1976
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2583
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, unpublished progress and final reports, applications, agreements, and other material pertaining to water pollution (EP) research funded by the department through 6-S federal funds. The University of Wisconsin, Marquette University, and the Institute of Paper Chemistry were major cooperators in these research projects. An unnumbered folder at the beginning of the series includes 1975 and 1976 reports of project status.
Wisconsin. Division of Environmental Standards Title: Wisconsin. Division of Environmental Standards: Industrial Wastewater Permit Hearings, 1964-1983
Quantity: 4.4 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2586
Abstract: Files, mainly 1971-1983, of the Bureau of Wastewater Management concerning adjudicatory hearings held to review industrial wastewater permits issued by the department. Included are petitions and requests for hearings, hearing notices, summaries of issues, transcripts, exhibits, briefs, permits, stipulations, orders and findings of fact, statements, correspondence, and memoranda. The majority of the records relate to food processers; pulp and paper manufacturers such as Bergstrom Paper Company, Fort Howard Paper Company, Nekoosa-Edwards Paper Company, and the Scott Paper Company, power generation industries, with some municpal sewer district cases concerning Neenah -Menasha and Weston also included. After 1979 these hearings were conducted by hearing examiners in the Department of Administration. Because they did not produce transcripts, cases which did not go to hearing have been weeded.
Wisconsin. Division of Environmental Standards Title: Wisconsin. Division of Environmental Standards: Administrative Rules, 1978-1982
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (1 archives box, 1 record center carton, and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Series 2584
Abstract: Draft rules, review comments of the general public and experts such as Peter Peshek, internal staff memoranda, and notes collected by Robert Krill, head of the Bureau of Solid Waste Management concerning the revision of administrative rules concerning metallic mining (NR 131, 132, 182) and solid waste management (NR180).
Wisconsin. Division of Environmental Standards Title: Wisconsin. Division of Environmental Standards: Records of the Air Management Bureau, 1966-1994
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 154 transparencies (1 folder)
Call Number: 2012/163
Abstract: Records of the Air Management Bureau related to issues of air quality.
Wisconsin. Division of Family Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Family Services: Federal Plans and Budgets, 1935-1973
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1965/046
Abstract: Annual federal plans and budgets or program narratives required by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare containing a record of the use of federal funds. This file is used for audit and historical purposes.
Wisconsin. Division of Family Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Family Services: County Audits, 1967-1975
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1984/062
Abstract: Fiscal audits from the state Division of Family Services conducted between 1967 and 1975 of county social service programs from 1961 to 1974. Audits cover the administration of the county welfare program, Social Security Administration, state dependents, juvenile court, and Indian relief program.
Wisconsin. Division of Family Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Family Services: Miscellaneous Records, 1944-1969
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1977/185
Abstract: Records created by the Division of Family Services (DFS), 1967-1969, and predecessor agencies: the Division for Children and Youth (DCY), 1951-1967; Division of Children Welfare and Youth Service, 1949-1951; and Division of Child Welfare, 1944-1949. Records include administrative meeting minutes, June 1960-February 1967; DCY director’s meeting minutes, March 1967-March 1969; DFS administrator’s meeting minutes, April 1969; summary of administrative meeting discussion topics, 1964-1969; manual of procedures, 1951-1958; rules and regulations; Division of Child Welfare and Youth Service staff meeting minutes, January 1955-1969; and desk manual, Division of Child Welfare, 1944.
Wisconsin. Division of Family Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Family Services: Unmarried Mothers Subject File, 1937-1971
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1976/172
Abstract: General subject files, 1962-1967, of the Bureau of Research and Statistics' Comprehensive Mental Health and Mental Retardation Planning Program and various related committees. Records contain reports and bulletins, correspondence, and meeting minutes related to mental health studies and services in Wisconsin and nationally.
Wisconsin. Division of Family Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Family Services: Foster Homes Research Project Records, 1967-1973
Quantity: 18.2 c.f. (46 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1978
Abstract: Records of a research project designed to test the value of information obtained in interviews with prospective foster parents in predicting their success in caring for foster children. The series contains the administrative records of the project, including proposals, correspondence, and reports. The bulk of the records contain case files on foster families, including interview transcripts. There is a restriction on access to this material; see the Administrative/Restriction Information portion of this finding aid for details.
Wisconsin. Division of Family Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Family Services: Monthly Statistical Reports, 1936-1939, 1953-1957, 1960-1973
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes and 4 record center cartons); plus additions of 12.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1415; 1986/117
Abstract: County reports from the state Division of Family Services showing number of cases and expenditures for Old Age Assistance, Aid to the Blind, Aid to the Disabled, Aid to Dependent Children (form SR-215), Aid to Dependent Children (form DCA-8), Vendor Payment for Medical Aid (form SR 215S), and Application for Social Security Aid (form WSP-8). Also includes Monthly Statistical Reports (form SR-215, parts 1 and 2), Relief Referrals (forms SR-215R and SR-215W), Training Impact on AFDC (form SR-215T), and Referrals to DA (form SR-215A).
Wisconsin. Division of Family Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Family Services: Governor's Conference on Children and Youth File, 1949-1959
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1403
Abstract: Administrative files for the biennial Governor's Conference of Children and Youth, including records generated in the Community Services section office, and records of Executive and Planning Committees appointed for each conference. The file includes correspondence and memoranda relating to invitations to speakers; Planning Committee memoranda, reports, and statistical tables; publicity releases and clippings; conference proceedings; texts and recordings of some speeches and panel discussions; final reports; financial records; and other materials relating to organization, administration, and later evaluation of each conference.
Wisconsin. Division of Health Title: Wisconsin. Division of Health: EMT (Basics Only) Training Files, 1969-1986
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (1 record center carton and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1995/002
Abstract: EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) training files, 1969-1986. Records include general files for basic training courses consisting of correspondence regarding classes, certification, and local administration of the training program. Also included are basic curriculum descriptions and syllabi.
Wisconsin. Division of Health Title: Wisconsin. Division of Health: History of Public Health Nursing in Wisconsin, 1920-1979
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (1 record center carton, 1 archives box, and 1 flat box) and 123 photographs
Call Number: 1985/009
Abstract: Materials compiled in 1979 to document the history of Public Health Nursing in Wisconsin from 1920 to 1979. Records include newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, articles, and correspondence. Also included are two photograph scrapbooks. One scrapbook documents the Public Health Nursing involvement with Native American clinics in the 1930s, while the other is a memorial scrapbook on the life and work of public health nurse Theta C. Mead.
Wisconsin. Division of Health Title: Wisconsin. Division of Health: Fluoridation Scrapbooks, 1945-1975
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (4 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1981/279
Abstract: Scrapbooks from the state Division of Health contain newspaper clippings from various Wisconsin local newspapers regarding the issue of fluoridation of public water resources, including letters to the editor, advertisements, and articles on studies, meetings, and legislation and other information on fluoridation.
Wisconsin. Division of Health Title: Wisconsin. Division of Health: Patient Evaluation Review Committee First Phase Records, 1971-1976
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1987/073
Abstract: First phase records, 1960-1977, of the Patient Evaluation Review Committee (PERC), which was formed in the attempt to correct deficiencies in Wisconsin's nursing homes. PERC used two tools, Areas of Care Evaluation (ACE) and Time Unit Base (TUB), to evaluate patients in nursing homes and correlate patient profiles with services appropriate for individual patients. Records include ACE, TUB and other evaluation/inventory forms, meeting minutes, and reports and project proposals; correspondence, articles related to diagnostic testing and evaluation of nursing home patients, and administrative program records.
Wisconsin. Division of Health Title: Wisconsin. Division of Health: Cost Containment Commission Records, 1993-1995
Quantity: 11.4 c.f. (11 record center cartons and 1 archives box) and 6 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 2737; Tape 1406A
Abstract: Records of the Cost Containment Commission, a body organized in 1991 to develop and implement a statewide policy to contain the escalating costs of health care services and capital expenditures while promoting quality care and geographic access for all Wisconsin citizens. The program applied to capital expenditure projects proposed by hospitals, clinics, and other health care providers that exceeded $1 million and to service and supply projects that exceeded $500,000. The project records include application forms, correspondence between the commission and the project applicant, project analyses, and commission rulings. Many files include supplementary information about the applicant institution. Some cases that were appealed to the courts include legal documents including transcripts and declaratory rulings. Five community hearings are documented by tape recordings. The project files are arranged alphabetically by institution name, with a separate series following of administrative commission records. Included here are files of the development of the administrative rules that governed the commission, correspondence, minutes of meetings of the commission and its advisory council, and information on the hospital cost index produced by the commission. The commission became defunct in 1995.
Wisconsin. Division of Health Title: Wisconsin. Division of Health: General Correspondence, 1912, 1930-1994
Quantity: 92.4 c.f. (231 archives boxes); plus additions of 161.5 c.f.
Call Number: Series 871; 1964/041; 1965/131; 1975/095; 1976/044; 1977/041; 1979/032; 1980/087; 1985/001; 1986/035; 1989/121; 1994/114; 1996/023; 1997/037; 1998/012; 1999/054; 2000/034; 2001/058; 2009/123; 2009/124
Abstract: Correspondence with the Board of Health's division and district offices, other state agencies, out of state and federal agencies, private organizations, and the general public concerning public health matters.
Wisconsin. Division of Health. Bureau of Planning and Development Title: Wisconsin. Division of Health. Bureau of Planning and Development: Project Files, 1971-1977
Quantity: 7.4 c.f.
Call Number: 1981/102; 1983/076
Abstract: Records related to various projects and committees overseen by the Bureau of Planning and Development. Materials primarily concern health care and health planning in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin. Division of Health. Bureau of Planning and Development Title: Wisconsin. Division of Health. Bureau of Planning and Development: Statewide Health Coordinating Council (Health Policy Council) Correspondence, 1967-1976, 1983-1986
Quantity: 4.4 c.f. (3 record center cartons and 4 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1983/077
Abstract: Records, 1967-1976 and 1983-1986, of the Statewide Coordinating Council (Health Policy Council) and its councils and committees. The council is required by the federal Health Planning and Resources Development Act. The series heavily documents a Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services-American Public Health Association study conducted by the Bureau of Comprehensive Health Planning (BCHP) and the Community Health Action Planning Service (CHAPS) in January 1971. The study consisted of a local survey of Oconto County to better understand the delivery of health services in a defined area.
Wisconsin. Division of Health. Bureau of Planning and Development Title: Wisconsin. Division of Health. Bureau of Planning and Development: Subject Files, 1974-1981
Quantity: 6.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1982/198; 1985/002; 1985/004
Abstract: Bureau of Planning and Development subject files related to health planning and administration. Included are reports and project files for topics like cancer, developmental disabilities, mental health, migrant health, and the Maternal and Child Health program. The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program is well documented.
Wisconsin. Division of Health Education Title: Wisconsin. Division of Health Education: Sex Education Program Records, 1940-1953
Quantity: 5 c.f. (5 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2220
Abstract: Descriptions of social hygiene and sex education programs in secondary schools: correspondence between lecturers, school administrators, and parent groups: lecturers' reports discussing students, teachers, school officials and local residents attitudes toward social hygiene instruction.
Wisconsin. Division of Health Education Title: Wisconsin. Division of Health Education: General Correspondence, 1946-1963
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1909
Abstract: Includes (1) general correspondence with the public and local offices regarding publications, films, pamphlets, biennial, annual and statistical reports, the Wisconsin Register of Doctors, and health programs; (2) correspondence concerning regional and related data and the Wisconsin Council of Non-Profit Homes and Hospitals Serving the Aged; (3) articles and related correspondence; and (4) miscellaneous files.
Wisconsin. Division of Health. Office of Management and Policy Title: Wisconsin. Division of Health. Office of Management and Policy: State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) files, 1986-1992
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (4 record center cartons); plus additions of 1.8 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2617; 1999/056
Abstract: Pilot project files from the Office of Management and Policy of the State Division of Health containing the research, development, implementation, and evaluation records of the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP). Included are reports, publication files, budgetary materials, participant files, local office records, local advisory committee and state council records, marketing materials, enrollment forms, and administrative rules and procedures. A report to the legislature on the pilots was required by statutes.
Wisconsin. Division of Health Policy and Planning Title: Wisconsin. Division of Health Policy and Planning: Areawide Health Planning Agencies Material, 1968-1975
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (8 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1980/148
Abstract: Records, 1968-1975, consisting of correspondence and other materials, including budgetary files, by-laws and articles of incorporation, grant applications, and progress reports, of areawide health planning agencies funded under Public Law 89-749. The areawide health planning agencies have been replaced by Health Systems Agencies funded under Public Law 93-641.
Wisconsin. Division of Highways Title: Wisconsin. Division of Highways: Dedication Files, 1958-1968
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2277
Abstract: Publicity and planning documents used by the Highway Commission and its successor, the Division of Highways, upon ceremonies marking the completion of highway construction projects. The series contains programs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence as well as documents relating to the specifics of the construction project. After 1968, the dedication records were placed in the “Highway Projects (Non-Maintenance)” (RDA 395/0011) upon completion of a project. These records can be found in the office of origin.
Wisconsin. Division of Highways Title: Wisconsin. Division of Highways: Subject File, 1930-1968
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1924
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, news releases, speeches, articles, clippings, graphics, and general information material, used and developed for public issuance by the Highway Commission and Division.
Wisconsin. Division of Highways and Transportation Title: Wisconsin. Division of Highways and Transportation: Engineering Research Advisory Committee Records, 1968-1991
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (1 archives boxes and 2 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2286
Abstract: Records of the Engineering Research and Advisory Committee (ERAC) document the coordination of the engineering research program in the Department of Transportation. Includes minutes, meeting materials, and correspondence with the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation (AASHTO). These concern the committee's work in developing solutions to transportation system operational and performance problems; evaluating new methods and materials of construction and operations; evaluating new methods and materials; and developing specifications and design standards for materials and methods. In 1989, the Engineering Research and Advisory Committee was reconstituted as the Council on Applied Research (CAR).
Wisconsin. Division of Highways and Transportation Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Highways and Transportation Services: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Files, 1983-1994
Quantity: 7.6 c.f. and 150 tape recordings
Call Number: 2007/038; 2009/140; 2011/138; 2012/049; 2013/045; Audio 1699A
Abstract: Files containing applications and supporting documentation for business firms seeking certification and annual recertification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) under the DBE program requirements of federal 49 CFR 23 as administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Certification as a DBE or joint venture DBE identifies a firm as a small business firm independently owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged person. It also identifies that the firm possesses the resources/expertise to operate in the firm's field of work. Certification is for participation in the DBE program. If a DBE firm does business in another state, Wisconsin will forward certification information to the other state through reciprocity agreements.
Wisconsin. Division of Highways and Transportation Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Highways and Transportation Services: Street and Highway Intersection Inspection Photographs, 1940s-1980s
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2365
Abstract: Photographs taken by division of highways staff documenting street and highway intersections throughout Wisconsin. Photographs typically include four compass point views of each intersection and include signage and other physical landmarks.
Wisconsin. Division of Highways and Transportation Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Highways and Transportation Services: Certified Town, City and Village Plats, 1940-1992
Quantity: 22.0 c.f. (45 archives boxes and 4 record center cartons); plus additions of 132 reels of microfilm (35 mm) and 25 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Series 925; 2011/139
Abstract: Files consisting of the original certified plats submitted by the town and village boards and city councils pursuant to section 86.302(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes and federal 23CFR 460 and 23 USC 402(c). The maps show state trunks, county trunks, local roads, and bridges. Certification was accomplished annually until 1990, biennially thereafter. Included are files for the years 1946, 1951, 1961, 1971, 1981, and 1992. Plats, certified mileage statements, and other information are used for apportioning federal highway safety funds and state transportation aid payments. This information is also used in annexations, jurisdictional transfers of road authority, and the construction/realignment of roads. These plats provide the state official a singular graphic compilation showing cumulative and historical impacts of administrative and jurisdictional changes on highways in all Wisconsin municipalities. Plats are also used after each decennial census to realign congressional, state, and local districts to reflect population trends. The certified plats are a basic document used by the Legislature and State Cartographer to reapportion the state into equal voting districts by population.
Wisconsin. Division of Highways and Transportation Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Highways and Transportation Services: General Correspondence and Subject File, 1918-2000
Quantity: 538.0 c.f. (538 record center cartons), approximately 700 maps, 3314 photographs, 1183 negatives, and 5 drawings; plus additions of 19.5 c.f., 27 photographs, and 11 negatives
Call Number: Series 918; PH Series 918; 2000/028; 2000/120; 2001/042; 2001/054; 2003/051; 2012/138
Abstract: Papers and correspondence from the Division of Highways and Transportation Services, relating to highway maintenance, bridges, parkways, flooding, snow removal, highway safety, regional planning, taxes and highway finance, municipal bonding, road schools for training local officials, roadside billboards, public information and education, tourism, complaints, and requests for information. Included are letters, memoranda, reports, articles, policy statements, petitions, draft legislation, hearing proceedings, statistical data, charts, posters, circulars, photographs (including a panorama print), blueprints, and maps.
Wisconsin. Division of Highways and Transportation Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Highways and Transportation Services: Minutes of the Highway Commission and Division, 1911-1987
Quantity: 30.4 c.f. (75 archives boxes and 1 card box)
Call Number: Series 917
Abstract: Minutes of meetings of the Highway Commission and related papers, with an itemized summary of subjects discussed at each meeting following the minutes. Records dating after 1977 document only meetings of the Division. Also included is an index to the minutes, 1952-1985, probably originally prepared by the Traffic Office of the Highway Dept. and maintained by the Highway Division. Citations refer to general topics such as administrative rules, interstate and state highway projects, route changes, and traffic signals.
Wisconsin. Division of Highways and Transportation Services. District No. 7, Rhinelander Title: Wisconsin. Division of Highways and Transportation Services. District No. 7, Rhinelander: Survey Books, 1900-1989
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box) and 105 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 2371
Abstract: Land survey information, land corner documentation, monumentation, and occasionally project diary entries used by the Department of Transportation or its consultant engineers in designing and building highways and highway related structures. District No. 7 comprised the following counties: Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, Price, and Vilas.
Wisconsin. Division of Law Enforcement Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of Law Enforcement Services: Crime Information Bureau Records, 1962-1999
Quantity: 29.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1992/221; 1993/095; 1994/075; 1996/049; 1998/068; 2003/069; 2005/050; 2006/052; 2008/042; 2010/084
Abstract: Correspondence from the Crime Information Bureau of the Division of Law Enforcement Services covering the following subjects: state agency correspondent, county DA or corporation counsel, and citizen correspondent.
Wisconsin. Division of Mental Hygiene Title: Wisconsin. Division of Mental Hygiene: Budget Request Materials, 1963-1981
Quantity: 3.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1979/029; 2012/158
Abstract: Budget requests of state hospitals and institutions controlled by the Division of Mental Hygiene.
Wisconsin. Division of Mental Hygiene Title: Wisconsin. Division of Mental Hygiene: Nursing Home Files, 1966-1980
Quantity: 7.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1971/151; 1990/036
Abstract: Forms and surveys providing information about nursing home policies and patients. There is also some information about closed facilities.
Wisconsin. Division of Mental Hygiene Title: Wisconsin. Division of Mental Hygiene: National Institute of Mental Health Inventory of Mental Health Facilities in Wisconsin, 1964-1968
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (5 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1980/047
Abstract: Files, 1964-1968, and related material associated with the National Institute of Mental Health's inventory of mental health and mental retardation facilities in Wisconsin, administered by the Division of Mental Hygiene. Records include questionnaire forms completed by mental health facilities, correspondence between facilities and the National Institute of Mental Health, notes and statistics, and miscellaneous publications. The information has been key punched and is available upon request from Bureau of Management Information.
Wisconsin. Division of Mental Hygiene Title: Wisconsin. Division of Mental Hygiene: Mental Health and Mental Retardation State Plan, 1966-1970
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (1 record center carton)
Call Number: 1975/078
Abstract: State planning reports, 1966-1970, for the construction of mental health and mental retardation facilities for diagnosis, care, and other services in the State of Wisconsin. Records include comprehensive drafts, notes, and statistics of state-wide facility and program planning; maps and narrative descriptions of regional catchment areas; as well as miscellaneous state legislative rulings related to the funding and construction of state mental health facilities.
Wisconsin. Division of Mental Hygiene Title: Wisconsin. Division of Mental Hygiene: Federal Reports, 1942-1967
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1974/071
Abstract: Annual reports, correspondence, and related material, 1942-1967, of state and county mental health facilities completed for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW). Reports consist of statistical data of patient admittance, discharges and transfers; as well as data on specific diagnoses of mental disorders.
Wisconsin. Division of Mental Hygiene Title: Wisconsin. Division of Mental Hygiene: Personnel Reports, 1957-1964
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1973/049
Abstract: Annual personnel reports, 1957-1964, of state and county mental institutions. Records primarily consist of personnel reporting forms for statistical documentation of personnel at mental health facilities throughout Wisconsin. Also included are patient admissions statistics documenting the movement of patient populations and miscellaneous correspondence with the Bureau of Research and Statistics and other national institutions.
Wisconsin. Division of Mental Hygiene Title: Wisconsin. Division of Mental Hygiene: Community Clinics' General Correspondence, 1950-1966
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1972/039
Abstract: General correspondence, 1950-1966, of the Division of Mental Hygiene pertaining to community mental health clinics in Wisconsin. Records include correspondence, articles and publications, and reports by clinics. Major topics include patient and physician referrals, clinical and statistical reports, and confidentiality of patient records. Also included is correspondence with the Citizens' Advisory Committee on Community Mental Health Resources, a committee responsible for developing policy, programs, and legislation for county institutions related to services for the mentally ill.
Wisconsin. Division of Mental Hygiene Title: Wisconsin. Division of Mental Hygiene: Day Care Center General Correspondence, 1961-1967
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (1 record center carton and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1972/038
Abstract: Correspondence, 1961-1967, of the Division of Mental Hygiene pertaining to day care centers, services, and legislation. Topics also include program development and standards, funding, and information about regional conferences and meetings.
Wisconsin. Division of Motor Vehicles Title: Wisconsin. Division of Motor Vehicles: Administrator's General Correspondence, 1949-1979
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2328
Abstract: General correspondence and memoranda of the administrator of the Division of Motor Vehicles, together with some files for the period when that official was the commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. Included are files on general administrative matters including circuit court decisions affecting the agency, highway safety, legislation and fiscal notes, the medical review board established to examine epileptic drivers, agency reorganization, school buses, studded tires, transfer of title during probate, and revenue needs for transportation. Some files pertain to concerns particular to the administrator such as relations with Governor Patrick Lucey, participation in the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators and the Vehicle Equipment Safety commission, and public speaking assignments.
Wisconsin. Division of Occupational Health Title: Wisconsin. Division of Occupational Health: Industrial Plant Survey Reports, 1937-1968
Quantity: 9.2 c.f. (9 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2206
Abstract: Studies, reports, and related correspondence of occupational health conditions in industrial plants, small businesses, and government offices that were conducted upon the request of management, labor unions, Industrial Commission, insurance carriers, employees: mainly documenting noise and radiation levels, atmospheric concentrations of lead, carbon monoxide, dust and other potentially dangerous substances in the work place.
Wisconsin. Division of Personnel Title: Wisconsin. Division of Personnel: Alternative Work Pattern Studies, 1975-1981
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1989/003
Abstract: Records of grant projects sponsored by the Bureau of Human Resources dealing with alternative work plans, including job sharing, flex-time, and senior citizens' employment.
Wisconsin. Division of Personnel Title: Wisconsin. Division of Personnel: General Correspondence, 1972-1976, 1978, 1980-1982
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes); plus additions of 7.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1945; 1981/057; 1983/045; 1984/023; 1985/170
Abstract: Correspondence with individuals and state agencies concerning employment, classification of employees, qualifying examinations, and employee benefits. Included also are comments and complaints about Bureau of Personnel regulations.
Wisconsin. Division of Public Assistance Title: Wisconsin. Division of Public Assistance: Financial Studies of Counties and Local Units, 1942-1950
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1463
Abstract: Financial studies of counties including statements of condition by officers, attorney general opinions, reports to the Emergency Board, reports of hearings, and itemized county budget ledger sheets showing estimated cash receipts, disbursements, and final balances; conducted to assess ability to pay public assistance costs.
Wisconsin. Division of Public Assistance Title: Wisconsin. Division of Public Assistance: Inactive Case Files, 1934-1945, 1955-1962
Quantity: 190.8 c.f. (477 archives boxes); plus additions of 88.8 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1409; 1973/051; 1975/079
Abstract: Files, 1934-1945 and 1955-1962, of blind pension, old age assistance, and aid to dependent children, relief work certification, and out of state relief or aid claimants' cases in which the Division of Public Assistance was concerned either directly or by referral from localities. Files include face sheets, reports, and field correspondence.
Wisconsin. Division of Public Assistance Title: Wisconsin. Division of Public Assistance: County Administrative File, 1932-1967
Quantity: 132.0 c.f. (132 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 1406
Abstract: Memoranda, correspondence, reports, programs, plans, and statistics relating to administration by counties of relief, pension, Work Projects Administration programs, drought relief, distribution of surplus commodities, and transient programs.
Wisconsin. Division of Resource Management Title: Wisconsin. Division of Resource Management: Forest Crop Law Files, 1928-1985
Quantity: 49 reels of microfilm (16mm), 5 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 28 sheets of microfiche
Call Number: Series 2615
Abstract: Copies of records generated by a program established in 1928 in which land owners could apply for forest cropland status for their land and agree to maintain the land under forest guidelines in return for lower taxes. Files include orders of approval and dismissal from the program, acreage ledgers of land held by individuals, records of program land under county ownership, severance tax ledgers, and records of payments made by the state for towns and counties for forest croplands.
Wisconsin. Division of Safety & Buildings Title: Wisconsin. Division of Safety & Buildings: Private Sewage Grant Program Administrative Files, 1978-1991
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2801
Abstract: Records of the Private Sewage System Replacement or Rehabilitation Grant Program, a program administered under the Wisconsin Fund and authorized by s.145.245, Wisconsin Stats., and ILHR Chapter 87, Wisconsin Adm. Code. The records include grant awards and grant summary reports, documentation on legislation and administrative code revisions, program guidelines, and policy determinations.
Wisconsin. Division of Safety & Buildings Title: Wisconsin. Division of Safety & Buildings: Building Plans Correspondence (E-files) and Index, 1914-1998
Quantity: 969.9 c.f. (940 record center cartons, 101 index card boxes, 4 archives boxes, and 2 volumes) and 101 megabytes (17 files); plus additions of 291.6 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2284; Series 2285; 1997/193; 1998/090; 1998/112; 1998/131; 1998/140; 1999/101; 1999/115; 1999/132; 1999/134; 1999/174; 2000/124; 2000/127; 2001/025; 2001/049; 2001/161; 2001/170; 2002/025; 2011/187
Abstract: Correspondence and index from the Division of Safety & Buildings, relating to building plans and petitions for variances submitted for review and approval under ILHR s. 50.12: all public buildings, multi-unit residences, and places of employment. Included are letters sent to owners, designers, etc., by plan reviewers regarding plan approvals/denials, requests for additional information, incorrect fees paid, and general information; and letters received from owners, designers, etc. regarding building alterations, owner changes, additions to heating and ventilating, and requests for code verification.
Wisconsin. Division of State Agency Services Title: Wisconsin. Division of State Agency Services: Transportation Records, 1990-2001
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (4 record center cartons)
Call Number: 2008/049
Abstract: Records of special projects and task forces in which the state Division of State Agency Services participated. The Alternative Fuels Task Force is one such project.
Wisconsin. Division of State and Local Finance Title: Wisconsin. Division of State and Local Finance: Distribution of Lottery Credit Relief, 1993-1998
Quantity: 57 sheets of microfiche
Call Number: Series 2657
Abstract: Notices of lottery credit claimed and payment.
Wisconsin. Division of State and Local Finance Title: Wisconsin. Division of State and Local Finance: Division Administrator's Subject Files, 1977-1999
Quantity: 11.0 c.f. (11 record center cartons); plus additions of 6.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2426; 1999/087; 2004/077
Abstract: The administrative subject file of the Division of State and Local Finance administrator, including correspondence and related material from each of the bureaus in the division. Included are policy level materials on such issues as administrative rules; assessment, appraisal, and equalization of residential and manufacturing property; levy limits; legislation; municipal audits; property tax relief; real estate transfer fees; utility and mining taxation; and school aids information.
Wisconsin. Division of State and Local Finance Title: Wisconsin. Division of State and Local Finance: Town Financial Reports, 1963-1978
Quantity: 83 reels of microfilm (16mm) and 99 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 2047
Abstract: Financial reports of town clerks showing receipts and disbursements. Receipts are classified by character and source, such as assessments, licenses and permits, fines and forfeitures, gifts and grants, and others. Disbursements are classified by purposes, such as general government, health and sanitation, charities and corrections, highways and bridges, education, recreation, and others. There is also some correspondence between town clerks and state agencies concerning corrections and explanations of reports.
Wisconsin. Division of State and Local Finance Title: Wisconsin. Division of State and Local Finance: Village Financial Reports, 1963-1978
Quantity: 28 reels of microfilm (16mm) and 28 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 2048
Abstract: Financial reports of village clerks showing receipts and disbursements. Receipts are classified by character and source, such as assessments, licenses and permits, fines and forfeitures, gifts and grants, and others. Disbursements are classified by purposes, such as general government, health and sanitation, charities and corrections, highways and bridges, education, recreation, and others. There is also some correspondence between clerks and state agencies concerning corrections and explanations of reports. Reports for 1964 were missing when these records were microfilmed.
Wisconsin. Division of State and Local Finance Title: Wisconsin. Division of State and Local Finance: County Financial Reports, 1925-1978
Quantity: 6 reels of microfilm (35mm) and 19 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 1815
Abstract: Annual financial reports filed by county clerks or comptrollers summarizing receipts and disbursements; and correspondence between the clerks and the Department concerning corrections and explanations of entries in the reports. Reels 11-16 are 35mm; the remainder are 16mm.
Wisconsin. Division of State and Local Finance Title: Wisconsin. Division of State and Local Finance: Real Estate District Value Cards, 1928-1973
Quantity: 79 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Series 1513
Abstract: Cards prepared under Section 70.57 of the Wisconsin Statutes for the purpose of determining the final judgment of real estate equalization values for classes of property within each tax district. The cards show the increase or decrease in value compared to the previous year for residential, mercantile, manufacturing, agricultural, swamp, and timber property.
Wisconsin. Division of State and Local Finance Title: Wisconsin. Division of State and Local Finance: City Financial Reports, 1925-1978
Quantity: 21 reels of microfilm (35 mm) and 41 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Series 777
Abstract: Financial reports of city clerks summarizing the receipts and disbursements for each fiscal year, pursuant to Section 73.10(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes. The report categories include receipts from taxes, licenses and permits, state aid, and commercial revenue; and disbursements such as government operations, protection fees, and health, highway, education, and recreation expenses. Also included in the files is correspondence between the clerks and the Department concerning corrections and explanations of entries in the reports. This function was performed by the State Tax Commission and the Department of Taxation until 1947; the Department of State Audit, 1947-1966; the Department of Administration, 1966-1971; and the Department of Revenue since 1971.
Wisconsin. Division of State Energy Title: Wisconsin. Division of State Energy: Acid Deposition Program Files, 1981-1995
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (9 record center cartons)
Call Number: 2001/075
Abstract: The Acid Deposition Research Program of the Division of State Energy was created by the 1985 Wisconsin Act 296, Section 2, 15347(2) Stats., to recommend objectives for acid deposition research in Wisconsin, recommend types and priorities for acid deposition research, evaluate mechanisms for funding and recommend funding levels, and review all research reports relating to acid deposition and sulphur dioxide emissions submitted to the Acid Deposition Research Council. The program files consist of annual reports, sulphur dioxide emission limitation plans, annual assessments, working papers, studies, and legislation.
Wisconsin. Division of State Energy Title: Wisconsin. Division of State Energy: Low Income Energy Advisory Committee Records, 1985-1988
Quantity: 0. 4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2517
Abstract: Minutes, reports, and correspondence of a Department of Administration committee comprised of private sector representatives, low income advocates, and state and local officials that advised the division on low income energy matters. Also included are minutes, recommendations and reports from the similarly-named Low Income Energy Advisory Committee of the Department of Health and Social Services; papers of the Ad Hoc Low Income Task Force and information on the pilot program for the DHSS Wisconsin Energy Assurance Program developed by the Ad Hoc committee; and applications, correspondence, and county statistical analyses of the federal Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) also administered by DHSS. Also included is a report on the Warm Room Program and additional applications submitted by DHSS for federal weatherization funds.
Wisconsin. Division of State-Local Affairs Title: Wisconsin. Division of State-Local Affairs: Local Government Survey Materials, 1953-1981
Quantity: 20.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1981/198; 1982/276
Abstract: Files and folders from the state Division of State-Local Affairs containing local government personnel program data and reports. These materials have been prepared under the provisions of s.16295 Wis. Stats. relative to the state providing personnel consultative assistance and service to requesting units of local government. Contents may include, but are not limited to, the following: directories and other organizational materials, personnel policies and labor agreements, correspondence, position description questionnaires, field audit notes, salary data and fiscal analysis sheets, compensation schedule reports, job classification sheets, et cetera.
Wisconsin. Division of State-Local Affairs Title: Wisconsin. Division of State-Local Affairs: Subject Files, 1935-1975
Quantity: 50 c.f. (50 record center cartons); plus additions of 14.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2733; 1978/216
Abstract: Planning project and subject files, 1935-1975, from the Division of State-Local Affairs pertaining to city, county, regional, and state planning; zoning, and environmental issues. Also included are records on zoning, and administrative files, 1970-1971, of the Department of Local Affairs and Development.
Wisconsin. Division of State-Local Affairs Title: Wisconsin. Division of State-Local Affairs: Regional Planning Commission Reports and Correspondence, 1960-1979
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (2 record center cartons, 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2684
Abstract: Correspondence pertaining to the formation of each of the Wisconsin Regional Planning Commissions. The majority of files deal with the Southeastern Wisconsin RPC, consisting of various studies and reports done by the commission in the 1960's. Also includes maps, press releases, newspaper clippings, and related materials.
Wisconsin. Division of State-Local Affairs Title: Wisconsin. Division of State-Local Affairs: State Planning Assistance Program, 1965-1978
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (1 record center carton)
Call Number: Series 2681
Abstract: Files from a program providing grants-in-aid to qualified county and multi-county planning commissions throughout the state pursuant to Chapter 109 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Included is correspondence, progress reports, initial inquiry and reply form, maps, agreements, grant amounts, press releases, applications, and resolutions.
Wisconsin. Division of State-Local Affairs Title: Wisconsin. Division of State-Local Affairs: Consolidation Files, 1960-1968
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2668
Abstract: Consolidation files contain correspondence and hearing transcripts dealing with the consolidation of smaller towns and larger municipalities. Correspondences are primarily from constituents voicing their opinion. The transcripts are from public hearings at which constituents and local officials could voice their concerns on the consolidation plans.
Wisconsin. Division of Tourism Title: Wisconsin. Division of Tourism: Audio-Visual Promotion Files, 1964-2000
Quantity: 1153 photographs, 7 transparencies (all in 3 archives boxes) and 11 tape recordings; plus additions of 0.1 c.f., 182 photographs, 5642 negatives, 7417 transparencies, 28 films, 1 film can, and 11 videorecordings
Call Number: PH Series 2803; PH Series 2803(7); AC 561-AC 565; AE 184-AE 185; CB 115-CB 121; CC 126; CC 377-CC 378; DD 360; DD 724-DD 731; DE 834; FE 363; VBA 463; VBC 104-VBC 105; VHA 074-VHA 076; Audio 1651A; 1990/168; 1997/150; 2003/177; 2005/169
Abstract: Photographs, mainly black and white prints, used for general promotion of Wisconsin tourism by the Division. Although undated, the majority of prints date from the 1980s. Included are views of tourist destinations, museums and historic sites, scenic locations, and activities such as fishing, boating, skiing, and snowmobiling. There are also views of the EAA Fly-in, many hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast inns, festivals and fairs, and ferry boats. One folder documents various film crews searching for or filming at Wisconsin locations. Individuals in these photographs include Pat Boone, Glenn Close, Gilbert Hemsley, and Bob Uecker. Departmental secretary Dick Matty appears in some of these snapshots. Actor Paul Newman appears in one photograph taken at Road America.
Wisconsin. Division of Tourism Title: Wisconsin. Division of Tourism: Cooperative Advertising Records, 1971-1989
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes); plus additions of 0.6 c.f
Call Number: Series 2622; 1984/082
Abstract: Records of one of the three advertising programs of the Division of Tourism, the other programs being the image and banner programs. The cooperative advertising program provided state funds to local and regional non-profit organizations to advertise Wisconsin tourism. Included are background and policy papers of the program administrators and William Kidd, secretary of the Department of Business Development; semi-annual applications (probably incomplete) submitted by local organizations; marketing plans containing information about advertising plans and some advertising designs; and reports.
Wisconsin. Division of Tourism Title: Wisconsin. Division of Tourism: International Tourism Subject Files, 1975-1992
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2631
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, marketing plans, results, itineraries, clippings, and other information related to the promotion of international tourism. The majority of the files date from the early 1990s and relate to tourist promotion of Wisconsin in Japan.
Wisconsin. Division of Tourism Title: Wisconsin. Division of Tourism: Advisory Committee Records, 1976-1989
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (1 record center carton and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2620
Abstract: Minutes, agenda items, correspondence, press releases, clippings, and other material pertaining to various committees that advised the Division of Tourism including the Council on Tourism, 1976-1987, a statutory committee; the Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Tourism, a special task force appointed by Governor Lee S. Dreyfus in 1982 and chaired by former Governor Warren Knowles; and the Marketing Advisory Committee, 1978-1989, a committee originally formed to advise the division's Cooperative Advertising program.
Wisconsin. Division of Tourism Title: Wisconsin. Division of Tourism: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1972-1992
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (11 record center cartons and 3 archives boxes), 277 photographs, 87 transparencies, and 1 video recording
Call Number: Series 2390; PH Series 2390; VBA 482
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports and subject files, mainly 1972-1987, relating to divisional policies and projects that were maintained by the division administrator and members of the staff. Included are chronological correspondence of division administrators Richard Matty and Richard Speros, appointment files of Matty (1989 only), occasional speeches, additional correspondence with state legislators and trade organizations, and extensive information on tourism advertising and advertising agencies hired to represent the state (Bozell & Jacobs and Stephan & Brady) as well as some agencies who applied for the contract; files on the division's banner advertising program, familiarization (FAM) tours of the Lake Superior area and other locations sponsored by the state; and development projects partially funded by the Upper Great Lakes Regional Commission; and photographs and color slides of Travel Information Centers and displays (1961-1968 and 1983-1991) and miscellaneous promotional activities during the administrations of Governors Gaylord Nelson and Warren P. Knowles. Files on the UW-Extension Recreation Resources Center and a 1977 sales guide include detailed information about tourist activities, destinations, and accommodations. The videotape is part of a Phoenix Award submission about Gary Knowles' promotion of the 1987 Circus World Parade.
Wisconsin. Division of Transportation Districts Title: Wisconsin. Division of Transportation Districts: District 3 Photographs, 1969-1992
Quantity: 236 photographs, 147 negatives, and 27 transparencies in 2 archives boxes and 2 card boxes
Call Number: PH Series 2711
Abstract: Black and white and color photographs and negatives of bridge and highway construction projects and their immediate urban and rural surroundings in Brown, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Sheboygan, and other counties within District 3. Prominently documented are the Tenth Street Bridge in Manitowoc and the Fox River Bridge in Appleton. Also included are color snapshots of the fabrication in Japan for the Tower Drive Bridge on I-43 in 1978.
Wisconsin. Division of Transportation Investment Management Title: Wisconsin. Division of Transportation Investment Management: Statewide Planning and Special Studies, 1963-2003
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (12 record center cartons); plus additions of 23.6 c.f., 4 videorecordings, and 1 tape recording
Call Number: Series 2318; 1999/045; 2000/026; 2002/027; 2006/140; 2006/145; 2006/146; 2006/147; 2007/036; 2008/123; 2009/046; 2009/047; 2010/044; Audio 1551A
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, surveys, and materials related to highway, railroad, and waterborne transportation in Wisconsin, including special studies related to various transportation modes. The records were used to support planning and policy decisions by the Division of Transportation Investment Management and as a record of past accomplishments and methods. Some records were created by the Division of Planning and Budget, and the State Highway Commission.
Wisconsin. Division of Veterans Services. Title: Wisconsin. Division of Veterans Services: WISVET Outreach Case Files, 1972-1979
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2111
Abstract: “Contact sheets” used by WISVET Outreach counselors to summarize conversations held with Vietnam veterans being offered assistance by the WISVET Outreach program. This program, begun in 1972, sought out Vietnam veterans who were educationally disadvantaged and who were not using their G.I. Bill benefits. Other major responsibilities, particularly the upgrading of less than honorable discharges and assistance to incarcerated veterans, were added later. The Wisconsin Legislature terminated funds for the program in 1979. About ten percent of the contact sheets received in the Archives were retained.
Wisconsin. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Title: Wisconsin. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation: Committee and Board Minutes, 1965-1968, 1993-2003
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. and 9.33 megabytes
Call Number: 1972/134; 2004/099; 2008/015; 2012/018
Abstract: Minutes, agendas, notices, and supporting materials of various divisional committees, boards, work groups, offices, and bureaus. Included are materials concerning the Governor's Policy Board for Vocational Rehabilitation, 1965-1968; the State Rehabilitation Planning and Advisory Council (SRPAC), 1993-1998; and the Wisconsin Rehabilitation Council, 1999-2003.
Wisconsin. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Title: Wisconsin. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation Subject Files, 1962-1983, 2002-2006
Quantity: 41.2 c.f.
Call Number: 1974/098; 1979/071; 1981/087; 1981/105; 1982/047; 1984/046; 1985/036; 1985/037; 1986/042; 1986/043; 1987/083; 2013/124
Abstract: Subject files and correspondence of administrators (particularly Adrian Towne, O.H. Richter, and Kenneth McClarnon) of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Subject files relate to the rehabilitation of specific problems. There are also reports and studies related to vocational rehabilitation as well as professional organization material and correspondence with the federal Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Wisconsin. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Title: Wisconsin. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation: Project Data, 1951-1981
Quantity: 5.4 c.f.
Call Number: 1977/060; 1985/035
Abstract: Project reports and work papers including correspondence, internal reports to project directors, and additional project materials.
Wisconsin. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Title: Wisconsin. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation: Closed Rehabilitation Client Case Files, 1964-1979
Quantity: 52.8 c.f.
Call Number: 1972/155; 1979/054; 1982/040; 1983/112; 1983/127; 1983/226; 1983/322; 1984/075; 1985/160; 1985/239
Abstract: Vocational rehabilitation client case files, 1964-1979. Case files include physical, psychological, personality aptitude, examination, progress, employment, school and training reports; records of rehabilitation costs; medical case histories; and related correspondence. The State Archives has a 5% sample from the District Offices in Eau Claire, Milwaukee, Janesville, Superior, and Wausau. There is also one accession specifically related to rehabilitation for the blind.
Wisconsin. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Title: Wisconsin. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation: Numbered Memos, 1979-2000
Quantity: 7.4 c.f. (7 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes); plus additions of 0.6 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2157; 2007/190
Abstract: Memoranda about agency policies and procedures for field offices and rehabilitation supervisors from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation administrator and staff.
Wisconsin. Division of Workforce Excellence Title: Wisconsin. Division of Workforce Excellence: Migrant Council Minutes, 1978-1997
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons) and 69 tape recordings (1 tape box)
Call Number: 1998/145
Abstract: Minutes of a council that advises the Department of Workforce Development and other state officials on matters affecting migrant workers; monitors federal and state statutes and rules designed to assist, serve, or protect migrant workers; and recommends to the department and other state agencies any changes necessary to achieve uniformity between state and federal statutes and rules. There are also meeting recordings of related committees.
Wisconsin. Division of Workforce Excellence Title: Wisconsin. Division of Workforce Excellence: State Job Councils Meeting Materials, 1975-1999
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2769
Abstract: Proceedings, which include agendas, minutes, and assorted supporting materials from meetings of the state 'job councils' empowered under state and federal legislation to review, plan and coordinate programs under the federal Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) of 1982. Meeting materials for the councils span from 1981-1999; also included from 1975-1982 are a few materials from pre-JTPA versions of these councils. The councils are: the State Employment and Training Council (1981-1982); the State Job Training Coordinating Council (1983-1987); the Wisconsin Jobs Council (1987-1994); the Human Resource Investment Council (1994-1997); and the Council on Workforce Excellence (1997-1999).
Wisconsin. Division on Aging Title: Wisconsin. Division on Aging: Council and Commission on Aging, 1961-1981
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1984/069
Abstract: Records, 1961-1981, of the Commission on Aging and the State Advisory Council on Aging. These organizations reported to the governor and legislature and set the scope of the state's programs for aging and recommended programs and actions for state agencies. Records consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, bylaws and membership information related to the Commission and Council; as well as general information regarding the Older Americans Act.
Wisconsin. Division on Aging Title: Wisconsin. Division on Aging: Administrator's Correspondence, 1970-1973
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1987/079
Abstract: Correspondence, 1970-1973, of Dwayne Willadsen, Administrator of the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Aging, with local agencies and state and national officials concerning the promotion of positive living and social conditions for senior citizens. Subjects include housing, nutrition, transportation, and social opportunities.
Wisconsin. Division on Aging Title: Wisconsin. Division on Aging: White House Conference on Aging, 1961, 1968-1972
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (1 record center carton and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1981/099
Abstract: Records and material, 1961, 1968-1972, relative to Wisconsin's participation in the White House Conference on Aging. Includes correspondence, memoranda, pre-White House district (local) and state conferences on aging, work books for the delegates, recommendations for action, background papers, post-White House conference meetings and correspondence, etc. White House Conferences on Aging were held in 1961 and 1971. District and state conferences on aging were held during 1970.
Wisconsin Draft Resistance Union Title: Wisconsin Draft Resistance Union Records, 1967-1969
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 382
Abstract: Records of a statewide organization launched in 1967 by students of the University of Wisconsin whose opposition to the war in Vietnam focused upon the Selective Service system. Included are letters received from Wisconsin supporters and from individuals in other states as a result of WDRU's status as the national Draft Resistance Clearinghouse, form letters, Wisconsin field reports, a few minutes, broadsides and handouts, and materials on several community social service projects.
Wisconsin Ecological Society Title: Wisconsin Ecological Society Records, 1946-1979
Quantity: 20.2 c.f. (15 record center cartons and 13 archives boxes) and 1 tape recording
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 90; Green Bay Tape 3; Tape 1060A
Abstract: Records of a Green Bay, Wisconsin, group comprised of business and professional peoople, documenting their efforts to encourage rigorous enforcement of existing environmental protection statutes and to press for stronger legislation. Subject files include flyers, newsletters, correspondence, and other records and concern the society's activities in opposition to the U.S. Navy's Project Sanguine, water pollution by the paper and pulp industry, and the construction of nuclear power plants. Other concerns were air and water pollutionj generally, energy conservation, and land use.
Wisconsin Education Association Council Title: Wisconsin Education Association Council Records, 1853-1975, 1999
Quantity: 14.2 c.f. (31 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 2 volumes), 4 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 64 tape recordings; plus additions of 2.0 c.f. and 1 videorecording
Call Number: Mss 422; Micro 575; Micro 580; Micro 598; Micro 680; Tape 688A; M97-109; M2002-144; M2006-082
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), a state teachers organization affiliated with the National Education Association. Founded as the Wisconsin Teachers' Association (1853-1935), then known as the Wisconsin Education Association (1935-1972), this organization originally encompassed teachers and educational administrators and worked for the general improvement of education and of schools. Since the 1960s, however, the association has effectively changed from a professional organization to a labor organization. The records document the changes in the organization over the years, and include some files from Wisconsin Educators Politically Active and Concerned (WEPAC), a political action group aligned with the Wisconsin Education Association Council.
Wisconsin. Educational Approval Board Title: Wisconsin. Educational Approval Board: School Files -- Unapproved, 1968-1997
Quantity: 14.4 c.f.
Call Number: 1992/094; 1992/132; 2006/171; 2013/085
Abstract: The general files for schools other than those currently approved by the Educational Approval Board (EAB) under Title 38, U.S. Code, or Section 38.51, Wis. Stats., or their equivalents. The files for schools which were formerly approved include, but are not limited to, the schools' original applications for approval, applications for renewal, correspondence with or about the school (except that pertaining to complaints), inspection reports, and copies of the official notifications of acceptance of EAB approval by the Veterans Administration (VA form 22-1998 or its equivalent). Files for schools that have never been approved include general correspondence and memoranda.
Wisconsin. Educational Approval Board. Title: Wisconsin. Educational Approval Board: Rulemaking Files, 1972-1989
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (1 records center carton)
Call Number: 1996/119
Abstract: Drafts of proposed rules of the Educational Approval Board, copies of notices, correspondence and reports relating to proposed rules, transcripts (if any) and exhibits from rulemaking hearings, and original of final rule adopted by the agency.
Wisconsin. Educational Communications Board Title: Wisconsin. Educational Communications Board: TV Programming Project Files, 1979-1997
Quantity: 16.8 c.f., 25 photographs, and 51 videorecordings
Call Number: 1997/027; 1998/025; 1998/156; 1999/030; 2000/025; 2001/041; 2002/016; 2003/037; 2009/128; 2010/131
Abstract: Subject file pertaining to the productions of television programs, including accepted and rejected productions; correspondence records; documentation pertaining to on-air fund raising productions; entries of production projects submitted for consideration for various awards; historical information documenting the evolution of production projects, method of research, individuals who were involved in the production, and length of time necessary for completion; budget information such as total production cost documentation and records of the production budgetary guideline; and legal contractual information including copies of production contracts.
Wisconsin Elementary School Principals' Association Title: Wisconsin Elementary School Principals' Association Records, 1939-1958
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss TJ
Abstract: Records of a professional organization for elementary school administrators concerning the membership, meetings, and activities of the association. Primarily correspondence and minutes, the papers also include constitutions, membership lists, and often unattributed articles on educational topics.
Wisconsin Emergency Relief Administration Title: Wisconsin Emergency Relief Administration: Rural Rehabilitation and Resettlement Studies, 1934-1935
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1466
Abstract: Reports and other papers filed with the Wisconsin Emergency Relief Administration by E. L. Kirkpatrick concerning his studies of rural relief and rehabilitation problems in Chippewa, Iowa, Oconto, Oneida, Walworth, Forest, Sauk, Sawyer, Calumet, Portage, Crawford, La Crosse, and Washburn counties.
Wisconsin. Employee Welfare Funds Division Title: Wisconsin. Employee Welfare Funds Division: Employee Welfare Funds, 1959-1974
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2280
Abstract: Records documenting the efforts of the Employee Welfare Funds Division to change employee welfare fund laws, regulations, and procedures. Included is substantial correspondence with the insurance industry, members of Congress, and state legislators; written plans and drafts of proposed legislation for the state and federal government; and the minutes and correspondence of subcommittees of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). The NAIC is a national organization to promote discussion among state insurance commissioners and assist them in developing legislation for the regulation of the insurance industry. The records are arranged alphabetically with a substantial set of correspondence relating to insurance rules and sub-committees of the NAIC.
Wisconsin. Employee Welfare Funds Division Title: Wisconsin. Employee Welfare Funds Division: Records, 1955-1987
Quantity: 478.8 c.f. (416 archives boxes and 324 record center cartons); plus additions of 1.4 c.f.
Call Number: Series 270; Series 1061-1066; Series 1732-1743; Series 2280
Abstract: Papers documenting the activities of the Employee Welfare Funds Division of the Wisconsin Insurance Dept.. Included are annual reports, correspondence with fund trustees, lists of officers and trustees of specific funds, reports, records documenting policy development, files documenting special investigations, and records documenting legislation related to the Employee Welfare Funds Law. Also included are the records of the Employee Welfare Plans Advisory Council and the Advisory Committee of Consulting Actuaries.
Wisconsin. Employment and Training Services Division Title: Wisconsin. Employment and Training Services Division: District Office CETA Grant Files, 1974-1983
Quantity: 4.6 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1986/010
Abstract: District level CETA records, 1974-1983. Records of the Lake Michigan Employment and Training District include correspondence, compliance monitoring reports that resulted from site visits to individual Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) grantees, and subject files. There are also files on various CETA programs, appeals and complaints from organizations concerning funding and other issues, and planning records. Northwest District records include correspondence and audit reports of funded programs. Affirmative Action documentation from fiscal year 1978 contains Affirmative Action plans from CETA grantees.
Wisconsin. Employment and Training Services Division Title: Wisconsin. Employment and Training Services Division: Administrative Files, 1973-1981
Quantity: 21.8 c.f.
Call Number: 1984/098; 1987/230
Abstract: Correspondence and subject files primarily documenting the Division's role in administering Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) grants. Also well documented are manpower planning, weatherization, and youth employment.
Wisconsin. Employment and Training Services Division Title: Wisconsin. Employment and Training Services Division: Special Summer Youth Grant Files, 1975-1976
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1987/123
Abstract: Summer youth grant files, largely funded through the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), 1975-1976. Programs were provided by organizations, schools, cities, and counties. Records include contracts, special notices, budget records, invoices on services, expenditures, correspondence between CETA administrators and the organizations, participation guidelines, appeals if funding was denied, and questionnaires. Grants are filed by the name of the organization receiving the grant; some organizations provided multiple programs in the same year.
Wisconsin. Employment and Training Services Division Title: Wisconsin. Employment and Training Services Division: CETA Administrative Files, 1972-1985
Quantity: 36.6 c.f.
Call Number: 1984/003; 1985/118; 1987/217; 1988/237
Abstract: Records related to the administration of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) in Wisconsin. Records include administrative correspondence, council and committee materials, complaints and appeals, district level information, and some files related to the Governor's Special Grants. The Wisconsin Youth Initiative is well documented as is the operation of CETA in conjunction with Native American tribes.
Wisconsin. Employment and Training Services Division Title: Wisconsin. Employment and Training Services Division: Wisconsin Balance of State CETA Oral History Project, 1980-1983
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box) and 60 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 2107; Tape 1059A
Abstract: Oral history interviews and related materials on the history of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act in Wisconsin, 1973-1983. Included are recordings of two public hearings (1980 and 1982) and sixty-five interviews with staff, grantees, participants, employers, county board chairpersons, and others who administered or received CETA services in forty-nine Wisconsin counties known as the Balance of State (BOS). The interviews were conducted in 1983 by CETA staff who also prepared transcripts and abstracts for most of them. Topics discussed include CETA administration and programs, such as a drug rehabilitation program in River Falls and a women's employment project in Sturgeon Bay.
Wisconsin. Employment and Training Services Division Title: Wisconsin. Employment and Training Services Division: CETA Participant Files, 1978-1983
Quantity: 5.9 c.f. (3 record center cartons, 1 archives box, and 5 flat boxes)
Call Number: 1987/232
Abstract: Records, 1978-1983, summarizing participant activity in CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) program, at a variety of levels of detail, from subcontract agreement through total program results. The paper records consist of correspondence, memorandums, and meeting information relating to CETA programs, as well as participant files containing grants proposals, applications, and program descriptions. The microfilm consists of CETA applicant files and eligibility audit verification records, however, reels 1-155 (as numbered by the Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations (DILHR)-Division of Employment and Training Services (DETS)) were not received by the State Archives. The CETA forms from the Executive Office of the State Manpower Council are on microfilm cartridges (the State Archives does not have the equipment to view these cartridges). The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) Balance of State (BOS) program was administered by the Wisconsin State Manpower Council from 1974-1980, and by DETS after 1980.
Wisconsin. Employment Relations Board Title: Wisconsin. Employment Relations Board: Public Utility Labor Dispute Case Files, 1947-1951
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (4 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1811
Abstract: Case files on labor disputes between public utility employees and their employers. Included are rules of procedure; lists of conciliators and arbitrators; transcripts of hearings before the Board; union and company exhibits introduced in those hearings; conciliators' reports; arbitrators' awards; correspondence; court orders, motions, and stipulations; and copies of court opinions. Regulation of the public utility bargaining process was authorized by the Wisconsin Public Utility Anti-Strike Law, Chapter 414, Laws of Wisconsin, 1947, which was declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court in 1951.
Wisconsin. Employment Relations Commission Title: Wisconsin. Employment Relations Commission: Case Statistic Record Books, 1939-1984
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (2 archives boxes, 4 flat boxes, and 7 volumes)
Call Number: Series 2565
Abstract: Docketing books containing a listing of all cases heard by the WERC and its predecessor, the WERB, arranged by case number, date of submission, name of complaint, and type of case. Cases include union elections, referenda, employer/employee complaints, arbitration and mediation, fact finding cases, prohibited activities, and declaratory rulings of the Commission. Case listings also include a statement of issues involved, rulings of the Commission, and election statistics.
Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission Title: Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission: Closed Labor Dispute Case Files, 1937-1979
Quantity: 427.4 c.f. (594 archives boxes and 185 record center cartons); plus additions of 0.6 c.f.
Call Number: Series 827; 2001/014
Abstract: Records of closed cases brought before the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission involving complaints of unions and employers, union elections, referenda, mediation, and arbitration. Included in the records are transcripts of Commission hearings, correspondence and related papers, and court documents in those cases which were appealed to the courts.
Wisconsin. Employment Relations Study Commission Title: Wisconsin. Employment Relations Study Commission: Records, 1976-1977
Quantity: 14.0 c.f. (35 archives boxes) and 53 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 1814; Tape 1034A
Abstract: Papers from the study of the civil service system by the commission established by Executive Order in 1976; including agenda and minutes, correspondence, financial materials, progress and final reports, employee survey forms, staff and subcommittee research materials, and tape-recorded proceedings.
Wisconsin. Employment Security Division Title: Wisconsin. Employment Security Division: Manpower Development Project Files, 1970-1974
Quantity: 4.2 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1977/143
Abstract: Manpower Development and Training Act grant application files, 1970-1974, administered by the Employment Security Division. Included are grant application forms for county-level job training programs, project plans and narratives, summaries of costs, background information, and correspondence. Grant applications describe the need for specific occupations such as clerks, welders, auto repair technicians, and machine operators in different Wisconsin counties as well as that county's economic condition and outlook. Also included are some records on the Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations Summer Youth Program, 1974, which sponsored youth programs throughout the state.
Wisconsin. Entomology Division Title: Wisconsin. Entomology Division: State Entomologist's Photographs, 1934
Quantity: 33 photographs
Call Number: PH Series 2281
Abstract: Photographs by G. A. Marquardt showing grasshopper damage to Wisconsin crops.
Wisconsin. Equal Rights Division Title: Wisconsin. Equal Rights Division: Reports, 1949-1972
Quantity: 22.7 c.f., 101 reels of microfilm (16 mm), and 8 tape recordings
Call Number: 1978/060; 1979/045; 1980/116; 1981/123; 1983/227; 1988/096
Abstract: Reports and other records, 1949-1972, on issues related to equal rights. There are files on numerous organizations working on equal rights issues, reports related to specific employers' equal rights hiring practices, and general information on employment and hiring.
Wisconsin. Equal Rights Division Title: Wisconsin. Equal Rights Division: Equal Rights Reference Material, 1913-1971
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1981/124
Abstract: Records, 1913-1971, of the Equal Rights Division of the Industrial Commission of Wisconsin, including records on child and women's labor, records on the cost of living and minimum wage, various subject files, and federal government files, including defense orders and records on the federal wage and hour law.
Wisconsin. Equal Rights Division Title: Wisconsin. Equal Rights Division: Circuit Court Cases, 1974-2003
Quantity: 22.2 c.f. (22 record center cartons and 1 archives box); plus additions of 59.4 c.f. and 363 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 2485; 1985/181; 1990/061; 1999/077; 2000/057; 2001/107; 2001/142; 2002/065; 2003/150; 2004/104; 2005/044; 2005/129; 2006/044; 2006/156; 2007/048; 2007/120; 2008/036; 2008/108; 2009/050; 2009/135; 2010/054; 2010/055; 2010/137; 2011/047; 2011/145; 2012/183; 2013/054; 2013/082; Audio 1507A
Abstract: Transcripts of hearings, audio recordings of testimony, hearing folders, proceedings, correspondence, letters of appeal, final orders, and related materials pertaining to Personnel Commission cases which were appealed to the circuit court. Most circuit court appeals concern job classification, promotion, dismissal, and disciplinary actions. A small number of appeals relate to issues of racial and gender discrimination.
Wisconsin. Equal Rights Division Title: Wisconsin. Equal Rights Division: Records of the Bureau of Community Services/Program Services Bureau, 1971-1975
Quantity: 14.0 c.f. (14 record center cartons) and 57 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 2164; Tape 1381A
Abstract: Records documenting the role of the bureau as a source of technical assistance to persons and organizations working for equal opportunity. The Bureau of Community Services was created within the Equal Rights Division in 1972 during a reorganization of the Department of Industry, Labor, and Human Relations. The bureau separated the educational mission of the division from the investigative and enforcement functions. It was renamed the Program Services Bureau in 1973. The series contains general administrative files and subject files on services to blacks, native Americans, the handicapped, the Spanish speaking, and youth. Also included are tape recordings of interviews and public hearings taken during the Bureau's 1973-1975 Native American Project. The NAP was a large-scale audit of the range of state services provided to Wisconsin's Native American populations, and was carried out through public hearing testimony by interviews conducted with Native Americans and other concerned individuals throughout the state.
Wisconsin. Equal Rights Division Title: Wisconsin. Equal Rights Division: Case Files, Employer Files, General Correspondence and Subject File, and Hearing Files, 1945-2012
Quantity: 52.8 c.f. (35 record center cartons and 45 archives boxes) and 22 tape recordings; plus additions of 90.4 c.f., 17 tape recordings, 4 compact discs (audio recordings), 5 videorecordings, and 58.2 megabytes
Call Number: Series 1744; 2000/041; 2001/068; 2001/134; 2002/038; 2002/124; 2003/062; 2003/145; 2003/161; 2004/045; 2005/045; 2005/131; 2006/045; 2006/157; 2007/050; 2007/122; 2008/038; 2008/120; 2009/051; 2010/056; 2010/138; 2011/048; 2011/146; 2013/014; 2013/055; Audio 1592A; Series 1745; Series 1746; 1979/043; 1979/044; 1980/170; 1981/122; 1982/162; 1983/171; 1984/092; Audio 1380A; 1984/093; 1987/117; Audio 1628A; Series 1747
Abstract: These records of the Equal Rights Division of the Wisconsin Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations, and of its predecessor, the Equal Opportunities Division of the Wisconsin Industrial Commission, consist of four series: Case Files, 1945-2004 (Series 1744); Employer Files, 1945-1967 (Series 1745); General Correspondence and Subject File, 1945-1977 (Series 1746); and Hearing Files, 1963-1967 (Series 1747). The records include correspondence, discrimination petitions, job applications, employment interview summaries, legislative documentation, reports, memos, conference materials, complaints, policy statements, materials concerning discrimination charges brought by individuals against various organizations, and testimony. Employers covered in the Employer Files include Wisconsin businesses, government agencies, unions, schools, hospitals, and charities.
Wisconsin. Equal Rights Division Title: Wisconsin. Equal Rights Division: Miscellaneous Records, 1950-1970
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes); plus additions of 2.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1003; 1997/192
Abstract: Records of the Equal Rights Division including minutes of the Equal Rights Council, correspondence of the Division Administrator, files of the Housing and Public Accommodations Coordinator and Employment Coordinator, and correspondence of the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) documenting alleged discriminatory business practice. Records also include newsclippings; individual case files of EEOC investigations and complaints regarding possible violations of civil rights legislation; correspondence of the Council on Housing relating to housing conditions and practices; and public accommodations surveys in resort areas.
Wisconsin. Ethics Board Title: Wisconsin. Ethics Board: Investigations Non-Confidential, 1977-1998
Quantity: 5.8 c.f. and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: 2001/082; 2006/068; 2007/144
Abstract: Records concerning lobbying investigations by the Ethics Board and its predecessor agency, the Secretary of State, that are open for research either because they consist of case files that predate the creation of the Ethics Board in 1990 or because they include audits, on-site reviews and other types of records now considered confidential. In 1990 when the Ethics Board assumed oversight responsibility for lobby law enforcement, it was determined that the investigation case files created by the Secretary of State were open. However, no records of this type have been transferred to the Archives.
Wisconsin. Ethics Board Title: Wisconsin. Ethics Board: Lobby Law Administrative Records, 1975-1990
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons) and 10 tape recordings
Call Number: 2007/146
Abstract: General records, 1975-1990, of Vel Phillips, Douglas La Follette, and various attorneys in the Office of Secretary of State covering the period when the secretary was responsible for administration of the Wisconsin lobby law. In 1990 the Ethics Board assumed this responsibility. Included are correspondence with principals (employers of lobbyists), attorneys, and others; complaints; requests for formal and informal opinions, draft and final versions of formal opinions 1-35; publications and press releases; seminar and workshop training materials (some in recorded form); statistical data and analysis; and detailed reports on several investigations. The seven tape recordings concern training for enforcement of legislative revisions made in 1979.
Wisconsin. Ethics Board Title: Wisconsin. Ethics Board: Expense Statements of Lobbyists and Their Employers, 1919-2005
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (30 archives boxes); plus additions of 149.6 c.f.
Call Number: Series 179; 1984/143; 1991/065; 1991/133; 1993/141; 1994/091; 1996/017; 1999/075; 2001/081; 2005/072; 2011/160; 2012/133
Abstract: Principal statements of expenses incurred in lobbying, showing the names of counsels, agents, amounts, type of expense, and dates paid. Records from the state Ethics Board also include applications for lobbyist licenses and registrations of people or companies that employ a lobbyist (a principal).
Wisconsin. Examining Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Land Surveyors Title: Wisconsin. Examining Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Land Surveyors: Applications for Licenses, 1917-1976
Quantity: 33 c.f. (33 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 1591
Abstract: Applications for licensure of deceased professionals, including historical summaries of the applicant's professional career and, in some cases, photographs; plus correspondence requesting verification of Wisconsin registration for other states. Also included are registration renewal requests, letters notifying applicant of acceptance, and often the date of the applicant's death. The series includes the files of Frank Lloyd Wright and Eero Saarinen; the Wright file is housed in the Archives' Autograph file. About half the folders are color-keyed as follows: yellow, architects; pink, designers; blue, land surveyors; and white, engineers.
Wisconsin. Examining Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Land Surveyors Title: Wisconsin. Examining Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Land Surveyors: Complaint and Revocation Files, 1922-1976
Quantity: 16.4 c.f. (16 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2678
Abstract: Closed investigative files, mainly 1960-1976, of dismissed complaints and complaints which resulted in a hearing and disciplinary actions, including letters of complaint, investigative reports, correspondence, transcripts of hearings, exhibits and blueprints, motions, briefs, attorney notes, findings of facts and related materials. The majority of the documented cases and complaints concern architects and engineers.
Wisconsin. Examining Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Land Surveyors Title: Wisconsin. Examining Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Land Surveyors: Minutes, 1917-1993
Quantity: 4.6 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2642
Abstract: Minutes of the board that regulated architects, professional engineers, designers, and land surveyors, together with minutes, 1984-1993 of the rules committee of the board. After 1984 there are separate minutes for the joint board and for meetings of each of the professional sections.
Wisconsin. Executive Office Title: Wisconsin. Executive Office: Northern District Office Files, 1985-2002
Quantity: 14.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1993/191; 2003/085; 2003/167; 2003/170; 2006/118
Abstract: Records of the Northern District Office of governors Tommy G. Thompson and Scott McCallum including citizen correspondence, information on staff schedules and special events in which the governors participated, press material, and minutes and meeting materials on the Council on Natural Resources in Northwest Wisconsin that was staffed by the Northern District Office. The office was located in Hayward, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin. Executive Office Title: Wisconsin. Executive Office: Legal Counsels' Records of the Lucey and Schreiber Administrations, 1971-1978
Quantity: 9.8 c.f. (9 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes); plus additions of 2.0 c.f. and 1 folder of photographs
Call Number: Series 2619; 1980/249
Abstract: Subject files, correspondence from prisoners, and memoranda prepared by attorneys to advise Governor Patrick J. Lucey and Acting Governor Martin J. Schreiber about pardons, extraditions, federal grants, DNR land acquisitions, contracts, and other legal matters. A majority of the subject files are those of J. Joseph Sensenbrenner, although the work of other attorneys is also represented. The subject files relate to subjects such as campaign finance, drought, executive clemency, the Department of Natural Resources, Menominee County, and the Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice. The contract memos are an evidential sample weeded from a larger volume of records.
Wisconsin. Executive Office Title: Wisconsin. Executive Office: Appointments, 1971-2008
Quantity: 15.8 c.f. (15 record center cartons and 4 archives boxes); plus additions of 25.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2601; 2003/084; 2004/005; 2004/083; 2004/126; 2010/170
Abstract: This series consists of correspondence, letters of recommendation, resumés, and press releases concerning appointments made by Governors Patrick J. Lucey and Martin J. Schreiber, 1971-1978, and similar materials, 1980-2008, from the administrations of Governors Lee S. Dreyfus, Anthony Earl, Tommy G. Thompson, Scott McCallum, and Jim Doyle.
Wisconsin. Executive Office Title: Wisconsin. Executive Office: Papers of Executive Assistant Hal Bergen, 1976-1978
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2596
Abstract: Papers of Hal Bergen, who served as executive assistant to Governor Patrick J. Lucey and Acting Governor Martin Schreiber. Included are correspondence, memoranda, and subject files used in the development of state policy such as the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. Also included is a numerical reference file of uncertain provenance consisting of memoranda and clippings. It is believed to have been used by Bergen, and perhaps by other staff, as background for speeches and other reference purposes.
Wisconsin Expenditure Commission Title: Wisconsin Expenditure Commission Records, 1986
Quantity: 6.1 c.f.
Call Number: 1987/068; 2008/144
Abstract: Meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, surveys, briefing materials, and reports of the Wisconsin Expenditure Commission, 1986.
Wisconsin Extension Homemakers Council Title: Wisconsin Extension Homemakers Council Records, 1939-1979
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 620
Abstract: Records of an organization affiliated with University of Wisconsin extension services in home economics and family living which provided leadership and coordination for local groups concerned with homemaking, family living, and civic activities. Included in the collection are a constitution, by-laws, history and creed, lists of members, minutes of executive board and annual meetings, annual meeting programs, financial records, handbooks, and program plans and surveys.
Wisconsin Extension Homemakers Council Title: Wisconsin Extension Homemakers Council: The Impact of Her Spirit Oral History Project, 1983-1989
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (13 archives boxes); plus additions of 1.8 c.f., 0.6 c.f of photographs and transparencies, and 173 tape recordings
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss BR; Green Bay Mss 123; La Crosse Mss BS; Milwaukee Mss 129; Northland Mss K; Oshkosh Mss CD; Parkside Mss 73; Platteville Mss AS; River Falls Mss DZ; Stevens Point Mss AW; Stout Mss 17; Superior Mss Q; Whitewater Mss BN; Audio 1528A; M90-325
Abstract: An oral history project undertaken by members of the Wisconsin Extension Homemakers Council (WEHC) as a celebration of the organization's 50th anniversary, focusing on the life stories of Wisconsin homemakers and on the influence of the WEHC in their lives. Included are tape-recorded interviews, transcripts, a published guide to the project, a copy of Taste Wisconsin History (a cookbook derived from the project), photographs, a copy of a slide/tape show with accompanying script, publicity materials, and discussion guide; and a script for a play based on the oral histories.
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Title: Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Records, 1929-1957
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: M70-375
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin member of the American Farm Bureau Federation; including minutes, and financial and other reports of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation (WFBF) and its subsidiaries, which included life insurance companies, a credit union, and farm service and supply cooperatives. Includes minutes, 1929-1940; attachments to minutes, 1942-1950; annual reports; financial reports; and other reports, 1953-1957. Also included are the minutes of the Hillcrest Farm Bureau Council (Dane County), 1948-1957.
Wisconsin Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Title: Wisconsin Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Records, 1920-1992
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (10 archives boxes), 2 reels of microfilm (16mm), and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm); plus additions of 0.8 c.f. and 21 photographs
Call Number: Mss 708; Micro 1106; M2000-048; PH 3730
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin affiliate (1919- ) of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, a group dedicated to community service and to improving the economic and social lives of women in business and the professions. The collection includes materials documenting the group's activities on behalf of conservation in cooperation with the organization Trees for Tomorrow, education for women, and other issues affecting its members.
Wisconsin Federation of Conservation Clubs Title: Wisconsin Federation of Conservation Clubs Records, 1948-1957
Quantity: 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 399
Abstract: Records of an organization of local groups devoted to promotion of conservation at the state level, including minutes, membership lists, and meeting materials, but consisting primarily of the correspondence of WFCC official Les Woerpel with state conservation officials and elected officials. Correspondents include Glenn R. Davis, Frank N. Graass, Lester Johnson, Walter J. Kohler, Melvin Laird, Joseph R. McCarthy, Reid F. Murray, Henry Reuss, Oscar Rennebohm, and Alexander Wiley. Letters concern water pollution, hunting and fishing seasons, game wardens, and protection of scenic areas among other topics.
Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives Title: Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives Records, 1926-1985
Quantity: 91.8 c.f., 24 tape recordings, 565 photographs, 716 negatives, 33 transparencies, 6 films, and 1 videorecording
Call Number: M69-206; M69-268; M70-076; M71-218; M73-359; M74-155; M79-094; M79-095; M90-394; M97-047; M2001-032
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives (WFC), a federation of Wisconsin agricultural cooperatives created in 1969, together with the records of two organizations which merged to form the WFC: the Wisconsin Association of Cooperatives (WAC), which was founded in 1944, and the Wisconsin Council of Agricultural Cooperatives (WCAC), which was incorporated in 1928 as the Wisconsin Council of Agriculture. The majority of the documentation relates to the two predecessor organizations.
Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs Title: Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs Records, 1926-1964
Quantity: 5.2 c.f. (13 archives boxes) and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 94; Tape 489A
Abstract: Papers of a Wisconsin organization founded in 1916 to encourage lifelong music education and appreciation, including correspondence, minutes, reports, address books, newspaper clippings, bibliographies, and pamphlets. The collection focuses on organizational records (primarily minutes and correspondence), project records for the Musical Equipment for Servicemen Project (1941-1945) which includes correspondence from U.S. servicemen, records on the Music in Hospitals Project (1944- ), and materials from a folk music archives project which include a folk music survey, bibliographies of folk music collections, folk music transcriptions and recordings, and folk music scores and songbooks. Individuals with work included in the collection are Bertine Larson, John Moulding, H. H. Rader, Elias Howe, Mary Agnes Starr, and Mrs. D. S. MacKinnon.
Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs Title: Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs Records, 1896-2002
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (7 archives boxes and 2 flat boxes) and 4 tape recordings; plus additions of 4.2 c.f.
Call Number: Wis Mss TU; Wis Mss FH; Audio 128A; Audio 144A; M2002-168
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs (WFWC), a state federation organized in 1896 whose purpose was to improve the general welfare of the state. Included are files created by Theodora Youmans, who served in various offices; administrative and financial records; a history of the organization; files of the Landmarks Committee; scrapbooks; and other materials documenting membership and activities of the organization and various committees. The tape recordings are of the 1956 program concerning the renovation of the first Wisconsin Supreme Court building at Belmont, and of the 1957 building dedication ceremonies held at Belmont.
Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs. 2nd District Title: Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs. 2nd District: Records, 1936-1960
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss BO
Abstract: Records of a district federation of the Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs, dedicated to the promotion of civic awareness and responsibility, cultural enrichment of individual members, and social activities. The Second District is composed of clubs and county federations in Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, and Waukesha counties. The collection includes histories and annual reports of the local clubs and county federations, press scrapbooks, and yearbooks. Most of the records date from 1944 to 1948 and from 1956 to 1960.
Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs. 8th District Title: Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs. 8th District: Records, 1914-1972
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 73; Green Bay Micro 18; Micro 701
Abstract: Records of the regional organization of local affiliates of the General Federation of Women's Clubs in ten northeastern Wisconsin counties (Brown, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade [until 1932], Manitowoc [after 1932], Marinette, Oconto, and Outagamie). Included are minutes, annual reports, financial records, clippings, and local club and county federation constitutions, yearbooks, and publications. The district was designated the 9th District from 1914 to 1932.
Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs. 9th District Title: Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs. 9th District: Records, 1917-2000
Quantity: 5.5 c.f. (12 archives boxes and 2 flat boxes) and 176 photographs
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss AI; PH Eau Claire Mss AI
Abstract: Records of the regional organization of local affiliates of the General Federation of Women's Clubs in eleven north central Wisconsin counties (Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix, and Trempealeau). Included are club histories, yearbooks, annual reports, correspondence, scrapbooks, minutes of meetings, news clippings, treasurer's reports, and other records concerning the clubs' civic and cultural activities. Also included are photographs of members of the Glenwood City club illustrating a 1986 workshop and photographs of the 1987 and 1990 conventions.
Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Title: Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Records, 1949-1982
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes), 3 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 12 photographs
Call Number: Mss 693; Micro 1090; PH 3672
Abstract: Records of an organization founded in 1950 to foster the writing of poetry by Wisconsin residents. The collection consists of officers' correspondence; minutes; membership lists; financial records; Hawk & Whippoorwill Recalled (a serial poetry anthology); microfilmed scrapbooks containing the organization's Museletter, clippings, photographs, and information and poetry by members such as Edna K. Meudt, Marian Paust, Dr. Helen Smith, and Rev. Henry Spear. Among the prominent correspondents are August Derleth and Alfred Lunt.
Wisconsin Folk Museum Title: Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project Collection, 1992-1995
Contents: Wisconsin Historical Society Museum Division: approximately 50 artifacts; James P. Leary, 18 folders, 17 digital audio tapes, 27 CD audio copies; James P. Leary and Janet C. Gilmore: approximately 1,500 color slides, approximately 823 black-and-white negatives, approximately 23 contact sheets, miscellaneous files
Unique Identifier: CSUMC0006-CG
Summary: Supported by the Wisconsin Folk Museum and informed by the region's folklorists, the Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project resulted in the ethnographic documentation of 16 Woodland Indian traditional artists from the Upper Midwest in 1994-1995, acquisition of approximately 50 pieces of their art work, an exhibit that featured the artifacts, a traveling photo-text exhibit that toured four Woodland Indian nation centers, a summer-fall artist demonstration series, and a Down Home Dairyland radio program. Folklorist James P. Leary recorded and transcribed the interviews with the artists, while photographer Lewis Koch photographed them and their work. The featured artists represented Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Meskwaki, Ojibwa, Oneida, and Potawatomi traditions including appliqué and dressmaking; black ash splint and birchbark basket-making; varied types of beadwork; rabbit fur blanket-making; birchbark canoe-making; cradleboard-making; cornhusk doll-making; flute-making; icefishing decoy making; moccasin-making; yarn sash fingerweaving; silver and German silver jewelry-making; and woodcarving.
Wisconsin Folk Museum Title: Rosemaling in the Upper Midwest Collection, 1987-1995
Contents: Wisconsin Historical Society Museum Division: 622 graphic images, 63 artifacts; Wisconsin Historical Society Archives: 48 folders; Mills Music Library Wisconsin Music Archives: 1 audiocassette; Janet C. Gilmore: ca. 1 c.f. exhibit photographs, text, artifact lists, and photographic documentation of exhibit installation
Unique Identifier: CSUMC0004-CG
Summary: The Rosemaling in the Upper Midwest collection documents the Norwegian-American folk painting tradition of rosemaling in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and the greater Upper Midwest region. Phil Martin and Jean Johnson of the Wisconsin Folk Museum interviewed rosemalers, while Martin and Lewis Koch photographed them and their work. Martin and Johnson borrowed, commissioned, and purchased artifacts, and produced several versions of a rosemaling exhibit, representing the work of more than 50 rosemalers. The first exhibit was installed in 1988 at the Folk Museum, and the last one ran into 1995. The book and exhibit catalog, Rosemaling in the Upper Midwest: A Story of Region and Revival, also resulted from this research.
Wisconsin Folklife Center Title: Wisconsin Swiss Traditional Music Project Collection, 1986-1991
Contents: Mills Music Library Wisconsin Music Archives: 1 folder; Wisconsin Historical Society Archives: 12 folders; UW-Madison Folklore Program: 3 folders, 250 black-and-white negatives, 8 contact sheets; James P. Leary: 4 folders, 6 audiocassettes, 1 computer diskette
Unique Identifier: CSUMC0005-CG
Summary: The Wisconsin Swiss Traditional Music Project identified, documented, and recorded a broad sampling of Wisconsin Swiss traditional music, mostly in Green and Dane counties, during 1987-1988. Managed by Project Director Phil Martin, the resulting audiocassette release, Swissconsin: My Homeland, features contemporary and historical studio recordings and portrays primarily the highly proficient, public-oriented performance style often heard in community-produced concerts, recordings, and festivals. The publication Yodeling in Dairyland: A History of Swiss Music in Wisconsin also emerged from the survey in 1991. The collection includes folklorist James P. Leary's interview sound recordings with five Swiss-American musicians, notes from interviews with three more, and selected research materials; Lewis Koch's photography; and Wisconsin Folk Museum project and production files.
Wisconsin Folklife Center Title: German-American Music Project Collection, 1984-1986
Contents: Mills Music Library Wisconsin Music Archives: 2 folders, 223 sound recordings, 1,132 slides, 21 pieces of ephemera; Wisconsin Historical Society Archives: 69 folders; Wisconsin Historical Society Museum Division: 4 artifacts; UW-Madison Folklore Program: 198 color slides, 898 negatives, 20 contact sheets, 1 slide/tape program
Unique identifier: CSUMC0003-CG
Summary: The German-American Music Project documented significant aspects of German-American music and related cultural traditions in Wisconsin, mainly in Dodge, Sheboygan, Wausau, and Milwaukee counties. The research and fieldwork, conducted from 1984 to 1986, uncovered a wealth of traditional music and related information on German-American customs, including weddings and holidays. Three fieldworkers and a photographer documented 25 bands or organizations and 60 individuals. The research resulted in a two-disc commercial LP recording of traditional music, a two-hour Wisconsin Public Radio program, and a 30-minute slide/tape program. Materials include field reports, slides, sound recordings, sound recording indexes, and other documentation generated and collected during the project, and the slide/tape program.
Wisconsin Food Processors Association Title: Wisconsin Food Processors Association Records, 1905-1989
Quantity: 2.3 c.f. (2 record center cartons, 1 archives box, and 1 oversize folder) and 2 tape recordings
Call Number: M89-322; Audio 1523A
Abstract: Records, 1905-1989, of the Wisconsin Food Processors Association, a food processors trade association begun in 1905 as the Wisconsin Pea Packers Association. Renamed the Wisconsin Canners Association, the Wisconsin Canners and Freezers Association, and then the Wisconsin Food Processors Association, about 1988 the group merged with Illinois and Minnesota groups to form the Midwest Food Processors Association. Materials document safety contests, membership and officers, meetings and conventions, and the Association's 75th anniversary.
Wisconsin Free Library Commission Title: Wisconsin Free Library Commission Parcel Post Correspondence, 1914-1919
Quantity: 7.2 c.f. (18 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1967/046
Abstract: Correspondence, 1914-1919, received by the Free Library Commission from Wisconsin citizens requesting that books be mailed to them. Includes occasional Commission notes about the status of an individual's loan.
Wisconsin Free Library Commission Title: Wisconsin Free Library Commission Community Files, 1906-1968
Quantity: 19.0 c.f. (19 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1976/126
Abstract: Community files of the Wisconsin Free Library Commission, 1906-1968. Correspondence, clippings, annual library reports, bulletins, and consultant service reports by county and thereunder by community. Included are meetings minutes, library visits, library and community pamphlets and programs. Materials were placed in the files as they became available; consequently some folders have large gaps in the overall years represented.
Wisconsin Free Library Commission Title: Wisconsin Free Library Commission: Traveling Library Correspondence, 1902-1944
Quantity: 24.8 c.f. (62 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1112
Abstract: Records, 1902-1944, of the Traveling Library and Study Club Department. Records consist primarily of correspondence, including requests for traveling libraries and for study club books and book lists, inquiries about traveling library service, and complaints about lost or damaged books. Also included are book lists, newspaper clippings about traveling library service, and promotional leaflets and correspondence.
Wisconsin Free Library Commission Title: Wisconsin Free Library Commission: Research Reports and Studies, 1905-1962
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2034
Abstract: Research reports and studies, in narrative or tabulated form, prepared by the staff, by state agencies, or by outside agencies and individuals for the use of legislators and committees and for the use of the Library in drafting legislative bills.
Wisconsin Free Library Commission Title: Wisconsin Free Library Commission: Miscellaneous Correspondence and Memoranda, 1903-1957
Quantity: 15.6 c.f. (39 archives boxes); plus additions of 3.7 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1098; 1967/247; 1972/164
Abstract: Miscellaneous correspondence, manuscripts, memoranda, clippings, news releases, pamphlets, circulars, photographs, bills and statements, drafts of legislative bills, reports, and other papers filed by M.S. Dudgeon and C.B. Lester, former secretaries to the Commission, and relating to all aspects of Commission activity.
Wisconsin Friends of Senator Muskie for President (Cudahy, Wis.) Title: Wisconsin Friends of Senator Muskie for President (Cudahy, Wis.): Records, 1970-1972
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 19
Abstract: Fragmentary records of a Cudahy, Wisconsin group formed to support the presidential campaign of Senator Edmund S. Muskie of Maine, coordinated by Cudahy optometrist Edward J. Tomasik. The collection includes organizational records, correspondence and memoranda, lists of poll watchers and election workers, campaign brochures and general campaign papers, office files, photographs, and notes of a telephone campaign to enlist the support of Wisconsin's Polish American Catholic clergy.
Wisconsin. Funeral Directors and Embalmers Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Funeral Directors and Embalmers Examining Board: General Correspondence and Subject File, 1919-1962
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 892
Abstract: General correspondence of the board, mainly 1937-1962, concerning apprenticeship, rules, reciprocity, relations with the Wisconsin Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association, and other licensing matters.
Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Title: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey: Topographical Maps, 1890-1975
Quantity: 4 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 1793
Abstract: Maps of Wisconsin prepared jointly by the Wisconsin Survey and the United States Geological Survey, consisting of 15′ sections at 1:62,500 and 1:48,000 and 7 1/2′ sections at 1:24,000. Some early maps cover irregular areas. This series constitutes the Wisconsin segment of the U.S.G.S.'s Historical Reference File as filmed in 1976.
Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Title: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey: Records, 1899-1930
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (1 archives box and 5 flat boxes), 770 photographs (in 5 archives boxes), and 4829 nitrate negatives (in 1 archives box and 6 card boxes)
Call Number: Series 1474; PH Series 1474
Abstract: Miscellaneous records of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey dating from its existence as an independent state agency which ended in 1931 when the Survey was transferred to the University of Wisconsin. Included are seven letterbooks of outgoing correspondence, 1901-1910, of geologist Samuel Weidman, and one of hydrographer L. S. Smith; departmental budgets and brief related correspondence of Director E. A. Birge; and reports of rural road conditions dating to the pre-1912 period when the Survey was responsible for state highways. Also included are photographs and negatives used to illustrate publications and to document summer field work, ca. 1910-1930. In addition to its documentation of the geologic concerns of the Survey, the series includes strong visual documentation (ca. 1900) of the Wisconsin landscape including lakes, rivers, and dams and of economic activities such as brick making, mining, road building, and quarrying. Additional photographs that do not appear to have been published document similar topics as well as the work of scientists George Collie, N. M. Fenniman, and Charles Van Hise.
Wisconsin. Governor Title: Wisconsin. Governor: Task Force and Advisory Council Records, 1990-1994, 2001-2010
Quantity: 10.8 c.f., 9 videorecordings, 21 audio recordings, and 1.52 gigabytes
Call Number: 2012/211; 2013/033; Audio 1665A
Abstract: Agenda, minutes, reports, and other materials from task forces and an advisory council to the office.
Wisconsin. Governor Title: Wisconsin. Governor: Civil Appointments, 1854-1982
Quantity: 9.8 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 13 volumes); plus additions of 0.2 c.f.
Call Number: Series 220; 2012/141
Abstract: Appointments made by the Governor to state boards, commissions, councils and authorities, and to county offices. Appointments show name of appointee, title of office, name of predecessor, date of expiration, and date signed by the Governor.
Wisconsin. Governor Title: Wisconsin. Governor: Legal Counsels' Files, 1931-1990
Quantity: 9.2 c.f.
Call Number: 1985/179; 1989/173; 1993/159; 1993/163
Abstract: Files of legal counsel and related legal issues from the administrations of Lee Sherman Dreyfus, Tony Earl, and Tommy Thompson. This series includes legal correspondence and files related to several cases involving the state. There is also correspondence from prison inmates regarding prison conditions, pardons, and clemency.
Wisconsin. Governor Title: Wisconsin. Governor: Index to Requisitions, 1850-1950
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (6 index card boxes)
Call Number: Series 2244
Abstract: These index cards provide name and date access to “Executive requisitions” (Series 325) and to “Extradition papers” (Series 99). Cards include the names of suspects charged with crimes in Wisconsin awaiting possible return to the state, date of requisition, and volume and page reference to an as yet unidentified series of volumes. (Note: these volume references do not provide access to the volumes of Series 325). Since Series 99 and 325 are arranged chronologically, these cards provide alphabetical access to a suspect's requisition date, thus allowing easier reference to Series 99 and 325.
Wisconsin. Governor Title: Wisconsin. Governor: Electoral College Papers, 1864, 1876-1976
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 flat box and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 146
Abstract: Minutes, ballots and certificates of votes of the College, certificates from the State Board of Canvassers certifying election of College members, and related correspondence and other records.
Wisconsin. Governor Title: Wisconsin. Governor: Governor's Task Force on Wisconsin Energy Policy Records, 1980
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (1 record center carton and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1981/023
Abstract: Records, 1980, of the Task Force which was created by Executive Order 31 (January 31, 1980). The bulk of the accession is drafts of reports prepared for the Governor summarizing Wisconsin's energy needs and proposing a suitable energy policy. Also included are meeting materials and records on the task force's three subcommittees on energy supply and demand.
Wisconsin. Governor Title: Wisconsin. Governor: Index to Pardon Dockets, 1837-1997
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (12 index card boxes); plus additions of 1.2 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2243; 2011/002
Abstract: Card indices to “Pardon Dockets” (Series 95). The cards in this series fall into four parts. The first part, (circa 1860-1930), is arranged alphabetically by last name of the person petitioning for a pardon, and provides date heard and volume and page reference to pardon dockets. The second part (circa 1837-1937) is arranged chronologically by date heard and thereunder alphabetically by last name of petitioner also providing volume and page references to the pardon dockets. The third part (circa 1935-1970) is also arranged alphabetically by last name of petitioner giving date pardon was heard and date pardon denied or pardoned. Unlike the first two parts, these cards do not provide direct reference to the dockets. The fourth part (2011/002; 1922-1997) is arranged alphabetically by last name of petitioner.
Wisconsin. Governor Title: Wisconsin. Governor: Messages to the Legislature, 1836-1949
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box) and 1 reel of microfilm [35mm]
Call Number: Series 193
Abstract: Messages, mainly 1836-1876, concerning the condition of the state, recommendations for legislation, suggestions for improvement of bills and criticisms; veto messages; and other original handwritten communications of the Governor to the Legislature deposited with the Secretary of State for printing in the Legislative Journal. Of special interest is an 1843 report by Alfred Brumsen about travel in the state and a copy of the 1842 treaty with the Dakota Indians. Messages for 1848, 1849, and 1856 are also available on microfilm.
Wisconsin. Governor Title: Wisconsin. Governor: Departmental Research Subject File, 1949-1953
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 150
Abstract: Reports, correspondence, surveys, news releases, questionnaires, drafts of speeches, and memoranda relating to various problems studied by the Division. The file was compiled by William H. Young, first chief of the Division after its reactivation in 1949.
Wisconsin. Governor Title: Wisconsin. Governor: Index to Records and Books in the Executive Department, circa 1875-circa 1900
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (4 volumes)
Call Number: Series 148
Abstract: Alphabetical indexes to various records of the Executive Department kept in the Capitol storage vault and in the Governor's office, indicating subjects of the records, periods documented, and storage locations.
Wisconsin. Governor Title: Wisconsin. Governor: Investigations, 1851-1959
Quantity: 20.6 c.f. (53 archives boxes) and 42 photographs (1 flat box)
Call Number: Series 81; PH Series 81
Abstract: Records of investigations of state officers, state institutions, and others with which the governor was involved. Included are correspondence, testimony, briefs, reports, exhibits, photographs, and copies of other court documents. No files are present for 1947 to 1953.
Wisconsin. Governor Title: Wisconsin. Governor: Pardon Dockets, 1868-1972
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (23 volumes)
Call Number: Series 95
Abstract: List of pardons requested, granted, or denied from the office of the Governor; showing name of convict, date and court of conviction, crime, sentence, list of pleadings, statements, reason for granting or denying pardon, and date action taken.
Wisconsin. Governor Title: Wisconsin. Governor: Executive Clemency Correspondence and Reports, 1916-1963
Quantity: 10.6 c.f. (27 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 94
Abstract: Correspondence of the Governor and the Governor's secretary or legal counsel with prisoners; prison officials; and prisoners' families, attorneys, and advocates regarding procedures for pardon and executive clemency and the status of individual applications. Many years are missing from the series coverage.
Wisconsin. Governor Title: Wisconsin. Governor: Pardon Papers, 1837-1986, 1988-1996, 2002-2003
Quantity: 398.0 c.f. (313 archives boxes and 273 record center cartons); plus additions of 51.3 c.f.
Call Number: Series 98; 1994/156; 1999/128; 2000/055; 2001/083; 2002/062; 2003/154; 2004/096; 2005/073; 2006/069; 2011/063; 2011/201; 2012/075
Abstract: Files containing applications for pardon, petitions for or against pardon, opinions of the judge and district attorney who tried the original case, transcripts of testimony and other court papers, medical and prison conduct reports, pardon proclamations, and other records.
Wisconsin. Governor Title: Wisconsin. Governor: Governors' Messages to the Legislature, 1848-1856, 1868-1921
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (1 record center carton, 2 archives boxes, and 2 volumes)
Call Number: Series 118
Abstract: Outgoing handwritten and typed letters to the Legislature, including letters concerning prisoners paroled, lists of signed bills deposited with the Secretary of State, veto messages, and nominations. The years from 1857 to 1867 are missing. The text of some formal messages to the Legislature and veto messages is included, but the bulk of material is much more routine. Volumes 4, 5, and 9-12 are indexed alphabetically by subject.
Wisconsin. Governor Title: Wisconsin. Governor: Journal, 1836-1901
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (3 flat boxes and 5 separate volumes)
Call Number: Series 135
Abstract: A daily record of the governor's official activities, including legislation, requisitions, pardons, appointments, proclamations, and other official acts. Commissions, appointments, and pardons listed in volumes A1 and A2, 1859-1867, are indexed in a separate volume. For commissions, the entry also shows rank and military unit or recruiting purpose to which commissione