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Zachau, August H., 1825-1914 Title: August H. Zachau Papers, 1857-1914
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: Superior Mss O
Abstract: Papers of Zachau, a German immigrant and pioneer settler and entrepreneur in Superior, Wisconsin; consisting primarily of financial records from his activities as a merchant, general contractor and provisioner, and fur trader, plus some information on his personal activities and family events.
Zahn's Department Store (Racine, Wis.) Title: Zahn's Department Store Records, 1921-1950
Quantity: 4.4 c.f. (12 archives boxes) and 22 photographs
Call Number: Parkside Mss 62; PH 3642
Abstract: Records of a Racine, Wisconsin, department store established in 1898 and closed in 1982. Most materials date from the 1920's and 1930's and are significant for their documentation of advertising and marketing techniques, and as a representation of the designs and cultural values of those decades. Included are materials used in merchandising studies conducted in conjunction with the University of Michigan's Bureau of Business Research; advertising and promotional materials, including 66 monthly issues of Zahnettes, 1921-1928, and other direct mail advertising; blueprints and plans of the store; materials concerning store supplies and fixtures; and suppliers' catalogs and fliers. Also included are a small number of personal papers of the store's founder, Edward Zahn and one of his sons, Russell Victor Zahn.
Zalinski Family;
and Adler Family
Title: Zalinski Collection
Extent: : One thin, legal sized Hollinger archival box
Call Number: : MS 418
Abstract: : The Zalinski Collection consists primarily of correspondence from Edward Robin Zalinski, addressed to his aunt and uncle, Simon and Anne Adler, and to his father, Edmund Louis Grey Zalinski and correspondence from Mark Adler, son of Simon and Anne, to his parents. Also included are several miscellaneous letters. Two from a Viola addressed to her parents and sister, a Mrs. Sarah H. Knible, two from Edward L. G. Zalinski to his sister and brother-in-law Anne and Simon Adler, and one is a letter from the Alumni Association of Lehigh University to Edward Robin Zalinski.
Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 Title: Arnold S. Zander Papers, 1921-1975
Quantity: 13.8 c.f. (35 archives boxes) and 8 tape recordings
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 61; Green Bay Tape 1; Audio 694A
Abstract: Papers of Zander, a civil engineer, city planner, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay professor, and co-founder and president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO. Papers pertain to Zander's personal, civic, and professional activities and include correspondence, transcripts of Congressional hearings, tape recordings, photographs, and other records dealing with the union's housing developments and Zander's ouster as president of AFSCME. There are also papers relating to his teaching at Green Bay and to other groups and interests in which Zander was involved: the National Planning Association and international planning, Public Services International, and United World Federalists and world peace. Tape recordings include a 1958 address by Harry Golden, editor of the Carolina Israelite, to the National Trade Union Council on Civil Rights of the Jewish Labor Committee; and speeches by Secretary of Labor Arthur Goldberg, Governor Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther, and Zander at the silver anniversary of AFSCME on November 17, 1961.
Zander, Arnold W., 1868-1959 Title: Arnold W. Zander Papers, 1822-1965
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 29; Green Bay Mss 44
Abstract: Papers of Zander, a Two Rivers, Wisconsin, civic activist, socialist, and advocate of money reform. Included is correspondence with noted socialist and money-reform leaders; writings on socialism, money, and taxation; personal financial records; clippings about Zander; genealogical records; minutes of the Two Rivers Social-Democratic Party (1904-1908), and his father William's personal and sawmill business ledgers, 1875-1896, and 1886 building specifications for a house.
Zarrilli, Phillip B., 1947- Title: New Glarus Swiss Festivals Collection, 1986-2000
Contents: University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives: 3 folders, 24 color photographs, 9 audiocassettes, 4 micro-cassettes, 1 mini-VHS videocassette, and 39 VHS videocassettes
Unique Identifier: CSUMC0028-CG; UW-Madison Archives Accession 2008/037 40L6
Summary: This collection contains documentation from Phillip Zarrilli and Deborah Neff's 1986-1989 fieldwork regarding New Glarus, Wisconsin and its Swiss summer festivals, plus materials from Ric Segovia's 1999-2000 research on the same topic. Extensive video and sound recordings capture interviews with over 80 people and numerous members of choral and musical groups involved in the village's festivals and plays, including Polkafest in May, the Heidi play and Little Switzerland Festival in June, Volksfest (Swiss Independence Day) in August, both English and German versions of the Wilhelm Tell play and the Tell parade over Labor Day weekend, and Schwingfest in late September. The documentation concerns the history of New Glarus, stories of immigration from Swiss residents, and the history of the town's public performances produced entirely by local volunteers, illustrating the importance of the festivals to the economic health and social cohesion of the community. Actors, play directors, festival organizers, shop and hotel owners, Swiss folk dancers and musicians, children, tourists, and life-long residents of New Glarus all offer stories of their experiences in the life of the community and in the festivals that express their real or adopted Swiss heritage.
Zawacki, Edmund I., 1908-1993 Title: Edmund I. Zawacki Papers, 1942-1957
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (1 folder), 3 reels of microfilm (35mm), 59 disc recordings, and 4 photographs
Call Number: La Crosse Micro 12; Micro 948; SC 775; Disc 166A; Tape 1068A; PH SC 775
Abstract: Papers primarily on a two-year study, 1946-1948, proposed and conducted by Professor Edmund I. Zawacki of the Department of Slavic Languages, University of Wisconsin, which aimed at taking a microscopic look at a Polish-derived community in Wisconsin, measuring how both the culture of the Polish immigrant and the culture of the American inhabitant were changed as a result of heavy Polish immigration into the area. The study was part of the Committee on Studies in American Civilization, a research and teaching program conducted at the University of Wisconsin from 1946 to 1953 sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. The collection consists of correspondence; research material obtained from a year's field work by Harriet Pawlowski in Independence, Wis., including eighty case histories of Polish families in the area; various explanations and summaries of the study; and an outline and chapter drafts for the projected but never completed study report. The sound recordings contain Polish and American folk songs, religious hymns sung in Polish and in English, instrumental Polish folk music, and discussions of Polish and American folk ways. Also present in paper form only are several articles and lectures, 1953-1957, by Zawacki on U.S. international relations and the Cold War. The photographic portion of this collection includes images of Zawacki at a Marquette University presentation; speaking on the Cuba situation at a YGOP rally in Madison, Wis.; and driving a car with a placard on top, “Vote Right, Vote Yes, Frank Lloyd Wright Monona Terrace Site.”

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