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Brown, Jabez, 1825-1903 Title: Jabez Brown Papers, 1848-1949
Quantity: 1.2 cubic feet (3 archives boxes); plus 0.2 cubic feet of additions
Call Number: Wis Mss QA; M80-275
Abstract: Primarily diaries recording Jabez Brown's trip to Indiana to Wisconsin in 1855 and his work as teacher and farmer in Juneau and Sauk counties, as school principal in Ironton and Hillsboro, and as a Quaker lecturer in behalf of the temperance movement. During the last decade of his life, he resided in Madison and he describes briefly some of the civic and university events there. Poems, essays, and lectures by Brown and a few family letters accompany the diaries. Diaries, 1859-1876, contain the family record of Jabez and Sarah Brown and several remedies and cures for wounds and sicknesses.
Robbins, Jack Alan Title: Jack Alan Robbins Papers, 1965-1977
Quantity: 7 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 872
Abstract: Papers of historian and socialist Jack Alan Robbins, consisting of texts and drafts of his two doctoral dissertations on American Trotskyism and French Marxism; drafts, notes, and reference material for other articles and writings; annotated copies of many of the writings of Leon Trotsky; book reviews; copies of the Democratic Left Book Review and Ripples in the Stream; and fragmentary correspondence. Also present are scattered papers concerning a variety of socialist and other organizations.
Ladinsky, Jack;
Ladinsky, Judith L.
Title: Jack and Judith L. Ladinsky Papers, 1951-1972 (bulk 1960-1962)
Quantity: 0.8 cubic feet (2 archives boxes), 41 photographs, and 13 negatives
Call Number: M82-302
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1960-1962, of Jack and Judith L. Ladinsky, two University of Wisconsin professors in Sociology and Medicine, respectively, chiefly documenting their involvement in the civil rights movement as graduate students at the University of Michigan. The most extensive part of the collection documents the Ann Arbor Direct Action Committee (AADAC) which they helped to organize in 1960 and which later became affiliated with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Included are organizational records, minutes, correspondence, planning material, and flyers, publications, testimony, and photographs. The records document actions against discrimination in public accommodations, housing, and employment, particularly picketing against segregation at Kresge and Woolworth stores in the south. Miscellaneous papers document involvement with other political and social action groups in Ann Arbor such as Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the VOICE political party and Jack Ladinsky's participation in student cooperatives at the University of Missouri-Columbia and in the Columbia chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).
Olson, Jack B., 1920- Title: Jack B. Olson Papers, 1960-1973
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 1 tape recording
Call Number: Mss 612; Tape 1116A
Abstract: Papers, 1960-1973, of Jack B. Olson, a former Wisconsin lieutenant governor and leader in the tourist industry, consisting of correspondence, speeches, minutes, press releases, campaign literature, and other press material pertaining to his third term as lieutenant governor, 1968-1970, and his unsuccessful campaign for governor in 1970. Correspondence, 1969-1973, with Richard M. Nixon, whom Olson supported, and his aides is also included. Other prominent correspondents include Warren Knowles, Ronald Reagan, Wilbur Renk, George Romney, and William B. Steiger.
Steinhilber, Jack D., 1931- Title: Jack D. Steinhilber Papers, 1967-1974
Quantity: 12.2 c.f. (31 archives boxes and 1 reel of tape)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss BN; Tape 1096A
Abstract: Papers of a Republican legislator from Oshkosh who served in the State Senate and Assembly, 1966-1974. Included are legislative bill files, constituent correspondence, subject files, and documentation on committee assignments such as the Senate Urban Affairs Committee and the Legislative Council's Advisory Committee on Court Reorganization and its Special Committee on Criminal Penalties. The urban affairs files include minutes, agendas, and memoranda of the Wisconsin Housing Finance Authority collected by Steinhilber as an authority member for his investigation in the propriety of the agency's financial activities. An audio recording of the public hearing held as part of this investigation is included with the collection.
Krueger, Jack, 1914-2000 Title: Jack Krueger Papers, 1922-1978
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (1 record center carton and 4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 205
Abstract: Papers of newsman Jack Krueger documenting his long association with the Milwaukee Journal Stations, WTMJ-TV and WTMJ AM and FM radio as a reporter and public affairs manager and his activities in several professional associations. The papers also reflect the transition in the country's focus from radio to television. The collection contains WTMJ internal correspondence and memoranda; reports and surveys on television and radio programming, speeches given by broadcast journalists and regulators, and minutes, reports, and other records pertaining to the National Association of Radio News Directors and the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
DeWitt, Jack R. Title: Jack R. DeWitt Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 0.8 linear ft. (2 archives boxes) of papers, and 0.8 linear ft. (1 archives box and 2 oversize boxes) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 581
Abstract: Papers and photographs of Jack R. DeWitt, an officer in the 14th Armored Division during World War II and with the Army Reserves until 1967. The collection consists largely of the military papers that DeWitt obtained throughout his military career including orders, forms, and reports. These papers do give some insight into service with the Army Reserves. Personal memoirs go into greater detail about his service from enlistment through retirement. DeWitt's interest in veterans organizations and general World War II history are evidenced by reunion materials and other veterans' reminiscences. The photographs include two large and well-captioned scrapbooks that document DeWitt's World War II service, along with some shots from post-war mountain warfare training at Camp Carson.
Jackson County (Wis.). Clerk Title: Jackson County (Wis.). Clerk: Records, 1859-1948
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Jackson Series 17
Abstract: Jackson County Clerk's records consisting of a marriage register, 1877-1908; marriage certificates and registrations, 1885-1907; reports of marriage, 1907-1917; a register of nurses, 1914-1933; and a cemetery funds book, circa 1921-1948. Also present are a School Superintendent record book, 1887; teacher certificates, 1875-1884; and a Justice of the Peace record book, 1859-1868.
Jackson County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Jackson County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Deeds1854-1946
Quantity: 24 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Jackson Series 16
Abstract: Documents recording the conveyance of real estate. Entries show number and type of deed, date, names of grantor and grantee, description of property, names of witnesses, amount paid, date recorded, and notarial acknowledgement. This microfilm was produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1985, which holds the master negatives. Originals are in the Jackson County Courthouse, Black River Falls, Wisconsin.
Jackson County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Jackson County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Grantor/Grantee Indexes, 1854-1901
Quantity: 4 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Jackson Series 15
Abstract: Index to names of grantors (sellers) and grantees (purchasers) noted in the real estate deeds for land sales in Jackson County. Index shows date and time the deed was recorded, names of grantors and grantees, type of instrument, description of the land, and volume and page number of the deed record where instrument is recorded. This microfilm was produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1985, which holds the master negatives. Originals are in the Jackson County Courthouse, Black River Falls, Wisconsin.
Jackson County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: Jackson County (Wis.). Treasurer: Tax Rolls, 1856-1975
Quantity: 26.0 cubic feet (428 volumes) and 30 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Jackson Series 13
Abstract: Record of the amount of tax levied and collected on each parcel of real estate in Jackson County, Wisconsin. Tax rolls typically include a legal description of the property, name of the owner, assessed valuation, tax levied, and a record of payments. For the period 1900-1975 only every fifth year has been preserved. Tax rolls for 1856-1940 are in volume format; tax rolls for 1960-1974 are available on microfilm only.
Kemper, Jackson, 1789-1870
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Title: Jackson Kemper Papers, 1787-1972 (bulk 1801-1870)
Quantity: 16.2 cubic feet (14 archives boxes, 50 volumes, and 1 oversize folder), 4 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 24 photographs, 0.2 cubic feet of photographs (1 archives box), 1 lithograph, and 1 piece of ephemera in 1 archives box
Call Number: Wis Mss G; Micro 255; Micro 256; Micro 623; Micro 1094; PH 6048; PH 6584; File 1809 August 2
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1801-1870, of Jackson Kemper, the first missionary bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church and the first bishop of Wisconsin, together with papers of the Relf-Poyntell family, to whom Kemper was related by marriage. The collection includes correspondence; church minutes; diaries primarily covering the post-1835 years as a missionary bishop; and lists of sermon subjects, marriages and baptisms performed, notes on religious subjects, and fundraising records pertaining to the General Theological Seminary. In addition, the collection includes biographical information about Kemper; photographs of and related to Kemper, Elizabeth Kemper Adams, and the Adams and Relf families; and the papers of Kemper's two wives, Jerusha Lyman and Ann Relf Kemper; his daughter, Elizabeth Kemper Adams; and various in-laws.
Prentice, Jackson L., 1827-1902 Title: Jackson L. Prentice Papers, 1852-1932
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (2 archives boxes and 1 flat box) and 3 photographs (1 folder)
Call Number: Stevens Point Mss A; PH Stevens Point Mss A
Abstract: Papers of Prentice, a Stevens Point, Wisconsin, surveyor and businessman, including fragmentary correspondence, 1857-1907, mostly from business associates concerning timber sales; survey maps for the 1850s and 1860s for portions of Adams, Juneau, Marathon, and Portage counties containing descriptions of land conditions, plant cover, and soil; additional notebooks, maps, and diagrams concerning work as a Stevens Point city surveyor; two volumes of employee time records, 1881-1882; photographs; and genealogical materials concerning the Prentice, Van Dusen, and related families. The photographs are informal portraits of Prentice and his family and interior and exterior views of their home.
- - - Title: Jackson-Stevens-Morris Family Papers, 1795-1968
Quantity: 54.0 c.f. (48 record center cartons, 8 archives boxes, 3 flat boxes, and 5 card boxes), 2 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 4.4 c.f. of photographs and negatives (2 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes, 8 card boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 roll), and 21 films (16 mm)
Call Number: Mss 919; PH 4025; PH Mss 115; WHi (J2); Micro 2097; AE 008-AE 026; CC 154; CC 501
Abstract: Papers, 1795-1968, of several Madison, Wisconsin families related by marriage: the Hobbins, Jackson, Morris, and Stevens families. The Hobbins and Jacksons were prominent physicians; William A. Pringle Morris and Breese J. Stevens were prominent attorneys. The title of the collection is based on the marriage of Helen Elizabeth Stevens, a daughter of Breese Stevens, to Dr. Reginald H. Jackson Sr. and the marriage of Julia Morris, a daughter of W.A.P. Morris to Joseph W. Jackson Sr., the brother of Reginald Sr. The papers include extensive correspondence between family and friends, business records and personal financial papers, subject files, and photographs. The Farmer, Grannis, and Wright families are also well documented. The papers cover a wide range of subjects, not only documenting family life in Madison, but also in western New York and Williston, North Dakota. Other topics range from aviation history to military service to financial investing, musky fishing, the practice of medicine, and Madison's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed auditorium.
Friedrick, Jacob F, 1892-1978 Title: Jacob F. Friedrick Papers, 1931-1968
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes) and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss CT; Milwaukee Tape 1; Tape 815A
Abstract: Papers of Friedrick, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, labor and civic leader; including correspondence, speeches, resolutions, photographs, and subject files containing information on a wide range of his public activities. Included are files on the Advisory Commission on Workmen's Compensation and several Milwaukee development groups.
Muchin, Jacob, 1911- Title: Jacob Muchin Papers, 1942-1956
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 33
Abstract: Papers of Muchin, a Manitowoc, Wis., lawyer employed by the federal government in various positions related to rent controls. Included is correspondence, clippings, and subject files on local, state, and national rent control matters; and personal correspondence and other materials on the American Jewish Tercentenary, 1954, including information on the Anshe Poale Zedek Congregation in Manitowoc and on the formation of the Wisconsin Society for Jewish Learning.
Panken, Jacob, 1879-1968 Title: Jacob Panken Papers, 1916-1964
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (21 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Mss 424; Micro 751
Abstract: Papers of Jacob Panken, the first socialist judge elected in New York City who was also known for his controversial decisions on the Domestic Relations Court bench and for his outspoken participation in socialist, labor, and Jewish organizations. Included is biographical material; correspondence; typewritten copies of his speeches; legal documents relating to his career; a subject file including notes, drafts, correspondence, and reviews of his books, The Child Speaks; the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency and Socialism in America; papers on the custody case of Michael and Robert Meeropol, the children of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg; files on his use of bibliotherapy with juvenile delinquents; and microfilmed clippings both by and about Panken.
Bailey, Jacob W. Title: Jacob W. Bailey Letters, 1850-1862
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (1 folder)
Call Number: SC 217
Abstract: Letters addressed to Jacob Bailey, West Point, New York, concerning his negotiations with William B. Slaughter and others to collect on his investment in land in the City of the Four Lakes, a city to be located on the north shore of Lake Mendota in Dane County, Wisconsin, which never was built.
Roby, Jacob W. Title: Jacob W. Roby Papers,
Quantity: 4.0 linear ft. (2 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 3 oversized folders).
Call Number: WVM Mss 11
Abstract: Papers of Jacob W. Roby (1824-1906), who was the captain of Company B of the 10th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. The bulk of the collection consists of administrative records of Company B, including muster rolls, a casualty list, a company register, discharge papers, quartermaster and sutler records, and officer's manuals. The collection also includes correspondence, primarily about personnel and administrative issues; the Adjutant General file for a desertion case, which includes two letters requesting clemency from President Lincoln; some Confederate documents, including a broadside concerning the murder of a soldier and an 1862 Arkansas newspaper; printed documents discussing pay and other issues sent to Roby by the State of Wisconsin; and a small amount of biographical material.
Jacobs Family Title: Jacobs Family Papers, 1913-1982
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: River Falls Mss CZ
Abstract: Papers primarily of two sisters, Judith Jacobs (1894-1982) and Mabel Jacobs (1890-1977), both of whom taught at Emporia College in Kansas then retired to their family home near Hudson, Wisconsin. Included is correspondence, clippings, memorabilia, and writings, with information on other family members, Kansas editor William Allen White, Judith's dramatic work and painting, Mabel's operatic training, and the educational and other activities of each woman.
Bernard, Jacqueline Title: Jacqueline Bernard Papers, 1964-1967
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 230
Abstract: Papers of Jacqueline Bernard, a New York City resident who was an active supporter of the southern civil rights movement during the 1960s. Included are letters from her son, Joel Bernard, who was a volunteer with COFO in Clay County, Mississippi, and general correspondence, which is mainly from other Clay County civil rights workers, black residents of the county, and northern friends involved in backing the movement. One undated letter gives volunteer Nancy Myron's reaction to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's decision to build a black leadership organization. Miscellany includes press releases, clippings, reports, and minutes and a brochure from a meeting of the Poor People's Corporation.
May, Jacques M. (Jacques Meyer), b. 1896 Title: Jacques M. May Papers, 1943-1960
Quantity: 2.5 cubic ft. (6 boxes)
Call Number: AGSL Manuscript Collection 3
Abstract: This collection contains professional and personal papers of Jacques M. May when he was the director of the Medical Geography Department at the American Geographical Society. The collection includes research for the Atlas of Disease, which was a series of maps, or plates, published by the American Geographical Society during the 1950s. Medical statistics, preliminary maps, epidemiology of diseases, bibliographies, and academic studies of diseases are included as research for the Atlas of Disease. The Atlas of Disease was originally to contain 25 plates; only 17 were published. Each plate corresponds to a specific disease, or group of diseases. Other professional activities of Jacques M. May are documented in the collection, along with a small amount of personal correspondence and family photographs.
Friesen, Jake Title: Jake Friesen Papers, 1964-1967
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 528
Abstract: Papers of civil rights worker Jake Friesen and his wife, Jane, who organized the activities of the Valley View Community Center near Canton, Mississippi, for the Mennonite Central Committee. Four folders of correspondence include Friesen's reports to the MCC and committee replies. The remainder of the collection consists of a diary of a 1964 trip through the area, minutes of meetings, and reports on other trips, visits, and investigations by the Mennonites.
Adams, James A. Title: James A. Adams Papers, 1961-1974
Quantity: 2 reels of microfilm (35mm) and 9 photographs
Call Number: Oshkosh Micro 20; Micro 1022; PH Oshkosh Micro 20
Abstract: Personal papers of Adams, a former Democratic mayor of Menasha, Wisconsin, consisting of files on his efforts to finance and implement an improved sewerage treatment facility; correspondence, speeches and financial reports on his unsuccessful 1972 campaign against Congressman William Steiger; extensive biographical clippings; and other subject files. Photographs include publicity-related images of Adams with consituents and at political rallies, fundraisers, and other events.
Andrews, James A.;
Comstock, John
Title: James A. Andrews and John Comstock Papers, 1837-1946
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: River Falls Mss AF
Abstract: Papers of James A. Andrews, Hudson, Wis., and his uncle, John Comstock. Included are a few letters to Andrews during the Civil War when he served with Co. A, 44th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry; correspondence and business records of Andrews and Comstock relating to railroads, politics, lumbering, and banking in northwestern Wisconsin; family correspondence; and a diary, 1896-1900, kept by Ellen Gibson Andrews.
Briggs, James A., 1836-1922;
Mitchell, Robert, 1826-1899
Title: James A. Briggs and Robert Mitchell Papers, 1853-1907
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 398
Abstract: Family papers of two Marquette County, Wisconsin, brothers-in-law, James A. Briggs and Robert Mitchell. The papers consist primarily of correspondence between various family members revealing their loyalty to the Episcopal Church and the Republican Party, and other aspects of the lives of a well-to-do family in the 1870s and 1880s. Some of Robert Mitchell's correspondence is of a political nature, relating to the growing opposition in the Wisconsin legislature and nationally to radical Republicans and the Ulysses S. Grant administration, and to the 1875 defeat of radical Republican U.S. Senator Matthew Carpenter in which Mitchell played a part. Also includes an account book for Briggs' flour and carding mills at Briggsville, 1853-1860, and a biographical sketch of Robert Mitchell.
Dombrowski, James A. (James Anderson), 1897-1983 Title: James A. Dombrowski Papers, 1918-1983
Quantity: 6.8 c.f. (17 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 566
Abstract: Papers, 1918-1983, of James Dombrowski, a leader of the Southern Conference for Human Welfare (SCHW), 1941-1948, and executive director of the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF), 1948-1966. The papers consist largely of post-l966 letters and notes about his interest in social causes and in art, as well as some material from the 1920s and the 1930s. Included are letters from colleagues at Emory University and Union Theological Seminary, exchanges with Reinhold Niebuhr, and drafts of Dombrowski's dissertation and other written works. Prominent correspondents include Albert Einstein, Lyndon Baines Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and Aubrey Williams. Also included are materials collected by Frank Adams for an unpublished biography of Dombrowski, including additional correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, notes, and diaries.
Frear, James A. (James Archibald), 1861-1939 Title: James A. Frear Papers, 1883-1940
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss MZ
Abstract: Incomplete papers, mainly 1910-1940, of James A. Frear, a Hudson, Wisconsin lawyer and Progressive Republican who held numerous elective offices in state and federal government: assemblyman, 1902-1904; state senator, 1904-1906; secretary of state, 1907-1913; and congressman, 1913-1935. Much of the congressional correspondence is of a routine, congratulatory nature, with letters of autograph value from Presidents Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin D. Roosevelt; Theodore Barton; Guytzon Borglum; Harry Daughtery; John N. Garner; and Gifford Pinchot. Of greater interest are files on an unofficial 1923 congressional tour of Russia meant to re-establish trade relations; Frear's criticism of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, particularly regarding New York Indians; responses from Eleanor Roosevelt, Jeannette Rankin, and others regarding his peace referendum proposal; and correspondence with Cordell Hull, Harold Ickes, Robert M. La Follette, Jr., and others to secure an appointment to the Tariff Commission in 1934. There are also letters of note from John Collier and Edward Keating. Personal correspondence concerns land investments in eastern Montana and the distribution of Frear's autobiography which was published by a vanity press. Best documenting his national political career are weekly letters distributed to district newspapers and campaign literature. These letters also describe his international travel. Frear's early political career is covered only by clippings, 1903-1904, which treat his years in the Assembly. Frear's autobiography, Forty Years of Progressive Public Service, is in the Historical Society's Library.
Stone, James A., 1856-1946 Title: James A. Stone Papers, 1886-1945
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (35 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss OR
Abstract: Personal, business, and political papers of James A. Stone, a Reedsburg, Wis. attorney who was active in the Wisconsin progressive movement, particularly in Sauk County. Throughout his active political career Stone maintained an correspondence with Wisconsin congressmen, notably John J. Esch, Merlin Hull, Paul O. Husting, A. W. Kopp, and Irvine L. Lenroot; members of the La Follette family; and national political figures. Stone was an active supporter of Robert La Follette and served as assistant secretary of state during his governorship, 1901-1903. Much of the business correspondence, 1892-1907, relates to Stone's law practice. It affords a view of the small town lawyer's activities, with emphasis on debt collection and land cases. Stone was also secretary of the Reedsburg Canning Company, member of the board of directors of the Harley-Davidson Company, and an investor in the Milwaukee Lead and Zinc Mining Company. Some correspondence relating to these business interests is included in the collection. Other letters document Stone's numerous educational and other civic activities in Reedsburg and his real estate investments.
Zellner, James A., 1912-1996 Title: James A. Zellner Papers, 1944-1983
Quantity: 4.0 cubic feet (4 record center cartons); plus additions of 0.8 cubic feet (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 1027; M2007-085
Abstract: Papers, 1944-1983, of James A. Zellner, a Southern Methodist minister, civil rights advocate, and member of the Board of the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF). Reverend Zellner served as a minister in the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church from 1941 until his retirement in the 1970s. The papers document Zellner's career, support for racial integration, and his role in the civil rights struggle, mainly through writings and correspondence, from 1961 to 1971. It also documents early protest activities and the imprisonment of his son and civil rights activist, Bob Zellner.
Goodman, James, 1954- Title: James and Rebecca Goodman Papers, 1993-2018
Quantity: 0.8 cubic feet (2 archives boxes) and 14.7 megabytes
Call Number: Mss 1174
Abstract: Papers, 1993-2018, of James “Jim” Goodman, organic dairy and direct market beef farmer, writer, speaker, and activist, documenting his activities and Jim and Rebecca Goodman's involvement with environmental, consumer, and organic and sustainable agriculture organizations, including the Center for Food Safety (CFS), Organic Consumers Association (OCA), Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA), Family Farm Defenders (FFD), and the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES). Jim Goodman was also a 2008-2009 Food and Society Policy Fellow. Includes writings, correspondence, speaking notes, and news clippings. Also materials related to the use of recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) in dairy cattle.
Aronson, James, 1915-1988 Title: James Aronson Papers, 1932-1999 (bulk 1937-1987)
Quantity: 14.4 c.f. (14 cartons and 1 archives box), 0.3 c.f. of photographs (1 archives box, 1 tube, and 1 oversize folder), 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm) and 118 tape recordings; plus additions of 1.0 c.f.
Call Number: Mss 1062; PH 6613; Micro 2103; Audio 1473A; M2010-165
Abstract: Papers, 1932-1999 (bulk 1937-1987), of journalist and teacher James Aronson, who was best known (with James T. McManus and Cedric Belfrage) as a founder of the National Guardian, an independent left-wing news weekly. There are files about the newspaper, but the majority of the collection consists of correspondence, speeches and writings, and teaching materials dating from his post-National Guardian career (after 1967) as a free lance writer and teacher of journalism at Hunter College and China in 1979 and 1981.
Wechsler, James Arthur, 1915-1983 Title: James Arthur Wechsler Papers, 1935-1983
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes); plus additions of 20.0 c.f., 1 tape recording, and 22 photographs
Call Number: U.S. Mss 122AF; M85-276; M87-176; M88-064; Audio 1519A
Abstract: Papers, 1935-1983, of James Wechsler, a columnist and editor for the New York Post, an active advocate of civil liberties, and the author of several books, including The Age of Suspicion, which concerns the McCarthy era and the author's leftist connections. Subjects of Wechsler's memoranda include Che Guevara, Arthur Goldberg, Dean Rusk, and U Thant. Also included is his testimony from the McCarthy hearings in 1953.
Brennan, James B., 1926- Title: James B. Brennan Constituent Correspondence, 1959-1960
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss EL
Abstract: Constituent correspondence of a Democratic State Senator from Milwaukee, on a wide variety of topics including the family law code, drinking age, labor, marijuana, and mental health.
Lockney, James Browne Title: James B. Lockney Papers, 1856-1891
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Wis Mss 37S
Abstract: James B. Lockney's Civil War diaries (1863-1865) and letters to family members and friends, most written while serving as a private in Company G, 28th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 1862-1865; and other papers.
Baughman, James L., 1952-2016 Title: James Baughman Political Ephemera Collection, 1896-2012
Quantity: 8.5 cubic feet (2 records center cartons, 1 archives box, 6 flat boxes, and 3 oversize folders)
Call Number: PH 7052
Abstract: Collection of political campaign ephemera collected by Jim Baughman, a University of Wisconsin professor in the School of Journalism, principally consisting of United States presidential campaign buttons from 1896 (William McKinley/William Jennings Bryan) through 2012 (Barack Obama/Mitt Romney). The collection includes cased buttons maintained in Baughman's original arrangement by presidential campaign. Also included are loose campaign buttons and ephemera from both national and Wisconsin state elections as well as a few non-Wisconsin items.
Murdoch, James Blair Title: James Blair Murdoch Photographs, 1920-1965
Quantity: 7.4 cubic ft. (14 boxes) 146 nitrate negatives
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 131
Abstract: Collection consists of approximately 2,600 images (both negatives and prints), most of them taken by Milwaukee, Wisconsin commercial photographer James Blair Murdoch. Some images, particularly the Standard Oil Company images, were identified as "their negs" and may not have been taken by Murdoch. Many of the images in the collection are related to area businesses, such as advertising and insurance agencies, department stores, manufacturing industries, and service stations. Particularly numerous are photographs pertaining to Boston Store, Holland Furnace Company, Standard Oil Company, Wadhams Oil Company, and the Wisconsin Telephone Company. Images in the collection document business presentations, offices and employees, building exteriors, store interiors and sale-day crowds, fashion modeling and style shows, parties, gas stations, manufacturing and the production process, including many of women at work. The collection also contains images relating to Marquette University, Milwaukee-Downer College, Mount Mary College, and Spencerian Business College, as well as photographs from several local grade schools. Photographs document school activities, sports, student groups, and graduation. Photographs relating to the Milwaukee Athletic Club, Boy Scouts, and some family-related images, including weddings, residences, and pets, are also found in the collection.
Gutman, James C., 1946- Title: James C. Gutman Papers, 1973-1980
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 671
Abstract: Papers of a filmmaker including his production records for two films, Hollywood on Trial, concerning the blacklist of Hollywood writers and actors, and I'm a Stranger Here Myself: A Portrait of Nicholas Ray. The production files consist of correspondence, financial and insurance records, contracts, releases, publicity clippings and press releases, research materials, transcripts, and biographical sketches. There are also incorporation papers from Gutman's production company, October Films.
Holperin, James C., 1950- Title: James C. Holperin Papers, 1983-1995
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes) and 1 photograph (1 folder)
Call Number: Northland Mss 4; PH 6691
Abstract: Selected legislative papers of James Holperin, Democratic representative of Wisconsin's 34th Assembly District (Oneida and Vilas counties) from 1983 to 1994. Topical files reflect Holperin's work on constituent concerns, including Native American treaty rights, especially fishing rights, which led to a 1990 recall effort; the Department of Natural Resources' enforcement of state laws and rules; legislation in which Holperin was involved, especially the Petroleum Environmental Clean Up Fund Act; and the state's purchase of Willow Flowage. The photograph is of Holperin and his family.
Howard, James C., d. 1880 Title: James C. Howard Papers, 1813-1886, 1925
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (8 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss FV
Abstract: Correspondence of numerous members of the James C. Howard family from several sections of the United States. Howard came from Rossie, New York, in 1836, to settle on a large farm in Milwaukee County. There are letters from his brother, Dean S. Howard, a building contractor who invented a new type of dredging machine and who worked on harbors and canals in Upper Canada, the Middle West, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Nicaragua; from his wife, Sophronia Porter; from his children and their families in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and California; and from other relatives. The letters touch on the various activities of the correspondents, their health, their financial concerns, their religious beliefs, their cultural interests, some local politics, financial panics, the California gold rush, educational facilities, scientific farming, fruitgrowing, wood conservation, spiritualism, and the final settlement of the estate.
Mills, James C. Title: James C. Mills Papers, 1941-1993 (bulk 1989-1992)
Extent: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: M2009-015
Abstract: Papers, 1941-1993 (bulk 1989-1992), consisting of personal and organizational correspondence, essays, notes, newsletters, clippings and other documents of James C. Mills, a resident of Neenah, Wisconsin, and an adherent to the philosophy and teachings of the Urantia Book, and a trustee of the Urantia Foundation. Included are materials concerning the Urantia Foundation and related groups, such as financial records, court documents, minutes of the Board of Trustees, drafts of the Urantia Brotherhood Constitution, and dust jackets and hardcover proposals for a printing of the Urantia Book.
Davidson, James D. (James Dorman), 1810-1882 Title: James D. Davidson Papers, 1805-1910
Quantity: 31.4 c.f. (74 archives boxes and 13 volumes); plus additions of 0.4 c.f.
Call Number: McCormick Mss 1AH-2AH; M95-277
Abstract: Papers of James Davidson, a lawyer in Lexington, Virginia, including correspondence, personal financial records, legal accounts, travel diaries, and memoranda concerning his court cases. Also included are correspondence and records of members of his immediate family, especially two of his sons who practiced with their father until Greenlee was killed at Chancellorsville in 1863 and Charles A. died in 1879; and ledgers of Dorman and Davidson, kept by Davidson and his cousin, Charles P. Dorman, while they were partners, 1832-1841.
Preston, James D. Title: James D. Preston Papers, 1890-1955
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (1 record center carton and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 34AF
Abstract: Correspondence, research notes, articles and addresses, memorabilia, and scrapbooks kept by a journalist who was superintendent of the United States Senate Press Gallery, 1897-1932, and librarian of the Senate, 1932-1957. Research notes, which form the bulk of the collection, include information on press coverage of the Senate, liberties of the press and privileges of the Senate, filibusters, technicalities of Senate conduct, political conventions, and Presidential elections. While many of the notes are transcribed from the Congressional Record and other sources, one group of notes on filibusters and the U.S. entry into World War I are excerpted from Preston's diaries. Scattered correspondence, 1915-1955, concerns various career anniversaries, and occasional articles and addresses relate to politics and life in Washington, D.C. Seven scrapbooks contain clippings, letters, and pictures relating to his career as well as to important news stories from the 1910's to the 1940's.
Swan, James D., 1903-1977 Title: James D. Swan Papers, 1929-1974
Quantity: 8.6 c.f. (8 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes) and 9 photographs (1 folder); plus additions of 6.0 c.f., 4 film reels, 1 videorecording, and 1 tape recording
Call Number: Whitewater Mss BD; PH Whitewater Mss BD; M94-372; AD 988-991; VBC 264; Audio 1655A
Abstract: Legislative papers of James D. Swan, a conservative Republican politician and farmer from Elkhorn, Wisconsin, who served in the State Senate from 1967 through 1974. Swan was well known for his fiscal conservatism; the collection includes files from his term as vice-chairman of the Joint Committee on Finance in 1973. His views are also well documented in files on the University of Wisconsin and anti-war disruptions on campus, the Equal Rights Amendment, welfare, and taxation. Other topics with extensive coverage include the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the Committee to Visit State Properties, and the State Building Commission. There are also files on Republican politics, on Swan's 1970 and 1974 reelection campaigns, and some personal materials.
Steven, James D.R., 1872-1951 Title: James D.R. Steven Papers, 1897-1921
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 10 photographs
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss AO; PH 4733
Abstract: Correspondence of James Steven, an Eau Claire, Wisconsin, businessman involved in lumbering and retail selling. Letterbooks detail Steven's lumbering enterprises, land and lumber transactions, and deeds of sales. In May 1890, Steven began work in the office of Davis and Starr Lumber Company. In 1907, Steven organized the Steven and Jarvis Lumber Company, with Arthur Jarvis, to deal in wholesale lumber. Steven was also involved with the Eau Claire Book and Stationery Company, and became vice-president in 1917 and president in 1921, succeeding William J. Starr.
Butler, James Davie, 1815-1905 Title: James Davie Butler Papers, 1706, 1765-1912
Quantity: 5.4 c.f. (1 record center carton, 14 archives boxes, and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Wis Mss KK
Abstract: Correspondence, memorandum books, diaries, and addresses of James Davie Butler, professor of ancient languages and literature at the University of Wisconsin, 1858-1867, lecturer, and antiquarian. The bulk of the early papers, 1797-1844, concerns the business affairs of James Butler, Sr., a merchant of Rutland, Vermont. Butler's own correspondence, mainly 1870-1905, deals with Wisconsin Indian languages and archeology; the Frederick S. Perkins collection of copper implements; history and identification of portraits of Christopher Columbus; genealogy of the Butler and Weatherbee families; book collecting; numismatics; and personal matters. There is a 12-page letter by James Stevenson giving personal recollections of James Bridger; memorandum books and diaries, particularly for 1839-1844, including a trip to Europe in 1842, and much briefer notes on later travels; a commonplace book kept by Butler, and one kept by Joseph Hinde, started in 1706; and articles, sermons, and addresses.
Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865 Title: James Duane Doty Papers, 1779-1879
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder) and 4 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Wis Mss DD; Micro 81; Micro 82; Micro 83; Micro 84
Abstract: Papers of James Doty, an early leader in public life in Wisconsin, touching on his work as territorial judge, delegate, governor, and congressional delegate, and on his land speculations and numerous other promotional activities. Included are original papers and transcribed, microfilmed, and photostats of papers held by other institutions that were used by Alice E. Smith for her research on Doty.
Albrecht, James E., 1916- Title: James E. Albrecht Papers, 1915-1999
Quantity: .6 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 154
Abstract: Papers of a Washington County doctor involved in several activist causes. The collection documents Dr. James Albrecht's opposition to Medicare/Medicaid, his efforts to reduce alcoholism in Washington County, and his work to form a National Day of Prayer in 1970. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, writings and sermons, and biographies describing Dr. Albrecht's activities. The collection also includes family photographs and a few materials relating to the artwork of Dr. Albrecht's late wife, Marian.
Bambery, James E. Title: James E. Bamberry Papers, 1866-1960
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (9 archives boxes and 5 flat boxes)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 124
Abstract: Papers of Bambery, a junior engineer of the U.S. Engineering Office of the Department of War. The collection concerns the activities of the U.S. government's Fox River Improvement Company. Included are business correspondence, legal materials, monthly administrative reports, financial records, payroll records, logbooks of tugboat and dredge activities, and maps and diagrams pertaining to the improvement project for the Fox River. The collection also contains financial records of the Fox River Navigation Company.
Boulton, James E. Title: James E. Boulton Papers, 1918-1979
Quantity: 5.8 cubic ft. (15 boxes)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 345
Abstract: James Elroy Boulton was a Milwaukee resident and an active Marxist Socialist. He organized the Milwaukee chapter of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP)and ran for public office eight times but was never elected.
Doyle, James E., 1915-1987 Title: James E. Doyle Papers, 1939-1988
Quantity: 62.6 c.f.
Call Number: M87-278; M87-466; M88-050; M91-173; M93-106
Abstract: Papers primarily documenting the judicial career of James Doyle, a federal judge who was instrumental in organizing the Democratic Party in Wisconsin.
Jones, James E., Jr., 1924- Title: James E. Jones, Jr. Papers, 1972-1986
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 939
Abstract: Papers of James E. Jones, Jr., a University of Wisconsin professor of law and industrial relations. The papers consist principally of subject files documenting his professional life. Included are files on conferences and seminars he attended and reports (1976-1985) covering such topics as employment discrimination and equal opportunity; records from his service on the Governor's Task Force on Comparable Worth (1984-1986) including manuals, reports, minutes, correspondence, questionnaires, and pilot studies; labor files (1977-1985) documenting affirmative action, collective bargaining, the Industrial Relations Research Institute, and labor relations; and materials from his service as the first minority member of the Madison Police and Fire Commission (1973-1976) documenting employee relations with the commission, racial discrimination, recruiting, morale problems, charges against police chief David Couper, hiring procedures, and complaints dealt with by the commission.
Laatsch, James F., 1940- Title: James F. Laatsch Papers, 1979-1982
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (1 record center carton and 3 archives boxes) and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 689; Tape 1154A
Abstract: Papers of a Republican assemblyman from Arlington, Wisconsin, who served in the Legislature from 1979 through 1983. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence from constituents relating to specific legislation, press releases and publicity, and subject files. Also included are tapes of radio spot ads and an endorsement of Laatsch by Governor Lee Dreyfus.
Rooney, James F., 1935- Title: James F. Rooney Papers, 1981-1984
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: M85-301
Abstract: Papers of James F. Rooney, a Democratic assemblyman (1972-1984) from Racine, primarily documenting his final term in the legislature, 1983-1984, through copies of bills, correspondence, news clippings, and subject files. In addition to Rooney’s general work in the assembly and communication to constituents, the papers cover especially well his work on the state Building Commission and also his work on bail reform for the Wisconsin Legislative Council Special Committee on Constitutional Bail Revision during this time period.
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.
James family Title: James Family Papers, 1863-1976
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 439
Abstract: Papers of members of several generations of the James family of Richland Center, Wisconsin, especially the daughters of Oscar Briggs and Eloise Fort James: Beulah James (Mrs. Daniels) Young, and Adeline James (Mrs. Fred G.) Cook. Incoming correspondence of Beulah and Daniels Young, 1927-1975, is mostly from Daniels' brother and sister-in-law, Charlie L. and Leota Young, stationed in Egypt in the late 1940s; and from Adeline James Cook as she was dying of cancer in the early 1960s. The largest group of papers are the semi-biographical short stories, both published and manuscript, of Eloise Fort James, dated from 1935 to 1942. Social announcements, notes on genealogy, and newspaper clippings, circa 1900-1976, document the births, deaths, and marriages of family members. A few clippings concern the history of the family hardware store in Richland Center. Family memorabilia are also included, as is a genealogy of the Luke Heard (Hurd) family.
Milward, J. G. (James Garfield), 1881-1963 Title: James G. Milward Papers, 1900-1962
Quantity: 0.6 cubic feet (2 archives boxes), 9 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 1 tape recording; plus additions of 1.0 cubic foot of photographs, transparencies, and negatives and 0.2 cubic feet of ephemera and posters
Call Number: Mss 721; Micro 1115; Audio 265A; PH 2685; PH 2704; M2006-077
Abstract: Papers of James G. Milward, a member of the University of Wisconsin Department of Horticulture and potato extension specialist who led the development of the potato industry in Wisconsin for over 50 years. Included are correspondence, reports, notes, speeches and writings, an oral history, subject files, educational material, and financial records concerning his wide-ranging activities. The documentation covers seed certification, field trial demonstrations, research, marketing, and improved production. Particularly extensive are the files on the Wisconsin Potato Growers Association, of which he was secretary for many years, and the annual reports and work plans for the Smith-Lever Act, which he directed in Wisconsin. All files except the student notes and teaching materials are available only on microfilm.
Zimmerman, James G. (James Garfield), 1878-1939 Title: James G. Zimmerman Papers, 1875-1941
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (7 archives boxes) and 71 photographs (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 1054; PH 6577
Abstract: Papers of James G. Zimmerman, a Wisconsin inventor, consisting primarily of his research and patent applications for various inventions. Prominent inventions documented include color photograph processing, a dry cell storage battery, a Shadograf machine, an automatic pencil eraser, and an internal combustion engine (the Lawrence engine). Also includes correspondence between Zimmerman and Paul A. Lawrence, brothers Clarence Irving Zimmerman and Oliver B. Zimmerman, and various companies primarily regarding the aforementioned inventions; and diaries and class notes documenting his years at the university as a student in electrochemical engineering.
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Groppi, James, 1930-
Title: James Groppi Interviews and Sermons, 1967-1970
Quantity: 14 tape recordings
Call Number: Audio 1408A
Abstract: Interviews and sermons of Father James Groppi compiled by Edward H. Blackwell, one of the first African-American reporters for The Milwaukee Journal and the first with his own column. Blackwell wrote about the conditions of blacks in the South and reported on Father James Groppi’s efforts in the civil rights struggle in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, compiling these recordings for a proposed biography of Groppi which was never written.
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Title: James Groppi Papers, 1956-1989
Quantity: 7.7 cubic feet (18 archives boxes), 0.1 cubic feet of photographs (1 folder), 11 audio recordings, and 1 film (16 mm); plus additions of 4.6 cubic feet (2 records center cartons, 2 archives boxes, 1 card box and 2 flat boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss EX; PH 4983; Audio 704A; Milwaukee Tape 5; AE 110; M2001-085; M2004-254
Abstract: Papers of James Groppi (1930-1985), a Roman Catholic priest and prominent Milwaukee civil rights activist. The collection tends to be more useful for research on public attitudes toward civil rights activism than for a study of Groppi's life and work particularly in the correspondence. However, there are some materials which do offer a glimpse into the life of Father Groppi, particularly an unfinished manuscript of a proposed autobiography, sermons, and appointment books and calendars. Additionally, there are legal materials, which offer much information about his civil rights work; scrapbooks and newspaper clippings; tapes of speeches concerning his views on the church and its role in racial and social issues and various recordings of other people and activities; personal correspondence and other material about Groppi's activities as president of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 998; papers of his wife, Peggy Rozga, also a civil rights activist; and photographs which include images of civil rights protests and unrest in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin and photographs relating to Father Groppi's personal life.
Davidson, James Henry, 1858-1918 Title: James Henry Davidson Papers, 1876-1910
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss BA
Abstract: Papers of Davidson of Princeton and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a teacher, lawyer, politician, and Congressman (1897-1913), consisting almost entirely of correspondence, 1897-1900, from his constituents, local Republican leaders in the Sixth Congressional district, and federal government officials. Most of the letters concern patronage, particularly appointments for census enumerations for the 1900 Census, postmasters, and military and naval academy appointments.
Loeb, James I. (James Isaac), 1908- Title: James I. Loeb Papers, 1937-1975
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (6 archives boxes), 1 reel of microfilm (35mm), and 26 photographs
Call Number: Mss 480; Micro 847; PH 3733; PH 3733 (3)
Abstract: Papers of James I. Loeb, a journalist who was an intellectual leader of the anti-Communist left, a founder of the Americans for Democratic Action, a supporter of presidential candidates Averell Harriman and Hubert Humphrey, ambassador to Peru and Guinea, and owner of the Adirondack (N.Y.) Daily Enterprise. Included are correspondence, memoranda, subject files, speeches and writings, notes, photographs, and subject files on the ADA, various political activities, and ambassadorial assignments. Particularly important are several extended, reflective memoranda by Loeb which comment on various aspects of his career. Prominent correspondents include Hubert Humphrey, John and Robert Kennedy, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and many other leaders of the Democratic Party. An unpublished autobiography written in 1959 and comments on Adlai Stevenson are available only on microfilm.
Lorence, James J., 1938- Title: James J. Lorence Papers, 1898-1997
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes) and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Stevens Point Mss BP; Tape 1371A
Abstract: Papers of University of Wisconsin-Marathon County Center faculty member James J. Lorence. Born and raised in Racine, Wis., he attended UW-Racine (now UW-Parkside) and later UW-Milwaukee where he earned a B.S. in Social Studies-Education in 1960 and an M.S. in History in 1964. In 1966 while writing his dissertation for his doctorate at UW-Madison, Lorence accepted a teaching position at UW-Marathon County (UW-MC), where he taught until June 2001. The papers reflect Lorence's political and social interests, focusing on his involvement in the political campaigns of democratic and progressive candidates on the local, state and national levels from 1968-1984, his anti-war views on the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars including the formation of the Wausau Area Draft Information Service, and the political history of Marathon County. The papers consist of his anti-war activism files, information on the New Democratic Coalition, records pertaining to the political campaigns in which he was involved, research files on Judge Gerald Boileau, speeches made by Lorence, subject files, and files collected during his tenure at UW-MC. Also included are 3 audio cassettes which consist of oral history interviews conducted by Lorence during his research on Judge Boileau.
McDonald, James J., 1886-1986 Title: James J. McDonald Papers, 1919-1930
Quantity: 4.9 c.f. (12 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder), 10 photographs, and 16 negatives
Call Number: Mss 1011; PH 6460
Abstract: Legal files of James J. McDonald, a Madison, Wisconsin attorney and secretary/treasurer to two electric utilities, Badger Electric Service Company and Badger Light and Power, both of which concentrated on rural electrification in Wisconsin. The papers include materials related to the operation of both electric utilities, consisting of correspondence, legal contracts, and financial documents as well as McDonald's legal work for Gay Electric Company, Burnett County Electric, Luck Light and Power, and Polk Electric Light Company. Also included are materials related to McDonald's work with the Wisconsin Utilities Association, the Rural Lines Commission, and his work purchasing several Wisconsin telephone companies on behalf of W. N. Albertson Telephone Company of Omaha.
Baughman, James L., 1952- Title: James L. Baughman Papers, 1985-1992
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: M93-143
Abstract: Papers of James Baughman, member and later chair of the Wisconsin Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR). The collection documents the Committee, the issues it investigated, and, to a lesser extent, the Commission. The USCCR was established in 1957 as an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding agency of the Executive Branch for the purpose of investigating allegations of denial of civil rights. The state committees serve as local fact-finding agencies.
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.
Liddy, James, 1934-2008 Title: James Liddy Papers, 1927-2009 , 1967-2009
Quantity: 15.2 cubic ft. (38 boxes) 2 digital video files (5.18 GB)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 300
Abstract: The collection documents James Liddy's life as a poet and professor. Liddy was born and raised in Ireland, and after briefly practicing law, he turned to a life of poetry. He moved to San Francisco in 1967 and began teaching poetry and English at various institutions across the U.S. before finally settling down at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1976, where he taught for over 30 years. The collection contains primarily correspondence, literary papers, and general files. Some of his works include: In a Blue Smoke (1964), Baudelaire's Bar Flowers (1975), A White Thought in a White Shade (1987), Collected Poems (1994), and The Doctor’s House (2004).
Lowth, James, 1839-1908 Title: James Lowth Papers, 1841-1907
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss VR
Abstract: Papers of James Lowth, a Civil War soldier and an inventor, including notes and drawings of his inventions and personal and business correspondence. Letters to his family during the Civil War describe his army experiences in Louisiana with Company M of the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment. Many later letters relate to his inventions and business ventures, including a few with officers of the Bell Company concerning his invention of a new type of telephone receiver. Also in the collection is a store's daybook, 1841-1850, kept by Edward Lowth, his father, before the family moved to Wisconsin from Pittsford, Vermont.
Auer, James M., 1928- Title: James M. Auer Papers, 1949-1973
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 180AN
Abstract: Papers of James Auer, a Wisconsin newspaper journalist and writer. Included are motion picture and television publicity; fragmentary records of the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors (AASFE), an organization designed to improve Sunday newspapers and weekend feature sections and magazines; writings; and correspondence. Little of Auer's own newspaper writings are included; rather the journalism-related papers consist of various files Auer accumulated. Among these are publicity files containing press releases, biographies, and summaries for several motion pictures and television programs. The files are particularly revealing about the publicity techniques used by MGM, United Artists, Universal, Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, and ABC Television. Also included are correspondence, newsletters, and financial, meeting, and membership files for AASFE, a group in which Auer served as treasurer and president. These document the organization's efforts to plan conventions, collect dues, and solicit membership. Writings include variant drafts of plays, stories, and poems authored by Auer, while correspondence consists of personal and business letters from family, friends, and readers. Included with the correspondence are two letters from August Derleth in which he complained that The Capital Times censored his newspaper column.
Chatfield, James M. Title: James M. Chatfield Papers,
Quantity: 0.2 linear ft.
Call Number: WVM Mss 544
Abstract: Papers of James M. Chatfield, an officer in Company D, 2nd Michigan Cavalry during the Civil War. The majority of the collection consists of letters he wrote home to his wife, Julia, during the war. Chatfield described the life of a cavalryman in camp and on the march, writing about tending the horses and doing scouting missions. He also described some of the battles his unit was involved in, such as New Madrid and Perryville. Letters written from convalescent camps and hospitals later in 1863 describe an illness that would kill him in December. Two letters from an Ohio woman to Chatfield's mother describe the seriousness of his illness and give condolences after his death. Also included are photocopied papers documenting Julia Chatfield's efforts to receive a government pension.
Houston, James M. Title: James M. Houston Papers, 1937, 1955, 1962-1967
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 545
Abstract: Papers of a Vicksburg, Mississippi man who was active in civic affairs and community organizing among the Negro population of Vicksburg, and who was a candidate for Congress from the Third District, Mississippi, in 1964. Houston's papers consist of scattered correspondence; campaign flyers, affidavits, correspondence, and other material; notes and reports from meetings; and newsclippings. The collection includes files regarding the activities of and proposed cut-off of funding for the Child Development Group of Mississippi and its local affiliate, the Mt. Carmel Head Start center, of which Houston was chairman; and general political papers, containing Freedom Democratic Party form letters and mailings, and correspondence, and papers concerning the 1962 Smith-for-Congress campaign (Houston was chairman of the campaign committee). There is also a file of similar material from Houston's campaign; and correspondence, memos, reports, and a statement of purpose of the Warren County Improvement League. A folder of Houston's writings and speeches contains a history of the Colored American Civic Institute, written circa 1937, a 1955 pamphlet concerning segregation, two addresses given by Houston as a candidate, and a 1966 letter to the editor written by Houston.
James Manufacturing Company Title: James Manufacturing Company Records, 1906-1964
Quantity: 5.2 c.f. (13 archives boxes)
Call Number: Whitewater Mss AW
Abstract: Records of the James Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of livestock handling equipment, incubators, ventilating systems, and other products to improve productivity and sanitary conditions in agriculture. The collection consists primarily of printed newsletters, catalogs, and fliers documenting the firm's advertising and promotional efforts. Included are photographs, drawings and blueprints, and details on an advertising campaign on Jamesway equipment used by Admiral Richard Byrd in Antarctica in 1934.
McDowell, James, 1770-1835 Title: James McDowell Papers, 1739-1849
Quantity: 5.2 c.f. (12 archives boxes and 2 volumes)
Call Number: McCormick Mss BE
Abstract: Papers of James McDowell, a Rockbridge County, Virginia, planter and distiller, and father of James McDowell Jr., who was governor of Virginia from 1843 to 1846. These are composed of correspondence, indentures, promissory notes, charges for general merchandise and medical care, account books, and records of the 8th Regiment of Virginia Militia commanded by Colonel McDowell. Land transfers and descriptions appear throughout, first concerning large acquisitions from the Borden Tract along the James River, and after 1800 concerning speculations of McDowell and his partner, Andrew Reid, in Ohio lands, and McDowell's own holdings in Kentucky. His years as justice of the peace account for the presence of numerous documents relating to small claims and estate settlements.
Smith, James Morton Title: James Morton Smith Papers, circa 1956-1973
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: M76-499
Abstract: Papers (circa 1956-1973) consisting of page proofs, correspondence, and materials related to books edited or contributed to by James Morton Smith, American colonial historian.
Azim, James N., 1936-1976 Title: James N. Azim, Jr. Papers, 1964-1976
Quantity: 6.6 c.f. (5 record center cartons and 5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Platteville Mss AL
Abstract: Papers for a former Republican assemblyman (1964-1976) from Muscoda, Wisconsin including correspondence with constituents, state agency employees, and other legislators; memoranda; reports; minutes; notes; subject files, and informational material distributed to influence legislation. Most extensive are folders on the Highway Safety Committee, the Governor's Council on Traffic Law Enforcement, the Governor's Committee on Conservation of Outdoor Resources. Because of Azim's service on various educational study committees, there are numerous files on educational concerns, as well as on his involvement with UW-Platteville. Local issue files include material on the Southwestern Regional Community Action Program, the Dubuque Bridge, and very extensive documentation on the Southwestern Regional Planning Commission. Bill files include documentation on the UW System merger, binding arbitration for public employees, and revision of the Wisconsin Children's Code.
Mays, James N., 1928- Title: James N. Mays Papers, 1960-1967
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes), 18 photographs, and 12 negatives
Call Number: Mss 404; PH Mss 404
Abstract: Papers of James N. Mays, a civil rights activist and field representative for the National Sharecroppers Fund. Mays worked for the NSF in Mississippi and Alabama, drawing on his experience as a small farmer. His papers include typewritten and printed form letters; miscellaneous notes and speech fragments; photographs; and flyers, leaflets, and near-print material from a number of civil rights organizations in the South. Among the most interesting records are his reports as Mississippi field representative for the NSF, minutes of farmers' meetings, and his Council of Federated Organizations files on Freedom Schools. There are also a few items concerning anti-Vietnam War protest.
Humphrey, James Nelson, 1858-1929 Title: James Nelson Humphrey Papers, 1852-1939
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Whitewater Mss AE
Abstract: Papers of Humphrey, his family, and the Century Pen Company, Whitewater, Wis., a manufacturer of fountain pens, which he founded in 1892 and which dissolved in 1938. Company records include incorporation papers, annual and semi-annual financial reports that document the decline of the company, and minutes of the Board of Directors' and stockholders' meetings. Of interest in the family papers is a letter dated May 7, 1899 to Humphrey from his brother E. P. Humphrey in Fort San Carlos, Nicaragua, on the difficulty involved in transportation and communication between the United States and Latin America before the construction of the Panama Canal. Also included is correspondence relating to the Whitewater Rifle Club of which Heywood C. Humphrey was secretary.
Davidson, James O., 1854-1922 Title: James O. Davidson Papers, 1885-1919
Quantity: 8.8 c.f. (36 archives boxes and 5 flat boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss FQ
Abstract: Papers of James O. Davidson, a Wisconsin state treasurer, 1899-1903; lieutenant governor, 1903-1906; governor, 1906-1911; and president of the state board of control, 1915-1919. The bulk of the collection comprises correspondence, speeches, and letter books, and deals with state political affairs for the years 1906-1910.
Cannon, James Patrick, 1890-1974 Title: James P. Cannon Papers, 1919-1975
Quantity: 24.2 c.f. (61 archives boxes) and 65 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Mss 839; Micro 2033
Abstract: Papers of James P. Cannon, a writer, historian, founder of the Socialist Workers Party, and leader of the world Trotskyist movement. Included is biographical material primarily related to his early experiences in the Industrial Workers of the World and the Communist Party; correspondence; bibliographies and draft versions of speeches and writings; minutes, leaflets, position statements, and other collected documents of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) and its forerunners such as the Communist League of America; and papers of his wife Rose Karsner who was also active in the party. The correspondence includes personal and family letters, some of which were written during his imprisonment for violations of the Smith Act, and many exchanges with Farrell Dobbs and other leaders of the SWP and leaders of other American leftist parties such as A.J. Muste of the American Workers Party, Max Shachtman and James Burnham of the Workers Party, and Norman Thomas and Eugene V. Debs of the Socialist Party. Extensive records concern the Fourth International; the activities of Trotskyist organizations in England, France, and other countries; relations with Leon Trotsky and Natalia Sedova during their residence in Mexico; the factional doctrines of Michel Pablo, Hugo Oehler, and Bert Cochran; and disputes within the radical movement over the coming of World War II. The entire collection is also available on microfilm.
Kaysen, James P. Title: James P. Kaysen Papers, 1922-1980
Quantity: 7.5 cubic feet (4 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes, 10 flat boxes, and 1 roll) and 97 photographs and 70 negatives (in 1 archives box); plus additions of 1.6 cubic feet and 90 photographs
Call Number: M95-226; M96-015; M2002-033
Abstract: Papers of civil engineer and Wisconsin railroad historian James P. Kaysen, consisting of his extensive research files and map collection documenting the history of Wisconsin’s railroads.
O'Brien, James P. Title: James P. O'Brien Interviews, 1969-1970
Quantity: 46 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 873A
Abstract: Tape-recorded interviews made by James P. O'Brien as part of his research for his doctoral dissertation, “The Development of a New Left in the United States, 1960-1965” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1971). Discussed were political activism on campuses during the early 1960s, the Student Peace Union, Students for a Democratic Society, civil rights and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and other subjects.
Pillar, James, d. 1863 Title: James Pillar Papers, 1862-1863
Quantity: .1 cubic ft. (2 folders)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 80
Abstract: Collection contains letters written by James Pillar, a member of Company B, 21st Regiment Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War, to his parents covering the dates September 1862 to September 1863. The letters provide information about the everyday life of a soldier, such as standing guard, marching, and being transported to new locations. Three letters written to the Pillar family by Pillar's chaplain and officers explain how James was fatally wounded in the battle at Chickamauga 20 September 1863. The Milwaukee Public Library staff transcribed the letters written by James, and the collection contains the transcriptions and the original letters.
Doolittle, James R. (James Rood), 1815-1897 Title: James R. Doolittle Papers, 1831-1932
Quantity: 3.8 c.f. (9 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Wis Mss GG
Abstract: Papers of Doolittle, a United States senator from Wisconsin, 1857-1869, a Republican in those years but a Democrat before and after the Civil War, and a supporter of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. The correspondence before the Civil War touches on political activities in New York State, family affairs in Racine, Wis., and various aspects of the slavery controversy and the election of 1860. During the war there are requests for the use of his influence in securing political appointments, and letters from his sons in the army, and from the Racine postmaster, John Tapley, reporting on Wisconsin affairs. Other letters concern dishonesty in the transport system, political campaigns, colonization plans for former slaves, the bank bill of 1864, and Lincoln's policy towards Jefferson Davis and Reconstruction, on Doolittle's trip through the South in 1866, on the relations between President Johnson and Congress, and on a proposed purchase of the Virgin Islands. The papers for the years after Doolittle's retirement from the Senate are few, and relate to national Democratic electoral campaigns, the 1865 congressional investigation of conditions among the Cheyenne, Doolittle's interest in a diplomatic appointment by Grover Cleveland, charges against Doolittle in 1885 by the New York Times of dishonest wartime dealing in cotton, the Illinois-Michigan Canal, the estate of son-in-law E.H. Pease, private legal cases, and the money question in 1896. There are speeches on many subjects, diaries containing notes on legal cases, and legal memorandum books and scrapbooks. Transcriptions and lists of Doolittle material in other institutions are also in the collection.
Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913- Title: James R. Hoffa Clipping Collection, 1957-1968
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 255
Abstract: Chronological file of Associated Press newspaper clippings, including a cartoon file, about James R. Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, concerning his union activities and his conviction and imprisonment for jury tampering.
Webb, James R., 1909-1974 Title: James R. Webb Papers, 1953-1964
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 89AN
Abstract: Papers of an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, including correspondence, notes, scripts, and working papers for three motion pictures: Cheyenne Autumn (Warner Bros., 1964), Kings of the Sun (UA, 1963), and Pork Chop Hill (UA, 1959).
Riddle, James A., 1956- ;
Ford, Joyce E.
Title: James Riddle and Joyce Ford Papers, 1986-2012
Quantity: 9.0 cubic feet (9 records center cartons), 11 CD-ROMs, and 2.6 gigabytes
Call Number: Mss 1085
Abstract: Papers of James “Jim” Riddle and Joyce Ford, organic farmers, inspectors, and educators, documenting their activities relating to organic agriculture certification standards, organic inspector training, and other aspects of organic agriculture, including the Minnesota organic certification cost-share program, the first such program in the nation. Riddle and Ford co-wrote the IFOAM/IOIA International Inspection Manual (2000), a standard work in the field, and the OCC/IOIA Organic Certification Form Templates. Also included are records relating to other organizations with which Riddle and Ford were involved, such as the Independent Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA), the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM), the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Organic Advisory Task Force (MOATF, 1991-2009), and the University of Minnesota.
Rowan, James, 1800-1876 Title: James Rowan Papers, 1774-1870
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (1 archives box and 1 oversize volume)
Call Number: McCormick Mss AW
Abstract: Records of James Rowan, an Augusta County, Virginia farmer, consisting of receipts and ledgers for his plantation and accounts for a general store. The papers also contain receipts and ledgers for a tanning business operated by his father, James Rowan (who originally spelled the name Roan), showing purchases of hides and skins during and following the American Revolution; an unidentified blacksmith's daybook, 1793-1794; and three manuscript ciphering books, 1803-1806.
Rowen, James, 1945- Title: James Rowen Papers, 1969-1979
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Mss 652
Abstract: Papers of a journalist and liberal politician, mainly documenting his work as assistant to Madison, Wisconsin, Mayor Paul Soglin (1973-1978) and his own unsuccessful campaign for mayor in 1979. Included are an administrative subject file, correspondence, campaign materials, and newspaper clippings. Of special note are trial documents, correspondence, and newsclippings relating to the trial of David Fine for participation in the anti-Vietnam War bombing of the Army Math Research Center on the University of Wisconsin campus.
Haney, James S., 1945- Title: James S. Haney Papers, 1962-1984
Quantity: 2.0 cubic feet (5 archives boxes); plus additions of 1.5 cubic feet
Call Number: Mss 346; M2016-053
Abstract: Papers of James S. Haney, a Neenah, Wisconsin paper company executive, lawyer, and Republican Party activist. Haney was active in Republican and student politics throughout his years at the University of Wisconsin, 1963-1972, and was a part-time aide to Governor Warren P. Knowles. Following graduation from law school, Haney served as chairman of the Dane County Republican Party, 1973-1974, and as chairman of the New Republican Conference, organized to recruit moderate Republican candidates and to develop Republican alternatives in Wisconsin. The papers include correspondence, mostly pertaining to Haney's political activities, including reference to national, state, and county conventions, fundraising, campaigns, and recruitment. Also included are copies of Knowles' speeches, press releases, and bulletins; correspondence of Knowles' executive secretary, Paul Hasset; form letters used in the governor's office; and newsletters, press releases, committee reports, and miscellany relating to various political groups and events from 1962 to 1974.
Anderson, James Sibree, 1842-1931 Title: James Sibree Anderson Papers, 1829-1926
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 133
Abstract: Papers of Civil War veteran and Manitowoc attorney James S. Anderson, consisting primarily of letters, diaries, and accounts written by Anderson about his Civil War experiences in the 5th Wisconsin Infantry and his later involvement with the Manitowoc Grand Army of the Republic. Also contains records relating to his legal career consisting of letterbooks (1881-1888), a case docket book, and a collection book of monies received for clients. There are also scattered records of a more personal nature including Scottish military records of his father, John Anderson, correspondence (including letters written in 1866 while Anderson was a Lawrence College student), and a personal financial journal (1878-1879). Some correspondence relates to state and local Republican Party matters.
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 Title: James T. Farrell Papers, 1935-1962
Quantity: 1.1 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 16
Abstract: James T. Farrell was a novelist, journalist, and short story writer and very active in politics. He was a longtime friend of Frank Zeidler, former Milwaukee Mayor and socialist. He identified early in his life as a Communist and Marxist and was very active in Trotskyite politics, joining the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). As an author he became known for his realistic descriptions of the working class South Side Irish. In the early 1930s, he wrote his most famous works, the Studs Lonigan trilogy.
Flynn, James T. Title: James T. Flynn Papers, 1973-1981
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 89
Abstract: Legislative papers of Flynn, a Democratic state senator from the 8th District (west Milwaukee area), consisting of files on the Joint Legislative Council's Special Committee on Court Reorganization which he chaired, on other committees, and on topics such as compensation for crime victims, equal credit for women, and other legislative issues.
Lewis, James T. (James Taylor), 1819-1904 Title: James T. Lewis Papers, 1838-1904
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 box)
Call Number: Wis Mss VY
Abstract: Papers of a Wisconsin governor from 1838 just before he settled in the state until his death in 1904, including two autobiographical journals written for his children, newspaper clippings concerning his career, and correspondence. Letters include some references to his administration of 1864-1866 and the early organization of the University of Wisconsin.
Reeve, James T. (James Theodore), 1834-1906 Title: James T. Reeve Papers, 1747-1951
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Wis Mss 3PB; Micro 321
Abstract: Primarily Civil War records, correspondence, diaries, and later autobiographical speeches of Dr. James T. Reeve, surgeon in the 10th and the 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry regiments. Included are descriptions of Sherman's march through Georgia and details from Reeve's experience as a prisoner of war in 1863. Also present are earlier papers relating to ancestors in Massachusetts, and scattered twentieth century documents concerning his son, Dr. James S. Reeve, with whom he was associated in practice in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Whelan, James W., 1845-1906;
Whelan, Dutee A., 1879-1939
Title: James W. and Dutee A. Whelan Papers, 1900-1925
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (2 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 1 small box)
Call Number: M94-071
Abstract: Papers of James W. and Dutee A. Whelan, prominent citizens of Buffalo County, Wisconsin, and records of their dairy farm known as “Whelandale,” located just north of Mondovi. The collection provides documentation, particularly through photographs, of the Whelans' dairy operation, family life, and the region in which they lived. Also included is the typewritten reminiscence of an organist from Beloit, Professor R.B. Doane, entitled “My Trip to China - 1874” (written circa 1924). Doane (whose relationship to the Whelans is not known) describes his preparations for sailing from New York to Shanghai, and the 120-day journey on the cutter ship The Oliver Cutts.
Skeels, James W. Title: James W. Skeels Papers and Still Images,
Quantity: 0.2 linear ft. (1 archives box and 1 oversized folder) of papers, 0.1 linear ft. (1 folder and 9 tintype folders) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 679
Abstract: Papers and still images of James W. Skeels, a corporal in Company B, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry during the Civil War. The majority of the collection consists of letters written by Skeels during his service with the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry to his parents and sister in Rosendale, Wisconsin. They encompass his service from training at Camp Harvey through his time as a prisoner of war, describing conditions at camp, troop movements, and the well-being of other soldiers from his hometown. The last letter received from Skeels, written from the Confederate prison in Florence, South Carolina, asks for food and clothes. Other correspondence documents the family's unsuccessful search for Skeels after the war, leading to his classification as missing in action. Also included in the collection is a journal kept by Skeels in 1862 that describes weather and movements in brief statements. Still Images include two tintypes of Skeels in uniform and other shots of his family.
Weinstein, James, 1926-2005 Title: James Weinstein Papers, 1959-2001, 2005
Quantity: 11.6 c.f. (30 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 1047
Abstract: Papers of James Weinstein, an author, historian, writer, and editor of several left-wing publications, including Studies on the Left, Socialist Revolution, Common Sense, and In These Times. The collection (bulk 1970s-1980s) documents his role as founding editor and publisher of the newspaper/news magazine In These Times, which began publication in 1976. Throughout his long career as editor and publisher of In These Times, Weinstein sought to write about news not covered by the mass media. The papers include correspondence from contributors, other personal and professional correspondence, subject files, reviews, news clippings, published articles, and notebooks from his days as a student. Correspondents include Noam Chomsky, Eugene Genovese, John Judis, Staughton Lynd, and Ron Radosh, among others.
Whitehead, James, 1846-1920
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Title: James Whitehead Papers, 1876-1918
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes including 12 volumes)
Call Number: Nebraska Mss A
Abstract: Fragmentary papers of a Wisconsin native, who served in the 27th and 19th Wisconsin regiments during the Civil War, and who became active in politics after moving to Nebraska in 1884. Whitehead served in the Nebraska legislature, 1888-1889, and as the unsuccessful Republican candidate for Congress, 1892. The bulk of the collection consists of scrapbooks relating to the Grand Army of the Republic, politics, religion, and temperance. Also present are Whitehead's speeches, 1893-1902; a diary, 1917; and correspondence, 1910 and 1913. Drafts of three letters written to John Muir in 1913 contain reminiscences of the Muir family and of Whitehead's childhood.
Crusinberry, Jane, 1892- Title: Jane Crusinberry Papers, 1933-1960, 1983
Quantity: 16.2 c.f. (40 archives boxes and 1 oversize box)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 199AN
Abstract: Papers of the author of the popular radio serial The Story of Mary Marlin. Includes a complete run of scripts of the original show, 1934-1945, and of an Australian version broadcast in 1959-1960, character sketches, show music, outlines, publicity, commercials, reference material, scenarios, story summaries, and synopses. Personal and business papers include a biographical sketch written by Crusinberry's daughter, personal correspondence, fan mail, music and poems by Crusinberry, newsclippings, and correspondence with substitute authors, advertising agencies, networks, lawyers, and the show's sponsor, Procter and Gamble.
Heule, Jane L. Title: Jane L. Heule Notebook, 1949-1951
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 176
Abstract: A notebook from Jane Heule Yarbrough's Milwaukee State Teachers College days containing notes from her two-week student teaching/internship assignment at Blair Elementary School in Waukesha in 1949. Her notes provide insights to the first grade curriculum and daily schedule at the school. The book also has some notes, 1950-1951, from Yarbrough's first teaching job for the Long Beach Unified School District in Long Beach, California.
Rowe, Jane Title: Jane Rowe collection
Quantity: 0.43 cubic feet 1 small archival box Includes t-shirts and a hat
Call Number: uac40
Abstract: The collection contains clothing collected from gay pride events and establishments in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Wright, Janet Title: Janet Wright papers
Quantity: 0.86 cubic feet 1 half-letter document box, 1 watercolor painting Collection includes buttons, paperback volumes, and a framed watercolor painting.
Call Number: Accession 2016/086
Abstract: Janet Wright is a retired social worker who lives with her partner Lael Greenfield in Oregon, Wisconsin. She spent her career researching and advocating for LGBTQ families. These papers include her research and writing; letters to the editor; gay rights buttons; a volume of The Feminist Teacher Anthology, which includes a chapter by Wright; and Queer Families, Queer Politics, which includes notes from Wright. The papers also include a framed watercolor painting of the Hotel Trumpf, which was later called the Hotel Washington, that came from Wright and Greenfield's home.
Snowberg, Janice;
Snowberg, Richard
Title: Janice and Richard Snowberg Papers Relating to History of Hogan School
Physical Description: 0.8 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 111
Abstract: Richard Snowberg was vice president of the Hogan School Parent-Teacher Association when Hogan School was closed by the School District of La Crosse in 1980. Snowberg’s wife Janice compiled a history of the school. This collection consists of a manuscript and booklet titled History of Hogan School (1980), as well as newspaper articles, photographic negatives, oral history interview cassette tapes and interview notes.
Stovall, Janice D., 1917- Title: Janice D. Stovall Papers, 1938-1984
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes), 39 photographs, 674 transparencies, 118 tape recordings and 18 films
Call Number: M88-304; DD 666; DD 667; DD 668; DD 669; DD 670; DD 671; DD 672; DD 673; DD 674; DD 675; DD 676
Abstract: Papers of Janice D. Stovall, a hearing and speech consultant who was also an administrator with the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services and executive director of HEAR (Hearing, Education and Rehabilitation), a non-profit service agency for the deaf in Madison, Wisconsin. The collection documents Stovall's professional career working with the deaf and hearing impaired, including children and the elderly.
Downer, Jason, 1813-1883 Title: Jason Downer Papers, 1853-1883
Quantity: 5.2 c.f. (13 archives boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss O
Abstract: Papers of Downer, a Milwaukee lawyer who was a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1864-1867; including incoming correspondence, letterbooks, records of legal cases, and personal bills and receipts. Much of the correspondence relates to Downer's law practice, to business investments in New York, to land investments in Wisconsin, and to his interest in education. Many letters from J. L. Townsend, John P. Haire, and other teachers and administrators of the Wisconsin Female College at Fox Lake concern Downer's active trusteeship of that institution, a forerunner of Milwaukee-Downer College. References to Downer's service on the Supreme Court occur in a few letters, including one from Governor Lucius Fairchild in 1867. A series of letters written by Standish Rood, 1874-1875, touch upon mining conditions in Utah and a newspaper business in Salt Lake City. Also included are two letterbooks, 1869-1874, kept by Simeon Small, another Milwaukee attorney.
Larkey, Jay;
Larkey, Hinda
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Title: Jay and Hinda Larkey Papers, 1963-1968, 1987
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 299
Abstract: Materials pertaining to Jay and Hinda Larkey's civil rights activities in Milwaukee, mostly dating from the 1960s. The collection provides a perspective from the Jewish community.
Kinney, Jay P., 1875-1975 Title: Jay P. Kinney Papers, 1836-1941
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 360
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1910-1933, of Jay Kinney, a director of forestry for the United States Indian Service, entirely relating to his management of tribal forest lands in Wisconsin. Included are correspondence, memoranda, reports, statistics, and notes pertaining to repeated charges of mismanagement by the Menominee Indian Mills at Neopit, Wisconsin, as well as smaller files concerning timber management on lands designated as swamplands by the State of Wisconsin on the Bad River, Lac de Flambeau, and Lac Courte Oreille reservations.

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