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Racine (Wis.). Clerk Title: Racine (Wis.). Clerk: Communications to the Common Council, 1907-1960
Quantity: 25.6 c.f. (64 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 16
Abstract: Communications, including letters; petitions; memoranda; claims; reports from municipal departments, officers, employees, commercial firms, and individual citizens relating to all business and activities of the Common Council; and reports and proceedings of the committee of the whole.
Racine (Wis.). Mayor Title: Racine (Wis.). Mayor: Property Inventories, WPA, 1938-1940
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (23 volumes in 6 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 14
Abstract: Inventories of various city properties such as buildings, equipment, and bonds; also copies of deeds, City Council proceedings, and other papers relating to property acquisition and history, 1884-1940.
Racine Adult Education Council (Wis.) Title: Racine Adult Education Council Records, 1952-1955
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 7
Abstract: Records of a Racine, Wis., organization designed to study the community's needs in adult education, to coordinate adult education activities, and to plan new experimental projects. The collection includes general correspondence, minutes of meetings of the Racine board of directors, reports on special problems and institutes, and quarterly reports to the National Fund for Adult Education from the Racine Council and other test cities in a nationwide adult education project. Work in Racine ceased in 1955 when the council was unable to secure needed local financial support.
Racine Armenian–American 50 Year Club Title: Racine Armenian–American 50 Year Club Records, 1972-1999
Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (1 archives box)
Call Number: UWP Manuscript Collection 014
Abstract: Records from the Racine Armenian–American 50 Year Club, a group organized in 1972 by a group of Racine-born Armenians who were celebrating their 50th birthdays. The collection primarily consists of material relating to the reunion.
Racine Chamber of Commerce (Wis.) Title: Racine Chamber of Commerce Records, 1912-1975
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (9 archives boxes) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 43; Micro 720; Parkside Micro 7
Abstract: Records of the Racine Chamber of Commerce in Racine, Wisconsin, organized in 1912 as the Racine Commercial Club and known from 1921 to 1952 as the Association of Commerce. Comprised of minutes, budgets, committee records, correspondence, and reference materials, the collection documents efforts to establish a University of Wisconsin campus in Racine, to attract international trade, to improve area transportation, and generally to promote local business interests.
Racine County (Wis.). Board of Supervisors Title: Racine County (Wis.). Board of Supervisors: Board Proceedings, 1838-1874
Quantity: 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Racine Micro Series 2
Abstract: Microfilmed minutes of the meetings of the board of supervisors and its predecessor, the county board of commissioners.
Racine County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Racine County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Deeds, 1837-1886
Quantity: 42 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Racine Series 88
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.
Racine County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Racine County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Grantor Indexes, 1839-1886
Quantity: 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Racine Series 87
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. The volumes numbers were assigned by the archivist.
Racine County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: Racine County (Wis.). Treasurer: Tax Rolls, 1849-1985
Quantity: 147.0 c.f. (128 archives boxes and 429 unboxed volumes)
Call Number: Racine Series 27
Abstract: Rolls showing owner's name, description of property, valuation of lands and improvements as fixed by the Board of Review, general property taxes (school, road, sewer, city, town, county, state, delinquent, highway, drainage, special assessment, personal property), and in later years, income taxes. This is a relatively complete set of tax rolls through 1920. After 1920, only every fifth year has been preserved, except for the city of Racine for which a complete set of rolls for the 1920's was kept and the every-fifth-year practice was begun in 1930.
Racine County (Wis.). War Records Committee Title: Racine County (Wis.). War Records Committee: World War II Military Service Record Envelopes, circa 1934-1945
Quantity: 13.6 c.f. (34 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 120
Abstract: Envelopes used to collect personal history and military service records for every person living in Racine County, Wisconsin who served in any branch of the United States military, primarily in World War II. For some individuals other prior military service is also recorded. Most of the envelopes contain worksheets, newspaper clippings, and photographs of the individuals, most in military uniform. Although the amount of information provided on each envelope varies, the following data is generally completed: name; political subdivision; draft and serial numbers; home address; name, address, and relationship of nearest relative; personal history including date and place of birth; citizenship status; race; marital status; Racine County schools attended; occupation; last employer; date entered service; drafted or enlisted; branch of service; rank on entry; reception center; training camps and schools; date of discharge; place of discharge; remarks; and whether photograph is enclosed or not.
Racine County History Project (Wis.) Title: Racine County History Project Records, 1838-1977
Quantity: 2.3 cubic feet (5 archives boxes and 1 card file box) and 12 tape recordings
Call Number: Parkside Mss 94; Audio 1333A
Abstract: Papers of editor Nicholas Burckel and research files of contributing authors for the book, Racine: Growth and Change in a Wisconsin County, a project of the Racine County Bicentennial Liaison Committee. Editor's files include correspondence with contributing authors and others, publicity and promotional materials, information concerning the authors and book's publication, news clippings and bibliographies, and some records of the sponsoring committee. Research files of contributing authors include correspondence, prepublication comments from outside readers, notes, newsclippings, and actual or photocopied documents. Of note are Lawrence Crumb's extensive notes on churches and their histories; N. Peter Ross's notes on township historic structures and on cemetery occupants; John Buenker's compilation of oral history interviews and transcripts, extensive notes, and collection of Racine labor documents including handbills (1951-1956) and local UAW-CIO unions.
Racine County Home and Community Education Title: Racine County Home and Community Education Records, 1947-1998
Quantity: 3.4 cubic ft. (4 archives boxes and 4 flat boxes)
Call Number: UWP Manuscript Collection 004
Abstract: Racine County Home and Community Education was founded in 1947 as the Home Demonstration Council, a national women’s program of the University of Wisconsin Extension supported by the United States Department of Agriculture. In 1994, the state withdrew from the national organization to become the Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education. Membership was open to all interested individuals, but chiefly consisted of women. The collection primarily contains organizational records, activity products, and scrapbooks.
Racine County Humane Society (Wis.) Title: Racine County Humane Society Records, 1935-1968
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 65
Abstract: Records of the Humane Society and its predecessor, the Humane Relief Society of Racine County (founded in 1935), consisting of correspondence, financial records, membership lists, board minutes, newsclippings, and reports of investigations of the Racine County Humane Agent. Other files document the numbers of animals received and disposed of by the Small Animal Shelter, and bills and statistics kept by veterinarians for their services to the Humane Society. The collection reflects the long-time interest and activities of a founder of the Racine County Humane Society, Ruth Teuscher.
Racine County Institutions (Wis.) Title: Racine County Institutions (Wis.): Records, 1889-1970
Quantity: 45 archives boxes, 16 volumes, 4 flat boxes, 8 card file boxes
Call Number: Racine Series 47-80; Racine Small Series 26-29
Abstract: The 38 series described in this inventory comprise the records of the Racine County Institutions and its predecessors, the Racine County Home, County Hospital, Hospital for Mental Diseases, and Sunny Rest Tuberculosis Sanatorium. These series include sources that can be used for research on medical history, the history of public assistance agencies, and medical, legal, and social practices related to the treatment of the insane, the aged, and the poor.
Racine County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy (Wis.) Title: Racine County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy (Wis.): Superintendent's Subject File, 1923-1959
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 36
Abstract: Subject file kept by the superintendent of the school at Rochester, Wis. The file contains correspondence, annual reports, audit reports, photographs, and other papers relating to the administration of the school and to the superintendent's work with the county fair, farmers, businesses, and various organizations. Included is material on labor problems; community activities; topics such as crop diseases, pesticides, and farm machinery; and on the administration of the school.
Racine Environment Committee (Wis.) Title: Racine Environment Committee Records, 1967-1979
Quantity: 17.0 c.f. (43 archives boxes) and 9 tape recordings
Call Number: Parkside Mss 51; Tape 867A; Parkside Tape 2
Abstract: Records of the only Wisconsin affiliate of the National Urban Coalition, founded in 1967 to study and act on minority and community problems in the Racine metropolitan area. REC programs in housing, education, employment, and business activities are illustrated in committee files of correspondence, financial records, summary reports, and planning documents; other files consist of general records pertaining to the operation of the Committee, such as minutes, correspondence of the executive director, annual reports, financial records, membership lists, and newsletters; and reference and subject files. Material regarding the National Urban Coalition is fragmentary and mainly consists of printed items.
Racine Labor Paper Title: Racine Labor Paper Photographs, 1922-1979 (bulk 1961-1979)
Quantity: 2.4 cubic ft. (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: UWP Manuscript Collection 006
Abstract: Photographs and negatives from the Racine Labor Paper, primarily ranging from 1961 to 1979.
- - - Title: Racine Mayors Scrapbooks, 1937 , 1939-1954
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (5 flat boxes)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 46
Abstract: Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings illustrating the campaigns of three mayors of Racine, Wisconsin, and the accomplishments of each administration. The mayors whose scrapbooks are included are T. Gleason Morris (mayor from 1939 to 1943), Francis H. Wendt (1943-1949), and John E. Gothner (1949-1955). Two scrapbooks deal with Wendt's involvement with the 1937 and 1947 strikes at the J.I. Case Company, first as a union attorney, and later as mayor. A folder of biographical information is also present.
Racine Milk Producers Cooperative Association Title: Racine Milk Producers Cooperative Association Records, 1930-1955
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (12 archives boxes)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 10
Abstract: Records of a Racine, Wis., area milk producers cooperative documenting the quantity and quality of milk produced; purchase prices; transportation of milk from producers to purchasers; and financial support from area banks, loan associations, and credit associations.
Racine Paper Goods Company (Wis.) Title: Racine Paper Goods Company Records, 1902-1968
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 48
Abstract: Records of a small manufacturing firm specializing in protective paper packaging for cigars, glass items, eggs, candy, and the like. Incorporated in 1902, the company was owned and operated by descendants of founder Orville L. Parmenter until 1968 when it closed due to declining production and competition from larger companies. The collection consists mainly of corporate financial records and tax returns. Included are a minute book, stock certificate book, order and account book, miscellaneous correspondence, and scattered financial and production records.
Racine Parent-Teacher Association United Council (Wis.) Title: Racine Parent-Teacher Association United Council Scrapbooks, 1935-1971
Quantity: 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Parkside Micro 11; Micro 808
Abstract: Scrapbooks of the Racine council including histories, minutes, correspondence, reports, clippings, photographs, programs, and lists; and concerning plays, picnics, recognition banquets, conferences, debates, and news coverage of educational issues. Also includes scrapbooks of the Janes and Garfield School PTAs.
Racine Trades and Labor Council (Wis.) Title: Racine Trades and Labor Council Records, 1902-1952
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 71
Abstract: Records of an organization founded in Racine, Wisconsin in 1894, for labor unions affiliated with the American Federation of Labor. Included are meeting minutes, financial journals and ledgers, and miscellany.
Racine Unified School District No.1 (Wis.) Title: Racine Unified School District No. 1 (Wis.): Lorenzo Janes School Records, 1872-1918
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (32 volumes in 3 flat boxes and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 45
Abstract: Student registers from the Lorenzo Janes School showing attendance and grades, 1872-1918. Some also show teachers names and principal. The Old Fourth Ward School was built in the winter of 1855-56. It was enlarged sometime between 1895 and 1897 and the name was changed to Lorenzo Janes School. Lorenzo Janes was a prominent figure from New England who helped pioneer Racine.
Racine Unified School District No. 1 (Wis.) Title: Racine Unified School District No. 1 (Wis.): Predecessor School Records, 1846-1962
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 132
Abstract: Records of Town of Raymond rural schools which were dissolved ca. 1962 to join the Racine Unified School District. Records consist primarily of district clerk's and treasurer's record books containing meeting minutes and financial records.
Racine Unified School District No. 1 (Wis.) Title: Racine Unified School District No. 1 (Wis.): Reports and Financial Records, 1910-1971
Quantity: 3.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes, 1 record center carton, and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Racine Series 137
Abstract: Reports, primarily of a financial or statistical nature, of the Racine School District. Included are published annual reports of the superintendent to the Racine Board of Education, 1910-1930; audits; budgets; reports to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1920-1967; and files on the construction of individual school buildings. The superintendent's annual reports to the board include statistics on the student population and district income and expenditures, directories of school officials and teachers, statutes, rules, and regulations; lists of high school graduates; and illustrations. The annual reports to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction include descriptive statistics about the district and its student population; reports of receipts and expenditures; and information about the instructional staff, their professional qualifications, and salaries. Early reports submitted to the district superintendent by individual school principals are also included. After 1960 the state superintendent's reports include only the materials used in the preparation of the state reports, but not the final reports themselves. Also included are a few NEA reports and district self-evaluations submitted to the state office. The construction files consist of correspondence and memoranda exchanged with architects, contractors, and prospective bidders for building projects between 1913 and 1922. There are specifications in the files, but no plans or drawings. Additionally, there are reports on two special district studies: one undertaken by the Board of Education itself in 1926 and one conducted by Griffenhagen and Associates in 1933. Also included is a survey of public educational opportunities in the district, conducted by the League of Women Voters of Racine, 1971, and a promotional brochure (undated) for the Prairie School, a private school.
Racine Unified School District No. 1 (Wis.) Title: Racine Unified School District No. 1 (Wis.): Superintendent's Files, 1923-1985
Quantity: 10.2 c.f. (26 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 130
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, studies, statistical information, handbooks and manuals, and other materials documenting administration and implementation of public education in the City of Racine, Wis. Focus of the records is on planning, policy making, program development, and evaluation. The bulk of the records, from 1967 to 1982, reflect upheaval and reexamination of educational concerns with the major topical areas of desegregation, busing, litigation, alternative and magnet schools, bilingual education, flexible scheduling, school dropouts, gifted student programs, Headstart, special education, teacher contract disputes involving the Racine Education Association (the teachers' union), and administrative personnel issues. The Racine school district received national attention during the 1960's and 1970's due to its voluntary efforts to desegregate its schools.
Racine Unified School District No. 1 (Wis.) Title: Racine Unified School District No. 1: Board of Education Minutes, 1896-2013
Quantity: 7.6 c.f. (21 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 10
Abstract: Minutes of Board of Education meetings from the Racine Unified School District No. 1. Includes official proceedings, agendas, reports by various committees and school officials, summaries of school district receipts and expenditures, and salary schedules. The following years were never received in the Archives: 1909-1911, 1920, 1953-1961.
Racine-Kenosha County Teachers College (Wis.). Office of the President Title: Racine-Kenosha County Teachers College (Wis.). Office of the President: Records, 1916-1971
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (15 archives boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 44
Abstract: School Board minutes, audit reports, annual reports, publications, correspondence, and attendance books from the college's inception in 1916 to its closing in 1971.
Radical America Title: Radical America Records, 1966-1975
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 271
Abstract: Records of a journal of the history of American radicalism. Although primarily comprised of correspondence with readers and contributors that tends to disclose the aspirations and malaise of the New Left during the late 1960s, there are files of published and unpublished articles, internal policy statements, minutes, circulation and subscription material, and publicity.
Radio Advertising Bureau Title: Radio Advertising Bureau Papers, 1951-1956
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 175AF
Abstract: Records of an association of radio stations, networks, and sales representatives founded in 1951 as the Broadcast Advertising Bureau, Inc., to promote the use of radio as an advertising medium. The collection consists of reports, lists, reprints of articles, radio spot announcements, summaries of research findings, and some RAB publications. In addition, there are by-laws, minutes of an early membership meeting, and a report on operations in 1951.
Radio Free Europe. Research Dept. Title: Radio Free Europe. Research Dept. Reports, 1966-1974
Quantity: 15.2 c.f. (38 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 96AF
Abstract: Background and situation reports and national press surveys, 1966-1974, from the Area Research Departments and audience studies, 1965-1976, from the Audience and Public Opinion Department prepared for the use of Radio Free Europe's editors and policy staff. The two types of reports are arranged chronologically and are preceded by periodic indexes to the Area Departments' reports. These indexes consist of monthly and quarterly summaries by nation concerned and quarterly chronological and subject lists. The miscellany includes some early promotional material.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Crossing Cases (CR), 1912-1919
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes) and photographs
Call Number: Series 1298; PH Series 1298
Abstract: Correspondence and memoranda relating to complaints about allegedly dangerous railroad crossing. The records contain detailed descriptions of crossings; protection needed; frequency of accidents; and photographs and blueprints of accident scenes. Grand Rapids, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine, and Waukesha are well represented.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Formal Case Files: Convenience and Necessity, 1905-1931
Quantity: 22.0 c.f. (57 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1263
Abstract: Papers relating to determinations of convenience and necessity for railroad and utility installations and alterations. Files include applications, transcripts of testimony, briefs, orders, significant correspondence, memoranda, and reports.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Indexes to Central Files, 1905-1931
Quantity: 10 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 1252
Abstract: Indexes to general correspondence and informal case files by name and subject giving reference to file number. Indexes reference these series: “General Correspondence” (Series 1254), “Railroad Informal Case Files” (Series 1257), “Utility Informal Case Files” (Series 1258), “General Informal Case Files” (Series 1259), “Formal Case Files: Convenience and Necessity” (Series 1263), “Formal Case Files: Railroads” (Series 1264), “Formal Case Files: Public Utilities” (Series 1265), “Formal Case Files: Suits Against the Commission” (Series 1266), “Formal Case Files: Non-duplication of Telephone Service” (Series 1269), “Formal Case Files: Securities Issues” (Series 1273), and “Formal Case Files: Auto Transportation Companies, Interstate” (Series 1277).
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Minutes of Hearings, 1905-1908
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 1248
Abstract: Transcripts of testimony and proceedings of hearings before the Railroad Commission.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Public Utilities Operating Under Indeterminate Permits, 1907-1919
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1823
Abstract: Legal declarations by water, electric, and other public utility companies surrendering their franchises in exchange for indeterminate permits, pursuant to chapters 499 and 578, Laws of Wisconsin, 1907. The files also include statements from street and interurban railway companies electing not to accept indeterminate permits, but continue to operate under their existing franchises, pursuant to chapter 442, section 2, Laws of Wisconsin, 1919. Accepting an indeterminate permit constituted implied consent on the part of the utility company to the future purchase of its property by the municipality in which the major part of the utility was situated. Box 1, folder 1 contains a docket book showing date of filing, utility name, and location.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Railroad Commissioner's Letterbooks, 1874-1907
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1253
Abstract: Letterpress copies of outgoing correspondence of the Board of Railroad Commissioners and the Railroad Commissioner. The records include letters to complainants and railroads about rate changes, freight classifications, service, passes, railroad legislation, traffic hazards, land grants, opinions of the Attorney General, examination of railroad properties and books, railroad reports, and railroad maps and publications.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Railroad Informal Case Dockets, 1905-1919
Quantity: 4.5 c.f. (17 volumes)
Call Number: Series 1286
Abstract: Historical summary of informal cases, assigned the prefix IR, concerning railroads brought before the Commission, showing date of complaint, subject, dates of letters written, date each case closed, and occasional notations of outcome.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Railroad Informal Case Files, 1905-1922
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1257
Abstract: Records concerned with the settlement by the Railroad Commission of complaints against railroad companies without recourse to formal procedure. Includes original letters of complaint against the companies and replies by the companies, copies of the letters of the Railroad Commission and complainants, investigation reports, petitions, memoranda, exhibits, and other supportive documents.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Railroad Investigation Working Papers, 1894-1906
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1262
Abstract: Working papers of the Railroad Commissioner's office relating to an investigation of railway companies concerning possible violations of Wisconsin laws through discriminatory rates, illegal deductions, and earnings not reported leading to understatement of income and consequent underpayment of taxes. The railway companies investigated were the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul; Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha; Chicago and Northwestern; and the Wisconsin Central. The papers consist entirely of presentations of figures of deductions from freight and passenger earnings, vouchers, car switching, car mileage, recapitulations, demurrage, mileage paid car companies, switching collections, and gross freight earnings. Also included is a printed report of Commissioner John W. Thomas, July 6, 1906.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Reports of Free Transportation, 1905-1906
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes, 1 flat box)
Call Number: Series 1322
Abstract: Monthly statements of tickets, passes, and mileage books issued free or at other than regularly established rates. Reports show number of ticket or pass, to whom issued, character of transportation, consideration, and reason why transportation was issued. Also included are a list of clergy permits and letters received relating to the statements.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Speeches of Railroad Commissioners, 1908-1911
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (1 volume in 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1250
Abstract: Scrapbook containing printed speeches of the Railroad Commissioners after the Commission was given the responsibility in 1907 of regulating public utilities. The speeches explain the purpose of the Commission, the advantages to the utilities and to the public, and the methods of regulation obtained through the use of uniform accounting systems and the control of utility rates and securities issues.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Utility Informal Case Dockets, 1907-1919
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Series 1287
Abstract: Historical summary of informal cases assigned the prefix IU concerning power and telephone utilities in Wisconsin, showing the name of the person or company entering the complaint, name of utility company, date, nature of complaint, and occasional notes relating to the outcome.
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Utility Informal Case Files, 1907-1920
Quantity: 1.2 c.f (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1258
Abstract: Records concerned with the settlement by the Railroad Commission of complaints against utility companies without recourse to formal procedure. Includes original letters of complaint against utility companies and replies by the companies, copies of the letters of the Railroad Commission to companies and complainants, investigation reports, petitions, memoranda, exhibits, and other supporting documents. Subsequent utility informal cases are filed with General informal case files (Series 1259). In addition to this register, finding aids include Indexes to central files (Series 1252) and Index to numerical case files (Series 1255).
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Title: Railroad Commission of Wisconsin: Valuations of Steam Railroads, 1903-1916
Quantity: 17 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 1304
Abstract: Final summary valuation forms (101) and section appraisal forms for railroads operating in Wisconsin, 1903-1915. The summary valuation forms (Form # 101) include values for various categories of railroad property, both new and reproduction value. The section valuation forms (Form #100) include more detailed valuations for individual structures and equipment.
Gamble, Raleigh W., 1892-1962 Title: Raleigh W. Gamble Papers, 1946-1962
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss CS
Abstract: Papers of Gamble, a Milwaukee superintendent of the Bureau of Street Construction, most dating 1946-1954 during construction of Milwaukee's expressway system. Primarily scrapbooks on expressways and highway planning, the papers also include a small amount of personal correspondence and biographical materials, and a study of Milwaukee's traffic flow (1946).
Bellamy, Ralph, 1904- Title: Ralph Bellamy Papers, 1904-1980
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (5 archives boxes), 1 reel of microfilm (35mm), and 1 film
Call Number: U.S. Mss 190AN; Micro 773; CA 622
Abstract: Papers of Ralph Bellamy, a noted actor whose career has spanned more than five decades and encompasses all major areas of entertainment - theater, motion pictures, radio, television, and writing. Documentation of Bellamy's theatrical work is especially rich, although all aspects of his career are covered. Included in the collection are biographical materials, an oral history interview transcript, awards and certificates, newspaper clippings and reviews, correspondence, and transcripts of Bellamy's Congressional testimony concerning income tax averaging legislation. Within the production files are programs from productions of the Ralph Bellamy Players (Des Moines, Iowa, 1926-1928); several programs, scripts, and other papers regarding plays, motion pictures, and television mini-series; and extensive information concerning Bellamy's portrayal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Sunrise at Campobello (theater, 1958-1960; film, 1960). Also in the collection are drafts, typescripts, and a printed copy of Bellamy's memoirs, When the Smoke Hit the Fan (Doubleday, 1979).
Flanders, Ralph E. (Ralph Edward), 1880-1970 Title: Ralph E. Flanders Papers, 1951-1957
Quantity: 5.2 c.f. (13 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss AM
Abstract: Papers consisting chiefly of letters received by United States Senator Ralph E. Flanders of Vermont after he called for Senate censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin in 1954, and after McCarthy's death in 1957; copies of a few replies by Flanders; and several clippings.
Ginzburg, Ralph, 1929-2006 Title: Ralph Ginzburg Papers, 1848-1964
Quantity: 9.0 cubic feet (23 archives boxes), 40 photographs, 5 negatives, 2 pieces of ephemera, and 1 lithograph
Call Number: Mss 862; PH Mss 862
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1873-1915, of Ginzburg, an author, journalist, and publisher, solely consisting of material related to research on Anthony Comstock and the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice. It contains research notes; copies of material gathered for research, such as newspaper articles, arrest blotters, and bibliographies; and some original materials, including correspondence, interview transcripts, and photographs. Comstock (1844-1915) was an anti-vice reformer and the main proponent of the 1873 federal laws, commonly known as the Comstock Laws, which ban obscene publications from the mails. Included in the collection are many original files of Theodore Schroeder, a civil liberties lawyer, a founder of the Free Speech League, and defender of many people prosecuted under the Comstock laws. The collection also contains the arrest journal, 1940-1942, of Harry Kahan, an agent for the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice. This collection documents the work and procedures of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice and later anti-vice societies; the personality and background of Anthony Comstock; and the effect anti-obscenity laws had on those prosecuted, those doing the prosecuting, and society at large. There is also some information on John Sumner, who followed Comstock as director of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice. Prominent correspondents and persons documented in the collection include De Robigne M. Bennett, Ida Craddock, Edward Foote, Emma Goldman, Moses Harman, Ezra Heywood, Ben Reitman, Margaret and William Sanger, George Bernard Shaw, Upton Sinclair, Lincoln Steffens, and activists in the Free Thought movement. The papers also document Comstock's efforts to suppress abortion, contraceptives, gambling, and many works of art, literature, and theater.
Plumb, Ralph Gordon, 1881-1976 Title: Ralph Gordon Plumb Papers, 1896-1930
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 80
Abstract: Papers of Plumb, a Manitowoc, Wisconsin resident active in local and state Republican politics; consisting of letters he received, primarily from state and national political figures discussing Republican politics and the Progressive movement, plus two letters by Plumb giving his youthful impressions of the 1896 Democratic National Convention.
Helstein, Ralph, 1908-1985 Title: Ralph Helstein Papers, 1933-1985
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (12 archives boxes) and 7 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 867; Tape 1163A
Abstract: Personal correspondence, speeches and notes, oral history interviews, labor history teaching materials, and subject files of Ralph Helstein, a long-time progressive leader and president of the United Packinghouse Workers of America. Correspondence documents his private law practice (1942-1964), work as general counsel of the Packinghouse Workers Organizing Committee and as president of the UPWA (1946-1968), and activities and speaking engagements outside the labor movement and after his retirement with organizations such as Israel Histadrut, the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee, and the Committee for Rural Democracy in Crystal City, Texas. There are also by-laws, minutes, and financial reports of the Rath Packing Company collected while Helstein was a member of the company's board of directors; documents about an internal investigation prompted by A.T. Stephen's charges in 1958 of Communist influence within the UPWA; and a notebook used by Helstein during the contract bargaining in the 1960s. Prominent correspondents include Saul Alinsky, Patrick Gorman, Michael Harrington, Hubert H. Humphrey, Eppie Lederer (Ann Landers), Carey McWilliams, George Meany, Leslie Orear, and Edwin Witte.
Huitt, Ralph K. Title: Ralph K. Huitt papers
Quantity: 1.65 cubic feet 1 record carton, 1 letter document box Collection includes papers and newspaper clippings.
Call Number: uac53
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, research, articles, written speeches, and notes predominately from Huitt's time as a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Andreano, Ralph L., 1929- Title: Ralph L. Andreano Papers, 1963-1971
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 487
Abstract: Papers of Ralph Andreano, a professor of economics, primarily concerning his testimony as an expert witness for the plaintiff on the monopoly status of professional baseball in the 1966 case State of Wisconsin vs. the Milwaukee Braves, Inc., an unsuccessful attempt to prevent the team from moving to Atlanta, Georgia. Included is correspondence, legal papers relating to the trial, papers relating to Andreano's testimony, and a research file.
Immell, Ralph M., 1894-1969 Title: Ralph M. Immell Papers, 1908-1960
Quantity: 1.0 cubic foot (1 records center carton), 3 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 7 tape recordings, and 7 disc recordings; plus additions of 23 photographs and 2 films
Call Number: Mss 667; Micro 1073; Audio 118A; Audio 1124A; Disc 173A; Disc 52A; AC 110; NGA 005; PH 3795
Abstract: Papers of Ralph Immell, a state adjutant general and Wisconsin political leader, including correspondence, speeches and writings, biographical information and clippings, and subject files on his administrative involvement with the Wisconsin National Guard and the 1933 Milk Strike, the Wisconsin Conservation Commission and his leadership in the soil conservation and reforestation programs of the Wisconsin Conservation Department, and his service in World War II. Sound recordings in the collection include radio speeches and spot advertisements from Immell's 1946 gubernatorial campaign and speeches made by Immell, Philip F. La Follette, Jim Dan Hill, and others in support of the 1952 presidential candidacy of Dwight Eisenhower. Correspondents include Charles King, Immell's predecessor as adjutant general.
Marquardt, Ralph, collector Title: Ralph Marquardt Collected Photographs, 1860-1925
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet of photographs (2 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize folder) and 47 photographs
Call Number: PH 380; PH 385
Abstract: Photographs collected by Ralph Marquardt, related to his ancestors who primarily came from the region around Sauk City, Wisconsin, and to the Civil War, particularly the 9th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Also included are images of the Sauk City Dramatic Society and portraits of Ralph Marquardt.
Navarro, Ralph, 1949-2001 Title: Ralph Navarro Papers, 1983-1999
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 218
Abstract: Papers of a prominent gay activist in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. The bulk of the collection concerns Gay Information and Services, an information and referral service coordinated by Navarro from 1987 until his death in 2001. The collection also includes information about Milwaukee Mayor John O. Norquist's Citizen Commission on Police-Community Relations and fragmentary information about the Gay Peoples Union, one of Milwaukee's earliest gay rights organizations.
Tillema, Ralph, 1892- Title: Ralph Tillema Musical Scores, 1910-1960
Quantity: .8 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 67
Abstract: Unpublished musical scores, mostly classical pieces, written by a former professor of music at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and its predecessor institutions. Most of the scores are undated.
Ranch Community Services Title: Ranch Community Services, 1965-2007
Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 308
Abstract: Records of a community services organization serving developmentally disabled adolescents and adults in southeastern Wisconsin. The collection contains annual reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, photographs, and fundraising materials.
Rank and File Movement for Democratic Action Title: Rank and File Movement for Democratic Action Records, 1954-1965
Quantity: 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 26
Abstract: Records documenting the growth of sentiment for more direct control of the International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite, and Paper Mill Workers by its members, of the 1961 formation of the Rank and File Movement for Democratic Action, and of the withdrawal of many west coast leaders from the International and its Pacific Coast Pulp and Paper Mill Employees Association to form the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers. Constituting the files of Burt Wells, secretary-treasurer of both the Rank and File Movement and the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers. The collection includes correspondence, minutes, financial reports, press releases and newsletters, and other records. Also present is information on the Better Union Committee of the United Papermakers and Paperworkers.
Anderson, Rasmus Bjorn, 1846-1936 Title: Rasmus B. Anderson Papers, 1823-1936
Quantity: 16.6 c.f. (65 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 3 card file boxes, and 1 oversize folder) and 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Wis Mss HD; File 1843 March 3 Oversize; Micro 124
Abstract: Papers of Rasmus B. Anderson, a leading scholar of Scandinavian life and literature.
Alexander, Ray A., 1927- Title: Ray A. Alexander Papers, 1972-1988
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 192
Abstract: This collection contains Ray A. Alexander's papers pertaining to his work as executive director of the Afro Urban Institute beginning in 1970. The Afro Urban Institute is a tax exempt, non-profit community development corporation for the Milwaukee black community. The Ray A. Alexander Papers consist of documents pertaining to various businesses and programs that the Afro Urban Institute helped establish. This collection includes donor solicitations; publications, including Business Insight and the Tal-N-Art Consortium, Inc. Times newsletters; correspondence; meeting minutes; and program evaluations referring to projects such as the Cheops Construction Company, Apex Cab Company, the Economic Development Center, the Northside Community Design Center, and the Career Opportunities Preparation program, aimed towards junior high school students to encourage education and future business operation and participation. This collection highlights some of the Afro Urban Institute's earlier work and illustrates the tenacity and dedication which Alexander and the Afro Urban Institute needed to conduct business during the 1970s.
Ray Family Title: Ray Family Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 0.4 linear ft. (1 archives box and 2 oversized folders) of papers, 0.4 linear ft. (1 archives box and 1 oversized folders) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 1312
Abstract: Papers and photographs pertaining to Rose Ray and her husband Fred Ray, Milwaukee, Wisconsin residents who both served in the Army during World War II. The collection has been organized into materials pertaining to each person. The majority of manuscripts and photographs document Rose's service. Rose (maiden name Jrolf) enlisted in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943 and received training at Daytona Beach, Florida. After training, Rose was first transferred to Nebraska and then quickly promoted to Mess Sergeant at Sedalia Army Air Field, Missouri (present day Whiteman Air Force Base). While at Sedalia, Rose successfully organized a feuding kitchen staff into a working unit. Manuscripts include service records, certificates, a diary, postcards, ephemeral military items, and W.A.C. memorabilia. Also included are interesting items documenting her time at Sedalia, which include menus from kitchen staff parties, a humorous list of rules for the mess hall, recipes for Christmas cookies, and a poem written by a soldier about the kitchen staff. Photographs include those from training at Daytona Beach, images of the Sedalia kitchen staff and parties, and posing with friends and relatives. There are also images of Rose posing in uniform and also photographs from her military wedding to Fred Ray. Also included are images sent to Rose by fellow soldiers who were training at other bases. Fred Ray, originally from Covington, Virginia, enlisted in the Army in 1939. He was assigned to the Quartermaster Corps and stationed at Albrook Army Airfield in the Panama Canal Zone. Fred was transferred to Sedalia in 1944, where he met Rose. Manuscripts include service records, certificates, identification cards, a newspaper clipping from Sedalia about the bowling team, and menus from holiday meals while in Panama. Photographs include a large collection of recreational activities from his time in Panama. Images show soldiers relaxing, swimming, and also kayaking and canoeing. The photograph collection also includes images of various unidentified soldiers and sailors who were apparently friends with Fred. One interesting image shows two soldiers sitting in the cockpit of a downed German plane.
Sherman, Ray Title: Ray Sherman Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 1.8 linear ft. (2 archives boxes and 2 oversized flat boxes) of papers, 0.1 linear ft. (2 folders and 44 negative flaps) of still images, 0.1 linear ft. (3 sound discs) of sound recordings.
Call Number: WVM Mss 2045
Abstract: Papers and photographs pertaining to the service and imprisonment of Ray Sherman, of Belleville, Wisconsin, who served as a private first class in Company K, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, during World War II. Sherman was captured at the Battle of Anzio (Italy) on February 16, 1944, and remained a prisoner until April 1945, when he was liberated by the United States Army. The collection has been arranged into World War II material and post-war material. Papers consist of correspondence between Sherman and various family and friends throughout his imprisonment, a journal that Sherman kept while a prisoner, news clippings pertaining to his capture and the capture of other local Belleville men, three bibles that Sherman had while he was in the army, and a memoir that Sherman wrote regarding his experience as a POW. Of particular interest is the journal that Sherman kept as a prisoner, as it is written on scraps of toilet paper and canvas and describes daily conditions and life in a POW camp. WWII photographs contain images of Sherman in military attire and some from his time as a POW. Post-war material pertains to Sherman's time in the Army Reserve, and items documenting his interaction with other POWs and veterans. Additional photographs pertain to a trip that Sherman took to Germany after WWII to visit the Krause's, a family he became close with while a POW.
Sparrow, Ray, 1915-1985 Title: Ray Sparrow Papers, 1915-1985
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Mss 300; Micro 2040
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1958-1968, of Ray Sparrow, a Socialist Workers Party leader also known by his pen name Art Sharon. The collection consists almost entirely of correspondence exchanged with SWP leaders such as James P. Cannon and Farrell Dobbs about Sparrow's work as San Francisco branch organizer and with Ernest Mandel about the United Secretariat of the Trotskyist Fourth International. Brief writings include a review of The Power Elite and a broadcast reply to comments made by Seymour Martin Lipset about HUAC. Also included is an obituary and documents pertaining to matters within CPUSA during the late 1950s.
Vahey, Ray, 1938- Title: Ray Vahey Papers, circa 1930-2008
Quantity: .4 cubic ft. (1 box) 1 digital audio file (395 MB) 4 digital video files (9.5 GB)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 271
Abstract: The Ray Vahey papers document Vahey's life with his partner, Richard Taylor, and their political activism on behalf of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender civil rights in Wisconsin.
Peabody, Raymond A., 1883- Title: Raymond A. Peabody Papers, 1933-1954
Quantity: 6 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 1111; River Falls Micro 165
Abstract: Correspondence of a Republican assemblyman who represented Polk County, Wisconsin from 1943 to 1955. Included are exchanges with friends, family, advocacy groups, state agencies, other legislators, and ordinary citizens concerning most of the important legislative and political issues of the period. Among the most frequent correspondents are fellow legislators Guy Benson, Selmer Gunderson, Earl Hanson, H.E. Heden, and Warren P. Knowles and Dr. J. Arthur Riegel who became a member of the Conservation Commission. Also included are discussions of the early activities of the Legislative Council, of which he was a charter member and frequent references to his personal banking interests and to his activity in Wisconsin Indian Head Country, Inc., an organization to promote tourism.
Bice, Raymond C., 1896- Title: Raymond C. Bice Papers, 1939-1984
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss BI
Abstract: Papers of Raymond C. Bice, a Republican legislator from La Crosse, Wisconsin. The papers relate almost entirely to Bice's 22 years in the Legislature (1944-1968) and consist of correspondence with constituents and colleagues, writings, subject files and biographical material. Of special interest are the files on Bice's efforts in behalf of highway safety and his many articles and radio talks on the nature of government, political events, and local history. The collection also includes a transcript of a 1968 oral history interview.
Bishop, Raymond Charles, 1886-1978 Title: Raymond Charles Bishop Account Books Collection, 1917-1975
Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (1 archives box)
Call Number: UWP Manuscript Collection 035
Abstract: This collection contains seven volumes of household expense account books kept by Raymond Charles Bishop, a Kenosha accountant, dating from 1917 to 1975.
Arveson, Raymond Gregory, 1883-1960 Title: Raymond Gregory Arveson Papers, 1906-1960
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (1 archives box and 2 flat boxes) and 68 photographs
Call Number: M2005-058
Abstract: Papers documenting the career of Raymond Gregory Arveson, a physician in Frederic, Polk County, Wisconsin. A 1906 graduate of the Wisconsin College of Physicians, “Ted” Arveson served in the Navy Medical Corps in World War I, and was the first Wisconsin physician to build a small hospital in which to start a rural group practice. He was a member of the State Board of Medical Examiners (1941-1948); president of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin (1940); and a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents for 8 1/2 years. His papers include personal correspondence, a financial record book, and a diary kept while in the service. Three scrapbooks commemorate Dr. Arveson's 50th anniversary as a physician in Frederic, and include correspondence and documents concerning his long career. The photographs include formal and informal photos of Arveson, his wife Mabel, other colleagues and friends, and events including bratwurst picnics of the Board of Regents (1951-1952).
Browe, Raymond H., 1893-1983 Title: Raymond H. Browe Papers, 1924-1971, 1983
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Stout Mss 27
Abstract: Papers of Raymond H. Browe, an Evangelical United Brethren minister, who for thirty-four years served Evangelical U.B. parishes in Wheeler, Dorchester, Marshfield, Chili, and Prairie Farm, Wis. Born in Menomonie, Wis., Browe married Ivy McClaine in 1923. The couple had five children. The papers relate to Browe's ministry and include church histories and anniversary programs from the Dunn County (Wis.) area, a diary (1952-1956), notes, and text of about eight hundred sermons written and delivered by Browe, as well as Browe's sermons for children (1959-1962). Most of of the sermons were sequentially numbered and many include notations regarding dates and locations of delivery. A “Pastor's Pocket Record and Ritual Book” (1936-circa 1965) includes a few records of marriages, baptisms, and funerals, some meditations, chronologies of sermon titles given, financial records, a record of church events, and an title list to numbered sermons. The title list to the numbered sermons has been photocopied and is separately foldered.
Miller, Raymond J., compiler Title: Raymond J. Miller: Records and Photographs of Greendale (Wis.), 1938-1970
Quantity: 0.7 cubic feet (2 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder), 489 vintage prints and 227 digital prints (in 1 box), and 680 negatives (2 negative boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 191; PH Milwaukee Mss 191
Abstract: Records collected by Raymond J. Miller, former president of the Village of Greendale, concerning the development of Greendale, Wisconsin, one of three Greenbelt towns constructed by the U.S. Resettlement Administration. Included are plans of the town, histories of its planning, photocopy of a scrapbook of news clippings and press releases, pamphlets advertising the town, and community newsletters. The photographs and negatives document the early history of Greendale. Included are images of recreational activities, parades, celebrations, public buildings, business, schools, utilities, and maintenance vehicles.
Penn, Raymond J., 1911-1982 Title: Raymond J. Penn Papers, 1924-1978
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 638
Abstract: Papers of an agricultural economist who was actively involved in the Wisconsin rural planning movement from the 1940s through the 1960s. Included are correspondence, reports, land use planning data, and a reference file of Wisconsin county and local zoning ordinances. The collection includes reports on various planning projects in which Penn or the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Wisconsin was involved including assessments of rural zoning during the 1930s and the northern resettlement project. Also included are materials on his involvement in the Forest Crop Advisory Committee during the 1960s and in the attempt to strengthen Wisconsin's water pollution legislation during the 1950s. The zoning reference file most extensively documents Penn's zoning work in Eau Claire and Oneida Counties.
Johnson, Raymond C., 1936-1979 Title: Raymond Johnson Papers, 1967-1974
Quantity: 7.0 c.f.(5 record center cartons and 5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss BH
Abstract: Papers of a former state Republican senator from Eau Claire who served in the legislature from 1967 to 1975. Included are general correspondence with constituents, colleagues, and other individuals on a wide range of topics such as aid to parochial schools, trucks and highway safety, the Sparta Child Care Center, and the 1974 budget proposed by Governor Patrick Lucey; and subject files concerning legislation introduced in 1973 to reorganize the Wisconsin court system, his work on the Legislative Council's Task Force on Walfare Payments, and his unsuccessful campaign for the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1973.
Robins, Raymond, 1873-1954 Title: Raymond Robins Papers, 1878-1956
Quantity: 19.8 c.f. (50 archives boxes) and 8 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: U.S. Mss AD; Micro 567; Micro 579
Abstract: Papers of Raymond Robins, a social worker, social economist, lecturer, and politician, including correspondence, diaries, speeches, and miscellaneous papers. The collection documents his life in Alaska, 1897-1900; his work in Chicago's seventeenth ward, 1900-1914; his political activities in the Illinois Progressive Party; his 1913 lecture tour for the Men and Religion Forward Movement; his 1917-1918 tour of Russia as a member of the American Red Cross mission, subsequent support for diplomatic recognition of the Soviet Union by the United States and efforts to promote economic ties between the two counties, and a return trip to the Soviet Union in 1933; and other activities. Also in the collection is correspondence of his wife Margaret Dreier Robins and of her sister Mary Dreier.
Specht, Raymond Title: Raymond Specht Railroad Depot Records, 1889-1964
Quantity: 117.0 c.f. (110 record center cartons and 14 flat boxes), 29 negatives, and 1 photograph
Call Number: M76-487
Abstract: Railroad depot records, 1889-1964, collected by Raymond Specht, from various railroads serving Wisconsin communities, including the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Omaha Railroad; the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad; the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad (the Milwaukee Road); and the Green Bay and Western Railway.
Anderson, Raymond V. Title: Raymond V. Anderson Papers, 1964-1968
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: River Falls Mss AO
Abstract: Papers of Raymond V. Anderson, professor of political science at River Falls State University, River Falls, Wisconsin, leader of the Pierce County Democratic Party, and Secretary of the Third Congressional District Democratic Party. Included is some correspondence and much printed matter concerning the Wisconsin and Pierce County parties. A few items concern post office vacancies and military academy appointments.
Henle, Raymond Z., 1899-1974 Title: Raymond Z. Henle Papers, 1883-1973
Quantity: 11.4 c.f. (16 archives boxes), 69 reels of microfilm (35mm), 252 tape recordings, and 31 disc recordings
Call Number: U.S. Mss 55AF; Micro 640; Disc 91A; Tape 395A
Abstract: Papers of an NBC news commentator and newspaper journalist, consisting chiefly of material for his radio program Three Star Extra, which was sponsored by the Sun Oil Company. Included are microfilmed scripts and editorials written by Henle, Ned Brooks, Charles T. Lucey, Felix Morley, Merrill Mueller, Edward Tomlinson, Russ Ward, Albert L. Warner, and others, 1956-1965; summary indexes, 1950-1965; fan mail, 1959-1965; and clippings. Spare documentation provided by the textual material for the pre-1956 broadcasts is supplemented by 100 recordings. Other tapes and discs include Presidential news conferences and addresses, speeches by prominent Americans, and Congressional hearings. The remainder of the collection consists of personal correspondence, financial records, and social papers. The correspondence is representative of Henle's wide political and diplomatic acquaintance and includes letters from Alben W. Barkley, Mark W. Clark, Gerald R. Ford, J. Edgar Hoover, Herbert Hoover, Hubert H. Humphrey, Richard M. Nixon, J. Howard Pew, and Archibald Roosevelt.
Rapp, Rayna Title: Rayna Rapp Papers, 1977-1986
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (1 record center carton and 3 archives boxes)
Call Number: M92-318
Abstract: Papers of Rayna Rapp, leader of the now defunct reproductive freedom organization CARASA (Committee for Abortion Rights and Against Sterilization Abuse). The majority of the files are records of the organization and consist of subject files, research committee files and project files for the Trade Union Project (known as “Women’s Rights in the Workplace and the Home”) an educational outreach program funded by the New York Council on the Humanities. The materials document Rapp’s leadership in CARASA and the organization’s focus on intersectional feminist activism.
Rayovac Title: Rayovac Records, 1907-2004 (bulk 1920s-1990s)
Quantity: 4.8 cubic feet (10 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 12 oversize folders), 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm), 0.8 cubic feet of photographs, transparencies and negatives (2 archives boxes, 1 folder, and 3 oversize folders), 2 audio recordings, 3 disc recordings, 2 reels of film (16 mm), and 8 videorecordings; plus additions of 1.0 cubic foot (2 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Mss 1170; Audio 1727A; PH 628; PH 3796; PH 6807; CC 665-CC 666; VBC 445; VHB 814-VHB 820; Micro 917; M82-059
Abstract: Records of the Rayovac corporation, mainly from the 1920s to the 1990s, a battery company founded as the French Battery and Carbon Company in 1906, with Rayovac currently a subsidiary of Spectrum Brands. The collection contains advertising materials, product development drawings, financial statements and audits, employee newsletters and records of a women’s employee club, a small amount of correspondence and directors meeting minutes, some legal documents, and various compiled histories of the company including interviews. The product development drawings include sketches from original concept to final design drawings – most notably for hearing aid battery dispensers. The advertising materials include: sheet music and other documents for the Ray-O-Vac Twins; golfer Arnold Palmer's hearing aid battery promotions; and basketball player Michael Jordan's campaigns. The legal documents relate to several cases from the 1950s with other battery companies over Rayovac's “leak proof” battery design and trademark.

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