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Valders Canning Company Title: Valders Canning Company, 1913-1964
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes) and 28 photographs
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 48
Abstract: Records of one of the largest companies in Wisconsin that packed only peas. Founded by William F. Christel and others, the company packed six brands of peas in its plants in Valders, Hilbert, and St. Nazianz. The company was liquidated in 1963. The collection contains administrative and legal records, and extensive files of financial records.
Valley Victors 4-H Club Title: Valley Victors 4-H Club Records, 1946 , 1949-1970
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: River Falls Mss CD
Abstract: Record books of the Valley Victors 4-H Club, Town of Pleasant Valley, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, containing minutes, membership records, listings of club and individual projects, and photos and clippings on special projects and awards.
Bennett, Van S.
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Title: Van S. Bennett Civil War Papers, 1861-1864
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (1 folder)
Call Number: Wis Mss 48S
Abstract: Diaries (1863-1864) of Captain Van S. Bennett of Company I, 12th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, giving accounts of the Siege of Vicksburg and other campaigns while he was a member of Sherman's army in Mississippi and Georgia, and his observations of the activities of the Union soldiers he served with. Also included are his notebook containing various accounts, orders for equipment, and lists of wounded; and the Orderly Sergeant's roll book for Company I (1861-1862).
van Steenwyk family Title: Van Steenwyk Family Papers
Physical Description: 6.0 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS G
Abstract: Papers of an early La Crosse, Wisconsin, banker and mayor, and of his family. Gysbert van Steenwyk, Sr. (1814-1902), who founded the Batavian Bank in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and was active in state and local politics. Van Steenwyk, a Dutch immigrant, served a term in 1873 as mayor of La Crosse, Wisconsin, and also served in the Wisconsin state legislature as assemblyman in 1859 and senator 1879-1880. Other family members represented in the collection include Mariette Nichols van Steenwyk, their son, Gysbert van Steenwyk, Jr., banker and businessman of La Crosse, Wisconsin; the son's wife Grace Pettinhill Hogan van Steenwyk; and Ella May van Steenwyk Cassels, daughter of Gysbert Sr. and Mariette van Steenwyk. The collection includes personal and business correspondence together with business and organization financial records, legal documents and genealogical information, papers and records relating to the estate of Cadwallader C. Washburn and miscellaneous materials. Among the business interests of his son Gysbert van Steenwyk, Jr., were the La Crosse Trust Co., Machine Products Co., La Crosse Rubber Mills, and La Crosse Floral Co. Apart from their business activities, the van Steenwyks were involved with the La Crosse Theater Co., and the Home for the Friendless. Some materials are in the Dutch language.
Vanguard League (Columbus, Ohio) Title: Vanguard League Records, 1941-1972
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Mss 40; Micro 570
Abstract: Records of the Vanguard League, a watchdog organization composed almost entirely of Afro-Americans and devoted to eliminating racial discrimination in the Columbus, Ohio, area. In 1950, it affiliated with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). The collection is composed of correspondence, minutes of the central organization and several committees, affidavits of black workers, leaque publications, and reports relating to race relations, housing, and labor.
Vanishing Art of Barbering Oral History Project
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Title: Vanishing Art of Barbering Oral History Project Records, 1994
Quantity: .4 cubic ft. (1 box) 11 audio cassettes
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 105
Abstract: Transcripts and audio records of interviews conducted as a 1994 class oral history project at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The collection documents the remembrances of six Milwaukee barbers about their personal background, apprenticeship, changes in barbering, role of female barbers, clientele, unionism, and the future of barbering.
- - - Title: Various Panoramic Photographs of Camps and Locations,
Quantity: 5.1 linear ft. (2 B size boxes, 3 A size boxes, 1 D size folder, 2 C size folders), 149 panoramic photographs
Call Number: WVM Mss 1034
Abstract: Artificial collection of panoramic photographs of camps and other locations related to the military. Photographs span from pre-World War I to post-World War II, and are mostly black and white. Most of the images are identified by camp or fort and a general date. Unidentified images include several photographs of camps or bases without a name, as well as a photograph of a celebration of the end of the war. World War I images from Europe include a battlefield and surrounding areas in German-held France and Germany. There are three images of Luxemburg, one of which is a color print, the rest are black and white photographs. Also included is a photograph from China, featuring American barracks there before World War II.
- - - Title: Various Panoramic Photographs of Interwar Units,
Quantity: 1.9 linear ft. (2 A size boxes, 1 B size folder, 1 C folder), 97 panoramic photographs
Call Number: WVM Mss 1040
Abstract: Artificial collection of panoramic photographs of various units taken during the interwar period between 1920 and 1940. These photographs depict mainly military units and also include four images of Civilian Conservation Corps units. Of interest are several photographs related to the 15th United States Infantry Regiment stationed in Tientsin, China in the 1930's. Many of the images taken in 1920, particularly those of Separation Companies, are likely World War I troops returning home after their service. Images from 1939 and 1940 feature units that had begun training before the United States entered into World War II. These photographs feature both Camp Douglas and Camp McCoy in Wisconsin, the training camps for the National Guard between the two World Wars.
- - - Title: Various Panoramic Photographs of Pre-World War I Units,
Quantity: 1.9 linear ft. (2 A size boxes, 1 B size folder, 1 C size folder), 43 panoramic photographs
Call Number: WVM Mss 1039
Abstract: Artificial collection of panoramic photographs of military units before World War I, 1896-1916. Images from units stationed in Texas likely pertain to Wisconsin National Guard units activated during the Mexican Border War, but also could be training units prior to World War I. These images feature a variety of units such as infantry, naval and medical regiments. Most of these images are unit photographs, and a few have individuals identified. Images with identified individuals have been denoted with an asterisk in the container list.
- - - Title: Various Panoramic Photographs of Veterans Organizations,
Quantity: 2.6 linear ft. (1 B size box, 2 A size boxes, 1 C size folder), 45 panoramic photographs
Call Number: WVM Mss 1031
Abstract: Artificial collection of panoramic photographs of veterans organizations. This includes veterans of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. Images are black and white photographs including gatherings, special events, and national and state conventions. Most of these images are identified by the name of the organization, the event pictured and the year it was taken. A few of these images have people identified, and these are noted in the finding aid with an asterisk.
- - - Title: Various Panoramic Photographs of World War II Units,
Quantity: 3.6 linear ft. (1 B size box, 4 A size boxes), 168 panoramic photographs
Call Number: WVM Mss 1042
Abstract: Artificial collection of panoramic photographs of military units taken during World War II. Most of the units and places the photographs were taken are identified on the photograph. Of interest is a photograph of Selective Service Training Camp number 2 in Camp Livingston, Louisiana, which includes Gerald Endl, a Medal of Honor recipient (Box 2, Folder 3). Images are largely photographs of units at camps, training, as well as a few photographs of companies and regiments overseas. Several images feature identified people, and these have been denoted with an asterisk in the container list.
Bornet, Vaughn Davis, 1917- Title: Vaughn Davis Bornet Papers, 1949-1958
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Mss 100; Micro 648
Abstract: Papers of Professor Vaughn Bornet concerning his research in 20th century labor history and his special interest in locating original manuscripts of labor leaders and of state federations of labor. Included is miscellaneous correspondence and research materials with information on the location of labor manuscripts, particularly the American Federation of Labor records and the efforts of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin to acquire them; labor support of presidential candidates in 1928; and other topics.

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