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Twamley, Wade Title: Wade Twamley Scrapbooks, 1990-1992
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 296
Abstract: Dismantled scrapbooks documenting two Milwaukee gay bars, JC's Rainbow Bar and Rainbow Revue.
WAEO (Television Station: Rhinelander/Wausau, Wis.) Title: WAEO-TV Newsfilm, 1969-1973, 1977, 1981
Quantity: 198 film cans (16 mm) in 12 boxes, and 17 film cans (16 mm) with call numbers
Call Number: M2013-013; AE 587-AE 599; CC 972-CC 974; FH 337
Abstract: Filmed news stories from WAEO-TV (Rhinelander/Wausau, Wisconsin), a television station and NBC affiliate which signed-on in 1966 and was originally owned by Alvin E. O'Konski. The station was off air from 1968 to 1969 due to an airplane accident that damaged the tower. In the 1970s the station was sold to a minority-owned company thus becoming the first VHF commercial television to be owned by minority interests. In 1986, the station call letters were changed to WJFW-TV to honor Jasper Williams, the CEO of the company that owned the station who was killed in a plane crash in 1984. The collection includes approximately 65,000 feet of color, 16 mm, sound and silent motion picture film which is for the most part identified by date. There are 38 reels of film that are undated but do have some subject description. Finally there are 19 reels of film that contain complete and incomplete special features and programs with titles such as Kaleidoscope, Mole Lake special, snowmobiling, Tower Paper Mill, and Hodag.
Habhegger, Theodore Title: Wagons of Milwaukee Businesses Photo Album, circa 1900
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Historic Photo Collection 32
Abstract: The Wagons of Milwaukee Businesses album came to the library from the estate of Theodore Habhegger, a Milwaukee manufacturer of short turn wagons. The album itself consists of 37 sepia-toned photographs of wagons, mostly belonging to various Milwaukee area businesses, from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Likely, it was originally used as a catalog of the types of wagons produced by Habhegger’s business.
McNeel, Wakelin, 1884-1958 Title: Wakelin McNeel Papers, 1926-1951
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 150
Abstract: Papers of Wakelin McNeel, a 4-H Club and conservation leader on the staff of the University of Wisconsin Extension Service. Included are correspondence, speeches and writings, and listener mail pertaining to Afield with Ranger Mac, an educational program which McNeel conducted for radio station WHA for 20 years.
Ager, Waldemar, 1869-1941 Title: Waldemar Ager Papers, 1913-1966
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 106
Abstract: Papers of Waldemar Ager, a Norwegian-American editor and writer, including records, 1916-1932, of a committee formed to raise a monument to Colonel Hans C. Heg, who commanded the 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, and a roster of that regiment; a manuscript copy of Thor Helgeson's “Fra Indianernes Lande,” on Norwegian settlement in Waupaca County, Wisconsin; and miscellaneous clippings and correspondence, largely in Norwegian.
Breidster, Waldemar F. Title: Waldemar F. Breidster Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 0.8 linear ft. (2 archives boxes and 3 oversized folders) of papers and 0.1 linear ft. (9 folders and 1 oversized folder) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 948
Abstract: The papers and photographs of Waldemar F. Breidster, a star football player at West Point, an officer who served in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II, and a brigadier general in the Wisconsin National Guard during the 1950s. Collection contains scattered documents relating to Breidster's military service and his football career at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Correspondence, proceedings from hearings, and medical reports relate to his efforts to retire with medical benefits from active service following World War II. Another set of documents reveal that Breidster exceeded the Army's standard weight limits prior to World War II and was ordered to lose eight pounds. He pointed out a special exemption he had received, though, and the order was rescinded. Other papers from his military service include pay and medical records, orders, and papers relating to Army Extension courses. Newspaper clippings, programs, and schedules reveal details about his athletic career at West Point. Focusing mainly on football, the papers show that Breidster was an All-American guard and captain of the team in 1922. Menus and dance programs document some of the social activities he participated in at West Point. The photographs, which are scattered and mostly unidentified, consist of several pictures of Breidster in uniform at various stages of his career, two photos of the 32nd Division staff, and shots taken at banquets and field artillery exercises. There is one photograph of an Army football team of which Breidster was a member.
- - - Title: Waldo-Henderson Family Papers, 1829-1979
Quantity: 0.7 cubic feet (2 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder) and 0.6 cubic feet of photographs (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 107; PH 5040
Abstract: Papers of the Waldo-Hendersons, a prominent family from Green Bay, Wisconsin, primarily documenting the women of that family. Included are original and transcribed copies of diaries, correspondence, clippings, writings, notes, and genealogical material. Among the individuals represented are Morris A. Waldo (1828-1902) and his first wife Ann Eliza Appleton Waldo (1832-1862); her sister Susan Appleton Brown; their daughter Mary Adele Waldo Henderson (1858-1939); and two of her daughters, Anna Laura Henderson Jackson (1881-1957) and Ruth A. Henderson (1890-1980), and her granddaughter Anne Jackson Foster (1911- ). Of note are the exchanges between Waldo and his wife before she traveled from New York to join him in Wisconsin during the 1850s and during his service in the Civil War with the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry; an autobiography and letters of Susan Brown; and radio talks, student papers, and World War II-era correspondence of Laura Henderson Jackson exchanged with her daughter Anne Jackson Foster primarily concerning child care and family matters. Photographs include snapshots and portraits.
Wyman, Walker Demarquis, 1907- Title: Walker Demarquis Wyman Papers, 1920 , 1929-1962
Quantity: 7.2 c.f. (18 archives boxes)
Call Number: River Falls Mss P
Abstract: Personal and professional papers of Walker D. Wyman, an historian, author, professor of social sciences at River Falls State College, and president of Wisconsin State University at Whitewater in the early 1960s. Correspondence includes letters relating to Wyman's writings, to his participation in professional organizations of educators and historians, and to his interest in the Wisconsin system of state colleges. Several series of letters from friends or scholars describe conditions abroad: Japan, 1945-1955; the Near East, 1951-1953; and Burma, 1953-1955. The remainder of the collection is composed mainly of copies or drafts of Wyman's books, articles, addresses, and book reviews. One box of miscellaneous papers includes records of the Pierce County Fish and Game Association, 1938-1942, records of the River Falls State Teachers College International Relations Club, 1947-1951, and papers pertaining to the graduate study program for teachers.
Stone, Walker, 1904-1973 Title: Walker Stone Papers, 1918-1969
Quantity: 9.2 c.f. (23 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 120AF
Abstract: Papers of the editor-in-chief of the Scripps-Howard Newspaper Alliance organized as correspondence and subject files. The correspondence includes letters to and from prominent individuals and journalists such as Bernard Baruch, Harry F. Byrd, Jr., Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, Raymond Clapper, Everett M. Dirksen, Paul H. Douglas, John Foster Dulles, Dwight D. Eisenhower, J. Edgar Hoover, Roy W. and Jack R. Howard, Hubert H. Humphrey, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., James G. Lucas, Charles T. Lucey, Douglas MacArthur, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Richard M. Nixon, Ernest T. Pyle, Sam Rayburn, Donald R. Richberg, Syngman Rhee, Carlos P. Romulo, Dean Rusk, Charles E. and Robert Scripps, Harlow Shapley, R. Sargent Shriver, Jr., William Philip Simms, Arthur E. Summerfield, W. Stuart Symington, John Troan, Arthur H. Vandenberg, Harry S. Truman, and Woodrow Wilson. In the subject files are articles, clippings, editorials, speeches, financial information, and other material pertaining to Stone and to various members of the SHNA staff.
Walker's Point Development Corporation Title: Walker's Point Development Corporation Records, 1979-2001
Quantity: 2 cubic ft. (4 boxes) 2 videocassettes 1 oversize folder
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 270
Abstract: The Walker's Point Development Corporation (WPDC) was created in 1980 as a non-profit organization to revitalize the Walker's Point neighborhood of Milwaukee. The collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, and financial statements, as well as clippings about the WPDC, background information about the Walker's Point neighborhood, and images of properties purchased and rehabbed by the WPDC.
McCulloch, Wallace, collector;
McCulloch, Betty, collector
Title: Wallace and Betty McCulloch Photograph Collection, circa 1880s-circa 1890s
Quantity: 0.6 cubic feet (1 archives box and 2 negative boxes)
Call Number: PH 6052
Abstract: Glass negatives and copy prints, collected by Wallace and Betty McCulloch, of rural life in northwestern Wisconsin. Images depict the home life of a family, as well as winter logging, farm life, and outdoor activities near the end of the 19th century.
Kirkland, Wallace Title: Wallace Kirkland Papers and Photographs, 1908-1977
Quantity: 5.2 cubic feet (11 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 14,991 photographs, 32,129 negatives, 2,323 transparencies, 21 drawings, 2 pieces of ephemera, 1.0 cubic foot of uncounted photographs and negatives (all in 95 boxes), and films
Call Number: MCHC78-136; PH 6053
Abstract: Papers and photographs of Wallace Kirkland (1891-1979) who became well-known as a Life magazine photographer. The collection includes correspondence, publications to which he contributed, personal writings, financial information, memorabilia, and prints, negatives, and other visual formats mainly documenting his personal work and family. Some photographs are from his early work as director of the Men's and Boys' Club at Hull House in Chicago in the 1920s, a trip to India for a Life story in 1940, and his personal work in photographing nudes. They also include images of artist Robert Rauschenberg working. Some images were made in Wisconsin, especially in Milwaukee and Door County.
Meyer, Wallace, b. ca. 1890 Title: Wallace Meyer Papers, 1905-1946
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 29AF
Abstract: Papers of an advertising executive who was president of the firm Reincke, Meyer, and Finn. The collection includes material on two important clients--the American Chain and Cable Co. and the Western Association of Railway Executives. There is also documentation on two early accounts--the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad, on which Meyer worked for the J. Walter Thompson Co. in 1916, and Kimberly-Clark for which he served as account manager while with the Charles F.W. Nichols Co., 1920-1923. Included are correspondence and memoranda, proposals, reports on activities, and samples of advertising, some of which (including the first Kotex ads) have been annotated to demonstrate campaign development.
Walnut Way Conservation Corp. (Milwaukee, Wis.) Title: Walnut Way Conservation Corp. Records, 2001-2010
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 190
Abstract: Records of the Walnut Way Conservation Corp., a Milwaukee neighborhood association, documenting neighborhood revitalization and community development. The collection mainly consists of newsletters and brochures which informed residents of development opportunities and neighborhood events and activities, including community garden projects. The collection also includes a 2010 publication describing the community's history.
Walrus Club (Madison, Wis.) Title: Walrus Club Records, 1911-2012
Quantity: 1.0 cubic foot (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: M2015-168
Abstract: Records of The Walrus Club, a women's "dining" club, founded in 1911 and taking its name from the Walrus in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, whose initial membership included such prominent women as Alice R. Van Hise, Althea H. Bardeen, Gertrude E. L. Slaughter, Ana M. Ely, Dorothy R. Mendenhall, and Louis Kimball Matthews. The club met monthly during the academic year at a member's home during which a talk or paper would be presented by a member on a subject of personal interest or expertise followed by general discussion. The records consist of biographies, mailing lists, presentation papers, and notes and minutes of the meetings. The Walrus Club disbanded in 2012.
Erickson, Walter A., 1920-1993 Title: Walter A. Erickson Papers
Physical Description: 0.4 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 101
Abstract: Walter A. Erickson (1920-1993), a La Crosse, Wis., resident worked as a sports writer for the La Crosse Tribune newspaper from 1938-1942, and also freelanced for regional papers regarding local baseball games. Erickson was a sports enthusiast who managed La Crosse city basketball and softball teams, including Sheldon’s Cigar Store Team (basketball) and Ed’s Tavern (softball). Erickson supported local high school teams and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The bulk of the collection consists of materials pertaining to local sports in La Crosse, Wis., and includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and some miscellaneous materials. Some personal papers from Erickson include correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other miscellaneous items.
Morton, Walter A. (Walter Albert), 1899-1982 Title: Walter A. Morton Papers, 1926-1977
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (12 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 584
Abstract: Papers of Walter A. Morton, an economics professor who taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1926-1969, and who wrote economic analysis of tariffs, taxes, unemployment insurance, and British finance in the period leading up to World War II. The papers document Morton’s professional career, especially the politics and projects of the economics department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, but also Morton’s lectures at other colleges, student activism at UW-Madison and Morton’s defense of professorial academic freedom.
Alexander, Walter Title: Walter Alexander Papers, 1893-1902
Quantity: 0.3 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 49
Abstract: Walter Alexander was a mechanical engineer, professor and assistant football coach from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The collection consists of handwritten correspondence, postcards, and a personal diary, as well as some typewritten university records.
Rogers, Walter;
Rogers, Elizabeth Cousins
Title: Walter and Elizabeth Rogers Papers, 1939-1974
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 377
Abstract: Papers of Walter and Elizabeth Rogers, two longtime New Orleans social activists. The papers consist of correspondence, autobiographical and other writings, and collected leaflets and pertain to their activities in labor organizing, the Industrial Workers of the World, the Communist Party in Texas, civil rights work, and Vietnam protests, and to their work on behalf of victims of Hurricane Betsy.
Kerr, Walter F., 1913-1966;
Kerr, Jean, 1923-2003
Title: Walter and Jean Kerr Papers, circa 1920-1993
Quantity: 56.4 cubic feet (111 archives boxes, 68 volumes, and 2 packages), 17 tape recordings, and 16 disc recordings; plus additions of 8.3 cubic feet, 36 photographs, and 6 tape recordings
Call Number: U.S. Mss 27AN; Audio 505A; Audio 1052A; Disc 505A; M2004-120
Abstract: Papers of Walter Kerr, playwright and drama critic, and his wife Jean Kerr, humorist and playwright; the collection documents their individual and their collaborative careers. For their New York productions such as King of Hearts (1954), Mary, Mary (1961), and Poor Richard (1964), there are scripts, musical scores and recordings, photographs, notes, clippings, correspondence, and financial records. Also included are materials relating to Walter Kerr’s teaching, and his career as a theater critic. Jean Kerr’s writings are represented by correspondence and financial and legal material for Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1957), and drafts of three collections of her free-lance articles. Among many prominent correspondents in the collection are W.H. Auden, Richard Burton, Carol Channing, Oscar Hammerstein II, Moss Hart, Helen Hayes, Hubert H. Humphrey, Elia Kazan, Clare Boothe Luce, Fredric March, Mary Martin, Groucho Marx, Richard Rodgers, William Saroyan, Gloria Swanson, and Tennessee Williams.
Uphoff, Walter, 1913-1998;
Uphoff, Mary Jo
Title: Walter and Mary Jo Uphoff Papers, 1924-1998
Quantity: 12.5 c.f. (12 record center cartons, 1 archives box, and 1 oversize folder), 24 tape recordings, 350 photographs, 155 negatives, 4 videorecordings, and 1 film
Call Number: M2004-014
Abstract: Papers of Walter Uphoff and Mary Jo Uphoff, documenting Walter Uphoff’s interests and writings concerning the Kohler Company strikes, teaching in the field of workers and labor education, and active membership in the national and Wisconsin Socialist Party, including his candidacy for U.S. Senator on the state Socialist ticket in 1944. He also promoted the cooperative movement and good farm-labor relations and, with his wife Mary Jo, managed and operated Fellowship Farm Cooperative (first in Prairie du Sac, then in Oregon, Wisconsin). The Uphoffs were active in peace organizations, supported their son in his activities as a Freedom Rider, and in later years were interested in psychic phenomena and paranormal psychology. The papers include correspondence, financial records, mailings and small publications, as well as research materials and drafts of Walter Uphoff’s books on the Kohler strikes.
Calvert, Walter B., 1904-1987 Title: Walter B. Calvert Papers, 1933-1987, 2005
Extent: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: M2006-106
Abstract: Papers (bulk 1954-1973) of Walter Calvert of Benton, Wisconsin, a Wisconsin Assemblyman for Iowa and La Fayette counties from 1955 through 1965. While in the Assembly, Calvert served as chairman of the Republican Assembly Caucus (1961) and sat on many committees including: Chairman of the Assembly Education Committee (1957, 1961 and 1963); Legislative Council Education Committee (1963); Assembly Transportation Committee; and Public Welfare Committee. After an unsuccessful bid for the State Senate in 1966, Calvert served on the Southwestern Wisconsin Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education District Board (1972-1973) and was Chairman of the Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (1972-1973). The papers principally consist of correspondence and reports pertaining to his service in the Assembly regarding issues such as mining and mineral taxes, the parochial bus bill, public education, and higher education. Other materials pertain to his involvement in both the SWRPC and SWVTAE. Also included is background information on Calvert, campaign ephemera, obituaries and memorials, and guidelines for the Walter B. and Millicent E. Calvert Memorial Scholarship.
Cockerill, Walter B. Title: Walter B. Cockerill Papers, 1911-1915, 1951-1958
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Wis Mss NJ
Abstract: Papers of Walter Cockerill, a Milton Junction, Wisconsin man who served as a Seventh Day Baptist missionary in Nyasaland (now Malawi), British Central Africa in 1914-1915 during the period of Chilembwe's uprising, a native revolt. British authorities accused Cockerill and other foreign missionaries of teaching sedition and deported them. The collection consists primarily of letters, and also related papers, publications, and one photograph. The letters, 1911-1913, are from native preachers to Australian missionary Joseph Booth, and a small group of letters are from Cockerill to his family describing his work, local conditions, and analyses and observations of the rebellion. The bulk of the correspondence, 1952-1958, is between Cockerill and Scottish historian George Shepperson, who used his documents and recollections to write a history of the uprising (Independent African: John Chilembwe and the Origins, Setting and Significance of the Nyasaland Native Rising of 1915 (Edinburgh, 1958)).
Scott, Walter Edwin, 1911-1984 Title: Walter E. Scott Papers, 1804-1979
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes), 2 films, photographs, and 1 tape recording
Call Number: Mss 656; AC 236; AC 372; PH 3645; PH 3646; Tape 1137A
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1937-1979, of Walter E. Scott, a Wisconsin conservationist, consisting of personal and subject files. The personal files include biographical material, annual Christmas newsletters, and copies of a few of his writings and speeches. Also included are bird-watching notebooks and correspondence with Margaret Elizabeth Armstrong, a missionary in post-World War II Japan. Subject files, which were collected in connection with numerous conservation activities and for a proposed history of conservation in Wisconsin, include original correspondence of Earl W. May, president of the Wisconsin Duck Hunters Association and copies of papers by Adolph Kanneberg, Aldo Leopold, Ernest Swift, and others. One film includes a presentation made by Scott about development of the Wolf River area.
Choinski, Walter Frank, 1899- Title: Walter F. Choinski Jr. Papers, 1899-1987
Quantity: 1.7 cubic feet (4 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder) and 110 photographs (5 folders); plus additions of 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: Mss 781; PH 3908; PH 3909; M97-082
Abstract: Papers of Walter F. Choinski Jr., a career soldier from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, chiefly consisting of a lengthy memoir concerning service during the 1930s with the Wisconsin National Guard and in Alaska during World War II, and diplomatic assignments in Korea and Poland and CIA intelligence work during the postwar era. Also included are several research documents produced while associated with the Military Assistance Institute including information on a tour of Vietnam in 1960. Subject files contain clippings and related personal and genealogical documents. The photographs document aspects of Choinski's career and paintings by his wife.
Wanger, Walter F., 1894-1968 Title: Walter F. Wanger Papers, 1908-1967
Quantity: 96.4 c.f. (13 archives boxes, 92 record center cartons), 10 reels of microfilm (35mm), 1 reel of microfilm (16mm), 2 disc recordings, 4 tape recordings, 26 films, and 3 items of memorabilia
Call Number: U.S. Mss 136AN; Disc 195A; Tape 1035A; Micro 966; Micro 1042
Abstract: Personal and family papers, business records, and film production files of Walter Wanger, a successful independent motion picture producer most active from 1930 to 1960, and of Walter Wanger Pictures, Inc., Walter Wanger Productions, Inc., and other corporate ventures. Among the motion pictures for which Wanger was most well-known are Cleopatra (which ultimately ended his career), the Academy Award winning film on the death penalty I Want to Live!, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Riot in Cell Block 11.
Graebner, Walter, 1909- Title: Walter Graebner Papers, 1927-1969
Quantity: 1.2 cubic feet (3 archives boxes); plus additions of 0.4 cubic feet, 6 tape recordings, 37 photographs, and 9 lithographs
Call Number: U.S. Mss 88AF; M89-345; Audio 1864A; PH 3290
Abstract: Papers of Walter Graebner, an author, advertising executive, and journalist for Time, consisting mainly of writings and related material. Half of the collection pertains to eight books written wholly or in part by Graebner. These books deal with his experiences in Britain during World War II, his six-month assignment in the Soviet Union in 1942, and Winston S. Churchill. Documentation is best for My Dear Mr. Churchill (1965), for which there are drafts, publicity, reviews, and correspondence; but there is at least a printed copy of the remaining seven volumes. In addition, there are two collections of articles by Time Inc. writers to which Graebner contributed. Also representing Graebner's writings are cables, drafts, and printed articles for Time and Life (1944); scripts of radio broadcasts concerning the D-Day invasion; proofs and other materials relating to 1954 articles on Churchill for the London Evening Standard and copies and reviews of Saints and Angels News, an Anglican parish magazine which Graebner founded and edited. A small alphabetical correspondence file includes letters from Churchill and his family and staff, Henry R. Luce and other senior staff of Time Inc., Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, Francis Cardinal Spellman, and Harold Wilson.
Brovald, Walter H., 1928- Title: Walter H. Brovald Papers, 1938-1990
Quantity: 9.6 c.f. (6 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 3 reels of microfilm (35mm), 241 photographs, and 97 negatives
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss BG; Eau Claire Micro 26; Micro 1136; PH 3782; PH 3782 (3); PH 3783
Abstract: Papers of a journalism educator and editor/publisher (1954-1967) of the Cadott Sentinel, Cadott, Wisconsin, an award-winning weekly newspaper, including personal correspondence, photographs, and business and professional material. The business and professional papers consist of financial records and correspondence concerning his early career as a copywriter for the Arthur Towell advertising agency, his purchase of the Sentinel, his leadership in the Wisconsin Press Association, and his relationship with many journalists and Wisconsin politicians such as Lester Johnson, Gaylord Nelson, Alvin O'Konski, Vernon Thomson, and Alexander Wiley. Personal correspondence, which is predominantly outgoing, details his education at the University of Wisconsin during the 1940s and at the University of Minnesota during the 1960s, his career as a Methodist lay minister, and his work as publicist for the Wisconsin-Nicaragua Partners of the Americas. The latter files include photographs and newspaper columns concerning a 1965 trip to Nicaragua by the Partners. Also included are biographical clippings, diaries, research material and notes about Cadott, files on coursework at the University of Wisconsin, and a few examples of his writings.
Ebling, Walter H., 1892- Title: Walter H. Ebling Papers, 1932-1954
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Wis Mss TR
Abstract: Papers of Walter H. Ebling, a Madison, Wisconsin, educator and government statistician, consisting of correspondence Ebling accumulated while engaged in work with the Madison chapters of the Young Men's Christian Association, 1932-1954, the National Youth Administration, 1941-1942, and the United Service Organization, 1942-1946.
Bender, Walter Henry, 1879-1966 Title: Walter Henry Bender Papers, 1913-1966
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (13 archives boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss EA
Abstract: Papers of Bender, a Milwaukee lawyer and civic leader, dating primarily 1942-1964. Most relates to the Milwaukee County Park Commission, of which Bender was president (1948-1965). Included are files on the building of expressways on county park lands, the development of park programs, the reorganization of the commission in the 1950s, and contracts with the Milwaukee Braves baseball team. Other files pertain to the Metropolitan Study Commission; the Marquette University School of Medicine's board of directors and the board of trustees of Milwaukee-Downer College, of which he was a member; the development of Metropolitan War Memorial; the Milwaukee Society for Suppression of Commercial Vice (1914-1922); several World War II relief agencies; and Bender's legal career and his family.
Chilsen, Walter J., 1923- Title: Walter J. Chilsen Papers, 1964-1990
Quantity: 22.2 c.f. (21 record center cartons and 3 archives boxes); plus additions of 52.6 c.f., 7 tape recordings, 177 photographs, 59 negatives, and 1 color transparency
Call Number: Stevens Point Mss AM; M90-013; M91-002; M94-169; M2005-111; M2007-014; PH Stevens Point Mss AM
Abstract: Legislative papers of Walter J. Chilsen, a Republican leader from Wausau who served in the Wisconsin Senate (1967-1989), consisting primarily of materials from his tenure in office. The collection documents Chilsen's leadership of the Senate Republican Caucus (1967-1972), his relationship with Governor Patrick Lucey, and his prominence in committee work on various key issues. There are extensive files on his participation as a private citizen in numerous advocacy organizations. Local issues concerning Wausau and Langlade, Marathon, and Shawano counties are also prominent. Within the subject files are press releases, form letters, newsletters, and speeches and material on Chilsen's reelection campaigns.
Kohler, Walter J. (Walter Jodok), 1875-1940 Title: Walter J. Kohler Sr., Papers, 1920-1931 (bulk 1929-1930)
Quantity: 18.2 c.f. (43 archives boxes, 4 card boxes, and 1 oversize folder) and 47 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Mss 870; Micro 2089
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1929-1930, of Walter J. Kohler Sr., a Wisconsin businessman and Republican governor (1929-1931), consisting almost entirely of official gubernatorial papers. The entire collection is also available on microfilm. Included are correspondence, minutes, reports, and clippings regarding judicial and administrative appointments, public appearances, complaints, and the administration of the Conservation Commission, the Board of Control, the Highway Commission, the Industrial Commission, the Legislative Reference Bureau, the Board of Public Affairs, the Railroad Commission, the Tax Commission, and other state agencies. Additional correspondence, petitions, and notes concern pending legislation about chain stores, income taxes, park acquisitions, fishing license fees, labor unions, the repeal of the Wisconsin Prohibition Law, and many other topics. There are also subject files on the Wisconsin Citizen's Committee on Unemployment. A few items document electoral politics and the attempt by the La Follette faction of the Republican Party to oust Kohler for alleged campaign violations. A substantial part of the collection documents the ceremonial functions of the office including the issuance of resolutions, proclamations, and official greetings. Prominent correspondents include John E. Alexander, Louis Allis, Thomas Amlie, Emil Baensch, Levi Bancroft, Meta Berger, John Blaine, A.M. Brayton, W.H. Bridgeman, Charles E. Broughton, William G. Bruce, Richard E. Byrd, W.J. Campbell, John B. Chapple, W.D. Connor, Calvin Coolidge, Theodore Dammann, Thomas Duncan, F. Ryan Duffy, D.C. Everest, Edward T. Fairchild, Harold S. Falk, Wilbur B. Foshay, Chester A. Fowler, Oscar M. Fritz, Gustave Gehrz, George Gilkey, Bernard Gettelman, Walter S. Goodland, Henry Graass, Halbert Hoard, Daniel Hoan, Merlin Hull, Ralph Immell, J.W. Jackson, J.C. Kleczka, Irvine Lenroot, Don Lescohier, Orland Loomis, Frank O. Lowden, Francis McGovern, Oscar Morris, Morgan Murphy, George B. Nelson, John M. Nelson, John S. Owen, Joseph A. Padway, George S. Parker, Gifford Pinchot, F.J. Sensenbrenner, Conrad Shearer, Franklin D. Roosevelt, W.A. Titus, Ellis B. Usher, George Vits, Lawrence C. Whittet, John D. Wickhem, Aubrey Williams, and C.C. Younggreen. Portions of the collection are indexed by name.
Wittich, Walter J. Title: Walter J. Wittich Papers, 1892-1955
Physical Description: 2.71 c.f.(4 archives boxes, 1 oversize box and 3 map drawers)
Call Number: LAX Mss 2010/03
Abstract: The papers of Walter Wittich primarily consist of materials relating to his personal life and professional career, including correspondence, schoolwork, lecture notes and papers of the Physical Education Department, a family history, newspaper clippings, certificates, and art work. The Wittich papers also document the development and distribution through the American Red Cross of his First Aid Wheel and Tank Weight. Also included are his personal drawings and paintings that consist mainly of portraits of unknown subjects and landscapes.
Swietlik, Walter M., 1892-1981 Title: Walter M. Swietlik Papers, 1908-1982
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 242
Abstract: Collection of materials pertaining to Walter M. Swietlik, who served as Milwaukee's commissioner of Public Works from 1940 to 1956. The collection includes biographical information, certificates, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and some miscellaneous materials. The collection contains some documentation of Swietlik's school and United States Army service years, but most of the collection pertains to his days as Milwaukee's commissioner of Public Works. The collection includes images of Milwaukee's Dept. of Public Works and city personnel, including Frank Zeidler, as well as images of downtown Milwaukee, including city hall and the Mecca Arena.
Mirisch, Walter, 1921- Title: Walter Mirisch Papers, 1946-1970
Quantity: 16.0 cubic feet (39 archives boxes and 1 package), 13 disc recordings, 31 reels of film (16 mm), and 1 videorecording
Call Number: U.S. Mss 87AN; Disc 98A; DC 54-DC 565; DC 568; FA 016-FA 020; VBC 107
Abstract: Papers of Walter Mirisch, an Academy Award-winning motion picture producer and founder of the Mirisch Corporation, consisting of records of various films and television series produced by Mirisch or by his company. Present in varying quantities, the files include shooting scripts, stills, advertising and publicity kits, films, sound recordings, and set and costume designs.
Rundell, Walter Title: Walter Rundell Papers, 1963-1967
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 3 archives boxes)
Call Number: M91-188
Abstract: Survey and research materials, 1963-1967, collected by Walter Rundell for his book In Pursuit of History: Research and Training in the United States (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970). The survey, sponsored by the National Historical Publications Commission, collected information on the use of original sources in graduate history training. Also included are correspondence, information regarding visits to various educational institutions, transcripts of interviews with graduate students, professors, librarians and archivists, questionnaires, and notes.
Fisher, Walter S., 1894-1956 Title: Walter S. Fisher Papers, 1942-1948
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Northland Mss T
Abstract: Papers of Fisher, a Wisconsin Republican Assemblyman representing Florence, Forest, and Oneida counties; including fragmentary correspondence and campaign materials, and transcripts of meetings of the Joint Legislative Committee on Pension and Retirement Plans, 1945-1946, and a subcommittee of the Joint Interim Committee on Veterans' Legislation, 1946.
Hackler, Dorothy L. Goodland Title: Walter Samuel Goodland Family Genealogical Information
Quantity: 0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 242
Abstract: The Walter Samuel Goodland Family Genealogical Information consists primarily of photocopied photographs of family members, plus copies of research notes on the Goodlands, as compiled by Dorothy L. Goodland Hackler. This family lived in the La Crosse, Wisconsin area.
Houston, Walter Scott Title: Walter Scott Houston Photographs, circa 1930-1987 (bulk 1930s-1950s)
Quantity: 1.4 cubic feet of negatives (4 negative boxes) and 0.2 cubic feet of photographs (2 folders)
Call Number: PH 6741
Abstract: Photographs, primarily black and white negatives, circa 1930-1987 (bulk 1930s-1950s), relating to the life of Walter Scott Houston (1912-1993), an English teacher and amateur astronomer, consisting of images of Houston, his family and friends, locations in Milwaukee, Green Lake, Plum Lake, Rosendale, and Madison, Wisconsin, as well as telescopes and observatories at Michigan, Harvard University and elsewhere. Also included are print photographs, biographical materials, and a copy of a satirical newsletter for his friends in amateur astronomy titled “The Great Plains Disturber” (as opposed to his usual newsletter “The Great Plains Observer”).
Taylor, Walter, 1918- Title: Walter Taylor Papers, 1854-1968
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (22 archives boxes), 24 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 5 photographs
Call Number: Mss 334; Micro 563; PH Mss 334
Abstract: Papers of Walter Taylor, a social worker, community consultant, and representative of the American Friends Service Committee to various Indian groups. The collection consists of personal and professional correspondence and subject files, the most extensive of which relates to Taylor's involvement in the movement to prevent construction of the Kinzua Dam which flooded portions of the Seneca Reservation. Types of material included are agenda and minutes, broadsides, clippings, legal records, newsletters, notes, press releases, reports, speeches, and writings. Other subject files relate to the Seneca and other Indian tribes, a proposed open air museum, the American Indian Capital Conference on Poverty, the Illinois-Wisconsin Friends Committee, the National Congress of American Indians, the Wisconsin Indian Summer Projects, and the research Taylor did for Arthur E. Morgan's Dams and Other Disasters: A Century of Army Corps of Engineers in Civil Works. Photographs include images of the Wounded Knee Creek area on the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota, circa 1956.
Tillow, Walter, 1940- Title: Walter Tillow Papers, 1962-1966
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 412
Abstract: Papers of Walter Tillow, a civil rights and anti-war activist. The collection primarily consists of correspondence with union officials and other activists written as a member of the Atlanta office of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and later as a member of the Pittsburgh Committee to End the War in Vietnam. Also included are memoranda, minutes, news releases, position papers, policy statements, broadsides, circular letters, agenda, mailing lists, and clippings.
Trohan, Walter, 1903- Title: Walter Trohan Papers, 1950-1968
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 102AF
Abstract: Editorial radio scripts broadcast over WGN by a Washington correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. Complete between 1951 and 1968, the editorials comment on most of the important political events of the period. A slim miscellaneous file contains clippings and a brief memoir.
Ristow, Walter William, 1908- Title: Walter William Ristow Papers
Physical Description: 1.0 cubic foot
Call Number: MSS N
Abstract: Ristow was named head of New York Public Library’s map division in 1937 and served for nine years. In 1946 he began working at Library of Congress and was named chief of the map division in 1968. Ristow was born and raised in La Crosse, Wis., but spent most his adult life in the eastern United States. This collection consists of articles, 1933-1985, written by Walter W. Ristow, on the subjects of map librarianship and the history of maps and mapmaking. The articles are arranged alphabetically by title in two sets.
Zukowski, Walter, 1899- Title: Walter Zukowski Papers, 1976-1981
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (3 folders)
Call Number: Milwaukee SC 93
Abstract: Memoirs written by Zukowski in 1981 of his boyhood in Poland, his family, emigration to the United States in 1905, and life in Milwaukee until 1917. A second memoir written in 1976 recounts Zukowski's military experiences during World War I, based on a diary kept while serving with an ammunition supply unit of the 32nd “Red Arrow” Division. The memoirs include newsclippings, a photograph of Milwaukee officers of Company B, 5th Wisconsin Infantry, and a list of those officers and enlisted men. In addition, there is a small file of correspondence and clippings relating to World War I veterans, “Polish jokes,” and other concerns of the Polish American community.
Seymour, Walton, 1909-1979 Title: Walton Seymour Papers, 1939-1973
Quantity: 9.6 c.f. (23 archives boxes and 1 flat box) and 3 photographs (1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Mss 743; PH 4128 (3)
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1947-1973, of Walton Seymour, a power rate economist and industrial development consultant, consisting of correspondence; notes; and memos, reports, and papers on energy and economic development projects in the United States, Latin America, Iran, Africa, and Vietnam. Documenting his work as director of the Division of Power at the Department of the Interior (1947-1950) are notes and papers on federal energy policies. As an independent consultant (1952-1958) and vice-president of Development and Resources Corporation (D&R, 1958-1973), Seymour's files include correspondence, memos and numerous project reports concerning negotiations with foreign governments, the United Nations, and the U.S. Agency for International Development; energy policies and development programs for regional and national governments and private companies; supervision of D&R field employees; and organization of projects. Prominent correspondents include Gordon Clapp, Julius Krug, and David Lillienthal.
Walworth County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Walworth County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Deeds, 1839-1920
Quantity: 47 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Walworth Series 57
Abstract: Microfilmed documents showing conveyance of real estate--primarily deeds, 1839-1903, with some warrantees, tax deeds, and foreclosures through 1920. Entries show names of persons involved in land transfer, legal description of land, and amount paid.
Walworth County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Walworth County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Grantor/Grantee Indexes, 1839-1904
Quantity: 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Walworth Series 58
Abstract: Index to names of grantors (sellers) and grantees (purchasers) noted in real estate deeds. 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.
Walworth County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools Title: Walworth County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools: Annual Reports of School Districts, 1908-1965
Quantity: 27.0 c.f. (68 archives boxes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 63
Abstract: Walworth County Superintendent of School's files on each school in the county, consisting primarily of annual reports and school censuses submitted by school district clerks and teachers. The annual report section provides aggregate statistical information regarding number of students, teacher salaries, enrollment figures, and financial statements. The census section provides names and information about persons less than 20 years of age residing in the school district, some family information, and student attendance and enrollment records. Preliminary Classification Reports include curriculum information, daily program of study, condition of the schoolroom and grounds, library and books used, and teacher's name, address, and teaching experience. Files for some schools contain photocopies of news clippings; information on curriculum and course handbooks; programs for dedications, concert, and plays; correspondence with teachers, parents, and other administrators; and information on school staff and school activities.
Walworth County (Wis.). Treasurer. Title: Walworth County (Wis.). Treasurer: Tax Rolls, 1912-1965
Quantity: 196 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Walworth Series 55
Abstract: Record of the amount of tax levied and collected on each parcel of real estate. 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 1910 to 1965 only every fifth year has been preserved. Only the microfilm portion of the series is listed in the contents list.
Wisconsin. County Court Branch II (Walworth County) Title: Walworth County Family Case Files, 1965-1977
Quantity: 31.4 cubic feet (31 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Walworth Series 65
Abstract: Family case files pertaining to cases that came before the County Court Branch II of Walworth County. The majority of the cases pertain to divorce but a few annulment and legal separation cases are also included.
Wisconsin. County and Circuit Court (Walworth County) Title: Walworth County, Wisconsin, Criminal Record, 1850-1963
Quantity: 6.8 cubic feet (21 volumes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 43
Abstract: Record of criminal cases in Walworth County and Circuit Court. Provides name of defendant, nature of offense, date of case proceedings, and sentence received.
Wisconsin. County and Circuit Court (Walworth County) Title: Walworth County, Wisconsin, Judgment and Order Books and Indexes, 1845-1963
Quantity: 12.6 cubic feet (63 volumes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 56
Abstract: Record of judgments and orders of the Circuit and County Courts in Walworth County. Includes names of plaintiff, defendant, and attorneys, court finding of fact, and conclusions of law as arrived at by the court. Though volumes are labeled "Journal" they contain judgments and orders. There are separate indexes for some of the volumes. Circuit Court volumes two and three contain several naturalization records as well.
Walworth Family Title: Walworth Family Papers, 1922-1977
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 1 flat box) and 25 photographs
Call Number: M2010-057
Abstract: Papers of Rose and Guy Walworth of Ashland, Wisconsin, and their sons, Donald John, Neil, and Robert. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence to and from Donald John and Neil during World War II (1940-1945), and a scrapbook belonging to Donald John relating principally to his service. Most of the correspondence is from Donald John and describes life in training, in Africa and in Europe; he served with the 1st Infantry Division and landed in France on D-Day and was wounded in action June 15, 1944. Neil, a pilot, served with the 743 Squadron, 455 Bomber Group, was captured and held prisoner at a German POW camp, Stalag Luft 3, and in his letters communicates a few details of life in the POW camp. Robert (Bob) also served as a pilot, although there are very few materials relating directly to him in these papers. Also included are biographical materials, and family and Army camp photographs.
Wanish General Store and Tavern Title: Wanish General Store and Tavern Records, 1841-1967 (bulk 1887-1931)
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (2 flat boxes)
Call Number: M2011-062
Abstract: Twelve day books from the Wanish General Store and Tavern in Cooperstown, Wisconsin, listing customer orders and amounts paid with several of the volumes containing expense account information or customer account balances as well. Also present is a folder with two photographs of the store and background information on its history.
Milwaukee Public Library Title: War Information Center Collection, 1906-1970
Quantity: 15.9 cubic ft. (60 boxes) 3 oversize folders
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 256
Abstract: This collection is comprised of pamphlets, publications, and newspaper clippings from World Wars I and II which explore the many different aspects of the war effort, locally in Wisconsin, in other states across the U.S., at the level of the federal government, and in a global perspective.
Chase, Warren, 1813-1891 Title: Warren Chase Papers, 1836-1944
Extent: 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 837
Abstract: Papers of Warren Chase, a spiritualist, social reformer, and politician who was an active participant and leader of the Wisconsin Fourier movement in the 1840s. Chase was also active in Wisconsin, California, and national politics as well as in the abolitionist, feminist, and temperance movements. His papers include correspondence, clippings, certificates, photographs, and two editions of his works in which he expounds on his sentiments on family life, spiritualism, and politics.
Williams, Warren Lorenzo Title: Warren Lorenzo Williams Letters, 1864-1865
Quantity: .1 cubic ft. (2 folders)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 82
Abstract: Collection contains letters written by Warren Williams, a member of Company E, 5th Wisconsin Infantry (Reorganized) from September 3, 1864 to his mustering out on June 19, 1865. The letters date from September 11, 1864 to June 6, 1865 and are to his wife and family. In the letters Williams describes life as a soldier, including his muster into service in Wisconsin and being transported to various locales throughout the country. The majority of the contents deal with how much Williams would like to be able to go home and be with his family. According to the Roster Wisconsin Volunteers, Williams was from Vinland, Wisconsin.
Moscow, Warren Title: Warren Moscow Papers, 1941-1971
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 155AF
Abstract: Papers of a New York Times political reporter. Consisting of correspondence, reminiscences, articles, and speeches, the collection is of value both with regard to the events and politicians covered during the 1940s and 1950s and to his own activities in New York government. Included are a 1941 analysis of Thomas E. Dewey, a piece ghostwritten for Robert F. Wagner, reports on politics prepared for the Twentieth Century Fund, a history of Consolidated Edison, two partially-indexed reminiscences, and correspondence dealing with his history of New York state politics. Herbert Bayard Swope and Alfred M. Landon are among Moscow's noteworthy correspondents.
Norkofski, Warren Title: Warren Norkofski Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 0.1 linear ft. (4 folders and 36 negative flaps) of photographs, and 1 phonograph record.
Call Number: WVM Mss 22
Abstract: The papers and photographs of Warren L. Norkofski, a private in Company A, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division during World War II who was wounded on Saipan and spent over fifteen months convalescing at a stateside hospital. A large part of the collection consists of correspondence exchanged between Norkofski and girlfriend Gene Wetterau while he recovered in O'Reilly General Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He wrote about his recreational activities, therapy, frustrations at delays in being discharged, and hopes for a future with Wetterau. Also included are scattered letters Norkofski wrote to his parents while stationed in Hawaii. These letters briefly touch upon his battle experience but focus mainly on recreational activities due to censor's restrictions. Other wartime materials include a Catholic missal and prayer card, pay records, and a discharge form. The veteran benefits Norkofski received following the war are documented through correspondence relating to a subsistence allowance, vocational training, medical care, and insurance. Papers showing his active involvement in veteran organizations, particularly the Florian-Lampert Post 1908 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, can also be found in this collection. Norkofski was elected commander of the post in 1955 and served in several other positions. Photographs include prints and negatives of Norkofski in uniform during his service and with Wetterau while visiting Oshkosh on furlough. A phonograph record contains a message Norkofski recorded at a Red Cross station in Springfield in November 1944.
Knowles, Warren P., 1908- Title: Warren P. Knowles Papers, 1910-1970 (bulk 1940-1970)
Quantity: 96.4 cubic feet (66 records center cartons, 58 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 31 index card boxes), 38 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 6 tape recordings, 1 disc recording, and photographs
Call Number: Mss 665; Micro 1080; Audio 1115A; Disc 171A; PH 3719-3725; Series 22; Series 315; Series 2130-2142; Series 2144; Series 2146; Series 2156
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1940-1970, of Warren P. Knowles, a former Republican governor (1965-1971), lieutenant governor (1955-1959/1961-1963), and state senator (1941-1955), who was a central figure in Wisconsin politics from the 1940s through the 1960s. As governor, Knowles' leadership was felt both in the moderate direction taken by the state Republican Party and by his support for legislative initiatives in the areas of state economic development, water pollution, and highway safety. Because Knowles held office during the turbulent 1960s his administration also dealt with problems of national significance such as anti-Vietnam war demonstrations and unrest among the poor and urban Blacks. The papers include eighteen public records series and one manuscript collection. The manuscript collection consists of documentation predating Knowles' election as governor and concerns both his career in the Senate and his tenure as lieutenant governor as well as his private life.
Washburn County (Wis.). Board of Supervisors Title: Washburn County (Wis.). Board of Supervisors: Proceedings of the County Board, 1883-1973
Quantity: 2.5 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Washburn Series 17
Abstract: Minutes of meetings (1883-1903), and proceedings of the Board including minutes, communications to the board, committee reports, reports of county officers and commissions, resolutions, financial reports, petitions, and a record of other board business.
Washburn County (Wis.). Clerk Title: Washburn County (Wis.). Clerk: County Clerk's Papers, 1883-1964
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Washburn Series 19
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, documents filed with the clerk, County Board committee papers, and a variety of papers connected with the clerk's duties.
Washburn County (Wis.) Title: Washburn County (Wis.): School Records, 1896-1958
Quantity: 4.8 cubic feet (9 archives boxes and 3 flat boxes)
Call Number: Washburn Series 29
Abstract: Records of various school districts in Washburn County. The types of records for each school district vary but typically consist of District Record Books, Treasurer's Accounts, and Registers.
Washburn family Title: Washburn Family Correspondence
Quantity: 1.0 cubic foot
Call Number: MISC MSS 103
Haas, Charles E. Title: Washburn Family Genealogy
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 068
Abstract: Ancestry of the Washburn family (including Cadwallader C. Washburn), compiled by Charles E. Haas. Date ancestry was compiled is unknown.
Washington County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Washington County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Deeds, 1835-1890
Quantity: 36 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Washington Series 16
Abstract: Microfilmed records showing date, grantor, grantee, consideration, names of witnesses, and date of recording.
Washington County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Washington County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Grantor Index, 1835-1890
Quantity: 4 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Washington Series 17
Abstract: Grantor index to deeds.
Wisconsin. County Court (Washington County) Title: Washington County, County Court, Criminal and Civil Case Files, circa 1931-1985
Quantity: 9503 sheets of microfiche, 203 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Washington Series 18
Abstract: Records relating to civil and criminal cases tried before the County Court. Papers filed include briefs, petitions, complaints, judgments, arguments, trial transcripts, and other documents. The microfiche in this collection serves as the user version of the case files. All microfilm reels are duplicate master and print negatives of the microfiche. Each sheet of fiche includes a header with the corresponding reel number (upper left side) and the case number (upper right side).
Washington Realty Company (Milwaukee, Wis.) Title: Washington Realty Company Records, 1900-1957
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 113
Abstract: Miscellaneous records of a realty company, including articles of incorporation, by-laws, and minutes of meetings. By late 1957, Milwaukee Hospital had become the sole shareholder in the company. Upon the company's dissolution in December 1957, all assets transferred to the ownership of Milwaukee Hospital.
Whipple, Hank Title: "Water Transportation of the Wisconsin Timber Industry" Article and Photographs
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 173
Abstract: Photocopy of the article "Water Transportation of the Wisconsin Timber Industry," presented at the La Crosse Public Library on December 18, 2003. Article was written by Hank Whipple, a Wisconsin resident and author involved in the Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology Association. Also included are photo reprints pertaining to the subject of water transportation of timber.
Waterman, Henry A.;
International Harvester Company
Title: Waterman International Harvester Collection, 1905-1913
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Historic Photo Collection 34
Abstract: Album of images and ephemera from H.A. Waterman, superintendent of the International Harvester Company's Milwaukee plant. Includes photos of tractors, the Harvester Milwaukee Band, and Waterman's colleagues at Harvester and the Western Electric Company.
Watertown (Wis.). Assessor Title: Watertown (Wis.). Assessor: Assessment Rolls, 1850-1965
Quantity: 20.4 c.f. (circa 450 volumes)
Call Number: Jefferson Series 10
Abstract: Rolls showing location of property and names of owners and assessed valuation of real and personal property. For some years the rolls also show equalized valuation, taxes levied on the property, and similar information.
Barratt, Watson, 1884-1962 Title: Watson Barratt Papers, 1915-1961
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 143AN; Micro 625
Abstract: Papers of Watson Barratt, an artist and theatrical set designer, consisting of reviews, playbills, and scripts of plays for which he designed the sets. Biographical clippings refer not only to Barratt's career, but also to that of his wife, writer Louise Rand Bascom Barratt.
Waukesha (Wis.). Common Council Title: Waukesha (Wis.). Common Council: Records, 1852-1950
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (5 record center cartons and 1 archives box and 12 oversize volumes)
Call Number: Waukesha Series 23
Abstract: Waukesha Village and City records including the revised village charters of 1864 and 1886; minutes of proceedings of regular and special meetings of the Village Board (1852-1896) and Common Council (1896-1950), concerning budgets, zoning, ordinances, bond issues, and activity summaries of various committees. Also contains resolutions (1899-1920) formally expressing the position of the Common Council on issues such as streets, parks, complaints, licenses and permits, zoning, and procedures; ordinances (1896-1932) on streets, bonds, motor vehicles, land improvement, schools, licenses and permits, and other concerns; and opinions of the city attorney (1896-1910) regarding claims against the city and other legal matters.
Waukesha County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Waukesha County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Deeds, 1839-1885
Quantity: 22 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Waukesha Series 32
Abstract: Microfilmed warranty, quit claim, and other deeds and government land patents for land located in Waukesha County. Volumes A-G are transactions recorded in Milwaukee County, 1839-1855, including land patents from the United States Land Office at Milwaukee.
Waukesha County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Waukesha County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Grantor/Grantee Indexes, 1839-1885
Quantity: 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Waukesha Series 31
Abstract: Microfilmed indexes to names of grantors (sellers) and grantees (purchasers) of warranty, quit claim, and other deeds and of government land patents for land located in Waukesha County. Volume A indexes transactions which were recorded in Milwaukee County and/or patents granted by the United States General Land Office in Milwaukee, 1839-1855. Other volumes are for transactions recorded with the Waukesha County Register of Deeds.
Waukesha County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: Waukesha County (Wis.). Treasurer: Tax Rolls, 1848-1983
Quantity: 61.0 c.f. (241 volumes and 38 archives boxes containing additional volumes) and 440 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Waukesha Series 4
Abstract: Tax rolls for real and personal property in Waukesha County cities, towns, and villages, giving name, property, taxes assessed, and amount paid. This series consists of two parts: original volumes, 1848-1870 and every tenth year thereafter through 1940 plus 1955 and 1960; and microfilm which also includes tax sales records, 1945-1983.
Waukesha County Historical Society Title: Waukesha County Historical Society Cemetery Inscriptions, 1839-1951
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 907
Abstract: A list of cemeteries and their locations in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, and inscriptions copied from 30 of the cemeteries. These were compiled by members of the Waukesha County Historical Society, circa 1936-1951.
Waukesha Public Schools (Wis.) Title: Waukesha Public Schools Inventories and Predecessor School Records, 1871-1905
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Waukesha Series 41
Abstract: Records including minutes and financial information of districts which merged into the Waukesha school district, and 1905 equipment inventories of city public schools.
Waupaca County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Waupaca County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Deeds, 1851-1985
Quantity: 42 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Waupaca Series 22
Abstract: Documents recording the conveyance of real estate. Types of documents include deeds, quitclaim deeds, warranty deeds, land contracts, sheriff's deeds on foreclosures, and special guardian's deeds. 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. Most of this series dates 1851-1907: only Volume 51, Quit Claim Deeds, and Volume 93, Tax Deeds, continue beyond 1907. Volume numbers are listed as they appear on the spine.
Waupaca County (Wis.). Register of Deeds Title: Waupaca County (Wis.). Register of Deeds: Grantor/Grantee Indexes, 1851-1904
Quantity: 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Waupaca Series 20
Abstract: Index to Waupaca County real estate deeds (Waupaca Series 22) recording the names of grantors (sellers) and grantees (purchasers). Noted are date and time the deed was recorded, names of grantor and grantee, type of instrument, description of the property, and volume and page number of the deed record where the instrument is recorded.
Waupaca County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: Waupaca County (Wis.). Treasurer: Tax Rolls, 1852-1975
Quantity: 138.4 cubic feet (299 archives boxes and 243 volumes)
Call Number: Waupaca Series 7
Abstract: Tax rolls giving date, town, owner, land description, acreage, valuation of real and personal property, amount of taxes, total taxes, and payment. Assessment rolls are also included for very early years. From 1920 to 1975, only every fifth year was retained.
Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce (Wis.) Title: Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce Records, 1912-1986
Quantity: 12.4 c.f. (7 record center cartons, 14 archives boxes) 5 reels of microfilm (35mm), 24 photographs, and 10 negatives
Call Number: Stevens Point Mss AU; Stevens Point Micro 11; Stevens Point Micro 26; Micro 690; Micro 1164; PH 3839
Abstract: Records of the Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce, a civic organization established in Wausau, Wisconsin, in 1916 to further local economic development. Included are records about activities, internal administration, committees, and two predecessor groups (the Wausau Advancement Association and the Merchants and Manufacturers Association); related organizations; and numerous individual area businesses. Especially well documented are efforts dating from the 1960s through the 1980s relating to general economic development, tourism and promotion of the Rib Mountain recreational area, fire prevention, and community health planning. Included are minutes, correspondence, publications, reports, financial records, clippings, photographs, and reference material.
Wausau Centennial Association (Wausau, Wis.) Title: Wausau Centennial Association Genealogy Papers, 1939
Quantity: 41.6 c.f. (104 archives boxes)
Call Number: Stevens Point Mss F
Abstract: Nearly 8,000 folders of genealogical charts compiled for residents of Wausau, Wisconsin, and collected by the association in interviews during the city's centennial celebration in 1939. Information includes name, address, birth date and place, marriage date, military service, occupation, memberships, church affiliation, education level, and death date and burial place; and similar information for spouse, children, siblings, and spouse's siblings, and for ancestors. Also provided is date ancestors came to Marathon County and why they came, where they first lived, and their occupation; and sometimes an indication of heirlooms or museum pieces in the family's possession.
- - - Title: “'Way Out” Films, 1961
Quantity: 7 film reels and 1 videocassette
Call Number: DE 606-612; VHA 349
Abstract: Seven episodes of 'Way Out, a half-hour science fiction anthology series that ran on CBS in 1961. All the reels are 16 mm kinescopes in black and white with sound. The videocassette is a 1/2 inch VHS cassette.
Guyant, Wayne;
Guyant, Alta
Title: Wayne and Alta Guyant Tombstone Inscriptions, 1970-1981
Quantity: 14 reels of microfilm (35mm) and 0.1 c.f. (1 folder)
Call Number: Micro 2055; SC 1084
Abstract: Tombstone inscriptions copied between 1970 and 1981 by Wayne and Alta Guyant in cemeteries in seventeen Wisconsin counties, and clipped newspaper obituaries and other related items. The records represent every known cemetery in Florence, Langlade, Portage, Waupaca, and Waushara counties and many in Adams, Barron, Forest, Green Lake, Juneau, Lincoln, Marquette, Oneida, Outagamie, Shawano, Winnebago, and Wood counties. Included is an original record book of the Meadow Creek Cemetery, Barron County, Wis. Also present are family history materials on the Axtell, Dent, Guyant, and Rogers families.
Hood, Wayne J., 1913- Title: Wayne J. Hood Papers, 1947-1968
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box) and 8 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Mss 355; Micro 1116
Abstract: Papers of a La Crosse, Wisconsin, industrialist and leader in the Wisconsin Republican Party consisting largely of information on his activities as chairman of the state party (1950-1953), as a member of the Republican National Committee, and as state chairman of the Wisconsin Goldwater presidential campaign. Included are correspondence with party leaders including Thomas Coleman, Claude Jasper, Glenn Davis, Henry Ringling, Joseph R. and Jean Kerr McCarthy, and Vernon Thomson; numerous reports of the state finance committee; transcripts and minutes; resolutions; press releases; and biographical information. Also included is information on various committees and organizations with which he was associated including the Outdoor Recreation Act Program Advisory Committee and the Wisconsin Industrial Growth Organization.

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