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- - - Title: Wichita Town Films, 1959-1960
Quantity: 25 film reels (16 mm) and 1 videorecording
Call Number: DC 541-DC 565; VBC 107
Abstract: Twenty-six episodes of Wichita Town, a half-hour western series that ran on NBC from 1959 to 1960, about a marshal and his deputy in Wichita, Kansas. All the episodes are 16 mm film prints in black and white with sound, with the exception of “Paid in Full” which is a 3/4 inch videotape in black and white with sound. Each episode is approximately 950 feet long.
Wickham and Farr Law Firm (Eau Claire, Wis.);
Farr, Frank R., 1860-1932;
Wickham, James, 1862-1944
Title: Wickham and Farr Law Firm Printed Cases and Briefs, 1888-1909
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (24 volumes in 3 record center cartons)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss BA
Abstract: Printed Wisconsin Supreme Court cases and legal briefs prepared by the Eau Claire, Wisconsin law firm of Wickham and Farr, and by opposing attorneys. The cases span the dates of James Wickham's law practice from 1888 until 1909, when he was appointed circuit court judge for Wisconsin's newly-created 19th circuit. In 1889 Wickham was joined in practice by Frank R. Farr. Wickham and Farr undertook cases from all of the counties surrounding Eau Claire. The cases represented in the collection are comprised of appeals of all types to the Wisconsin Supreme Court with two to the U.S. Supreme Court, a few to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, and one each to the Minnesota and Illinois Supreme Courts.
WICOCA (Organization) Title: WICOCA Records, circa 1987-1999
Quantity: 1.4 cubic feet (1 records center carton and 1 archives box)
Call Number: M2011-111
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Interfaith Committee on Central America (WICOCA), a peace organization that called for the end of civil war and violence, and instead asked for cooperation in the countries of Central America, primarily in El Salvador.
Berget, Wilbur C. Title: Wilbur C. Berget Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 1.2 linear ft. (3 archives boxes and 2 oversize folders) of papers and 0.6 linear ft. (1 archives box and 1 flat box) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 64
Abstract: Papers and photographs of Wilbur C. Berget, a non-commissioned officer who received extensive stateside training and later served with the 12th Armored Division in Europe during World War II before dying tragically in a car accident while awaiting a transfer home. The majority of the collection consists of letters Berget, a Gratiot, Wisconsin native, wrote home to his parents and siblings during the war. The letters are long and very descriptive in chronicling Berget's service from his initial training through the war in Europe and up to a week before his death in December 1945. They are full of observations about military and social activities during the war years and cover major events such as the bombing of Pearl Harbor and subsequent mobilization, the condition of blacks in the segregated South, fighting in Europe, and the liberation of a concentration camp. Also included are Berget's military papers and records relating to his death, burial overseas, and reinterment in Wisconsin. Photographs include three chronological albums that detail his military service.
Cohen, Wilbur J. (Wilbur Joseph), 1913-1987 Title: Wilbur J. Cohen Papers, 1930-1987
Quantity: 109.8 c.f. (279 archives boxes) and 4 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 789; Tape 1237A
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1935 to 1979, of Wilbur J. Cohen, an official in the Social Security Administration (1935-1956), assistant secretary, undersecretary, and secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1961-1969), professor of social work (1956-1960), professor of education and public welfare and dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1969-1979), and founder and co-chairman of the Save Our Security coalition. Included are appointment books, personal and professional correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, draft legislation, testimony, task force material, draft presidential messages, press releases, printed material, clippings, memoirs, writings and speeches, interview transcripts, photographs, and sound recordings. The files document the expansion of the Social Security system; the establishment of the Medicare program; social welfare policy and legislation during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations; Cohen's career as a federal official, academic, and expert and consultant on Social Security; and his activities as a writer, speaker, and advocate of government health, education, and social programs.
Austin, Wilbur M. Title: Wilbur M. Austin Photographs, 1957-1982
Quantity: 365 photographs and 603 negatives (2 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 negative box)
Call Number: M2004-246
Abstract: A collection of photographs and negatives taken between 1957 and 1982 in and around Janesville, Wisconsin, by Wilber W. Austin. Included are photographs from weddings, documentation of the Miss Wool of Wisconsin contest and related activities, the 1967 Janesville strike, water ballet, the Tommy Bartlett Water Show, underwater portraiture, album and assorted oversized prints, some produced for use in Janesville area photography exhibitions and contests.
Zelinsky, Wilbur, 1921-2013 Title: Wilbur Zelinsky Papers, 1945-2013
Quantity: 22 cubic ft. (30 boxes; including 13,683 slides) 13 oversize folders
Call Number: AGSL Manuscript Collection 32
Abstract: Papers of Wilbur Zelinsky, a geographer who specialized in culture and population. He taught for many years at The Pennsylvania State University. The collection contains primarily correspondence of both a personal and professional nature, reflecting Zelinsky's work in various areas of geography. Also contains maps, research data, writings, and Zelinsky's extensive slide collection.
Wild Heritage Title: Wild Heritage Records, 1965-1992
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 34 photographs
Call Number: River Falls Mss EV; PH 6615
Abstract: Records, 1965-1992, of Wild Heritage, a conservation group headquartered in Hudson, Wisconsin, consisting of internal documents, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, and other materials. The collection documents the group's efforts to preserve the natural environment of Hudson and the area near the Wisconsin-Minnesota border.
Haines, Wilder H. Title: Wilder H. Haines Papers, 1917-1918
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 549
Abstract: Papers of Wilder H. Haines including numerous reports prepared and collected by Haines while he was an employee of the United States Food Administration during World War I. Included also are minutes and resolutions from meetings of the Agricultural Advisory Committee, for which Haines acted as secretary. Also present are reports, tables and charts, and handwritten notes of Haines and of Cecil H. Smith, written for the Food Administration, and concerning food and agricultural production in the United States, Australia, Great Britain, France, and other countries.
Kraegel, Wilfred A. Title: Wilfred A. Kraegel Papers, 1956-2010
Quantity: 3 cubic ft. (5 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 137
Abstract: Papers of a Milwaukee actuary, futurist, and founding member of Goals for Greater Milwaukee 2000. The collection includes presentations made by Kraegel in his capacity as an actuary for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company; correspondence and minutes covering Goals for Greater Milwaukee 2000 and its creation; correspondence and reports from Action for Goals 2000; papers relating to his doctorate in urban social institutions; notes and syllabi from classes he taught at UWM; and minutes from the World Future Society-Milwaukee Chapter.
Ramthun, Wilhelm, circa 1838-1863 Title: Wilhelm Ramthun Papers, 1862-1863
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 651
Abstract: Eight Civil War letters written in German Gothic script with transcripts and translations, Feb. 23, 1862-July 28, 1863, from Wilhelm Ramthun, a Private in Co. K, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, including descriptions of army life and the Battle of Fredericksburg. Also includes an 1861 baptismal record.
La Budde, Wilhelmine D. (Wilhelmine Diefenthaeler), 1880-1955 Title: Wilhelmine D. La Budde Papers, 1924-1956
Quantity: 5.9 cubic feet (14 archives boxes and 5 separate volumes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss BC
Abstract: Papers of Wilhelmine D. La Budde, a Milwaukee clubwoman and conservationist, including articles, speeches, radio scripts, reports of the Conservation Committee of the Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs, and clippings on conservation subjects and correspondence. La Budde campaigned for compulsory conservation education, the restoration of Horicon Marsh, a resident fishing license bill, preservation of tracts of virgin timber and reforestation, and improved Indian welfare. Letters include correspondence with members of the Wisconsin legislature, with congressmen from most Wisconsin districts, with Wisconsin senators and governors, and with other conservationists such as Charles Broughton, Louis Radke, and Haskell Noyes.
Rockett, Will H. Title: Will H. Rockett Papers, 1946-1993
Quantity: 2 cubic ft. (2 boxes) 3 audio cassettes
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 66
Abstract: Papers of a former UW-Milwaukee dean of the School of Fine Arts, largely consisting of unpublished manuscripts, drafts of published works, radio documentary scripts, research materials, as well as lectures, and course outlines and class notes.
Ross, Will, 1888-1951 Title: Will Ross Papers, 1914-1980
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes), 1 reel of microfilm, and 44 photographs
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 111; Milwaukee Micro 55; Micro 1119; PH 3693; PH 3694
Abstract: Fragmentary papers of Will Ross, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin businessman, civic leader, and tuberculosis health care activist. Included are biographical information and microfilmed clippings; correspondence; articles and several versions of his autobiography, I Wanted to Live, which concerned his determined recovery from tuberculosis; and subject files primarily concerning his involvement in state and national tuberculosis associations and the interest of his widow in the Will Ross Medal and other memorials to her husband. The correspondence includes examples of the monthly mimeographed letters which he sent to friends and business associates between 1926 and 1951, concerning his hospital supply firm, Will Ross, Inc., which was established while Ross was still a patient in a tuberculosis sanitarium.
Draheim, William A., 1898-1976 Title: William A. Draheim Papers, 1938-1976
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box), 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm), and photographs
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss CX; PH Oshkosh Mss CX; Micro 2101; Oshkosh Micro 24
Abstract: Fragmentary papers of William A. Draheim, a small businessman, veteran, and Republican state senator from Neenah, Wisconsin. First elected to the Senate in 1950 as a Democrat, Draheim became a Republican in 1953, but throughout the remainder of his political career he maintained a reputation for his independent position within the Republican Party. Included are chronologically-arranged clippings available only on microfilm (1938, 1948-1970), speeches and press releases (1951-1968), miscellaneous correspondence, and subject files. The clippings focus on Draheim, with a large portion concerning his tenure as chair of the Joint Finance Committee, 1959-1961. Original photographs removed from the scrapbooks are available in the Visual Materials Archive in Madison.
Jones, William A. (William Arthur), 1844-1912 Title: William A. Jones Papers, 1873, 1892-1911
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 495
Abstract: Papers of William A. Jones, U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs from 1897-1905. Included is correspondence, some with Theodore Roosevelt; reports on reservation conditions, materials on the 1902-1904 special investigations involving land leasing controversies at the Standing Rock Reservation (North and South Dakota) and the Uinta and Uncompahgre Reservations (Utah), travel notebooks, and other documentation of Indian affairs; and a few personal papers relating to Jones' political activities and work for the Mineral Point Zinc Company, New Jersey Zinc Company, First National Bank of Mineral Point, and the Mineral Point and Northern Railroad.
Jones, William A. (William Arthur), 1844-1912 Title: William A. Jones Photographs, 1897-1905
Extent: 391 photographs (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: PH Mss 495
Abstract: Photographs documenting the agencies, schools, reservations, and Native Americans under the jurisdiction of William A. Jones while he was U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1897-1905. The collection consists of images of educational and religious institutions, important events during Jones' tenure as Commissioner, and portraits of Native Americans, Jones, and others. These images provide insight into the treatment of Native Americans by the United States government at the turn of the century, especially the government's attempt to “civilize” Native American children through education. Several photographic series within the collection document important events including the Ojibwa-Pillager Battle at Sugar Point, Minn., in 1898, and the Trans-Mississippi Exposition and Indian Congress of 1898. Images by well known photographers, such as T. Croft, J. H. Bratley, G. W. Parsons, and Frank A. Rinehart, are found throughout the collection.
Kasten, William A., 1956- Title: William A. Kasten Papers, 1982-1986
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (12 archives boxes)
Call Number: Stevens Point Mss BM
Abstract: Legislative papers of William A. Kasten, a Republican representative of Wisconsin's 62nd and 86th Assembly Districts from 1982 to 1986. The collection mainly consists of subject files arranged alphabetically, with emphasis on agricultural topics such as Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH), groundwater contamination, dairy price supports, and agricultural waste runoff. Files include correspondence, clippings, brochures, reports, press releases, speeches, and notes. There is also a small series of general correspondence dating 1984-1986 with constituents, staff, lobbyists, and other legislators.
Roberts, William A., 1900- Title: William A. Roberts Papers, 1942-1956
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss AJ
Abstract: Files kept by the Washington law firm of Roberts and McInnis in the civil suit filed in 1951 by Drew Pearson against Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, Fulton Lewis, Jr., Westbrook Pegler, Morris A. Bealle, Edward K. Nellor, Donald Surine, George Waters, and the Washington Times-Herald on charges of libel, slander, and conspiracy to damage the plaintiff's business. William A. Roberts served as senior attorney for Pearson.
Solien, William A. Title: William A. Solien Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 0.8 linear ft. (2 archives boxes) of papers and 0.2 linear ft. (4 folders and 1 flat box) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 691
Abstract: Papers and photographs of William A. Solien, who went through officer training and served stateside during World War II. The letters exchanged among Solien, wife Elayne, and their parents make up the majority of this collection. Solien wrote about his experiences in the Army, both at classes and in service. The letters between husband and wife are filled with proclamations of love and affection and often contain sentences in Norwegian. His family relayed events from home such as marriages and deaths. Also included in the collection are Solien's discharge certificates and war ballots for the 1944 primary elections in Wisconsin. Photographs include many shots of Solien and Elayne from his furloughs home along with unidentified shots of family and friends.
Steiger, William A., 1938-1978 Title: William A. Steiger Papers, 1941-1979
Quantity: 93.2 cubic feet (28 archives boxes and 83 records center cartons), 13 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 0.4 cubic feet of photographs, 117 tape recordings, 2 reels of film (16 mm), and 3 videorecordings; plus additions of 8 reels of film
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss DB; PH Oshkosh Mss DB; Micro 970; Audio 1064A; AC 271; CC 657; VBA 507; VBA 509; VBB 190; M89-298
Abstract: Papers of William Albert Steiger of Oshkosh, a congressional representative from Wisconsin's Sixth Congressional District (1967-1978), who gained national attention for his work on capital gains and safety in the workplace. Files contain correspondence, correspondent indexes, legislation working files, grants and projects, case files, press material and publicity including audio recordings of radio messages, reference materials, as well as a small amount of personal papers. Subjects covered in the collection include files on the Williams-Steiger Bill establishing OSHA; the Steiger Amendment reducing the capital gains tax; the Manpower Act; legal services for the poor; services to the elderly; voluntary military service; clear lakes bill establishing protection of the Great Lakes; abortion; Watergate; Vietnam and Vietnamese immigration and orphans; and secondary education. The collection contains a small amount of campaign material. Also includes films from the 1960 Rose Bowl and Parade between the University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Titus, William A., 1868-1951 Title: William A. Titus Papers, 1835-1951
Quantity: 5.2 cubic feet (13 archives boxes), 91 negatives, and 0.1 cubic feet of photographs (1 folder)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss AA; PH 1144; (T569); (T57); (T571)
Abstract: Papers of William A. Titus, a Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, businessperson, historian, author, and Republican politician, of which business papers comprise the largest segment. Business papers cover his investments in the Standard Lime and Stone Company, mining property in Wyoming and Ontario, and real estate in Milwaukee, Chicago, and the northern lakes region of Wisconsin. Also covered in the collection are Titus' interests in political issues, Indian artifacts from Mexico and the southwestern United States, and work as a historian with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
Comstock, William J. Title: William and Mary Comstock Scrapbooks, 1922-1982
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (1 record center carton and 1 archives box)
Call Number: M85-537
Abstract: Scrapbooks for trips taken in the 1970s and 1980s by William J. Comstock and Mary Comstock of Portage, Wisconsin, and trips through Europe and the eastern U.S. taken in the 1920s by Mary McKenzie Comstock before her marriage.
Attwood, William, 1919-1989 Title: William Attwood Papers, 1940-1987
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (16 archives boxes) and 3 films (16 mm); plus additions of 1.1 c.f.
Call Number: Mss 663; CC 239-CC 241; M88-182; M89-309; M92-299; M96-032
Abstract: Personal and professional papers of William Attwood, a journalist, author, and U.S. ambassador to Guinea and Kenya. Attwood also represented the U.S. government in various capacities in matters concerning the United Nations. Attwood's career in magazine and newspaper journalism is thoroughly documented: correspondence with readers and editors is the predominant form of material. The collection also documents Attwood's ambassadorial service during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and his tenure as media representative in the U.S. delegation to the 20th General UNESCO Conference. Attwood's other international activities represented in the collection include four trips to Cuba since the Revolution, a visit to China in 1971, his relationship with Prince Norodom Sihanouk, and membership in the Committee on East-West Accord. His national activities are documented by files on the presidential campaigns of Adlai Stevenson in 1956 and 1960 and that of John Kennedy, for whom Attwood served as a speech writer, in 1960.
Cairns, William B., 1867-1932 Title: William B. Cairns Papers, 1885-1891 , 1898
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (7 volumes in 1 archives box)
Call Number: River Falls Mss Q
Abstract: Six diaries, 1885-1891, kept by Cairns while he was a student at the University of Wisconsin interspersed with terms of teaching near Ellsworth and at Fairchild, Wis., and at an army post at Fort Grant, Arizona; plus a printed copy of Cairns' Ph.D. thesis, 1898.
William B. Cairns Victory Post 57 Title: William B. Cairns Victory Post 57 Records,
Quantity: Records: 11.6 linear ft. (6 archives boxes, 27 card boxes, and 1 oversized folder) and photographs: 0.7 linear ft. (3 archives boxes and 3 oversized folders)
Call Number: WVM Mss 15
Abstract: Records and photographs of the William B. Cairns Victory Post 57 of the American Legion (Madison, Wis.); the Dane County Voiture No. 683 of La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux (40/8); the Southern Wisconsin Red Arrow Club; and the Ray S. Owen First World War Photograph Collection. The Cairns Victory Post 57 series includes information about post activities such as Badger Boys State, the Boy Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, Memorial Day observances, state and national American Legion conventions, and the results of a 1930 community survey conducted by the American Legion on topics such as health, education, and government. Also includes several versions of the post constitution and by-laws, financial records, extensive executive committee minutes, veterans' organization-related news clippings, post history essays and timelines, and correspondence covering post activities and membership issues. Membership record cards for the post are substantially complete from 1922-1967, with the exception of 1942. Two sets of post continuous membership cards from the 1950s and 1960s are also part of the collection, which provide membership history for individuals. The Dane County Voiture No. 683 series documents post activities including extensive coverage of the post-sponsored 1958 and 1959 Wisconsin Sports & Home Shows. Other records include correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, and membership lists and reports. The Southern Wisconsin Red Arrow Club is the smallest series in the collection and includes the records of charity bingo events from the early 1980s. The Photographs series includes images documenting the activities of the Cairns Victory Post 57 and Dane County Voiture No. 683 including Memorial Day parades, meetings and events, 40/8 members in their 'fun' costumes, and scenes from the 1959 Wisconsin Sports & Home Show. The majority of the Photographs series consists of a collection of over 400 official military photographs taken in Europe during and just after the First World War. This collection of photographs, donated by First World War veteran and Post 57 member Ray S. Owen, includes extensive aerial and battlefield views as well as images of First World War armaments.
Franklin, William Buel, 1823-1903 Title: William B. Franklin Papers, 1845-1919
Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 313
Abstract: William B. Franklin served in the Civil War as a Major General. This collection contains materials relating to his life and military career.
Hazeltine, William B., 1816-1888 Title: William B. Hazeltine Papers, 1843-1940
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm); plus additions of 0.6 c.f. and 12 photographs
Call Number: Micro 234; M2003-050
Abstract: Papers of William B. Hazeltine, a circuit rider associated with the West Wisconsin Conference of the Methodist Church, including correspondence regarding camp meetings, the Lake Monona Assembly, state and national politics, and the Civil War.
Uihlein, William Benedict Title: William Benedict Uihlein Papers, 1904
Quantity: .1 cubic ft. (1 folder)
Call Number: UWM Small Collection 47
Abstract: This is an original copy of the thesis submitted for a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin by William Benedict Uihlein in 1904. This thesis includes descriptions of the bottling plant, boiler room and engine room. Included are boiler tests and various results to show the efficiency of the boilers used in the plant. There are several glossy reproductions of drawings of the plant, the main boiler room, and two of the engine rooms. Also included is a detailed hand-drawn diagram of the plant, showing the locations of the bottle houses, ice houses, wash houses, cooper shops, hay room, malt house, grain elevators, brew house, boiler rooms, engine rooms, and more, giving an accurate portrayal of the plant in 1904.
Rubin, William Benjamin, 1873-1959 Title: William Benjamin Rubin Papers, 1908-1950
Quantity: 8.3 c.f. (21 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder) and 14 photographs (2 folders)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss P; File 1913 January 21 Oversize; PH 1234; PH 1968
Abstract: Papers of Rubin, a Milwaukee attorney, author, and lecturer, prominent in the labor movement and in Democratic politics, consisting of correspondence with labor and political leaders and Rubin's articles and speeches. Rubin served as counsel in the 1919 strikes by the steelworkers, seamen, and members of Actor's Equity; aided in the 1929 drafting of the first law to prohibit blacklisting of employees by employers; represented the Wisconsin Cooperative Milk Pool in the milk strikes of the 1930's; and was mediator in the J.I. Case Company labor troubles in 1937. For twenty-five years he was also chief counsel for the American Federation of Labor, and traveled widely in Europe and the United States on behalf of the AFL and its member unions. In politics he campaigned nationally in 1918 for President Wooddefitem Wilson and in 1924 for the La Follette-Wheeler ticket; took part in political efforts of Democratic affairs in Wisconsin, but was unsuccessful in bids for the nomination for governor and for appointment as a federal judge. Rubin's most intimate correspondent appears to have been John P. Frey of the Metal Trades department of the American Federation of Labor. Other correspondents include Samuel Gompers and William Green, W. A. Appleton (secretary of the General Federation of Trade Unions of London, England), F. Ryan Duffy, William T. Evjue, James A. Farley, John L. Lewis, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Henry A. Wallace. Ten letterbooks, 1917-1918, contain copies of outgoing letters from Rubin and his associates in his Milwaukee law firm, which conducted a general law practice involving varied civil and criminal cases. Certificates and photographs are also included.
Benton, William, 1900-1973 Title: William Benton Papers, 1951-1961
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss AY
Abstract: Correspondence of Senator William Benton of Connecticut relating to his efforts to have Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin expelled from the United States Senate for a number of reasons, but primarily in relation to tactics used by McCarthy in his fight against communism. The collection is divided into two general sections. The first, correspondence with the general public in 1951-1952, relates to Benton's introduction of a resolution to investigate McCarthy and to McCarthy's lawsuit against him for libel and slander. The second section contains photocopies of Benton's correspondence with colleagues and associates relating to his later protests against McCarthy and to Benton's support for the Committee for an Effective Congress and the “Joe Must Go” movement in Wisconsin. Benton's correspondents included Dean G. Acheson, Louis Bean, Marquis W. Childs, August Derleth, James E. Doyle, Ralph E. Flanders, LeRoy Gore, Carl Hayden, Thomas C. Hennings, Paul Hoffman, Max Lerner, Joseph R. McCarthy, A. S. Mike Monroney, Wayne Morse, Edward R. Murrow, Drew Pearson, James Reston, Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Harry S. Truman, Arthur V. Watkins, and James Wechsler.
Hesseltine, William Best, 1902-1963 Title: William Best Hesseltine Papers, 1856-1964
Quantity: 30.0 c.f. (72 archives boxes, 2 card file boxes, and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Mss 345
Abstract: Papers of William Best Hesseltine, a University of Wisconsin professor of history and scholar of the Civil War, relating to his teaching, research, and writing projects. Extensive correspondence provides insights and commentary on academic life at a major university and demonstrates the inter-relationships of the national community of historians. Among the correspondents are many scholars and former students including several of the most prominent American historians of a generation. The collection also contains papers relating to Hesseltine's work with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, the Southern Historical Association, and university committees and files from his research and writing such as notes, drafts, manuscripts, and typescripts of his books, articles, reviews, and addresses. Other papers include lectures, syllabi, reading lists, clippings, and copies of publications. A biographical file contains legal and academic records, school papers and poetry, diplomas, and biographical and bibliographic records and clippings.
Boeppler, William Title: William Boeppler Papers, 1891-1935
Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 133
Abstract: The collection consists of William Boeppler’s work in the city of Milwaukee, particularly with the Milwaukee A Capella Chorus. It includes mailings, photographs, financial materials, newspaper clippings, and items on the study of music.
Sizer, William Bramwell Title: William Bramwell Sizer Diaries, 1886-1914, 1916
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: M2010-161
Abstract: Diaries and transcripts of William Bramwell Sizer that detail his life as a Milwaukee police officer and a husband in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The early diaries describe Sizer's early career as a police officer which began in 1889 and include police calls and court appearances describing the types of petty crimes that occurred in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Milwaukee. Sizer's later diaries primarily record the weather and his daily activities at home. Also included are his obituary, letters, and clippings that detail Sizer's career and a family genealogy.
Brown, William, Jr.;
Ferguson, Edward
Title: William Brown and Edward Ferguson Papers, 1805-1905
Quantity: 1.2 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 32
Abstract: Papers of early Milwaukee settler, William Brown, and Civil War veteran Edward Ferguson. Collection consists of handwritten letters, deeds, invoices, receipts, military records, newspaper clippings, photographs, and legal and government documents.
Cogswell, William C. Title: William C. Cogswell Diaries, 1884-1898
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (1 archives box and 1 record center carton)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss AF
Abstract: Diaries of Cogswell, a professional copyist in Milwaukee, dealing with his work in copying deeds and abstracts, and recounting daily activities in which many Milwaukee residents are named.
Hansen, William C., 1891- Title: William C. Hansen Papers, 1964-1973
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Stevens Point Mss Y
Abstract: Papers of William C. Hansen, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, from his term as a Democratic State Senator; including reference files, correspondence, voting records, campaign materials, and miscellany.
Haygood, William Converse, 1910- Title: William Converse Haygood Papers, 1942-1954
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 23
Abstract: Papers of Haygood, a former State Historical Society of Wisconsin editor, consisting chiefly of correspondence and news releases written as a member of the 76th Infantry Division's public relations staff. The majority of these deal with the army's advance through Germany in 1945.
Leahy, William D. Title: William D. Leahy Papers, 1897-1959
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (7 record center cartons and 3 archives boxes), 5 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 10 reels of microfilm (16 mm), and 16 photographs (1 folder)
Call Number: U.S. Mss AA; Micro 959; PH 404
Abstract: Photostatic copies of typescript diaries, 1897-1931, 1941-1945, photographs, and subject files of Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, who served as U.S. Ambassador to France, 1940-1942, and chief of staff to the commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy, 1942-1949.
Hoard, W.D. (William Dempster), 1836-1918
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Title: William Dempster Hoard Papers, 1880-1918
Quantity: 30.4 c.f. (78 archives boxes) and 17 photographs (2 folders)
Call Number: Wis Mss UP; Mss 232; PH 358; PH 366
Abstract: Papers of William Dempster Hoard, a Wisconsin governor (1888-1890), scientific dairyman, publisher of the Jefferson County Union and Hoard's Dairyman, officer in the Wisconsin Grand Army of the Republic, and member of the Wisconsin Board of Managers of the St. Louis World's Fair (1903-1905), and of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents (1907-1911), including correspondence and letterpress books documenting his business, political, civic, agricultural, and personal concerns; a brief diary, 1888; financial records; writings and speeches; and family photographs. Materials include information on events of Hoard's governorship (including reaction to the controversial Bennett Law requiring attendance at schools teaching in English), extensive information on his publishing work, and information on development of the dairy industry.
Donahey, William, 1883-1970 Title: William Donahey Papers, 1914-1969
Quantity: 3.0 cubic feet (8 archives boxes) and 0.1 cubic feet (1 oversize folder), 635 drawings, 260 pieces of ephemera, 2.2 cubic feet of newspaper tear sheets; plus additions of 0.2 cubic feet (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 156; PH 3575 (5); PH 3576 (3); PH 3576 (5); PH 3577 (5); PH 3578 (5); PH 3579 (3); PH 3580 (5); PH 3581 (5); PH 3582 (3); PH 3583; PH 3584; PH 4222 (3); M2010-023
Abstract: Papers of William Donahey, creator of the “Teenie Weenies,” the syndicated cartoon strip of the Chicago Tribune, and other cartoons including “Mr. Nickledick” and “Pixeys,” consisting chiefly of correspondence and writings. Correspondence includes fan mail and general letters concerning merchandising of the Teenie Weenie characters. Writings consist of 16 Teenie Weenie books with supplementary contracts, financial papers, and drafts for two unpublished volumes. Also present are copies of three children's books and various visual materials that Donahey illustrated.
Donahoe, William J., (William John), 1846-1928. Title: William Donahoe Manuscript, 1909
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 231
Abstract: Unpublished manuscript by William Donahoe called the "History of Milwaukee in the Early Days" from 1909.
Dries, William Title: William Dries Papers, 1962-1973
Quantity: 22.7 c.f. (22 record center cartons, 1 archives box, and 1 flat box) and 1 rolled oversize
Call Number: M73-256
Abstract: Papers, 1962-1973, primarily concerning William Dries' terms (1968-1973) as a Madison alderman for District 12. Included are his campaign files, council papers consisting of minutes, agendas, and resolutions; issues files, and project files for the city of Madison, including information on bus transportation and architectural drawings and plans for the Madison Civic Auditorium, part of the Monona Basin Project, drafted by William Wesley Peters of the Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin Associated Architects group. There are also a couple of personal files related to Dries' engineering work and his role in the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers.
Merrill, William E., 1837-1891 Title: William E. Merrill Papers, 1863-1918
Quantity: 3.5 cubic ft. (6 boxes)
Call Number: AGSL Manuscript Collection 35
Abstract: Papers of William E. Merrill, a West Point graduate and Civil War veteran. During the war, he served as an engineer at various levels in the Union Army. The collection contains correspondence of family history, signed copies of books, memorial pamphlets, photos, maps, and family history.
Walling, William English, 1877-1936 Title: William English Walling Papers, 1871-1962
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: U.S. Mss AH; Micro 653
Abstract: Papers of William English Walling, noted liberal author and lecturer on social and economic problems, and a founder of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society, the Women's Trade Union League, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Correspondence, 1871-1962, deals primarily with family affairs, but occasional letters discuss the breakdown of Czarist rule in Russia and the development of revolutionary spirit in Poland and Russia (1905-1906), race riots in Springfield, Illinois (1909), the Socialist Party and its problems prior to and during World War I, and the Negro and trade unions (1929). Some references to American Federation of Labor policies and conventions are also scattered in the correspondence. The collection also contains typewritten copies of a few of Walling's articles and speeches on labor, the national economy, racial problems, and foreign relations, as well as newspaper clippings and miscellaneous materials pertaining to his career. Among the writers of letters to Walling are Albert J. Beveridge, Francis Biddle, Bruce Bliven, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Glenn Frank, John P. Frey, William Green, Hamilton Holt, W. L. Mackenzie King, Raymond Moley, Edward A. Ross, Upton Sinclair, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Matthew Woll. Copies of a few letters written by Walling to Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont, Eugene V. Debs, H. M. Hyndman, Theodore Roosevelt, and President Woodrow Wilson are also among the papers. In the family letters written by Mr. and Mrs. Walling (Anna Strunsky) there are some scattered, and usually very brief, allusions to Clarence Darrow, Samuel Gompers, Herbert Hoover, Jack London, Henrik Shipstead, Rose Stokes, and others with whom they had associations.
Allen, William F. (William Francis), 1830-1889 Title: William F. Allen Family Papers, 1775-1950 (bulk 1838-1923)
Quantity: 3.6 cubic feet (9 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm), and 26 photographs; plus additions of 609 photographs (4 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Mss 384; Micro 33; PH Mss 384; PH 76; M70-189
Abstract: Papers, primarily 1838-1923, of the William F. Allen family, a nineteenth-century academic family. The collection contains journals, correspondence, and writings. Papers are mainly of William Francis Allen and his second wife Margaret Andrews Allen, as well as some papers of their children, Katherine, Andrews, William Ware, and Philip Loring. The writings of William Francis document his personal life including a trip to Europe (1854-1856); and his professional career as a Freedmen's teacher in St. Helena Island, South Carolina, including several Negro spirituals and a couple of photographs (1863-1864); as an agent for the Sanitary Commission in Arkansas (1864-1865); and as professor of ancient languages at Antioch College (1865) and then of history and ancient languages at the University of Wisconsin (1867-1889). Margaret's papers include articles for and about children, and correspondence. The family papers also include genealogical information on the Allens, the Clarkes, and the Wares, as well as carte-de-visite portraits of family members.
Christel, William F., 1869-1952 Title: William F. Christel Papers, 1927-1954
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 69
Abstract: Fragmentary papers of William F. Christel, founder of pea-canning factories near Valders, Wisconsin, and of a farm implement and hardware firm, and inventor of canning industry equipment. Included are legal and financial papers, papers on his inventions, and other records, primarily concerned with the settling of his estate.
Dalrymple, William F., 1825-1901 Title: William F. Dalrymple Papers, 1836-1916
Quantity: 7.2 c.f. (30 archives boxes and 21 volumes)
Call Number: Wis Mss MO
Abstract: Papers of William F. Dalrymple, a native of Pennsylvania, dealing with his investments in mills, railroads, farmlands, and city real estate in Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The collection consists primarily of incoming letters, but includes occasional drafts and copies of Dalrymple's replies, brief diaries, and records of the Bayfield Transfer Railway Company, the Milwaukee and Dubuque Railroad, and the Milwaukee, Peoria and St. Louis Railroad. Many letters concern investment in wheat “bonanza farms” near Fargo, North Dakota.
Lorenz, William F., 1882-1958 Title: William F. Lorenz, Sr. Papers, 1914-1953
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 556
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1938-1952, of William F. Lorenz, a nationally-known neuropsychiatrist who was the first director of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute (1915-1952), a testing and research laboratory, and a professor at the University of Wisconsin (1915-1952). The collection chiefly consists of outgoing correspondence to Leo T. Crowley, Paul De Kruif, August Derleth, William T. Evjue, Walter Goodland, Ralph Immell, William Middleton, Hans Reese, Harry Sauthoff, A. G. Schmedeman, Frank Lloyd Wright, and other political, military, and medical associates and to his sons concerning their military service during World War II. One box of restricted correspondence concerns diagnosis and treatment of individual patients. The collection also contains correspondence and miscellaneous administrative material pertaining to activities with the Veterans Administration, the Wisconsin Board of Control, and the Wisconsin Board of Mental Hygiene; personal income tax forms and documents concerning his operation of Normandy Farm and other properties; and manuscripts and published versions of professional writing.
Steuber, William F., 1904- Title: William F. Steuber Papers, 1886-1996 (bulk 1927-1977)
Quantity: 5.0 cubic feet (11 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 0.8 cubic feet of photographs (1 archives box and 1 flat box), 6 films (16 mm), and 3 videorecordings
Call Number: Mss 1042; PH 6546; AC 284-AC 289; VBB 242; VBB 406; VHA 340
Abstract: Papers of William F. Steuber, a highway engineer and novelist. Materials documenting Steuber's long career as an engineer and public relations spokesperson at the Wisconsin State Highway Commission (1926-1943, 1946-1970) include technical writings, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and films, speeches and manuscripts intended to promote highway safety. Although Steuber's short stories and articles are included, the bulk of the materials in the collection relates to Steuber's three novels: Us Incorporated (1953), and the historical novels The Landlooker (1957), about the Peshtigo Fire, and Go Away Thunder (1972), about the Menominee tribe. Steuber's writing process, from the research phase, through the drafting process, to the distribution and reception of his final work, is documented in extensive research files, annotated drafts and manuscripts, publisher's and congratulatory correspondence, and clippings. A small amount of personal papers are included with the collection; among them are board game and puzzle prototypes Steuber developed, family photographs, and a diary (1892-1908) kept by William F. Steuber Sr. and Milton C. Steuber.
Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908 Title: William F. Vilas Papers, 1827-1961
Quantity: 27.4 c.f. (97 archives boxes, 5 card boxes, and 1 flat box) and 4 photographs (1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Wis Mss HY; PH 2276 (3)
Abstract: Papers, 1827-1961, of William Freeman Vilas, a cabinet officer during the first administration of President Grover Cleveland (1885-1889), and Democratic senator from Wisconsin (1891-1897), together with papers of his father, Levi B. Vilas (1811-1879), and his daughter, Mary Esther Vilas Hanks (1873-1959). The bulk of the collection relates to state and national politics and consists of correspondence, legal papers, and cabinet papers.
Wolf, William F., 1875-1967 Title: William F. Wolf Papers, circa 1820-1967
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 370 photographs and 1 drawing in 1 archives box, and 78 negatives (1 negative box)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 182; PH Green Bay Mss 182
Abstract: Papers, circa 1820-1967, of William F. Wolf, an Outagamie County historian, amateur archaeologist, and curator of the historic Charles A. Grignon House museum in Kaukauna. Included are letters concerning operations of the museum, an application for WPA restoration funds; “Dawn of a New Day,” an unpublished manuscript about early Wisconsin; transcriptions of miscellaneous Grignon Family papers, some of which are original documents; and photographs. Single letters of note among the original Grignon papers concern Cutting Marsh, Morgan L. Martin; and Josiah A. Noonan. Wolf's own papers include letters from Constance W. Deer concerning J. G. Frechette of the Menominee Indian Advisory Council. The photographs include interior and exterior views of the Grignon House before and after its restoration, archaeological excavations at the site, and activities of the Outagamie Pioneer and Historical Society.
Fagg, William, 1834-1926 Title: William Fagg Diaries, 1850-1898
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Green Bay Micro 41; Micro 581
Abstract: Diaries, 1850-1898, concerning Fagg's life in lumber camps along the Wisconsin River during the 1850s; service as a private in Company E, the 14th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, 1862-1863, including battles at Shiloh, Corinth, and Vicksburg; brief service, 1863, as a 2nd lieutenant, Company I, 47th United States Colored Troops; and his activities as a farmer and local public official in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. Marriages that Fagg performed as a Justice of the Peace are also recorded, as are death records and military pension applications maintained by Fagg in his role as Post Adjutant of his local Grand Army of the Republic chapter. Also included is information about his immediate family, farm records and financial accounts, and a letter from his oldest daughter, then age 11, to her grandmother.
Brown, William Fiske, 1845-1923 Title: William Fiske Brown Papers, 1848-1923
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Whitewater Mss AC
Abstract: Papers of Brown, a Presbyterian pastor and local historian in Janesville and Beloit, Wisconsin; including family correspondence, clippings on Beloit history, and a large number of diaries and notebooks kept by Brown and his wife, Hila Bennett Brown. Hila Brown's diaries contain reports on her school, church, and musical activities prior to her marriage. William Brown's notebooks consist mainly of sermon ideas, financial accounts, business records concerning his father's property in Beloit, and genealogical information. The volume for the 1895 contains interesting diary entries made during a visit to the Stockbridge Indian Reservation. A typed copy of 1877 diary entries describes a camping trip to the Apostle Islands. One diary (1865) was kept by Belle Waterman whose relationship to the Browns has not been determined.
Thompson, William Fletcher Title: William Fletcher Thompson Research Files on Ernest Edward Schwarztrauber, 1919-1970
Extent: 4.6 c.f. (1 record center carton and 9 archives boxes)
Call Number: M2007-077
Abstract: Research files of William Fletcher Thompson, former State Historian of the Wisconsin Historical Society, for his book on Ernest Edward Schwarztrauber documenting Schwarztrauber's founding of the Portland Labor College and his work with the University of Wisconsin's School for Workers, of which he was the director from 1939-1951. Much of the research consists of interviews, drafts of chapters, notes for revision, and notes on publications. The interviews of Schwarztrauber's colleagues, family, and students give personalized accounts of Schwarztrauber and the labor movement. The bulk of the collection consists of Thompson's notes from source material typed on 5" x 8" pieces of paper and filed in a rough chronological order by book chapter which document subjects covered in the book and Thompson's research process.
Freehoff, William, 1889-1950 Title: William Freehoff Papers, 1925-1949
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss SM
Abstract: Papers of Wlliam Freehoff, a Wisconsin farmer, conservative Republican politician, and writer. The collection includes correspondence consisting primarily of letters to and from literary critics; articles on agriculture, politics, and other subjects; and autobiographical material. In the latter, Freehof records his impressions on such topics as education in Wisconsin, labor and social legislation, the La Follette dynasty, and Wisconsin politics in general.
William G. Hoffman Publishing Title: William G. Hoffman Publishing Wisconsin Dells Postcards, circa 1910
Quantity: 6 photographs
Call Number: PH 6322
Abstract: Color tinted panorama postcards, printed in Germany, of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, featuring a variety of natural and man-made attractions along the Wisconsin River. Images include rock formations such as Inkstand Rock, Witch's Gulch, and Steamboat Rock, and the Kilbourn City railroad bridge.
Bruce, William George, 1856-1949 Title: William George Bruce Papers, 1843-1960
Quantity: 14.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons, 19 archives boxes, and 10 flat boxes) and 8 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss CU; Milwaukee Micro 60; Micro 1159
Abstract: Papers of a Milwaukee businessman primarily documenting the many civic involvements of his retirement years (1918-1949), especially his general interests in education, the Catholic Church, Milwaukee history, and Milwaukee business conditions. Included are correspondence; subject files concerning specific involvements such as the Milwaukee Board of Harbor Commissioners, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and the 1948 Corporation; minutes; reports; numerous biographical clipping scrapbooks (on microfilm), testimonials, and other biographical information; and writings and speeches. The large file of writings and books by Bruce includes works on education and commercial organizations and draft chapters of an unpublished book on the Jewish question in the United States. Pertaining to the early history of the Bruce Publishing Company are financial ledgers and journals and examples of advertising materials. Later operations of the firm are documented by religious manuscripts published by the company (some by Fulton J. Sheen) and by runs of the Bruce Buzzer and Bruce Cooperator, employee newsletters, in the SHSW Library. Bruce's autobiography and other published writings are held by the SHSW Library.
Haan, William George, 1863-1924 Title: William George Haan Papers, 1898-1925
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (13 archives boxes) and 482 photographs (2 archives boxes and 1 album)
Call Number: Wis Mss FP; PH 209; PH 319
Abstract: Personal and military correspondence and papers of William George Haan, a professional soldier who rose to the rank of major general in the United States Army as commander of the famous 32nd “Red Arrow” Division in World War I. The collection documents his work on a general staff board of officers studying fortifications and land defense, and as chief of staff of the eastern department. The photographs document France during World War I and the Spanish American War in the Philippine Islands.
Rice, William Gorham, 1892-1979 Title: William Gorham Rice Papers, 1914-1978
Quantity: 10.9 cubic feet (24 archives boxes) and 6 reels of microfilm (35 mm); plus additions of 0.7 cubic feet of photographs (1 archives box, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize folder), 0.4 cubic feet of negatives (2 negative boxes), and 0.1 cubic feet of ephemera (1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Mss 89; Mss 224; Micro 535; PH 4928
Abstract: Papers of William Gorham Rice, a University of Wisconsin law professor (1922-1963), expert on international and labor law, and champion of civil liberties and social justice. Included in the collection are Rice's personal and professional correspondence; letters of his parents; speeches, articles, and notes, concerning the law, politics, and social justice; and legal files from Rice's post-retirement private law practice. The collection is rich in information about World War I in Europe where Rice served in Europe as an ambulance driver prior to the official United States entry into the war until after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The effects of the war in this country are revealed in papers on Rice's parents' war support activities and Belgian relief work. A subject and organizations file contains correspondence, reference material, notes, legal papers and clippings regarding legal and political topics, and matters of personal interest, illustrating Rice's opposition to McCarthyism and political repression, his involvement with Democratic politics, and his work with international law organizations. Of particular interest is Rice's correspondence concerning his work with the International Labor Organization in Geneva (1935-1936) and the National War Labor Board (1941-1945), the rise of Nazism, and the coming of World War II to Europe. A noteworthy legal case in the collection is that of Jerry Rothstein, an unwed father whom Rice represented, who was one of the first to sue to regain his parental and custody rights. While documentation of Rice's work with the American and Wisconsin Civil Liberties Unions is sparse in his personal papers, such material may be found in the collection of the WCLU.
Downs, William Harrison, 1819-1877;
Downs, Edmund H., 1844-1862
Title: William H. and Edmund H. Downs Papers, 1861-1864
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 58
Abstract: Civil War correspondence of William Harrison Downs, quartermaster of the 25th Wisconsin Infantry, and of his son Edmund, a drummer in the 5th Wisconsin Infantry. Included are descriptions of the 25th Regiment's service in Minnesota following the Sioux uprising of 1862, the Vicksburg siege, the fortifications and destruction at Decatur, Georgia, Sherman's march to the sea, and comments on supplies, illness, and hardships of the 5th Regiment in Virginia. A few letters from Barbara Harper Downs (wife of William) and one from D. D. Downs (brother of William) are also present.
Upham, William H., 1916-;
Upham, Elizabeth Ann
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Title: William H. and Elizabeth Ann Upham Papers, 1934-1946, 1973-1974, undated
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes), 3 photographs, and 2 posters
Call Number: Mss 985; PH Mss 985; PH Mss 985 (5)
Abstract: Papers of William H. Upham and his wife Elizabeth (“Betty Ann”, nee Dentz). Upham attended the University of Wisconsin, served in World War II, and ran for governor on the American Party ticket in 1974. Betty Ann attended the University of Wisconsin where she met and married William Upham in 1937. The collection consists of scrapbooks compiled by Betty Ann documenting the Uphams' college years (1934-1941); a diary written by William Upham and letters written by the Uphams during World War II while Upham served as a lieutenant in the Army (1941-1946); and materials including correspondence, speeches, clippings, and campaign brochures and posters from Upham's 1974 gubernatorial bid.
Baldwin, William H., 1891-1980 Title: William H. Baldwin Papers, 1886-1980
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box) and 20 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 24AF; Micro 809; Micro 874
Abstract: Papers of a public relations specialist also well known for his many social welfare activities. Included are correspondence, financial records, reports, proposals, publications, minutes, writings and speeches, and notes. Approximately half of the collection consists of personal correspondence, the bulk of which relates to operation of the Springfield (Mass.) Republican, a family enterprise. Prominent correspondents include his cousins Roger N. Baldwin and Chester B. Bowles as well as William Benton, James Dombrowski, John Haynes Holmes, Earl Newsom, and H. T. Webster. Other personal papers includes copies of speeches, articles, and miscellaneous writings; a 1962 diary; material used for public relations lectures given at Harvard and New York University; and notes made as a student at the University of Wisconsin, 1912-1913. Relating to public relations work are correspondence, client files, publications, and financial records. The client files contain program proposals and publications prepared, distributed, or collected for various accounts. Many of the files relate to Baldwin's ongoing work regarding tariff legislation. Unfortunately other than the finished proposals, the development of most programs is only fragmentarily represented. Publications include Resolved, a newsletter published by Baldwin's firm for non-profit organizations, and lists of attitudes and opinion leaders abstracted from it. Baldwin's interest in social welfare is documented by files on the American Museum of Immigration, Fisk University, the National Urban League, the Urban League of Southwestern Fairfield County (Conn.), the Southern Education Foundation, and other groups. While the majority of these files consist only of correspondence (and that dates mainly from the mid 1950s through the 1970s), there are minutes, financial records, and publications for the AMI, the Southern Education Foundation, and the Urban League of Southwestern Fairfield County. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., and Whitney M. Young, Jr., appear as frequent correspondents within the NUL files. Family papers consist of correspondence of Baldwin's father William H. Baldwin, Jr., and his mother Ruth Standish Baldwin and a Baldwin genealogy. William H. Baldwin, Jr.'s files contain a letter from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., a speech, and a review of a book by William B. DuBois; those of Ruth Standish Baldwin mainly contain exchanges with staff members of the Highlander Folk School, Monteagle, Tennessee.
Banks, William H. Title: William H. Banks Papers, 1902-1909, 1945
Quantity: 0.3 c.f. (1 archives box and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: River Falls Mss EU
Abstract: Papers of William Banks, a physician in Hudson and later Baldwin, Wisconsin in the early twentieth century. The papers consist primarily of letters from his mother and father in Windsor (Minnesota) and his brother, John Frazer in Milwaukee. The bulk of the letters document routine matters such as house cleaning and the weather. Other subjects documented include hunting deer with his brother, the illness of his uncle in 1907 and the treatment he received from Dr. John Colvin in Minneapolis, and requests from his family to treat friends and relatives. Also included are two certificates of merit (1945) issued to Banks by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Washington Governor Monrad C. Wallgren in appreciation of his services given without compensation to the Selective Service System of the United States government during World War II.
William H. Groeling Grocer Title: William H. Groeling Grocer Records, 1890-1900
Quantity: 1.7 cubic ft. (5 boxes)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 18
Abstract: The collection consists of business records for the Groeling grocery store from 1890-1900.
Lighty, William H. (William Henry), 1866-1959 Title: William H. Lighty Papers, 1885-1958
Quantity: 20.5 cubic feet (99 archives boxes and 3 card file boxes) and 16 tape recordings; plus additions of 1.6 cubic feet and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Wis Mss PV; Audio 20A; M61-148; M74-049
Abstract: Papers of William Lighty, a pioneer in the field of adult education who was on the administrative staff of the Extension Division of the University of Wisconsin from 1906 to 1937 and exerted a marked influence on its development. The bulk of the collection derives from the period between 1910 and 1930 and is composed of Lighty's personal, business, and professional correspondence; his articles and speeches; and records of the Extension Division. His papers for the period prior to 1906 contain material on his early education and teaching experiences in Pennsylvania; on his interest in the ethical culture movement, particularly in St. Louis; and on a summer camp for boys which he operated near Spooner, Wisconsin. On tape are his recollections of his work in the Extension Division.
Markham, William H., 1888-1958 Title: William H. Markham Papers, 1933-1948
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss BT
Abstract: Papers of Markham, Horicon, Wis., a lawyer and state senator (1928-1934); including information on the Wisconsin Farm-Labor Party, the American Farmers Foundation, milk strike cases, and other farm issues; material on campaigns by Markham and by William H. Dietrich; and other papers.
Polleys, William H., 1824-1906 Title: William H. Polleys Papers, 1853-1895
Quantity: 1.2 cubic feet (3 archives boxes including 21 volumes)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss H
Abstract: Papers of William H. Polleys of Jackson County, Wisconsin, including correspondence; miscellaneous business papers; and twenty-one logging camp account books, 1875-1882, recording logs sawed and loaded and employees' time and expense records for various logging camps maintained by Polleys in Wisconsin.
Sherwood, William H. Title: William H. Sherwood Letters to Emma Smith Law During Civil War Service
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 135
Abstract: Photocopied portions of letters sent by William H. Sherwood (Company B, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry) to Emma Smith Law of La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1861-1862.
Spohn, William H., 1889- Title: William H. Spohn Papers, 1918-1952
Quantity: 10.6 c.f.
Call Number: M96-219; M97-147; M2000-003
Abstract: Papers of William H. Spohn, a Madison, Wisconsin attorney active in the field of labor relations and prominent in state and local civic affairs. The collection documents his various professional and personal activities in association with the law firm of Spohn, Ross, Stevens, and Lamb; the National War Labor Board; the Heil Company; the Jean Nicolet Memorial Commission; the Wisconsin Society for Mental Health; the National Recovery Administration’s State Adjustment Board; and the Madison Citizens Committee for Displaced Persons. The collection consists of materials which provide insight into labor history, public welfare development, and wartime conditions on the homefront, and includes correspondence, referee decisions, transcripts or notes of testimony and meetings, reports, clippings, legal briefs, copies of relevant policies and procedures manuals, and speeches.
Stafford, William H., 1869-1957 Title: William H. Stafford Papers, 1885-1929
Quantity: 2.3 cubic ft. (7 boxes)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 362
Abstract: William H. Stafford, a Milwaukee lawyer, served for 20 years as Congressman for Milwaukee’s Fifth District. This collection is comprised of his professional, personal and family records.
Zuehlke, William H., 1874-1969 Title: William H. Zuehlke Papers, 1922-1963 , undated
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 26
Abstract: Papers of Zuehlke, an Appleton, Wis., resident active in the Outagamie County Republican Party; including correspondence, genealogies of the Jones and the Farquharson families, and records of Camp 3 of the United Spanish War Veterans and Post 133 of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Folsom, William H.C. (William Henry Carman), 1817-1900 Title: William H.C. Folsom Papers, 1836-1900, 1922
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: River Falls Mss S
Abstract: Papers of William H.C. Folsom, an Indian trader, lumberman, land speculator, Minnesota politician, and steamboat owner, including correspondence, 1841, 1851-1900; an account book, 1841-1844, from his business dealings in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; and papers relating to Folsom's activities in the Mississippi-St. Croix Valley. Two additional volumes contain cargo records and passenger lists for his steamboat, the Wyman X, for 1870-1871. Among the correspondence are two letters describing bad conditions in the 1863 Army campaign against the Sioux uprising.
Davis, William Hammatt, 1879- Title: William Hammatt Davis Papers, 1905-1963
Quantity: 16.4 c.f. (41 archives boxes) and 6 photographs (1 folder)
Call Number: U.S. Mss AW; PH U.S. Mss AW
Abstract: Papers of William Hammatt Davis, a New York patent attorney and labor mediator who held many appointments in New York state agencies and in the federal government. Included is correspondence with leaders in labor, industry, government, and the academic world; and other material relating to private and government organizations concerned with atomic energy and industrial and international relations. The collection contains general correspondence; correspondence relating to Davis' speeches and articles; and files of letters, reports, memoranda, press releases, and other materials concerning his participation in many organizations and projects, particularly those relating to the role of government in industrial relations. Among the organizations represented are the Citizens' Committee for the International Labor Organization, 1957-1959; the United Nations Mediation Study, 1949-1957; the National Recreation Association, 1946-1954; the New York City Housing Authority, circa 1938-1941; Sydenham Hospital in New York, 1947-1948; the Labor Committee of the Twentieth Century Fund, 1937-1954; the Atomic Energy Labor Relations Commission and the Atomic Energy Labor Relations Panel, 1948-1953; the Atomic Energy Patent Advisory Panel, 1945-1956; the Commission on Industrial Relations in Great Britain and Sweden, 1938-1939; the National Defense Mediation Board, 1941-1942; the Special Commission for Rubber Research of the National Science Foundation, 1955-1956; and the War Labor Board, 1941-1945. Supplementing the correspondence and other organizational records are reference files compiled by Davis on atomic energy, labor arbitration, the Taft-Hartley bill and other legislation affecting labor, and wage and price stabilization.
Hawkins, William Title: William Hawkins Papers, 1939-1968
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 133AN; Micro 921
Abstract: Writings and social correspondence of a New York drama critic and fiction writer. The bulk of this collection consists of clippings of Hawkins' World-Telegram newspaper articles (1946-1956) and notes and drafts of his published and unpublished books and plays, as well as two published works, The Big Red Pocketbook and Tell the Mischief. There are also letters from dozens of theater performers and producers; most are notes which thank Hawkins for a pleasant interview or a good review, and the rest are friendly, often chatty letters which deal with the writer's immediate social and professional activities. A number of business letters as well as clippings about, and photographs of, Hawkins are included in the collection.
Heath, William, 1942- Title: William Heath Research Papers, 1963-1997 (bulk 1964, 1991-1995)
Quantity: 6.2 cubic feet (6 records center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: M2009-045
Abstract: Papers, 1963-1997 (mainly 1964, 1991-1995), of author William Heath consisting of his research files and drafts of his work, The Children Bob Moses Led, an historical novel focusing on Freedom Summer, 1964. The bulk of the collection consists of the various drafts and notes that document Heath's writing process. Also included are orientation schedules and letters written by Freedom Summer volunteers who traveled to Mississippi in the summer of 1964 to assist with African American voter registration. Their letters reflect their experiences living with African American families as well as their exposure to the violence directed at African Americans living in McComb and Amite Counties.
Brisbane, William Henry, 1806-1878 Title: William Henry Brisbane Papers, 1829-1975
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 2 card boxes), 3 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 2 photographs
Call Number: Wis Mss VD; Micro 437; PH 6554
Abstract: Papers of Brisbane, a doctor, minister, editor, author, and a South Carolina slaveholder who turned abolitionist and moved north where he freed his slaves, edited abolitionist publications in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and participated in the experiment in communal living at Brook Farm in Massachusetts in 1845. After coming to Wisconsin in 1853 to promote the development of Arena, Wisconsin, he served as clerk of the state senate, 1854, and as chaplain of the 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry, 1861-1862, and was appointed by Salmon P. Chase to be tax commissioner of the District of South Carolina during the early years of Reconstruction. The collection contains twenty-two letters written by Brisbane himself, of which more than half pertain to his effort to secure the 1860 Republican presidential nomination for Chase. Also present are Brisbane's notes summarizing his activities, 1834-1842; diaries, kept by Brisbane and other family members, 1844-1878; pro-slavery notes for the period prior to 1834; anti-slavery essays; sermons and addresses, 1844-1876; and clippings, biographical material, a few family letters and other miscellaneous items, including a minute book of Spring Green Baptist Church Women's Missionary Circle, 1875-1877. The two photographs are of the Arena farm.
Dudley, William Henry, 1869-1941 Title: William Henry Dudley Papers, 1859-1941
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes), 204 photographs, 195 negatives, and 1362 transparencies
Call Number: Wis Mss SC; PH 3401; PH 6106; WHi(X91); WHi(X92)
Abstract: Papers of William Henry Dudley, a University of Wisconsin librarian, lecturer, and amateur photographer including correspondence, primarily with the Dudley family of Albion, Ohio, and Canistota, South Dakota, and photography. The manuscript collection contains Civil War era letters received by Dudley's father, Bela De Loss Dudley, and a personal narrative, written in 1906-1907, about his experiences as a member of Ohio's 17th and 87th Infantry regiments. B.D.L. Dudley's letters comment on family matters and Ohio economic conditions and politics; there is one 1866 letter from George M. Taber, a Union captain turned Southern planter, describing crops and conditions of Negro labor in Decatur, Alabama. W.H. Dudley's own papers include correspondence from his parents, from Agnes L. Potter of South Dakota whom he later married, and from Ella R. Ogden of Knoxville, Tennessee. Few letters deal with his professional career, although job hunting correspondence in 1892 contains several letters from the Hillside Home School. Dudley's amateur photography was of a high level and is represented by black and white prints and negatives of landscapes in the Wisconsin Dells area; the University Heights neighborhood in Madison; Manistee, Michigan; steamships on Lake Michigan; and boats on the Mississippi River. Additional prints include carte-de-visite portraits of relatives; portraits of W.H. Dudley himself may be found in the Visual Materials Name File. Lantern slides, many of which were hand tinted, were used by Dudley for professional talks. They include aesthetic photography of Europe, and a smaller number that relate to the Wisconsin Dells, Devil's Lake, and the St. Louis World's Fair. Some of these images were photographed by Katherine Allen, Charles N. Brown, Ethel Raymer Edmundson, Reuben Gold Thwaites, and Frederick Jackson Turner and copied by Dudley.
Hodge, William Title: William Hodge Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 6 linear ft. (15 archives boxes and 1 oversized folder) of papers, 0.2 linear ft. (1 archives box) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 676
Abstract: Papers of Dr. William Hodge, a cultural anthropologist from Oshkosh, Wisconsin who helped Indochinese refugees, especially the Vietnamese and the Hmong, with assimilation and adjustment to life in the United States; particularly focusing on their mental health and educational needs. Hodge served as a consultant on a variety of projects and the collection includes his files related to the Middlepath Project, pertaining to the mental health and psychological adjustment of refugees; Project Get Acquainted, enhancing the educational experience of South East Asian refugees in Oshkosh; and the Oshkosh Lao/Hmong American Association, fostering community understanding. The collection also includes research files covering topics like history, culture, language acquisition, and education both about and for refugees. There are also materials about English as a Second Language (ESL), Limited English Proficient (LEP), and physical and mental health. Information about the Vietnam War and political situation in Southeast Asia is found in the Middlepath, history, and education materials. Particularly complete are newspaper clippings and magazine articles addressing issues facing Hmong refugees in Wisconsin such as crime, gang activity, drug use, law and legal problems, culture, racism, prejudice, and discrimination. Other topics include welfare, Hmong traditions, and Hmong in the workforce. Vertical file materials related to Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand are also included. Hodge's background in cultural anthropology is reflected in scattered speeches and writings.
Hodge, William H. Title: William Hodge Research Papers, 1990-2002
Quantity: 1.4 cubic feet (3 archives boxes and 1 card box)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 199
Abstract: Research papers, 1990-2002 compiled by William Hodge consisting of his translations of Fritz William Rasmussen's diaries and notes he recorded on Rasmussen's financial accounts and manuscripts he documented on Scandinavian settlers of New Denmark, Wisconsin. Hodge completed research on Rasmussen to write a biography and translations of his diaries. While Hodge never published "Root Hog or Die: the Life of an Immigrant Farmer," the biography and diary translations about Rasmussen, he wrote several drafts (1987, 1999, 2000). Hodge's drafts consist of a brief biography focused primarily on Rasmussen's diaries followed by translations of the diary and including revisions suggested by editors.
Lawrence, William Howard, 1916-1972 Title: William Howard Lawrence Papers, 1936-1972
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 191AF
Abstract: Papers of a reporter whose journalistic career spanned forty years during which he primarily covered national affairs for the New York Times and ABC News, and was best known for his coverage of presidential campaigns. The papers consist of correspondence with Barry Goldwater, Bill Moyers, Frank Stanton, and other business and political associates; clippings of Lawrence's articles for the Times; transcripts of his ABC News broadcasts which include interviews with President John F. Kennedy, John W. McCormack, George Meaney, and Earl Warren; speeches and writings including the final manuscript of his Six Presidents, Too Many Wars and information about Lawrence written by other journalists.
Grede, Bill, 1897-1989 Title: William J. Grede Papers, 1909-1979
Quantity: 37.6 c.f. (95 archives boxes), 7 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 22 disc recordings
Call Number: Mss 341; Micro 799; Micro 1057; Disc 211A; Audio 813A
Abstract: Papers of William “Bill” Grede, a Milwaukee industrialist, business leader, national YMCA executive, and spokesman for political conservatism. Included are correspondence, financial records, minutes, memoranda, reports, speech materials, tape recordings, and news clippings from Grede's activity in Grede Foundries, the J.I. Case Company, the John Birch Society, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the YMCA. Also included are labor files documenting Grede's long-time resistance to unionization and union activity and his participation in the tri-partite panels of the Regional Board of the National Labor Relations Board. Other files concern his involvement with Carroll College, the Rampart College Freedom School, the League to Uphold Congregational Principles, and the Republican Party of Wisconsin. Correspondents include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Barry Goldwater, Hubert Humphrey, John F. Kennedy, Joseph McCarthy, Richard M. Nixon, and Robert A. Taft.
Beaudot, William J. K. Title: William J. K. Beaudot Papers, 1861-2002
Quantity: 2.3 cubic ft. (8 boxes)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 366
Abstract: William J. K. Beaudot was a Milwaukee, Wisconsin resident who was interested in Civil War history and very active in Civil War re-enactment organizations. These records reflect his activities regarding that subject and specifically his involvement with the "reactivated" 6th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
Aberg, William J. P., 1889-1968 Title: William J. P. Aberg Papers, 1925-1964
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (13 archives boxes) and 1 tape recording
Call Number: Mss 741; Tape 1197A
Abstract: Papers of a pioneer Wisconsin conservationist who was a member of the state Conservation Commission (1939-1951; chairman, 1941-1944) and who served as an officer of the Izaak Walton League. The papers consist largely of material collected during service on the Conservation Commission. They include administrative files; budgets and financial statements; correspondence and memoranda to and from Frank N. Graass, Walter Scott, Ernest Swift, and other conservation leaders; and subject files. The latter document his involvement in the general management of the commission and in the passage of legislation affecting conservation issues such as Great Lakes commercial fishing, fish management, wildlife management, game farms, and public hunting and fishing grounds. Also included are speeches and addresses, miscellaneous personal material, and an oral history available in both recorded and transcribed form. Fragmentary correspondence, information bulletins, and conference material document his involvement with the Izaak Walton League, the Citizens Natural Resources Association of Wisconsin, and other conservation organizations.
Parizek, William J., 1919-2008 Title: William J. Parizek Papers
Physical Description: 0.4 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 122
Abstract: William J. “Boober” “Mr. Baseball” Parizek, was born in La Crosse, Wis., in 1919. He was known locally as one of the most knowledgeable people when it came to local baseball history. Parizek played both baseball and softball and served as a coach over most of his 88 years of life. His day job was working at the U. S. Post Office in La Crosse. Parizek died in a La Crosse, Wis., nursing home in 2008. The collection of materials includes clippings, notes, correspondence, photographs and other miscellaneous items about La Crosse, Wis., baseball and softball teams and players, the most notable being Edward “Koney” Konetchy, a La Crosse local who made it to the big leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals. His induction into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame was presented posthumously in La Crosse in 1962 and is represented in the collection with banquet programs, photographs of the event at the Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium, and a reel-to-reel and later reformatted digital version of the evening’s proceedings. There is also some La Crosse basketball and local history represented as well.
Patterson, William J. (William James), 1880-1955 Title: William J. Patterson Papers, 1894-1954
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss SO
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, and speeches of William J. Patterson, a railroad man who served in the Interstate Commerce Commission's United States Bureau of Safety and as commissioner of the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), 1939-1953. Diaries describe his work on the railroads in the Dakotas and the southwestern United States (1901-1913), and his travels around the country as a railroad safety inspector, director of the Bureau of Safety, and ICC commissioner. Personal correspondence includes discussions of railroading with others interested in transportation problems. Professional correspondence deals largely with the ICC and includes letters from General Carl R. Gray, director of the Military Railway Service in Europe, 1944-1945. In the collection are also some papers from the files of W. P. Borland, who preceded Patterson at the ICC, including some correspondence, 1903-1912, and speeches, memoranda, and opinions on the Safety Appliance Act, 1903.
Starr, William J., 1861-1921 Title: William J. Starr Papers, 1902-1938
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss N
Abstract: Papers of Starr, a lumberman and real estate investor, relating to the timber and land holdings of the Davis and Starr Lumber Company of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; other business investments in Wisconsin, Louisiana, and California; and the management of his estate after his death. Also present are papers of companies with which Starr was closely affiliated: the Weston Heights Stock Farm and the Weston Orchard Company, both in Dunn County, Wis., 1919-1927; the California Forest Protective Association, 1922-1926; and the Florence-Louisiana Company, 1920-1935; and documentation of other real estate holdings in Illinois, Michigan, Maryland, and elsewhere. Correspondence, financial and legal records, minutes, and other papers are included, much of it relating to insurance and tax matters, rentals and sales, mortgages, and similar matters. Business associates included A. L. Arpin, C. T. Bundy, Burt E. DeYo, J.D.R. Steven, and staff of the Red River Lumber Company representing the California timber interests of T. B. Walker. J. B. Tasker managed the stock farm and reported regularly on cultivation and the Hereford cattle there. Paul Grant corresponded with Steven, executor of the Starr estate, on the apple orchard operations.
Coffin, William, 1850-1925 Title: William King Coffin Business and Family Papers, 1832-1929
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss F
Abstract: Papers of William King Coffin, a prominent Eau Claire (Wis.) banker and businessman, and papers of his grandfather, Nathaniel Coffin; his father, William Coffin; and his father's father-in-law, Samuel D. Lockwood, a justice on the Illinois Supreme Court. William King Coffin founded the Eau Claire National Bank and was its president from 1905 to 1925. The collection includes an 1869 diary and both business and personal correspondence of William King Coffin including exchanges with Milo Quaife, director of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, while Coffin was on its Board of Curators. Samuel Lockwood correspondence is concentrated in the years 1857-1969. Other Lockwood items are included in unsorted business papers as are records of Nathaniel and William Coffin; several are land indentures from the 1850s for Illinois College, Jacksonville, Ill.
Kirsch, William, 1889-1956 Title: William Kirsch Papers, 1921-1954
Quantity: 3.7 c.f. (9 archives boxes, 1 volume)
Call Number: Wis Mss VN
Abstract: Papers of William Kirsch, a statistician, agricultural economist, and pioneer in the cooperative movement in Wisconsin. Included is personal and business correspondence, notes, articles, background information, and clippings. The bulk of the collection concerns Wisconsin agriculture, particularly marketing practices, the cooperative movement, and investigations of monopolistic practices in the dairy industry, particulary in the cheese industry. Correspondence includes letters from Senator Robert M. La Follette, Jr., and Congressman Merlin Hull on government hearings and actions affecting Wisconsin agriculture.
Blanding, William M., 1829-1901 Title: William M. Blanding Papers, 1847-1958
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (13 archives boxes including 24 volumes, and 1 flat box)
Call Number: River Falls Mss X
Abstract: Papers of Blanding, a St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, businessman, land speculator, and local politician. Blanding's business and political correspondence, 1847-1901, financial papers, and land records comprise the bulk of the collection. Political letters relate mainly to local village and county offices held by Blanding and to his unsuccessful campaign for the state senate in 1894. Among other materials in the collection are a few letters and records relating to transportation and logging on the St. Croix River; plat maps of surveyed lands around the St. Croix Valley; minutes of the St. Croix Literary Association, 1870-1871; a few papers pertaining to the founding and development of the Polk County Agricultural Society, 1886-1901; manuscript articles on the temperance movement and on Indian and white traditions in the St. Croix region; genealogical data; and other family correspondence, 1901-1958.
Kraus, William M. Title: William M. Kraus Papers, 1964-1969
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (1 record center carton and 2 archives boxes), 1 tape recording, and 1 film
Call Number: Mss 668; Tape 1121A; AC 378
Abstract: Papers of William M. Kraus, a Wisconsin insurance executive and Republican Party leader, pertaining to his chairmanship of the Knowles for Governor reelection campaigns of 1966 and 1968. Included are correspondence with Ody Fish, Paul Hassett, various local political leaders, and representatives of the McDonald Davis public relations firm, memoranda, campaign literature and advertisements, statistics, reports, and vote analyses.
Habenstein, Robert Wesley, 1914-;
Lamers, William M. (William Mathias), 1900-
Title: William M. Lamers and Robert W. Habenstein Manuscript, 1955
Quantity: 1.0 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 34
Abstract: Draft manuscript for the 1955 publication The History of American Funeral Directing, by William M. Lamers and Robert W. Habenstein.
Leiserson, William M. Title: William M. Leiserson Papers, 1901-1959
Quantity: 28.5 c.f. (71 archives and 1 volume) and 49 photographs (1 folder)
Call Number: U.S. Mss BB; PH 3024
Abstract: Professional and personal correspondence, diaries, speeches, articles, book drafts, and other writings, biographical materials, clippings, and trade union files of William M. Leiserson, the labor economist, teacher, and arbitrator, who served on a number of state and national unemployment and labor relations boards. He also taught at Antioch College, 1926-1933, and did research in labor relations for the Twentieth Century Fund in the 1930s and 1940s. Particularly well documented is Leiserson's work as arbitrator for the clothing industry in the 1920s and his guidance in enactment of Ohio's unemployment law in the 1930s. While heading the National Mediation Board and serving as a member of the National Labor Relations Board, Leiserson provided expert opinion to Presidents Roosevelt and Truman and members of Congress. In the trade union files are materials gathered from numerous unions in the 1940s for Leiserson's study of trade union government.
Mandel, William M. Title: William M. Mandel Papers, 1942-1995
Quantity: 6.4 c.f., 12 tape recordings, and 1 videorecording
Call Number: M92-076; M96-225; Audio 1466A
Abstract: Papers of William M. Mandel, a self-educated expert on the Soviet Union best known for his many books and articles about Soviet life and culture, and also for his weekly radio broadcasts reviewing the current Soviet press on various Pacifica stations. His membership in the Communist Party and anti-establishment portrayal of the Soviet Union earned him the enmity of anti-communists such as Joe McCarthy in addition to characterization by many conservative thinkers as an apologist for the Soviet Union, although his intention was the promotion of peace through education of the American public. The collection documents his many activities, his point of view, and the controversy that surrounded him particularly in the 1950s and 1960s. There is also material concerning his activism in civil rights issues, anti-Semitism, the free speech movement, and the anti-Vietnam War movement.
Massie, William, 1741-1862 Title: William Massie Papers, 1749-1931
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 152
Abstract: Photostat copies of papers (primarily dating 1847-1862) of William Massie and his father, Major Thomas Massie, both Nelson County, Virginia planters, consisting of correspondence, diary extracts, plantation and slave records, and legal records for Nelson County, Virginia. The collection includes photostatic copies of estate inventories and maps for the Massie's Pharsalia plantation, recollections of the major's service in the Continental Army of Virginia, 1775-1781, containing an account of the Battle of Monmouth, and maps and account books for a plantation. The originals of these papers are at the University of Texas.
Mitchell, William, 1879-1936 Title: William Mitchell Correspondence, 1888-1922, 1927, undated
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 293
Abstract: Correspondence of military leader William (Billy) Mitchell, including letters written as a grammar school student at Racine College, Racine, Wisconsin; as a commissioned officer in the Army Signal Corps from camps in the United States, Cuba, and the Philippines during the war with Spain, 1898-1901; and as an officer following the war from camps in mainland United States and from Alaska where Mitchell assisted in developing telegraph communications. The collection also includes incomplete correspondence from Mitchell as an officer serving on the General Staff in Washington, D.C. and on observation tours in Europe prior to World War I; as aviator, brigadier general, and head of the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps during World War I; and as publicity-minded Assistant Chief of Air Service following the war. Also present are several letters written by his first wife, Caroline Stoddard Mitchell, and his daughter Harriet; and a brief exchange with the D.A.R. Boulder Committee concerning a monument for a Revolutionary War ancestor.
Mitchell, William, 1879-1936 Title: William Mitchell Papers, 1864-1968
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 407
Abstract: William “Billy” Mitchell (1879-1936) grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and came from a prominent Milwaukee and Wisconsin family. His father, John Mitchell, was a Civil War military officer and Wisconsin politician and his grandfather, Alexander Mitchell, was a wealthy banker and also a Wisconsin politician. During World War I William Mitchell was a commander in the U.S. Air Service.
Kunstler, William Moses, 1919- Title: William Moses Kunstler Speech, 1968
Quantity: 2 tape recordings
Call Number: Audio 821A
Abstract: Speech, June 24, 1968, by William Kunstler, a lawyer well known for his defense of radical clients and issues. The speech, which was presented before an unidentified national meeting of Unitarians, concerns political repression of dissent, especially that of black activist H. Rap Brown (Jamil Al-Amin), a Kunstler client.
Murphy, William Title: William Murphy Naturalization Papers
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 149
Abstract: Naturalization papers (1876 and 1905) of William Murphy, who emigrated from Ireland to La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Fay, William N. Title: William N. Fay Diary
Quantity: 1.0 cubic foot
Call Number: MISC MSS 037
Abstract: Diary kept by William N. Fay from 1851 until 1858, including an account of his move from Hinsdale, Massachusetts to La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Nessen, William Title: William Nessen Papers, 1978-1995
Quantity: 1.4 cubic feet (1 records center carton and 1 archives box), 1 tape recording, and 10 photographs
Call Number: M96-229; Audio 1883A
Abstract: Papers of social activist/organizer William (“Billy”) Nessen, primarily documenting the anti-apartheid movement at the University of California-Berkeley during the 1980s, especially the sit-in at Sproul Hall. There is also information about the anti-apartheid movement in the community of Berkeley and on other campuses (mainly Cornell, Columbia, and City University of New York), and information relating to specific groups such as the American Committee on Africa, United People of Color, Campuses United Against Apartheid, the University of California Divestment Coalition, Campaign Against Apartheid, and the Steve Biko Coalition for Full Divestment.
Nicolai, William, (Wilhelm) Title: William Nicolai Papers
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 210
Abstract: The William Nicolai Papers include a certificate of citizenship, a preemption (land) diagram, and a receipt concerning Nicolai's activities in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Brown, William O. Title: William O. Brown Papers, 1979-1994
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: M95-245
Abstract: Material collected by social and peace activist William O. Brown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, relating to his involvement with the Milwaukee area American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker political and philanthropic organization, and the World Federalist Association, an international peace, democracy and human rights federation. The papers consist primarily of committee rosters, briefings, memos, meeting agendas, and speeches, as well as leaflets and pamphlets related to AFSC campaigns arranged chronologically from 1979-1994. There is one folder of similar materials relating to the World Federalist Association. The papers document AFSC’s charitable work in the American Midwest, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well as the organization’s promotion of peace in America and abroad. Additionally, the papers document the structure of the organization and the Quaker ideologies that supported and motivated member activities.
Hart, William Osborne Title: William Osborne Papers, 1943-1989
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder), 1 reel of microfilm (35mm), 1 tape recording, and 17 photographs
Call Number: Mss 893; Micro 2069; Tape 1327A; PH Mss 893
Abstract: Papers of William Osborne Hart, a prominent Wisconsin socialist known for his numerous campaigns for elective office. Included are correspondence; biographical clippings; records from thirteen of his 25 unsuccessful election campaigns and the 1976 Presidential campaign of Frank Zeidler; subject files; photographs; transcripts of radio commentaries broadcast by WHA and WBOO and other speeches and writings; and records about Hart's leadership of the Socialist Party of Wisconsin and the Labor and Farm Party. Records of the LFP include minutes, platforms, and correspondence. Socialist records include correspondence and incidental administrative documents, with the majority dating from 1978, the year in which Hart resigned from the Socialist Party-USA. Prominent correspondents include Dennis Boyer, Virgil Vogel, and Frank Zeidler. Correspondence from Norman Thomas includes a recording of a 1964 greeting to Wisconsin socialists.
Field, William O. (William Osgood), 1904-1994 Title: William Osgood Field Papers, 1927-1992
Quantity: 4.0 cubic ft. (9 boxes) 1 oversize folder 47 film reels
Call Number: AGSL Manuscript Collection 10
Abstract: Papers, mostly dating from the late 1920s and early 1930s, of geographer and glaciologist William Osgood Field. Most of the collection deals with his travels to the remote Transcaucasia region of the Soviet Union, containing films, photographs, and notes.
Phillips, William P. Title: William P. Phillips Papers, 1861-1913
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Whitewater Mss Y
Abstract: Record books, 1861-1913, of a farm owned by William P. Phillips, his father, and his brothers, Lake Mills, Wisconsin; including ledgers, livestock records, records of butter production, and a ledger, 1870-1872, of the Lake Mills Dairymen's Association.
Young, William P. Title: William P. Young papers
Quantity: 2.21 cubic feet 1 record carton, 2 letter document boxes, 1 half-letter document box, 1 oversize folder Collection includes slides, black and white photographs, and scrapbook pages.
Call Number: uac36
Abstract: William P. Young graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in 1941 and became a Professor of Surgery at UW-Madison. He was a leader in the field of cardiac surgery, performing a brief off-pump open heart surgery assisted by hypothermia and vena caval ligation in the early 1950s. Young's collection consists of correspondence from patients expressing gratitude, which appears in letters as well as in scrapbooks. It also includes photographs that were used for teaching, writings by Young and others, and a pair of telephoto lens glasses that he made for performing surgeries.
Pohlman, William A. Title: William Pohlman Collection on Vietnam Gun Trucks (1967-1972)
Quantity: 0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 263
Abstract: The William Pohlman Collection on Vietnam Gun Trucks contains two books of images and description of gun trucks as used during the Vietnam War, as well as some of Pohlman's personal recollections on his involvements in Vietnam and copies of some of his military documents. The content of these materials dates 1967-1972, but several items were produced in 2012.
Proxmire, William, 1915-2005 Title: William Proxmire Papers, 1938-2004 (bulk 1957-1980)
Quantity: 194.8 cubic feet (176 records center cartons, 27 archives boxes, 8 card boxes, 10 flat boxes, and 2 oversize folders), 54 tape recordings, 162 disc recordings, 1.4 cubic feet of photographs (approximately 650 photographs in 2 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 0.6 cubic feet of negatives (1 card box and 1 negative box), 8 drawings, 10 videorecordings, and 13 films; plus additions of 2.5 cubic feet and 0.7 cubic feet of photographs
Call Number: Mss 738; Audio 1419A; Audio 609A; Audio 1195A; PH 2334 (5); PH 3777; PH 3823; M80-292; M89-019; M2006-115; M2007-059; M2008-127
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1957-1980, of William Proxmire, Democratic Senator from Wisconsin (1957-1989), known for his liberal views on social issues, his fiscal conservatism, and the Golden Fleece awards with which he drew attention to wasteful government spending. Included are biographical materials and clippings, constituent correspondence, speeches, books and articles, sound and video recordings, newsletters and press releases, and federal agency case files. Files of staff members, the heart of the collection, document numerous issues of special concern to the Senator: the fairness doctrine; ratification of the international Genocide Treaty; Great Lakes harbors and shipping; and the SST, the B-1 bomber, and other military spending. General subject files concern numerous topics such as abortion, economic development in Wisconsin, opposition to the Senate leadership of Lyndon Baines Johnson, taxes, and energy. Also present are campaign files, schedules, voting records, and filmed campaign ads, televised “reports from Washington,” and other films.
Merriam, William R., 1894- Title: William R. Merriam Papers, 1958-1966
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Whitewater Mss BE
Abstract: Papers, 1958-1964, of William R. Merriam, a Janesville, Wisconsin farmer and former Republican Assemblyman (1957-1964), primarily consisting of correspondence from constituents, legislators, and political leaders concerning the 1961 and 1963 legislative sessions. Also included is correspondence concerning his membership in the Midwestern Agriculture Committee of the Council of State Governments and two international goodwill tours in which he participated. Primary correspondents include Wayne Hood, Claude Jasper, Warren Knowles, Philip Kuehn, Melvin Laird, Gaylord Nelson, Wilbur Renk, Robert Spitzer, Carl Steiger, and Henry Schadeberg.
Rettenmund, William Title: William Rettenmund Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 0.6 linear ft. (2 archives boxes and 3 oversized folders) of papers, 0.4 linear ft. (1 archives box, 1 flat box, 2 negative sleeves, and 3 slides) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 1231
Abstract: Papers and photographs pertaining to the service of specialist William Rettenmund, a Verona, Wisconsin resident who served as a flight crew chief and gunner with the 162nd Assault Helicopter Squadron during the Vietnam War. The manuscripts include military records, letters, identification and membership cards, newspaper articles, certificates, and ephemeral materials collected in Vietnam. His military papers include service records, orders issued while in Vietnam, special citations and nominations for medals and awards, and maintenance inspection forms for helicopters. The letters are primarily those written by Rettenmund to his parents, grandmother, younger siblings, and a few friends. Most of the letters were written to his parents and discuss things such as the welfare of the family, life in the Army during basic training, and discussions on the conditions in Vietnam. Two letters (April 5, 1966 and July 13, 1966) describe his involvement in two helicopter crashes due to pilot error, and discuss how he reacted to the crash and helped others to safety. A few letters have drawing done by Rettenmund, including one of his friends in basic training (June 26, 1965) and one of Santa Clause, with his reindeer pulling a helicopter 'sled' (December 21, 1966). The letter from Doug Murray, writer of the comic series The 'Nam, was written in response to a letter Rettenmund wrote about the comic. In the letter, Murray thanks him for the compliments and says that he was always glad to see helicopters arriving on the battlefield. The newspaper clippings include an oversized article on Rettenmund's service that reprints portions of two of his letters home. There are also clippings of anti-war poems and a quote from William Tecumseh Sherman saying 'War is Hell,' along with a humorous article about a serviceman trying to buy a soda in Vietnam. His ephemeral materials include two propaganda pamphlets distributed to convince the Viet Cong to surrender, and holiday menus from Thanksgiving meals. A particularly interesting item is a membership card for the Domain of the Golden Dragon, an honorary club given to servicemen who cross the International Date Line on a ship. Also included are his personal accounts written for the Madison, Wisconsin Deadly Writers Patrol, and also include a poem he wrote and dedicated to the men of the 162nd. The writings provide detailed accounts of his missions and experiences during the war, elaborating on his support and rescue missions, being wounded, and describing life in the Army during the war. Rettenmund also worked exstensively with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in identifying the Huey helicopter in its Vietnam War display. A newspaper article pertaining to his investigative work, along with photographs of the helicopter during its service in Vietnam, are included in the collection. Most of the photographs in the collection are identified and include images of Rettenmund in basic training, in Vietnam, and at postwar reunions with former crewmen and families. The Vietnam images provide aerial shots of the terrain, villages, and military operations while flying missions. There are three photographs taken by Rettenmund while out on a mission that show aerial strikes taking place in the distance. Another image shows infantry engaged in a battle while his helicopter provides cover fire. Because of his work as a crew chief, the collection includes a number of images of helicopter maintenance and damage assessment. One very interesting image includes Rettenmund walking away from one of the crashes he mentioned in a letter to his parents. The collection also contains the scrapbook of Russell Rettenmund, a cousin of William's who served in Vietnam, too. Russell entered the service in 1964 and was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment while in Vietnam. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings about the service of Russell, his brother Richard who also served in Vietnam, as well as William. It also includes photographs of Russell and fellow servicemen relaxing during basic training and while in Vietnam. A particularly interesting article in the scrapbook is one in which Russell gives his opinions on protesters of the war. In it he says that he was 'all for free speech, but not when it threatens the national security.' The collection includes service records for both Russell and Richard, two photographs taken by Richard while in Vietnam, and five additional photographs taken by Russell.
Mitchell, William Robert, 1949-1987 Title: William Robert Mitchell Papers, 1963-1987
Quantity: 10.5 c.f. (8 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, 2 card boxes, 1 photo box, and 1 oversize PH folder)
Call Number: M88-028
Abstract: Papers of William Mitchell of Madison, a librarian at the University of Wisconsin Memorial Library, an avocational genealogist, and a victim of AIDS. The collection primarily consists of Mitchell's extensive genealogical research materials on the Mitchell, Nault, Gaffney, and Holquist families, including research notes, copies of public records (birth, death, and marriage certificates), correspondence, published genealogies, manuscripts, memorabilia, photographs, and slides. To a lesser degree the collection documents Mitchell's personal life and his battle with the AIDS illness through financial records, insurance papers, information on his medical history, diary entries, and correspondence.
Smith, William Rudolph, 1787-1868 Title: William Rudolph Smith Papers, 1837-1860
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (1 archives box and 3 oversize volumes)
Call Number: Wis Mss CV
Abstract: Miscellaneous papers of soldier and historian Smith, including his journal of a trip from Pittsburgh to Madison, Wis., and the lead region in 1837; an autobiographical sketch; and a few articles on subjects of local interest. There are 3 volumes of his History of Wisconsin, of which volumes 1 and 3 were printed in 1854 and volume 2 never published. This unpublished volume is incomplete, containing only 30 pages of a history of Brown County, and was apparently designed to be the “descriptive” volume of the series.
Mitchell, William S., 1842-1863 Title: William S. Mitchell Letters, 1861-1863
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 147
Abstract: The collection consists of transcriptions of Civil War letters written by Captain William Mitchell to his family in Milwaukee between 1861 and 1863. Mitchell wrote about his experiences in the war and inquired about family. Several letters discuss the action in battles that Mitchell saw with the 1st Wisconsin Regiment, including Perryville, Kentucky; Stones River, Tennessee; and Chickamauga where Mitchell was killed in action.
Hedges, William Saxby, 1895-1978 Title: William Saxby Hedges Papers, 1918-1962
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 54AF
Abstract: Papers of a broadcasting executive who served NBC successively as vice-president in charge of its stations, planning and development, and integrated services departments. Correspondence, 1926-1962, chiefly concerns Broadcast Pioneers, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Chicago Daily News, and WMAQ. The limited NBC material is best for the inception of television during the late 1940's. Also present are speeches and articles, clippings, memorabilia, a transcript of an oral history interview, and a number of NBC reports, including some by Hedges. Outside interests are reflected in several folders. Material pertaining to Broadcast Pioneers includes minutes, printed matter, issues of the group's in-house organ, and material on its history project. Of special interest is Hedges' interview with John F. Royal and the inventories of the project's collection. Information on the NAB, of which Hedges was a founding member, includes a constitution and by-laws, a proposed code of fair competition, convention programs, and a handbook.
Sharp, William, 1855-1905 Title: William Sharp Papers, circa 1886-1904
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 231
Abstract: The collection contains sixteen pieces of William Sharp's outgoing letters, including two which he wrote using his pseudonym, "Fiona Macleod." Five letters are written to the art and literary critic, Kineton Parkes, and the remainder are written to other literary figures and publishers. The collection contains originals and modern transcriptions. Also included is a manuscript poem.
Spier, William, d. 1973;
Havoc, June
Title: William Spier and June Havoc Papers, 1931-1963
Quantity: 15.2 c.f. (38 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 97AN
Abstract: Papers of a radio and television producer-director and his actress-wife. Radio material, which is the most complete aspect of the collection, includes files of annotated scripts and correspondence on The Adventures of Sam Spade, Philip Morris Playhouse, Suspense, and other series which Spier produced and directed for CBS. Television files include many scripts which he wrote including an award-winning effort for The Untouchables (ABC). Also present are extensive files on Willy (NBC), which he produced and which starred June Havoc. Her career is also represented in Lady Possessed (Republic, 1952), which Spier also directed, and by a small group of other motion picture and theater scripts.
William Steinmeyer Company Title: William Steinmeyer Company Records, 1860-1944
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 388
Abstract: William Steinmeyer was a Milwaukee, Wisconsin Civil War veteran, who after returning from military service bought into the John C. Bauer Grocery Store. In 1877 Steinmeyer bought out the remaining interests in Bauer and moved to a new two story building, creating Steinmeyer’s Retail and Wholesale Grocery. After his death the company transferred to his widow Margaret, his son-in-law Emil H. Ott and his brother Charles Ott.
Evjue, William Theodore, 1882-1970 Title: William Theodore Evjue Papers, 1905-1969
Quantity: 70.2 c.f (169 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 244
Abstract: Subject files of William T. Evjue, the founder, editor, and publisher of the Madison, Wisconsin, Capital Times, including both personal and professional correspondence, clippings, memoranda, financial material, posters, and speeches. The papers primarily date from the late 1930s and relate to the entire range of Evjue's interests: state and national politics, governmental corruption, Joseph R. McCarthy, Alvin O'Konski, the Taliesin Fellowship, cooperatives, public utilities, gambling, freedom of the press, and the rights of farmers and workers. Scattered materials pertain to the operation of the Capital Times, Madison Newspapers Inc., and Badger Broadcasting Company. Among the prominent correspondents are Robert S. Allen, Arthur J. Altmeyer, Herbert L. Block, Arthur Brisbane, William Jennings Bryan, John R. Commons, Leo T. Crowley, August Derleth, Irving Dilliard, William O. Douglas, Zona Gale, John Gunther, Hubert H. Humphrey, Hans V. Kaltenborn, C. Estes Kefauver, John F. Kennedy, Robert M. La Follette Sr. and Jr., David E. Lilienthal, Wayne L. Morse, Gaylord Nelson, George W. Norris, Drew Pearson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Morris H. Rubin, Carl Sandburg, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Millard E. Tydings, Henry A. Wallace, Wendell L. Willkie, James A. Wechsler, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Toole, William, 1841-1926 Title: William Toole Papers, 1836-1930
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes and 2 oversize volumes)
Call Number: Wis Mss IE
Abstract: Papers of Toole, a Baraboo, Wisconsin horticulturist, consisting mainly of his correspondence as state secretary of the Wisconsin Farmers' Alliance, 1891-1893. There are letters from national, state, and local officers, concerning plans for the organization, the National Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union, secret work, the Peoples' Party, and the role of the organization in politics; some financial reports; and minutes of annual meetings. With these are later letters concerning horticultural experiments, the Skillet Creek Farmers' Club, and the movement for rural social centers, with copies of Toole's addresses. There are also records, 1919-1927, of the Sauk County Utilities Company, a cooperative association for furnishing electric current to farmers, with William A. Toole, Jr., as president.
Bartlett, William W., 1861-1933 Title: William W. Bartlett Papers, 1821-1934, 1944-1962
Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (21 archives boxes, 10 flat boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss BY; Eau Claire Micro 34; Micro 582
Abstract: Papers of Bartlett, a prominent local historian in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, consisting of personal papers and his historical writings. The personal papers contain biographical and family information; correspondence, 1896-1934, with considerable information on local history topics; and files on Eau Claire activities in which Bartlett was involved, including the Eau Claire County Old Settlers' Association (1890-1929), the Prohibition Club (1885-1894), the Chippewa-Eau Claire Memorial Highway, and the local school system. The historical writings series contains published and unpublished writings, original source materials, and research notes. The bulk of this series consists of lumbering materials (1821-1932), mostly from the Daniel Shaw Lumber Company, but also from other area companies. Other topics include the Ezra Cornell/Cornell University lands in Wisconsin (1880-1892) and John Deitz and the Cameron Dam incident (1905-1919, 1945).
Bates, William W. (William Wallace), 1827-1912 Title: William W. Bates Papers, 1857-1912
Quantity: 0.5 c.f. (1 archives box and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 85
Abstract: Papers of Bates, a shipbuilder at Manitowoc, Wis., and Chicago, and authority on subjects connected with navigation, consisting of a number of blueprints, drawings, specifications, and plans for vessels; a few bills and receipts; letters to George C. Walker about his yacht; several muster rolls and letters relating to Bates' Civil War service in the 19th Wisconsin Infantry; and the manuscript of his “American Navigation; The Political History of Its Rise and Ruin” published in 1902.
Finlator, William W., 1913- Title: William W. Finlator Papers, 1935-1977
Quantity: 21 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 822
Abstract: Papers of a North Carolina Baptist minister concerned with civil rights, civil liberties, ecumenism, and the Vietnam War, mainly consisting of correspondence, writings, and an alphabetical subject file. Correspondence, which is chiefly outgoing, forms two-thirds of the collection and dates primarily from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s. Much of it is routine pastoral mail, but there are letters which touch on Finlator's social and political activism. Writings include articles, addresses, book reviews, invocations, letters to editors, broadcast commentaries, a few sermons, and related correspondence and clippings. These deal with ecumenism, labor relations, prison reform, prayer in public schools, prohibition, and Billy Graham. Most noteworthy among the subject files which are made up of additional correspondence, clippings, reports, writings, and printed matter, are those pertaining to the Baptist State Convention, the North Carolina Civil Liberties Union, the North Carolina Council of Churches, and North Carolina Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights, prisoners, and the Raleigh Committee of Clergymen Concerned with Vietnam.
Walker, William, 1808-1896 Title: William Walker Papers, 1836-1896
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (4 black boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss KA
Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, and speeches of William Walker, a clergyman who was a missionary in West Africa, 1842-1883, and a Congregational minister in Milton, Wis., 1883-1896. His papers include descriptions of ocean travel, of missionary work, and of conditions in Africa, particularly among the Mpongwe language group of peoples, and historical accounts of French Equatorial Africa. The collection also includes papers of other members of the family: the diary of Aaron Walker, father of William, describing the journey from Maine to Rock County, Wis., in 1836; a few Civil War letters written by Albert, Charles A., and George Walker during their service in the 21st, the 22nd, and the 40th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry units.
Webb, William, 1853-1927 Title: William Webb Papers, 1872-1908
Quantity: 0.6 cubic feet (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Platteville Mss AY
Abstract: Papers of William Webb of Lancaster, Wisconsin, consisting of correspondence concerning his well drilling business (1878-1880), letters from family and friends, a history of the family, and photograph of the family farm in Grant County, Wisconsin. Webb wrote many of his letters to family and friends in Grant County, Wisconsin; Galena, Illinois; and Houghton County, Michigan, while working in the iron mines in Upper Michigan (1873-1876). Also included are Webb's well drilling account books, 1876-1908, recording the date, location, depth, and amount of the transaction.
Wegener, William, 1867- Title: William Wegener Papers, 1897-1959
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box) and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss AW; Tape 198A
Abstract: Papers of Wegener, an opera tenor who was raised in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, including his reminiscences and autobiography, recorded reminiscences and songs, and three scrapbooks of reviews concerning his performances in operas and concerts and articles about his career. The reminiscences concern Wegener's youth and his career which included performances across the U.S., voice study and performing in Germany (1890-1893 and 1907-1912) and in England (1912-1914), and heading the Vocal Dept. at Marquette University (1918-1930). He describes his acquaintance with producer Henry W. Savage in the U.S. and with Professor Joseph Joachim in Germany.
Wight, William Title: William Wight Diaries, 1856-1910
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Whitewater Mss F
Abstract: Diaries kept by William and Albina Wight, a farmer and his wife near Whitewater, Wisconsin; with observations on family and farm life, weather conditions, local births, deaths, and marriages, and other family and local events.
Winfield, William Title: William Winfield Papers, 1965-1967
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 529
Abstract: Papers collected by Winfield, primarily concerning civil rights in Mississippi and the Child Development Group of Mississippi. Included is a detailed, lengthy CDGM report of the history, future, and goals of the project, from 1966; and records of the Valley View (Mississippi) CDGM center, consisting mainly of printed personnel and job description materials from the central CDGM office in Jackson, with a few copies of minutes of Valley View staff meetings. Also present are records of the Madison County voter education project, containing printed instructions and informational pamphlets for both prospective voter and project worker. Scattered general political and voter registration items are located in the miscellaneous file. All of the material in the collection is reproduced or printed, and there are no personal items present.
Williams family;
Hansen, Don;
Hansen, Betty
Title: Williams Family Papers, 1870-1919, 1996-2007
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 32 photographs
Call Number: Stevens Point Mss BX; PH 6529
Abstract: Papers of the Williams families of Waupaca County (Wisconsin) consisting of diaries and account books (1870-1919), including transcriptions of the diaries compiled by Don and Betty Hansen. Harry Williams was the first white child born in Bear Creek (Wisconsin) and the diaries of Harry, his wife Laura (née Wolcott), and his father Lucien document weather, chores, and observations regarding family members and neighbors. The account books are largely addenda added to the diaries in the final pages. The photographs include images of multiple generations of the Williams family, as well as images of the house and outbuildings.
Williams Hardware Store (Cambria, Wisconsin) Title: Williams Hardware Store Records, 1907-1983
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (6 archives boxes) and 94 photographs
Call Number: M2001-099
Abstract: Business records of Williams Hardware Store of Cambria, Wisconsin (Columbia County), bulk 1912-1940s, predominantly consisting of day books (1915-1942) documenting the store’s sales and noting customer, item purchased, cost, and method of payment. The photographs include images of Cambria and Glidden.
Perry, Willian Norman Title: Willian Norman Perry Papers,
Quantity: 1.4 linear ft. (2 archives boxes and 12 oversize folders).
Call Number: WVM Mss 61
Abstract: Papers of William Norman Perry, a sergeant in Company D, 22nd Wisconsin Infantry and later 1st Lieutenant in Company K, 44th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. Letters that he wrote home to his wife, Amie, make up the majority of the collection. The letters are numerous and informative, covering the usual troop movements and conditions faced by soldiers, but also touching upon a prisoner of war experience, hospital stays, and the assassination of Abraham Lincolinear Also included are various rolls and reports collected by Perry through his role as an officer with the 44th Wisconsin. These documents provide an interesting look at the inner workings of a Union Civil War company. Ephemeral items include a handwritten list of members of the company who kept their government-issued guns and a petition to raise funds to buy a new base drum for the regiment. Personal service records give some details about Perry's service, focusing on his commission with the 44th Wisconsin. Scattered papers from his post-war life in South Dakota mostly focus on his pursuit of a government pension.
Willis and Lillian Leenhouts Architects
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Title: Willis and Lillian Leenhouts Architects Records, 1936-1990
Quantity: 105.2 cubic ft. (25 boxes; 385 oversize folders; 175 rolls); 97 digital files (10.3 GB)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 223
Abstract: Specializing in single-family residences, the firm of Willis and Lillian Leenhouts Architects was well-known for its regional modernist style and utilization of passive solar technologies. The collection includes project records of the firm (both files and drawings), as well as Willis and Lillian Leenhouts's professional papers. The project records are the most extensive portion of the collection and pertain to over 500 built and unbuilt projects from 1936 to 1990. Of the projects represented in this collection, the vast majority are single- or multi-family residences in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area.
Miller, Willis H., 1918-2008 Title: Willis H. Miller Papers, 1860-1994
Quantity: 14.8 cubic feet (37 boxes and 2 oversize volumes)
Call Number: River Falls Mss BS
Abstract: Papers of Willis Miller, a northwestern Wisconsin editor-publisher, local historian, and genealogist. Included are correspondence, diaries, memoranda, genealogical materials, minutes, news clippings, and scrapbooks. Financial records for the Hudson Star-Observer, the Hammond News, and the Publishers Printing Service; family papers of Miller's parents and grandparents; and material relating to the Hudson, Wisconsin, area also are present. Most prominent among the materials on Hudson history are papers concerning the Hudson Toll Bridge, 1909-1917, documents on the Hudson Housing Authority, 1967-1979, and records of the Saint Croix County Historical Society, 1945-1971. The correspondence contains exchanges with friends and relatives, business acquaintances, persons sharing genealogical information, letters to the editor, and people encountered in Miller's world travels. Included are letters on Saint Olaf College, from people in military service and from Europeans and Americans abroad during World War II, and an extensive series of letters from prison inmates, 1960-1980. Also included are diaries written by Miller depicting brief descriptions of weather, friends' visits, and daily life, 1935-1939, 1968-1994.
Hutnik, Willis, 1922- Title: Willis Hutnik Papers, 1954-1970
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (5 archives boxes) and 4 photographs
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss AS
Abstract: Papers of a Republican from Ladysmith, Wisconsin, who served in the Assembly from 1953 to 1971. Included are correspondence from constituents, colleagues, state agencies, and advocacy groups; subject files on pending legislation; material concerning work on the Highway Safety Advisory Committee; press releases and other publicity; campaign files; and personal papers.
Willkie-For-President Committee. Wisconsin Title: Willkie-for-President Committee. Wisconsin: Records, 1943-1945
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Wis Mss RW
Abstract: Papers relating to the Wisconsin Wilkie-for-President Committee's effort to nominate Wendell Willkie as a presidential candidate on the Republican ticket. Included is correspondence and financial data (kept by Willard Smith, secretary of the committee), speeches, press releases, and clippings. Correspondence is mostly between the Milwaukee headquarters, Smith, and committee workers throughout the state.
Willow River Power Company (Hudson, Wisconsin) Title: Willow River Power Company Records, 1866-1953
Quantity: 8.4 c.f. (14 archives boxes and 15 oversize volumes)
Call Number: River Falls Mss H
Abstract: Business records for the flour and gristmills and the electric power plants operated on the Willow River by Christian Burkhardt (1834-1931) and his family of Burkhardt and Hudson, Wisconsin. Burkhardt, a native of Germany, built his first dam and flour mill on the Willow River in 1868. By 1894 a new mill had been erected and electric generators had been installed, and by 1900 electrical power was being supplied to the city of Hudson for street lighting and residential use. In 1907 all company operations were consolidated into the Burkhardt Milling and Electric Power Company, but because of its continued growth and diversification, the power business was separated from the milling business by the creation in 1922 of the Willow River Power Company. In 1944 all of the Burkhardt properties were purchased by Northern States Power Company. The bulk of the collection is composed of financial and legal records. Minutes of meetings of the Burkhardt Milling and Electric Company, 1907-1947, together with cash and sales books, journals, ledgers, trial balances, and grain and shipping accounts of varied dates relate primarily to the operations of the flour and grain mills, mainly in the period after 1885. Sales records, 1901-1918, minutes of stockholders' and directors' meetings of the Willow River Power Company, 1922-1940, a few reports to state and federal agencies, and assorted legal papers relate to the production and sale of electricity. The collection also contains plat maps and correspondence concerning lands owned by the Burkhardt companies, 1900-1946, correspondence and financial records of investments held by the Burkhardts in St. Paul, Minn., 1904-1943, and a very few folders of personal family papers, 1873-1953.
Willson Monarch Laboratory Title: Willson Monarch Laboratory Records, 1889-1966
Quantity: 12.6 c.f. (24 archives boxes and 10 flat boxes), and 35 photographs and 6 negatives
Call Number: Whitewater Mss BJ; PH 3819
Abstract: Records, mainly 1911-1959, of a manufacturer of patent medicine, cosmetics, and animal remedies located in Edgerton, Wisconsin, from 1889 until the late 1960s. Included are articles of incorporation and stock records; administrative correspondence; exchanges with the numerous salesmen and women who sold the firm's products door-to-door throughout the Midwest concerning their day-to-day activities and problems; photographs of sales staff; files on product labeling problems; motivational newsletters and other company publications; and miscellaneous financial, employment, and manufacturing records.
Hall, Wilson, 1922- Title: Wilson Hall Papers, 1953-1973
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 184AF
Abstract: Papers of a former NBC foreign correspondent who covered events in Cuba, Latin America, Vietnam, and the Middle East. Included are scripts for Emphasis and Monitor, some written in conjunction with his wife Lee Hall, and scripts and production notes for stories aired on the Huntley-Brinkley Report, Today, and other network news programs.
Winding Rivers Library System, Wisconsin. Title: Winding Rivers Library System Records
Physical Description: 8.0 cubic feet
Call Number: La Crosse Series 014
Abstract: The Winding Rivers Library System, headquartered in La Crosse, Wis., began with a Library and Construction Act (LSCA) grant in 1965 to the La Crosse Public Library to develop an area library system among public libraries. It was known as La Crosse Area Library Development initially and in 1972 the name was changed to La Crosse Area Library System. Another name change in 1978 resulted in Winding Rivers Library System (WRLS). Today WRLS serves multiple libraries in a seven county region of Wisconsin: Buffalo, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau and Vernon Counties. Records include Board materials, such as minutes (1971-1990), director’s files and the like; historical materials which include a time line of WRLS development and newspaper clippings; financial records include audits (1971-1993), budgets and financial statements; Library and Technology Act (LSTA) grant files; visual materials which include photographs and 35 mm slides of various staff, board members and services; programs which include Mail-A-Book, Mail-A-Film, Bookmobile and others; publications which include the system newsletter “Whirlpools” (1979-2005); reports which include annual reports to the state of Wisconsin (1973-1993) and to the WRLS board of trustees (1985-2001); and files on system members. Lastly are materials of the defunct Winding Rivers Intertype Library Council (1978-1996) and the West Central District Library Association (1938-1996).
Windwatts, Inc. Title: Windwatts, Inc. Records, 1970-1977
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 45 photographs, and 3 transparencies
Call Number: Mss 596; PH Mss 596
Abstract: Papers and printed material of Windwatts, Inc., a group of Madison-area residents who attempted unsuccessfully to form a wind-generated energy company employing the Savonius Rotor System during the years 1974-1975. Included are minutes, organizational documents, financial records, vitas, drawings, plans, photographs, articles, newspaper and magazine clippings, and scholarly papers.
Ford, Winifred Title: Winifred Ford Watercolors, 1938-1939
Quantity: 43 watercolors (1 flat box)
Call Number: PH 1669 (5)
Abstract: Watercolors, 1938-1939, by Winifred Ford of historic 19th century mansions and other buildings in Madison, Wisconsin. The watercolors are each approximately 19 x 24-inches, originally matted 27 x 31.5-inches, and are accompanied by typescript notes on each house. Included are: City Hall; notable residences, especially those owned by prominent people; and several University of Wisconsin buildings.
Woodmansee, Winifred Title: Winifred Woodmansee Papers, 1949-1998
Quantity: 14.8 c.f., 1 tape recording, 108 photographs, and 1 videorecording
Call Number: M87-352; M2000-115; Audio 1550A
Abstract: Papers, 1949-1998, of civil rights, civil liberties, and peace activist and financial donor Winifred Woodmansee, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Materials relate to general women's issues, population control, the environment (including preservation of, recycling, wildlife, et cetera), the nuclear threat (including Strategic Defense Initiative, arms control, et cetera), peace, U.S. intervention in other countries, poverty and homelessness, civil rights, energy, health, Native Americans, politics, labor, and the performing arts. Also included are materials compiled by Woodmansee's daughter, Jean Woodmansee-Poklasny, documenting welfare reform in Wisconsin, marital property reform, and the Safe Haven Project.
Winkler, Flanders, Smith, Bottum & Vilas (Law firm) Title: Winkler, Flanders, Smith, Bottum & Vilas Staff Photographs, circa 1894-1904
Quantity: 12 photographs
Call Number: PH 6206
Abstract: Photographs of attorneys and other staff members of Winkler, Flanders, Smith, Bottum & Vilas, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, law firm; copied from those in a bound volume prepared in 1904. Accompanying the images is additional information on the firm which was founded by Edward G. Ryan in 1848 and by 1985 was known as Michael, Best & Friedrich.
Winnebago County (Wis.). Board of Supervisors Title: Winnebago County (Wis.). Board of Supervisors: Board Proceedings, 1972-2002
Quantity: 26.8 cubic feet (67 archives boxes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 58
Abstract: Proceedings of the County Board of Supervisors, including clerk's minutes of each meeting and documents considered by the Board. Documents include petitions, memorials, communications, and claims addressed to the Board; reports of county officers and of Board committees; resolutions and ordinances; and other papers relating to operations, services, finances, planning, and policy of county government.
Winnebago County (Wis.). Soldiers Relief Commission Title: Winnebago County (Wis.). Soldiers Relief Commission: Applications for Relief, 1897-1920
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 114
Abstract: Applications to the Commission for financial aid. The majority of the applications are from Civil War veterans and their dependents. Applications typically include the name, age, and resident of the applicant; time of arrival in Winnebago County; relationship to the veteran; name, rank, company, and regiment of the soldier; date of enlistment and discharge; rate of pension per month and total family income; occupation and earnings; value of property and belongings; date of marriage and age of wife; names, ages, and earnings of children living at home; names, occupations, and earnings of other family members; and reasons for application.
Winnebago County (Wis.). Sunnyview Sanatorium Title: Winnebago County (Wis.). Sunnyview Sanatorium: Applications for Admission, 1929-1972
Quantity: 5.6 cubic feet (14 archives boxes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 144
Abstract: Petitions for admittance to the Sunnyview Sanatorium, Oshkosh Wisconsin; the Rocky Knoll Sanatorium, Sheboygan Wisconsin; and applications for medical treatment at county expense.
Winnebago County (Wis.). Sunnyview Sanatorium Title: Winnebago County (Wis.). Sunnyview Sanatorium: Subject Files, 1916-1971
Quantity: 3.2 cubic feet (7 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 73
Abstract: Office files of the director of a tuberculosis sanatorium concerning its operation, professional activities of the staff, accreditation, and patient care. Also included are minutes of meetings of the Board of Trustees, 1916-1940, and a monthly time records of patients showing length of stay, 1949-1971.
Winnebago County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: Winnebago County (Wis.). Treasurer: Real, Personal Property, and Income Tax Rolls, 1856-1995
Quantity: 136.8 c.f. (approximately 747 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 60
Abstract: Real estate and personal property tax rolls for Winnebago County and a few income tax rolls for the City of Oshkosh. Records for 1860-1894 are incomplete, consisting only of records from Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha, Poygan, and Omro. Beginning in 1895, most municipalities are present. From 1900-1995 only every fifth year has been retained.
Winnebago County Asylum, County Home and Poor Farm (Wis.) Title: Winnebago County Asylum, County Home and Poor Farm Records, 1867-1969
Quantity: 20.4 c.f. (13 archives boxes and 31 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 61
Abstract: Records of Winnebago County's asylum, county home and poor farm which opened in 1871. This series only contains records of the institution from 1867 to 1969 by which time the asylum operations were known as the Winnebago County Hospital and the county home was known as Pleasant Acres. The records document the administration of the institution(s) as an asylum, county home and poor farm, and information about the population of the institution(s) in general. Administrative records include minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings (1889-1956) and financial records (1913-1951). Patient records (1867-1969) contain biographical data on residents and some information on individual patient care.
Winnebago County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: Winnebago County. Treasurer: Tax Sale Records, 1844-1856 , 1858-1895 , 1899-1900
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (22 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 62
Abstract: Record of land sold for unpaid taxes and record of redemption of tax certificates. Information varies but may include name of owner, description of property, number of acres, amount of tax, name of redeemer, date of redemption, and the name of the person to whom the land is assigned.
Winneconne (Wis.). Clerk Title: Winneconne (Wis.). Clerk: Records, 1869-1993
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (1 archives box, 31 volumes, and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 53
Abstract: Winneconne, Wisconsin, village clerk's records including record books, 1869-1993; ordinances, 1899-1914; election records, 1869-1897; highway records, 1884-1895; justice of the peace docket, 1873-1885; and records of the Winneconne Cemetery Association, 1920-1971, including a map showing the locations of graves, 1938.
Gill, Winnifred Stone, 1878-1941 Title: Winnifred Stone Gill Papers, 1924-1941
Quantity: 3.1 c.f. (6 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 1 card file box)
Call Number: Wis Mss US
Abstract: Papers of Winnifred Stone Gill, a Madison, Wisconsin genealogist. Included are miscellaneous genealogies, research notes, and queries that Mrs. Gill used in her genealogical column in the Wisconsin State Journal, 1935-1940.
Van Horne, Winston A. Title: Winston A. Van Horne Papers, 1972-2011
Quantity: 3.2 cubic ft. (8 boxes) 1 videocassette (VHS) 715 digital files (27 MB)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 341
Abstract: Papers of Winston Van Horne, a former professor in the UW-Milwaukee Africology Department and a leader in the national Africology field. The papers include correspondence related to Van Horne's service as chair of the Afro-American Studies and Africology programs, as well as materials related to Van Horne's involvement in the Community Brainstorming Conference. A large portion of the collection is devoted to manuscripts of a selection of Van Horne's publications.
Miller, Winston, 1910- Title: Winston Miller Papers, 1936-1971, 1989
Quantity: 8.8 c.f. (22 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 106AN
Abstract: Papers of Winston Miller, a screenwriter and television writer-producer, consisting primarily of scripts, some supplementary notes and production material, and an interview. Of Miller's many film credits, there are 15 scripts from Republic's Dick Tracy series, numerous scripts for westerns made during the 1940s such as My Darling Clementine (20th Century Fox, 1946), and a shooting script for Gone With the Wind (MGM, 1939). Television scripts are the largest part of the collection. Here the earlier materials are also in the western genre and include files for Cimarron City (CBS), Gunsmoke (CBS), Rawhide (CBS), The Virginian (NBC), Wagon Train (NBC), and other series. Later in his career Miller turned to producing, and the collection contains extensive files on two such credits: Ironside (NBC) and The Bold Ones (NBC).
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters Title: Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters Records, 1869-1983
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (13 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Mss 429; Micro 1095
Abstract: Records of a Wisconsin organization founded in 1870 to foster research and publication in the arts, sciences, and letters. Included are incomplete minutes, officers' correspondence, receipt and expenditure ledgers and other financial records, membership directories, and subject files relating to special activities such as anniversary celebrations, and management of the bequest of Harry Steenbock. General correspondence covering the period 1869-1956 includes letters from John W. Hoyt, founder and first president, to Increase A. Lapham; and papers of Edward A. Birge as president. Additional files includes papers of officers Lowell Noland, Walter E. Scott, Charles Van Hise, and others.
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, Wisconsin Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin Adjutant General's Office Descriptive Cards,
Quantity: 1.8 linear ft. (5 card boxes and 1 folder).
Call Number: WVM Mss 35
Abstract: Cards compiled circa 1899 describing the men who served in Wisconsin regiments during the Spanish-American War. The cards list each soldier's name, rank and unit, enlistment and muster in dates and places, birthplace, physical description, occupation, and residence. In addition, the backs of the cards contain comments relating to each soldier's service during the war. These comments include illnesses and injuries suffered while in service, date and place of death (if applicable), disciplinary actions taken against the soldiers, promotions, transfers to different units, and muster out date and place. In addition to the muster and descriptive information, additional cards define abbreviations and give brief unit histories. A small number of additional papers, formerly stapled to the cards, date from the years after the war and generally relate to pension claims made by soldiers or their widows.
, Wisconsin Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin Adjutant General's Office Roster Books,
Quantity: 3.0 linear ft. (15 volumes)
Call Number: WVM Mss 599
Abstract: Roster books describing the men and women from Wisconsin who joined the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Nurse Corps during World War I. The books list each service-person's name, rank, residence, serial number and the unit with which they served. The books are arranged by the county in which the men and women resided at the time of the war, then by branch of service, and then alphabetically by last name.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin Adjutant General's Office: Certificates of Civil War Military Service, 1867-1889
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (12 volumes in 5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1133
Abstract: Letterpress copies of certificates verifying military service during the Civil War, issued upon request, noting name, military unit, date of enlistment, date mustered out, military actions, dates of commissions received, and where relevant, date and place of death in action. An alphabetical name index is in each volume.
Wisconsin Alliance (Madison Chapter) Title: Wisconsin Alliance. Madison Chapter: Records, 1968-1977
Quantity: 5.1 c.f., (13 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder), 27 photographs, and 6 posters
Call Number: Mss 474; PH Mss 474; PH Mss 474 (5)
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Alliance, a socialist organization founded in Madison in 1968 that worked to create and sustain a grass-roots worker-small farmer-student alliance. The Alliance supported activities in areas such as Native American treaty rights, educational reform, environmental activism, welfare rights, electoral politics, and national and local strikes including Farah, General Motors, farm workers, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Teaching Assistants Association. The bulk of these records document the Madison chapter but other chapters existed in the Fox Valley, Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Racine-Kenosha. Included is general correspondence; policy documents; minutes, committee reports, meeting notes, and conference notes at the state and local levels; public activities consisting of press releases, campaign papers, leaflets, broadsides, and news clippings; records of related organizations including the Wisconsin Youth for Democratic Education (WYDE) and Teachers for Peaceful Alternatives (TPA); records of the Civil Action, Research and Education Project (CAREP), the precursor of Wisconsin Alliance; and research files. The photographs depict demonstrations in the Madison area in which the Wisconsin Alliance participated, and other activities.
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Title: Wisconsin Archeological Society Records, 1851-1977
Quantity: 5.8 c.f. (26 archives boxes, including 5 volumes) and 6 photographs (1 folder); plus additions of 0.2 c.f.
Call Number: Wis Mss AB; PH 2220; M79-476
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Archeological Society, consisting of letters received by the secretary, Charles E. Brown, from county chapters and individuals; memoranda of letters sent by the secretary; annual reports; minutes; financial records; reports concerning archaeological frauds; and photographs documenting an Ojibwa “village” at the Wisconsin State Fair, 1906, sponsored by the Archeological Society.
Wisconsin Visual Artists, Inc. Title: Wisconsin Artists Surveys, 1993
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: M2002-109
Abstract: Surveys compiled by Wisconsin Visual Artists, Inc. with the intent of gathering information on the educational background and professional experience and artistic interests of Wisconsin artists. The files are arranged alphabetically by name and include the completed survey as well as additional materials including slides and pictures of their work, pamphlets and news clippings describing their work, and information about exhibitions of their work.
Wisconsin Arts Board Title: Wisconsin Arts Board: Arts Challenge Initiative Program Records, 1993-2003
Quantity: 11.4 c.f.
Call Number: 2009/037; 2010/034; 2010/130; 2011/135; 2013/117
Abstract: Files relating to the Arts Challenge Initiative Program which was created by the State Legislature under Acts 27 and 339 in 1989, and administered by the Board. This program provides grants to arts organizations and local arts agencies in one of three categories as an incentive for increasing or sustaining the applicants' private sector income. Files consist of the organization's application and supporting materials, grant denial or award notification letter, organizational budget work sheets and other fiscal-related documentation, grant agreement, final report form, history, policy decisions, staff research, and communication involving staff and members of the Board.
Wisconsin Arts Board Title: Wisconsin Arts Board: Funded Grants Files, 1967-2004
Quantity: 32.8 c.f. (32 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes); plus additions of 78.2 c.f., 188 transparencies, and 11 photographs
Call Number: Series 2367; 1999/029; 2000/024; 2001/040; 2003/035; 2004/024; 2005/021; 2006/026; 2007/025; 2007/132; 2009/036; 2010/033; 2010/129; 2011/134; 2012/177; 2013/116; 2014/123
Abstract: Files for the various funded grants which are administered by the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB). Included are grant programs for individuals and organizations in the following categories of support: Individual Artist Program; Artistic Program Support I and II; Small Organization Support; Community Arts Program; Performing Arts Network-Wisconsin; Wisconsin Touring Program; Folk Arts Opportunity; Salary Assistance; and Educational Opportunity. Funds that allow the WAB to administer these categories come primarily from state general purpose revenues along with additional money from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Wisconsin Arts Board Title: Wisconsin Arts Board: Minutes, 1973-1992
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2772
Abstract: Minutes of the Wisconsin Arts Board, both from meetings of the Board and of designated committees conducting business as a group. Arranged chronologically, minutes may include agenda of the day; reasonable public notice as required; meeting proceedings; and assorted attachments such as written reports or other reference materials. Minutes may contain the type of meeting; name of group; date, time and place of meeting; names of presiding officer and attendees; substance of any announcements or discussions; main points of discussions, debate, or disposition of action items; names of speakers; and points of order, appeals, amendments and other items of business.
Wisconsin Arts Board Title: Wisconsin Arts Board: Percent for Art Program Records, 1979-2007
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. and 12.3 gigabytes
Call Number: 1998/041; 2005/115; 2006/027; 2006/219; 2010/014
Abstract: Files relating to the Percent for Art program which was created by the State Legislature in 1979 under Chapter 221, Wis. Stats, and administered by the Board. This program provides funds to purchase or commission original works of art for buildings constructed by the state. Files contain the complete documentation of each phase of the project, including history, policy decisions, and staff research, and advisory committee recommendations.
Wisconsin Arts Board Title: Wisconsin Arts Board: Policy Correspondence and Subject Files, 1964-1991
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons); plus additions of 1.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2389; 1998/154
Abstract: Records documenting the Wisconsin Arts Board's policies, mandates, and directives. Includes correspondence to and from the Executive Director, departmental staff policy correspondence, agendas, minutes, and supporting materials of national arts organizations on which the Executive Director is a member or sits; speeches and testimony; various committee and conference records, including the 1990 National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) in Milwaukee; files on legislative activities; and records on National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant awards.
Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Caucus Title: Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Caucus Records, 1971-1994
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 855
Abstract: Records of the Democratic Party organization in the Wisconsin Assembly documenting the views of the party on various legislative measures. The processed portion of the collection consists of biennial summaries of legislative accomplishments, 1971-1980; memoranda (“The Vest Meets the Press”), 1979-1982, about the press conferences of Republican Governor Lee S. Dreyfus; and speeches, press releases, draft letters, news columns prepared by the caucus for individual assemblymen during the 1987-1988 legislative session, as well as some background research materials. Approximately 120,000 photographs taken by the caucus photographer, 1985-1994, documenting Democratic assemblymen on the floor, in committee, meeting with visitors, at bill signing ceremonies of Governor Tommy Thompson, and at various events in and around the Capitol are unprocessed.
Wisconsin Assembly Republican Caucus Title: Wisconsin Assembly Republican Caucus Records, 1967-1972, 1987-2000
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. and 4.4 c.f. of photographs
Call Number: M2006-050; M2007-081
Abstract: Negatives and contact sheets documenting Republican assemblymen, the bulk of which are arranged by year and month and include an index to assemblymen pictured. Also included are images of inauguration proceedings (1989-1995), budget proceedings (1999), and special events as well as miscellaneous photographs (1995-1998), and undated negatives and contact sheets. The papers include the “Legislative Capsule Report” and “Caucus Capsule,” two Republican Party-issued summaries of legislative activities (1967-1972).
Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Title: Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Records, 1903-2012
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (12 archives boxes and 1 flat box); plus 4.8 c.f., 445 photographs, 2 film reels, and 31 videorecordings
Call Number: Mss 833; M2001-017; M2007-052; M2013-064
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, a professional association of Wisconsin instructors, coaches, and officials engaged in physical education, athletics, dance, and health education, that was originally formed in 1903 as the Wisconsin Society for Physical Education. Included are constitutions, by-laws, and articles of incorporation; position papers; annual reports; minutes of the executive board, annual meetings, and the Representative Assembly; treasurers' reports and budgets, and other financial records; officers' correspondence; lists of members; and publications. Subject files document the group's involvement with sports for women, cerification, lobbying, and public relations. Also included are miscellaneous published reports and studies, photographs, and films and videorecordings.
Wisconsin Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Title: Wisconsin Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Records, 1927-2008
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box); plus additions of 2.4 c.f.
Call Number: Wis Mss SP; M2005-106; M2011-018
Abstract: Papers of the Wisconsin Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WASCD), organized under the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to promote general improvement in instruction and supervision. Consists of articles of incorporation, financial records, correspondence, meeting minutes, pamphlets and newsletters, member lists, and conference materials. The collection includes information on the merger of this organization with the Wisconsin Association of County Supervising Teachers (WACST) in 1957 and copies of the constitution and bylaws. Part of the collection is composed of papers, 1927-1938, of the Wisconsin Conference of Grade Supervisors, which was dissolved in 1948 when WASCD was established.
Wisconsin Association of Community Human Services Programs, Inc. Title: Wisconsin Association of Community Human Services Programs, Inc. Records, 1974-1990
Quantity: 7.6 c.f. (7 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: M90-311
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Association of Community Human Services Programs, Inc. (WACHSP), an organization formed in 1974 as a result of Wisconsin legislation placing responsibility for the provision of services to those with mental illness, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities on the local (county) level. Three organizations (Wisconsin Association of Mental Health Clinics, Wisconsin Association of County Hospitals, and Association of Administrators and Coordinators for Developmental Disabilities) merged to promote mental health services, education of service providers, and public policy research and lobbying. Records, including subject files, public policy committee files, position papers, training files, board minutes, membership conference files, correspondence, newsletters, bylaws, planning committee files, and financial information, document the changes in the provision of mental health services (especially under the Reagan administration) and the organization’s advocacy efforts on behalf of programs and legislation.
Wisconsin Association of County Supervising Teachers Title: Wisconsin Association of County Supervising Teachers Records, 1939-1958
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss SQ
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Association of County Supervising Teachers, including correspondence, 1953-1958; minutes of the executive board and annual and special meetings; and reports of special committees on curriculum study, awards, and the Wisconsin Conference on Education. The collection also contains a file on the merger of this organization with the Wisconsin Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions Title: Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions Records, 1984-2008
Quantity: 1.6 c.f., 41 photographs, 43 transparencies, 3 negative strips, and 0.2 c.f. of additional photographs
Call Number: M2007-055; M2009-122; M2010-116
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions (WAHPC), 1984-2008, founded in 1985 to provide information and training to local commissions through workshops and annual conferences. The records document the annual spring and fall conferences, held throughout various cities throughout Wisconsin, and consist of board meeting materials, correspondence, financial records, membership records, and photographs.
Wisconsin Association of School Boards Title: Wisconsin Association of School Boards Records, 1942-1961
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Mss 228; Micro 396
Abstract: Records of a lobbying organization relating to such topics as state and federal aid to education, legislation, fiscal responsibility of school boards, public relations, and teacher welfare; including by-laws of the Association, minutes of directors' meetings and conventions, correspondence, financial statements, membership lists, informational reports on teacher salaries and other education topics, and treasurers' reports.
Wisconsin Association of Secondary School Principals Title: Wisconsin Association of Secondary School Principals Records, 1928-1958
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss TA
Abstract: Minutes of annual meetings of the Wisconsin Association of Secondary School Principals, correspondence of its executive directors, financial reports, a journal of expenditures and receipts, programs, and bulletins which pertain to the goals of the organization in furthering beneficial legislation for education, good relationships with other educational associations, and increased understanding between high schools and the University of Wisconsin. Also discussed are improved methods of testing, curriculum, and guidance procedures.
Wisconsin Association of Veterans in Education Title: Wisconsin Association of Veterans in Education Records, 1949-1960
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss PC
Abstract: Correspondence, membership lists, rosters of officers, bulletins, financial reports, and several issues of the association's official publication, The Veteran Schoolman. The chief topics of discussion are the prevention of subversion in the schools and the passage of legislation for retirement benefits and other measures favorable to teacher-veterans.
Wisconsin Association of Vocational Agricultural Instructors Title: Wisconsin Association of Vocational Agricultural Instructors Records, 1924-1964
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 108
Abstract: Papers of the Wisconsin Association of Vocational Agricultural Instructors, an organization devoted to the introduction and improvement of vocational agriculture programs in Wisconsin, including development of teaching programs and materials, setting standards, and lobbying. Included is correspondence of the secretary-treasurer, minutes, financial records, and other records.
Wisconsin Ballet Company Title: Wisconsin Ballet Company Records, 1957-1983
Quantity: 8.4 c.f. (8 record center cartons and 1 flat box), approximately 1600 photographs (1 record center carton, 1 archives box, and 1 flat box), and 2 films
Call Number: M97-161
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Ballet Company, the first professional ballet company in the state of Wisconsin. Included are administrative records, performance files, and personal files of founder and first artistic director, Tibor Zana. The collection documents the operations of a professional dance company and includes extensive visual records of its performances.
Wisconsin Baptist State Convention Title: Wisconsin Baptist State Convention Records, 1842-1955
Quantity: 17.2 c.f. (43 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Mss 274
Abstract: Scattered records of the Wisconsin Baptist State Convention, of the Wisconsin Free Baptist Yearly Meeting which merged with the State Convention in 1913, and of various regional and local Baptist groups and churches. State Convention records include State Board minutes, State Mission Society records, treasurer's records, and files of State Superintendent Ezra G. Roth, of Investment Treasurer T. Knudsen, and of the Department of Christian Education. Records of the affiliated groups include those of the Northern Wisconsin Baptist Association and the Southwestern Baptist Association; proceedings of the Wisconsin Baptist Ministerial Association; records of various church women's organizations; and records of local congregations and of the Milwaukee Baptist Union. Information on youth activities, on missionaries' support and activities, and on development of the American Baptist Assembly at Green Lake, Wis., are present, as are reminiscences and other documentation of early years of Baptist activity in Wisonsin. Free Baptist records include annual meeting minutes (1845-1914), State Board minutes (1892-1913), Mission Society records (1888-1913), Advocates of Christian Fidelity minutes (1892-1912), and other items. Local records are primarily those of defunct local congregations and represent both Free Baptist and regular Baptist affiliates. Minutes and financial records predominate.
Wisconsin Better Cities Survey: La Crosse, Wis. Title: Wisconsin Better Cities Survey: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Physical Description: 1.6 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 001
Abstract: This study of the 1927 survey of Wisconsin city services covers La Crosse. Services examined were libraries, health, social welfare, municipal government, city planning and zoning, rural relations, religion, education, industry and recreation. The "Better Cities" contest was sponsored by the Wisconsin Conference of Social Work. These reports consist of eleven parts --ten on the above named topics and one publication called "History Index" which is a brief history of La Crosse by Albert H. Sanford. The reports include photos, maps, newspaper clippings and other documentation, as well as outlines of survey questions and answers.
Wisconsin Bicentennial Committee;
State Bar of Wisconsin
Title: Wisconsin Bicentennial Committee: Constitutional Minutes, 1987
Quantity: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Call Number: VHA 016
Abstract: Shorts in which prominent Wisconsin residents talk about events from Wisconsin history which relate to the U.S. Constitution. Produced in commemoration of the 1987 U.S. Constitution bicentennial.
Wisconsin. Board on Government Operations Title: Wisconsin Board on Government Operations: Records, 1959-1975
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (1 record center carton and 4 archives boxes) and 41 microfiche
Call Number: Series 2482
Abstract: Minutes, related agenda papers prepared by state agencies and Department of Administration staff, and miscellaneous administrative papers mainly about poverty programs for the inner city areas of Milwaukee for which funding was requested by the Department of Local Affairs.
Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Company Title: Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Company Photo Albums, circa 1898-1952
Quantity: 0.7 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Historic Photo Collection 20
Abstract: The Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Company (WB&I) manufactured structural steel for buildings, bridges, and mining and handling structures. The photographs included in these four albums are images of the factories, iron construction contracts, bridges, and bridge construction throughout the country by the Wisconsin Bridge and Iron Co., as well as interior and exterior views of the company offices and factories located in Milwaukee.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill Controversy and Recalls Collection, 2011-2012
Quantity: 17.2 cubic feet, 16 compact discs, 10 photographs, and 4 DVDs
Call Number: M2012-010; M2011-094; M2012-037; M2013-034; M2013-040; M2013-041; M2013-042; M2013-043; M2013-044; M2013-045; M2013-046; M2013-047; M2013-048; M2013-049; M2013-050; M2013-053; M2013-056; M2013-057; M2013-058
Abstract: Materials collected from the Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin, and other sources documenting the 2011 budget bill debate and subsequent recall elections. Materials consist of posters, flyers, meeting notices, emails, exhibits, campaign materials, photographs, and ephemera.
Wisconsin Bureau of Civil Defense Title: Wisconsin Bureau of Civil Defense: Alphabetical Subject File, 1950-1966
Quantity: 13.0 c.f. (13 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 1715
Abstract: Correspondence and reports concerning civil defense and emergency government and covering such topics as communications and warning, evacuation, health, safety, transportation, emergency welfare services, and civil defense legislation.
Milwaukee Public Library Title: Wisconsin Business Collection, 1819-1964
Quantity: 1.1 cubic ft. (3 boxes) 1 oversize folder
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 50
Abstract: This is a collection of documents, records, and ephemera from various Wisconsin businesses and individuals. Contains minutes, ledgers, and receipts.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Centennial Music Festival Sound Recordings, 1948
Quantity: 15 disc recordings
Call Number: Disc 81A; Tape 1283A
Abstract: Recordings of selections presented by local groups at the Music Festival for the Wisconsin centennial celebration in 1948, including bands, choruses, orchestras, folk music, and square dancing.
Wisconsin Child Center Title: Wisconsin Child Center: Children's Records, 1886-1953
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (18 volumes)
Call Number: 1995/129
Abstract: Records dealing with the children received at the Wisconsin Child Center including registration and history, indenture records, adoption records, and indices.
Wisconsin Child Center Title: Wisconsin Child Center: Records, 1887-1990
Quantity: 11.3 cubic feet and 2 photographs
Call Number: 1976/135; 1992/169
Abstract: Records, 1887-1990 (bulk 1919-1974), of the Wisconsin Child Center (WCC), including a variety of correspondence, subject files, reports and historical information. There are also records, 1934-1937, from the Tomah Indian Industrial School; the bulk of the records are social worker correspondence and may contain information on specific students at the Tomah School. Records from the school are found in this series because during this time period, the WCC retained guardianship of students at the Tomah Indian Industrial School. Also of note is material about the closing of the WCC and transfer of remaining children. Photographs of the WCC cemetery are also included.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Waupaca County) Title: Wisconsin Circuit Court, Waupaca County, Criminal Case Files, 1859-1936
Quantity: 41.2 cubic feet (103 archives boxes)
Call Number: Waupaca Series 27
Abstract: Records relating to criminal cases tried before the Circuit Court. Files include complaints, notes, summonses, transcripts, evidence, rulings, orders, judgments, appeals, and execution orders. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as murder, assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, and gambling.
Wisconsin Citizen Action Title: Wisconsin Citizen Action Records, 1975-1993 (bulk 1985-1989)
Quantity: 6.4 c.f. (16 archives boxes), 29 photographs, and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 1034; PH 6519; Audio 1436A
Abstract: Records, 1975-1993 (mainly 1985-1989), of Wisconsin Citizen Action (WCA), a state-wide organization founded in 1978 as the Wisconsin Citizen/Labor Energy Coalition, an affiliate of the national coalition focusing on national energy policy and whose members consisted of labor unions, public interest organizations, citizen groups, and individuals. In 1982 the Wisconsin affiliate broadened its focus and changed its name to Wisconsin Action Coalition while remaining the Wisconsin chapter of the Citizen/Labor Energy Coalition. The Citizen/Labor Energy Coalition became Citizen Action and in the early 1990s, the Wisconsin affiliate became Wisconsin Citizen Action. The collection documents WCA's work on politically progressive issues such as national health care, labor union rights, and tax reform; and its involvement in election campaigns as a Political Action Committee (PAC), typically endorsing Democratic candidates. Prominent in the collection is material relating to the 1986 U.S. Senate election, in which WCA endorsed Democrat Edward Garvey over the Republican incumbent, Robert Kasten.
Wisconsin Citizens Environmental Council Title: Wisconsin Citizens Environmental Council: Records, 1965-1982
Quantity: 2.0 cubic feet (5 archives boxes), 0.4 cubic feet of photographs (1 archives box), 20 transparencies, and 1 tape recording
Call Number: Series 1856; PH Series 1856; PH 6864
Abstract: Records of a Council of legislators, agency representatives, and citizen members concerned with improving the environmental beauty of Wisconsin. Included are minutes, reports, correspondence, and subject files documenting Council efforts in public education and motivation in billboard control; disposal of solid wastes such as beverage containers, litter, and junk cars; natural landscaping; and other areas. Formed as the Wisconsin Council on Natural Beauty in 1966, the Council was transferred to the Department of Administration and its membership and objectives were changed by legislative action in 1977.
Wisconsin Citizens' Committee for Educational Television Title: Wisconsin Citizens' Committee for Educational Television Records, 1952-1967
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 209
Abstract: Records of an organization (1952-1967) which promoted educational television in Wisconsin. Included are proceedings, minutes, correspondence, and financial reports pertaining to the group's internal organization; pamphlets, news releases, and clippings concerning activities in support of WHA-TV, WMVS, and an unsuccessful state referendum on a proposed educational television network; and subject files on a license dispute with WSAU-TV, a commercial station; and educational broadcasting in general.
Wisconsin Civil Liberties Union Title: Wisconsin Civil Liberties Union Records, 1934-1997
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes); plus additions of 98.6 c.f. and 1 videorecording
Call Number: Mss 479; M84-337; M90-112; M90-206; M92-268; M95-263; M96-142; M98-110; M2001-023; M2010-032
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (WCLU), originally active during the 1930s, and reestablished in 1953 as a direct response to the abuse of civil liberties during the McCarthy era. Included are correspondence of the WCLU and of its predecessor, the Wisconsin chapter of the ACLU; organizational papers, minutes, financial records, activities files, subject files, and papers of WCLU member and general legal counsel, William Gorham Rice, Jr. Documentation of civil liberties activity in Wisconsin from 1940 until 1953 is fragmentary.
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Title: Wisconsin Civil War Battlefield Monuments,
Quantity: 0.7 linear ft. (3 flat boxes, 3 folders, and 3 oversized folders) of still images.
Call Number: WVM Mss 1274
Abstract: Artificial collection of still images pertaining to Civil War battlefield monuments erected to honor Wisconsin soldiers who fought at the battles of Chickamauga, Shiloh, and Vicksburg. Included are photographs, postcards, and sketches of individual regiment markers and State of Wisconsin monuments erected on the battlefields. Some of the photographs show details of individual monuments and a few show veterans posing next to monuments of their respective regiments. One interesting photograph shows Charles Harris, who served as colonel of the 11th Wisconsin Infantry during the Siege of Vicksburg, posing next to the monument for his regiment. The postcards and sketches pertain to monuments erected at Vicksburg, except for two that show the monument at Chickamauga for the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry. The 21st Missouri Infantry Regiment marker from Shiloh is included in this collection due to the fact that a Wisconsin detachment was attached to the regiment during a skirmish.
Wisconsin Co-operative Milk Pool Title: Wisconsin Co-operative Milk Pool Records, 1928-1943
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 1 volume), 1 reel of microfilm (35mm), and 71 photographs; plus additions of 0.8 c.f.
Call Number: Mss 26; PH 3373; Micro 1128; M2004-256
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Co-operative Milk Pool, a farmers’ marketing cooperative consisting of local pools grouped in county pools and in turn in one statewide pool. Among the records are materials documenting the activities and impressions of the co-operative's field representative, effects of the Milk Strike of 1933 on the co-operative's leadership, and the co-operative's dissolution.
Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence Title: Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence Records, 1977-1999
Quantity: 4.0 c.f.
Call Number: M2000-119; M2004-155
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1977-1999, a membership organization of battered women, domestic abuse programs, and individuals committed to ending domestic violence. Founded as the Wisconsin Coalition Against Woman Abuse, it later became affiliated with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and, in 1986, changed its name to the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The collection includes interviews with incarcerated women who were survivors of domestic abuse, training materials to educate law enforcement personnel and volunteers about domestic abuse, state and national conference materials, and other records reflecting the activities of the organization.
Wisconsin Coalition for Recycling Title: Wisconsin Coalition for Recycling Records, 1969-1985
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (5 archives boxes), 1 tape recording, and 103 transparencies
Call Number: Mss 988; Tape 1395A; PH Mss 988
Abstract: Records of the Coalition, a non-profit citizens' action group, founded in 1980, whose goal was to promote public education on the value of recycling and resource conservation through canvassing, environmental fairs and forums, publicity, and lobbying. Their initial goal was to pass a beverage container law in Wisconsin and to raise the funds necessary to combat the lobbying efforts of the beverage industry, both of which were largely unsuccessful, and the Coalition was dissolved in 1985. Included is correspondence, news clippings, reports, newsletters, surveys, a public relations slide show, financial records, membership information, and lobbying files.
Wisconsin Coastal Management Program Title: Wisconsin Coastal Management Program: Coastal Management General File, 1974-2006
Quantity: 6.4 cubic feet (6 records center cartons and 1 archives box); plus additions of 19.0 cubic feet and 6 videorecordings
Call Number: Series 2468; 1999/066; 2002/108; 2004/055; 2005/059; 2006/058; 2007/060; 2007/125; 2009/079; 2012/135; 2012/191; 2016/148; 2017/040
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, subject files, and reports related to the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program and the Coastal Management Council. Includes records of committees established by the council, correspondence with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and regional planning commissions, grant applications, progress reports, and final reports. The functions of the program were transferred to the Division of State Energy in 1984 and the post-1984 records in this collection are from the Bureau of Coastal Management.
Wisconsin Coastal Management Program Title: Wisconsin Coastal Management Program: Coastal Management Program Contract, 1984-2004
Quantity: 12.6 cubic feet and 145 megabytes
Call Number: 2000/050; 2010/067; 2012/070; 2013/067; 2016/147
Abstract: The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program performs contractual work with other state agencies, local units of government, universities, and businesses to improve management of the Great Lakes resources. This record series consists of contract folders which include: contractual grant agreements, grant agreement amendments, purchase requisitions, purchase orders, work plans, interim and final reports, background and work papers, invoices, and related materials and correspondence.
Wisconsin Coastal Management Program Title: Wisconsin Coastal Management Program: Land and Water Use Files, 1972-1985
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2467
Abstract: Correspondence, maps, memoranda, reports, and studies related to land and water use management. Major topics include the Critical Resources Information Program, Land Resources Analysis Program, Land Use Information System, and the Water Diversion Task Force. The early files in this series are those of Allen H. Miller of the State Planning Office. The files dating after the Coastal Management Program formally ended in 1983 are those of Peter McAvoy of the Department of Administration as chair of the Great Lakes Governors Task Force on Water Diversion and Great Lakes Institutions.
Wisconsin Colonization Company Title: Wisconsin Colonization Company Records, 1916-1938
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 2 films (16 mm)
Call Number: Northland Mss 9; Eau Claire Mss K; AC 585; AC 586
Abstract: Papers collected by Benjamin Faast, president of the Wisconsin Colonization Company, relating to the organization's sale of “ready-made” farms in southern Sawyer County and the development of the village of Ojibwa. Included are letters to stockholders and settlers; a small amount of correspondence received by Faast; historical data on the upper Chippewa River area, the local Indian tribes, fur trade, and lumber industry; biographical data on settlers; a general ledger, 1923-1925; and two films relating to Ojibwa and the Chippewa River Valley.
Wisconsin Committee on Improved Expenditure Management Title: Wisconsin Committee on Improved Expenditure Management: Records, 1965-1966
Quantity: 5.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 4 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2143
Abstract: Records of a task force of business leaders and other private citizens that studied ways in which Wisconsin government might be managed more efficiently. Headed by William R. Kellett, the committee was sometimes referred to by his name, although it must be distinguished from several other citizen task forces of the 1960's that he also headed. Included are the published report, various drafts of the report and its numerous recommendations, statistics, and other data collected, notes on interviews with governmental officials, press releases, clippings, minutes, and other research material. Added to this series were departmental reports, 1966, collected by George Kaiser of the Department of Administration on the progress made in implementing the committee's recommendations. The committee did not review all aspects of state government; well covered were the departments of education, public welfare, administration, highways and motor vehicles. The study also placed great emphasis on studying improvements through automation, data processing, and records management.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Communities Radio Broadcasts, 1951
Quantity: 0.2 cubic feet (12 folders) and 21 tape recordings
Call Number: Audio 1A; SC 989-SC 1000
Abstract: Tape recordings and transcriptions of a series of documentary radio programs produced in 1951 by Radio Station WHA, concerning various communities in Wisconsin: Door County, Pulaski, Beloit, Green County, Oshkosh, Stoughton, Sauk Prairie, Eau Claire County, Vilas County, Wausau, West Bend, and La Crosse. The radio programs include interviews with residents, historical background, and profiles of the current communities.
Wisconsin Community Action Program Association Title: Wisconsin Community Action Program Association Records, 1965-2014
Quantity: 13.0 cubic feet (13 records center cartons)
Call Number: M2018-019
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) including board and committee minutes, annual reports, newsletters, press releases, subject files on WISCAP initiatives, and other materials. WISCAP, the statewide association for Wisconsin's sixteen community action agencies, was incorporated on March 1, 1974. The private, not-for-profit corporation works to bring economic self-sufficiency to Wisconsin's low-income households through various programs, including job and skill training, heating assistance, and food security.
Wisconsin Congregational Conference Title: Wisconsin Congregational Conference Records, 1840-1949
Quantity: 7.8 c.f. (15 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss GX
Abstract: Records of local churches in Wisconsin that were members of the Wisconsin Congregational Conference, of several related church organizations, and of the Christian Endeavor Academy, an industrial education school sponsored by the Conference. Records include minutes, treasurers' records, membership information, and other items. Also present in the church record books are two non-church items: (1) a diary, 1902-1915, kept by Samuel Knox (born 1819) of Osborn, Wis., with brief entries on his expenses and activities; and (2) records, 1860, of the Windsor Teachers Association including a constitution and minutes of meetings and an institute it sponsored.
Wisconsin Congress of Parents and Teachers Title: Wisconsin Congress of Parents and Teachers Records, 1908-1983
Quantity: 11.0 c.f. (9 record center cartons, 3 flat boxes, and 1 oversize volume)
Call Number: M88-201
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Congress of Parents and Teachers (or PTA), a local, self-governing membership association, whose main purpose is to serve the needs and desires of its members in promoting health, welfare, safety, and education of children and youth. The Wisconsin PTA formed around the turn of the twentieth century and is complemented by national affiliation. The collection documents primarily the organization's members and activities in support of its mission at the state level and at the local level through scrapbooks (historians' records), administrative and financial materials, and convention materials.
Wisconsin Conservation Corps Title: Wisconsin Conservation Corps: Project Site Files, 1983-2004
Quantity: 56.5 cubic feet, 228 photographs, 0.4 cubic feet of photographs and negatives, 1 watercolor, and 50 videorecordings
Call Number: 1997/090; 1998/026; 1999/047; 2000/029; 2002/119; 2003/082; 2003/123; 2004/046; 2005/102; 2006/048; PH Series 2812; 2010/058; 2012/064; 2012/184; 2013/057; 2014/060
Abstract: Files which must contain, but are not limited to, corps board and sponsor contracts signed by both representatives of the board and the sponsor, site visit reports, crew leader project progress reports, and project sponsor reports.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Constitutional Convention Biographical Information, 1838-1899
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Wis Mss BB
Abstract: Biographical material on members of the two Wisconsin state constitutional conventions prepared by staff of the Wisconsin State Historical Society at various times. The papers consist of letters written by the members themselves, their relatives, and friends; informal sketches; newspaper clippings; and information recorded on printed forms.
Wisconsin Consumers League Title: Wisconsin Consumers League Records, 1966-1977
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 494
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Consumers League, an organization formed in 1966 to educate consumers and work for protective legislation. Although weak on the League's pre-1970 years and on its educational activities, the collection provides documentation on several legislative successes such as the Patient's Bill of Rights and the Wisconsin Consumer Act, a toy safety survey undertaken for the U.S. Product Safety Commission, and a consumer complaint service. General papers include routine correspondence, minutes and agenda of board and annual meetings, speeches, publicity, financial records, and membership and officer lists. Gaps in the record are overcome in part by inclusion of a chronological history.
WCCN (Organization) Title: Wisconsin Coordinating Council on Nicaragua Records, 1984-1990
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 899
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Coordinating Council on Nicaragua (WCCN), a Wisconsin peace organization founded in 1984 that served as a regional coordinator for U.S.-Nicaragua sister city activities, promoted the Wisconsin-Nicaragua sister state relationship, and served as a model of citizen participation in foreign policy affairs. WCCN also assisted in monitoring the 1990 Nicaraguan elections. Included are files arising from the election observation work, research material collected for the book Friends in Deed: the Story of U.S. Nicaragua Sister Cities co-authored by WCCN director Liz Chilsen and Sheldon Rampton, grant proposals, a media resources manual, and subject files about other organizations with which the WCCN coordinated activities, including the Wisconsin Interfaith Committee on Central America (WICOCA) and the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organizations (IFCO).
Wisconsin Correctional Service Title: Wisconsin Correctional Service Records, 1922-1971
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box); plus additions of 14.0 c.f.
Call Number: Mss 280; M83-202
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin division of a charitable association dedicated to the rehabilitation of former prisoners. Founded as the Society for the Friendless, the group operated as the Wisconsin Service Association beginning in 1941, and later changed its name to the Wisconsin Correctional Service. The collection consists of correspondence between Ruth Parsons Baker, superintendent of the Wisconsin division, and her father, the Reverend James Parsons, and her uncle, the Reverend Charles Parsons, both of whom were at one time head of the national organization. Also included are administrative files and individual case files.
Wisconsin Council for Mentally Retarded Children Title: Wisconsin Council for Mentally Retarded Children Records, 1949-1980
Quantity: .6 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 22
Abstract: Records, largely consisting of correspondence, documenting the group's attempts to change the established procedures for commitment of an individual to a mental health facility, and to reduce the financial responsibility placed on the parents of institutionalized children. Alice Wright Gee, president of the council, generated the bulk of the correspondence which documents the activities of the group from its inception. The correspondence was primarily with the parents of retarded children, mental institution personnel, and politicians. Parents who contacted the council either pledged support for the organization or sought information on specific institutions. Mental institution personnel from other midwestern states were asked to respond to a questionnaire pertaining to the fee structures employed by their institution. The council needed to know the incarceration costs charged by these institutions before proposing alterations in the fee structure for Wisconsin institutions. Correspondence with politicians documents who was in favor of the changes proposed by this organization, and what steps they claimed to have taken to see the desired changes become reality. Although some portions of the records are incomplete or missing, the political activities of this group are well documented for the years 1949-1955.
Wisconsin Council of Catholic Women Title: Wisconsin Council of Catholic Women Records, 1916-2004
Quantity: 4.2 c.f. (11 archives boxes); plus additions of 2.8 c.f., 77 photographs, and 3 negatives
Call Number: Mss 166; M97-245; M2004-101
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Council of Catholic Women (WCCW), a federation of local clubs, including a constitution and bylaws, Executive Board minutes, annual conference minutes, and subject files of officers' correspondence, committee reports, and district records; concerning education, human rights, public welfare, youth, and legislative activities of the organization.
Wisconsin Council of Churches Title: Wisconsin Council of Churches Records, 1875, 1904-1959
Quantity: 10.4 c.f. (26 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss WB
Abstract: Records of the Council, founded in 1898 to work with the National Council of Churches. The collection contains mainly official records and correspondence of the Council and its agencies, the Interdenominational Youth Program, Laymen's Conference, Pastors' Conference, and Vacation Bible Institute. Activities discussed in the papers are often of a civic, educational, or legislative nature. Many of the files are those of Ellis H. Dana, an officer of the Council. An early name of the council was the Wisconsin Federation of Churches and Christian Workers; the current name is the Wisconsin Conference of Churches.
Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice Title: Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice: Correspondence and Subject File, 1966-1987
Quantity: 11.0 c.f. (11 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2464
Abstract: Files of the executive director and planning staff including correspondence, memos, speeches, program and grant analyses, and action plans pertaining to significant functions of the office and to criminal justice policy. Topics include the federal Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA), assistance to local police departments, court reform, correctional programs, drug abuse education, juvenile justice, Native American justice programs, and crime prevention.
Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice Title: Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice: Minutes, 1969-1984
Quantity: 14.4 c.f. (14 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2463
Abstract: Minutes, transcripts, and supplementary materials for meetings of the Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice (WCCJ) and the WCCJ executive committee.
Wisconsin Council on Human Concerns Title: Wisconsin Council on Human Concerns Records, 1919-1982
Quantity: 5.4 c.f. (14 archives boxes), 17 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 5 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 735; Micro 791; Tape 1191A
Abstract: Records of an organization of professional social workers and citizens originally formed in 1881 as the Wisconsin Conference of Charities and Corrections in order to improve social welfare programs in the state. As its functions evolved, the council operated as the Wisconsin Conference of Social Work (1918-1941) and the Wisconsin Welfare Council (1941-1973), before reincorporating under its current name in 1973. Archival records document council history after 1918 (although published minutes and proceedings for earlier years are available in the Historical Society Library). The records consist of administrative correspondence of the board and the executive director; a nearly complete run of Board of Directors minutes and related agenda materials; planning materials and speeches (a few in recorded form) for state and local conferences; committee files pertaining to the council's monitoring of revisions in the Children's Code and other social welfare legislation, its interest in the conditions of migrant workers, and other activities; reports and studies; histories; and financial records and related material documenting the council and its long relation with United Way, the United Defense Fund, and Wisconsin Community Chests and Councils. Portions of the records (1922-1973, but mainly 1950-1956) are available only on microfilm.
Wisconsin Cranberry Sales Company (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.) Title: Wisconsin Cranberry Sales Company Records, 1900-1955
Quantity: 7.8 c.f. (10 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 2 volumes); plus additions of 74 photographs
Call Number: Stevens Point Mss J; PH 2298; PH 3898
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Cranberry Sales Company, a middle man between the growers and the wholesale market. Included is correspondence, 1900-1953; minutes of the board of directors, 1904-1955; journals of growers accounts, 1913-1935; general journals, 1935-1954; and miscellaneous business records relating to growing and marketing cranberries in Wisconsin. Among the correspondents are officials of the American Cranberry Exchange and the Cranberry Growers Council.
University of Wisconsin--Madison. Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association Title: Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association records
Quantity: 34.66 cubic feet 27 record cartons
Call Number: uac25
Abstract: Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association (WCIA) is responsible for seed certification throughout Wisconsin. They provide third party inspection, interviewing, and seed testing services. Founded in 1901, these records document WCIA's activities from 1903 to 1980. This collection consists of 27 boxes.
Wisconsin Czechs Inc. Title: Wisconsin Czechs Inc. Records, 1965-2012
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 185
Abstract: Records, 1965-2012, documenting the organization's objective to preserve Czech cultural heritage in Wisconsin through activities such as scholarship programs, dances, and banquets. The records consist of meeting minutes, programs, newsletters, Czech songbooks (including one from 1889), recipes and cookbooks, and news clippings.
Wisconsin Daily Newspaper League Title: Wisconsin Daily Newspaper League Records, 1927-1975
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 555
Abstract: Records of an organization of daily Wisconsin newspapers consisting of minutes (1927-1975), correspondence, newsletters and other publications, statistical reports, and financial records. The correspondence and newsletters concern organizational matters such as conference planning and involvement with Wisconsin Markets, Inc., in order to centralize the sale of advertising space in Wisconsin papers. Legislative concerns of the organization are well documented in files of correspondence and memoranda of its attorney and lobbyist, W. Wade Boardman.
Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative Title: Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative Records, 1903-1967
Quantity: 5.4 c.f. (14 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 473
Abstract: Records of a Wisconsin dairy cooperative formed in 1963 from the merger of the Wisconsin Cooperative Creamery Association of Union Center (originally the Wisconsin Cooperative Creamery Federation, formed in 1922) and the Wisconsin Creamery Company Cooperative of Sauk City (originally the Wisconsin Creamery Company, established in 1890). Materials date mostly from the 1940s through the 1960s and document the Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative, its predecessor organizations, and organizations which were absorbed or merged with it. Included are minutes of meetings, articles of incorporation, bylaws, financial statements, agreements, deeds, mortgages, newsletters, and lists of stock holders. About half the collection consists of audit reports detailing the organizations' assets and liabilities, prepared by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture for the cooperative and its members. Also included in the collection are materials documenting the lend-lease agreement for dry milk production between the Wisconsin Cooperative Creamery Association and the Federal Government during World War II.
Wisconsin Dairymen's Association Title: Wisconsin Dairymen's Association Records, 1909-1955
Quantity: 1.6 cubic feet (4 archives boxes) and 0.1 cubic feet of photographs (1 folder)
Call Number: Mss 173; PH 6720
Abstract: Correspondence, minutes, and financial, administrative, and other records of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association, a membership organization whose purpose was developing the dairy industry in Wisconsin through education and legislation; also including records of the Wisconsin Junior Dairymen's Association. Photographs, circa 1940s, of a class of young farmers and a Junior Dairymen's Association display are included.
Wisconsin Dance Council Title: Wisconsin Dance Council Records, 1966-2005
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (7 archives boxes), 127 photographs, and 1 videorecording
Call Number: Mss 1017; PH 6457; VHA 589
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Dance Council, a nonprofit organization established in 1966, dedicated to the promotion of dance and dance education in the state of Wisconsin. Included are membership directories, newsletters, programs, fliers, meeting minutes, and promotional materials illustrating the following major activities undertaken by the organization: hosting and instruction of workshops and conferences; presentation of awards honoring achievements in dance; publication of listings of all major dance studios and schools in the state; creation and distribution of newsletters devoted to dance; and development of surveys assessing dance education in Wisconsin. Also included is documentation of their interaction with other organizations in the state including the Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; the Milwaukee Modern Dance Council; and the Madison Dance Council. Additionally, there are photographs of the organization's awards ceremonies and workshops as well as a video recording of an awards ceremony.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Dells Region and Wisconsin River Photographs, circa 1885-1950
Quantity: 70 photographs (1 archives box)
Call Number: PH 1004
Abstract: Photographs of scenery, rock formations, and river views in the Wisconsin Dells region and along the Wisconsin River, circa 1885-1950. Also included are images of Lake Pepin, Devil's Lake, the St. Croix River, and the Montreal River. The photographs were taken mainly by photographers from the Midwest and were collected from various sources.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Democratic Party Oral History Project Interviews, 1982-1986
Quantity: 81 tape recordings and 0.6 cubic feet (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Audio 1030A; Mss 661
Abstract: Interviews with 37 activists in the Democratic Party of Wisconsin concentrating particularly on the Party's building period between the end of World War II and the electoral successes in the late 1950s. Interviewees include former Progressives, former Socialists, pre-1945 Democrats, activists in farm and labor organizations, successful and unsuccessful candidates for office, local party workers, and party chairmen. Because so much of the party's leadership came from Dane and Milwaukee counties, interviewees come disproportionately from these areas. Also present is one box of research materials. The interviews were conducted by Catherine Coberly and James Cavanaugh.
Wisconsin Dental Association Title: Wisconsin Dental Association Records, 1882-1984
Quantity: 12.4 c.f. (31 archives boxes); plus additions of 83.8 c.f.
Call Number: Wis Mss 48PB; M60-027; M61-037; M63-026; M64-110; M64-376; M65-096; M66-052; M67-115; M68-071; M69-043; M70-051; M71-107; M72-111; M74-166; M75-137; M78-180; M78-606; M81-188; M82-432; M85-462; M86-470
Abstract: Records, 1882-1984, of the Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA), an affiliate of the American Dental Association, and its predecessor, the Wisconsin State Dental Society. The organization advances the interests of its members and the dental profession by promoting professional excellence and quality oral health care for the public. The collection documents the association's membership, activities, outreach, administration, and relationship with other state dental societies.
Wisconsin. Department of Children and Families Title: Wisconsin Department of Children and Families W-2 Contract and Grant Audit Records, 1978-2005
Quantity: 117.0 cubic feet (133 records center cartons and 12 archives boxes)
Call Number: 2012/061; 2013/053; 2014/055; 2014/135; 2015/061; 2015/169; 2015/172; 2016/039; 2016/143; 2017/034; 2018/042; 2018/138; 2019/094
Abstract: Contracts and memoranda of understanding, plus original files for W-2 state and federally funded public assistance grants administered for the department. The files may include the original contract or MOU, RFP, working papers and system development and design information, as well as award notices, grant approval letters, program assessments and evaluations, and financial records and audits of various types.
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Title: Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Board Meeting Records,
Quantity: 11.2 linear feet (28 archives boxes)
Call Number: WVM Mss 1589
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs pertaining to the Veterans Recognition Board, the Board of Veterans Affairs, and various committees and councils. These entities were created to make policies, provide economic assistance, and give benefits to eligible Wisconsin veterans. Included in the collection are administrative and background documents that provide the foundational rules and procedures of the Veterans Recognition Board and the Board of Veterans Affairs. The meeting minutes and agendas of the Veterans Recognition Board and the Board of Veterans Affairs cover attendance, approval of previous minutes, committee reports, statistical and financial reports, and changes to Wisconsin code concerning veterans benefits. The records pertaining to committees and councils include meeting minutes and agendas for various committees and councils.
Wisconsin Dietetic Association Title: Wisconsin Dietetic Association Records, 1929-1996
Quantity: 25.1 c.f., 21 photographs, 8 negatives, and 74 transparencies
Call Number: M92-203; M92-271; M92-305; M2003-046
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Dietetic Association (WDA), an affiliate of the American Dietetic Association, a membership organization committed to improving personal health and health services. The collection documents conferences, meetings, policies, members and officers, history of the organization in Wisconsin, health advocacy programs, and financial and other administrative activities.
Wisconsin Draft Resistance Union Title: Wisconsin Draft Resistance Union Records, 1967-1969
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 382
Abstract: Records of a statewide organization launched in 1967 by students of the University of Wisconsin whose opposition to the war in Vietnam focused upon the Selective Service system. Included are letters received from Wisconsin supporters and from individuals in other states as a result of WDRU's status as the national Draft Resistance Clearinghouse, form letters, Wisconsin field reports, a few minutes, broadsides and handouts, and materials on several community social service projects.
Wisconsin Ecological Society Title: Wisconsin Ecological Society Records, 1946-1979
Quantity: 20.2 cubic feet (15 records center cartons and 13 archives boxes) and 1 tape recording
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 90; Audio 1060A
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Ecological Society, a Green Bay, Wisconsin, group comprised of business and professional peoople, documenting their efforts to encourage rigorous enforcement of existing environmental protection statutes and to press for stronger legislation. Subject files include flyers, newsletters, correspondence, and other records and concern the society's activities in opposition to the U.S. Navy's Project Sanguine, water pollution by the paper and pulp industry, and the construction of nuclear power plants. Other concerns were air and water pollution generally, energy conservation, and land use.
Wisconsin Education Association Council Title: Wisconsin Education Association Council Records, 1853-1975, 1999
Quantity: 14.2 c.f. (31 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 2 volumes), 4 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 64 tape recordings; plus additions of 2.0 c.f. and 1 videorecording
Call Number: Mss 422; Micro 575; Micro 580; Micro 598; Micro 680; Tape 688A; M97-109; M2002-144; M2006-082
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), a state teachers organization affiliated with the National Education Association. Founded as the Wisconsin Teachers' Association (1853-1935), then known as the Wisconsin Education Association (1935-1972), this organization originally encompassed teachers and educational administrators and worked for the general improvement of education and of schools. Since the 1960s, however, the association has effectively changed from a professional organization to a labor organization. The records document the changes in the organization over the years, and include some files from Wisconsin Educators Politically Active and Concerned (WEPAC), a political action group aligned with the Wisconsin Education Association Council.
Milwaukee Public Library Title: Wisconsin Election Ephemera, 1884-2002
Quantity: 4.4 cubic ft. (10 boxes) 1 oversize folder
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 33
Abstract: Collection of election ephemera for local, state, and national elections. Contains flyers, biographies, and other mailings, as well as general voter information.
Wisconsin Elementary School Principals' Association Title: Wisconsin Elementary School Principals' Association Records, 1939-1958
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss TJ
Abstract: Records of a professional organization for elementary school administrators concerning the membership, meetings, and activities of the association. Primarily correspondence and minutes, the papers also include constitutions, membership lists, and often unattributed articles on educational topics.
Wisconsin Emergency Relief Administration Title: Wisconsin Emergency Relief Administration: Rural Rehabilitation and Resettlement Studies, 1934-1935
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1466
Abstract: Reports and other papers filed with the Wisconsin Emergency Relief Administration by E. L. Kirkpatrick concerning his studies of rural relief and rehabilitation problems in Chippewa, Iowa, Oconto, Oneida, Walworth, Forest, Sauk, Sawyer, Calumet, Portage, Crawford, La Crosse, and Washburn counties.
Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission Title: Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission: Arbitration Panel Awards, 1961-1975
Quantity: 3.0 cubic feet (3 records center cartons)
Call Number: 1986/058
Abstract: Files related to arbitration panel awards including minutes, correspondence, reports, membership lists, proposed rules of procedures, studies of legislation, bills, clippings, and other materials. The State Records Center could not locate records from 1974-1977 that were scheduled for transfer to the Archives.
Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission Title: Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission: Closed Labor Dispute Case Files, 1937-1979
Quantity: 427.4 c.f. (594 archives boxes and 185 record center cartons); plus additions of 0.6 c.f.
Call Number: Series 827; 2001/014
Abstract: Records of closed cases brought before the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission involving complaints of unions and employers, union elections, referenda, mediation, and arbitration. Included in the records are transcripts of Commission hearings, correspondence and related papers, and court documents in those cases which were appealed to the courts.
Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission Title: Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission: Commission Decisions, 1938-1991
Quantity: 15 microfiche boxes and 0.4 cubic feet
Call Number: 2014/050; 2016/029
Abstract: Decisions of the Employment Relations Commission for the following types of labor relations cases: election, referendum, complaint, mediation, arbitration, prohibited practices, declaratory ruling, and municipal interest arbitration for municipal employees including law enforcement and fire fighters.
Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission Title: Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission: Court Case Files, 1939-2001
Quantity: 105.4 cubic feet
Call Number: 1989/101; 1990/230; 1992/130; 1993/075; 1993/196; 1995/008; 1995/066; 2000/122; 2001/044; 2003/055; 2003/142; 2005/036; 2005/124; 2006/152
Abstract: Commission court case files created pursuant to Chapter 111, Subchapter 1, 4, and 5, Wis. Stats., and Wis. Adm. Code ERB 1 through 32, and utilized by the Commission in maintaining a legal record of court cases processed by the Commission. Court cases will be retained at records storage for five years after the final court decision and all compliance issues are resolved.
Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission Title: Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission: General Correspondence, 1971-1977
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (4 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1981/043
Abstract: Correspondence relating to advice given employers, unions, and employees or their representatives on specific labor relations problems and methods of procedure under the Wisconsin Employment Relations Act. The file also includes general correspondence with the National Labor Relations Board, Federal Mediation Board, the Association of State Mediation Agencies, the Association of State Labor Relations Agencies, colleges, and individuals consisting of explanations of the functions and operations of the Board in the administration of the Act, and an exchange of information and ideas with some of these agencies on specific and general labor problems by means of decisions, bulletins, reports, and related material.
Wisconsin Expenditure Commission Title: Wisconsin Expenditure Commission Records, 1986
Quantity: 6.1 c.f.
Call Number: 1987/068; 2008/144
Abstract: Meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, surveys, briefing materials, and reports of the Wisconsin Expenditure Commission, 1986.
Wisconsin Extension Homemaker's Council. Town of Clayton Chapter (Wis.) Title: Wisconsin Extension Homemaker's Council Town of Clayton Chapter Records, 1937-1995
Quantity: 0.8 cubic feet (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss DN
Abstract: Records of the Town of Clayton chapter of the Wisconsin Extension Homemaker's Council, an organization formed to promote home and community life. The records consist of meeting minutes, pamphlets and booklets, and a treasurer's book.
Wisconsin Extension Homemakers Council Title: Wisconsin Extension Homemakers Council Records, 1939-1979
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 620
Abstract: Records of an organization affiliated with University of Wisconsin extension services in home economics and family living which provided leadership and coordination for local groups concerned with homemaking, family living, and civic activities. Included in the collection are a constitution, by-laws, history and creed, lists of members, minutes of executive board and annual meetings, annual meeting programs, financial records, handbooks, and program plans and surveys.
Wisconsin Extension Homemakers Council Title: Wisconsin Extension Homemakers Council: The Impact of Her Spirit Oral History Project, 1983-1989
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (13 archives boxes); plus additions of 1.8 c.f., 0.6 c.f of photographs and transparencies, and 173 tape recordings
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss BR; Green Bay Mss 123; La Crosse Mss BS; Milwaukee Mss 129; Northland Mss K; Oshkosh Mss CD; Parkside Mss 73; Platteville Mss AS; River Falls Mss DZ; Stevens Point Mss AW; Stout Mss 17; Superior Mss Q; Whitewater Mss BN; Audio 1528A; M90-325
Abstract: An oral history project undertaken by members of the Wisconsin Extension Homemakers Council (WEHC) as a celebration of the organization's 50th anniversary, focusing on the life stories of Wisconsin homemakers and on the influence of the WEHC in their lives. Included are tape-recorded interviews, transcripts, a published guide to the project, a copy of Taste Wisconsin History (a cookbook derived from the project), photographs, a copy of a slide/tape show with accompanying script, publicity materials, and discussion guide; and a script for a play based on the oral histories.
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Title: Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Records, 1929-1957
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: M70-375
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin member of the American Farm Bureau Federation; including minutes, and financial and other reports of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation (WFBF) and its subsidiaries, which included life insurance companies, a credit union, and farm service and supply cooperatives. Includes minutes, 1929-1940; attachments to minutes, 1942-1950; annual reports; financial reports; and other reports, 1953-1957. Also included are the minutes of the Hillcrest Farm Bureau Council (Dane County), 1948-1957.
University of Wisconsin--Madison. College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Title: Wisconsin Farm Labor Program records
Quantity: 6.30 cubic feet 17 letter document boxes scrapbook with newspaper clippings with information about migrant workers in Door County
Call Number: uac26
Abstract: The Wisconsin Farm Labor Program records (1942-1948) contain reports, correspondence, research project materials, and information on laborers from the West Indies, migrant Texas-Mexicans, and German prisoners of war. Information includes where certain groups and individuals were assigned to work within Wisconsin and other Midwestern states, types of crops grown and in what region, information on family-run farms, and crop yields. The collection also includes newspaper clippings on backlash towards migrant cherry-pickers in Door county, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Title: Wisconsin Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Records, 1920-1992
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (10 archives boxes), 2 reels of microfilm (16mm), and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm); plus additions of 0.8 c.f. and 21 photographs
Call Number: Mss 708; Micro 1106; M2000-048; PH 3730
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin affiliate (1919- ) of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, a group dedicated to community service and to improving the economic and social lives of women in business and the professions. The collection includes materials documenting the group's activities on behalf of conservation in cooperation with the organization Trees for Tomorrow, education for women, and other issues affecting its members.
Wisconsin Federation of Conservation Clubs Title: Wisconsin Federation of Conservation Clubs Records, 1948-1957
Quantity: 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 399
Abstract: Records of an organization of local groups devoted to promotion of conservation at the state level, including minutes, membership lists, and meeting materials, but consisting primarily of the correspondence of WFCC official Les Woerpel with state conservation officials and elected officials. Correspondents include Glenn R. Davis, Frank N. Graass, Lester Johnson, Walter J. Kohler, Melvin Laird, Joseph R. McCarthy, Reid F. Murray, Henry Reuss, Oscar Rennebohm, and Alexander Wiley. Letters concern water pollution, hunting and fishing seasons, game wardens, and protection of scenic areas among other topics.
Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives Title: Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives Records, 1926-1985
Quantity: 91.8 cubic feet, 24 tape recordings, 567 photographs, 716 negatives, 33 transparencies, 1 poster, 6 films, and 1 videorecording
Call Number: M69-206; M69-268; M70-076; M71-218; M73-359; M74-155; M79-094; M79-095; M90-394; M97-047; M2001-032; Audio 1874A
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives (WFC), a federation of Wisconsin agricultural cooperatives created in 1969, together with the records of two organizations which merged to form the WFC: the Wisconsin Association of Cooperatives (WAC), which was founded in 1944, and the Wisconsin Council of Agricultural Cooperatives (WCAC), which was incorporated in 1928 as the Wisconsin Council of Agriculture. The majority of the documentation relates to the two predecessor organizations.
Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs Title: Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs Records, 1926-1964
Quantity: 5.2 c.f. (13 archives boxes) and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 94; Tape 489A
Abstract: Papers of a Wisconsin organization founded in 1916 to encourage lifelong music education and appreciation, including correspondence, minutes, reports, address books, newspaper clippings, bibliographies, and pamphlets. The collection focuses on organizational records (primarily minutes and correspondence), project records for the Musical Equipment for Servicemen Project (1941-1945) which includes correspondence from U.S. servicemen, records on the Music in Hospitals Project (1944- ), and materials from a folk music archives project which include a folk music survey, bibliographies of folk music collections, folk music transcriptions and recordings, and folk music scores and songbooks. Individuals with work included in the collection are Bertine Larson, John Moulding, H. H. Rader, Elias Howe, Mary Agnes Starr, and Mrs. D. S. MacKinnon.
Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs Title: Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs Records, 1896-2002
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (7 archives boxes and 2 flat boxes) and 4 tape recordings; plus additions of 4.2 c.f.
Call Number: Wis Mss TU; Wis Mss FH; Audio 128A; Audio 144A; M2002-168
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs (WFWC), a state federation organized in 1896 whose purpose was to improve the general welfare of the state. Included are files created by Theodora Youmans, who served in various offices; administrative and financial records; a history of the organization; files of the Landmarks Committee; scrapbooks; and other materials documenting membership and activities of the organization and various committees. The tape recordings are of the 1956 program concerning the renovation of the first Wisconsin Supreme Court building at Belmont, and of the 1957 building dedication ceremonies held at Belmont.
Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs. 2nd District Title: Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs. 2nd District: Records, 1936-1960
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss BO
Abstract: Records of a district federation of the Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs, dedicated to the promotion of civic awareness and responsibility, cultural enrichment of individual members, and social activities. The Second District is composed of clubs and county federations in Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, and Waukesha counties. The collection includes histories and annual reports of the local clubs and county federations, press scrapbooks, and yearbooks. Most of the records date from 1944 to 1948 and from 1956 to 1960.
Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs. 8th District Title: Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs. 8th District: Records, 1914-1972
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 73; Green Bay Micro 18; Micro 701
Abstract: Records of the regional organization of local affiliates of the General Federation of Women's Clubs in ten northeastern Wisconsin counties (Brown, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade [until 1932], Manitowoc [after 1932], Marinette, Oconto, and Outagamie). Included are minutes, annual reports, financial records, clippings, and local club and county federation constitutions, yearbooks, and publications. The district was designated the 9th District from 1914 to 1932.
Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs. 9th District Title: Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs. 9th District: Records, 1917-2000
Quantity: 5.5 c.f. (12 archives boxes and 2 flat boxes) and 176 photographs
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss AI; PH Eau Claire Mss AI
Abstract: Records of the regional organization of local affiliates of the General Federation of Women's Clubs in eleven north central Wisconsin counties (Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix, and Trempealeau). Included are club histories, yearbooks, annual reports, correspondence, scrapbooks, minutes of meetings, news clippings, treasurer's reports, and other records concerning the clubs' civic and cultural activities. Also included are photographs of members of the Glenwood City club illustrating a 1986 workshop and photographs of the 1987 and 1990 conventions.
Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Title: Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Records, 1949-1982
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes), 3 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 12 photographs
Call Number: Mss 693; Micro 1090; PH 3672
Abstract: Records of an organization founded in 1950 to foster the writing of poetry by Wisconsin residents. The collection consists of officers' correspondence; minutes; membership lists; financial records; Hawk & Whippoorwill Recalled (a serial poetry anthology); microfilmed scrapbooks containing the organization's Museletter, clippings, photographs, and information and poetry by members such as Edna K. Meudt, Marian Paust, Dr. Helen Smith, and Rev. Henry Spear. Among the prominent correspondents are August Derleth and Alfred Lunt.
Cedarburg Cultural Center (Cedarburg, Wis.) Title: Wisconsin Folk Art: A Sesquicentennial Celebration Project Collection, 1995-1999
Contents: Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures: 49 folders, 9 audiocassette recordings, approximately 2411 35 mm color slides, 3 11x13 3/4 color prints, 62 8x10 black-and-white prints, 4 8x10 color prints, 43 4x6 color prints and 35 mm negatives, 8 3 1/2x5 color prints, 97 4x5 internegatives (77 color and 20 black-and-white), 25 black and white contact sheets, 17 color exhibit prints, 14 black-and-white exhibit prints, 7 18x24 floor plans, 4 sets and 2 comb-bound booklets of 8 1/2x14 display case drawings, 2 VHS recordings, and 6 3.5-inch computer diskettes.
Unique Identifier: CSUMC0037-CG
Summary: Ethnographic documentation (1996-1997) used by the Cedarburg Cultural Center (Cedarburg, Wisconsin) to organize a substantial traveling exhibition (1997-1999) focused on the panoply of folk arts throughout the state, including musical instrument building, basketmaking, quiltmaking, and decoy carving, consisting of manuscript materials, audio recordings, graphic materials, and electronic media.
Stratman-Thomas, Helene, 1896-1973 Title: Wisconsin Folk Singers Photographs, 1940-1941, 1946
Quantity: 72 negatives and 0.1 cubic feet of photographs (1 folder)
Call Number: PH 2907; WHi(S75)
Abstract: Photographs of Wisconsin folk singers from the collection of Helene Stratman-Thomas, field worker for the Wisconsin Folk Music Recording Project. Included are images of folk singers, Swiss bell ringers, African Americans, lumber jacks, a Polish watchmaker, Dutch church members, Winnebago Indians, and a Bohemian dance band all involved in folk music in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Food Processors Association Title: Wisconsin Food Processors Association Records, 1905-1989
Quantity: 2.3 c.f. (2 record center cartons, 1 archives box, and 1 oversize folder) and 2 tape recordings
Call Number: M89-322; Audio 1523A
Abstract: Records, 1905-1989, of the Wisconsin Food Processors Association, a food processors trade association begun in 1905 as the Wisconsin Pea Packers Association. Renamed the Wisconsin Canners Association, the Wisconsin Canners and Freezers Association, and then the Wisconsin Food Processors Association, about 1988 the group merged with Illinois and Minnesota groups to form the Midwest Food Processors Association. Materials document safety contests, membership and officers, meetings and conventions, and the Association's 75th anniversary.
Wisconsin Free Library Commission Title: Wisconsin Free Library Commission Community Files, 1906-1968
Quantity: 19.0 c.f. (19 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1976/126
Abstract: Community files of the Wisconsin Free Library Commission, 1906-1968. Correspondence, clippings, annual library reports, bulletins, and consultant service reports by county and thereunder by community. Included are meetings minutes, library visits, library and community pamphlets and programs. Materials were placed in the files as they became available; consequently some folders have large gaps in the overall years represented.
Wisconsin Free Library Commission Title: Wisconsin Free Library Commission Parcel Post Correspondence, 1914-1919
Quantity: 7.2 c.f. (18 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1967/046
Abstract: Correspondence, 1914-1919, received by the Free Library Commission from Wisconsin citizens requesting that books be mailed to them. Includes occasional Commission notes about the status of an individual's loan.
Wisconsin Free Library Commission Title: Wisconsin Free Library Commission: Miscellaneous Correspondence and Memoranda, 1903-1957
Quantity: 15.6 c.f. (39 archives boxes); plus additions of 3.7 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1098; 1967/247; 1972/164
Abstract: Miscellaneous correspondence, manuscripts, memoranda, clippings, news releases, pamphlets, circulars, photographs, bills and statements, drafts of legislative bills, reports, and other papers filed by M.S. Dudgeon and C.B. Lester, former secretaries to the Commission, and relating to all aspects of Commission activity.
Wisconsin Free Library Commission Title: Wisconsin Free Library Commission: Research Reports and Studies, 1905-1962
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2034
Abstract: Research reports and studies, in narrative or tabulated form, prepared by the staff, by state agencies, or by outside agencies and individuals for the use of legislators and committees and for the use of the Library in drafting legislative bills.
Wisconsin Free Library Commission Title: Wisconsin Free Library Commission: Traveling Library Correspondence, 1902-1944
Quantity: 24.8 c.f. (62 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1112
Abstract: Records, 1902-1944, of the Traveling Library and Study Club Department. Records consist primarily of correspondence, including requests for traveling libraries and for study club books and book lists, inquiries about traveling library service, and complaints about lost or damaged books. Also included are book lists, newspaper clippings about traveling library service, and promotional leaflets and correspondence.
Wisconsin Friends of Senator Muskie for President (Cudahy, Wis.) Title: Wisconsin Friends of Senator Muskie for President (Cudahy, Wis.): Records, 1970-1972
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 19
Abstract: Fragmentary records of a Cudahy, Wisconsin group formed to support the presidential campaign of Senator Edmund S. Muskie of Maine, coordinated by Cudahy optometrist Edward J. Tomasik. The collection includes organizational records, correspondence and memoranda, lists of poll watchers and election workers, campaign brochures and general campaign papers, office files, photographs, and notes of a telephone campaign to enlist the support of Wisconsin's Polish American Catholic clergy.
Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Title: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey: Records, 1899-1930
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (1 archives box and 5 flat boxes), 770 photographs (in 5 archives boxes), and 4829 nitrate negatives (in 1 archives box and 6 card boxes)
Call Number: Series 1474; PH Series 1474
Abstract: Miscellaneous records of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey dating from its existence as an independent state agency which ended in 1931 when the Survey was transferred to the University of Wisconsin. Included are seven letterbooks of outgoing correspondence, 1901-1910, of geologist Samuel Weidman, and one of hydrographer L. S. Smith; departmental budgets and brief related correspondence of Director E. A. Birge; and reports of rural road conditions dating to the pre-1912 period when the Survey was responsible for state highways. Also included are photographs and negatives used to illustrate publications and to document summer field work, ca. 1910-1930. In addition to its documentation of the geologic concerns of the Survey, the series includes strong visual documentation (ca. 1900) of the Wisconsin landscape including lakes, rivers, and dams and of economic activities such as brick making, mining, road building, and quarrying. Additional photographs that do not appear to have been published document similar topics as well as the work of scientists George Collie, N. M. Fenniman, and Charles Van Hise.
Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Title: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey: Topographical Maps, 1890-1975
Quantity: 4 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 1793
Abstract: Maps of Wisconsin prepared jointly by the Wisconsin Survey and the United States Geological Survey, consisting of 15′ sections at 1:62,500 and 1:48,000 and 7 1/2′ sections at 1:24,000. Some early maps cover irregular areas. This series constitutes the Wisconsin segment of the U.S.G.S.'s Historical Reference File as filmed in 1976.
Wisconsin Historical Records Survey Title: Wisconsin Historical Records Survey: Records, 1936-1942
Quantity: 172.0 c.f. (329 archives boxes, 27 card file drawers)
Call Number: Series 1953
Abstract: Records of the WPA project, the Wisconsin Historical Records Survey, consisting of published and unpublished inventories of county and other government records, church records, newspapers, Wisconsin imprints, and manuscript collections; informational material on special subjects; survey manuals and instructions; and a small amount of administrative papers.
Wisconsin Historical Society Press Title: Wisconsin Historical Society Press: Book Production File, 1924, 1944-1980, 2008-2009
Quantity: 14.0 c.f. (35 archives boxes); plus additions of 4.8 c.f., 251 photographs, and 20 transparencies
Call Number: Series 981; 1979/014; 2001/003; PH 2815; PH 3076; PH 3098; PH 3224; PH 3263; 2008/088; 2009/016
Abstract: Production file for books published by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, including printer's copies of manuscripts, correspondence with authors and printers, reviews and publicity materials, and sometimes galleys, page proofs, illustrations, and art work.
Wisconsin History Commission Title: Wisconsin History Commission: Wisconsin History Commission Records, 1861-1865, 1880-1918
Quantity: 1.4 cubic feet (4 archives boxes and 1 card box)
Call Number: Wis Mss EI
Abstract: Records on Wisconsin's participation in the Civil War collected by the Grand Army of the Republic, Wisconsin Department, and later by the Wisconsin History Commission, both headed by Charles E. Estabrook. The records include correspondence, veteran questionnaires, minutes, clippings, histories of several regiments, and research.
State Historical Society of Wisconsin. State Historical Museum Title: Wisconsin History Slide Shows, circa 1970s-circa 1980s?
Quantity: 33 transparencies; plus additions of 1.6 cubic feet (1 records center carton, 1 archives box, and 1 half archives box) of transparencies and 1 cassette tape
Call Number: PH 4289; 2008/094; Audio 1631A; 2014/084
Abstract: Slide shows, some with accompanying transcripts, and transparencies on various Wisconsin historical topics prepared by museum education staff at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin for use in public schools and programs.
Wisconsin Hobby Exposition Title: Wisconsin Hobby Exposition Records, 1938-1952
Quantity: 1.2 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 86
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Hobby Exposition, a non-profit, civic and state-wide educational organization, which held hobby shows in the Milwaukee area starting in 1938. The collection contains exhibitor contracts and invitations, memos, newspaper clippings, press releases, financial documents, correspondence, and flyers advertising potential entertainers for the shows.
Wisconsin Home for Women Title: Wisconsin Home for Women: Administrative Subject File, 1926-1963
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2381
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, and other administrative records of the superintendent, together with documentation created by administrators of predecessor agencies, the Wisconsin Industrial Home for Women and the Wisconsin Women's Prison. Also included are unpublished biennial and statistical reports; medical reports indicating the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases, children born in the Medical Department, and other medical conditions; and monthly lists of inmates indicating name, age, offense, IQ, residence, and sentence, which are complete from 1928 to 1958. Files on rehabilitation including education, recreation, and religious programs are particularly strong, while information on financial and general institutional management is limited.
Wisconsin Home for Women Title: Wisconsin Home for Women: Case Files (Institutional Series), 1921-1954
Quantity: 78 c.f. (78 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2081
Abstract: Records of women who were discharged from the Wisconsin Home for Women and its predecessor institutions at Taycheedah, the Wisconsin Industrial Home for Women and the Wisconsin Prison for Women from 1921 to 1954. The files typically include a summary face sheet, medical and psychiatric examination records, photographs, and various administrative records relating to confinement, release on parole, and discharge. Women imprisoned at Waupun between 1921 and 1933 are not included in Series 2081, and no case files for this population are known to exist.
Wisconsin Public Television Title: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Collection, 2005-2009
Quantity: 0.4 c.f., 2 compact discs, 3 DVD recordings, and 283 videorecordings
Call Number: M2010-110; VDA 227; VDA 228; VDA 229
Abstract: The collection consists primarily of raw and historical footage used in the production of Wisconsin Hometown Stories for the Janesville, La Crosse, and Manitowoc-Two Rivers programs; and for the program Portage Memories produced by Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin Historical Society. Also included are the finished programs (on DVD) for the Green Bay and the Manitowoc-Two Rivers programs, and The History Keepers; interview transcripts for the La Crosse program (on compact disc); and transcripts and a tape log for the Janesville program (on compact disc). Most of the La Crosse production footage is available on HD-CAM and VHS tape. The paper portion of the collection contains teacher resources for the Janesville and Green Bay programs, and transcripts for the La Crosse program.
Wisconsin Honey Producers Association Title: Wisconsin Honey Producers Association Records, 1875-1979
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (5 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize folder), 1 tape recording, and 1 film
Call Number: Mss 697; File 1898 July 13 Oversize; Tape 1159A; CA 899
Abstract: Records of an organization formed in 1885 as the Wisconsin State Beekeepers Association to educate Wisconsin beekeepers about trends in honey production and to lobby on honey-related issues. Included are constitutions, convention programs, minutes of the executive board (some available only in recorded form), general correspondence, financial records, and subject files on some of the organization's lobbying efforts and other projects. The collection also includes a print of a promotional film distributed by the association.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Horticultural Photographs, 1900-1938
Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet of photographs (1 archives box)
Call Number: PH 6728
Abstract: Photographs and negatives, 1900-1938, relating to the Horticulture Department at the University of Wisconsin. Photographs consist of shrubs, trees and other plant life around Madison and other Wisconsin cities. Other images show horticulture students, at work and in class, and greenhouses at the University of Wisconsin. Images of plant species and trees are primarily organized alphabetically by their common name, and secondarily by location.
Wisconsin Independent Schools Athletic Association Title: Wisconsin Independent Schools Athletic Association Records, 1928-2000
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (1 record center carton and 3 archives boxes) and 1 videorecording
Call Number: M2001-133
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Independent Schools Athletic Association (WISAA) and its predecessor, the Wisconsin Catholic Interscholastic Athletic Asssociation (WCIAA), whose purpose was to foster competition among the state’s private secondary schools. Included are annual statistics for the nine boys' sports (bulk 1950s) and seven girls' sports (bulk 1980s-1990s) recognized by WISAA documenting state champions, scores of tournament and championship games, records, coaches' names, and the names of some of the participating athletes. Other records document the history of the organization, its dissolution in 2000, and the demographics of member schools.
Wisconsin Industrial Arts Association Title: Wisconsin Industrial Arts Association Records, 1930-1959
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss TO
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Industrial Arts Association, an organization established to promote the general welfare of industrial arts in Wisconsin. Composed of high school industrial arts faculty members, the association concentrated on projects such as curriculum reform; its correspondence, 1930-1957, relates primarily to that subject. In addition there are files of the curriculum committee, 1936-1941; district meeting papers, 1932-1940; minutes of the association, 1933-1954; and directories, 1932-1959.
Wisconsin Industrial Home for Women Title: Wisconsin Industrial Home for Women: Parole Officer's Case Files for Women Prisoners at Waupun, 1926-1932
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2380
Abstract: Incomplete parole files on women incarcerated at Wisconsin State Prison at Waupun and at several county jails prior to the construction of the Wisconsin Prison for Women at Taycheedah in 1933. This series is thought to have been part of the files of State Parole Officer Muriel McGinley whose office was located at the Wisconsin Industrial Home for Women at Taycheedah. Included are personal histories (“matron's examinations”) and correspondence and reports to and from parole officers, social workers, relatives, and friends. Some files contain results of mental and physical examinations and information on conduct and prison visitors.
Wisconsin Interchange Title: Wisconsin Interchange Records, 1980
Quantity: 4 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 864A
Abstract: Tape recorded speeches from the September 27, 1980 conference “The Far Right and the November Elections,” sponsored by the Wisconsin Interchange, Inc., and held in Madison, Wisconsin. Speakers and their topics included: Barbara Parker, speaking on “Personal and Intellectual Freedom and the Far Right Attack;” Mike Stamler, “The Posse Comitatus...of Wisconsin;” June Totten, “The Far Right and Religion;” William A. Hunter, “The New Right: A Growing Force in State Politics;” Ralph Abascal, “The Presidency and the Far Right - The California Experience;” Gloria Steinem, “The Exploitation of Women and the Family;” and Greg Denire, “The Far Right's Money Machine.”
- - - Title: Wisconsin Jewish Military Service Records, 1941-1957
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss 6SJ
Abstract: Files of correspondence, clippings, and other informational materials concerning Wisconsin Jewish servicemen in World War II. Four boxes contain papers gathered or compiled by the Army and Navy Committee of the Milwaukee Jewish Welfare Board; among these are service records for individual Jewish members of the armed forces. Another box contains completed questionnaires from World War II veterans, gathered during an unfinished survey of Wisconsin Jewish servicemen conducted about 1957 by Howard Kay for the Wisconsin Society for Jewish Learning. The collection also includes casualty, refugee, officer, and honor roll lists compiled from other sources.
Wisconsin Junior Chamber of Commerce Title: Wisconsin Junior Chamber of Commerce Records, 1938-1963
Quantity: 8.8 c.f. (8 record center cartons and 3 archives boxes)
Call Number: M64-254
Abstract: Records, mainly 1954-1963, of the Wisconsin Junior Chamber of Commerce, the state association of a national service organization. Included is correspondence of state officers exchanged with local chapters and the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, subject files dealing with internal administration, conventions, and service projects, photographs of individuals and Junior Chamber of Commerce events, and printed material from the national organization about projects and programs, including programs emphasizing leadership training, civic betterment, and beauty pageants.
Wisconsin Labor Advocate. Title: Wisconsin Labor Advocate Receipts for Advertisements
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 031
Abstract: Receipts for advertisements appearing in the Wisconsin Labor Advocate in 1887, signed by editor George E. Taylor.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project Interviews, 1981-1982
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box) and 62 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 608; Tape 897A; Tape 923A; Tape 927A; Tape 929A; Tape 949A; Tape 950A; Tape 952A; Tape 955A; Tape 971A-977A
Abstract: Tape-recorded interviews conducted by Historical Society staff members under a grant aimed at documenting industrial unionism in Wisconsin. Interviewees discuss unionizing steel workers, auto workers, packinghouse workers, and brewery workers; and activities in federal labor unions, state and county industrial union councils, and the AFL and AFL-CIO. Most interviewees were active in the Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha areas. Interviewees include Walter J. Burke, Robert Buse, Harold Christoffel, Sigmund Eisenscher, Fred A. Erchul, George W. Hall, Charles Heymanns, Wilbur J. Le Clair, Harold J. Newton, Max Raskin, Paul Russo, John W. Schmitt, David Sigman, Gregory W. Wallig, and Paul Whiteside. Abstracts to the interviews also have been prepared.
Heymanns, Charles, 1901-1993 Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: Charles Heymanns Interview, 1981
Quantity: 4 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 955A
Abstract: Interview conducted December 29, 1981 by Dale E. Treleven of the Historical Society staff with Charles Heymanns in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Heymanns was an AFL, then AFL-CIO activist and regional director, 1933-1968. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Sigman, David Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: David Sigman Interview, 1981-1982
Quantity: 6 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 952A
Abstract: Oral history interview conducted December 11, 1981 and March 1, 1982 by Dale E. Treleven of the Historical Society staff with David Sigman at Shorewood, Wisconsin and Laguna Hills, California. Sigman was the AFL regional director, 1937-1944, and co-author of Wisconsin's first labor relations act while a three-term Progressive assemblyman in the 1930s. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Erchul, Fred A. Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: Fred A. Erchul Interview, 1981
Quantity: 4 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 949A
Abstract: Interview conducted December 9-10, 1981 by Barbara Morford of the Historical Society staff with Fred A. Erchul, a CIO packinghouse workers' activist in Milwaukee as well as the secretary-treasurer of Milwaukee County IUC and Milwaukee County AFL-CIO from 1946 until his retirement. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Hall, George W. Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: George W. Hall Interview, 1981
Quantity: 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 923A
Abstract: Interview conducted July 23, 1981 by Barbara Morford of the Wisconsin Historical Society staff with George W. Hall, the secretary-treasurer of the Wisconsin State Federation of Labor (WSFL) from 1951 and of the state AFL-CIO after the 1958 merger. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Wallig, Gregory W. Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: Gregory W. Wallig Interview, 1982
Quantity: 4 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 972A
Abstract: Oral history interview conducted February 5, 1982 by Dale E. Treleven of the Historical Society staff with Gregory Wallig at Kenosha, Wisconsin. Wallig was a FLU activist at Simmons Co., Kenosha, and a leader in promoting FLU conference within national AFL. He was also the AFL (then AFL-CIO) regional organizer, 1952-1976. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Christoffel, Harold Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: Harold Christoffel Interview, 1982
Quantity: 4 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 973A
Abstract: Oral history interview conducted January 27, 1982 by Dale Treleven with Harold Christoffel at Nashotah, Wisconsin. Christoffel was a key Federal Labor Union (FLU), then UAW-CIO, activist at Allis-Chambers, Milwaukee; president of Local 248 until 1944; and a driving force in Milwaukee County and state IUC's until 1948. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Newton, Harold J. Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: Harold J. Newton Interview, 1982
Quantity: 7 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 977A
Abstract: Oral history interview conducted February 25-26, 1982 by Dale E. Treleven of the Historical Society staff with Harold J. Newton at San Diego, California. Newton was an FLU organizer in Kenosha, Wisconsin; a member of the WSFL executive committee, 1937-1941; and the editor of Kenosha Labor, 1946-1973. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Schmitt, John W. Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: John W. Schmitt Interview, 1981
Quantity: 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 897A
Abstract: Oral history interview conducted April 22, 1981, by James A. Cavanaugh of the Wisconsin Historical staff with John W. Schmitt at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Schmitt was a CIO brewery workers activist from 1946, and president of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, 1966-. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Raskin, Max Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: Max Raskin Interview, 1981
Quantity: 4 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 950A
Abstract: Oral history interview conducted December 31, 1981 by Barbara Morford of the Historical Society staff with Max Raskin at Waukesha, Wisconsin. Raskin was the legal counsel for the Wisconsin State Industrial Union Council after 1947. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Russo, Paul Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: Paul Russo Interview, 1982
Quantity: 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 975A
Abstract: Oral history interview conducted February 25, 1982 by Dale E. Treleven of the Historical Society staff with Paul Russo at La Mesa, California. Russo was an FLU (later UAW-CIO) activist at Nash Motor Co. in Kenosha, Wisconsin (Local 72). He was later an assistant UAW regional organizer until retirement in early 1960's. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Whiteside, Paul Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: Paul Whiteside Interview, 1981
Quantity: 4 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 927A
Abstract: Oral history interview conducted August 13, 1981 by James Cavanaugh of the Wisconsin Historical Society staff with Paul Whiteside at Kenosha, Wisconsin. Whiteside was an FLU then AFL-CIO activist in Kenosha and a longtime member of the executive committee of the state AFL-CIO. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Buse, Robert Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: Robert Buse Interview, 1982
Quantity: 4 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 974A
Abstract: Interview conducted February 4, 1982 by Dale Treleven of the Historical Society staff with Robert Buse of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Buse was an activist in UAW-CIO Local 248 (Allis-Chalmers); president of local and state IUC, 1944-1947. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Eisenscher, Sigmund Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: Sigmund Eisenscher Interview, 1982
Quantity: 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 971A
Abstract: Oral history interview conducted January 26, 1982 by Dale E. Treleven of the Historical Society staff with Sigmund Eisenscher, in Chicago, Illinois. Eisenscher was a Communist Party (CPUSA) organizer during the Party's efforts to promote industrial unionism in 1930's and 1940's. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Burke, Walter J. Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: Walter J. Burke Interview, 1981-1982
Quantity: 6 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 929A
Abstract: Oral history interview conducted September 14, 1981 and February 22, 1982 by Dale E. Treleven of the Historical Society staff with Walter J. Burke at Sun City, Arizona. Burke was an early organizer with the Steel Workers Organizing Committee; state Industrial Union Council (IUC) secretary, 1939-1944; USWA regional director; 1947-1962; and national USWA secretary-treasurer until retirement in early 1970's. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
LeClair, Wilbur J. Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: Wilbur J. LeClair Interview, 1982
Quantity: 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 976A
Abstract: Oral history interview conducted February 22, 1982 by Dale E. Treleven of the Historical Society staff with Wilbur J. LeClair at Sun City, Arizona. LeClair was the secretary-treasurer of the FLU at A.O. Smith in Milwaukee, 1947-1962. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Wisconsin Land Economic Inventory Title: Wisconsin Land Economic Inventory Records, 1928-1947
Quantity: 35.6 cubic feet (72 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and maps) and 2 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Series 1955; Series 1956; Series 1958; Series 1959
Abstract: Records documenting the inventory of Wisconsin land undertaken in the 1930s and 1940s which recorded information showing the economic status and relative potential for the land. Records include project material such as articles, notes, and charts and graphs; field maps; and large and small scale cover maps. The inventory was often known as the Bordner Survey after its director, John Bordner.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Legislature Composite Photographs, 1858-1998
Quantity: 2.7 cubic feet of photographs (6 flat boxes, 1 archives box, and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: PH 120 (3); PH 120 (7); PH 6950
Abstract: Composite photographs of the Wisconsin Legislature including the Senate, the Assembly, and the combined legislature. Also included are judges, the Sergeant at Arms, the Chief Clerk and his staff, other state officials, and legislative reporters. Informal views of the Senate and Assembly in session, views of the Legislature in joint session, and members being sworn in are also included.
Wisconsin. Legislature Title: Wisconsin Legislature Enrolled Acts, Resolutions, and Memorials, 1836-1943
Quantity: 121.0 cubic feet (187 volumes and 16 records center cartons)
Call Number: Series 188
Abstract: All laws, resolutions, and memorials signed by the chief clerk of the Assembly, the President of the Senate, and the Governor.
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Title: Wisconsin Legislature Investigations, 1837-1945, 1967-1968
Quantity: 7.6 cubic feet (44 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm); plus additions of 0.6 cubic feet (2 archives boxes) and 11 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 173; 2003/093; Audio 1385A
Abstract: Investigations, hearings, and reports from the state Legislature of legislative standing, special, select, interim, and investigating committees, including transcripts of testimony and proceedings, hearings, minutes of meetings, exhibits, pertinent correspondence, newspaper clippings and reports, and statements of findings and/or recommendations of the committees.
Wisconsin Library Association Title: Wisconsin Library Association Records, 1891-2003
Quantity: 8.4 c.f. (21 archives boxes) and 3 photographs; plus additions of 51.0 c.f., 0.4 c.f. of photographs, 121 additional photographs, 55 sheets of microfiche, 22 tape recordings, and 8 videorecordings
Call Number: Mss 34; PH Mss 34; M2005-085; M2006-033; M2010-025; Audio 454A
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA), a professional organization formed in 1891, documenting its work in librarian education, state and federal aid to libraries, promotion of library use, information exchange, and other areas. Records include general correspondence, minutes, officers' files, committee and section files, proceedings, scrapbooks, and other materials. Photographs show honorees of Association awards.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Lieutenant Governors' Portraits, 1848-1983
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (2 flat boxes)
Call Number: PH 6630
Abstract: Portraits of lieutenant governors of Wisconsin, 1848 through 1983.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Local History Video Collection, 1991-1998
Quantity: 14 videorecordings (VHS)
Call Number: M2004-015
Abstract: VHS videorecordings, 1991-1998, featuring general themes in Wisconsin history such as early settlement, logging, and the impact of Main Street on community life, as well as local histories of Palmyra, Heineman, Boscobel, and Tigerton. These videos were made by various producers and copies sent to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Office of Local History.
Wisconsin Lottery Title: Wisconsin Lottery: Wisconsin Lottery Promotional Materials, 1987-1994, 2000
Quantity: 3.5 cubic feet, 9 videorecordings, and 9 tape recordings
Call Number: 2001/017; 2002/128; 2007/095; 2013/164; Audio 1661A; 2015/183
Abstract: Materials used in promoting the Wisconsin state lottery, including posters, videotapes of television advertisements, and sound recordings of radio spots. Some of the broadcasts were produced by McDonald Davis and Associates.
Wisconsin Lung Association Title: Wisconsin Lung Association Records, 1907-1978
Quantity: 6.8 c.f. (5 archives boxes and 5 record center cartons), 15 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 450 photographs, 9 negatives, and 51 posters; plus additions of 1.5 c.f.
Call Number: Mss 772; Micro 1169; PH 3869; PH 3870; PH 3871; PH 3872; PH 4583; PH 4990; PH Mss 772; M92-260; M94-106; M97-246; M98-137
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Lung Association (WLA), a state voluntary health organization formed in 1908 as the Wisconsin Anti-Tuberculosis Association and renamed the Wisconsin Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Association in 1969 and the Wisconsin Lung Association in 1973. Included are historical materials; executive board and staff minutes; administrative subject files; reference material concerning association employees and Wisconsin sanatoriums; correspondence with local associations and minutes of the Wisconsin Sanatorium Trustees Association and the Milwaukee and Wisconsin Council of Come Back Clubs; and publications.
Wisconsin Manufacturers' Association Title: Wisconsin Manufacturers' Association Records, 1910-1975
Quantity: 6.4 c.f. (16 archives boxes), 88 lantern slides, and 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box) of photographs
Call Number: Mss 441; PH 3359; PH 4927
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Manufacturers' Association, a state association of manufacturers organized in 1910. The collection documents association involvement in administrative, judicial, and legislative issues of concern to manufacturers. Included are articles of association; annual meeting minutes, reports, and programs; files on unemployment insurance, workmen's compensation, aid to Nicaragua, a 1948 Friendship Fleet carrying donated goods to northern Europe, a 1952 legal case (Wojcik vs. Green Bay Drop Forge Company) concerning workmen's compensation for a hearing loss which did not limit employability, and other topics; and association newsletters.
Wisconsin Medical Society Title: Wisconsin Medical Society Records, 1855-2012
Quantity: 102.9 cubic feet (244 archives boxes, 6 records center cartons, and 1 oversize folder), 5 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 69 disc recordings, 105 photographs, 17 negatives, and 1 film; plus additions of 36.4 cubic feet, 31 photographs, 34 negatives, and 46 audio recordings
Call Number: Mss 843; PH Mss 843; Micro 2088; Disc 206A; Audio 1294A; AB 728; M2000-011; M2001-034; M2001-115; M2004-124; M2005-062; M2007-040; M2008-124; M2012-004; M2016-060; M2016-061
Abstract: Records, mainly 1930-1975, of the Wisconsin Medical Society (formerly the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, a private, professional organization of Wisconsin physicians founded in 1841 to promote research, education, and legislation on health and medical issues. The collection documents the Society's governance and activities, and changes in Wisconsin physicians' concerns, attitudes, and practices over the years. It contains extensive information on the early development of prepaid sickness insurance plans; the development and administration of Wisconsin Physicians Service insurance plans; distribution of medical care to the poor in Wisconsin, especially before World War II; medical malpractice issues, including the founding of the Wisconsin Health Care Liability Insurance Plan (WHCLIP); and the Society's attempts to monitor chiropractors and homeopathic health practitioners. The records also contain biographical information on many deceased physicians who were members.
Wisconsin Metropolitan Study Commission Title: Wisconsin Metropolitan Study Commission Records, 1957-1961
Quantity: 7.8 c.f. (6 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes, 1 oversize volume)
Call Number: Series 1720
Abstract: Records of a commission established in 1957 to study problems of providing metropolitan services in Milwaukee County. Included is a subject file containing minutes, correspondence, memoranda, news releases, newsletters, and study materials. The series also contains reports on intergovernment cooperation, land use and zoning, police protection, refuse and garbage disposal, revenue sources and distribution, and metropolitan function. Also present is an atlas of land use and zoning in the Milwaukee area.
Wisconsin. Marketing Division Title: Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Records, 1983-1994
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (1 record center carton and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1995/142
Abstract: Minutes, election findings, contracts and research reports, audits, annual reports, and creation documents of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc. established on July 1, 1983 under Chapter ATCP 144 Milk Marketing Order in accordance with Chapter 96 Agricultural Marketing Act, Wis. Stats. and Chapter ATCP 140 Agricultural Marketing Orders, Marketing Agreements, and Marketing Boards. The primary objective of this marketing order is to maintain and expand sales of milk and dairy products using funds collected under this order. This includes developing new products and new markets; improving methods and practices related to processing and marketing of milk and dairy products; and providing educational programs for consumers.
Wisconsin National Guard, 32nd Division, 127th Infantry, Company K Title: Wisconsin National Guard, 32nd Division, 127th Infantry, Company K Records, 1924 , 1937 , circa 1940
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (1 folder)
Call Number: Milwaukee SC 128
Abstract: A printed history (1874-1924), a Military May Dance program with a history and photographs (1937), and newsclippings (circa 1940), concerning Company K, originally named the Kosciuszko Guard, formed by Milwaukee Polish-Americans in 1874. The unit was designated Company B and then Company K after an 1898 reorganization.
Wisconsin National Organization for Women Title: Wisconsin National Organization for Women Records, 1971-1995
Quantity: 8.2. c.f. (21 archives boxes), 6 tape recordings, and 1 videorecording
Call Number: Mss 1035; Audio 1437A; VBA 473
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin National Organization for Women (Wisconsin NOW), a statewide feminist organization, documenting its work on issues such as the Equal Rights Amendment, marital property reform, reproductive rights, and homemaker's rights. Included are task force and issue files, state council minutes, state newsletters, conference information, policy manuals and bylaws, and individual chapter files. These records include organizational plans, notes, correspondence, news releases, and informational packets. There are also newsletters and correspondence from related organizations, especially the Wisconsin Women's Network.
Wisconsin Native American Languages Project Title: Wisconsin Native American Languages Project Records, 1973-1976
Quantity: 15.6 cubic ft. (46 boxes, including 26 audio cassettes and 106 audio reels) 208 digital audio files (30.5 GB) 1 oversize folder
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 20
Abstract: Collection contains records created by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) participants in the Wisconsin Native American Languages Project (WNALP), an effort to teach Native-American children and adults the native languages and traditions of the Menominee, Ojibwe, Oneida, Potawatomi, and Ho-Chunk. The collection includes audio recordings, alphabet and syllable books, handouts, self-tests, songs, stories, student cards, and writing and reading lessons, and worksheets. For each language, there are lexicons or vocabularies. The vocabularies are presented in a bi-lingual format on note cards. The largest group of materials can be found for the Menominee and Ojibwe languages. The Menominee and Ho-Chunk records include the notebooks of Ken Miner, a Menominee linguistic specialist hired by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as part of a sub-contract made with the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council. The Menominee records include a complete copy of Leonard Bloomfield's lexicon, as well indexes to his work. The collection contains audio recordings created as part of the project. Most of the tapes are recordings of Menominee, Ojibwe, Oneida, and Ho-Chunk words and phrases. Some tapes include complete stories or conversations of the speakers. English translations are provided on many, but not all, of the tapes.
Wisconsin Natural Resources Foundation Title: Wisconsin Natural Resources Foundation Records, 1932-1973
Quantity: 1.2 cubic feet (3 archives boxes), 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm), 114 photographs, 1050 negatives, and 95 transparencies
Call Number: Mss 394; Micro 622; PH Mss 394
Abstract: Records, 1932-1973, of the Wisconsin Natural Resources Foundation (WNRF) and its predecessor the Gordon MacQuarrie Foundation, a foundation set up after MacQuarrie's death in 1956 to encourage conservation journalism; as well as the papers of Gordon MacQuarrie. The records include general correspondence, financial reports, meeting records, and printed material providing a detailed account of the administration of the MacQuarrie Foundation and the creation of the WNRF. MacQuarrie's personal papers include a fairly complete run of magazine and newspaper articles on microfilm (1932-1960), correspondence, and subject files on the Brule River, turn-of-the-century woodsman George Washington Sears ("Nessmuk"), and other topics. Also includes photographs documenting hunting and fishing, primarily in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice Title: Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice Records, 1998-2013
Quantity: 1.8 cubic feet, 7 compact discs, 2 floppy disks, and 1 DVD
Call Number: M2015-043; VDA 350
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (WNPJ), an organization founded in 1991 as a coalition of activist groups and individuals committed to nonviolence and sustainability. The records consist of Executive Committee and Annual Assembly minutes and associated materials, directories, pamphlets and articles, and scrapbooks of news clippings, memos and correspondence, brochures, and photographs. Also included are photographs on CDs showing staff and events such as the Peace Walk. Additionally there is a DVD produced by the WNPJ entitled, Watchful Alertness: Wisconsin Region Peace Vigils (2008).
Wisconsin Nonpartisan League Title: Wisconsin Nonpartisan League Records, 1920-1924
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Wis Mss TC
Abstract: Chiefly correspondence of this farmers' political-action group, relating to organizational work among farmers in northwestern Wisconsin. Among the issues stressed in letters are tax reform and opposition to big business and the railroads.
Wisconsin Nurses Association Title: Wisconsin Nurses Association Records, 1903-1970
Quantity: 5.8 c.f. (13 archives boxes and 3 flat boxes) and 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Wis Mss 40PB; Micro 400; Micro 401
Abstract: Records of a statewide organization of nurses founded in 1909 as the Wisconsin State Nurses Assocation, and of its sections and geographic districts. State records include the constitution and by-laws, annual and committee reports, proceedings of meetings and conventions, correspondence, and financial records for 1923 to 1948. There are similar administrative records relating to the sections or interest groups within the Association based on type of nursing performed (e.g. public health, private duty, or industrial nursing). District records also include constitutions and by-laws; minutes and reports of annual meetings, boards of directors, and committees; and financial records and correspondence.
Wisconsin Nurses Association. District 3 (Madison) Title: Wisconsin Nurses Association. District 3: Records, 1903-1974
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 580
Abstract: Records of the district organization of the Wisconsin Nurses Association which includes Columbia, Dane, Grant, Iowa, Richland, and Sauk counties; several predecessor and related organizations such the Madison Graduate Nurses Association; and the Nurses Official Registry, which was sponsored by the district organization in order to provide private duty nursing. Included are constitutions and by-laws, minutes, annual reports, correspondence, financial records concerning the parent organization and the registry, program information and other administrative records; subject files; and committee and section files.
Wisconsin Nurses Association. District 4 and 5 (Milwaukee) Title: Wisconsin Nurses Association. District 4 and 5: Records, 1906-1964
Quantity: 5.2 c.f. (13 archives boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss ES
Abstract: Records of an organization which kept a registry of professional nurses in the Milwaukee area, sponsored educational programs, promoted legislation of concern to nurses, and organized civic and social events for nurses. The group organized as the Milwaukee County Nurses Association in 1912 and affiliated with the Wisconsin State Nurses Association in 1915. In 1928, the Wisconsin Nurses Club and Directory (organized in 1919) merged with the Nurses Association. Records include general correspondence, minutes, some committee records, section records, financial records, newsletters and a subject file. Materials in the subject file document special problems facing the nursing profession, especially education and training of nurses, unemployment, and the mobilization of nurses for civilian and military during World War II. The subject file also contains some records from other professional and civic organizations with which the Association cooperated, most notably the Wisconsin Nurses Club and Directory, 1919-1928, and the Milwaukee District of the Wisconsin League of Nursing Education, 1923-1944.
Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association Title: Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association Records, 1920-1990
Quantity: 2.0 c.f (2 record center cartons); plus additions of 4.9 c.f. and 67 photographs
Call Number: Mss 733; M92-035; PH 3746
Abstract: Records, mainly dating from the 1970s, of the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association (WOTA), an association organized in 1920 to promote the teaching and practice of occupational therapy in Wisconsin. Minutes, correspondence, reports, bulletins, newsletters, and newspaper clippings document involvement in conferences, legislative activities, the publication of journals and newsletters, and associations with various other health organizations.
Wisconsin Peace Council Title: Wisconsin Peace Council Records, 1936-1937
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: M2004-080
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Peace Council, headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, and an affiliate of the Emergency Peace Campaign, documenting their “No Foreign War Crusade” in the mid-1930s. The Wisconsin Peace Council was chaired by the Reverend George L. Collins, and was one of 37 local organizations that were to serve as focal points to coordinate local peace activities enlisting the help of churches, women’s groups, luncheon clubs, veterans associations, labor unions, and school and university organizations. In addition, there were twenty-five regional offices in most of the larger urban areas throughout the state. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with the regional offices but also included are mailings from the national organization, news clippings, and publicity materials.
Wisconsin Phalanx (Ripon, Wis.) Title: Wisconsin Phalanx Records, 1844-1971
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 3 card boxes) and 5 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss CY; Oshkosh Micro 23; Micro 571
Abstract: Records, mainly 1844-1857, of the Fourierite community established at Ceresco (Ripon) in 1844 and disbanded by vote of its members in 1849. The collection includes articles of incorporation, a constitution, and by-laws, 1845; minutes of meetings of the association and of its council, 1844-1857; lists of stockholders and stock transfers; copies of deeds, land transfers, and mortgages; and miscellaneous financial records kept by the association's treasurer, general agent, blacksmith, and nurseryman. In 1906 recollections of several surviving members of the Phalanx were collected and they are included. During the 1960s the collection was intensively studied by a history class at the University of Wisconsin. As a result, the collection also includes bibliographies and instructional materials, biographical data and analyses about individual members of the community, student papers, scattered transcripts from this collection and from the collection of S.M. Pedrick at the Ripon College Library, writings of Warren Chase, and photocopies of original documents in the possession of G.W. Lambert. At the same time most of the collection was microfilmed for student convenience along with a diary from the Michael Frank Papers (Wis Mss DM), the letters of William Stillwell (Oshkosh SC 96), and extracts from the A.J. MacDonald Collection of Utopian materials at Yale University.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Pioneer Homestead Photographs, 1921-1925
Quantity: 0.2 cubic feet of photographs (1 archives box)
Call Number: PH 4805
Abstract: Photographs, circa 1921-1925, of pioneer homesteads throughout Wisconsin built in the mid-19th century; many are identified by initial or contemporary homeowner.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Pioneers and Century Farms, 1948-1957
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (27 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 908
Abstract: Material, arranged by counties, consisting of genealogical forms, century farm records, articles, correspondence, related papers, cemetery records, and an index of Wisconsin's first settlers whose descendants still were living in the state in 1948. The Wisconsin Pioneers and Century Farms collection was compiled by Alice B. Parker, chair of the Wisconsin Centennial Committee on Century Families, with later additions from the Centennial Farm Certificate program conducted by the Wisconsin State Department of Agriculture, 1952, 1954-1957.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Place Photographs, 1855-1970s
Quantity: 13.6 cubic feet (11 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 1 panoramic box)
Call Number: PH 6763
Abstract: Photographs, drawings, and prints, 1855-1970s, consisting primarily of outdoor scenes of Wisconsin cities and towns, unincorporated areas and no longer extant communities. Images include residences, municipal and commercial buildings, farms, places of worship, street scenes, railroads, recreation, and other views.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Postcard Collection, circa 1860s-circa 1990s
Quantity: 9.0 cubic feet (26 card file boxes and 1 half archives box)
Call Number: PH 2744
Abstract: Commercially-produced lithographic and photographic postcards and souvenir folders that depict Wisconsin cities, villages, buildings, and landscapes since the late 19th century. The alphabetically-arranged collection is a vertical file to which frequent additions are made. Some communities such as Madison and Milwaukee, for which the holdings are extensive, are further subdivided by specific sites.
Wisconsin Public Health Association Title: Wisconsin Public Health Association Records, 1948-1988
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes); plus additions of 9.4 c.f., 217 photographs, 140 negatives, 11 transparencies, and 33 audio recordings
Call Number: Mss 219; M76-399; M80-119; M86-391; M2010-155; Audio 1522A
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Public Health Association, a non-profit organization, affiliated with the American Public Health Association and focused on building a healthier, safer Wisconsin through policy and partnership.
Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group Title: Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group Records, 1970-1974
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 344
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG), one of several state organizations formed to investigate merchandising abuses and other public interest issues. The collection consists of correspondence, publicity, clippings, fundraising information, records relating to the establishment of chapters on University of Wisconsin campuses at Madison and Green Bay, and files on various projects and research activities especially its efforts to have dangerous toys banned from local stores.
Wisconsin Public Radio Wisconsin Educational Radio Network Title: Wisconsin Public Radio WERN Broadcast: Bird Lives! tapes
Quantity: 10 audio recordings 10 clamshell boxes. Collection consists of 10 1/4" audio reel-to-reel tapes.
Call Number: uac22
Abstract: Wisconsin Educational Radio Network (current callsign WERN, former callsign WHA-FM from 1947 to 1974) is a station on Wisconsin Public Radio. In the summer of 1976, WERN aired a series called "Bird Lives!" about jazz musician Charlie Parker (1920-1955) that was hosted by Michael Hanson and Lawrence Gushee (a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor). This collection consists of 10 1/4" audio reel-to-reel tapes containing volumes 4 through 13 of the "Bird Lives!" series.
Wisconsin Public Welfare Association Title: Wisconsin Public Welfare Association Recordings of Conference Sessions, 1967-1970
Quantity: 23 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 1015A
Abstract: Recordings of sessions at the 1967 through 1970 conferences of the Wisconsin Public Welfare Association. Sessions focus primarily on social services and public welfare in Wisconsin and include discussions of homemaker services, group methods, volunteer services, preventive services, behavior modification, legal issues, and legislative advocacy as well as discussions of the problems with welfare and society's responsibilities. Presenters were primarily academics, representatives of social service agencies, and government employees.
Wisconsin Rapids School District (Wis.) Title: Wisconsin Rapids School District (Wis.): Predecessor School Records, 1858-1979
Quantity: 7.2 c.f. (18 archives boxes and 1 flat box); plus additions of 30.0 c.f.
Call Number: Wood Series 33; C2003/006
Abstract: Records of school districts in Wood County and Portage County, Wisconsin, that were consolidated into the Wisconsin Rapids School District. Included are minutes of annual meetings, financial records and statements, teachers' reports, registers and attendance records, and other records. The files vary in completeness, and only a few towns are represented by records from the 19th century. Although there are no district records from Wisconsin Rapids itself in this series, two unidentified financial volumes appear to detail receipts and expenditures for extracurricular activities and sports in that city during the 1930s. One folder of the Wood County Superintendent of Schools contains lists of recommended textbooks, town valuations (1957), and a 1943 brochure from the Wisconsin Rural Schools Association opposing legislation to eliminate one-room schools.
Wisconsin Real Estate Examining Board Title: Wisconsin Real Estate Examining Board: Applications for Licenses, 1920-1976
Quantity: 356 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 1636
Abstract: Applications for licensure consisting of applications for individual brokers and salesmen showing name, home and business address, name under which business is conducted, educational and work experience, and references; applications for real estate corporations and partnerships showing name of firm, names and addresses of officers, directors, and trustees, and names of inactive members of firm; statements of trustworthiness; consent form and audits of trust fund accounts (in which are deposited down payments, earnest money, security deposits, or other trust funds of clients); notices of hearings to establish competency; copy of license; and related correspondence and records. (Targets for reel numbers on the film are incorrect. Correct reel numbers appear on microfilm box labels.)
Wisconsin. Real Estate Examining Board Title: Wisconsin Real Estate Examining Board: General Correspondence and Subject Files, 1919-1987
Quantity: 7.8 c.f. (6 record center cartons and 5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1478
Abstract: General administrative correspondence and alphabetically-arranged subject files of the Board. The subject files, which largely document 1953-1981, concern relationships with the department and Kenneth Priebe, the Architects Examining Board, and various professional organizations. There is also information on licensing examinations, continuing education, proposed legislation, allegations of racial discrimination in housing, information and legal documents for a court case concerning the Madison Tenant Union, and approvals of subdivisions and time-share condominiums in Wisconsin, Florida, and other states. The Wisconsin approval files include the documents submitted with the applications. The correspondence, primarily 1919-1933, includes exchanges between early members of the board such as Elmer Grimmer, George L. Sheldon, and Claire L. Wildner about general operations of the board, legislation, and relationships with the Milwaukee Real Estate Board and other professional organizations. General administrative correspondence from licensees and prospective licensees in Wisconsin, Florida, Texas, and other states, which concerns regulatory requirements and for realtors and salesmen, laws regarding land sales and development, has been weeded to remove routine exchanges. Letters from the public, have been similarly weeded to retain a sample of complaints about untrustworthy or fraudulent business practices.
Wisconsin Real Estate Examining Board Title: Wisconsin Real Estate Examining Board: Minutes, 1919-2004, 2006
Quantity: 8.6 c.f. (4 volumes, 7 record center cartons, and 2 archives boxes); plus additions of 2.2 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1799; 2006/100; 2009/111; 2010/114; 2012/112
Abstract: Minutes documenting the activities of the Real Estate Examining Board. In addition to proceedings, the files include hearing notices and findings of fact for all disciplinary cases reviewed. Also included are minutes of the Contractual Forms Advisory Committee, the Council on Real Estate Curriculum and Examinations, and the Law Review Committee.
Wisconsin Resource Conservation Council Title: Wisconsin Resource Conservation Council Records, 1962-1968
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 15 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 753; Tape 394A; Tape 1205A
Abstract: Records of a Wisconsin conservation lobbying group (1963-1968) including minutes of meetings, conference proceedings, press releases, correspondence exchanged with Wisconsin political leaders such as Gaylord Nelson and William Proxmire, position papers, speeches, an incomplete run of the WRCC newsletter (Resource Report), and topical files on specific environmental issues with which the council was concerned such as the Ice Age Preserve and Trail and the St. Croix River.
Wisconsin Roadside Council Title: Wisconsin Roadside Council Records, 1938-1978
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes); plus additions of 1.0 c.f.
Call Number: Mss 713; M98-008; M2002-118
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Roadside Council (WRC), a Wisconsin organization formed in 1940 as the Wisconsin Roadside Development Council in order to beautify and increase the safety of Wisconsin highways and roadsides. The organization disbanded in 1977. The records concern the administration and activities of the council, particularly its efforts in behalf of roadside improvement legislation and its educational institutes and short courses. Included are constitutions and by-laws, minutes, officers' correspondence, financial reports, membership lists, and material relating to various projects and programs.
Wisconsin Safety Council Title: Wisconsin Safety Council. Safety Film Collection, 1951-1982
Quantity: 23 film reels (16 mm)
Call Number: AE 555-AE 565; CC 905-CC 913; CC 921; DG 184-DG 185
Abstract: The Wisconsin Safety Council, established in 1923, offers training for the workplace regarding safe working habits and healthy lifestyle habits. They are the official state chapter of the National Safety Council. The Wisconsin Safety Council film collection includes a variety of instructional films regarding safety on the job, safe driving, and supervision and teamwork motivation. Many of the films are produced for the National Safety Council by a variety of production companies. All films are 16 mm with sound; primarily color with some black and white films.
Wisconsin School for Boys Title: Wisconsin School for Boys: Inmate Case History Books, 1860-1950
Quantity: 9 c.f. (30 volumes).
Call Number: Series 2176
Abstract: Records of juveniles admitted to the institution between August 1860 and December 1950. Each record includes name, case number, date of birth, date of reception, official from whom received, date and court of commitment, reason for commitment, sentence, family history, previous history of inmate, education, physical condition upon admission, nationality, religion, at whose expense child was kept, institutional history, school record, parole record, and comments. The school was primarily a male institution, but accepted females before 1870 and on isolated occasions thereafter.
Wisconsin School for Girls Title: Wisconsin School for Girls: Inactive Case Files (Institutional Series), 1875-1959
Quantity: 180.6 c.f. (179 record center cartons and 4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 311
Abstract: Case files for each WSG inmate containing face sheets; commitment papers; pre-sentence admission or social investigation report; psychiatric field service report; medical examination reports; chronological history showing all matters concerning the case brought to the field worker's attention between admission and closing of the case; reports on adjustment to the institution; intelligence test forms; and correspondence concerning the case and the inmate's family. For the period from 1875 to 1926 the inactive case files are supplemented by the bound Case History Books (Series 1381). For these early inmates, Series 1381 contains the only available personal data, the unbound files in Series 311 containing only commitment information and court transcripts.
Wisconsin School for Girls Title: Wisconsin School for Girls: Inmate Case History Books, 1875-1926
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (13 volumes)
Call Number: Series 1381
Abstract: Volumes listing each juvenile admitted to the institution before 1927 showing name, case number assigned at the time of admittance, age, date of reception, official from whom received, date and court of commitment, reason for commitment, sentence, family background, previous history of the inmate, education, nationality, religion, at whose expense the child was kept, a brief history of the child while an inmate of the school and more extensive information about parole, and comments and remarks. Some inmates are documented by notes, correspondence, photographs, clippings, and other documents relative to their subsequent histories. Although the preponderance of the documented juveniles are young women, during its early years very young boys were also admitted to the Milwaukee Industrial School.
Wisconsin School for Girls Title: Wisconsin School for Girls: Medical Director's Subject Files, 1964-1976
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons) and 45 photographs
Call Number: Series 2379; PH 3868
Abstract: Records of medical director Dr. Hania Ris, including unpublished, institutional annual reports; correspondence and memoranda; medical case histories and reports; psychological treatment reports; and information on the development of policies for for abortion, birth control, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. The photographs include images of the school's staff, buildings, and students.
Wisconsin School for the Deaf Title: Wisconsin School for the Deaf: Superintendent's Pupil Records, 1852-1938
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 7 volumes)
Call Number: Series 663
Abstract: Superintendent's file on pupils, including enrollment and biographical registers; grade and attendance records; pupils' essays; and correspondence with pupils, their parents, and their friends concerning transportation, health, adjustment, fees, and assorted other matters.
Milwaukee Public Library Title: Wisconsin Schools and Universities Collection, 1858-2011
Quantity: 5.6 cubic ft. (13 boxes)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 21
Abstract: This collection consists of booklets, brochures, curricula, programs, ephemera, scrapbooks, and other printed materials from different schools and universities within Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Senate Democratic Caucus Title: Wisconsin Senate Democratic Caucus Records, 1971-1982
Quantity: 3.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes and 1 record center carton)
Call Number: Mss 856
Abstract: Records of the Democratic Party organization in the Wisconsin Senate. Included are reports, publications, clippings, special project files, staff members' papers, and other files collected by the Caucus as part of its ongoing monitoring and legislative research functions. The processed portion dates 1971-1982. Unprocessed additions, 1980-1987, consist of photo negatives and proofs of caucus members.
Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Commission Title: Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Commission Records, 1995-1998
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (5 record center cartons), 47 tape recordings, 2 compact discs, 111 videorecordings, 736 photographs, 1867 negatives, and 245 transparencies; plus additions of 19.8 c.f., 8 compact discs, and 45 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 2628; Audio 1350A; PH Series 2628; 2000/089
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Commission, documenting its activities, including special events and grant projects developed for the sesquicentennial celebration.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Rephotography Project Photographs, 1994-2000
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (2 folders), 306 photographs (2 archives boxes, 9 flat boxes, and 1 folder), and 254 negatives (3 boxes and 1 folder)
Call Number: PH 6044; PH 6044 (3); PH 6044 (5); PH 6044 (7)
Abstract: Photographs from a rephotography project sponsored by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin in conjunction with the state's sesquicentennial celebration in 1998. Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Committee, twenty-four contemporary photographers chose historical images, primarily drawn from the Society's visual materials holdings, to research and recreate either in location or content. The images depict life in Wisconsin on the occasion of its sesquicentennial while also documenting change and/or consistency in the physical and cultural landscape of the state. Reproductions of both the historical and the modern images were exhibited, as pairs, throughout the state in 1998 and were also featured in a number of publications including a calendar, published in part by the Historical Society, illustrated with thirteen pairs of the images and a book, Wisconsin Then and Now, about the sesquicentennial project.
Wisconsin Society for Jewish Learning Title: Wisconsin Society for Jewish Learning Records, 1954-2012
Quantity: 31.6 c.f. (29 record center cartons and 6 archives boxes), 15 photographs, 74 tape recordings, and 13 videorecordings
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 132; PH Milwaukee Mss 132; Milwaukee Tape 3; Audio 522A; Audio 1679A; VHB 522-VHB 527; VDA 220-VDA 226
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Society for Jewish Learning (WSJL), an organization formed in 1954 to promote the study of Jewish history and culture. Included are correspondence, minutes, membership lists, publications, publicity materials, Scholarship Committee material, clippings, and tape-recorded interviews with five past presidents. The records document the role of the WSJL in establishing departments of Hebrew Studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and Milwaukee in 1955 and 1961 respectively, and in founding the Wisconsin Jewish Archives at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Also documented are ongoing activities and projects such as lectures and research, fundraising, scholarships, awards, and the Wisconsin Small Jewish Communities Project, an oral history project promoting an awareness of the Jewish population throughout Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Society for Ornithology Title: Wisconsin Society for Ornithology Records, 1884-1966
Quantity: 4.4 cubic feet (11 archives boxes) and 12 photographs
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 200; PH Green Bay Mss 200
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, an organization established to help preserve birds and bird habitat and to promote the study of birds and legislation to protect Wisconsin's natural resources. Included is correspondence, a constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, committee files, financial records, membership lists, meeting programs, newspaper clippings, and field notes of bird observations. The collection thoroughly documents organizational activities including annual conventions, publication of a magazine, and the construction of a monument at Wyalusing State Park to commemorate the passenger pigeon. One folder contains announcements of activities of other bird clubs. Field notes prepared by members S. Paul Jones, I. N. Mitchell, N. R. Peabody, Samuel Robbins, Norval R. Barger, Charles B. Rogers, and William E. Snyder document bird sightings and migrations throughout southern and central Wisconsin. Photographs include images of organization members and several types of birds.
Wisconsin Society for the Equal Rights Amendment Title: Wisconsin Society for the Equal Rights Amendment Records, 1945-1962
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 130
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin branch (1947-1962) of the National Woman's Party which sought to raise the status of women primarily through the adoption of an equal rights amendment to the constitution. Present are correspondence (including letters to and from Alice Paul and other members of the party), a constitution, minutes, financial records, speeches of founder Mabel Griswold, convention materials, clippings, and printed matter. Personal papers of Griswold include items concerning Frank Lloyd Wright and the First Unitarian Church of Madison, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers Title: Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers Records, 1943-1959
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss UA
Abstract: Minutes of annual meetings, 1953-1957, financial reports, 1944-1956, lists of officers and directors, membership data, and special committee reports of the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE). The Wisconsin society was organized in 1943 to advance the interests of professional engineers by promoting favorable legislation, education, public relations, and high ethical standards and practices. The collection includes information on how the aims of the organization are pursued, on its relationship with the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and on the campaign to register all qualified engineers in the state.
Wisconsin Solid Waste Recycling Authority Title: Wisconsin Solid Waste Recycling Authority: Administrative Files, 1971-1983
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (4 records center cartons and 3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2597
Abstract: Administrative files containing various reports, legal briefs, correspondence and meeting minutes of the authority that was created in 1973 to develop solid waste disposal and recycling facilities on a regional level. Includes files of advisory councils for Region I (Outagamie, Winnebago and Fond du Lac counties) and Region II (Lincoln, Marathon, Wood and Portage counties). The files begin with the 1971 Governor's Recycling Task Force on Solid Wastes, the predecessor of the authority. In 1983, Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus ended the funding for the authority, which then ceased to operate.
Johnson and Fuller (Photographers: Madison, Wis.) Title: Wisconsin Souvenir from Johnson and Fuller, 1856
Quantity: 82 photographs in an album
Call Number: PH 60
Abstract: Two copies of an album containing salted paper prints of prominent Wisconsin men and one woman, published by Madison, Wisconsin, photographers Johnson and Fuller, in 1856. The subjects are all individuals who had settled in Wisconsin during the 1830s. Photographs are tipped into the albums and include caption information. The images are bound in slightly different order in each album; a few images are missing from copy 2; a couple of images in copy 1 have been replaced by copy drawings of prints. These volumes are from an edition of one hundred published by Johnson and Fuller, nearly all of which were destroyed in a fire.
Wisconsin State Aeronautics Commission. Title: Wisconsin State Aeronautics Commission: Airport Project Records, 1943-1954
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2349
Abstract: Plans, reports, correspondence, project applications, grant agreements, findings, resolutions, wage rates, agency agreements, contracts, sub-contracts and other materials related to the construction of General Mitchell Field in Milwaukee.
Wisconsin State Aeronautics Commission Title: Wisconsin State Aeronautics Commission: Findings on Improvements or Construction of Airfields, 1958-1961
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 763
Abstract: Reports prepared by the commission in response to requests for state aid for airfield construction. Reports were submitted to the Governor and include financial data, maps, drawings, and the commission's recommendation.
Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Title: Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Records, 1956-2000
Quantity: 48.0 c.f. (48 record center cartons), 38 photographs, 1 tape recording, and 7 film reels
Call Number: M2003-148; CA 997
Abstract: Records of the statewide organization affiliated with the AFL-CIO, created when the Wisconsin Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Wisconsin Industrial Union Council (CIO) merged in 1958. Included are records of the merger, organizational and administrative files, and office records. The extensive records of John Schmitt, president from 1966 to 1986, include files documenting Schmitt's involvement with numerous state agency advisory committees and commissions, especially unemployment insurance and workers' compensation; various Milwaukee governmental committees and civic organizations, including Milwaukee World Festival (which produced Summerfest); and other professional organizations and public service groups with which he was involved. Also included are Secretary-Treasurer David Newby's files documenting his involvement with the Madison Community Foundation and the Wisconsin Humanities Committee, and Kenneth Clark's files on the Insurance and Banking Committee's Advisory Committee on the Uniform Consumer Credit Code.
Wisconsin State Attorneys Association Title: Wisconsin State Attorneys Association Records, 1967-1990
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (1 record center carton and 1 archives box)
Call Number: M2006-123
Abstract: Records, 1967-1990, of the Wisconsin State Attorneys Association (WSAA), the Wisconsin Federation of Teachers union local that represented attorneys employed by Wisconsin State Government. Included are minutes of executive board meetings, 1978-1990, and subject files primarily dating from the late 1980s when Matthew H. Frank of the Department of Justice Criminal Litigation unit was president of the union. These records were received in 2006 as part of his files as head of that unit. The records document contract bargaining; attempts via publicity and public relations, legislative contacts, and other means to secure a contract settlement; and issues concerning the position of the organized attorneys such as salaries and the employment of special counsels. For the period documented, these records may be considered official, but no membership or financial information is included.
Wisconsin State Building Commission Title: Wisconsin State Building Commission Records, 1949-2006
Quantity: 7.4 cubic feet (16 archives boxes and 2 records center cartons); plus additions of 6.0 cubic feet and 312 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 712; Audio 1618A; Audio 1796A; 2003/097; 2003/099; 2005/003; 2014/001
Abstract: Records, 1949-2002, of the State Building Commission (SBC) created by statute in 1949 to coordinate and approve expenditures of funds for construction and maintenance of state buildings and facilities. Included are transcribed and summary minutes, correspondence, and files of reports concerning building construction, allocation of funds, expenditures, land purchases, rentals, leases, and property transfers.
Wisconsin State Chamber of Commerce Title: Wisconsin State Chamber of Commerce Records, 1924-1976
Quantity: 9.8 c.f. (25 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 786
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin State Chamber of Commerce, a private organization formed in 1929 to study and promote business and industry in Wisconsin. Included are minutes, correspondence, subject files, transcripts, financial records, and photographs on the political, educational, and social activities of the organization. The bulk of the collection consists of minutes of meetings, committee reports, and subject files which describe how businesses in Wisconsin adjusted to changes in the economy from 1940 to 1960. Also included are fragmentary minutes, correspondence, financial records, and promotional materials of the Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives, a related organization.
Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee Title: Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee Baccalaureate Degree Lists, 1886-1956
Quantity: .4 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Archival Collection 165
Abstract: List of baccalaureate degrees given by the Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee and its predecessor institutions, the Milwaukee State Teachers College and the Wisconsin State Normal School (Milwaukee).
Wisconsin State Conference of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen International Union of America Title: Wisconsin State Conference of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen International Union of America Records, 1952-1986
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 709
Abstract: Records, mainly 1975-1985, of the Wisconsin organization of members of the Bricklayers and Masons Union, including constitutions and by-laws, minutes, correspondence, financial reports, officers' reports and other convention material, and files concerning participation in the Wisconsin Masonry Joint Apprenticeship Committee. The records cover only the period 1952-1986, although scattered published convention proceedings covering the period 1921-1948 are available in the Historical Society Library. Primarily documented are concerns posed by non-unionized contractors and changing trends in construction methods.
Wisconsin State Council for Regional Educational Laboratories Title: Wisconsin State Council for Regional Educational Laboratories Records, 1965-1969
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 211
Abstract: Records of one of five councils (Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota) constituting the Upper Midwest Regional Educational Laboratory (UMREL), an agency funded by the U.S. Office of Education to identify and implement programs to improve elementary and secondary education. Included is correspondence, reports, and other records of the Wisconsin State Council; and minutes, reports, and other records of UMREL.
Wisconsin State Council of Carpenters Title: Wisconsin State Council of Carpenters Records, 1905-1975
Quantity: 10.8 c.f. (29 archives boxes), 2 photographs, and 1 poster
Call Number: Mss 286; PH Mss 286
Abstract: Records of an organization formed in 1919 to aid district councils and local unions affiliated with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America in organizing and other matters, and to provide carpenters with a united voice on matters of statewide concern. Included is correspondence, minutes, reports, and other files of the State Council, and agreements, minutes, and financial records of member district councils and local unions. Local unions most thoroughly documented are those in Algoma, Green Bay, Kewaunee, Marshfield, Menomonie, New London, and Prairie du Chien.
Wisconsin. State Department of Engineering Title: Wisconsin State Department of Engineering: Valuation of Inter-District Utilities, 1912-1917
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (8 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1307
Abstract: Summary and detailed valuations, calculations, correspondence, and maps of transmission and distribution systems of local Wisconsin power companies. All final summaries contain cost figures but vary in their subject headings. Headings include land, transmission and distribution, buildings and miscellaneous structures, plant equipment, general equipment, paving, property and supplies and reproduction costs less depreciation. Detailed summaries are more specific in regard to the type of equipment, materials, and supplies.
Wisconsin State Employees Union Title: Wisconsin State Employees Union Records, 1932-1997
Quantity: 79.9 c.f.
Call Number: M72-226; M76-053; M2002-079
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin State Employees Union (formerly the Wisconsin State Employees Association), Council 24 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) consisting of minutes, subject files, and records of affiliated locals and the Wisconsin State Council of AFSCME Locals.
Wisconsin State Employment Service Title: Wisconsin State Employment Service Correspondence Files, 1972-1976
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (1 record center carton and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1982/089
Abstract: Central correspondence file for the Bureau of Management Support of the Wisconsin State Employment Service. Records include memos, letters, contract development and operations records, operating budgets, pay plans, reorganizations, and various reports.
Wisconsin State Employment Service Title: Wisconsin State Employment Service Experimental and Demonstration File, 1964-1973
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (6 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1979/068
Abstract: Materials, 1964-1973, from the Wisconsin State Employment Service, a federal Department of Labor program designed to help workers find permanent jobs in Wisconsin. The collection largely consists of contracts, memos and reports between the Department of Labor and various subcontractors and businesses taking part in the employment programs. Besides organizational files there are specific job postings and contracts and memos specific to various counties in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin State Employment Service Title: Wisconsin State Employment Service: Employment Service Activity Summary, 1935-1953
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (1 record center carton and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1973/060
Abstract: Summaries of the activities of the Wisconsin State Employment Service since 1935. The yearly summaries provide information on the number of new applicants, type of applicant such as handicapped or veteran, number of job referrals, number of job orders, and number of placements. This material is used as a source of historical information and as a basis for comparison by the Planning, Reporting, and Evaluation Bureau.
Wisconsin State Employment Service Title: Wisconsin State Employment Service: Farm Placement Clearance Orders and Workers Schedule, 1970-1973
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1979/070
Abstract: File consists of clearance orders placed by companies with the Wisconsin State Employment Service for migrant workers and the workers schedule. The clearance orders specify the type of industry, type of work to be done, and the number of workers needed. The workers schedule supplies the number of agricultural workers coming to Wisconsin from each state. The clearance orders and schedules are filed together by employer name.
Wisconsin State Employment Service Title: Wisconsin State Employment Service: Plan of Service File, 1970-1973
Quantity: 4.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1976/070; 1978/093; 1979/069
Abstract: Reports issued by employment agencies throughout Wisconsin used to formulate the State plan of service. Files contain the plan of service developed by each local office in relation to the general trends of the Employment Service. The material is compiled and a statewide plan of service is developed to describe the goals and objectives of the Employment Service in the upcoming year.
Wisconsin State Employment Service Title: Wisconsin State Employment Service: Youth Employment Research Files, 1964-1971
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2161
Abstract: Records for a project studying youth employment opportunities. This series contains administrative files; reports, studies, and speeches; subject files; and records of special projects and programs including counselling, services to school drop-outs, and summer job programs.
Wisconsin State Fair Title: Wisconsin State Fair Records, 1915-1969
Quantity: 34.6 c.f. (33 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes, and 1 oversize box)
Call Number: Series 757
Abstract: Administrative records, primarily 1938-1969, of state fair officials Ralph Ammon, Willard Masterson, and Jack Reynolds concerning the overall management of the annual Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis. The records cover a wide range of administrative subjects, but only three folders concern the period before 1938. Files regard the promotion of Wisconsin agriculture, the development of the Alice in Dairyland program, entertainment attractions at the fair, relations with county fairs in the state, with related state agencies, and with professional associations, and other topics.
Wisconsin State Fair Title: Wisconsin State Fair: Publicity Records, 1921-1964 (bulk 1948-1961)
Quantity: 3.6 cubic feet (7 archives boxes and 1 records center carton), 2 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 0.4 cubic feet (4 oversize folders) of posters and drawings, 3406 photographs, 17 negatives, and 1 transparency
Call Number: Series 2049; PH 3975; PH 4072; PH 4079; PH 6793; PH 6794; PH 6795; M96-177; M97-078; 2013/010
Abstract: Incomplete records, mainly 1948-1961, of the office responsible for creating advertising and publicity for the Wisconsin State Fair and for the 1948 Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. Included are correspondence, minutes, publicity schedules, attendance records, and media consultant and financial reports relating to the creation of publicity. Also included are some products of that activity including advertising copy, press releases, public service announcements, newspaper clippings (available only on microfilm), brochures, and photographs of events, exhibits, and Alice in Dairyland. Printed programs and other publications are available in the Historical Society library.
Wisconsin State Federation of Labor Title: Wisconsin State Federation of Labor Records, 1911-1968
Quantity: 6.8 cubic feet (16 archives boxes and 1 volume) and 0.5 cubic feet of photographs (4 folders and 1 oversize folder); plus additions of 7.1 cubic feet, and 0.1 cubic feet of photographs (1 oversize folder)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 114A; PH 839; PH 1272; PH 1274; PH 1275; PH 6428; M82-315; M2003-102
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin State Federation of Labor (WSFL), the Wisconsin state affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) relating to state and national labor issues, labor legislation, and union problems throughout Wisconsin. Some material relates to a 1936 incident in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, in which a law and order group allegedly ran a state labor official out of town, and to resultant discussion on whether to hold the state federation's convention there.
Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Title: Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Pioneer Family Certificates, 1973-2001
Quantity: 30.6 cubic feet (9 records center cartons and 54 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 615
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society's Pioneer Family Certificate program. Under this program, applicants with ancestors who had settled in Wisconsin at least 100 years earlier received century or pioneer certificates. The records consist of applications, charts, and other genealogical information.
Wisconsin State Golf Association Title: Wisconsin State Golf Association Records, 1901-1954
Quantity: 0.8 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 333
Abstract: Records from the Wisconsin State Golf Association. Contains six volumes of various records such as meeting minutes, rosters, reports, and tournament results.
Wisconsin State Horticultural Society Title: Wisconsin State Horticultural Society Records, 1864-1996
Quantity: 0.8 cubic feet (3 archives boxes); plus additions of 2.2 cubic feet (1 records center carton, 1 archives box, and 2 flat boxes)
Call Number: Mss 720; M2017-092
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society, an organization formed in 1865 to foster horticulture in Wisconsin. Included are constitutions and by-laws, histories, proceedings, minutes, and financial records. Also includes files of Benjamin S. Hoxie, an officer of the society, consisting of correspondence, biographical sketches of prominent early Wisconsin horticulturists, and notes for an unpublished history of horticulture in Wisconsin; as well as records of the Wisconsin Apple and Horticulture Council and the Wisconsin Apple Institute.
Wisconsin State Industrial Union Council Title: Wisconsin State Industrial Union Council Records, 1937-1960
Quantity: 4.8 cubic feet (10 archives boxes and 5 volumes); plus additions of 1.4 cubic feet, 6 photographs, and 2 tape recordings
Call Number: U.S. Mss 118A; M2003-103; Audio 1921A
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin State Industrial Union Council, a labor union council composed of Wisconsin CIO local unions, documenting the post-World War II effort to remove communists from membership, the activities of the Political Action Committee, labor-management agreements, the Governor's Industrial Development Committee (1952-1955), and the 1958 merger of the council with the state Federation of Labor to form the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. Records include five scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, 1937-1948; copies of contracts, correspondence, information bulletins, and the merger agreement. Much correspondence is that of council president, Charles W. Schultz.
Wisconsin State Journal Editorial Association Title: Wisconsin State Journal Editorial Association Records, 1947-1977
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 167AF
Abstract: Records of the independent labor union, which represents the editorial and newsroom employees of the Wisconsin State Journal. Although the records date to the 1947 disaffiliation from the American Newspaper Guild, the majority of the papers relate to the association's temporary resurgence as an active union in 1974. Included are organizational materials, constitution and by-law revisions, minutes, general and legal correspondence, membership lists, and committee records dealing with contract bargaining, grievances, finances, and by-laws.
Wisconsin State League of Nursing Education Title: Wisconsin State League of Nursing Education Records, 1919-1950
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss 44PB
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin State League of Nursing Education, which operated as a department of the Wisconsin League of Nurses to promote a uniform standard for the education of nurses. The collection contains correspondence, minutes, committee reports, surveys, convention proceedings, membership lists, constitution and bylaws, and miscellaneous material such as information manuals, newsletters, and communications from the national headquarters.
Wisconsin State Manpower Council Title: Wisconsin State Manpower Council: Administrative File, 1968-1981
Quantity: 25.5 c.f.
Call Number: 1981/272; 1982/019; 1982/164; 1982/182; 1983/286; 1984/097; 2000/102
Abstract: Departmental correspondence and subject files dealing with the State Manpower Council, state and federal programs, news releases, budget and operational plans, and census.
Wisconsin State Manpower Council Title: Wisconsin State Manpower Council: Area Manpower Planning Board Records, 1967-1973
Quantity: 4.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1982/181; 1984/099
Abstract: General correspondence and material dealing with the Area Manpower Planning Board and individual districts. There are also files related to the Cooperative Area Manpower Planning System (CAMPS).
Wisconsin State Manpower Council Title: Wisconsin State Manpower Council: Manpower Project Files, 1972-1973
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1984/100
Abstract: Subject files, 1972-1973, maintained by the State Manpower Council. Files consist primarily of correspondence related to state agencies, the Manpower Development and Training Act, the National Governors Conference, Wisconsin State Employment Service, Job Corps, the Work Incentive Program, and other employment programs. Also included are records on the individual Area Manpower Planning Boards in Wisconsin including meeting minutes, background information, and correspondence.
Wisconsin State Musicians' Association Title: Wisconsin State Musicians' Association Records, 1932-1946
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 413
Abstract: Records of a loose confederation of Wisconsin area local chapters of the American Federation of Musicians (AFL-CIO), concerning the state and national interests of union musicians; including correspondence, minutes, newsletters, bulletins, financial records, materials on associations in other states, Wisconsin Bandmasters Association materials, and other records.
Wisconsin. State Normal School (Milwaukee) Title: Wisconsin State Normal School, Milwaukee Records, 1885-1922
Quantity: 2.8 cubic ft.(4 boxes); 1 oversize folder
Call Number: UWM Archival Collection 164
Abstract: Collection consists of programs, two property inventories, a panoramic photograph of the Student Army Training Corps, and student grade books from the Wisconsin State Normal School.
Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society Title: Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society Cemetery Inscriptions, 1976-1980
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 431
Abstract: Copies of cemetery inscriptions compiled by members of the Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society. Most copying projects began in the 1970's. Included are inscriptions for the Wisconsin counties of Calumet, Columbia, Dodge, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Richland, Sheboygan, and Waukesha; with lists of cemeteries for Brown, Dane, Kenosha, Outagamie, and Waukesha counties.
Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society Title: Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society Records, 1971-2001 (bulk 1971-1996)
Quantity: 28.0 cubic feet (27 records center cartons, 2 archives boxes, and 1 flat box), 14 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 44 sheets of microfiche
Call Number: M2014-013
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society (WSOCS), formed in 1971 with the goal of transcribing fading and illegible headstone inscriptions in Wisconsin cemeteries. The collection contains records of the Surname Index Chapter Records Division, research by Wayne and Alta Guyant including inscriptions and obituary clippings (1970s-1980s), and scrapbooks with clippings and photographs documenting the activities of the society as well as information pertaining to cemeteries in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
Wisconsin State Prison Title: Wisconsin State Prison: Bertillon Record, 1894-1923
Quantity: 21 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 1376
Abstract: Record containing preprinted forms, showing prisoner's name, registration number, aliases, court of conviction, crime and sentence, date of admission to prison, age, birthplace, occupation, marital status, physical description according to the Bertillon system, previous criminal record, details of crime, and special remarks relative to the case.
Wisconsin State Prison Title: Wisconsin State Prison: Case Files, 1933-1940
Quantity: 18.0 c.f. (18 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2082
Abstract: Institutional records of men who entered the Wisconsin State Prison between January 1933 and December 1940. The files typically include a summary fact sheet, record of previous offenses, medical and psychiatric examination records, photographs, and various administrative records relating to confinement, parole and discharge. This is a sample of the cases from file number 20,852 to 26,075. Every tenth file was retained, beginning with a randomly chosen number.
Wisconsin State Prison Title: Wisconsin State Prison: Financial Records, 1852-1895
Quantity: 10 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 1374
Abstract: Financial records of the State Prison at Waupun including accounts of staff salaries, barn and garden expenses, buildings and equipment, convict earnings and convict labor, and general institutional operations. Included are journals, ledgers, vouchers, invoices, and a daybook.
Wisconsin State Prison Title: Wisconsin State Prison: Inmate Conduct Records, 1854-1946
Quantity: 68 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 1379
Abstract: Record listing number and name, date and court of sentence, crime, prison term, expiration of short time, date of discharge, and conduct report for each inmate. Some volumes also list side records, closest relatives, aliases, and previous arrests.
Wisconsin State Prison Title: Wisconsin State Prison: Parole Record, 1909-1932
Quantity: 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 1380
Abstract: Listing of parolee's name and identification number; registration number; dates parole application was filed, considered, granted, and took effect; date of discharge; to whom parolee was paroled; parole reports; parolee earnings and expenditures; visits by parole agent; and violation of parole and return to prison or final discharge.
Wisconsin State Prison Title: Wisconsin State Prison: Warden's Correspondence, 1873-1914
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1372
Abstract: Correspondence received and sent by the wardens of the Wisconsin State Prison at Waupun in three categories: outgoing, incoming, and binder twine inquiries. Included are letters to and from county, state, and federal government officials, businesses, and the general public. Although the majority concern routine operations of the prison, particularly the purchasing of supplies and the management of the prison's furniture and twine operations, some letters concern the behavior and treatment of individual prisoners and overall institutional management. The incoming correspondence concerns only the period, 1873-1881; the outgoing correspondence spans the period 1878-1914, with major breaks in the coverage. The outgoing and incoming files overlap only for the years, 1878-1879.
Wisconsin State Reformatory Title: Wisconsin State Reformatory: Blueprints and Building Specifications of Green Bay Reformatory, circa 1897
Quantity: 2.2 cubic feet (1 archives box and 1 roll of blueprints)
Call Number: Series 334
Abstract: Twenty-two blueprints for the reformatory, officers' building, punishment cells, refrigerating plant, and grounds drafted by architects John Charles and Alfred C. Clas. Includes floor plans, elevations, detail sheets, framing plans and heating plans, as well as building specifications for the reformatory, superintendent's residence, refrigerating plant, heating and ventilating plant, and electric lighting plant.
Wisconsin State Reformatory Title: Wisconsin State Reformatory: Case Files, 1927-1940
Quantity: 11 c.f. (11 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2083
Abstract: Sampled institutional case files of men and boys between the ages of 16 to 30 who were admitted to the Wisconsin State Reformatory between October 1927 and December 1940. Files typically include a summary admission record; case history; medical records; psychiatric records; correspondence; and administrative records relating to confinement, parole, and discharge. The files were weeded by the Division of Corrections. This series is a 10% sample from the Reformatory's files for case numbers 6,235 to 11,632. Every tenth file, beginning with a randomly selected number was retained.
Wisconsin State Reformatory Title: Wisconsin State Reformatory: Inmate Case History Books, 1898-1954
Quantity: 31 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Series 1390
Abstract: Case history books containing records of men and boys between the ages of sixteen and thirty who were admitted to the Wisconsin State Reformatory between August 1898 and June 1954. Each entry includes an inmate's photograph, age, physical description, crime, circumstances of the crime, sentence, record of previous arrests, religion, education, family history, school record, conduct report, and record of parole applications.
Wisconsin State Tuberculosis Sanatorium Title: Wisconsin State Tuberculosis Sanatorium: Records, 1907-1956 (bulk 1916-1950)
Quantity: 17.6 c.f. (48 archives boxes and 5 flat boxes), and 1 set of blueprints
Call Number: Series 2248; PH 6701
Abstract: Records, mainly 1916-1950, of the Wisconsin State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, the institution at Wales established in 1905 for the treatment of state residents in the early stages of pulmonary tuberculosis. The institution closed in 1957. The records include incoming and outgoing correspondence of the superintendent, rehabilitation counselor, and steward; medical reports; budget papers; payroll and balance ledgers; inventories; contracts; and blueprints which relate to the day-to-day operations and administration of the sanatorium, the admission and treatment of patients, construction and maintenance of buildings and grounds, and the institution's relationship with the State Board of Control, State Board of Health, other state agencies, county and private sanatoria, Lake Tomahawk State Camp, and the Wisconsin Anti-Tuberculosis Association.
Wisconsin Surgical Society Title: Wisconsin Surgical Society Records, 1946-1982
Quantity: 7 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Micro 402; Micro 802; Micro 939
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Surgical Society, a statewide association of surgeons; documenting medical treatment developments, the Society's efforts to promulgate and enforce a code of ethics for its members, and its reaction to legislation affecting the profession. The major portion of the collection consists of programs and papers presented at semi-annual meetings. Also included are articles of organization and bylaws, minutes, correspondence, membership materials, newsletters, and other documents.
Alpert, Pela;
Applegate, William H.;
Bader, Flora;
Baras, Lucy;
Blasberg, Sylvia;
Chulew, Manny;
Comins, Chana;
Delevie, Herb;
Deutschkron, Eva, 1918-;
Epstein, Karola;
Golde, Henry;
Goldfarb, Susanne;
Gordon, Harry;
Herzberger, Magda;
Katz, Rosa;
Koplin, Louis;
Moshe, Salvator;
Peltz, Walter;
Platner, Fred;
Relles, Mayer, 1908-;
Sorrin, Saul, 1919-1995;
Stundel, Cyla;
Swarsensky, Manfred, 1906-1981;
Wolnerman, Israel
Title: Wisconsin Survivors of the Holocaust Interviews and Photographs, circa 1939-circa 1945, 1974-1975, 1980-1981
Quantity: 1.6 cubic feet (4 archives boxes), 164 tape recordings and 5.05 megabytes (49 data files), 60 copy photographs, 68 contact sheets, 163 transparencies, 239 photocopies (1 archives box), 1407 images (403 negative strips), and 2 copy negatives (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 605; PH 3187; Audio 530A; Audio 784A; Audio 785A; Audio 788A; Audio 794A-797A; Audio 801A-804A; Audio 838A; Audio 848A; Audio 849A; Audio 862A; Audio 866A; Audio 869A-872A; Audio 874A-877A
Abstract: Tape-recorded interviews by Society staff members with Jewish survivors of the Nazi oppression in Europe (1933-1945) who eventually settled in Wisconsin. The interviews discuss their pre-war circumstances, war-time experiences, post-war resettlement, and subsequent events in their lives. These experiences include deportation to labor and concentration camps, hiding “underground” in Holland and Germany, internment in Italy, slave-labor in Russia, escape to Shanghai, China, and other war-time events. Discussion of their post-war experiences concerns years in displaced persons camps, internment on Cyprus, temporary residences in Sweden, England, and Israel, and resettlement in the United States. Also included are two interviews with U.S. citizens who worked with displaced persons after the war. The photographs document the families of the survivors before and immediately after World War II. Also included are color transparencies of the survivors photographed by Historical Society staff, December 1979 through February 1981.
Wisconsin Folklife Center Title: Wisconsin Swiss Traditional Music Project Collection, 1986-1991
Contents: Mills Music Library Wisconsin Music Archives: 1 folder; Wisconsin Historical Society Archives: 12 folders; UW-Madison Folklore Program: 3 folders, 250 black-and-white negatives, 8 contact sheets; James P. Leary: 4 folders, 6 audiocassettes, 1 computer diskette
Unique Identifier: CSUMC0005-CG
Summary: The Wisconsin Swiss Traditional Music Project identified, documented, and recorded a broad sampling of Wisconsin Swiss traditional music, mostly in Green and Dane counties, during 1987-1988. Managed by Project Director Phil Martin, the resulting audiocassette release, Swissconsin: My Homeland, features contemporary and historical studio recordings and portrays primarily the highly proficient, public-oriented performance style often heard in community-produced concerts, recordings, and festivals. The publication Yodeling in Dairyland: A History of Swiss Music in Wisconsin also emerged from the survey in 1991. The collection includes folklorist James P. Leary's interview sound recordings with five Swiss-American musicians, notes from interviews with three more, and selected research materials; Lewis Koch's photography; and Wisconsin Folk Museum project and production files.
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance Title: Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance Radio Transcripts and Reports, 1932-2000
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 folder); plus additions of 5.8 c.f.
Call Number: SC 1173; M96-140; M2003-005; M2004-029
Abstract: Radio transcripts, 1932-2000, of weekly radio talks and reports concerning news related to taxation, sponsored by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance.
Wisconsin Arts Board Title: Wisconsin Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program Collection, 1984-1996
Contents: Wisconsin Arts Board: 205 folders, 1,146 color slides, 4 black-and-white negatives
Unique Identifier: CSUMC0031-CG
Summary: This collection contains color slides, applications, and award information for most of the c. 130 master artists who applied to the Wisconsin Arts Board for the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program during a twelve-year period, 1984-1996. The Program administered grants to master traditional artists to teach their skills to apprentices and focused primarily on members of Wisconsin's Woodland Indian nations--Ho-Chunks, Menominees, six bands of Ojibwas, Oneidas, Potawatomis, and Stockbridge-Munsees. Supported Woodland traditions included beadwork, quillwork, black ash or birchbark basketry, the making of dance regalia, drum or other instrument making, wood and metalworking, traditional singing and dancing, and storytelling. Awardees also included master-apprentice pairs representing other Wisconsin cultural traditions such as Arab and African drumming, Hmong-American qeej-playing, Czech- and Slovak-American wheat weaving, Mexican-American dance, Norwegian-American rosemaling and woodcarving, and Puerto Rican-American musical instrument making.
University of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Union Directorate. Title: Wisconsin Union Directorate records
Quantity: 23.85 cubic feet 18 record cartons, 2 letter document boxes, and 22 VHS tapes. Collection includes compact discs, vhs tapes, photos, and paper documents.
Call Number: uac52
Abstract: This collection contains printed email correspondence, budgets, event planning documents, and photos on compact discs documenting the activities of the Wisconsin Union Directorate. Committees represented in this collection include, but are not limited to: Society and Politics, Global Connections, Wisconsin Basecamp, Publications, and Alternative Breaks program.
Wisconsin Veterans Council Title: Wisconsin Veterans Council Records, 1947-1955
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 241
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Veterans Council, a lobbying organization for veterans in Wisconsin, including a history of the organization, constitution, correspondence, minutes, and resolutions. Member organizations included the United Spanish War Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Army and Navy Union, the Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion.
Wisconsin Veterans Home Title: Wisconsin Veterans Home: Morning Reports, 1897-1928
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 flat boxes)
Call Number: Series 3053
Abstract: Daily morning reports detailing the number of residents at the Grand Army Home for Veterans (later known as the Wisconsin Veterans Home) with separate counts for men (1899, January 1921-January 1928) and women (1897-1899, 1921-1923, and 1926). Provides a tally of the number of residents present at the home and the number absent, along with the reason. Also lists the names of those admitted, left for furlough, and returned from furlough on a given date.
Wisconsin Veterans Home Title: Wisconsin Veterans Home: Stock Card Books, 1932-1949
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 volumes)
Call Number: 1984/302
Abstract: Numbers of utensils, brooms, dishes, flatware, linens, towels, and other items for the Wisconsin Veterans Home.
Wisconsin Veterans Home Title: Wisconsin Veterans Home: Subject Correspondence File, 1930-1951
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1573
Abstract: Minutes, correspondence, reports, and memoranda relating to the operation of the Grand Army Home for Veterans. Only scattered papers relate to dates other than the 1942-1946 period.
Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Title: Wisconsin Veterans Museum Wisconsin Civil War Battle Flag Collection,
Quantity: 1.6 linear ft. (4 archives boxes and 1 oversized folder) of papers, 3.4 linear ft. (8 archives boxes, 1 half archives box, 1 negative box, 84 slides, 1 oversized folder, 13 positive flaps of photographs, and 0.8 linear ft. (2 boxes) of paper prints.
Call Number: WVM Mss 956
Abstract: Records and photographs relating to the conservation of the collection of Wisconsin Civil War battle flags held by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum (W.V.M.). Records include correspondence with conservationists, flag scholars and experts, and potential donors. Forms and conservation sketches show how conservationists, particularly Welter Studio, assessed the condition of the flags, proposed treatments, and charged for their work. Collected information documents popular methods in conservation and storage that the W.V.M. considered. Papers relating to the flag of the 1st Tennessee convey the controversy that took place when the State of Tennessee asked the W.V.M. to return the flag, and correspondence and newspaper clippings reveal the eventual compromise of a long-term loan. Fundraising records document the extreme effort to acquire the funds to conserve the flags. Correspondence with fraternal organizations, local businesses, communities, and other groups with an interest or connection to a particular flag document extensive fundraising efforts done in the 1980s and 1990s. Other financial records reveal matching state funds for conservation of the flags. Publicity for the conservation effort includes newspaper clippings and journal articles. The majority of the photographs consist of both pre- and post-conservation pictures of the flags. The 'before' shots show the immense wear and tear, including holes, tears, and fading on the flags while the 'after' shots show the conservation work that was done to stabilize and repair those issues. Publicity shots highlight ceremonies unveiling and dedicating several of the flags.
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Title: Wisconsin Veterans Museum Wisconsin Veterans Monuments Collection Photographs,
Quantity: 0.6 linear ft. (7 folders and 12 oversized folders) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 1275
Abstract: Artificial photograph collection of monuments erected to honor the service veterans throughout the state of Wisconsin to honor the service veterans from the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World War I. The majority of photographs in the collection are of Civil War soldiers' monuments erected in various towns across Wisconsin. Included are images of soldiers' monuments in the towns of Brodhead, Cambridge, La Crosse, Lancaster, Mt. Horab, Racine, and Sheboygan. Other Civil War related images include a photograph of a monument in Bayfield Cemetery, the G.A.R. Monument in Ladysmith Park, the Lincoln Statue at Bascom Hill on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a marker for the rendezvous location of the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry at Kensosha. Also included are images of the Bench Memorial and Memorial Arch at Camp Randall. Spanish-American War monuments include an image of veterans posing at the Hiker Monument in Oshkosh along with a veteran posing next to the Spanish War Veterans Monument in Waukesha. World War I monuments include photographs of the monument erected at King and an interesting Doughboy monument that was carved by a veteran of the war and erected in Viroqua. Two additional unidentified monuments are also included in the collection. One is of an obelisk displayed in the center of a small town. The other shows a Civil War soldier but does not include its location. The images of the Memorial Arch and the unidentified Civil War soldier monument are copies of original photographs.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Collection, 1960-1996
Quantity: 10.3 c.f. (26 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 15 reels of microfilm (16 mm), 685 photographs, 3 negatives and 624 transparencies (2 archives boxes), 3 videorecordings, and 40 tape recordings
Call Number: M97-134; Audio 1412A; Micro 2111
Abstract: Personal papers of 137 Wisconsin men and women who served in the armed forces during the Vietnam War and which were collected as part of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin's Voices of the Wisconsin Past publication project. Selections from the collection have been published as Voices from Vietnam. The collection includes letters, diaries, reminiscences, maps, military memorabilia, tape-recorded messages, photographs, and videotapes which present a wide range of experiences and a broad sampling of opinions and attitudes from a first-person perspective.
Wisconsin Visual Artists Title: Wisconsin Visual Artists Records, 1900-2018
Quantity: 10.3 cubic ft. (31 boxes)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 332
Abstract: The Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) was founded in October 1900 as the Society of Milwaukee Artists. Their mission was to promote the welfare of Wisconsin art and artists by creating exhibitions across Wisconsin and the United States. This collection contains a variety of administrative, membership, exhibition, financial, marketing and promotional materials from the Wisconsin Visual Artists organization from its beginning to current day.
Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Association Title: Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Association Records, 1883-1925
Quantity: 7.2 c.f. (27 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Wis Mss HV; Micro 870
Abstract: Correspondence, minutes of meetings, microfilmed scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, and other materials created and collected by the Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Association and its contemporary, the Political Equality League. The collection includes correspondence and minutes collected by Theodora Youmans, and articles pertaining to state and national suffrage activities, prominent suffrage personalities, and opposition to suffrage for women.
- - - Title: Wisconsin Women during World War II Oral History Project Interviews, 1992-1994
Quantity: 227 tape recordings, 2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes), 160 photographs, and 8.216 megabytes (116 data files)
Call Number: Mss 844; Audio 1255A; PH Mss 844A; PH Mss 844B
Abstract: Tape-recorded interviews with 115 women conducted as part of an oral history project undertaken by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin to capture the experiences of Wisconsin women on the homefront and, to a limited extent, in military service during World War II. Interviewees were selected to include a broad cross-section of women of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, rural and urban experience, and workers in and outside the home. Topics discussed include changes in lifestyle prompted by the war, community ties and support systems, and attitudes about the war. Interviews were conducted by Kathryn Borkowski, Stephen Kolman, Tracey Deutsch, and Kristina Ackley between January 1992 and April 1994. All interviews have been fully transcribed; the transcripts are on paper and also have been preserved in electronic form. Also included in the collection are contemporary photographs of many of the interviewees, as well as historical photographs relating to their war time experiences.
Wisconsin Women Library Workers Title: Wisconsin Women Library Workers Records, 1977-1997
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes, and 1 oversize folder), 191 photographs, 33 negatives, and 2 videorecordings
Call Number: M97-171
Abstract: Records of Wisconsin Women Library Workers, a social action group founded in 1975 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s library school. The group was dedicated to eliminating sex role stereotyping in society, especially in the field of librarianship. Records include administrative records, records on activities of the group, newsletters, and reference information on other organizations and events. Also included are photographs, most of which relate to the group’s activities.
Wisconsin Women's Council Title: Wisconsin Women's Council Records, 1980-2003, 2008
Quantity: 8.0 cubic feet (8 records center cartons); plus additions of 5.7 cubic feet, 13 tape recordings, 5 videorecordings, 1 DVD, and 71 megabytes
Call Number: Series 2543; 2000/100; Audio 1653A; 2007/106; 2013/015; 2013/086; 2014/008
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches, minutes, press releases, and newspaper clippings of the Wisconsin Women's Council, created to address the problems of social and economic inequality for women in Wisconsin. Included is correspondence with the National Association of Commissions for Women, records of the Glass Ceiling Task Force, and records of statewide hearings on women's issues. Topics covered include comparable worth, marital property, family leave, women's history week, farm labor, the feminization of poverty, and educational equality for women. Executive directors of the council have included Sarah Harder, Hannah Rosenthal, and Eileen Mershart.
Wisconsin Women's Legislative Council Title: Wisconsin Women's Legislative Council Records, 1919-1967
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 502
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin Women's Legislative Council, the first women's organization in the United States to promote the passage of beneficial legislation and to serve as a clearinghouse for legislative information. The collection includes organizational records, correspondence, bulletins, minutes, membership lists, and financial records. Topics of interest to the group included food legislation, adoption of children, and the progress of other legislation. Included are the papers of Elizabeth M. Nelson, 1950 president of the WWLC and officer in the Wisconsin Home Economics Association, who was active in the promotion of legislation concerning food additives and labeling. Also included is a small amount of material dealing with the National Council on State Legislation, and correspondence with Governor Walter Kohler.
Wisconsin Women's Network Title: Wisconsin Women's Network Records, 1967-2009
Quantity: 6.6 c.f. (17 archives boxes); plus additions of 3.0 c.f.
Call Number: Mss 961; M2011-032
Abstract: Records, 1967-2009, of the Wisconsin Women's Network (WWN), a coalition of Wisconsin women's groups and individuals originally formed in 1979 as the Feminists Advocacy Network (FAN) to facilitate coordination and communications between organizations and to advocate for women's issues. WWN continued the work of the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, a government organization dissolved in 1979. Also included are records of the Wisconsin Women's Education Fund (WWEF), originally founded in 1973 as the Wisconsin Feminists Project Fund, an independent organization which became a task force of the Wisconsin Women's Network. WWEF raised money to support the network, and it published Stateswoman, a legislative newsletter. The Wisconsin Women's Education Fund is extensively documented as both an independent organization and a WWN task force. Included also are papers of Ellen O'Brien Saunders, a WWEF founder, concerning her involvement with the Affirmative Action Executive Commission, the Employment Relations Study Commission, the Intergovernmental Personnel Act project, the International Women's Years, and the Institute on Comparable Worth; as well as materials for three major WWEF projects: two employment training programs and a book project.
Wisconsin Women's Political Caucus Title: Wisconsin Women's Political Caucus Records, 1971-1974
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 506
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin branch of the National Women's Political Caucus, founded in September 1971 to promote the active participation of women in politics. Present are files of correspondence, notes, reports, and clippings regarding the WWPC's political activities, particularly the selection of delegates, the Democratic state and national conventions of 1972, women's platform statements, elections, and district caucuses. In addition, files illustrating the internal structure of the WWPC contain correspondence, brochures and drafts, steering committee minutes, WWPC convention records, and treasurer's reports. A few folders relate to the national caucus.
Wisconsin Women's Political Caucus. La Crosse County Chapter (Wis.) Title: Wisconsin Women's Political Caucus. La Crosse County Chapter: Records, 1971-1982
Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet (1 archives box)
Call Number: La Crosse Mss CC
Abstract: Correspondence, newsletters, minutes, annual reports, news clippings, and other records of the La Crosse County affiliate of the Wisconsin Women's Political Caucus. The Caucus promoted the election or appointment of feminist candidates to political office, sponsored forums to advance the public discussion of issues of concern to women, and lobbied for relevant legislation. Also present are by-laws and some reports, minutes, and newsletters of the Wisconsin Caucus. Originally non-partisan, the state group began supporting selected candidates in 1976.
Wisconsin Women's Sustainable Farming Network Title: Wisconsin Women's Sustainable Farming Network Records, 1992-2003
Quantity: 0.2 cubic feet (1 archives box), 0.1 cubic feet of photographs (1 folder), and 3 videorecordings (VHS)
Call Number: Mss 1217; PH 7120; VHC 226-VHC 228
Abstract: Records, 1992-2003, of the Wisconsin Women's Sustainable Farming Network (WWSFN), documenting the activities of an organization of women farmers using sustainable practices. The network also supported information sharing and fellowship among like-minded farmers. Includes membership and conference materials, financial records, newsletters, news clippings, and photographs. Also includes three videorecordings of the organization's inaugural workshop in October 1992 as part of a conference sponsored by the Western Wisconsin Sustainable Farming Network.
Wisconsin's Environmental Decade Title: Wisconsin's Environmental Decade Records, 1969-1986
Quantity: 52.2 c.f. (52 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: M89-042
Abstract: Records of Wisconsin's Environmental Decade, a private, non-profit environmental protection organization involved in lobbying, litigation, and citizen action activities. The materials primarily document litigation against Wisconsin utility companies and the Public Service Commission during the 1970s and 1980s through transcripts of hearings, exhibit material (data, statements, reports, etc.), environmental impact statements, subpoenas, briefs, related correspondence and memoranda, decisions, and orders.
Wisconsin-Nicaragua Partners of the Americas Title: Wisconsin-Nicaragua Partners of the Americas Records, 1964-1985
Quantity: 5.2 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 3 archives boxes) and 65 photographs
Call Number: Mss 723; PH Mss 723
Abstract: Records of a private organization created under the auspices of the Alliance for Progress in 1965 in order to coordinate “people-to-people” assistance projects between the citizens of Wisconsin and Nicaragua. Included are incorporation materials; minutes of meetings; reports on donations, projects, and finances; correspondence between members of the Wisconsin and Nicaraguan Partners, the National Association of the Partners of the Americas (formerly the Partners of the Alliance), the State Department, and other federal and state government agencies; narrative reports penned by travelers between the two countries; information on various agricultural, educational, health, and rural development projects and on earthquake relief efforts; information and guidelines disseminated by NAPA; and clippings, news releases, and brochures. The news clippings principally reflect U.S. and some Nicaraguan media coverage of the social and political conditions under the Somoza/Sandinista regimes and reports on the Partners' work in that context. The photographs primarily document the 1969 and 1973 visits of Wisconsin Governors Warren Knowles and Patrick Lucey to Nicaragua and the damage caused by the December 1972 earthquake in Managua.
Wisconsin. Accounting Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Accounting Examining Board: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1961-1980
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 5 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 2637; Tape 1344A
Abstract: Correspondence of the board and its officers, mainly 1975-1980, concerning professional issues and questions of policy. Included are files on revision of administrative rules, exchanges with the Wisconsin Society of Certified Public Accountants and other professional organizations, and information on state accreditation of undergraduate accounting programs at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, St. Norbert's College, and other state colleges and universities.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office, collector: Miscellaneous Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1866, 1886
Quantity: 11.2 cubic feet (3 archives boxes, 17 flat boxes, and 6 volumes)
Call Number: Series 1204
Abstract: Descriptive lists, order books, and other miscellaneous records of Wisconsin Civil War regiments, the majority of which thought to have been collected by the Adjutant General during the 1880s as part of that office's effort to correct and complete the records of individual Civil War soldiers. Regiments represented are the 10th Light Artillery; the 1st, 3rd, and 4th cavalry regiments; and the 1st-3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th-13th, 18th, 21st, 24th-26th, and 30th-31st infantry regiments. The majority of the series consists of company descriptive books and regimental and company order books, all of which are preprinted volumes supplied by the government. The order book kept by Captain Edgar A. Meacham of Company F of the Wisconsin is of special interest, for it documents the period when the company was on detached service at the Crow Creek Indian Agency in the Dakota Territory. This volume concerns troop movements, promotions, safeguarding and rationing of provisions, requests for medicine and citric acid for scurvy, payment for Indians, and passes to allow Sioux and Winnebago Indians to enter the agency store. Also present are records of James G. Knight, quartermaster of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry, and records of J. E. Murta, surgeon of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: 32nd Division Newsletters and Press Releases, 1940-1942
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1890
Abstract: Includes newsletters and press releases while stationed in Louisiana; correspondence and bulletin mailing lists of the public relations office; and radio digests and feature newscasts.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Civil War Draft Records, 1862-1865
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (6 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes) and 6 reels of microfilm [35mm]
Call Number: Series 1137
Abstract: Records used by the Adjutant General in carrying out his role in managing the Civil War draft in Wisconsin and overseeing the complex system of credits and quotas necessitated by federal and state regulations. The records include census-like lists of men eligible for the draft (for Brown, Buffalo, Dane, Dodge, Door, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Lafayette, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marquette, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pepin, Vernon, Washington, Waukesha, and Waushara counties), lists of men actually enrolled, and lists of men exempted for various reasons, as well as statistical breakdowns of quotas by locality. In some cases, the lists indicated the reasons for exemptions and the names of the individuals who substituted.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Correspondence Relating to Civil War Records, 1885-1890
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1125
Abstract: Letterpress copies of outgoing correspondence relating to the compilation, correction, and recopying of Wisconsin's Civil War records in accordance with Chapter 244, Laws of Wisconsin. 1885. Several members of the AG staff are represented, but letters signed by F.L. Phillip, Assistant Adjutant General, are most common. All volumes are internally indexed by name.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Disabled Soldiers Correspondence, 1919-1923
Quantity: 18.8 c.f. (47 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1567
Abstract: Correspondence of the World War I Service Recognition Board with disabled Wisconsin veterans. Included are applications for and allowance or disallowance of state payments for their disabilities. The application provides compensation number (by which the records are arranged), rank, enlistment information, the nature of the disability and may include direct correspondence by the veteran. The folders are very fragile and should be handled with care.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Draft Directives and Memoranda, World War I, 1917-1919
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1568
Abstract: Central administrative and property records and lists of men (organized by county) ordered to report for military duty, 1917-1919, with certificates from receiving officers stating that men reported at mobilization camps. Also found are communications about the military draft issued by Governor Philipp for the guidance of draft boards in World War I. There are also draft related memoranda collected by Benjamin Wendroff, an employee of the Free Library Commission.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Draft Records, 1917-1919, 1925
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (12 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1569
Abstract: Records of the Adjutant General's office, 1917-1919, 1925, related to the drafting of soldiers during World War I. There are central administrative and property records maintained by the Adjutant General. Of note are county, and a few city, lists of men ordered to report for military duty, with certificates from receiving officers stating that men reported at mobilization camps. Some discharge information is included, as well as general draft information and correspondence.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Incoming Correspondence, 1861-1893
Quantity: 18.2 c.f. (46 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1927
Abstract: Incoming correspondence about Wisconsin military units and soldiers, primarily addressed to the Adjutant General but also including letters to other governmental officials such as the Governor and Quartermaster General. Letters dating from the Civil War pertain to recruiting, desertion, the draft, commissions, casualty reports, complaints, and inquiries about individual soldiers chiefly from their dependents. Correspondence dating 1866-1882 often concerns pension documentation. After 1882, letters deal with National Guard unit supplies and equipment, commissions, recruits, and disciplinary matters. Files also include minutes from meetings of state military units, as well as one sample of original fabric offered by a New York manufacturer (Feb. 1, 1886). Records for June-September, 1874; 1876; 1877; January-May, 1890; and September, 1890-March, 1891, are missing.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Letter Books, 1867-1890
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1121
Abstract: Letterpress copies of outgoing general correspondence of the Adjutant General's office. Correspondence from October 2, 1874 to January 14, 1876 is missing.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Military Record, 1858-1875
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (4 volumes)
Call Number: Series 1150
Abstract: A journal of commissions, appointments, resignations, discharges, dismissals, and other actions affecting officers of Wisconsin regiments and of the appointments of civilian recruiting officers. The series includes an index to names.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Miscellaneous Civil War Records, 1861-1865
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1132
Abstract: Miscellaneous Civil War records from the office of the Wisconsin Adjutant General. Included is a list of soldiers who died in the post hospital at Camp Randall, a list of Wisconsin prisoners at Benton Barracks in 1863, lists of officers, miscellaneous handwritten orders issued to the Adjutant General by the Governor, miscellaneous reports of strength of Wisconsin units, and information on enrolling officers and payments made to them.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Miscellaneous Muster Rolls, 1874-1897
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2270
Abstract: Miscellaneous muster rolls of Wisconsin Militia and National Guard companies dating from the end of the Civil War to the turn of the century. Included are miscellaneous muster rolls, 1874-1879; muster rolls and morning reports of the 1884 encampment of the Wisconsin National Guard; officers' military record forms, 1886-1888, and semiannual muster rolls of the Darlington Rifles, 1884-1897, Company K of the First Wisconsin Infantry. The last named records show the names and ages of all members of the Darlington Rifles, changes since the last report, absences, and remarks. The officers' military records, which are alphabetically arranged by name, include organization, ranks and dates of promotions, residence, and date and place of birth.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Muster In and Muster Out Rolls, 1898-1899
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (8 volumes)
Call Number: Series 1892
Abstract: Rolls for the 1st-4th Infantry Regiments indicating name, rank, age, physical description, birthplace, and occupation; date, place, and by whom enrolled and mustered into service; valuation of horses and equipment; marital status; name and address of nearest kin; travel distance from residence to rendezvous; and remarks.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: National Guard Letter Books, 1880-1890, 1899-1905
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1122
Abstract: Letterpress copies of outgoing general correspondence of the Adjutant General's office, 1880-1890. The last three volumes in the series, 1899-1905, consist of outgoing letters of Howard Greene, Captain and Adjutant of the First Wisconsin Infantry, together with some correspondence of Colonel Otto Falk.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office;
United States. Selective Service System. Local Board No. 1 (Racine, Wis.);
United States. Selective Service System. Local Board No. 2 (Racine, Wis.)
Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Racine, Wisconsin, Draftee Photographs, 1917-1918
Quantity: 49 photographs (1 archives box)
Call Number: PH 290
Abstract: Group photographs of men drafted for World War I military service from Racine, Wisconsin, by Local Boards 1 and 2, 1917-1918. The photographs, made prior to the draftees leaving for training, show the men in civilian dress and include the training center destinations for each group. Includes two groups of African-American men before departing.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Recommendations for Promotions, 1862-1863
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1119
Abstract: Letters from Wisconsin officers to the governor in his capacity as commander-in-chief of the Wisconsin militia recommending subordinates for promotion to fill vacancies caused by death, discharge, or promotion. A few documents relate to the popular vote for officers conducted by a company or regiment. The correspondence was deposited with the Adjutant General who was responsible for actually issuing the commissions.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900
Quantity: 99.0 c.f. (259 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Series 1200
Abstract: Records, mainly 1861-1865, of Wisconsin's Civil War regiments which were used as source documents in the compilation of the regimental muster rolls (Series 1142 and 1144). Included are the Wisconsin Adjutant General's copies of muster-in rolls, descriptive lists, and other federal forms containing information about individual soldiers such as age, birthplace, residence, occupation, and physical description, together with some details about the soldier's service record. For deceased soldiers, there is information on the date, place, and cause of death. For soldiers whose wartime records were incomplete or incorrect there is postwar correspondence which sought to clarify those ambiguities. Extensive correspondence, orders, manuscript histories, and reports contain information about regimental and company strength and combat experience. In addition to records about all of Wisconsin's infantry, cavalry, and artillery units, the series contains similar information on a number of miscellaneous units including the Iron Brigade, which included three Wisconsin infantry regiments; Co. F of the 29th Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops; Berdan's Sharpshooters (Co. G, First U.S. Sharpshooters); the Milwaukee Cavalry; Hancock's Corps; the Veteran Reserve Corps; various brigade bands; the Permanent Guard at Camp Randall; and recruits for the regular army.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Recruit books, 1861-1865
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 volumes in 5 flat boxes)
Call Number: Series 1149
Abstract: Recruit books, 1861-1865, of Wisconsin volunteers and draftees enrolled in existing units after organizational muster-in. A listing of Wisconsin draftees of 1863, giving place drafted from, information on draftee or substitute status, and the regiment to which the soldier subsequently transferred is also included in Volume 2.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls (Blue Books), 1861-1865
Quantity: 11.8 c.f. (75 volumes) and 22 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Series 1142
Abstract: Rolls compiled circa 1885 listing men serving in each Wisconsin military unit during the Civil War, showing name and rank; when, where, and by whom enlisted or when and by whom commissioned; term of service; physical description, occupation, and residence; town or ward and county to which the enlistment was credited; date and manner of termination of service; and “remarks” listing promotions, special duties, leaves of absence, engagements, and, if the soldier died in service, date and place of death and sometimes place of burial. The abbreviated title of the source of information is shown for each fact listed in the remarks column.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls (Red Books), 1861-1865
Quantity: 11.4 c.f. (57 volumes) and 10 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 1144
Abstract: Rolls listing men serving in each Wisconsin military unit during the Civil War, showing name, rank, birthplace, age, occupation, and marital status; date, place, and by whom enlisted; term of service; physical description; date and place of mustering in; name of mustering officer; town or ward and county of residence; town or ward and congressional district to which credited; and “remarks” such as promotions, details, leaves, absences, engagements, and, if soldier died in service, date and place of death and sometimes place of burial.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Regimental Rosters and Indexes, 1875-circa 1910
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (1 archives box, 11 volumes)
Call Number: Series 1891
Abstract: Rosters including name, rank, date of commission, station, date of rank, staff rank, date of discharge, and remarks for commissioned staff; name, rank, date appointed to staff, station, date of rank, and remarks for non-commissioned staff; and name, age, rank (for band personnel), occupation, station, term of enlistment, date of enlistment, of discharge, and of discharge approved, and remarks for band personnel and privates. The extent of the contents varies with each volume.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Reports and Correspondence of State Military and Sanitary Commission Agents, 1862-1865
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 archives boxes and 4 flat boxes)
Call Number: Series 1146
Abstract: Correspondence and lists of deceased and hospitalized soldiers reported to Governors Salomon and Lewis by State Military agents and Sanitary commission agents and by a few regimental and hospital surgeons. The correspondence consists of narrative reports on the care of sick, wounded, and discharged soldiers, together with comments on the general condition of Wisconsin troops. A few reports contain information on individual soldiers. Relief agencies represented by these agents include the Wisconsin Soldier's Aid Society, New England Soldiers Relief Association, United State Sanitary Commission, Union volunteer Refreshment Saloon, and Cooper shop volunteer Refreshment Saloon. State military agents include M.D. Bartlett, Sam C. Bean, Robert R. Corson, E.S. Hall, Frank S. Howe, E.L. Jones, Jacob Law, L.B. Nichols, W.Y. Selleck, George C. Smith, D.R. Spooner, George W. Sturgis, and George R. Sturitz. Occasional correspondence, including some from Mrs. Cordelia Harvey, a special agent for Wisconsin, is scattered among the lists. The reports contain lists of Wisconsin soldiers in hospital, giving name, rank, regiment, medical reasons for hospitalization, and when appropriate, date and place of death. The reports were arranged and numbered by the adjutant general, probably during the 1880s, when the names were reviewed in order to complete and correct the records of individual soldiers.
Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office Title: Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office: Volunteer Service Letters, 1882-1886
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1120
Abstract: Incoming correspondence from Wisconsin volunteers in the Civil War, various posts of the Grand Army of the Republica, pension agents, and relatives of ex-soldiers about the record of men who served during the Civil War. Most letters are requests for the certificate of service that was necessary in order to receive a pension. The series includes an alphabetical name index for correspondence from 1882 to 1884.
Wisconsin. Agricultural Resource Management Division Title: Wisconsin. Agricultural Resource Management Division: Pesticides Studies and Reports, 1982-2001
Quantity: 4.0 cubic feet and 1 tape recording
Call Number: 2012/168; Audio 1652A; 2014/166
Abstract: Reports of special projects by the Bureau of Agrichemical Management staff under authority found in 93.06(1)(f), 93.07(9), and 94.69(10), Wis. Stats., on pesticides in groundwater or on pesticide use issues. Included are results, correspondence, and sometimes site inspection information, narratives, photos, statistical analyses, records of pesticide use, and registration information for the pesticide products being studied.
Wisconsin. Agricultural Statistics Division Title: Wisconsin. Agricultural Statistics Division: Statistical Reports of Licensed Dairy Plants, 1921-1958
Quantity: 70.4 c.f. (176 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 752
Abstract: Reports of creameries, receiving stations, condenseries, butter and cheese factories, and other dairy manufacturing establishments, showing amount and value of annual and monthly production. These reports were made biennially to the Department from 1921 to 1929, annually in 1930 and from 1931 to 1958, and semiannually in 1931.
Wisconsin. Athletic Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Athletic Examining Board: Records, 1928-1977
Quantity: 8.6 c.f. (7 record center cartons, 4 archives boxes, and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Series 765
Abstract: General records of the board consisting of annual reports; financial records, 1954-1968; applications of boxers, managers, matchmakers, referees, seconds, and trainers; records of Fred Saddy, the general secretary of the board; reports of amateur and professional boxing clubs; managerial agreements and insurance information for Wisconsin matches; and reports on closed circuit broadcasts.
Wisconsin. Attorney General's Dept. Title: Wisconsin. Attorney General's Dept.: Attorney General John Reynolds' Correspondence, 1959-1960
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1951
Abstract: Correspondence between the Attorney General or his assistants and citizens regarding private legal matters beyond the scope of the Attorney General's statutory responsibilities, dealing with such issues as parole, alleged discrimination by municipal officials, misallocation of funds, allegations of criminal behavior by one citizen against another, and requests for information.
Wisconsin. Attorney General's Dept. Title: Wisconsin. Attorney General's Dept.: Investigations of Restraint of Trade, 1921-1922
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1952
Abstract: Investigation papers concerning unlawful contracts and conspiracy in restraint of trade or commerce as specified in Chapter 458, Laws of Wisconsin, 1921, including testimony, transcripts of proceedings in circuit court, correspondence, exhibits, and reports.
Wisconsin. Banking Department Title: Wisconsin. Banking Department: Scrip Reports and Related Papers, 1933-1935
Quantity: 4.1 cubic feet (9 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Series 790
Abstract: Monthly reports to the state Banking Department giving the amount of scrip outstanding in scrip-issuing banks, and scrip on hand in non-issuing banks; general Scrip Bureau correspondence; records of scrip issued; and newspaper clippings. Included also are four volumes consisting of an application register, a vault book, a receipt register, and a denomination book.
Wisconsin. Banking Dept. Title: Wisconsin. Banking Dept.: Bank Examiner Reports of State Banks, 1895-1950
Quantity: 398.0 c.f. (398 record center cartons); plus additions of 1.8 c.f.
Call Number: Series 787; 1990/202
Abstract: Annual examination reports showing condition of state banks, mutual savings banks, and trust company banks.
Wisconsin. Banking Dept. Title: Wisconsin. Banking Dept.: Correspondence and Reports Pertaining to Land Mortgage Associations, 1913-1933
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 789
Abstract: Records pertaining to seven land mortgage associations; including correspondence, bank examiner reports, lists of stockholders, oaths of directors, examining committee reports, and reports of assets and liabilities.
Wisconsin. Banks Division Title: Wisconsin. Banks Division: Correspondence with Federal Agencies and Non-Governmental Associations, 1904-1974
Quantity: 6.8 c.f. (17 archives boxes); plus additions of 1.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 791; 1985/110
Abstract: Correspondence with the following federal agencies: Department of Agriculture, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve Board, Chicago Federal Reserve, Minneapolis Federal Reserve, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Treasury Dept., Comptroller of the Currency, and National Bank Examiners. Non-governmental agencies are American Bankers Association, the National Association of Supervisors of State Banks, and the Wisconsin Bankers Association.
Wisconsin. Banking Dept.;
Wisconsin. Banks Division
Title: Wisconsin. Banks Division: Records, 1895-1971
Quantity: 124.4 cubic feet (124 records center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1781; Series 1782; Series 1783; Series 1785
Abstract: Records of the state agency responsible for administering laws regulating the liquidation or reorganization of banks in financial trouble. Records consist of correspondence, lists of depositors, court records, inventories of assets, and reports of examinations. They are organized in four series: Liquidation Files, 1895-1971; Segregated Trusts, 1932-1971; Closed and Doubtful Banks Correspondence, 1904-1945; and Reorganized Banks, 1932-1945.
Wisconsin. Banks Division Title: Wisconsin. Banks Division: Stock Lists of State Banks, 1895-1953, 1956-1981
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 8 reels of microfilm (16mm); plus additions of 8.6 c.f.
Call Number: Series 713; 1979/186; 1988/024; 1989/200; 1990/200
Abstract: Stock lists filed by banks as required by section 221.15(6) of the Wisconsin Statutes, including name of state bank and transit number, total number of shares, par value per share, total value of shares, and each stockholder's name and residence, certificate number, and number of shares held.
Wisconsin. Barbers Examining Board. Title: Wisconsin. Barbers Examining Board. Record of Master, Journeyman, and Apprentice Barbers, circa 1904-circa 1911, 1924-1993
Quantity: 0.2 cubic feet (1 archives box); plus additions of 3.4 cubic feet
Call Number: Series 883; 2015/142
Abstract: Lists of master barbers, apprentice barbers, and journeymen showing names and assigned numbers.
Wisconsin. Barbers Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Barbers Examining Board: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1904-1953
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 888
Abstract: Correspondence, directives, reports, transcripts of hearings, and memoranda concerning the operations of the board, and the Barber Division of the Department of Health, which provided staff resources and which inspected barber shops.
Wisconsin. Blue-Ribbon Commission on State-Local Partnerships for the 21st Century Title: Wisconsin. Blue-Ribbon Commission on State-Local Partnerships for the 21st Century: Commission Proceedings and Documentation, 2000-2001
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 1 compact disc (146 megabytes: 415 file folders; 12,678 files)
Call Number: Series 2759
Abstract: Records of a commission created in 2000 by Governor Tommy Thompson, chaired by Donald Kettl, and charged with studying the roles of and relationships between Wisconsin state and local governments and with making recommendations about state-local partnerships that would provide more efficient and cost-effective services to Wisconsin citizens. The documentation includes meeting agendas and minutes; public comments on the Commission's activities; copies of press coverage of the Commission; paper copies of presentations made at Commission meetings; and reports and other materials used by the Commission.
Wisconsin. Board of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Title: Wisconsin. Board of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Minutes and Agenda Materials of the Board and Advisory Councils, 1915-1959, 1982-1991
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (20 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 732
Abstract: Minutes of meetings of Department of Agriculture division heads, 1915-1922; of the Agriculture Commissioners, 1935-1937; and of the Board of Agriculture, 1938-1959, 1982-1983; and advisory councils to the Department, 1984-1985, relating to the appointments of agricultural committees, policy, regulations, procedures, and hearings and decisions concerning the inspection, grading, marketing and promotion of agricultural products, and the operation of the State Fair. No records are present for 1923-1934. The records received for this series from 1983 on consist of agendas, minutes, and related material from the advisory councils and the Board. The related agenda material includes copies of testimony before legislative committees, position statements, proposed legislative correspondence supporting or opposing proposed legislation, and administrator reports.
Wisconsin. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands Title: Wisconsin. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands: Federal Survey Plat Books, 1834-1858
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (21 volumes, 14 packages) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 698
Abstract: Certified copies of the original federal survey plat books prepared at the Dubuque Land Office between 1851 and 1858, containing plat maps prepared from the field notes of land surveyors. Shown is total acreage, section lines and numbers, acreages, watercourses, rapids, meanders of rivers and lakes, swamp, mineral diggings, houses, roads, paths, fields, forest cover, prairie, windfalls, meridian variation, type of survey, surveyor’s name, date of contract, amount of land surveyed, date of survey, date cost was charged to Surveyor General's account, and certificate of conformity to the field notes dated and signed by a Surveyor General.
Wisconsin. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands Title: Wisconsin. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands: Land Patent Books, 1854-1925
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (42 volumes in 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 705
Abstract: Land patent, survey, and patent receipt books for swamp land, sixteenth section land, agricultural and university land, and indemnity and improvement land; listing the date, name, patent number, and occasionally the description of the land.
Wisconsin. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands Title: Wisconsin. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands: Surveyors' Field Notes, 1832-1865
Quantity: 65 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 701
Abstract: Field notes of the original federal township survey of Wisconsin on all township boundaries and interiors; describing terrain, types of soil, forest cover, streams, swamps, mineral deposits, and some existing cultural features. Also included are some rough sketches of particular features.
Wisconsin. Board of Examiners in Basic Sciences Title: Wisconsin. Board of Examiners in Basic Sciences: Subject Correspondence File, 1925-1963
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1592
Abstract: Correspondence with the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, the Wisconsin Chiropractic Examining Board, and other examining boards; the Wisconsin State Medical Society and other associations; and universities relating to reciprocity, examinations, and other policies of the board.
Wisconsin. Board of Immigration Title: Wisconsin. Board of Immigration: Letter Books, 1899-1901
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (1 archives box and 2 flat boxes)
Call Number: Series 128
Abstract: Incoming correspondence and letterbooks of George W. Taylor, secretary of the State Board of Immigration, together with corrected pages for a republication of Northern Wisconsin: A Guide Book to Aid the Homeseeker which was never printed, and a list of names and addresses to whom presumably immigration information was sent. Taylor's outgoing letters concern land taxes, St. Paul railway issues, land and lumber prices, addresses of land agents, types of crops grown in Wisconsin, and other topics.
Wisconsin. Board of Nursing Title: Wisconsin. Board of Nursing: Applications for Licenses, 1912-1969
Quantity: 139 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 2676
Abstract: Completed applications for registration and licensure of all active, inactive, or deceased licensees. The files usually consists of initial application, some with photographs, material documenting educational history including school transcripts, references or verification of moral character, records of related work experience, correspondence, and records of annual renewals. For licenses 2-4154, only the application endorsement has been filmed.
Wisconsin. Board of Nursing Title: Wisconsin. Board of Nursing: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1913-1986
Quantity: 15.6 c.f. (15 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes) and photographs
Call Number: Series 1662; PH Series 1662
Abstract: General correspondence of the board and its predecessors and staffing agencies concerning subjects such as the licensing and examination of registered nurses and practical nurses, revision of legislation and administrative rules, and the general improvement of the nursing profession in Wisconsin. In addition to correspondence the files include minutes of committee and staff meetings, annual and semiannual reports, speeches by various staff members, form letters and policy guidelines, surveys, and statistics. In addition there are files on contacts with directors of nursing schools; issues addressed by the board and its Practice Committee such as midwives, physicians' assistants, and nurse practitioners; and information on numerous internal committees such as the Committee on Educational Standards and committees on competency and the utilization of clinical facilities in the Milwaukee area and external committees such as the Statewide Study of Nursing and Nursing Education and committees for two statewide plans for nursing education. The series also includes files on relations with other government agencies such as the Attorney General, the Board of Health and the Department of Health and Social Services, the Department of Nursing of the University of Wisconsin Extension (Signe Cooper), the State Board of Vocational and Adult Education, and the Department of Regulation and Licensing and with professional organizations such as the American Nurses Association, the National League of Nursing, the Wisconsin Hospital Association, and the Wisconsin Nurses Association. The series also documents the notable contributions of staff members Josephine Balaty, Adda Eldredge, Leila I. Given, Adele G. Stahl, and Elaine F. Ellibee to the nursing profession in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Nursing Title: Wisconsin. Board of Nursing: Correspondence with Schools of Nursing, 1898-1983 (bulk 1950-1983)
Quantity: 50.0 cubic feet (48 records center cartons and 5 archives boxes) and 1 disc recording; plus additions of 2.6 cubic feet
Call Number: Series 1668; Disc 221A; 1986/123; 2008/079
Abstract: Correspondence, mainly 1950s-1983, with accredited nursing schools, hospitals, nursing homes, local government health departments, vocational schools, visiting nurse associations, and other health care providers concerning the education and training of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. Included are correspondence, annual faculty qualification reports, annual reports concerning training and education programs and the facility in which the service is provided, publications, narrative surveys prepared by board staff, and background documents submitted by individual schools to support certification. The disc is a recording of the graduation exercises of the class of 1969 of the Stevens Point School of Practical Nursing. Later files include similar materials for hospitals, nursing homes, local government health departments, factories, and other organizations seeking approval as extended units in which student nurses could receive practical experience.
Wisconsin. Board of Nursing Title: Wisconsin. Board of Nursing: Disciplinary Files, 1961-1982
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes) and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 2685; Tape 1353A
Abstract: Closed investigative files of complaints which resulted in hearings and disciplinary actions; including letters of complaint, investigative reports, correspondence, transcripts of hearings, exhibits, motions, briefs, attorney notes, findings of fact, and related material. The majority of the cases concern drug abuse.
Wisconsin. Board of Nursing Title: Wisconsin. Board of Nursing: Minutes, 1916-2006
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 2 record center cartons); plus additions of 3.2 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2322; 1997/113; 2006/086; 2009/093; 2010/113; 2011/087; 2012/107
Abstract: Closed session minutes documenting activities of the Board of Nursing and several related organizations: the Committee of Nurse Examiners (also known under other similar names), 1916-1967, which supervised nursing registration examinations; the Committee on Nursing Education, 1921-1949, which set standards for all schools of nursing and registered graduate nurses; and the Committee of Examiners of Trained Practical Nurses (also known under other similar names), 1949-1966. “Closed session” minutes reflect only the action taken by the board, not the discussion surrounding the action, and are not confidential.
Wisconsin. Board of Nursing Title: Wisconsin. Board of Nursing: Registered and Practical Nurses Permanent Record Cards, circa 1912-2000
Quantity: 9 reels of microfilm (16 mm); plus additions of 7.6 cubic feet
Call Number: Series 2675; 2015/123; 2016/084
Abstract: Permanent record cards for registered and practical nurses including married and maiden name, address, birth date, school of nursing attended and graduation date, certificate and license numbers, examination and registration dates, and specialization and renewal information. Because applications 2-4154 are missing from the main registration records in Series 2676, this file contains the only known biographical information on the earliest nurses to be registered in Wisconsin. The majority of the oldest licenses may be found on Reel 9.
Wisconsin. Board of Regents of State Universities Title: Wisconsin. Board of Regents of State Universities: Administrative Subject File, 1921-1972
Quantity: 23.2 cubic feet (58 archives boxes); plus additions of 123.0 cubic feet and 5 tape recordings
Call Number: Series 1558; 1971/033; 1971/034; 1971/035; 1972/025; 1973/028; 1974/021; 1975/044; 1976/014; 1977/063; 1978/050; Audio 1429A
Abstract: Principally correspondence of the director's office concerning the operation of the system and its relation to students, faculty, the legislature, and the public. Subjects include student enrollment, fees, scholarships, athletics, recreation, placement, veterans, curriculum, faculty selection, faculty salaries and rank, selection of university presidents, budgets, physical plant, and land purchases. Correspondence is with Board members, state campus presidents, teachers, and other college personnel, state agencies, legislative committees, Governor's Educational Advisory Committee, National Science Foundation, professional educational associations, and many other organizations and individuals.
Wisconsin. Board of Regents of State Universities Title: Wisconsin. Board of Regents of State Universities: Building Corporation Files, 1950-1972
Quantity: 2.4 c.f.
Call Number: 1981/111; 1992/037
Abstract: Records of the Wisconsin State College and Wisconsin State Building Commission related to constuction projects on college and university campuses and state owned buildings. Files track construction planning and completion through construction financial reports.
Wisconsin. Board of Regents of State Universities Title: Wisconsin. Board of Regents of State Universities: Financial Records, 1953-1972
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (8 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1846
Abstract: Composite, summary financial data for nine institutions comprising the Wisconsin State University System, including annual budget requests, operating budgets, and financial reports.
Wisconsin. Board of Regents of State Universities Title: Wisconsin. Board of Regents of State Universities: Minutes, 1900-1971
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes), 44 tape recordings, and 1 film
Call Number: Series 2037; Tape 518A CB 001
Abstract: Official typewritten minutes of the meetings of the Board beginning in 1929; mimeographed “codifications” summarizing Board resolutions back to 1900, prepared as a reference tool; and audio tapes of proceedings, 1964-1971.
Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education Title: Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education: Adult Basic Education Project Records, 1985-1995
Quantity: 5.4 c.f.
Call Number: 2000/135; 2001/125
Abstract: Grant records, 1985-1995, from the state Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education for adult education funding. The collection includes both applications and reviews for a range of educational topics.
Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education Title: Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education: Annual Statistical Reports by Local Boards, 1914-1968
Quantity: 104 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 1585
Abstract: Statistical reports submitted by local boards of vocational and adult education showing subjects offered; special educational activities and supplementary programs; local business agencies cooperating in the educational program; names and salaries of teachers; enrollments by subject, age group, day or evening school, and sex; and receipts and disbursements. Reports for 1965/66 are missing. Reel 104 contain State Board annual report work sheets (1938-1952), which include statistical abstracts based on local annual reports, state and federal aid statistics, data concerning circuit teachers, some advance payment vouchers, financial reports of Milwaukee vocational and adult schools (1950-1952), and miscellaneous related correspondence and papers.
Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education Title: Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education: Manpower Development and Training Act Final Reports, 1966-1970
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (6 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1976/054
Abstract: Records, 1966-1970, from the state Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education including files of training projects funded under the Manpower Development and Training Act, fiscal year 1969-1970, including grant applications, financial reports and correspondence. Also included are audit reports of projects, and final financial reports of projects, 1966-1967.
Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education Title: Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education: Minutes of Board Meetings, 1911-1988, 1992-1996
Quantity: 10.2 c.f. (26 archives boxes); plus additions of 2.2 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1577; 2003/139; 2006/135
Abstract: Copies of agendas, meeting materials, and minutes of all committee meetings, special and regular meetings of the Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education, including materials prepared for State Board meetings pertaining to budget reports; legislative reports and procedures; administrative policy statements; program development, modification, and discontinuance; district board appointments; district facility and funding requests; and related materials. Records created by the Board's predecessor agencies, the State Board of Industrial Education, the State Board of Vocational and Adult Education, and the State Board of Vocational Education, are also included. Records for 1911-1941 include minutes of the Board acting as the Board of Trustees of the Stout Institute.
Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education Title: Wisconsin. Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education: Student/Employer Follow-up Data, 1982-1992, 1998-2001
Quantity: 8.6 c.f.
Call Number: 1991/046; 1992/089; 1993/118; 1998/176; 2003/140; 2005/034; 2005/121
Abstract: Compiled results from the state Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education of annual statewide survey of graduates aggregated by instructional division, by aid code, and by district at six months and five years after graduation, and compiled results of employers' ratings of graduates' competence and performance on the job.
Wisconsin. Budget Bureau Title: Wisconsin. Budget Bureau: Subject File, 1910-1937
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 805
Abstract: Classifications of state agencies' accounts, charts, sample forms, reports, statistics, a schedule of salaries in state agencies, and other records related to the establishment of uniform accounting practices and efficient business methods for state agencies; formulation of the state biennial budget; and public policy issues related to government finance.
Wisconsin. Bureau for Exceptional Children Title: Wisconsin. Bureau for Exceptional Children: Central Office Files, 1983-1991
Quantity: 28.6 c.f. (28 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 2007/115
Abstract: Correspondence concerning annual plans, enrollments, site visits, and grant applications of individual school districts, CESA service agencies, county-based programs, and the Wisconsin centers and mental health institutions, 1983-1991. The value of the files is limited because the correspondence is represented only by outgoing letters.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Aeronautics Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Aeronautics: County and Municipal File, 1940-1999
Quantity: 29.6 c.f. (29 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2350
Abstract: Airport records, mainly 1940-1982, showing location, layout, and physical characteristics of Wisconsin airports. The records include descriptions of runways, hangars, aircraft, resident airlines, news clippings, emergency equipment, navigation aids, and obstructions, data on airport operations (including creation and expansion), environmental impact reports, and maps and diagrams of facilities. In addition there is extensive correspondence between the bureau, the FAA and local airport and governmental official, businessmen, and local residents.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Aeronautics. Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Aeronautics: Master Plans, 1974-1981
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2363
Abstract: Copies of the final master plans for construction projects at individual airports, prepared by consultants. Plans include maps, diagrams, photocopies of aerial photographs, cost analyses, and written proposals for construction projects.
Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics. Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Aeronautics: Subject Files, 1936-1981
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (6 record center cartons, 5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2356
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, press releases, drafts of legislation, minutes and other documents of the State Planning Board, State Aeronautics Commission, and the Department of Transportation's Division of Aeronautics, relating to aeronautics legislation, state and regional planning programs, legislators' air tours, airport security programs, airport equipment and construction, commercial aircraft, surveys, national transportation studies, and action plans. File also contains correspondence with aeronautics commissioners, airlines, consulting firms, the Federal Aviation Association, U.S. Department of Transportation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and private aviation organizations such as National Business Aircraft, Aviation Trades, the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Aging Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Aging: Area Agencies on Aging - Area Plans, 1971-1976
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1984/105
Abstract: Area Plans, 1974-1976, for various district Area Agencies on Aging prepared and submitted to the Bureau of Aging under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965. There are also some reports from other agencies on aging in Wisconsin. The plans consist of funding applications, budget summaries, organizational information, goal statements, objectives, demographic studies, action plans, and Notice of Grant Awards (NGAs) for the Area Agencies on Aging.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Aging Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Aging: Wisconsin's Title VII/IIC of Older Americans Act Projects, 1971-1978
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1983/015
Abstract: Records, 1971-1978, related to Bureau of Aging projects under Title VII and Title IIC dealing with nutrition for the elderly. Records include state legislation, grant applications, and poverty information for the county applying for the grant; quarterly reports, memorandums, and management plans. Also included are detailed expense reports and project payment records.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Air Management Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Air Management: Air Pollution Control Council Records, 1967-1985
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2599
Abstract: Administrative files of the council created within the Department of Natural Resources in 1967 to advise the department on matters relating to air pollution. In the early 1970s various council functions were integrated into Bureau of Air Management. Included are correspondence, incomplete minutes, reports and rules. Also contains minutes of Air Resource Allocation Council, 1982-1984, a temporary council attached to the DNR that worked closely with the council to foster industrial growth without deteriorating clean air. Records of the council post-1985 may be found in the Bureau of Air Management files. The council existed until 1991.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Air Management Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Air Management: Case Files, 1969-1983
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2595
Abstract: Case files containing transcripts of public hearings conducted by the department when violations of air pollution laws were contested by companies; correspondence with the companies; and reports regarding emission tests and air particulates. Companies who requested public hearings include Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Oscar Mayer, Mosinee Paper Corporation, Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company, and Wisconsin Power and Light. Files provide information about the department's process to control air pollution, companies' attempts at pollution abatement, and local residents' attitudes. Also included are transcripts of administrative rules hearings.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards: Apprenticeship Committees File, 1938-1996
Quantity: 18.2 c.f.
Call Number: 1998/119; 1999/058; 2002/040
Abstract: Minutes of state, area, and labor union apprenticeship committees which advised the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards on apprenticeship transactions; including rosters of members; standards, selection procedures, and affirmative action plans; and other related material.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention: Agent Orange Victims Initial Survey Questionnaires, 1980-1982
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (6 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1987/074
Abstract: The Agent Orange Victims program was established under Sections 221, 20.435(1)(R), Laws of 1979. Survey questionnaires and informational correspondence sent by the Wisconsin Division of Health and Social Services as part of the Agent Orange Identification and Assistance Project aimed at Wisconsin veterans who served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1971. Questionnaire ascertains veterans' foreign military experience, perceived health problems, and Agent Orange exposure. The questionnaire also provides information on obtaining medical evaluation through the Veterans Administration Hospital system.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention: Bureau Directors and Section Chief General Correspondence, 1938-1988
Quantity: 3.2 c.f.
Call Number: 1993/150; 1994/117; 2007/077
Abstract: This series includes, but is not restricted to, correspondence between the Bureau and its staff members, all designated operating units within the division, all designated operating units within the department, other state agencies, the legislature, local units of government, operating units of other state governments, the federal government, and the general citizenry. This series pertains to but is not restricted to: information requests concerning budgetary data, statistical data, administration and operation of bureau programs, program information, reports, contractual (where no special program exists), general queries and replies, and completed questionnaires and surveys.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention: Community Fluoridation Program, 1930-1986
Quantity: 6.8 cubic feet, 0.1 cubic feet of photographs, 3 reels of 16 mm film, 2 3/4-inch videocassettes (in 1 video box), 1 12-inch disc recording, and 48 transparencies
Call Number: 1998/030; 2006/040; 2010/046; 2011/039; 2012/052; Audio 1603A; AE 007; CC 109-CC 110; PH 6737; 2015/050
Abstract: Records, 1930-1986, related to community fluoridation in Wisconsin, documenting both the arguments for and against water fluoridation. Well documented are safety concerns, articles about fluoride in water, and health issues associated with fluoridation. Water fluoridation is considered by the Center for Disease Control to be one of the major public health advances of the twentieth century.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention: Family Planning Program, 1968-1985
Quantity: 11.9 c.f., 12 films (16 mm), 44 audio recordings, and 40 filmstrips (35 mm)
Call Number: 1987/075; 1991/074; 2012/204; 2013/084; Audio 1656A; DF 770-774; CC 104-107
Abstract: The Family Planning Program provides consultation, technical assistance, and monitoring services to agencies funded with Division of Health funds, and others interested in applying for funds. The target population of the program is women who are in their reproductive years and who for reasons of income or other factors beyond their control are not able to obtain family planning services readily and easily. This record series includes: correspondence; informational materials; publications/pamphlets; technical publications; committee and review material; materials on the development of legislation and rules; staff reports; policies; and other related material.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention: MCH (Maternal and Child Health) and Prevention Block Projects, 1982-1992
Quantity: 65.4 cubic feet (65 records center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1988/033; 1989/144; 1990/028; 1992/121; 1994/113; 1995/151; 1996/051
Abstract: MCH and Prevention Block Projects (formerly Title V) application, service agreements, and related materials under the Social Security Act Maternal and Child Health Program. This includes: project proposal; correspondence; trip, consultation, and telephone reports; agreements; budgets; reviews; and other related items. These programs provide money for services such as birth defects screening; health screening; poison centers; postpartum care; fluoridation of water; statewide immunization; intensive care; care for Menominee Indians, Hispanics, and migrants; and Planned Parenthood.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention: Migrant Health Program Records, 1953-1978
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2210
Abstract: Records, mainly 1965-1978, of various migrant health programs in central Wisconsin, including public health nursing, dental, and nutritional components of the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention; other health projects administered by non-profit organizations, churches, and local governments; largely funded by grants made available through the Migrant Health Act of 1962 (P.L. 87-692); records of committees appointed by Wisconsin governors; materials from conferences focusing on health care for migrant workers.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health and Prevention: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Project, 1976-1983
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1992/123
Abstract: Records, 1976-1982, of the Project Community Council for the Wisconsin Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Project. Materials include correspondence to area health facilities, grant applications to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare's Public Health Service for funding, and statistical information and literature about SIDS cases; minutes and related materials of the Wisconsin Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Project Community Council meetings and material related to community nursing and parental workshops or seminars.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health: Child Behavior and Development Records, 1940-1974
Quantity: 15.0 c.f. (15 record center cartons) and 6 photographs
Call Number: Series 2715; PH Series 2715
Abstract: Records of the bureau's mental health program primarily consisting of information on training programs, conferences, and workshops held around the state in conjunction local school, city, district, and county health officers and university faculty. The files document the careers of Abraham B. Abramovitz and Eugenia Cameron, who headed the mental health preventive program (earlier known as the Division of Child Guidance and the Division of Mental Health), and they include detailed narrative reports prepared by consultants, correspondence, memoranda, writings, minutes, bibliographies, brochures, statistics, and information on films and other outreach programs. Some projects are documented by case studies of individuals. Many of the files concern the work of the child guidance clinics established in most Wisconsin counties. In addition to correspondence, these files variously include clinic minutes and annual reports. The records of the Dane County Child Guidance Center and the Washington-Ozaukee Child Guidance Center are particularly extensive. In addition to in-service projects for nurses, teachers, social workers, and other professionals who worked with children, the bureau also conducted classes for parents and lay leaders. Nurses in-service projects; a Reading Mother program in Waupaca; and school programs in Baraboo, Beloit, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Menasha, and Wausau are well documented in the records. Documented organizations with which the division worked include the State School Health Council and the Mental Health Advisory Committee. Six photographs document bureau exhibits and activities at the Washington-Ozaukee Child Guidance Center.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health: Children's Bureau File, 1920-1975
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2707
Abstract: Files on contacts of the bureau and its predecessor, the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, with the U.S. Children's Bureau including correspondence, statistical and financial reports, and information on the preparation of health plans and budgets required by the federal bureau.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health: Division of School Health Files, 1940-1969
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 4 archives boxes) and photographs
Call Number: Series 2710; PH Series 2710
Abstract: Files of Oscar R. Cade, head of the school health program in the State Board of Health and later the Department of Health and Social Services, and, prior to 1959, a school health consultant. A few files predate his employment. Included are correspondence, memoranda, narrative and statistical reports pertaining to conferences, workshops and other training programs around the state conducted in conjunction with county teachers colleges, state teachers colleges, and local health officers, and minutes and correspondence of the State School Health Council and the Mental Health Committee of the Wisconsin Parent Teacher Association. The narrative field reports from state and district consultants document projects and conditions in individual schools, with some communities such as Baraboo, Beloit, Cambridge, Eau Claire, Menasha, and Wausau documented in greater depth by local curricular materials. The photographs document healthservices in an unidentified elementary school classroom, ca. 1950, and at Langlade County Normal School, and meetings of school health officers.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health: General Records, 1916-1979
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (9 record center cartons) and 244 photographs (1 archives box); plus additions of 2.8 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2708; PH Series 2708; 1977/162
Abstract: General records of the bureau and its predecessor, the Bureau of Child and Maternal Health, relating to its broad public health responsibilities for maternal and child health, mental health, mental retardation, and school health. Some files document the tenure of Amy Louise Hunter as head of the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, and they include documentation on numerous statistical studies she initiated or participated in concerning infant blindness, premature birth, maternal and neonatal mortality, midwives, migrant workers, and other topics. There is also data on midwives, the distribution of incubators, and Wisconsin generally.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health: Hospital Nursing Consultant's Files, 1940-1968
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2702
Abstract: Files of Helen F. Callon, the bureau's hospital nursing consultant, from 1946, when the program was established, until 1968. Included are correspondence about various aspects of the hospital nursing consultation program, memoranda, bulletins, statistical data, narrative reports from hospitals about their obstetrical departments, representative obstetrical manuals from several Wisconsin hospitals, and information on special projects concerning prevention of premature birth and the use of incubators, some of which predates the creation of the consultation program.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health: Nutrition Division Files, 1935-1975
Quantity: 7.6 c.f. (7 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes, 1 oversize folder), 3 tape recordings, 3 disc recordings, and 24 photographs
Call Number: Series 2712; PH Series 2712; Tape 1358A; Disc 222A
Abstract: General files of the Nutrition Division and its consultants, primarily Lucille K. Billington and Martha Kjentavet. Included are correspondence, memoranda, minutes, writings, and statistical and narrative reports documenting various aspects of the nutrition program. Also included are subject files on legislation on the enrichment of food; workshops and nutrition education and training provided to nursing homes, hospitals and hospital employees, teachers, and employees of school lunch programs; field studies of the division's program by graduate interns; special projects such as the Western Wisconsin Nutrition Education Project and the Baraboo Project; and relations with professional organizations such as the Association of State and Territorial Nutrition Directors and the Wisconsin Dietetic Association. Many of the narrative reports are arranged by county. Also included are photographs primarily documenting school lunch programs during the 1940s and scattered blueprints of medical care facilities submitted for division approval. The discs are a recording of talks by Conrad Elvehjem and others on food fads and quackery. One tape recording is a presentation about the Western Wisconsin Nutrition Education Project at Barron County Normal School; the two remaining recordings are presentations by elementary school students during the early 1950s about the nutrition and health classes at their schools.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Community Health: Public Health Nursing Consultant's Files, 1946-1969
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2549
Abstract: Files of the public health nursing consultant, including narrative and statistical reports of services provided, memoranda, meeting transcripts, and correspondence with local public health nurses and visiting nurse associations. The files are primarily those of Frances L. Porter, and they concern workshops and educational projects for expectant parents and parents of young children.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Engineering Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Engineering: Architectural Drawings for Wisconsin Parks in the WPA Period, 1931-1952
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (4 flat boxes)
Call Number: Series 2424
Abstract: Blueprints, blue and black line prints, and original vellum drawings for state and national parks in Wisconsin built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Drawings include site plans and designs for buildings, furniture, signs and landscapes. Includes drawings for Terry Andrae State Park, Brunet Island State Park, Central State Nursery, Copper Falls State Park, Devils Lake State Park, Flambeau River State Forest, Governor Dodge State Park, Interstate State Park, Kettle Moraine State Park, Fort McNaughton State Camp, Merrick State Park, Nelson Dewey State Park, Northwest Fisheries, Pattison State Park, Peninsula State Park, Perrot State Park, Point Beach State Forest, Rib Mountain State Park, Hugo Sauer Nursery, Tomahawk State Park, Tower Hill State Park, and Trout Lake State Park.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health: Advisory Radiation Protection Council Records, 1962-1974
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1982/032
Abstract: Records, 1962-1974, from the Bureau of Environmental Health concerning radiation and air pollution protection. Primarily documented are groups such as the Air Pollution Advisory Council, Milwaukee County Department of Air Pollution Control, Natural Resources Board, and Wisconsin State Board of Health Radiation Protection Division. Files include meeting minutes, correspondence, studies and reports, and articles and publications. Also included are transcripts of public hearings regarding air quality standards from several Wisconsin cities. The collection also contains the development files for the Radiation Protection Code, including drafts, correspondence, and final copies, from its inception and several revisions and additions. The Council was covered under Section 140.56, Wis. Stats.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health: Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Films, 1950-1978
Quantity: 15 films, 3 videorecordings, and 0.1 c.f. (1 folder)
Call Number: 2013/173; AE 194-AE 196; VCA 269-VCA 271; DG 016-DG 019; CC 380-CC 387
Abstract: Films and videos, 1950s-1978, from the Department of Health and Social Services, Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) covering three distinct subject areas: car safety, emergency medical services, and disaster planning/preparedness. Included are compilation reels consisting of car safety and EMS public service announcements, two 16 mm films related to the role of EMS technicians and resuscitation techniques, as well as new clips, a disaster training exercise in Ashland, Wisconsin and miscellaneous EMS footage on 1/2-inch open-reel video. Also included are several 16 mm films on disaster planning and preparedness, including a series called Medical Self-Help Training, which focuses on health, sanitation, and first-aid concerns during situations when a physician might not be available; and a discussion guide for the film, The Price of Survival.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health: Emergency Medical Services Administrative Subject Files, 1954-1980
Quantity: 21.8 c.f.
Call Number: 1983/187; 1983/188; 1984/052; 1985/013; 1981/088
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, and related materials pertaining to the operation of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Systems Development Section, including: requisitions; vouchers; budget estimates/justifications; capital inventories; records disposal authorizations; task statements; performance standards; personnel records including annual performance and development reports; monthly time reports; EMS newsletters; any other publications; and EMS Committee agenda; and minutes, pursuant to Section 14.017(3)(h), Wis. Stats.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health: Emergency Medical Services Meeting Minutes and Materials, 1985-1988, 1994-1997
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. and 2 tape recordings
Call Number: 2002/030; Audio 1593A; 2002/100
Abstract: Minutes, enclosures, and supplementary materials for meetings of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Advisory Board and its committees and subcommittees.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health: Radiation Protection Council -- Correspondence, Minutes, etc., 1956-1979, 1982-1996
Quantity: 2.8 c.f.
Call Number: 1990/163; 2006/037
Abstract: Correspondence of the Radiation Protection Council; agendas and minutes of meetings; and recommendations made to the state agencies and the legislature.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Environmental Health: Radiological Emergency Response, 1970-1984
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1989/014
Abstract: Records, 1970-1984, from the Bureau of Environmental Health related to emergency response preparation, training, and protocol. Includes correspondence, data, reports, and reference materials regarding emergency response in Wisconsin and covers topics such as the monitoring of nuclear power plants, transportation of radioactive materials, training of emergency response personnel, and developing radiological response plans. Series also contains contracts and correspondence about radiological safety of specific buildings or building areas which once held radiological material.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Fisheries Management and Habitat Protection Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Fisheries Management and Habitat Protection: Fish Stocking Records, 1916-1936, 1970-1983
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (15 volumes)
Call Number: Series 2587; 2008/073
Abstract: Records from the Bureau of Fisheries Management and Habitat Protection of the state fish hatcheries, including breakdowns by county, of the numbers and types of fish distributed, and how many fish eggs were hatched per year. Information for 1924 is not included in this series.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Care Financing Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Care Financing: Medical Assistance Central File Correspondence, 1970-1978, 1988-1998, 2002-2003
Quantity: 97.0 cubic feet (97 records center cartons); plus 31.0 cubic feet of additions
Call Number: Series 2422; 2000/035; 2001/065; 2007/044; 2009/144; 2016/112
Abstract: Correspondence to and from providers, recipients, legislators, interested persons, the governor, the department secretary, and others. Also included in these files are minutes, agenda, and other general documents relating to this Bureau.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Care Financing Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Care Financing: Medical Assistance HMO Program Records, 1981-2009
Quantity: 9.8 cubic feet (9 records center cartons and 2 archives boxes); plus additions of 85.2 cubic feet, 4 tape recordings, and 2 videorecordings
Call Number: Series 2627; 1999/165; 2000/033; 2000/145; 2001/060; 2001/129; 2002/031; 2002/098; 2003/059; 2005/041; 2005/126; 2006/038; 2006/114; 2007/042; 2007/116; 2008/029; 2009/070; 2011/040; 2013/168
Abstract: Records of various state efforts to control medical costs for the needy and uninsured.
Wisconsin Bureau of Health Statistics Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics: Delayed Registrations of Births, 1850-1907
Quantity: 34 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 2071
Abstract: Records of Wisconsin births prior to 1907 which were reported between 1937 and 1942. Present are affidavits, 1940-1942, filed by doctors or others attesting to each birth, and registers, 1937-1940, in which information from affidavits is recorded. For 1940, the only year present in both affidavits and registers, some names appear in both groups, but most names are represented in the affidavits only.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics: Registrations of Births, 1852-1907
Quantity: 171 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 2070
Abstract: Record of births recorded between 1852 and 1907 with the various county Registers of Deeds. For each birth, the individual's name, sex, and race are shown along with the names of living siblings, name and occupation of the father, mother's name previous to marriage, time and place of birth, name and residence of the person signing the certificate, and the dates of the birth certificate and of the registration. The father's and mother's places of birth are also given for births registered since 1898. Some births for the years 1808-1852 are also included.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics: Registrations of Deaths, 1852-1907
Quantity: 91 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Series 2068
Abstract: Record of deaths recorded between 1852 and 1907 with the various county Registers of Deeds. For each death, the individual's name, race, sex, occupation, place of birth, and age are shown, along with names of parents and spouse, date, place and cause of death, place of burial, name and address of the person submitting the certificate, and the dates of the certificate and registration. Some of the deaths occurred prior to 1852. Records are incomplete, particularly for deaths prior to ca. 1875. No records are included for Chippewa County. All reels are positive. Each Area Research Center has a duplicate copy for counties in its region.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics: Registrations of Marriages, 1836-1907
Quantity: 335 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Series 2073
Abstract: Record of marriages recorded between 1836 and 1907 with the various county Registers of Deeds. Generally recorded for each marriage is the individuals' names and birthplaces, the names of the parents of each, the occupation and residence of the husband, the date and place of the marriage, the kind of ceremony (usually denomination), the names of witnesses, the name and residence of the person pronouncing marriage, the date of the certificate or affidavit, the date of registration, and remarks.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Human Resources Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Human Resources: Permanency Planning Files, 1983-1986
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 1990/041
Abstract: Permanency planning files, 1983-1986, submitted by counties throughout Wisconsin, including permanency planning plans and guidelines for the achievement of permanency planning. Some files include feedback and evaluation reports on the plans. Also included are regional office plans, 1985-1986. Permanency plans were submitted by the county departments of social services to provide for a permanent plan for children in county custody. These are agency plans, not plans for individual children, and they are designed to eliminate the use of and need for long-term foster care placements by providing for either a return to the child's birth home or adoption. Permanency Planning was eliminated in the 1986 Mandate Reduction process.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Human Resources Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Human Resources: Refugee Assistance Program Correspondence, 1975-1983
Quantity: 5.2 c.f.
Call Number: 1988/039; 1989/131; 1990/022; 1990/227
Abstract: General correspondence relating to the Refugee Assistance program and other correspondence concerning the three separate areas of the refugee program: Indochinese refugees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, and unaccompanied minors. There are also contract files containing correspondence between Division staff and contract agencies; workshop and training materials; expenditure reports for the contract agencies; and preliminary and final financial status reports. The Refugee Assistance program was initially set up to provide financial and medical assistance and social services to Indochinese refugees. The program expanded in 1980 to include Cuban and Haitian entrants. This material is filed under the provisions of various Federal laws including P.L. 94-23 (Indochina Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1975), P.L. 96-212 (Refugee Act of 1980), and P.L. 96-422 (Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980).
Wisconsin. Bureau of Human Resources Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Human Resources: Youth Aids Plans, 1981-1982, 1984-1986
Quantity: 4.6 c.f.
Call Number: 1992/126; 1996/028
Abstract: The Youth Aids program was developed to increase local juvenile justice services and reduce reliance on state services by providing a funding mechanism to improve community based programming/facilities as alternatives to placement in state juvenile correctional facilities. Included are Youth Aids plans from each county; plan reviews including fiscal reviews and joint review summaries; and correspondence concerning county planning issues.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Local Financial Assistance Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Local Financial Assistance: Distribution of Shared Revenues/Taxes, 1971-2008
Quantity: 2701 sheets of microfiche in 13 boxes
Call Number: Series 2238
Abstract: Annually the state Bureau of Local Financial Assistance determines aids pursuant to Subchapter I, Chapter 79, Wis. Stats., which are paid to towns, villages, cities, and counties qualifying for shared revenues. The state shared revenue program provides no-strings-attached revenues to counties and tax districts. The distribution is made on the basis of populations, public utility values, and local purposes revenues. Adjustments are made to payments determined for tax districts and counties for levy limit violations and such others as provided by statute.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Local Financial Assistance Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Local Financial Assistance: Municipal and County Financial Reports, 1979-1992
Quantity: 14 reels of microfilm (16mm) and 427 sheets of microfiche
Call Number: Series 2230
Abstract: Annual financial reports of counties, cities, villages, and towns submitted to the Department of Revenue. The reports contain summaries of revenues, expenditures, changes in fund balances, statements of financial condition, a summary of agency receipts and disbursements, and a statement of indebtedness. The data is used to determine a portion of shared revenues, public municipal services aids, and federal general revenue sharing aids. Records for 1979 are contained on 14 reels of microfilm; all other records are on microfiche.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Local Health Services and Program Planning Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Local Health Services and Program Planning: Annual and Monthly Reports by District, 1962-1972
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1980/149
Abstract: Annual and monthly reports, 1962-1972, received by the Bureau of Local Health Services and Program Planning from districts. Reports concern personnel statistics and activities, public health conditions, services, and programming in congressional districts throughout Wisconsin. Records largely consist of reports, statistics, and correspondence composed by the District Health Officers of individual communities.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health: Programs and Demonstrations, 1922-1961
Quantity: 7.2 c.f. (18 archives boxes), 222 photographs (1 archives box), 53 negatives (1 negative box), 20 transparencies (1 box), and 1 film; plus additions of 0.4 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2253; PH Series 2253; 1964/134; CC 206
Abstract: Records, 1922-1961, including narrative, statistical, and pictorial records and correspondence documenting educational demonstrations and medical benefit programs of the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health. Included are records on the emergency maternity and infant care program, hearing demonstrations, maternal and child health centers, maternal and child health demonstrations, an obstetrical education program, trailer classrooms, work with the Wisconsin Emergency Relief Administration, normal school evaluations, and other activities. The visual materials document various programs, including mobile health care services, children's health examinations, and classes for mothers and children.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Minority Business Development Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Minority Business Development: Records, 1968-1985
Quantity: 9.6 c.f. and 6 tape recordings
Call Number: 1987/040; 1991/005
Abstract: Records of the Bureau of Minority Business Development, 1968-1985, related to Bureau operations, organization, and its work with businesses.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Municipal Audit Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Municipal Audit: Municipal Audit Reports, 1908-1983
Quantity: 251.0 c.f. (138 archives boxes and 196 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 1944
Abstract: Audit reports of townships, villages, cities, counties, school districts, boards of education, vocational, technical, and adult educational districts, and other local public bodies, boards, or commissions; including summary statements of fund transactions, detailed statements of revenues and expenditures, and related information. No records are present for 1917-1930.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Municipal Audit Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Municipal Audit: Municipal Audit Reports--Exceptions, 1958-1982, 1984
Quantity: 2.8 c.f.
Call Number: 2000/058; 2001/095; 2002/067
Abstract: Bound audit reports from the state Bureau of Municipal Audit made on request under Section 73.10(5), Wis. Stats. and prepared by the Accounting Services Bureau, including summary statements of fund transactions, detailed statements of revenues and expenditures, comments, and supporting schedules. These records involve reports on embezzlement, fraud, and other unusual situations.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel: Collected Records, 1908-1976
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons); plus additions of 0.1 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2483; 2011/121
Abstract: Administrative subject file, work compensation pay plan records, and the professional papers of Bureau of Personnel Director A.J. Opstedahl. Topics include reports of the Bureau, the Personnel Board, and the Civil Service Commission including correspondence with other state agencies and citizens; affirmative action programs; development of state pay plans; collective bargaining; overtime; deferred vacations; deviation from the standard work week; out-of-state travel; fair employment practices; the Wisconsin career candidate program; layoffs; grievances; skilled trade contracts; merit pay; administrative interpretations on policies and procedures; retirement policies; and work rules.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel: Collective Bargaining Records, 1966-1971
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2487
Abstract: Records include bargaining unit summaries, signed contracts, union demands, proposals, drafts, grievance procedures, correspondence, work rules, and negotiating notes. Agencies affected include the Department of Health and Social Services, Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations; Department of Public Instruction, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the state's universities. Also included are the results of a 1966 survey of collective bargaining practices by agencies.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel: Governor's Advisory Committee on Employee Relations Records, 1969-1970
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2486
Abstract: Records of a committee established to study the effects of collective bargaining legislation for public employees. The series includes minutes, correspondence, testimony, and the formal report.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel: Records of the Civil Service Advisory Committee, 1947-1959
Quantity: 0.5 c.f. (1 archives box and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Series 1921
Abstract: Records of a committee of department heads which functioned from 1947 to 1961, including committee minutes, correspondence, reports, policy statements, and related materials concerning personnel administration, salaries, employee benefits, layoffs, classifications and reclassifications, retirement, health coverage, and other matters. Also included are results of a study of medical insurance for state employees conducted by a subcommittee of the Personnel Advisory Committee, 1958.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Personnel: State Employee Roster Cards, circa 1913-1996
Quantity: 109 cubic feet (485 card file boxes) and 229 sheets of microfiche
Call Number: Series 2198
Abstract: Classified service official roster or payroll cards for each individual who was employed by the Wisconsin state government. Data includes employee name, beginning and ending dates of employment, state agency, classification, salary, notes, position number, dates and amounts of overtime worked, and related information. Beginning in 1971, the data is kept in an automated system and a cumulative report is generated which includes employee name, social security number, department, class title, pay range and schedule, effective date, position type, base salary, and transaction type.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Planning and Budget Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Planning and Budget: Director's Subject File, 1962-1973
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (9 archives boxes).
Call Number: Series 2492
Abstract: Subject files, mainly 1966-1971, concerning miscellaneous budget and state planning operations of the bureau and various special projects and committees with which the directors were involved. These include the Department Policy Group, Marquette Medical School, the Milwaukee Model Cities program, the Program Planning Budget Systems, the Regionalism Task Force for Northeast and East Central Wisconsin, the Rural Development Council, the creation of uniform state administrative districts, and the urban affairs portion of Governor Patrick J. Lucey's 1971-1973 budget. The files also document the bureau's two predecesors within the Department of Administration: the Bureau of Budget and Management and the Bureau of State Planning and activities of Directors Paul Brown, Walter F. McKanna, and Roger Schrantz. The Schrantz files include correspondence and mememoranda, reports, budgetary material, and minutes of the Governor's ORAP Task Force for which Schrantz was the coordinator.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Planning and Budget Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Planning and Budget: Housing and Urban Development State Planning Grant Application File, 1962-1972
Quantity: 2.6 cubic feet (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2494
Abstract: Applications, revisions, reports, correspondence, and attachments for a series of grant projects submitted by the bureau and its predecessors, the State Planning Bureau and the Planning Division of the Department of Resource Development to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for 701 funding to prepare a comprehensive, multi-phase state plan. Apart from papers to support the general state plan, the attachments include numerous documents on the Governor's Education Task Force and Mission '70. Alphabetical lists of the documents attached to Project P-118 and P-136 follow the contents list.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Property Tax Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Property Tax: Manufacturing Property Assessment Full and Equated Value Rolls, 1975, 1979, 1980
Quantity: 22.0 c.f. (22 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2436
Abstract: Three selected years of full and equated value tax rolls for all manufacturing real estate and personal property within the state, as determined by the Department of Revenue as required by Section 70.995 and 70.998, Wis. Stats. The full value roll is merged with equalization to provide equated values as listed on the Equated Roll. The original copy of the full value roll is retained in the Property Tax District Offices along with the 2 carbon copies which are used as working copies. The forms the full value assessment rolls are printed on are PA-539-A Real Property and PA-547-1 Personal Property and are run during March, April, and May. The original copy of the equated value roll is retained in the Property Tax District Offices. One carbon copy is forwarded to the municipal clerk, and one is forwarded to the county tax lister. The forms the equated value rolls are printed on are PA-539-1 Real Property and PA-547-1 Personal Property, and are run annually in October.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Property Tax Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Property Tax: Policy Correspondence, 1938-1977
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (7 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2412
Abstract: Correspondence and other documents relating to property tax policy issues. Includes correspondence with tax districts, tax commissioners, and department level administrators; correspondence and reports on special topics, especially the valuation of properties within the Menominee Indian Reservation; and selected bureau rulings and opinions on property tax matters.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Property Tax Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Property Tax: Statistical Reports of Property Valuations, 1912-1973, 1980-2001
Quantity: 58 reels of microfilm (35 mm); plus additions of 2.8 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1515; 2009/147
Abstract: Statistical reports of property values submitted to county boards and to the Department of Revenue, Bureau of Property Tax by the supervisors of assessments listing for each assessment district the aggregate value of assessment and recommended full value for all classes of residential, manufacturing, mercantile, swamp, and timber real property; and for such personal property as cattle, sheep, swine, merchants' and manufacturers' stocks, leaf tobacco, logs, timber, steamboats, launches, public utilities, and jewelry.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Sanitary Engineering Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Sanitary Engineering: Advisory Committee on Plumbing Apprenticeship Records, 1935-1962
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box); plus additions of 0.8 c.f.
Call Number: Series 900; 1967/003
Abstract: Records of a special committee on apprenticeship supply, sponsored by the Board of Health and the Industrial Commission to determine the number of apprentices to be allowed in the field.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Sanitary Engineering Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Sanitary Engineering: Staff Conference Records, 1957-1960
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2212
Abstract: Lectures and seminars related to various aspects of public health; including epidemiological and screening programs for tuberculosis, hepatitis, and hypertension; coordination of polio vaccinations; occupational, school, and mental health programs; water system and sewerage treatment projects; and improving health care for the aged.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Sanitary Engineering Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Sanitary Engineering: Wisconsin Community Sanitation Program Records, 1935-1942
Quantity: 6.8 c.f. (17 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 911
Abstract: Records of a program administered by the Board of Health and sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service and the Work Projects Administration to bring sanitation facilities to unsewered areas of Wisconsin through an intense educational program. Included are minutes, correspondence, general reports, lecture material, publicity items, inspection reports, progress reports, survey reports, work records, plans, and photographs.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Transit. Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Transit: General Correspondence, 1967-1980
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2359
Abstract: General correspondence between the Bureau of Transit and other sections within the Wisconsin Department of Transportation; city and county government agencies; regional-level agencies within Wisconsin, such as regional planning commissions; other state level organizations in Wisconsin whose activities and policies affect urban mass transit, such as Wisconsin AAA, Wisconsin Alliance of Cities, Coalition for Balanced Transportation, Wisconsin Council for Transportation Information, Wisconsin County Boards Association, Wisconsin Environmental Decade, Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association, etc.; government agencies of other states in the U.S.; and national-level organizations. The correspondence concerns state and federal elderly and handicapped transportation assistance programs, demonstration programs designed to reduce reliance on drive-alone travel, and other mass transit assistance programs.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Transit Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Transit: Mass Transit Planning and Demonstration Program, 1975-1985
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (1 record center carton and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2351
Abstract: Applications, contracts, correspondence, progress reports, financial reports, internal memoranda, agenda and minutes of task force meetings, financial records and final reports of Mass Transit Demonstration Projects funded by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Transit. Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Transit: Specialized Transit Reports and Information, 1987-1990
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2357
Abstract: Reports, correspondence, meeting agendas, minutes, notes and clippings pertaining to elderly and handicapped transportation and “paratransit” (other than fixed-route transit services). Includes information on federal and state human services programs, as well as transportation programs that provide financial support for specialized transit services, such as the Milwaukee Job-Ride Program.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Utility and Special Taxes Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Utility and Special Taxes: Air Carrier Annual Reports, 1947-2010
Quantity: 2.8 cubic feet (2 records center cartons and 2 archives boxes); plus additions of 14.6 cubic feet (11 records center cartons and 10 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1539; 2000/059; 2001/092; 2004/074; 2006/080; 2010/076; 2012/196; 2013/136; 2014/076; 2014/143; 2018/060
Abstract: Annual reports of airline companies to the Department of Revenue filed under section 76.04 of the Wisconsin Statutes, including statements of the operating revenues and expenses, income items, assets, liabilities, capital, surplus, operating statistics, lists of officers and directors, flight schedules, and related information. Includes statistics for both national and Wisconsin operations.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Utility and Special Taxes Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Utility and Special Taxes: Annual Reports of Rural Electric Cooperative Associations, 1938-1989
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1549
Abstract: Annual reports filed under Chapter 76.48 of the Wisconsin Statutes, listing names and addresses of officers; gross revenue; capacity, value, and locations of generating plants and substations; locations of buildings, pole yards, and supplies; and distribution of property, gross income, and license fees by county, town, and other tax units. The files also contain audits, correspondence, and investigations undertaken by the Bureau of Utility and Special Taxes.
Wisconsin. Capitol Commission Title: Wisconsin. Capitol Commission: General Files, 1903-1927
Quantity: 20 c.f. (47 archives boxes and 6 volumes) and photographs
Call Number: Series 833
Abstract: Records, mainly 1903-1918, of the commission created in 1903 (Chapter 399) and abolished in 1917 that supervised the construction of the fourth Wisconsin Capitol. Included are minutes; planning materials and the program issued to architects who wished to bid on the project; specifications and contracts; financial records; records of the Capitol Improvement Commission that was first organized in 1903 to remodel the third Wisconsin Capitol and expanded after the fire of 1904 to construct the new structure; and extensive correspondence of architect Lew F. Porter, secretary of the commission, and J. H. Gormley, construction superintendent. Within the correspondence there are letters to and from architect George B. Post and Sons, as well as copies of Post's correspondence with individual contractors; reports from the Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory concerning construction of the steel superstructure of the Capitol, documents relating to litigation with the Northwestern Marble and Tile Company. Prominent correspondents include Edwin H. Blashfield, Kenyon Cox, James A. Frear, Cass Gilbert, O.O. Ingram, George H.D. Johnson, John Nolen, and William Freeman Vilas.
Wisconsin. Chiropractic Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Chiropractic Examining Board: Complaint and Revocation Files, 1944-1981
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (1 record center carton and 3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1867
Abstract: Closed investigative files of complaints which resulted in hearings and disciplinary actions, including letters of complaint, investigative reports, correspondence, transcripts of hearings, exhibits, motions, briefs, attorney notes, findings of fact, and related materials. It is likely that these files are incomplete as there are only minor complaint files. From 1925 to 1969, responsibility for enforcing statutory provisions for “treating the sick” was divided between the Medical Examining Board and the Chiropractic Board, and files also contain correspondence on jurisdictional questions.
Wisconsin. Chiropractic Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Chiropractic Examining Board: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1925-1986
Quantity: 7.4 c.f. (7 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1594
Abstract: Administrative correspondence and subject files of Ernest M. Cardell, S.C. Syverud, and other secretaries of the Chiropractic Examining Board. Included is correspondence with R.A. Nelson, A.T. Weeks, E.J. Wollschlaeger, and other members of the board; with leaders of the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, the Society of Wisconsin Chiropractors, the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, and the Wisconsin Medical Society; with legislators; with the Department of Regulation and Licensing; and with representatives of Palmer School of Chiropractic and other chiropractic colleges. In addition, there are files on administrative rules and legislation, advertising, continuing education, and information on investigations of clinics and unprofessional practices by the Attorney General and the board. Routine correspondence with chiropractors in Wisconsin and other states concerning licensing, procedures for examinations in chiropractic and basic science, and continuing education requirements has been extensively weeded.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Wood County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit (Wood County): Naturalization Records, 1858-1991
Quantity: 6.2 c.f. (5 archives boxes, 21 separate volumes, and 3 card index boxes) and 14 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Wood Series 26
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Wood County. Records include card indexes to Certificates and Petitions (1873-1991); volume indexes to Declarations, Petitions, and Certificates (1858-1975); Declarations of Intention (1874-1981); Petitions (1873-1991); and Certificates (1873-1906). Ancillary records include Court Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1991); Repatriations (1940-1969); Depositions (1933-1956); and Transfers (1962-1983).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Adams County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Adams County): Naturalization Records, 1853-1949
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (4 archives boxes, 1 card index box, 5 volumes) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Adams Series 12
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Adams County, 1853-1949. Records include Declarations of Intention (1853-1945), Petitions (1859-1949), Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1929), indexes to these records (1853-1949), and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1931-1949). This series is also available on microfilm.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Ashland County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Ashland County): Court Record, 1873-1936
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (9 volumes)
Call Number: Ashland Series 18
Abstract: Record of Circuit Court civil cases and proceedings, providing a brief history of each action with cross references to the minute books and judgment records and orders. The record gives the names of the plaintiff, defendant, and attorney; summons issued; affidavits; judgments pronounced; and filing date.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Ashland County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Ashland County): Judgment Dockets, 1873-1920
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Ashland Series 19
Abstract: Summary of judgment rendered by the court in civil suits, consisting of name of judgment debtor, place of residence, title and trade of profession, name of creditor and residence, case number, court, amount of damage with costs, date of entry of judgment, name of attorney, and the satisfaction of the judgment.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Ashland County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Ashland County): Naturalization Records, 1879-1990
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (3 card index boxes, 5 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 31 separate volumes), 14 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 2 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Ashland Series 9
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Ashland County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1879-1971), Petitions with certificates attached (1885-1906), Petitions (1906-1990), indexes to these records (1882-1990), Naturalization Order Book (1929-1990), Repatriations (1940-1961), and Interrogatories in Depositions of Witnesses (1926-1980).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Barron County): Circuit Court Case Files, 1898-1972
Quantity: 36.0 c.f. (36 record center cartons)
Call Number: Barron Series 46
Abstract: Legal documents filed in civil and criminal cases and other proceedings before the Barron County Circuit Court. Contents of the files vary with the nature and complexity of each case but may include summons, complaints, motions, depositions, testimony, orders, judgments, verdicts, and appeals. These records have been sampled and only selected cases were preserved.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Barron County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Barron County): Judgment Dockets, 1914-1929
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet (4 volumes)
Call Number: Barron Series 58
Abstract: Docket of judgments primarily in civil cases directing the payment of money. Most actions are money demands and foreclosures with a few divorce cases and criminal cases plus appeals (initial charge unknown). Entries give parties names, type of case, attorney's name, motion and orders, costs, documents filed, and judgment. Cases 2996-6090.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Barron County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Barron County): Naturalization Records, 1874-1954
Quantity: 11.2 c.f. (5 index card boxes, 6 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 20 volumes) and 16 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Barron Series 13
Abstract: Includes Declarations of Intention (1874-1954), Certificates of Naturalization (1874-1927), Petitions (1880-1954), Oaths of Allegiance (1940-1950), Miscellaneous documents (1935-1942, undated), indexes to these records (1874-1954), and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1954).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Barron County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Barron County): Orders and Decrees, 1874-1938
Quantity: 3.5 cubic feet (8 volumes)
Call Number: Barron Series 57
Abstract: Record of civil and criminal cases containing names of plaintiff and defendant, complaint, summary of case, date, and findings of law, and judges orders. Name index by plaintiff at the front of each volume. These volumes fill in the gaps found in the sampled case files (Barron Series 46).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Bayfield County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Bayfield County): Court Record Books, 1859-1930
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Bayfield Series 13
Abstract: A daily record of proceedings in civil cases before the Circuit Court. Includes a list of legal documents filed in each case; sometimes the nature of the case; names of defendant, plaintiff, and attorneys; file number; and references to minute books, order books, and judgment books. This series serves as an index to "Civil Case Files" (accessions C1998/073 and C1999/088).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Bayfield County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Bayfield County): Naturalization Records, 1859-1945
Quantity: 6.9 c.f (4 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 17 separate volumes) and 9 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Bayfield Series 5
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Bayfield County, including an Index to Citizenship (1884-1945); Declarations of Intention (1859-1945), Petitions for Citizenship (1884-1945); Certificates (1907-1926); Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1945); Repatriations (1940-1941); and Depositions (circa 1922-1940).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County) Naturalization Records, 1829-1984
Quantity: 19.0 c.f. (28 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 15 volumes)
Call Number: Brown Series 27; Brown Series 28; Brown Series 29
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Brown County, Wisconsin. Records include indexes; Declarations of Intention; Petitions for citizenship; and court orders granting citizenship.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County): Court Record, 1870-1939
Quantity: 22.0 c.f. (30 volumes)
Call Number: Brown Series 25
Abstract: Summary record of proceedings in civil cases showing title of case, attorneys, court costs, and record of various papers filed, orders and judgments issued, pleadings entered, hearings held, and other actions taken. The Court Record serves as an index to other volumes and papers in which information about a case may be found.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County): Court Rules and Orders, 1850-1885
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (4 volumes)
Call Number: Brown Series 77
Abstract: Rules for the operational procedures of the court as well as other rules and court orders. The orders are usually in response to attorney's motions and often order a case discontinued. Includes names of plaintiff and defendant, nature of case, the rule or order of the court, and date.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County): Judgment Dockets and Indexes, 1850-1942
Quantity: 6.1 c.f. (19 volumes)
Call Number: Brown Series 31
Abstract: A summary record of judgments showing names of parties to the case; amount of judgment including damages, costs, and court fees; attorneys; and dates of executions issued and returned and satisfactions made. The dockets record divorces, injunctions, and other non-money judgments as well as the more frequent awards of money. Volume 10 and subsequent dockets provide the box number in which the original judgment was filed instead of a serial judgment number.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County): Minute Record, 1850-1941
Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (22 volumes)
Call Number: Brown Series 26
Abstract: A summary record of daily proceedings before the court. Content varies but may include title of case, actions taken in court, and summary of trial proceedings. The latter includes lists of witnesses called, appearances and motions by attorneys, instructions to the jury, jury verdicts, and texts of judgments and sentences levied in criminal cases. Some minutes also include a record of the court calendar for the session, recesses, continuations, selections of jurors, declarations of intention to become a citizen, and memorial eulogies for judges and attorneys.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County): Minutes of Testimony, 1872-1883
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Brown Series 75
Abstract: Record of daily proceedings before the court, containing a fuller text of the testimony than the “Minute Record” (Brown Series 26). Content varies but may include title of case, actions taken in court, and summary of trial proceedings. The latter includes lists of witnesses called, appearances and motions by attorneys, instructions to the jury, jury verdicts, and texts of judgments and sentences levied in criminal cases. Some minutes also include a record of the court calendar for the session, recesses, continuations, selections of jurors, declarations of intention to become a citizen, and memorial eulogies for judges and attorneys.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County): Records of the Circuit Court, 1818-1928
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Brown Series 106
Abstract: A variety of documents filed with the Circuit Court between 1818 and 1928, the bulk falling between 1820 and 1870. These records apparently were never indexed and had no other court documents related to them. Included is a wide variety of materials such as minutes of coroners' inquests, liens and judgments, writs of habeas corpus, marriage records, naturalization records, pardons, depositions of witnesses, documents connected with court cases, and a number of reports filed with the Circuit Court. An 1818 certificate of admission to legal practice for James D. Doty is present, as is an 1881 application by the Wisconsin and Michigan Railroad to condemn land. Also present are a few records concerning early Outagamie County.
Wisconsin. Second County Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Brown County): Records, 1875-1880
Quantity: 3.8 cubic feet (6 volumes and 6 archives boxes)
Call Number: Brown Series 67-Brown Series 71
Abstract: Records of a second county court created for Brown County in 1875. Included are a court record, clerk's minutes, judgment books, court rules and orders, and civil case files.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Buffalo County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Buffalo County): Family Case Files, 1948-1968
Quantity: 5.0 cubic feet (5 records center cartons)
Call Number: Buffalo Series 19
Abstract: Circuit Court case files dealing with actions affecting the family, containing many divorce cases. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Buffalo County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Buffalo County): Naturalization Records, 1858-1950
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (16 mm) and 3 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Buffalo Series 17
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Buffalo County. Records include indexes to Petitions (1858-1950) and Citizenship (1858-1943), Declarations of Intention (1853-1950), Petitions and Naturalization Records (1858-1950), and Certificate Stub Books (1907-1929), Oaths of Allegiance (1941), and Petitions Granted and Denied (1930-1950).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Burnett County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Burnett County): Court Record, 1888-1976
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Burnett Series 43
Abstract: Record of Circuit Court civil case proceedings, providing a brief history of each action with cross references to other related court volumes. Entries give the names of the plaintiff, defendant, and attorney; date of case disposition; sometimes the nature of the action; and for Volumes D-G the case number.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Burnett County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Burnett County): Naturalization Records, 1870-1953
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes, 8 volumes, and 2 flat boxes) and 5 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Burnett Series 23
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Burnett County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1907-1950), Petitions for Naturalization (1907-1953), Naturalization Records (1888-1906), Naturalization Petitions Granted (1929-1953), Index to Naturalizations (circa 1870-1945), and Certificates and Oaths (1907-1944).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Calumet County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Calumet County): Naturalization Records, 1850-1955
Quantity: 3.5 c.f. (11 volumes, 4 archives boxes, and 1 card index box) and 6 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Calumet Series 5
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Calumet County, 1850-1955. Records include Declarations of Intention (1850-1949), Petitions (1850-1955), Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1929), indexes to these records, and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1954). This series is also available on microfilm.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Chippewa County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Chippewa County): Divorce Case Files, 1907-1950
Quantity: 4 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Chippewa Series 38
Abstract: Circuit Court divorce case files, #5941-9964. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, testimony, and decrees. Included is in-depth information on genealogy, family history, domestic violence, household and farm economy, division of labor, sexuality, gender roles, expectations of marriage, courtship, kinship networks, community surveillance and networks, and the relationships among women.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Chippewa County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Chippewa County): Naturalization Records, 1850-1963
Quantity: 11.0 c.f. (7 archives boxes, 3 flat boxes, 26 separate volumes) and 18 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Chippewa Series 35
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Chippewa County. Records include a card index and volume indexes to naturalizations (1854-1963); Declarations of Intention (1850-1959); Petitions (1870-1963); Naturalization Certificates (1871-1923); Depositions (1916, circa 1932-1942); Petitions Granted and Denied (1929-1963); and Applications to Take Oath of Allegiance (1938-1958).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Clark County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Clark County): Judge Emery W. Crosby Papers, 1921-1942
Quantity: 5.8 c.f. (4 record center cartons and 5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Clark Series 14
Abstract: Files of a district court judge (1874-1947) who served in the 17th Circuit at Neillsville, Wisconsin, from 1921-1947. Included are personal, professional, and official correspondence and district court case files containing legal briefs, decisions, court orders and additional correspondence. Most prominent among the cases are six concerning drainage districts.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Clark County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Clark County): Naturalization Records, 1857-1955
Quantity: 6.4 c.f. (7 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 15 separate volumes) and 10 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Clark Series 13
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Clark County, Wisconsin. Records include indexes to Petitions (1860-1903 and 1860-1955) and Declarations (1857-1906); Declarations of Intention (1892-1951); Petitions (1895-1954); Certificate Stub Books (1907-1927); Repatriations (1940-1949); and an Order Book (1929-1954).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Columbia County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Columbia County): Naturalization Records, 1836-1955
Quantity: 11.0 c.f. (7 index cards boxes, 12 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 14 separate volumes), 14 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 4 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Columbia Series 16
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Wisconsin. Included are Declarations of Intention (1836-1952); Petitions (1848-1954); final citizenship applications and papers (1889-1906); Card Index to Naturalizations (circa 1855-1941) and other indexes to the preceding records; lists of petitions granted or denied (1931-1955); and certificate stub books (1921-1926).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Crawford County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Crawford County): Naturalization Records, 1824-1950
Quantity: 4.6 c.f. (6 archives boxes, 1 index card box, 10 volumes) and 8 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Crawford Series 9
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in Circuit Court of Crawford County, 1824-1950. Records include Card Index (1837-1943), Declarations of Intention (1824-1825, 1829, 1838-1945), Petitions (1903-1949), Certificates of Naturalization (1873-1898), indexes for these records, Certificate of Naturalization Stubs (1907-1927, 1933-1947), Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1950), and miscellaneous papers (1879-1931).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dane County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dane County): Circuit Court Civil Case Files, 1839-1951
Quantity: 458.2 c.f. (63 archives boxes and 433 record center cartons)
Call Number: Dane Series 109
Abstract: Civil case files containing all the papers pertaining to each case that came before the court. Though most cases involve suits, a few concern incorporation of Dane County villages between 1883 and 1920 and these include population censuses; they are listed in the appendix to this finding aid.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dane County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dane County): Divorce Case Files, 1839-1928
Quantity: 77 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Dane Series 314
Abstract: Dane County, Wisconsin, Circuit Court case files on divorce. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, testimony, and decrees. Cases provide in-depth information on genealogy, family history, domestic violence, household and farm economy, division of labor, sexuality, gender roles, expectations of marriage, courtship, kinship networks, community surveillance and networks, and relationships among women. The series may include some non-divorce cases such as monetary disputes involving members of the same family. Although the cases came to the State Historical Society in the Circuit Court records, some cases were adjudicated in the Municipal or Superior court.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dane County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dane County): Naturalization Records, 1841-1955
Quantity: 32.0 c.f. (38 archives boxes, 30 flat boxes, 36 card boxes, and 13 separate volumes), 22 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 26 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Dane Series 88
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings before the Municipal Court for Dane County, 1875-1906, and before the Dane County Circuit Court, 1841-1955. Included are Declarations of Intention, Petitions to Become a Citizen, Certificates of Naturalization, various ancillary records, and indexes. Most of these records are available both in the original and on microfilm.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dodge County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dodge County): Divorce Case Files, 1917-1946
Quantity: 2 reels of microfilm (35mm).
Call Number: Dodge Series 48
Abstract: Circuit Court divorce case files opened, still active, or reopened, 1931-1935. Documents in some files were created as early as 1917 and as late as 1946. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees. Included is in-depth information on genealogy, family history, domestic violence, household and farm economy, division of labor, sexuality, gender roles, expectations of marriage, courtship, kinship, networks, community surveillance and networks, and the relationships among women.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dodge County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dodge County): Naturalization Records, 1844-1954
Quantity: 22.6 c.f. (23 archives boxes and 19 separate volumes), 23 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Dodge Series 36
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Dodge County, Wisconsin. Included are declarations of intention (1844-1947); petitions (1844-1954); orders granting and denying petitions (1931-1954); repatriations (1941-1942); depositions of witnesses (1920-1952); and indexes to declarations (1844-1944) and petitions (1844-1946).
Wisconsin. County Court (Dodge County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dodge County): Order Books,1928-1941
Quantity: 2.4 cubic feet (6 volumes)
Call Number: Dodge Series 55
Abstract: Record of orders issued by the County Court in civil cases. Types of cases include divorce, foreclosure, alimony, and property disputes. Orders include findings of fact and conclusions of law, which are compact summaries of cases and decisions, show cause orders, stipulations, and Sheriff's reports of sale.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Door County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Door County): Civil and Family Case Files, 1896-1978
Quantity: 78.0 c.f. (78 record center cartons)
Call Number: Door Series 46
Abstract: Case files dealing primarily with civil actions plus a few family case files. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Door County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Door County): Criminal Case Files, 1896-1928
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (3 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Door Series 44
Abstract: Files including complaints, notes, summonses, transcripts, evidence, rulings, orders, judgments, appeals, and execution orders. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as assault, incest, rape, fornication, paternity, adultery, theft, forgery, arson, murder, kidnapping, fraud, and more. Case numbers range from 1647 to 4077.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Door County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Door County): Minutes, 1874-1898
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 volumes)
Call Number: Door Series 51
Abstract: A summary record of daily proceedings before the Circuit Court, noting names of plaintiff and defendant, type of action, date, and remarks. One volume is titled “Judgment Docket” (1874-1876) and one is titled “Judge's Minutes” (1876-1878) but the content is similar to the later volumes.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Door County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Door County): Naturalization Records, 1861-1950
Quantity: 4.5 c.f (22 volumes and 2 archives boxes) and 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Door Series 4
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Door County. Records include declarations of intention (1870-1948), petitions (1861-1949), indexes to these records, and orders granting and denying petitions (1929-1950).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Douglas County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Douglas County): Judgment and Order Books, 1857-1903
Quantity: 6.5 c.f. (26 volumes)
Call Number: Douglas Series 126
Abstract: Record of judges' decisions and orders of the Circuit Court. Includes names of plaintiffs and defendants, term of court, place court held, name of judge, summary of the action, and signature of judge. Gives what appears to be the case number in the margin. Many of the volumes overlap in time period, however, the contents of the volumes do not overlap.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Douglas County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Douglas County): Naturalization Records, 1855-1992
Quantity: 30.0 c.f. (54 volumes, 8 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 4 index card boxes), 22 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 2 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Douglas Series 122
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Superior Court and Circuit Court of Douglas County. Includes Card Indexes to Naturalizations; Declarations of Intention (1887-1974) and Indexes to Declarations (1855-1906); Petitions (1906-1991); Certificates of Naturalization (1893-1906) and Indexes to Certificates of Naturalization (1855-1976); Minors Records of Naturalization (1903-1906); Naturalization Certificate Stubs (1942-1991); Repatriations (1936-1977); Transfers (1956-1964); and lists of citizenship granted and denied (1929-1992).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County): Calendar, 1859-1958
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (5 volumes)
Call Number: Dunn Series 49
Abstract: A listing of cases scheduled to be tried in a given court term. Indicates the case title (names of plaintiff and defendant), names of attorneys on both sides, case file number, the complaint, and judge's remarks. This series is useful in locating cases involving the same type of complaint (e.g. all divorces) and in gaining access this way to the actual case file by case file number. After 1933, the complaint and judge's remarks columns are no longer filled out (later volumes were not kept for this reason). Case file numbers are not included in the first half of Volume 1. There is a brief list of attorneys at the front of Volume 1.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County): Court Record, 1870-1951
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Dunn Series 46
Abstract: A summary record of proceedings in civil and family cases which provides a quick synopsis of the events of a particular case and may be seen as the “table of contents” for the case file. Included are the names of plaintiffs, defendants, and their attorneys; a listing of papers filed and date of filing; and a listing of proceedings and dates with references to the books these actions are found in (Order Book, Judgment Book, or Judgment Docket). There is an alphabetical index to plaintiffs and defendants at the front of each volume listing case file number and page number where the case can be found in the Court Record. This index serves as the main access by plaintiff and defendant to the Circuit Court Case Files (Dunn Series 51).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County): Minute Books, 1895-1950
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Dunn Series 50
Abstract: A description of what happened in court during a given day. This record is not organized by case, but details action for all cases during one particular day. This record also includes events which do not appear in the case files including naturalizations, marriages before the judge, and names of jury members for a given case.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County): Naturalization Records, 1852-1954
Quantity: 9.7 cubic feet (4 index card drawers, 3 archives boxes, 34 volumes, and 4 folders) and 14 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Dunn Series 55
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Dunn County, 1852-1954. Includes Declarations of Intention (1852-1950), Certificates of Naturalization (1861-1906), Petitions (1907-1954), indexes to these records (1852-1954), Repatriations (1940-1941), Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1954), Depositions in Naturalization Cases (1928-1950), and Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1927). Most records are available both in paper and microfilm format.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Eau Claire County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Eau Claire County): Court Calendars, 1857-1953
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (5 archives boxes and 7 separate volumes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Series 33
Abstract: Handwritten and printed calendars listing cases scheduled. The cases are grouped in civil and criminal categories and, for some years, according to type of judicial action required, e.g. finding of fact by jury or finding of law. Information given includes title of case, names of attorneys, nature of the alleged crime in criminal cases, and a brief note on the disposition of the case. Calendars for later years also include rules of the court, an alphabetical index of cases and attorneys at each session, lists of jurors, and related information.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Eau Claire County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Eau Claire County): Naturalization Records, 1854-1991
Quantity: 13.2 c.f. (3 index card boxes, 10 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 27 separate volumes); 16 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 2 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Eau Claire Series 48
Abstract: Records of the cases in the Circuit Court of Eau Claire County. Included are the Card Index to Citizenship (1857-1991), Declarations of Intentions (1856-1980), Petitions (1906-1991), Certificates of Naturalization (1857-1906), Certificates of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1928), a list of Citizenship petitions granted and denied (1929-1991), Applications for Transfers of Petitions (1968-1972), and Repatriation (Oath of Allegiance) (1949-1944).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Eau Claire County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Eau Claire County): T.A. Harrigan et al. vs. National Electric Manufacturing Company et al. Case File, 1893-1904
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Series 68
Abstract: Case papers including complaints and petitions, answers, demurrers, court orders, exhibits, transcripts of testimony, decisions and judgments, and similar records of a case which grew out of the insolvency of an Eau Claire electrical products manufacturing corporation.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Eau Claire County, Wis.) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Eau Claire County, Wis.): First Wisconsin Land Mortgage Association Liquidation Proceedings, 1913-1929
Quantity: 5.8 c.f. (14 archives boxes and 2 volumes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Series 104
Abstract: Liquidation proceedings and related evidence pertaining to the First Wisconsin Land Mortgage Association, a land mortgage association involved in real estate sales and mortgages for settlement of cut-over land in Chippewa, Eau Claire, Rusk, Sawyer, and Taylor counties. The records consist of a small amount of actual proceedings; corporate records including minutes, lists of stockholders, and agreements with the Chippewa Valley and Wisconsin Colonization companies; general correspondence with land agents, local bankers, the association's creditors, the state treasurer and commissioner of banking, and some mortgage holders; special correspondence, most of which dates from the association's bankruptcy in 1928 and pertains to the collection of outstanding loans; loan applications; and miscellaneous records consisting primarily of financial records, plat books and maps, and field trip reports of agents.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Florence County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Florence County): Naturalization Records, 1882-1947
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (12 volumes, 2 archives boxes, and 4 card boxes); 4 reels of microfilm (35 mm).
Call Number: Florence Series 5
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Florence County, 1882-1947. Records include Declarations of Intention (1882-1945), Petitions (1882-1947), indexes to the records (1882-1947), and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1947).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Fond du Lac County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Fond du Lac County): Case Files, 1844-1852
Quantity: 9 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Fond du Lac Series 54
Abstract: Records relating to civil and criminal cases tried before the territorial district court and the circuit court. Cases relate to criminal offenses and to civil suits and the files may include briefs, petitions, complaints, arguments, judgments, trial transcripts, and other documents. Cases 1-2578.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Fond du Lac County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Fond du Lac County): Civil Case Files, 1843-1968
Quantity: 263 reels of microfilm (35 mm) and 6.4 cubic feet (6 records center cartons and 2 volumes)
Call Number: Fond du Lac Series 55
Abstract: Case files of civil actions tried before the Circuit Court. Files may include briefs, petitions, complaints, arguments, judgments, trial transcripts, and other documents. Case files numbers 1-23599.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Forest County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Forest County): Naturalization Records, 1885-1955
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (2 archives boxes and 17 separate volumes) and 3 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Forest Series 9
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Forest County including indexes to naturalization (1886-1955), Declarations of Intention (1886-1954), Certificates of Naturalization (1889-1906), Petitions for Citizenship (1885-1955), and correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to naturalization.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County): Civil Case Files, 1838-1887
Quantity: 61.2 c.f. (172 archives boxes)
Call Number: Grant Series 64
Abstract: Files of civil cases in Circuit Court. Records include complaints, summons, warrants, motions, appeals, judgments, and orders. The container list below indicates the approximate date of the case being closed.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County): Judgment and Order Books, 1867-1968
Quantity: 14.0 c.f. (42 volumes)
Call Number: Grant Series 74
Abstract: Record of judges' decisions and orders in civil cases. Includes names of plaintiffs and defendants, term of court, place court held, name of judge, summary of the action, and signature of the judge. Volume 21 (1887-1906) provides a separate record of judgments only in foreclosure cases.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County): Minutes, 1837-1870 , 1873-1911
Quantity: 7.2 c.f. (15 volumes)
Call Number: Grant Series 67
Abstract: Daily record of the Circuit Court. Includes a brief statement of all proceedings in open court with the dates of such proceedings, all motions and orders made in the progress of every trial, names of witnesses sworn to take them in charge, verdict of the jury when returned and all openings and adjournments of the Court.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County): Naturalization Records, 1836-1962
Quantity: 9.4 c.f. (2 card boxes, 11 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 14 volumes) and 16 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Grant Series 25
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Grant County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1836-1958), Petitions (1856-1962), Certificates of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1929), Indexes to these records and Repatriations (1941-1954), and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1962).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Grant County): Transcripts, 1870-1900, 1909-1941
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes); plus additions of 3.4 c.f.
Call Number: Grant Series 26; C2012/027
Abstract: Testimonies and depositions, 1870-1900 and 1909-1941, from civil and criminal court cases including murder, a chattel mortgage, location of a local road, and payment of death benefits by a fraternal order. Testimony reveals details of social life and courtroom procedures in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Green County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Green County): Civil and Criminal Case Files, circa 1835-1961
Quantity: 121.0 c.f. (303 archives boxes)
Call Number: Green Series 67; PH 6540
Abstract: Legal documents filed in civil cases and a few early criminal cases plus other proceedings before the Green County Circuit Court. Contents of the files vary with the nature and complexity of each case but may include summons, complaints, motions, depositions, testimony, orders, judgments, verdicts, and appeals.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Green County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Green County): Naturalization Records, 1837-1954
Quantity: 10.4 c.f. (8 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 CD box, 23 separate volumes) and 13 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Green Series 59
Abstract: Record of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Green County, Wisconsin. Records include the main Index to Naturalizations (1837-1954), Declarations of Intention (1837-1952), Petitions (circa 1906-1954), Certificates of Naturalization (1841-1925), various indexes to these records, several Depositions, Citizenship Petitions Granted and Denied lists (1930-1954), and Notice of Application for Admission to Citizenship (1909).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Green Lake County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Green Lake County): Naturalization Records, 1858-1949
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (13 volumes, 9 archives boxes, 6 index card boxes), 9 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 2 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Green Lake Series 32
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Green Lake County, 1858-1949. Records include Declarations of Intention, 1858-1906; Certificates of Naturalization, 1859-1894; Petitions, 1895-1946; Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books, 1908-1929; indexes to these records, 1858-1949; plus lists of Petitions granted and denied, 1930-1947; a bound index to Declarations and Naturalizations, 1894-1902; and lists of naturalized citizens in Marquette County, 1848-1858.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iowa County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iowa County): Circuit and County Court Case Files, 1837-1893
Quantity: 31.6 c.f. (79 archives boxes)
Call Number: Iowa Series 24
Abstract: Civil and criminal case files of the Circuit Court and County Court, arranged by original desk and box file number. County Court records end in Desk 2, Box 5, 1854 (from 1849-1854, the Clerk of Circuit Court was also Clerk of County Court). Box 2 contains miscellaneous Clerk's papers including correspondence, unfiled papers, cases that are incomplete or not indexed, and copies of deeds.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iowa County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iowa County): Clerk of Court Papers, 1809-1868
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Iowa Series 16; Iowa Micro Series 19; Iowa Micro Series 4
Abstract: Files including records of territorial courts of the area of southern Wisconsin formerly in Saint Clair County, Territory of Illinois; Crawford County, Territory of Michigan; and Iowa County, Territory of Wisconsin. Papers include correspondence, inquests, transcripts of testimony, writs, tax lists, applications for licenses, memoranda of accounts, receipts for arms issued in the Blackhawk War, manumissions of slaves, naturalization papers, and other records. Included are papers concerning James D. Doty, Moses M. Strong, Henry C. Dodge, William S. Hamilton, Morgan L. Martin, and Zachary Taylor. Most documents are dated prior to 1848 and only one folder is dated 1859-1868. All materials are also available on microfilm (Iowa Micro Series 19); six items were separately filmed as Iowa Micro Series 4.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iowa County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iowa County): Naturalization Records, 1835-1954
Quantity: 4.5 c.f. (5 archives boxes, 15 separate volumes, and 1 card index box) and 7 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Iowa Series 31
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Iowa County Territorial District Court (1835-1848) and the Circuit Court (1848-1954). Records consist of Declarations of Intention (1835-1953), Naturalization Record (1904-1906), Petitions (1907-1954), and indexes to these records (1837-1952).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iron County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iron County): Civil Case Files, 1894-1977
Quantity: 68.0 c.f. (68 record center cartons)
Call Number: C2012/041
Abstract: Case files dealing with civil actions. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, petitions, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iron County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iron County): Criminal Case Files, 1909-1935
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (7 record center cartons)
Call Number: C2012/040
Abstract: Records relating to criminal cases tried before the Circuit Court. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, and gambling. Case files may include briefs, petitions, complaints, judgments, arguments, trial transcripts, and other documents.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iron County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iron County): Index to Case Files, 1894-1979
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (5 index card boxes and 4 volumes)
Call Number: Iron Series 9
Abstract: Indexes to “Civil Case Files” (C2012/041) and a portion of “Criminal Case Files” (C2012/040). Cards index cases from 1894 to 1940, are filed alphabetical by defendant, and give case number, court record volume, year, and plaintiff name. Volumes index cases from 1930 to 1979, and each volume includes an alphabetical index by plaintiff and defendant. Entries are filed roughly by date case opened, and give the name of the plaintiff and defendant, case number, attorney’s names, usually the type of action, and a list of documents filed and the dates.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iron County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Iron County): Naturalization Records, 1893-1954
Quantity: 6.8 c.f. (3 archives boxes, 3 large card boxes, and 17 volumes) and 12 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Iron Series 7
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Iron County including Declarations of Intention (1897-1952), Petitions with some declarations attached (1893-1954), Certificates of Naturalization (1893-1906), indexes to these records, and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions, 1929-1953.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Jackson County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Jackson County): Civil and Family Case Files, 1926-1967
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (30 archives boxes)
Call Number: Jackson Series 18
Abstract: Circuit Court case files (case numbers 6678-9779), 1926-1967, dealing with civil matters and with actions affecting the family, mainly divorce cases. Files 1944 and later are family cases only. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Jackson County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Jackson County): Criminal Case Files, 1879-1932
Quantity: 16.0 c.f. (16 record center cartons)
Call Number: Jackson Series 14
Abstract: Complaints, notes, summonses, transcripts, evidence, rulings, orders, judgments, appeals, and execution orders. Cases relate to felony criminal offenses such as murder, assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, rape, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, and gambling.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Jackson County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Jackson County): Naturalization Records, 1853-1963
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (2 archives boxes and 14 oversize volumes) and 7 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Jackson Series 10
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, 1853-1863. Records include Declarations of Intention (1871-1961); Certifications of Naturalizations (1868-1929); Petitions (1903-1963); Repatriations (1940-1946); Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1963); and Interrogatories in Depositions of Witnesses (1912-1944).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Jefferson County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Jefferson County): Naturalization Records, 1842-1950
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (13 archives box, 4 card index boxes, and 60 separate volumes), 13 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Jefferson Series 21
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County and the Municipal Court of Watertown, Wisconsin. Records include indexes to Declarations of Intention (1842-1940) and to Petitions and Certificates Stubs (1849-1950); Declarations of Intentions (1842-1949); Petitions (1849-1949); Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1927); Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1930-1950); Certificates of Identification (1942); and Affidavits of immigrant minors and of soldiers (1887-1891, 1899).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Juneau County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Juneau County): Naturalization Records, 1849-1957
Quantity: 4.2 c.f. (6 archives boxes, 1 small card box, 1 flat box, 14 volumes), 8 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Juneau Series 19
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Juneau County, including Declarations of Intention, circa 1852-1951; Petitions, circa 1855-1954; Certificates of Naturalization, 1903-1906; indexes to these records, 1849-1957; an Order Book, 1929-1955; and miscellaneous administrative correspondence, 1929-1955.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Kenosha County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Kenosha County): Naturalization Records, 1850-1983
Quantity: 25.0 c.f. (22 archives box, 21 card catalog drawers, and 45 separate volumes) and 23 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 55
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Kenosha County, Wisconsin, including a Card Index to Declarations and Petitions (1850-1983); Declarations of Intention (1884-1975); Petitions (1884-1982); Depositions (1926-1957); Orders Granting or Denying Petitions (1926-1982); Repatriations (1940-1954); and Transferred Petitions (1955-1971).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Kenosha County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Kenosha County): Records of the Kenosha County Grand Jury, 1928-1929
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 51
Abstract: Session transcripts and other records of the Grand Jury which examined cases such as bombings, a kidnapping, a murder, shootings, and other local crimes, including information on events during a strike at the Allen A. Company.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Kewaunee County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Kewaunee County): Naturalization Records, 1850-1950
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (8 archives boxes, 13 volumes, and 1 card box) and 7 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Kewaunee Series 50
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Kewaunee County. Records include a card index to certificates, volume indexes to declarations and petitions (circa 1850-1948), Declarations of Intention (1859-1929), Petitions (1870-1929), Petitions of Minors (1903-1906), Certificates, 1876-1928, and Naturalizations/Petitions/Declarations of Intentions Granted (1925-1950).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (La Crosse County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (La Crosse County): Judgment Record, 1859-1961
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (10 volumes)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 69
Abstract: Record of judgments in civil cases issued by the court. Entries include name of the parties involved, types of case or action, attorneys, a summary of judgment, and date rendered or received.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (La Crosse County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (La Crosse County): Minute Books, 1862-1974
Quantity: 4.2 c.f. (21 volumes)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 72
Abstract: A brief narrative summary of proceedings in open court during a given day. Entries for each case include names of parties; and motions and order made during the trial; names of witnesses and jurors drawn; officer sword to take them in change; and jury verdicts. These volumes also include the case number and sometimes the cause of action. Volume 2 was never in archival custody.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (La Crosse County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (La Crosse County): Naturalization Records, 1846-1991
Quantity: 9.3 c.f. (5 index card boxes, 6 archives boxes, 3 flat boxes, 19 separate volumes) and 20 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 52
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of La Crosse County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1847-1981), Petitions (1877-1991), Ancillary Records (1939-1991), and indexes to these records. This series is also available on microfilm.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County): Court Record Books, 1871-1943
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Lafayette Series 51
Abstract: A daily record of proceedings in civil cases before the Circuit Court. Includes a list of legal documents filed in each case; orders and judgments issued and pleadings entered; nature of case; names of defendant, plaintiff, and attorneys; date; and court costs. Volumes 1-3 are not in achival custody.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County): Criminal Case Files, 1837-1928
Quantity: 4.5 c.f. (14 archives boxes)
Call Number: Lafayette Series 43
Abstract: Records relating to criminal cases tried before the territorial circuit and district court and the Circuit Court. Files include complaints, notes, summonses, transcripts, evidence, rulings, orders, judgments, appeals, and execution orders. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as murder, assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, and gambling. Most cases are pre-1900 and some early cases are from the justice court. This series is not a complete record of criminal cases for the time period.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County): Judgment and Order Books, 1873-1978
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (16 volumes)
Call Number: Lafayette Series 35
Abstract: Record of judges' decisions and orders of the Circuit Court. Content includes names of plaintiff and defendant, date, summary of case, judgments, and orders. Some volumes overlap in dates. No case numbers appear in these volumes. An index is included in each volume.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County): Naturalization Records, 1847-1954
Quantity: 10.7 c.f. (9 archives boxes, 3 flat boxes, 9 card boxes, 1 CD box, and 11 volumes), 10 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 2 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Lafayette Series 19
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Lafayette County, 1847-1954. Records include Declarations of Intention (1848-1954), Card Index to Declarations (1850-1939), Index to Intentions (1847-1878), Index to Citizenship (1880-1891), Petitions (1880-1954), Card Index to Petitions (1847-1954), Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1927), Register of Citizenship (1847-1879), and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1954).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County): Orders and Decrees Books,1847-1935
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (8 volumes) and 4 reels on microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Lafayette Series 28
Abstract: Record of Circuit Court orders and decrees showing title of case, names of parties involved, sometimes the nature of the case or action, statement of order or decree, date of order, and name of judge. Includes civil, criminal and probate cases, naturalizations (orders granting citizenship), jury summonses, and names of jurors and witnesses in cases that went to trial. Volume 3 includes citizenship declarations of intent (“intentions”) from 1849. All records are available both on positive microfilm and in the original paper format.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Langlade County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Langlade County): Naturalization Records, 1881-1957
Quantity: 2.5 c.f. (11 volumes, 1 index card box, and 2 archives boxes) and 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Langlade Series 4
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Langlade County, including declarations of intention (1881-1952), petitions (1903-1954), certificates of naturalization (1882-1903), repatriations (1940-1945), indexes to these records (1881-1954), and orders granting and denying petitions (1929-1957).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lincoln County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lincoln County): Civil Case Files, 1880-1976
Quantity: 80.8 cubic feet (202 archives boxes) and 56 reels of microfilm (16 mm); plus additions of 14.0 cubic feet
Call Number: Lincoln Series 59; C1999/097
Abstract: Circuit court cases dealing with civil actions. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, petitions, court orders and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lincoln County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lincoln County): Naturalization Records, 1872-1958
Quantity: 6.9 c.f. (2 index card boxes, 5 archives boxes, and 20 volumes) and 10 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Lincoln Series 51
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Lincoln County, 1872-1958. Records consist of an Index to Citizenship, 1876-1958; Naturalization Index cards, 1877-1948; Index to Declarations of Intention, 1876-1906; Declarations of Intention, 1876-1950; Petitions, 1872-1948; Certificates, 1875-1926; and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions, 1929-1948.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Manitowoc County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Manitowoc County): Court Record Books, 1873-1951
Quantity: 6.5 c.f (18 volumes)
Call Number: Manitowoc Series 71
Abstract: A daily summary of court proceedings in civil cases. Content includes names of plaintiff and defendant, nature of action, disposition of case, case file number, date, motions filed, and actions.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Manitowoc County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Manitowoc County): Judgement and Order Books, 1852-1963
Quantity: 11.2 c.f. (29 volumes)
Call Number: Manitowoc Series 66
Abstract: Record of judge's decisions and orders. Content includes names of plaintiff and defendant, case summaries, date, judgments, and orders.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Manitowoc County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Manitowoc County): Naturalization Records, 1848-1955
Quantity: 15.3 c.f (29 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 5 index card boxes, and 12 volumes), 1 reel of 16 mm microfilm, and 23 reels of 35 mm microfilm
Call Number: Manitowoc Series 46
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Manitowoc County, 1848-1955. Records include Declarations of Intention (1848-1954), Petitions (1849-1954), Facts for Declaration of Intention (1907-1921), Facts for Petition (1909-1921), indexes to these records, plus Repatriations (1940-1953), Certificates of Naturalization (1903-1906), and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1930-1955).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Manitowoc County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Manitowoc County): Order Books, 1897-1960
Quantity: 6.4 c.f. (16 volumes)
Call Number: Manitowoc Series 67
Abstract: Stipulations and orders of the court showing names of plaintiffs and defendants, a case summary, dates of action, and name of judge.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marathon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marathon County): Circuit Court Case Files, 1853-1975
Quantity: 167.0 c.f. (167 record center cartons) and 41 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Marathon Series 6
Abstract: Files of civil and family cases in Circuit Court. Records include complaints, summonses, warrants, motions, appeals, judgments, and orders. Divorce cases are present only through 1944. The record series includes both paper records and microfilm. Only the microfilm portion is listed in this finding aid. These are reels 49-89 per the reel numbers assigned by the court; they cover case numbers 6251-11937 for the years 1919-1933.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marathon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marathon County): Court Record Volumes, 1932-1933, 1941-1968
Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (11 volumes)
Call Number: Marathon Series 18
Abstract: A daily record of proceedings in civil and family cases before the Circuit Court in Marathon County, Wisconsin. Recorded is a list of legal documents filed in each case; nature of case; names of defendant, plaintiff, and attorneys; file number; date; fees paid; judgments pronounced; and cross references to the minute books and judgment records and orders.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marathon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marathon County): Naturalization Records, 1851-1991
Quantity: 16.0 c.f. (20 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 35 separate volumes, 5 index card boxes), 28 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 5 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Marathon Series 5
Abstract: Record of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Marathon County. Records include indexes to Declarations, Petitions and Certificates (1851-1991); Declarations of Intention (1851-1973); Certificates of Naturalization (1852-1906); Petitions (1852-1991); Repatriations (1940-1966); Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1991); applications for transfer of petitions for naturalization (1950-1966); and original petitions (1900-1905).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Circuit and County Court Minute Books, 1879-1940
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (10 volumes)
Call Number: Marinette Series 24
Abstract: A brief summary of cases heard before the Circuit or County courts. Content includes a summary of the case, names of plaintiff and defendant, date, and judge's decision. Volumes A-H are for the Circuit Court and cover the years 1879-1930. Volumes I and J are for both the Circuit Court and County Court and cover the years 1930-1940.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Civil and Criminal Case Files, 1879-1939
Quantity: 37.0 c.f. (37 record center cartons)
Call Number: Marinette Series 31
Abstract: Records relating to civil and criminal cases tried before the Circuit Court in Marinette County. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, and gambling; and to civil suits involving monetary transactions and personal disputes such as divorce and paternity. Files may include briefs, petitions, complaints, arguments, judgments, trial transcripts, and other documents.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Criminal Case Files, 1909-1949, 1960-1968
Quantity: 17.0 c.f. (17 record center cartons) and 6 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Marinette Series 32
Abstract: Records relating to criminal cases tried before the Circuit Court in Marinette County, including briefs, petitions, complaints, arguments, judgments, trial transcripts, and other documents. Many cases originated in the Police Court or Justice of the Peace.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Criminal Record Books, 1881-1979
Quantity: 2.5 c.f. (9 volumes)
Call Number: Marinette Series 19
Abstract: Record of Circuit Court criminal actions from initiation to final disposition. Includes names of parties to action, offense, case number, date papers are filed, date and manner of disposition.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Evidence and Testimony, 1894-1953
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (8 record center cartons)
Call Number: Marinette Series 38
Abstract: Evidence and testimony in civil cases.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Judgment and Order Books, 1879-1908 , 1931-1937 , 1958-1970
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (12 volumes)
Call Number: Marinette Series 22
Abstract: Record of judge's decisions and orders of the Circuit Court in civil cases. Content includes the name of the plaintiff and defendant, date, case summaries, judgments, and orders.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Judgment Dockets, 1896-1941
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (5 volumes)
Call Number: Marinette Series 23
Abstract: Content includes name, residence, and occupation of judgment debtor; name, residence and occupation of judgment creditor; date; amount of damages and court costs; satisfaction; and references to other court documents.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Naturalization Records, 1879-1980
Quantity: 10.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, 2 other boxes, and 32 volumes) and 20 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Marinette Series 18
Abstract: Records of citizenship cases in the Circuit Court of Marinette County. Included are declarations of intention (1879-1970); petitions (1891-1980); certificates, 1879-1927; indexes to these records; and ancillary documents, 1926-1980.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marinette County): Record Books, 1879-1960
Quantity: 6.5 c.f. (22 volumes)
Call Number: Marinette Series 21
Abstract: A daily summary of proceedings. Content includes names of plaintiffs and defendants, nature of action, disposition of case, case file number, and date. Includes motions filed and actions in civil cases. Each volume contains an alphabetical index.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marquette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marquette County): Family Case Files, circa 1840-1978
Quantity: 26.8 cubic feet (16 records center cartons and 27 archives boxes)
Call Number: Marquette Series 17
Abstract: Circuit Court case files dealing with actions affecting the family, with most being divorce cases. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marquette County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Marquette County): Naturalization Records, 1848-1949
Quantity: 2.5 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 5 volumes) and 4 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Marquette Series 15
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Marquette County, 1848-1949. Records include Declarations of Intention (1856-1945), Petitions (1909-1949), indexes and lists to these records (1848-1945), and Orders Granting Citizenship (1931-1949). This series is available both in paper form and on microfilm.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Milwaukee County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Milwaukee County): Cases Appealed to the Supreme Court, circa 1913-1984
Quantity: 71.0 c.f. (71 record center cartons)
Call Number: Milwaukee Series 46
Abstract: Legal files of civil and criminal cases appealed from the Milwaukee County Circuit Court to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. After deciding the case, the Supreme Court returned the case files to the court of origin, the Milwaukee Circuit Court. The files contain materials used in the Circuit Court trials, including affidavits; appeals; complaints; orders; transcripts of hearings and trials; and other legal documents. Only a few files include a copy of the Supreme Court's decision, and some include evidence presented at the trials. Most of the cases date from the 1950s and 1960s.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Milwaukee County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Milwaukee County): Judgment and Order Books, 1842-1940
Quantity: 55.0 c.f. (194 volumes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Series 45
Abstract: An incomplete set of the court's final judgment and order books for civil law (1842-1940) and equity law (1847-1864); and docket books (1893-1936). Information recorded in the judgment and order books includes names of the plaintiff and defendant, a summary of the case, and the final decision of the judge. The dockets note the plaintiff, defendant, nature of the action, dates of proceedings, and volume and page numbers for the case in the minute books and judgment books.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Monroe County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Monroe County): Civil Case Files, 1855-1937
Quantity: 57.0 cubic feet (57 records center cartons)
Call Number: Monroe Series 17
Abstract: Circuit Court case files dealing with civil actions. Legal papers include complaints, summons, affidavits, petitions, court orders, and decrees. This series consists of all cases through 1900 and thereafter only family cases, plus a sample consisting of every 20th file of non-family cases (boxes 42-56).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Monroe County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Monroe County): Criminal Case Files,1855-1932
Quantity: 10.6 c.f. (27 archives boxes)
Call Number: Monroe Series 12
Abstract: Files include complaints, notes, summonses, transcripts, evidence, rulings, orders, judgments, appeals, and execution orders. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as murder, assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, gambling, etc. An alphabetical list of defendants follows the box list in this finding aid.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Monroe County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Monroe County): Naturalization Records, 1854-1946
Quantity: 8.0 cubic feet (1 card index box, 7 archives boxes, and 18 separate volumes) and 14 reels of microfilm (35 mm); plus additions of 0.1 cubic feet
Call Number: Monroe Series 8; C2002/044
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Wisconsin, 1854-1946. Records include Certificates of Naturalization (1883-1902), Declarations of Intention (1906-1943), Petitions (1903-1946), Military Petitions (1918), Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1930-1944), Repatriations (1941-1943), Index to Declarations (1854-1906), Card Index to Citizenship (1868-1906), Index to Naturalizations (1868-1946), and Notice of Application for Admission to Citizenship, 1912.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Oconto County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Oconto County): Civil and Criminal Case Files, 1857-1973
Quantity: 145.2 c.f. (145 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Oconto Series 36
Abstract: Records relating to civil and criminal cases tried before the Circuit Court in Oconto County, including briefs, petitions, complaints, arguments, judgments, trial transcripts, and other documents.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Oconto County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Oconto County): Court Record, 1878-1944
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (15 volumes)
Call Number: Oconto Series 24
Abstract: A daily summary of proceedings. Content includes names of plaintiff and defendant, nature of action, disposition of case, case file number, and date. Includes motions filed and actions in civil cases.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Oconto County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Oconto County): Naturalization Records, 1857-1952
Quantity: 7.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes, 21 volumes) and 14 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Oconto Series 21
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Oconto County including declarations of intention (1857-1949), petitions (1875-1949), certificates of naturalization (1882-1927), indexes (1857-1943) to these records, and orders granting and denying petitions (1929-1952).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Oneida County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Oneida County): Naturalization Records, 1887-1954
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (14 volumes, 4 index card boxes, 3 archives boxes, and 3 flat boxes) and 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Oneida Series 36
Abstract: Records on naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Oneida County, 1887-1954. Records include Declarations of Intention (1887-1952), Petitions (1891-1954), Certificates of Naturalization (1891-1906), Certificate Stub Books (1907-1926), Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1930-1954), Repatriations (1941-1945), and indexes to Declarations of Intention (1887-1952) and to Petitions, Certificates, and Certificate Stub Books (1891-1954).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County): Circuit Court Appearance Dockets, 1852-1963
Quantity: 9.6 c.f. (24 volumes)
Call Number: Outagamie Series 11
Abstract: A summary record of the proceedings in civil cases showing the names of the plaintiff and defendant, date, case file number, and remarks. Includes a brief summary of the nature of the case, list of documents filed, orders and judgments issued, hearings held, and court fees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County): Civil Case Files, 1937-1981
Quantity: 213 reels of microfilm (16 mm) and 76.0 cubic feet (76 records center cartons)
Call Number: Outagamie Series 10
Abstract: Circuit Court case files dealing with civil actions. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, petitions, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County): Judgment and Order Books, 1888-1978
Quantity: 16.3 c.f. (42 volumes)
Call Number: Outagamie Series 14
Abstract: Record of judges' decisions and orders of the Circuit Court. Content includes names of plaintiff and defendant, case summaries, date, judgments, and orders.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County): Judgment Books, 1857-1883
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Outagamie Series 13
Abstract: Record of judgments containing names of plaintiff and defendant, summary of case, case file number, date, judgment, and order.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County): Judgment Dockets, 1852-1907
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (4 volumes)
Call Number: Outagamie Series 15
Abstract: Record books containing names of plaintiff and defendant, date, judgment, amount owed, order, and satisfaction in civil cases heard by the court.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Outagamie County): Naturalization Records, 1852-1963
Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (5 index card boxes, 12 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 20 volumes) and 19 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Outagamie Series 5
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Outagamie County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1852-1963); Certificates of Naturalization and Petitions (1853-1906); Petitions (1907-1963), indexes to these records (1852-1963), Transfer Petitions (1960-1962), and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1963).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Ozaukee County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Ozaukee County): Naturalization Records, 1842-1906
Quantity: 2 reels of microfilm (35mm) and 2 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Ozaukee Series 11
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Records include microfilmed index cards (1842-1906), Declarations of Intention (1858-1906), Petitions (1854-1855, 1904-1906), and Certificates (1850-1905).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pepin County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pepin County): Civil and Criminal Case Files, 1858-1978
Quantity: 53.0 cubic feet (53 records center cartons)
Call Number: C2006/048; C2011/006
Abstract: Records relating to civil and criminal cases tried before the court, including briefs, petitions, complaints, arguments, judgments, trial transcripts, and other documents.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pepin County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pepin County): Divorce Case Files, 1921-1978
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (7 record center cartons)
Call Number: C2013/074
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pepin County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pepin County): Naturalization Records, 1858-1944
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (1 archives box, 8 volumes) and 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Pepin Series 4
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Pepin County. Records include an Index to Citizenship (1907-1919), Declarations of Intention (1858-1940), Petitions and Orders (1859-1944), and Certificate Stub Books (1907-1911).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pierce County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pierce County): Calendars, 1857-1949
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (4 volumes)
Call Number: Pierce Series 12
Abstract: Calendars listing cases scheduled for trial at each term of the Court. For each case, the record shows term (month and year); case number; names of plaintiff, defendant, and their attorneys; and sometimes judge's remarks relating to the case. For civil cases, record also shows whether the case was tried by judge or jury (1872-1949); and names of presiding judge, sheriff, and clerk of circuit court; date issue joined; whether issue of law or of fact; and sometimes notations that the case is an appeal or an action for divorce (1881-1949). For criminal cases, the record also shows names of presiding judge, sheriff, and clerk of circuit court; charge; locality where crime was allegedly committed; date warrant was issued; name of official issuing warrant; name of complainant; and verdict (1873-1947).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pierce County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pierce County): Court Journals, 1865-1972
Quantity: 1.0 cubic feet (5 volumes)
Call Number: Pierce Series 167
Abstract: A summary record of daily proceedings before the court in civil cases. Contents include titles of cases heard; notes regarding actions taken by the court; lists of witnesses called; appearances and motions made by attorneys; records of documents filed with the court; and judgments and settlements delivered.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pierce County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pierce County): Criminal and Civil Case Files, circa 1866-1930
Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (10 record center cartons)
Call Number: Pierce Series 163
Abstract: Files of criminal and civil cases in Circuit Court of Pierce County, including complaints, summonses, warrants, motions, appeals, judgments, and orders. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as murder, assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, and gambling, and to civil suits involving monetary transactions and personal disputes including divorce.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pierce County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pierce County): Naturalization Records, 1857-1963
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (4 archives boxes, 1 card box, 1 CD box, 1 flat box, and 13 volumes) and 8 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Pierce Series 128
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Pierce County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1857-1962), Petitions and Oaths (1858-1963), Certificates (1907-1925), and indexes to these records (1858-1963). Also included are ancillary documents such as Depositions of Witnesses (1931-1963), Orders (1930-1963), Repatriations (1940-1943), and a Court Journal (1881-1897).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pierce County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Pierce County): Order Books, 1861-1967
Quantity: 7.0 cubic feet (22 volumes)
Call Number: Pierce Series 164
Abstract: Record of orders issued by the Court in civil cases. Entries show names of plaintiffs, defendants, and orders including findings of fact and conclusions of law, which are compact summaries of cases and decisions, show cause orders, stipulations, Sheriffs reports of sale, dates of action, and name of judge. Types of cases include divorce, foreclosure, alimony, and property disputes.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Polk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Polk County): Naturalization Records, 1855-1954
Quantity: 9.4 c.f. (14 archives box, 1 flat box, 2 card index boxes, and 19 separate volumes), 3 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Polk Series 32
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Polk County, Wisconsin. Records include Declarations of Intention (1859-1952), Certificates of Naturalization (1859-1906), Petitions (1859-1954), indexes to these records (1855-1954), Repatriations (1941-1944), Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1954), and Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1929).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Portage County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Portage County): Civil Case Files, 1844-1926
Quantity: 27.0 c.f. (27 record center cartons)
Call Number: Portage Series 14
Abstract: Case files containing all the papers pertaining to each case that came before the Circuit Court.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Portage County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Portage County): Criminal Case Files, 1848-1919
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (9 record center cartons)
Call Number: Portage Series 16
Abstract: Criminal case files containing all the papers pertaining to each case that came before the Circuit Court. Included are complaints, notes, summonses, transcripts, evidence, rulings, orders, judgments, appeals, and execution orders. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as murder, assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, gambling, etc.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Portage County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Portage County): Naturalization Records, 1844-1956
Quantity: 8.4 c.f (3 card index boxes, 10 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 12 separate volumes); and 16 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Portage Series 17
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Portage County, including indexes to naturalization (1856-1954); Declarations of Intention (1844-1953); Petitions for Citizenship (1906-1954); Certificates of Naturalization (1856-1906); Orders Granting and Denying Citizenship (1929-1956); Facts for Declarations of Intention (1913-1921); and Notice of Application for Admission to Citizenship (1907-1920).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Price County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Price County): Naturalization Records, 1882-1954
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (4 index card boxes, 6 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 19 separate volumes), 10 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 2 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Price Series 33
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Price County. Included are the Card Indexes to Declarations and to Certificates of Naturalization, and additional volume indexes to Declarations of Intention and to Certificates; Declarations of Intention (1870-1952); Petitions (1893-1954); Certificates of Naturalization (1883-1906); lists of citizenship petitions granted and denied (1929-1954); Depositions (1910-1947); Repatriations (1941-1942); and one Certificate stub book (1914-1915).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County): Criminal Docket, 1837-1953
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Racine Series 104
Abstract: Summary record of criminal cases showing name of judge and defendant, nature of crime charged, and a record of various actions and proceedings. The latter may include record of court appearances and papers filed, pleas entered, names of jurors and witnesses, and record of court decisions and sentences.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County): Judgment Books, 1857-1961
Quantity: 18.0 c.f. (32 volumes)
Call Number: Racine Series 109
Abstract: A record of judgments filed with the Clerk of Courts showing names of parties in the case, date of filing, and text of the judgment. The latter may include a summary of the proceedings in the case, including findings of the jury or the court, a description of property affected by the judgment, and the amount of the judgment. There is an index at the front of each volume.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County): Judgment Dockets, 1850-1948
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (11 volumes)
Call Number: Racine Series 108
Abstract: Summary record of judgments showing names of parties and attorneys, amount of judgment (including costs assessed), date of entering judgment, and, sometimes, information on the satisfaction, discharge, or execution and transfer of the judgment. Some later entries include residence and occupation of the parties and other brief notations. An index to defendants is at the front of each volume.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County): Ministers' Credentials, 1846-1947, 1959-1981
Quantity: 1.4. cubic feet (1 archives box and 2 flat boxes)
Call Number: Racine Series 139
Abstract: Certificates of ordination, licenses, and appointments of clergy filed with the Clerk of Circuit Court as evidence of authority to minister and to solemnize marriages. Entries contain name, date and place of ordination, denomination ordained under and who performed ordination. The records sometimes include name of Racine County place of worship served.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County): Minute Books, 1846-1955
Quantity: 7.2 c.f. (32 volumes)
Call Number: Racine Series 100
Abstract: Summary of proceedings in civil and criminal cases, naturalization proceedings, and other actions before the court showing date, names of parties and attorneys, and a record of appearance and actions. Information varies but may include names of witnesses and jurors, jury verdicts, and court orders, decisions, and sentences. There are gaps in this series for 1904-1909. Volume 10 (1857-1860) apparently was kept by the judge and has more detailed information on court testimony and appearances but is not a complete record of all cases heard. Most volumes include an index at the front.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County): Naturalization Records, 1837-1982
Quantity: 39.0 c.f. (73 archives boxes, 33 volumes, and 17 card drawers), 71 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 5 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Racine Series 46
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Racine County, Wisconsin,1837-1982. Records include indexes to Declarations (1837-1881) indexes to Petitions (1838-1984), Declarations of Intention (1837-1975), Petitions (1838-1982), Depositions (1909-1957), Denials of Petitions (1908-1909, 1918, 1927), Repatriations (1937-1959), Orders Granting or Denying Petitions (1930-1982), and Certificate of Naturalization Stubs (1904-1926). This series is also available on microfilm.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Richland County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Richland County): Civil Case Files, 1859-1973
Quantity: 73.0 cubic feet (73 records center cartons)
Call Number: C2012/051; C2014/079
Abstract: Case files dealing with civil actions and actions affecting the family. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees. A few criminal cases may be included.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Richland County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Richland County): Judgments, 1869-1927
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (10 volumes)
Call Number: Richland Series 16
Abstract: Record of judges' decisions and orders in civil cases. Includes names of plaintiffs, defendants, attorneys, and judges, and a brief case summary. Judges' orders are directions to perform an action based on findings of the court. Each volume includes an index.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Richland County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Richland County): Minutes, 1850-1952
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (8 volumes)
Call Number: Richland Series 13
Abstract: Record of Circuit Court proceedings, containing details of all action occurring in open court. Minutes list case name; names of plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses, judges, and attorneys; and motions, trial dates, verdicts, sentences and other actions.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Richland County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Richland County): Naturalization Records, 1860-1946
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (1 archives box, 1 flat box, and 7 separate volumes), 3 reels of (35mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Richland Series 12
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Richland County, Wisconsin. Included are Declarations of Intention (1889-1945); Certificates of Naturalization and Petitions (1861-1946) and their indexes; an Index to Declarations (1860-1889); a Certificate of Naturalization Stub Book (1921-1928); Orders Granting and Denying Citizenship (1930-1946); and Repatriations (1941-1944).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rock County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rock County): Civil Case Files, circa 1842-1936
Quantity: 262.0 c.f. (262 record center cartons)
Call Number: Rock Series 43
Abstract: Files of civil cases in Circuit Court (Drawer nos. 1-783; arranged by drawer number). Records include complaints, summonses, warrants, motions, appeals, judgments, orders, and some trial transcripts.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rock County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rock County): Naturalization Records, 1839-1983
Quantity: 13.5 c.f. (10 archives boxes, 5 flat boxes, 3 card boxes, and 38 volumes) and 27 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Rock Series 41
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Rock County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1839-1979); Petitions and Certificates (1869-1983); indexes to these records; and Ancillary Documents (1858-1983) including Transfer Petitions, Court Orders, and Repatriations.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rusk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rusk County): Criminal and Civil Case Files, 1901-1917
Quantity: 33.6 c.f. (84 archives boxes)
Call Number: Rusk Series 13
Abstract: Files of criminal and civil cases in Rusk County Circuit Court including complaints, summonses, warrants, motions, appeals, judgments, and orders. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as murder, assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, and gambling and to civil suits involving monetary transactions and personal disputes including divorce.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rusk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rusk County): Judgment and Order Books, 1915-1973
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (4 volumes)
Call Number: Rusk Series 11
Abstract: Record of judgments and orders of the Circuit Court. Includes names of plaintiff, defendant, and attorneys, court finding of fact, and conclusions of law as arrived at by the court. An index is included in three of the volumes.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rusk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Rusk County): Naturalization Records, 1885-1954
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 13 separate volumes) and 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Rusk Series 10
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Rusk County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1901-1951); Petitions (1902-1954); Certificates of Naturalization (1902-1903; 1907-1927); lists of citizenship petitions granted and denied (1929-1954); Repatriations (1942-1945); and Miscellaneous Depositions and Interrogatories (1930-1946).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Saint Croix County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Saint Croix County): Naturalization Records, 1850-1954
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes, 5 flat boxes, 4 card boxes, 1 CD box, and 11 volumes), 9 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: St. Croix Series 62
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of St. Croix County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1850-1952); Petitions (1857-1948); Naturalization Records (1857-1906); Certificates of Naturalization (1907-1927); Ancillary Records, 1850-1954, and a Card Index to Naturalizations (1850-1947).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County): Civil Record Books, 1902-1979
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (18 volumes)
Call Number: Sauk Series 84
Abstract: Records of Circuit Court civil cases and proceedings. Includes names of plaintiff and defendant in civil action, suits or proceedings brought into court either by summons, appeals, changes of tenure or otherwise, names of attorneys, brief statement of nature of action or proceedings, date papers filed and actions taken, time entered in calendar, date and manner of disposition. Also provides volume and page of Judgment Books (Sauk Series 81), and Order Books (Sauk Series 80) in which the cases are also recorded. Each volume contains a name index at the front of the volume except Volume D which has a separate index.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County): Judgment Books, 1854-1925
Quantity: 6.2 cubic feet (20 volumes)
Call Number: Sauk Series 81
Abstract: Record of judges' decisions in civil cases, showing names of plaintiffs and defendants, a case summary, dates of actions, and name of judge.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County): Minutes, 1848-1956
Quantity: 5.3 c.f. (12 volumes)
Call Number: Sauk Series 74
Abstract: Minute books of Circuit Court proceedings, containing details of all actions occurring in open court. Clerk's minutes list case name, names of plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses, judges, and (occasionally) attorneys; and motions, trials, verdicts, sentences, and other actions in the order in which they came before the court each day. Included are final orders for naturalization, 1855-1873. “Law Record” and Volume (A) contain citizenship records.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County): Naturalization Records, 1844-1955
Quantity: 6.0 cubic feet (2 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 2 card index boxes, and 21 separate volumes), 5 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Sauk Series 72
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in Circuit Court in Sauk County, Wisconsin. Included are indexes to Declarations, Petitions, and Certificates of Naturalization (1844-1955); Declarations of Intention (1844-1954); Petitions (1873-1954); Certificates of Naturalization Stub Books (1908-1929); and Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1955).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sauk County): Order Books, 1859-1937
Quantity: 6.0 cubic feet (26 volumes)
Call Number: Sauk Series 80
Abstract: Record of orders in divorces and other civil cases showing names of plaintiffs and defendants, a case summary, dates of action, and name of judge. Volume A and D-N have separate indexes.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sawyer County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sawyer County): Case Files,1885-1931
Quantity: 4 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Sawyer Micro Series 1
Abstract: Papers filed in civil and criminal cases and other proceedings before the court. Contents of the files vary but may include summonses, complaints, motions, depositions, testimony, orders, judgments, verdicts, and a record of appeals. A number of cases pertain to John F. Deitz and his disputes with lumber interests and the local authorities, 1904-1923; voluntary bankruptcy assignments, 1890-1895; civil cases, 1890-1915; and a number of miscellaneous legal documents filed with the court, 1885-1931.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sawyer County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sawyer County): Naturalization Records, 1885-1954
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 1 index card box, and 10 volumes) and 6 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Sawyer Series 7
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Sawyer County, Wisconsin. Records include Declarations of Intention (1885-1951), Petitions (1886-1954), Certificates of Naturalization (1886-1927), a Card Index to Naturalizations (1886-1954), and Ancillary Records (1890-1954). All records are available both on microfilm and in original paper format.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Shawano County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Shawano County): Court Record Books, circa 1878-1961
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (13 volumes)
Call Number: Shawano Series 32
Abstract: A daily summary of proceedings before the Circuit Court. Contents include a list of legal documents filed in each case; nature of the case; names of plaintiff, defendant, and attorneys; file number; date; and fees paid. Volume two is missing. Each volume contains a plaintiff index and a defendant index.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (ShawanoCounty) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Shawano County): Judgment and Order Books, 1856-1954
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (12 volumes)
Call Number: Shawano Series 26
Abstract: Record of judges' decisions and orders of the Circuit Court. Content includes names of plaintiff and defendant, date, summary of case, judgments, and orders. The first volume (1862-1875) is very sketchy. No records are present for 1876-1880.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Shawano County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Shawano County): Naturalization Records, 1858-1949
Quantity: 5.5 c.f. (19 volumes, 5 archives boxes, and 2 card boxes) and 9 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Shawano Series 53
Abstract: Records of citizenship cases in Shawano County Circuit Court, including Declarations of Intention (1858-1949), Certificates of Naturalization (1864-1906), Petitions (1906-1949), indexes to these records, and Petitions Granted and Denied (1929-1949).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sheboygan County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sheboygan County) Naturalization Records, 1851-1982
Quantity: 27.0 c.f. (16 card index boxes, 30 archives boxes, 3 flat boxes, and 51 volumes)
Call Number: Sheboygan Series 8
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Records include Indexes to Declarations, Petitions, and Certificates (1851-circa 1981); Declarations of Intention (1860-1978); Petitions for Citizenship (1857-1980); Naturalization Certificates (1851-1906) and Certificate Stubs (1907-1926); and Ancillary Materials (1911-1982).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sheboygan County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Sheboygan County): Minute Books, 1846-1962
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (23 volumes)
Call Number: Sheboygan Series 10
Abstract: Minute books of Circuit Court proceedings containing a brief outline of all actions taken in open court.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Taylor County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Taylor County): Naturalization Records, 1865-1955
Quantity: 4.4 c.f. (7 archives boxes, 17 volumes, and 1 flat box) and 11 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Taylor Series 13
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Taylor County. Records include indexes to declarations, petitions, and certificates of naturalization (1875-1954), Declarations of Intention (1875-1952), Petitions (circa 1865-1955), Certificates of Naturalization (1877-1927), and Ancillary Documents (Repatriations and Petitions Granted and Denied).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Trempealeau County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Trempealeau County): Criminal Case Files, 1883-1932
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (4 record center cartons)
Call Number: Trempealeau Series 49
Abstract: Case files #1-229, 1883-circa 1914 and selected cases through 1932. Files include complaints, notes, summonses, transcripts, evidence, rulings, orders, judgments, appeals, and execution orders. Also included are miscellaneous papers filed in the Circuit Court.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Trempealeau County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Trempealeau County): Naturalization Records, 1857-1954
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (20 volumes, 2 archives boxes, 1 flat box) and 6 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Trempealeau Series 47
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Trempealeau County. Records include Declarations of Intention (ca. 1852-1952), Naturalization Petitions (1906-1954), Naturalization Certificates (1871-1906), Indexes to these records, Petitions Granted, and other Ancillary Documents (1930-1953), including Oath Applications (1941-1953).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County): Court Record Book, 1878-1936
Quantity: 3.5 cubic feet (7 volumes)
Call Number: Vernon Series 21
Abstract: Records of Circuit Court civil cases and proceedings. Includes names of plaintiff and defendant in civil action, suits, or proceedings brought into court either by summons, appeals, changes of tenure or otherwise, names of attorneys, brief statement of nature of action or proceedings, date papers filed and actions taken, time entered in calendar, date and manner of disposition. Also provides volume and page of Clerk's Minutes (Vernon Series 19), Judgment Record (Vernon Series 23), and Orders and Decrees (Vernon Series 17) in which the cases are also recorded.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County): Criminal Record Books, 1880-1952
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet (3 volumes)
Call Number: Vernon Series 20
Abstract: Record of Circuit Court criminal actions from initiation to final disposition. Includes names of parties to action, title of action, date papers are filed, date and manner of disposition, and file box numbers.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County): Judgment and Order Book, 1923-1936
Quantity: 2.5 cubic feet (5 volumes)
Call Number: Vernon Series 18
Abstract: Record of judgments and orders of the County Court. Includes names of plaintiff, defendant, and attorneys, court findings of fact and conclusions of law, and judgments granted on facts and conclusions of law as arrived at by the court.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County): Judgment Record Book, 1872-1945
Quantity: 3.5 cubic feet (8 volumes)
Call Number: Vernon Series 23
Abstract: Record of judgments handed down in Circuit Court. Includes names of plaintiff, defendant, and their attorneys, date judgment rendered, title of action, and amount of judgment.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County): Minute Books, 1859-1934
Quantity: 2.0 cubic feet (4 volumes)
Call Number: Vernon Series 19
Abstract: Clerk's daily minutes of Circuit Court cases. Includes brief statement of all proceedings in open court, motions and orders, names of witnesses sworn, jurors drawn, verdict of jury when returned, and opening and adjourning dates.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County): Naturalization Records, 1853-1947
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (1 archives box, 17 volumes) and 5 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Vernon Series 15
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Vernon County, 1853-1947. Records include an Index to Citizenship (1857-1935), Declarations of Intention (1853-1947), Oaths and Court Orders (1857-1903), Petitions (1904-1943), Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books (1907-1927), Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1930-1947), and Repatriations (1941-1944). All records are available on both positive microfilm and original paper format.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vernon County): Orders and Decrees Book, 1851-1936
Quantity: 4.0 cubic feet (8 volumes)
Call Number: Vernon Series 17
Abstract: Record of all Circuit Court orders and decrees, showing title of case, names of parties involved, date of order or decree, statement of order, and name of circuit judge.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vilas County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vilas County): Civil Case Files, 1893-1938
Quantity: 62 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Vilas Series 8
Abstract: Circuit Court case files dealing with civil actions. Legal papers may include complaints, summonses, affidavits, petitions, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vilas County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vilas County): Court Record Books, 1893-1941
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 volumes)
Call Number: Vilas Series 7
Abstract: Summary record of proceedings in civil cases showing type of case, attorneys, court costs, and record of various papers filed, orders and judgments issued, pleadings entered, hearings held, other actions taken, and sometimes the case number.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vilas County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Vilas County): Naturalization Records, 1876-1949
Quantity: 3.9 c.f. (2 index card boxes, 3 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 8 separate volumes), 3 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Vilas Series 5
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Vilas County. Included are indexes; Declarations of Intention (1876-1949; bulk dates 1893-1949); Petitions (1894-1948); Certificates of Naturalization (1894-1929); Lists of Citizenship Petitions Granted and Denied (1930-1948); Notices of Application for Admission to Citizenship (1907-1931); Repatriations (1940-1943); and Miscellaneous records (1898-1902).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Walworth County): Court Record, 1840-1962
Quantity: 4.8 c.f. (16 volumes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 50
Abstract: Record of proceedings in civil cases before the Circuit Court. Includes a list of legal documents filed in each case, names of defendant, plaintiff, and attorneys, file number, date, and fees paid.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Walworth County): Naturalization Records, 1838-1955
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (11 archives boxes and 21 separate volumes) and 13 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Walworth Series 40
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Walworth County, Wisconsin. Includes indexes to Declarations of Intention, Petitions, and Orders Admitting to Citizenship (1838-1955); Declarations of Intention (1840-1954); Petitions (1841-1955); Orders Granting and Denying Citizenship (1930-1955); and miscellaneous correspondence and forms (1919-1943).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Walworth County: Minute Books, 1864-1978
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (23 volumes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 49
Abstract: A summary record of proceedings before the Circuit Court. Includes date of case, time court opened, officials present, names of defendants and plaintiffs, and witnesses sworn and examined.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Washburn County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Washburn County): Naturalization Records, 1878-1954
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (15 volumes, 1 archives box, and 1 index card box) and 5 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Washburn Series 31
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Washburn County. Records include Declarations of Intention, 1883-1952; Petitions for Naturalization, 1878-1903, 1907-1954; Certificates of Naturalization, 1883-1906; indexes to these records; and ancillary documents.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Washington County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Washington County): Naturalization Records, 1845-1963
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (1 archives box, 7 card boxes, 30 separate volumes), 5 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 1 reel of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Washington Series 10
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Washington County, Wisconsin, including declarations of intention (1855-1959), petitions and certificates (1845-1963), an index to these records, and orders granting and denying petitions (1929-1959).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Waukesha County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Waukesha County): Naturalization Records, 1847-1955
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes) and 20 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Waukesha Series 42
Abstract: Records of naturalization proceedings in the Circuit Court of Waukesha County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1847-1954); Petitions (1881-1955); Certificates of Naturalization (1847-1906); Indexes to these records (1847-1955); and Ancillary Records (1924-1955).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Waupaca County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Waupaca County): Naturalization Records, 1853-1948
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (1 archives box, 1 card file box, and 23 separate volumes) and 8 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Waupaca Series 16
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Waupaca County. Records include Declarations of Intention (1853-1947), Certificates of Naturalization (1876-1903), Petitions (1903-1948), indexes to these records, Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1829-1948), and Repatriations (1940-1944).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Waushara County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Waushara County): Naturalization Records, 1852-1949
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (1 archives box, 1 card box, and 15 volumes) and 6 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Waushara Series 13
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Waushara County. Included are Declarations of Intention (1852-1949); Petitions (1876-1947); Certificates of Naturalization (1876-1902); Orders Granting and Denying Petitions (1929-1949); indexes to Declarations, Petitions, and Certificates (1852-1949); and a Certificate of Naturalization stub book (1909).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County): Appearance Dockets, 1955-1973
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (5 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 128
Abstract: Record of summonses, subpoenas, and other requests for persons to appear before the Circuit Court. Documents may show the names of the plaintiff and defendant, date, case file number, microfilm number, remarks, summary of the nature of the case, list of documents filed, orders and judgments issued, hearings held, and court fees. Each volume includes a name index.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County): Case Files, 1938-1969
Quantity: 91 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 108
Abstract: Circuit Court cases dealing with civil actions. Legal papers include complaints summonses, affidavits, petitions, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County): Judgment Books, 1857-1886
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (9 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 111
Abstract: Record of judges' decisions in civil cases showing the names of plaintiffs and defendants, a case summary, dates of action, and name of judge.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County): Naturalization Records, 1844-1964
Quantity: 14.0 c.f. (12 archives boxes and 24 separate volumes) and 20 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 110
Abstract: Records of naturalization cases in the Circuit Court of Winnebago County. Records include indexes to Declarations of Intention, Petitions, and Orders Granting and Denying Citizenship; Certificates of Loyalty, 1942-1949; and a Certificate of Naturalization Stub Book, 1916.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Winnebago County): Record Books, 1848-1950
Quantity: 27.0 c.f. (41 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 113
Abstract: Record of civil cases in Winnebago County Circuit Court. Includes names of plaintiffs, defendants, and attorneys, case file numbers and dates, type of action, and place recorded in a minute or judgment book. Early volumes are labeled “Appearance Dockets” but are record books.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court and County Court (Calumet County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court and County Court (Calumet County): Judgment Records, 1857-1975
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Calumet Series 28
Abstract: Record of judgments in civil cases issued by the court. Entries include names of the parties involved, attorneys, court actions that occurred in each case, a summary of the judgment, and date rendered or received. Some entries also itemize court costs, the total sum of the judgment, and remarks concerning its subsequent execution, assignment, or satisfaction.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court and County Court (Eau Claire County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court and County Court (Eau Claire County): Family Case Files, 1944-1975
Quantity: 73.0 c.f. (73 record center cartons)
Call Number: Eau Claire Series 128
Abstract: Case files dealing primarily with divorce plus a few paternity case files. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees. In 1944 the county court and circuit court began filing their family cases together, separately from other civil case files. Five digit case numbers are from the circuit court and the others are from the county court.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court and County Court (Grant County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court and County Court (Grant County): Divorce and Civil Case Files, 1939-1982
Quantity: 62.4 cubic feet
Call Number: C2009/036; C2012/024
Abstract: The index to this series is available at the Grant County Clerk of Court's office, Lancaster, Wisconsin. Users must obtain the case file number from the Clerk of Court office before requesting specific cases.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court and County Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court and County Court (Sauk County): Civil and Criminal Case Files, 1844-1979
Quantity: 25.0 c.f. (25 record center cartons) and 296 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Sauk Series 93
Abstract: Case files of civil and criminal actions tried before the Circuit Court, 1844-1978, and the County Court, 1929-1979. Files may include briefs, petitions, complaints, arguments, affidavits, petitions, judgments and decrees, trial transcripts, and other documents. The paper portion consists of Family Case Files, circa 1960-1977.
Wisconsin. Circuit Court and County Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court and County Court (Sauk County): Indexes, 1844-1979
Quantity: 3.8 cubic feet (18 volumes)
Call Number: Sauk Series 94
Abstract: Indexes to Circuit Court and County Court: Civil and Criminal Case files, 1844-1979 (Sauk Series 93) by way of Circuit Court: Civil Record Books (Sauk Series 84) and County Court: Court Record, Civil Cases (Sauk Series 92).
Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dunn County) Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court Judgment Books, 1859-1959
Quantity: 4.5 c.f. (18 volumes)
Call Number: Dunn Series 45
Abstract: Records of the final determination for civil and family cases. The volumes contain the names of plaintiff and defendant, the complaint, a brief summary of the case, and the judgment. Volume 5 contains “Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale,” 1886-1929. Volume 18 also contains an alphabetical index to plaintiffs and defendants, 1877-1916.
Wisconsin. Citizens Study Committee On Judicial Organization Title: Wisconsin. Citizens Study Committee on Judicial Organization: Records, 1970-1973
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2557
Abstract: Records, mainly 1971-1973, of the blue-ribbon task force appointed by Governor Patrick J. Lucey to study the Wisconsin judicial system and make recommendations for changes in five areas: court structure and jurisdiction, court administration and support, judges, court availability, and substantive and procedural law. Included is correspondence of chair John C. Geilfuss and executive director Jeffrey Bartell; news clippings and press releases; status reports; membership and organization information; public hearing statements; and minutes of the executive committee and its subcommittees (Court Administration, Court Availability, Court Structure and Jurisdiction, Judges, Substantive and procedural law) and interim subcommittees (Judicial Manpower, Model/Ideal System, Number of Courts, and Salaries and Retirement). In addition, there are recommendations concerning no-fault insurance, barriers to court availability, and victimless crimes. The final reports of the committee and its standing subcommittees and transcripts of six public hearings are available in the SHSW Government Documents section.
Wisconsin. Commission for the Study of Administrative Value and Efficiency Title: Wisconsin. Commission for the Study of Administrative Value and Efficiency: Records, 1993-1994
Quantity: 1.6 cubic feet (1 records center carton and 2 archives boxes) and 10 tape recordings
Call Number: 1999/071; Audio 1929A
Abstract: Records of the Commission for the Study of Administrative Value and Efficiency (SAVE Commission), a commission appointed by Governor Tommy G. Thompson in 1993 to study government services and spending and to make recommendations on improved efficiency. Included are meeting minutes, correspondence and memoranda of Chairman James E. Burgess and Executive Director Jeff Smoller, reports submitted to the commission by governmental agencies and others, press materials, and fundraising information.
Wisconsin. Committee on Water Pollution Title: Wisconsin. Committee on Water Pollution: Records, 1921-1966
Quantity: 11.0 c.f. (29 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 1243
Abstract: Minutes, 1928-1963; regulatory orders and findings, correspondence, reports, studies and investigations, scattered photographs, and subject files of the committee responsible for enforcing and administering laws concerning pollution of surface water in Wisconsin from 1927 through 1966. Also included are minutes, reports, and correspondence of its subcommittee on the chemical treatment of lakes and streams (later the Subcommittee on Aquatic Nuisance Control), 1938-1966; minutes and reports of the Sulphite Manufacturers Research League, 1944-1962; and minutes of the Advisory Committee on Waste Disposal for the Wisconsin Pulp and Paper Industry. The subject files also contain detailed annual surveys, mainly 1929-1934, of Wisconsin paper mills. River basin and municipal sewage plant studies include narrative reports, public hearing transcripts, and occasional court documents. Well documented river basins include the Chippewa, Fox, Oconto, Rock, and Wisconsin river basins and the Madison lakes.
Wisconsin. Committee to Study the Feasibility of a Simplified Income Tax Title: Wisconsin. Committee to Study the Feasibility of a Simplified Income Tax: Records, 1957-1965
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1932
Abstract: Records of a committee appointed in 1957 to study the advisibility of adopting a simplified income tax based on the taxpayer's net taxable income as determined by federal law; including reports, bills and amendments, proposals, fiscal notes, and work papers.
Wisconsin. Comprehensive Educational Service Agency No. 9 Title: Wisconsin. Comprehensive Educational Service Agency No. 9: Records, 1921-1983
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes), and 1 photograph
Call Number: Series 2588; PH Series 2588
Abstract: Administrative and planning materials of a Department of Public Instruction service agency, headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., which provided educational services and administered school consolidation or boundary changes for all or a part of Brown, Door, Calumet, Oconto, Kewaunee, Shawano, and Outagamie counties in Wisconsin. Included are minutes of the CESA No. 9 board of control and county school committee meetings, correspondence and financial planning materials of the county school committees, and records pertaining to school consolidations and boundary changes. An undated photograph identifies the members of the first CESA 9 Board of Control.
Wisconsin. Conservation Congress Title: Wisconsin. Conservation Congress: Records, 1983-2003
Quantity: 9.6 c.f. (9 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 2004/094
Abstract: Records, mainly 1989-2000, of the state Conservation Congress, an independent citizens organization staffed by the Division of Legal Services of the Department of Natural Resources that provides information to the Natural Resource Board. Some issues prompted correspondence from individuals who did not attend the local or statewide meetings; extensively documented is mourning dove hunting for which only a sample has been retained.
Wisconsin. Conservation Department Title: Wisconsin. Conservation Department: Photographs and Films, 1930-1960s
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet of photographs (2 archives boxes, 4 card file boxes, and 1 folder), 83 photographs, 81 slides, 74 transparencies, 56 films, and 3 videorecordings
Call Number: PH Series 2375; PH 3451-PH 3453; AB 736-AB 743; AC 350; AC 354-AC 371; AC 373; AE 094-AE 109; AE 191-AE 193; CA 514; CB 002; CC 186-CC 187; CC 671; DC 707-DC 708; DD 362; FE 094; FH 242; VBA 641; VBB 144; VBC 279; VDA 320; VHA 175; VHA 264; 2013/003
Abstract: Photographs documenting natural resources, conservation, commercial industries, recreation, and public relations activities in Wisconsin under the direction of or of interest to the Wisconsin Conservation Department, 1930-1942. Additionally there are images of Native Americans, especially the Menominee. Natural resources documented include local and state parks, state forests, lakes and rivers, and scenery around the Wisconsin Dells. Conservation activities include forest, fish, animal, and game management. Commercial industries include fishing, logging, and shipping. Images of recreation activities include camping, boating, riding, swimming, shuffleboard, and tennis documenting tourism and the promotion of tourism in Wisconsin. The photographs are mounted on 5x8 index cards, which include descriptive information, location, date, name of photographer (if known), and original indexing terms and image management information used by the conservation department. Many of the images include people engaged in conservation activities or recreation but the bulk of the collection is landscapes and scenery without people. Among the well documented locales are Brunet Island State Park, Copper Falls State, Council Grounds State Forest, Devil’s Lake State Park, and Kettle Moraine State Forest. Governor Philip La Follette is included in many of the public relations photographs.
Wisconsin. Conservation Department Title: Wisconsin. Conservation Department: Subject Files, 1917-1968
Quantity: 382.8 cubic feet (898 archives boxes and 24 records center cartons); plus additions of 1.8 cubic feet
Call Number: Series 271; 2014/157; 2015/160
Abstract: Central files maintained by the Conservation Department's Clerical Division. The most important documentation includes files on internal administration and policy; state and federal legislation and regulations; conservation education and projects; cooperation with the federal government and other agencies and private organizations; national, state, and local conferences and meetings such as the annual Conservation Congresses; acquisition of public lands through the ORAP program and the management of these parks, refuges, and public lands; wildlife and forest management; and research and surveys. There are also distinct files on water pollution, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress held annually beginning in 1935, and many Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) conservation projects. Document types include minutes and agenda material, correspondence, memoranda, reports, and transcripts. The records include copies of many records originating in area and district offices outside of Madison.
Wisconsin. Conservation Works Project Board Title: Wisconsin. Conservation Works Project Board: Records, 1977-1983
Quantity: 2.2 cubic feet (2 records center cartons and 1 archives box), 54 tape recordings, and 1.0 cubic feet of photographs and transparencies
Call Number: 1983/013; Audio 1937A
Abstract: Records relating to the State Conservation Works Project Board's development of a conservation work program to employ otherwise unemployable individuals, principally through the administration of the federally funded Young Adult Conservation Corps (YACC). Included are tape recordings of board meetings and photographs and transparencies of YACC projects.
Wisconsin. Consumer Credit Division Title: Wisconsin. Consumer Credit Division: Collection Agency Files, 1937-1970
Quantity: 43.8 c.f. (43 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 799
Abstract: Files related to investigations of collection agencies applying for licenses, including applications for collection agency, solicitor, and collector licenses, correspondence, letters of character reference, copy of license granted, financial statements, notarized formal papers, affidavits, collection agency bonds, consumer statements, account papers, and related material.
Wisconsin. Consumer Credit Division Title: Wisconsin. Consumer Credit Division: Litigations and Investigations, 1944-1997
Quantity: 40.9 cubic feet (31 records center cartons, 1 half records center carton, 16 archives boxes, and 5 flat boxes)
Call Number: 1998/151; 1999/015; 2001/027; 2002/089; 2003/025; 2006/011; 2007/013; 2010/022; 2011/017; 2012/030; 2013/024; 2015/012; 2016/014; 2017/005; 2017/058; 2018/006
Abstract: Records of cases, investigations, and liquidations brought before the Consumer Credit Division of the Office of the Commissioner of Banking and one of its successor offices, the Licensed Financial Services Section of the Division of Banking. Records include transcripts of testimony, affidavits, memoranda, orders, other legal papers, related correspondence, hearing data, and court decisions.
Wisconsin. Consumer Credit Division Title: Wisconsin. Consumer Credit Division: Sales Finance Companies/Non-Banks, 1925-1969
Quantity: 7.2 c.f. (13 archives boxes, 2 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 801
Abstract: Files of non-bank sales finance companies which finance motor vehicles under section 218.01 of the Wisconsin Statutes; including application and sales finance license, correspondence, complaints, examinations, conditional sales contracts, and related material.
Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 10 Title: Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 10: Minutes, 1965-1984
Quantity: 3.2 cubic feet (3 records center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 1994/026
Abstract: Meeting minutes, agendas, and school district boundary lines records from the Cooperative Educational Service Agency Number 10 (CESA #10) from 1965-1984. Records include minutes and drafts, agendas and suggested agendas, meeting-related budgets and handouts, and correspondence from the Board of Control, Professional Advisory Committee, and the Agency School Committee.
Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 15 Title: Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 15 Records, 1927-1983
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (12 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1984/228
Abstract: Records, 1927-1983, of Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) number 15, a CESA that existed prior to the 1984 reorganization of CESAs. CESA 15 served South Central Wisconsin, primarily Dane and Green counties. The majority of the records consist of files on school district reorganizations. Also included are records of County School Committees, including Dane, Green, Lafayette and Rock Counties; records of the CESA 15 Agency School Committee; and the CESA 15 Board of Control, which appointed the Agency School Committee. Also included are City of Madison school district annexation orders, 1960-1980.
Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 17 Title: Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 17: Records, 1944-1989
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (4 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2732
Abstract: Administrative and planning materials of Wisconsin's CESA #17, a Department of Public Instruction service agency, that provided educational services for all or part of Dane, Green, Jefferson, Rock, Walworth, and Waukesha counties. Included are minutes of the administrative board, general records, and files relating to school consolidations and boundary changes.
Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 18 Title: Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 18: Records, 1947-1983
Quantity: 10.0 cubic feet (9 records center cartons and 3 archives boxes) and 1 folder of photographs
Call Number: 1985/144
Abstract: Records, 1947-1983, of Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) No. 18 which includes Walworth, Jefferson, Racine, and Kenosha Counties. Records include school district reorganizations, newspaper clippings about school activities, subject files and minutes from the County and Agency School Committees, minutes from the Board of Control, and records of the Migrant Workers' Children Education Program.
Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 1 Title: Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 1: Records, 1965-1985
Quantity: 2.0 cubic feet (2 records center cartons)
Call Number: 1986/167
Abstract: Records from Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) #1, 1965-1985. Documents include meeting minutes from the Board of Control and the Agency School Committee, audits, and annual reports. Also includes orders from the Iron River school district boundary lines reorganization in 1965, along with hearings, meeting minutes, and notices.
Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 2 Title: Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 2: Records, 1965-1984
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2571
Abstract: Administrative and planning materials of a Department of Public Instruction service agency, headquartered in Minocqua, Wis. , which provided educational services and administered school consolidation and boundary changes for all or a part of Iron, Marathon, Shawano, Vilas, Oneida, Lincoln, Langlade, Price, and Taylor counties in Wisconsin. Included are minutes of board of control, agency school committee, and professional advisory committee meetings; annual reports; and records pertaining to school consolidations and boundary changes.
Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 4 Title: Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 4: Records, 1921-1985
Quantity: 6.3 c.f. (6 record center cartons, 1 archives box, and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: 1985/276
Abstract: Files, 1921-1985, containing petitions, orders, denials and attachments for school district reorganizations. Includes supporting and follow-up documentation, such as minutes of school board meetings, maps, correspondence, newspaper clippings and related items.
Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 7 Title: Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 7: Records, 1941-1985
Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (10 record center cartons) and 6 audio tapes
Call Number: 1985/285; Audio 1590A
Abstract: Records, 1941-1985, related to school district reorganization. Records include petitions, orders, denials, and attachments. There is supporting and follow-up documentation, such as minutes of school board meetings, maps, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.
Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 8 Title: Wisconsin. Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 8: Records, 1914-1984
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes) and 1 volume
Call Number: 1984/275
Abstract: Records of the Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) number 8, 1914-1984. Included are orders, petitions, denials, and appeals related to district consolidation and boundary changes of the County and Agency School Committee. There are Advisory Committee minutes, 1965-1984, and Board of Control minutes, 1966-1984.
Wisconsin. Coordinating Council for Higher Education Title: Wisconsin. Coordinating Council for Higher Education: Records, 1956-1971
Quantity: 42.0 cubic feet (105 archives boxes); plus additions of 7.2 cubic feet
Call Number: Series 1840; Series 1841; Series 1843; Series 1844; 1987/163; 1989/187; 2010/151
Abstract: Minutes, research studies, correspondence, committee records, subject files, and records of the executive director documenting the work of the Coordinating Council for Higher Education (1968-) and its predecessor, the Coordinating Committee for Higher Education (1956-1968). The agency coordinated the activities of all state supported institutions of higher education in Wisconsin including the University of Wisconsin System; the Wisconsin State University System; vocational, technical, and adult educational schools; and county teachers colleges. The agency was abolished in 1971.
Wisconsin. Corporations Division Title: Wisconsin. Corporations Division: Charter Documents - Domestic Nonstock Corporations (Dissolved, Merged, Consolidated or Administratively or Involuntarily Dissolved), 1889-2001
Quantity: 123.0 c.f. (122 record center cartons and 4 microfiche boxes)
Call Number: Series 357
Abstract: Records of corporations which dissolved, merged, or consolidated beginning in 1947. Files contain materials dating back to 1889 and include certificates of incorporation, articles of incorporation (sometimes captioned as “Statement of Intent to Become a Corporation”), any subsequent amendments or restatement, certificates of newly-elected officers, and articles of merger, consolidation, or dissolution. Until 1996, the Office of the Secretary of State was the filing and custodial office for the records of corporations formed under or subject to all or portions of Chs. 181, 187, 188, Wis. Stats. In 1985 the agency surveyed its files of 35,000 nonstock corporations dating back to 1889 and declared defunct 11-12,000 inactive files pursuant to Section 7, 1983 Wis. Act 475.
Wisconsin. Cosmetology Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Cosmetology Examining Board: Beauty School Correspondence and Reports, 1946-1952
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 889
Abstract: Reports and correspondence of the board with Wisconsin schools of beauty concerning curricula, applications of individual students, and arrangements for examinations. Although the files have been weeded to remove routine student information, the files of the Pressley Beauty School, a beauty school for Black women in Milwaukee, are intact.
Wisconsin. Council for Home and Family Title: Wisconsin. Council for Home and Family: Records, 1962-1973
Quantity: 4.4 c.f. (11 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 254
Abstract: Minutes of council and committee meetings, correspondence, speeches, reports, pamphlets, newsletters, newsclippings, budget material, and legislation relating to laws affecting all aspects of family life.
Wisconsin. County Court (Ashland County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Ashland County): Insane Record, 1902-1927
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Ashland Series 24
Abstract: Record of petitions for examination of the alleged insane, results of mental and physical examinations, personal and family history of the individual, date of commitment, name of address of patient, name of judge, and signatures of petitioners and notary public.
Wisconsin. County Court (Ashland County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Ashland County): Will Books, 1888-1969
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (9 volumes)
Call Number: Ashland Series 25
Abstract: Copies of wills and ancillary documents filed in the probate of estates. Entries for each person typically contain an order for hearing proof of will, decree allowing will, the will, and certificate of proof of will. Some entries include letters testamentary of will annexed, and order for bond. Volumes 8-9, 1953-1969, contain wills only.
Wisconsin. County Court (Ashland County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Ashland County): Wills, 1884-1924
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (2 folders)
Call Number: Ashland Series 37
Abstract: Wills deposited with the court for safekeeping and not admitted to probate and acknowledgments of receiving a will. The acknowledgments are not accompanied by an actual will.
Wisconsin. County Court (Barron County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Barron County): Probate Case Files, ca. 1882-1909
Quantity: 21 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Barron Series 15
Abstract: Documents filed in Barron County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates and the filing of wills. Included are petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, inventories of estates, and additional legal documents.
Wisconsin. County Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Brown County): Probate Minute Books, 1875-1917
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: Brown Series 147
Abstract: Probate minute books containing date, name, and remarks. Volumes include alphabetical indexes.
Wisconsin. County Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Brown County): Probate Record Books, 1821-1900
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (2 archives boxes and 2 volumes)
Call Number: Brown Series 177
Abstract: Record of court actions in estate and guardianship cases heard before the Judge of Probate Michigan Territory, and later the judge of the County Court. Record books give of brief history of each action or proceeding, minute books give a brief summary of the open court proceedings, order books provide motions and orders given in each case, and the record of guardians contain guardianship appointments.
Wisconsin. County Court (Brown County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Brown County): Will Books, 1850-1962
Quantity: 8.4 c.f. (2 archives boxes and 38 volumes)
Call Number: Brown Series 146
Abstract: Copies of last wills and testaments for individuals, filed in the Brown County Court. Includes names of deceased, stipulations of the will, date of the original will, and dated certificate of probate (proof of will). Volumes 1 through 5 are original wills. Volumes for 1850-1899 contain alphabetical indexes to surnames.
Wisconsin. County Court (Burnett County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Burnett County): Probate Records, 1865-1970
Quantity: 6.2 cubic feet (18 volumes)
Call Number: Burnett Series 50
Abstract: Burnett County probate volumes that document records regarding estate, administration, executorship, wills, sales, and heirship. Executors and wills volumes include similar material to probate and administration: last wills and testaments, documents regarding administration, appraisal and inventory of real estate, and claims. The general inventory volume includes inventory and appraisal of real estate and oaths of appraisers.
Wisconsin. County Court (Chippewa County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Chippewa County): Divorce Case Files, 1921-1943
Quantity: 14 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Chippewa Series 39
Abstract: County Court divorce case files, #7-5570. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, testimony, and decrees. Included is in-depth information on genealogy, family history, domestic violence, household and farm economy, division of labor, sexuality, gender roles, expectations of marriage, courtship, kinship networks, community surveillance and networks, and the relationships among women.
Wisconsin. County Court (Chippewa County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Chippewa County): Probate, Guardianship, and Mental Case Files, 1860-1900
Quantity: 33 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Chippewa Series 33
Abstract: Documents filed in probate, guardianship, and mental proceedings before the County Court.
Wisconsin. County Court (Clark County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Clark County): Probate Case Files, 1873-1925
Quantity: 63 reels of microfilm (35mm) and 15.2 c.f. (38 archives boxes)
Call Number: Clark Series 15
Abstract: Case files containing papers on the settlement of deceased individuals' estates; including wills, inventories of real and personal property, petitions, orders, statements, and papers relating to claims against estates and to sale of lands, plus additional legal documents. Some cases concern the guardianship of minors, insane, or incompetents; insanity cases; and adoptions.
Wisconsin. County Court (Columbia County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Columbia County): Civil Case Files, 1919-1977
Quantity: 105 reels of microfilm (16 mm) and 36.0 cubic feet
Call Number: Columbia Series 28
Abstract: Case files of civil actions tried before the County Court. Files may include briefs, petitions, complaints, arguments, affidavits, petitions, judgments and decrees, trial transcripts, and other documents. Case numbers 1-8204 consist of civil case files and available in microfilm format only and case numbers 8205 through 13113 and 76CV0001 through 77FA0890 consist of family cases and are in paper format.
Wisconsin. County Court (Columbia County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Columbia County): Probate Case Files, 1847-1973
Quantity: 419 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Columbia Series 24
Abstract: Records relating to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates including inventories of real and personal property, reports and accounts of administrators or executors, statements of claims against estates, resale of real and/or personal property, warrants, contracts, sworn testimony, and similar records.
Wisconsin. County Court (Columbia County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Columbia County): Wills, 1852-1913
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Columbia Series 26
Abstract: Wills deposited with the court for safekeeping and not admitted to probate.
Wisconsin. County Court (Dane County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Dane County): Guardianship and Insanity Files, 1846-1925
Quantity: 16.0 c.f. (40 archives boxes) and 58 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Dane Series 121
Abstract: Files of Dane County guardianship and insanity hearings, containing petitions, lextters, orders, inventories, reports, accounts, and testimony relating to the care of wards and other incompetents and the management of their property; petitions and affidavits; and applications and orders for the commitment of insane persons and drunkards. The guardianship records are on microfilm only and appear to be guardianship of minors cases only. The insanity files are on paper only; they include a few highway orders and special licenses to marry.
Wisconsin. County Court (Dane County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Dane County): Probate Case Files, circa 1849-1930
Quantity: 258.4 c.f. (646 archives boxes) and 404 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Dane Series 97
Abstract: Probate case files of the County Court in Dane County including petitions to pursue wills; orders appointing administrators; newspaper clippings of notices; notices to creditors; order admitting wills to probate; wills; inventories and appraisals; receipts for paid claims against estates; reports of executors; executors bonds; final judgments; petitions and orders for widow's allowances out of estate; and miscellaneous papers. Boxes 639-646 contain Non-Resident Probate Inheritance Records,1913-1918. Records are available both on paper and on microfilm.
Wisconsin. County Court (Dodge County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Dodge County): Court Record Books, 1880-1938
Quantity: 4.2 cubic feet (10 volumes)
Call Number: Dodge Series 52
Abstract: Summaries of actions and documents filed in individual civil cases before the County Court. Each listing gives the permanent file box number for the case and the volume and page locations of relevant entries in the County Court Minute Books, Order Books, and Judgment Books. Listings also include a brief statement of the nature of the case and when and how it was resolved.
Wisconsin. County Court (Dodge County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Dodge County): Divorce Case Files, 1923-1954
Quantity: 7 reels of microfilm (35mm).
Call Number: Dodge Series 47
Abstract: All County Court divorce case files opened between 1931 and 1935, plus earlier case files which were either still active or were reopened between 1931 and 1935. Documents in some files were created as early as 1923 and as late as 1954. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees. Included is in-depth information on genealogy, family history, domestic violence, household and farm economy, division of labor, sexuality gender roles, expectations of marriage, courtship, kinship, networks, community surveillance and networks, and the relationships among women.
Wisconsin. County Court (Dodge County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Dodge County): Probate Case Files, circa 1877-1954 , 1959-1961?
Quantity: 197 reels of microfilm (16mm) and 397 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Dodge Series 49
Abstract: Documents filed concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates' filing of wills; guardianships of minors, insane, or incompetents; and several insanity cases. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, inventories of estates, and additional legal documents.
Wisconsin. County Court (Door County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Door County): Civil Case Files, 1945-1978
Quantity: 36.0 c.f. (36 record center cartons)
Call Number: Door Series 45
Abstract: County Court case files dealing with civil actions. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, petitions, court orders, and decrees. Cases relate to nonpayment of debt, divorce, mortgage, monetary disputes, and some estate cases.
Wisconsin. County Court (Douglas County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Douglas County): Probate Case Files, 1855-1937
Quantity: 169 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Douglas Series 129
Abstract: Case files containing papers on the settlement of deceased individuals' estates, including wills, inventories of real and personal property, petitions, orders, statements, papers relating to claims against estates and to sale of lands, and other legal documents.
Wisconsin. County Court (Eau Claire County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Eau Claire County): Probate Case Files, circa 1860-1953
Quantity: 128 reels of microfilm (35mm), 92 reels of microfilm (16mm), and 15.0 c.f. (38 archives boxes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Series 121
Abstract: Documents filed in Eau Claire County Court concerning the probate of estates; filing of wills; guardianships of minors, insane, or incompetents; insanity and commitment cases; and adoptions. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, and inventories of estates.
Wisconsin. County Court (Fond du Lac County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Fond du Lac County): Civil Case Files, 1877-1976
Quantity: 26 reels of microfilm (35 mm) and 55.0 c.f. (54 record center cartons and 3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Fond du Lac Series 53
Abstract: Case files of civil actions tried before the County Court. Files may include briefs, petitions, complaints, arguments, judgments, trial transcripts, and other documents. Case file no. 1-7622.
Wisconsin. County Court (Fond du Lac County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Fond du Lac County): County Court Branch II Civil Case Files, 1921-1968
Quantity: 72 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Fond du Lac Series 56
Abstract: Case files of civil actions tried before the Municipal Court, 1921-circa 1965, and the County Court Branch II, circa 1965-1968. Case file numbers 1-25510.
Wisconsin. County Court (Grant County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Grant County): Probate Case Files, 1837-1902
Quantity: 84 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Grant Series 76
Abstract: Record of settlement of estates in Circuit Court. Records include wills, letters of administration, some guardianship records, and final judgments.
Wisconsin. County Court (Iowa County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Iowa County): Probate Order and Decree Record Books, 1891-1940
Quantity: 2.5 c.f. (9 volumes)
Call Number: Iowa Series 85
Abstract: Record of orders and decrees issued in probate court, showing title of case, names of parties involved, date of order or decree, statement of order, and name of judge.
Wisconsin. County Court (Iowa County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Iowa County): Probate Record, 1837-1909
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (18 volumes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Iowa Series 77; Iowa Micro Series 15
Abstract: Copies of letters of administration; letters of guardianship; orders, decreees, and certificates relating to the administration of estates; reports of commissioners to examine claims against estates; personal appraisals and wills. Most volumes contain an index by deceased person whose estate is being probated. Spine numbers sometimes differ from assigned volume numbers.
Wisconsin. County Court (Iron County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Iron County): Probate Case Files, 1924-1935
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (6 record center cartons)
Call Number: C2012/042
Abstract: Case files containing papers on the settlement of deceased individuals estates; including wills, inventories of real and personal property, petitions, orders, statements, and papers relating to claims against estates and to sale of lands, plus additional legal documents.
Wisconsin. County Court (Jackson County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Jackson County): Probate Case Files, 1869-1900
Quantity: 27 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Jackson Series 12
Abstract: Documents filed in Jackson County court concerning the probate of estates, termination of joint tenancy, filing of a will, or guardianship. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills and inventories of estates. This microfilm was produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1985, which holds the master negatives.
Wisconsin. County Court (Jefferson County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Jefferson County): Probate, Guardianship, and Mental Case Files, 1844-circa 1943
Quantity: 117 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Jefferson Series 34
Abstract: Probate files containing papers relating to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates, plus guardianship and mental proceedings before the County Court. Files include wills; inventories of real and personal property; oaths, reports, and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; papers relating to suits against estates; petitions and court orders for sale of real and/or personal property; warrants, contracts, sworn testimony, and similar papers.
Wisconsin. County Court (Kenosha County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Kenosha County): Probate Case Files, 1850-1941
Quantity: 12.4 c.f. (31 archives boxes) and 350 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 21
Abstract: Probate case files dating 1850-1941. Files contain papers relating to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates. Included are wills, inventories of real and personal property, and statements and papers relating to claims against estates and to the sale of lands. One notable file included is that of Charles Durkee, U.S. Senator and Governor of Utah Territory.
Wisconsin. County Court (Kenosha County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Kenosha County): Probate Minute Books, 1850-1967
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (28 volumes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 81
Abstract: Minute books containing a summary of the proceedings in probate cases including the names of parties to the case, the nature of the case, and a record of actions taken, documents filed, and testimony given in each case.
Wisconsin. County Court (Kenosha County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Kenosha County): Record of Insane Cases, 1883-1954
Quantity: 4.5 c.f. (9 volumes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 83
Abstract: Record of cases judging persons insane including the name of the person alleged to be insane, the judge's order for a hearing, the report of the medical examiner, and the order for commitment. Volume 1 also contains minutes of the proceedings, 1883-1891, and statistics and records of child labor permits, 1903-1909.
Wisconsin. County Court (La Crosse County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (La Crosse County): Probate Case Files, 1851-1876
Quantity: 15 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 48
Abstract: Documents filed in the probate of estates. Includes court orders, letters of administration, wills, and inventories of estates. This film was produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah which holds the master negatives.
Wisconsin. County Court (La Crosse County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (La Crosse County): Register in Probate Index, 1851-1981
Quantity: 8 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: La Crosse Series 47
Abstract: Card index to probate cases. Lists name, case number, and type of action such as probate of estate, termination of joint tenancy, filing of a will, or guardianship. This record indexes the "Probate Case Files" (La Crosse Series 48) and the "Record of Wills" (La Crosse Series 49). This film was produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah which holds the master negatives.
Wisconsin. County Court (Lincoln County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Lincoln County): Civil Dockets, 1895-1920
Quantity: 2.0 cubic feet (5 volumes)
Call Number: Lincoln Series 62
Abstract: Dockets giving the names of the plaintiff, defendant, their attorneys, and the judge; dates of proceedings; a summary record of proceedings in the case; judgments or orders rendered; and court costs. Primarily monetary disputes. Volumes 2, 3, and part of 4 include case numbers. Each volume contains a name index.
Wisconsin. County Court (Lincoln County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Lincoln County): Court Record, 1875-1979
Quantity: 6.5 cubic feet (20 volumes)
Call Number: Lincoln Series 49
Abstract: Summary record of proceedings in civil and family cases. Gives case number, lists each document filed, action taken, pleading entered, hearing held, and order and judgment issued. Lists volume and page for relevant entries in the Judgment Book and Judgment Docket. Includes County Court cases as well as Circuit Court cases since 1940 but does not include small claims cases. Volumes 9-21 act as an index to cases #7376-16096 of Civil Case Files (Lincoln Series 59). Use the year of the proceeding to determine the appropriate volume and search that year's entries to find the case number which then can be used to access the case file in Lincoln Series 59.
Wisconsin. County Court (Lincoln County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Lincoln County): Probate Case Files, 1886-1921
Quantity: 28 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Lincoln Series 55
Abstract: Records related to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates including inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; resale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records. Included are a few guardianship of minor heir cases.
Wisconsin. County Court (Manitowoc County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Manitowoc County): Probate Case Files, circa 1864-1959
Quantity: 534 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Manitowoc Series 54
Abstract: Documents filed in Manitowoc County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates; filing of wills; guardianship of minors, insane, or incompetents; and several insanity cases. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, inventories of estates, and additional legal documents.
Wisconsin. County Court (Manitowoc County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Manitowoc County): Probate Inventories, 1878-1946
Quantity: 9.0 c.f. (21 volumes)
Call Number: Manitowoc Series 36
Abstract: Inventories for all cases probated by the court including the name of the deceased, an inventory of all real and personal property, the appraised value of the property, and an oath of the appraiser. Also included are two separate and extensive inventories of the estates of Ernst Wagner, 1893, and John Killen, 1894.
Wisconsin. County Court (Manitowoc County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Manitowoc County): Probate Minute Books, 1883-1953
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (41 volumes)
Call Number: Manitowoc Series 35
Abstract: Day-by-day record of probate court proceedings, including the date, name of person deceased or judged insane, incompetent, or placed in guardianship by the court, motions made, documents filed, orders published, testimony received, and actions taken by the court.
Wisconsin. County Court (Marathon County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Marathon County): Probate Case Files, 1903, 1911-1936
Quantity: 80.8 c.f. (202 archives boxes); plus additions of 10.0 c.f.
Call Number: Marathon Series 17; C2010/029; C2011/005
Abstract: Records relating to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates including inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; resale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records.
Wisconsin. County Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Marinette County): Insane and Commitment Case Files, 1924-1927
Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: Marinette Series 29
Abstract: Case files detailing the commitment of insane and feeble-minded people in Marinette County to state institutions. Also includes files on the commitment cases of adults and some juveniles to the County General Hospital and the County Sanitarium.
Wisconsin. County Court (Marinette County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Marinette County): Probate Case Files, 1924-1927
Quantity: 14.4 c.f. (36 archives boxes)
Call Number: Marinette Series 28
Abstract: Documents filed in County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates and the filing of wills. Case files typically include petitions to pursue wills; orders appointing administrators; newspaper clippings of notices; notices to creditors; order admitting wills to probate; wills; inventories and appraisals; receipts for paid claims against estates; reports of executors; executors bonds; final judgments; petitions and orders for widow's allowances out of estate; and miscellaneous papers. Case numbers 5805-7332 are present.
Wisconsin. County Court (Marquette County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Marquette County): Certificates of Heirship and Terminations of Joint Tenancy, 1896-1937
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Marquette Series 22
Abstract: Certificates of heirship or descent of realty showing the name of heirs, the interest of each in the premises and a description of the real estate, and terminations of joint tenancy in which a tenant terminates his interest in the property.
Wisconsin. County Court (Marquette County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Marquette County): Guardianship Case Files, circa 1840-1975
Quantity: 12.0 c.f. (11 record center cartons and 3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Marquette Series 21
Abstract: Files of hearings to appoint guardians to minors, circa 1840-1968; hearings to judge the sanity of individuals, circa 1873-1975; and orders to commit individuals to state hospitals and institutions, 1925-1936.
Wisconsin. County Court (Marquette County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Marquette County): Probate Case Files, circa 1860-1921
Quantity: 15.2 c.f. (38 archives boxes) and 25 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Marquette Series 16
Abstract: Records filed in Marquette County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates. Includes inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; wills; orders; petitions; statements of claims against estates; resale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records. Portions of this series are available both in paper form and on microfilm. Other portions are available only on microfilm.
Wisconsin. County Court (Marquette County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Marquette County): Probate Record Volumes, 1861-1922
Quantity: 3.5 c.f. (12 volumes)
Call Number: Marquette Series 18
Abstract: Documents filed in the probate of estates as copied from the originals found in the probate case files. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, guardianships, and inventories of estates.
Wisconsin. County Court (Milwaukee County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Milwaukee County): Probate Case Files, 1860-1910 , 1928-1930
Quantity: 200 reels of microfilm (16mm) and 1098 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Milwaukee Series 38
Abstract: Documents filed in the probate of estates, including petitions, court orders, letters of administration, wills, inventories of estates, and records relating to guardianships.
Wisconsin. County Court (Milwaukee County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Milwaukee County): Register in Probate Index, 1815-1981
Quantity: 73 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Milwaukee Series 37
Abstract: Name index to “Probate Case Files” (Milwaukee Series 38), listing name, case number, and case category, including administration of estates, filing of wills, and guardianships. Date of death, Register in Probate's microfilm reel number, and entry page in the Court Record Book are given for some cases.
Wisconsin. County Court (Monroe County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Monroe County): Probate Record Books, 1863-1901
Quantity: 3 reels of microfilm (35 mm) and 0.2 cubic feet (1 volume)
Call Number: Monroe Series 7
Abstract: Documents filed in the probate of estates, as copied from the originals found in the probate case files. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, will, and inventories of estates. Only volumes 3, 4, 6, 11, 12, 15, and 20 which contain copies of wills are included. An index is at the beginning of each volume. This microfilm was produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah which holds the master negative. The volume is a probate court docket, 1863-1890. Contains a chronological record of proceedings, filing of documents, and orders for probate cases, although no case numbers are listed. An incomplete name index is located in the beginning of the volume.
Wisconsin. County Court (Oconto County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Oconto County): Probate Case Files, circa 1857-1940
Quantity: 80.0 cubic feet (80 records center cartons)
Call Number: Oconto Series 35
Abstract: Case files containing papers on the settlement of deceased individuals' estates; including wills, inventories of real and personal property, petitions, orders, statements, and papers relating to claims against estates and to sale of lands, plus additional legal documents. Some cases concern the guardianship of minors, insane, or incompetents; and insanity cases.
Wisconsin. County Court (Outagamie County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Outagamie County): Probate Case Files, 1853-1958 (bulk 1853-1931)
Quantity: 179 reels of microfilm (35 mm) and 44.4 c.f. (111 archives boxes)
Call Number: Outagamie Series 8
Abstract: Documents filed in Outagamie County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates; filing of wills; guardianships of minors, insane, or incompetents; and several insanity cases. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, inventories of estates, and additional legal documents. Cases in this series were closed from 1853-1931 except for the George F. Peabody case which closed in 1958.
Wisconsin. County Court (Outagamie County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Outagamie County): Probate Record Volumes, 1853-1956
Quantity: 15.4 c.f.
Call Number: C1989/022; C1996/021; C2013/020
Abstract: Documents filed in the probate of estates, including orders appointing administrators and executors, inventories of estates, determinations of inheritance tax, and wills.
Wisconsin. County Court (Ozaukee County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Ozaukee County): Child Labor Permits, 1903-1917
Quantity: 1.6 cubic feet (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Ozaukee Series 16
Abstract: Permits allowing minors between the ages of 14 and 18 to work, issued by the county judge on Industrial Commission forms. Permits give name, age, physical description, proof of age, conditions of employment, and name of school attended. Some forms from 1909 include optional questions regarding the child's family including income and worth, nationality, religion, and parents' educational backgrounds. Permits were issued in accordance with Chapter 349 Laws of 1903 until 1933 when the power to issue permits was restricted to the Industrial Commission or designated persons.
Wisconsin. County Court (Ozaukee County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Ozaukee County): Probate Case Files, 1849-1900
Quantity: 56 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Ozaukee Series 10
Abstract: Microfilmed documents filed in Ozaukee County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates. Included are wills; inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; notes of resale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records.
Wisconsin. County Court (Pepin County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Pepin County): Probate Case Files, 1856-1900
Quantity: 11 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Pepin Series 8
Abstract: Microfilmed documents filed in Pepin County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates. Included are wills; inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; resale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records.
Wisconsin. County Court (Polk County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Polk County): Probate Case Files, 1855-1941
Quantity: 48 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Polk Series 37
Abstract: Microfilmed documents filed in Polk County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates; filing of wills; guardianships of minors, the insane, or incompetents; and several insanity cases. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, inventories of estates, and additional legal documents.
Wisconsin. County Court (Price County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Price County): Probate Case Files, ca. 1887-1911
Quantity: 12 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Price Series 35
Abstract: Documents filed in Price County Court concerning the probate of estates, filing of wills, and guardianships. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, and inventories of estates. These case files are available only on microfilm.
Wisconsin. County Court (Racine County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Racine County): Probate Case Files, 1849-circa 1906
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (15 archives boxes) and 27 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Racine Series 32
Abstract: Records related to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates including inventories of real and personal property, reports and accounts of administrators or executors, statements of claims against estates, records of resale of real and/or personal property, warrants, contracts, sworn testimony, and similar records.
Wisconsin. County Court (Racine County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Racine County): Probate Index, 1850-1983
Quantity: 11 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Racine Series 122
Abstract: Index cards for each document filed in connection with administering estate (probate) files and wills. Each card shows name, file number, location (original box number or volume), and type of document. Some cards also give the date of death and names of attorneys.
Wisconsin. County Court (Richland County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Richland County): Divorce Case Files, 1924-1943
Quantity: 5.2 cubic feet (13 records center cartons)
Call Number: Richland Series 42
Abstract: County Court divorce case files, 1924-1943. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, testimony, and decrees. Included is in-depth information on genealogy, family history, domestic violence, household and farm economy, division of labor, sexuality, gender roles, expectations of marriage, courtship, kinship networks, community surveillance and networks, and the relationships among women.
Wisconsin. County Court (Richland County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Richland County): Probate Case Files, circa 1854-1930
Quantity: 93 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Richland Series 25
Abstract: Microfilmed documents filed in Richland County Court concerning the probate of estates and guardianships. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, and inventories of estates.
Wisconsin. County Court (Rock County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Rock County): Probate Case Files, 1853-1938
Quantity: 354 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Rock Series 33
Abstract: Microfilmed probate case files containing papers relating to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates. Included are wills; inventories of real and personal property; and statements and papers relating to claims against estates and to sale of lands.
Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County): Court Record, Civil Cases, 1929-1981
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (18 volumes)
Call Number: Sauk Series 92
Abstract: Records of County Court civil cases and proceedings. Includes names of plaintiff and defendant in civil action, suits or proceedings brought into court either by summons, appeals, changes of tenure or otherwise, names of attorneys, brief statement of nature of action or proceedings, date papers filed and actions taken, time entered in calendar, date and manner of disposition.
Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County): Inheritance Tax Records, 1903-1915, 1936-1963
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (8 volumes)
Call Number: Sauk Series 88
Abstract: Records consisting of orders determining inheritance tax as prescribed by the Tax Commission. Volumes 2-8 are divided into two sections: 1) orders determining inheritance tax including name of deceased, date of court hearing, value of real and personal property, deductions, names of heirs or legatees, relationship to the deceased, distribution of estate, tax exemptions, tax rate, and amount of tax; and 2) orders finding no tax due including name of deceased, petitioner, and date of order. Volume 1 is titled Tax on Legacies and entries also include the original box number of the case file, date and place of death, and residence of legatees and devisees.
Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County): Probate Case Files, circa 1851-1900
Quantity: 62 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Sauk Series 85
Abstract: Microfilmed records relating to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates in Sauk County Court. Included are inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; records relating to suits against estates; petitions and court orders for the sale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records. This film contains original box numbers 1-167.
Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County): Probate Court Record, 1847-1874, 1884-1913
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (4 volumes)
Call Number: Sauk Series 90
Abstract: Record of documents filed, actions taken, hearings held, and judgments issued in probate proceedings. Also serves as a record book for other types of court actions. Entries give the name of the deceased individual, lists documents filed, date filed, and volume and page number of related entry in the Minute Book (not in archival custody). Some volumes include the original box number of the case files (not the crossed out box number). Volumes D and E (1897-1913) include separate sections for other actions of the court: Certificate of Qualification of Surety Company, Reports of Superintendent of Industrial Schools, Child Labor Permits, Orders Permitting Marriage, Register of Orders or Certificates Issued, List of Physicians Qualified to Examine the Insane, and Bonds Filed in Court for Commissioners of the Soldiers Relief Commission.
Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Sauk County): Probate Inventories and Accounts, 1863-1893
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Sauk Series 89
Abstract: Copies of the inventory and appraisal of the real and personal property in an individual's estate submitted to the court in the probate case. The record includes itemized descriptions with the appraised value of all real and personal property, date the inventory was taken, record of accounts or notes due the estate, dated statements signed by the appraiser and administrator verifying the accuracy of the inventory, and the judge's signature. Real property is identified by legal description. Personal property lists note all personal possessions, such as household goods, clothing, and livestock.
Wisconsin. County Court (Sheboygan County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Sheboygan County): Sanity Proceedings, 1898-1953
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (24 volumes)
Call Number: Sheboygan Series 16
Abstract: Bound volumes containing the petition for judicial inquiry; order appointing medical examiners; report of medical examiners; personal and family history; physical and mental examination results; and the adjudication of insanity and order for commitment.
Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County): Minute Books, 1879-1949
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Taylor Series 6
Abstract: Day-by-day record of the county court proceedings including date, name of case, judge hearing case, motions made, documents filed with the court, and actions taken by the court. Cases include civil and criminal cases as well as probate cases.
Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County): Miscellaneous County Court Records, 1878-1930
Quantity: 1.7 c.f. (7 volumes)
Call Number: Taylor Series 7
Abstract: Copies of documents filed with the county court in civil, criminal, and probate cases including depositions, letters of guardianship, inventories of estates, minutes of court proceedings, guardians' reports, petitions for establishment of guardianship, and other documents filed with the probate court.
Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County): Probate Case Files, 1878-1946
Quantity: 21.2 c.f. (21 record center cartons and 1 archives box) and 24 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Taylor Series 9
Abstract: Case files pertaining to probate of estates, descent of real estate, determination of heirships, and some criminal cases heard before the County Court in Eau Claire County. Included are depositions, motions, inventories, and other documents filed with the court. Records from 1878-circa 1919 are available only on microfilm.
Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County): Probate Records, 1874-1934
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (12 volumes)
Call Number: Taylor Series 8
Abstract: Record of court actions copied on printed forms during various stages of the probate process. Although contents of the volumes varies, one set, 1878-1928, usually contains oaths of appraisers, inventory and appraised value of the estate, order limiting creditors to present claims, decision on claims by judge, and order of hearing for final settlement. Another set, 1874-1934, usually contains a certificate of probate of will, a copy of the will, petition on presenting will for probate, and bond of executor. There is also one volume, 1879-1905, of petitions of the executor or administrator to sell real estate, report of sale, order of confirmation, and order for sale; and one volume, 1876-1907, of petitions for appointment of guardian to minor, order for appointment of guardian, and bond of guardian.
Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Taylor County): Records, 1878-1941
Quantity: 1.5 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Taylor Series 12
Abstract: Volume 1 and 2 are Minute Books to Case Proceedings, 1878-1909, which contain in docket format the proceedings of a case indicating the date and action taken, documents filed, and in some instances cross references to information in volumes contained in County Court “Minute Books” (Taylor Series 6), “Miscellaneous County Court Records” (Taylor Series 7), and “Probate Records” (Taylor Series 8). Volumes 3-6 contain in docket format a chronological record of proceedings, actions, and filing of documents by case as well as citations to volumes in the above-mentioned three series pertaining to the case.
Wisconsin. County Court (Vernon County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Vernon County): Probate Case Files, 1850-1930
Quantity: 108 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Vernon Series 24
Abstract: Documents filed in Vernon County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individual's estates. Included are wills; inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; resale or real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records. This microfilm was produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah which holds the master negative.
Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County): County Court Branch I Minute Books, 1907-1977
Quantity: 9.2 cubic feet (23 volumes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 45
Abstract: A summary record of daily proceedings in civil and criminal cases before the County Court. Includes date and nature of case; names of judge, clerk, plaintiff, defendant, attorneys, and witnesses; and the decision in the case. An index is in the front of each volume.
Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County): County Court Branch II Minute Books, 1961-1978
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (23 volumes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 51
Abstract: A summary of proceedings before the County Court.
Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County): Insane Record, 1880-1943
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 volumes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 48
Abstract: Record of petitions for examination of the alleged insane, results of mental and physical examinations, personal and family history of the individual, date of commitment, name and address of patient, name of judge, and signatures of petitioners and notary public.
Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County): Juvenile Court Record, 1919-1956
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 volumes)
Call Number: Walworth Series 47
Abstract: Record of juvenile cases before the juvenile branch of county Court. Includes dates, name of juvenile, nature of offense, and orders and judgments in each case.
Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Walworth County): Probate Case Files, 1848-1900
Quantity: 39 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Walworth Series 54
Abstract: Microfilmed documents filed in Walworth County Court concerning the probate of estates, termination of joint tenancy, filing of a will, or guardianship. Includes petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, and inventories of estates.
Wisconsin. County Court (Washington County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Washington County): Index to Probate Case Files, 1855-1979
Quantity: 7 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Washington Series 13
Abstract: Microfilmed probate index noting individual's name, type of case, case file number, and court record volume and page number.
Wisconsin. County Court (Waukesha County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Waukesha County): Probate Case Files, circa 1855-1964
Quantity: 335 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Waukesha Micro Series 1
Abstract: Microfilmed records relating to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates including inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; records relating to suits against estates; petitions and court orders for sale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records. There is no Reel 129.
Wisconsin. County Court (Waupaca County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Waupaca County): Family Case Files, 1959-1978
Quantity: 49.0 cubic feet
Call Number: C2007/054; C2010/025
Abstract: Court case files dealing with actions affecting the family, containing many divorce cases. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, court orders, and decrees.
Wisconsin. County Court (Waupaca County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Waupaca County): Probate Case Files, 1860-1939
Quantity: 100 reels of microfilm (35 mm); plus additions of 32.0 cubic feet
Call Number: Waupaca Series 18
Abstract: Documents filed in Waupaca County Court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals' estates. Included are wills; inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; records of resale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records.
Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County): Case Files, 1909-1977
Quantity: 37 reels of microfilm (16 mm) and 48.6 cubic feet (48 records center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 129
Abstract: County Court cases dealing with civil actions. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, petitions, court orders, and decrees. Cases after 1937 pertain mainly to divorce proceedings.
Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County): Inheritance Tax Records, 1911-1959
Quantity: 7.0 c.f. (25 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 104
Abstract: Records including the name of the deceased; a summary account of the value of personal and real property belonging to the estate; names and residences of heirs and their relationship to the deceased; the distribution of the estate; claims filed against the estate; funeral expenses and costs of administration; tax exemptions, if any; and the amount of inheritance tax on the estate.
Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County): Probate Case Files, 1838-1870 , 1873-1964
Quantity: 16 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 4
Abstract: Microfilmed probate files containing papers relating to guardianships (including those for minors whose parents are deceased) and to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates. Includes wills; inventories of real and personal property; oaths, reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; papers relating to suits against estates; petitions and court orders for sale of real and/or personal property; warrants, contracts, sworn testimony, and similar papers.
Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County): Probate Minute Books, 1910-1953
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (16 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 100
Abstract: Day-by-day record of probate court proceedings including the date, name of the case, judge hearing the case, motions made, documents filed with the court, and actions taken by the court. Records for years prior to 1910 were missing at the Court.
Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County): Records of Cases of Insanity, 1881-1937
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. (16 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 105
Abstract: Records including the name of the person alleged to be insane; a copy of the petition for a judicial inquiry; a report of the medical examiner containing the results of a physical and mental examination; a personal and family history; and the order adjudicating insanity.
Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County): Wills, 1869-1872 , 1877-1931
Quantity: 15.0 c.f. (65 volumes)
Call Number: Winnebago Series 101
Abstract: Copies of wills, codicils to wills, and records of court actions including orders for hearing proof of will, orders appointing time to hear will, and decrees allowing will. Volumes 1-3, 1869-1872, also include inventories of personal and real property.
Wisconsin. County Court Divorce Branch (Marathon County) Title: Wisconsin. County Court Divorce Branch (Marathon County): Court Record Books, 1905-1971
Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (11 volumes)
Call Number: Marathon Series 20
Abstract: Primarily an index to “County Court Case Files” (Marathon Series 19). Entries give case number, plaintiff and defendant, list of documents filed, judgment, and reel and frame number of case file. Volume 1 also indexes Municipal Court divorce and civil cases #1-407, 1905-1925 (C1996/033).
Wisconsin. Credit Union Division Title: Wisconsin. Credit Union Division: Liquidated Credit Unions: Examinations and Correspondence, 1931-1969
Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (10 record center cartons); plus additions of 8.0 c.f.
Call Number: Series 1786; 1986/005; 1988/159; 1990/127
Abstract: Examinations, correspondence, reports of meetings, and cancellation of charters of liquidated credit unions from the state Credit Union Division.
Wisconsin. Dairy and Food and Weights and Measures Dept. Title: Wisconsin. Dairy and Food and Weights and Measures Dept.: Weights and Measures Lantern Slide Set, 1910-1914
Quantity: 56 lantern slides
Call Number: PH 3930; Series 2199
Abstract: Lantern slides that were used for instructional purposes by the department. Many of the photographs were taken in England, Scotland, and New York, which were considered to have model weights and measures programs. Most of the slides in the set show various types of measuring equipment. A few include human subjects, mostly in agricultural settings. These slides are shelved as PH 3930 but are also assigned call number Series 2199.
Wisconsin. Dentistry Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Dentistry Examining Board: Complaint and Revocation Files, 1927-1982
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (3 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1598
Abstract: Closed investigations of complaints that resulted in hearings and disciplinary actions. The files include letters of complaint, investigative reports, correspondence, transcripts of hearings, findings of fact, and other legal documents. Among the most common offenses are illegal advertising, alcohol and drug abuse, and sexual misconduct. Also included is an alphabetical index of dentists and hygienists whose licenses were suspended, primarily for nonpayment of fees, during the period 1945-1960. Many of these licenses were originally granted much earlier in the century. Brief biographical information in the index includes name, local addresses, date of license, dental college attended, license number, and payment history.
Wisconsin. Dentistry Examining Board Title: Wisconsin. Dentistry Examining Board: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1905-1989
Quantity: 5.4 c.f. (5 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1596
Abstract: General records of the board, mainly 1932-1984, concerning examinations and licensing of dentists and dental hygienists and the regulation of dental practice. The earlier files are arranged as a chronological file dating from 1932 to 1935 and as an alphabetical name file covering the period, 1933-1960. This section includes numerous exchanges between Stephen F. Donovan, secretary of the board, and investigator Charles J. Baumann concerning violations of the statutory limitations on advertising and other cases of professional discipline. A miscellaneous file contains similar, but less substantial correspondence and inquiries. Later files, which are arranged as an alphabetical subject file include correspondence with the general public, professional organizations such as the American Dental Association and the Wisconsin Dental Association and with Marquette University School of Dentistry; numerous legal opinions prepared by the Attorney General; minutes of advisory committees; and drafts and additional correspondence on revision of the laws and rules governing professional practice. A few older items concern the credentialing of applicants for dental schools.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Bureau of Purchases and Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Bureau of Purchases and Services: Land Transactions, 1969-1971
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2490
Abstract: Records of land transactions made in the project to construct the GEF I building at 201 E. Washington Ave. in Madison, Wisconsin. Includes appraisals, detailed descriptions of buildings, photographs, correspondence and legal documents relating to the purchase of property and relocation of residents to make room for the construction of the building.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of Hearings and Appeals Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of Hearings and Appeals: Nursing Home Violations and Forfeitures, 1978-2012
Quantity: 14.6 cubic feet (13 records center cartons and 4 archives boxes); plus additions of 38.8 cubic feet (35 records center cartons and 11 archives boxes), 8 tape recordings, and 3 videorecordings
Call Number: Series 2309; 2000/080; 2001/078; 2003/081; 2004/058; 2005/145; 2006/065; 2007/068; 2008/052; Audio 1910A; 2009/060; 2010/069; 2011/059; 2012/073; 2014/065; 2015/177; 2016/045; 2018/055
Abstract: Case files, 1978-2012, containing documents relating to administrative hearings held by the Division of Hearings and Appeals of the state Department of Administration on enforcement actions by the Department of Health and Social Services under Section 50.04(4) and (5), Wis. Stats. These cases involve nursing home statements of deficiency and/or assessments of forfeiture.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of Housing Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of Housing: Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) Records, 1981-2001
Quantity: 3.8 c.f.
Call Number: 2002/109; 2005/109; 2008/005
Abstract: Records from the state Division of Housing's preparation of Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS), a five-year plan which provides a statistical review of housing conditions in Wisconsin and outlines strategies for providing affordable and special needs housing where it is needed.
Wisconsin. Department Of Administration. Division of State Finance and Program Management Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of State Finance and Program Management: Finance and Program Management Files, 1966-1983
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Call Number: Series 2546
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports and minutes concerning management improvement in state agencies, the creation of a state Energy Department, a management study of the State Assembly, the Administrative Rules Clearinghouse, Department of Natural Resources law enforcement activities, and reorganization of state government.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of Technology Management Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of Technology Management: Statewide Initiative Development Case Files, 1992-2002
Quantity: 3.0 c.f.
Call Number: 2007/062; 2008/111
Abstract: Records regarding operations and planning of statewide information and telecommunications initiatives of the Division of Technology Management, including background of policy development, detailed budget analyses, cost projections, budget alternatives and recommendations, and proposed departmental policies and procedures. Files regarding Y2K received under this RDA are separately catalogued.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of Technology Management Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration. Division of Technology Management: Subject File, 1979-1989, 1995-1998
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (1 record center carton and 1 archives box); plus additions of 0.8 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2503; 2005/065
Abstract: Administrative management records of the Division of Technology Management of the Department of Administration (DOA) and its predecessor, the Bureau of Information Technology Management, consisting of memoranda, reports, circulars, and directives documenting all activities of the unit. The topics include, but are not limited to: records delegating authority and responsibilities to state agencies; correspondence with municipalities, industry or private organizations; advisory councils; special reports pertaining to certain projects; staff meetings; training; and other housekeeping activities.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration. State Bureau of Program Management Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration. State Bureau of Program Management: Subject File, 1959-1981
Quantity: 8.0 c.f. (8 record center cartons); plus additions of 0.8 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2488; 1987/042
Abstract: Subject file of the State Bureau of Program Management of the Department of Administration (DOA) containing materials used in analyses of state government operations. Topics covered include budget preparation, use of consultants, continuity of government, correspondence management, data processing, fleet management, files management, local records, mail and messenger services, microfilming, office workflow, personnel policies, preservation and protection of records, property management, publications, public relations, quality control, records center operations, reports management, systems management, telecommunications, and training.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Annexation Files, 1960-1973, 1977-2001
Quantity: 91.4 cubic feet, 14 reels of microfilm (16 mm), 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm), 140 sheets of jacketed microfilm, and 724 megabytes
Call Number: 1979/086; 1980/089; 1981/140; 1982/102; 1984/048; 1991/016; 1993/171; 1994/126; 1995/065; 1999/067; 2000/052; 2001/138; 2004/114; 2005/060; 2008/070; 2015/091; 2016/161
Abstract: Official records pertaining to proposed annexations of territory to cities and villages, which were sent to the Department of Development and, after September 1991, to the Department of Administration for review and approval/disapproval, under authority granted in section 66.021, Wis. Stats. Included are questionnaires sent to towns and municipalities concerned, financial statements, Annual Report to School Districts, Determination of Public Interest, copies of plats, and notices to circulate petition. The Municipal Boundary Adjustment Review (Boundary Review Program) was transferred to the Department of Administration from the Department of Development on September 1, 1991 per Budget Bill 1991-93, Section 9115 (1m) Non-statutory provisions.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Building Project Files, 1987-2006
Quantity: 101.5 cubic feet (100 records center cartons, 3 archives boxes, and 1 flat box)
Call Number: 2011/056; 2011/172; 2012/068; 2012/190; 2013/066; 2016/154; 2017/039; 2017/079; 2018/051
Abstract: Project files from the Department of Administration for significant state building projects. Records include proposals, design documents, committee material, and other planning documents.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Concept and Budget Reports and Project Status Report, 1970
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 255
Abstract: Accounts of the planning and construction of building projects in the University of Wisconsin system, containing a timetable of events leading up to the completion of each project, a site evaluation, a description of what the facility will be like, a budget describing the total project cost, blueprints, and a picture of the model of the facility. Also included is a Project Status Report describing what buildings were being planned and what buildings were under construction in March, 1970.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Educational Technology Board Grant Files, 1995-2001
Quantity: 3.6 c.f.
Call Number: 2002/111; 2005/140
Abstract: Grant files of the board that distributed funds from the federal government and the Wisconsin Advanced Technology Foundation to local school districts, CESAs (Cooperative Educational Service Agencies), and public libraries to foster the use of technology. The collection also includes minutes and financial information of the Wisconsin Advanced Technology Foundation. For administrative purposes, the board was attached to the state Department of Administration. It was abolished in 1997 and replaced, in part, by TEACH Wisconsin.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Governor's Telecommunications Infrastructure Task Force Records, 1993
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box), 3 tape recordings, and 5 videotapes
Call Number: Series 2539; Audio 1328A; VHB 532-VHB 536
Abstract: Fragmentary records of a task force formed by Governor Tommy G. Thompson in March 29, 1993 to make recommendations to encourage Wisconsin's telephone companies and others in the communications industry to enhance the capabilities of Wisconsin's telecommunications infrastructure. The records chiefly consist of presentation materials for task force meetings. There are few full transcriptions and no meeting minutes. Exceptions are the tape recorded public hearing at Dodgeville on July 2, 1993; the videorecorded task force meeting on June 15, 1993; the videorecorded final task force press conference; and the videorecorded testimony of Scott Jensen. The final report, Convergence, Competition, Cooperation, is available in the Historical Society Library's Government Documents section. The records include Randall Young's full report on state approaches to telecommunications infrastructure development that is abstracted in the final report.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: John C. Gibson File, 1952-1965
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2247
Abstract: Papers of John C. Gibson (b. 1921), a career civil service employee of the Executive Department and the Department of Administration at a time when the management of Wisconsin state government was centralized and much improved. Gibson was director of the Division of Departmental Research of the Executive Department (1958-1959) and director of the Bureau of General Service (1959-1962) and deputy director of the Bureau of Purchases and Services (1962-1964) of the Department of Administration. Records of the Division of Departmental Research in the series include management, administrative and budgetary studies and reports on industrial development, building plans, records management, the development of the executive budget, and other issues prepared for Governors Walter Kohler, Jr. and Vernon Thomson. Records of the Department of Administration that are included concern activities such as budget preparation; building programs and space management, especially the completion of the Hill Farms State Office building; the introduction of data processing; and centralized state printing. Of special note is a study of official travel by state employees in 1960. The file also includes departmental correspondence (1954-1965) detailing relationships with other state agencies, local governments, industry and private organizations. There are also annual and progress reports, agency studies, and departmental memoranda and circulars.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Milwaukee Brewers New Stadium Files, 1994-1995
Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2748
Abstract: Records of James Klauser, secretary of the department, concerning the State of Wisconsin's involvement with the approval and planning of a new baseball stadium (later named Miller Park) for the Milwaukee Brewers. The records include correspondence with citizens, legislators, and state agencies, and within the Department; memoranda of understanding between the team, the state, and the City of Milwaukee; press releases; financial information; and other documentation.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Records of the Board on the U.S.S. Wisconsin, 1983-1994
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (1 record center carton and 2 archives boxes) and 165 photographs and 109 negatives in 1 archives box and 2 videorecordings
Call Number: Series 2540; PH Series 2540; VBC 266; VHB 485
Abstract: Minutes, press releases, correspondence, programs, reports, publications, newsletters, contribution records, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other records of a board created to promote the bond between state residents and the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin. The board was attached administratively to the Department of Administration. Its duties included communication with the battleship's home port officials, development of programs for the benefit of the ship's crew, distribution of public information about the ship's history and operations, development of a permanent exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Society Museum, and acceptance of gifts and bequests to support its mission.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Records of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Campaign Finance Reform, 1996-1997
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 2542
Abstract: Records of a commission created by Governor Tommy G. Thompson in 1996 to study Wisconsin's campaign finance laws and to make recommendation for reform. Headed by Donald F. Kettl of the LaFollette Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin, the commission was commonly known as the “Kettl Commission.” The commission submitted its final report outlining 54 recommendations in May, 1998. Included are correspondence, meeting minutes, transcripts of public testimony, and data for survey of citizen opinion conducted by the Survey Center of St. Norbert's College. The final commission report is available in the SHSW government documents section. The series includes some information on the Commission on a Clean Election Option chaired by Nathan Heffernan.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Secretary's Subject File, 1959-2011
Quantity: 94.0 cubic feet (94 records center cartons); plus additions of 163.2 cubic feet, 4 videorecordings, 242.5 megabytes, and 20.71 gigabytes
Call Number: Series 2515; 1999/065; 2000/047; 2001/077; 2002/103; 2003/070; 2004/053; 2005/053; 2006/055; 2007/058; 2008/045; 2011/053; 2011/157; 2011/182; 2013/063; 2016/175; 2016/176; 2016/177; 2016/178
Abstract: Subject file from the Department of Administration, including intra-departmental and inter-departmental correspondence, reports, and memoranda. Topics documented include budget preparation, state level planning, data processing, finance, facilities management, property management, printing and purchasing for state agencies, and personnel management.
Wisconsin. Department of Administration Title: Wisconsin. Department of Administration: Wisconsin Center District Development Files, 1995
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 2752
Abstract: Correspondence, plans of finance, and other documentation concerning the involvement of the Department of Administration with the Wisconsin Center District's development of its new convention center (now the Midwest Express Center) in downtown Milwaukee. The Department was chiefly involved with financial matters, including bond issuance and revenue flow. The Wisconsin Center District is an independent development corporation based in Milwaukee, which works to encourage and enhance the public development of the city. It owns and operates the U.S. Cellular Arena, the Milwaukee Auditorium, and the Midwest Express Center.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Food Division Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Food Division: Subject Files, 1951-1987
Quantity: 27.0 c.f. (71 archives boxes); plus additions of 26.8 c.f.
Call Number: Series 2118; 1969/002; 1989/221; 2009/142
Abstract: Subject files, 1951-1987, consisting of correspondence, reports, surveys, and hearings relating to the Food Division's responsibility for maintaining standards in the production, processing, and marketing of food, especially dairy products, through inspection, licensing, and related activities. The Food Division of the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection was also at times responsible for the inspection of weights and measures and the regulation of trade practices which are also reflected in these files, including some created by the Dairy, Food and Trade Division.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Trade and Consumer Protection Division Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Trade and Consumer Protection Division: Administration Correspondence, 1977-1987
Quantity: 7.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1987/151; 1989/056; 1991/080; 1992/057; 1994/141
Abstract: Memos and correspondence by the administrator and assistant administrator of the Trade and Consumer Protection Division of the state Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, including legislative contact material, material written for signatures of the Governor and Secretary, material for the Board, newspaper clippings, and media contacts.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Trade and Consumer Protection Division Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Trade and Consumer Protection Division: Dairy Plant Financial Statements, 1952-1995
Quantity: 68.8 c.f. (90 archives boxes and 33 record center cartons); plus additions of 23.4 c.f.
Call Number: Series 761; 1969/004; 1974/014; 1991/070; 1993/112; 1997/030; 1998/096; 2000/013; 2004/010
Abstract: Verified financial statements by dairy plants, showing name and address of operator and of plant, assets and liabilities, contingent liabilities, and related information. Plants are usually filed under original name and location. Folder is annotated when there has been a change.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Trade and Consumer Protection Division Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Trade and Consumer Protection Division: Grain Warehouse Keepers and Dealers Financial Statements--Confidential, 1981-2001
Quantity: 80.0 cubic feet
Call Number: 1993/113; 1994/143; 1994/194; 1999/011; 2000/014; 2000/129; 2002/061; 2003/106; 2004/011; 2005/005; 2005/091; 2006/008; 2007/010; 2008/003; 2009/018; 2010/016; 2011/012
Abstract: Annual and interim financial statements of registered grain warehouse keepers.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Trade and Consumer Protection Division Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Trade and Consumer Protection Division: Unfair Sales and Dairy Trade Practices Case Files, 1965-2008
Quantity: 100.2 cubic feet, 1 reel of microfilm, and 10 tape recordings
Call Number: 1988/164; 1989/055; 1990/009; 1990/073; 1990/074; 1991/077; 1992/056; 1994-142; 1995/013; 1995/110; 1995/121; 1996/087; 1997/087; 1997/182; 1998/024; 1999/012; 2000/012; 2001/167; 2005/004; 2006/007; 2009/019; 2015/001; 2016/009; 2017/001; Audio 1611A
Abstract: Case files from the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection documenting consumer complaints of violations of the Unfair Sales Act (Wisconsin Statutes 100.30(1)) and unfair trade practices in the dairy industry (Wisconsin Statutes 100.201(2)). Included are recommendations, investigative reports, audit reports, warning letters, special orders, and attorney correspondence. The case files are grouped by broad topics such as trade administration, dairy trade practices, and drug pricing. (Drug pricing documentation was no longer filed in this series after 1987, and is not held by the Archives after that year.)
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Appointed Staff Subject Files and Correspondence, 1999-2013
Quantity: 6.8 cubic feet (6 records center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: 2015/005
Abstract: Subject and correspondence of the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Files cover topics of interest to the department such as farming, land use, livestock, agribusiness, and the dairy industry.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Contested Cases, Administrative Docket File, 1967-1989
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box) and 0.1 c.f. of photographs (1 folder)
Call Number: 2014/022
Abstract: Records, 1967-1989, of several cases brought before the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Three cases concern the dairy industry; the others relate to the purchase of completed academic projects, the failure of a landlord to maintain property, and trade practices for mail order subscriptions. Case files include court documents, transcripts, hearing notes, appeals, and exhibits.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Farmland Preservation Program County Farmland Preservation Plans, 1978-2013
Quantity: 4.0 cubic feet
Call Number: 2014/170; 2015/075
Abstract: The certified county agricultural preservation plan text and map for Wisconsin counties participating in the farmland preservation program. The program aims to protect farmland from development. Plans are valid for 10 years, and must be reapproved after that time. The published preservation plans are available in the Wisconsin Historical Society Library.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Farmland Preservation Program Local Zoning Ordinances, 1976-2012
Quantity: 11.0 cubic feet (11 records center cartons)
Call Number: 2015/076
Abstract: Certified farmland preservation zoning ordinance text and maps for counties, towns, cities, and villages participating in the farmland preservation program, and an order signed by the chair of the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Board.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Public Information Files, circa 1920-2001
Quantity: 2.0 c.f., 8,357 photographs, 10,918 negatives, and 9 transparencies
Call Number: 1994/018; 1994/036; 1995/075; 1998/116; 2010/095; 2014/019
Abstract: Photographs, slides, and news releases and radio spots comprising original and official documentation of DATCP events, programs, and staff. Included are images of Wisconsin farm life; various agricultural products and industries; DATCP staff and officials; activities relating to the mission of the division; and images of the Wisconsin State Fair, miscellaneous county fairs, and various livestock shows.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Records of Advisory Councils, Committees, and Task Forces, 1967-1980, 1988-2002
Quantity: 5.0 c.f. and 16 tape recordings
Call Number: Audio 1630A; 1991/078; 2012/026; 2012/122
Abstract: Records of committees, advisory councils, and task forces organized by, or including major participation by, the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Secretary's Office Correspondence, 1919-2011
Quantity: 124.0 cubic feet (310 archives boxes); plus additions of 41.6 cubic feet
Call Number: Series 731; 1999/014; 2004/012; 2005/006; 2006/009; 2007/011; 2008/004; 2009/017; 2010/017; 2011/013; 2012/098; 2015/003; 2016/010; 2017/057
Abstract: Correspondence of the state Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection with state and federal agencies and legislators, farm organizations, Department division heads, newspapers, radio and TV stations, farmers, and others relating to policies and practices of the Department, proposed legislation, and farmers’ problems. Included also are reports to the Secretary, speeches, bulletins, publications, and memoranda. No records are present for 1952.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Team, Project, and Workgroup Records, 1969-2010
Quantity: 19.4 cubic feet (19 records center cartons and 1 archives box), 2 folders of photographs, 2 DVDs, and 8.16 megabytes
Call Number: 2015/006
Abstract: Records associated with teams, committees, projects, or workgroups established by or among agencies that have program and/or policy impact.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture: Administrative Notices and Orders, 1921-1965
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (15 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 736
Abstract: Administrative notices and orders no longer in force relating to revocation of dairy plant cheesemakers' and buttermakers' licenses, bonding of dairy plants, allowance of claims against dairy plants, unfair trade practices, violations of animal health regulations, establishment of the Milwaukee Market Authority, discontinuance of milk audits, and standards for marketing. The files include transcripts of hearings, exhibits, briefs, administrative orders, correspondence, regulations, and miscellaneous documents.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture: Annual Enumeration of Farm Statistics by Assessors, 1923-1980
Quantity: 907 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Series 751
Abstract: Reports of farm statistics gathered by local assessors under Chapter 131, Laws of Wisconsin, 1917, and submitted to the United States and Wisconsin Departments of Agriculture. For each farm, the reports show name of farm operator, acres of specified crops planted and harvested, number of cattle and other specified livestock, farm machinery owned, and number of people residing on the farm. The categories of information included in the reports vary slightly over the years. Reports for some counties for some years were missing at the time the records were microfilmed.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture: Fuel Conservation Program Records, 1947-1948
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 734
Abstract: Records of the legal counsel who served as State Fuel Administrator during the fuel shortage and fuel conservation program of 1947-1948; including correspondence, reports, publicity releases, speeches, proclamations, and conference proceedings and reports.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture: General Legal Files, 1920-1956
Quantity: 14.4 c.f. (36 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 733
Abstract: Records of the Departmental legal counsel relating to statutes and rules administered by the Department, including correspondence with other officials and the general public; transcripts of hearings; copies of pleadings, briefs, decisions, and other documents in court cases; and copies of laws and regulations of other states and the federal government.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture: Land Appraisers' Reports, 1920-1925
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Series 1957; PH 4487
Abstract: Applications of the Chippewa Valley Colonization Company and the Wisconsin Colonization Company to sell mortgages on improved agricultural land to land mortgage associations for loans; including appraisers' reports and photographs of the land and dwellings on it. Though considered State Archives Series 1957, these records are labelled with the call number PH 4487.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture: Proposed Legislation, 1935-1957
Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 735
Abstract: Papers relating to legislation proposed by or concerning the Department; including the drafts and printed copies of bills and amendments; correspondence with legislators, companies, other departments, and officials from other states, and other papers.
Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture Title: Wisconsin. Department of Agriculture: Rendering Plant Records, 1916-1967
Quantity: 4.0 c.f.
Call Number: 1987/022; 1993/114
Abstract: License applications, form letters, inspection reports, and general correspondence for licensed rendering plants from the State Department of Agriculture. Also includes building plans and other official documents held in conjunction with the licensing requirements in Ch. 95.72, Wisconsin Statutes.
Wisconsin. Department of Budget and Accounts Title: Wisconsin. Department of Budget and Accounts: Correspondence, 1939-1959
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Series 807
Abstract: Correspondence with state agencies, legislators and other individuals concerning the state budget, the state retirement fund, fiscal reports, job applications, laws governing reapportionment, appropriation balances, and advance deposits.
Wisconsin. Department of Business Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Business Development: Administrative Subject Files, 1929-1979
Quantity: 43.6 c.f.
Call Number: 1970/101; 1975/091; 1976/058; 1977/022; 1980/111; 1981/153; 1981/154; 1986/088
Abstract: Administrative subject files, including bulletins, pamphlets, notices, minutes, correspondence, memoranda, reports, maps, and statistics from the state Department of Business Development. Subjects covered include agriculture, area development, associations, atomic energy, business reviews, commerce, conservation, economic studies, education and training, federal procurement, finance, forestry, geology, government, health, housing, income, Industrial Commission, industrial development, industrial parks, industry, insurance, labor, manufacturing, marketing, minerals, mining, natural resources, planning, population, Public Service Commission, public utilities, recreation, research, small business, taxes, transportation, urban development, water, watersheds, and other topics.
Wisconsin. Department of Children and Families Title: Wisconsin. Department of Children and Families: Administrative Rule Development Files, 1980-2004
Quantity: 6.0 cubic feet (6 records center cartons)
Call Number: 2014/136; 2018/039
Abstract: Records used to develop and revise administrative codes (administrative rules) as well as the final, published administrative code, including agency-issued emergency rules.
Wisconsin. Department of Children and Families Title: Wisconsin. Department of Children and Families: Administrative Subject Files, 1919-1921, 1950-2011
Quantity: 682.1 cubic feet
Call Number: 1980/019; 1983/111; 1984/053; 1984/056; 1984/063; 1984/064; 1984/306; 1984/307; 1985/012; 1985/266; 1986/038; 1987/077; 1987/237; 1988/036; 1989/129; 1990/030; 1990/034; 1990/156; 1991/075; 1992/119; 1994/110; 1996/019; 1997/034; 1998/031; 1998/161; 1999/052; 2003/058; 2006/039; 2008/030; 2008/078; 2009/013; 2009/067; 2010/053; 2011/045; 2012/092; 2012/099; 2012/100; 2012/101; 2012/102; 2012/115; 2012/116; 2012/118; 2012/119; 2012/128; 2012/144; 2012/150; 2012/151; 2012/154; 2012/156; 2014/134; 2015/060; 2016/038; 2016/106; 2017/032
Abstract: Files relating to the programs of the division and its predecessors. Subjects include but are not limited to alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illness, social/human services, income maintenance and energy assistance programs, aging, foster care, children's services, grants, budget development, and services for the developmentally disabled, blind, and hearing impaired. Files include correspondence, meeting minutes, agreements, reports and statistical summaries, and other material.
Wisconsin. Department of Children and Families Title: Wisconsin. Department of Children and Families: Appointed Staff Correspondence, 2007-2010
Quantity: 6.4 c.f. (6 records center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: 2014/131
Abstract: Business-related correspondence of the Secretary's Office, Appointed Staff or Equivalent Positions.
Wisconsin. Department of Commerce. Division of Community Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Commerce. Division of Community Development: Community Based Economic Development Program Records, 1990-2006
Quantity: 26.0 c.f.
Call Number: 2005/007; 2006/010; 2007/012; 2010/019; 2010/122; 2011/014; 2011/131; 2012/027
Abstract: Grant files of the Community Based Economic Development (CBED) program which provides economic assistance to local governments, community-based organizations, and tribes for planning and development projects and technical assistance. Files include applications, contracts, and narrative progress reports. Some files contain extensive background information used to support the application.
Wisconsin. Department of Commerce Title: Wisconsin. Department of Commerce: Brownfield Grant Files, 1999-2004
Quantity: 9.0 cubic feet
Call Number: 2011/130; 2013/034; 2013/112; 2015/024
Abstract: Application and grant files for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields grant program, which is administered in Wisconsin by the Department of Commerce’s Division of Community Development. The program is designed to enable states and communities to assess, clean up, and reuse properties that have been polluted by hazardous substances, pollutants, and contaminants.
Wisconsin. Department of Commerce Title: Wisconsin. Department of Commerce: Records of Boards, Councils, and Commissions, 1983-2006
Quantity: 3.8 c.f.
Call Number: 2013/146; 2013/158; 2013/172
Abstract: Records of boards, councils, and commissions attached to the Wisconsin Department of Commerce including minutes, agendas, and reports.
Wisconsin. Department of Commerce Title: Wisconsin. Department of Commerce: Secretary's Files, 1993-2010
Quantity: 57.2 cubic feet
Call Number: 2010/018; 2011/076; 2013/032; 2013/110; 2013/149; 2014/037; 2015/023
Abstract: Administrative files created and received by the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Commerce. Includes policies and procedures, reports, correspondence within the Department's divisions, and correspondence with other state departments. There are also meeting minutes of the administrative committee, council, and board.
Wisconsin. Department of Corrections Title: Wisconsin. Department of Corrections: Administrative Rules, 1979-2000
Quantity: 20.8 cubic feet and 7 tape recordings
Call Number: 2000/031; 2001/055; 2006/178; 2011/141; 2015/043; 2017/070; Audio 1737A
Abstract: Files on administrative rule changes maintained by the Department of Corrections' legal counsel. Includes rules from the Department of Health and Social Services pertaining to corrections.
Wisconsin. Department of Corrections Title: Wisconsin. Department of Corrections: Adult and Juvenile Case Files (Central Office), 1967-2009
Quantity: 426.0 cubic feet (415 records center cartons and 28 archives boxes), 65,000 microfiche (in 50 boxes), and 387 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
Call Number: Series 2088
Abstract: Records of adult and juvenile individuals discharged from Wisconsin correctional institutions, probation, or parole after July 1967. The Division of Corrections stopped filing probation records in this series after June 1978. Records after January 1, 1990 are for adult offenders only. Records are complete for 1967-1977, and sampled thereafter.
Wisconsin. Department of Corrections;
Wisconsin. Department of Justice. Division of Legal Services
Title: Wisconsin. Department of Corrections: Inmate Complaints, 1973-1991
Quantity: 10.2 cubic feet
Call Number: 1998/143; 1999/048; 2000/030; 2001/056
Abstract: Files from the Department of Corrections, representing a 10% sample of complaints received by the complaint examiner from inmates of state correctional institutions. The complaints are reviewed by the complaint examiner and, if necessary, action is taken. Included is a 1998 accession from the Division of Legal Services of the Department of Justice.
Wisconsin. Department of Corrections Title: Wisconsin. Department of Corrections: Legal Counsel's Subject Files, 1979-2002
Quantity: 10.8 cubic feet
Call Number: 2006/150; 2011/189; 2013/119; 2016/140
Abstract: Subject files are used as a guideline or reference by the attorneys and their staff and pertain to specific subject areas relating to Department of Corrections issues. These files include reference to policies that relate to inmate life, research regarding correctional institution operations, and minutes and agendas of routine committees.
Wisconsin. Department of Development. Division of Housing and Community Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Development. Division of Housing and Community Services: Administrative Files, 1974-1985
Quantity: 17.4 c.f.
Call Number: 1982/183; 1986/153; 1989/083; 1990/063; 1991/014; 1991/015; 1993/181
Abstract: Administrative files of the Division of Housing and Community Services. Included are general administrative files and board meeting materials of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA, formerly the Wisconsin Housing Finance Authority); and records on various programs of the Division, such as the Housing and Neighborhood Conservation Program and the HOME Program.
Wisconsin. Department of Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Development: Administrative Subject Files, 1968-1989
Quantity: 18.1 cubic feet
Call Number: 1977/196; 1980/061; 1982/311; 1986/148; 1989/089; 2006/185
Abstract: Financial information regarding the budget, correspondence, meeting notes, office services information, personnel management records, projects, management studies, policies, procedures, minutes, audits, budgets, annual reviews, and related materials of the state Department of Development and its predecessor agency, the state Department of Local Affairs and Development.
Wisconsin. Department of Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Development: Economic Development Files, 1972-2004
Quantity: 19.4 cubic feet, 51 videorecordings, and 1.15 megabytes
Call Number: 1985/062; 1986/150; 1987/128; 2011/181
Abstract: Working papers, correspondence, interim and final reports, reference material regarding such subjects as urban and community growth, small business, public sector employment and expenditures, legislation, state-local governmental relations, budgets, and federal programs. Materials generated from the state Department of Development, per sections 16.54 and 16.95, Wis. Stats.
Wisconsin. Department of Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Development: Great Lakes Commission Records, 1967-1982
Quantity: 11.4 c.f.
Call Number: 1982/059; 1982/072
Abstract: Minutes and grant records from the Upper Great Lakes Commission of the state Department of Development. Consisting of the governors of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, the Upper Great Lakes Regional Commission sought to strengthen the economies of the Great Lakes region by providing grants for businesses and research.
Wisconsin. Department of Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Development: Incorporation and Consolidation Files, 1954-2006
Quantity: 43.0 cubic feet, 35 tape recordings, and 642 kilobytes
Call Number: 1981/139; 1982/101; 1984/067; 1987/144; 1989/081; 1991/017; 2000/051; 2002/104; 2006/059; 2008/047; 2009/080; 2011/155; 2012/071; 2013/099; 2016/160; 2017/042; Audio 1549A
Abstract: Official records pertaining to proposed incorporations of town areas into cities and villages. Maps, petitions, testimony, exhibits, environmental assessments, and determinations are included. Records are created pursuant to Wis. Stats. sections 66.013 and 66.02. The Municipal Boundary Adjustment Review (Boundary Review Program) was transferred to the Department of Administration from the Department of Development on September 1, 1991, per Budget Bill 1991-1993, Section 9115 (1m) Non-Statutory provisions.
Wisconsin. Department of Development Title: Wisconsin. Department of Development: Secretary's Correspondence and Subject Files, 1959-1989
Quantity: 88.2 c.f.
Call Number: 1975/124; 1980/110; 1981/136; 1983/008; 1984/047; 1985/053; 1986/147; 1990/062; 1992/071; 1992/131; 1994/070; 1998/172
Abstract: Records concerning departmental organization, special projects, and divisional records. Documented is job advertising programs, the department's office in Frankfurt, Germany, and subject files related to development. Also included are records of various committees related to economic development and tourism. There are records of secretaries: William C. Kidd, William R. Bechtel, Carol T. Toussaint, Bruce Hendrickson, James T. Flynn (who served concurrently as Lieutenant Governor), Bruno J. Mauer, Wayne McGown, Jean Broeren, and Ed Kime. Included is material such as advertising, budget documents, correspondence, meeting notes, personnel papers, reports, speeches, statistics, maps, photographs, and working papers.
Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations Title: Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations: Internal Legislative Records, 1975-2001
Quantity: 17.6 cubic feet (17 records center cartons and 2 archives boxes) and 1 tape recording
Call Number: 2012/089; Audio 1637A; 2016/051
Abstract: Records retained by the Division of Administrative Services, pertaining to state legislation and documenting DER's findings and position on legislation; included are background notes, in-house correspondence and memos, analysis (description of legislation, policy/administrative effects, fiscal effects), position papers, and summary and recommendations.
Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations Title: Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations: Secretary's Administrative Subject Files, 1976-1986, 1993-2005
Quantity: 7.5 c.f.
Call Number: 1991/148; 2006/169; 2007/072; 2010/073
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, and reports pertaining to policy development, organizational problems, and accomplishments of the state Department of Employment Relations.
Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations Title: Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations: Secretary's Chronological Correspondence Files, 1978-1985, 1989-2004
Quantity: 7.8 c.f.
Call Number: 1995/096; 2005/146; 2008/055; 2009/063
Abstract: Inter-departmental correspondence pertaining to the origin, development, and accomplishments of the Department of Employment Relations, including correspondence and memos delegating or defining authority and responsibilities.
Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations Title: Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations: State Agency and UW-System Affirmative Action Plans, 1972-2007
Quantity: 9.4 cubic feet
Call Number: 1999/078; 2006/101; 2008/074; 2013/135; 2013/142; 2016/108
Abstract: Affirmative action plans for each state agency and each unit of the University of Wisconsin System. They are required by Chapter 230 of the State Statutes. The length of time these plans cover has varied over the years since their inception in 1973 from 1 year to 3 1/2 years.
Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations Title: Wisconsin. Department of Employment Relations: Task Force on Comparable Worth Study Records, 1984-1986
Quantity: 6.8 c.f.
Call Number: 1997/015; 1997/122; 1998/198
Abstract: Records from a study of gender based equity in position classifications resulting in changes in placement of classifications on the salary schedule to redress gender based pay inequities. Records include significant study materials, correspondence, minutes, agendas, analysis reports, and the final report from the Task Force on Comparable Worth.
Wisconsin. Department of Financial Institutions Title: Wisconsin. Department of Financial Institutions: Administrative Rules and Legislative Records, 1973-2006
Quantity: 9.6 cubic feet and 2 tape recordings
Call Number: 2009/020; 2011/015; 2012/028; 2012/173; 2012/218; 2015/007; 2015/151; 2016/012; 2016/083
Abstract: Records related to the creation of administrative rules including background material, notices, and drafts. This series also includes records related to the creation of Senate and Assembly bills related to the Department.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Family Services. Office of Policy Initiatives and Budget Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Family Services. Office of Policy Initiatives and Budget: Planning Files, 1971-1980, 1995-2008
Quantity: 11.6 cubic feet and 3 tape recordings
Call Number: 1978/036; 1986/047; 2008/035; 2012/124; 2015/200
Abstract: Files including correspondence, reports, studies, documents, and working papers used in developing and analyzing Departmental goals, policies, and alternative approaches. Issues addressed by the bureau include adult and juvenile corrections, environmental health, long term care, mental health, health prevention and wellness, and children's services.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Family Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Family Services: Administrative Rule Development Files, 1984-1996
Quantity: 2.0 cubic feet (2 records center cartons) and 1 audio tape
Call Number: 2015/167; Audio 1755A
Abstract: Administrative rule development files from the Division of Public Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health, 1984-1996. Establishments addressed include swimming pools, hotels, bed and breakfasts, recreational and educational camps, mobile home parks, campgrounds, and restaurants. Records include public hearing agendas, codes, regulations, and guidelines, revisions to code chapters, proposed orders, and administrative rules.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Family Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Family Services: Agency Organizational Planning, 2001-2008
Quantity: 2.8 cubic feet
Call Number: 2013/050; 2015/054; 2016/034
Abstract: Includes agency, division and bureau strategic, business and operational planning files such as but not limited to final plan and significant work papers.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Family Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Family Services: Appointed Staff Correspondence and Subject Files, 1976-1988, 1999-2013
Quantity: 107.8 cubic feet, 2 DVD recordings, and 496 megabytes
Call Number: Series 3059; 1989/134; 1995/020; 2011/037; 2011/144; 2012/057; 2013/121; 2014/052; 2015/147; 2015/166; 2016/141; 2017/029; 2018/104
Abstract: Business-related correspondence and subject files of the office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Family Services, appointed staff, or equivalent positions.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Family Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Family Services: Division Administrator Correspondence and Calendars, 1997-2014
Quantity: 4.8 cubic feet
Call Number: 2011/035; 2014/095; 2018/098
Abstract: Correspondence and calendars of Division administrators within the Department of Health and Family Services.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Family Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Family Services: Statewide Public Health Nursing Legislative Mandated Community Assessments, 1993-2001
Quantity: 2.6 cubic feet
Call Number: 2015/049; 2016/031
Abstract: Records related to planning and assessing community health programs. This series includes, but is not limited to, correspondence, meeting minutes, needs documentation, and strategic plans.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services. Bureau of Management Information Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services. Bureau of Management Information: Community Mental Health Clinic Reports and Correspondence, 1968-1975
Quantity: 75.0 c.f. (75 record center cartons)
Call Number: 1980/038
Abstract: Forms submitted monthly by community mental health clinics, containing monthly summary data and individual patient data. The bulk of this accession consists of mental health clinic patient reports, 1968-1975. There are three types of forms, including an Admission Section (form MH-509.1), Evaluation Section (form MH-509.2), and Separation Section (form MH-509.3). The forms are roughly arranged by type of form, clinic number (found on every form), and then by date.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services. Bureau of Planning and Analysis Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services. Bureau of Planning and Analysis: Management Study Work Files, 1959-1980
Quantity: 51.1 cubic feet
Call Number: 1973/054; 1980/080; 1981/089; 1981/090; 1982/195; 1983/185; 1983/201; 1983/202; 1984/078; 1984/080; 1985/046; 1986/083; 1987/069; 1988/045; 2011/199; 2015/206
Abstract: Work papers used in developing management studies by the Bureau of Planning and Analysis. Papers relate to present as well as long-range administrative studies.
Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services. Division of Management Services. Bureau of Fiscal Services Title: Wisconsin. Department of Health and Social Services. Division of Management Services. Bureau of Fiscal Services: Subject File -- Significant Fiscal Issues Only, 1981-1988
Quantity: 6.4 c.f.
Call Number: 1994/103; 1995/023
Abstract: Bureau staff members' correspondence with other state agencies, the Federal government, counties, and the public, concerning fiscal data, audits (both Federal and State), stop payment orders, and related topics. Also included in this schedule are notes and/or typed minutes of meetings at which policy was changed or established. This schedule covers on