La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse Public Library Records

 
Container Title
(Series 1)
Series: Origins and History

Scope and Contents

Origins and History consists of studies, written histories, some newspaper clippings, as well as materials from the precursors to the modern La Crosse Public Library: the La Crosse Literary Association (1867-1868), and the Young Men’s Library Association (1868-1888). Also included are some materials about Cadwallader C. Washburn, the founder of the Library.

Historical and background information
Box 1
  Folder 1
Directors' biographies
Box 1
  Folder 2
Catalogs of holdings (with supplements), 1888-1904
Box 1
  Folder 3
Clippings, 1868-1996
Studies
Box 1
  Folder 4
Report on the Status of Fiction in the La Crosse Public Libraries , by A. H. Sanford, 1934 December
Box 1
  Folder 5
The La Crosse, Wisconsin Public Library: A Case Study in Informal Adult Education , by Eleanor Phinney, 1955
Box 1
  Folder 6
La Crosse Public Library , by Catherine Bradley, 1970
Box 1
  Folder 7
Report by Governmental Study Committee of La Crosse City Government , by Government Study Committee, 1972 June
Box 1
  Folder 8
Mead Public Library, Sheboygan: A Comparison with Five Other Wisconsin Libraries , prepared by the Library Evaluation and Research Center, SLIS, UW-Madison, 1991 January
Written histories
Box 1
  Folder 9
Histories of La Crosse Public Library and notes by Lillie M. E. Borresen, 1919-1926
Box 1
  Folder 10
History of La Crosse Public Library, 1885-1943 , by Muriel Fuller
Box 1
  Folder 11
Radio broadcast by Gysbert Van Steenwyk, 1954
Box 1
  Folder 12
La Crosse Public Library , by Jean Solberg, 1968 March
Box 1
  Folder 13
"Public Spirit" at Work: Philanthropy and Public Libraries in Nineteenth-Century Wisconsin , by John C. Colson, 1976
Box 1
  Folder 14
The First Fifty Years of the La Crosse Public Library , by Janet Jensen, 1977
Box 1
  Folder 15
Cadwallader Washburn: His Gift to La Crosse was a Library , by Mary Hebberd, 1980
Box 1
  Folder 16
La Crosse Public Library: Into Our Second Century, 1888-1988 , by Anita Taylor Doering and William D. Petersen, 1990
Note: Draft
Box 1
  Folder 17
A Gift to La Crosse: A History of the La Crosse Public Library , by Anita Taylor Doering and William D. Petersen, 1997
Box 1
  Folder 18
La Crosse Public Library: Into the 21st Century: 1888-1997 , by Ken Brekke, 1997
Box 1
  Folder 19
Miscellaneous materials
Box 1
  Folder 20
La Crosse Literary Association, 1867-1868
Young Men's Library Association
Box 1A
  Folder 1
Annual reports, 1869-1871
Box 1A
  Folder 2
Articles of incorporation, 1868
Box 1A
  Folder 3
Catalogs of holdings, 1872-1881
Financial materials
Box 1A
  Folder 4
Bills and receipts, 1869-1875
Box 1A
  Folder 5
Cancelled checks, 1874-1875
Box 1A
  Folder 6
Treasurer's reports, 1870-1874
Box 1A
  Folder 7
Box 2
  Folder 1
Lecture Committee reports, 1870-1885
Volume 1
Box 2
  Folder 2
Minutes, 1868-1888
Scope and Contents

Volume 1 includes constitution, rules, and bylaws

Box 2
  Folder 3
Miscellaneous correspondence and reports, 1868-1873
Cadwallader C. Washburn
Oversize framed document
Appointment as major general, 1862
Box 2
  Folder 4
Commission as Governor, 1871
Box 2
  Folder 5
Last will and testament, 1881
Box 2
  Folder 6
Materials of C. C. Washburn at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Box 2
  Folder 7
Memorabilia
Box 2
  Folder 8
Memorial Addresses, Life and Character of Honorable C. C. Washburn before the State Historical Society, 1882 July 25
Box 2
  Folder 9
Photograph and portraits
Box 2
  Folder 10
Roster, 2nd regiment, Wisconsin Calvary
Box 2
  Folder 11
Telegraph bill and information, 1869-1871
Box 74
Artifacts and memorabilia