La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse Public Library Records

 
Container Title
(Series 5)
Series: Main Buildings

Scope and Contents

Main Buildings is a voluminous series and encompasses the original building (operated from 1888-1967) and the new building (constructed in 1967), and its additions (Swarthout in 1980 and another in 1996) and the first floor remodel (2006). Materials here include architectural planning documents, consultant reports, meeting notes, contract volumes, engineering reports, some bids, and financial information. Community library information will be found in the Programs and Services series.

Original building (1888)
Box 24
  Folder 1
Dedication, 1888
Box 24
  Folder 2-3
Addition, 1909
Box 24
  Folder 4
Stack plans, 1919-1925
New building (1967)
Box 24
  Folder 5
Property acquisition, 1958-1965
Box 24
  Folder 6
Consultant's reports, 1962-1964
Box 24
  Folder 7
Campaign for new building, 1963-1964
Box 24
  Folder 8
Program statement, 1964 April
Box 24
  Folder 9
Architect's meeting notes, 1965-1969
Box 24
  Folder 10-11
Contract volume, 1966
Box 25
  Folder 1
Equipment and furnishings, 1966-1967
Box 25
  Folder 2
Financial matters, 1964-1969
Box 25
  Folder 3
Dedication and follow-up articles, 1967-1969
Box 25
  Folder 4
Architectural award (HSR), 1968
Swarthout Addition (1980)
Box 26
  Folder 1
Swarthout documents, 1955-1976
Box 26
  Folder 2-3
Correspondence, 1956-1981
Box 26
  Folder 4
Committee minutes, 1974-1981
Box 26
  Folder 5
Program statements, 1974-1977
Box 26
  Folder 6
Community participation plan, 1977
Financial materials
Box 26
  Folder 7-8
Cost estimates, 1974-1981
Box 26
  Folder 9
Swarthout trust fund statements, 1976-1978
Box 27
  Folder 1-2
Property acquisition, 1974-1978
Box 27
  Folder 3
Architect's contracts, 1974-1978
Box 27
  Folder 4
Architect's meeting notes, 1977-1981
Box 27
  Folder 5
Outline specification, 1978 January
Box 27
  Folder 6
Preliminary soil investigation, 1978
Contract volumes
Box 27
  Folder 7
Demolition and site clearance, 1978 May
Box 27
  Folder 8
Project manual, 1978 October
Box 27
  Folder 9
Contract change orders, 1978-1979
Box 28
  Folder 1
Construction administrative handbook, 1978 November
Box 28
  Folder 2
Signage program, 1979
Box 28
  Folder 3
Furnishings, 1979-1980
Box 28
  Folder 4
Historical Society policy statements, 1978
Box 28
  Folder 5
Museum management proposals, 1977-1978
Box 28
  Folder 6
Dedication and grand opening, 1979-1980
Box 28
  Folder 7
Contract administration closeout inform, 1980 February
Addition (1996)
Planning
Administrative planning documents
Box 29
  Folder 1
General, 1983-1994
Box 29
  Folder 2-3
"La Crosse Public Library Building Program" (Jim White) 1992 March-April
Box 29
  Folder 4
Space planning
Box 29
  Folder 5
Building requirements, circa 1990s
Consultant
Box 29
  Folder 6
Information and correspondence, 1990-1992
Box 29
  Folder 7
Summaries, 1990-1991
Architect selection, 1992-1993
Architects' proposals
Box 31
  Folder 1
HSR, 1992 April
Box 30
  Folder 2
Schute-Larson, 1992 April
Box 30
  Folder 3
Architect's brochure, 1999
Box 30
  Folder 4-5
Architect's meeting notes, 1992-1997
Asbestos
Box 30
  Folder 6
Removal, 1995
Box 30
  Folder 7
Survey and report, 1991
Box 30
  Folder 8
Construction memos
Contract volumes
Box 31
Box 30
  Folder 9
Construction bulletins (#100-195)
Project manuals
Box 31A
  Folder 1
Furnishings (Flad & Associates), 1995
Box 31A
  Folder 2
HVAC (Affiliated Engineers), 1993
Box 32
Addition and alterations to La Crosse Public Library (Schute-Larson Architects), 1995
Box 33
  Folder 1-6
Correspondence, 1989-1999
Design
Box 33
  Folder 7
Archives, 1989-1996
Box 33
  Folder 8
Children's library (includes materials on mural artist Timothy Schlamp)
Box 34
  Folder 1
Floor plan options
Box 34
  Folder 2
Reference, 1989-1994
Box 34
  Folder 3
Young Adult area, 1992-1996
Box 34
  Folder 4
Elevator, 1996
Box 34
  Folder 5
Engineering reports, 1993-1996
Financial
Box 34
  Folder 6
Budget and schedule, 1990-1998
Box 34
  Folder 7
Bids, 1994-1996
Box 34
  Folder 8-9
Certificate for payment, 1995-1998
Fundraising efforts
Box 35
  Folder 1
Private sources, 1992-1996
Box 35
  Folder 2
Grant proposals, 1993-1994
Box 35
  Folder 3
Publicity
Box 35
  Folder 4
Tshirt
Box 35
  Folder 5
Furnishings, 1992-1996
Box 35
  Folder 6
Grand opening and dedication, 1996 August
Box 35A
  Folder 1
Manual and information storage, 1998
Box 35A
  Folder 2
Punch lists
Box 35A
  Folder 3
Signage, 1996-1997
Box 35A
  Folder 4
First Floor remodal, 2006
Other projects
Box 35AA
  Folder 1
Energy audit, 1981 April
Box 35AA
  Folder 2
Floor plans, circa 1998-2002
Box 35AA
  Folder 3
Granlund sculptures
Box 35AA
  Folder 4
La Crosse County Historical Society storage proposal, 1956
Box 35AA
  Folder 5
Legal property description, 1994
Maintenance and repair
Box 35AA
  Folder 6
General, 1946-1949
Box 35AA
  Folder 7
Carpet, 1997-1999
Box 35AA
  Folder 8
Chairs, 1998
Box 35AA
  Folder 9
HVAC, 2002
Box 35AA
  Folder 10
Roof, 1975
Box 35AA
  Folder 11
Security, 1995
Box 35AA
  Folder 12
Tree survey, circa 1990s
Box 35AA
  Folder 13
Underground petrolium product tank inventory, 1986
Box 35AA
  Folder 14
Wisconsin Public Library Building Survey for Handicapped Accessibility, 1979