La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse Public Library Records

 

Contents List

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
(Series 2)
Series: Administrative and Board Materials
Scope and Contents

Administrative and Board Materials are well represented and consist of annual reports (1905-1980) [annual reports since 1980 are located in the annual report file and not in this collection]; board minutes (1885-2006); board correspondence (1893-2004); departmental information (mainly statistics 1978-1995); director’s files which include correspondence with the board, committees, city transition, donations, La Crosse County Historical Society materials (1978-2005), library goals, long range planning committee documents (1985-1989), patron suggestions (1977-1994), volunteers (1982-1998), White House Conference materials (1977-1980). Other subseries include emergency manuals (1992; 1998); grants (1987-1995); hours and staffing (1987; 1999); legal materials (1881-1994); marketing (1989; 2006); mergers with the La Crosse County Library (1972-2002); planning (1999-2001); policies, records management manuals; staff materials (1932-2002) [some materials here are restricted and closed to the public]; user’s surveys (1982; 2001-2002); web site; and the Winding Rivers Library System (WRLS) documents.

Box 3
  Folder 1
Americans with Disabilities Act, 1994
Annual reports to
Box Annual reports
Box 4
  Folder 1-2
Box 3
  Folder 2-7
La Crosse Public Library Board, 1905-2009
Box 4
  Folder 3-4
Wisconsin Library Commission, 1905-1964
Box 4
  Folder 5
American Library Association, 1916-1949
Box 4
  Folder 6
State of Wisconsin, 1965-1992
Box 4
  Folder 7
Article of incorporation, 1885-1980
Box 4
  Folder 8
Awards, 1999
Box 4
  Folder 9
Bylaws and constituion, 1988
Box 4
  Folder 10
Board members, 1888-2009
Volume 2
Box 5
Box 6
Box 7
Board minutes, 1885-1997
Box 7E
Box 7A
Box 7AA
Box 7B
Box 7C
Box 7D
Board packets, 1989-2006
Box 8
Box 10
Box 9
Box 10A
Box 10B
Box 10C
Correspondence, 1893-2004
Departmental information
Box 10D
  Folder 1
Miscellaneous
Box 10D
  Folder 2-12
Box 10F
Box 10E
Statistics, 1978-2003
Director's files
Box 12
Box 11
  Folder 2-8
Board, 1976-1991
Box 13
Committees, 1982-1991
Box 14
  Folder 1
City transition, 1978-1981
Box 14
  Folder 2-7
Donation thank you letters (books and money), 1988-1991
La Crosse County Historical Society
Box 14A
  Folder 1
Agreements with La Crosse Public Library, 1978-2005
Box 14A
  Folder 2
Correspondence, 1993-1998
Box 14A
  Folder 3-4
Discussion, 1961, 1981-1998
Swarthout expansion
Box 14A
  Folder 5
Correspondence, 1991-1997
Box 14A
  Folder 6
Minutes, 1996
Box 14A
  Folder 7
Plans, 1993-1996
Box 14A
  Folder 8
Swarthout Museum expenses, 1979-1996
Box 14B
  Folder 1
Library goals, 1983-1986
Long Range Planning Committee
Box 14B
  Folder 2
Background and minutes, 1985-1987
Task forces
Box 14B
  Folder 3
Administration
Box 14B
  Folder 4
Automation
Box 14B
  Folder 5
Children & Youth Services
Box 14B
  Folder 6
Facilities
Box 14B
  Folder 7
Interagency relations
Box 14B
  Folder 8
New directions
Box 14B
  Folder 9
Public relations
Box 14B
  Folder 10
Services, programs and resources
Box 14B
  Folder 11
Final long range plan, 1987
Box 14B
  Folder 12
Follow-up, 1988-1989
Box 14C
  Folder 1-4
Patron suggestions, 1977-1994
Box 14C
  Folder 5
Volunteers, 1982-1998
White House conference
Box 15
  Folder 1
Pre-conference summaries, 1977-1979
Box 15
  Folder 2
Wisconsin delegation, 1978-1980
Box 15
  Folder 3
Resolutions and final report, 1979-1980
Emergency manuals
Box 15
  Folder 4
Community libraries, 1992
Box 15
  Folder 5-6
Main library, 1992-1998
Box 15
  Folder 7
Grants, 1987-1995
Box 15
  Folder 8
Hours and staffing, 1987-1999
Legal materials
Box 16
  Folder 1
City Council resolutions, 1978
Box 16
  Folder 2
Correspondence, 1976-1989
Box 16
  Folder 3
Deeds and abstracts, 1885-1966
Box 16
  Folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1970-1988
Box 16
  Folder 5
Newspaper clippings, 1986
Box 16
  Folder 6
Ordinances, 1919-1931
Box 16
  Folder 7
State of Wisconsin vs. Jason Voelker, 1994
Box 16
  Folder 8
Supreme Court case briefs La Crosse Public Library Trustees vs. City of La Crosse, 1916
Box 16
  Folder 9
Washburn's last will and testament, 1881
Box 16A
  Folder 1
Marketing, 1989-2006
Mergers (La Crosse Public Library, La Crosse County Library, Winding Rivers Library System)
Box 16A
  Folder 2, 8
Background, 1976-1982
Box 16A
  Folder 3, 9
Clippings and press releases, 1972-1985
Box 16A
  Folder 4, 10
Correspondence, 1973-1985
Box 16A
  Folder 14
General, 2002
Box 16A
  Folder 5
La Crosse County Board Administration Committee Study, 1973-1974
Box 16A
  Folder 11
League of Women Voters report, 1982
Box 16A
  Folder 12
Library Study Committee minutes, 1982
Box 16A
  Folder 6
Proposed resolution authorizing merger and background, 1979
Box 16A
  Folder 7, 13
Related studies, 1973-1982
Box 16A
  Folder 15
Mission statement and objectives, circa 1980s-1990s
Policies
Box 16A
  Folder 18
Fax, 1996-1997
Box 16A
  Folder 19
Miscellaneous
Box 16A
  Folder 20-22
Records management manuals, 1992-1997
Box 16A
  Folder 23
Relationships with other agencies, 1981-1997
Staff
Box 16A
  Folder 24
Classification and compensation study, 2000-2001
Access to Materials

This folder has restricted access.

Committees
Box 16B
  Folder 1
General, 1980-2003
Box 16B
  Folder 2
Adult programming, 2001
Box 16B
  Folder 3
Community services, 1986-1987
Box 16B
  Folder 4
Electronic resources, 2001
Box 16B
  Folder 6
Internet, 1997-2005
Box 17
  Folder 1
Staff development, 1978-1999
Box 17
  Folder 2
Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), 1977-1981
Box 17
  Folder 3
Janitors, 1932-1951, 2003
Box 17A
  Folder 1-2
Box 17
  Folder 4-8
Job descriptions, 1963-2003
Box 17A
  Folder 3
Management team, 1990-1997
Box 17A
  Folder 4-6
Memoranda, 1976-2009
Box 17A
  Folder 7
Minutes, 1998-2004
Newsletters
Box 17A
  Folder 8-9
Splash , 1986-1999
Box 18
  Folder 1
Super News , 1980-1982
Box 18
  Folder 2
What's Happening the Week Of... , 2006-2007
Box 18
  Folder 3
Whitewash , 1997
Box 18
  Folder 4
A Year in Review , 1995-2005
Access to Materials

This folder has restricted access.

Box 18
  Folder 5
Organizational charts, 1980-1990
Box 18
  Folder 6
Performance appraisal forms, 1976-1989
Box 18
  Folder 7
Residency requirements, 1981-1999
Box 18
  Folder 8
Staff data sheets, circa 1947
Box 18
  Folder 10
Staff lists, 1959, 1978-2009
Box 18
  Folder 11-14
Box 18A
  Folder 1
Staff manuals (operating manuals), 1965-1997
Box 18A
  Folder 2
Staff training and conference reports, 1991
Box 18A
  Folder 3-4
Supervisors' meetings, 1976-1985
Strategic plan
Box 16A
  Folder 16
General, 1999-2001
Box 16A
  Folder 17
Board responses, 2000
Box 18A
  Folder 5
User's survey, 1982, 2001-2002
Box 18A
  Folder 6
Web site, 2000
Winding Rivers Library System (WRLS)
Box 18A
  Folder 7
County plan for library service, 1993
Box 18A
  Folder 8
Contracts, 1970-1994
(Series 3)
Series: Financial Records
Scope and Contents

Financial Records include a ledger (1886-1912); journals (1886-1970); audits (1916-1982) [more current audits are found in the annual report file]; budgets and salary information; financial statements; check register (1916-1924; 1943; 1951); petty cash journal (1946-1948); and miscellaneous.

Volume 3
Ledger, 1886-1912
Volume 6
Volume 5
Volume 4
Volume 10
Volume 9
Volume 8
Volume 7
Volume 13
Volume 12
Volume 11
Journals, 1886-1970
Box 19
  Folder 1-4
Audits, 1916-1982
Box 19
  Folder 5-14
Box 20
Budget and salary information, 1917, 1955-1991
Financial statements
Box 21
  Folder 1-3
Monthly, 1915-1981
Box 21
  Folder 4
Quarterly, 1904-1916
Box 21
  Folder 5-8
Check register, 1916-1951
Box 21
  Folder 9
Petty cash journal, 1946-1948
Miscellaneous
Box 21
  Folder 10
Appraisal of library property, 1949
Box 21
  Folder 11
Book depreciation and insurance, 1929-1939
Box 21
  Folder 12
General, 2005
Gund Trust
Box 22
  Folder 1
Agreement, 1957
Box 22
  Folder 2
Reports, 1949-1982
Box 22
  Folder 3
Insurance, 1947-1952
(Series 4)
Series: Washburn Board
Scope and Contents

The Washburn Board was formed in 1981 as a result of the city taking over the library and the change in composition of the board of trustees. The Washburn Board was created to make decisions on the remainder of the investment of the Washburn endowment as required by Cadwallader C. Washburn’s will. Materials in this series include annual reports (1987-1999); articles of incorporation, by-laws and constitution (1885, 1962, 1987, 1991); board members; board minutes (1981-2000); board packets (1990; 1995-1997), correspondence regarding the Myer Katz book “Echoes of Our Past” (1986-1988); director’s files; financial materials (1968; 1981-1992; 1997-2000); investment statement and funding priorities; legal materials (1950-1994).

Box 23
  Folder 1
Annual reports, 1987-1999
Box 23
  Folder 2
Articles of incorporation, bylaws, constitution, 1885, 1962-1991
Board members
Box 23
  Folder 3
Lists, 1981-2009
Box 23
  Folder 4
Photographs, 1993
Box 23
  Folder 5-7
Board minutes, 1981-2000
Box 23
  Folder 8
Board packets, 1990-1997
Box 23
  Folder 9
Correspondence regarding Myer Katz book, 1986-1988
Box 23
  Folder 10-11
Director's files, 1981-1992
Box 23A
  Folder 1-3
Financial materials, 1968-2000
Box 23A
  Folder 4
Investment statements and funding priorities
Box 23A
  Folder 5
Legal materials, 1950-1994
(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
(Series 6)
Series: Photographs and Recordings
Scope and Contents

Photographs and Recordings includes art, board of directors, all the buildings (interior and exterior), events such as anniversary celebrations, dedications, public programs, Founder’s Day, Give A Gift fund raiser, staff, directors, program and service areas and miscellaneous.

Box 36
  Folder 1
Art, 1969-2009
Board of Directors
Box 36
  Folder 2
Board, 1948-2009
Box 36
  Folder 3
Albert Funk retirement party, 1996 June 23
Buildings
Community Libraries
Box 36
  Folder 4
North, 1950s-2009
Box 36
  Folder 5-7
South, 1942-2009
Box 36
  Folder 8
Brick walkway, 1997 September
Box 36
  Folder 9
Remodeling, 1993
Main
1888 building
Box 36A
  Folder 1-2
Exterior, 1888-1965
Box 36A
  Folder 3
Destruction, 1966
Box 36A
  Folder 4
Interior prior to 1966
1967 building
Box 37
  Folder 1
Plans and models
Box 37
  Folder 2
Moving and temporary quarters, 1966
Exterior
Box 37
  Folder 3
Construction, 1966-1967
Box 37
  Folder 4
General views, 1967-1979
Box 37
  Folder 5-6
Swarthout addition, 1980-1995
Box 37
  Folder 7
Parking lot, 1991
Box 37
  Folder 8-11
Addition, 1996
Interior
Box 38
  Folder 1-2
General views, 1967-1979
Box 38
  Folder 3-4
Swarthout addition, 1980-1995
Box 38
  Folder 5-6
Addition, 1996-2009
Events
Box 38A
  Folder 1
American Heritage discussion, 1954
Box 38A
  Folder 2-3
Appraisal Fair, 2000-2001
Box 38A
  Folder 4
Archives' 25th anniversary, 2005
Box 38A
  Folder 5-6
Archives Week, 1998-2002
Building
Dedications
Box 39
  Folder 1-2
Photographs, recordings 1967 November 5
Physical Description: 16mm film (color, sound, runtime unknown); VHS cassette (color, sound, runtime unknown) 
Box 39
  Folder 3-5
Slides, recordings 1980 January 6
Physical Description: U-matic tape (color, sound, runtime unknown); VHS cassette (color, sound, runtime unknown) 
Box 40
  Folder 1-2
Photographs, recordings, 1996 August
Physical Description: 2 VHS cassettes (color, sound, runtime unknown) 
Box 40
  Folder 3
Flood, 1995 June 7
Box 40
  Folder 4
Ground breaking, 1995 March 15
Box 40
  Folder 5
Vandalism, 1993 January
Box 40
  Folder 6
Centennial, 1988
Children's Area
Box 40
  Folder 7
Centennial, 2005
Physical Description: DVD (runtime unknown) 
Box 40A
  Folder 1
Programming
Box 40A
  Folder 2-3
Open house (photographs and recordings), 1996 June
Physical Description: VHS cassette tapes (runtime unknown) 
Box 40A
  Folder 4
Chocolate Celebration, 2001-2002
Box 41
  Folder 4
D.A.R.E. chili cook-off, 1999-2003
Box 41A
Box 41
  Folder 5-12
Founder's Day, 1988-2009
Box 42
  Folder 1-2
Fundraising, 1963-1964, 1996
Box 42
  Folder 3
General
Box 42
  Folder 4-6A
Give A Gift, 2003-2008
Box 42
  Folder 7
Going on-line (Wang), 1985 March
Box 42
  Folder 7A
Irish Fest, 2007
Box 42
  Folder 8
La Crosse Interstate Fair, 2002-2003
Box 42
  Folder 9
National History Day, 2006
North Community Library
Box 41
  Folder 1
50th Anniversary, 1992 August
Box 41
  Folder 2
Hobby shows, 1950-1962
Box 41
  Folder 3
Miscellaneous, circa 1950s
Box 41
  Folder 3A
Nightmare on Kane St., 2007
Box 41
  Folder 3B
65th Anniversary, 2007 August
Box 42
  Folder 10
Oktoberfest, 1997-2000
Box 42
  Folder 10A
Photo ID party, 2006
Box 42
  Folder 11-14
Read One Book, 2002-2006
Box 42
  Folder 15-17
Staff parties, 1988-2005
Box 42
  Folder 18-21
Box 42A
  Folder 1-8
Staff/Volunteer recognition event, 1992-2006
State events
Box 42A
  Folder 9
Wisconsin centennial
Box 42A
  Folder 10
Wisconsin sesquicentennial
Box 42A
  Folder 10A
Tax records and La Crosse County Historical Society materials move to La Crosse Public Library Archives, 2005
Box 42A
  Folder 11
Washburn Day, 1982
Box 42A
  Folder 12-15
Wisconsin Library Association Conferences in La Crosse, 1925-2005
Box 42A
  Folder 16
Exhibits, 1931-2009
Personnel
Box 42B
  Folder 1
Directors
Box 42B
  Folder 2-4
Box 42C
Staff, 1938-2009
Programs and services
Box 43
  Folder 1
Archives and Local History
Box 43
  Folder 2
Audio/visual
Box 43
  Folder 3
Children's area
Box 43
  Folder 4
Circulation
Box 43
  Folder 5
Reader's services
Box 43
  Folder 6
Reference
Box 44
Box 45
Scrapbooks, 1948-1964
Box 43
  Folder 7
Miscellaneous
(Series 7)
Series: Programs and Services
Scope and Contents

Programs and Services is arranged roughly by library department acquisitions and cataloging, audio-visual, children’s and youth services, circulation, collection development, community libraries, computers and automation, information services (reference & archives), publications for public use, and artifacts/memorabilia.

(Subseries 7.1)
Subseries: Aquisitions & Cataloging
Volume 14
Accession book, 1888-1904
Box 46
  Folder 1
Catalog cards withdrawn, 1992 March 23
Box 46
  Folder 2
Catalog division, 1981
Box 46
  Folder 3
Sample processing book, undated
Box 46
  Folder 4-8
Statistics, 1929-1976
(Subseries 7.2)
Subseries: Audio/Visual
Catalogs
Box 47
  Folder 1
Art prints, 1971-1974
Box 47
  Folder 2-7
Films, 1950-1978
Box 48
  Folder 1-2
Services, 1980-1986
Box 48
  Folder 3-5
Videos, 1988-1991
Box 48
  Folder 6
Policies, 1983-1990
Box 48
  Folder 7
Service evaluation, 1987-1989
Box 48
  Folder 8
Statistics, 1959-1968
Box 48
  Folder 9
Survey, 2005
(Subseries 7.3)
Subseries: Children's and Youth Services
Box 49
  Folder 1
Annual reports, 1931-1941
Author visits
Box 49
  Folder 2
Carter, Alden R., 1989
Box 49
  Folder 3
Cooney, Caroline, 1992
Box 49
  Folder 4
Mori, Kyoko, 1995
Box 49
  Folder 5
Brochures
Box 49
  Folder 6-12
Circulation records, 1984-1998
Box 49
  Folder 14
Collection development policy, 1992
Box 49
  Folder 15
Columbus book donation, 1991
LSCA/LSTA grant
Box 49
  Folder 16
Checklists, 1997-1999
Box 49
  Folder 17
Correspondence, 1997-1999
Box 49
  Folder 18
Grant applications, 1997-2000
Box 49
  Folder 19
Miscellaneous, 1997-1999
Box 49
  Folder 20
Photographs, 1998-1999
Box 49
  Folder 21
Site visits, 1997-1999
Box 49
  Folder 22
Storytime plans, 1997-1999
Box 49
  Folder 23
Surveys, 1997-1999
Box 49
  Folder 24
Treasure boxes, 1997-1998
Box 49
  Folder 25
Love My Library, 1999-2000
Box 49A
  Folder 1-4
Chin Choppers newsletter, 1986-2006
Box 49A
  Folder 5
T2-T Squared: A Teen Calendar of Events at the Library newsletter, 2000-2009
Box 49A
  Folder 6
Bookshelf newspaper articles, 1979-1988
Box 49A
  Folder 7
Newspaper feature articles, 1973-1988
Box 50
  Folder 1
Nightmare on Kane Street, 1998
Box 50
  Folder 2
Programing trends, 1978-1982
Box 51B
Box 50
  Folder 3-10
Box 51A
Box 51
Programs and tours, 1967-2004
Box 53
Box 52
Box 55C
Box 55
Box 54
Box 55B
Box 55A
Summer library program, 1966-2006
Teen Advisory Council
Box 56
  Folder 1
Background, 1981-1989
Box 56
  Folder 2
Budget, 1987
Box 56
  Folder 3
Correspondence, 1987-1993
Box 56
  Folder 4
Member lists, 1989-1992
Box 56
  Folder 5
Minutes, 1989-1993
Box 56
  Folder 6
Newsletters, 1990-1991
Box 56
  Folder 7
Publicity, 1989-1992
Box 56
  Folder 8-19
Teen programing, 1988-2000
Box 56
  Folder 20
YODA van, 2000
Box 56
  Folder 21
Young adult area, 1998-1999
Box 56
  Folder 22
Young adult workshops, 1989-1997
(Subseries 7.4)
Subseries: Circulation
Box 57
  Folder 1
Aide training, 1983-1995
Box 57
  Folder 2
Fines, 1915-1922
Box 57
  Folder 3
Library cards and card information, 1940, 1999
Box 57
  Folder 4
Manual, 1982
Box 57
  Folder 5
Minutes, 1990-1996
Access to Materials

Materials in this folder have restricted access.

Box 57
  Folder 6
Miscellaneous, 1995-1996
Box 57
  Folder 7
Policies and rules for library use
Volume 15
Registration book, 1888-1905
Box 57
  Folder 8-9
Registration lists, 1904-1905
Box 58
  Folder 1-5
Box 57
  Folder 8-12
Statistics, 1888-1968
(Subseries 7.5)
Subseries: Collection Development
Box 58A
Challenged materials, 1978-1996
Box 59
  Folder 1
Collection Development Committee, 1979-1992
Box 59
  Folder 2
Forms
Box 59
  Folder 3
Gift procedures, 1981-1990
Box 59
  Folder 4
Materials selection procedures, 1986
Box 59
  Folder 5-13
Policies, 1957-1997
Box 59
  Folder 14
Professional collection, 1979-1989
Box 59
  Folder 15
Selection process, 1980-1988
Box 59
  Folder 16
Small Press grant, 1981-1984
Box 59
  Folder 17
La Crosse Area Cooperative Library agreement, 1981
Box 59
  Folder 18
Third World fiction project, 1982-1983
Box 59
  Folder 19
Weeding, undated
Box 59
  Folder 20
Young adult selection, 1977-1987
(Subseries 7.6)
Subseries: Community Libraries
Box 60
  Folder 1
Campaign for new branch libraries, 1926-1941
Box 60
  Folder 2
Consultant's report, 1991
North
Box 60
  Folder 3-7
Circulation records, 1937-1987
Facility
Box 61
  Folder 1
History and planning, 1916-1982
Box 61
  Folder 2
Architect correspondence, 1938-1952
Box 61
  Folder 3
Equipment and subcontractor layouts, 1941
Box 61
  Folder 4-5
HVAC retrofit, 2001
Renovation
Box 62
  Folder 1
Budget, 1991-1993
Box 62
  Folder 2
Correspondence, 1991-1996
Box 62
  Folder 3
Plans, circa 1991-1993
Box 62
  Folder 4
Specifications, 1991
Box 62
  Folder 5
Specifications, 1938
Box 62
  Folder 6
50th anniversary celebration, 1992
Box 62
  Folder 7
Minutes, 2004
Box 62
  Folder 8
Programing, 1973-1980
Box 62
  Folder 9-10
Box 63
Box 63A
Summer library programs, 1954-1991
South
Box 64
  Folder 1
Brochures
Box 64
  Folder 2-4
Circulation records, 1952-1987
Facility
Box 64
  Folder 5
History and planning, 1946-1993
Box 64
  Folder 6
Architect correspondence, 1951-1953
Box 64
  Folder 7
Furnishings
Box 64A
  Folder 1
Operations manual, 2001
Renovation
Box 64A
  Folder 2
Budget, 1992-1994
Box 64A
  Folder 3
Correspondence, 1992-1995
Box 64A
  Folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1993
Box 64A
  Folder 5
Plans, 1992-1993
Box 64A
  Folder 6
Sheffield Brick & Tile Company, 1951, 1986-1989
Box 64A
  Folder 7
Specifications, 1951
Box 64A
  Folder 8
Title, 1994
Box 64A
  Folder 9
Minutes, 2004
Box 65
Summer Library programs, 1979-1992
(Subseries 7.7)
Subseries: Computers & Automation
Box 66
  Folder 1
Automation history and background
Box 66
  Folder 2
Automation committee, 1991-1997
Box 66
  Folder 3
Automation contract between city and county government, 1981
Box 66
  Folder 4
Budgets and resolutions, circa 1982-1990
Box 66
  Folder 5
Library Technology Planning Committee, 1994
Box 66
  Folder 6
Microcomputer study, 1987-1988
Box 66
  Folder 7
OCLC, 1980-1990
Online systems
Dynix
Box 66
  Folder 8
Planning and implementation, 1990-1992
Box 66
  Folder 9
Upgrades and enhancements, 1993-2000
NSC
Box 66
  Folder 10
Contracts, 1987
Box 66
  Folder 11
Communications, 1983-1991
Box 66
  Folder 12
Planning and implementation, 1982-1985
Shared system
Box 66
  Folder 13
Correspondence
Box 66
  Folder 14
Minutes
Box 66
  Folder 15
Wisconsin Humanities Committee grant, 1983-1984
(Subseries 7.8)
Subseries: Information Services
Box 67
  Folder 1
Local area network proposal, 1986-1990
Box 67
  Folder 2
Reference completion ratio, 1989-1994
Box 67
  Folder 3
Residence survey, 1991-1997
Archives & Local History
Box 67
  Folder 4-6
Accession and deed of gift records, 1980-1996
Box 67
  Folder 7
Brochures
Box 67
  Folder 8
Correspondence, 1987-2003
Box 67
  Folder 9-13
Desk manuals, 1983-2003
Box 67
  Folder 14
Einstein letter and disposition, 1947-1984
Events
Box 67A
  Folder 1
25th anniversary, 2005
Box 67A
  Folder 1A
Photo ID party, 2006
Box 67A
  Folder 2
Forms
Fundraising
Box 67A
  Folder 3
City directory reprints, 1998
Box 67A
  Folder 4
Collectible book sale catalogs, 1983-1984
Box 67A
  Folder 5
1920 federal census, 1991
Box 67A
  Folder 6
1930 federal census, 2002
Grants
Box 67A
  Folder 7
Gelatt Foundation, 1983
Local records grant (SHSW)
Box 68
  Folder 1
Application, correspondence and reports, 1993-1995
Box 68
  Folder 2
Project results, 1993-1997
Box 68
  Folder 3-8
Guide to manuscripts and public records, 1983-1999
Box 69
  Folder 1
History, 1982-2005
Box 69
  Folder 2
Interlibrary loan procedures and use, 1995-2001
Box 69
  Folder 3
Local newspaper projects, 1948-1981
Box 69
  Folder 4
Long range plan, 1994
Box 69
  Folder 5
Manuscript processing manual, 1997
Box 69
  Folder 6
Microforms, 1996
Box 69
  Folder 7
Mission statement, 1981
Box 69
  Folder 8
Organizational records, 1997
Box 69
  Folder 9
Planning and objectives, 1981-2003
Box 69
  Folder 10
Preservation survey, 1990 May
Publications
Box 69
  Folder 11
Articles in Past, Present & Future Guide to Local History & Genealogy Resources , 1995
Box 69
  Folder 13
"New Books" column and other articles in La Crosse Area Genealogical Society Quarterly
Box 69
  Folder 14
Other publications
Box 69
  Folder 15
Whirlpool articles
Box 70
  Folder 1
Regional records depository agreement between La Crosse Public Library and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1953
Box 70
  Folder 2-3
Selection policies, 1981-1997
Box 70
  Folder 4
Special Collections committee, 1981-1983
Box 70
  Folder 5-15
Statistics and narrative reports, 1980-1999
Box 70
  Folder 16
Use policies, 1982-1990
Box 70
  Folder 17
Website, 2000-2002
Box 70
  Folder 18
Woodward collection disposition, 1949-1960
Reference Services
Box 71
  Folder 1
Brochures
Box 71
  Folder 2
Correspondence, 1979-2001
Box 71
  Folder 3
Databases, 2005
Box 71
  Folder 4-5
Desk manuals, 1984-1987
Box 71
  Folder 6
Forms
Box 71
  Folder 7
Government documents inspection, 1987
Box 71
  Folder 8
Interlibrary loan, 1985
Box 71
  Folder 9
Law library, 1999
Box 71
  Folder 10
Librarian's Choice newsletter, 2002-2003
Box 72
  Folder 1-4
Minutes, 1999-2009
Access to Materials

Materials in this folder have restricted access.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Local Public Document Room
Box 72A
  Folder 1
Cooperative agreement papers, 1987
Box 72A
  Folder 2
Correspondence, 1975-1997
Box 72A
  Folder 3
Contracts and cost proposals, 1981-1996
Box 72A
  Folder 4
User's guide, 1992
Box 72A
  Folder 5
Pathfinders
Periodicals
Box 72A
  Folder 6
Evaluation, 1992
Box 72A
  Folder 7-9
Holdings lists, 1980-1992
Box 72B
  Folder 1
Microform project, 1967-1968
Box 72B
  Folder 2
Wisconsin newspaper articles study, 2004
Box 72B
  Folder 3
WPA newspaper survey, 1936
Box 72B
  Folder 4
Planning and yearly objectives, 1992
Box 72B
  Folder 5
Reference and Circulation policy discussions, 1996
Statistics
Box 72B
  Folder 6-7
1930-2000
Box 72B
  Folder 8
Comparisons, 1976-1988
Box 72B
  Folder 9
Electronic reference, 2000-2005
Box 72B
  Folder 10
First Search, 1993-1995
Box 72B
  Folder 11
Log book, 1954-1959
Box 72B
  Folder 12
Phone books, 1990-1994
Wisconsin file, 2003
(Subseries 7.9)
Subseries: Public Newsletters
Box 73
  Folder 1
A Picture of Service , 2005-2009
Box 49A
Chin Choppers , 1985-2009
Box 73
  Folder 2
Construction Connection , 1995
Box 1
  Folder 18
La Crosse Public Library: Into the 21st Century, 1888-1997 (by Ken Brekke), 1997
Box 73
  Folder 4
Library Newsletter , 1997-1999
Box 73
  Folder 4
What's Coming Up at the Library , 2003-2007