Midwest Archives Conference Records, 1972-2019

Container Title
Series: General Files, 1885-2014
Scope and Content Note

This series consists of the official records of the club, including minutes from the Board of Governor's meetings, correspondence, committee reports and materials relating to the various awards presented by the Press Club and their associated dinners. Also included in this category are financial documents, leases and other records from the club's various locations, and information regarding Club membership and activities. A small collection of original artwork and cartoons from prominent local and national editorial cartoonists is also included. This category of records contains several audiocassette interviews with Press Club members, and a collection of videocassettes related to the Press Club's annual Journalistic Excellence Awards. Several of the videocassettes have material related to topics other than the Journalistic Excellence Awards because tapes were often reused by the Press Club, and some original materials were inadvertently taped over.

A nearly complete run of the Press Club's annual publication, Once a Year, dating to the first issue in 1896, is included in this series. Once a Year is both an annual summary of the Press Club's activities, and a yearbook of noteworthy Milwaukee events and personalities. Many of the annual publications feature original artwork on their covers, and the advertisements in the early issues help illustrate life in Milwaukee during the preceding century.

This series also contains a large collection of photographs dating primarily from the 1960s to the present, but includes images back to the turn of the century. Included in the photographic records are images of plaque signings, speakers, award ceremonies, and dinners. Also included in this category are photographs of Press Club members, a variety of the Press Club's social events, and images of the various locations that have served the Club as home during its history.

Box   4
Folder   1
Almost Once A Year, 1915
Annual Meeting
Box   1
Folder   1
1986
Box   1
Folder   2-3
1990-1991
Box   4
Folder   2
1992
Box   4
Folder   3-5
1994-1996
Box   1
Folder   4
Application, Membership Form and Information About Membership, 1989
Box   37
Apron, Milwaukee Press Club Clam Bake, 1945
Audio   13
ARSON Series, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Box   1
Folder   5
Articles of Incorporation, 1888
Box   37
Banner, undated
Box   38
The "Bill Hooker" Monument, circa 1932
Box   38
Bill Hooker Testimonial Display, circa 1932
Board of Governors, Minutes and Related Materials
Box   1
Folder   6-12
1969-1990
Box   4
Folder   6-7
1991-1992
Box   12
Folder   15
1993-1994
Box   4
Folder   8
1995-1996
Box   65
Folder   1-2
2007-2013
Box   37
The Boston Newsletter, 1704
Note: Reproduction
Box   1
Folder   13
Brown Bottle Pub Materials, 1987-1989
Box   38
Cartoon, Women Excluded From Press Club, circa 1971
Cartoons
Box   4
Folder   9
1985-1991
Box   13
Folder   1
Bill Sanders, undated
Box   13
Folder   2
Frank Marasco, circa 1940-circa 1960
Box   13
Folder   3
Ross Lewis, undated
Box   13
Folder   4
Various, undated
Box   2
Folder   38
Cartoons and Satire, undated
Box   38
Cat Fest Rituals, undated
Box   50
Folder   1
Cat Tales e-newsletter, 2004-2010
Centennial Celebration
Box   44
Folder   1
Centennial Committee, 1984-1985
Box   44
Folder   2
General, 1985
On Loan to   Milwaukee Press Club
Chicago Daily Tribune, "Dewey Defeats Truman", 1948
Box   4
Folder   10
Club Register, 1947-1976
Box   4
Folder   11
Committee Lists, 1990-1991
Audio   11
Common Council, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Box   4
Folder   12
Community Service Committee, 1991-1992
Box   1
Folder   14
Constitution and By-Laws, 1885-1972
Box   37
Corporate Seal, undated
Correspondence
Box   1
Folder   15
1967-1973
Box   1
Folder   16-17
1975-1992
On Loan to   Milwaukee Press Club
The Daily Journal, 1882
Box   44
Folder   3
Das Nationalgefuhl der Turken im Licht der Geschichte by Carl Brockelmann, 1918
Audio   16
Side   2
David Sarnick, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Box   14
Folder   6
Displays, undated
Box   39
Drawing, Press Club Members, undated
Audio   14
Side   1
Elmer Regner 1983, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Box   1
Folder   18
Emma, 1990
Box   4
Folder   13
Endowment, 1985-1993
Box   1
Folder   19
Events, 1970-1995
Audio   16
Side   2
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 1983, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Box   4
Folder   14
Financial Materials, Statements, 1989-1996
Box   46
Folder   1
Freedom Foundation Medal Honoring WISN Radio News, 1978
Front Page Plates
Box   4
Folder   4
Illinois and Minnesota Newspapers, 1948-1951
Box   4
Folder   5
Wisconsin Newspapers, 1948-1950
Audio   12
Side   1
Gerald Silverman, Ronald Malmer and State Farm Agent, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Box   1
Folder   20
Germania Building Materials, 1984-1987
Audio   9
Side   1
Governor Lee Dreyfus and Ben Barkin, Gridiron Dinner, 1983
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Box   37
Greater Milwaukee Literacy Coalition, Community Service Award, 1991
Box   1
Folder   21-23
Gridiron Contest, 1991-1994
Gridiron Dinner
Box   1
Folder   24
1917
Box   1
Folder   25
1956-1960
Box   1
Folder   26
1962-1969
Box   40
Folder   13
1972
Box   37
1973
Box   40
Folder   14
1975
Box   2
Folder   1-21
1977-1997
Box   40
Folder   15
1998
Box   2
Folder   22
Gridiron Gazette1983-1984
Hall of Fame Dinner
Box   2
Folder   2-33
1980-1990
Audio   8
1990
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Box   2
Folder   34-36
1991-1993
Box   2
Folder   37
1996
Box   4
Folder   15
Hall of Fame Plaque, Irwin Maier, 1983
Audio   16
Side   1
Harvey Schneider, 1983
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Historical Materials
Box   2
Folder   39
General, 1892-1979
Box   2
Folder   40
Leases, 1904-1987
Box   2
Folder   41
Loans and Mortgages, 1923-1980
Box   2
Folder   42
Press Club Bonds, 1957
Box   4
Folder   16
History Committee, 1989-1992
Box   38
Horace Greeley Letter, undated
Electronic Folder  
Interview of Leo Kissell, 2000
Physical Description: 1 digital video file (1 hr, 7 min) 
Scope and Content Note: The interviewee discusses his schooling and 1938 graduation; the newsroom and his job at the Sentinel, where he worked from 1935-1980; drinking and the "madhouse"; women on staff; equipment in the newsroom; journalism yesterday vs. today; celebrity journalists; description of a "take" and a "lead"; copy boys; employees at the new Sentinel and at the Journal; friends; photographers; calculating headlines; pay; competition and relations between the Sentinel and Journal; and the merger to the Journal Sentinel.
Electronic Folder  
Interview of Sprague Vonier, 2001
Physical Description: 1 digital video file (1 hr, 30 min) 
Scope and Content Note: Vonier discusses his early childhood, including his father's work and how it influenced his own career choice; his early works and controversial stories; reporting at the outbreak of WWII and his army service; enrollment at the University of Hawaii; re-entry into the workplace and various positions held thereafter; pioneer television programming including a Frank Lloyd Wright interview at Taliesen, the first telecast of a birth, and a segment on the St. Lawrence Seaway; children's TV programming; TV and cable as an information medium; growth of electronic information; authoring a book and teaching; changes in television and expectations for the future.
Box   65
Folder   3
Time/Subject Index, 2001
Audio   14
Side   2
James Fowler, 1983
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Box   37
Jo Fisher's "Hysteria" Tribute to the Milwaukee Press Club , circa 1957
Box   37
Journalistic Excellence Award, Best Feature Photography, 1993
Box   2
Folder   43
Knights of Bohemia Award, 1922
Audio   15
Side   1
Lee McMurrin, Milwaukee School Superintendent, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   20
Side   1
Linda Wardin, 1984
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Box   2
Folder   44
Logos, undated
Box   46
Folder   2
Maier Memento, 1988
Box   46
Folder   3
Maier-Contra Debate Materials, 1979-1980
Box   37
Members Only, Plaque, undated
Box   2
Folder   45-47
Membership Committee, Minutes and Related Materials, 1971-1976
Box   2
Folder   48
Membership Directories, 1972-1995
Box   4
Folder   17
Membership/Marketing, 1989-1993
Box   2
Folder   49
Menus, undated
Milwaukee Journal
On Loan to   Milwaukee Press Club
Final Issue, 1995
Box   4
Folder   1
Front Page Plates, 1933-1969
On Loan to   Milwaukee Press Club
"Hoover Next President", 1928
Box   2
Folder   52
Kennedy's Assassination, 1963
On Loan to   Milwaukee Press Club
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1995
On Loan to   Milwaukee Press Club
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wunderbar!", 1996
Milwaukee Press Club
Box   2
Folder   50
Award Contest, Rules and Regulations, 1970
Box   37
Billiards Award, 1921
Box   4
Folder   18
Book, 1895
Audio   10
Side   1
Centennial, 1985
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Box   4
Folder   19
Milwaukee Press Club News, 1961-1989
Box   4
Folder   20
Newsletter, Anubis, 1990-1993, 2000-2004
Milwaukee Sentinel
Box   37
Folder   1
150 Years, 1987
On Loan to   Milwaukee Press Club
1837
Note: Reproduction, front page only
Box   37
Braves Final Home Opener, 1965
On Loan to   Milwaukee Press Club
"Carter Upset By Udall", 1976
On Loan to   Milwaukee Press Club
Final Issue, 1995
Box   4
Folder   2
Front Page Plates, 1949-1962
Box   37
"Kennedy Slain By An Assassin", 1963
Box   37
"Oswald Shot, Dies!", 1963
On Loan to   Milwaukee Press Club
"Stars and Stripes Over Pole!", 1909
Audio   17
Side   1
Milwaukee Sewerage Commission, WISN Radio Report by Scott Feldmeyer, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Box   5
Folder   1
Milwaukee's 145th Birthday Party, 1991
Box   4
Folder   21
Milwaukee's 150th Birthday Party, 1996
Box   3
Folder   32
Names on the Walls, Alphabetical Index to Signature Plaques, 1898-1991
Box   4
Folder   3
New York Herald Tribune, Front Page Plates, 1944-1945
Box   2
Folder   51
News of Members, 1970-1990
Box   4
Folder   22
Newsmakers' Luncheon, 1992-1995
Newspaper Clippings
Box   3
Folder   1-6
1928-1991
Box   3
Folder   7
Obituaries, 1969-1991
Once a Year
Box   8
Folder   1-9
vol. 1-9, 1896-1903
Box   9
Folder   15
vol. 10, 1904
Box   8
Folder   10
vol. 11, 1905
Box   9
Folder   16
vol. 12, 1906
Box   40
Folder   2-4
vol. 13-15, 1907
Box   8
Folder   11-14
vol. 16-19, 1910
Box   40
Folder   5-8
vol. 20-23, 1914
Box   8
Folder   15
vol. 24, 1918
Box   40
Folder   9
vol. 25, 1919
Box   8
Folder   16-18
vol. 26-28, 1920
Box   40
Folder   10
vol. 29, 1923
Box   9
Folder   1-14
vol. 30-43, 1924-1939
Box   67
Folder   1-10
vol. 44-50, 1940-1946
Box   67
Folder   11-18
vol. 52-62, 1948-1958
Box   10
Folder   1-20
vol. 44-63, 1959
Box   10
Folder   23
vol. 64, 1960
Box   10
Folder   21
vol. 65, 1961
Box   40
Folder   11
vol. 66, 1962
Box   10
Folder   22
vol. 67, 1963
Box   11
Folder   1-22
vol. 68-89, 1964-1985
Box   12
Folder   1-14
vol. 90-103, 1986-1999
Box   40
Folder   17-20
vol. 104-107, 2000-2003
Box   50
Folder   2-3
vol. 108-117, 2004-2014
Box   3
Folder   8
Other Press Clubs, 1983-1991
Box   37
Pabst Blue Ribbon Award, 1980
Box   4
Folder   23
Pamphlet, undated
Audio   2
Side   2
Past Member Harold Gauer and President Leo Kissel's Recollections, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   2
Side   1
Past President Ben Waxse and Member Frank "Herb" Taylor's Recollections, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   5
Side   2
Past President Beth Slocum and Members Bob Riordan and Bob Atkins' Recollections, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   3
Side   2
Past President Dion Henderson and Jack Thompson's Recollections, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   4
Side   1
Past President H. Russell Austin and Trueman Farris' Recollections, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   1
Side   1
Past Presidents Laurie Van Dyke and Arville Schaleben's Recollections, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   2
Side   1
Past Presidents Leo Kissel, Harry Sonnenborn, Harvey Schwandner, Dion Henderson's Recollections, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   5
Side   1
Past President Ray Doherty and Member Robert Houlehen's Recollections, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   4
Side   2
Past President Truman Farris and Ben Waxse's Recollections, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Box   4
Folder   24
Past Presidents, undated
Photographs
Box   41
Brewer Outing/Cruise, circa 1970-circa 1985
Box   41
Celebrities/Speakers, circa 1950-circa 1985
Box   41
Centennial Symposium, 1985
Box   42
Club Locations/Events, 1885-circa 1990
Contest Entries
Box   5
Folder   2
Best Documentary, 1987-1995
Box   5
Folder   3
Best Editorial, 1990-1995
Box   5
Folder   4
Best Feature, 1986-1995
Box   6
Folder   2
Best News, 1987-1994
Box   6
Folder   1
Best Picture Story or Series, 1987-1992
Box   7
Folder   1
Best Sports, 1987-1995
Box   38
Dreyfus, Lee and Schreiber, Martin, circa 1978
Box   43
Events, circa 1920-circa 1985
Box   39
Keating, John P., circa 1940
Box   51
Negatives, undated
Physical Description: 35 mm safety film negatives 
4 x 5 Safety Film Box   2
Negatives, 1988
Physical Description: 4" x 5" safety film negatives 
Box   13
Oversize, undated
Box   7
Folder   2
Photographic Staff, 1951-1961
Box   43
Picnics, circa 1900-circa 1990
Box   55
Plaque Signings, circa 1930-circa 1990
Press Club Members and Members of the Press
Box   52
A-P, circa 1960-circa 1995
Box   53
R-Z, circa 1960-circa 1995
Box   53
Unidentified, circa 1920-circa 1995
Box   54
Press Club Members and Miscellaneous, circa 1960-circa 1995
Box   4
Folder   25
Proof Sheets (4" x 5"), 1988
Box   3
Folder   16
Proof Sheets (35 mm), undated
Box   54
Speakers and Awards, circa 1940-circa 1995
Box   3
Folder   9
Picnic, 1996
Box   46
Folder   4
Plaque for Best Documentary or Series, WISN, 1992
Box   46
Folder   5
Plaque for Best Investigative Report or Series, Scott Feldmeyer, 1989
Box   46
Folder   6
Plaque for Best Reporting of an Ongoing Story, Scott Feldmeyer, 1982
Box   56
Plaque signature index, undated
Plaques
Box   3
Folder   10
Correspondence and Inventory, 1989-1991
Box   3
Folder   11
Inventory and Vitae, 1934-1987
Box   3
Folder   12
Posner Building Materials, 1989-1991
Box   3
Folder   13
Press Club Events, undated
Box   12
Folder   16
Press Club Outings, Memorabilia, 1905-circa 1950
Box   46
Folder   7
Press Club Tie, undated
Box   46
Folder   8
Press Passes, undated
Box   3
Folder   14
Press Releases, 1984-1993
Box   3
Folder   15
Program Committee, Minutes and Related Materials, 1977-1993
Box   3
Folder   17-20
Quarterly Meeting 1989-1991, 1994
Box   3
Folder   21
Register, Club Opening, 1985
Box   3
Folder   22
Sacred Cat, 1906-1990
Audio   6
Side   1
Sacred Cat Winner Fred Graham Interviewed on Radio, 1995
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Santa Roast
Box   3
Folder   33
1991
Box   3
Folder   23-25
1994-1996
Audio   7
Bo Black, 1993
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Box   4
Folder   26
The Scoop, 1917
Box   37
Scrapbook, "A Century of Excellence", 1985
Box   3
Folder   26
Site Selection Committee, 1984-1985
Audio   21
Sounds of Ideas, 1976
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Box   3
Folder   27
Sunday In the Park Political Rally, Committee Report, 1982
Box   3
Folder   28
Survey, Value of Press Club To Its Members, 1993
Box   3
Folder   29
U.S.S. Milwaukee Bell, 1964-1989
Videocassettes 1980-1999, undated
Physical Description: Videocassette (VHS) 
Video   1

Scope and Content Note: Apostle Islands, Tourist Information and History (1st Place, Category 46), 1995 (00:00:00:00-00:19:23); Big Top Chautauqua near Bayfield, WI, Musical Acts and Background (1st Place, Category 46), 1995 (00:20:14-01:02:47)
Video   2

Scope and Content Note: Milwaukee Sesquicentennial Celebration, 1996 January 31 (00:00:00-00:08:33)
Video   3

Scope and Content Note: UW-Madison Badgers Football Team vs. MIS, undated; Spartans Video Montage (1st Place, Category 52, Best Sports Photo), undated (00:00:01-00:01:49)
Video   4

Scope and Content Note: Preview of 152nd City of Milwaukee Birthday Party, 1998 January 29 (00:00:14-00:02:11)
Video   5

Scope and Content Note: O.J. Simpson Murder Trial Verdict and Reaction of Milwaukee Area Residents (1st Place, Category 45, Planned Coverage), 1995 October 14 (00:00:11-00:11:49)
Video   6

Scope and Content Note: HIV Lecture to High School Students in Shiocton , WI (1st Place, Category 38, Community Welfare), undated (00:00:19-00:07:09); Advertisement for The American Network, A Cable Supplier for Hospitals, 1983 (00:08:24-00:15:31)
Video   7

Scope and Content Note: Urban Legends, Including Interviews of Students at UW-Milwaukee (1st Place, Category 36, Best Background, Analytical or Interpretive Report), 1995 February 19 (00:00:08-00:06:09); Advertisement for The American Network, A Cable Supplier for Hospitals, 1983 (00:06:15-00:15:36)
Video   8

Scope and Content Note: TV 6 News: Saturday Report: Newscast with Abortion Protesters in Fox Point, Milwaukee County Zoo, Stampede and Injuries at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI, 1993 October 30 (00:24:44-01:11:16); TV 6 News: Saturday Report: Newscast with Stampede and Injuries at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI, 1993 October 30 (04:11:45-04:44:37)
Video   9

Scope and Content Note: Church Fire (1st Place, Category 49, Best Spot News-Photography), undated (00:00:07-00:01:55)
Video   10

Scope and Content Note: Medical Graphics used in News Reporting, undated (00:00:02-00:05:12)
Video   11

Scope and Content Note: Wisconsin Development Town Hall Meeting, 1995 (00:00:15-00:58:48)
Video   12

Scope and Content Note: Merging of the Milwaukee Journal and the Milwaukee Sentinel, 1995 April 1 (00:00:07-00:06:32)
Video   13

Scope and Content Note: Tentative Agreement for Milwaukee County Stadium (1st Place, Category 34, Best Multi-Day Coverage of an Ongoing Story), 1995 (00:00:12-00:20:56)
Video   14

Scope and Content Note: Circus Parade, Horse Stampede (1st Place, Category 32, Best Breaking News), undated (00:00:06-00:02:10)
Video   15

Scope and Content Note: UW-Madison Women's Basketball Team Special Report (1st Place, Category 32), undated (00:00:03-00:10:49)
Video   16

Scope and Content Note: Cassville (WI) High School Basketball Player Sam Okey Special Report (1st Place, Category 40, Best Feature), undated (00:00:25-00:06:27); Advertisement for The American Network, A Cable Supplier for Hospitals, 1983 (00:06:45-00:15:35)
Video   17

Scope and Content Note: Beer Truck Accident, 1995 March 3 (00:00:15-00:01:32); Alabama Correctional Instituted Chain Gangs, 1995 September 13 (00:01:33-00:04:14); St. John Lutheran Church, Lake Mill (WI), 1995 July 7 (00:04:15-00:07:03); Madison Recycling and Collection Center (1st Place, Category 39, Best Writing), undated (00:07:13-00:10:37); Advertisement for The American Network, A Cable Supplier for Hospitals, 1983 (00:11:14-00:15:17)
Video   18

Scope and Content Note: Mississippi Valley Girls Basketball Conference State Championship (1st Place, Category 43), 1995 March 23 (00:00:11-00:24:03)
Video   19

Scope and Content Note: Milwaukee City Hall 100th Anniversary, 1995 January 24 (00:00:04-00:06:54)
Video   20

Scope and Content Note: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Student Riot (1st Place, Category 33, Best Hard News Story), 1995 (00:00:10-00:10:02)
Video   21

Scope and Content Note: American Petroleum Institute, undated (00:00:03-00:14:19)
Video   22

Scope and Content Note: The Cable Television Franchise Flight (1st Place, Category 25, Best Continuing Report of an Ongoing Story, undated
Video   23

Scope and Content Note: Balistrieri Edited Story, 1981 October 13; Captain Tom Off North Carolina Coast, undated; Henry Harris Court Hearing, 1981 December 4
Video   24

Scope and Content Note: Warner Amex Cable Cuts, 1984 January 12
Video   25

Scope and Content Note: La Societe de Vespri, undated; Balistrieri, undated; Waste Management, undated; Police Strike Area, undated
Video   26

Scope and Content Note: NAACP President Election, 1982 December 15
Video   27

Scope and Content Note: Balistrieri, 1983 September 28
Video   28

Scope and Content Note: The Cheese Scandals, 1980 November 11-14
Video   29

Scope and Content Note: Oliver Plunkett Series, undated
Video   30

Scope and Content Note: Balistrieri, undated
Video   31

Scope and Content Note: Tom Bushee Interview, undated
Video   32

Scope and Content Note: Ronald Rewald Stories, 1984
Video   33

Scope and Content Note: City Birthday Party, 1999 January 28
Box   3
Folder   30
Videocassette Tapes, Supporting Documents, 1995
Box   37
Watch, undated
Box   3
Folder   31
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner, 1958-1962
Box   14
Folder   6
Wisconsin News, Centennial Editions, 1936
WISN Radio
Audio   25
Side   1
Boston Store Warehouse Sale, undated
Physical Description: Audio reel 
Audio   23
Side   1
Contest Editorials, undated
Physical Description: Audio reel 
Audio   22
Side   1
"Europe" and Froehlich Phone Reports, undated
Physical Description: Audio reel 
Audio   26
Side   1
"Old Time Radio," undated
Physical Description: Audio reel 
Audio   27
Side   1
Seraphim Series, undated
Physical Description: Audio reel 
Audio   18
Wood-Paulson-Koss
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   19
Unknown
Physical Description: Audio cassette