Milwaukee-Downer College Records, 1840-1964

Contents List

Container Title
Series 173
Part 1 (Series 173): Original Collection, 1837-1945
Physical Description: 7.6 cubic feet (44 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm) 
Scope and Content Note: Investigations, hearings, and reports 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. Among the better documented investigations are those that examined government agencies such as the Department of Agriculture and Markets (1933), the Board of Control, Mendota State Hospital (1880 and 1934), and the State Highway Commission; and topics such as insurance companies (1906), juvenile delinquency (1945), prison labor, the 1908 Senate primary election, and prostitution (the Teasdale Committee to Investigate White Slavery and Kindred Vice, 1913-1915).
Arrangement of the Materials: Chronological by legislative session and thereunder alphabetical by subject and/or title of investigation.
1837
Box   1
Conditions of Banks - Report of Select Committee on McGregor Case - Reports to legislature relating to
1839
Box   1
Banks of Milwaukee and Mineral Point - Report of Select Committee on Investigation of
Box   1
Bank of Wisconsin - Report of Joint Committee on
Box   1
Public Buildings - Testimony before Committee on
Box   1
1841, Building of State Capital - Report and Investigation on
1845
Box   1
Bank of Milwaukee - Papers relating to Investigation of
Box   1
Bank of Mineral Point - Papers relating to Investigation of
Box   1
Doughty vs. Territory of Wisconsin - Communication from Attorney General
Box   1
Mississippi Marine and Fire Insurance Company - Investigation of
1846
Box   1
Claim of R. L. Ream to be Territorial Treasurer - Select Committee Report and Investigation of
Box   1
Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Corporation - Papers relating to Investigation of
1856
Box   2
Gubernatorial Elections Returns 1855 - Report of Judiciary Committee Investigation of
Box   2
Investigation of Books of State Treasurer, Secretary of State, and School and University Land Commissioner - Report of Joint Committee on Investigation on
1858
Box   2
Kilbourn City - Report of Committee on Investigation regarding
Land Grant Frauds
Box   2
Testimony of Joint Select Committee on Investigation regarding
Box   3
Testimony of Joint Select Committee on Investigation regarding (continued)
Box   3
Papers relating to Milwaukee and Superior Railway Company
Box   3
Contracts of Milwaukee and La Crosse Railway Company
Box   3
Contempt cases arising out of Investigation of land grant frauds
1862
Box   4
Original Subpoenas of Civil War Bond Investigation - Joint Select Committee of Investigation
Box   4
Insane Hospital - Report of Select Committee Investigating
1880, Investigation of the Wisconsin State Hopital for the Insane at Madison
Box   5
Volumes 1-3
Box   6
Volume 4
1887, Investigation of University of Wisconsin
Box   7
Transcript of testimony and proceedings
Box   7
Exhibits, subpoenas, and estimates
Box   7
1889, Convict Labor - Report of Committee to Investigate
Box   7
1905, Railway Company Accounts - Investigation of
1906, Investigation of the Affairs of Life Insurance Companies
Reports of the Joint Committee of the Senate and Assembly on
Box   8
Drafts of legislation
Box   8
Exhibits
Box   8
Opinions of committee report
Box   8
Interest rates: Correspondence
Box   8
Insurance legislation: Opinions of Judge Noyes, General Counsel of Northwestern Mutual Life
Box   8
L.M. Fay “Receipt and Contract,” Views of a Wisconsin Life Insurance Company, 1902 May 31
Box   8
Press release: Abridgement of report
Box   9
Investigation of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company - Topical Indices
Box   9
Investigation of Union Central Insurance Company
Box   9
Investigation of the Fraternal Insurance Beneficiary Societies of Wisconsin
1907
Box   10
Transcripts of hearings before the Committees on Banks and Insurance in Wisconsin Legislature, Volumes 1-3
Box   11
Investigation of Postage Levees - Committee Report
1909
Senatorial Primary, Legislative
Box   11
Investigation of - Testimony of witnesses before the Committee appointed by Joint Resolution 35 providing for an investigation regarding alleged corrupt and ulawful user of money by candidates from the U.S. Senate in the last primary campaign and primary election
Physical Description: 2 volumes 
Stephenson Primary Investigation
Box   11
Report of the Senate members of the Joint Investigating Committee regarding the election of Isaac Stephenson to the U.S. Senate
Box   11
Appendix to Report
Box   11
Facts disclosed in the Stephenson Primary Investigation
Reel   1
Investigation by Special Joint Committee on Education, Official Report of Testimony
1911-1912, Fire Insurance Investigating Committee Report - Transcript of testimony at hearing
Box   12
Volumes 1-2
Box   12
Volume 3 (missing)
Box   13
Volume 4
1913
Attempted Removal of H.L. Ekern as Commissioner of Insurance, Senate Investigation by the Committee of the Whole
Box   14
Proceedings of the Senate
Physical Description: 2 volumes 
Box   14
Miscellaneous notes and testimony
Physical Description: 1 folder 
Box   14
State Fair Investigating Committee - Report of
1915
Box   15
Agriculture - Report of Joint Investigation Committee on
Box   15
Board of Public Welfare - Report of Joint Investigating Committee on
Box   15
Charges against Assemblymen regarding Bill 464S - Investigation of
Box   15
Conservation - Report of Joint Investigating Committee on
Box   15
Forestry Expenditures - Report of Special Investigating Committee on
Box   15
Postage Levees - Investigation of
Box   15
State Printing - Report of Joint Investigating Committee on
Box   15
The Wisconsin Tax Commission - Report of Joint Investigating Committee on
University Lands, Purchase of, Report of the Special Committee on Investigation of
Box   15
Volume 1: Hearings and reports
Box   15
Volume 2: Exhibits and letters
Records of Legislative Vice Committee to Investigate the White Slave Traffic and Kindred Subjects, Howard Teasdale, Chairman
Correspondence
Box   16
1913 July-1914 January
Box   17
1914 February-December
Box   18
1915 January-April; undated
Box   19
Box   19
Exhibits, 1913-1915
Box   20
Shorthand Transcripts of hearings
Box   20
Shorthand Transcripts of conferences
Box   21
Original Investigation Manuscripts
Box   22
Key to code numbers
Physical Description: 1 volume 
Questionnaires
Box   22
Alma - Reedsburg
Box   23
Rhinelander - Waupun
Box   23
Typed investigator's reports
Box   23
Report of committee
Box   23
Miscellaneous
1917
Box   24
House of Good Shepherd, Milwaukee, Joint Investigation of - Hearings
Box   24
State Board of Education - Answer to Senate Inquiries
1919
Historical Library, Investigation of
Box   24
Testimony
Box   24
Report
Milwaukee Street Car Investigation
Transcript of hearing in investigation of the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Ct. and Kindred Associations by the Committee of the Legislature appointed by Joint Resolution 5A
Box   24
Volume 1-2
Box   25
Volume 3-5
Box   25
Report of Committee
1921
Box   25
Teachers' Retirement Fund Committee - Report of Special Investigating Committee on
Box   25
Northern Lakes Port Region
1925
Box   26
Northern Wisconsin Home and Training School, Special Investigation by Visiting Committee to State Institutions
Box   26
Report of the Senate Investigating Committee - A special committee to investigate charges of graft, immorality and misconduct by state officers and employees
Box   26
Smith-Ekern Investigation - Special Committee Report
1927
Wisconsin State Highway Commission, Legislative Investigation of
Testimony
Box   26
Volume 1
Box   27
Volume 2
Box   27
Papers relating to
Box   27
Maps, blueprints, etc.
Box   27
Report of Special Joint Committee on Investigation on
Box   27
Sparta State School Committee on Investigation
Investment of State Trust Funds, Investigation of
Box   28
Minutes of Committee
Box   28
Correspondence
Box   28
Farm Loan Reports-Retirement
Box   29
Farm Loan Reports-Retirement (continued)
1929
Box   30
Judge Belden - Investigation of charges against
Box   30
Northern Lakes Park - Report of Special Committee to Investigate
Box   30
Prison Labor Investigating Committee
Box   30
State Athletic Commission - Report of Senate Committee to Investigate
Box   30
State Office Building - Report of Special Committee to Investigate
1931
Conservation Commission, Investigation of
Box   30
Transcript of testimony
Physical Description: 1 volume 
Box   30
Related Material
Box   31
Related Material (continued)
Box   31
Report of Special Committee Investigating
Box   31
Forest Fires - Report of Special Committee to Investigate
Box   31
Manufacture of Farm Machinery at Waupun - Report of Special Committee to Investigate
Peter J. Smith
Box   31
Report and Investigation of Bribery Charges against
Box   31
Report and Investigation by Committee
Box   31
Exhibits
Box   31
Investigation of Wage Deductions
Box   32
State Annuity and Investment Board, Investigation of - Testimony taken before the Assembly Committee on Agriculture
George Strabel, Investigation of the Trial and Conviction of
Box   32
Original transcripts of testimony taken before the Assembly Interim Committee
Box   32
Majority and Minority report of the Assembly Interim Committee
Box   32
Wage Reductions, Investigation of Unreasonable - Report of the Committee on Labor regarding
1931-1932 Special Session
Box   32
Athletic Department of the University of Wisconsin - Report of the Committee to Investigate
Box   32
State Annuity and Investment Board, Investigation of - Statement, findings and recommendations of the Assembly committee on Agriculture
1933
Department of Agriculture and Markets, Investigation of, by the Special Committee appointed by Joint Resolution 55
Box   32
Majority and minority committee reports
Box   32
Committee minutes
Box   32
Activities of Division of Livestock Sanitation
Box   32
Brief on Bang's Disease and its Relationship to Undulant Fever
Box   32
Transcript of testimony
Box   33
Reports of Special Committee on Investigation on and material relating to
Box   33
Parole of Issac J. Rosenberg, Investigation of - Report of Committee to investigate circumstances and conditions of parole
Box   33
Pollution of Lake Delavan, Investigation of - Report on the Senate Committee on Water Pollution
Box   33
Pollution of Mississippi River Waters, Investigation of - Report of Special Committee on
Box   33
Reduction of cost of government - Report of Special Committee to investigate
Box   33
Small Loan Legislation, Investigation of Lobbying in Connection with - Report and testimony of the Special Committee to investigate
Box   33
Unification of the Courts of Milwaukee County - Record of proceedings before the legislative Interim Committee of the Wisconsin legislature
1934
Box   34
State Board of Control, Investigation of by the Interim Committee on Prison Labor of the Wisconsin Legislature and the Governor's Citizens' Committee - Testimony
Wisconsin State Hospital, Mendota, Investigation of conditions in by the Legislative Interim Committee on Prison Labor
Testimony
Box   34
Volume 1
Box   34
1934 March 27-May 15 including list of Employers recommended for suspension and discharge by the committee, Volume 2
Box   34
1934 July 30-August 14, Volume 3
Box   35
1934 July 30-August 14, Volume 4
Survey of Patients by Buildings in Wisconsin Colony in Chippewa Falls
Box   36
Volume 5
Box   37
Volume 6
Box   38
Survey of Patients by Buildings in Wisconsin Colony in Union Grove, Volume 7
1935
Board of Control Interpellation Proceedings
Box   39
Proceedings, including petition for interpellation of the members of the State Board of Control and resolution, 1935 March 7
Box   39
Proceedings, 1935 March 13-June 5
Schedules
Box   39
Schedule A - list of employees entering service of Charitable and Penal Institutions from , 1932 January 1-1935 February 15
Box   39
Schedule B - list of employees leaving service of Charitable and Penal Institutions from , 1932 January 1-1935 February 15
Box   39
Schedule D - list of contracts and purchase orders of materials and supplies purchased by Board of Control for Charitable and Penal Institutions, 1932 January 1-1935 February 15
Box   39
Schedule E - list of paroles granted from the Wisconsin State Prison, Waupun; Wisconsin State Reformatory, Green Bay; Industrial Home for Women and Wisconsin Prison for Women, Taycheedah; and the Milwaukee County House of Correction, Milwaukee for 1932 January 1-1935 February 15
Box   39
Schedule F - list of Revocations of paroles granted from the State Penal Institutions from , 1932 January 1-1935 February 15
Box   39
Schedule C - Certified copy of the minutes of the State Board of Control, Volumes 1-2, from 1932 January 1-1935 February 15
Box   40
Schedule C, Volume 3
Box   40
Communism, Teaching of at University - Report of Special Committee to investigate
Box   40
Communistic and other “subversive” activities - Report of Investigating Committee on
Box   40
Finance Companites, Investigation of - Report of the State Banking Commission and Interim Advisory Legislative Committee to Investigate Finance Companies
Box   40
Milwaukee County and Civil Service Commission - Report on the investigation of
Box   40
Pollution of Mississippi River Waters - Report of Special Committee to Investigate
Relief Administration, Investigation of by Senate Committee
Unofficial transcript of testimony
Box   40
1935 March 15-April 25
Box   40
1935 May 2-14
Box   40
Interim Committee to Study Problem of Compulsory Automobile Insurance
Box   41
1937, Investigation of Krause Milling Company Explosion
1939
Conservation Commission, Assembly Conservation Committee Investigation of
Box   41
Statement of Frank N. Graas to Committee
Box   41
Majority and minority reports of committee
Box   41
Department of Agriculture and Markets - Original Transcript of Special Legislative Committee to Investigate
Box   41
Decreases in Receipts from Liquor, Malt Beverages, and Gasoline Tax - Report of Committee to investigate
1941, Conservation Department Investigation
Box   41
Transcript of testimony before the Senate Committee of the Whole, 1941 March 20
Physical Description: 1 folder 
Box   41
Testimony and proceedings, 1941 March-April
Note: Also petitions.

Physical Description: 1 folder 
Box   41
Interpellation of Mark S. Cathin Sr., 1941 March-April
Physical Description: 1 folder 
Box   41
Supplement to transcript of testimony and proceedings regarding Conservation Department
Physical Description: 1 folder 
1943
Box   41
Civil Service Personnel Problems - Report of Special Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate
Box   41
State Board of Public Welfare - Report of Special Joint Committee
Box   41
School for Boys - Report of Joint Legislative Interim Committee to Investigate
1945
Box   41
Loaning Institutions - Report of Joint Legislative Interim Committee on
Box   41
Purchase of Normandale Inc. - Investigation by Joint Interim Committee
Box   41
Baraboo Chamber of Commerce vs. Conservation Department (James G. Halstead)
Box   42
Special Joint Committee to Investigate the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency - Transcripts of meetings with Board of Public Welfare including testimony of educators, law enforcement officials, school aged children, clergymen, and private citizens
Box   43
Ashland meeting - La Crosse meeting
Box   44
La Crosse meeting - Wautoma meeting
2003/093
Part 2 (2003/093, Audio 1385A): Additions, 1967-1968
Physical Description: 0.6 cubic feet (2 archives boxes) and 11 tape recordings 
Scope and Content Note: Recordings and transcripts of hearings in 1967, conducted by the Senate Select Committee into the Riotous and Unlawful Activities during the week of October 16, 1967, occurring on the Madison campus of the University of Wisconsin (the Dow Chemical Company protest), together with fragmentary materials collected by James H. McDermott of the Department of Justice who acted as attorney for the committee. The background file includes interim reports, correspondence, legal notes and memoranda, information on University policies, clippings, and some student documents.
Public Hearings
Box   1
Folder   1-9
Transcripts, Volume 1-7, 7A, 8
Audio 1385A
Recordings
Audio   1385A/1-2
1967 October 23
Audio   1385A/3-5
undated
Audio   1385A/5-10
1967 October 26
Audio   1385A/11
Kruger
2003/093
Background files
Box   1
Folder   10
1967 December 7
Box   2
Folder   1
Clippings
Box   2
Folder   2
Highlander case ruling, 1968
Box   2
Folder   3
Immunity extract, undated
Box   2
Folder   4
Interim reports
Box   2
Folder   5
1967 October 27
Box   2
Folder   6
Legal notes
Box   2
Folder   7
Miscellaneous
Box   2
Folder   8
Student materials
Box   2
Folder   9
University information/policies