National Association of Social Workers. Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter: Records, 1950-1963

Container Title
Mss 694
Part 1 (Mss 694; Micro 1089; Audio 57A): Original Collection, 1945-1976
Physical Description: 10.0 c.f. (7 record center cartons and 8 archives boxes), 1 reel of microfilm (35mm), and 2 tape recordings 
Scope and Content Note

The collection provides documentation on several aspects of Horace Wilkie's public career. Included are extensive files on his judicial and legislative career and on his work on the Madison Housing Authority. Nevertheless, there are also significant gaps in the collection's coverage. The judicial files contain no information on his appointment, and one must turn to Supreme Court records for information on his decisions and rulings. The absence of material on his involvement with the Wisconsin Democratic Party in the papers is disappointing. Also missing is any information on his career as a lawyer, his personal life, or his life prior to his return to Madison in 1945.

The BIOGRAPHICAL FILE consists of clippings on microfilm covering the period 1945-1975, and some memorabilia. After filming, the originals were returned to the donor.

The EARLY CAREER FILES consist of material on Wilkie's unsuccessful 1948 and 1950 campaigns for Congress (the two best documented campaigns in the collection), incomplete records of his law practice, general correspondence, and files on the Madison Housing Authority (MHA). The MHA material includes correspondence, legislation pertinent to certain projects, and reports on projects. Among these, the Truax Park housing complex is best documented.

The LEGISLATIVE FILES consist of campaign material, chronological correspondence, alphabetical files on legislation considered by the 1957, 1959, and 1961 state senates, and miscellaneous political material. There is a great deal in the legislative files on issues of particular concern to Wilkie, such as health, education, and public welfare. Because he was on the tax committee, there is also material on the numerous important tax proposals of the period, especially the controversial 1961 sales tax. The only material on Wilkie's early political career in the Democratic party is included here in the miscellaneous section “Wisconsin politics.”

The largest portion of the collection is entitled JUDICIAL FILES. Included are materials on the court system's administration and reorganization; Wilkie's judicial campaigns of 1964 and 1974; conferences and seminars he attended; correspondence; general material relating to his judicial interests; and various projects and activities in which he became involved. Documentation is most extensive for the post-1970 period.

The administration and reorganization material includes files from numerous committees concerned with restructuring the court system. The most interesting material is located in the legislation files and those files labeled “Reorganization.” The conferences and seminars in which Wilkie had the most interest are best documented, such as the appellate judges seminars, chief justices conferences, and the National College of State Judiciary, which provided continuing education for judges. The correspondence file contains letters to and from individuals, with the most interesting material being Wilkie's “Comments” file, which contains letters from people around the state about issues they thought the judiciary should consider. Within the general material there is notable material on continuing education for judges and lawyers, rules of evidence, the legal code of ethics, and a prison tour taken by Wilkie in 1971. This material is arranged alphabetically by subject. Projects in which Wilkie was involved are also arranged alphabetically by subject. Best documented here is the Judicial Council, of which Wilkie was a member, and a special committee on which Wilkie served which considered the building of a new law school in Wisconsin.

Micro 1089
Series: Biographical Material
Reel   1
Clippings, 1946-1975
Mss 694
Box   1
Folder   1
Memorabilia, undated
Series: Early Career Files
Political campaigns
1948
Box   1
Folder   2
Advertising
Box   1
Folder   3
Finances
Box   1
Folder   4
Lists
Box   1
Folder   5
Mailings
Box   1
Folder   6
Miscellany
Box   1
Folder   7
Releases and speeches
Box   1
Folder   8
Sympathy letters
1950
Box   1
Folder   9
Constituent opinion
Box   1
Folder   10
Davis, Glenn, literature
Box   1
Folder   11
Finances
Box   1
Folder   12
Labor support lists
Box   1
Folder   13
Mailings
57A/1
Radio speech by unidentified speaker in support of Wilkie
Scope and Content Note: Regarding isolationism vs. intervention in Korea.
57A/2
Radio speech by Wilkie on election eve
Scope and Content Note: Also regarding Korea.
Mss 694
Box   1
Folder   14
Radio spots
Box   1
Folder   15
Questionnaires from organizations
Box   1
Folder   16
Sympathy letters
Undated
Box   1
Folder   17
Calendars
Box   1
Folder   18
Campaign instructions
Box   1
Folder   19
Speeches by Wilkie
Correspondence
Box   1
Folder   20-21
General, 1945-1955
Box   1
Folder   22
Hawaiian Speed Swimmers, 1958
Law practice
Box   1
Folder   23
Brooks, Mrs. Robert, 1962
Box   1
Folder   24
Kelly, John B., 1962-1965
Box   1
Folder   25
Lowe, Alfred E., 1952-1956
Box   1
Folder   26
Partnership, 1965
Box   1
Folder   27
Practice, 1962-1965
Box   1
Folder   28
Schiavo, Costandino, 1960
Box   1
Folder   29
Schwinbold, Robert 1961-1963
Box   1
Folder   30
Whitelaw vs. Whitelaw, 1950-1964
Madison Housing Authority
Correspondence
Box   1
Folder   31
Committee on the Local Authority Role in Community Housing Activities (Midwest Regional Council), 1946-1947
Box   1
Folder   32
Conference of Wisconsin housing authorities, 1947-1948
Box   1
Folder   33
General, 1946-1952
Box   1
Folder   34
Laws and by-laws, undated
Box   1
Folder   35
Minutes, 1945-1950
Box   1
Folder   36
National Association of Housing Officials, 1946-1947
Box   1
Folder   37
Public relations notes and speeches, circa 1948-1950
Legislation
Box   1
Folder   38
Compulsory referendum on housing, 1953
Box   1
Folder   39
Rent control law, 1947
Box   1
Folder   40
State housing legislation, 1947
Projects
Box   1
Folder   41
Conversion survey, 1949
Box   1
Folder   42
Survey of housing conditions, 1948
Box   1
Folder   43
Temporary projects, 1946-1949
Box   1
Folder   44
Tilton Terrace, 1948
Truax Park
Box   1
Folder   45
General, 1948-1949
Box   2
Folder   1
Financial plans, 1948
Box   2
Folder   2
Urban renewal, 1949-1950
Box   2
Folder   3
Wisconsin Veterans Housing Authority, 1948-1950
Box   2
Folder   4
Releases, 1949-1952
Reports
Box   2
Folder   5
Audits, 1947-1949
Box   2
Folder   6
Financial reports, 1946-1950
Box   2
Folder   7
Housing center, 1947-1950
Box   2
Folder   8
Miscellaneous reports and statistics, circa 1946
Series: Legislative Files
Campaign files
1956
Box   2
Folder   9
Finances
Box   2
Folder   10
Miscellaneous
Box   2
Folder   11
1960, Correspondence
Box   2
Folder   12
Undated, Campaign calendars
Correspondence
Constituent correspondence
General
Box   2
Folder   13
1957
Box   3
Folder   1-4
1959-1961
Box   3
Folder   5
Sales Tax, 1961
Box   3
Folder   6-7
1956-1959
Box   4
Folder   1-2
1960-1962
Legislation
Box   4
Folder   3
Aging commission, 1956-1959
Box   4
Folder   4
Agriculture marketing bill, 1959-1960
Box   4
Folder   5
Alcohol control, 1957
Box   4
Folder   6
Alcoholism, 1959
Box   4
Folder   7
Annexation (Madison), 1959
Box   4
Folder   8
Architects vs. engineers registration bill, 1961
Box   4
Folder   9
Aspirin bill, 1957
Box   4
Folder   10
Billboard legislation, 1959
Box   4
Folder   11
Branch banking, 1957-1959
Box   4
Folder   12
Budget, 1960
Box   4
Folder   13
Bus bill, 1961
Box   4
Folder   14
Chiropractor legislation, 1957-1959
Box   4
Folder   15
Civil defense, 1961
Box   4
Folder   16
Claims against municipalities, 1959
Box   4
Folder   17
Comic books, 1957
Box   4
Folder   18
Conservation, 1960-1961
Box   4
Folder   19
Corrupt practices, undated
Box   4
Folder   20
County colleges, 1962
Box   4
Folder   21
Courtesy bill, 1957
Box   4
Folder   22
Dane County legislative suggestions, 1957
Box   4
Folder   23
Deaf, Legislation for, 1957-1959
Box   5
Folder   1
Degree for teachers, 1961
Department of Administration
Box   5
Folder   2
Bill, 1959
Box   5
Folder   3
Budget, 1961
Box   5
Folder   4
Disabled, 1957-1958
Box   5
Folder   5
Divorce law changes, 1959
Box   5
Folder   6
Drunk driving, 1957
Box   5
Folder   7
Economic development, 1957
Education
Box   5
Folder   8
Aid, 1956-1961
Box   5
Folder   9
Curriculum, 1961-1962
Box   5
Folder   10
Organization, 1959-1961
Box   6
Folder   1
Eminent domain, 1959
Box   6
Folder   2-3
Fair housing, 1956-1962
Box   6
Folder   4
Federal aid to education, 1957
Box   6
Folder   5
Food coloring, 1957
Box   6
Folder   6
Ford Foundation grant, 1959-1962
Box   6
Folder   7
Forest Products Laboratory, 1961
Box   6
Folder   8
Freedom of Speech, 1957
Higher education
Box   6
Folder   9
General, 1961
Box   6
Folder   10
Budget, 1961
Box   6
Folder   11
Hospital liability for negligence, 1959
Box   6
Folder   12
Indian legislation, 1959
Box   6
Folder   13
Industrial Commission legislation, 1958-1959
Labor
Box   6
Folder   14
Migratory, 1957
Box   6
Folder   15
Peace Act, 1959
Box   6
Folder   16
Unemployment Compensation, 1957
Box   6
Folder   17
Workmen's Compensation, 1959
Box   6
Folder   18
Legislature, Reorganization, 1959-1961
Box   6
Folder   19
Lobbying, 1957
Box   6
Folder   20
Mailing, 1958
Box   6
Folder   21
Malicious damage by children, 1957
Box   6
Folder   22
Marriage licenses, 1957
Box   6
Folder   23
Mechanics liens, 1957
Box   6
Folder   24
Medical bills, 1959
Box   6
Folder   25
Mental health, 1957-1959
Box   6
Folder   26
Metzner bill, 1957
Box   6
Folder   27
Miscellaneous, undated
Box   6
Folder   28
Neurological foundation, 1961
Box   6
Folder   29
Oak Creek bills, 1957
Box   6
Folder   30
Personal injury, 1959
Box   6
Folder   31
Public Welfare Committee bills, 1957
Box   7
Folder   1
Public workers--labor, 1959
Box   7
Folder   2
Railroad bills, 1959-1960
Box   7
Folder   3
Reform of county government, 1958-1960
Box   7
Folder   4
Residency laws, 1957-1961
Box   7
Folder   5
Resource and development, 1959
Box   7
Folder   6
Retired federal employees, 1957
Box   7
Folder   7
Retirement bills, 1959
Box   7
Folder   8
Revenue sources committee, 1957
Box   7
Folder   9
Savings and loan institutions, 1959
Box   7
Folder   10
Secrecy, 1958-1959
Box   7
Folder   11
State aid to mental hospitals, 1959
Box   7
Folder   12
State Teacher's Retirement System, 1961
Box   7
Folder   13
Superior Court-Dane County, 1959
Box   7
Folder   14
Tuberculosis, 1957-1959
Taxes
Box   7
Folder   15
Banks, 1960
Box   7
Folder   16
Blue Ribbon Committee reports, 1959
Box   7
Folder   17
General, 1959-1961
Box   7
Folder   18
Income, 1957
Box   7
Folder   19
Miscellaneous, 1955-1960
Box   8
Folder   1
Nelson compromise, 1961
Box   8
Folder   2-3
Sales tax, I-II, 1961
Box   8
Folder   4
Withholding, 1959
Box   8
Folder   5
Tourism, 1959
Box   8
Folder   6
Trading stamps, 1959-1961
Box   8
Folder   7
Trust laws, 1959
Box   8
Folder   8
Trustees (Real estate), 1957
Box   8
Folder   9
University budget, 1959-1961
Box   8
Folder   10
University Farms, 1957
Box   8
Folder   11
Urban Problems Committee, 1961
Box   8
Folder   12
Urban renewal, 1958
Box   8
Folder   13
Vacations for state employees, 1959
Welfare
Box   8
Folder   14
Adoptions, 1959
Box   8
Folder   15
Closing relief rolls, 1957
Box   8
Folder   16
Wright project, 1957
Miscellany
Box   8
Folder   17
American Veterans Committee, 1963
Box   8
Folder   18
Legislative sessions, Results of, 1957-1961
Box   8
Folder   19
State government organization and functions, 1962
Box   8
Folder   20
Presidential race, 1960
Box   8
Folder   21
Record of Governor Nelson, 1960
Box   8
Folder   22
Schimenz appointment to PSC, 1959
Wisconsin politics
Box   8
Folder   23
Democratic Party, 1956
Box   8
Folder   24
Platform, 1958
Series: Judicial Files
Administration/Reorganization
Budgets
Box   8
Folder   25
Supreme Court, 1975-1977
Box   8
Folder   26
Trial courts, 1975-1977
Committees
Administrative Committee of Courts
Box   8
Folder   27
Correspondence, 1966-1975
Box   8
Folder   28
Minutes, 1966-1975
Box   8
Folder   29
Blue Ribbon Committee (Citizens' Study Committee on Judicial Organization), 1971-1972
Box   8
Folder   30
Citizens' Conference on Judicial Organization, 1973
Box   8
Folder   31
Judicial Commission (Ethics), 1973
Box   8
Folder   32
Judicial Coordinating Committee, 1974-1975
Box   8
Folder   33
Legislative conference committee, 1975-1976
Box   9
Folder   1
Steering committee to implement Blue Ribbon Committee recommendations, 1973
Courts
Box   9
Folder   2-3
Appellate Court reform, 1971-1974
Box   9
Folder   4
Fourth Judicial Administrative District, 1976
Box   9
Folder   5
Marathon County administrative courts, 1974-1975
Box   9
Folder   6-8
Milwaukee courts, 1963-1974
Box   9
Folder   9
Trial courts, 1974-1975
Judges
Box   9
Folder   10
Administrative, 1967
Box   9
Folder   11
Board of Circuit Judges, 1966-1973
Box   9
Folder   12
Removal of judges, 1973
Box   9
Folder   13
Reserve judges, 1968
Box   9
Folder   14
Trial judges, 1975
Box   9
Folder   15
Western District--Successor to Patrick Stone, 1963
Box   9
Folder   16-17
Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, 1972-1974
Legislation
Box   9
Folder   18
AJR 5, 1973-1974
Box   9
Folder   19
AJR 11, 1975
Box   9
Folder   20
General, 1974
Box   9
Folder   21
SJR 22 and 23, 1975
Miscellany
Box   9
Folder   22
Executive officer--Supreme Court, 1974
Box   9
Folder   23-26
Loose materials, 1957-1975
Box   9
Folder   27
Planning sections quarterly activity reports, 1975
Box   9
Folder   28
Press releases, 1974-1975
Campaigns
1964
Box   9
Folder   29
Congratulations
Box   10
Folder   1-3
County correspondence
Box   10
Folder   4
Finances
Box   10
Folder   5
Miscellany
Box   10
Folder   6
Press releases
Supporters
Box   10
Folder   7
Citizens committee lists
Box   10
Folder   8
Other lists
1974
Box   10
Folder   9
Miscellany
Box   10
Folder   10
Press releases
Conferences
Box   10
Folder   11
ABA Criminal Code Revision Conference, 1975
Box   10
Folder   12
American Law Institute, 1966-1975
Box   10
Folder   13-17
Appellate judges seminars, 1963-1974
Box   10
Folder   18-20
Chief justices conferences, 1971-1975
Box   10
Folder   21
Federal-State Appellate Judges Conference, 1971
Box   10
Folder   22
Joint meeting--Supreme Court & Circuit Court judges, 1962
Box   10
Folder   23
Metropolitan Courts, National Conference of, 1974
Box   10
Folder   24-26
National Center for State Courts, 1972-1974
National College of State Judiciary
Box   10
Folder   27
1972, I
Box   11
Folder   1-2
1972, II - 1973
Box   11
Folder   3
National Conference of Appellate Justices, 1975
Box   11
Folder   4
National Conference on Criminal Justice, 1973
Box   11
Folder   5
Rules of evidence seminar, 1973
Box   11
Folder   6
School law seminar, 1973
Box   11
Folder   7
Trial judges conference, 1974
Box   11
Folder   8-9
Wisconsin Judicial Conference, 1975-1976
Correspondence
Box   11
Folder   10
Anniversary, Tenth, 1972
Box   11
Folder   11
Boyle, Judge John J., 1975
Box   11
Folder   12
Comments, 1963-1975
Box   11
Folder   13
Day, Judge Roland B., 1974-1976
Box   11
Folder   14
Eisenberg, Howard B. 1972
Box   11
Folder   15
Elks and Moose, 1966
Box   11
Folder   16
General, 1970-1973
Box   11
Folder   17
Groves, Harold M., 1969
Box   11
Folder   18
Herlitz, Dorothy, 1973
Box   11
Folder   19
Iron Cross Society, 1973
Box   11
Folder   20
Jennaro, Judge William A., 1973
Box   11
Folder   21
Langdon-Seebold dinner, 1963
Box   11
Folder   22
Lucey, Patrick, 1974
Box   11
Folder   23
Miller, Victor, 1971-1974
Box   11
Folder   24
Rice, William Gorham, 1974
Box   11
Folder   25
Sanasarian, Harout O., 1974
Box   11
Folder   26
Walsh, Gladys, 1959-1972
General subject files
Box   11
Folder   27
AAUW study groups, 1966
Box   11
Folder   28
American Law Reports, 1966-1969
Box   11
Folder   29
Attorneys fees, 1963
Box   11
Folder   30
Badger Boys State, 1963
Box   11
Folder   31
Badger Girls State, 1974-1975
Box   11
Folder   32
Bar discipline and grievance procedures, 1974-1975
Box   11
Folder   33
Briefs, Availability of, 1964
Box   11
Folder   34
Brotherhood Week, 1973-1976
Cases
Box   11
Folder   35
Burton vs. Industrial Commission, 1968
Box   11
Folder   36
Kovach vs. Schubert, 1974
Box   11
Folder   37
Citizenship requirement for admission to the bar, 1974
Clerks
Box   11
Folder   38
Law, 1971
Box   11
Folder   39
Staff (Wilkie), 1974-1975
Box   11
Folder   40
Supreme Court, 1973
Box   11
Folder   41
Trial courts, 1973
Box   11
Folder   42
Clients' Guaranty Fund, 1966
Box   11
Folder   43
Comparative negligence, 1972
Box   11
Folder   44
Complaints against lawyers, 1974-1975
Box   11
Folder   45
Confessions, undated
Constitutional revision
Box   11
Folder   46
General, 1957-1961
Box   11
Folder   47
Judiciary, 1969
Counsel, Right to
Box   11
Folder   48
General, 1963
Box   11
Folder   49
Indigents, 1968-1970
Box   11
Folder   50
Misdemeanor, 1967
Courts
Box   11
Folder   51
Information systems, 1973-1974
Box   11
Folder   52
Internal matters, 1972-1975
Box   11
Folder   53
Mental health, 1967
Box   11
Folder   54
Moot courts, 1972
Box   11
Folder   55
Reporters institute, 1975
Box   12
Folder   1
Reporting, 1966-1975
Box   12
Folder   2
Riots, undated
Box   12
Folder   3
Statistics, 1968-1972
Criminal Justice
Box   12
Folder   4
General, 1964
Box   12
Folder   5
Meeting, 1972
Box   12
Folder   6
Standards, 1972-1975
Box   12
Folder   7
Criminal procedure, 1969
Box   12
Folder   8
Damages, 1968
Box   12
Folder   9
Defense clinics, 1967
Box   12
Folder   10
Diploma privileges, 1969-1970
Box   12
Folder   11
Discovery, 1968
Education
Judicial
Box   12
Folder   12
General, 1972-1973
Box   12
Folder   13
Benchbook, 1974-1975
Box   12
Folder   14
Mandatory continuing education, 1974-1975
Box   12
Folder   15
National programs, 1972-1974
Box   12
Folder   16
Traffic court, 1972
Box   12
Folder   17
Wisconsin Judicial College, 1974-1975
Lawyers
Box   12
Folder   18
General, 1970
Box   12
Folder   19
Mandatory continuing education, 1975-1976
Box   12
Folder   20
Specialization and recertification, 1974
Box   12
Folder   21
Elections, Judicial committee on, 1966-1967
Box   12
Folder   22
Environment, 1970
Box   12
Folder   23
Equal opportunity in employment, 1973
Ethics
Box   12
Folder   24
Committee on Judicial Ethics, 1964-1967
Box   12
Folder   25
Compilation, 1967
Box   12
Folder   26-27
Implementation, 1967-1974
Box   12
Folder   28
Lawyers code, 1968-1969
Box   12
Folder   29
Revision, 1973-1974
Rule 14
Box   12
Folder   30
General, 1967-1968
Box   12
Folder   31
Financial disclosures, 1974-1975
Box   12
Folder   32
Family law, 1965-1971
Box   12
Folder   33
Fellows of the ABA, 1974
Box   12
Folder   34
Guardians ad litem , 1971
Box   12
Folder   35
Highway safety, 1963-1967
Box   12
Folder   36
Human rights, 1963-1965
Box   12
Folder   37
Impartial medical testimony, undated
Box   12
Folder   38
Implied consent, 1970
Box   12
Folder   39
Informal probate, 1973
Box   12
Folder   40
Inmates, 1972
Box   12
Folder   41
Insanity definition, 1966
Box   12
Folder   42
Law Day, 1972-1976
Box   12
Folder   43
Legal fees, 1975
Box   12
Folder   44
Legal services for the poor, 1973
Box   12
Folder   45
Legislation following court decisions, 1974
Box   12
Folder   46
Legislature, 1963-1966
Box   12
Folder   47
Marquette Law School, 1973
Box   12
Folder   48
Minnesota Supreme Court, 1968
Box   12
Folder   49
Miscellany, 1974-1975
Box   13
Folder   1
Municipalities, 1963, 1966, 1972-1973
Box   13
Folder   2
News sources--Knops, 1970
Box   13
Folder   3
No-fault insurance, undated
Box   13
Folder   4
Obscenity, 1968-1973
Box   13
Folder   5
Plea bargains, 1973
Box   13
Folder   6
Post-conviction procedure, 1970
Prison
Box   13
Folder   7
Conditions, 1970
Box   13
Folder   8
Tour, 1971
Box   13
Folder   9
Product liability, 1963-1968
Rules of Evidence
Box   13
Folder   10-11
Committee of the Judicial Council, 1972
Box   13
Folder   12
General, 1973
Box   13
Folder   13
Proposed changes 1971-1972
Box   13
Folder   14
Rules of the University of Wisconsin Law School, 1969-1971
Box   13
Folder   15
Salary of federal judges, 1975
Box   13
Folder   16
Sentencing, 1975
Box   13
Folder   17
Speeches, 1965-1974
Box   13
Folder   18
State bar presidents, 1975
Box   13
Folder   19
State Board of Bar Commissioners, 1973-1974
Box   13
Folder   20
State of the judiciary, 1976
Box   13
Folder   21
Student practice rule, 1975
Box   13
Folder   22
Tape recorders in Supreme Court, 1975
Box   13
Folder   23
Technical assistance team, 1973
Box   13
Folder   24
Television film in courts, 1975
Box   13
Folder   25
Users fees study, 1974
Box   13
Folder   26
Visitors, 1968, 1974
Box   13
Folder   27
Volunteers in probation, 1971-1972
Box   13
Folder   28-31
Y.M.C.A. (University of Wisconsin), 1963-1970
Projects
Box   14
Folder   1-2
Chief judge study committee of the State Administrative Committee of Courts, 1974-1975
Box   14
Folder   3
Council on Criminal Justice, 1974-1975
Box   14
Folder   4
Federal-state court relationship, 1971
Box   14
Folder   5
Federal-state Judicial Council, 1972-1976
Judicial Council
Box   14
Folder   6
Civil procedure, 1970-1975
Box   14
Folder   7
Committee B (Criminal procedure), 1970
Box   14
Folder   8
General, 1969-1974
Minutes and meeting materials
Box   14
Folder   9
1970-1973
Box   15
Folder   1
1974-1975
Box   15
Folder   2
Rules of evidence, 1970-1973
Box   15
Folder   3
Suggestions, 1966-1975
Box   15
Folder   4
Memorial Union Building Association, 1965-1974
Box   15
Folder   5-7
New law school, 1972-1974
Box   15
Folder   8
Wisconsin Bar Association, 1974