Gaylord Nelson Papers, 1954-2006 (bulk 1963-1980)

 
Contents List
Container Title
Mss 935
Part 1 (Mss 935, Micro 2073, Audio 1440A): Original Collection, 1790s-1998
Physical Description: 32.0 c.f. (50 archives boxes, 37 card boxes, 8 flat boxes, and 1 tube), 16 tape recordings and 8 reels of microfilm (35 mm) 
Scope and Content Note

The manuscript materials of the H.H. Bennett Papers document the professional and personal life, as well as the legacy, of photographer Henry Hamilton Bennett from 1856 to 1998, the business operations of the Bennett Studio from the late 1860s to the 1990s, and the lives of various members of Bennett's extended family, primarily the Marshalls and the Crandalls. Secondarily, the papers trace the evolution of Wisconsin Dells from a small frontier settlement to a major Midwest tourist attraction, the Civil War service of Henry and Edmund Bennett in the 12th Wisconsin; the business and inventions of George M. Marshall; Native American tribes in the Dells area, particularly the Ho Chunk; song writing and publishing in the mid-twentieth century; and model railroading. The photographs taken by H.H. Bennett and his successors are described separately in the H.H. Bennett Studio Collection (PH 6062).

The papers are divided into four series: the HENRY HAMILTON BENNETT PAPERS, BENNETT STUDIO RECORDS, BENNETT FAMILY PAPERS, and AUDIO RECORDINGS. Because Bennett's descendants continued to actively honor his photographic legacy, information on him and the Wisconsin Dells area can be found in all three series. In general, the artistic aspects of photography are covered best in the H.H. Bennett years, while the twentieth-century studio records contain more information on the business aspects of photography and tourist promotion than on the careers of individual studio photographers. The FAMILY PAPERS document three interlocking families: the Bennetts, the Marshalls, and the Crandall-Musson family. These papers not only provide context for Bennett's professional and personal life, but they also contain rich documentation on several important members of his extended family: primarily his second wife Evaline Marshall Bennett, his father-in-law George M. Marshall, his daughter Miriam E. Bennett, his son-in law George Crandall, and his granddaughter Lois Crandall Musson.

Most of the materials created by or collected by H.H. Bennett are found in the first series, the HENRY HAMILTON BENNETT PAPERS. Included are correspondence, diaries, exposure books, and memorabilia. This series also contains printed materials that discuss Bennett's professional legacy and personal life or that contained Bennett images. For additional information about the financial history of Bennett's photography business and for examples of the guidebooks he created in the 1890s and 1900s, see the “Financial Records” and “Studio Publications” sections of the BENNETT STUDIO RECORDS.

The correspondence in the first series is arranged in four parts. The General Correspondence, 1856-1907, consists of incoming and outgoing letters documenting Bennett's arrival in Kilbourn, his service in the Civil War, his struggle to establish a successful photography business, his opposition to the Kilbourn Dam, and other professional and personal concerns. After 1882, the majority of the outgoing correspondence is contained in letterpress volumes, some of which are only available on microfilm, rather than in General Correspondence. Additional materials on Bennett's arrival in Wisconsin and on his Civil War service can be found in the George H. and Harriet A. Bennett Correspondence in the FAMILY PAPERS series. Bennett's Civil War-era diaries (1863-1864) contain information on the 12th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment and its service at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and in Tennessee and Mississippi.

Correspondence with William H. Metcalf comprises the second subdivision of Bennett's correspondence. Metcalf was Bennett's patron and friend, and their letters are full of detail about photographic techniques and the ups and downs of the photography business. The correspondence documents the 1875 studio building, which Metcalf underwrote, Bennett's innovative printing house; prices for supplies; photographic techniques including both wet and dry plate processes; alterations to and construction of cameras and other photographic equipment; lantern slide shows; and the fatal illness of Bennett's first wife, Frances Douty Bennett. Bennett's letters to Metcalf are located in the “Letterpress Correspondence” section although there are few letters from Bennett to Metcalf prior to 1882.

The third correspondence section consists of exchanges with Evaline Marshall Bennett, 1889-1906. It documents their rocky courtship, their life together, and Evaline's involvement in the photography business. Additional information about the courtship can be found in Evaline's correspondence with her parents and siblings in the FAMILY PAPERS and in the 1889 and 1890 diaries of her brother Frank Marshall.

The final correspondence section consists of letterpress volumes of Bennett's outgoing correspondence from 1882 until his death in 1908. The letterpress volumes are arranged by chronological period and alphabetically thereunder. Because of their fragile condition the volumes from 1892 until 1908 are available only on microfilm.

While a great deal of information about H.H. Bennett's photography can be gleaned from the correspondence, the exposure books, 1887-1899, provide especially valuable documentation on his photographic techniques and shot selections. The content of these books varies, with some describing subjects, weather conditions, exposure, and processes and others listing only some of these variables. The exposure books however do not cover Bennett's entire photographic career.

Among the alphabetically-arranged memorabilia are records on Bennett's involvement in two local organizations. When Bennett first arrived in Kilbourn, he worked for the Wisconsin River Hydraulic Company, and three financial volumes pertaining to this company are included in the papers, although it is not known why they were in Bennett's possession. In the late nineteenth century, Bennett organized and directed two drill teams for young people in Kilbourn: a female broom brigade and a group for young men known as the Kilbourn High School Cadets. The collection contains a little information on the founding and financial operation of the cadet corps.

The final group of materials in the HENRY HAMILTON BENNETT PAPERS series consists of magazine articles, exhibit catalogues, and other printed products that document Bennett's career and his legacy. Some of this material is presented in the form of clipping scrapbooks. Over the years, the family expanded the coverage of these scrapbooks to include not only references to Bennett and the Bennett Studio, but also general news of the Dells area. All of the scrapbooks are available on microfilm but only the “Dells vs. the Dam, 1905-1921” and the 1878-1938 volumes have been retained in their original form.

The BENNETT STUDIO RECORDS series consists of materials generated by Bennett enterprises after H.H. Bennett's death. Exceptions are the Studio Publications section from the 1870s to 1996, and the Financial Records section from 1869 to 1998. The studio records consist of correspondence and subject files, studio publications, individual photographers' materials, reference files, and financial records.

The studio correspondence is arranged in two overlapping sections: General Files and Subject Files. At various times in the twentieth century, studio employees maintained chronological correspondence files while at other times, they created alphabetical subject files for business correspondence. These original filing systems have been maintained. The General Files document studio business as broadly defined and cover many of the same subjects reflected in the Subject Files. In general, few subjects are covered uniformly for the entire period from 1908 to 1998. The guidebook and postcard operations are extensively documented, as is the Bennett-run “Minirama” tourist attraction (1959-1970) that featured a miniature model of the Dells area and an extensive model railroad. Also well documented are the ongoing relationship between the Studio and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and the interactions between Jean and Oliver Reese and various authors working on H.H. Bennett projects including Dave Hanson, Sara Rath, and Rick Smith. The subject file “Publication Permissions” also contains information on the studio's control of Bennett's images. Taken as a whole, the General Files and the Subject Files document both the business operations of a photography studio during the twentieth century and the evolution of tourism in the Dells as seen through the various Bennett enterprises.

The remaining subseries of the BENNETT STUDIO RECORDS supplement information found in the General and Subject Files. For example, the Studio Publications subseries contains a run of the guidebooks and stereo catalogs, as well as some items published by their competitors. Information on the conception and marketing of some of these guidebooks is found in the “Guidebooks” files.

The changing nature of the studio business can be tracked through the extensive financial records. The nineteenth-century ledgers, sales book, and daybooks record daily transactions at the studio gallery and provide information about the type and prices of stereo views and prints. For the twentieth century, employees tracked customer orders in a variety of ways; these include order books, index cards, and forms arranged together as “Customer Orders.” Some of these files contain correspondence with patrons. The financial records also document the wholesale operations of the studio and the expansion of Bennett operations into crafts, gifts, and other non-photographic souvenirs. The “Orders” files contain information on crafts sold in the Bennett stores while the “Sales” files contain information on the wholesale postcard and guidebook operations. Finally, the account books provide brief glimpses of various Bennett businesses or trading lines including the studio itself, the post card shop, and the Stand Rock Trading Post.

Unfortunately, the Bennett Studio Records contain little information about the actual practice of photography by studio employees. Evaline Marshall Bennett and Miriam E. Bennett were significant in the continuing operation of the studio after H.H. Bennett's death, but the collection contains little information about their professional careers. There is some information about the photography of Evaline's other daughter, Ruth Bennett Dyer, and Ruth's son-in-law, Oliver Reese. This material is grouped together in the Individual Photographers' Materials section and includes exposure books from the 1940s and 1950s and correspondence documenting Oliver Reese's career as a freelance magazine photographer in the 1950s.

The FAMILY PAPERS series is arranged by family name: Bennett, Marshall, and Crandall-Musson families; with each section arranged thereunder alphabetically by name. The Bennett Family material documents four generations of Bennetts in Vermont and Wisconsin. The correspondence of George H. and Harriet Bennett, H.H. Bennett's parents, includes their courtship letters from the early 1840s, information on the early settlement of Kilbourn, and a rare home-front perspective on the Civil War in their letters to Henry and Edmund. Additional information on the Bennett family during the Civil War can be found in the correspondence of Henry's siblings, Edmund, George, and Sarah. The long run of correspondence to another sibling, John Bennett, consists primarily of letters from Edmund and Sarah. John was still living in Kilbourn with his parents so most of these letters touch on Bennett family matters in Wisconsin. The letters from Edmund document his mining enterprises in Colorado and New Mexico, and the letters from Sarah Bennett McVey discuss her life in McVey, Minnesota.

The Evaline Marshall Bennett materials in this series consist of personal letters that were neither to nor from H.H. Bennett. (Those letters are filed in the Henry Hamilton Bennett Series, and Evaline's correspondence concerning studio business is located in the General and Subject Files of the Bennett Studio Records.) Letters from 1888 to 1890 primarily concern their courtship. Sympathy letters represent the bulk of the correspondence received by Evaline after Bennett's death in 1908. The mining claims files consist primarily of letters from Henry's brother Don. It documents Bennett holdings in the southwest.

The materials of Bennett's daughter Miriam document her friendships, travels, and other personal activities. Most significant are the writings on her father and the early history of the Dells area. These essays are a good source for biographical information about H.H. Bennett and his family, and they provide insight into the handling of the Bennett legacy by the studio. Miriam, Ruth, and other studio employees drew heavily on Miriam's research and writing to create studio publicity.

The Marshall Family papers document the long career of George M. Marshall, father of Evaline Marshall Bennett, and his other children, Frank and Ruth. George Marshall was a prolific inventor of machines and implements, and he worked in or ran machine shops throughout his life in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin. Beginning in 1854 and ending with his death in 1915, Marshall kept a series of diaries that document his business and personal activities. These diaries contain information on the machine and mill industries in Shelbourne Falls, Vermont, and in Adams County and Kilbourn City, Wisconsin. Also documented are his 1854 trip to Kansas, his speculation in western lands during the 1860s, and his move to Big Spring, Wisconsin, in 1865. The diaries also contain information on Marshall's service in the Wisconsin State Assembly in the mid-1870s and his interest in steam-powered automobiles and other new machines. The George Marshall correspondence, business records, and financial records supplement the information found in the diaries, particularly his commercial enterprises in the Kilbourn area. The “Lifeline of G. M. Marshall” and the scrapbooks contain summary information about his life and work.

The papers of Frank and Ruth Marshall are more sparse than those of their father. Most of the Frank Marshall correspondence concerns business enterprises with his father, and the personal letters and diaries document the courtship between Evaline and H.H. Bennett. A few items from the journal of accounts contain information on Frank Marshall's campaign for mayor of Wisconsin Dells in the 1930s. Although Ruth Marshall became a prominent professor of biology at Rockford College and an expert on water mites, her papers primarily concern personal matters.

The Crandall-Musson Family papers document the professional and personal lives of George H. Crandall, H.H. Bennett's son-in-law, and his two daughters, Lois Crandall Musson and Phyllis Crandall Connor. There is also some memorabilia of Nellie Bennett Crandall, George Crandall's wife and H.H. Bennett's daughter. The George Crandall materials provide spotty information on his business dealings in the Dells, particularly his boat operations and property holdings.

Additional information on these operations are contained in the files about Phyllis Crandall Connor and Lois Crandall Musson. In 1929 Phyllis Crandall Connor developed the Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial into a major tourist attraction, taking it to the 1933 Century of Progress in Chicago. The papers include correspondence of both sisters about their activities at the fair. Phyllis, Lois, and their husbands, continued to oversee and expand the family's business operations in and around the Dells, and their papers contain summary financial information about these operations from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. However, the papers are by no means the complete record of Crandall-Musson operations. In addition, Lois Musson was a prolific songwriter and poet, and her papers document a longstanding collaboration with composer Hank Patterson that produced several published songs on Wisconsin Dells and Indian themes.

The AUDIO RECORDINGS mostly document Minirama, the model train attraction owned by the Bennett family in the Dells, and railroads in general. Also included are recordings of Indian Ceremonials including one at Standing Rock.

Series: Henry Hamilton Bennett Papers
Correspondence
General
Box   1
Folder   1
1856-1857
Box   1
Folder   2
Typescript copies, 1857
Box   1
Folder   3-6
1858-1864
Box   1
Folder   7
Civil War era correspondence, undated
Box   1
Folder   8
Civil War letters: typescript letters, 1861-1864
Box   1
Folder   9-11
1865-1891
Box   2
Folder   1-3
1892-1907
With William H. Metcalf
Box   2
Folder   4-9
1874-1892
Box   2
Folder   10
To Metcalf from H.H. Bennett, 1891-1892
Box   2
Folder   11
From the Metcalf family, 1897, 1902-1903
Box   2
Folder   12
List of Paintings Collected by W.H. Metcalf, 1891
Box   3
Folder   1-3
With Evaline Marshall Bennett, 1889-1906
Letterpress volumes (outgoing)
Stylograph volumes
Note: Not microfilmed.
Box   3
Folder   4-7
1882 July-1885 December
Box   4
Folder   1-5
1885 December-1892 July
Micro 2073
Microfilmed volumes
Note: Originals at H.H. Bennett site.
Reel   1
1892-1894
Reel   2
1898-1900
Reel   3
1901-1902
Reel   4
1903-1904
Reel   5
1905-1906
Reel   6
1907-1908
Mss 935
Diaries
Box   5
Folder   1
1863 January-July
Box   7
Folder   1
Loose pages
Box   5
Folder   2
1863 August-1864 February
Box   7
Folder   2
Typescript copies, 1863-1864
Box   5
Folder   3-4
1866-1867
Box   5
Folder   5
Brattleboro trip, 1882
Box   5
Folder   6
Kansas trip, 1884
Exposure books
Box   4
Folder   6
Milwaukee page displayed in studio, circa 1880
Box   6
Folder   1
“Some failures and successes,” 1887
Box   6
Folder   2
1887 June-November
Box   6
Folder   3-4
Milwaukee, 1887
Box   6
Folder   5
Milwaukee Ice Palace, Battle of Shiloh, 1887
Box   6
Folder   6
Rifle shooting at Camp Douglass, 1887
Box   6
Folder   7
Milwaukee, Madison, 1889
Box   6
Folder   8
Centralia, 1890
Box   6
Folder   9
Schandin and Shoals residences, 1890
Box   6
Folder   10
La Crosse, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry and Wausau, 1890
Box   6
Folder   11
Chicago, 1892
Box   6
Folder   12
Minneapolis, St. Louis, 1898
Box   6
Folder   13
Chicago, 1898
Box   6
Folder   14
Wisconsin Dells and vicinity, undated
Box   6
Folder   15
Milwaukee, undated
Box   6
Folder   16-17
Chicago, undated
Memorabilia
Box   77
Folder   13
Agricultural Society award, 1872
Box   7
Folder   3
Business cards, letterhead, envelope
Civil War memorabilia
Box   7
Folder   4
1863-1903, undated
Box   77
Folder   1
Lists of Company E, 12th Wisconsin, circa 1909, undated
Box   7
Folder   5
Gold toning formula, undated
Box   7
Folder   5A
Humorous postcards, undated
Kilbourn High School Cadets
Box   7
Folder   6
By-laws and company roll, 1896, 1898
Box   7
Folder   7
Minutes, 1898
Box   8
Folder   1
Roll call record and discharges, 1897
Box   8
Folder   2
Dues ledger, 1897
Box   8
Folder   3
Miscellaneous
Box   8
Folder   4
Lapham, Charles, Letter of elevation bench marks, circa 1893
Box   8
Folder   4A
List of lenses owned by H.H. Bennett, 1897, corrected 1901
Box   8
Folder   5
Lock of hair, undated
Box   77
Folder   2
Map of Kansas with route marked, 1884
Box   6
Folder   18
Notebooks, 1896, undated
Box   8
Folder   6
Obituary and will, 1907
Box   8
Folder   7
Photographic memorabilia, 1867, 1893, undated
Box   8
Folder   8
Secrecy oaths for employees, 1876-1905, undated
Box   8
Folder   8A
Stereograph mounting plans, 1903
Box   8
Folder   9
Winnebago translations, miscellaneous Indian notes, undated
Wisconsin River Hydraulic Company
Box   8
Folder   10
Daybook, 1857
Box   9
Folder   1
Journal, 1858
Box   9
Folder   2
Ledger, 1858
Printed material regarding H.H. Bennett and the Dells area
Box   10
Folder   1-9
Magazine articles, 1895-1997, undated
Brochures and guidebooks
Box   10
Folder   10
General
Box   10
Folder   11A
Bennett House
Box   10
Folder   11
Boat tours, undated
Box   10
Folder   12
Chamber of Commerce
Box   11
Folder   1-2
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, 1901-1915, 1928, undated
Box   11
Folder   3
Decker, A., Along the Wisconsin River, 1907
Box   11
Folder   4
Dells Boat Company, circa 1932, undated
Box   11
Folder   4A
Dells Inn, undated
Box   11
Folder   4B
Dells of the Wisconsin River: Service Guide for Kilbourn and the Dells, undated
Box   11
Folder   5
Dells Publicity Company, undated
Box   11
Folder   6
Dells Resort Company, Dells of the Wisconsin
Box   11
Folder   7
Devil's Lake Echo, 1939
Box   11
Folder   7A
Ducks, 1953
Box   11
Folder   8
Hotel Crandall, 1916, undated
Box   11
Folder   9
Hotels, Miscellaneous, undated
Box   11
Folder   10
Lang, M.W., Vacation Paradise, 1947
Box   11
Folder   11
Mackness, J.T., Souvenir Poems, 1902?
Box   11
Folder   11A
Parsons Indian Pageant, circa 1929
Box   11
Folder   12
Pines Hotel, undated
Box   11
Folder   13
Saunders, Capt. Dan, When the Moon is a Silver Canoe and Driftwood and Debris, 1953-1968
Stand Rock ceremonial
Box   11
Folder   14
Brochures
Box   12
Folder   10
Posters and handbills
Box   11
Folder   15
Storybook Garden, undated
Box   11
Folder   16
Steamboat Apollo, undated
Box   11
Folder   17
Wisconsin Dells Company, The Dells of the Wisconsin, 1903
Exhibits
Box   11
Folder   18-19
Catalogs, 1963-1992
Tube  
Posters-“A Sense of Place,” Milwaukee Art Museum, 1992
Miscellaneous uses of Bennett images
Box   11
Folder   20
General
Tube  
Wisconsin Geologic Time calendar, 1997-1999
Newspaper clippings
Scrapbooks
1878-1938
Micro 2073
Reel   7
Frame   1
Microfilm copy
Mss 935
Box   92
Original scrapbook
“Dells vs. Dam,” 1905-1921
Micro 2073
Reel   7
Frame   90
Microfilm copy
Mss 935
Box   93
Original scrapbook
Micro 2073
Reel   7
Frame   244
1956-1959
Reel   7
Frame   429
1959-1962
Reel   7
Frame   560
1962-1967
Reel   8
Frame   198
Loose clippings, 1950-1998
Mss 935
Series: Bennett Studio Records
Correspondence
General files
Box   12
Folder   1
1921, 1927-1928, 1938-1939, 1961
Box   12
Folder   2-4
1962
1982-1992
Box   12
Folder   5-9
A-T
Box   13
Folder   1
U-Z
Box   13
Folder   2-8
1993-1997
Box   13
Folder   9-10
Miscellaneous, 1914-1988
Subject Files
Box   14
Folder   1
Address book (H.H. Bennett and after)
Box   14
Folder   2
Advertising, 1972, undated
Box   14
Folder   3
Appraisals and assessments, 1946-1981
Box   14
Folder   4
Attendance figures, 1993-1998
Box   51A
Folder   1
Beads, 1923, 1926
Box   14
Folder   5
Bennett Distributing Company, 1985-1998
Box   14
Folder   6
Bennett Gift Shop, 1963-1984
Box   77
Folder   4
List of Gift Shop companies, 1972-1973
Box   14
Folder   7
Bennett Foundation, 1977-1991
Box   14
Folder   8-9
Business cards, flyers, postcards, portrait flyers, 1910s-1998
Box   14
Folder   10
Business transfer documents, 1985-1986
Calendars
Box   14
Folder   11
Notes of Evaline M. Bennett, 1931-1932
Box   14
Folder   12-13
1966-1968, 1972
Box   15
Folder   1
Cameras and repairs, 1954-1966, 1985
Box   65
Catalog of printed material, undated
Box   15
Folder   2-3
Centennial of studio, 1965
Box   15
Folder   4
Chamber of Commerce (Wisconsin Dells), 1955, 1986-1987
Box   15
Folder   5
City arguments, 1976-1980
Box   15
Folder   5A
Christie's, 1975
Box   15
Folder   6
Copyrights, 1903-1992
Box   15
Folder   7
Derleth, 1964 August
Box   15
Folder   8
Eddy Street buildings, 1973
Box   15
Folder   9
Employees, 1944-1994
Exhibits
Box   15
Folder   10
Museum of Modern Art, 1963-1966
Box   15
Folder   11
State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1964-1967
Box   15
Folder   12
Milwaukee Art Center, 1972-1975
Box   15
Folder   13
PPA Convention, 1975
Box   16
Folder   1
Witkin Gallery, 1977-1986
Box   16
Folder   2
Milwaukee Art Museum, 1996
Box   77
Folder   3
Glaeve Gallery, “Images of the American Indians” poster, undated
Box   16
Folder   3-4
Fund drives, 1991-1997
Box   16
Folder   5
Grant applications, 1991-1993
Box   16
Folder   6
Guest book, 1994-1997
Guidebook production
Box   16
Folder   7
Beautiful Dells of the Wisconsin River: annotated copy with negative numbers, 1965
Box   16
Folder   8
Bids, 1997
Box   16
Folder   9
Contracts, 1987-1992
Box   16
Folder   10
Correspondence, 1927-1942
Dells of the Wisconsin River: dummies/mockups
Box   16
Folder   11-12
1928-1930s
Box   17
Folder   1
1950s
Box   17
Folder   2-8
Johnson Printing Company, 1952-1969
W.A. Krueger Company
Box   17
Folder   9
1964-1971
Box   18
Folder   1
1978
Box   18
Folder   2-4
Krueger & Johnson, 1978-1991, 1996
Box   18
Folder   5
Max Lau colortype, 1930-1931
Box   18
Folder   6
“Old Days in the Dells,” text, 1926
Box   18
Folder   7-8
Hanson, Dave, 1975-1977
History
Box   18
Folder   9
Studio, 1961-1996
Box   18
Folder   10
Miscellaneous, 1868-1988, undated
Box   19
Folder   1
Ice Carnival, 1976
Box   19
Folder   2
Independent Paper Company, 1952-1955
Box   19
Folder   3
Indian relics, 1934, 1958
Inventories
Box   19
Folder   4
Gallery stock, 1874
Box   19
Folder   5
Chemicals, undated
Box   66-67
Wholesale and retail card file, Miriam E. Bennett, 1962-1967
Box   19
Folder   5A
Lobadie, Patrick, Milwaukee shipping notes
Box   19
Folder   6
Magazine Portraits Inc., 1985
Box   19
Folder   7
Mailing list, 1984
Box   19
Folder   8
Metcalf-Granof House, 1975-1983
Minirama
Box   19
Folder   9
Advertising and publicity, 1960-1964
1440A/16
Chief Daybreak's remarks at Minirama, undated
Mss 935
Box   19
Folder   10
Colourpicture Publishers, 1954, 1963
Box   19
Folder   11
Contracts, 1959-1963
Correspondence, 1959-1970
Box   19
Folder   12-17
A-L
Box   20
Folder   1-6
M-Z
Box   20
Folder   7
Daily reports, 1960-1961
Box   20
Folder   7A
Dells Associated Boat Lines, 1961-1962
Box   20
Folder   8
Dexter Press, circa 1960
Box   20
Folder   9
Hobby Shop, 1962
Box   20
Folder   10
Humor, undated
Box   20
Folder   11
Ideas wanted, 1964
Box   20
Folder   12
Inquiries and orders, 1961-1965
Box   20
Folder   13
Magazine articles about Minirama, 1961-1965
Box   20
Folder   14
Mailing lists, Inquiry sheets, 1960-1961
Box   77
Folder   5
Mayer, Roger, Planting plan for Bennett Enterprises, 1960
Box   20
Folder   15
Miscellaneous, 1960-1969
Box   20
Folder   16
National Model Railroad Association, 1961
Box   20
Folder   17
Notes and current problems, 1960-1962
Box   21
Folder   1
Other model displays and ideas, 1962-1964
Box   21
Folder   2
Photo captions, undated
Box   21
Folder   3
Priester, Adolph, 1961
Box   21
Folder   4
Rents, 1966-1970
Box   21
Folder   5
Sale inquiries, 1967-1969
Micro 2073
Reel   8
Frame   1
Scrapbook, 1959-1964
Mss 935
Box   21
Folder   6
Taxes, 1968-1970
Box   21
Folder   7
Unemployment, 1968-1970
Box   21
Folder   8
Visitor comments and inventory, 1960-1963, undated
Box   21
Folder   9
Negative classification system, 1890s, 1953, 1993-1995
Box   77
Folder   6
Milwaukee titles and numbers, undated
Obsolete indexes
#1
Box   78
110-155.3
Box   79
232-321 Germania
Box   80
321 Assorted steamboats-520 Kilbourn City
Box   81
520 Kilbourn (continued)-555
Box   82
560 Scenic River-Fox Lake
Box   83
610 Portraits
Box   84
610 Portraits, unknown-880
#2 “In computer”
Box   85
110-250.3
Box   86
280-321
#3
Box   87
H.H. Bennett numbers 1-2751
#4
Box   88
Bennett Family members and groups
#5 Place File
Box   89
A-Lone Rock
Box   90
Lower Dells-Witches' Gulch
#6
Box   91
Vintage prints
Box   21
Folder   10
Panoramas and cycloramas, 1969-1985
Box   21
Folder   11
Photographic equipment, 1956, 1983-1987
Box   21
Folder   12
Photographic processes, 1984
Box   21
Folder   13
“Portrait of the Past,” Photographic Journal Through Wisconsin (Wisconsin Trails), 1971
Box   76
Portraiture scrapbook, undated
Postcards
Box   21
Folder   14
Coloring notes, undated
Box   21
Folder   15
Correspondence, 1909-1931
Box   21
Folder   16
Remodeling post card shop, 1925
Box   21
Folder   17
Indian postcards, 1953-1974
Box   21
Folder   18-19
Johnson Printing Company, 1966-1971
Box   22
Folder   1
Miscellaneous, 1953-1967, undated
Box   22
Folder   2
Priester, Adolph, 1985
Box   22
Folder   3-5
Publication permissions, 1969-1999
Box   22
Folder   6
Rafting, 1880-1989, undated
Box   22
Folder   7
Rath, Sara, and Rick Smith (Pioneer Photographer), 1976-1986
Box   22
Folder   8
Red Wing Pottery/Table Talk Annex, 1952-1988
Box   22
Folder   9
Reese, Betsy on H.H. Bennett, 1975
Box   22
Folder   10
Restoration of studio, 1975-1977
Retail correspondence
Box   22
Folder   11
1960-1962
Box   23
Folder   1
Color photography, 1960-1962
Box   23
Folder   2
Smithsonian Institution, 1969-1990
Box   23
Folder   3
Smoke damage/cleanup, 1983
Box   23
Folder   4-8
State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1926-1997
Box   23
Folder   9
Steamboats at the Dells, 1947-1980, undated
Stereo cards
Box   23
Folder   10
By card number, 1976
Box   23
Folder   11
For sale, 1976
Box   23
Folder   12
Master list, 1980
Box   23
Folder   13
Miscellaneous, 1977-1998, undated
Studio building
Box   24
Folder   1
Mortgage and lease records, 1868-1905
Box   24
Folder   2
Construction receipts, 1875-1876
Box   24
Folder   3
Description of improvements, 1938-1967, 1975-1976
Tax documents
Box   24
Folder   4
Real estate, 1964-1986
Box   24
Folder   5-7
1980-1989
Box   24
Folder   8
Telephone log, 1981-1984
Box   24
Folder   9
2000 Committee, 1997
Box   24
Folder   10
“Views of a Cameraman” television film, 1981-1985
Box   24
Folder   11
White House slide sets, 1976-1986
Wholesale
Box   24
Folder   12
Indian crafts, 1908, 1943-1960
Box   24
Folder   13
Inventories, 1976-1996
Studio Publications
Box   25
Folder   1
Aristocats at the Dells, 1959
Box   25
Folder   2-5
The Beautiful Dells of the Wisconsin River, 1953-1996
Box   25
Folder   6
The Bennett Story: The Life and Work of Henry Hamilton Bennett, 1975
Box   25
Folder   6A
Bennett Studio brochure, undated
Box   25
Folder   7-11
Dells of the Wisconsin River, 1921-1957
Box   25
Folder   12
Dells of the Wisconsin River: Yesterday and Today
Box   25
Folder   12A
Legacy of H.H. Bennett: brochure only, undated
Box   25
Folder   13
Miniatures: the Dells of the Wisconsin,1904
Box   25
Folder   14
Minirama brochures
Box   25
Folder   15
Old Days in the Dells, 1926
Box   25
Folder   16
Old Trails and Duck Tails, 1959-1989
Box   25
Folder   17
Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial, 1959, 1963
Box   25
Folder   18
Stereo catalogs and proofs
Wanderings by a Wanderer
Box   25
Folder   19-20
Early versions, 1890s
Box   26
Folder   1
Variant editions, 1890s
Wisconsin Dells
Box   26
Folder   2
Early version, circa 1891
Box   26
Folder   3
Versions without text or added photographs, circa 1891-1893
Box   26
Folder   4
Versions without text but with added photographs, 1893, 1895
Versions with text
Box   26
Folder   5
1893, 1895
Box   26
Folder   6
1896
Note: Incomplete
Box   26
Folder   7
1900
Note: 2 copies
Box   26
Folder   8
1908
Publications using Bennett images
Box   26
Folder   9
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Competitors' publications
Box   26
Folder   10
Brown's Studio, Wisconsin Dells, 1950
Kropp
Box   26
Folder   11
The Dells of the Wisconsin River, circa 1948
Box   26
Folder   12
Picturesque Dells of the Wisconsin River, undated
Box   26
Folder   13
Wisconsin Dells, circa 1949-1950s
Box   26
Folder   14
L.G. Sharpe and Sons, The Guide, Wisconsin Dells, undated
Box   26
Folder   15
Tremble, 1965
Individual photographers' materials
Box   27
Folder   1
Ruth Bennett Dyer, exposure books and motto, 1943-1954
Box   62
Folder   8
Ruth Bennett Dyer and Oliver Reese, exposure book, 1954-1958
Oliver Reese
Box   27
Folder   2
Boyd, Belle, 1955-1985
Correspondence
Box   27
Folder   3-5
Ed Stluka, 1953-1958
Box   27
Folder   6-8
Magazine photography, 1954-1959
Box   27
Folder   9
Upper Dells lecture and manual for guides, 1946, undated
Box   27
Folder   10
Miscellaneous, 1951-1985, undated
Reference Files
Dells Area, 1870s-1960s
Box   28
Folder   1-2
Standard size brochures and miscellaneous literature
Oversize items
Box   77
Folder   7
Old Settlers of Columbia County, undated
Box   77
Folder   8
Wisconsin Dells postcard, 1963
American Indians
Language:
Some materials in Dakota, Lakota, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), and Omaha-Ponca.
Box   28
Folder   3
1886-1906
Box   29
Folder   1-4
1914-1988, undated
Box   29
Folder   5-6
Miscellaneous, 1900-1991
Financial Records
Ledgers
Box   30
Folder   1-3
General, 1869-1938
Wholesale
Box   31
Folder   1-5
1969-1973
Box   32
Folder   1-11
1974-1984
Account books
Box   33
Folder   1
American Indian accounts, 1899-1947
Box   33
Folder   2
Studio accounts, 1923-1925
Box   33
Folder   3-4
Evaline M. Bennett business and home accounts, 1927-1942
Box   33
Folder   5
Post card shop, Ruth Bennett Dyer accounts, 1929-1939
Box   33
Folder   6
Stand Rock Trading Post accounts, 1932-1935
Box   33
Folder   7
Bennett Building accounts, 1946-1965
Box   33
Folder   8
Portrait accounts, 1961-1971
Box   34
Folder   1
Summaries, 1983-1988
Box   34
Folder   2-3
General, 1985-1995
Day books
Box   34
Folder   4-8
1870-1876, 1887-1901, 1910-1919
Box   35
Folder   1-4
1920-1939
Cash books
Box   35
Folder   5-9
1870-1889
Box   36
Folder   1-7
1890-1921
Box   74
Folder   3
Bennett buildings, 1966-1971
Box   37
Folder   1
Cash and receipt book, 1922-1931
Box   37
Folder   2
Receipts, 1980-1988
Box   72
Folder   1
Receipt summaries, 1929-1951
Receipts and expenditures
Box   72
Folder   2-5
1926-1941
Box   73
1939-1964
Box   74
1965-1971
Box   75
1975-1988
Sales
Box   37
Folder   7
General, 1870-1877
Box   37
Folder   8
Jewelry and luggage sales, 1961
Box   37
Folder   9
Studio sales record, 1966
Wholesale sales
Box   38
Folder   1-4
General, 1973-1980
Box   38
Folder   5-8
Guidebook sales to boat companies, 1981-1989
Box   39
Folder   1-2
Studio sales, 1983-1984
Box   39
Folder   3-5
Sales, 1985-1989
Box   39
Folder   6
Studio sales log, 1990
Orders
Card index
Box   68
1924-1944
1944-1952
Box   69
A-V
Box   70
W-Z
1953-1961
Box   71
A-S
Box   71
T-Z
Box   70
1962-1970
Customer orders
Box   40
Folder   1-8
1980, 1983-1992
Box   41
Folder   1-9
1993-1999
Box   37
Folder   3-5
General, 1894-1907, 1914, 1927-1935
Box   37
Folder   6
Historic suppliers, 1967-1983
Box   39
Folder   7-8
Portrait order books, 1915-1925
Box   39
Folder   9
Prints, summary totals, 1915-1948
Box   39
Folder   10
Ruth Bennett Dyer records about picture sales and loans, 1949-1967
Series: Family Papers
Bennett Family
Box   42
Folder   1-2
Ashley Bennett (H.H. Bennett biography, memorabilia, and miscellaneous papers), 1918-1943
Box   42
Folder   3
Don Bennett, “Amelia Dutcher,” undated
Box   77
Folder   9
Letter and annotated map, 1921
Box   42
Folder   4-5
Edmund Bennett, Correspondence, 1790s-1867
Evaline Marshall Bennett
Box   42
Folder   6-10
Correspondence, 1888-1944, undated
Box   51A
Folder   2
Eastman School notes, 1915, 1917, undated
Household account books
Box   52
Folder   1-4
1903-1910
Box   42
Folder   11
1912-1914
Box   42
Folder   12
Memorabilia and obituary
Box   42
Folder   13
Mining claims, 1891-1917
Box   52
Folder   5
Travel diary, 1935-1941
Family
Box   43
Folder   1
Correspondence typescripts, 1843, 1857
Genealogy
Box   43
Folder   2
Genealogy by H.H. Bennett, undated
Box   43
Folder   3-4
General
Box   43
Folder   5
Memorabilia
Box   43
Folder   6
Writings
George C. Bennett
Box   43
Folder   7
Correspondence, 1858-1968
Box   43
Folder   8
Miscellany, 1967-1885
George H. and Harriet Bennett
Box   43
Folder   9-14
Correspondence, 1835-1868, 1887
Box   43
Folder   15
Memorials, 1895, 1896
Hattie E. Bennett
Box   52
Folder   6
Autograph book, undated
Box   43
Folder   16
“Mt. Lowe and its Surroundings,” undated
Box   43
Folder   17
“Descriptions of New Mexico and its Pueblos,” undated
John Bennett
Correspondence
Box   43
Folder   18
1874-1878
Box   44
Folder   1-6
1880-1901
Box   52
Folder   7
Rowing book, 1895-1896
Miriam E. Bennett
Box   44
Folder   7-8
Correspondence, 1913-1970, undated
Box   52
Folder   8-10
Diaries and notes, 1923-1970
Box   44
Folder   9
Memorabilia
Box   52
Folder   11
Personal expense book, 1938-1945
Box   44
Folder   10
“Titler Box”
Box   53
Folder   1-2
“Titler Box” (continued)
Writings
“The Cameraman of the Dells”
Box   44
Folder   11-13
Early drafts and revisions
Box   45
Folder   1-2
Early drafts and revisions (continued)
Box   45
Folder   3
Final revision, 1969
Box   45
Folder   4
Postscript
Box   45
Folder   5
“The Dells of the Wisconsin River,” 2 drafts
Box   45
Folder   6
“The Kilbourn Dam”
Box   45
Folder   7
“Kilbourn Saints and Sinners,” draft fragments
Box   45
Folder   8
Notes and short writings
Box   45
Folder   9
“Printing in the Woods”
Box   45
Folder   10
“The Story of the Steamboats in the Dells”
Box   45
Folder   11
“Wisconsin Dells” probable incomplete first draft
Box   45
Folder   12-13
“Wisconsin Dells: 1856-1908,” two drafts
Box   45
Folder   14
“The Wisconsin River”
Micro 2073
Reel   8
Frame   59
Cartoon scrapbook, 1930s-1950s
Mss 935
Ruth Bennett Dyer
Box   45
Folder   15
Obituary and miscellaneous papers
Box   45
Folder   16
Events newspaper series (with Miriam E. Bennett), 1970-1971
Box   45
Folder   17
Sarah Bennett McVey, Correspondence, 1862-1868
Marshall Family
Family
Box   45
Folder   18
General correspondence, 1858-1876
Box   45
Folder   19
Genealogy of Marshall/McIntyre Family
Frank Marshall
Box   53
Folder   3-4
Diaries, 1889-1890
Box   45
Folder   20
Journal of accounts, 1908-1911, 1930-1933
Box   45
Folder   21
Personal correspondence, 1886-1888
Box   45
Folder   22
Business correspondence, 1886-1894
George M. Marshall
Box   46
Folder   1
Autobiographical notes and “Lifeline” by Ruth Bennett Dyer
Box   46
Folder   2
Biographical materials, 1879-1916, 1939
Box   46
Folder   3
Biography and diary transcripts by Miriam E. Bennett, undated
Business records
Box   46
Folder   4
Jonathan Bowman, 1881-1914
Box   46
Folder   5
Inventions, catalogs and leaflets
Box   53
Folder   5
Inventions, catalogs and leaflets (continued)
Box   77
Folder   10
Eureka Steam Engine drawing, circa 1892
Box   46
Folder   6
Contracts, 1870-1872
Correspondence
Box   46
Folder   7-12
General, 1852-1916
Box   46
Folder   13
With Frank Marshall, 1887-1888
Box   46
Folder   14
Deeds, 1839-1889
Diaries
Box   53
Folder   7-9
1854-1856
Box   54
Folder   4-9
1857-1862
Box   55
Folder   1-7
1863-1869
Box   56
Folder   1-6
1870-1875
Box   57
Folder   1-5
1876-1880
Box   58
Folder   1-6
1881-1886
Box   59
Folder   1-6
1887-1894
Box   60
Folder   1-6
1895-1900
Box   61
Folder   1-5
1901-1913
Box   62
Folder   1
1914-1915
Financial records
Box   53
Folder   6
Account book, 1850-1852
Box   46
Folder   15
Account books and cash books, 1850-1908
Box   54
Folder   1-3
Cash account books, 1859-1869, 1900-1908
Box   46
Folder   16
Day book, 1896-1910
Box   46
Folder   17
Day book and estate accounts, 1911-1938
Box   62
Folder   2-4
Expense books, 1891-1895, 1901, 1915
Memoranda books
Box   47
Folder   1
1856-1888, 1893
Box   62
Folder   5
1896-1911
Box   47
Folder   2
Miscellaneous receipts, 1864-1883
Box   47
Folder   2A
Receipts for taxes, 1890-1920
Box   47
Folder   3
Papers regarding Hofman property, 1866-1880
Box   47
Folder   4
Inventory of effects, 1904
Box   47
Folder   5
Legislative materials, 1877-1878
Memorabilia
Box   47
Folder   6
General
Box   77
Folder   11
Broadside regarding Adams County railroad, circa 1870
Physical Description: Oversize 
Note: With certificate of appointment as machine commissioner, 1878.
Box   47
Folder   7
Patents, 1871-1895
Box   47
Folder   8
Poor Committee (Adams County) reports, 1873
Scrapbooks
Box   47
Folder   9-10
1861-1912
Box   48
Folder   1
1883-1904
Ruth Marshall
Box   62
Folder   6
Autograph album, 1881-1886
Box   48
Folder   2
Correspondence, 1887-1888, 1907, 1955, 1957
Box   48
Folder   3
Obituary
Writings
Box   48
Folder   4
Winter Picnics and Other Things, 1909
Box   48
Folder   5
Ferns of the Dells of the Wisconsin River, 1910
Crandall-Musson Family
Phyllis Crandall Connor
Box   51A
Folder   3
Correspondence, circa 1933
Box   51A
Folder   4
Century of Progress, circa 1933
Box   51A
Folder   5
American Indian miscellaneous materials
George H. Crandall
Correspondence
Box   48
Folder   6
General, 1893-1937, undated
Box   48
Folder   7
Dells property correspondence, 1912-1926
Box   48
Folder   8
Henry Tyrell correspondence, 1908-1920
Box   62
Folder   9
Diary, 1920
Box   64A
Folder   1
Estate deposit book, 1942-1952
Engagement books
Box   63
Folder   1-5
1926-1935
Box   64
Folder   1
1936-1938
Memo books
Box   64
Folder   2
“Expenditures at lake,” 1901
Box   64
Folder   3
Blessing, Texas, 1906
Box   64
Folder   4
1911
Box   64A
Folder   2
circa 1915-1917
Box   64
Folder   5
Dells Boat Company Stub and ticket account, 1917
Box   64
Folder   6
1924
Box   64
Folder   7
Memo book, undated
Memorabilia
Box   48
Folder   9
Standard size memorabilia
Box   51A
Folder   6
Survey forms for “Apollo” and “Winnebago,” circa 1923
Box   48
Folder   9A
Memorandum book, 1920-1934
Box   48
Folder   10
George O. Crandall, 1952
Nellie Bennett Crandall
Box   48
Folder   11
Correspondence, 1891-1937
Box   64A
Folder   3
Deposit book and savings bond record, 1938-1952
Diaries
Box   64
Folder   4
1887
Box   64
Folder   5
1942-1943
Box   64
Folder   6
Estate deposits, 1952-1953
Memorabilia
Box   48
Folder   12
General
Box   77
Folder   12
Wedding certificate, 1893
Box   49
Folder   1
Memorial book and obituaries, 1952
Box   49
Folder   2
Humphreys Family miscellaneous materials
Lois Crandall Musson
Box   49
Folder   3
Clippings, 1934-1970
Correspondence
Box   49
Folder   4-5
General, 1905-1971, undated
Box   49
Folder   6
Phyllis Crandall Connor's death, 1954
Box   49
Folder   7
Nellie Bennett Crandall's death, 1952
Box   50
Folder   1
“Aunt” Richards, 1937-1938
Box   50
Folder   2
Sherman House, 1955-1969
Box   51A
Folder   7
Inventory, 1932
Music
Box   50
Folder   3-4
Correspondence with Hank Patterson, 1950-1960
Box   50
Folder   5-6
Sheet music
Financial papers, G.H. Crandall Inc.
Box   50
Folder   7
Accounts and business correspondence, 1952-1954, undated
Box   50
Folder   8
Appraisal, Dells Boat Company, 1941, 1954
Box   50
Folder   9
Associated Boat Lines, 1937-1949
Box   50
Folder   10
Correspondence with University of Wisconsin Foundation, 1948-1955
Box   51A
Folder   8-9
Guest registers, Dells Landing, 1937-1940
Note: Dells Tourist Register: the Popular Playground of the Middle West.
Box   50
Folder   11
Lower Dells leases, 1935-1949
Box   50
Folder   12
Lower Dells boats, Operating statements, 1944-1952
Box   50
Folder   13
Operating expenses, 1949-1952
Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial
Box   50
Folder   14
Operating statements, 1944-1970
Box   51A
Folder   10
American Legion tax material, circa 1955-1970
Tax documents
Box   50
Folder   15-18
1946-1949
Box   51
Folder   1-3
1950-1952
Box   51
Folder   4
Memorabilia
Box   51
Folder   5-7
European trip (Pisa Brothers), 1929
Box   62
Folder   7
Schroeder Indian Collection, inventory and sale, undated
Box   51
Folder   8
Wedding book, 1914
Writings
Box   51A
Folder   11
General, 1933, 1960-1965
Box   51
Folder   9
Aristocats, 1957-1959
Box   51
Folder   10
“First Aid in Verse,” circa 1942
Box   51
Folder   11-12
Miscellaneous poems and lyrics
Micro 2073
Scrapbooks
Reel   8
Frame   93
1938-1970
Reel   8
Frame   158
1942
Mss 935
Box   64A
Folder   7
Unidentified expenditure notes (not H.H. Bennett), 1897-1901
Audio 1440A
Series: Audio Recordings
1440A/1
Talks about steam and railroading
1440A/2
Complete Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial, 1962 August
1440A/3
Ceremonial
1440A/4
R.R. Room Master Tape
1440A/5
“Minirama”
1440A/6
“Minirama”-Exit and most of exiting audio
1440A/7
“Minirama”-Master tape, 1963
1440A/8
Minirama-Train crash and circus train
1440A/9
Commercial, 1961
1440A/10-12
Unidentified
1440A/13
Fadduh Tape
1440A/14-15
Ollie Reese
1440A/16
Chief Daybreak's remarks at Minirama, undated