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

 
Contents List
Container Title
Mss 1003
Part 1 (Mss 1003): Original Collection, 1783-2001 (bulk 1870-2001)
Physical Description: 2.1 cubic feet (5 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder) 
Scope and Content Note: Papers documenting four generations of the James and Maria (Tipple) Cranefield family, immigrants from Norfolk, England who settled in the Madison area in 1848. The bulk of the collection documents the descendants of Frederic Cranefield and his wife Laura (Hinrichs) Cranefield, a prominent couple in Madison. Frederic Cranefield worked for the University of Wisconsin's Horticulture Department and had four children, Marion, Paul, Harold, and Laura. Marion served in World War I and was one of the first Wisconsin soldiers to die in that conflict; there is a Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post named in his honor in Madison. Paul's son, Paul Jr. received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1951 and his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1964. He was a prominent doctor of cardiology as well as a published author of many medical physiology texts. He was also a devout enthusiast of the theater and the papers reflect this interest. The papers consist of genealogical research files, correspondence, diaries, and news clippings.
Series: Genealogical Research Files
Box   1
Folder   1
Correspondence regarding genealogy, incoming, 1940-2001
Box   1
Folder   2
Correspondence regarding genealogy, outgoing, 1996-1997
Box   1
Folder   3
Cranefield Family Record
Box   1
Folder   3
World Book of Cranefields, circa 1996
Box   1
Folder   3
Cranefield Chronicles, 1999
Box   1
Folder   4
Family tree grids and supporting materials
Box   1
Folder   5
History of the name “Cranefield”
Box   1
Folder   6
Plat maps/ordinance survey maps/deeds, 1806-1994
Box   1
Folder   7
Vital records (death, birth, and marriage certificates), copied 20th century, 1783-1898
Note: Some documents copied, especially 19th century materials, in the 20th century.
Series: General Family Materials
Box   1
Folder   8
Correspondence, outgoing, 1870-1893
Box   1
Folder   9
Miscellaneous family papers, diary of a voyage, 1931
Arts Programs and Publications
Box   1
Folder   10
The Wil'o the Wisp, 1928
Box   1
Folder   10
Garrick Theatre, 1929
Box   1
Folder   10
Central High School, 1929
Box   1
Folder   10
Edgewood College, 1944
Box   1
Folder   10
Pro Arte Quartet, 1944-1945
Box   1
Folder   10
Wisconsin Players, 1944-1945
Box   1
Folder   10
Parkway Theatre
Box   1
Folder   10
Theatre Guild, New York
Flynn, Bernadie (Sade) publicity, 1922-1928
Box   1
Folder   11
Newspaper clippings
Box   1
Folder   11
Theatre programs
Box   2
Folder   1
“The Service Star,” 1926 & 1929
Box   2
Folder   2
Unitarian booklets, undated
Box   2
Folder   3
School materials (general), 1923, undated
Oversize Folder  
Awards and certificates
Box   2
Folder   4
Tipple, Maria, Ladies' Annual Journal, 1789
Note: Includes birth and death dates of family members; not used much as a daily journal.
Series: Frederick Cranefield
Box   2
Folder   5
Incoming correspondence, 1908-1931
Box   2
Folder   6
Outgoing correspondence, 1913-1937
Box   2
Folder   7
Eugene Degree, 1918-1937
Box   2
Folder   8
Creative writing, non-fiction
Box   2
Folder   9
Publications, 1914-1937
Box   2
Folder   10
Newspaper clippings, 1926-1939
Box   2
Folder   11
Will, 1931
Series: Laura Hinrichs
Box   2
Folder   12
School workbook, Apgar's Plant Analysis, 1884
Box   2
Folder   13
Correspondence, 1918-1929
Box   2
Folder   14
Correspondence from Denise Degree, 1918-1923
Box   2
Folder   15
Correspondence from Yvonne Degree, 1921
Box   2
Folder   16
Eulogy and obituary, 1929
Box   2
Folder   17
Miscellaneous
Series: Marion Cranefield
Box   3
Folder   1
School work, 1904-1910
Box   3
Folder   2
School workbook, Drama
Box   3
Folder   3
“An Outline For and Address”
Box   3
Folder   4
Artwork, 1904-1910
Box   3
Folder   5
Correspondence, 1916-1918
Box   3
Folder   6
Sympathy notes regarding Marion, 1918
Box   3
Folder   7
General materials, 1916-1918
Scope and Content Note: Includes letters of recommendation; a death certificate, 1918; a dedication from Laura Cranefield, undated; a farewell letter; newspaper clippings; a war telegram; and a photocopy of “The Last Will of Charles Lounsbury.”
Box   3
Folder   8
Miscellaneous
Series: Paul Cranefield Sr.
Box   3
Folder   9
School materials, 1909
Box   3
Folder   10
Pension correspondence (Veterans' Administration), 1925-1947
Box   3
Folder   11
Correspondence, 1931-1936
Box   3
Folder   12
Obituaries/miscellaneous
Box   3
Folder   13
Last will and testament, Edna R. Cranefield
Series: Harold Cranefield
Box   4
Folder   1
School materials
School workbooks
Box   4
Folder   2
Law
Box   4
Folder   3
Botany
Box   4
Folder   4
Geology
Box   4
Folder   5
High school yearbook, 1919
Box   4
Folder   6
Incoming correspondence, 1923-1930, 1966-1967
Box   4
Folder   7
Outgoing correspondence, 1930
Box   4
Folder   8
General materials, 1932-1970
Scope and Content Note: Includes Court report, 1954; miscellaneous documents; news clippings; an obituary, 1969; a primary promotion certificate; and a report on labor and industrial relations.
Oversize Folder  
District Attorney Broadside
Box   4
Folder   9
Eleanor Cranefield, estate documents and last will and testament, 1970-1971
Series: Laura Cranefield
Box   4
Folder   10
Incoming correspondence, 1957-1961
Box   4
Folder   11
Outgoing correspondence, 1936
Box   5
Folder   1
Creative writing
Box   5
Folder   2
General materials
Scope and Content Note: Includes a diary of illness and her MA diploma, 1934.
Oversize Folder  
High school diploma, 1923
Oversize Folder  
BA diploma, 1927
Series: Paul Cranefield Jr.
Box   5
Folder   3-4
Correspondence, 1927-1977
Box   5
Folder   5
School materials/diplomas
Box   5
Folder   6
Baby memento book
Box   5
Folder   7
Mercury High School yearbook, riverside, Milwaukee, 1940
Box   5
Folder   8
Lambda Mu High School yearbooks, Lake Mills, 1941-1942
Box   5
Folder   9
Albert Einstein College of Medicine yearbook, 1964
Box   5
Folder   10
Educational funds
Box   5
Folder   11
General materials
Scope and Content Note: Includes a birth certificate; Honorary Science Award; U.S. Source record of Great War; a diploma, Lake Mills, 1942; a BA diploma, University of Wisconsin, 1946; and a PhD diploma, University of Wisconsin, 1951.