Mark D. Van Ells Papers and Photographs,

Contents List

Container Title
Series: Original Collection, 1888-1938, 1944
Subseries: Correspondence
Box   1
1888-1889; 1891-1901, October
Box   2
1901, November-1904
Box   3
1905, January-May
Box   4
1905, June-1906, November
Box   5
1906, December-1908, June
Box   6
1908, July-1909, July
Box   7
1909, August-1910, June 3
Box   8
1910, June 4-August 12
Box   9
1910, August 13-December
Box   10
1910, (no month)-1911, August 9
Box   11
1911, August 10-1912, February
Box   12
1912, March-October
Box   13
1912, November-1913, June
Box   14
1913, July-December
Box   15
1914, January-June
Box   16
1914, July-1915, January 18
Box   17
1915, January 19-May
Box   18
1915, June-November 15
Box   19
1915, November 16-1922, May
Box   20
1922, June-July 13
Box   21
1922, July 14-August 10
Box   22
1922, August 11-31
Box   23
1922, September 1-October 10
Box   24
1922, October 11-1923, February
Box   25
1923, March-December
Box   26
1924, January-June
Box   27
1924, July-1925, April
Box   28
1925, May-November 13
Box   29
1925, November 4-1926, April
Box   30
1926, May-June
Box   31
1926, July-1927
Box   32
1928, January-1938, August 16
Box   33
1938, August 17-September 30
Box   34
1938, October-1942, August, 1944, undated; biographical material
Subseries: Speeches, Articles, and Releases
Box   35
1902, 1906-1908, 1910-1914
Box   36
1915-1916, 1918, 1921-1924
Box   37
1924-1926
Box   38
1926-1928
Box   39
1928-1929, 1938, undated
Subseries: Campaign Materials
Box   39
Materials, 1904, 1907-1909
Box   40
Materials, 1910-1914; Campaign finances, 1922
Box   41
Materials, 1922
Box   42
Materials, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1938, 1944, undated
Box   43
Materials for John J. Blaine, Fred R. Zimmerman, George F. Comings, Solomon Levitan, 1922, and Robert M. La Follette, Sr., 1922 and 1924
Subseries: Insurance Materials
Box   44
Speeches and releases
Box   44
Notes and memoranda
Box   45
Tax and corporation problems
Box   45
County tax reports
Legislative bills
Box   46
Insurance
Box   46
Various topics
Box   47
Insurance companies in Wisconsin, 1902-1906, undated
Box   47
Draft for book [?]
Box   47
Medical examinations, 1915
Box   48
Briefs, testimony, agreements, hearings
Box   48
Legislative Investigations, 1906-1907
Box   48
Legislative recommendations and reports
Box   48
Soldiers and Sailors War Risk
Box   48
State Life Fund
Box   48
Material on Report regarding Kentucky, circa October 1915
Box   49
Fraternal Beneficiary Societies
Box   49
Mutual Legislative Bulletin, 1921, Arizona-Wisconsin
Box   49
Beavers National Mutual Benefit Company
Box   49
Investigation of the Independent Order of Foresters
Box   49
Reports on Examinations of Insurance Companies
Box   50
Fire Insurance, 1916-1918, undated
Subseries: Miscellaneous Notes and Memoranda
Box   51
Ekern-McGovern Controversy, 1913
Box   51
Ekern-Smith Controversy, 1925
Box   51
Smith-Ekern Inquiry: Resolution No. 20, S., May 19th-June 12th, 1925, Senators Harry Sauthoff (Chairman), C.B. Casperson, William A. Titus, Walter Polakowski, A.E. Garey
Box   51
Expense Vouchers, 1912-1915
Box   51
Regarding Will of Rhoda Thoreson, May 3, 1910
Box   51
Miscellaneous, including Diary Notes, 1907-1909
Box   52
Notes and Memoranda
Box   52
Agreements, Briefs, Resolutions
Box   52
Miscellaneous: Programs, Invitations, Inventory of Ekern's Office Files, 1927
Box   53
Great Lakes water diversion Court Cases: Northern vs. Chippewa Valley and Northern Railway, 1909-1912
Box   53
Minutes book--Judiciary Committee
Subseries: Clippings
Box   54
Insurance, 1910-1916, 1924-1928
Box   54
Great Lakes water level controversy, circa 1923-1926
Box   54
Ekern-Smith Controversy
Box   55
Politics, 1922-1925, 1927-1928, 1938
Box   55
La Follette News Articles
Box   55-57
Miscellaneous
Box   57-58b
Campaign for Governor, 1926
Series: Additions, 1890-1954
Subseries: Correspondence
Box   59
1890-1919
Box   60
1920-1923
Box   61
1924, January-August
Box   62
1924, August-September
Box   63
September 1924
Box   64-65
October 1924
Box   66
1924, October-December
Box   67
1925-1927
Box   68
1928-1930
Box   69
1931-1932
Box   70
1933-1935
Box   71
1936-1938, May
Box   72
1938, June-1939, September
Box   73
1939, October-1940
Box   74
1941-1942, April
Box   75
1942, May-1943
Box   76
1944-1945, September
Box   77
1945, October-1947
Box   78
1948-1949
Box   79
1950-1951
Box   80
1952
Box   81
1953
Box   82
1954
Subseries: Miscellaneous materials
Box   83
Miscellaneous personal and biographical materials (including 1922 diary)
Box   83
Speeches and press releases, 1922-1949
Box   84
Newspaper clippings, 1913, 1916, 1923-1944
Note: Arranged by years.
Insurance
Box   85-86
Lutheran Brotherhood
Scope and Content Note: Minutes of the executive committee and the board of directors, and miscellaneous mimeographed organizational and financial materials, 1925, 1932-1954; documents relating to the history of the Lutheran Brotherhood, and miscellaneous printed matter.
Box   87
Social Security, 1936
Scope and Content Note: Miscellaneous materials by Ekern and others.
Box   87
War Risk Insurance, 1917-1919
Scope and Content Note: Drafts of legislation, tables, statistics, forms.
Box   87
Miscellaneous materials, unsorted
Legal
Box   87
Chicago Water diversion case briefs and documents, 1920s
Box   87
St. Lawrence Seaway - miscellany, 1952-1953
Box   87
Wisconsin vs. Ekern Brief, 1938
Scope and Content Note: Brief on Behalf of the State of Wisconsin and the Defendant Herman L. Ekern (trial case of the governor's power to appoint his own lieutenant governor in case of a vacancy).
Box   88-89
Legal and financial records of Ekern's law partnerships, circa 1916-1925, 1946, 1951-1954
Political
Box   88-89
U.S. - La Follette-Wheeler campaign, 1924
Scope and Content Note: Organizational and financial materials, minutes of the Joint Executive Committee, press releases, etc.
Box   89
Wisconsin, 1924, and miscellany
Box   89
Wisconsin Unemployment Commission - minutes, construction reports, and miscellany, 1931-1932
Box   90
Volume   2
Clippings: Legislative Insurance Investigation
Box   90
Volume   5
Republican Fact Book: Roll Call by States, 1924
Box   91
Volume   3
Clippings: Insurance Probe, Insurance Laws, and Ekern-McGovern Controversy
Box   91
Volume   4
Clippings: Ekern-McGovern Controversy