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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1958

Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L.
Introduction,   pp. [xi]-xii PDF (525.1 KB)

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xii                     INTRODUCTION
1907 it contained 1,222 pages. In 1911 the legislature estab-
lished a maximum length of 800 pages.
   Approximately 45,000 copies are distributed by the Bureau
 of Purchases in accordance with the statutes. The bulk of these
 copies go to legislators. Each assemblyman gets 200 copies and
 each senator gets 300 copies. Copies go to all Wisconsin public
 libraries and to all schools. The distribution to schools is based
 on enrollment. Copies are also distributed to officials designated
 in the statutes. The book may also be purchased from the Bureau
 of Purchases.
   The statutes provide a guide to the content of the volume. It
must contain lists of legislators, statistics and other information
of the same general character as that previously included. It
must also contain material useful in the civics classes in schools.
  In 1933 the cost of printing and distributing the Blue Book was
a little more than $17,000. Since then the costs have risen sub-
stantially. The 1956 edition cost $66,798 for 45,500 copies, but
this did not include distribution or editing costs.
  Without the wholehearted cooperation of the various state
agencies, the publication of this volume would not be possible.
Special recognition is given to Gerald L. Matthews for the il-
lustrations on the title pages, to John D. Meredith for the illus-
trations in the feature article, and to the E. F. Schmidt Co.,
Milwaukee, for the frontispiece; and to the staffs of the Printing
Division of the Bureau of Purchases and the Legislative Refer-
ence Library for their work in preparing the copy for this edi-
                      M. G. TOEPEL, Chief
                      HAZEL L. KUEHN, Librarian

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