Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1960
Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L.
Introduction, pp. [xi]-xii PDF (642.9 KB)
xii INTRODUCTION lives of the men who gained the post of chief executive of the state will prove a source of enjoyment and information for those who use this book. Chapter 516, Laws of 1959, clarifies the distribution of the 45,000 copies of the Blue Book, among other things. It is clear that this book was intended as a source of ready reference for the public official, businessman, homemaker, teacher and student. Roughly one copy for every 100 people in the state is provided. This means that unless the avail- able copies are distributed widely and used effectively many will be denied access to a copy. Public libraries, schools and most public officials have copies, and individuals who do not benefit from the broad distribution made each biennium may purchase a copy from the state at a nominal price. The preparation of each edition of the Blue Book is pos- sible only through the co-operative efforts of a host of peo- ple including key staff members of the operating departments, the Printing Division of the Bureau of General Services and the staff of the Legislative Reference Library. Although the major direction in the compilation of the 1960 edition was given by Mrs. Hazel Kuehn, librarian of the Legislative Ref- erence Library, the 1960 version of the volume represents greater participation by more members of the Legislative Reference Library staff than ever before. Special recognition is given to Gerald L. Matthews for the title page illustrations; the Melrose Music Corporation and Broadcast Music, Incorporated, for permission to reproduce the music to "On Wisconsin" in the frontispiece; to Paul Vanderbilt, curator of the iconographic collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society for his assistance in locating the portraits of the former Governors; the Photographic Labora- tory of the University of Wisconsin for photographing these portraits; and to Dr. Roy Lokken for his assistance in gath- ering the data upon which the biographic sketches of the former Governors were based. LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE LIBRARY M. G. TOEPEL, Chief HAZEL L. KUEHN, Librarian Editors
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