Milwaukee-Downer College Records, 1840-1964

Container Title
Series 1098
Part 1 (Series 1098): Original Collection, 1903-1948
Physical Description: 15.6 c.f. (39 archives boxes) 
Scope and Content Note: Miscellaneous correspondence by subject, manuscripts, memoranda, clippings, news releases, pamphlets, circulars, photographs, bills and statements, drafts of legislative bills, reports, and other papers filed by M.S. Dudgeon and C.B. Lester, former secretaries to the Commission, and relating to all aspects of Commission activity. Included are materials formerly filed separately: Manuscripts of prepared speeches and periodical articles; notes compiled by Henry E. Legler about Wisconsin artists, writers, and books; and correspondence and other papers relating to such personal interests of Dudgeon and Lester. Those organizations include Kiwanis Club, United Spanish War Veterans, Boy Scouts, Madison YMCA community affairs, national Municipal league, citizens' councils, cooperation, and the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition of 1933-1934.
Administration Miscellaneous
M.S. Dudgeon Miscellaneous File
Box   1
Folder   1
Manuscript for Library Bulletins
Box   1
Folder   2
Legislative Materials and Notes for Speeches
Box   1
Folder   3
Miscellaneous Correspondence with Libraries, 1914-1919
Box   1
Folder   4
Lecture Manuscripts, Sociology et cetera
Box   1
Folder   5
Correspondence on Selection of Library Board, 1916
Box   1
Folder   6
Travel Lectures, Correspondence, Reports and Manuscripts
Box   2
Folder   1
“Independent,” Indirect Lighting, 1913
Box   2
Folder   2
Circulation Data, Bill Drafts, “Sociological,” 1911-1916
Box   2
Folder   3
Utilities Regulation; “Form Letters,” 1911-1912
Box   2
Folder   4
Appropriation and Budgets, “Sociological,” 1912-1919
Box   2
Folder   5
Biennial Reports, 1916-1918
Box   2
Folder   6
Miscellaneous, 1913-1914
Box   2
Folder   7
Expense Accounts; City Library Laws, 1913
Box   3
Folder   1
Public Affairs Lecture, Law Making, Legislative Reference
Box   3
Folder   2
Library Structures
Box   3
Folder   3
United Spanish War Veterans Correspondence, 1911-1919
Box   3
Folder   4
Course Materials, 1911
Box   3
Folder   5
Letters with the Farmers Institute, 1911
Box   3
Folder   6
Correspondence on Study Traveling Books, 1911-1912
Box   3
Folder   7
Description - Special Courses, 1912-1913
Box   3
Folder   8
Circulars Material - Library Training, 1913
Box   3
Folder   9
Library Bulletin Reports, 1913
Box   3
Folder   10
Library Law, 1913
Box   3
Folder   11
Manuscripts on Cooperation, 1913-1917
Box   3
Folder   12
Correspondence on YMCA, 1915-1917
Box   4
Folder   1
State Documents and Traveling Libraries, 1904-1906
Box   4
Folder   2
Library Commission Meetings, 1904-1908
Box   4
Folder   3
Legislative Correspondence, 1906
Box   4
Folder   4
Statistical Reports for Libraries, 1902-1903
Box   4
Folder   5
Free Library Commission (FLC) Study Outlines, 1906-1908
Box   5
Folder   1
Anti-Tuberculosis Pamphlets, 1903-1918
Box   5
Folder   2
Book Lists, Correspondence, Slide Lists, 1915-1918
C.B. Lester Miscellaneous File
Box   5
Folder   3
Miscellaneous Items, 1917-1940
Box   5
Folder   4-5
Library Miscellanea, 1921-1937
Box   5
Folder   6-7
Field Work Materials, 1924-1941
Box   5
Folder   8
Library School Miscellaneous, 1931-1936
Box   5
Folder   9
Reports, 1922-1936
Box   5
Folder   10
Staff Members, 1918-1927
Box   5
Folder   11
Traveling Library Service Correspondence, 1916-1933
Box   5
Folder   12
Miscellaneous Requests to Lester, 1916, 1934, 1939
Box   5
Folder   13
State and Extension Memoranda, 1935-1938
Box   6
Folder   1
Charles McCarthy Memorial, 1921
Box   6
Folder   2
Classification, clippings, documents, 1934-1936
Box   6
Folder   3
Foreign Language and Instruction Library Services, 1934-1938
Box   6
Folder   4
Committee: Professional Status of the Children's Librarian, Preliminary Reports
Box   6
Folder   5
Organizations, 1933-1934
Box   6
Folder   6
Schools, 1935
Box   6
Folder   7
Library Miscellaneous, 1931-1936
Box   6
Folder   8
British Columbia Correspondence, 1934-1936
Box   6
Folder   9
Community Unions, Credit Union, 1931, 1936
Box   6
Folder   10
American Library Association (ALA) Correspondence, 1936-1937
Box   6
Folder   11
American Merchant Marine Library Association, 1936-1938
Box   6
Folder   12
Brown University, 1934-1935
Box   6
Folder   13
Book lists, 1934-1938
Box   6
Folder   14
Community Activities, 1935-1938
Box   6
Folder   15
Documents Course Material, 1935-1937
Box   6
Folder   16
Kiwanis, 1935
Box   6
Folder   17
Better Homes in America, 1936
Box   6
Folder   18
Job Applicant Recommendations, 1935-1938
Box   6
Folder   19
Adult Education and Library Service, 1935-1938
Box   7
Folder   1
Constitution Sesquicentennial, 1936-1937
Box   7
Folder   2
Magazine Clearing House, 1938
Box   7
Folder   3
ALA Committee on Library Terminology, 1937
Box   7
Folder   4
Getaway Club, 1938
Box   7
Folder   5
Miscellaneous Correspondence and Reports, 1923
Box   7
Folder   6
Illinois Library School Visit, 1937
Box   7
Folder   7
Library Building and Services, 1937
Box   7
Folder   8
Radio Broadcasts, 1935-1938
Box   7
Folder   9
ALA Federal Regulation Committee, 1934-1935
Box   7
Folder   10
Federal Projects, 1936-1937
Box   7
Folder   11
Rural Library Study Correspondence, 1938
Box   7
Folder   12
Library Project Correspondence, 1935-1938
Box   7
Folder   13
Federal Library Aid Materials, 1935
Box   7
Folder   14
State Library Planning, 1935-1937
Box   7
Folder   15
Wisconsin Congress of Parents and Teachers, 1936-1937
Box   7
Folder   16
Northwest Territory Celebration Commission, 1937
Box   7
Folder   17
Government Publications and Microfilm, 1937
Box   7
Folder   18
Public Service Training, State Library Association, 1935-1936
Box   7
Folder   19
Wisconsin Library Statistics, 1933, 1936-1937
Box   7
Folder   20
Wisconsin Federal Women's Clubs, 1938
Box   7
Folder   21
Salvation Army, 1938
Box   8
Folder   1
Works Progress Administration (WPA), 1936
Box   8
Folder   2-3
FLC Department Reports and Correspondence, 1926-1927
Box   8
Folder   4
Bureau of Purchases, 1938
Box   8
Folder   5
Rural Library Issues, 1937
Box   8
Folder   6
Lester's selection to Committee on Education of Seafarers, 1938
Dudgeon-Lester Miscellaneous, 1904-1922
Box   8
Folder   7-8
Wisconsin Library Association, 1937-1938
Box   8
Folder   9
Salary Schedule, 1936-1937
Box   39
Folder   5
Promotional Exam, Milwaukee Public Library, 1941
Box   8
Folder   10-11
Library Law Revisions, 1921
Box   8
Folder   12
Library Law Amendment, 1925
Box   9
Folder   1-2
Applications, Legislative Reference Library Job, 1921
Box   9
Folder   3
Library School Reports, 1904-1911
Box   9
Folder   4
Hawaii Library Services, 1916
Box   9
Folder   5
Department Reports, 1918-1919
Box   9
Folder   6
Miscellaneous, 1912
Box   9
Folder   7
Library Commission Members, 1921-1922
Box   9
Folder   8
Wisconsin and Federal Emergency Relief Administration, 1933-1935
Box   9
Folder   9
Reports, 1921-1936
Box   9
Folder   10
Relief Activities, 1934-1935
Box   9
Folder   11
ALA and Work Relief Projects, 1934-1935
Box   9
Folder   12
WPA Projects for Libraries, 1935-1936
Box   9
Folder   13
Correspondence, Library Relief Plans, 1934-1935
Box   9
Folder   14
Reports-Secretary and Department, 1912-1919
Box   9
Folder   15
Relief Employment Application, 1934-1935
Box   9
Folder   16
PWA library construction, 1935-1936
Box   9
Folder   17
WPA Projects for graduates, 1935-1936
World War I Miscellaneous File
Box   10
Folder   1-3
U.S. Boys' Working Reserve Programs, 1917-1919
Box   10
Folder   4
Food and Child Care Bibliographies, 1917-1919
Box   10
Folder   5
Books for Camp Robinson, 1918
Box   10
Folder   6
Miscellaneous World War I Correspondence, 1918
Box   10
Folder   7
Food Conservation Information to Librarians, 1918
Box   10
Folder   8
Fourth Liberty Loan Subscriptions, 1918
Box   11
[Missing, Formerly Box 17]
Book Price Fixing Correspondence, 1915-1916
Box   12
Folder   1-2
Federal Affairs Records and Correspondence, 1915-1916
M.S. Dudgeon Miscellaneous, 1911-1920
Box   12
Folder   3-4
ALA Committees on Enlarged Programs, 1920
Box   12
Folder   5
Public Service Bills, 1919
Box   12
Folder   6
Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) County Library Committee, 1919-1920
Box   12
Folder   7
Draft of Library Certification Bill, undated
Box   12
Folder   8
Traveling Library Forms and Catalogs, 1904-1905
Box   12
Folder   9
Library School Course Material, 1911-1918
Box   13
Folder   1
ALA War Service Committee, 1919-1920
Box   13
Folder   2
Miscellaneous Clippings, 1920
Box   13
Folder   3
County Libraries, 1917-1921
Reference Work, 1912-1920
Box   13
Folder   4-6
Library Materials, 1912-1920
C.B. Lester Miscellaneous, 1924-1948
Box   14
Folder   1
Federal Food Administration for Wisconsin, Food Conservation Bibliography, 1917
Box   14
Folder   2
Kohler Better Homes Committee, 1933
Box   14
Folder   3
Books and Camp Robinson, 1919-1920
Box   14
Folder   4
Wisconsin vs. Commercial Radio, 1933
Box   14
Folder   5
Food Administration Correspondence and Clippings, 1918-1920
Box   14
Folder   6
Dormitory Libraries, University of Chicago, 1933
Box   14
Folder   7
Progress Questionnaires, 1932-1933
American Library Association (ALA)
Box   14
Folder   8
Meetings, 1932
Box   14
Folder   9
Extension Board Correspondence, 1932
Box   14
Folder   10
Membership Committee Correspondence, 1932-1933
Box   14
Folder   11
Library Materials, 1932-1935
Box   14
Folder   12-13
Wisconsin County Library Materials, 1930-1936
Box   15
Folder   1-3
Library Materials, 1927-1928
Box   15
Folder   4
Lester Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1928-1933
Box   15
Folder   5
Wisconsin Library Commission Workshop, 1947
Box   15
Folder   6
Personnel: Salaries, 1943-1947
Box   16
Folder   1
State and Federal Library Aid, 1946-1947
Box   16
Folder   2
Library Committees Personnel Salaries, 1947
Box   16
Folder   3
Data for Co-Library State Aid, 1946
Box   16
Folder   4
Budget Data, 1946-1947
Box   16
Folder   5
Library Materials, 1946-1947
Box   16
Folder   6
Library and Wisconsin Centennial Materials, 1946-1947
Box   16
Folder   7
Wisconsin Centennial, Charity and Educational, 1946-1947
Box   17
Folder   1
District Library Materials, 1946
Box   17
Folder   2
Federal Aid to Libraries, 1946-1947
Box   17
Folder   3
Lincoln Papers, 1947
Box   17
Folder   4
Wisconsin Library Bulletin Requests, 1944-1947
Box   17
Folder   5
Library Public Relations, 1947
Box   17
Folder   6
Personnel Service Rating Scale and Professional Correspondence on Service, 1944-1947
Box   17
Folder   7
Sturgeon Bay Librarians, 1945
Box   17
Folder   8
Personnel: Staff Appointments and Salaries, 1946
Box   17
Folder   9
WLA Committees, 1946
Box   17
Folder   10
Legislative Reference Library Correspondence, 1917-1918
Box   18
Folder   1
State Aid Correspondence, 1944, 1946-1947
Box   18
Folder   2
United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Press Releases, 1947
Box   18
Folder   3
WLA meeting, 1946
Box   18
Folder   4
Wisconsin Library Commission Workshop, 1946, 1948
Box   18
Folder   5
Mellon Workshop, 1946
Box   18
Folder   6
Journals and Publications, 1926, 1933
Box   18
Folder   7
Certification Bill Committee, 1921
Box   18
Folder   8
Library Summer Workshop, 1947
Box   18
Folder   9
J.O. Blachshire, 1921
Box   18
Folder   10
ALA Library Extension in Wartime, 1940
Box   18
Folder   11
Library Statistical Reports, Viroqua, 1925-1930
Box   18
Folder   12
ALA Library Conference in Montreal, 1934
Box   19
Folder   1-2
Library Materials, 1933-1934
Box   19
Folder   3-4
Library Materials and Newspapers, 1934
Lester-Dudgeon Miscellaneous File, 1916-1947
Box   20
Folder   1
University Notices, 1917, 1926
Box   20
Folder   2
Library Conditions Biennial report, 1920
Box   20
Folder   3
Miscellaneous Correspondence and Memoranda, 1913-1927
Box   20
Folder   4
Jobs for Graduates, 1915, 1927
Box   20
Folder   5
Riley-Lester Correspondence, 1927-1928
Box   20
Folder   6
ALA Conference, 1926
Box   20
Folder   7
Bulletin Correspondence, 1926-1927
Box   20
Folder   8
Library War Effort Correspondence, 1917-1918
Box   20
Folder   9
Tennessee Valley Authority Release, 1934
Box   20
Folder   10
Traveling Librarian Correspondence, 1916-1917
Box   20
Folder   11
Staff Members to C.B. Lester, 1928
Box   20
Folder   12
Kittleson Affair, 1926-1927
Box   20
Folder   13
Lester Personal and Miscellaneous, 1921
Box   20
Folder   14
Comments on Books and Reading, 1920
Box   20
Folder   15
Reports et cetera, 1919-1921
C.B. Lester Miscellaneous
Box   20
Folder   16
1913-1919
Box   21
Folder   1
1916-1919
Box   21
Folder   2
Adult Education, 1944-1945
Box   21
Folder   3-4
Surplus Property for Libraries, 1945-1947
Box   21
Folder   5-7
Federal and State Library Extension Aid Bills, 1946-1947
Box   21
Folder   8
ALA Federal Relations Program, 1946
Box   21
Folder   9
ALA Promotions, 1946
Box   21
Folder   10
Federal Education Bill, 1945
Box   21
Folder   11
Wisconsin Cooperative Educational Planning, 1945-1946
Box   22
Folder   1
1945-1947
Box   22
Folder   2
Wisconsin Centennial Committee on Education, 1946-1947
Box   22
Folder   3
Booklets, 1945
Box   22
Folder   4
Texas Survey, 1944
Box   22
Folder   5
News Notes on Government Publications, 1920-1922
Box   22
Folder   6
Booklets, 1923, 1931
Box   22
Folder   7
Library Journal, 1923
Box   22
Folder   8
Annual Report Examples, 1925, 1938
Box   22
Folder   9
Wisconsin Library Commission Workshop, 1945
C.B. Lester Alphabetical Miscellaneous Files, 1915-1941
Box   23
Folder   1-2
Adult Education Materials, 1921-1927
Box   23
Folder   3
Alumni Reading Service, Lawrence College, 1930-1931
American Country Life Association
Adult Education
Box   23
Folder   4
1928
Box   23
Folder   5
1930
Box   23
Folder   6
Library and Adult Education Materials, 1921-1933
Box   23
Folder   7
Library Materials, 1924-1934
Box   24
Folder   1
N.D. Bassett, 1927-1928; Better Homes, , 1931
Book Lists
Box   24
Folder   2
Children, 1924
Box   24
Folder   3
Documents and Special Subjects, 1922-1927
Box   24
Folder   4
Book Selection, 1924
Box   24
Folder   5
Country Life and Agriculture, 1922, 1927, 1930
Box   24
Folder   6
Book Postage Rate Changes, 1924-1931
Box   24
Folder   7
Books and Reading Promotions, 1930-1931
Box   24
Folder   8
Boy Scouts, Camp Committees, 1929-1933
Box   24
Folder   9
Censorship, 1931-1932
Box   24
Folder   10
Children's Book Week, 1922-1929
Box   24
Folder   11
Citizen Councils Materials, 1930-1933
Box   25
Folder   1
Blackhall Index, 1914-1915
Box   25
Folder   2
Citizens Councils, 1933
Box   25
Folder   3
Commonwealth Union, 1920-1921
Box   25
Folder   4
Community Union, Madison, 1923, 1932
Box   25
Folder   5
Eau Claire Book Company, 1925
Box   25
Folder   6
Education - National Advisory Committee, 1929-1930
Box   25
Folder   7
Illiteracy Committee, 1930-1934
Box   25
Folder   8
Kiwanis, 1930-1932
Box   25
Folder   9
National Municipal League, 1914-1919
Box   25
Folder   10
National Grange, 1933
Box   25
Folder   11
National University Extension, 1927
Box   25
Folder   12
Congress of Parents and Teachers, 1932
Box   25
Folder   13
Radio in Education, 1931-1932
Box   25
Folder   14
Speakers List, ALA, 1930
Box   25
Folder   15
State Civil Service, 1926-1928
Box   25
Folder   16
State Documents Center, 1932
Box   25
Folder   17
State Law Index, 1929
Box   25
Folder   18
State Publications, Wisconsin, 1928-1931
Box   25
Folder   19
Vocational Educational Board, 1920-1921
Box   26
Folder   1-2
White House Conference, 1930-1932
Box   26
Folder   3
University of Wisconsin, 1930
Box   26
Folder   4
Wisconsin Women's Clubs, Conference of Social Work, State Employees Association, 1926-1933
Box   26
Folder   5
Community Councils Materials, 1918-1921
Library Materials
Box   26
Folder   6
1918-1931
Box   27
Folder   1
1925-1933
Box   27
Folder   2
1928-1932
Box   27
Folder   3
Materials on Librarians, 1926-1931
Box   27
Folder   4
American Library Institute Materials, 1929-1933
Box   27
Folder   5
Library Schools and Training, 1924-1932
Box   27
Folder   6
Library Projects, 1924-1930
Box   27
Folder   7
School Libraries, 1924-1932
Box   28
Folder   1
National Library Service Correspondence, 1919
Box   28
Folder   2
Palmyra Wisconsin Library Dedication, 1927
Box   28
Folder   3
Patterson Memorial Library Dedication, Livonia, New York, 1927
Box   28
Folder   4
Periodicals, 1921-1924
Box   28
Folder   5
Publicity, 1928
Box   28
Folder   6
Special Libraries Association, 1914-1920
Box   28
Folder   7
Trustees of Public Libraries, 1933
Box   28
Folder   8
Who's Who: Libraries, 1932
Box   28
Folder   9-10
Wisconsin Library Materials, 1919-1932
Box   29
Folder   1-3
Wisconsin Library Materials, 1919-1932 (continued)
Box   29
Folder   4
A Study in Wisconsin Library Statistics, 1927
Box   29
Folder   5
Wisconsin Library Statistics, 1918-1928
Box   29
Folder   6
Wisconsin Library Trustees, 1926-1928
Box   29
Folder   7
Wisconsin Library Trust and Funds, 1924-1932
Box   30
Folder   1
Wisconsin School Libraries, 1921-1924
Box   30
Folder   2
Wisconsin Public Libraries, Wisconsin Dells, 1918-1928
Box   30
Folder   3-5
Miscellaneous Materials - New York Free Library, Jamestown
Box   31-32
Newspaper Clippings - State Library Service, 1921-1930
Box   33
Folder   1-2
Newspaper Clippings - State Library Service, 1921-1930 (continued)
Box   33
Folder   3-5
Local Libraries Clippings, 1910
Box   34
Folder   1
Local Libraries Clippings, 1910 (continued)
Advertising
Box   34
Folder   2
1923-1924
Box   34
Folder   3
Lighting
Box   34
Folder   4
Furniture, 1923
Box   34
Folder   5
Machines, 1923
Library Notes Collected by Henry E. Legler, 1903-1905
Box   34
Folder   6
Correspondence, Clippings and Articles
Box   34
Folder   7
Article Clippings, Wisconsin Libraries
Author Notes
Box   35
Folder   1-4
A-L
Box   36
Folder   1
M-Q
Box   36
Folder   2-4
Author Miscellaneous
Henry E. Legler Miscellaneous Subject Files, 1903-1904
Box   36
Folder   5
John Muir
Box   36
Folder   6
Early Wisconsin Writers
Box   36
Folder   7
Wausaukee Library, undated
Box   36
Folder   8
English Literature Studies, undated
Box   37
[Box Missing, Previously Box 42, Subject File A-E]
Box   38
Folder   1-4
F-P
Box   39
Folder   1-4
R-W