Leon E. Isaksen Papers, 1929-1972

Summary Information

Title: Leon E. Isaksen Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1929-1972

  • Isaksen, Leon E., 1903-1979
Call Number: Mss 650

Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Leon E. Isaksen, a prominent Madison, Wisconsin civic leader and attorney, consisting of correspondence, memoranda, final and draft reports, notes, minutes, testimony, and other legal papers. The correspondence concerns family matters, involvement in the establishment of the Christ Presbyterian Church, the routine operation of his law practice, and the service of friends and associates in World War II. Files pertaining to his membership on the Madison Equal Opportunity Commission during the 1960's include minutes (1964-1970), agenda, legislation, and correspondence, transcripts of testimony, and other information concerning the 1968 Breese Stevens racial disturbance in Madison. Involvement with the Goals for Madison committee on which he served during the 1970's and which developed the concept of a downtown pedestrian mall is documented by minutes, notes, correspondence, and report drafts.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00650
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