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Kearney & Trecker Corporation Title: Kearney & Trecker Films, 1959-1973
Quantity: 25 films (16 mm), 2 film cartridges (8 mm) (in 1 archives box), 3 videorecordings (1/2-inch VHS user copies), 6 film strips (in 1 card box), 18 cans of film printing elements, and 6 disc recordings
Call Number: M94-181; Audio 1698A; AE 285-AE 290, AE 297, CC 571-CC 587, DG 080, VHB 346-VHB 348
Abstract: Industrial and promotional films from Kearney and Trecker (K-T) Corporation, a manufacturer of milling machinery founded in 1898 and originally based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1980, K-T merged with Cross Company out of Michigan and then in 1992 the merged company was bought by Giddings & Lewis in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Also included are printing elements for some film titles, two 8 mm film cartridges, and an instructional filmstrip with accompanying disc recordings.
Keefe, Frank Bateman, 1887-1952 Title: Frank Bateman Keefe Papers, 1930-1973 (bulk 1940-1950)
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
Call Number: Oshkosh Mss BW
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1940-1950, of Frank Bateman Keefe, a former congressman from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The papers consist of brief constituent correspondence, minutes of the Commission on the Renovation of the Executive Mansion, 1950; speeches; congressional newsletters; and extensive files from his membership on the Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack.
Keenan Family Title: Keenan Family Papers, 1862-1954
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (1 archives box and 1 index card box) and photographs
Call Number: Mss 755; PH Mss 755
Abstract: Papers of Harry A. Keenan (1877-1948), a prominent Stoughton, Wisconsin physician, and members of his family. Included are an obstetrical record containing medical information on births he attended (l905-l928); correspondence, diaries, and a scrapbook of his second wife, Martha Willson Keenan, concerning her life as a student perhaps at Stout Institute and as a teacher; correspondence of his son, Walter E. Keenan, concerning work as a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, his military service and imprisonment during World War II, and his tour of duty during the U.S. occupation of Japan; and miscellaneous papers of other members of the family. Also included is an unpublished biography of Dr. Keenan by Elizabeth Keenan Coombs. The photographs are pictures taken for the 1943 Look article about Keenan and his small-town medical practice.
Keene, Nietzchka, 1952-2004 Title: Nietzchka Keene Papers, 1979-2004 (bulk 1984-2004)
Quantity: 20.0 cubic feet (10 archives boxes, 2 records center cartons, and 8 flat boxes), 91 film reels (16 mm, 35 mm, Super 8), 59 videorecordings (8 mm videotape, Betacam, DVCam, Hi8, U-Matic, VHS), and 6 audio recordings (DVD-R)
Call Number: M2005-051; AE 395; AE 566-AE 567; CC 676-CC 691; CC 914-CC 919; CD 026; EA 195; GA 710; GA 809-GA 820; GA 840-GA 842; GB 049; HC 457-HC 461; HC 765-HC 806; HC 904; HD 267-HD 282; V8A 066-V8A 069; VBC 647-VBC 649; VDA 423-VDA 428; VFA 132-VFA 133; VHB 935-VHB 943; VPA 116-VPA 156
Abstract: Papers documenting the film production work of Nietzchka Keene, an independent filmmaker and teacher of film and video production at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Films documented include Hinterland (1983), The Juniper Tree (1990), Aves (1994), Heroine of Hell (1996), and the uncompleted Barefoot to Jerusalem. Papers include administrative records, production materials, personal artifacts, photographs, and original artwork. The films and videorecordings from Keene's six films, include projection prints, production footage, and soundtracks.
Keith, Alice, 1890-1962 Title: Alice Keith Papers, 1906-1962
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes, 3 volumes, and 1 package), 6 disc recordings, and 23 tape recordings
Call Number: U.S. Mss 52AF; Disc 34A; Tape 309A
Abstract: Papers of the founder of the National Academy of Broadcasting, Inc., and a teacher of music in schools and on the radio. Included are correspondence, articles and addresses, scrapbooks, press releases, printed materials, scripts, and sound recordings. The correspondence is largely of a personal nature, but letters written during the 1930's occasionally display her efforts to become recognized as a pioneer in educational broadcasting. Scripts and teachers' manuals relate to her position as broadcasting director for CBS's American School of the Air. There are also scripts and recordings for several radio series used to promote NAOB, as well as other instructional materials such as How to Speak and Write for Radio (1944), which she developed to teach broadcasting techniques.
Kellar, Herbert Anthony, 1885-1955 Title: Herbert Kellar Papers, 1887-1955
Quantity: 78.8 c.f. (208 archives boxes)
Call Number: McCormick Mss AC
Abstract: Papers of Kellar, a historian, researcher in agricultural history, and curator for the McCormick Historical Association from 1915 to 1955. The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence; speeches, research notes, and bibliographies relating to Cyrus Hall McCormick, genealogy, the reaper, patent cases, and agriculture; correspondence and other materials documenting Kellar's active membership in professional organizations; and the papers of Solon Robinson, agricultural journalist, and Everett E. Edwards, agricultural historian.
Kellman Family Title: Kellman Family Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 1.3 linear ft. (3 archives boxes and 2 oversized folders) of papers, 0.5 linear ft. (1 archives box and 3 oversized folders) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 1291
Abstract: Correspondence, military papers, and photographs pertaining to Vilas, Forrest, and Norris Kellman, three brothers from Galesville, Wisconsin who served in the Army during World War I. Vilas was the only brother to be sent overseas and was stationed with the Headquarters Department of the 62nd Field Artillery Brigade. He arrived in France soon after the signing of the Armistice in 1918 and served as part of the occupation force for six months. Forrest and Norris were stationed in the United States during the war. Forrest served as part of the Students' Army Training Corps and was stationed in Indianapolis as a mechanic. Norris was trained as a lieutenant at College Station, Texas, but was never attached to a specific unit. The collection includes military papers, correspondence, a diary, newspaper articles, military ephemeral, photographs, and postcards. Most of the manuscripts are letters written between the three brothers while they were serving in the Army. They also individually corresponded with their parents, Frank and Lizzie, other relatives, and a few neighbors in Galesville. In the letters, the brothers ask questions about the whereabouts of friends who were also serving in the military, how they felt about life in the Army, and engaged in small talk about their family in Galesville. Vilas and Forrest also asked Norris about his training as an officer and congratulated him when he became the youngest lieutenant commissioned in 1918. The letters also convey concern over Vilas being sent overseas. In one letter from Forrest to Norris (August 4, 1918), Forrest expressed his concern over Vilas's well being and instructs Norris to write to Vilas often in order to “keep his sprits up.” In another letter to Norris (November 8, 1918), Forrest writes how he wished he was overseas with Vilas to keep him company. Concern over the Spanish influenza is also a major theme within the letters and is discussed between the brothers, their parents, and their neighbors. Norris and Forrest describe the number of cases at their respective bases and what preventative steps were taken to stop the spread of the disease. Letters from their parents and relatives discuss the severity of influenza outbreaks in Wisconsin and around Galesville. The letters written by Frank and Lizzie mainly discuss life at home and the health of relatives and neighbors. By the end of the war they frequently asked if there was any news about when the brothers would return home. The diary was kept by Vilas and records a few short entries during his time overseas. It also includes some training notes. Other manuscripts include draft registration for all three brothers, military records for Vilas and Norris, and a newspaper article about Norris being commissioned as a lieutenant. Also included are manuscripts pertaining to Norris's attempt to receive a commission in the Army during World War II. These include correspondence with various military departments, Forrest, and his father. There are also some materials pertaining to Norris's active participation in Wisconsin politics as a member of the Republican Party, and his service as Sergeant at Arms for the State Assembly. The still images consist of photographs and postcards collected by the brothers during their service. Photographs include images of all three brothers posing in uniform and a few images taken after the war. Other photographs pertain to Norris and include images of him posing with family members, fellow soldiers, images taken at his graduation and commission, and buildings around College Station. Postcards include those collected by Vilas while in France, Camp Zachary Taylor (Kentucky), and Newport News (Virginia).There is also an interesting collection of postcards showing U. S. Navy battleships, and a series showing sailors on an unidentified Navy warship.
Kellogg, George J., 1828-1919 Title: George J. Kellogg Papers, 1846-1919
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Whitewater Mss BL
Abstract: Papers of Kellogg, an early nurseryman of Rock County, Wisconsin; including business and family correspondence, diaries recording daily activities and weather observations, financial records of his nursery business, printed recollections of experiences during the California Gold Rush, and miscellaneous biographical and genealogical material.
Kellogg, Louise Phelps, d. 1942 Title: Louise Phelps Kellogg Papers, 1911-1941
Quantity: 10.4 c.f. (41 archives boxes and 2 card boxes)
Call Number: Wis Mss HR
Abstract: Papers of Louise Phelps Kellogg, a notable American historian and a staff member at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Included is personal and professional correspondence, reference and research correspondence handled as a Society staff member, a subject index to this reference correspondence, articles and lectures, research notes, drafts and other papers concerning several of her book-length publications and her other research, an unpublished popular history of Wisconsin, files concerning the Mississippi Valley Historical Association (which she served as president, 1930-31) and the American Historical Association, diaries, and genealogical data.
Kelly, Arthur W., 1890- ;
United Artists Corporation
Title: Arthur W. Kelly Files: United Artists Corporation Records, Series 6B, 1946-1951
Quantity: 5.0 cubic feet (13 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 99AN/6B
Abstract: Files of Arthur Kelly, the vice president in charge of foreign distribution, documenting all aspects of foreign distribution of films. In this series, extensive correspondence with United Artists executives, producers, and producers' representatives discuss offers of films for distribution; contract interpretations and disputes; and the booking, dating, terms, playing, and collection of money for various films. There are also reports and statistics which relate to picture earnings, distribution problems, circuit deals, dubbing, travel, and other aspects of foreign distribution. Especially important is information relating to the J. Arthur Rank Organization and the Odeon Theatre interests which largely controlled access to theaters in Great Britain. Files on Germany provide insight into the Allied Occupation and later developments. Other notable materials include Motion Picture Association and Motion Picture Export Association minutes, reports, and correspondence; accounting and distribution figures; and information on currency restrictions.
Kelly, Kathleen Title: Kathleen Kelly Papers, 1971-1978
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (1 record center carton), 7 photographs, and 4 posters (1 oversize folder)
Call Number: M2010-067
Abstract: Papers, 1971-1978, consisting of materials related to the United States National Student Association (USNSA) during Kathleen Kelly's directorship and various social action campaigns including Vietnam War protests, the New American Movement, and the Stevens Court Tenants Alliance. The materials include correspondence, pamphlets, educational materials, memoranda, agendas, meeting notes, and financial materials. The USNSA-related materials also include copies of the newsletter and magazine, as well as booklets pertaining to various social action issues. Also included are documents regarding Kelly's 1977 trip to the USSR obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and Kelly's final project for graduation from the University Without Walls. Additionally, the collection contains four posters related to international events the USNSA participated in and seven photographs taken during Kelly's trip to the USSR.
Kelsey, Kerck Title: C. C. Washburn's War Behind the Lines, 1862-1865
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 198
Abstract: "C. C. Washburn's War Behind the Lines, 1862-1865" paper, written by Kerck Kelsey in 2004. The paper is based on Cadwallader Washburn's correspondence with his brother, Elihu, between January of 1862 and May of 1865. Washburn served as a general during the Civil War.
Kemp, Arlana, 1953- Title: Loni Kemp Papers, 1985-2008
Quantity: 6.0 cubic feet (6 records center cartons) and 18 photographs (1 folder)
Call Number: Mss 1084; PH 6704
Abstract: Papers of Loni Kemp, an analyst and consultant on agriculture and environmental policy specializing in water quality, the Conservation Stewardship Program (“green payments”), and renewable energy. Kemp served as a senior policy analyst with the Minnesota Project from 1979-2008, and currently serves as an independent analyst through Kemp Consulting, a firm she founded in 2008. The papers document her activities as a policy analyst, speaker, writer, and advocate of natural resources protection and sustainable agriculture, as well as her involvement with other organizations, including the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA), the Midwest Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (MSAWG), the Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (SAC), and the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture (NCSA). Kemp was also a 2002-2004 Food and Society Policy Fellow.
Kemper Center (Kenosha, Wis.) Title: Kemper Center Records, 1976-1977, 1992-1999
Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet (1 archives box)
Call Number: UWP Manuscript Collection 37
Abstract: This collection contains news clippings, correspondence, and material regarding a historical, cultural, and arts center in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Kemper Center, Inc. (Kenosha, Wis.) Title: Kemper Center, Inc. Records, 1973-2003
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 1 flat box) and 1 videorecording
Call Number: Parkside Mss 84; VCA 257
Abstract: Records of Kemper Center, Inc., a citizen group founded in 1975 to purchase the Kemper Hall property in Kenosha, Wis., which had been an Episcopal girls school until its closing in 1975. The group's goal was to preserve the buildings and to develop a cultural, recreational, and historic center operated and managed by Kemper Center, Inc. under the supervision of the Kenosha County Parks Commission. The records consist of Board of Directors' meeting files (1975-1980) which include minutes, financial information, correspondence, and charter, constitution, and by-laws; annual reports (1987-1999) which include summary reports, Board of Directors reports, strategic planning committee reports, membership information, publicity, and financial information; and master plan reports prepared by area architectural and design firms for Kenosha County Parks Commission and Kemper Center, Inc. Also included is a scrapbook documenting the founding of Kemper Center, Inc. and its efforts to preserve the Kemper Hall property consisting of local news clippings, brochures, photographs, and advertising literature. In the 1990's controversy developed over Kemper Center, Inc.'s management of the property and correspondence (1994-2000) and local news clippings documenting the controversy are also included. In addition, there is one videotape documenting dedication ceremonies for Kemper Center which took place in October of 1977.
Kemper Hall (Kenosha, Wis.) Title: Kemper Hall Records, 1855-1977 (bulk 1969-1975)
Quantity: 12.4 c.f. (18 archives boxes and 13 flat boxes), 0.1 c.f. of photographs (1 oversize folder), and 2 photographs (1 folder); plus additions of 1.6 c.f.
Call Number: Parkside Mss 41; PH Parkside Mss 41; PH 3433 (3); M2008-065
Abstract: Records, mainly 1969-1975, of Kemper Hall, an Episcopal girls school for boarding and day students, founded in 1870 and named in honor of Bishop Jackson Kemper. From 1878 to 1969, the Sisters of St. Mary, an Episcopal women's order, operated the school, and in 1975 the school closed due to financial problems. The records document the administration of the school and its dissolution.
Kemper, Jackson, 1789-1870
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Title: Jackson Kemper Papers, 1787-1972 (bulk 1801-1870)
Quantity: 16.2 cubic feet (14 archives boxes, 50 volumes, and 1 oversize folder), 4 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 24 photographs, 0.2 cubic feet of photographs (1 archives box), 1 lithograph, and 1 piece of ephemera in 1 archives box
Call Number: Wis Mss G; Micro 255; Micro 256; Micro 623; Micro 1094; PH 6048; PH 6584; File 1809 August 2
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1801-1870, of Jackson Kemper, the first missionary bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church and the first bishop of Wisconsin, together with papers of the Relf-Poyntell family, to whom Kemper was related by marriage. The collection includes correspondence; church minutes; diaries primarily covering the post-1835 years as a missionary bishop; and lists of sermon subjects, marriages and baptisms performed, notes on religious subjects, and fundraising records pertaining to the General Theological Seminary. In addition, the collection includes biographical information about Kemper; photographs of and related to Kemper, Elizabeth Kemper Adams, and the Adams and Relf families; and the papers of Kemper's two wives, Jerusha Lyman and Ann Relf Kemper; his daughter, Elizabeth Kemper Adams; and various in-laws.
Kendrick, Betty;
Kendrick, Dale, 1928-2003
Title: Behind The Brewery Gallery (La Crosse, Wisconsin) Papers
Quantity: 1.6 cubic feet (4 archival binders)
Call Number: MSS 129
Abstract: Dale and Betty Kendrick owned and operated the Behind The Brewery Gallery at 1026 South Front St. in La Crosse, Wisconsin, from 1971-2009. The Gallery supported local artists who committed to completing masters degrees in art or art education, and sponsored art students through art awards or interest grants in conjunction with the UW-La Crosse Annual All-Student Art Show. The Gallery was put on the market in 2011. Materials in this collection have been arranged chronologically and include exhibition cards, event invitations, photos, and correspondence related to the Gallery. In the last binder are reminiscences of former students and artists of the Gallery.
Kendrick, Dale, 1928-2003 Title: Dale Kendrick Materials Related to the "Nein the Stein - Save the Skyline" Campaign in La Crosse, Wisconsin
Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet (1 archival binder)
Call Number: MSS 138
Abstract: "The World's Largest Stein" was designed by Susan Sompsen in 1993, and proposed to be built as a tourist attraction in La Crosse, Wisconsin, at an estimated cost of $1,000,000. The structure was meant to stand 75 feet tall with shops, galleries, and a pub. Dale Kendrick organized a "Nein the Stein - Save the Skyline" campaign to petition against the stein that same year, which affected city council and public opinions, and caused Sompsen to consider building in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, instead, at an estimated cost of nearly $10,000,000. Though ground was eventually broken, the stein was never built. Materials are arranged chronologically in a binder, with tabs placed to mark the months and years.
Kendrick, Dale, 1928-2003 Title: Dale Kendrick Materials related to "The Scroll" Sculpture in La Crosse, Wisconsin
Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet (1 archival binder)
Call Number: MSS 137
Abstract: "The Scroll" was designed by Dale Kendrick and constructed between 1990 and 1998 with the support of the City of La Crosse Downtown Sculpture Committee, and the Lunde Foundry (Holmen, Wis.). In kind donations were accepted from local businesses and Hieroglyphic tablets were sold to patrons to raise money for the project. The Scroll was dedicated on 06/27/1998. Materials are arranged chronologically, with tabs placed to mark the years. The photographs have been kept in original order, which is generally chronological, though photographs of the hieroglyphic panels would predate photographs of the dedication ceremony.
Kennedy, D. D., 1879-1941 Title: D. D. Kennedy Papers, 1937-1941
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: River Falls Micro 144; Micro 551
Abstract: Papers of a Progressive assemblyman (1937-1941) from Amery, Wisconsin, consisting of correspondence to and from Polk County constituents, lobbyists, and political leaders; newsletters; and legislative information. Among the prominent correspondents are A.L. Berquist, Bennie Bye, Bernard Gehrmann, and Merlin Hull. Many of Kennedy's letters, which generally include comments on pending legislation and general political issues, also refer to his interest in farm cooperatives.
Kenny, Robert Walker, 1901-;
Morris, Robert S., 1915-
Title: Robert W. Kenny and Robert S. Morris Papers, 1940-1957
Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (14 archives boxes), 1 tape recording, and 6 disc recordings.
Call Number: U.S. Mss 29AN; Disc 31A; Tape 455A; Tape 701A
Abstract: Legal papers of two Los Angeles attorneys who served as counsel for the Hollywood Ten during appearances before the House Committee on Un-American Activities and during subsequent civil suits against the studios to recover losses from the blacklist. Included are correspondence with numerous attorneys and others involved in the cases including Leonard B. Boudin, Charles Katz, Carey McWilliams, Benjamin Margolis, and Alexander Meiklejohn, as well as with Lester Cole, Ring Lardner, Jr., John Howard Lawson, Adrian Scott, Dalton Trumbo, and other Hollywood Ten clients; transcripts of court proceedings and HUAC testimony; briefs and memoranda concerning points of law; exhibits; depositions from E. J. Mannix, Louis B. Mayer, Dore Schary, Jack Warner, and Darryl F. Zanuck; handwritten notes; and material (some in recorded form) pertaining to the national public relations effort in behalf of the Ten. Also included are legal papers for Michael Wilson, a blacklisted writer who was not a member of the Ten, and miscellaneous research materials concerning the Association of Motion Picture Producers, John E. Rankin, and other topics.
Kenohsa County (Wis.). Board of Supervisors Title: Board of Supervisors, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, Printed Proceedings, 1887-1984
Quantity: 1.4 cubic feet (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 1
Abstract: Proceedings of the County Board of Supervisors, published annually in pamphlet form under the provisions of Wisconsin Laws of 1901, Ch. 298, Sec. 3; including the County Clerk's minutes of each meeting of the County Board, and documents considered by the Board at each meeting. Documents include: petitions, memorials, communications, and claims addressed to the Board; reports of county officers and of Board committees; resolutions and ordinances; and other papers relating to operations, services, finances, planning, and policy of county government.
Kenosha Chamber of Commerce (Wis.) Title: Kenosha Chamber of Commerce Records, 1900, 1916-1972
Quantity: 10.4 c.f. (25 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 4 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 23 photographs
Call Number: Parkside Mss 36; Parkside Micro 5; Micro 665; PH 4786
Abstract: Records of the Chamber including articles of organization, minutes, financial records, photographs, and a subject file containing clippings, correspondence, reports, and other documents. Included is information on the group's efforts to establish a local airport, to encourage Carthage College to move to the city, to develop the harbor, and generally to promote local business interests.
Kenosha County Bicentennial Commission Title: Kenosha County Bicentennial Commission Publications, 1975-1985
Quantity: 2.2 cubic feet (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: UWP Manuscript Collection 23
Abstract: The Kenosha County Bicentennial Commission published two books relating to the history of Kenosha County. The collection consists of research notes and chapter drafts for the Kenosha Retrospective, and administrative papers and professional correspondence relating to the publication of that volume. Also included in the collection are extensive research notes by Angela and Jonathan Zophy for their respective chapters in the Kenosha Retrospective and The Bicentennial History of Kenosha in the 20th Century.
Kenosha County (Wis.). Clerk Title: Kenosha County (Wis). Clerk: Clerk's General Records, 1858-1964
Quantity: 40.8 c.f. (94 archives boxes and 6 flat boxes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 7
Abstract: These records include materials prepared by the County Clerk in the performance of his duties or filed with him by the County Board, individual county officers, or private citizens. Most date before 1947 with only a few items after that date. Included are resolutions, petitions, tax papers, school censuses, bounty certificates, election records, correspondence, reports of county officers, yearly crop and dairy statistics, justice dockets, assessment rolls, and poll lists.
Kenosha County (Wis.). Clerk Title: Kenosha County (Wis.). Clerk: Election Records, 1889-1904 , 1936-1960
Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (15 archives boxes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 9
Abstract: Election records for Kenosha County filed by the county clerk, including the following types of records dating 1889-1904, 1942, 1953, and 1960: (a) Tally sheets and statements of election inspectors sent by local election officials to the clerk, showing the vote received within the precinct by each candidate and for and against each referendum question; (b) Scattered copies of the clerk's election return statements to the Secretary of State, showing total vote by precinct for each candidate and for and against each referendum question, in all elections except those in a district smaller than the county; (c) Poll lists, showing names and addresses of persons voting; and (d) Registers of electors, showing names and addresses of persons registered to vote (for most years, pertains only to the City of Kenosha). Also present are certificates of nomination, sample ballots, election notices, instructions from the Secretary of State, and other miscellaneous papers, 1936-1944, 1947-1951, and 1954-1956.
Kenosha County (Wis.). Coroner Title: Kenosha County (Wis.). Coroner: Reports, 1911-1918 , 1927-1929
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 43
Abstract: A few files from 1911, 1912, 1915-1918 and all files for cases handled from September 4, 1927 until June 13, 1929. Contents of a file depend upon the nature of the case. Some contain only a death certificate. Others have letters and other personal papers found on the dead person; newspaper clippings concerning the case; correspondence between the coroner's office and persons interested in the case; the autopsy report, if there was one; morgue photos; and if violence or foul play was suspected, a transcript of the coroner's inquest and a copy of the verdict. Documentation of suicides and the violent deaths of alleged organized crime figures often is extensive, as are the cases of automobile accidents.
Kenosha County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools Title: Kenosha County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools: Annual Reports of School Districts, 1916-1964
Quantity: 9.8 c.f. (15 volumes and 17 archives boxes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 101
Abstract: Annual reports submitted by school district clerks and teachers to the Kenosha County Superintendent of Schools. Included are the Annual Reports of School Districts, School Census, and Teachers' Reports for high school, rural, and graded schools. Reports provide information on student enrollment and attendance, names of persons less than twenty years of age residing in the school district, names of teachers, details about particular schools, and school financial statements.
Kenosha County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: Kenosha County (Wis.). Treasurer: Tax Rolls, 1856-1980
Quantity: 77.0 c.f. (593 volumes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 54
Abstract: Record of the assessed value of and the amount of taxes levied and collected on each parcel of real estate and from every individual with taxable personal property in Kenosha County. The tax roll typically gives a description of the property, the name of the owner, assessed valuation, tax levied, and a record of payments. Included are the rolls for the City of Kenosha for the years 1868-1900 and every fifth year thereafter, and for other municipalities, 1856-1900 and every fifth year thereafter.
Kenosha Service League (Wisconsin) Title: Kenosha Service League Records, 1913-1973
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (2 flat boxes and 1 archives box)
Call Number: M81-240
Abstract: Records of the Kenosha Service League of Kenosha, Wisconsin, a social welfare charitable organization founded in 1910. The League focused on assisting families with financial difficulties and served as a resource to coordinate support, secure medical treatment, adequate housing and employment in addition to addressing mental health issues. The records consist primarily of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings which document press coverage of the organization and its activities but also include annual reports, brochures, mental health treatment program materials and the organization’s constitution and articles of incorporation. Additionally, the collection documents financial activities, the number of families or individuals assisted by type of need, and the changing attitudes that motivated the League’s social welfare activities from 1913 through the 1950s.
Kenosha Union Label Council (Wis.) Title: Kenosha Union Label Council Records, 1936-1970
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Parkside Mss 21
Abstract: Records of an organization formed by Kenosha union locals to encourage businessmen to stock union-made merchandise and to persuade citizens to buy only products which bore union labels. Most of the records were kept by Frank R. Stella in his capacity as secretary and treasurer. Included are correspondence, communications from national unions and the Union Label Trades Department, constitutions, a directory, minutes, scattered financial records, a few delegate files from conventions, and a lengthy run of the Kenosha Union Label Directory and Purchasing Guide, published by the Council to raise money and to promote the patronage of union businesses.
Kenosha (Wis.). City Attorney Title: Kenosha (Wis.). City Attorney: City Attorney's File, 1924-1943
Quantity: 6.4 c.f. (16 archives boxes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 28
Abstract: Correspondence, opinions, contracts, ordinances, briefs, complaints relating to the services of the City Attorney and to cases in which he represented the city as plaintiff or defendant in such matters as enforcement of ordinances, personal injury, damages, licenses, delinquent taxes, and other matters including city funds in closed banks, WPA projects, and the Allen A. strike.
Kenosha (Wis.). Clerk Title: Kenosha (Wis.). Clerk: City Clerk's General File, 1879-1953
Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 34
Abstract: Records including agreements on construction and transportation; papers of the Board of Park Commissioners; reports from the Board of Education, the city attorney, the city manager, and various city offices; stipulations of the Public Service Commission; and petitions. Materials also relate to the Chamber of Commerce, employees' wages, judgments and claims against the City of Kenosha, lighting and power, and the renumbering and renaming of streets. Reports on city finance submitted yearly to the state give detailed information on the city's receipts and disbursements between 1918 and 1953.
Kenosha (Wis.). Clerk Title: Kenosha (Wis.). Clerk: Assessment and Tax Rolls, 1850-1869
Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (9 volumes in 2 archives boxes, and 17 separate volumes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 32
Abstract: Rolls showing names of owners of property, location of property by town and range or by lot and block, and assessor's valuation. Assessment rolls also show equalized value and, for some years, assessments for special harbor and railroad taxes. Tax rolls also show amount of taxes levied and, for most years, payment of taxes.
Kenosha (Wis.). Common Council Title: Common Council, Kenosha, Wisconsin, Printed Proceedings, 1913-2006
Quantity: 5.6 cubic feet (14 archives boxes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 49
Abstract: Minutes of City of Kenosha Common Council meetings, copies of ordinances and resolutions, summaries of communications, reports, petitions, zoning maps, and related materials.
Kenosha (Wis.). Police Dept. Title: Kenosha (Wis.). Police Dept: Arrest and Complaint Files, 1932-1949 , 1955-1958
Quantity: 9.4 c.f. (24 archives boxes)
Call Number: Kenosha Series 4
Abstract: Forms showing dates, locations, names of complainants, names of investigating officers, and brief reports on primarily crime-related incidents. Included are Arrest Sheets, 1932-1949; Police Women's Arrest Sheets, 1938-1949: Detective Complaints, 1940, 1942-1945; Chief's Complaint File, 1943-1947; and General Complaints, 1940, 1942-1943, 1945-1946, 1955-1958.
Kenoshans Against Medical Waste Incineration Title: Kenoshans Against Medical Waste Incineration (KAMWI) Papers, 1988-1991
Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet (1 archives box)
Call Number: UWP Manuscript Collection 22
Abstract: The Kenoshans Against Medical Waste Incineration (KAMWI) collection consists of materials related to the effort to prevent the Medigen company from erecting a medical waste incinerator in Kenosha. KAMWI's concern was for the future health of citizens exposed to the byproducts of incineration. This collection contains correspondence with local and state officials and notes by an unknown KAMWI member, plus news clippings, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports on toxins, studies, ordinances, and court cases.
Kenton, Simon, 1755-1836 Title: Draper Manuscripts: Simon Kenton Papers, 1755-1836
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet (13 volumes)
Call Number: Draper Mss BB
Abstract: Papers which Lyman Draper gathered for a proposed biography on Simon Kenton, a noted scout and Indian fighter. Included are biographical sketches by other writers; correspondence with surviving pioneers and Kenton descendants; narrative notes about Kenton and his associates; original manuscripts by Kenton's contemporaries; dispositions describing Kenton's military career; legal documents; and newspaper and periodical articles. Kenton's own papers are sparse; although he could sign his name, he never learned to read or write.
Kenyon, Ira A. Title: Ira A. Kenyon Papers and Still Images,
Quantity: 0.1 linear ft. (1 folder) of papers and 1.2 linear ft. (1 archive box, 6 flat boxes, and 1 oversized folder) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 1588
Abstract: Papers, photographs, and photograph scrapbooks pertaining to Ira A. Kenyon, a Phillips, Wisconsin resident who served with Company B, 119th Machine Gun Battalion during World War I. The collection is comprised of six photograph scrapbooks that document the unit's organization and activation at Camp Douglas (Wisconsin), training at Camp MacArthur (Texas), military service in France, and the return to the U. S. after the war. Photographs include various soldiers posing by themselves and in small groups, relaxing, participating in sporting events and other social gatherings, and interacting with civilians. Additional images show soldiers going through drills and maneuvers, weapons training, and performing various labor tasks around camp. Images from France also depict the destruction in villages and some of the trench works near the front line, along with soldiers living in close quarters in the trenches near the front. Some of the images have been labeled. Labeled images include names of soldiers and officers, along with context descriptions. Loose photographs are of similar images found in the scrapbooks. Also included is an oversized relief halftone print of a panoramic image of Company B, 119th Machine Gun Battalion, which includes the names of the soldiers and officers from the unit. Manuscripts include a photocopy of a newspaper article pertaining to the deployment of the 119th Machine Gun Battalion and biographical material pertaining to Kenyon.
Kenyon, Kyle, 1924-1996 Title: Kyle Kenyon Papers, 1957-1972
Quantity: 7.2 c.f. (19 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 1030
Abstract: Papers of Kyle Kenyon, Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (Monroe County) from 1956 through 1972, consisting of legislative subject files and correspondence. The subject files include bills Representative Kenyon introduced or co-sponsored, campaign files, files on various laws and legislation, files related to branch banking and insurance, budget and taxes, Monroe County, education, state government, constituent issues, and individuals. Correspondence (1957-1964) documents interaction between Kenyon and his constituents; community, church, and business leaders; and other elected officials. The major correspondents include Congressman Vernon W. Thompson, Lieutenant Governor Jack Olson, and Public Service Commissioner Arthur L. Padre.
Kern Family;
Meinecke Family
Title: Kern-Meinecke Album, 1884-1893
Quantity: 0.6 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Historic Photo Collection 9
Abstract: This family album is primarily of the grandchildren of John Baptiste Adolph Kern (usually known as Adolph Kern) and Adolph Meinecke. The album also includes both interior and exterior views of the Kern and Meinecke homes and views of Milwaukee, including the parade for the 50th anniversary of the City of Milwaukee.
Kerr, Elizabeth Margaret, 1905- Title: Elizabeth Margaret Kerr Papers, 1910-1987
Quantity: 4.6 cubic ft. (10 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 31
Abstract: Papers of an English professor at the Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee which include professional and personal correspondence, photographs, newspapers clippings, applications for research grants, reviews, notes, drafts of published works, and calendars. The calendars were used as a daily diary by Kerr. The majority of the collection concerns Kerr's study of the works of American author William Faulkner.
Kerr, Walter F., 1913-1966;
Kerr, Jean, 1923-2003
Title: Walter and Jean Kerr Papers, circa 1920-1993
Quantity: 56.4 cubic feet (111 archives boxes, 68 volumes, and 2 packages), 17 tape recordings, and 16 disc recordings; plus additions of 8.3 cubic feet, 36 photographs, and 6 tape recordings
Call Number: U.S. Mss 27AN; Audio 505A; Audio 1052A; Disc 505A; M2004-120
Abstract: Papers of Walter Kerr, playwright and drama critic, and his wife Jean Kerr, humorist and playwright; the collection documents their individual and their collaborative careers. For their New York productions such as King of Hearts (1954), Mary, Mary (1961), and Poor Richard (1964), there are scripts, musical scores and recordings, photographs, notes, clippings, correspondence, and financial records. Also included are materials relating to Walter Kerr’s teaching, and his career as a theater critic. Jean Kerr’s writings are represented by correspondence and financial and legal material for Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1957), and drafts of three collections of her free-lance articles. Among many prominent correspondents in the collection are W.H. Auden, Richard Burton, Carol Channing, Oscar Hammerstein II, Moss Hart, Helen Hayes, Hubert H. Humphrey, Elia Kazan, Clare Boothe Luce, Fredric March, Mary Martin, Groucho Marx, Richard Rodgers, William Saroyan, Gloria Swanson, and Tennessee Williams.
Kerry, Tom;
Kerry, Karolyn
Title: Tom and Karolyn Kerry Papers, 1933-1983
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Mss 301; Micro 2042
Abstract: Papers of Tom and Karolyn Kerry, leaders of the Socialist Workers Party: he as an editor and national organizer and she as a labor activist and party worker. Included are biographical information, a bibliography, correspondence, speeches and writings, and miscellany. Among the correspondence are exchanges with various SWP leaders including James Cannon (1938) and Farrell Dobbs (1950s) about internal party matters. Correspondence with George Breitman, Louis Sinclair, and others concerns articles for The Militant and the International Socialist Review. Also represented are the activities of socialist youth leader Tim Wohlforth and San Francisco union leader Nat Weinstein. There is one letter from Lyndon LaRouche, Jr. Personal correspondence documents Kerry's shipboard experiences within the International Seamen's Union (1939-1941) and Karolyn Kerry's friendship with the wives of other SWP leaders.
Kerstein, Edward S., 1911-2004 Title: Edward S. Kerstein Manuscript, circa 1966
Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 23
Abstract: Collection consists of a complete manuscript and proof copy of Edward Kerstein’s biography of Daniel Hoan, Milwaukee's All-American Mayor: Portrait of Daniel Webster Hoan (1966).
Kessler, Frederick P., 1940- Title: Frederick P. Kessler Papers, 1958-1992
Quantity: 11.6 c.f. (30 archives boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 211
Abstract: Papers of Frederick P. Kessler, Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (District 10, 1960-62, 1964-72; District 12, 2004-present), and circuit and reserve circuit judge in Milwaukee County, Wis. (1973-2003). Documented subjects include Kessler's involvement with Wisconsin's legislative reapportionment in the 1970s and 1990s, Milwaukee County's court-system reorganization in the late-1970s, his involvement with the American Bar Association, Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the Wisconsin Civil Liberties Union (WCLU). Also documented are Kessler's legislative and judicial campaigns, and his interactions with staff, colleagues, and constituents around numerous topics and issues with which he was involved throughout his career, including judicial reform, the environment, civil rights, and the Wisconsin state constitution. Significant correspondents include William Proxmire, Edmund S. Muskie, Gaylord Nelson, George Berdes, William J. Johnson, Paul McCormack, Henry S. Reuss, and August C. Backus. The documents consist primarily of correspondence and subject files, some published materials, scattered newsprint, bill drafts, reports, and a few speeches.
KETC-TV (Television station: Saint Louis, Mo.) Title: The Search for America Films, 1959
Quantity: 27 film reels (16 mm)
Call Number: CA 001-CA 027
Abstract: The Search for America was a thirty-three episode television series about the human condition and living in the United States. Various experts weigh in on the social landscape of America. Topics include crime and delinquency; problems in education; human happiness; existentialism; mental health problems; America's morality; foreign aid and relations; science; and issues with race. Each film is approximately 30 minutes in length in black and white with sound.
Kewaunee County (Wis.). Public Health Department Title: Kewaunee County (Wis.). Public Health Department: Records, 1944-1991
Quantity: 1.0 cubic foot (1 archives box and 2 flat boxes)
Call Number: Kewaunee Series 92
Abstract: Records, 1944-1991, of the Kewaunee County Public Health Department, organized to promote public health through preventive medicine and education programs. Records consist of meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, policies, and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings.
Kewaunee County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools Title: Superintendent of Schools, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin Records, 1906-1966 (bulk 1950-1965)
Quantity: 6.0 cubic feet (14 archives boxes, 1 card box, and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Kewaunee Series 80
Abstract: Records, mainly 1950-1965, created by or relating to the office of the County Superintendent of Schools in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. Series highlights the educational culture of mid-20th century rural Wisconsin, by including student demographics, educational curriculum, records from district-wide school-related events, information on teacher training and qualifications, and first-hand accounts and photographs depicting classroom organization. Administrative documents illustrate supervisory duties as performed by the Superintendent of Schools in conjunction with School Committees, the County Boards of Education, and the State Department of Public Instruction.
Keyes, Elisha W. (Elisha Williams), 1828-1910 Title: Elisha W. Keyes Papers, 1808-1809, 1818-1822, 1833-1910
Quantity: 32.0 c.f. (108 archives boxes, 2 card file boxes, 41 volumes, and 1 oversize folder)
Call Number: Wis Mss N; File 1858 Oversize
Abstract: Papers of Elisha W. Keyes, a prominent Wisconsin Republican leader, chairman of the State Central Committee (1868-1877), University of Wisconsin regent (1877-1889), and Madison postmaster (1861-1882, 1898-1910), consisting of correspondence, articles, addresses, and diaries.

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