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Kobal, John Title: John Kobal Papers, 1932-1985
Quantity: 2.4 cubic feet (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box), 54 audio recordings
Call Number: Mss 1218; Audio 1369A
Abstract: Papers of John Kobal, a writer and researcher in the field of film, television, and drama. The predominate part of the collection are transcripts and audio recordings of interviews Kobal conducted for various book projects. A small amount of correspondence and articles written by Kobal are included along with movie scripts he collected.
Kober, Arthur, 1900-1968 Title: Arthur Kober Papers, 1921-1975
Quantity: 9.6 c.f (2 archives boxes, 9 cartons) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 7AN; Micro 1072
Abstract: Papers of a playwright and film, television, and short story writer, most popular during the 1930's and 1940's. These are arranged in series of correspondence and related material, personal papers, and writings. Kober's correspondence dates from the 1920's through the 1970's, but is incomplete. Of greatest interest is the file of letters from Lillian Hellman, including a few undated letters apparently written before their divorce in 1930, and later letters which discuss her writing and reveal the nature of their relationship. Other files include letters from family, friends, and business people, among them Bennett Cerf, Harold and Florence Rome, Irene Lee, Irene Mayer Selznick, Herman Shumlin, and Katherine White. Personal papers include Kober's diaries, fragmentary financial records, and transcribed notes from “The Audience as Collaborator,” a course Kober taught at the New School for Social Research, New York City, in 1953. Among Kober's writings are his autobiography, published and unpublished short stories, collections of short stories in book form, plays, screenplays, produced and unproduced teleplays, notes, and story and play ideas. Kober's major works include Having Wonderful Time, Let George Do It!, A Mighty Man Is He, My Dear Bella, Oooh, What You Said!, Thunder Over the Bronx, and Wish You Were Here, all of which are represented by correspondence, royalty statements, and scripts, with incomplete files of box office statements, playbills, song lyrics, and other material. On microfilm are scrapbooks of reviews of Kober's plays and articles by and about him.
Koch, Howard, 1902- Title: Howard Koch Papers, 1937-1976
Quantity: 2.9 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 50AN
Abstract: Papers of Howard Koch, a writer of motion pictures. Included are scripts, revisions, treatments, correspondence, stills, clippings, and explanatory notes for various Warner Brothers releases which Koch wrote including Casablanca (1942), for which he received an Academy Award; In This Our Life (1942); The Letter (1940); Mission to Moscow (1943); Rhapsody in Blue (1945); The Sea Hawk (1941); Sergeant York (1941); and other produced and unproduced motion pictures. Because Mission to Moscow led to Koch's testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947, the notes and correspondence pertaining to the writing of this screenplay are of special interest. Also relating to this subject are a transcript of his testimony to the committee and notes and correspondence relating to his subsequent blacklisting. The collection also includes a file on War of the Worlds which Koch wrote for Mercury Theatre of the Air (CBS) in 1938 and which was largely responsible for launching his career. Included are several script revisions, a letter from Koch describing the documents, a book, and a made-for-TV movie concerning the famous broadcast. Among Koch's prominent correspondents are Ingrid Bergman, Joseph E. Davies, Margaret Sullivan, Jack Warner, and Edward Bennett Williams.
Koch, Leo, 1916- Title: Leo Koch Papers, 1943-1972
Quantity: 5.4 c.f. (14 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 782
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1956-1970, of Leo Koch, a biologist and activist who participated in the anti-war, civil liberties, civil rights, and counterculture movements of the 1960s. Concerning his controversial dismissal from the faculty of the University of Illinois in 1960 for publicly condoning premarital sex are correspondence, reports, clippings, and hearing transcripts. Also included are correspondence, minutes, clippings, and press releases documenting many organizations with which he was involved such as the American Humanists Association, the Liberal Party (New York), New York League for Sexual Freedom, Rockland County (NY) Committee to End the War in Vietnam, the School of Living (Brookville, Ohio), and Veterans for Peace. Also included is personal correspondence, newsclippings, a diary and World War II service records, information concerning experiments with LSD, and draft and printed copies of writings on scientific and general topics.
Koehring Co. Title: Koehring Company Photographs, 1919-1928
Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Historic Photo Collection 10
Abstract: Koehring Company of Milwaukee manufactured pavers, shovels, cranes, draglines, concrete mixers, dumptors, mudjacks, bar cutters, and benders. The collection of photographs includes pictures of the equipment that they manufactured and action photos of their equipment in use.
Koelling, Eloise Title: Eloise Koelling Papers, 1954-1985
Quantity: 5.8 cubic ft. (7 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 54
Abstract: Collection of former UW-Milwaukee music professor and composer Eloise Koelling who spent the majority of her career at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1947-1969). The collection includes various musical scores, primarily suites, sonatas, and concertos for orchestra, as well as children's music, which Koelling composed between 1954 and 1969. The collection also contains scrapbooks (1956-1985), consisting of letters to Koelling, mainly from other UWM professors and composers; concert programs, containing many of her compositions; newspaper clippings describing Koelling's career along with awards she received for her work; and miscellaneous correspondence.
Koepp, David, 1963- Title: David Koepp Papers, 1987-2013
Quantity: 1.4 cubic feet (1 record center carton and 1 archives box)
Call Number: M2018-045
Abstract: Papers of screenwriter and director David Koepp including early drafts, notes, scene cards, and final shooting scripts for films he wrote between 1987 and 2013 including War of the Worlds (2005), Ghost Town (2007), and Angels and Demons (2008). Also includes 35 mm film prints of Suspicious (1994) and The Trigger Effect (1996).
Kohlbeck's, Inc. Title: Kohlbeck's, Inc. Records, 1881-2000
Quantity: 9.6 c.f. (5 archives boxes, 12 flat boxes) and 16 photographs
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 174; PH 6375
Abstract: Records of Kohlbeck's, Inc., a tailor shop and clothing store established in 1876 by Frank Kohlbeck, Sr. in Algoma, Wisconsin. The business was managed by four generations of the Kohlbeck family until it closed in 2000. The collection consists of general business papers including advertising materials and correspondence, customer measurement books and financial records including cash books, day books, ledgers, banking materials, and expense and customer account records as well as tax, insurance and other legal documents. The collection also includes sixteen photographs of the business and members of the Kohlbeck family.
Kohler, Marie Christine, 1876-1943;
Kohler, Ruth DeYoung, 1906-1953
Title: Marie C. Kohler and Ruth DeYoung Kohler Papers, 1920-1944, 1953, 1955
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (4 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 volume), 0.4 c.f. of photographs, and 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Mss 585; PH 6502; Micro 2100
Abstract: Papers of Marie C. Kohler, a daughter of Walter J. Kohler, Sr., and her sister-in-law, Ruth DeYoung Kohler, the wife of Herbert Kohler, Sr., concerning their respective civic activities. The papers include correspondence, minutes, newspaper clippings, and other materials primarily relating to Marie's work with Aubrey Williams and the Wisconsin Conference of Social Work and the annual Kohler Better Homes Week and to Ruth's work on the restoration of the Wade House, a stagecoach inn at Greenbush, Wisconsin, now a historic site of the Wisconsin Historical Society. The Better Homes scrapbooks, which were in deteriorating condition, are available only on microfilm, with the exception of the original pages that contained fabric swatches, selected photographs, and floor plans. Other small files concern Marie's involvement in the Citizen's Committee on Unemployment (1930-1931), the Wisconsin Welfare Council (1941-1943), Wendell Willkie's 1940 presidential campaign, and the purchase of Japanese prints from Frank Lloyd Wright.
Kohler, Walter J. (Walter Jodok), 1875-1940 Title: Walter J. Kohler Sr., Papers, 1920-1931 (bulk 1929-1930)
Quantity: 18.2 c.f. (43 archives boxes, 4 card boxes, and 1 oversize folder) and 47 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Mss 870; Micro 2089
Abstract: Papers, mainly 1929-1930, of Walter J. Kohler Sr., a Wisconsin businessman and Republican governor (1929-1931), consisting almost entirely of official gubernatorial papers. The entire collection is also available on microfilm. Included are correspondence, minutes, reports, and clippings regarding judicial and administrative appointments, public appearances, complaints, and the administration of the Conservation Commission, the Board of Control, the Highway Commission, the Industrial Commission, the Legislative Reference Bureau, the Board of Public Affairs, the Railroad Commission, the Tax Commission, and other state agencies. Additional correspondence, petitions, and notes concern pending legislation about chain stores, income taxes, park acquisitions, fishing license fees, labor unions, the repeal of the Wisconsin Prohibition Law, and many other topics. There are also subject files on the Wisconsin Citizen's Committee on Unemployment. A few items document electoral politics and the attempt by the La Follette faction of the Republican Party to oust Kohler for alleged campaign violations. A substantial part of the collection documents the ceremonial functions of the office including the issuance of resolutions, proclamations, and official greetings. Prominent correspondents include John E. Alexander, Louis Allis, Thomas Amlie, Emil Baensch, Levi Bancroft, Meta Berger, John Blaine, A.M. Brayton, W.H. Bridgeman, Charles E. Broughton, William G. Bruce, Richard E. Byrd, W.J. Campbell, John B. Chapple, W.D. Connor, Calvin Coolidge, Theodore Dammann, Thomas Duncan, F. Ryan Duffy, D.C. Everest, Edward T. Fairchild, Harold S. Falk, Wilbur B. Foshay, Chester A. Fowler, Oscar M. Fritz, Gustave Gehrz, George Gilkey, Bernard Gettelman, Walter S. Goodland, Henry Graass, Halbert Hoard, Daniel Hoan, Merlin Hull, Ralph Immell, J.W. Jackson, J.C. Kleczka, Irvine Lenroot, Don Lescohier, Orland Loomis, Frank O. Lowden, Francis McGovern, Oscar Morris, Morgan Murphy, George B. Nelson, John M. Nelson, John S. Owen, Joseph A. Padway, George S. Parker, Gifford Pinchot, F.J. Sensenbrenner, Conrad Shearer, Franklin D. Roosevelt, W.A. Titus, Ellis B. Usher, George Vits, Lawrence C. Whittet, John D. Wickhem, Aubrey Williams, and C.C. Younggreen. Portions of the collection are indexed by name.
Kohn, LaVern A. Title: LaVern A. Kohn Moving Image Materials, 1930-1940
Quantity: 4 film reels
Call Number: AD 038; AD 039; CB 435; CB 436
Abstract: Amateur footage made during the 1930s by LaVern A. Kohn, former highway commissioner of Dodge County, Wis. (1933-1939), which includes a ski tournament in Oconomowoc, Wis.; a car race; a duck release at the Horicon Marsh; the Century of Progress International Exhibition, Chicago, Ill., 1933-1934; highway snow removal in Dodge County, Wis.; road construction equipment and processes in Delton, Wis., and Iron Ridge, Wis.; parades in Reeseville, Wis., and Juneau, Wis.; and the 1933 milk strike. Some of this footage may have been shot as part of Kohn's work as highway commissioner. Other footage includes a baseball game and open pit mining.
Kokolsky, Philip Title: Philip Kokolsky Composition Book
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 007
Abstract: Composition book kept by Philip Kokolsky of La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Kole, John W., 1934- Title: John W. Kole Papers, 1960-1989
Quantity: 3.4 c.f. (9 archives boxes) and 4 tape recordings
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 197; Tape 1383A
Abstract: Papers of Kole, a former chief (1970-1989) of the Washington, D.C. bureau of the Milwaukee Journal from 1970 to 1989. Prior to that time he was a staff writer for the Milwaukee Journal and the capital bureau (1963-1970). The papers consist of draft articles, clippings, memoranda and correspondence, handwritten and typed notes, and research material. Kole's coverage of Wisconsin and national government, politics and politicians is represented by files on Les Aspen, Robert Kasten, Melvin Laird, Gaylord Nelson, David Obey, Alvin O'Konski, William Proxmire, Henry Reuss, Clement Zablocki, Henry Maier and others. Documented issues relating to Wisconsin include Project ELF, the Ice Age Trail, and the St. Lawrence Seaway. Some of the files contain draft articles by other members of the Washington, D.C. bureau: Frank A. Aukofer, Laurence “Con” Eklund, and Ira Kapenstein.
Konnak, Harold, 1904- Title: Harold Konnak Papers, 1928-1981
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (1 folder); plus additions of 0.3 c.f. and 5 photographs
Call Number: Parkside SC 44; M2006-100
Abstract: Papers of Harold Konnak, a lawyer and board member for several organizations, including the Racine Board of Education, the Racine Library Board, the Board of Visitors of the University of Wisconsin, the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin, and the Board of Governors of the Wisconsin State Bar. The collection documents both Konnak's professional career and his years of community service.
Konopacki, Mike Title: Mike Konopacki Political Cartoons and Work Calendars, 1972-1984
Quantity: 5.2 cubic feet (1 archives box and 12 flat boxes)
Call Number: PH 6354
Abstract: Original political cartoon drawings and work calendars of Mike Konopacki, a Madison, Wisconsin, political cartoonist whose work appeared in several Wisconsin publications including The Waukesha Freeman, The Progressive, and the Dane County Labor Council's Union Labor News as well as in various other labor publications. Konopacki also contributed one cartoon per month to the Washington-based news service Press Association Inc. and cartoons to the United Auto Workers union magazine Solidarity. He created cartoons for Gorham House syndicate, a private syndicate formed by Konopacki in 1976; for Rothco, the first national syndicate to which Konopacki sold cartoons, 1976–1978; for Madison Press Connection, 1978-1979; and for his own state syndicate, Huck-Konopacki Labor Cartoons, beginning in November 1983. Also included are photomechanical transfers (PMTs) of some of Konopacki's cartoons. Konopacki's work calendars document the subject matter of each cartoon and for which paper or organization the cartoon was drawn.
Koop, Henry, 1811-1877 Title: Henry Koop Papers, 1837-1886
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Platteville Mss A
Abstract: Correspondence, accounts, and records relating to Henry Koop's general merchandise business in Mineral Point, Wisconsin; primarily dealing with costs and shipments of various goods.
Kopernik 500th Anniversary Committee of Wisconsin Title: Kopernik 500th Anniversary Committee of Wisconsin Records, 1971-1978
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 20
Abstract: Records of a committee formed by Cudahy optometrist Dr. Edward J. Tomasik to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the birth of astronomer and scientist Mikolaj Kopernik (Nicolaus Copernicus) in 1473. The Milwaukee-based organization sponsored several activities during 1973; among them were a banquet, an exhibit of Copernicus artifacts at the Milwaukee Public Museum, and publication of a monograph. Included in the collection are correspondence and financial and other records of the committee; papers regarding arrangements for the banquet and exhibit, such as correspondence, minutes of meetings, programs, speeches, and photographs; and printed reference material and clippings.
Koppelkam, Mark Title: Mark Koppelkam Papers, 1965-1981
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (1 record center carton and 1 archives box)
Call Number: M86-167
Abstract: Papers, 1965-1981, of Mark Koppelkam, a community activist and former 9th District Madison alderman focusing mainly on environmental issues, including recycling and waste management, noise control, and energy use. The collection includes reports, memoranda, clippings, correspondence, press releases, and notes. Also included are materials about housing in Madison, zoning, and county and state government issues such as investments.
Korducki, Sandra, 1937- Title: Sandra Korducki Papers, 1951-1956
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (1 folder)
Call Number: Milwaukee SC 119
Abstract: Photographs, newsclippings, and programs illustrating Korducki's involvement in the Mazur Polish Dancers, the Polish Summer School, and the Walker's Point Youth and Family Center in Milwaukee.
Kosmatka, Mary J., 1906- Title: Mary J. Kosmatka Family Papers, 1896-1979
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 flat box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 76
Abstract: Family photographs and genealogies, a few letters, newsclippings, and other items preserved by Mary Grochowska Kosmatka. Among those represented in the collection are members of the Kuszewski and Grochowski families in Milwaukee. There are many photographs of the relatives of Mary Kosmatka, as well as photos of herself as a young woman, and as a member of the Marya Konopnicka Dramatic Circle. The Dramatic Circle, which presented plays in Polish at St. Casimir's Church in Milwaukee, is represented by cast and banquet photos from the 1920's and 1930's. Also included is a family genealogy compiled by Kosmatka, her own autobiographical sketch, newsclippings of her experiences as a VISTA worker in Arizona, and a few family records.
Koszarski, Richard, 1947- Title: Richard Koszarski Papers, 1889-2013
Quantity: 5.0 cubic feet (5 record center cartons) and 15.3 Megabytes
Call Number: M2022-005
Abstract: Papers of Richard Koszarski related to the publication Film History: An International Journal. Koszarski founded Film History and edited its first twenty-four volumes from 1987 to 2012. The journal is known for considering external context like social and historical factors, instead of focusing on theoretical approaches or narrow analysis of films themselves. With Koszarski as editor, the journal published a wide variety of topics and featured the work of many notable scholars in the growing field. Includes correspondence from scholars who submitted to the journal, with some drafts and printed images, and from the editors of special issues. Also includes editorial correspondence, publicity, and the run of the first twenty-four journals.
Koterba, Jeff Title: Jeff Koterba Editorial Cartoons, circa 2000
Quantity: 8 drawings (1 folder)
Call Number: PH 6570
Abstract: Original political cartoons created by Jeff Koterba for the Omaha World Herald, representing national and international political issues.
Kotz, Nick Title: Nick Kotz Papers, 1935-2008 (bulk 1950-1977)
Quantity: 91.2 cubic feet, 807 tape recordings, 70 compact discs, 1 videorecording, and 22 photographs
Call Number: M82-471; Audio 1304A; M86-271; M86-276; M89-104; M2001-136; M2008-043; M2014-042
Abstract: Papers of Nick Kotz, a journalist who has worked for the Des Moines Register and the Washington Post, and who with his wife Mary Lynn has written extensively on the labor and civil rights movements. Included are research materials for his books, A Passion for Equality: George Wiley and the Movement, Let Them Eat Promises: The Politics of Hunger in America, The Unions, Wild Blue Yonder: Money, Politics, and the B-1 Bomber, and Judgment Days: Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Laws that Changed America, among others.
Kouzmanoff, Kathy Title: Kathy Kouzmanoff Papers, 1985-2001
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (3 archives boxes), 10 tape recordings, and 7 videocassettes
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 196; Tape 1388A; VHA 520-526
Abstract: Papers of Kouzmanoff, a former nun, adult educator, and psychotherapist primarily relating to her role in the establishment and operation of the Mind's Eye Institute (MEI) in Brookfield, Wisconsin and brief papers of her husband John Kouzmanoff (1930-1995). The Mind's Eye Institute was a non-profit membership organization formed in 1988 and disbanded in 1999 that attempted to enhance inner personal development through Jungian psychoanalysis and techniques of the “New Age” philosophy. The records documenting MEI include articles of incorporation, minutes and other policy records, newsletters, brochures and other publicity materials, and video and sound recordings of special group programs. Scattered papers including photocopied scrapbooks, writings, additional sound recordings, and biographical materials contain information on Kouzmanoff's own life and ideas as well as her role in MEI. Political and civil rights activist John Kouzmanoff is documented by a 1985 reminiscence of participation in several Chicago civil rights marches with Martin Luther King, Jr., and a file of mailings and papers collected as a result of his role as a Jesse Jackson delegate to the 1988 National Democratic Party Convention. Several photographs of the Kouzmanoffs have been filed in the Visual Materials Name File in Madison.

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