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Sibley, Henry Hastings, 1811-1891 Title: Henry Hastings Sibley Papers, 1826-1848
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Micro 345; Northland Micro 3; River Falls Micro 4
Abstract: Selected items from the papers of Henry Hastings Sibley, Minnesota's first governor, during his years as a fur trader, consisting primarily of correspondence among the various American Fur Company agents located in the Wisconsin Territory. Correspondence concerns internal company business; business with Hudson Bay Fur Company; company agreements with the Dakota Indians; company interest in United States government treaties with the Dakota, Ojibwe, and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indians; attempts by the company to prevent war between the Dakota and the Sauk and Meskwaki (Fox) Indians; relations with missionaries to the Indians of the region; and company disputes with Indian agents Henry R. Schoolcraft and Lawrence Taliaferro. Correspondents prominent in the early history of Minnesota and Wisconsin include William Aitken, Frederick Ayer, Alexis Bailly, Bernard Brisbois, Ramsay Crooks, Henry Dodge, James Doty, Hercules Dousman, Jean Faribault, Alexander Faribault, Joseph Nicollet, Henry Rice, Joseph Rolette, Henry Schoolcraft, Lawrence Taliaferro, and Lyman Warren.
Siebert, Fred S. (Fred Seaton), 1902?-1982 Title: Fred S. Siebert Papers, 1934-1979
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes); plus additions of 0.6 c.f.
Call Number: U.S. Mss 28AF; MCHC76-073; MCHC79-026
Abstract: Papers of Fred Siebert, a professor of journalism and communications at the University of Illinois and Michigan State University, consisting primarily of material used for a course on World War II communications and censorship. Included are lecture materials; student papers; and news releases, bulletins, and other printed matter issued by wartime agencies such as the Division of Information of the Office of Emergency Management, the Office of Censorship, the Office of War Information, and the Press Branch of the War Department's Bureau of Public Relations.
Sierra Club. Coulee Region Group. Title: Sierra Club, Coulee Region Group Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
Quantity: 0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 266
Sierra Club. John Muir Chapter Title: Sierra Club, John Muir Chapter Records, 1959-2011
Quantity: 24.3 cubic feet (24 records center cartons, 1 archives box, and 1 oversize folder) and 0.1 cubic feet of photographs (1 folder)
Call Number: M2015-003
Abstract: Records of the John Muir Chapter of the Sierra Club in Madison, Wisconsin, consisting principally of the files of Caryl Terrell who was the Chapter Director and Lobbyist from 1983 through 2006. She volunteered on the Global Warming Solutions Team from 2009 until 2011 and has volunteered as the Legislative Chair since 2006. The administrative files consist of committee files including minutes, meeting materials, policies, action alerts, agendas, correspondence, strategic planning, conservation campaigns, legislative issues, E.J. Fellowship, environmental education, chapter history, events, groups and print materials. The subject files include topics such as air pollution, allies/collaborative efforts, concentrated animal feeding operations, energy, EQ conformity, federal conservation funding, forestry, green space, land use, legislative issues, mercury, mining, recycling, rivers, sewage, transportation, toxics, water, wastewater/groundwater, Great Lakes, wetlands, and wildlife.
Sierra Club. Midwest Office (Madison, Wis.) Title: Sierra Club, Midwest Office (Madison, Wisconsin) Records, 1971-2005
Quantity: 120.8 cubic feet, 4 negatives, 10 photographs, 44 slides, 49 videorecordings, and 101 audio recordings
Call Number: M91-089; M93-226; M96-063; M2000-106; M2001-031; M2008-077; Audio 1493A
Abstract: Records of the Midwest Office of the Sierra Club, the Club's first regional office, established in 1972. Significant because of the large number of midwestern elected officials on key congressional committees, the records reflect the organization's influence on major environmental legislation since its founding, and document lobbying efforts and grass roots organizing on environmental issues of regional and national importance. Included are surveys, studies, transcripts of hearings, reports, correspondence, position papers, and clippings relating to specific projects, and files concerning the Sierra Club's Committee on Political Education (COPE).
Sierra Club Upper Mississippi River Task Force Title: Sierra Club Upper Mississippi River Task Force Records, 1969-1976
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: River Falls Mss CM
Abstract: Records of the Sierra Club Upper Mississippi River Task Force, an environmental group organized by local Sierra Club chapters in response to perceived inadequacies of H.R. 10529, a bill sponsoring a National Recreation Area in the Upper Mississippi River Valley. The correspondence includes letters between Task Force members and from other interested parties to the Task Force. Subject files contain correspondence, reports, studies, surveys, minutes, memos, proposed legislation, meeting notices, and pamphlets of the Task Force and other environmental and non-environmental groups involved with the same issues. The collection also contains correspondence and subject files concerning the St. Croix River inclusion in the National Scenic and Wild River System, and other Mississippi River environmental issues.
Sievers, Edna Title: Edna Sievers Oral History of Fox Point, 1975
Quantity: 1 audio cassette 2 digital files (1.44 GB)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 211
Abstract: One audio cassette recording of Fox Point resident Edna Sievers answering a list of questions and describing life in the Fox Point, Wisconsin area in the early twentieth century. In this oral history, recorded on January 23, 1975, Sievers describes area stores and businesses; transportation; parks and farmland; homes and families; entertainment and social activities; and schools and government. There is no transcript.
Sigma Epsilon Sigma. Alpha Chapter (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) Title: Sigma Epsilon Sigma, Alpha Chapter Records, 1937-1983
Quantity: .4 cubic ft. (1 box) 1 oversize folder
Call Number: UWM Archival Collection 111
Abstract: Miscellaneous records of the UWM Chapter of Sigma Epsilon Sigma, a national freshman honor society. The collection contains a copy of the 1937 charter, constitution, membership cards and lists, initiation and chapter activity information, correspondence, financial statements, and other miscellaneous materials.
Sigman, David Title: Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project: David Sigman Interview, 1981-1982
Quantity: 6 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 952A
Abstract: Oral history interview conducted December 11, 1981 and March 1, 1982 by Dale E. Treleven of the Historical Society staff with David Sigman at Shorewood, Wisconsin and Laguna Hills, California. Sigman was the AFL regional director, 1937-1944, and co-author of Wisconsin's first labor relations act while a three-term Progressive assemblyman in the 1930s. This interview is part of the Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project.
Sigman, Iman, 1899?- Title: Oral History Interview with Iman Sigman, 1975
Quantity: 1 tape recording (circa 40 minutes)
Call Number: Audio 557A; Green Bay Tape 4
Abstract: Tape-recorded interview conducted for the Wisconsin Jewish Archives with Manitowoc, Wisconsin businessman Iman Sigman, concerning his youth in Russia, his family and its 1907 immigration to Two Rivers, Wisconsin, his schooling and employment, the Jewish community in Manitowoc, Zionism, reactions to the events of World War II, and work with the Manitowoc Coordinating Committee resettling refugees. Recorded by State Historical Society of Wisconsin staff member Peter Gordy.
Sigman, Samuel, 1899-1976 Title: Samuel Sigman Papers, 1922-1953
Quantity: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder) and 1 tape recording
Call Number: Wis Mss MT; Tape 53A
Abstract: Correspondence, recorded reminiscences, and personal campaign materials of Samuel Sigman, district attorney of Outagamie County, Wis., 1935-1936, and a leader and organizer in the Wisconsin Progressive movement. The papers reflect the growth and decline of the Progressive party in the 1920s and 1930s and include correspondence from numerous political and labor leaders. The collection also contains business papers of other organizations with which Sigman was affiliated, including the Appleton Labor College, the Appleton Trades and Labor Council, the Fox River Valley Home Merchants Association, and the Wisconsin Federation of Commercial Fishermen.
Silveus, Marian, 1904-1958 Title: Marian Silveus Papers, 1926-1962
Quantity: 1.6 cubic ft. (4 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 60
Abstract: Papers of a professor of history at the Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee including correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, and a small quantity of administrative and biographical materials. The papers document Silveus' career at the college from 1937 through 1958 and her historical research interests. The correspondence comprises the majority of the collection and consists of letters from Silveus' acquaintances, faculty of the college's History Department, and professional associates and organizations. Also included are letters to Silveus from U.S. servicemen during World War II, many of whom had attended the college before entering the armed services. The collection contains several unpublished manuscripts which document Silveus' historical research interests, including An American Learns to Enjoy Art (1958), Christopher Columbus (1937), Foreign Elements in Pennsylvania in the Eighteenth Century (1926), National Societies and Conventions in the Years 1850, 1860 and 1870 (1938), and The Election of 1800 in Pennsylvania (1926).
Simkowski, George R. Title: George R. Simkowski Papers, 1982-1991
Quantity: 15.2 c.f. (39 archives boxes) and 19 videorecordings
Call Number: Mss 802
Abstract: Papers of George Simkowski, president of Prime Time Marketing, a Chicago area company responsible for product placement in motion pictures. Included are scripts annotated to indicate possible product placements, as well as working files for a few films including prop lists, correspondence, and notes. The videocassettes primarily document product placements on television quiz programs.
Simons, A. M. (Algie Martin), 1870-1950;
Simons, May Wood, d. 1948
Title: Algie M. Simons and May Wood Simons Papers, 1901-1951
Quantity: 1.8 c.f. (8 archives boxes) and 13 photographs (1 folder)
Call Number: Wis Mss LG; PH 312
Abstract: Papers of Algie M. Simons and his wife May Wood Simons, both Wisconsin-born journalists, authors, and socialists, documenting lecture tours and socialist gatherings in the United States and abroad, and their editorial work on the staff of the Chicago Daily Socialist and the Milwaukee Leader. Among prominent correspondents in the collection are J. Ramsay MacDonald, Upton Sinclair, and William English Walling. Also documented is Simons' work (1931-1950) for the American Medical Association, including copies of his articles on medical economics.
Simonson, Lee, 1888-1967 Title: Lee Simonson Papers, 1922-1933
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (1 flat box)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 182AN
Abstract: Miscellaneous designs of Lee Simonson, a noted Broadway stage designer and co-founder of the Theatre Guild. Included are three posters for Guild productions at the Garrick Theatre and original watercolor renderings and pencil sketches of stage designs, costumes, and hairstyles. The costume designs for a production of Jane Eyre, which did not open on Broadway, bear extensive notes and some fabric swatches.
Simplot, A. (Alexander), 1837-1914 Title: Alexander Simplot Papers and Drawings, 1866-1911
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (1 folder), 31 drawings, 3 sketchbooks, and 2 lithographs in 1 archives box and 1 flat box
Call Number: PH 1558; SC 250
Abstract: Papers of Alexander Simplot, Civil War artist, including manuscript notes for an article on the war written in 1899, two notebooks, a scrapbook of clippings, and drawings. The drawings document pre-Civil War and Civil War activities in Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee and include drawings of towns, camps, troops, and battles. Also included are several maps made by Simplot. The maps and drawings may have been done for Harper's Weekly magazine.
Simpson, John Hemphill, 1834-1914 Title: John H. Simpson Diaries, 1857-1871
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 153
Abstract: Typescript copies of short-entry diaries, 1857, 1862-1863, 1866-1867, and 1870-1871, of John H. Simpson, a Civil War chaplain of South Carolina troops, especially the 6th, 17th, and 23rd regiments. Includes descriptions of the battles of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks), Gaines Mill, and Malvern Hill; camp life and Simpson's work on behalf of the soldiers; Southern attitudes towards Reconstruction, Radical Republicans, President Johnson, and the 4th of July; daily life, including music and reading, his courtship and marriage, and his 24-year pastorate of the New Lebanon Church, Greenbriar Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Monroe County, West Virginia; and his brother Isaiah's dental practice. Lists of Civil War songs and personal expense records are also present.
Simpson, Ruth Title: Ruth Simpson Papers, 1986-1990
Quantity: 0.2 cubic feet (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 1175
Abstract: Papers, 1986-1990, of Ruth Simpson, an organizer with Minnesota Citizens' Organizations Acting Together (COACT), documenting her activities related to activism around use of the genetically engineered recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) in dairy cattle to increase milk production. Minnesota COACT was formed in 1979 as a direct action, citizens' organization. Includes fact sheets, position papers, news clippings, editorial cartoons, letters to the editor, rBGH industry press releases and promotional literature, and industry research contracts, including some signed by Monsanto and American Cyanamid companies, with the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities to conduct rBGH research.
Sims, Stanley L., d. 2003 Title: Stanley L. Sims Papers
Physical Description: 1.6 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS Q
Abstract: Sims was employed as Administrator of La Crosse Lutheran Hospital from 1938 to 1971. Lutheran Hospital is now called Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. The papers contain an expanded version of Sims’ book, the History of La Crosse Lutheran Hospital and copy positives of the photographs used in the book.
Sinai Samaritan Medical Center Title: Sinai Samaritan Medical Center Records, 1835-2013
Quantity: 58.4 cubic ft. (85 boxes) 5 oversize folders 1 audio reel 19 audio cassettes 6 videocassettes
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 108
Abstract: Records of Sinai Samaritan Medical Center and its predecessor institutions, Evangelical Deaconess Hospital, Evangelical Deaconess School of Nursing, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Lutheran Deaconess Motherhouse, Milwaukee Hospital, the Milwaukee Lutheran Hospital, the Milwaukee Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing. Most of the records are from the Evangelical Deaconess Hospital and the Milwaukee Hospital; each of these series include annual, department, and statistical reports, property records, news clippings, and staff newsletters. The collection contains an extensive number of visual materials (photographs, safety film negatives, slides, and lantern slides) of buildings, staff, and facilities. The collection also contains records of the auxiliaries include minutes of meetings, newsletters, and photographs. The records of the schools of nursing include commencement programs, yearbooks, student records, photographs, class notes of students, and alumnae newsletters.
Sinclair, Frank, 1895-1973 Title: Frank Sinclair Papers, 1938-1964
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 128AF
Abstract: Papers of a Milwaukee Journal reporter. Organized as subject files, the papers include correspondence, clippings, and notes. Much of the material was gathered during the preparation of Blue Cross in Wisconsin published in 1964. Sinclair's articles on the plight of World War II veterans, which were instrumental in the passage of the G.I. Bill, are represented by copies of several speeches he made on the subject, though there are no notes nor correspondence relating to the topic. Other subjects documented are automobiles and public utilities.
Singer Manufacturing Company Title: Singer Manufacturing Company Records, 1850-circa 1975
Quantity: 90.0 cubic feet (192 archives boxes, 11 flat boxes, 1 card box) and 579 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: U.S. Mss AI; Micro 703; Micro 2002; Micro 2013; Micro 2014; Micro 2019; Micro 2020
Abstract: Records of the sewing-machine manufacturing company founded by Isaac M. Singer in 1851. The processed portion of the collection consists mainly of nineteenth century records, a large quantity of which is available only on microfilm. Included are historical materials, incorporation records, outgoing and incoming administrative correspondence, advertising materials and publications, subject files, and legal and financial records. The outgoing correspondence (primarily 1877 to 1924) covers many aspects of the company's business and includes letters dating from the presidencies of George McKenzie, Frederick G. Bourne, and Douglas Alexander that concern domestic and foreign management policy and routine administrative matters. Legal records and correspondence, 1846-1906, pertain to patents, litigation, and contracts. Subject files include circular letters; examiners' reports on company problems; and traveling notebooks of company executives. There are also extensive files about losses experienced in Russia following the 1917 Revolution, in Central Europe during the 1930s and 1940s, and in Japan and Germany during World War II. A large quantity of nineteenth century financial records, the majority of which are available only on microfilm, pertain to overall financial operations as monitored by the New York City office and to the operations at the Elizabethport, New Jersey factory. A few records and letterbooks relate to subsidiary companies or companies acquired by Singer such as the Wheeler and Wilson Company, the Morley Sewing Machine Company, and the National Machine Company.
Sisterhood of the Holy Nativity (Fond du Lac, Wis.) Title: Sisterhood of the Holy Nativity Records, 1882-1976
Quantity: 11 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: Micro 753; Oshkosh Micro 14; Green Bay Micro 23
Abstract: Records of the Sisterhood of the Holy Nativity (SHN), an Episcopal women's order based in Boston, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; and after 1905 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, working primarily with parish education, including Sunday school and parochial school, as well as with emergency and routine relief work. The records include general correspondence from the first forty years of the order's existence, pertaining to the founding of the order, relations with other church bodies, activities of scattered missions, and rules and regulations. The bulk of the collection is made up of diaries with entries pertaining to the members' activities such as attending mass, travel, routine chores, acceptance of new postulants, matters of concern to friends and acquaintances of the sisters, and retreats. A portion of the diaries contains similar information pertaining to activities at the Mission House on the Oneida Indian Reservation in Brown and Outagamie counties, Wisconsin, 1926-1935, 1943-1944.
Sizer, William Bramwell Title: William Bramwell Sizer Diaries, 1886-1914, 1916
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: M2010-161
Abstract: Diaries and transcripts of William Bramwell Sizer that detail his life as a Milwaukee police officer and a husband in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The early diaries describe Sizer's early career as a police officer which began in 1889 and include police calls and court appearances describing the types of petty crimes that occurred in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Milwaukee. Sizer's later diaries primarily record the weather and his daily activities at home. Also included are his obituary, letters, and clippings that detail Sizer's career and a family genealogy.

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