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Skeels, James W. Title: James W. Skeels Papers and Still Images,
Quantity: 0.2 linear ft. (1 archives box and 1 oversized folder) of papers, 0.1 linear ft. (1 folder and 9 tintype folders) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 679
Abstract: Papers and still images of James W. Skeels, a corporal in Company B, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry during the Civil War. The majority of the collection consists of letters written by Skeels during his service with the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry to his parents and sister in Rosendale, Wisconsin. They encompass his service from training at Camp Harvey through his time as a prisoner of war, describing conditions at camp, troop movements, and the well-being of other soldiers from his hometown. The last letter received from Skeels, written from the Confederate prison in Florence, South Carolina, asks for food and clothes. Other correspondence documents the family's unsuccessful search for Skeels after the war, leading to his classification as missing in action. Also included in the collection is a journal kept by Skeels in 1862 that describes weather and movements in brief statements. Still Images include two tintypes of Skeels in uniform and other shots of his family.
Sketch Book Publishing Company (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: American Sketch Book
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 066
Abstract: Four issues of the literary magazine American Sketch Book, published in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Sklansky, Milton W. Title: Milton W. Sklansky Papers and Photographs,
Quantity: 0.3 linear ft. (1 archives box and 1 oversize folder) of papers and 1.2 linear ft. (3 archives boxes and 2 oversize folders) of photographs.
Call Number: WVM Mss 626
Abstract: Papers and photographs of Milton W. Sklansky, a member of the 16th Evacuation Hospital and performer with the U.S.O. during World War II. The papers include scattered letters that he wrote home to his family while overseas. The letters show his attempts to make light of the danger he was in. His Jewish faith is highlighted by several holiday cards. Newspaper clippings and programs document his role as one of the “Three Goldbricks,” a trio of soldiers who dressed up like women and pretended to sing Andrews Sisters songs for troops all over the European Theater. Photographs make up the majority of the collection, and they focus on Sklansky's role as an entertainer and his work with the U.S.O. Shots of the “Three Goldbricks” and other famous U.S.O. performers, including Marlene Dietrich and Joe E. Brown, are included. Other photographs show the Spaghetti Bowl, a football game played in Rome between two US military units. Pictures of Sklansky, his girlfriend, and other acquaintances in the military along with numerous shots of scenic locations around Italy make up the rest of the series.
Skuldt, Dorothy Title: Dorothy Skuldt Family Genealogies, circa 1970-1989
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 35 photgraphs (1 archives box)
Call Number: Whitewater Mss CG; PH Whitewater Mss CG
Abstract: Research papers compiled by Dorothy Skuldt, nee Randall, of Madison, Wisconsin, primarily documenting her mother's relatives who, after living in New England and Mid-Atlantic states for most of the eighteenth century, settled in south-central Wisconsin in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Best documented are the families of Bell and Randall, both having moved to Wisconsin between the 1870s and 1890s and settled in the towns of Shopiere, Beloit, and Janesville; less extensive are her files on the families of Austin, Clark, Culver, Dye, Haviland, Skuldt, Swingle, Van Bommel, Van Vranken, and Yates. Included are news clippings, correspondence with genealogists and relatives, research notes, and rough family trees. In addition there are some photographs, many of which are identified; they include portraits, group shots, and pictures of churches and family homes.

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