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Wolfe, Wolfe and Reid Law Firm. Title: Wolfe, Wolfe and Reid Law Firm Records
Physical Description: 6.4 cubic feet
Call Number: MSS 130
Abstract: William F. “Billy” Wolfe (1868–1917), Albert C. “A. C.” Wolfe (1885–1955) and Lucien Reid (1891– unknown) were prominent La Crosse, Wisconsin, attorneys at the turn of the 20th century. After William F. Wolfe’s untimely death in 1917, Albert C. Wolfe and Lucien Reid operated the practice briefly as Wolfe & Reid, then dissolved the partnership and practiced law independently. The majority of this collection is comprised of the law firm’s routine correspondence; however, William Wolfe’s personal and political correspondence dating 1899-1918 is a valuable piece in looking at Wisconsin’s Progressive Era state political history. Wolfe, an avid Democrat, became politically prominent in the 1910s, holding different offices. He had just been appointed Federal District Attorney when he suddenly suffered a stroke and died shortly afterwards at the height of his career. This collection shows the daily operations of a law firm during the early 1900s, and also the Progressive Era in Wisconsin, through Wolfe’s 1910-1917 correspondence with some of the state’s most prominent Democratic politicians, including John Aylward and Joseph E. Davies.
Roth, Wolfgang Title: Wolfgang Roth Papers, 1936-1973
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 44AN
Abstract: Papers of a stage designer, consisting of photographs, original and photostatic copies of set, prop, and costume designs and some annotated scripts, sketches, and lighting plots for various dramatic and operatic productions in the United States and Germany. Of special interest is Roth's reminiscent article about his relationship with Bertolt Brecht and his set designs for Brecht on Brecht (1961).
Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Barron, Wis.) Title: Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Barron, Wis.) Records, 1921-1956
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Stout Mss Q
Abstract: Secretary's books, two treasurer's books (1930-1944), and a few letters and news releases.
Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Delavan, Wis.) Title: Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Delavan, Wis.) Records, 1902-1960
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Whitewater Mss AV
Abstract: Records of the Delavan, Wisconsin, chapter of the WCTU, organized in 1874. Records document work for women's suffrage, Sunday gospel gatherings, music programs, youth activities, speakers, voters programs, fund-raising for overseas missionary work, and dinners and socials. Records consist of two minute books and two dues and cash books.
Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Evansville, Wis.) Title: Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Evansville, Wis.) Records, 1889-1964
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Whitewater Mss AO; Whitewater Micro 8; Micro 699
Abstract: Records of the Evansville, Wisconsin, affiliate of the WCTU, an organization advocating total abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, and narcotics. Records include minute books; a treasurer's book, 1930-1947; convention programs, 1953-1964; histories of temperance activities in Rock County; biographical materials about temperance leaders Frances Willard, Genesee Wesleyan, and Lillian Stevens; education and program materials, 1951-1964; materials from WCTU institutes; and a treasurer's book from the Rock County WCTU, 1889-1950. On microfilm are two scrapbooks, 1944-1946 and 1950-1951, and a few loose clippings pertaining to temperance and religious issues.
Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Milton, Wis.) Title: Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Milton, Wis.) Records,1889-1960
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Whitewater Mss AU
Abstract: Records of the Milton, Wisconsin, chapter of the WCTU, consisting of minute books of monthly meetings, 1949-1959; a treasurer's account and cash book, 1889-1922; and two cash books, 1922-1960, documenting the organization's anti-alcohol campaigns and work with the other local chapters in Rock County.
Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Milwaukee, Wis.) Title: Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Milwaukee, Wis.) Records, 1926-1950
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 2
Abstract: Records of several Milwaukee area Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizations, including the Milwaukee County Union and the First Milwaukee, Lillian Stevens, and Willard chapters. The work of the chapters included temperance and allied social reform activities, and was carried on through monthly meetings; programs, speakers, and county conventions dealing with alcohol and narcotics; and community and school education work. Records comprise scattered correspondence, minutes, secretaries' books, and other records.
Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Rice Lake, Wis.) Title: Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Rice Lake, Wis.) Records, 1898, 1922-1976
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Stout Mss P
Abstract: Secretary's books (1928-1969), a WCTU songbook (circa 1924), minutes and convention programs of the Tri-County Board, and other items.
Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Wisconsin Title: Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Wisconsin Records, 1881-1956
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (2 cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 512
Abstract: Treasurer's records, including ledgers of local chapters' financial relations with the state WCTU, cashbooks of receipts and disbursements, a record of receipts for special funds, subscription lists (1928-1946) for Union Signals, and other records.
Woman's Club of Madison (Wis.) Title: Woman's Club of Madison Records, 1893-1978
Quantity: 13.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons, 3 archives boxes, and 24 flat boxes) and 19 photographs
Call Number: M95-265
Abstract: Records of the Woman's Club of Madison, a club organized in 1893 “to promote agreeable and useful relations among women” and “to aid in the development of their intellect by the consideration and discussion of all subjects of interest, moral and social.” Included are a constitution and bylaws, year books, minutes, department and committee records, financial records, membership information, scrapbooks, papers presented at club meetings, a small amount of correspondence, and a folder of photographs primarily of dramatic productions. Also included are records of the Law Enforcement League, of which the club was a member, and the Woman’s Building Association, formed by the club to purchase a building.
Woman's Club of Wisconsin Title: Woman's Club of Wisconsin Records, 1870-2012
Quantity: 27.3 cubic ft. (32 boxes) 2 oversize folders 27 digital files (7.74 GB) plus additions of 3.6 cubic ft. (7 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 221
Abstract: This collection contains records from the Woman's Club of Wisconsin and the affiliated organizations of the Athenaeum Stock Company, the Guardian Realty Stock Company, the League of Patriotic Women, and the Woman's Club of Wisconsin Foundation, Inc. The records mainly consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, committee files, legal papers, architectural drawings, programs, newspaper clippings, newsletters, yearbooks, and photographs of the club and its members.
Woman's Fortnightly Club (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: Woman's Fortnightly Club (La Crosse, Wisconsin) Yearbook
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 053
Abstract: Yearbook kept by the Woman's Fortnightly Club in La Crosse, Wisconson, 1898. The Woman's Fortnightly Club was an organization for women to study and discuss literary topics, specifically focusing on American authors.
Woman's Industrial Exchange of La Crosse (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: Woman's Industrial Exchange of La Crosse, Wisconsin Records
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 039
Abstract: Records of the Woman's Industrial Exchange of La Crosse, Wisconsin, an organization of women who worked to develop a retail outlet for their handcrafted goods. Materials include a constitution, bylaws, lists of officers, and meeting minutes and range in date from 1893 to 1895.
Woman's Relief Corps (U.S.). Department of Wisconsin Title: Woman's Relief Corps (U.S.). Department of Wisconsin: Records, 1883-1984
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 folder), 21 reels of microfilm (35mm), 9 photographs, and 9 pieces of ephemera
Call Number: Micro 1151; SC 174; PH 3805; PH 3806
Abstract: Records of local Wisconsin chapters of a national women's organization, the auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Republic, established in the state in 1884. Although also concerned with general charitable endeavors and patriotic education, the corps was primarily concerned with aiding veterans and their dependents, particularly those at the Grand Army Home at King, Wisconsin. Microfilmed records include minutes of groups at Columbus, Delavan, Evansville, Fond du Lac, La Crosse, Monticello, Neenah, Omro and other communities, as well as a few charters, financial records, scrapbooks, and correspondence. From the department headquarters there are histories, sample forms, and copies of general orders and circular letters pertaining to Wisconsin. The photographs include images of individuals and groups associated with the Woman's Relief Corps. Also included are holiday cards from the corps, an envelope imprinted with “Corps 1090,” and a ribbon from a candidate for national president of the Woman's Relief Corps.
Woman's Relief Corps (U.S.). Robert Chivas Post No. 2 (Milwaukee, Wis.) Title: Woman's Relief Corps, Robert Chivas Post No. 2 Records, 1885-1947
Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 193
Abstract: This collection contains cash books (1885-1940), meeting minutes (1885-1944), member account books (1885-1914), and a roll of members (1921-1940) for the Milwaukee chapter of the Woman's Relief Corps Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. This chapter was founded in 1885 by wives and daughters of men having served in the Robert Chivas Post No. 2 (Milwaukee, Wis.), a branch of the Grand Army of the Republic. Its aim was to commemorate the deeds of American soldiers and army nurses and to give aid to war widows and orphans. These volumes document the charitable and patriotic activities of the society and explicate the roll Corps members aspired to as the female counterparts to the male body of the Grand Army of the Republic. In addition, the cash books and account information detail the corps' spending activities as well as individual member initiation dates, activities, and dues paid. Also included in the collection is a 1945 roster for the Wisconsin Department of the Woman's Relief Corps, and General Orders, No. 1 and No. 2 for the year 1947. These documents list state-wide membership information and the names and addresses of executives and officers. They also indicate the locations for all extant Wisconsin branches and detail organizational activities and goals.
Woman's Relief Corps. Department of Wisconsin Title: Woman's Relief Corps. Department of Wisconsin Records and Photographs,
Quantity: 8.0 linear ft. (15 archives boxes and 1 flat box) of papers, 1 folder of photographs, and 1 folder of paper prints.
Call Number: WVM Mss 2
Abstract: Records and photographs of a patriotic women's organization devoted to the care and recognition of Union Civil War veterans. The bulk of the collection consists of administrative and financial records of the Department of Wisconsin, from its creation in 1884 through the 1920's. Also included are the registers of delegates and visitors to national and departmental conventions in the early twentieth century. Some records pertain to local corps within the Department of Wisconsin; these records include meeting minutes, financial records, and rolls of members. The collection contains particularly complete records for Corps No. 25 (Wyocena), Corps No. 31 (Waunakee), and Corps No. 79 (Palmyra). The patriotic concerns of the Women's Relief Corps are reflected in the materials relating to the national organization, such as a pamphlet concerning the authorship of the “Pledge of Allegiance.”
Woman's Relief Corps (U.S.). Willian Evans Corps No. 7 (Menomonie, Wis.) Title: Woman's Relief Corps. William Evans Corps No. 7: Records, 1901-1953
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Stout Mss G
Abstract: Minutes, 1936-1951; dues books, 1904-1920 and 1928-1938; cashbooks, 1902-1920 and 1929-1953; roll calls of officers, 1901-1947; a volume containing recipes, party ideas, and a record of chapter social events, 1931-1936; and miscellaneous papers.
Woman's Literary Club (Milwaukee, Wis.) Title: Woman’s Literary Club Records, 1899-1999
Quantity: 1.3 cubic ft. (4 boxes)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 338
Abstract: The Woman’s Literary Club was founded in 1899 and this collection includes records of their activities.
Woman’s Relief Corps, Department of Wisconsin Title: Woman’s Relief Corps Journals (Wisconsin), 1914-1935
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 408
Abstract: The Woman’s Relief Corps (WRC) was created in July 1883. It is a women’s auxiliary group of the Grand Army of the Republic. This collection consists of three hand-written journals of meeting minutes from Wisconsin’s WRC Robert Chivas Corps No. 23.
Women Against Rape (Milwaukee, Wis.). Title: Women Against Rape Records, 1975-1993
Quantity: 10.5 cubic ft. (14 boxes) 1,376 digital files (40.7 GB) 1 oversize folder 3 rolls
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 352
Abstract: Minutes, correspondence, proposals, newsletters, news clippings, case files, print materials, and artifacts from Women Against Rape (WAR). WAR's activities included advocating for adult and child survivors of rape and sexual abuse, establishing an anti-rape unit in the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), and educating professionals, children, and the public on sexual violence prevention and intervention. The bulk of the records date from 1979 to 1984.
Women Against Violence Against Women Title: Women Against Violence Against Women Records, 1976-1978
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 570
Abstract: A photocopied handwritten journal kept by WAVAW coordinator Julia London, with a few additional leaflets and press releases, of a coalition of women formed in March 1976. Strongest in California, the group also had chapters throughout the country, which formed in opposition to the movie Snuff, portraying the supposed dismemberment on screen of an actress. Following the successful curtailment of the movie's run, WAVAW turned its attention to record album covers with abusive images of women, in particular those of Warner Brothers, Elektra, and Atlantic records, and the 1978 Rolling Stones cover and billboard, “Black and Blue.” London's journal includes notes concerning organizational strategies used in the movie and record cover campaigns, media coverage and involvement, and cooperation with other women's groups. Drafts of press releases are also included, as are names and addresses of friends and supporters. A separate folder contains printed press releases, flyers, and leaflets of WAVAW.
Women and Poverty Public Education Initiative Title: Women and Poverty Public Education Initiative Collection, 1990-2005
Quantity: 5.8 cubic feet (5 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)
Call Number: UWP Manuscript Collection 41
Abstract: This collection includes correspondence, sales reports, company publications, photographs of employees, newspaper articles, and meeting minutes of Snap-on, a tool manufacturing corporation based in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Women for a Peaceful Christmas Title: Women for a Peaceful Christmas Records, 1971-1974
Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Mss 861
Abstract: Correspondence, newsclippings, press releases, newsletters, pamphlets, flyers, planning materials, scattered financial materials, and memorabilia of a Madison (Wis.)-based organization which encouraged a three-way protest over the Vietnam War, pollution, and Christmas season commercialization by urging economic boycott and purchase or creation of simple, ecological, and non-commercial Christmas gifts. With the slogan, “No More Shopping Days 'til Peace,” the organization's efforts were featured in nationwide media including the Christian Science Monitor and Woman's Day magazine. The group produced bumper stickers, buttons, notecards, and a booklet suggesting alternatives to commercial gift giving. A yearly Peace Festival featuring crafts people and artisans was held in Madison from 1971-1974. Correspondence consists primarily of requests for materials and information. Those requests containing statements of opinion and philosophy regarding the Vietnam War, ecology, Christmas commercialization, and family Christmas celebration practices were retained and form the collection's bulk. There is also some materials of Women Uniting to End the War (Ann Arbor, Michigan) from which the Madison group sprang as well as newsletters and flyers primarily from Vietnam War protest organizations offering similar activities and focus.
Women for Meaningful Summits Title: Women for Meaningful Summits Records, 1984-1997
Quantity: 2.8 cubic feet (7 archives boxes), 32 photographs (1 folder), 1 poster (1 oversize folder), 1 tape recording and 1 disc recording
Call Number: Mss 1026; PH 6517; Audio 1438A
Abstract: Records of Women for Meaningful Summits, a social action organization based in Washington D.C. and initially established in 1985 as Women for a Meaningful Summit (WMS) to promote political responsibility and ensure a meaningful outcome of the 1985 Geneva summit meetings between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and the leader of the former Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev. WMS became fully incorporated as a non-profit in 1987 and the name changed to Women for Meaningful Summits/USA. Along with establishing themselves as a presence at international summits, WMS became a clearinghouse for the activities of other social action groups, peace organizations, and feminist organizations. The collection contains meeting minutes, bylaws, articles of incorporation, correspondence, financial records, summit and event materials, international relations information, media coverage, and records of partner organizations.
Monk, Janice J. Title: Women in Geography Project Records, 1988-2010
Quantity: 2 cubic ft. (6 boxes; including 105 audio cassettes)
Call Number: AGSL Manuscript Collection 24
Abstract: Collection contains oral history interviews conducted by Janice Monk from the late 1980s to the early 2000s with female geographers on their experiences in the profession.
- - - Title: “Women Like Us” Films, 1979-1981
Quantity: 4 videocassettes
Call Number: VBA 799-802
Abstract: Three NBC News Special Reports for daytime television on women's roles in their families and in the work force. All the videocassettes are 3/4 inch U-Matic cassettes in color with sound. VBA 801 includes commercials.
- - - Title: Women of Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project, 1988-1995
Quantity: 88 tape recordings, 0.6 cubic feet (2 archives boxes), and 15 photographs
Call Number: Audio 1326A; M2001-030
Abstract: The Women of Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project consists of interviews with twenty-seven women active in the labor movement in Wisconsin, selected to form a representative sample of unions, geographic areas, and type of work (service, industrial, building trades, public employees, etc.). The women discuss work experiences, their role in their respective union organizations, issues important to them as women workers, and prominent leaders with whom they worked. The project was directed by Joanne Ricca with funding support from the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, the International Association of Machinists District 10, the United Steel Workers of America District 32, the Wisconsin Labor History Society, and the Milwaukee Chapter of Coalition of Labor Union Women. The interviews were conducted by Jamakaya (formerly J.M. Dombeck) with the exception of one which was conducted by Joanne Ricca. In addition to the tape-recorded interviews, there is background information on the project, short biographies of each interviewee with a brief description of the interview, and indexes to each interview. There are also photographs of some of the interviewees.
Women Strike for Peace Title: Women Strike for Peace Records, 1958-1969
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 433
Abstract: Records of the Washington, D.C., chapter of a women's peace organization founded in 1961, and of its founder, Dagmar Wilson. Chapter records include correspondence, committee and activity files, clippings, and printed and near-print material relating to WSP opposition to the arms race, nuclear weapons proliferation, and later, to the Vietnam War. Twice during the early 1960's WSP was investigated by the House Committee on Un-American Activities; a major portion of the records relate to these confrontations. Wilson's papers include correspondence, speech notes and biographical data. A few records of other chapters of WSP are also present.
Women's Army Corps and Veterans' Association. Milwaukee Chapter Title: Women's Army Corps and Veterans' Association. Milwaukee Chapter: Records, 1947-1964
Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 123
Abstract: Records of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin chapter of an organization open to honorably discharged members of the Women's Army Corps and Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, whose object was to promote the general welfare of all veterans, especially those of the WAC and WAAC. The records include brief historical outlines, 1947-1964; minutes, 1947-1956; financial records, 1949-1956; and a small amount of correspondence and national material. Activities documented by the records include social activities and visits to area hospitals.
Women's Christian Temperance Union. Central Union (Madison, Wis.) Title: Women's Christian Temperance Union. Central Union (Madison, Wis.): Records, 1880s, 1914-1962
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 1 photograph
Call Number: Mss 443; PH Mss 443 (5)
Abstract: Records of a WCTU Madison, Wisconsin chapter founded in 1880, including a minute book (1934-1944), an historical sketch of the Central Union, and other materials. Also included are minutes, 1940-1955, of the Loyal Temperance Union, a youth group; a file on the Wisconsin Temperance Federation; and a banquet photograph of the 1952 Annual Meeting of the National Women's Christian Temperance Union which includes members of the Central Union.
Women's Coalition, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wis.) Title: Women's Coalition, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wis.), 1972-1987
Quantity: 2.6 c.f. (7 archives boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 177
Abstract: Minutes, newsletters, miscellaneous print and near print materials of an umbrella group of women's organizations in Milwaukee (Wis.) whose activities included advocating for battered women, “Take Back the Night” rallies, running a women's crisis line, and fighting for other feminist goals. Their subject files concern topics such as women's health issues, the Equal Rights Amendment, sex role stereotyping, legal issues, and pornography.
Women's Court and Civic Conference (Milwaukee, Wis.) Title: Women's Court and Civic Conference Records, 1930-1974
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 122; Milwaukee Micro 62; Micro 1172
Abstract: Records of a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, organization formed to unite community women's groups to work cooperatively for the improvement of the courts and public institutions and to increase awareness of civic issues. The records include bylaws; minutes, 1930-1974; financial reports, 1942-1960; scrapbooks, 1930-1974; and miscellaneous files on activities. Included are files documenting the Conference's project to amend the state constitution to allow direct state legislation.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Madison Branch (Wis.) Title: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Madison Branch Records, 1924-1987
Quantity: 2.2 cubic feet (5 archives boxes and 1 half-archives box); plus additions of 1.8 cubic feet (1 record center carton, and 2 archives boxes) and 1 tape recording
Call Number: Wis Mss WS; Mss 129; Audio 1842A; M82-279; M88-123
Abstract: Records of the Madison, Wisconsin chapter of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, an organization formed during World War I. Records consist of correspondence, minutes, newsletters, articles and speeches, treasurer's reports, and leaflets. Subject files, 1967-1977, document the League's anti-Vietnam war, anti-draft, and amnesty work, and there are administrative and general papers of both the national and Midwest offices of the WILPF, which were collected by Judy Sikora, chairperson of the Madison branch and member of the League's national board.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Milwaukee Branch (Wis.) Title: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Milwaukee Branch: Records, 1954-1998
Quantity: 2.1 c.f. (6 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder) and 166 photographs and 24 transparencies (in 1 archives box)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 23; PH Milwaukee Mss 23
Abstract: Organizational records, project files, and subject files of the Milwaukee branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), a women's group committed to the prevention of armed conflict and advocating resistance to the draft and nuclear disarmament. The records include files related to major events and projects conducted by the league as well as subject files detailing issues in which members took an active interest. Other records include news clippings, flyers, newsletters, and correspondence between members as well as letters addressed to local and national political and corporate figures.
Women's Jail Project (Madison, Wis.) Title: Women's Jail Project, Madison, Wisconsin, Records, 1976-1992 (bulk 1986-1992)
Quantity: 0.6 cubic feet (2 archives boxes) and 2 tape recordings
Call Number: M97-024
Abstract: Records of the Women's Jail Project (WJP), a community volunteer project founded in 1986 to offer support to women inmates in ways such as providing volunteer advocates; assertiveness and self-esteem training; facilitation of communication between inmates and their families, jail administration, the legal system, and social service agencies; and challenges of criminal justice policies and practices that discriminate against poor women and women of color. Includes correspondence from prisoners, staff, and volunteers; articles and clippings on the Project and Dane County jail; newsletters and brochures; volunteer training material; memoranda; handouts given to inmates at Taycheedah Correctional Institution; research reports; drafts of publications; bibliographies of resources on women prisoners; and tape recordings of a radio program about the Project broadcast on Madison station WTSO.
Women's League of the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee Title: Women's League of the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee Records, 1934-1956
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Archival Collection 196
Abstract: Consists mainly of minutes, social notices, and correspondence documenting the educational, social and charitable activities of the Women's League of the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. The league was a social organization dedicated to encouraging social and professional intercourse among members.
Women's League of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Title: Women's League of UW-Milwaukee Records, 1955-1991
Quantity: .6 cubic ft. (2 boxes) 1 oversize folder
Call Number: UWM Archival Collection 161
Abstract: Consists mainly of minutes, newsletters, and correspondence documenting the educational, social, and charitable activities of the Women's League. The collection also contains information on the Senior-itas which was one of the league's interest groups. The league's mission was to provide service to the university, create friendship within the university, and promote the interests of the university.
Women's National Abortion Action Coalition Title: Women's National Abortion Action Coalition Records, 1969-1973
Quantity: 4.5 cubic feet (12 archives boxes), 2 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 0.1 cubic feet of posters (1 oversize folder), and 18 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 423; Micro 766; Audio 786A; PH 6861
Abstract: Records of the Women's National Abortion Action Coalition, a national pro-abortion organization launched in 1971 to promote women's rights to control their reproduction. Major activities included demonstrations, publicity, dissemination of information and court actions. The collection contains administrative records, regional files, subject files, and legal records. Much of the material deals with events occurring in New York State where one of the first liberal abortion laws was passed, and in New York City, where WONAAC national headquarters were located. Records of three national conferences and plans for the International Abortion Tribunal are also present. Another major effort of WONAAC was the support given to Shirley Ann Wheeler, a Florida woman convicted on manslaughter charges after an illegal abortion. Numerous clippings regarding WONAAC activities and the abortion question have been microfilmed. Tapes accompanying the collection document meetings, conferences, and rallies.
Women's Networking Organization (La Crosse, Wis.). Title: Women's Networking Organization (La Crosse, Wisconsin) Records
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 033
Abstract: The Women's Networking Organization Records contain information gathered by the organization about services available to women in the La Crosse, Wisconsin area. Materials range in date from 1985-1986.
Women's Oral History Project Title: Women's Oral History Project of Madison WEAC Insurance Trust Interviews, 1977-1982
Quantity: 0.2 cubic feet (1 archives box), 63 tape recordings, and 18 photographs
Call Number: Mss 420; PH 3907; Audio 877A; Audio 896A; Audio 900A; Audio 917A; Audio 938A; Audio 945A; Audio 979A; Audio 988A; Audio 997A; Audio 998A; Audio 1002A; Audio 1003A; Audio 1005A; Audio 1006A; Audio 1007A; Audio 1008A
Abstract: Oral history interviews conducted by supporters Cindy Costello, Cathy Loeb, and others, on a 1979 strike by the women clerical workers in the United Staff Union at the Wisconsin Education Association Council Insurance Trust, Madison, Wisconsin. Also present are related miscellaneous papers including questionnaires and newsletters. The fifteen interviewees discuss the problems at the Trust, the treatment of workers that lead to the strike, the strike itself, retaliation by management after the strike, and how the strike eventually changed conditions.
Women's Overseas Service League. Madison Unit Title: Women's Overseas Service League. Madison Unit: Records, 1926-1943
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 215
Abstract: Fragmentary records of the Madison, Wisconsin Unit of the Women's Overseas Service League, a group organized to promote the welfare of women who had served overseas during World War I. Included is correspondence, minutes, and reports of the Madison Unit, and materials from the national organization and the regional Sixth Corps Area. These records were collected by Maude Webster Middleton primarily during her terms as president (1926-1928) and secretary (1942) of the Madison Unit and as service chairman (1928) of the Sixth Corps Area.
Women's Rights Movement Title: Women's Rights Movement Videorecordings, 1970s-1980s
Quantity: 26 videorecordings (in 2 record center cartons)
Call Number: M2004-158
Abstract: Videotapes of various speakers and events related to the Women’s Movement throughout the 1970s and 1980s, in particular the attempt to get the Equal Rights Amendment ratified. Two of the most recognizable speakers are Holly Near and Sonia Johnson. Performer/activist Holly Near spoke out on gay/lesbian rights, women’s right to choose, domestic violence, and other women’s issues regarding oppression and violence. Sonia Johnson discusses her active support of the ERA which resulted in her being excommunicated from the Mormon Church in December of 1979. She continued working for equal rights for women after her excommunication, running for president on the Citizens Party ticket in 1984. She is also the author of six books, the most well-known being From Housewife to Heretic which documents her activism for the ERA.
Women's Service League (Milwaukee, Wis.) Title: Women's Service League Records, 1939-1955
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Archival Collection 27
Abstract: Miscellaneous records, including a constitution, routine correspondence, minutes of meetings, and programs, documenting the efforts of a college organization which helped orient freshmen women to campus life. The League ceased to exist in 1955 after it became a committee of the University Women's Association of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
- - - Title: Women's Suffrage Movement Photographs, 1852-1920
Quantity: 0.2 cubic feet (1 archives box)
Call Number: PH 3044
Abstract: Photographs, published illustrations, and occasional items of ephemera, relating to the women's suffrage movement, 1852-1920, including group and individual portraits, scenes of demonstrations and meetings in Wisconsin, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere, and first votes in 1920 elections. Portraits include Carrie Chapman Catt, Bashua Cornwall, Ada L. James, and Theodora Youmans. A view of a statue to Emmeline Pankhurst is also included.
Women's Trade Union League of Milwaukee Title: Women's Trade Union League of Milwaukee Records, 1948-1956
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 26
Abstract: Records of a group founded in 1949 to promote industrial democracy in the trade union movement and to secure the equality of women within labor unions. Specific activities included obtaining a medical health plan, securing equal rights in industry and government, and supporting local unions on strike, which are illustrated by files of correspondence, minutes, financial and membership records, conference reports and notes, and printed material. The League disbanded in 1956.
Blakeslee, Heather, 2006 Title: Women's World War II Oral History Project., 2006
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (1/2 AB)
Call Number: UWGB Mss 17
Abstract: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay student project consisting of handwritten interviews in questionnaire format of the personal experiences of eight women during World War II. Three women were children when the Japanese Empire attacked Pearl Harbor. They relate their responses to Pearl Harbor and what they, as children, did to contribute in the war effort. Each of the other five young adult women interviewed conveyed their wartime experiences. No recordings of the interviews were received with the collection.
Womyn's Cultural Community Center Title: Womyn's Cultural Community Center Records, 1992-1994
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 247
Abstract: This collection documents the history, creation, and fundraising activities of the Milwaukee-area Womyn's Cultural Community Center. It includes meeting minutes, board membership lists, flyers, financial reports of fundraising activities, as well as by-laws and articles of incorporation.
Wood County (Wis.). Board of Supervisors Title: Wood County (Wis.). Board of Supervisors: Proceedings, 1954-1984
Quantity: 31 reels of microfilm (16mm)
Call Number: Wood Series 27
Abstract: Agendas, minutes of meetings, reports of public officials and committees, financial reports, roll call votes, communications and petitions, resolutions, and other papers relating to operations, services, finances, planning, and policy or county government.
Wood County (Wis.). Handicapped Children's Educational Board Title: Wood County (Wis.). Handicapped Children's Educational Board: County School Histories, 1956
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wood Series 4
Abstract: Drafts and finished copies of brief histories of seventy-eight Wood County school districts based on information gathered by pupils. Many of the drafts include drawings, graphs, clippings, plats, and photographs.
Wood County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools Title: Wood County (Wis.). Superintendent of Schools: General Files, 1896-1964
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 1 separate volume)
Call Number: Wood Series 18
Abstract: Annual reports to the County Board (1914-1917, 1942-1964); minutes of the County Educational Committee (1937-1960); curriculum guides prepared by the Superintendent (1941-1961); the Wood County Educational Bulletin (1912-1930); annual directories of county school personnel (1911-1965); and early record books documenting teacher examinations, school curriculum, and other matters (1896-1918).
Wood County (Wis.). Treasurer Title: Wood County (Wis.). Treasurer: Tax Rolls, 1856-1900
Quantity: 13.6 cubic feet (34 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wood Series 13
Abstract: Rolls giving date, town, owner, land description, acreage, valuation of real and personal property, amount of taxes, total taxes, and payment.
Wood County Teachers College (Wis.) Title: Wood County Teachers College (Wis.): Records, 1903-1965
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wood Series 20
Abstract: Minutes and proceedings of the boards of the county Teachers College and College of Agriculture and Domestic Science; and the correspondence and subject file of the secretary of the school boards.
Wood County (Wis.). Clerk Title: Wood County, Wisconsin, Audit Reports, 1934, 1950-1973
Quantity: 2.2 cubic feet (43 volumes in 6 archives boxes)
Call Number: Wood Series 41
Abstract: Detailed audits of all transactions and accounts in the offices of the County Clerk, Treasurer, Highway Department, Register of Deeds, Clerk of Courts, Sheriff, Welfare Department, Rural Normal School, and Superintendent of Schools; prepared by the Wisconsin Tax Commission. Separate audit reports are also present for the Wood County Hospital (Norwood Hospital) from 1950-1973 and the Wood County Infirmary (Edgewater Haven) from 1965-1968.
- - - Title: Wood Family Papers, 1865-1928 , 1979 , 1992
Quantity: 4.4 c.f. (12 archives boxes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss BQ
Abstract: Financial records, correspondence, family photographs, and diaries kept by David Wood, and by his sons, James Lincoln Wood and Ralph Winthrop Wood, residents of Trempealeau County, Wis., near Whitehall. The diaries, which span 62 years, are a daily record of farm chores, family events, accounts, weather, and community life in western Wisconsin during the settlement period. Ralph and James began keeping their diaries during childhood, with Ralph continuing his into adulthood. Also included with the collection are two published works concerning the diaries; a Wood family genealogy; and other related material. Relevant family names include Hook, Eaton, Lawson, Bierbauer, Weirick, and Jordan.
Wisconsin Folk Museum Title: Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project Collection, 1992-1995
Contents: Wisconsin Historical Society Museum Division: approximately 50 artifacts; James P. Leary, 18 folders, 17 digital audio tapes, 27 CD audio copies; James P. Leary and Janet C. Gilmore: approximately 1,500 color slides, approximately 823 black-and-white negatives, approximately 23 contact sheets, miscellaneous files
Unique Identifier: CSUMC0006-CG
Summary: Supported by the Wisconsin Folk Museum and informed by the region's folklorists, the Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project resulted in the ethnographic documentation of 16 Woodland Indian traditional artists from the Upper Midwest in 1994-1995, acquisition of approximately 50 pieces of their art work, an exhibit that featured the artifacts, a traveling photo-text exhibit that toured four Woodland Indian nation centers, a summer-fall artist demonstration series, and a Down Home Dairyland radio program. Folklorist James P. Leary recorded and transcribed the interviews with the artists, while photographer Lewis Koch photographed them and their work. The featured artists represented Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Meskwaki, Ojibwa, Oneida, and Potawatomi traditions including appliqué and dressmaking; black ash splint and birchbark basket-making; varied types of beadwork; rabbit fur blanket-making; birchbark canoe-making; cradleboard-making; cornhusk doll-making; flute-making; icefishing decoy making; moccasin-making; yarn sash fingerweaving; silver and German silver jewelry-making; and woodcarving.
Woodland Pattern Book Center Gartung, Karl, 1947- Kingsbury, Anne, 1943- Young, Karl, 1947- Title: Woodland Pattern Book Center records
Quantity: 68.0 Linear Feet 42 records storage cartons, 24 VHS boxes, 18 small flat, 13 reels, 1 large flat box, 1 letter document box Collection includes papers, CDs, audio cassettes, Digital Audio Tapes, reels, VHS tapes, U-Matic Tapes, photographic negatives, photograph prints, and posters and banners
Call Number: Collection ZW
Abstract: The Woodland Pattern Book Center records (1976-2013) are the comprehensive materials from the first 30 years of running Woodland Pattern. The literary center, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, opened in 1980 and has since hosted thousands of events for the community. The collection includes correspondence with hundreds of poets, artists, and musicians; consignment reports to authors and poets; applications to grants; over 20 boxes of card files used to track inventory; and purchase and sales receipts from presses and publishers. Newsletters and press releases, meeting minutes, and designs for letterhead paper and envelopes depict further business records. The collection also holds numerous media, including over 700 recordings on audio cassettes and digital audio tapes of readings and events held at Woodland Pattern.
Woodville (Calumet County, Wis.: Town) Title: Woodville (Calumet County, Wis.: Town) Records, 1853-1999
Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (1 archives box and 14 volumes)
Call Number: Calumet Series 18
Abstract: Town of Woodville records including board minutes, 1867-1999; town clerk's record books, 1853-1965; election records, 1967-1911; treasurer's record book, 1870-1883; highway records, 1868-1885; and Woodville Chilton Drainage Board meeting minutes, 1917-1918.
Worker Rights Institute (Milwaukee, Wis.) Title: Worker Rights Institute Records, 1966, 1972-1987
Quantity: 26.2 c.f., 154 tape recordings, and 26 videorecordings
Call Number: M89-287; M90-391
Abstract: Records of the Worker Rights Institute, an organization founded to investigate, document, and ultimately litigate abuses of the Work Assistance Program (workfare) in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, including case files, research notes, reports, surveys, financial records, newspaper clippings, videotapes, and sound recordings.
United States. Works Progress Administration Tereshtenko, V. J. (Valery John), 1901- Title: Works Progress Administration Cooperative Project files
Quantity: 64.96 cubic feet 40 record cartons, 51 card file boxes
Call Number: uac15
Abstract: The Cooperative Project was started in April of 1937 under the auspices of the WPA Administration for the city of New York. It was initiated by Valery John Tereshtenko, a former assistant professor of Cooperation at the Institute of Agricultural Cooperation in Prague, Czechoslovakia. A Cooperative Bibliography was produced under the authority of the Works Progress Administration of the U.S. Government during the years 1937-1942, by some 90 professional workers, including 14 translators. It consists of 24,000 items (information recorded on index cards): alphabetically by author, within country, and cross-indexed by subject. Each item is also abstracted in files in the first 40 boxes of the collection.
World Affairs Council of Milwaukee Title: World Affairs Council of Milwaukee, 1953-1978
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes) and 5 photographs
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 153; PH Milwaukee Mss 153
Abstract: Administrative and program records of the World Affairs Council of Milwaukee, a non-profit, non-partisan organization established by Milwaukee civic leaders to stimulate interest in current international issues and to provide a forum for both obtaining information about foreign affairs and exchanging opinions with policy makers. Included is correspondence, program flyers and brochures, program planning materials, board and committee meeting minutes, newsclippings, press releases, Council Courier newsletters, membership lists, by-laws and statements of purpose, biographical information on speakers, notes, photographs, and miscellaneous materials.
ZIV Television (Firm) Title: “World of Giants” Films: ZIV-TV Productions, United Artists Corporation Records, 1959
Quantity: 13 film reels
Call Number: DB 999; DC 001-DC 012
Abstract: Thirteen episodes of The World of Giants, a half-hour syndicated spy series that ran in 1960, about an American counter-espionage agent who, as a result of a missile accident behind the Iron Curtain, is only six inches tall. All the films are 16 mm prints in black and white with sound. Each episode is approximately 950 feet long.
World Peace Brigade. North American Regional Council Title: World Peace Brigade. North American Regional Council: Records, 1961-1963
Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 81
Abstract: Records, mainly correspondence, financial records, minutes, and subject files, of the North American affiliate of the World Peace Brigade, an international organization devoted to peace through nonviolent protest and liberation of colonial territories. Among the groups founding the Brigade in December 1961 were the Society of Friends, American Friends Service Committee, War Resisters' League, and the Gandhi Peace Federation. Much of the correspondence in the collection is of the Council's chairman, A. J. Muste, with Bayard Rustin, William Sutherland, and others. The Council was involved in such projects as the Delhi-Peking Friendship March (1963), the African Project for the liberation of Northern Rhodesia (1962-1963), and a 1962 protest of Soviet nuclear testing.
Walden, Barbara
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Title: World War I Collection
Extent:: ca. 50 linear feet
Record Series:: WWIfindaid
Abstract:: The World War I Collection gathers materials dating from the years that include and surround the First World War. The majority of the materials are European and include propaganda pamphlets, official documents, maps, periodicals, books, printed ephemera and newspapers. Pamphlet publications of relief organizations and Christian organizations are also housed here. Manuscript materials include personal letters and diaries of soldiers in the German military.
Prucha, James R. Title: World War I La Crosse Area Veterans News Article Index, 1917-1919
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Call Number: MISC MSS 047
Abstract: Random sampling of the "World War I La Crosse Area Veterans News Article Index, 1917-1919," compiled by James R. Prucha in 1987.
- - - Title: World War I Materials, 1917-1920
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 1 card file box)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss BN
Abstract: Correspondence, newsletters, and lists pertaining to the Eau Claire County Council of Defense, the Wisconsin War History Commission, war training courses, and records of military and civilian service by area men and women. Compiled by William Bartlett and Marshall Cousins.
American War Mothers. Milwaukee County Chapter.;
Milwaukee County Council of Defense.;
Wisconsin. War History Commission.
Title: World War I Military Portrait Collection, 1917-1919
Quantity: 11.0 cubic ft. (7 drawers)
Call Number: Milwaukee Historic Photo Collection 21
Abstract: The collection consists of about 3200 portraits of service men and women from Milwaukee County who served in World War I. The portraits include formal portraits of individuals in military uniform and less formal snapshots of individuals at their homes or serving in the theater of war.
Various Title: World War I Poster Collection,
Quantity: 6.7 linear ft. : 147 posters.
Call Number: WVM Mss 2083
Abstract: Collection consists of posters relating to the war effort of the United States during World War I. Included are posters printed by the United States government, foreign governments, and private charitable organizations such as the Red Cross and the YMCA. Topics include social and economic issues, recruitment, and war relief campaigns. There are several posters that were printed only in Wisconsin. The numbers of these posters are: 3535, 3586, 3590, 3591, 3592, 3605, 3616, 3858, 4009, and 4010.
- - - Title: World War I Posters, circa 1914-circa 1918
Quantity: 357 posters; plus additions of 14 posters
Call Number: PH 6030 (7); PH 6030 (8); PH 6992; M2004-052
Abstract: Posters relating to war and civilian activities in the United States and Europe during World War I. Included are posters issued by the United States Federal Government, foreign governments, and private organizations. Types of posters include recruitment, conservation, fund raising (including Liberty Loan), war work campaigns, charity relief, civil defense, and homeland activities. Many noted artists and illustrators works are included in the collection including numerous American magazine and advertising illustrators.
University of Wisconsin--Madison Title: World War I War Credits collection
Quantity: 2 Linear Feet One record storage carton and two letter document boxes Collection includes handwritten, typed, and printed paper based materials
Call Number: Series 5/2/8
Abstract: After World War I the University of Wisconsin-Madison allowed students who had joined the Army in mid-semester full credit for that semester even though the student had not completed the course work. This material deals with the allowance of that credit.
- - - Title: World War II Letters, 1943-1944
Quantity: .6 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 140
Abstract: This collection consists of 196 letters written by a Milwaukee native and private (later corporal) in the United States Army during World War II. Addressed to his wife, the soldier's correspondence begins in May 1943 during his basic training, continues through his deployment to Great Britain and removal to military hospital in New York. The correspondence concludes with a letter from an Iowan medical facility, where he was reunited with his wife. The letters describe army life and conditions, the soldier's longing for his wife and home, the wife's activities in Milwaukee, and the husband's venereal disease.
- - - Title: World War II Materials, 1941-1947
Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (1 archives box and 3 card file boxes)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss BO
Abstract: Lists of veterans and casualties; civil defense membership cards; material pertaining to the Wisconsin and the Eau Claire County Councils of Defense; and lists of local church members serving in the war, as well as the newsletters which some of these churches published. Probably compiled by staff at the Eau Claire Public Library.
- - - Title: World War II Posters, circa 1939-circa 1945
Quantity: 807 posters; plus additions of 28 posters
Call Number: PH 6031 (7); PH 6832; M2004-053; M2005-025
Abstract: Posters relating to war and civilian activities in the United States and Europe during World War II. Included are posters issued by the United States Federal Government, foreign governments, and private organizations. Types of posters include recruitment, conservation, war fund drives, war production efforts, war information, military training, civil defense, and homeland activities.

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