Oral History Interviews of the Milwaukee LGBT History Project, 2003-2007

Summary Information

Title: Donald J. Meyer Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1976-2000

  • Meyer, Donald J., 1930-
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 191

Quantity: 3.4 cubic ft. (10 boxes)
Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

The collection documents Don J. Meyer's work in animal management since the 1970s. The collection contains Meyer's correspondence with zoos and other animal businesses regarding his work as a consultant, animal trainer, and animal care-giver. His business enterprise, Jo-Don Farms, Inc., located in Franksville, Wisconsin, was the focal point of his involvement in the exotic animal business. The collection also contains Meyer's general files regarding elephant and animal management, including a substantial newsclippings file about elephants. The collection also documents the emergence of Elephant Management, an organization dedicated to promoting the elephant species through a unique advantageous breeding program.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-mil-uwmmss0200
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