Milwaukee-Downer College Records, 1840-1964

Summary Information

Title: Milwaukee-Downer College Records
Inclusive Dates: 1840-1964

  • Milwaukee-Downer College
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss L; Milwaukee Micro 78; Micro 2095

Quantity: 53.2 cubic feet (136 archives boxes, 35 volumes, 1 oversize folder, and 2 packages; including extensive photographs), 5 disc recordings, and 3 reels of microfilm (35 mm)

Archival Locations:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records, mostly dating from after 1895, of Milwaukee-Downer College and its predecessor institutions, Milwaukee College and Downer College. Collection includes correspondence, financial records, subject files of the alumnae association, business office, college presidents, dean of students, faculty, presidents of the board of trustees, public relations office, and registrar. Also includes bulletins and catalogs, copies of student publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports from student organizations and activities, transcripts, and some records of the predecessor institutions. The collection also contains correspondence between Increase Lapham and Catherine Beecher on their educational philosophy.


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Language: English

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