Kenneth J. Merkel Papers, 1964-1974

Summary Information

Title: Kenneth J. Merkel Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1964-1974

  • Merkel, Kenneth J., 1926-
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 101; PH Milwaukee Mss 101

Quantity: 5.4 c.f. (5 record center cartons and 1 archives box) and 4 photographs

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

Papers of a conservative Republican legislator from Brookfield who served in the Wisconsin Assembly from 1965 through 1974. Included are correspondence and subject files on many issues with which Merkel was prominently involved including opposition to abortion, usurpation of local authority by state government, aid to private schools, taxation, anti-war demonstrations on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, and welfare costs. There are also extensive files pertaining to Merkel's efforts in behalf of fiscal conservatism on the Joint Committee on Finance as well as his work on the Assembly Select Committee on Inner City Problems and the Joint Committee to Visit State Properties. The collection also includes files on a number of initiatives supported by the John Birch Society of which Merkel was a member such as opposition to sex education in public schools and U.S. membership in the United Nations. There are small files of form letters, press releases, newsletters, speeches, biographical material, and photographs.

Language: English

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