Charlotte Russell Partridge and Miriam Frink Papers, 1862-1980

Container Title
Milwaukee Mss 105
Part 1 (Milwaukee Mss 105): Original Collection, 1961-1985
Physical Description: 3.0 cubic feet (3 records center cartons) 
Scope and Content Note

The papers consist mainly of correspondence and reports, with smaller quantities of election statistics, transcripts, minutes, resolutions, and press releases. Unfortunately, the collection represents only a small portion of the documentation that once existed concerning Fish's influence of Republican politics in Wisconsin. The majority of the documentation covering his activities in Wisconsin prior to 1970 was destroyed during the sale of the Pal-O-Pak Insulation Company. Although the existing pre-1970 documentation is extremely limited, the papers concerning his tenure as Wisconsin's Republican National Committeeperson (1971-1984) and his service as manager of the 1976 Republican National Convention are more comprehensive. Except for passing references (primarily to energy tax credits for insulation), there is no material on Fish's business career in the collection.

The collection contains four series: Biographical Material and Memorabilia, Wisconsin Files, Republican National Committee Files, and 1976 National Republican Convention.

The bulk of the BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL AND MEMORABILIA series consists of biographical data and news clippings about Ody Fish. Also included is a directory of the Republican State Chairman's Advisory Committee of 1967.

The WISCONSIN FILES, which primarily predate Fish's selection as national committeeperson, are incomplete in their coverage. The bulk of this material includes correspondence from early in Fish's career, reports of the Waukesha County Republican Organization, a “Knowles for Governor” campaign manual, and material on the controversy concerning the Milwaukee County Republican Organization during the mid-1960s. More recent documentation concerns Fish's tenure on the State Building Commission.

The bulk of the REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE series includes correspondence with county chairs, district chairs, state chairs, legislators, and other state and national political leaders. Much of the correspondence concerns federal appointments and issues within the state and local Republican organization. Little discussion of national political issues can be found in the correspondence. Also filed here are transcripts of the Site Selection Committee for the 1980 national convention, for which Fish was vice-chair.

The bulk of the 1976 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION series documents with great detail Fish's service as manager and head of arrangements for the Kansas City convention, from the work of the site Selection Committee to the payment of the final bills. Included in the biographical file is a lengthy article concerning Fish's management of the convention planning and his emphasis upon maintaining impartiality between the Ford and Reagan delegations, which puts the documentation in this section in perspective. Included are correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes, press releases, curricula, and applications.

Box   1
Folder   1
Series: Biographical Material and Memorabilia
1966-1967, 1969, 1976, 1984, undated
Series: Wisconsin Files
Election Statistics
Box   1
Folder   2
State Assembly, 1964
Box   1
Folder   3
Governor, 1964-1966
Box   1
Folder   4
Finances of the Wisconsin GOP, 1961-1965
Box   1
Folder   5
Knowles for Governor Campaign Manual, 1967-1968
Box   1
Folder   6
Legislative Reapportionment, 1969-1970
Box   1
Folder   7
Meetings attended, 1968
Box   1
Folder   8
Miscellaneous, 1962-1969
Box   1
Folder   9
Political Controversies, Milwaukee County, 1965-1967
Box   1
Folder   10
Political Procedures, 1965-1968
Box   1
Folder   11
Presidential Primary Bill, 1967-1971
Box   1
Folder   12
Presidential Primary Committees, 1967-1968
Box   1
Folder   13
Waukesha County Republican Party, 1962, 1964
Box   1
Folder   14-15
Wisconsin Building Commission, 1979-1982
Box   1
Folder   16
Young Republican Federation, 1966-1967
Series: Republican National Committee Files
Box   1
Folder   17
Bipartisan Convention Committee, 1971-1974
Box   1
Folder   18
Congress, 1973-1984
Box   1
Folder   19
County Chair, 1973-1984
Box   1
Folder   20
Debt Elimination Campaign, 1975
Box   1
Folder   21
District Chairs, 1973-1984
Federal Appointments
Box   1
Folder   22
1973
Box   1
Folder   23
1974
Box   1
Folder   24
1978-1980
Box   1
Folder   25
1981
Box   1
Folder   26
1982
Box   1
Folder   27
Finances, 1973
Box   1
Folder   28
Governor's Office, Wisconsin, 1979-1984
Box   1
Folder   29
Nixon impeachment, 1974
Box   1
Folder   30
Judicial Compensation, Blue Ribbon Committee to Study, 1984
Box   1
Folder   31
Legal Advisory Committee of the Republican National Committee, Challenge to Federal Election Law, 1978, undated
Box   1
Folder   32
Legislators, 1973-1985
Box   1
Folder   33
Meetings attended, 1973
Box   1
Folder   34
Midwest Leadership Conference, 1974
National Committeeman
General correspondence
Box   2
Folder   1-2
1971
Box   2
Folder   3-4
1973
Box   2
Folder   5
1974
Box   2
Folder   6-7
1975
Box   2
Folder   8
1976
Box   2
Folder   9
1977
Box   2
Folder   10
1978
Box   2
Folder   11
1979
Box   2
Folder   12
1980
Box   2
Folder   13
1981
Box   2
Folder   14
1982
Box   2
Folder   15
1983
Box   2
Folder   16
1984-1985
Box   2
Folder   17
Reelection, 1976
National Republican Committee
Box   2
Folder   18
1973-1980
Box   2
Folder   19
1981-1984
Box   2
Folder   20
Personal and political correspondence, 1971-1985
Personnel and Employment Applications
Box   2
Folder   21
1973-1976
Box   2
Folder   22
1977-1983
Box   2
Folder   23
Pointer, Jack, TV Appointment, 1975-1976
Box   2
Folder   24
Republican Appearance Requests, 1979-1984
Box   2
Folder   25
Republican Party Constitutional Revision, 1975
Box   2
Folder   26
Republican Functions, 1973-1981
Box   2
Folder   27
Republican National Advisory Councils and Committees, 1977
Box   2
Folder   28
Republican Headquarters, Madison, 1973-1985
Box   2
Folder   29-31
Site Selection Committee for 1980 Republican National Convention, Transcripts, 1978
Box   2
Folder   32
State Chairs, 1973-1981
Box   2
Folder   33
White House Staff, 1975-1985
Box   2
Folder   34
YGOP (Young Grand Old Party), 1973-1977
Series: 1976 Republican National Convention
Box   3
Folder   1
Arrangements Committee, 1975-1976
Box   3
Folder   2
Financial statements, 1976-1977
Box   3
Folder   3
Badges and Tickets Production and Allotment, 1976
Box   3
Folder   4
Budget, 1975-1976
Box   3
Folder   5
Communications, 1975-1976
Box   3
Folder   6
Contracts, 1976
Box   3
Folder   7
Convention Job Applications, 1975-1976
Box   3
Folder   8
Federal Election Campaign Laws, 1976
Fish
Box   3
Folder   9
Miscellaneous Personal File, 1975-1976
Box   3
Folder   10
Page Applications, 1976
Box   3
Folder   11
Tickets, 1976
Box   3
Folder   12
Ford Campaign Committee, 1975
Box   3
Folder   13
General Affairs, 1976
Box   3
Folder   14
Good, Jo, 1975-1976
Box   3
Folder   15
Host Committee, 1976
Box   3
Folder   16
Housing, 1975-1976
Box   3
Folder   17
Kansas City, 1976
Box   3
Folder   18
Knowles, Robert, 1975-1976
Legal
Box   3
Folder   19
1975-1976
Box   3
Folder   20
1976
Box   3
Folder   21-22
Media Coverage, 1975-1976
Box   3
Folder   23
Minutes, Arrangements Committee, 1976
Box   3
Folder   24
Miscellany, 1976-1977
Box   3
Folder   25
National Delegates, 1975-1976
Box   3
Folder   26
Pages and Aides, 1975-1976
Box   3
Folder   27
Personnel, 1975-1976
Box   3
Folder   28
Platform, 1976
Box   3
Folder   29
Primary Election, Wisconsin, 1975
Box   3
Folder   30
Production, 1975
Box   3
Folder   31
Program Planning, 1968-1976
Box   3
Folder   32
Reagan Committee, 1975-1976
Box   3
Folder   34
Security, 1975-1976
Site Selection Committee
Box   3
Folder   36
1970
Box   3
Folder   35
1975
Box   3
Folder   37
Sky Suit Contracts, 1976
Box   3
Folder   38
Steering Committee minutes, 1976
Box   3
Folder   33
Thank you correspondence, 1976-1977
Box   3
Folder   39
Tickets, 1976
Box   3
Folder   40
Wisconsin, 1975-1976
Box   3
Folder   41
Transportation, 1976
Box   3
Folder   42
Wisconsin Delegation, 1976