Frank A. Aukofer Papers, 1957-2000

Summary Information

Title: Frank A. Aukofer Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1957-2000

  • Aukofer, Frank A., 1935-
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 189; Tape 538A; Tape 1367A; VBC 025-032; VTA 027

Quantity: 6.9 c.f. (15 archives boxes, 2 card boxes, 1 oversize folder), 8 sound recordings, and 9 video recordings

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

Papers of Aukofer, a reporter (1960-1989) and chief (1989-2000) of the Washington, D.C. bureau of The Milwaukee Journal, later the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Included are biographical information, correspondence with the general public, memoranda from Sig Gissler, Richard Leonard, Joseph Shoquist, and other Journal executives, as well as subject files containing memoranda, draft writings, clippings, reporter's notebooks, and research materials (some in recorded form). The latter concern reporting on automobiles, Arthur Bremer, Father James Groppi and the civil rights movement in Milwaukee, the trial of Eugene Hasenfus in Nicaragua, the Persian Gulf War, Watergate, and members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation. Other files concern The Freedom Forum, the National Press Club, of which Aukofer was president in 1978, the National Press Foundation, and other professional organizations. The videotapes include biographical interviews at the Newseum, congressional testimony about pooled coverage of the Persian Gulf War, and remarks at a 1996 symposium on the military and the media.

Language: English

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