Records of Mayor Henry W. Maier Administration, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1957-1989

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Title: Records of Mayor Henry W. Maier Administration, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Inclusive Dates: 1957-1989

  • Milwaukee (Wis.). Mayor
  • Maier, Henry W., 1918-1994
Call Number: Milwaukee Series 44; Audio 1235A

Quantity: 199.4 cubic feet (199 records center cartons, part of 1 flat box, and 187 volumes), 14 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 1370 tape recordings, 2 films (16 mm), 49 videorecordings, and 111 pieces of memorabilia

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

The official records of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mayor Henry W. Maier's administration, including audio tapes, correspondence, memorabilia, memoranda, reports, and speeches. Most of the records were created by Maier's office staff, especially Richard J. Budelman, Bradley Carr, Bert Mulroy, and Robert J. Welch. A few records, mostly from city offices, dating 1959-1960, are also included. Subjects particularly well documented include: the city budget; civil rights, especially the 1967 civil disturbances; administrative and departmental operations; disputes with the local press, particularly the Milwaukee Journal; housing issues and the Model Cities program; interstate highway construction; licensing of cable television; the metropolitan sewer system; non-point pollution control; redevelopment of Milwaukee's downtown, including the Bradley Center, Grand Avenue Mall, and MECCA facility; state and federal aid programs; Summerfest; Maier's re-election campaigns, and his role as a national urban leader. Also included are records of various political organizations with which Maier was associated, including the National League of Cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the Wisconsin Alliance of Cities.

Language: English

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