Victor L. Berger Papers, 1862-1980

Summary Information

Title: Victor L. Berger Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1862-1980

  • Berger, Victor L., 1860-1929
Call Number: Mss 798; Micro 2031; Micro 2032

Quantity: 14.6 c.f. (33 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 4 card boxes) and 56 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers, mainly 1895 to 1929, of Victor Berger, a prominent Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Socialist Party leader and politician, newspaper editor, German-American community leader, and the first Socialist Party member in Congress, and of his wife Meta, longtime member (and first woman president) of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, and prominent in the Socialist Party and in women's rights, education, and peace issues. Included is correspondence, Congressional files and mailings, scrapbooks, speeches and writings, Social Democratic Party and Social-Democratic Publishing Company records, papers of their daughters, and other papers.


This collection is completely available on microfilm. Some portions are available in both microfilm and paper form. Other portions are available only on microfilm. The microfilm with call number Micro 2031 is a microfilm publication whose exclusive distributor is Scholarly Resources, Inc. The microfilm with call number Micro 2032 was produced by and is available through the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Language: English, German, Polish, Dutch

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