Gaylord Nelson Papers, 1954-2006 (bulk 1963-1980)

 
Contents List
Container Title
M2008-106
Part 2 (M2008-106, Audio 1682A/18-21): Additions, 1946-2000
Physical Description: 4.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes, 2 card files boxes, and 1 floppy disk box), 4 cassettes, and 19 photographs 
Scope and Content Note: Papers of Richard J. (Rick) Phelps, 1946-2000. The collection documents Phelps' role in revising the Wisconsin Children's Code and his work as head of the Office of the Wisconsin State Public Defender (1983-1988). The primary focus of the collection is on Phelps' work as Dane County Executive (1988-1997) and his campaign for Congress (1998). Campaign information, press clippings, mailing lists, and correspondence are included in the section on Dane County Executive. The campaign for Congress focuses on lists of supporters, special fundraising events, polling information, and press releases. Also included in the collection are Phelps' daily schedules which span 1975-1997. Most of the computer disks relate to Phelps' campaign for Congress. The photos are of Phelps' family, his work as county executive, the Children's Code, and his congressional campaign. The videocassette is of the special program, “Behind the Walls of Waupun,” which aired on WISN-TV in 1987. Phelps, the State Public Defender at the time, served on a panel of experts that discussed Wisconsin's prison system.
Personal
Box   1
Folder   1
Birth certificate copy, 1946
Box   1
Folder   2
Calendar, 2000
Box   1
Folder   3
Christmas cards from White House, 1999-2000
Box   1
Folder   4
Conscientious Objector - draft status, 1970
Box   1
Folder   5
Educational Credit Corporation, 1976
Box   1
Folder   6
Family archives, 1987-1996
Box   1
Folder   7
Family history
Box   1
Folder   8
Rosenthal, Harriet- death certificate, 1984
Box   1
Folder   9
Jewish Council for Public Affairs, 1998
Box   1
Folder   10
Jewish - Chicago, 1997-1998
Box   1
Folder   11
Phelps, Milo George - death, 1999
Box   1
Folder   12
Quetico trip, 1980
Box   1
Folder   13
Selective Service System - correspondence, 1971-1973
Box   1
Folder   14
Share with family, 1979, 1987
Box   1
Folder   15
Transcripts, 1964-1971
Box   1
Folder   16
Wedding plans, 1977
Box   1
Folder   17
Yearbook: photocopies, 1964
Early Work
Box   1
Folder   18
Governor's Advocacy Committee on Children and Youth, 1974-1976
Box   1
Folder   19
Hiring Process - Public Defender, 1983
Box   1
Folder   20
Juvenile Code - Juvenile Justice Network, 1987
Box   1
Folder   21
Press clippings, 1977-1983
Public Defender
Box   1
Folder   22
Announcement, 1983-1987
Box   1
Folder   23
General, 1983-1987
Box   1
Folder   24
University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Social Work, 1981-1982
Wisconsin Children's Code
Box   1
Folder   25
Unofficial version of Children's Code, 1984
Box   1
Folder   26
Wisconsin's Children Code
Box   1
Folder   27
Wisconsin Supreme Court Case - #79-1723
Box   1
Folder   28
Youth Policy and Law Center, 1983
County Executive
Box   1
Folder   29
Biographical information
Box   1
Folder   30
Biographies and curriculum vitae, 1987-1996
Box   1
Folder   31
Campaign information, 1983-1998
Campaign for County Executive, 1989
Box   1
Folder   32
General
Box   1
Folder   33
Campaign calls
Box   1
Folder   34
Campaign for Mayor of Madison, 1989
Box   1
Folder   35-37
Campaign materials, 1988-1993
Box   1
Folder   38
Constituent campaign letters, 1988-1992
Box   1
Folder   39-41
Correspondence, 1981-1996
Box   1
Folder   42
County Board elections, 1994
Box   1
Folder   43
County Executive business, 1990-1996
Box   1
Folder   44
Courthouse for Dane County, 1993
Box   1
Folder   45
Dane County directory, 1992-1993
Box   1
Folder   46
Dane County Executive, 1996
Box   1
Folder   47
Democratic Analysis of Tax Cut Proposal, 1997
Box   1
Folder   48
Election for County Executive, 1993
Box   1
Folder   49
Federal Budget, 1997
Box   1
Folder   50
Fundraising Plan for County Executive, 1991
Box   1
Folder   51
Governor's Year of the Trails Commission, 2001
Box   1
Folder   52
Job service files, 1996
Box   1
Folder   53
Ledger
Box   1
Folder   54
“K” list - Old
Box   1
Folder   55-57
Mailing list
Box   2
Folder   1
Magazine - Madison and Dane County, 1993
Box   2
Folder   2
Messages, 1993-1995
Box   2
Folder   3-5
Miscellaneous, 1993-1996
Box   2
Folder   6
Oath of Office, 1989 & 1993
Box   2
Folder   7
Phelps paper - “A Learning Paradigm for Cross Field Concepts”
Box   2
Folder   8
Poll numbers, 1993
Box   2
Folder   9
President's Policy Initiatives, 1997
Box   2
Folder   10-16
Press clippings, 1988-1997
Box   2
Folder   17
Public appearances, 1988
Box   2
Folder   18
Race issues, 1988
Box   2
Folder   19
Record as Dane County Executive, 1988-1997
Box   2
Folder   20
Research, 1997
Box   2
Folder   21
Special events / Fundraisers, 1986-1997
Box   2
Folder   22
Speeches, 1988
Box   2
Folder   23
Streamline County Government
Box   2
Folder   24
Transition, 1996
Box   2
Folder   25
Wisconsin Environmental Initiative, 1996-1997
Box   2
Folder   26
Wisconsin State Trails, 2001
Congressional Campaign
Box   2
Folder   27
Attorney meet and greets, 1997-1998
Box   2
Folder   28
Bronner, Gila
Box   2
Folder   29
Business supporters, 1997-1998
Box   2
Folder   30
Congressional Campaign - Position on Middle East, 1998
Congressional Campaign, 1998
Box   2
Folder   31-35
General
Box   2
Folder   36-37
Archives
Box   2
Folder   38
Business support
Box   2
Folder   39
Close-out
Box   2
Folder   40
Finances
Box   2
Folder   41
General advice
Box   2
Folder   42
Message material
Box   2
Folder   43
Press notes
Box   2
Folder   44
“Chai Impact,” 1998
Box   2
Folder   45
Committees - Esther Ritz, 1998
Box   2
Folder   46
Congressional and Senate contacts, 1998
Box   2
Folder   47
Correspondence, 1998
Events
Box   2
Folder   48
“Phelps' Firsts” thank you event, 1997
Box   2
Folder   49
Debbie Zemel event, 1998
Box   2
Folder   50
Federal Budget - Medicaid, 1995-1996
Box   2
Folder   51
File box contents, 1998
Box   2
Folder   52
Itineraries of conferences, 1995, 1997
Box   2
Folder   53
Houston sponsors, 1998
Box   2
Folder   54
Houston money received, 1998
Box   2
Folder   55
Houston general
Lists
Box   2
Folder   56-59
Lists, 1998
Box   2
Folder   60
AIPAC follow-up, 1998 May 18
Box   2
Folder   61
Congressional lists, 1998
Box   2
Folder   62
Vendors list, 1998
Box   2
Folder   63
Women's list
Box   2
Folder   64
Meet and greet - UJA, 1998 March 23
Mellman Group Survey
Box   2
Folder   65
Phelps for Congress, 1998 May
Box   3
Folder   1
Phelps for Congress, 1998 August
Box   3
Folder   2
Presentation Findings from Survey, 1998 May
Box   3
Folder   3
Message meeting, 1995
Box   3
Folder   4
Milwaukee stuff, 1998
Box   3
Folder   5
Milwaukee trip, 1997
Box   3
Folder   6
Past invitations, 1997
Box   3
Folder   7
Personal profile information, 1998
Phelps lists, 1998
Box   3
Folder   8
Business list
Box   3
Folder   9
Phelps “K” list
Box   3
Folder   10
Thank you e-list
Box   3
Folder   11-12
Phelps for Congress - general, 1998
Box   3
Folder   13
Phelps for Congress - finances, 1998
Box   3
Folder   14-17
Press clippings, 1998
Box   3
Folder   18
Press releases for Congressional race, 1997-1998
Box   3
Folder   19
Receipts
Box   3
Folder   20
Research briefing, 1997 January 29
Box   4
Folder   1
Resumés / References
Box   4
Folder   2
Rower, Howard, 1998
Box   4
Folder   3-4
Schedule, 1998 June-July
Box   4
Folder   5
Special event invitation, 1998
Box   4
Folder   6
Stickers and pins, 1998
Box   4
Folder   7
Talking points, 1998
Washington, D.C.
Box   4
Folder   8
Affordable Housing Press Conference, 1997 January 8
Box   4
Folder   9-11
New York and Washington D.C. Trip Materials, 1998 spring
Box   4
Folder   12
On-going D.C. and past history, 1976-1998
Box   4
Folder   13-14
General information, 1993-1994
Box   4
Folder   15
People to see on next trip, 1996
Box   4
Folder   16
Fingerhut, Vic - pollster, 1995
Box   4
Folder   17
Message meetings, 1995-1996
Box   4
Folder   18
Trip, 1998 December
Box   4
Folder   19
Trip, 1999 February
Box   4
Folder   20
Welfare Reform, 1995
Box   4
Folder   21-22
Washington, D.C. archives, 1996-1997
Box   4
Folder   23
Washington, D.C. - general phone numbers, 1996
Box   5
Schedules, 1975-1983
Box   6
Schedules, 1985-1997
Note: Also Address Books.
Floppy Disks
Box   7
MTI Names, Goals for Rick
Box   7
UW Code - University list
Box   7
Jerilyn's Computer Documents - Media Communication, Endorsements, Opponents Spots, Talking Points
Physical Description: 4 disks 
Box   7
Cary Gibson - Telemarketing Scripts, Schedules, Call Sheet
Physical Description: 6 disks 
Box   7
Democratic Party - Phelps and Feingold, 1998
Box   7
Phelps and Feingold - Democratic Party list
Box   7
Democratic Party
Box   7
Phelps Files - Claris Westside Piece
Box   7
Phelps for Congress
Box   7
Rick 1998 - Backup, 1997 May 29
Box   7
Dismas Beller's list - Supporters and Fund Raising
Box   7
Visibility - Plans for Candidate Visibility in Congressional Campaign
Box   7
Teacher Database, WEAC Schools, Verona Editor, Casey Script, Columbia County Newsletter, Democrat Checklist, Democrat Quiz, Rick's Cat Wisconsin, Shira Script, Sprecher
Box   7
Nathan's Field Strategy
Box   7
Messina - Congressional Campaign Finances, Positions, Media, Scheduling
Physical Description: 6 disks 
Box   7
A list Compiled from Neil's List Plus “K” list, 1997 February 6
Box   7
Main Backup, 1996
Box   7
Dane County Names - 2668 Records
Box   7
Indian, Major Countries Leaders
Box   7
Campus Plan, Democratic ID, Reimbursements
Box   7
Def. Tommy Database - Contacts Database, 1996 October 10
Box   7
Main Phelps Database, 1996 October 10
Box   7
Phelps Original Disk, 1995 March 20
Box   7
Original Disk - First Conversion to Database
Box   7
Database III
Box   7
Democratic Party of Wisconsin - Do Mailmast
Box   7
Unlabeled disks - spanned zip file
Physical Description: 8 disks 
Box   7
Human Resources - Environment, Dear Editor, Isthmus
Box   7
Doyle's phone list, Sierra Club, League of Women's Voters, Senator Feingold, Soglin, Hellbach Donors, Baldwin list
Box   7
Buzz Davis, 1996
Box   7
Democratic IDs
Box   7
Backup of Sam's Hard Drives - Campaign Finances, Media, Plans, 1998 July 27
Box   7
MTI, 1997 October 1
Box   7
Word Documents - Letters, Funding Requests, Announcements, Event Publicity
Physical Description: 3 disks 
Box   7
Various Scheduling and Fundraising Information
Box   7
Democratic list, Targeting
Box   7
Neil's list, 1996 November 18
Box   7
FEC File - Name list
Box   7
“K” list, 1996 October 12
Box   7
Main Database File
Box   7
Democratic Party Card and Reply Card
Box   7
Spreadsheet Compressed - Supporters list, Finances
Physical Description: 10 disks 
Box   7
Legislative list and CD Money
Box   7
Phone Script
Box   7
Nathan's Field Materials - Phone Scripts, Research, To Do lists
Box   7
Judy Collins Grid, FC Event Calls, Sponsor Names
Box   7
DNR list - Government
Box   7
Mark Miller - Supporters Database
Box   7
Word Documents 4 - Lists, Position Statements, Letters, Stump Speech
Box   7
Brochure, Capital Times, Fax on Phelps, Managed Care Public Relations, Talking Points
Box   7
Backup Old Computer Files
Box   7
Direct Mail
Box   7
My Documents, Old Documents, Old Excel Documents, Budget Stuff
Box   7
Additional Backup of Rick, 1998
Box   7
Compressed Database
Physical Description: 7 disks 
Box   7
Democratic Party Members - Mail file, 1996 November 6
Audio 1682A
Audio Recordings
Physical Description: Cassette tapes 
1682A/18
Radio spots, 1989 March 27
1682A/19
Re-election campaign, 1989 March 29
1682A/20
Phelps v. Wineke “Flip/Flop”
1682A/21
Phelps for County Executive, 1988 January 9
M2008-106
Photographs
PH Box   10
Children's Code
Physical Description: 6 items 
PH Box   10
Congressional Campaign
Physical Description: 1 item 
PH Box   10
County Executive
Physical Description: 6 items 
PH Box   10
Family
Physical Description: 4 items 
PH Box   10
Miscellaneous
Physical Description: 2 items