Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Racine County): Naturalization Records, 1837-1982

Container Title
Series: Files of the Office of the Vice President for Administration
Abstract: Files of the Office of the Vice President for Administration contain the business records of the College of Racine and its predecessors. They are arranged in a subject file which includes records kept by the vice president for administration, the business manager, the assistant business manager, the administrative services manager, the cashier, the controller, the directors of buildings and grounds and financial aids, the food service manager, the purchasing agent, and the book store manager. A post-bankruptcy file, containing materials concerning operation of the college from June 1974 to October 1975, follows the general subject file.
Biography/History

Prior to 1970, the business manager administered the college's financial operations, invested funds with the approval of the college president and the treasurer of the corporation, and oversaw operation of the physical plant. He supervised the assistant business manager, the book store manager, the director of food services, the maintenance supervisor, and the purchasing agent.

The position of vice president for administration was created in 1970. It added leadership, coordination, and long-range planning in matters of finance, physical facilities, and administrative and auxiliary services to the duties formerly executed by the business manager. The vice president for administration delegated some of his duties to his assistants: the administrative services manager, the controller, the director of buildings and grounds, the director of financial aids, and the food services manager. The vice presidents for administration were: Robert A. Smith, July 23, 1970-February 29, 1972; Thomas C. Stevens, March 1-June 15, 1972; Edward Kokkelnberg, June 16, 1972-March 14, 1973; and Sidney Walesh from March 26, 1973.

When the college closed in June 1974, after declaring bankruptcy, Sidney Walesh remained at the college as plant and financial administrator. Henry Dorman, a Racine attorney, was appointed trustee and Daniel Howard, a Milwaukee attorney, provided legal services. Some of the clerical and maintenance staff were retained until the college buildings were leased or sold.

Scope and Content Note

The records of the vice president for administration include correspondence and memos, reports, financial records, legal documents, some working papers, and near print materials, spanning the years from 1939 to 1975. Most of the records cover the last ten years of that period. These constitute a Subject File arranged according to a system developed by the college's business office in 1968, and are filed by subject, or type of record, rather than office of origin. The subject headings are: Administration, Buildings and Grounds, Equipment and Supplies, Finance and Accounting, Food Service, Government, Insurance, Inventories, Legal Matters, Personnel, Student Financial Aid, and Taxes. An Index to the Subject File, developed by the business office, is found at the end of the Subject File. Because routine and duplicate materials were not retained in the collection, materials on some topics listed in the Index are not included in the Subject File. The Index should be used in conjunction with the container list to find materials on specific topics.

Under the heading Administration, legal documents, records of the college's government bodies, reports to the president, and policy statements, document major trends in the college's financial operations and the development of its financial policies. The correspondence generally concerns more routine matters. Minutes and reports from administrative committees concerned with the college's financial operations and policies are filed at the end of the Administration subdivision.

Buildings and Grounds includes materials that document campus planning; financing, construction, and maintenance of buildings; and the purchase and sale of property. The heading includes general materials on the building program, 1957-1965, and materials on separate buildings, filed under the name of each building. Records concerning financing and construction of the Theatre/Gymnasium Complex and the Center for Continuing Education are missing. Photographs, blue-prints, and architects' drawings of the various buildings and master site plans for the campus are found in the series Non-Text Materials. Additional materials on planning and fundraising for campus buildings are found in the series Files of the Office of Vice President for Development and Public Relations.

Finance and Accounting contains the most detailed information on financial operations. It is subdivided into four sections: General, Budgets, Financial Statements, and Gifts and Grants. General includes records of fundraising, indebtedness, investments and securities, projections, refinancing, and scholarships. Budgets, in conjunction Financial Statements, provides the most comprehensive picture of the college's financial condition from 1939 to 1975. These sections are especially useful for documenting its financial development during the 1940s and 1950s, since other financial records from this period are scarce and incomplete. Gifts and Grants provides information on both private and government grants, including the size of grants and how funds were distributed. Additional materials on gifts and grants are found in this series under the subject headings Government and Student Financial Aid.

Materials included under the Government subject heading document the college's compliance with various regulations and provide some additional information on government grants. Some of the information within this heading overlaps with that filed under Gifts and Grants and Student Financial Aid headings in this series, as well as materials in the series Files of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, in the Subject File of the Records of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, under the heading Associations and Organizations.

Personnel encompasses personnel files and some information on employment policies. The academic personnel files include contracts and credentials for instructors hired between 1972 and 1974 on a part-time or limited term basis and contracts for some religious faculty members. They supplement the faculty credentials in the series Files of the Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs. The nonacademic personnel files contain job applications and contracts for the clerical, maintenance, and administrative staff from 1965 to 1974.

Materials filed under the heading Student Financial Aid are records kept mainly by the director of financial aids. They include institutional applications and reports for government grant and loan programs, materials on specific government aid programs showing how funds were obtained and distributed, and records about scholarships from private donors. Most of the private donors were individuals, businesses and civic organizations in the Racine-Kenosha area.

Besides the Subject File, this series includes a Post-Bankruptcy File containing correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and other materials created between June, 1974 and October, 1975. It also contains legal documents and financial records that were assembled to aid officers of the bankruptcy estate in maintaining and selling the college property and reimbursing its creditors. The file includes correspondence of the creditors committee; Henry Dorman, trustee; Daniel Howard, attorney; Dale C. Ihlenfeldt, the bankruptcy judge; and Sidney Walesh, the college's financial administrator. Other materials in the file document attempts to sell the college's buildings and property, first as a single unit and then as separate buildings; the sale of equipment; maintenance of the buildings before they were sold or while they were leased; attempts to repay mortgages, bonds, and notes; wage and unemployment claims by former employees; and related topics.

Subseries: Subject File
Administration
Box   59
Folder   1
Articles of Incorporation and Bond Transcript, 1973
Box   59
Folder   2
Board of Directors, Transfer of Ownership, 1968
Box   59
Folder   3-4
Board of Governors, Minutes, 1969-1974
Business Office
Box   59
Folder   5
Staff Meetings, 1965, 1968
Box   59
Folder   6
Wage-Price Freeze, 1971-1972
Correspondence
Box   59
Folder   7-10
Vice President for Administration, 1970-1974
Box   60
Folder   1-3
Business Manager, 1964-1970
Box   60
Folder   4
Administrative Services Manager, 1968-1970
Box   60
Folder   5
Controller, 1971-1974
Box   60
Folder   6
Cashier, 1970-1973
Box   60
Folder   7
Miscellaneous, 1973
Policies and Procedures
Box   60
Folder   8
Fees, 1966-1973
Box   61
Folder   1
Policy Background, 1960, 1965-1973
Box   61
Folder   2
Projections, 1971-1972
Box   61
Folder   3
Record Retention, 1969
Box   61
Folder   4
Reports to the President from the Business Office, 1960-1962, 1965-1966, 1969-1970
Box   61
Folder   5
Report to the President from the Vice President for Administration, 1970
Box   61
Folder   6
Special Events and Dormitory Rentals, 1972-1973
Summer Institutes
Box   61
Folder   7
Hampton Institute, 1968
Box   61
Folder   8
Art Film Institutes, 1969, 1970
Box   61
Folder   9
Vice President for Administration, Working Papers, 1971-1973
Administrative Committees
Box   61
Folder   10
Budget and Finance Committee, 1970-1973
Box   61
Folder   11
Business Affairs Committee, 1965-1966
Box   61
Folder   12
General Council, 1973
Box   61
Folder   13
Investment Policy Committee, 1970
Buildings and Grounds
Breakers Campus Center
Box   61
Folder   14
Correspondence with Racine Unified School District, 1971-1972
Box   61
Folder   15
Legal Matters, 1966-1967
Box   61
Folder   16
Repairs, 1966-1967
Building Program
Box   62
Folder   1
Architects, Barry and Kay, 1957-1962
Box   62
Folder   2
Construction, 1958-1961
Box   62
Folder   3
Legal Services, 1958-1960
Box   62
Folder   4
Loan, 1958-1963
Box   62
Folder   5
Space Utilization Studies, 1958, 1960-1961, 1965
Administration and Classroom Building
Box   62
Folder   6-9
Architects, 1955-1964
Box   62
Folder   10
Land Usage, 1961
Men's Dormitory (Wadewitz Hall)
Box   62
Folder   11
Housing and Home Finance Agency, Loan Agreement, 1965
Box   62
Folder   12
Trust Indenture, 1965
Women's Dormitory #1
Box   63
Folder   1-2
Architects, 1962-1965
Box   63
Folder   3
General Correspondence, 1961-1967
Box   63
Folder   4
Housing and Home Finance Agency, 1963-1965
Box   63
Folder   5
Dedication, 1964
Box   63
Folder   6
Engineering, Financial and Legal Data, 1963
Box   63
Folder   7
Finances, 1962-1965
Box   63
Folder   8
Ground Breaking, 1963
Box   63
Folder   9
Legal Services, 1963-1965
Box   63
Folder   10
Loan Agreement and Trust Indenture, 1963
Box   63
Folder   11
Loan, Government, 1963
Box   63
Folder   12
Memorials, 1963-1965
Women's Dormitory #2 (Johnson Hall)
Box   64
Folder   1
Architects, 1966-1968
Box   64
Folder   2
Bidding, 1966
Box   64
Folder   3
First National Bank and Trust Company, 1960, 1965-1973
Box   64
Folder   4
Housing and Home Finance Agency, Loan Application, 1966
Box   64
Folder   5
Interim Financing, 1964-1968
Box   64
Folder   6
Legal Matters, 1967-1968
Box   64
Folder   7
Loan Agreement, 1967
Box   64
Folder   8
Correspondence With the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1964-1969
Box   64
Folder   9
Equipment and Supplies: Capital Outlay, 1960-1970
Finance and Accounting
General
Box   64
Folder   10
Balance Sheets, 1956, 1962, 1966-1974
Box   64
Folder   11
Balance Sheets, Trial Balances, 1968, 1971-1973
Box   64
Folder   12
Cash Flow Statements, 1970-1974
Box   64
Folder   13
Charts of Accounts, 1963, 1967-circa 1974
Box   65
Folder   1
Data Processing, 1965-1967
Box   65
Folder   2
Dunmore Scholarship Endowment Fund, 1963-1966
Box   65
Folder   3
Eleanor Moritz Endowment Fund, 1964
Box   65
Folder   4
Financial Analysis, 1972
Box   65
Folder   5
Fundraising, 1963-1974
Box   65
Folder   6
Indebtedness, 1970-1974
Investments and Securities
Box   65
Folder   7
Summaries, 1962-1974
Box   65
Folder   8
American Bank and Trust Company of Racine, 1962-1970
Box   65
Folder   9
First National Bank and Trust Company of Racine, 1959-1969
Box   65
Folder   10
B.C. Zieger and Company, 1959-1961, 1965
Box   65
Folder   11
Merger With Mount St. Paul College, 1970
Box   65
Folder   12
National Defense Education Act Service Center, 1967-1968, 1974
Box   65
Folder   13
Payroll Data, 1957-1959, 1969-1974
Box   65
Folder   14
Projections, 1965-1972
Box   65
Folder   15
Refinancing, 1973-1974
Box   65
Folder   16
Scholarships, 1966
Box   65
Folder   17
Various Reports and Projections, 1967-1968
Budgets
Box   66
Folder   1-8
Approved and Preliminary Budgets, 1957-1975
Box   66
Folder   9
Budget Working Papers, 1966-1971
Box   66
Folder   10-12
Income and Expense Statements, 1948-1957, 1960-1966, 1970-1974
Box   67
Folder   1
Income Statements, 1956, 1960-1965, 1970, 1973-1974
Financial Statements
Box   67
Folder   2-6
Annual Audit Reports, 1961-1973
Box   67
Folder   7
Audit Working Papers, 1972-1973
Box   67
Folder   8
Annual Financial Reports, 1939-1951 (one volume)
Box   67
Folder   9
Financial Reports, 1939-1941, 1946-1959
Box   67
Folder   10
Financial Reports, Miscellaneous, 1946-1974
Box   68
Folder   1
Financial Statements, 1957-1960, 1970, 1972-1973
Gifts and Grants
Box   68
Folder   2
American Library Association, 1969
Box   68
Folder   3
Inner Core Practice Teachers Project, 1968-1970
Box   68
Folder   4
Interim, 1970-1971
Johnson Foundation
Box   68
Folder   5
Filmmaking Project for Black Children, 1969-1970
Box   68
Folder   6
Tutoring Fund, 1966-1970
Box   68
Folder   7
United Nations Book Collections, 1967-1968
Box   68
Folder   8
Mrs. Dorothy Linder, Furniture, 1968
Box   68
Folder   9
Thomas B. Meyers Library Fund, 1965-1973
National Science Foundation
Box   68
Folder   10
Computer Network, 1968-1971
Box   68
Folder   11
Sister Lucy Edelbeck, Research Grant, 1967-1970
Box   68
Folder   12
Equipment and Supplies, 1968-1969
Box   68
Folder   13
Student Tutorial Enrichment Program, 1969-1970
Box   68
Folder   14-15
Title II, Library, 1968-1971
Note: See also the series Files of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs - Records of the Vice President for Academic Affairs - Subject File, under the heading Associations and Organizations.
Box   68
Folder   16-19
Title III, Higher Education Act, 1965-1970
Note: See also the series Files of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs - Records of the Vice President for Academic Affairs - Subject File, under the heading Associations and Organizations.
Box   69
Folder   1
Title IV, Educational Opportunities Grant, 1967-1968, 1970
Note: See also the series Files of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs - Records of the Vice President for Academic Affairs - Subject File, under the heading Associations and Organizations.
Box   69
Folder   2
Title VI, Higher Education Act, 1967-1969
Note: See also the series Files of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs - Records of the Vice President for Academic Affairs - Subject File, under the heading Associations and Organizations.
Box   69
Folder   3
University Without Walls Grant, 1973
Box   69
Folder   4
Veterans Cost of Education Program, 1973
Box   69
Folder   5
Western Publishing Company Visiting Lecture Series, 1966-1969
Box   69
Folder   6
Western Printing Credit, 1970
Box   69
Folder   7
Miscellaneous Gifts and Grants, 1961-1964
Food Service
Box   69
Folder   8
Ace Hosts of Wisconsin, 1968-1971, 1973
Box   69
Folder   9
General Correspondence, 1966-1968
Box   69
Folder   10
Kilbourn Katering Company, 1973-1974
Box   69
Folder   11
Prophet Foods Company, 1966-1968
Government
Box   69
Folder   12
Applications for Student Aid, 1966-1968
Box   69
Folder   13
Civil Rights Compliance, 1965-1968
Box   69
Folder   14
College Work Study Program, 1965-1970
Box   69
Folder   15
Equal Opportunities Reports, 1967-1969
Box   69
Folder   16
Government Relations Program, Internal Structure, 1967
Box   69
Folder   17
National Endowment for the Humanities, Grant Application, 1967
Box   69
Folder   18
National Institutes for Health, 1967-1972
Box   69
Folder   19
National Science Foundation, 1965-1974
Box   69
Folder   20
Student Financial Program Reports, 1966-1970.
Title III
Note: See also the series Files of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs - Records of the Vice President for Academic Affairs - Subject File, under the heading Associations and Organizations.
Box   69
Folder   21
National Teaching Fellowships, 1967
Box   69
Folder   22
Curriculum Improvement, 1966
Box   69
Folder   23
Title VI, Instructional Equipment and Materials, 1966-1968, 1973
Note: See also the series Files of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs - Records of the Vice President for Academic Affairs - Subject File, under the heading Associations and Organizations.
N.D.E.A.
Box   69
Folder   24
Institute for Teachers of Disadvantaged Youth, 1965
Box   69
Folder   25
Summer Institutes for Teachers of English, 1965-1967
Box   69
Folder   26
Institutes, Audits, 1967
Box   69
Folder   27
Transfer of Government Programs from Mt. St. Paul College, 1971
Box   69
Folder   28
Miscellaneous Reports, 1972-1973
Box   70
Folder   1
Insurance, 1969-1974
Inventories
Box   70
Folder   2
1958-1959
Box   70
Folder   3
1972, 1974
Legal Matters
Box   70
Folder   4
Legal Services, 1956-1967
Box   70
Folder   5
Resolutions and Legal Documents, 1956-1967
Personnel
Box   70
Folder   6
Contributed Services, 1953-1966
Box   70
Folder   7
Employment Policies, 1966, 1971, 1974
Box   70
Folder   8
Higher Education General Information Surveys, Employees in Institutions of Higher Education, 1971-1972
Box   70
Folder   9
Job Descriptions, 1967-1972
Personnel Files
Box   70
Folder   10
Academic Personnel, 1972-1974
Box   70
Folder   11
Dominican Fathers, 1958-1967
Box   70
Folder   12
Dominican Sisters, 1965-1970, 1972
Box   70
Folder   13
Part-time Faculty, 1969-1970
Box   70
Folder   14
Summer Session, 1968-1973
Non-Academic Personnel, 1965-1974
Box   71
Folder   1-7
A-R
Box   72
Folder   1-2
S-Z
Box   72
Folder   3
Inactive Personnel, 1961-1967
Box   72
Folder   4
Students, 1966-1967
Box   72
Folder   5
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, 1957, 1962-1974
Box   72
Folder   6
Wisconsin Physicians Service, 1962-1970
Student Financial Aid
Box   72
Folder   7-10
Institutional Application, 1966-1975
Box   72
Folder   11
Appropriation Letters, 1966-1975
Box   73
Folder   1
Federal Program Review, 1970
Box   73
Folder   2-7
Financial Aid Reports, 1952-1973
Box   73
Folder   8-14
Fiscal Operations Reports, 1959-1973
Box   73
Folder   15
General Information, 1973-1974
Box   73
Folder   16
Merger With Mt. St. Paul College, 1971
Box   73
Folder   17
Notification of Panel Review Action for Federal Student Aid Programs, 1970-1974
Government Aid Programs
Box   73
Folder   18
Basic Educational Opportunity Grants, 1973-1974
Box   73
Folder   19
College Work Study Program, 1971-1974
Box   74
Folder   1
Educational Opportunities Grant, 1966-1974
Box   74
Folder   2
Law Enforcement Education Program, 1972-1974
National Defense Student Loans
Box   74
Folder   3
Institutional Applications, 1959-1966
Box   74
Folder   4
Appropriation Letters, 1959-1974
Box   74
Folder   5
Audits, 1963-1972
Box   74
Folder   6
National Institutes of Health, Monthly Cash Requests, 1971-1974
Box   74
Folder   7
Tuition Remission and Student Employment, 1972-1973
Box   74
Folder   8
Veterans Cost of Instruction Payments, 1972-1974
Private Donors
Box   74
Folder   9
Acme Die Casting Company, 1966-1967
Box   74
Folder   10
Advertising Club of Racine, 1966, 1970
Box   74
Folder   11
J.K. Cashion, 1970
Box   74
Folder   12
H.F. Johnson, 1966-1967
Box   74
Folder   13
Johnson Wax Fund, 1964-1971
Box   74
Folder   14
S.C. Johnson and Sons, Employees Tuition, 1970-1974
Box   74
Folder   15
Knights of Columbus, 1955, 1960-1964
Box   74
Folder   16
Racine Association of Purchasing Agents, 1970
Box   74
Folder   17
Racine Environmental Committee, 1973
Box   74
Folder   18
Racine Unified P.T.A. Council, 1966
Box   74
Folder   19
Sister Rosita (Uhen) Alumni Scholarship, 1969
Box   74
Folder   20
Twin Disc Clutch Company, 1965-1972
Box   74
Folder   21
Mathias Emory Uelman Scholarship, 1963-1965
Box   74
Folder   22
United States Aids Funds, Inc., 1972
Box   74
Folder   23
Marion Vanderberg Scholarship, 1965-1966
Box   74
Folder   24
Taxes: Corporate Income Tax Returns, 1957-1958, 1960-1961, 1963-1964, 1966-1967
Box   74
Folder   25
Index to the Business Office Subject File, 1968
Subseries: Post-Bankruptcy File
Correspondence
Box   75
Folder   1
Creditors' Committee, 1974
Box   75
Folder   2
Henry Dorman, 1974-1975
Box   75
Folder   3
Daniel Howard, 1974-1975
Box   75
Folder   4
Dale E. Ihlenfeldt, 1974-1975
Box   75
Folder   5
Sidney Walesh, 1973-1975
Box   75
Folder   6
Miscellaneous, 1969, 1972, 1974-1975
Box   75
Folder   7
Bankruptcy Proceedings, 1974-1975
Box   75
Folder   8
Budget, 1974 June-September
Box   75
Folder   9
Cash Flow, 1974 May 6-June 14
Box   75
Folder   10
Chart of Accounts, undated
Box   75
Folder   11
Contracts for Summer Session, 1974
Box   75
Folder   12
County Board (Racine County), 1974(?)
Box   75
Folder   13
Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1974-1975
Box   75
Folder   14
Federal Awards, 1971-1975
Box   75
Folder   15
Income and Expense Statements for Johnson and Wadewitz Halls, 1975
Insurance
Box   75
Folder   16
Employees, 1974-1975
Box   75
Folder   17
Property, 1973-1974
Liquidation of Property
Box   75
Folder   18
Lease of Administration and Classroom Building to Racine Unified School District, 1974-1975
Box   75
Folder   19
Lease of the Breakers to Racine Unified School District, 1971-1974
Box   75
Folder   20
Lease of Wadewitz Hall to Western Publishing Company, 1973-1974
Box   76
Folder   1
Lease with the Town of Caledonia (Proposed), 1974
Box   76
Folder   2
Potential Purchasers, 1974-1975
Box   76
Folder   3
Sale of Administration and Classroom Building to Racine Unified School District, 1975
Box   76
Folder   4
Sale of Byrd Avenue Property, 1966, 1970-1973
Box   76
Folder   5
Sale of Charles and Erie Street Property, 1973
Sale of Equipment
Box   76
Folder   6
Auction, 1974-1975
Box   76
Folder   7
Claim to Books by the Society of the Divine Savior, 1974-1975
Box   76
Folder   8
Purchase Requests, 1974
Box   76
Folder   9
Sale of Rare Books, 1975
Box   76
Folder   10
Sales Prior to Auction, 1974
Box   76
Folder   11
Maintenance and Security, 1974-1975
Box   76
Folder   12
Thomas B. Meyers Estate, 1974
Mortgages, Bonds, and Notes Payable
Box   76
Folder   13
American Bank and Trust Company of Racine, 1971, 1973-1974
Box   76
Folder   14
First National Bank and Trust Company of Racine (Dormitory Bonds), 1965, 1967, 1970-1973
Box   76
Folder   15
Heritage Bank, 1972-1973
Box   76
Folder   16
Northside Bank (Mortgage for the Breakers), 1966-1974
Box   76
Folder   17
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1959, 1962, 1972
Box   76
Folder   18
Summary, 1973-1975
Box   76
Folder   19
National Defense Student Loans, Transfer to University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 1974-1975
Box   77
Folder   1
Securities, 1973-1974
Box   77
Folder   2
STRIDE, Court Request to Examine Records, 1975
Box   77
Folder   3
University Without Walls Program, 1974
Box   77
Folder   4
Wage Claims and Unemployment Compensation, 1974-1975