Charles McCarthy Papers, 1889, 1906-1931

Summary Information

Title: Charles McCarthy Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1889, 1906-1931

  • McCarthy, Charles, 1873-1921
Call Number: Wis Mss KU; File 1889 June 21 Oversize; Micro 926

Quantity: 11.0 c.f. (27 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder) and 32 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Charles McCarthy, a political scientist, publicist, and first Wisconsin legislative reference librarian and originator of the bill-drafting system in the United States. The collection consists of correspondence on agricultural cooperatives, 1913-1921; education in Wisconsin, 1911-1920; the Wisconsin legislature, 1906-1921; the United States Commission on Industrial Relations, 1914-1915; and Sir Horace Plunkett and the Irish rural cooperative movement. The agricultural material includes correspondence with farm leaders and farm organizations, such as the National Agricultural Organization Society, and relates to the rural cooperative marketing movement; cooperative legislation, state and national; rural credit and land ownership; organization of cooperatives; and standardization of farm products. Education correspondence deals with the state program; improvement of facilities; legislation; development of courses in and training of teachers of industrial education; state and national financial aid; and plans and policies in general. Occasional correspondence, 1906-1915, with President Van Hise of the University of Wisconsin relates to the Extension Division, the budget, and athletic policies of the university.


Except for the oversize items, this collection is also available on microfilm.

Language: English

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