Herman L. Ekern Papers, 1888-1954

Summary Information

Title: Herman L. Ekern Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1888-1954

  • Ekern, Herman L., 1872-1954
Call Number: Wis Mss UF

Quantity: 36.4 c.f. (91 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Herman L. Ekern, a Wisconsin attorney, progressive Republican, and state official, relating to progressive politics and campaigns, insurance practices and legislation, the St. Lawrence Seaway, Great Lakes water diversion, the University of Wisconsin, and programs such as social security and unemployment compensation. Ekern authored railroad retirement and teachers' retirement acts and was actively interested in other legislation involving taxation, redistricting, the county court system, and establishment of the state life insurance code. Primarily correspondence, the collection also includes speeches and writings of Ekern on insurance or related topics; records of the Lutheran Brotherhood, a large fraternal life insurance company which he helped found; papers from his own political campaigns and from the La Follette-Wheeler 1924 campaign; and other materials. Many state and national figures are included among Ekern's correspondents.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-wis000uf
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