LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.4 cubic feetRecords of the Mississippi Valley Public Service Company based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, which operated the streetcar lines. Records are incomplete but include newspaper clippings (1932-1942); a franchise book (1883-1913); and personnel records (ca. 1914-1936). The franchise book includes copied agreements between four utilities and their shareholders and appropriate municipalities. The four companies are La Crosse City Railway Co. (1892-1908), La Crosse Water Power Co. (1905-1913), Winona Railway & Light Co.(1883-1909), and Wisconsin Railway, Light & Power Co. (1913). The personnel records are arranged alphabetically and include information such as birthdate and place of the employee and a summary of accidents incurred during employment. This set is not complete but is representative of typical streetcar employees.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History2.2 cubic feetThe La Crosse (Wisconsin) Typographical Union No. 448 was organized in 1901 under the direction of a district organizer from the International Typographical Union. One of the main functions of the union was to enforce locally the scale of wages and labor standards established by the International Union in relation to newspapers and job printers. Local 448 had its charter revoked in 1980 due to the small size of its membership. Records of La Crosse Typographical Union No. 448 include the constitution and by-laws, minutes (1901-1979), correspondence (1913-1980), and financial records (1901-1924; 1946-1979) which includes a membership register from 1910.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.4 cubic feetResolutions and reports from the Committee on Public Baths to the Common Council, 1903-1932. The materials are arranged in chronological order. The Committee on Public Baths was responsible for the completion of both Pettibone Park beach bath houses in 1904 and 1926, and the North Side beach, located at the end of Logan Street, also called the Black River beach. Resolutions contain construction estimates and architectural invoices for the Pettibone Bath House, and petitions for a North Side beach from citizen groups.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History1.4 cubic feetThe national Council of Church Women organization began in December 1941. By May of 1942, the local chapter, La Crosse Council of Church Women, had begun. The group acts as a local united of the United Church Women of Wisconsin and as a general department of United Women of the National Council of the Churches of Christ, as well as functioning as a department of the La Crosse Area Council of Churches, Inc. In more recent times, the organization refers to itself as Church Women United (of La Crosse). Records, 1942-1985, of Church Women United of La Crosse, Wisconsin, which included the constitution, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial materials, and scrapbooks. The original name of the organization was the La Crosse Council of Church Women, and later the United Church Women. Today they call themselves Church Women United. The group has been involved in many peace movements and civil rights concerns both in the U.S. and abroad. The collection consists of scrapbooks (1952-1988), ... MoreContact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)Scrapbook of Logan High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1935-1936, created by Gerald Morrison, Jr.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History2.2 cubic feetOriginally a Town of Campbell school begun in 1867, the school continued to be called Campbell School until 1919, when the name was changed to Fauver Hill. Fauver Hill School joined the Onalaska School District in 1960, and continued to be used as an elementary school until 1983 when it became the Fauver Hill Kindergarten Center, housing all the kindergartners in the district. The Center closed in 1999. Materials include photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and many items compiled in preparation of the memory book, 8220;Fauver Hill, 1867-1999,8221; published in honor of the closing of the school.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.2 cubic feetSlides made from photographs at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse's Special Collections Department all representing industries and businesses in La Crosse. Most of the photographs predate 1920. Many of the businesses selected are still operating. Companies that are represented are: Doerflingers, Funke Candy Company, Hebberd's Drug Store, Fred Kroner Hardware Store, La Crosse Rubber Mills (now called La Crosse Footwear), La Crosse Tractor Company, Northern Engraving, Pamperin & Wiggenhorn Cigar Company, W. A. Roosevelt Company, Salzer Seed Company, Segelke-Kohlhaus Manufacturing Company, Trane Company, Exchange State Bank (now Valley Bank), and La Crosse National Bank (now Norwest Bank).Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)Random sampling of gravestones in the Catholic Cemetery in La Crosse, Wisconsin, compiled by James R. Prucha in 1987.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)Letter written by Blanche A. Chamberlain, 29 October 1919, which includes a summary of the Holmen, Wisconsin School District census of 1919.Contact InformationFinding Aid
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