LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.4 cubic feetMilburn A. 8220;Mel8221; Gilbertson (1923-1998) worked for the City of La Crosse, Wis., for 35 years, and he retired in 1983 as the supervisor the La Crosse City Water Department. This collection includes some personal papers and labor union materials from the Building and Service Employees International Union, Local 180, and the National Association of Power Engineers, La Crosse #8. The bulk of the collection is made up of papers from the La Crosse City Water Utility and contains correspondence, employee salary lists, and reports including a report on the electrification of the La Crosse Waterworks (1923). Photographs (1912-1961) show the construction of the main pumphouse (1912), the interior of pumphouse, and well flow at La Crosse well #2.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.1 cubic feetRecords of Christ Episcopal Church, also called Christ Church, 1857-1917, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, and records of its mission church, St. Peter's, located on the North Side of La Crosse, 1887-1932. Christ Episcopal Church is one of the oldest organized denominations in the city of La Crosse, Wis., and boasted membership of some of the oldest and well known families in La Crosse. Church records include baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials, 1857-1917; and some lists of communicants and families. St. Peter's Mission, which was located on the North Side of La Crosse, included some Syrian and Greek families. These records consist of baptisms, 1887-1929; communicants, ca. 1893-1896; marriages, 1886-1902; and burials, ca. 1887-1932.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History1.0 cubic footPapers created and compiled by Margaret Larson in her role as editor and coordinator of the League of Women Voters of La Crosse County's 75th anniversary book project For the Common Good: A History of Women's Roles in La Crosse County, 1920-1980 , a book about Coulee region women and their history and contributions to the La Crosse community. The papers follow the same organization as the book and generally include notes from interviews and some photocopied articles and other materials used in writing the book. A manuscript draft of the book is also included, as well as a folder on post publication information. The collection does not include any biographical or personal information about the author.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)Constitution and bylaws of the La Crosse, Wisconsin Board of Trade, 1892. This organization served as a forerunner of the Greater La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce, with a goal of advancing the mercantile and manufacturing interests in La Crosse.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)Historical sketch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in La Crosse, Wisconsin between 1899 and 1907. Author and date when sketch was written are unknown.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)Bylaws and progress report of the La Crosse (Wisconsin) Association for the Senior Citizens, 1972.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History6.4 cubic feetWilliam F. 8220;Billy8221; Wolfe (18688211;1917), Albert C. 8220;A. C.8221; Wolfe (18858211;1955) and Lucien Reid (18918211; unknown) were prominent La Crosse, Wisconsin, attorneys at the turn of the 20th century. After William F. Wolfe8217;s untimely death in 1917, Albert C. Wolfe and Lucien Reid operated the practice briefly as Wolfe & Reid, then dissolved the partnership and practiced law independently. The majority of this collection is comprised of the law firm8217;s routine correspondence; however, William Wolfe8217;s personal and political correspondence dating 1899-1918 is a valuable piece in looking at Wisconsin8217;s Progressive Era state political history. Wolfe, an avid Democrat, became politically prominent in the 1910s, holding different offices. He had just been appointed Federal District Attorney when he suddenly suffered a stroke and died shortly afterwards at the height of his career. This collection shows the daily operations of a law firm during the early 1900s, ... MoreContact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History6.0 cubic feetThe La Crosse chapter of Rotary International was chartered in 1919. The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; high ethical standards in business and professions; the application of the ideal of service; the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through fellowship. Records of the local La Crosse chapter include historical materials, board and committee materials, membership files, programs & events. Written historical sketches and some historical ephemeral items as well as many unlabelled photographs comprise the historical background. The board materials consist of a framed charter (1919), chapter constitution and bylaws, correspondence (bulk 1924-1927; 1938-1939), minimal financial materials (1961-1983; 1990-1998), and meeting minutes (1924-1975; 1977).Contact InformationFinding Aid
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