Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives
Collection, primarily correspondence (1843-1865), concerning Samuel Brady and Lewis Wetzel, noted scouts, spies, and Indian fighters in southwestern Pennsylvania and northwestern Virginia during and after the American Revolution.
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Papers of producer and playwright Arnold Perl primarily concerning two plays, The World of Sholom Aleichem (l953) and Tevya and His Daughters (l959), which he adapted from the stories of Sholom Aleichem and produced with Howard Da Silva. Included are production correspondence, microfilmed clippings, photographs, variant drafts of scripts, financial information, recordings, and publicity. Also in the collection are some miscellaneous papers relating to Banner Productions, Perl's productio company, which operated Carnegie Hall Playhouse.
Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives
Papers of a family from Union (Rock County, Wisconsin) consisting of correspondence regarding primarily news of family members school, health, and travels. Most of the correspondence was sent between J. Wells Brigham, who left Vermont to settle in Wisconsin, and his brother Bela, who remained in New England. Major news and political events, such as the Chicago and Peshtigo fires, are also mentioned. Yellow note cards are matched with each letter and summarize the letter's content. Early letters (in Folder 1) concern financial matters in Vermont; a brief family history is included in a later letter (in Folder 6).
Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives
Card indices to “Pardon Dockets” (Series 95). The cards in this series fall into four parts. The first part, (circa 1860-1930), is arranged alphabetically by last name of the person petitioning for a pardon, and provides date heard and volume and page reference to pardon dockets. The second part (circa 1837-1937) is arranged chronologically by date heard and thereunder alphabetically by last name of petitioner also providing volume and page references to the pardon dockets. The third part (circa 1935-1970) is also arranged alphabetically by last name of petitioner giving date pardon was heard and date pardon denied or pardoned. Unlike the first two parts, these cards do not provide direct reference to the dockets. The fourth part (2011/002; 1922-1997) is arranged alphabetically by last name of petitioner.
Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives
Family and business papers of Ernest and Sena Hein, who operated Hein's Home Bakery in Madison, Wisconsin, from 1930 until 1948 or 1950. Includes miscellaneous family correspondence, 1931-1964; family financial records and legal papers; a baby book, 1916; a recipe book, circa 1900; financial, supply, and inventory records for the bakery; and photographs of the bakery.
Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives
Records of the Wisconsin Division of the Polish American Congress (Kongres Polonii Amerykanskiej) established as an umbrella organization in 1944 to promote the welfare of Polish-Americans, to work on behalf of Poland, and to fight communism. The collection includes by-laws and constitution, membership and administrative records (including minutes of annual meetings), publications, general correspondence, subject files documenting the group's interests such as defamation of Polish Americans, Pope John Paul II, the Milwaukee Kopernik and Millennium Committees, Polish ethnicity, and U.S. foreign policy. The collection also includes photographs documenting ethnic advocacy and education; and audio recordings of meetings.
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Papers of Brown, a Presbyterian pastor and local historian in Janesville and Beloit, Wisconsin; including family correspondence, clippings on Beloit history, and a large number of diaries and notebooks kept by Brown and his wife, Hila Bennett Brown. Hila Brown's diaries contain reports on her school, church, and musical activities prior to her marriage. William Brown's notebooks consist mainly of sermon ideas, financial accounts, business records concerning his father's property in Beloit, and genealogical information. The volume for the 1895 contains interesting diary entries made during a visit to the Stockbridge Indian Reservation. A typed copy of 1877 diary entries describes a camping trip to the Apostle Islands. One diary (1865) was kept by Belle Waterman whose relationship to the Browns has not been determined.
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Indexes to Columbia County deeds (Columbia Series 22) containing names of grantors (sellers) and grantees (purchasers) noted in real estate deeds. Shows the date and time the deed was recorded, names of grantor and grantee, type of instrument, description of the property, and volume and page number of the deed record where the instrument is recorded. Some indexes refer to instruments filed as early as 1828 and late as 1926, however, the bulk of the deeds in Columbia Series 22 date from 1846 through 1916. While there is not a one-to-one correspondence between the indexes and deeds, the time range 1846-1916 is covered in both series.
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Papers of Dismas P. Becker, a community organizer and former Catholic priest, who became a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. With Father James Groppi, Becker was an active participant in welfare rights activities in Milwaukee, and in demonstrations in Madison to protest the threatened cutback in funding of welfare. The collection includes fragmentary records of his work with various Milwaukee welfare groups, in particular with the Council on Urban Life (of the Milwaukee archdiocese) and the Milwaukee County Welfare Rights Organization. The papers consist of by-laws and constitutions of the organizations, membership lists, financial records, and minutes of meetings. A few personal papers are also present, including a campaign pamphlet, newspaper clippings illustrating Becker's personal involvement in the demonstrations, a small amount of correspondence, and several written reports and papers.
Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, and other documents concerning Society divisions and their projects in which the Society Administration was involved. Included are divisional annual reports, staff field reports, and files on the establishment of several Society historic sites and on matters of general staff concern such as procedures, membership, and personnel.