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Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives

816 State Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706

Fax: 608-264-6520

Phone: 608-264-6535

Repository URL: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/ External Link

Repository code: whi

Repository description (CRHP): The Wisconsin Historical Society contains interviews with and by a number of prominent civil rights activists, including Carl and Anne Braden, Myles Horton, Julian Bond, Septima Clark, Jo Ann Robinson, and Staughton Lynd, as well as papers and interviews related to important civil rights projects/sites (including the SNCC Arkansas Project, Highlander Folk School, labor unions, Citizenship Schools, Freedom Summer, voter registration drives, Tougaloo College, Southern Conference Educational Fund, the March on Milwaukee, etc.). In addition, the Library-Archives holds recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted by scholars writing books about the Civil Rights Movement, including those of Anne Romaine, Frank Adams, James O'Brien, and Nick Kotz.

Repository description (extant): The Library-Archives supports the mission of the Wisconsin Historical Society by acquiring, preserving, and providing access to the largest collection of published and unpublished material documenting the history of North America outside of the Library of Congress.

The Archives provides access to collections of unpublished materials about the history of Wisconsin and a wide array of topics related to North American history. These collections include letters, diaries, organization records, state and local government records, photographs, films, oral histories and many other kinds of unique materials documenting American history. [ . . . ] The Archives provides centralized management for a unique regional network of Area Research Centers based on most of the campuses of the University of Wisconsin System. Collections may be borrowed for use throughout the Network.

The Library provides access to published materials (books, periodicals, and government publications) about virtually all aspects of North American history. In addition to the history of Wisconsin and North America in general, the Library has particularly strong genealogy, labor union, North American exploration, African American and Native American holdings.

Repository Notes (CRHP): Also known in MARC Code List as State Historical Society of Wisconsin; also McCormick Historical Association.

Repository type: State Historical Society

Collections:

Romaine, Anne. Interviews
Carl and Anne Braden papers
Hexter, Christopher. Papers
Citizenship school oral histories
Fatoullah, Ellice. Recording
Adams, Frank. Papers
Frank M. Stewart civil rights recordings
Robert and Vicki Gabriner papers
Highlander Research and Education Center records
James P. O'Brien interviews
Dorothy M. and Robert Zellner papersp
Bond, Julian. Recording
Kotz, Nick. Papers
Oral history interview with William "Blue" Jenkins
Jo Ann Ooiman Robinson papers
Lane, Mary. Papers
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Arkansas Project: Records
Susan Gladstone papers
Septima Clark interview
Madison Measure for Measure records
Myles Horton papers
Wisconsin Democratic Party oral history project interviews
United Food and Commercial Workers Union retired leaders oral history project interviews
United Packinghouse Workers of America oral history project interviews
Hunter Gray (John R. Salter) papers
Reagon, Bernice. Interview
Charles A. and Roena L. Haynie papers
R. Hunter Morey papers
Moore, James. Papers
King, Mary E. Papers
Paul Cowan Papers
Beloit bicentennial oral history project interviews
Daisy Bates papers
Through one city's eyes video recording and interview transcripts
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Racine branch: records
Robert Zellner papers
J. Anthony Lukas papers
Ally Urban League oral history project
Frank A. Aukofer Papers
James Groppi interviews and sermons
Boutelle, Paul. Interview
Child Development Group of Mississippi records
Robert Carl Cohen papers
Congress of Racial Equality records
Miriam Feingold papers
United Citizens' Committee for Freedom of Residence in Illinois records
James Groppi papers
Lea Heine papers
Anna Holden papers
Edward Hollander. Recordings
William Moses Kunstler speech
Lawndale Community Conference. Recordings
Lesser, Michael. Recordings
George Wiley papers
Malcolm X speech
[X, Malcolm. Speech]
Blake McNulty interviews
Milwaukee Urban League records
Americans for Democratic Action records
Students for a Democratic Society records
Mississippi Council on Human Relations records
Lucile Montgomery papers
Amzie Moore papers
North Bolivar County Farm Cooperative records
Poor People's Corporation records
Proctor, Samuel D., Speech
Racine Environment Committee records
Raper, Arthur Franklin. Interview
Robert Vernon papers
Larry Rubin papers
Scholarship, Education and Defense Fund for Racial Equality records
Donald H. Smith collected speeches and interviews
Staughton Lynd papers
We shall overcome
Milwaukee Journal stations records

 

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