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Frank A. Aukofer Papers

Repository: Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): Tape 538A is an interview with Father James Groppi.

Collection Description (Extant): Papers of Aukofer, a reporter (1960-1989) and chief (1989-2000) of the Washington, D.C. bureau of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Included are biographical information, correspondence with the general public, memoranda from Sig Gissler, Richard Leonard, Joseph Shoquist, and other Journal Sentinel executives, as well as subject files containing memoranda, draft writings, clippings, reporter's notebooks, and research materials (some in recorded form). The latter concern reporting on automobiles, Arthur Bremer, Father James Groppi and the civil rights movement in Milwaukee, the trial of Eugene Hasenfus in Nicaragua, the Persian Gulf War, Watergate, and members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation. Other files concern The Freedom Forum, the National Press Club, of which he was president (1978), the National Press Foundation, and other professional organizations. The videotapes include biographical interviews at the Newseum, congressional testimony about pooled coverage of the Persian Gulf War, and remarks at a 1996 symposium on the military and the media.

The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1957-2000, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date 1957-2000 and consist of news clippings and photographs.

Access Copy Note: Some materials in this collection are restricted; see finding aid.

Date(s): 1957-2000

Existing IDs: RLIN Number: WIHVA2200-A; Tape 538A; Milwaukee Mss 189

Extent: 6.9 c.f. (15 archives boxes, 2 card boxes, and 1 oversize folder), 8 tape recordings, 9 videorecordings; plus additions of 3.4 c.f. and 0.2 c.f. of photographs.

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Frank A. Aukofer, James Groppi

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin
Civil rights movements--Press coverage
Civil rights movements--Wisconsin


Sound recordings


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