Guide to Research CollectionsState Historical Society of Wisconsin
Papers: 1909-1918 (bulk 1915-1917). 32 boxes. Correspondence, letterbooks (1914-1917); campaign records (1914); Wisconsin post office patronage files; Wisconsin waterpowers and conservation files, drafts of bills; forestry and drainage files; speeches, newspaper articles and letters to editors; newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks. Strengths include documentation of patronage system for appointments to federal offices, and the attitudes of the German-language press and Wisconsin German-Americans towards the Wilson administration and the question of American participation in World War I. Other topics include preparedness, Democratic state politics, and prohibition. Finding aid.