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Guide to the Eau Claire (Wis.). Mayor: Correspondence, 1940-1949

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Title: Eau Claire (Wis.). Mayor: Correspondence

Inclusive Dates: 1940-1949

Creator: Eau Claire (Wis.). Mayor

Call Number: Eau Claire Series 20

Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)

Repository: Housed at the Area Research Center, William D. McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society, Library-Archives Division

Archival Locations: UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library / Eau Claire Area Research Ctr.

Abstract: Correspondence of three Eau Claire mayors: G. Donald Barnes, Orville Christianson, and W. J. Mills. Routine matters include “fixing” of parking tickets, job recommendations, petitions, the Wisconsin Retirement Fund, promotion of Eau Claire as both a convention site and an industrial site, and the furtherance of highway construction. Problems specifically related to World War II include unemployment, purchase of war bonds, attempts to get needed city employees out of the service early, and the rationing caused by the war. Many of the letters are to and from prominent Wisconsin politicians such as Congressman Merlin Hull, Senators Alexander Wiley and R. M. La Follette, Jr., and Governors Julius Heil and Walter Goodland.

Language: English

Search Terms/Subject Terms

  • Municipal government—Wisconsin—Eau Claire o Eau Claire (Wis.)—Politics and government
  • Barnes, G. Donald
  • Christianson, Orville
  • Mills, W.J.

Contents List

Box 1 Airport
Box 1 Ambulance
Box 1 Application
Box 1 A-Misc.
Box 1 Badger Bomber Campaign
Box 1 Baseball
Box 1 Bids
Box 1 Board of Education
Box 1 Bonds
Box 1 B-Misc.
Box 1 Mr. Christianson
Box 1 Christmas Basket Fund
Box 1 C.M.St.P. 8 P. Ry. Company
Box 1 Citizens Solicitations Committee
Box 1 City-County Health Department
Box 1 Coal
Box 1 Committees
Box 1 Community Welfare Fund
Box 1 Conventions
Box 2 County Council of Defense
Box 2 C-Misc.
Box 2 Department of Commerce
Box 2 Distressed Area
Box 2 Drummond Packing Company
Box 2 D-Misc.
Box 2 Election Board
Box 2 Employers Mutual Liability Insurance Company
Box 2 Equipment
Box 2 E-Misc.
Box 2 Fire Department
Box 2 Forest Fire Fighting Auxiliary
Box 2 Flood Control
Box 2 Franking Privilege
Box 2 F-Misc.
Box 2 Garbage Disposal
Box 2 Going-Away-Dance: “Mess Fund”
Box 2 G-Misc.
Box 3 Hardware Mutual Casualty Company
Box 3 Heil, Julius P. Governor
Box 3 Hipke, George H.
Box 3 Housekeeping Aide
Box 3 Hull, Merlin, Congressman
Box 3 H-Misc.
Box 3 Industrial Union Council
Box 3 Insurance (Fleet)
Box 3 I-Misc.
Box 3 J-Misc.
Box 3 K-Misc.
Box 3 Lights
Box 3 L-Misc.
Box 3 Milk Crisis, 1945-46
Box 3 M-Misc.
Box 3 New Industries
Box 3 N-Misc.
Box 3 O-Misc.
Box 3 Personal
Box 3 Pritchard, John, Assemblyman
Box 3 Public Service Commission
Box 3 P-Misc.
Box 3 Recommendations
Box 3 Red Cross
Box 3 Road Oil
Box 3 R-Misc.
Box 3 Selective Service
Box 3 Sherman Creek
Box 3 Signal Tower
Box 3 State Highway Commission
Box 3 State Sanitary Engineer
Box 3 Street Signs and Signals
Box 3 Street Sweeper
Box 3 S-Misc.
Box 4 T-Misc.
Box 4 U.S. Rubber Company
Box 4 U-Misc.
Box 4 Veterans Hospital
Box 4 V-Misc.
Box 4 War Plant Road Rehabilitation
Box 4 Western Electric Company
Box 4 Wisconsin Retirement Fund
Box 4 Wisconsin State Planning Board
Box 4 Works Progress Administration
Box 4 W-Misc.
Box 4 Young Men's Christian Association
Box 4 Z-Misc.

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