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