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 1AirportBox 1AmbulanceBox 1ApplicationBox 1A-Misc.Box 1Badger Bomber Campaign Box 1BaseballBox 1BidsBox 1Board of EducationBox 1BondsBox 1B-Misc.Box 1Mr. ChristiansonBox 1Christmas Basket Fund Box 1C.M.St.P. 8 P. Ry. Company Box 1Citizens Solicitations Committee Box 1City-County Health DepartmentBox 1CoalBox 1CommitteesBox 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 BoardBox 2 Employers Mutual Liability Insurance CompanyBox 2 EquipmentBox 2 E-Misc. Box 2 Fire Department Box 2 Forest Fire Fighting AuxiliaryBox 2 Flood ControlBox 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 3LightsBox 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 EngineerBox 3Street Signs and Signals Box 3Street Sweeper Box 3S-Misc. Box 4T-Misc.Box 4U.S. Rubber CompanyBox 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.