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Milwaukee-Downer College People Files, 1850-1964 | Lawrence University Archives

By Julia Stringfellow

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Title: Milwaukee-Downer College People Files, 1850-1964View associated digital content.

ID: MDC-RG/001

Primary Creator: Milwaukee-Downer College

Other Creators: Lawrence University

Extent: 4.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: This collection is arranged alphabetically by last name of person.

Subjects: Milwaukee-Downer College

Forms of Material: newspaper clippings, photographic prints

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection is composed of files that document people associated with Milwaukee-Downer College or either of its predecessors, Milwaukee Female College and Downer College (Wisconsin Female College). Files include information on administration, faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the college. Materials in the collection include primarily biographical information, correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, and photographs, dating from roughly 1850 to the consolidation of the college with Lawrence in 1964.

Subject/Index Terms

Milwaukee-Downer College

Administrative Information

Repository: Lawrence University Archives

Accruals: New materials for the collection will be added by the Archives as they are acquired.

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 filing drawers

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Property rights reside with Lawrence University. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

Acquisition Method: Materials of the collection have been collected by the Lawrence University Archives; the date that this began and the manner in which these materials were acquired is unknown.

Separated Materials: Folders removed from the collection if the Archives holds an existing collection of papers for the individual, event, organization, or subject.

Preferred Citation: Milwaukee-Downer College People Files.  MDC-RG-001.  Lawrence University Archives, Seeley G. Mudd Library, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Processing Information: Preliminary processing and inventory completed by Julia Stringfellow prior to 2010. Final processing completed by Erin Dix, 2011.

Finding Aid Revision History: Materials integrated from "Milwaukee-Downer College correspondence, A-Z" collection, 2013-11-05.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: A-L],
[Series 2: M-Z],

Series 1: A-L
Folder 1: Albers, Anni, visiting professor of Art from Black Mountain College, circa 1957
Folder 2: Allen, Barbara, Milwaukee-Downer student and Lawrence graduate of 1965
Folder 3: Allen, Charlotte Drummer, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1941
Folder 4: Anderson, Elda, professor of Physics, 1929-1949 and worked on the Manhattan Project
Folder 5: Anderson, Katherine O'Neill, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1933
Folder 6: Armour, Richard, visiting author & poet, circa 1962
Folder 7: Armstrong, Ruth, instructor of physical education, 1942-1943
Folder 8: Backlund, Hannah, instructor of Spanish, 1945-1947
Folder 9: Baehr, Loella, librarian, circa 1962
Folder 10: Ballentine, Mary, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1933
Folder 11: Barnebey, Karl, instructor of Biology, 1963-1964
Folder 12: Barnes, Amanda Zeisler, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1918
Folder 13: Barrett, Betty Heistad, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1955
Folder 14: Beckwith, Elizabeth, instructor of English, 1926-1931
Folder 15: Beckwith, Ethelwynn Rice, professor of Mathematics 1925-1947
Includes a copy of "Looking Forward," an essay on life after graduation from Milwaukee-Downer, 1932.
Folder 16: Beecher, Catherine, advocate for women's rights and education, and supporter of the Milwaukee Female College that is considered to be a forerunner to Milwaukee-Downer College
Folder 17: Behl, Betty Ann, special instructor of Mathematics and Physics, 1958-1961
Folder 18: Bennett, Sara Pratt, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1922
Folder 19: Benson, Mary Sumner, professor of Government and History, 1940-1952
Folder 20: Bertram, Jacqueline Puccinelli, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1953
Folder 21: Black, Wilma Fritz, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of ex 1924
Folder 22: Boester, Florence, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1924
Folder 23: Boettcher, Lucille Eaton, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1960
Folder 24: Bornfleth, Elsie, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1933
Folder 25: Borroff, Edith, instructor in Music, 1950-1954
Folder 26: Bouguereau, William Adolphe, artist of "Two Girls," circa 1953, a painting donated to the Lawrence University permanent collection of the Wriston Art Galleries
Folder 27: Boyle, Colonel William J., donor of "great chair" to Milwaukee-Downer, December 1901
Folder 28: Bradway, Katherine (Kay) Preston, attended Milwaukee-Downer 1927-1928
Includes letters.
Folder 29: Brown, Elfriede, professor of Home Economics, 1953-1964
Folder 30: Brown, Emily, professor of English, 1900-1945
Folder 31: Cadman, Charles Wakefield, visitor December 1916
Folder 32: Calder, Grace, professor of English, 1931-1941
Folder 33: Caldwell, Anne Barman, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1935
Folder 34: Cameron, Meribeth, professor of History and Dean of the College, 1941-1948
Folder 35: Carpenter, Eolia, professor of vocal music, 1903-1934
Folder 36: Carpenter, Katherine McCurdy, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1918
Folder 37: Caswell, Anne Taylor, professor of Chemistry, 1919-1955
Folder 38: Chase, Helen, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1922 and professor of History, 1923-1952
Folder 39: Christiansen, Jane, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1944
Folder 40: Christen, Gerda Dages, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1941
Folder 41: Collins, Catherine Gens, professor of Chemistry 1938-1943
Folder 42: Collins, Leila Coleman, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1919
Folder 43: Coningsby, Alice Taylor Brenckle, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1929
Folder 44: Countryman, Catherine Van Auken, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1887
Folder 45: Cox, John, professor
Folder 46: Currie, Esther, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1931
Folder 47: Davis, Elizabeth Greene Upham, founder of the Occupational Therapy Department at Milwaukee-Downer  College in 1918
Folder 48: Davis, S. Taube Coller, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1910
Folder 49: Defandorf, Milda Wegner, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1920
Folder 50: DeSoto, Helen Gage, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1942
Folder 51: Donald, Mary, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1934
Folder 52: Doougherty, Jean, instructor of crew, circa 1950s
Folder 53: Downer, Alcy Eliza Miner, wife of Jason Downer
Folder 54: Downer, Jason, Wisconsin Female College Board of Trustees president, 1866-1871 and 1874-1978.View associated digital content.
Folder 55: Droegemueller, Jean, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1934
Folder 56: Duffy, Sue, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1955
Folder 57: Eby, Louise Saxe, professor of Religion, 1932-1948
Folder 58: Eckert, Margaret Mulkey, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1935
Folder 59: Erdman, Jean, visiting dancer, 1957
Folder 60: Eschweiler, Alexander Chadbourne, architect, 1865-1940
Folder 61: Esser, Sara Sue Son, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1946
Folder 62: Falvey, Frances, Dean
Folder 63: Farrar, Charles, president of Milwaukee College, 1874-1889
Folder 64: Flattau, Rose Rouse, registrar, circa 1926-1930
Folder 65: Fligman, Bernice Davis, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1922
Folder 66: Flynn, Kathryn Jean, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1942 and secretary to the President (no date)
Folder 67: Ford, Amelia Clewly, professor of History, 1908-1939
Folder 68: Ford, Lucretia L. Dorward, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1922
Folder 69: Fossland, Robert, professor of Biology, 1962
Folder 70: Frederiksen, Betty Ren Wright, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1949
Folder 71: Friend, Neita Oviatt, Seminary
Folder 72: Furman, Janet Webb, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1940
Folder 73: Gabert, Marian Quirt, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1941
Folder 74: Gay, Dorothy Inman, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1934
Folder 75: Geer, Patricia Clare, Milwaukee-Downer Hat girl, 1944, and  Milwaukee-Downer graduate of x 1947
Folder 76: George, Beth Grosskopf, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1955
Folder 77: Gilbert, Amy, Dean of Milwaukee-Downer, circa 1936-1940
Folder 78: Gluyas, Shirley Borchard, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1944
Folder 79: Grace, Vera Matilda Hanawalt, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1935
Folder 80: Greene, Howard, trustee, 1928-1958, and father of trustee Howard T. Greene
Folder 81: Greene, Howard T., trustee, 1950-1958, and son of trustee Howard Greene
Folder 82: Greene, Thomas Arnold, donor of large fossil collection to Milwaukee-Downer
Folder 83: Grennan, Laurie Murray, instructor in Chemistry, 1958-1963/1964
Folder 84: Groom, Emily, professor of Art,1902-1914; 1935-1957 .  Her art works are in the Lawrence University permanent collection in the Wriston Art Center GalleriesView associated digital content.
Folder 85: Gunn, Lucille Heath Edwards, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1918
Folder 86: Hadley, Frances Willard, professor of English and Chairman of the Department, 1920-1924; 1925-1959
Folder 87: Hale, Emily, professor of Drama, 1921-1929, and correspondent of T.S. EliotView associated digital content.
Folder 88: Hanawalt, Ella May, professor of Education and Psychology, 1929-1959
Folder 89: Hankin, Jean, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1945
Folder 90: Harmon, Alice, professor of English, 1924-1930
Folder 91: Haueisen, Otto, MIlwaukee-Downer graduate of 1936
Includes "Student Budget" booklet recording daily expenses, 1932-1933.
Folder 92: Heath, Alice, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1941
Folder 93: Heermans, Mary Frances, professor of Occupational Therapy 1962-1964
Folder 94: Heimbach, Althea, Director of Physical Education and instructor in Crew, 1919-1960
Folder 95: Henning, Henriette Scheele Kneevers, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1934 and recipient of the Gertrude Jupp Outstanding Service Award, 1989
Folder 96: Henry, Helen I., Director of Department of Music, 1950-1954
Folder 97: Hess, Berenice E., Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1932 and recipient of the Lawrence University Alumni Association Distinguished Achievement Award, 1984
Folder 98: Hill, Alberta Kirchner, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1920
Folder 99: Hoar, Jane Kate, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1961
Folder 100: Hochstein, Beulah Donohue, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1929
Folder 101: Hoffman, Malvina, visiting sculptor with an exhibition in the gallery of Chapman Memorial library
Folder 102: Hohlwein, Hans-Juergen, instructor of Art, 1958-1961
Folder 103: Holton, Edward D., trustee, 1853-1872, and namesake of Holton Hall and a member of the Wisconsin State Legislature
Folder 104: Holtz, Lorraine Harriet Martin, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1930
Folder 105: Hoyt, Ralph M., trustee
Folder 106: Hughes, Langston, visitor, February 1945
Folder 107: Hulst, Nelson P., trustee
Folder 109: Jacobs, Joan Poppert, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1953 and recipient of the Lawrence University Alumni Association Distinguished Achievement Award, 1984
Folder 110: Jacobs, Marjorie Iverson, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1944
Folder 111: Jepson, Hulda Lange, visiting violinist
Folder 113: Johnston, John T., president 1902-1904, trustee 1893-1897, and namesake of Johnston Hall
Folder 114: Jones, Frances Weisbecker, assistant professor of Mathematics and Physics 1964
Folder 115: Jupp, Gertrude Breithaupt, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1918
Folder 116: Kahl, Virginia, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1940
Folder 117: Kaser, Margaret, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1933
Folder 118: Keenan, Luella K., food service director & house manager 1951-1954
Folder 119: Kellogg, Louise Phelps, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1882
Folder 120: Kennedy, Dorothy Mintzlaff, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1953
Folder 121: Kieckhefer, Grace Norton, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1922
Includes letter regarding influenza quarantine from 1918
Folder 122: Kikuchi, Kirue Rich, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1949
Folder 123: Kimberly, Helen Cheney, endowed a chair of the Domestic Science department, 1904
Folder 124: Kittleson, Lars Everett, assistant professor in applied arts, 1951-1953
Folder 125: Kittredge, George Lyman, visitor, 1936
Folder 126: Klauba, Mary Basso, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1952
Folder 127: Knaths, Karl, visiting artist, 1954
Folder 128: Knight, Mrytle Eichelberg, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1918
Folder 129: Knuepple, Margaret, Dean
Folder 130: Koehler, Emily LaBuddle, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1934
Folder 131: Konnak, Mabel Boltz, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1928
Folder 132: Kruse, Fern V., Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1932
Folder 133: Kuemmerlein, Ruth Patterson, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1929
Folder 134: Kulasiewicz, Frank L., instructor of art, 1956-1957
Folder 135: LaBorde, Marion Reynolds, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1947
Folder 136: Landeck, Mary E., Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1956
Folder 137: Lapham, Increase A., incorporator of Milwaukee Female College and first President of the Board of Trustees of Milwaukee Female College
Folder 138: Lapham, Mary F., Milwaukee Female College graduate of 1858
Folder 139: Lawrence, Arlyne, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1936 and comptroller, 1945-1964
Folder 140: Lewis, Oscar, visiting author
Folder 141: Logan, Marjorie S., director of Art department, 1921-1952
Folder 142: Lund-Bell, Judith, Milwaukee-Downer graduate of 1961

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