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Milwaukee-Downer College Records, 1848-2008

Collection Overview

Title: Milwaukee-Downer College Records, 1848-2008

ID: MDC-RG/003

Creator: Milwaukee-Downer College

Extent: 93.51 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

Materials are arranged in eleven series approximating the arrangement of the Milwaukee-Downer College Records owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Series 1: Office of the President, 1909-1964

Series 2: Board of Trustees, 1895-1964

Series 3: Business Office, 1890-1964

Series 4: Dean's Office, 1925-1964

Series 5: Registrar's Office, circa 1895-1964

Series 6: Faculty, 1896-1964

Series 7: Student Activities, 1891-1964

Series 8: Alumnae, 1871-2008

Series 9: Public Relations Office, 1938-1964

Series 10: History Files, 1848-2004

Series 11: Photographs, 1927-1964

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains the administrative, financial, and historical records of Milwaukee-Downer College, primarily dating from 1895 to 1964. Records of its predecessor institutions, Downer College and Milwaukee College, dating back to 1848 are also included, as well as records documenting the activities of Milwaukee-Downer alumnae since the consolidation with Lawrence College in 1964. Materials include correspondence, financial records, and subject files of the Board of Trustees, Office of the President, Business Office, and other administrative units, as well as records documenting student activities and academic departments. Bulletins and catalogs, student yearbooks and newspapers, photographs, and scrapbooks are also included.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 113 boxes and 287 volumes

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research, with exceptions for personnel and student records noted in the contents list.

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

Acquisition Method: The bulk of these records were acquired by Lawrence University following the consolidation in 1964. Records in the Alumnae series have accumulated over time since that date.

Related Materials: Another subset of Milwaukee-Downer College Records is held by the Wisconsin Historical Society. The finding aid for this collection is available here: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mil0000l.

Preferred Citation: Milwaukee-Downer College Records. MDC-RG-003. Lawrence University Archives, Seeley G. Mudd Library, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Processing Information: Portions of the collection preliminarily processed before 2014. Full processing and finding aid completed by Erin Dix, 2014.

Finding Aid Revision History: Box numbers revised, 2016-12.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Office of the President, 1909-1964
Box 1
Folder 1: Annual reports, 1921-1955
Extent: 34 folders
Box 2
Folder 1: Annual reports, 1956-1962
Extent: 7 folders
Folder 8: Correspondence with Porter Butts, 1958
Folder 9: Director of Teacher Preparation annual report, 1955
Folder 10: Infirmary annual reports, 1946-1959
Folder 11: John B. Johnson, correspondence, 1951-1964
Extent: 3 folders
Folder 14: John B. Johnson, Peace Corps, 1961-1964
Folder 15: John B. Johnson, photographs, 1951-1964View associated digital content.
Folder 16: John B. Johnson, selection, 1951
Folder 17: John B. Johnson, tuition exchange, 1954-1964
Box 3
Folder 1: Personnel, 1922-1960
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Extent: 7 folders
Folder 8: Social Welfare Committee, 1958-1961
Folder 9: Surveys and reports, Cresap, McCormick, and Paget management consultants, 1963
Folder 10: Surveys and reports, General Education Board, faculty salaries, 1920-1927
Folder 11: Surveys and reports, North Central Association, 1959
Folder 12: Surveys and reports, North Central Association, Home Economics, 1943
Folder 13: Surveys and reports, U.S. Office of Education, statistics, 1938-1954
Folder 14: Wisconsin Colleges Associated, 1919-1925
Folder 15: Wisconsin Foundation of Independent Colleges, 1954-1964
Box 4
Folder 1: Correspondence with Louis Mayer, artist, 1913-1933
Folder 2: Personnel, 1916-1955
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 3: Seminary, general historical information, 1916-1987
Folder 4: Seminary, correspondence, 1933-1961
Folder 5: Seminary, financial documents, 1916-1953
Folder 6: Seminary, financial reports, 1917-1923
Folder 7: Seminary, legal documents, 1933-1959
Extent: 2 folders
Folder 8: Seminary, photographs, circa 1910-1960
Folder 9: Seminary, power costs and rent, 1935-1961
Folder 10: Surveys and reports, General Education Board, financial reports, 1909-1922
Folder 11: Surveys and reports, North Central Association, 1939-1947
Folder 12: Surveys and reports, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1955-1962
Folder 13: Surveys and reports, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, 1940-1942
Series 2: Board of Trustees, 1895-1964
Box 5
Folder 1: Legal document, 1913
Folder 2: Treasurer's report, 1905
Folder 3: Meeting minutes, 1897-1915
Extent: 1 bound volume
Folder 4: Meeting minutes, 1916-1939
Extent: 1 bound volume
Box 6
Folder 1: Building Committee minutes, 1896-1909
Folder 2: Committee on Buildings and Grounds minutes, 1928
Folder 3: Committee on Faculty and Courses of Instruction, 1921-1927
Folder 4: Endowment funds, 1898-1964
Folder 5: Executive Committee correspondence, 1907-1920
Folder 6: Executive Committee minutes, 1904-1942
Extent: 3 bound volumes
Box 7
Folder 1: Executive Committee minutes, 1942-1964
Extent: 2 bound volumes
Folder 3: Executive Committee minutes, 1959-1964
Extent: 6 folders
Folder 4: Executive Committee reports, 1917-1922
Folder 5: Finance Committee minutes, 1917-1927
Extent: 1 bound volume
Folder 6: Finance Committee and Investment Committee minutes, 1957-1963
Box 8
Folder 1: Meeting minutes, 1895-1898
Extent: 1 bound volume
Folder 2: Meeting minutes, 1939-1964
Extent: 2 bound volumes
Folder 4: Meeting minutes, 1957-1964
Extent: 9 folders
Folder 13: Resolutions, 1903-1915
Box 9
Folder 1: Deeds and certificates, 1897-1913
Series 3: Business Office, 1890-1964
Sub-Series 1: Subject files, 1890-1964
Box 10
Folder 1: Alcohol permits, 1944-1964
Extent: 2 folders
Folder 3: Associated Hospital Service, 1956-1964
Folder 4: Audits, 1953-1964
Folder 5: Banking transactions, account book, 1895-1897
Folder 6: Banking transactions, account book, 1907-1909
Folder 7: Banking transactions, check stubs, 1909-1910
Folder 8: Banking transactions, endowment account, 1959-1962
Folder 9: Banking transactions, general account, 1957-1962
Folder 10: Banking transactions, payroll account, 1952-1964
Folder 11: Banking transactions, special account, 1959-1964
Folder 12: Building appraisal, 1917
Extent: 4 folders
Folder 16: Building appraisal, 1920
Extent: 5 folders
Folder 21: Building appraisal, 1922
Folder 22: Business Manager (Bell), bookstore inventory, 1963-1964
Box 11
Folder 1: Business Manager (Bell), budget, estimated, 1958-1963
Folder 2: Business Manager (Bell), budget report, 1958-1963
Folder 3: Business Manager (Bell), expense distribution, 1960-1964
Extent: 4 folders
Folder 7: Business Manager (Bell), gifts received, 1960-1962
Folder 8: Business Manager (Bell), payments, 1962-1963
Folder 9: Cafeteria account book, 1908-1910
Folder 10: Comptroller/treasurer, endowment funds, 1951-1964
Folder 11: Comptroller/treasurer, gifts received, 1952-1963
Folder 12: Correspondence with employees, 1952-1964
Folder 13: Delinquent accounts, 1926-1963
Folder 14: Donors, 1900-1901
Folder 15: Employers Mutual Liability Insurance company reports, 1941-1964
Extent: 3 folders
Folder 18: Faculty fund, 1954-1963
Folder 19: First Wisconsin National Bank, correspondence, 1955-1963
Folder 20: Foundation gifts, 1960-1962
Folder 21: Investments, securities, 1962-1963
Folder 22: Labor contracts, 1951-1964
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 23: Living endowment, 1962-1963
Folder 24: Medical insurance, 1959-1964
Extent: 3 folders
Folder 27: Medical insurance memoranda, 1959-1962
Folder 28: Payroll memoranda, 1959-1962
Folder 29: Payroll rate schedules, 1953-1963
Folder 30: Personnel, applications, 1957-1963
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 31: Personnel, birthdates, 1954-1962
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 32: Personnel, child labor permits, 1955
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 33: Personnel, contracts and termination pay, 1963-1964
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 34: Personnel, Internal Revenue Department, live-in benefit, 1946-1964
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 35: Personnel, retirements and pensions, 1951-1958
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 36: Personnel, retirement pre-TIAA, 1931-1961
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 37: Personnel, salary schedule summaries, 1955-1964
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 38: Personnel, weekly labor reports, 1961-1964
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 39: Personnel, withholding tax deposit report, 1962
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 40: Prepaid insurance, 1947-1963
Folder 41: Purchase requisition slips, 1961-1964
Folder 42: Questionnaires, 1957-1963
Folder 43: Retirement resolution, 1931-1960
Folder 44: Social Security regulations, 1950-1960
Folder 45: Student accounts and status, 1963-1964
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 46: Student campus jobs, 1944-1946
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 47: Student campus job time reports, 1963-1964
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 48: Student conference fund, 1955-1964
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 49: Student loans, 1958-1963
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 50: Student loan lists, 1958-1963
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 51: Student loan reminder letters, 1961-1963
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 52: Student loans, Wisconsin Department of Public Welfare, 1961
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 53: Student publications, 1960
Folder 54: The Tuition Plan, Inc., 1958-1964
Folder 55: Vocational rehabilitation, 1942-1964
Box 12
Folder 1: Art collection gifts, 1914-1964
Folder 2: Bequest, Aleida Pieters, 1936-1937
Folder 3: Bequest, Alice Belcher, 1960-1963
Folder 4: Bequest, Alice Chapman, 1935-1965
Folder 5: Bequest, Edward Wehr, 1961
Folder 6: Buildings equipment and maintenance documents, 1897-1955
Folder 7: Buildings insurance, 1916-1926
Folder 8: Business Manager (Bell), postage, 1941-1963
Folder 9: Financial matters, 1907-1949
Folder 10: Personnel, Employer's quarterly federal tax returns, 1959-1963
Extent: 2 folders
Folder 12: Property deeds and documents, 1895-1956
Extent: 2 folders
Folder 14: Real estate, Boston Store parking lot, 1945-1966
Folder 15: Real estate, Canada, 1943
Folder 16: Real estate, Hubbard Park (boat house), 1900-1945
Folder 17: Real estate taxes, 1897-1915
Folder 18: Staff union contracts, 1934-1952
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 19: Treasurer, Hamlin Chapman, 1890-1921
Folder 20: Wage increase ruling, 1942-1944
Box 13
Folder 1: Financial reports, 1918-1964
Extent: 23 folders
Folder 24: Property abstracts, 1945
Extent: 4 folders
Sub-Series 2: Journals and ledgers, 1895-1964
Sub-Series 1: Cash books, 1901-1915
Box 86-88
Extent: 6 bound volumes
Sub-Series 2: Endowment fund cash books, 1928-1964
Shelves
Extent: 4 bound volumes
Sub-Series 3: General ledgers, 1895-1964
Box 79, 82, 84-85, and shelves.
Extent: 12 bound volumes
Sub-Series 4: Journals, 1895-1964
Box 78, 80, 83-85, and shelves.
Extent: 20 bound volumes
Sub-Series 5: Investment record, 1956-1964
Shelves
Extent: 1 bound volume
Sub-Series 6: New equipment and additions to plant, 1927-1963
Shelves
Extent: 1 bound volume
Sub-Series 7: Payroll journals, 1915-1964
Shelves
Extent: 12 bound volumes
Sub-Series 8: Special accounts registers, 1943-1964
Box 81 and shelves.
Extent: 2 bound volumes
Sub-Series 9: Student accounts registers, 1931-1964
Shelves
Extent: 3 volumes
Sub-Series 10: Transfer check records and bank statements, 1915-1964
Shelves
Extent: 3 bound volumes
Sub-Series 3: Employee register cards, circa 1910-1964
Box 90-92. Cards contain employment information for staff at Milwaukee-Downer College.
Access Restriction: Cards restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Extent: 3 boxes
Series 4: Dean's Office, 1925-1964
Box 14
Folder 1: Administrative Council minutes, 1950-1964
Extent: 14 folders
Folder 14: Administrative Staff Committee minutes, 1951-1964
Extent: 13 folders
Box 15
Folder 1: Annual reports, 1934-1962
Extent: 27 folders
Folder 28: Director of Placement annual reports, 1958-1963
Extent: 6 folders
Folder 34: Probation lists, pre Administrative Staff Committee, 1925-1951
Extent: 2 folders
Folder 36: Psychologist bills, 1963
Series 5: Registrar's Office, circa 1895-1964
Box 16
Folder 1: Admissions correspondence, 1958-1963
Folder 2: Admissions, international students, 1949-1957
Folder 3: Admissions travel expenses, 1958-1963
Extent: 2 folders
Folder 5: Annual reports, 1931-1963
Extent: 29 folders
Folder 34: Application for Admission, blank, 1934
Folder 35: Committee on Financial Aid, 1961-1962
Folder 36: Committee on Scholarships, 1941-1959
Folder 37: Named scholarship donors, 1944-1964
Folder 38: Report of New Student Promotion Work outside the City of Milwaukee, and Publicity, 1934-1935
Folder 39: Scholarship, grants-in-aid, and loan recipient lists, 1942-1964
Access Restriction: Records in this folder restricted for 75 years after date of creation.
Folder 40: Student lists, 1962-1964
Sub-Series 1: Recruitment materials, 1906-1963
Includes some overlap with the Bulletin Series
Box 17
Folder 1: Curriculum; art, drama, music, 1916-1958
Folder 2: Curriculum; education, 1956-1960
Folder 3: Curriculum; home economics, 1966-1963
Folder 4: Curriculum; language, literature, speech, 1934-1960
Folder 5: Curriculum; occupational therapy, 1935-1962
Folder 6: Curriculum; science, 1937-1955
Folder 7: Curriculum; social sciences, 1937-1960
Folder 8: General information, circa 1900-1959
Extent: 5 folders
Box 18
Folder 1: General information, 1960-1964
Folder 2: Packet of materials, circa 1963
Extent: 2 folders
Sub-Series 2: Students' register cards, circa 1923-1964
Box 93-104. Cards were made retroactively for students attending Milwaukee-Downer or its predecessor institutions from about 1850 onward, though the file is incomplete.
Extent: 12 boxes
Sub-Series 3: Student registration cards, circa 1895-1964
Box 105-108. Cards completed for registering students for each year of attendance.
Extent: 4 boxes
Sub-Series 4: Music student register cards, circa 1921-1928
Box 109. Cards contain course grades.
Sub-Series 5: Seminary student register cards, circa 1901-1910
Box 110.
Series 6: Faculty, 1896-1964
Box 19
Folder 1: Committee on Inter-Institutional Relations, 1962-1963
Folder 2: Department audiovisual equipment, undated
Folder 3: Department of Art, photographs and Studio Club newsletters, circa 1940-1956View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Department of Education, photographs, circa 1950
Folder 5: Department of German materials, undated
Folder 6: Department of Home Economics, photographs, undatedView associated digital content.
Extent: 3 folders
Folder 9: Department of Music, class lists, 1962-1964
Folder 10: Department of Music, choir photographs, undated
Folder 11: Department of Music, choir tours and programs, 1917-1964
Folder 12: Department of Music, photographs, undated
Folder 13: Department of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association materials, 1967-1987
Folder 14: Department of Occupational Therapy, Dorothy Bleyer Strzelczyk correspondence, 1957-1986
Folder 15: Department of Occupational Therapy, financial memoranda, 1919-1964
Folder 16: Department of Occupational Therapy, A Manual on the Use and Construction of Splints, by Dorothy Bleyer, 1956
Folder 17: Department of Occupational Therapy, War Department manual, 1944
Folder 18: Department of Occupational Therapy, Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association materials, 1955-1990
Folder 19: Department of Occupational Therapy, photographs, 1926-1965View associated digital content.
Extent: 7 folders
Folder 26: Department of Physical Education, budgets, 1955-1964
Folder 27: Department of Physical Education, director's handbook, 1959-1960
Folder 28: Department of Physical Education, history, 1960
Folder 29: Department of Physical Education, objectives, 1953-1960
Folder 30: Department of Physical Education, reports, 1918-1919
Folder 31: Department of Physical Education, Wisconsin Athletic Federation of College Women state convention, 1915
Folder 32: Department of Social Science, examinations and photographs, 1917-circa 1950
Folder 33: Department of Theater and Drama, articles and programs, 1904-1961
Folder 34: Department of Theater and Drama, Children's Theater newspaper clippings, 1936-1943
Folder 35: Department of Theater and Drama, Children's Theater photographs, circa 1934
Folder 36: Department of Theater and Drama, Mountebanks newspaper clippings, 1937-1947
Folder 37: Department of Theater and Drama, Mountebanks photographs, circa 1925-1959
Folder 38: Department of Theater and Drama, photographs, circa 1920-1964View associated digital content.
Extent: 2 folders
Folder 40: Department of Theater and Drama, productions, "Spring Over Brooklyn", 1952
Folder 41: Department of Theater and Drama, Reader's Theatre photographs, programs, and reports, 1961-1963
Folder 42: Department of Theater and Drama, set design photographs, undated
Folder 43: Department of Theater and Drama, suffragette play photographs, 1962
Folder 44: Handbooks, 1961-1962
Extent: 2 folders
Box 20
Folder 1: Department of English, examinations and reading lists, 1915-1936
Folder 2: Department of Home Economics, brochures, photographs, and tests, 1901-1963
Folder 3: Department of Music, programs and brochures, 1913-1964
Folder 4: Department of Occupational Therapy, War Emergency Course correspondence, 1944-1945
Extent: 2 folders
Folder 6: Department of Physical Education, health education and hygiene examinations, undated
Folder 7: Department of Theater and Drama, Mountebanks programs, 1925-1959
Box 21
Folder 1: Department of Physical Education grade books, 1945-1963
Access Restriction: Each book restricted until 75 years after date of creation
Box 22
Folder 1: Library, cataloging statistics, 1950-1964
Folder 2: Faculty meeting minutes, 1896-1920
Extent: 2 bound volumes
Box 23
Folder 1: Faculty meeting minutes, 1920-1943
Extent: 3 bound volumes
Box 24
Folder 1: Faculty meeting minutes, 1943-1964
Extent: 3 bound volumes
Box 25
Folder 1: Library, acquisition lists, 1963-1964
Folder 2: Library, admissions brochure, 1962
Folder 3: Library, booklists, 1946-1963
Folder 4: Library, Chapman Memorial Library booklet, 1938
Folder 5: Library, Chapman Memorial Library plates (photographs), 1938
Folder 6: Library, endowment fund lists, circa 1956
Folder 7: Library, gift funds, special bookplates, 1919-1959
Folder 8: Library, handbooks, 1956
Folder 9: Library, ledger, 1961-1964
Folder 10: Library, Library Science exam, undated
Folder 11: Library, merger, cancellation notices, 1964
Folder 12: Library, monthly budget, 1963-1964
Folder 13: Library, periodicals list, 1963-1964
Folder 14: Library, periodicals sent to bindery list, 1961-1964
Box 26
Folder 1: Librarians' reports, 1920-1963
Extent: 38 folders
Box 89
Item 1: Faculty register cards, circa 1900-1964
Cards list subjects taught, dates of tenure, and contact information.
Series 7: Student Activities, 1891-1964
Sub-Series 1: Subject files, 1899-1964
Box 27
Folder 1: Athletic Association, Athletic Conference of American College Women newsletter, 1922
Folder 2: Athletic Association, Constitution and by-laws, 1901-1961
Folder 3: Athletic Association, Correspondence and receipts, 1917-1962
Folder 4: Athletic Association, Meeting minutes, 1899-1961
Extent: 18 folders
Box 28
Folder 1: Athletic Association, Record book, 1911-1935
Folder 2: Athletic Association, Treasurers book, 1929-1963
Box 29
Folder 1: Directories, 1918-1952, 1963
Extent: 2 folders
Folder 3: Le Cercle Francais, 1915-1936
Folder 4: City Students, 1924-1930
Folder 5: Home Economics Club, 1920-1937
Includes recipe book, "Our Favorites: By Senior Home Economics Class 1920 of Milwaukee-Downer College," April 1920
Folder 6: Latin Club, undated
Folder 7: Latin League, circa 1935-1936
Folder 8: Liebling Club, 1918-1934
Folder 9: Marie Wollpert Verein (German Club), 1927-1954
Folder 10: Phi Beta Kappa, 1940
Folder 11: Student Government Association, 1917-1962
Folder 12: Studio Club, 1934
Box 30
Folder 1: Hat Hunt, "An Analysis of Hat Hunt in Relation to Conformity to Group Pressures," by Sandy Erickson, 1960
Folder 2: Hat Hunt, Hat Book, 1900-1940
Folder 3: Hat Hunt, Hat Book, 1941-1963
Folder 4: Hat Hunt, lists of Hat Girls, 1908-1964
Folder 5: Hat Hunt, photographs, circa 1900-1950View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Hat Hunt, photographs, circa 1950-1964View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Hat Hunt, photographs, circa 1953
Folder 8: Hat Hunt, photographs, 1962-1964
Acquisition Information: Donated by Joan Bennison '66, 2017-04-11.
Folder 9: Hat Hunt, photographs of the hat, 1908-1996
Folder 10: Hat Hunt, rules, 1903-1959
Folder 11: Hat Hunt, scrapbook, circa 1925
Folder 12: Hat Hunt, scrapbook, 1955
Folder 13: Hat Hunt, sources used by Walter Peterson for Historical Messenger article, 1964
Box 31
Folder 1: Hat Hunt, articles and historical information, 1931-1983
Folder 2: Hat Hunt, newspaper clippings, 1925-1964
Folder 3: Hat Hunt, photograph and written clue, 1948
Acquisition Information: Donated by Joan Hill '50, 2015-01-23.
Folder 4: Hat Hunt, scrapbook, 1927
Box 32
Folder 1: Red class of 1959 memorabilia, circa 1955-1959
Sub-Series 2: Publications, 1891-1964
Sub-Series 1: Cumtux yearbooks, 1898-1962
1910-1918 are in Box 58-59.
Extent: 113 volumes
Sub-Series 2: The Kodak literary magazine, 1891-1964
Includes unbound issues 1891-1964 (Box 61) and 24 bound volumes 1894-1949
Box 33
Folder 1: The Snapshot newspaper, 1944-1959View associated digital content.
Extent: 5 folders
Folder 6: The Downer Dial newspaper, 1959-1964View associated digital content.
Folder 7: C.C. Ann. Uncci, 1936-1937
Folder 8: Sharpened Quills, 1925-1929
Publication of the Milwaukee-Downer Seminary
Folder 9: Undergraduate Verse, 1950
Box 34
Folder 1: Student handbooks, 1915-1964
Extent: 6 folders
Series 8: Alumnae, 1871-2008
Sub-Series 1: Administrative records, 1892-1986
Box 35
Item 1: Alumnae Association, board meeting minutes, 1914-1944
Extent: 4 bound volumes
Box 36
Item 1: Alumnae Association, board meeting minutes, 1944-1954
Extent: 1 bound volume
Item 2: Alumnae Association, board meeting minutes, 1964-1968
Extent: 1 volume
Item 3: Alumnae Association, Milwaukee-Downer Club of Southern California treasurer's book, 1947-1976
Extent: 1 bound volume
Item 4: Alumnae Association, Milwaukee-Downer Club of Chicagoland meeting minutes, 1954-1962
Extent: 1 bound volume
Box 37
Item 1: Alumnae Association, board meeting minutes, 1954-1964
Extent: 1 bound volume
Box 38
Item 1: Alumnae Association, treasurer's book, 1953-1964
Extent: 1 bound volume
Box 39
Folder 1: Alumnae Association, Alumnae Fund, 1916-1986
Extent: 2 folders
Folder 3: Alumnae Association, alumnae trustees, 1964
Folder 4: Alumnae Association, annual reports, 1963-1966
Folder 5: Alumnae Association, Milwaukee chapter, 1958-1964
Folder 6: Alumnae Association, Sheboygan chapter, 1958-1963
Includes newspaper clippings and photographs related to an Oriental Art Show in 1963
Folder 7: Alumnae Association, constitution and by-laws, 1960
Folder 8: Alumnae Association, correspondence, 1956-1963
Folder 9: Alumnae Association, correspondence and newsletters, 1960-1968
Folder 10: Alumnae Association, lecture series, 1952
Includes address by Henry Wriston
Folder 11: Alumnae majors of Division I questionnaire summary, circa 1960
Folder 12: Alumnae Office annual reports, 1958-1963
Folder 13: College Endowment Association, 1965-1978
Box 40
Folder 1: Alumnae Association, class secretaries, 1951-1966
Folder 2: Alumnae Association, correspondence, 1917-1964
Folder 3: Alumnae Association, Lucia R. Briggs Alumnae Scholarship, 1952-1966
Folder 4: College Endowment Association, 1892-1964
Folder 5: Milwaukee-Downer Club records, 1907-1911
Sub-Series 2: Classes and reunions, 1871-2008
Box 40
Folder 6: Class of 1871 (Milwaukee Female College)
Folder 7: Class of 1911
Folder 8: Class of 1929
Folder 9: Class of 1933
Folder 10: Class of 1934 newsletters, 1939-1994
Folder 11: Class of 1935
Folder 12: Class of 1936
Folder 13: Class of 1939
Folder 14: Class of 1944
Folder 15: Class of 1950
Folder 16: Class of 1961
Folder 17: Class of 1963
Folder 18: Class of 1964
Box 41
Folder 1: Alumnae Follies, Smilestones I, 1975
Folder 2: Alumnae Follies, Smilestones II, 1989
Folder 3: Class secretary program guidelines, 1999
Folder 4: Reunions, 1938-1964
Folder 5: Reunions, 1992-2008
Folder 6: Reunion photographs, undated
Folder 7: Unidentified class photographs, undated
Folder 8: Class of 1886 - Class of 1927
Extent: 26 folders
Box 42
Folder 1: Class of 1928 - Class of 1938
Extent: 19 folders
Box 43
Folder 1: Class of 1939 - Class of 1962
Extent: 31 folders
Sub-Series 3: Publications, 1909-1968
Sub-Series 1: Alumnae registers and directories, 1919-1962
Box 56-57.
Extent: 2 boxes
Sub-Series 2: Alumnae Bulletin, 1909-1932
Box 60
Extent: 2 bound volumes and 1 folder
Sub-Series 3: Hawthorn Leaves, 1925-1964
Box 60. Oversize issues from 1937-1938 in Box 9.
Extent: 3 volumes and 4 folders
Sub-Series 4: Downer Alumnae Newsletter, 1967-1968
Box 60
Sub-Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1909-1993
Box 39
Folder 12: Alumnae Association scrapbook, 1945-1946
Box 43
Folder 32: Milwaukee-Downer College Club of Green Bay and De Pere scrapbook, 1946-1957
Box 67
Item 1: Alumnae Association, Milwaukee chapter scrapbook 1, 1954-1976
Box 68
Item 1: Alumnae Association, Milwaukee chapter scrapbooks 2-3, 1954-1976
Box 62
Item 1: Class of 1933 scrapbooks 1-3, 1930-1988
Scrapbooks contain materials arranged alphabetically by surname. The scrapbooks contain letters, newspaper clippings, photographs, post cards, alumnae newsletters and reports, song lyric sheets, reunion materials, and college publications.
Extent: 5 albums, 2 boxes
Box 63
Item 1: Class of 1933 scrapbooks 4-5, 1930-1988
Scrapbook 4 contains materials arranged alphabetically by surname. Scrapbook 5 contains assorted memorabilia.
Box 64
Item 5: Class of 1944 scrapbook, 1940-1964
Contains photographs, newspaper clippings, college publications, playbills, and song lyric sheets.
Box 65
Item 2: Class of 1913 scrapbook, 1909-1913
Contains photographs of many members of the class.
Box 66
Item 4: Class of 1938 scrapbook, 1938-1993
Materials arranged alphabetically by surname.
Series 9: Public Relations Office, 1938-1964
Box 44
Folder 1: Alumnae photographs, circa 1940-1964
Folder 2: Committee on Publications annual report, 1938
Folder 3: Director of Public Relations annual reports, 1939-1963
Extent: 22 folders
Series 10: History Files, 1848-2004
Box 45
Folder 1: Anniversaries, Founders Day, 1915-1964
Folder 2: Anniversaries, 75th, 1928
Folder 3: Anniversaries, 125th, 1976
Folder 4: Anniversaries, Lawrence sesquicentennial, luncheon, 1997
Folder 5: Anniversaries, 150th, 2001
Extent: 7 folders
Folder 12: Calendars, 1903-1932
Extent: 8 folders
Folder 20: Centennial calendar, 1950-1951
Folder 21: Studio Club calendar, 1960
Folder 22: Centennial calendar reprinted for 125th anniversary, 1976-1977
Folder 23: "Milwaukee-Downer College: The Early Years" calendar, 1984
Folder 24: Sesquicentennial calendar, 2001
Box 46
Folder 1: Downer College, Board of Trustees minutes, 1855-1877
Extent: 1 bound volume
Folder 2: Downer College, course catalogs, 1882-1896
There is also a bound volume containing course catalogs from 1863 to 1895.
Extent: 5 folders
Folder 7: Downer College, Executive Committee minutes, 1884-1896
Extent: 3 volumes
Folder 10: Downer College, History of Downer College, by H.A. Miner, 1920
Folder 11: Downer College, Jason Downer bequest, Hamlin Chapman correspondence, 1888
Folder 12: Downer College, photographs, circa 1870-1895View associated digital content.
Folder 13: Feasibility Study for the Restoration and Renovation of Seven Downer College Buildings on the UW-Milwaukee Campus, 1974
Box 47
Folder 1: Milwaukee College, Annals of Milwaukee College, 1848-1891, 1891
Folder 2: Milwaukee College, The Beacon student publication, 1893
Folder 3: Milwaukee College, bills and receipts, 1864-1873
Acquisition Information: Donated by Richard Lamm, 2016-02-26
Folder 4: Milwaukee College, course catalog, 1894-1895
Unbound copy. There is also a bound volume containing course catalogs from 1891 and 1892.
Folder 5: Milwaukee College, Curious Society, circa 1850
Folder 6: Milwaukee College, seminary announcement, 1848View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Milwaukee College, inventory, 1875-1893
Extent: 1 bound volume
Folder 8: Milwaukee College, Records of the Normal Institute and High School, 1850-1866
Extent: 1 bound volume
Folder 9: Postcards, circa 1900-1964
Folder 10: Song books, 1909-1922
Extent: 5 folders
Box 48
Folder 1: Song books, 1926-1930
Extent: 2 folders
Folder 3: Song book, class of 1955, circa 1951-1955
Folder 4: Song book (lyrics only), circa 1955-1958
Folder 5: Song book, class of 1964, circa 1960-1964
Folder 6: Song book, class of 1966, circa 1962-1964
Folder 7: Song book, class of 1967, circa 1963-1964
Folder 8: Song books donated by Alice Schroeder Wandt '54, circa 1950-1954
Acquisition Information: Donated by Alice Schroeder Wandt, 2016-10-20
Folder 9: Song books (lyrics only), 1976-2001
Folder 10: Songs with sheet music, circa 1922-1965
Box 49
Folder 1: Anniversaries, centennial, 1951
Folder 2: Articles of incorporation and by-laws, 1895-1962
Folder 3: Calendars, 1901-1930
Extent: 5 folders
Folder 8: Consolidation of Downer College and Milwaukee College, 1895-1897
Folder 9: Downer College, accounts registers, 1888-1890
Extent: 1 bound volume
Folder 10: Downer College, Board of Trustees annual reports, 1890-1894
Folder 11: Downer College, Board of Trustees minutes, 1877-1895
Extent: 1 bound volume
Box 50
Folder 1: Downer College, documents, 1855-1897
Extent: 3 folders
Folder 4: Downer College, financial journal, 1886-1887
Extent: 1 bound volume
Folder 5: Downer College, Jason Downer bequest documents, 1884-1910
Folder 6: Downer College, ledger, 1886
Extent: 1 bound volume
Folder 7: Downer College, "Statement of History of Downer College up to Alliance with Milwaukee College," by Hamlin Chapman, 1897
Folder 8: Downer College, student accounts register, circa 1890-1895
Extent: 1 bound volume
Box 51
Folder 1: Milwaukee College, Board of Trustees minutes, 1867-1897
Extent: 1 bound volume
Folder 2: Milwaukee College, building and land documents, circa 1856
Folder 3: Milwaukee College, Catharine Beecher letters, 1855-1865
Includes originals and transcripts.
Folder 4: Songs and songbook, class of 1944, 1940-1944
Folder 5: Songs, class of 1938, 1934-1938
Folder 6: Song lyrics, circa 1923-1951
Box 52
Folder 1: Bulletins, 1906-1957
Extent: 8 folders
Box 53
Folder 1: Bulletins, 1957-1963
Folder 2: Catalogs, 1896-1963
Extent: 18 folders and 17 volumes
Box 9
Folder 2: Diplomas, 1881-1939
Includes diplomas awarded to Sarah Day (Milwaukee College), 1881; Gertrude Friday, 1912; Rachel Horner, 1915; Esther Wittenberg, 1926; Frances Smith, 1928; Lucy Thomas, 1928; Eleanor Hammersmith, 1933; Catherine Thomas, 1933; Amy Wiskocil, 1935; and Phyllis Trimberger, 1939.
Folder 3: Downer College deeds and treasurer's report, 1855-1896
Box 32
Folder 2: Full-page newspaper articles, 1926-1964
Folder 3: Milwaukee-Downer College March, by Joseph Clauder, 1903
Sub-Series 1: Downer College and Milwaukee College ledgers and journals, 1855-1900
Box 75-77
Extent: 6 volumes in 3 boxes
Sub-Series 2: Scrapbooks, 1926-1964
Sub-Series 1: "Historic" scrapbooks, 1931-1964
Box 69-71. Primarily contain newspaper clippings.
Extent: 6 volumes
Sub-Series 2: "Historic" scrapbooks, 1934-1983
Box 72-73. Primarily contain articles and photographs.
Extent: 5 volumes in 2 boxes
Sub-Series 3: Milwaukee-Downer College scrapbooks, 1964-1968
Box 74. Primarily contain newspaper clippings.
Extent: 2 volumes
Item 4: Milwaukee-Downer Memories Book, 2004
Box 111. This book consists of written memories from Milwaukee-Downer College alumnae. It was compiled by class secretaries and presented to President Jill Beck at the first Milwaukee-Downer reunion during her tenure as president in October, 2004.
Sub-Series 5: Newspaper clipping scrapbooks, 1926-1964
Shelves.
Extent: 56 volumes
Sub-Series 6: Newspaper clipping scrapbooks, 1941-1958
Shelves. Incomplete set. "Official Scrapbook Index" cards correlate to these volumes, Box 112-113.
Extent: 9 volumes
Sub-Series 7: Program scrapbooks, 1926-1963
Shelves
Extent: 3 volumes
Series 11: Photographs, 1927-1964
Many photographs are contained in the Milwaukee-Downer College Subject Files, MDC-RG-002.
Box 54
Folder 1: Miss Sabin Builds Her Campus slide program, undated
script and slides.
Extent: 2 folders
Folder 3: Set of 25 campus photographs by Grogan Photo System, Inc., circa 1920
Folder 4: Slides, circa 1953-1964
Extent: 6 folders
Item 1: Rolled panoramic photographs, 1927-1930
Box 55
Item 1: Photograph album, 1940-1960View associated digital content.
Contains about 60 photographs of the Milwaukee-Downer College campus and students, circa 1940 to 1960.
Box 9
Folder 4: Oversize photographs, circa 1940-2002
Box 32
Folder 1: Oversize class portraits, 1901-1961
Folder Oversize: Oversized class portraits and panoramas, 1907-1962