Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Lawrence College and Milwaukee-Downer College Consolidation Collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The collection contains records documenting the 1964 consolidation of Milwaukee-Downer College with Lawrence College to form Lawrence University. Official and legal documents, correspondence between the two institutions regarding the logistics of transferring people and materials, financial records, and publications describing the consolidation, including newspaper articles, are included. The bulk of the records date from 1963 to 1965, but materials discussing the future of Milwaukee-Downer...
Milwaukee-Downer College People Files
Scope and Contents 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...
Milwaukee-Downer College Records
Scope and Contents 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...
Milwaukee-Downer College Subject Files
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of subject files on Milwaukee-Downer College, including athletics, academic departments, campus buildings, student organizations and events, and other activities of the college. Materials in the collection include correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, reports, and photographs, dating from 1886 to 1964.
Walter F. Peterson Collection
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents The Walter F. Peterson Collection contains publications written by Dr. Peterson, personal correspondence, materials that pertain to Milwaukee-Downer College history, newspaper articles, and photographs. Dr. Peterson taught history and worked as a librarian at Milwaukee-Downer College and Lawrence University. He died in 2007.