• Sheboygan Press Kohler strike articles, July 1934

    Sheboygan Press

    In 1934, employees of the Kohler Company attempted to organize a union over the objections of company president Walter J. Kohler, who had a different interpretation of a labor law that allowed employe…

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  • Addie Tripp diary

    Tripp, Addie

    Addie Tripp was a single woman, perhaps a domestic servant, who lived with the William Johnson family of Onalaska, Wisconsin, during the Civil War. Her diary describes her daily household tasks for th…

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  • Ledger kept by a house of prostitution (1909-1910)

    Wisconsin. Legislature. Committee on White Slave Traffic and Kindred Subjects

    In 1913, the Legislature established a committee to investigate the causes of prostitution and other vice in Wisconsin. Chaired by Sen. Howard Teasdale (1855-1936), it sent questionaires to officials…

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  • Workingmen and the Tariff. An address to the Workingmen of Bay View, delivered in Puddler's Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by Mr. John W. Hinton, before…

    Hinton, John W., 1817-1901

    Tariffs were a key political and economic issue throughout the nineteenth century, with industrial interests generally in favor and farmers opposed. High import tariffs, paid by overseas manufacturers…

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  • Forest History Association of Wisconsin. Proceedings (1976-1985)

    Forest History Association of Wisconsin

    In 1976, a group of scholars, local historians, collectors, and other people interested in the history of logging and lumbering in Wisconsin formed the Forest History Association of Wisconsin. They ha…

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  • 150 Years of Inmate Work Programs

    Wisconsin. Bureau of Correctional Enterprises

    This pamphlet reviews the history of prison industries in Wisconsin, which began in 1852. Illustrated with 20 photographs and a map, it details the work done by prisoners at the Wisconsin State Prison…

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  • We of Allis-Chalmers : our women work for victory

    Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company

    Although a majority of women did not take industrial jobs during the war, a few women did go to work in factories like Allis-Chalmers. Women had worked at Allis-Chalmers for many years prior to the wa…

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  • Forest History Association of Wisconsin. Proceedings (1996-2006)

    Forest History Association of Wisconsin

    In 1976, a group of scholars, local historians, collectors, and other people interested in the history of logging and lumbering in Wisconsin formed the Forest History Association of Wisconsin. They ha…

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  • Transcripts of hearings (Appeal Tribunal)

    Wisconsin. Unemployment Compensation Division

    One of the duties of the Wisconsin Industrial Commission was to decide whether workers were entitled to unemployment compensation. Workers who had been denied it could appeal the decision at hearings…

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  • Hearing in the matter of the Kohler Company, Federal Union no. 18545, Kohler Workers Association

    United States. National Labor Relations Board

    In 1934, employees of the Kohler Company attempted to organize a union over the objections of company president Walter J. Kohler, who had a different interpretation of a labor law that allowed employe…

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  • Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the United States

    After 40 years of failed Indian policy, the U.S. Senate called these hearings to see what could be done to improve matters. Under the Dawes Act (or General Allotment Act) of 1887, tribal lands previou…

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  • The Polanders in Wisconsin

    Miller, Frank H. (Frank Hayden)

    One of the first Polish farming communities in the nation was established in Portage County, Wisconsin, in 1855. Located among earlier German, Irish, and French communities, Polonia, as the town was c…

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  • All my life my daddy's been on strike to make my future better : the Kohler worker's story

    International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 833

    What is regarded as the longest major strike in U.S. labor history began at the Kohler Company on April 5, 1954. Called by the United Auto Workers Local 833 after the company refused to recognize the…

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  • Report of the Statutory Committee to Visit State Institutions to the 1955 Legislature

    Wisconsin. Legislature. Committee to Visit State Institutions

    In 1947 the Wisconsin Legislature authorized a committee to inspect state-run institutions such as prisons, reform schools, hospitals, and work farms and to recommend improvements. This 1955 report is…

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  • Testimony of working women, 1914

    Wisconsin. Legislature. Committee on White Slave Traffic and Kindred Subjects

    In 1913, the Wisconsin Legislature established a committee to investigate the causes of prostitution and other vice in Wisconsin. Chaired by Sen. Howard Teasdale (1855-1936), the committee sent questi…

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  • What aluminum is and how Mirro Aluminum cooking utensils are made

    Mirro Aluminum Company

    The Mirro Aluminum Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, was once the world's largest manufacturer of aluminum cooking utensils. Although aluminum is one of the Earth's most abundant elements, it was not u…

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  • Manufacturer's working album ca. 1873-1875

    Hill, Edgar

    Edgar A. Hill built his factory for the manufacture of baby carriages, doll carts, wagons, hobby horses, and other toys in Sheboygan in 1873. He sold the business to Sheboygan Carriage Company in 1876…

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  • The Polanders in Wisconsin

    Miller, Frank H. (Frank Hayden)

    One of the first Polish farming communities in the nation was established in Portage County, Wisconsin, in 1855. Located among earlier German, Irish, and French communities, Polonia, as the town was c…

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