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Author:
Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
Schools -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Description:
Compiled by Barbara Nord and Viola Oertel, this is a checklist of schools located in the city of La Crosse boundaries, derived from La Crosse city directories. The compilation includes public and parochial schools, as well as specialized day care centers, special education schools, music, dancing, and miscellaneous schools.
Author:
Wisconsin Business University
Subject:
Business education -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Education, Higher -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Wisconsin Business University (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
Frank J. Toland operated several business schools and his main one was called Wisconsin Business University located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This booklet contains a descriptions of courses commonplace in the late 19th and early 20th century business schools of the time.
Subject:
Galesville University -- History
Creator:
Ruoff, June H.
Description:
UW-L Seminar Paper
Author:
La Crosse Public Library
Subject:
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
La Crosse Public Library (La Crosse, Wis.)
Libraries--Wisconsin--La Crosse--History
Creator:
Anita Taylor Doering
William D. Petersen
Description:
Includes chapters on the Young Men's Library Association -- Cadwallader C. Washburn -- growth and the modern library -- expansion and change -- appendices -- index History derived from the archives of the La Crosse Public Library, newspaper articles, and other sources.
Author:
La Crosse Tribune
Subject:
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
La Crosse Public Library (La Crosse, Wis.)
La Crosse Public Library (La Crosse, Wis.)--History
Public libraries--Wisconsin--La Crosse--History
Creator:
La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
a newspaper supplement to the La Crosse Tribune newspaper that appeared November 1988
Author:
La Crosse Public Library
Subject:
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
Friends of the La Crosse Public Library (La Crosse, Wis.)
La Crosse Public Library (La Crosse, Wis.)
Public libraries--Wisconsin--La CRosse
Creator:
La Crosse Public Library (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
the dedication program of the La Crosse Public Library building located at 800 Main Street
Author:
publisher not identified
Subject:
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
La Crosse Public Library (La Crosse, Wis.)--History
Public libraries--Wisconsin--La Crosse--History
La Crosse Public Library (La Crosse, Wis.)
Creator:
Ken Brekke
Description:
a brief history of the La Crosse Public Library from 1888-1997
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Olson, Palmer -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Outdoor recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Entertaining -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
00:01:10 -- Paternal ancestors
00:06:33 -- Father in La Crosse, 1855
00:13:20 -- Mother's ancestry
00:19:14 -- Childhood home
00:20:24 -- Earliest memories
00:26:50 -- Childhood friends
00:30:36 -- Leisure activities, winter
00:31:00 -- Sledding and sleigh rides
00:32:58 -- Leisure activities, summer
00:35:20 -- Dances
00: 43:19 -- Schooling
00:54:10 -- Education at Northwestern College
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Miyamoto, Bud -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Description:
00:00:20 -- Introductions, born at Gundersen Clinic lived in apartment above Guggenbuehl and Nekola Department Store
00:01:20 -- Mother's background before she met Miyamoto's father, moved to La Crosse at nineteen, working at the Auto-Lite factory, work tasks, shift management
00:02:36 -- Father's service in the 100th Infantry Battalion, U. S. Army, (predominantly Japanese American unit from Hawaii) during World War II, father's transfer to Camp McCoy for basic training, missions in the Pacific Islands interpreting Japanese communications, father shot in shoulder and discharged from U.S. Army, parents meeting in La Crosse
00:04:20 -- Childhood, social life, spending time with friends and classmates at local sporting events, school dances, and The Sweet Shop, North Side neighborhood, comparing teenage years to scenes from the movie American Graffiti (1973), drag racing cars on Main Street on Friday and Saturday nights for entertainment, dining at Country Kitchen, student rivalries between Central High School and Logan High School
00:09:50 -- Riviera Theatre, seeing the Wizard of Oz as a child at the theater, seeing color film for the first time, being afraid of film character the Wicked Witch of the West
00:12:10 -- Childhood, recreation, swimming at the North Side Beach, spending days at the beach, getting sunburnt, sunburn remedies, taking vinegar baths, playing recreational softball at Copeland Park, fishing on the Black River, visiting the county fair and circus
00:14:50 -- Religion, being baptized and confirmed at St. Luke's Methodist Church, attending church camps in the summer at Pine Lake, Wisconsin, friendships with Catholic children, attending different grade schools than Catholic friends, Catholic parents not allowing their children to talk to other children who were non-Catholic
00:17:00 -- Being Japanese American, friendships with people of other races, families of color on in the North Side neighborhood, the Moss family, first encountered racism while playing high school football, players on other teams using racial slurs
00:21:30 -- School, extracurricular activities at Logan Junior High School and Logan High School, Student Council President and Class President, respecting football coaches, Joe Thienes (1926-2013) and Jack Fent, Athletic Director Ron Johnson, Assistant Principal and basketball coach Rod Martin (1908-1990), Logan High School being on the "other side of the tracks," students coming from blue collar families
00:24:10 -- North La Crosse, solidarity, feeling of community within the neighborhood, shared experiences of blue collar families, community caring for one another, community bond throughout the North and Lower North Side
00:25:56 -- Community gatherings, picnics with neighboring families in Copeland Park, North Side neighborhood or at County Park in West Salem
00:27:15 -- Auto-Lite factory, 1959 lay-offs at Auto-Lite, mother loses her job, community grief caused by factory closing, Miyamoto family discussed moving to Iowa, staying in La Crosse because of community connections, mother worked three jobs to provide for her family, late 1950s
00:32:10 -- early employment experiences, shoveling snow for business community on Caledonia Street, Manke Hardware Store, M. Lokken & Son Grocery, Neumeister's Butcher Shop, Guggenbuehl and Nekola, Nelson's Clothing Store, and Berg's Pharmacy, delivering newspapers for Milwaukee Sentinel, working at The Sweet Shop, Sandy's fast food
00:36:10 -- U.S. President John F. Kennedy, memories of the day President Kennedy was assassinated, November 22, 1963
00:37:55 -- 1965 Flood in La Crosse, city preparing for the flood, using sandbags as a preventative measures, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse college students' assistance to the upper North Side before and during the flood, damage on the Causeway, damage to businesses North Side businesses, severity of the flood
00:39:25 -- Fast food management employment with Hardee's Restaurant chain throughout Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana
00:40:30 -- Memories of the train depot on the Lower North Side, visiting mother's family in Alma, Wisconsin by train, meeting actor Alan Ladd on one of the trains, love of the movie Shane, actor Lloyd Bridges visited La Crosse
00:46:50 -- Telephones, party lines, waiting for other neighbors to finish their phone conversations to use the shared line
00:47:55 -- Doctors' house calls, transition from house calls to visiting the hospital when in need of care
00:49:40 -- Listening to the radio, listening to sports on 580 WKTY, announcers Charlie Kearns and Mike Kearns, listening to rock stations, 102 Eagle
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Gershon, Ernest -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Description:
00:01:15 -- Modern techniques, Physical education
00:03:02 -- Hans Reuter, pedagogy
00:04:31 -- Music in class
00:07:07 -- Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers
00:08:04 -- Locomotive rhythms
00:10:04 -- Dance, gender roles
00:10:47 -- Gymnastics
00:16:00 -- Reuter, campus and community involvement
00:17:46 -- Co-ed gymnastics
00:19:24 -- Public school curriculum
00:21:39 -- Anatomical goals
00:23:00 -- Track and field stories
00:24:03 -- Curling class
00:26:40 -- Student teaching program
00:27:27 -- Demonstrations
00:30:05 -- Reuter, readings and writings
00:32:53 -- Marching stories
00:35:44 -- Reuter, students' opinions
00:37:13 -- Reuter, formal classes
00:37:47 -- Student interactions
00:38:43 -- Staff interactions
00:40:28 -- Reuter, program contributions
00:42:58 -- Department changes
00:45:05 -- Creativity in physical education
00:51:22 -- Influence on Wisconsin
00:53:43 -- Professional attitude
00:56:41 -- Reuter, honors
00:59:04 -- Reuter, inventions
01:01:47 -- Reuter, opinion on dance
01:06:01 -- Reuter, syllabus
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Ragland, Geneva F. -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Topics discussed include the following: Early childhood years -- The Gillette family -- Joseph Hixon -- Alice Hixon -- Hixon home -- Special features of the Hixon home -- Alice's sister Ruth -- Historic Hixon House Museum -- The Johns family -- McCormick school superintendent.
00:01:36- Early childhood years
00:05:58- The Gillette family
00:10:11- Joseph Hixon
00:14:20- Alice Hixon
00:32:02-Hixon home
00:35:50- Special features of the Hixon home
00:40:58- Alice's sister Ruth
00:42:30- Historic Hixon House Museum
00:51:03- The Johns family
00:57:33- McCormick school superintendent
Tape 2 of 2.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Norcross, Henry -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroad engineers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroads -- Employees
Labor unions -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 1 of 4. 00:00:42 -- Ancestry, German immigrants
00:05:20 -- Mother, born 1873, French Island
00:08:15 -- Childhood memories
00:09:50 -- Mother's stories, festivals and employment
00:15:52 -- Father's employment and memories
00:23:19 -- Employment, Milwaukee Railroad
00:24:43 -- Born, 1899, French Island
00:25:40 -- Childhood employment, farming
00:27:21 -- Families on French Island
00:30:04 -- Mother's childhood, school
00:32:20 -- French Island and La Crosse, tensions
00:35:42 -- Education
00:37:50 -- Brother's death, drowning
00:40:09 -- Winter on French Island
00:41:00 -- Swimming and Clifford Sheppard accident
00:43:29 -- Childhood pranks
00:44:59 -- Expulsion from school
00:46:00 -- Behavior in school
00:48:20 -- Diseases and quarantine, home doctors
00:56:16 -- Buffalo Bill Circus
00:58:52 -- Summer fairs
01:01:10 -- Female doctor, Mary Hauck
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Norcross, Henry -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroad engineers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroads -- Employees
Labor unions -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 2 of 4.
00:00:01 -- Personal physician
00:00:41 -- Murders in La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:03:07 -- Female doctor, Mary Hauck
00:04:20 -- Home remedies
00:06:38 -- Employment, La Crosse Rubber Mill
00:07:33 -- Employment, Milwaukee Railroad
00:31:04 -- Becoming a railroad engineer
00:34:23 -- Railroad conditions, c. 1920s-1940s
00:36:00 -- US government control of railroad, c. 1918
00:39:16 -- Propaganda against Germans, World War, 1914-1918
00:42:51 -- Prohibition and marriage, 1918
00:46:12 -- House fire
00:49:06 -- Bootleggers
00:51:40 -- Smoking and chewing tobacco
00:53:39 -- Unemployment, Depression, 1929
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Norcross, Henry -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroad engineers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroads -- Employees
Labor unions -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 3 of 4.
00:00:01 -- Unemployment
00:06:43 -- Member of Klu Klux Klan (KKK)
00:10:33 -- Lodge 754, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen union
00:25:19 -- Union strikes and involvement
00:35:28 -- Working conditions, Railroad
00:42:30 -- Chairman for union
00:53:01 -- Union, better pay
00:54:10 -- White versus Black discrimination
00:58:57 -- Accomplishments of unions
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Norcross, Henry -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroad engineers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroads -- Employees
Labor unions -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 4 of 4.
00:00:01 -- Lodge 754, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen union
00:01:58 -- Buying a train caboose
00:12:49 -- Early days on railroad
00:31:28 -- Union strikes
00:33:44 -- Experience, engineer
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Haraldson, John -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Norwegian Americans -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Shoe industry -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Retail trade -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Clubs -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- History
Westby (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 1 of 2. 00:00:40 -- Family history, immigration from Norway
00:01:20 -- Saw mills, family occupation
00:04:00 -- Railways, Coon Valley, 1900s
00:07:00 -- Ford Motor Company, Coon Valley
00:8:45 -- Postal worker, 1910s
00:11:00 -- Earliest memories, La Crosse
00:12:45 -- Father's occupation, blacksmith
00:13:30 -- Reasons for immigration to the U.S., family in La Crosse
00:16:15 -- Family income and standard of living
00:18:00 -- Boyhood, La Crosse
00:20:45 -- Popular attractions, La Crosse
00:25:15 -- The Great Depression, local strain
00:28:30 -- Recreation activities, steamboat river rides and dances
00:31:10 -- La Crosse fair
00:32:15 -- Grade school
00:33:50 -- Farm technologies, horse and buggy, outhouses
00:36:20 -- Newspaper delivery, press industry
00:37:45 -- Memorable teachers
00:41:45 -- Business college vs. public schooling
00:43:45 -- La Crosse Tribune, postmaster
00:47:30 -- Quality of education, Tomah business college
00:53:00 -- Progressive ideals, business college
00:54:00 -- Circus acts, La Crosse
00:57:15 -- Segregation, Native Americans
**00:56:30 to 00:58:45 bad audio quality
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Haraldson, John -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Norwegian Americans -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Shoe industry -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Retail trade -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Clubs -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- History
Westby (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 2 of 2.
00:04:34 -- Haraldson's store catches fire
00:07:14 -- Comparing Norway to United States
00:11:42 -- Personal life and family
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Lysaker, John -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Description:
00:01:34 -- Education, Logan High School, Teacher's College
00:12:32 -- School programs
00:15:14 -- Religion, Catholicism
00:18:15 -- Ethnic groups, relations, businesses
00:22:44 -- Race relations
00:26:15 -- Employment, Rivoli Theatre, carpenter
00:30:00 -- Transportation, La Crosse
00:31:20 -- Movie theaters, La Crosse
00:34:30 -- Copeland Avenue
00:35:50 -- Employment, railroad
00:39:17 -- The Great Depression, 1929
00:43:15 -- Businesses, World War, 1939-1945
00:49:00 -- Korean War, 1950-1953
00:51:40 -- Vietnam War, 1961-1975
00:55:18 -- Veterans, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, La Crosse
00:56:38 -- Flood, La Crosse, 1965
00:58:58 -- Train depot, La Crosse
1:07:30 -- Technology, computers, calculators
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Nevers, John -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Description:
00:00:01 -- Nevers, background, 1938
00:00:58 -- Nevers, opinion of Hans Reuter
00:01:53 -- Reuter, student interactions
00:03:25 -- Reuter, class discipline
00:04:05 -- Reuter, strict grading
00:05:34 -- Reuter, demonstrations
00:07:55 -- Reuter, athletics and coaching
00:08:54 -- Student teaching program
00:10:01 -- Reuter, local and state involvement
00:11:54 -- Reuter, strengths and weaknesses
00:12:48 -- Reuter, gymnastics fundamentals
00:14:13 -- Dance classes
00:14:42 -- Reuter, inventions
00:15:46 -- Reuter, staff opinions
00:16:38 -- Marching tactics class
00:18:50 -- Reuter, teaching philosophy
00:21:18 -- Adapting to changes in the field
00:24:32 -- Reuter, Phi Epsilon Kappa involvement
00:25:50 -- Dance, gender roles
00:27:11 -- Reuter, using techniques in public schools
00:28:39 -- Reuter, comparing to other professors
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Gilbertson, John P. -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Postal service -- Employees
Postal service -- History
Letter carriers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Postmasters -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 1 of 4. 00:00:40 -- Family history, immigration from Norway
00:01:20 -- Saw mills, family occupation
00:04:00 -- Railways, Coon Valley, 1900s
00:07:00 -- Ford Motor Company, Coon Valley
00:8:45 -- Postal worker, 1910s
00:11:00 -- Earliest memories, La Crosse
00:12:45 -- Father's occupation, blacksmith
00:13:30 -- Reasons for immigration to the U.S., family in La Crosse
00:16:15 -- Family income and standard of living
00:18:00 -- Boyhood, La Crosse
00:20:45 -- Popular attractions, La Crosse
00:25:15 -- The Great Depression, local strain
00:28:30 -- Recreation activities, steamboat river rides and dances
00:31:10 -- La Crosse fair
00:32:15 -- Grade school
00:33:50 -- Farm technologies, horse and buggy, outhouses
00:36:20 -- Newspaper delivery, press industry
00:37:45 -- Memorable teachers
00:41:45 -- Business college vs. public schooling
00:43:45 -- La Crosse Tribune, postmaster
00:47:30 -- Quality of education, Tomah business college
00:53:00 -- Progressive ideals, business college
00:54:00 -- Circus acts, La Crosse
00:57:15 -- Segregation, Native Americans
**00:56:30 to 00:58:45 bad audio quality
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Gilbertson, John P. -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Postal service -- Employees
Postal service -- History
Letter carriers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Postmasters -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 2 of 4.
00:00:30 -- Barley Brewery
00:02:20 -- Community disrespect of Native Americans
00:05:45 -- Family farm, Retreat, WI, 1909
00:08:00 -- Community diversity, La Crosse
00:11:30 -- Local opinions of race
00:14:30 -- Interracial marriage
00:18:15 -- River and lumber industry, crime associations
00:19:20 -- Goosetown, criminal reputation
00:20:30 -- Police and courts system, La Crosse
00:23:50 -- "Body houses", wine rooms
00:25:25 -- Gambling houses
00:30:35 -- City gambling policies
00:32:30 -- Anti-German sentiments, World War One, 1914-1918
00:40:00 -- Local business owners; saw mills, breweries, electrical, etc.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Gilbertson, John P. -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Postal service -- Employees
Postal service -- History
Letter carriers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Postmasters -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 3 of 4.
00:00:15 -- First automobiles, La Crosse
00:01:50 -- Horse and buggy, restrictions and popularity
00:08:00 -- Local business competitors
00:11:50 -- Presidential influence on local economy, President McKinley to President Theodore Roosevelt
00:13:15 -- Development of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
00:15:30 -- La Crosse Normal School
00:19:40 -- Horse and buggy racing, West avenue, La Crosse
00:23:00 -- Hoeschler family, drug store and realtor business
00:33:30 -- Post office experiences, interactions with the community members
00:41:15 -- La Crosse Clinic, Dr. Gunderson
00:46:40 -- Smith family, local businesses
00:55:00 -- Postmaster general and political views
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Gilbertson, John P. -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Postal service -- Employees
Postal service -- History
Letter carriers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Postmasters -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 4 of 4.
00:00:30 -- History of the post office, 1844 to 1971
00:02:15 -- La Crosse Historical Society, 1889
00:05:00 -- Postmaster General, duties and protocol
00:08:20 -- First building in La Crosse, Myrick building, 1842
00:09:00 -- Opinions of privatized post office
00:14:00 -- Post office catalogs, security methods
00:22:00 -- Family occupations, plumbing
00:24:30 -- Community politics, goals of local politicians
00:34:20 -- Advertising at the post office
00:37:45 -- Influential community members
00:39:40 -- Inflation effects, La Crosse
00:41:20 -- City Hall meetings, progressive ideals
00:42:00 -- Presidential visits, Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft
00:43:00 -- Attempted assassination, Theodore Roosevelt
00:47:15 -- The Great Depression, pay cuts, suicides, soup lines
00:51:50 -- Corruption in police force
00:53:20 -- Feelings towards Jewish people and culture
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Kroner, Maxine -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Women -- Societies and clubs -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
Description:
Tape 1 of 2.
00:00:51 -- Birth, Dodgeville, Wisconsin, 1927
00:03:01 -- Family struggles, Depression, 1929
00:04:03 -- House in North La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:05:30 -- Religion and education, Catholicism
00:06:07 -- Employment, parents
00:14:13 -- Education, St. James Elementary School and Aquinas High School
00:16:20 -- Employment, World War, 1939-1945
00:20:44 -- Thoughts on Franklin D. Roosevelt programs, Depression 1929
00:23:50 -- Profession, teaching
00:25:07 -- Teaching, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
00:27:24 -- Move to La Crosse, marriage and pregnancy
00:28:54 -- Thoughts on working mothers
00:32:08 -- Rural education, 1918
00:34:30 -- Decline of large families
00:39:00 -- Church and school organizations, involvement
00:42:39 -- Attitude of Church, ecumenism, c.1950s
00:51:44 -- Housewife life, community involvement
00:55:26 -- Politics, La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:59:43 -- YMCA, involvement
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Kroner, Maxine -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Women -- Societies and clubs -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
Description:
Tape 2 of 2.
00:00:01 -- YMCA, involvement and activities
00:01:47 -- Ethnic and religious groups, division, La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:04:29 -- Meeting husband, Aquinas High School
00:05:55 -- Aquinas High School, built in 1927
00:07:55 -- Ethnic groups, division, La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:12:27 -- Husband's organizations, veteran
00:17:49 -- Children, growing up
00:21:27 -- Polio scare and vaccines
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Fitzpatrick, Patricia L. -- Interviews
Families
Neighborhoods -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
Description:
00:00:19.7 -- Birth and family
00:00:56.2 -- Father's job
00:01:26.3 -- Move to La Crosse
00:01:57.1 -- Birth of younger siblings
00:02:41.8 -- Childhood games
00:03:31.2 -- Neighborhood kids
00:03:40.3 -- School years
00:04:41.4 -- Bohemian Parish
00:05:28.4 -- Mass in school
00:06:24.5 -- School schedule
00:07:08.7 -- Dress code
00:08:23.0 -- Childhood neighborhood
00:11:57.7 -- Parents' home
00:13:47.9 -- Chores
00:14:28.9 -- Family entertainment
00:15:00.0 -- Parents' language
00:16:09.2 -- Quarantine mumps
00:17:09.9 -- Child vaccines
00:17:24.7 -- Dad's service in something
00:18:34.9 -- Extracurriculars
00:19:07.1 -- First job
00:19:40.5 -- Hobbies
00:22:16.0 -- School tuition
00:22:58.2 -- Class sizes
00:23:03.5 -- Attending Aquinas school
00:24:26.2 -- Job at Wiemann Dime store
00:26:46.9 -- Car hopping
00:27:39.3 -- Movies in high school
00:29:42.3 -- Weddings of siblings
00:30:15.1 -- Bohemian hall
00:32:27.6 -- Father's membership to the Sokols
00:34:56.6 -- Politics of La Crosse during youth
00:37:35.4 -- Christmas decorations and traditions
00:40:36.4 -- Meeting husband Dick
00:43:06.3 -- Married in 1951
00:43:24.5 -- Husband's navy service
00:43:53.0 -- Mixed religious marriage
00:45:08.2 -- Move to San Diego, 1952
00:46:12.4 -- Job situation after WWII
00:46:28.0 -- Husband's job at Trane
00:47:43.8 -- House in La Crosse
00:50:00.1 -- Friends in La Crosse
00:50:25.4 -- Early years of marriage
00:52:44.7 -- Children's baptizing
00:53:11.8 -- Prenatal care
00:53:38.4 -- Making the kids' clothes
00:55:15.9 -- Kids' godparents
00:55:34.2 -- Siblings
00:56:17.9 -- Telephones as a child and young adult
01:00:10.6 -- Working outside the home
01:00:52.9 -- Husband works third shift
01:01:30.9 -- Final move in 1958
01:02:51.4 -- Children's schooling
01:06:08.4 -- Life style changes during Trane strikes
01:07:02.1 -- Political standing
01:07:37.2 -- Jobs of women in neighborhood
01:08:38.2 -- Mumps epidemic
01:10:32.0 -- Full time job and pregnant
01:11:14.2 -- Maternity leave
01:13:11.6 -- Cost of giving birth
01:14:23.4 -- County fairs
01:15:29.2 -- Family vacations
01:16:17.9 -- Home renovations
01:16:45.1 -- Petition for city water
01:18:31.1 -- Young children in the neighborhood
01:19:50.7 -- Holidays with the children
01:20:55.6 -- Entertaining in the home
01:22:23.8 -- Cooking for the family
01:23:02.5 -- Square Dancing
01:26:47.9 -- Full time job at La Crosse Dental
01:27:38.1 -- Kids' time in high school
01:29:24.2 -- Kids' extracurriculars
01:30:35.8 -- Kids' jobs
01:31:13.1 -- Delivery services to home as a child, i.e. milkman, mailman, etc.
01:32:37.6 -- Farm animals in childhood neighborhood
01:33:48.1 -- Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
01:34:32.2 -- First TV
01:35:24.0 -- John Kennedy assassination
01:36:11.3 -- Mother's volunteer work at Logan Hospital
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Rynning, Rolf -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Families -- Wisconsin
Work -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Mr. Rynning discusses the following topics: Alcohol and smoking habits in the home,1910s -- After the army, back to work at Union National Bank, 1920s -- Anti-German discrimination, 1920s -- Klu Klux Klan presence in La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1920s -- Prohibition, 1920-1933, home-brews for sale -- Political influence and affiliations, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1920s -- The Great Depression, 1929, job loss -- La Crosse Normal School, sisters’ attendance 1909 -- St. John’s Catholic church, North Side La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1910s -- Religious and national prejudice, Catholics vs. Protestants, Germans vs. Irish, 1910s -- Public schooling vs. Parochial schooling -- Rivalries between North Side and South Side La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1910s -- World War Two (1941-1945), Fort McCoy, Wisconsin -- Major changes in La Crosse, Riverside Park and university development, 1940s -- Changes in social activities, lack of community activity, lack of business on Main street, 1940s to 1970s -- Youth mentality and activity, 1910s compared to 1970s -- Prospective future for U.S., international relations, Russia and China, 1970s -- Opinions of Water Gate trial status, 1973 -- Major changes in U.S. government, opinions of welfare, Social Security, Medicare, 1970s -- The Spanish American War, 1898, lasting influence on international policy -- Farm lifestyle and chores; milking cows and ice cutting, 1900s.
00:00:10—Alcohol and smoking habits in the home,1910s
00:02:30—After the army, back to work at Union National Bank, 1920s
00:03:20—Anti-German discrimination, 1920s
00:03:50—Klu Klux Klan presence in La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1920s
00:04:40—Prohibition, 1920-1933, home-brews for sale
00:06:30—Political influence and affiliations, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1920s
00:10:00—The Great Depression, 1929, job loss
00:13:20—La Crosse Normal School, sisters’ attendance 1909
00:15:00—St. John’s Catholic church, North Side La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1910s
00:15:45—Religious and national prejudice, Catholics vs. Protestants, Germans vs. Irish, 1910s
00:19:10—Public schooling vs. Parochial schooling
00:23:15—Rivalries between North Side and South Side La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1910s
00:27:50—World War Two (1941-1945), Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
00:31:00—Major changes in La Crosse, Riverside Park and university development, 1940s
00:33:20—Changes in social activities, lack of community activity, lack of business on Main street, 1940s to 1970s
00:34:40—Youth mentality and activity, 1910s compared to 1970s
00:38:10—Prospective future for U.S., international relations, Russia and China, 1970s
00:42:10—Opinions of Water Gate trial status, 1973
00:43:35—Major changes in U.S. government, opinions of welfare, Social Security, Medicare, 1970s
00:46:00—The Spanish American War, 1898, lasting influence on international policy
00:50:00—Farm lifestyle and chores; milking cows and ice cutting, 1900s
Tape 3 of 4.
Author:
Western Wisconsin Technical Institute
Subject:
Coleman, John B., 1889-
Vocational education -- Wisconsin -- History
Creator:
John B. Coleman, 1889-
Description:
Based on an original oral history project recording by Howard R. Fredricks; edited by Donald J. Meinert.
John B. Colman relates his life story but focuses on his tenure at the Western Wisconsin Technical College or Western Technical College and changes in vocational education.
Author:
publisher not identified
Subject:
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
Bird, John P.
Educators--Wisconsin--La Crosse
Educators--Wisconsin-Biography
Frontier and pioneer life--Middle West
Creator:
L. H. (Louis Hermann) Pammel 1862-1931
Author:
publisher not identified
Subject:
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
La Crosse Public Library (La Crosse, Wis.)
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Swarthout, Edyth
Swarthout, Susan
Public libraries--Wisconsin--La Crosse
Historical museums--Wisconsin--La Crosse
Creator:
La Crosse Public Library (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
a dedication program dated January 6, 1980, for an addition to the La Crosse Public Library building named in memory of Edyth and Susan Swarthout, sisters who bequeathed the monies necessary for the addition; included is a brief biography of the Swarthout sisters