LA CROSSE HISTORY
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THE LA CROSSE AREA'S HISTORY, DIGITIZED

Organizations


Resources

—Organizations—

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Subject:
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) -- Wisconsin
Wisconsin -- Politics and government -- 1848-1950
Creator:
Lee, Gordon H.
Description:
The First World War brought about drastic changes in the United States militarily, politically, and socially. The upheaval brought about by that period gave rise to the Ku Klux Klan throughout the country. The Klan considered itself a reform movement promoting 100 per cent Americanism, separation of church and state, Protestant fundamentalism, White supremacy, anti-Catholicism, and anti-Semitism. The Klan was brought to Wisconsin in 1920 and after a rather slow start, it enjoyed some success in the years 1923, 1924, and 1925. Because of poor leadership, a shortage of issues, and a growing resentment against hate speakers, the organization failed. By 1925 the Klan was having membership problems and by 1928 it was almost nonexistent.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Frank, Barbara A -- Interviews
Sierra Club
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Coulee Region Sierra Club -- History
Coulee Region Sierra Club -- Membership
Environmentalism -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Environmental policy -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Environmental education -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Description:
00:02:20 -- Consciousness towards environment
00:04:40 -- Local awareness to environmental issues, 1960s
00:07:35 -- Endangered species recognition
00:08:20 -- Secondary education, environmental issues
00:09:15 -- Coulee Region for Environmental Education Development [CREED], 1972
00:10:25 -- Creation of environmental education requirement, 1970s
00:12:40 -- Creators of C.R.E.E.D, educational workshops
00:13:55 -- C.R.E.E.D funding
00:16:15 -- Gaining community support, environmental preservation
00:18:00 -- Coulee Region Humane Society
00:21:00 -- Interests of Coulee Region, 1970s
00:24:45 -- Environmental preservation organizations/clubs, 1980s
00:26:00 -- Conservationism vs. environmentalism
00:30:35 -- Economics and environmentalism
00:32:30 -- State government influence
00:39:25 -- Mississippi River conservation efforts
00:44:35 -- Compromised solutions, environmentalism progress
00:47:40 -- Human health and environmental health
00:52:00 -- Lobbying campaigns, clean air legislation
00:55:00 -- Mississippi River legislation
00:56:10 -- Best of environmentalist actions, 1972-1992
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Goode, Nancy -- Interviews
Sierra Club
Coulee Region Sierra Club -- History
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Coulee Region Sierra Club -- Membership
Environmentalism
Oral history
Fund raising
Description:
00:01:40 -- Interests in environment
00:03:25 -- Move to La Crosse, 1966
00:06:15 -- Formation of the Coulee Region Sierra club
00:08:20 -- Early members: Greg Gunderson, Bob Mulder, Lanie Whinrick, Clark Kimel
00:12:20 -- Meeting discussions
00:13:50 -- Nature building projects
00:15:53 -- Changes in club
00:18:55 -- Most important projects
00:22:17 -- Most active members: Susan Luther
00:24:09 -- Funding for group
00:28:22 -- State level involvement
00:31:54 -- Future of the environmental movement
00:35:13 -- Favorite stories