Dankoler, Harry E. Papers

Title: Dankoler, Harry E. Papers

Reference Code: Mss-0117

Inclusive Dates: 1896 – 1954

Quantity: 000.032 cu. ft. total

Location:        Sm Mss (000.03 cu. ft.)

OS SM “D” (2 items)

Abstract: Harry Dankoler was born on a farm near Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in 1863.  He embarked on a newspaper career at the age of 16 with the Door County Advocate.  He moved to Milwaukee in 1887 and helped establish the Milwaukee Daily Review (which became the Wisconsin Daily News).  By 1896, he was in charge of a daily and three weekly newspapers, including Peck’s Sun.  In the early 20th century, he also worked with Our Young People magazine.  He moved back to Door County after his wife and son passed away and was instrumental in founding the Door County Historical Society.

Scope and Content: The collection consists primarily of Door County Museum newsletters, miscellaneous correspondence, a Christmas card, and (in OS SM “D”) a statement of appreciation by Ken McKiernan and a brief biography of Dankoler.

Access and Use: No restrictions

Language: English