Milwaukee County Citizenship Commission, 1938-1965

Title: Milwaukee County Citizenship Commission, 1938-1965
Call Number: Mss-2115
Bulk: 3.8 cu. ft.

Historical Note:

In 1939, the state legislature passed an act that formed a committee under the leadership of the County Superintendent of Schools.  The committee’s purpose was to establish various forums to inform citizens about the operations of the various levels of government and about their responsibilities as citizens.  In addition, the committee promoted naturalization for the foreign born and recognized young people who had reached voting age within the previous year.  In 1945, the statute was amended to provide for the formation of the Milwaukee County Citizenship Commission to assist the County Superintendent as the vehicle to perform these duties.  The records consist of correspondence, minutes, programs, memos and other ephemera that document the commission’s (and director Michael S. Kies) various programs and activities, especially its “Get Out the Vote” efforts.

Administrative Note:

The collection was reprocessed in July 2005 by Kevin Abing.

Contents

Box Number

Folder Number

Attendance Reports, 1949-1952, 1955 1 1
Basic Political Theories 1 2
Booklets/Pamphlets re: The U.N., Voting, Government 1 3
Boys & Girls County Government Day, Nov. 4, 1954 1 4
Boys & Girls County Government Day, Nov. 3, 1955 1 5
Boys & Girls County Government Day, Nov. 1, 1956 1 6
Bulletins – Curriculum – Unit on County Government, 1955 1 7
Citizen’s Handbook, 1955, 1957, 1960 1 8
Citizenship Commission – Office File, 1956 (1 of 2) 1 9
Citizenship Commission – Office File, 1956 (2 of 2) 1 10
Citizenship Commission – Office File, 1959 1 11
Citizenship Commission – Office File, 1960 1 12
Citizenship Commission – Office File, 1961 1 13
Citizenship Commission – Office File, 1962 1 14
Citizenship Commission – Office File, 1963 1 15
Citizenship Commission – Office File, 1964-1965 (1 of 2) 1 16
Citizenship Commission – Office File, 1964-1965 (2 of 2) 1 17
Citizenship Education Project, 1952-1953 1 18
Citizenship Program Planning Committee, 1953 1 19
Citizenship Recognition Day/I Am An American Day – Programs, Certificates, Etc., 1940-1952 1 20
Citizenship Week, 1954 1 21
Citizenship Week, 1955 1 22
Citizenship Week Activities, 1955 (Submitted by Chairman Paul Nolte) 1 23
Citizenship Week, Sept. 16-22, 1956 1 24
Citizenship Week, 1958 2 25
Constitution of the U.S. 2 26
Coordinating Committee – “Get Out the Vote” Campaign, 1952 2 27
Correspondence – “A,” 1952 2 28
Correspondence – American Heritage Foundation, 1957 2 29
Correspondence – American Legion, 1950-1952 2 30
Correspondence – American Red Cross, 1950-1952 2 31
Correspondence – Association of Commerce, 1952-1954 2 32
Correspondence – “B,” 1951-1957 2 33
Correspondence – Badger Boys State, 1957 2 34
Correspondence – Boy Scouts, 1952, 1957 2 35
Correspondence – Budgetary Request for Funds, 1957-1958 2 36
Correspondence – “C,” 1950-1957 2 37
Correspondence – C. I. O. Milwaukee County, 1950-1952 2 38
Correspondence – Citizenship Education Project, 1952-1958 2 39
Correspondence – Conference on Citizenship, Washington, D.C., 1955-1961 2 40
Correspondence – County Auditor, 1953 2 41
Correspondence – County Board, 1951-1957 2 42
Correspondence – County Board Commission Appointments, 1950-1961 2 43
Correspondence – County Council of Churches, 1951-1952 2 44
Correspondence – County Schools Festival Band, 1951 2 45
Correspondence – Cudworth Post, 1950-1952 2 46
Correspondence – “D,” 1952-1953 2 47
Correspondence – “E,” 1951 2 48
Correspondence – “F,” 1940-1957 2 49
Correspondence – Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1950-1956 2 50
Correspondence – Fifth Army, 1951-1952 2 51
Correspondence – “G,” 1954 2 52
Correspondence – “H,” 1951-1954 2 53
Correspondence – International Institute, 1950-1958 2 54
Correspondence – Invocation, 1951-1952 2 55
Correspondence – “J,” 1950-1957 2 56
Correspondence – Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1950-1952 2 57
Correspondence – “K,” 1951-1954 2 58
Correspondence – Krug, Richard, 1952 2 59
Correspondence – Kruse, Fern, 1951-1955 2 60
Correspondence – League of Women Voters, 1950-1957 2 61
Correspondence – Letters to New Voters, 1952-1954 2 62
Correspondence – Loyalty Day, 1954 2 63
Correspondence – “M,” 1952-1957 2 64
Correspondence – Metropolitan Youth Commission, 1950-1952 2 65
Correspondence – “N,” 1954-1955 2 66
Correspondence – National Conference of Christians & Jews, 1950-1955 2 67
Correspondence – National Education Association, 1950 2 68
Correspondence – Naval Training Center, 1951-1952 2 69
Correspondence – “O,” 1952-1954 2 70
Correspondence – “P,” 1952-1955 2 71
Correspondence – Park Commission, 1951-1952 2 72
Correspondence – Police Department, 1951-1952 2 73
Correspondence – Program Distribution, 1951-1952 2 74
Correspondence – Program Speakers, 1951-1952 2 75
Correspondence – “R,” 1952-1954 2 76
Correspondence – Radio Publicity, 1951-1955 (includes scripts 2 77
Correspondence – Rasche, William F., 1952 2 78
Correspondence – Reception for New Citizens, 1950-1958 (includes programs & invitations) 2 79
Correspondence – “S,” 1951-1953 2 80
Correspondence – Sheedy, Patrick, 1951 2 81
Correspondence – “T,” 1951-1958 2 82
Correspondence – United Nations, 1952-1957 2 83
Correspondence – United Nations Flags, 1952-1953 2 84
Correspondence – “V,” 1950-1958 2 85
Correspondence – Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1950-1951 2 86
Correspondence – “W,” 1951-1952 2 87
Correspondence – “X-Y-Z,” 1951-1954 2 88
Correspondence – Zeidler, Frank P., 1951-1955 2 89
Correspondence (re: Citizenship Programs), 1938 2 90
Correspondence (re: Citizenship Programs), 1939 2 91
Correspondence (re: Citizenship Programs), 1940 2 92
Correspondence (re: Citizenship Programs), 1941 2 93
Correspondence (re: Citizenship Programs), 1942 2 94
Correspondence (re: Citizenship Programs), 1943 2 95
Correspondence (re: Citizenship Programs), 1944-1945 2 96
Correspondence (re: I Am An American Day Commission), 1946 2 97
Correspondence, 1947 2 98
Correspondence, 1948 (includes Statehood Day material) 2 99
Correspondence, 1949 (1 of 2) 2 100
Correspondence, 1949 (2 of 2) 2 101
Correspondence, 1950 2 102
“County Government in Wisconsin with Adaptation to Milwaukee County,” 1955, (Partial Revision) 1961, (Addendum to Partial Revision) 1962 2 103
Expenditure Reports, 1949-1958 2 104
“Get Out the Vote” Committee, 1953 2 105
“Government of Milwaukee County” – Revision & Addendum, 1960 2 106
History – “Story of the Citizenship Commission of Milwaukee County,” 1957-1958 2 107
Immigration & Naturalization Service 2 108
Invoices, 1960 2 109
“Know Your County Government Week,” Nov. 1964 3 110
Letters to 21-Year-Olds, 1958, 1960 3 111
Manual on County Government, 1963 3 112
Meeting Agenda, 1950-1961 3 113
Meeting Minutes, March 7, 1946 – Oct. 23, 1951 3 114
Meeting Minutes, 1952 3 115
Meeting Minutes, 1953-1954 3 116
Meeting Minutes, 1955 3 117
Meeting Minutes, 1956 3 118
Meeting Minutes, 1957-1958 3 119
Meeting Minutes, 1959-1964 3 120
Milwaukee County Citizenship Commission Membership Lists, 1950-1961 3 121
National Conference on Citizenship – Reports, 1946-1949 3 122
National Conference on Citizenship, Sept. 1962 – Reports/Speeches 3 123
National Conference on Citizenship, Sept. 1962 – Booklets/Pamphlets 3 124
Newspaper Clippings, 1940-1952 3 125
Newspaper Clippings, 1953-1956 3 126
Newspaper Clippings – “Know Your County” by Avery Wittenberger of Milwaukee Journal, 1956 3 127
Notice of Meetings, 1950-1962 3 128
Printing Specifications for Programs, 1951-1952 3 129
Printing Specifications for Programs, 1951-1952 3 130
Register & Get Out the Vote Committee, 1954 3 131
Register & Get Out the Vote Committee, 1956 3 132
Register & Get Out the Vote Committee – Newspaper Clippings, 1956 3 133
Register & Get Out the Vote Promotional Material, 1956-1957 (1 of 2) 3 134
Register & Get Out the Vote Promotional Material, 1956-1957 (2 of 2) 4 135
Register-Inform Yourself-And Vote Campaign, 1957 4 136
Register & Get Out the Vote Committee, 1958 4 137
Register-Inform Yourself-And Vote Drive – Newspaper Clippings, 1957-1958 4 138
Stationary Ordered, 1952-1958 4 139
Students’ County Government Day, Nov. 7, 1957 4 140
Students’ County Government Day, Nov. 6, 1958 4 141
Students’ County Government Day, Nov. 5, 1959 5 142
Students’ County Government Day, Nov. 1960 5 143
Students’ County Government Day, 1961-1962 5 144
Students’ County Government Day, 1963-1964 5 145
Vouchers, 1949-1958 5 146
“What the New Voter Wants to Know” & Information from University Extension, 1939-1940 5 147
Wisconsin Cooperative Educational Planning Program, 1941-1946 5 148

Oversize Items

Location

Award from American Heritage Foundation, 1956, for Register, Inform Yourself and Vote Program (2 copies) OS SM “M”

Photographs

SEE M-200

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