Milwaukee Grain Exchange, 1854-1949

Title: Milwaukee Grain Exchange, 1854-1949
Call Number: Mss-0218
Bulk: 12 cu. ft.

Historical Note:
Organized as the Board of Trade, circa 1856, it was renamed Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce in the late 1850s.  In 1931, its name was changed to Milwaukee Grain and Stock Exchange, and in the late 1940s, its name was changed to Milwaukee Grain Exchange.

Administrative Note:
The collection was processed on  March 31, 2004 by Bridget Sabo.

Contents

Box Number

Folder Number

General receipts, membership dues receipts, 1854-1863 1 1
Cash Book ledger, 1865 1 2
Relief Committee Account Book 1 3
Petitions, Resolutions, and General Minutes of the Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce 1 4
General Correspondence, requests for business information, resignations, appointments, honorary memberships, 1854-1868 1 5
General receipts and membership due receipts, 1864-1870 1 6
General receipts and membership dues receipts, Jan 1871-October 24, 1871 1 7
General receipts and membership dues receipts, October 25, 1871-October 31, 1871 1 8
General Correspondence, requests for business information, resignations, appointments, honorary memberships, 1869-1871 1 9
Receipts and membership dues, Nov-Dec 1871 1 10
Receipts and membership dues, Jan-March, 1872 1 11
General Correspondence, requests for business  information, resignations, appointments, honorary memberships, 1871-1874 1 12
General receipts and membership dues, April 1872-December 1874 1 13
General receipts and membership dues, 1875-1877 1 14
General correspondence, requests for business information, resignations, appointments, honorary memberships, January 1873-December 1879 1 15
Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce Certificates: Employee Safety School, Fire Prevention, First Aid programs 1 16
Undated material 1 17
Undated material 1 18
General Receipts and general membership dues, January 1878-December 1880 2 1
General correspondence, requests for business information, resignations, appointments, honorary memberships, 1880-1883 2 2
General receipts and general membership dues, 1881-1883 2 3
Petitions, resolutions, amendment, meeting minutes of the Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, 1589-1884 2 4
General correspondence, requests for business information, resignations, appointments, membership dues, 1884 2 5
General correspondence between various national, international trade boards and Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, including local, national and international infrastructure improvements, 1854-1887 2 6
Legal actions: Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce vs. various national railroads, 1888-1891 2 7
General correspondence, requests for business information, resignations, appointments, honorary memberships, 1874-1889 2 8
General correspondence, requests for business information, resignations, appointments, honorary  memberships, 1890-1894 2 9
Amendments, petitions, resolutions, general meeting minutes, Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, 1869-1894 2 10
General receipts, membership dues receipts, 1884-1894 2 11
Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce correspondence regarding various member’s claims against debtors, other general complaints, 1865-1894 2 12
Miscellaneous memorabilia 2 13
Correspondence between the U.S. Senate, House members with the Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce and related legislature, 1854-1899 3 1
General Correspondence, requests for business information, resignations, appointments, honorary memberships, 1889-1899 3 2
Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce members quarterly and annual business statements, 1865-1899 3 3
Legal actions: Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce vs. various national railroads, 1888-1899 3 4
General correspondence between various national, international trade boards and the Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, including local, national, and international infrastructure improvements, 1889-1899 3 5
General correspondence, requests for business information, honorary memberships 1900-1904 3 6
General receipts, membership dues receipts, 1894-1905 3 7
General correspondence concerning memberships, resignations, membership lists for Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, 1854-1906 3 8
Correspondence between the U.S. Senate, House members with the Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce and related legislature, 1901-1911 3 9
General correspondence, requests for business information, honorary memberships 1895-1909 3 10
General correspondence between various national, international trade boards and the Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce including local, national, and international infrastructure improvements, 1900-1911 3 11
General correspondence, requests for business information, correspondence regarding the visit of the Japanese Commercial Commissioner, 1910-1912 3 12
General correspondence, requests for business information, correspondence about the Penny Victory Centennial, 1913-1914 3 13
Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce Rules and By-Laws 1877-1881 3 14
Amendments, resolutions, general meeting minutes of the Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, 1895-1909 3 15
Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce members quarterly and annual business statements, 1900-1919 3 16
Correspondence between the Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce and the National Transportation Association, 1892-1906 3 17
Correspondence between U.S. Senate, House with the Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce and related legislature, 1911-1914 4 1
General correspondence relating to memberships, receipts of membership dues, resignations, appointments, 1908-1914 4 2
World War I, Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce Honor Role 4 3
World War I efforts in Milwaukee, 1914- June 1918 4 4
General correspondence, requests for business information, general Milwaukee social events, 1915-1919 4 5
General correspondence between various national and international trade boards with the Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, including local, national, and international infrastructure improvements 4 6
Correspondence of the National Grain Dealers Association Conference, 1918 4 7
Junior Chamber of Commerce, various material 4 8
Various Relief Committee’s correspondence regarding local, national, and international disaster relief, 1892-1918 4 9
Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce membership lists, resignations, general correspondence regarding memberships, 1915-1918 4 10
World War I efforts in Milwaukee, July 1918-1919 4 11
Interstate Commerce Commission reports, various 4 12
General correspondence between U.S. Senate, House, with the Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce and related legislature, 1915-1919 4 13
Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce correspondence regarding various member’s claims against debtors, other general complaints, worker’s compensation claims. 1895-1919 4 14
Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce vs. various national railroads, 1900-1919 4 15
General receipts, membership dues receipts, 1906-1919 4 16
General Miscellaneous Correspondence 1912-1917 4 17
General Chamber of Commerce Publications, various years 4 18

Annual Reports

Location

1855-56, 1859-60, 1864-65, 1868 (7 tied booklets) Vault Sh. 155
1871-72, 1874, 1876-77 (5 tied booklets) Vault Sh. 155
1878-1883 (5 tied booklets) Vault Sh. 155
1884-1889 (5 tied booklets) Vault Sh. 155
1890-1894 (5 tied booklets) Vault Sh. 155
1895-1899 (5 tied booklets) Vault Sh. 155
1900-1904 (5 tied booklets) Vault Sh. 155
1905-1909 (5 tied booklets) Vault Sh. 155
1910-1914 (5 tied booklets) Vault Sh. 155
1915-1918 (4 tied booklets) Vault Sh. 155
1919-1924 (5 tied booklets) Vault Sh. 155
1925-1930 (6 tied booklets) Vault Sh. 155
1931-1939 (8 tied booklets) Vault Sh. 155

Doings in Grain Magazine Book

Location

Apr-Dec 1912 Vault Sh. 155
Jan, Jun, Aug, Sept, Nov 1913 Vault Sh. 155
Jan-Mar, Sept-Dec 1914 Vault Sh. 155
Mar, Apr, June Aug-Dec 1915 Vault Sh. 155
Jan, Mar-Dec 1916 Vault Sh. 155
Jan, Mar-Dec 1917 Vault Sh. 155
Jan, Mar-Dec (Oct missing) 1918 Vault Sh. 155
Jan-Dec (May missing) 1919 Vault Sh. 155
Jan-Dec 1920 Vault Sh. 155
Jan-Dec 1921 Vault Sh. 155
Jan-Dec 1922 Vault Sh. 155
Jan-Dec 1923 Vault Sh. 155
Jan-Dec 1924 Vault Sh. 155
Jan-Dec 1925 Vault Sh. 155
Jan-Dec 1926 Vault Sh. 155

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