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Items associated with name 'Wisconsin'

Diaries of William Taylor

by Taylor, William (1942 – 1949)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

The diaries of William Taylor were written by a soldier from Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the Second World War who spent 1944 and 1945 writing about travelling to different bases throughout the United States. He was later deployed to an unspecified location in the Pacific Theater, then Tokyo after V-J-Day. Taylor frequently drank, played cards, and sought after women. William regularly wrote about his friends, especially Jock/Joc – a nickname for Captain Harvey George Odenbrett, a man who earned the Navy Cross for his service and went on to become a Judge, and Marvin L. Kleinman. Also included in the second folder are ephemera collected by Taylor, which includes items such as military records, rifle scores, "Going Back to Civilian Life," records of bonds and income, calling cards from universities, and a list of Taylor's favorite songs. Ephemera dates between 1942 and 1949.

Identifier: SC2016.008
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Fred and Frances Breuckmann collection

by Unknown (1854 – 1976)

1 box,  1 oversize box (1.25 linear feet)

The Fred and Frances Breuckmann collection consists of papers and reproductions related to the Fitch family in Michigan and Wisconsin; 27 glass plate negatives from a circa 1940s Talbot County photographer; and various publications dating between 1854 and 1912 primarily related to woodworking and carpentry.

Identifier: 1992.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Lynn Pritchard's Horoscope Readings Journal

by Pritchard, Lynn (1909 – 1947)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This large journal was kept by Lynn Pritchard of Grand Rapids, Michigan between 1909 and 1947. Pritchard, who was a photographer, traveled through Wisconsin, Canada, Kentucky, and other areas and read people's horoscopes. The readings are comprised of two pages: the horoscope chart with symbolic annotation and the "Data of Nativity" where information about the "principal" was recorded. The first reading was of Pritchard and was performed by Dr. Charles Patterson, an allopathic doctor, and also includes newspaper clippings about Pritchard's family.

Associated Subjects: Questionnaires • Spirituality • Family Life • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2014.021
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment