Papers, 1965-1985

Duren, Joanne M., 1931-

Publication Details Click to collapse Cite/Export

  • Format Mixed Materials; Microforms
  • Physical Details
    • 23.6 c.f. (15 archives boxes, 18 record center cartons)
    • 154 tape recordings, and
    • 4 reels of microfilm (35mm)
  • Finding Aids
    • Register


  • Legislative papers of a Democrat from Cazenovia, Wisconsin, who represented the 50th Assembly District (1970-1982) and who was best known for her leadership of the legislative opposition to abortion. Included are constituent correspondence; legislative, subject, and committee files; and press releases, speeches, and scripts (on microfilm) and recordings of her weekly radio program. Information on opposition to abortion in Wisconsin is extensive, as is material on smoking, alcohol, railroad abandonment, and the University of Wisconsin College of Veterinary Medicine, although her position on these issues was less well known. Committee files relate to Tourism, Recreation, and Economic Development; the Special Study Committee on State-Supported Programs; State-Federal Relations; and other committees which she headed or on which she served. These include minutes, transcripts, tape recordings, and correspondence. Also available on microfilm are biographical clipping albums.


  • Portions of this collection are available only on microfilm.
  • Presented by Joanne M. Duren, Cazenovia, Wisconsin, 1983-1989.