Papers, 1862-1941

Schafer, Joseph, 1867-1941

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 3.8 c.f. (8 archives boxes and 3 card boxes)
    • 2 films, and
    • 1 videorecording; plus
    • additions of 54 photographs
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion


  • Papers, mainly 1920-1941, of a historian and superintendent of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Correspondence, which is both personal and professional in character includes letters to his wife (1891-1894) and exchanges with publishers; members of the Conference of Historical Societies and the Agricultural History Society; prominent historians such as Solon J. Buck, Avery Craven, Bernard deVoto, William Dunning, Max Farrand, Waldo G. Leland, Frederick Merk, Frederic L. Paxson, Frederick J. Turner; and former colleagues on the University of Oregon faculty. Also included are working papers for the "Wisconsin Doomsday" project; writings and addresses on a variety of historical subjects; an incomplete autobiography and other personal and family material; and research notes primarily concerning agricultural and Civil War history.
  • The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional accessions are described below.


  • Portions presented by Joseph Schafer, Jr., 1941, and by Everett E. Edwards, 1943. Portions presented by William C. Haygood, Madison, Wisconsin, 1960. Additional material found in the office of Clifford Lord and in the stacks, n.d.
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