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Alonzo W. and Dorothy L. Pond papers, 1869-1989 (bulk 1913-1986)

Pond, Alonzo W. (Alonzo William), 1894-1986

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 13.6 cubic feet (28 archives boxes, 1 card box, and 2 flat boxes)
    • 10 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
    • 2 tape recordings
    • 36 videorecordings
    • 11 films; plus additions of
    • 0.5 cubic feet (2 archives boxes and 1 folder) and
    • 16.0 cubic feet of photographs (4 record center cartons, 5 archives boxes, 17 flat boxes, 10 microfilm boxes and 4 negative boxes)
  • OCLC ocn173699716
  • Finding Aids
    • Finding aid to the processed portion


  • Papers, mainly 1913-1986, of Alonzo W. Pond, an anthropologist/archaeologist, writer, and Wisconsin resort owner and his wife, Dorothy L. Pond, that document the full range of their joint and individual occupations and interests. Included are personal and professional correspondence; occupational records; many variant drafts of books and articles by the couple based on their experiences and acquaintances with people such as Halvor L. Skavlem and Dr. Kate Newcomb; diaries concerning service as an ambulance driver in World War I, travel, and other personal activities; and films and photographs.
  • Pond's archaeological work is represented by files on expeditions to Asia and Africa for the Logan Museum of Anthropology of Beloit College, 1924-1931; participation in the Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition, 1933; and work at Mammoth Cave. Involvement in Wisconsin tourism is documented by files on his work as a travel writer and lecturer; publicity written for the Cave of the Mounds, 1939-1945; and alphabetical subject files, financial records, and microfilmed scrapbooks pertaining to management and development of Wisconsin Gardens, Minocqua, Wisconsin, 1958-1968. Family papers include Civil War letters of Charles L. Long of the Wisconsin 43rd Infantry, and Spanish-American War correspondence of Russell Moore.


  • The films and video recordings in this collection are also cataloged individually.
  • Portions of the collection are Available only on microfilm or on user videotape.
  • Presented by Alonzo, Dorothy, and Chomingwen Pond, Minocqua, Wisconsin, 1973-1991.
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