Alonzo W. and Dorothy L. Pond papers, 1869-1989

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 and
    • 16.0 cubic feet of photographs
  • OCLC ocn173699716
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion


  • Restricted: The glass plate negatives in Box 29 and 30 of M87-377 are closed for conservation. (03/21/2018 RC)
  • COPYRIGHT RESTRICTION: Literary rights are retained by Chomingwen D. Pond and Arthur A. Pond during their lifetimes. Publication of any photograph or quotation of more than 100 words requires the written permission of the Ponds.


  • 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 processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional accessions are described below.


  • The films and video recordings in this collection also are being 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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