Alexius Baas papers, 1906-1970

Baas, Alexius, 1885(?)-1970

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Sound Recordings
  • Physical Details
    • 4.9 cubic feet
    • 5 tape recordings, and
    • 195 photographs
  • OCLC ocn173702599
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  • Papers of Alexius Baas, a Madison, Wisconsin resident known for his association with several amateur musical organizations and for his "All Around the Town" column which appeared in the Madison Capital Times. The column dealt with historical preservation and other topics of local interest. Draft literary works in the collection include an autobiography, accounts of canoe trips on the Wisconsin and Flambeau rivers, and recollections of his dogs. There are also musical scores and play scripts; engagement calendars (1947-1961) frequently containing diary-like notations; notes and student papers; horoscopes cast for various celebrities; photographs of Baas and of historic Madison buildings used in his columns; scrapbooks containing clippings of his articles (1943-1963); and biographical information concerning his musical career (1907-1935).