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Pardon papers, 1837-2010

Wisconsin. Governor

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 407.8 cubic feet (297 archives boxes and 290 record center cartons); plus
    • additions of 67.3 cubic feet
  • Arrangement By year and thereunder alphabetical by name
  • OCLC ocn145791753
  • Finding Aids
    • Register
    • Index to pardons from 1977 to present can be found online through the State of Wisconsin Office of the Secretary of State


  • COLLECTION, IN-PART, STORED OFF-SITE: Advanced notice required for use, consult Reading Room Staff.
  • RESTRICTED: Some portions of these records are confidential. Individual applicant files may also contain the applicant's social security number, health care records and criminal history information, as well at the victim's home address or other information required by law to be kept confidential. See 42 U.S.C. SS 405(C)(2)(C)(VIII)(I), Wis. Stat. SS 146.82 and 304.10(3).


  • Files containing applications for pardon, petitions for or against pardon, opinions of the judge and district attorney who tried the original case, transcripts of testimony and other court papers, medical and prison conduct reports, pardon proclamations, and other records.


  • Pardon papers have not been transferred or do not exist for the following years: 1987, 2004-2009.
  • Pardon papers from 1987-1988 were accidentally destroyed by the State Record Center in 2004.
  • See also a general guide to Division of Corrections case files at the Archives Reading Room reference desk.
  • In record WIHV87-A1637 and record WIHV85-A361 may be found histories of the agencies which created these records.
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