Gerald J. Boileau papers, 1913-1991

Boileau, Gerald J

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints; Sound Recordings; Videos, Slides, Films
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  • Physical Details
    • 2.4 c.f. (5 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 1 card box)
    • 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)
    • 1 disc recording
    • 1 tape recording, and
    • 1 photograph
  • OCLC ocn173712032
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  • COLLECTION STORED, IN-PART, AT ARC: Collection may be available for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.


  • Papers of Boileau (1900-1981), a Progressive Wisconsin congressman (1931-1939) and Circuit Court judge (1941-1970); including fragmentary personal and professional correspondence, speeches (two in recorded form), voting records, memorabilia, biographical clippings, campaign records, financial records, and subject files on federal taxation of oleomargarine and the jury instruction committee of the Wisconsin Board of Criminal Court Judges. Prominent correspondents include B. J. Gehrman, Nina Kickbusch Griffin, Lyndon B. Johnson, Russel Kvale (Mrs. Paul Kvale), Robert M. La Follette Jr. and Rachel La Follette, Richard Kleberg, Frank Kuehl, and Joseph R. McCarthy. Also included are research materials gathered by biographer James Lorence on Boileau's service in World War I and his left-wing associations during the 1930s.


  • The biographical clippings in this collection are available only on microfilm.
  • The original disc recording is now also available on tape.
  • Presented by Mary Boileau Bailey, Washington, D.C., via James J. Lorence, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1984-1994.
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