Case files, 1933-1940

Wisconsin State Prison
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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Physical Details
    • 18.0 c.f. (18 record center cartons)
  • Arrangement Numerical by case numbers assigned at the time of admission
  • OCLC ocn145807186, ocn145775113
  • Finding Aids
    • Register
    • Master file cards (Series 2101) index these case files; also see a general guide to Division of Corrections case files at the Archives Reading Room reference desk


  • RESTRICTED: Portions of these files are confidential under ss. 146.82 and 15.30, Wisconsin Statutes, relating to patient health care and mental illness treatment records. Researchers desiring to use these records should contact the Archives Reading Room Staff.


  • Institutional records of men who entered the Wisconsin State Prison between January 1933 and December 1940. Files typically include a summary face sheet, record of previous offenses, medical and psychiatric examination records, photographs, and various administrative records relating to confinement, parole, and discharge. This is a sample of cases from file number 20,852 to 26,075. Every tenth file was retained, beginning with a randomly chosen number.


  • In record WIHV86-A364 may be found a history of the agency which created these records.
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