Library COVID-19 Dashboard

Library COVID-19 Dashboard
Learn more about updates to library services

Horace Wilkie papers, 1938-1977

Wilkie, Horace, 1917-1976

Publication Details Click to collapse Cite/Export

  • Format Mixed Materials; Microforms; Videos, Slides, Films; Photos, Drawings, Prints; Sound Recordings
  • Physical Details
    • 10.0 c.f. (7 record center cartons and 8 archives boxes)
    • 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm), and
    • 5 tape recordings; plus
    • additions of 6.9 c.f
    • 58 photographs
    • 2 transparencies
    • 5 blueprints, and
    • 1 film reel
  • OCLC ocn173705223
  • Finding Aids
    • Register


  • Papers, 1945-1976, of Horace Wilkie, a Democratic state senator (1956-1962) from Madison, Wisconsin, who became a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice (1962-1974) and chief justice (1974-1976). Early career files include extensive material from his tenure (1945-1950) as chairman of the Madison Housing Authority as well as information on his two unsuccessful congressional campaigns. Legislative files contain material on issues considered during the 1957, 1959, and 1961 legislative sessions, especially the 1961 sales tax compromise. Judicial files, which document his general professional concerns and involvements rather than specific decisions and rulings, contain extensive material on the state court reorganization efforts of the 1970s in which Wilkie was an active participant.


  • Portions of this collection are available only on microfilm.
  • Presented by Marion Wilkie, Madison, Wisconsin, 1972-1982. Tapes presented earlier; source unknown.
Checking the Web...