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Frank A. Aukofer papers, 1957-2015

Aukofer, Frank A., 1935-

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 6.9 cubic feet (15 archives boxes, 2 card boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
    • 8 tape recordings, and
    • 9 videorecordings; plus
    • additions of 10.0 cubic feet
    • 16 tape recordings
    • 1 video recording
    • 0.2 cubic feet of photographs, and
    • 141 transparencies
  • OCLC ocn173704592, ocm50556824
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion


  • RESTRICTED: Materials in Box 14 and 15 are restricted as stipulated in the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S. Code, Section 552(a). Researchers wishing to use these boxes must sign an agreement for the use of restricted records.
  • COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, AT ARC: Collection can be requested for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.
  • Literary rights are retained by Frank Aukofer until May 20, 2025.


  • Papers of Aukofer, a reporter (1960-1989) and chief (1989-2000) of the Washington, D.C. bureau of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Included are biographical information, correspondence with the general public, memoranda from Sig Gissler, Richard Leonard, Joseph Shoquist, and other Journal Sentinel executives, as well as subject files containing memoranda, draft writings, clippings, reporter's notebooks, and research materials (some in recorded form). The latter concern reporting on automobiles, Arthur Bremer, Father James Groppi and the civil rights movement in Milwaukee, the trial of Eugene Hasenfus in Nicaragua, the Persian Gulf War, Watergate, and members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation. Other files concern The Freedom Forum, the National Press Club, of which he was president (1978), the National Press Foundation, and other professional organizations. The videotapes include biographical interviews at the Newseum, congressional testimony about pooled coverage of the Persian Gulf War, and remarks at a 1996 symposium on the military and the media.
  • The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1957-2000, and is described in the register. Additional accessions are described below, date 1957-2000, and consist of news clippings and photographs.


  • Presented by Frank A. Aukofer, Washington, D.C., 1970-2001.
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