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Brief descriptions and links to original documents created by CORE, SNCC, COFO, local residents, volunteers and opponents. Organized by topic

Date: 1960-09-21 

Description: Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., ex-United Nations Envoy and Republican Vice-Presidential Nominee, spoke to nearly 300 people at the Madison Municipal Airport.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bandana featuring music score for campaign song "We Want Teddy," used at a Milwaukee campaign rally for Theodore Roosevelt, 1912. (Museum object #1970.204)

Date: 1960-12-30 

Description: Portrait of the new officers of the West Side Kiwanis Club. The installing officer, Glen Pound, leutenant governor of the Kiwanis Capitol division, is sho...


Description: This map is indexed and shows numbering system, public buildings and parks, wards, and voting booths.

A Dishonest Democrat and a Radical Republican

Learn about the election that was so close that Wisconsin briefly had two governors until one was exposed for tampering with ballots.

Date: 1959-12-15 

Description: New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller is greeted by two former governors of Wisconsin at the Madison Municipal Airport. The potential presidential candidate...

Argument and an Unpopular Choice

Discover how Madison became the capitol city during the first Wisconsin territorial convention

Date: 1958-12-08 

Description: New officers of the Madison and suburban Junior Red Cross elementary council include Janet Ficken, president; Gary Herbeck, left, vice-president; Bill Bres...

Date: 1958 

Description: Mother and small son in voting booth, with the child squatting on the floor and peeking out beneath the curtain.


Tallying Ballots

Date: 1992-04 

Description: John Bodden, Evageline Koll, and Ralph Ruecker help tally ballots.

Date: 1959-04-13 

Description: Portrait of Robert Mixson, a 21-year-old University of Wisconsin student, at his swearing-in ceremony as a Justice of the Peace. A fraternity prank resulte...

Date: 1980 

Description: Four smiling young Cubans with petitions for camp nomination elections. Photographs made on July 4, 1980, by Archibald of Cuban refugees who had arrived as...

Date: 1960-08-08 

Description: Secretary of State Robert Zimmerman spoke at a the brief program at the Little White Schoolhouse in Ripon while standing beneath the flag. At his left are...

Date: 1960-08-08 

Description: Philip Kuehn, (striped tie), Republican candidate for governor, predicts a Republican victory in November.

A Short History of Wisconsin

Date: 1960-08-08 

Description: Ivan Kindschi, Dane County dairy farmer and candidate for state treasurer, speaks from the steps of the Little White Schoolhouse as the GOP candidates begi...

Historical Essay

How Madison Became a City

Madison went from a small village in 1836 to being organized and governed as a city in 20 years time

Date: 1959-12-19 

Description: One of twelve images of Senator Hubert Humphrey at a Madison news conference. It was at the end of a two-day tour of Wisconsin and followed a tour of the s...

Date: 1961-03-18 

Description: A young man wearing an army officers uniform shakes hands with his father and mother as they pose on their porch steps at 616 E. Mifflin Street. At left is...

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