Wisconsin Historical Society

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Charles McCarthy in his Office

Charles McCarthy in his Office | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Charles McCarthy seated at a desk with a telephone in front of him.
DESCRIPTION
Charles McCarthy seated at a desk with a telephone in front of him.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:2233
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Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Name File
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:NF Charles McCarthy
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
As head of the newly established Wisconsin Legislative Reference Library, Charles McCarthy helped to write many of the major reform laws of the Progressive era, including the workers' compensation law and workplace safety law of 1911. McCarthy believed that knowledge could have a practical impact on the needs and aspirations of the people, and he advocated the use of university resources to address societal issues, an innovative educational approach that became known as the "Wisconsin Idea." McCarthy's book, "The Wisconsin Idea," published in 1912, describes the major problems facing the country, some of the Progressive reforms already passed, and his guiding vision for the future.
SUBJECTS
Suits (Clothing)
Chairs
Furniture
Books
Indoor photography
Men
Moustache
Telephone
Authors
Librarians
Offices

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