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Arts, Entertainment, and Culture

A Brief History of Gymnastics in the La Crosse, Wisconsin Turnverein / Richard J. Schild, 1960.

UW-L Seminar Paper.

A Catalog of the Oyen Collection, from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse / Leslie F. Crocker and Joan M. Rausch.

The Oyen Collection consists of graphic designs and business papers, mainly 1893-1940, of a prominent La Crosse interior design firm that was established by Odin J. Oyen in 1888 and that continued through the 1930s under the management of his son Leighton Oyen. The firm was known throughout the Midwest for its work. The 64 page exhibit booklet includes a history of the firm, its employees, and a partial list, with illustrations, of designs in the collection. The designs are a highlight of the collection and include projects for theaters, churches, courthouses, and other public buildings.

Contested Memories: G. Heileman Brewery, Working Class Leisure, and the Origins of Oktoberfest in La Crosse / Patrick Amlaw

UW-La Crosse Student paper appearing in the Journal of Undergraduate Research volume 8, 2005.

Early La Crosse Parade Film

Special Collections, Murphy Library converted a short (1 minute, 39 seconds) film clip of a parade at the corner of Main St. and 5th Ave. in downtown La Crosse. We believe this parade occurred on July 30, 1913, and this film is a portion of the first motion picture footage of professional quality to be filmed in La Crosse. The film was produced by a Mr. Huntley of Wenohna Films in Winona, Minnesota. The parade was organized by Harry Taggart, the Secretary of the Retail Grocers Association, and featured local business and civic groups. In the footage, the Majestic Theatre on the south side of Main St. is visible at the extreme left and the Boyer-Furber Furniture store is on the right.

Forms and Spaces: Sculpture in La Crosse, Wisconsin by Stephannie Hammes and Dr. Leslie F. Crocker, 1992.

This work is primarily an inventory of over 40 public sculptures located in La Crosse, Wisconsin compiled by staff of the UW La Crosse Art Department in 1992. For each sculpture there is a description including the title, sculptor, media and location and 26 of the sculptures are accompanied by a photograph. There are also brief biographies of the sculptors.

A Gift to La Crosse: A History of the La Crosse Public Library / Anita Taylor Doering and Bill Petersen, 1997

Explores the history of the La Crosse Public Library from the development of the private Young Men’s Library Association in 1868, the founder of the present public library Cadwallader C. Washburn in the 1880s, to the modern library up to 1998.

History of La Crosse County, Wisconsin, 1881

This 862 page tome is the preeminent 19th century history of the La Crosse area. It begins with a general overview of the history of Wisconsin but then begins a detailed account of the history of both the city and county of La Crosse including its villages and towns as well as biographical sketches of prominent citizens. It is illustrated with black and white woodcuts. A name index to this volume was compiled in 1977 by Murphy Library and this index is included.

History of Photography in La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1853-1930 / Edwin L. Hill, 1978.

UW–La Crosse Thesis.

History of Theatre in La Crosse, Wisconsin, From Its Beginning to 1900 / James M. Siefkas, 1972.

A History of United Fund for the Arts and Humanities: 1983-2008 / by Charles E. Hass, 2009

A history of the local United Fund for the Arts and Humanities (UFAH) in its first 25 years written by Charles Haas that touches upon the Wisconsin Arts Board, organization of the Western Wisconsin Regional Arts (WWRA) , United Fund for the Arts, UFAH’s separation from the WWRA in 1985 and its growth.

Into Our Second Century, 1888-1988: La Crosse Public Library (La Crosse, Wis.? : La Crosse Tribune), Nov. 1988

An advertising supplement to the La Crosse Tribune newspaper telling of the brief history and accomplishments of the La Crosse Public Library from 1888-1988.

Joseph J. Leinfelder Company - History and Furniture Catalogs / John Leinfelder, 2015.

The Joseph J. Leinfelder Company existed in La Crosse, Wisconsin, for nearly 100 years. John Leinfelder has written a history of the wrought iron garden furniture that was created by his grandfather's family. You will find links to this story as well as examples of this decorative work and catalogs that were produced and shown in New York and Chicago by decorator Mary Ryan.

La Crosse County Historical Sketches, 1931-1955

The Young Men's Library Association and Other Antecedents of La Crosse Public Library / Lilly M.E. Borresen

Interior Decorations and Furnishing, 1870-1900 / Mrs. Arthur E. Hebberd

Carl Rau, Aartist / D.O. Coate

Our Society and the Centennial years, 1941 and 1942 [La Crosse County Historical Society]

Normanna Sangerkor / R.S. Rynning

La Crosse Public Library: Dedication November 5, 1967 (La Crosse, Wis.? : La Crosse Public Library?), 1967

The dedication booklet of the La Crosse Public Library building of 1967.

La Crosse Public Library: Into the 21st Century, 1888-1997 by Ken Brekke (La Crosse, Wis. : s. n.), 1997

Thorough history of the La Crosse Public Library from 1888-1997.

Official Souvenir View Book Out-Door Winter Carnival, La Crosse, Wisconsin, January 25-28, 1922. La Crosse, Wis. : Levy Bros. [1922?]

Includes over 100 photos of the 1922 La Crosse Winter Carnival including the King & Queen, Carnival boosters, winter sporting events and athletes, and numerous marching clubs and floats sponsored by La Crosse businesses. Photos taken by William J. Fitzpatrick, Fitz Photo Shop.

Prehistoric Ceramic Production: Raw Materials and Firing Methods of the La Crosse locality Oneota/Mary Carter

UW-La Crosse Student paper appearing in the Journal of Undergraduate Research volume 5, 2002.

Statistic and Visual Patterns within Oneota Pottery / Rachel Marie Jirasek

UW-La Crosse Student paper appearing in the Journal of Undergraduate Research volume 5, 2002.

Swarthout Memorial Addition to the La Crosse Public Library (La Crosse, Wis.? : La Crosse Public Library?), Jan. 6, 1980

The dedication booklet of the La Crosse Public Library's Swarthout addition to the building 1980.

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Welcome to La Crosse History Unbound. Learn more about La Crosse County, history through these digitized collections from La Crosse Public Library and Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.