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Social Classes and Causes

Black La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1850-1906: Settlers, Entrepreneurs & Exodusers / Bruce L. Mouser, 2002

This monograph consists of eight chapters covering the history of Black settlement between 1850 and 1906. Chapters 1 through 5 include biographical sketches of all persons listed in official records, personal/residential/occupational data for each person, residential districts and barbershop addresses, a chronology of Black settlement for the period of study, and a narrative analysis of data. Chapters 6 through 8 consist of reprints of eight articles printed earlier in Past, Present, & Future: The Newsletter of the La Crosse County Historical Society between 1998 and 2001. Of particular are chapters regarding George Coleman Poage (olympian in 1904) and George Edwin Taylor (newspaper publisher, politician, and unsuccessful candidate for President of the United States in 1904).

Census and Basic Needs Survey of the Hmong Population of La Crosse /Harry V. Bruder, 1985.

UW – La Crosse Seminar Paper

Early La Crosse Parade Film

Special Collections, Murphy Library recently accessioned 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.

Elements of Community in the Goosetown Neighborhood / Jason Baudhuin, 1991

UW - La Crosse Seminar Paper.

George Coleman Poage: His La Crosse, Wisconsin Years, 1885-1904 / Bruce L. Mouser & Edwin L. Hill, 1985

George Poage was the first Black Olympian to win medals in the modern era, placing third in 200 meter hurdles and 400 meter hurdles at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Games (St. Louis, MO) in 1904. This paper traces his life and education in La Crosse from 1885 and his studies at the University of Wisconsin where he excelled in track and classical studies. The paper was presented at the Society of Sport History Annual Meeting, held at the University of Wisconsin in May 1985. This paper was revised and expanded in the January/February 1998 issue of Past, Present & Future: The Newsletter of the La Crosse County Historical Society, 1, 3-7, authored by Bruce Mouser and published under the title: "George Coleman Poage: His La Crosse Years, 1885-1904." That article was later reprinted in Black La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1850-1906: Settlers, Entrepreneurs, Exodusers. Occasional papers of the La Crosse County Historical Society #1 (La Crosse: La Crosse County Historical Society, 2002), 137-44.

La Crosse County Historical Sketches, 1931-1955

Social Life in Early La Crosse / Mary A. Clarke

Recollections of Social Welfare Work / E.S. Hebberd

La Crosse's turn of the century Middle Eastern community / Wendy Holtz and Kathleen Coughlin, 1991.

UW-L paper for Historiography 395 class.

Prostitution in La Crosse Between 1876 and 1913 / Milton G. Gehle.

UW – La Crosse Seminar Paper.

Social Equality Between 1962 and 1983: The Lives of Women on Campus at UW - La Crosse / Kyle Cronan

Social Welfare Directory of La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1913

This 80 page directory was published by the St. Mary’s Guild of Christ Church (Episcopal) and contains listings for a wide array of La Crosse businesses, organizations, and services such as schools, churches, hospitals, undertakers, physicians, playgrounds, poor relief, children’s homes, and even, massagists (sic).   The listings include advertising, addresses, names, and sometimes photographs of individuals or buildings.

Women's Lib and the UW-L Woman: 1970-1975 / Marshall, Brianna.

UW - La Crosse Student paper appearing in the Journal of Undergraduate Research.

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