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World War II


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—World War II—


Subject:
Military bases--Wisconsin--Fort McCoy--History--Pictorial works
Fort McCoy (Wis.)--History--Pictorial works
Creator:
David Yates
Description:
During WWII, the US Army’s Fort McCoy, in Monroe County, Wisconsin, served as a location to house German prisoners of war (POWs). David Yates was stationed at Fort McCoy during this time and managed to take photographs that now give insight into daily life for soldiers and POWs alike. This collection consists of over 100 black and white photographs that capture day-to-day activities and military personnel during WWII at a German POW camp located inside the United States.
Subject:
La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press (La Crosse, Wis.)
Editorials -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
World War, 1939-1945 -- Public opinion -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Creator:
Erickson, Darryle
Description:
Adolph Hitler, Chancellor of Germany, spent the years 1933-1939 preparing his nation for war, He spent the years 1939-1945 in war; in the process he caused millions of deaths and destroyed much of European society. In addition, in defeat he gave the Russians an unparalleled opportunity to dominate Europe and Asia. The purpose of this study is to determine editorial opinion on the coming of World War II as expressed in the area newspaper. The paper examined was the La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press, edited by R. L. Bangsberg, with Sunday editorials by M. R. Byers, from October, 1933 to December, 1941. A reading of this newspaper reveals several tendencies clearly. The editorials leaned toward a policy of strict isolation from the beginning of Germany's rearmament, through the Anschluss, the Munich Conference, the signing of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, the attack on Poland, the Soviet Union's invasion of Finland, and the conquest of Denmark and Norway. On the occasion of Hitler's invasion and conquest of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxemburg, the editorials softened the voice of isolation as rumblings for preparedness for war began to appear in them. The battles of France and Britain brought an awareness of the possibility that the United States might enter the war. The editorial voice urged and approved the war preparations the selection of a war cabinet, the destroyer-base exchange, the passage of the first peace time draft law, President Roosevelt's Four Freedom's speech and the Lend-Lease Act. As Hitler won more victories America moved closer to the brink of war in 1941. After Germany's conquest of Greece and Yugoslavia, the signing of the Russo-Japanese Neutrality Treaty, the freeze on Axis funds, the attack on Russia, and the Atlantic meeting of President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill, the editorials fully recognized that the United States was on the verge of complete participation in the war and gave approval.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Flottmeyer, Albert E. -- Interviews
Housing developers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Neighborhoods -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
Description:
Albert E. Flottmeyer discusses his life in La Crosse, Wisconsin, focusing on his experiences and observations as a building developer. He details the housing industry, describing construction materials, building styles, interior design, and housing developments, in particular the Wedgewood Terrace and Wedgewood Valley developments.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Medinger, Bernard -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- United States -- Personal narratives
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
Veterans -- United States
Description:
Medinger discusses the following topics: Personal history, La Crosse, Wisconsin -- Drafted into U.S. Army, 1942 -- Reaction to Pearl Harbor Attack, December 7, 1941 -- Memories of Army base, Camp Butner, North Carolina, 1942 -- Assigned 339th General Service Engineer Regiment, Camp Butner, North Carolina -- North Carolina Camp Butner to Army Station, Brisbane, Australia to Milne Bay, New Guinea, 1943 -- Segregation of African Americans in Army, Replacement center, 1943 -- Japanese airfields, Leyte Bay, MacArthur present, 1943 -- Building bridges, Leyte Bay, Japan, 1943 -- Building air strips, San Marcelino, Luzon, Philippines, 1945 -- Building hospitals, north of Manila, Philippines, 1945 -- Health problems, "Jungle Rot" (skin ulcer) -- End of World War II, return to Santa Barbara, California, Camp Anns, 1945 -- Interactions with German prisoners of war, Camp Anns, 1945 -- Return to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, 1945 -- Photos of indigenous people in new Guinea, built the camps with U.S. soldiers, presence of women in camps, 1943 -- C-Rations, Ten-and-One Rations; packs of cigarettes, corned beef, Spam, 1943-1945 -- Removal of Japanese soldiers’ teeth, sold, Capitan later Court Marshaled, 1943-1945 -- Impressions of Japanese people post-war, 1945 -- Censored letters from brothers in service, 1943-1945 -- Opinions of Hollywood’s portrayal of World War II, 1939-1945 -- Comparison between WWII and the events of September 11th, 2001 Terrorist Attacks.
00:00:10—Personal history, La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:00:50—Drafted into U.S. Army, 1942
00:01:20—Reaction to Pearl Harbor Attack, December 7, 1941
00:03:10—Memories of Army base, Camp Butner, North Carolina, 1942
00:03:50—Assigned 339th General Service Engineer Regiment, Camp Butner, North Carolina
00:05:45—North Carolina Camp Butner to Army Station, Brisbane, Australia to Milne Bay, New Guinea, 1943
00:11:15—Segregation of African Americans in Army, Replacement center, 1943
00:16:15—Japanese airfields, Leyte Bay, MacArthur present, 1943
00:20:30—Building bridges, Leyte Bay, Japan, 1943
00:27:45—Building air strips, San Marcelino, Luzon, Philippines, 1945
00:32:15—Building hospitals, north of Manila, Philippines, 1945
00:36:15—Health problems, "Jungle Rot" (skin ulcer)
00:38:45—End of World War II, return to Santa Barbara, California, Camp Anns, 1945
00:39:40—Interactions with German prisoners of war, Camp Anns, 1945
00:40:30—Return to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, 1945
00:42:10—Photos of indigenous people in new Guinea, built the camps with U.S. soldiers, presence of women in camps, 1943
00:44:30—C-Rations, Ten-and-One Rations; packs of cigarettes, corned beef, Spam, 1943-1945
00:46:20—Removal of Japanese soldiers’ teeth, sold, Capitan later Court Marshaled, 1943-1945
00:48:30—Impressions of Japanese people post-war, 1945
00:50:00—Censored letters from brothers in service, 1943-1945
00:52:20—Opinions of Hollywood’s portrayal of World War II, 1939-1945
00:53:50—Comparison between WWII and the events of September 11th, 2001 Terrorist Attacks
Part of the WWII Veterans Collection-2001 Central High School Oral History Project.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Miyamoto, Bud -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Description:
Bud Miyamoto (b. 1945) spends a majority of his interview remembering his early life in La Crosse, specifically life on the North Side as a Japanese American. Topics include but are not limited to: North Side neighborhood, his (white) mother's background and employment at the Auto-Lite factory, father’s service in the 100th Infantry Battalion during WWII and journey from Hawaii to La Crosse, Camp McCoy, local businesses (the Sweet Shop, the Country Kitchen, and the Riviera Theatre), social life and entertainment (school dances, drag races, movies, county fair, circus, and picnics), recreation and sports (swimming at the North Side Beach, softball at Copeland Park, and fishing on Black River), student rivalries between Central High School and Logan High School, health remedies, religion (St. Luke’s Methodist Church), anti-Japanese racism in town, Black Americans in La Crosse, Moss family, working-class cultures on North Side, Auto-Lite factory, community grief from 1959 lay-offs at Auto-Lite, employment (Manke Hardware Store, M. Lokken & Son Grocery, Neumeister’s Butcher Shop, Guggenbuehl and Nekola, Nelson’s Clothing Store, and Berg’s Pharmacy, Milwaukee Sentinel, the Sweet Shop, andSandy’s fast food), President John F. Kennedy, 1965 Flood, Lower North Side train depot, telephones, medical industry, and local radio.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Haiden, Frank C. -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
German Americans -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroad companies -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Breweries -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
Description:
Haiden discusses growing up in a German immigrant family in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He discusses family life, work life, and the development of La Crosse. He details his work in the railroad industry, mentioning several companies operating routes through La Crosse. He also describes the downtown district, including the breweries that operated there.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Banasik, Ed -- Interviews
Banasik, Helen -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Families
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
Description:
Mr. and Mrs. Banasik discuss their marriage and family life in La Crosse, Wisconsin. They describe work, home, recreation, and entertainment activities. They also comment on changes in society and politics.
Description:
Henry Keimowitz was born in Hungary. He moved to the U.S. after serving in WWI. He discusses many topics, including his childhood in Hungary, his Jewish heritage, experiencing antisemitism and Facism during and in between the World Wars, his experience as a POW,
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Description:
Hoeschler touches on many subjects, but mainly focuses on his family history and his professional career. He also spends quite a bit of time talking about his uncle, Frank Hoeschler, who was a known dentist and developer in La Crosse.
Tape 2
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Haddad, John Michael -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Lebanese Americans -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
World War, 1939-1945
Rugs, Oriental
Rugs, Persian
Selling -- Floor coverings -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Family-owned business enterprises -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Description:
Haddad discusses his family's emigration from Lebanon and their settlement in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and describes his service during World War II. He also details his training and involvement in the family business importing Oriental rugs, focusing on rug varieties and the rug trade. He mentions local customers and the expansion of his business, called Haddad Rug and Carpet Company. Additionally, Mr. Haddad discusses the following topics: Personal history -- Family immigration, 1915 -- Reasons for leaving Lebanon, Ottoman rule -- Importing business, Oriental rugs -- Styles of Persian rugs -- Local sale of Persian rugs, Customers Carson Pirie Scott and John Pappus -- Turkish style rugs, prayer and hunting rugs -- Beginnings of Importation of Oriental rugs, business partners, Haddad brothers -- Father’s importing and vineyard business, Eastern suppliers network -- Father’s experience in Lebanon, Religious conflicts between Christians and Jews, early 1900s -- Professional importation, hands-on experience -- Detection of imitation rugs -- Nation-wide importing rug networks, 1936, New York and California -- Connections to traders in Iran -- Effects of the Great Depression, 1929 on the Importation business -- Buying back and re-selling Oriental rugs -- Customers of La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1930s -- Uncle’s ice cream shop, Main street, La Crosse, Wisconsin -- Customers of the Midwest, Minneapolis and Chicago.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Lysaker, John -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Description:
John Lysaker begins his interview discussing his education at Logan High School and school programs. Other topics include but are not limited to: Teacher's College, Catholicism, relations and businesses within ethnic groups, race relations, Rivoli Theatre and other movie theaters, carpentry, transportation, Copeland Avenue, railroad industry, the Great Depression, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, veterans, 1965 flood, train depots, technology changes (computers and calculators).
Description:
Myer Katz (b.1910 - d.1993) grew up in La Crosse in a Jewish family. He would later become a prominent local La Crosse historian. In his interview, he mostly covers topics about his family heritage. The subjects include local Jewish history and immigration, Judaism, family customs and practices, antisemitism, education experiences, and general Jewish history.
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Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Lange, Norman -- Interviews
Breweries -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Labor unions -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
Fraternal organizations -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Description:
Lange discusses returning to La Crosse, Wisconsin, following service in World War II. He details his work history and union involvement, describing the brewing industry and his work for Peerless Brewery and his career with the La Crosse Cooler Company. He also discusses his membership in fraternal organizations.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Fitzpatrick, Patricia L. -- Interviews
Families
Neighborhoods -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
Description:
Fitzpatrick discusses growing up in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She details family life and marriage; neighborhoods where she grew up and raised her own family; recreation activities; and local social life and practices.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Cuta, Paul -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Alumni and alumnae
Neighborhoods -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Gund, Alberta Cuta -- Interviews
Description:
In this interview, Paul Cuta and Alberta (Cuta) Gund primarily discuss German and Czech culture during the early 20th century in La Crosse. Topics include but are not limited to: the family home (1016 Farnam Street), Bohemian (Czech) traditional names, Catholicism, parental roles, cigar making, commercial fishing, wooden boat building, Funke's Candy Company, gardens and growing vegetables, paternal grandparents, life in the family home, Hood-Powell Park neighborhood, religious divisions in town; German-Lutheran, German-Catholics, Bohemian-Catholics, Irish-Catholics, Holy Trinity Parochial School, activities at schools, fundraisers, sports, dancing, traditional Bohemian (Czech) food, World War II, La Crosse Tribune, fashion, war rations, street cars, Protestant and Catholic neighborhood relationships, The Strand Theater, recreation activities, school yard games, home remedies, Powells Park, Lapitz Grocery Store, shoe stores and cobblers, home funerals, Hammes Grocery Store, Bruha Selrite Grocery Store, Aboto's Confectionary, bicycling in 1940s, communications during Korean War, home-brew alcohol served in Bohemian Hall, Humms Bakery, Tabbert's Dry Goods Store, taverns, gasoline industry, Tomicek Car Service, financial loans, soap rations during WWII, Baum's Butcher Shop, Shimshack's Shoe Repair and Tavern, Not Your Uncle's Tavern, and the Prohibition era.
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Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Pappas, Paul G. -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Greek Americans -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Restaurants -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Family-owned business enterprises -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
Description:
Paul G. Pappas discusses growing up as one of five sons born to Greek immigrants who settled in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Topics include but are not limited to: the downtown business environment, the Elite, family background, Imperial Ice Cream Shop, childhood, Greek Food, church, religion, dating, sports and recreation, WWII, transportation, YMCA, Valley View Mall, 20th century technology changes (refrigerator, television), atomic bomb, Korean Conflict, McCarthyism, voting, local politics, Vietnam War, Civil Rights Movement, and marriage.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Rynning, Rolf -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Families -- Wisconsin
Work -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Mr. Rynning discusses the following topics: Alcohol and smoking habits in the home,1910s -- After the army, back to work at Union National Bank, 1920s -- Anti-German discrimination, 1920s -- Klu Klux Klan presence in La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1920s -- Prohibition, 1920-1933, home-brews for sale -- Political influence and affiliations, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1920s -- The Great Depression, 1929, job loss -- La Crosse Normal School, sisters’ attendance 1909 -- St. John’s Catholic church, North Side La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1910s -- Religious and national prejudice, Catholics vs. Protestants, Germans vs. Irish, 1910s -- Public schooling vs. Parochial schooling -- Rivalries between North Side and South Side La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1910s -- World War Two (1941-1945), Fort McCoy, Wisconsin -- Major changes in La Crosse, Riverside Park and university development, 1940s -- Changes in social activities, lack of community activity, lack of business on Main street, 1940s to 1970s -- Youth mentality and activity, 1910s compared to 1970s -- Prospective future for U.S., international relations, Russia and China, 1970s -- Opinions of Water Gate trial status, 1973 -- Major changes in U.S. government, opinions of welfare, Social Security, Medicare, 1970s -- The Spanish American War, 1898, lasting influence on international policy -- Farm lifestyle and chores; milking cows and ice cutting, 1900s.
00:00:10—Alcohol and smoking habits in the home,1910s
00:02:30—After the army, back to work at Union National Bank, 1920s
00:03:20—Anti-German discrimination, 1920s
00:03:50—Klu Klux Klan presence in La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1920s
00:04:40—Prohibition, 1920-1933, home-brews for sale
00:06:30—Political influence and affiliations, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1920s
00:10:00—The Great Depression, 1929, job loss
00:13:20—La Crosse Normal School, sisters’ attendance 1909
00:15:00—St. John’s Catholic church, North Side La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1910s
00:15:45—Religious and national prejudice, Catholics vs. Protestants, Germans vs. Irish, 1910s
00:19:10—Public schooling vs. Parochial schooling
00:23:15—Rivalries between North Side and South Side La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1910s
00:27:50—World War Two (1941-1945), Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
00:31:00—Major changes in La Crosse, Riverside Park and university development, 1940s
00:33:20—Changes in social activities, lack of community activity, lack of business on Main street, 1940s to 1970s
00:34:40—Youth mentality and activity, 1910s compared to 1970s
00:38:10—Prospective future for U.S., international relations, Russia and China, 1970s
00:42:10—Opinions of Water Gate trial status, 1973
00:43:35—Major changes in U.S. government, opinions of welfare, Social Security, Medicare, 1970s
00:46:00—The Spanish American War, 1898, lasting influence on international policy
00:50:00—Farm lifestyle and chores; milking cows and ice cutting, 1900s
Tape 3 of 4.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Fish, Vernetta -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- United States -- Personal narratives
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
Veterans -- United States
Women veterans -- United States
Description:
In this interview, Stacy Hass discusses her time serving in the U.S. military during World War II and the Korean War. Topics include but are not limited to: enlistment into the Marine Corps Women's Reserve (1942), propaganda posters, basic training, Marine Corps Base Camp (Lejeune, North Carolina, 1943), professional interactions with men, Marine Corps Air Station (El Toro, California, 1943), supply and office work, Pearl Harbor, husband's combat experience in the South Pacific, wartime communication, censored letters from husband, Post-Pearl Harbor, Japanese concentration camps, wartime recreation, Marine Corps Reserves Base Camp (El Toro, California), Air Base training (El Toro, California), education, post-war activities, accounting firm, Korean War, husband drafted, earning Bachelor's degree, and teaching.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Rasmusen, Viggo B -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Graff, Maurice Otto, 1907- -- Interviews
Mitchell, Rexford Samuel -- Interviews
Gates, Samuel G -- Interviews
Wittich, Walter A. (Walter Arno), 1910- -- Interviews
Steinhoff, G. Lester -- Interviews
Wisconsin State Teachers College (La Crosse)
Wisconsin State College (La Crosse)
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse)
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Universities and colleges -- Administration -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Instructional materials centers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Student publications -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Audio-visual education -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Racquet (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
Rasmusen talks of his early years in Withee, Wisconsin, college days at River Falls, and a distinguished career in education. He describes his experiences in setting up and developing the audio visual department, including the film library. He discusses university administrators and faculty including Gates, Mitchell, Lindner, Wittich, Graff and Steinhoff. Topics also discussed include: Alcohol prices, late 1930s--Segregated housing, 1930s--College, course rigor, UW-River Falls -- Extracurriculars, public speaking--Peer discussion--Politics, Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration (1933-1945)--Notable people in the community, River Falls--Positive college experience--First teaching job-- Teaching, qualifications--Technology in the classroom, new media, 1940s--College of Education, La Crosse--School involvement, Minong, Wisconsin--Financial situation--Teaching, students--Coaching, refereeing--Teaching, faculty, Minong, WI--Teaching salary, Center, WI--Students, impressions of--Student reunions--Administrative role--University of Wisconsin Madison, master's degree--Working with faculty-- Administration, difficulties--Discipline--Discipline procedures--Physical altercations--Administration, pressures of--Community, pressures of--Administrative mistakes, inexperience, learn-by-doing-- Administrative salary--Controversy, church membership, switching to Methodist--Social function-- Marriage, Maddie, wedding story--Tough conditions, working--Wife, Maddie, characteristics-- Legacy, points of pride.
00:00:45 -- Alcohol prices, late 1930s
00:01:09 -- Segregated housing, 1930s
00:02:15 -- College, course rigor, UW-River Falls
00:04:35 -- Extracurriculars, public speaking
00:05:59 -- Peer discussions
00:06:41 -- Politics, Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration (1933-1945)
00:11:15 -- Notable people in the community, River Falls
00:14:02 -- Positive college experience
00:16:38 -- First teaching job
00:17:59 -- Teaching, qualifications
00:20:20 -- Technology in the classroom, new media, 1940s
00:20:57 -- College of Education, La Crosse
00:21:30 -- School involvement, Minong, Wisconsin
00:22:20 -- Financial situation
00:24:08 -- Teaching, students
00:26:40 -- Coaching, refereeing
00:27:57 -- Teaching, faculty, Minong, WI
00:29:27 -- Teaching salary, Center, WI
00:31:24 -- Students, impressions of
00:32:00 -- Student reunions
00:35:33 -- Administrative role
00:36:25 -- University of Wisconsin Madison, master's degree
00:38:20 -- Working with faculty
00:39:42 -- Administration, difficulties
00:40:42 -- Discipline
00:41:29 -- Discipline procedures
00:43:49 -- Physical altercations
00:44:53 -- Administration, pressures of
00:45:41 -- Community, pressures of
00:47:38 -- Administrative mistakes, inexperience, learn-by-doing
00:50:25 -- Administrative salary
00:51:58 -- Controversy, church membership, switching to Methodist
00:53:08 -- Social functions
00:54:24 -- Marriage, Maddie, wedding story
00:55:22 -- Tough conditions, working
00:56:08 -- Wife, Maddie, characteristics
00:57:02 -- Legacy, points of pride
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Subject:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
World War, 1939-1945 -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Creator:
Pifer, Richard L.
Description:
A master's thesis. Introduction -- Chapter I. The setting: Wisconsin and the nation -- Chapter II. La Crosse: neutrality to intervention -- Chapter III. Preparedness -- Chapter IV. La Crosse and the world wars -- Chapter V. Select groups and the world wars -- Chapter VI. The search for security -- Conclusion