Records, 1902-1982.


Records, 1902-1982.

Records, mainly 1923-1957, of the Wisconsin Division of a national organization that worked for clean water and the preservation of the natural environment. The records consist of officers' correspondence, minutes, and miscellaneous administrative records. A majority of the records were created by Louis Radke, who was president of the Horicon Chapter, an early leader of the state organization, and a president of the Wisconsin division for many years. Radke's correspondence documents his involvement with the Horicon Chapter of the IWL, his work with the Horicon Marsh Game Preservation Association in the preservation of Horicon Marsh, and his presidency of the Horicon Chapter of the IWL and the Wisconsin Conservation League. His correspondence as IWL president relates to involvement with the national organization, other Wisconsin chapters, and the Wisconsin Conservation Department and state government. It includes numerous maps of the Horicon-Rock River area used in litigation in the preservation of Horicon Marsh. Some miscellaneous personal papers relate to his support for the gubernatorial candidacy of Walter Kohler, Sr. and his employment by the Van Brunt Manufacturing Co. The papers of W. H. Pugh, president of the state division during the early 1930s, include some significant letters from Aldo Leopold.

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Wisconsin Conservation League. (corporateBody)

Horicon Marsh Game Preservation Association. (corporateBody)

Kohler, Walter Jodok, 1875-1940 (person)

Leopold, Aldo, 1886-1948 (person)

Leopold was born in Burlington, Iowa and received a Master of Forestry degree from Yale University. In 1909 he joined the U.S. Forest Service and from 1914-1924 he supervised national forests in Arizona and New Mexico. He established the first wilderness area in the Gila National Forest, New Mexico and was a founder of The Wilderness Society. In 1933, he accepted the chair of Game Management at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he taught until his death on April 21, 1948. F...

Wisconsin. Conservation Dept. (corporateBody)

Izaak Walton League of America. Wisconsin Division. (corporateBody)

Izaak Walton League of America. Horicon Chapter (Horicon, Wis.) (corporateBody)

Pugh, W. H. (person)

Radke, Louis. (person)