Papers, 1942-1961.


Nestingen, Ivan, 1921-. Papers, 1942-1961.

Papers, 1942-1961.

Papers of a Madison, Wisconsin, alderman (1951-1954), state assemblyman (1955-1956), and mayor (1956-1961), who was active in the Senator Joseph McCarthy recall movement as secretary of the Joe Must Go Club of Wisconsin and was a leading campaigner in Wisconsin for John F. Kennedy in the 1960 Presidential campaign. Nestingen chaired the Kennedy for President Club of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin delegation to the Democratic National Convention, and the Citizens for Kennedy committee, organized to encourage support for Kennedy by Republicans and Independents after the convention. He was appointed Undersecretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in Washington, D.C., following the 1960 election. The papers primarily document Nestingen's career as mayor of Madison and the Wisconsin Kennedy campaign. They contain personal correspondence and a speech file from his years as mayor; correspondence and organizational records of the two Kennedy campaign organizations and the Wisconsin delegation to the convention; correspondence and legal proceedings from the Joe Must Go Club; and correspondence and working papers from Nestingen's participation on various committees, notably the Special Committee on Human Rights of the Madison Common Council (1951-1953) which investigated racial discrimination in Madison. Legislative and mayoral papers include correspondence with Senators Estes Kefauver and William Proxmire, Congressman Robert W. Kastenmeier, and Governor Gaylord A. Nelson. The processed portion of this collection is summarized above and described in the register. Additional photographic accessions are described below.

5.0 c.f. (12 archives boxes and 1 small box)1 disc recording, and1 film; plusadditions of 201 photographs and5 pieces of ephemera.

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