Papers of Robert M. La Follette, 1879-1910.


La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925. Papers of Robert M. La Follette, 1879-1910.

Papers of Robert M. La Follette, 1879-1910.

Correspondence, speeches, legislative reports, briefs, bills, and receipts, consisting chiefly of business and political papers. Occasional personal letters include a very few from La Follette's immediate family. Most of the legal papers are for the period prior to 1900. Bulk of the collection consists of correspondence of the period 1900-1910, pertaining to Wisconsin politics and the progressive movement within the Republican Party. Correspondents include Joseph W. Babcock, John J. Blaine, Henry A. Cooper, Andrew Dahl, James O. Davidson, Herman Ekern, John J. Esch, John Hannan, Samuel A. Harper, William D. Hoard, Irvine L. Lenroot, Francis McGovern, William McKinley, Gilbert Roe, Alfred Rogers, Theodore Roosevelt, John C. Spooner, James A. Stone, William H. Upham, Charles R. Van Hise, William F. Vilas, and Albert G. Zimmerman. A separate series of papers consists of correspondence (1896-1900) with the Dane County Telephone Company.

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