Herman Lewis Ekern papers, 1872-1954
Papers of Herman L. Ekern, a Wisconsin attorney, progressive Republican, and state official, relating to progressive politics and campaigns, insurance practices and legislation, the St. Lawrence Seaway, Great Lakes water diversion, the University of Wisconsin, and programs such as social security and unemployment compensation. Primarily correspondence, the collection also includes speeches and writings of Ekern on insurance or related topics; records of the Lutheran Brotherhood, a large fraternal life insurance company which he helped found; materials collected during his studies of war-risk insurance and of social security; legal files; papers from his own political campaigns and from the La Follette-Wheeler 1924 campaign; and copies of minutes and reports of the Wisconsin Unemployment Commission, 1931-1932
Archival Material, English, 1872
36.4 c.f. (91 archives boxes)
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