Finding Guides

The Mineral Point Library Archives' mission is to collect and preserve historically significant materials regarding the Mineral Point area.  The Archives' mission is equally committed to seeing that these materials are available to the public.  To this end the Archives produces “Finding Guides” to individual collections as these materials are organized and made ready for use.  The Mineral Point Library Archives Finding Guides follow nationally recognized standards set forth by professional archivists.

Each Finding Guide includes administrative information about the source and size of the collection, a biography or organizational history of the creator of the documents, a description of the contents highlighting points of interest, and an inventory of the box(es) listing each folder title.

We do not have Finding Guides for every collection but we continue to add more.  Therefore, the following Finding Guide Index is periodically updated.  To read the entire Finding Guide for a particular collection click on the Finding Guide Title in the Index below.  At this time, the Archives is closed to in-person researching.  Please contact the Archives for more information on a collection you are interested in.

Finding Guide Title Date Span Description of Collection
American Legion Auxiliary Post #170 Records 1932-2004 The records of the women's auxiliary of the Mineral Point chapter of the American Legion veterans organization.
American Legion Post #170 Records 1919-2005 The records of the Mineral Point chapter of the national organization for American veterans.
Conservation Club/Izaak Walton League 1925-1939 Administrative records of an early environmental conservation organization in Mineral Point. 
Early Family Papers 1835-1935
African American family in Mineral Point
First Presbyterian Church Records 1839-1885 Ministerial records of the First Presbyterian church of Mineral Point
G.A.R. George H. Legate Post #125 Records 1862-1931
Administrative records of Mineral Point's Civil War veterans organization including biographical information on the Civil War soldiers who were members.
George Day Diaries 1880-1889 Personal diaries of English immigrant to Mineral Point
Harris Family Papers 1901-1973 Papers of three Mineral Point High School graduates and class mates of Leila Allen Ludden, who organized the 50th reunion of the Class of 1911.
The Iowa County Fair Records 1857-2011 Administrative records, publicity and photographs of the Iowa County Fair held annually in Mineral Point.
Nathan K Van Matre Diaries
1880-1916
Diaries of an early settler to the lead mining region of Mineral Point and who became the great grandfather of actor Allen Ludden.