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Wisconsin Labor Advocate, 1886-1888 MISC MSS 363

Wisconsin Labor Advocate, 1886-1888


Summary Information

This African American newspaper was published in la Crosse from 1886-1888 by George Edwin Taylor, the first Black person to run for office of the president of the United States on the National Negro Liberty Party ticket. Taylor lived in La Crosse, Wisconsin, from 1865 to 1891 when he left to publish a weekley newspaper the Negro Solicitor in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The Wisconsin Labor Advocate claimed to be the voice of the Knights of Labor, the La Crosse County Workingmen's Party and the Wisconsin State People's Party, also known as the Wisconsin Union Labor Party. The La Crosse Public Library holds a photocopy of this title and does not own the originals. This title is also available on microfilm from the Wisconsin Historical Society as well as an online version available through UW-La Crosse Murphy Library Digital Collections.
Collection Title
Wisconsin Labor Advocate
Date of Materials
Taylor, George Edwin, 1857-1925
Call Number
2.0 cubic feet (1 flat archives box)
Physical Description
1 flat archives box
Language of Materials
La Crosse Public Library Archives

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wisconsin Labor Advocate, MISC MSS 363, La Crosse Public Library Archives, La Crosse, WI

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

La Crosse Public Library Archives 2017 December

800 Main St.
La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601
(608) 789-7136

Access to Materials

Materials in this collection are available for patron use.

Acquisitions Information

(Accession no. 2017.137) The original copies of this newspaper were owned by the La Crosse Public Library. It was sent to the Wisconsin Historical Society for microfilming and a set of photocopies made for public use courtesy of Bruce Mouser of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • African American newspapers--Wisconsin--La Crosse
  • Labor movement--Wisconsin--Newspapers
  • Newspapers--Wisconsin--La Crosse

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