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The Nelson Collection is preserved in the archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society. A selection of key documents and images is located in this website, and offers an unprecedented look into the creation and legacy of Earth Day, the political battles of 1960s and 1970s environmentalism, and the heyday of postwar liberalism.

Opened to researchers in 2008, the Nelson Collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society contains over 250 boxes of material from Gaylord Nelson's career in the Senate, his subsequent tenure as Counselor of The Wilderness Society, and as one of the most prominent environmentalists in the United States. You can view the Nelson Collection official finding aid, a description and list of materials in the collection.

See also more online resources for Gaylord Nelson.

Index of Nelson Collection papers used in this website

Topic Year Type Description Names or Author Link
Earth Day 1970 transcript CBS News Earth Day special Cronkite, Walter; Commoner, Barry; Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1970 pamphlet Earth Week, Lifestyle on Trial: Earth Day events in Madison, WI Buckley, Molly; Sievers, Mike View
Earth Day 1970 transcript Face the Nation Nelson, Gaylord; McCloskey, Paul View
Earth Day 1970 speech Nelson speaks to Earth Day crowd in Denver, Colorado Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1969 newsletter Gaylord Nelson Newsletter, issue November 1969, from Senate office describing the grassroots support for Earth Day Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1970 newsletter Gaylord Nelson Newsletter, issue May 1970, from Senate office describing the first Earth Day Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1971 letter Letter from Nelson to CBS president Stanton correcting news story on Earth Day origins Stanton, Frank; Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1969 letter Poster and letter from "World Community" teach-in at Columbia University Columbia University; Selma Brackman View
Earth Day 1970 pamphlet Nelson's notes for a speech in Ann Arbor on the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970 Nelson, Gaylord; Michigan, University of View
Earth Day 1954 image Nelson inside Wisconsin Capitol near Senate chamber Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1969 transcript Congressional records, reading-in of Nelson proposal and related news article Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1970 clipping Compilation of news clippings and Earth Day agendas from campuses Various View
Earth Day 1969 report First draft of an Earth Day proposal from Fred Dutton Dutton, Fred View
Earth Day 1970 image Nelson speaks to an overflow crowd in Denver, Colorado on April 22, 1970 Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1970 image Staff of Environmental Teach-In, Inc. Hayes, Denis; Garling, Andrew; Sandoval, Arturo; Cotton, Stephen; Reid, Barbara; Hamilton, Bryce View
Earth Day 1972 letter Housewives Involved in Pollution Solutions (HIPS), letter about activities Anderson, Barbara View
Earth Day 1969 letter Wisconsin minister writes to Nelson about local environmental actions Gavin, Rev. Charles View
Earth Day 1970 report List of Environmental Teach-In, Inc. donors, grants, funding sources Environmental Teach-In, Inc.; Multiple donor names View
Earth Day 1970 pamphlet United Auto Workers pamphlet about environmental activities of the union United Auto Workers; Reuther, Walter; Madar, Olga View
Earth Day 1970 speech Conference speech text of Weyerhaeuser chairman Norton Clapp as he discusses industry's role in environmental problems and solutions, and the hopes for the national environmental teach-ins Clapp, Norton; Weyerhaeuser View
Earth Day 1969 resource High school Earth Day planning packet prepared by Environmental Teach-In, Inc. Hamilton, Bryce; Environmental Teach-In, Inc. View
Earth Day 1970 advertisement Advertisement for funds for Environmental Teach-In, Inc. Environmental Teach-In, Inc. View
Earth Day 1970 resource Resource packet for Pennsylvania schools environmental teach-ins Pennsylvania State Education Association View
Earth Day 1970 resource Guidelines for writing legislators about environmental concerns None View
Earth Day 1970 article Black environmentalists see another side of pollution Hendin, David; Enterprise Science Service; Oates, Mary Lou; Brown, Freddie Mae View
Earth Day 1963 letter Kennedy asks Nelson for ideas about a conservation tour, correspondence between Kennedy, John F.; Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1963 image Apostle Islands, Kennedy and Nelson arrive during the 1963 national conservation tour Kennedy, John F.; Schlesinger, Arthur; Nelson, Gaylord; others View
Earth Day 1995 speech Nelson speech "Where do we go from here?" on future of environmental movement Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1970 letter Dorothy Bradley writes of her Earth Day decision to run for Montana state office Bradley, Dorothy; Knoll, Erwin View
Earth Day 1970 image Gaylord Nelson speaks in Denver, Colorado on Earth Day on April 22, 1970 Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1970 image United Auto Workers newsletter section on environmental actions and concerns United Auto Workers View
Earth Day 1970 image Poster in the Nelson Collection sent in by a school child participating in Earth Day Unknown View
Earth Day 1995 image Flyer from the 25th anniversary of Earth Day commemoration Unknown View
Nelson unknown image Senator Gaylord Nelson overlooking the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1961 image Governor Nelson speaking about his Outdoor Recreation Action Program (ORAP) for Wisconsin land purchase and conservation Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1966, circa image Farmers Union Green Thumb program, a Burlington County, New Jersey, crew employed in conservation work through the Green Thumb Program View
Nelson 1974 image Campaign bumper sticker "Nelson...naturally" leveraged Nelson's environmental reputation Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1930, circa image Gaylord Nelson as youth at Clear lake, Wisconsin Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1947 image Wisconsin state senate campaign material Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1963 image Nelson sworn into U.S. Senate by VP Lyndon Johnson Nelson, Gaylord; Johnson, Lyndon View
Nelson 1968 image Nelson conversing in a Wisconsin forest with a Nelson Amendment project crew chief Nelson, Gaylord; crew chief, unidentified View
Nelson 1967 image Nelson in boat at the Apostle Islands Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 2003 image Nelson and Chippewa girl at presentation honoring Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, speaking out against utility company plans Nelson, Gaylord; Star, Mariah (Chippewa) View
Nelson 1995 image President Bill Clinton awards Gaylord Nelson the Presidential Medal of Honor Nelson, Gaylord; Clinton, Bill View
Nelson 1960 transcript Radio advertisement script for Nelson state senate campaign Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1962 letter Nelson response to student wanting information on his interest and entry into politics Nelson, Gaylord; Gunderson, Wendy View
Nelson 1954 pamphlet Campaign material from the Wisconsin state Democratic candidates Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1960 pamphlet Campaign material for Governor re-election Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1959 speech Inaugural speech notes by Gaylord Nelson Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1962 pamphlet Campaign material for re-election to Governor race Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1959 pamphlet Issue material for state income tax withholding proposal Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1969 speech Speech to Americans for Democratic Action Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1970 speech Speech to Association of Internal Revenue Service Employees Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1965 speech Speech attacking LBJ for allowing domestic terrorism against civil rights protestors Nelson, Gaylord; Johnson, Lyndon View
Nelson 1964 speech Statement by Senator Nelson on the Constructive Work Act of 1964 Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1968 transcript Remarks to the Conservation Education Clinic about the importance of statewide scientific and political efforts to preserve Wisconsin streams and lakes Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1962 clipping Newsletter of the Isaac Walton League describing a speech on Wisconsin's ORAP program and the environment Nelson, Gaylord; Isaac Walton League View
Nelson 1973 clipping Interview with Sen Nelson about the impact of the 'environmental decade' and how to fund the environmental agenda Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1974 letter Sen Nelson protests the EPA action permitting conflicting uses of the banned 2,4,5-T pesticide Nelson, Gaylord; EPA View
Nelson 1970 speech Nelson speech reprint on marine environmental and pollution control "The Future of the Sea" Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1973 letter Statement by Nelson on "The Politics of Planning for America's Future" Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1979 pamphlet Campaign material from Nelson's Sernate re-election Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1990 letter Statement by Nelson and the Wilderness Society opposing drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Nelson, Gaylord; ANWR View
Nelson 1990 letter Outline of reasons and actions for the first Earth Day and in the environmental decade upon his receipt of the Beyond War Award, 1990 Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1992 letter Response by Nelson to a New York Times editorial that weighed jobs against environmental protection Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1973, circa map Map of State of Wisconsin sugar maple tree on the Washington Mall sponsored by Nelson Wisconsin; Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1964 letter Memo of Conversation with Jim Ridgeway on Poverty book Nelson, Gaylord; Ridgeway, Jim View
Nelson 1970 press release National Education Assoc press release "Nationwide Environmental Teach-In Captures Imaginations of Students, Teachers" Nelson, Gaylord; Weissman, Rozanne; NEA View
Nelson 1970 clipping Congressional Record January 19, 1970: Nelson proposes SJ Res 169, a constitutional amendment for environmental rights and a national environmental political agenda Nelson, Gaylord; various Senators View
Earth Day 1970 newsletter Environmental Action: April 22 Volume 1 Number 6 by Environmental Teach-In, Inc. Environmental Teach-In, Inc.; Love, Sam; Schaeffer, Jan View
Earth Day 1970 newsletter Environmental Action: April 22 Volume 1 Number 7 by Environmental Teach-In, Inc. Environmental Teach-In, Inc.; Love, Sam; Schaeffer, Jan View
Earth Day 1970 newsletter Environmental Action: April 22 Volume 1 Number 8 by Environmental Teach-In, Inc. Environmental Teach-In, Inc.; Love, Sam; Schaeffer, Jan View
Nelson 1970 report What's the Difference If We Don't Wake Up? A report from the College Editor's Conference, Feb 1970 Gross, Robert A.; Mead, Margaret; Nelson, Gaylord; Hickel, Walter; Bookchin, Murray; Gitlin, Todd; other speakers View
Nelson 1970 syllabi The Schools and the Environment Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1973 article Reflections on Earth Day 1970. Typed draft article for ECOLOGY USA Janaury 15, 1973 Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1970 transcript Earth Day: A Question of Survival. Transcript of CBS Earth Day special. April 22, 1970 Nelson, Gaylord; Cronkite, Walter View
Earth Day 1970 pamphlet Earth Week: Lifestyle on Trial. Events in Madison, WI for Earth Week 1970 Buckley, Molly; Sievers, Michael; Univeristy of Wiscosnin View
Earth Day 1970 transcript Face the Nation program transcript for April 19, 1970 Nelson, Gaylord; McCloskey, Paul View
Earth Day 1970 pamphlet Collection of Earth Day events on nationwide campuses various universities View
Earth Day 1970 speech Earth Day 1970 speech in Denver, Colorado by Nelson, partial notes Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1970 pamphlet Earth Day 1970 special events on the Univ of Wisconsin campus and area Laronge, Craig; University of Wisconsin View
Earth Day 2006 press release Governor Doyle Column: Gaylord Nelson's Earth Day. April 19, 2006 Doyle, Jim; Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 2006 speech Remarks by Rep. David R. Obey on Earth Day 2006 Obey, David; Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1995 press release Gaylord Nelson receives Medal of Freedom Wilderness Society, The; Nelson, Gaylord; Clinton, Bill View
Nelson undated letter Sustainability, handwritten note by Nelson on Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1970 newsletter CUEBS Newsletter Vol.6 No.3 March 1970 [Commission on Undergraduate Education in the Biological Sciences] CUEBS; Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1959 speech Wisconsin Democratic Convention address by Nelson, 1959 Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1958 pamphlet Clear Lake celebration of Nelson's gubernatorial victory Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1962 pamphlet Campaign flyer, "Nelson and the North" Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1958 letter Proxmire, Sen. William writes to Gov. Nelson about Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson Proxmire, William View
Nelson 1959 letter Adlai Stevenson telegram to Nelson congratulating him on his inauguration Stevenson, Adlai View
Nelson 1958 report Wisconsin gubernatorial election results by county, 1958 Thomson, Vernon; Nelson, Gaylord; Leverenz, Wayne; Knowles, Warren; Nash, Philleo View
Nelson 1959 letter Kennedy, Senator John F. thanks Governor Nelson for hosting him and his sister in Wisconsin Kennedy, John F. View
Nelson 1968 letter Nelson, Tia writes to Robert Kennedy's widow, Ethel, after his assassination Nelson, Tia View
Nelson 1964 letter Freedom Summer, letters between Nelson and a constituent about Nelson, Gaylord; Grombacher, G. Fannie View
Nelson 1964 bill Public Works Acceleraton Bill draft Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1970 letter Civil rights leaders urged to support Manpower legislation Nelson, Gaylord; Abernathy, Ralph; King, Coretta; Evers, Charles; Jackson, Jesse View
Nelson 1964 letter President Johnson urged by Nelson to add conservation public works jobs to the War on Poverty Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1967 letter Spanish-speaking constituents with new jobs under Nelson Amendment projects write to Nelson Corto, Francisco; Rodriguez, E.; Benavidez, Lauro View
Nelson 1964 letter Salt Lake City mayor rebuffs Nelson's query about need for conservation work, letter to Nelson Lee, J. Bracken View
Nelson 1967 press release Dept. of Labor announcement that Wisconsin added to states beautified under the Green Thumb program Wirtz, W. Willard; Department of Labor View
Nelson 1967 press release Operation Mainstream, description of how the anti-poverty Nelson Amendment transformed into it Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1971 speech Urban Manpower Conference in Milwaukee, Nelson's remarks Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1967 speech Urban crisis, address to Congress on the "urban crisis" and the need for public works employment Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1964 speech Conservation address to Farm and Home Week at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1964, circa map Apostle Islands, hand-drawn map of the proposed National Lakeshore unknown View
Nelson 1963 letter Apostle Islands, Nelson letter the Bureau of Indian Affairs about the implications of his Apostle Islands bill on tribal lands Bad River tribe; Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1964 letter Apostle Islands, Nelson letter to UW-Madison professor seeking guidance on the proposed Apostle Islands park Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson c1964 transcript Apostle Islands, Nelson's draft introduction to a TV documentary proposing the creation of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1965 letter Apostle Islands, Nelson exchange with an upset constituent about the Apostle Islands proposal Hokanson, Robert; Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1970 press release Eighteen 18 steps to a decent environment, legislative memo April 1970 Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1970 press release Environmental Congress election called for by Nelson (Earth Day press release 70-42) Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1970 press release Technology, defoliants, and progress, Nelson calls for transparency (Earth Day press release 70-44) Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1970 press release Pesticides and toxins, Nelson calls for national regulation (Earth Day press release 70-51) Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1970 press release Green jobs in cities, Nelson proposes a Community Environment Service (Earth Day press release 70-52) Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1970 press release Overpopulation and its effects on environment (Earth Day press release 70-53) Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1970 press release Highway infrastructure, urban rail, and alternative modes of transportation (Earth Day press release 70-54) Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson c1970 letter Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, 12-year-old girl send letter to Nelson about pollution Patnode, Karen View
Nelson 1970 letter Elementary school students write to Nelson about pollution Broske, Roberto; Kubald, Tom; Riphahn, Kathy View
Nelson 1970 itinerary Itinerary and plane ticket envelope from pre-Earth Day Nelson speaking tour, April 14-16th, 1970 Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1981 letter Kennedy, Ted and Ansel Adams, meeting between them and correspondence Kennedy, Edward M.; Adams, Ansel View
Nelson 2001 letter Eagleton, Thomas correspondence with Nelson complaining about Attorney General John Ashcroft, forwarded to Russ Feingold Eagleton, Thomas; Nelson, Gaylord; Feingold, Russ View
Nelson 2003 letter Stevens, Sen. Ted letter from Nelson about Republican bias in the press Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1981 Letter Wisconsin constituent mourns loss of Nelson Senate seat Jablonsky, Rosemary View
Nelson 1994 circa report Biography of Nelson from The Wilderness Society Wilderness Society View
Nelson 1995 circa artifact Anti-"Contract with America" stickers Unknown View
Earth Day 1970 pamphlet Pittsburgh's environmental teach-in, April 1-4, 1970, program from Pittsburgh, University of View
Earth Day 1970 press release CBS New York television and radio affiliates' plans for Earth Day coverage WCBS; CBS radio View
Earth Day 1970 speech Asst Secretary of Education's Earth Day speech on ecological education, Univ of Wisconsin Allen, James E., Jr. View
Earth Day 1970 speech Sen. Walter Mondale's Earth Day speech Mondale, Walter View
Earth Day 1970 speech Sen. Proxmire praises Nelson in Congress following Earth Day Proxmire, William View
Earth Day 1970 newsletter Draft of Nelson's newsletter story on Earth Day Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1970 pamphlet Program from Massachusetts's General Court observance of "Environment Day" Massachusetts Legislature View
Earth Day 1970 transcript Transcript of press conference by Denis Hayes re: intentions for the national teach-in Hayes, Denis View
Earth Day 1970 letter Nelson's reply to interest in Earth Day from Great Britain Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1970 report Income and expense statement, final April 1970, for Environmental Teach-In, Inc. Environmental Teach-In, Inc. View
Earth Day 1970 letter University of Missouri ecologists criticize the theatrics of environmental activists Sparrowe, Rollin D.; Hayes, Denis View
Earth Day 1971 press release National Eduation Association support for Earth Week 1971, press release and memo Weissman, Rozanne; National Education Association View
Earth Day 1969 newsletter National Education Association encourages participation of teachers in the first Earth Day Weissman, Rozanne; National Education Association View
Earth Day 1969 newsletter Interview with Nelson by National Education Association, sent to teachers nationwide Weissman, Rozanne; Nelson, Gaylord; National Education Association View
Earth Day 1969 newsletter National Education Association memo to teachers: "What's your position on the April 22 pollution teach-in?" National Education Association View
Earth Day 1970 article Nelson article "Last Decade of Man" in TWUA magazine 'Textile Labor' Vol.31 No.3 March 1970 Nelson, Gaylord; Textile Workers Union of America View
Earth Day 1970 advertisement Schlitz Beer Earth Day public service announcement Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company View
Earth Day 1970 clipping Catholic wire story on national environmental teach-in plans Larsen, Kim View
Earth Day 1970 letter Principals and superintendents encouraged to participate in Earth Day by Board of Education New York City New York City Board of Education View
Earth Day 1970 speech AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Conference, March 23, 1970, remarks by Nelson on importance of labor in environmental causes AFL-CIO; Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1993 letter History of Nelson's teach-in idea and its distinction from peace activist John McConnell's Earth Day, Nelson's letter explaining Nelson, Gaylord; McConnell, John View
Earth Day 1970 pamphlet Household Action: a pamphlet describing local and personal actions to help the environment Unknown View
Earth Day 1970 letter Controversy stirred up by Environmental Action's "Dirty Dozen" list in 1970, letter, clipping, memo Cherkasky, Bill; McCloskey; Hall, Durward G. View
Earth Day 1970 letter Exchange between Nelson and the Concerned Students from Central High (West Allis, Wisconsin) Bugiel, Sandra; Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1970 letter Exchange between Nelson and a student about Seymour (Wisconsin) High School's Earth Day plans Bergsbaken, Dennis; Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1970 article Ecology special issue of NOVA, the University of Texas at El Paso's student literary magazine University of Texas-El Paso View
Earth Day 1970 pamphlet Program for Earth Week 1970 in Trufford, Pennsylvania sponsored by the local Junior Women's Club and grade schools in area Junion Women's Club of Level Green View
Earth Day 1970 itinerary Air travel and speaking schedule for Nelson in the days prior to Earth Day 1970 Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1970 article National Teach-In on the Crisis of the Environment, article by Nelson on libraries' role, in Journal of the Kentucky State Library, New Series, Vol. 2 No. 1 (Jan-Mar 1970) Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1970 letter List (partial) of Earth Day speaking invitations Nelson had to turn down Nelson, Gaylord; various environmental organizations View
Earth Day 1970 letter Harvard Earth Day organizer's letter to Nelson inviting him to Boston and sharing a petition in favor on the constitutional right to a clean environment Feinsod, Arthur; Kitzmiller, W. O. View
Nelson 1916 artifact Nelson's birth certificate Wisconsin State Board of Health View
Nelson 1947 letter Wedding invitation to Gaylord and Carrie Lee Nelson's wedding sent to Nelson's brother McMillin, Miles View
Nelson 2005 image Nelson's final public appearance on Earth Day 2005, with his son, Jeffrey, and daughter, Tia, at the Oakland Terrace Elementary School in Kensington, Maryland, attended by his grandchildren Ben and Julia Nelson, Tia; Nelson, Jeffrey View
Nelson 1968 image Tia, Jeffrey, Carrie Lee, Gaylord, and Gaylord Nelson, Jr. (left to right) on the Nelson-La Follette whistle-stop campaign tour Nelson, Tia; Nelson family View
Nelson 1960 image Governor Nelson working at a desk with presidential candidate John F. Kennedy Kennedy, John F. View
Nelson 1960 image Governor Nelson walking with presidential candidate John F. Kennedy Kennedy, John F. View
Nelson 1960 image Governor Nelson on the campaign trail with presidential hopeful John F. Kennedy Kennedy, John F. View
Nelson 2005 image Wisconsin U.S. Representative David Obey speaks in the Wisconsin Capitol at the memorial service for Nelson Obey, David R. View
Nelson 1949 image Nelson, as a state representative, delivers an address next to Jerome Fox (right) Fox, Jerome; Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1968, circa image Signed photograph of Nelson shaking hands with friend Hubert Humphrey Humphrey, Hubert View
Nelson 1968, circa image Nelson laughing with President Lyndon Johnson in the Oval Office Johnson, Lyndon View
Nelson 1943, circa image Nelson, in Army fatigues, on the steps of his parents' Clear Lake home Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1960, circa image Nelson playing with his children on a family friend's farm in Door County Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 2000 image Chevy Chase photographed with Nelson and daughter, Tia Nelson on the National Mall, Earth Day 2000 Nelson, Tia View
Nelson 1961 image Tia and Gaylord Nelson, Jr. sit on the hood of the governor's car outside the governor's mansion Nelson, Tia; Nelson, Gaylord Jr. View
Nelson 1930 image Portrait of Nelson at age 14 Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1956 image Wisconsin Represenative Nelson posing on a couch with daughter, Tia, and son, Gaylord Jr. Nelson, Tia; Nelson, Gaylord Jr. View
Nelson 1923, circa image Nelson, as a boy, with his brother, Stannard, holding kittens Nelson, Stannard View
Nelson 1995, circa image Nelson portrait by his friend Fritz Albert Albert, Fritz View
Nelson 1933 image Nelson (front row, second from left) with his Clear Lake high school football team Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1931 image Nelson as a teenager Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1923 image Nelson as a boy playing on his grandfather Sheldon Bradt's farm in New London, Wisconsin Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1921, circa image Nelson as a boy Geertz, John P. View
Nelson 1930, circa image Nelson, as a teenager, shows off a fish he has caught Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1932, circa image Nelson with sister, Janet, and cousins on Felix O'Brien's farm in Northport, Wisconsin, where his grandmother was born Nelson, Janet View
Nelson 1939 image Nelson on a roadside with his mother and Miss Julia, returning to Wisconsin from California after his college graduation Nelson, Mary View
Nelson c1921 image Nelson and other Clear Lake boys pose dressed up for a "Tom Thumb Wedding" Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1943 image Nelson with his fellow Army X-Ray technicians at Fitzsimons Hospital in Denver, Colorado Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1941 letter Mother of Nelson, Mary, writes letter while he was in law school Nelson, Mary View
Nelson 1930 letter Teenage Nelson writes to his traveling parents Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1934 pamphlet High school commencement program from Nelson's Union Free High School graduation Union Free High School View
Nelson 1927 letter Elementary school note sent by Nelson to Mary Ashley, a girl in his class Nelson, Gaylord; Ashley, Mary View
Nelson 1947 artifact Presidential proclamation awarding rank of first lieutenant to Nelson Witsell, Maj. Gen. Edward F. View
Nelson 1943 image Nelson's class photo with the School for Medical Department Enlisted Technicians at Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1970 speech Earth Day 1970 speaking tour, text of the speech Nelson delivered to a joint session of the Pennsylvania legislature in Harrisburg on the morning of April 14, as part of his two-week speaking tour leading up to the first Earth Day Nelson, Gaylord View
Earth Day 1995 letter Nelson's letter to students on the 25th anniversary of Earth Day Neslon, Gaylord View
Nelson 1981 speech Testimony in front of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee by Nelson on behalf of the Wilderness Society opposing the confirmation of James Watt as Secretary of the Interior Nelson, Gaylord; Watt, James View
Nelson 1973 speech Nelson proposes an amendment to the Endangered Species Act Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1972 press release Draft comments supporting Senate funding for environmental education Nelson, Gaylord View
Nelson 1960, circa artifact Christmas greeting card from Governor and Mrs. Nelson Nelson, Gaylord View