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Dear Papa, I’m Writing To You On Birch Bark

When WPR producer Steve Gotcher's daughter, Erika, was a little girl, she started a now 25-year tradition of sending him ...

Camp Memories And White Privilege

At camp, we often learn to swim, paddle a canoe, make candles, and perfect our s’more technique. Elaine Maly learned ...

How Writing Letters Made One Woman a Writer

When was the last time you wrote a letter? Patti See’s mother made her write letters to her older sisters ...

Life On Shore For A Ship Captain’s Family

Ann Lewis grew up the daughter of a Great Lakes ship captain. Ships came in, ships went out – and ...

Increase Lapham, Wisconsin’s First Scientist

On an early summer evening in 1836, the steamship New York docked on the Milwaukee lakefront and a young naturalist ...

Family Letters Reveal Story Of Farm Life In Wisconsin Over 20th Century

In the mid-1990s, Sara DeLuca received gift of letters from her aunt Margaret. The letters, written by the women in ...

A Chaplain on the Front Lines

Not everyone who went to war was a soldier or nurse. Chaplin Walter Beaudette (1884-1962) was a Roman Catholic chaplain with the ...

A Nurse on the Front Lines

Helen Bulovsky was a young Madison nurse who went to France in 1918. Working at evacuation hospitals, she served as ...