History of the Wisconsin Civil Service

Governor Walker’s backing of an overhaul of Wisconsin’s Civil Service system (see this press release from the governor) is making news around the state and country. Earlier this summer, in response to a reference question, one of my colleagues worked diligently to track down the document The history of the Wisconsin civil service, 1905-2005. Thanks to their efforts, and the work of the folks at the Wisconsin Digital Archive,, it’s now available electronically to all!