Local History

Jim & John Peterson Photo Collection

This photo collection captures the Saukville community throughout the 1900s and early 2000s.

Images were collected by brothers Jim and John Peterson and donated to Oscar Grady Public Library for the purpose of digital preservation and public access.

Project funding was made possible by the ResCarta Foundation and Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Audiophile Records Inc Albums

Mr. Ewing Dunbar Nuun produced records in Saukville from 1947-1965 under the label Audiophile Records Inc.  Genres reproduced for posterity included Dixieland, Jazz, and Easy Listening.  Original recordings included “Echos of the Storm” (AP-20), a recording of a 1952 thunderstorm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Side B of this record was intended for use by psychiatrists.

Mr. Dunbar Nuun sold the label and moved to Mequon, Wisconsin in 1965.

Whistle Stop Poems

Whistle-Stop Poems (2nd edition) by Harrington Williams is available for purchase at Oscar Grady Public Library for $10.  Proceeds benefit Oscar Grady Public Library.

Mr. Williams was referred to as the poet of Saukville.  He lived a full life, having been a sailor in Southeast Asia, a sports writer for the Ozaukee Press, and as demonstrated in this collection, a writer of poems.  Mr. Williams’ poetry illuminated the local color of bygone times in a sensible and animated way.