Campo Fiesta records, 1933-1984

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Campo Fiesta records, 1933-1984

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Campo Fiesta (Trout Lake, Wis.)

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Records of Campo Fiesta, a private, secular, all-girls camp located on North Trout Lake near Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, which operated between 1938 and 1991. The collection documents the camp primarily through photographs contained in annual "camp memory" scrapbooks. Most are black and white and date between 1938 and 1965. All the regular activities of the camp are pictured, and there are interior and exterior shots of camp facilities as well. Also included are cabin blueprints, promotional materials, postcards, and a scrapbook of letters from ex-campers, staff, and parents to the Kirbys upon their retirement in 1965. Also included are black and white, and color home movies (8 mm and 16 mm), 1933-1948 and undated, documenting the activities and properties of Kamp Kirby (the Kirby's summer cabin prior to the establishment of the camp) and Campo Fiesta during summer, autumn, and winter. Film footage shows the landscape and buildings; campers engaging in activities such as swimming, skiing, performances, sports, horseback riding, and canoeing; also included is footage of Warren Kirby, camp staff, and camp trips and holidays.

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Wisconsin Historical Society

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