The works of Central Wisconsin historian Malcolm Rosholt, out of print for more than a decade, have been digitized and are now available through McMillan Memorial Library’s website at www.mcmillanlibrary.org/rosholt. Rosholt spent decades researching Wisconsin history and his works are an important resource for students, genealogists and historians.
The eleven books cover such topics as logging, railroads and the early pioneers of Central Wisconsin. All of the titles are well illustrated and four of them are photographic albums.
The works remain protected under their original copyright, but his family granted permission for these books to be digitized and displayed on McMillan’s website. Digitization was overseen by the South Central Library System. Funding was provided by a Library Services and Technology Act grant made available through the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Malcolm Leviatt Rosholt (1907-2005) grew up in the Wisconsin village named for his family and worked as a lumberjack as a young man. After graduating from St. Olaf College, he worked as a journalist in 1930s China, served as an intelligence officer for the Flying Tigers during World War II and eventually authored twenty-five books. He wrote about Wisconsin history, his experiences in China and other subjects, along with several historical novels. His wife, Margaret, co-authored several of the books.