Business/Organizational Histories

Histories that make good reading.

Medicine: The Gundersen Experience was written in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Wisconsin-based Gundersen Clinic, which grew to be among the 10 largest multi-specialty clinics in the United States. Dr. Adolf Gundersen also spawned a medical dynasty with at least four generations practicing in the United States, England, and Norway. If you think a medical history can’t be fun reading, you haven’t seen this one.




Mayo Clinic had much respect for the order of sisters that Franciscan History Book soon to be Mayo La Crosse history bookfounded Franciscan Skemp that it allowed joint sponsorship with of this medical center by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Mighty Mayo recognized the dedicated, caring sisters who remained as committed to the medical center’s future as they were when they opened the hospital early in 1883 because men working on the Mississippi River needed their care. Franciscan Skemp Healthcare: A History is a reminder of the dedication of so many people in caring for people.


50th anniversary book for J.J. Keller & Associates

John J. (Jack) Keller was a brilliant and a bit eccentric entrepreneur who was a font of ideas that filled file cabinets with his vision and imagination. That’s also why The Story of J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., is so darn interesting. Throughout those early years, Keller had been a company builder, someone who forced his colleagues and constituents to be creative in their solutions.

“Working with Sue is a lot of fun. She is responsive. She is thorough in her research and writing and fair and honest in her pricing. And, she delivers on time.” – James J. Keller, President of J.J. Keller & Associates.


They came with lawn chairs, sleeping bags, coolers, hot coffee, rolls, and radios in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Parents parked themselves in line for two nights to register their children for the Campus School on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus. The 20th anniversary of the closing of this school was celebrated with Recollections: 1909-1973.