Malcolm Rosholt Collection

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 was a journalist in 1930s China, an intelligence officer for the Flying Tigers and the author of twenty-five books. He wrote about Wisconsin history, his time in China and Norwegians in America, along with several novels. His wife, Margaret, was a frequent co-author. With his family's permission, his books about Wisconsin history, currently out of print, have been digitized. These selected works are available in a digital format (PDF) which requires Adobe Reader (download Adobe Reader). Rosholt was also the author of Our county, our story; Portage County, Wisconsin, which was digitized in an earlier project.

Copyright and Permissions

These works are covered under their original copyright and are not in the public domain. The South Central Library System has obtained permission from the copyright holder to digitize them and display them on this site.  All other rights are reserved by the copyright holder.


Original books were provided by Madison Public Library, Mazomanie Free Library, and McMillan Memorial Library. Funding was provided by a Library Services and Technology Act grant made available through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Digitization contractor for the project was Northern Micrographics.