(Includes his works as author, co-author or editor)

  • Allison, Bruce; Robert Gard, Foreword Wisconsin’s Famous and Historic Trees Wisconsin Books, 1982.
  • Gard, Robert, “Altering the Face and Heart of America, ” in Grassroots and Mountain Wings, Center for Community Studies Columbia College, 1992.
  • Gard, Robert and James Schwalbach. “Arts Mission to Britain: An Informal Narrative,” prepared for the Rockefeller Foundation, 1954
  • Gard, Robert, “As the Elms Pass, So, Too, Does an Era.” The Milwaukee Journal, April 3, 1977
  • Gard, Robert, “The Early Background of the Gard Family in America,” Iola, KS Library, 1965
  • Gard, Robert, “Lost on the Lady Elgin” America Speaking Radio Series, WHA Radio, Nov, 1955
  • Gard, Robert, “The Stopping-House,” Wisconsin Trillium Magazine of the Arts, Spring, 1980.
  • Gard, Robert, “My Wisconsin,” VHS Tape, Ballantine Books, 1982.
  • Gard, Robert, “Nykyhetken Suomalaisen Naytelmakirjallisuuden tila,” Valvoja, No. 3, 1960.
  • Gard, Robert, “Romance of the Lumberjack,” Hawkhill Video, 1974, 1995.
  • Gard, Robert, “A Sturdy People,” in Derleth, August, ed, A Wisconsin Harvest, Stanton and Lee, 1966.
  • Gard, Robert, “The Theater Arts in Adult Program Planning,” in Adult Leadership, November 1964.
  • Gard, Robert, “Toward a More Inclusive Academy,” in Wisconsin Academy Review, March 1977.
  • Gard, Robert,”Voices from the Heartlands” series, Capitol Times newspaper, late 1980’s. Such titles as:
    • “Ancient Mystery Surrounds State’s Indian Mounds”
    • “Anyone Can Add to Our Folklore”
    • “As Lad, Bob La Follette Showed Promise”
    • “Bluenose’ Legends Larger than Life”
    • “Brule Region Spawned Legend of Winneboujou”
    • “Christmas in Wisconsin”
    • “Did Early Settlers Ravage the Land”
    • “400-year-old Oak Served as Canopy for State History”
    • “Galesville, Wis.-Where Adam and Eve Cavorted?”
    • “Great Depression Tested Man’s Mettle”
    • “Great Racing horse Died as he Lived”
    • “Hand-carved Wood Bowl Evinces Mystical Relationships”
    • “Helena Echoes in History Like Lead Drops From Tower”
    • “Her Dad’s Ghostly Vision Came True”
    • “I’ll Bet You Can’t Cap This Treasure-Hunting Story”
    • “Indian Curse Haunted Fehlhaber Property in Merrill for Years”
    • “Learning Lumberjack Longo Isn’t Exactly Like Falling off a Log”
    • “The Legendary Giant of Hedgehog Harbor”
    • “A Little Love and Some Snow, Makes All the Difference”
    • “Marquette’s Cross Stuff Legends Are Made Of”
    • “Mystique of the Horicon Marsh”
    • “Now It’s T-Shirts; Once it was Flour Sacks (Ugh)”
    • “Portage Hotbed of Folklore”
    • “Petrified Man, the ‘Hodag’ Among Wisconsin’s Great Hoaxes”
    • “Rhinelander School of Arts is a Dream Come True”
    • “Ridgeway Ghost’ Stories”
    • “Rug ‘Murder’ Leaves Scars 40 Years Later”
    • “School of Arts Can Fill Lives With Creativity”
    • “Self-made King’s Reign Lasted Only as Long as his Charisma”
    • “Shaler’s ‘Pioneer Woman’ Worth Trip To Arlington”
    • “Spring Sprung, Trout Riz; Wonder Where Fishin’ Is?”
    • “Stovewood House Way Ahead of Times”
    • “There’s Lots in a Name, Wisconsin Hamlets Show”
    • “Touch of Old Customs Enlivens New Year’s Eve”
    • “Vets Called Andersonville a Hell Hole”
    • “Waitin’ For Mail: Part and Parcel of Growin’ Up”
    • “Warm Memories Can Chase Away Blues That Follow Christmas”
    • “Whatever Happened to UW Traditions of Yore?”
    • “When Women Were Family’s Mainstay”
    • “Wisconsin’s Cows Didn’t Always Enjoy Pampered Status”
    • “Yarns of Bygone Days More Colorful at Christmas”
  • Gard, Robert, “Windmill” poem, reprinted in The Warrior, Neillsville [WI] High School Yearbook, 1979.
  • Kolb, John and Edmund Brunner, Chapter on “Rural Recreation and the Cultural Arts,” A Study of Rural Society, Houghton-Mifflin, 1952.
  • Russell, Lou and John; Robert Gard, Foreword, Wisconsin Lore And Legends Oak Point Press, 1982
  • Terkel, Studs, Hard Times, Pantheon Books, 1986.
  • Wyman, Walker; Robert Gard, Foreword, Wisconsin Folklore, University of Wisconsin Board of Regents,1979.

In Addition…

  • Gard stimulated the creation of Arts in Society magazine (Edward Kamarck, editor) and frequently contributed.
  • Gard founded, advised and frequently contributed to Creative Wisconsin, late ’50’s and ’60’s. For instance:
    • “Antidote to a Frenzied World,” Creative Wisconsin, Spring 1961
  • Gard stimulated the creation of Pen and Plow literary magazine, 1952-55(?), and frequently contributed forewords and introductions.
  • Gard founded, advised, and frequently contributed to the Wisconsin Idea Quarterly, beginning about 1950. For instance:
    • Gard, Robert. “A Search: Story of the WITC” Wisconsin Idea Theater Quarterly, Winter 1952
  • Gard founded, advised and frequently contributed to Wisconsin Stage, published by the Wisconsin Idea Theatre in the mid-1950’s.