Guide to the Arthur Macleod Local History Essays and Speeches,​ 1980-​1997

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Overview of the Collection

Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
P.O.  Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702 – 4004
(715) 836-2739

Reference Code: USGZE UHC310

Accession Number: 08-046

Collection Number: University Historical Collection 310

Creators: MacLeod, Arthur

Title: Arthur MacLeod Local History Essays and Speeches

Dates: circa 1980-1999

Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (1 archives box)

Location of Collection: A10/3e

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Writings about Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Washburn, Wisconsin by an amateur local historian.

Biographical / Historical Note

Arthur MacLeod was a professional salesman with a deep interest in Wisconsin history.  Having grown up in Washburn, Wis. and Eau Claire, Wis., he returned in his retirement to spend his summers in Washburn.  He also wrote essays and speeches about the history of the two communities, conducting research in local newspapers and the Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire, Wis.  He seems to have delivered most of his speeches to the Washburn Historical Society.

Content Description

The collection consists of nine folders of local history essays arranged by topic. Topics include: lumber mills, railroads, Washburn, Wis., Eau Claire, Wis., Eau Claire company histories and Banbury Place, the Chippewa River, genealogy and biography, and miscellaneous topics.  The richest content, MacLeod’s reminiscences of Eau Claire, are located in the genealogy and biography folder.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Donated to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire by Arthur MacLeod prior to March 2006.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire.

Preferred Citation: Arthur MacLeod Local History Essays and Speeches, circa 1980-1997. UHC310. Special Collections & Archives.  McIntyre Library.  University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI

Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in September 2007.

Arrangement: Flat arrangement.


Personal Names: MacLeod, Arthur 

Subject Terms:
Railroad companies – Wisconsin -- History   
Lumbering – Wisconsin – History
Manufacturers – Wisconsin – Eau Claire -- History

Geographical Terms:
Eau Claire, Wis. – History
Washburn, Wis. – History
Eau Claire, Wis. – Commerce -- History

Genre Terms: 

Detailed List of Contents




Box/Folder 1/1

Lumber Mills


Box/Folder 1/2


Circa 1980s

Box/Folder 1/3

Washburn, WI

1985, undated

Box/Folder 1/4

Banbury Place

Circa 1990s

Box/Folder 1/5

Eau Claire


Box/Folder 1/6

Eau Claire Company Histories

Circa 1980-1997

Box/Folder 1/7

Chippewa River


Box/Folder 1/8



Box/Folder 1/9

Genealogy and Biography