Guide to the Barstow & Grand

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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

Reference Code: USGZE UHC372

Accession Number: 20-004

Collection Number: University Historical Collection 372

Creator: Chippewa Valley Writers Guild

Title: Barstow & Grand

Dates: 2017-continuing

Quantity: .4 linear feet (1archives boxes)

Location of Collection: A10/1c

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Annual print journal of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and hybrid text genres from writers with a connection to the Chippewa Valley in northwestern Wisconsin.

Biographical/Historical Note

In 2016, the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild began its mission to support regional writers through craft talks, writing residencies, readings, and other high-impact community initiatives. Within a year, guild members suggested that a regional publication seemed a natural expansion of these activities, and thus, Barstow & Grand was born.  

The Chippewa Valley is the part of Western Wisconsin that lies in the watershed of the Chippewa River, and it contains numerous cities and towns, including Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, and Altoona. Eau Claire is the largest, and the intersection of Barstow Street and Grand Avenue lies in the middle of downtown Eau Claire. This particular intersection also represents an interesting occurrence that is taking place throughout the valley–an artistic rejuvenation, a balancing of history and progress to bring new energy to the area and its residents. Barstow and Grand used to house Woolworth's and numerous other important businesses. Now it's home to the Eau Claire Children's Museum and the newly renovated Lismore Hotel.

This intersection, then, works as a metaphor for what we hope to accomplish with this journal. The heart of the community. Progress rooted in history and tradition. Artistic energy and rejuvenation.

Content Description

Annual print journal of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and hybrid text genres from writers with a connection to the Chippewa Valley in northwestern Wisconsin.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives by UWEC periodicals department in October 2019.

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: Barstow & Grand, 2017-continuing.  UHC372. Special Collections & Archives.  McIntyre Library.  University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Lark Keating-Hadlock in October 2019.

Arrangement: Flat arrangement.

OCLC #: 1121595792


Personal Names: Eric Rasmussen; Kate Hinnant; Charlotte Kupsh; Carrie Butler Becker; Jessi Peterson; Ashly Curtis; Deb Peterson; Rachel Esselman; Ryan Purdy; BJ Hollars; Emily Thalacker; Sarah Ferraro

Corporate Names: Chippewa Valley Writers Guild

Subject Terms: Creative Writing

Geographical Terms: Eau Claire, Wisc.; Chippewa Valley, Wisc.