Guide to the Harold E.​ House Papers,​ 1945-​1950

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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 UHC284

Accession Number: 06-124

Collection Number: University Historical Collection 284

Creators: House, Harold E. 

Title: Harold E. House Papers

Dates: 1945-1950

Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (1 archives boxes)

Location of Collection: A10/2h

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Fragmentary personal and business papers of a former Eau Claire city councilman and union and cooperative leader.

Historical Note

Harold E. House was an Eau Claire union leader and politician in the 1940s. He worked at the U.S. Rubber Company plant for 15 years, and served as president of Local 19 of the United Rubber Workers for seven years. He spent two years organizing consumer cooperatives for the International Union of Rubber Workers, and later worked as a fieldman for the Eau Claire Consumers’ Cooperative.  He also served on the city council from 1944 to 1949. House died on February 2, 1959 at the age of 64.

Content Description

This small collection consists of a folder of professional and personal correspondence, several speeches and articles by House on unions and co-ops, photographs, and documents relating to Houses role as an arbitrator and city councilman. Materials related to the city council deal primarily with the construction of the Eau Claire Airport, the City-County Health Department, and salaries of municipal workers.  Materials related to the Eau Claire Consumers’ Cooperative and the Council for Cooperative Development are also included in the collection.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Donated to Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire 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: Harold E. House Papers, bulk 1945-1950.  UHC 284. Special Collections & Archives.  McIntyre Library.  University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in May 2006.

Arrangement: Flat arrangement


Personal Names: House, Harold E. 

Corporate Names:
Eau Claire Consumers’ Cooperative (Eau Claire, Wis.)
United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America (CIO).
Local 19 (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Eau Claire (Wis.) – Politics and government
Labor unions – Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Consumer cooperatives – Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Cooperative societies – Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Subject Terms:
Cooperative societies – Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Labor unions – Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Geographical Terms:
Eau Claire (Wis.) – Politics and government
Detailed List of Contents

Detailed List of Contents




Box/Folder 1/1

Arbitration Files


Box/Folder 1/2

Consumers Co-operative of Eau Claire


Box/Folder 1/3

Co-op Ephemera


Box/Folder 1/4 Etc.



Box/Folder 1/5

Council for Cooperative Development


Box/Folder 1/6



Box/Folder 1/7

Writings an Unions and Coops


Box/Folder 1/8

City Council: General


Box/Folder 1/9

City Council Material: Airport


Box/Folder 1/10