Guide to the Pomp & Circumstance Commencement Kit,​ 1980

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Overview of the Collection

Special Collections & University 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 AS167 

Accession Number: 07-012

Collection Number: Archives Series 167

Creators: Pomp & Circumstance (Eau Claire, Wis.)

Title: Pomp & Circumstance (Eau Claire, Wis.) Commencement Kit

Dates: 1980

Quantity: 1.8 linear feet (1 flat box)

Location of Collection: A3/1c

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Kit containing memorabilia, cartoons, and spoof publications for graduating UW--Eau Claire seniors.

Historical Note

The kit appears to have been produced by UW--Eau Claire students and is believed to have been issued only for the spring commencement in 1980. 

Content Description

The kit contains a UWEC board game, a small box of memorabilia (matches and napkins from local bars and restaurants, a rock from the Chippewa River, a bag from the university bookstore), an issue of the Water Street Journal, a satirical newspaper, and a portfolio of cartoons and farcical artwork.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives 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: Pomp & Circumstance (Eau Claire, Wis.) Commencement Kit, 1980.  AS 167. Special Collections & University Archives.  McIntyre Library.  University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in July 2006

Arrangement: Single item.


Corporate Names: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire -- Students

Subject Terms:
College students – Wisconsin – Eau Claire – Humor
Commencement ceremonies – Wisconsin – Eau Claire