Guide to the TAP Line (Eau Claire,​ Wis.​) Records,​ 1970-​1992

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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 UHC311

Accession Number: 08-048

Collection Number: University Historical Collection #311

Creators: TAP Line (Eau Claire, Wis.)

Title: TAP Line (Eau Claire, Wis.) Records

Dates: 1970-1992

Quantity: 0.8 linear feet (2 archives boxes)

Location of Collection: A10/3e

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Records of an organization that provided a 24 hour telephone crisis hotline in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Biographical / Historical Note

TAP Line began in 1970 as the “Troubles and Problems” telephone hotline for youth in crisis.  Originally intended to serve middle school and high school students, TAP Line services eventually expanded to field calls from every age group. Callers discussed a variety of subjects with TAP Line counselors, including drug use, marital and romantic relationship issues, pregnancy, abortion, parental difficulties, and venereal disease, and telephone counselors referred callers to appropriate community agencies.  In the late 1970s, TAP Line came under the sponsorship of Luther Hospital and the United Fund Agency. TAP Line was disbanded in 1992, and Luther Hospital took over the hotline as a public service.

Content Description

This very complete set of records includes monthly call reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, board of director membership lists, financial reports, public relations materials, and community resource lists.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Donated to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire by Judy Blackstone in June 2007.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Preferred Citation: TAP Line (Eau Claire, Wis.) Records, 1970-1992. UHC311 Special Collections & Archives.  McIntyre Library.  University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in October 2007.

Arrangement: Flat arrangement; alphabetical order


Corporate Names:
TAP Line (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Luther Hospital (Eau Claire, Wis.)

Subject Terms:
Public health – Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Teenagers – Health and hygiene – Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Crisis intervention (Mental health services) – Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Drug abuse – Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Detailed List of Contents




Box/Folder 1/1

Board of Directors Membership Lists


Box/Folder 1/2



Box/Folder 1/3

Call Reports


Box/Folder 1/4-5

Financial Reports (1 of 2)


Box/Folder 1/6

Incorporation Documents


Box/Folder 2/1-3

Meeting Minutes (1 of 3)


Box/Folder 2/4

Public Relations


Box/Folder 2/5

Resource People 

1974-1975, 1990