Guide to the Centennial Celebration Planning Committee Records, 2014-2020

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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 AS606

Accession Number: 19-011, 24-003

Collection Number: Archives Series 606

Creator: Centennial Celebration Planning Committee

Title: Centennial Celebration Planning Committee Records

Dates: 2014-2020

Quantity: 1.4 linear feet (1 flat box); Digital Materials: 116 files, 27 folders, 71.9 MB

Location of Collection: A3/1f; Digital Asset Preservation Storage: “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanningCommittee”

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Planning files of the Centennial Celebration Planning Committee, event timelines, budgets, promotional material, publications, and memorabilia documenting UW-Eau Claire’s Centennial Celebration prior to and during the 2016-2017 school year. Includes digital materials. 

Biographical/Historical Note

In 2016, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire celebrated its 100-year anniversary. The university was established in 1916 as the Eau Claire State Normal School. Over the past one hundred years, the university has expanded its academic offerings and grown in enrollment. This collection looks at those accomplishments and documents the numerous celebrations that took place on campus prior to and during the 2016-2017 school year.

Content Description

Physical materials included in this collection are the university’s strategic plans from 2016-2020; a summary report created by Susan Harrison, Centennial Celebration Planning Coordinator, documenting the planning and preparation for the university’s centennial celebration (also available in digital format); correspondence; a timeline poster detailing significant events of the university’s history from 1916-2016; various posters and other promotional materials for the event; gala event programs; yearly calendars; Blugold View magazines from 2016-2017, and a 2016 commencement program.

Digital materials included in this collection are located in the Digital Asset Preservation Storage: AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanningCommittee” collection. Accession folder 24-003 ranges from 2014-2017 and includes: “100 Reasons to Celebrate” articles written about the university’s history for the UW-EC student newspaper The Spectator, 2016-2017; budgets; Centennial Celebration Planning Team meeting agendas and minutes, and member rosters; Centennial Concert Planning Committee meeting minutes and gala budget; correspondence; event and marketing information, including calendars, event timelines, light pole banner designs; publications; planning documents and status updates; Centennial Plans Survey; and timelines with checklists, lists of possible events, and recognition weeks timeline.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transferred to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire by the Centennial Celebration Planning Committee and Susan Harrison in January 2019.

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.

Processing Note: Processed by Emma Mabie in 2018 and additions by Brice Vircks in 2019. Digital additions processed by Julie Hatfield in July 2023.

Arrangement: Flat.

OCLC #: 1128275874


Personal Names:
Harrison, Susan

Corporate Names: 

Eau Claire State Normal School
Eau Claire State Teachers College
Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire
Wisconsin State University–Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire

Subject Terms: 

University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire – Centennial celebrations, etc.
University of Wisconsin Foundation, Inc. – History
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire – History
Calendars (documents)
The Power of Possible Centennial Campaign
The Spectator
College student newspapers and periodicals—Wisconsin—Eau Claire

Geographical Terms: 
Eau Claire, Wis.

Detailed List of Contents




Box 1

UWEC event timeline poster




UWEC Strategic Plan








Booklets, pamphlets, programs, advertisements, and tickets from the 2016 centennial celebration




Promotional forms for the 2016 centennial celebration




Posters and promotional materials for the 2016 centennial celebration




Centennial gala program




Behind-The-Scenes Story of the Centennial Celebration (digital version also available: “2016CentennialCelebrationStory”)




Blugold View alumni magazines




Calendars and Annual Reports




Commencement Program


Not in a folder

Plan for University Timeline in Schofield Hall 


Folder “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanning Committee_24-003_100 Reasons to Celebrate – Spectator News Articles, 2016-2017”

“100 Reasons to Celebrate” articles written about the university’s history for the UW-EC student newspaper The Spectator, 2016-2017

27 Files, 37.5 MB

Folder “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanning Committee_24-003_Budget, 2014-2017”

Budgets and drafts of budgets, 2014-2017

12 Files, 1.05 MB

Folder “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanning Committee_24-003_Centennial Celebration Planning Team, 2014-2016”

Centennial Celebration Planning Team meeting agendas and meeting working notes, 2014-2016; Member roster, and appointment and recruitment letters, 2014

36 Files, 10 Folders, 6.23 MB

Folder “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanning Committee_24-003_Centennial Concert Planning Committee, 2015-2016”

Centennial Concert Planning Committee meeting minutes and gala production budget, 2015-2016

7 Files, 375 KB

Folder “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanning Committee_24-003_Correspondence, 2014, 2016”

Correspondence – email notices and Formation of new Task Forces, 2014, 2016

4 Files, 2 Folders, 419 KB

Folder “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanning Committee_24-003_Publications, Marketing, Events, 2015-2017”

-Events – Event guide, event overview, Blugold Breakfast Script, Calendars and event timelines, 2016

-Marketing – Centennial website, Centennial wordmark guidelines and logos, light pole banners, E-G-WrapReferences (related to centennial inspired Eau Claire Transit bus art design), 2015-2016

-Publications - Behind-The-Scenes Story of the Centennial Celebration -“2016CentennialCelebrationStory”; Continuing Education History Booklet, 2016

15 Files, 4 Folders, 25.0 MB

Folder “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanning Committee_24-003_Timelines, Plans, Surveys, 2014-2016”

-Plans – planning documents, summary, status, overview, 2014-2016

-Surveys – Centennial Plans Survey, Event Ideas from Survey, Survey Recipients, ca. 2014-2016

-Timelines – Checklists, Possible Calendar Events (Signature and Connected creations to be completed prior to start of Centennial Celebration, Coordinators for College-wide Celebrations, and list of 2016-2017 events); Recognition weeks 2016-2017 timeline; When is the 100th (1916-2016 anniversary year timeline), 2014-2015

15 Files, 3 Folders, 1.25 MB