Guide to the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire McIntyre Library Records, 1916–2022

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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 AS092

Collection Number: Archives Series 92

Accession Number: 18-007

Creators: University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. McIntyre Library

Title: University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. McIntyre Library Records

Dates: 1916–2022

Quantity: 12.8 linear feet (8 archives boxes, 9 record cartons, 1 half record carton)

Location of Collection: D4/1f – D4/2a, D7/2h

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Annual reports, newsletters, budgets, directors’ subject files, and accession and circulation records from the McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.

Biographical / Historical Note

When the Eau Claire State Normal School opened in 1916, the library was housed in the basement of the only substantive building on campus. It served as both the circulating and the textbook library for the school. Despite a 1,000% increase in enrollment, the library remained in "Old Main" until 1960 when McIntyre Library was constructed. By this time the Normal School had become a college, and the library staff had risen from one in 1917 to five in 1960. Another leap in enrollment brought the need for a major addition to the library and an increase in staff to 12 librarians by 1972. Another addition and remodeling project was completed in 1993, and as of 2006, the entire library is housed only in the addition.

As of 2022, the library, along with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation, provides a $500 McIntyre Library Student Employee Scholarship. Applicants for this scholarship must be a current, full-time student with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, be a current employee of McIntyre Library and have worked in the library for at least two semesters prior to the date of their application. Previous winners of the scholarship are not eligible to receive the award again.

Content Description

This series consists of five subseries: Annual Reports, Newsletters and Publications, Directors’ Subject Files, Circulation Records, and Accession Records. Archives Series 137, UW-Eau Claire Foundations collection, Series 6, includes information on McIntyre Library’s Grand Opening in 1994.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives prior to March 2006. Additional materials received in July 2008, October 2011, and summer 2018.

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.

Appraisal Information: Series weeded in accordance with the University of Wisconsin System Library General Records Schedule (April 2008). Historical circulation and accession records retained at archivist’s discretion.

Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland and Valerie Way in July 2008, additional materials processed by Jennifer Murray in October 2011 and Emma Mabie in June 2018.

Arrangement: By subseries.

OCLC #:13416413


Personal Names: 
Pollitz, John
Rose, Bob
Marquardt, Steve
Fetvedt, Robert
Clarke, Jack
Buchholz, Erna

Corporate Names: 
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. William D. McIntyre Library — Archives

Subject Terms:
Academic Libraries — Wisconsin — Eau Claire — Administration
Annual Reports
Office files

Detailed List of Contents

Series 1: Annual Reports
Library and library unit annual reports arranged chronologically.   Most include statistics and narratives of the year’s accomplishments. Includes data reports to the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries and other regional and national agencies.  The earliest reports, from 1929–1954, are inventories. Beginning in 1963, more comprehensive annual reports were written.
Dates: 1929–2013
Extent:  3.0 linear feet (3 record cartons)




Box 1

Annual Reports


Box 2

Annual Reports


Box 7

Annual Reports


Series 2: Newsletters and Publications
Includes Ex Libris (1959–1970), Staff Newsletter (1980–1983), and Off the Shelf (1990–2018).  Arranged chronologically. Newsletters contain information about recent library acquisitions, new, retiring, and departing staff members, and library issues.  The most current issues of Off the Shelf are digitally archived at:
Dates: 1959–2022
Extent: 1.0 linear feet (1 record carton)

ContainerContentsDatesBox 3
Miscellaneous Publications
Box 3
Ex Libris
Box 3
Staff Newsletter
Box 3
Off the Shelf
Box 3
Off the Shelf

Series 3: Directors’ Correspondence and Subject Files, 1939–1994
Arranged alphabetically by subject. Includes information on annual budgets, departmental audit and reviews, various library units (map library, government documents, etc.), building files, planning files, gift files, annual reports, items from 1994 McIntyre Library grand opening, and correspondence with University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire administrators.
Dates:  1939–2012
Extent: 6.4 linear feet (1 archives box, 6 record cartons)

Box 4–7
Directors’ Correspondence and Subject Files
Box 16–17
Strategic Planning, Audit and Reviews, and Self-Study
Box 18
Correspondence about library gifts and donations

Series 4: Circulation Statistics
Summary circulation statistics by call number range. Includes some statistics for the Campus School Library / Center for Reserves and Instructional Media/ Instructional Media Center from the 1960s.
Dates: 1918–1974
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 archives box)

Box 8
Circulation Statistics

Series 5: Accession Books
Records documenting the addition and removal of books to library collections. Includes textbook accessions, Campus School Library accessions, and general library accessions.
Dates: 1916–1980
Extent: 3.4 linear feet (1 record carton and 6 archives boxes)

Box 9–14
Textbook and general library accession books
Box 15
Campus School Library accession records