Guide to the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire News Bureau University Scrapbooks, 1918–1923, 1948–1986

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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 AS098

Accession Number: 85-167, 85-202, 85-203, 86-33, 87-55, 88-130

Collection Number: Archives Series 98

Creator: UW-Eau Claire News Bureau

Title: UW-Eau Claire News Bureau University Scrapbooks

Dates: 1918–1923, 1948–1986

Quantity: 9.15 linear feet (1 archives box, 5 oversize boxes, 9 reels of microfilm)

Location of Collection: D7/3f (Box 1), A4/3b (Box 2-3), A4/3c (Box 4-5), A4/3d (Box 6); Top Micro Drawer (Reels 1-9)

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Newspaper clipping scrapbooks compiled from articles sent to the News Bureau by a clipping service reflecting events on campus, achievements of alumni, and press comment about the university. 1918–1923, 1948–1983 are on microfilm only; 1984–1986 are in hardcopy only.

Biographical/Historical Note

The News Bureau directs the University's news program, prepares news releases, edits University publications and coordinates University relations with the media. In 1948, the Director of Publicity handled campus public relations. By the mid- 1960s the Assistant to the President in Charge of Public Affairs coordinated activities related to public relations, publications, and alumni relations. These duties were divided among several related offices in the early 1970s with the Office of University Relations (later named University News and Publications) overseeing the University's public relations and publications programs. In 1985 the office was divided again to create the News Bureau and the Office of Publications.

Content Description

The office of University News and Publications, and its predecessors, created the University Scrapbooks from newspaper articles sent to the university by a clipping service. These articles cover academic affairs, student life, faculty matters, alumni news, campus administration, athletics, social events, and general news relating to UW-Eau Claire. 1918–1923, 1948–1983 (with a few articles from Jan.-Feb. 1984) are on microfilm only; 1984–1986 are in hardcopy only. Between 1918–May 1977 the collection is arranged chronologically. After May 1977, the collection is arranged chronologically, and then by subject. See Appendix A of the Finding Aid for a microfilm guide.

Related Collections

  • AS 75: Summer Times, 1962–2002
  • AS 97: UW-Eau Claire News Bureau press and audio news releases, 1962–2009
  • AS 208: On Campus, 1969–1997
  • AS 320: University bulletin, 1984–2002
  • AS329: The Center Post, 1977–1978
  • AS 521: UW-Eau Claire News Bureau subject files, 1960–2012

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives by the UW-Eau Claire News Bureau from 1980s–1990s.

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 Julie Hatfield in June 2023. One linear foot of local area newspaper clippings was deaccessioned.

Arrangement: Chronological and chronological/subject.

OCLC #: 20025793


Subject Terms:

University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire. News Bureau
University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire—Public Relations
University records

Geographical Terms:
Eau Claire, Wis.

Detailed List of Contents






Master copies of University Scrapbook Microfilm Reels 1–9

1918–1923, 1948–1983


University Scrapbooks


Microfilm Reel


University Scrapbooks

1918–1923, 1948–1961

Microfilm Reel


University Scrapbooks

1962–first part of 1967

Microfilm Reel


University Scrapbooks

1967 continued–first part of 1970

Microfilm Reel


University Scrapbooks

1970 continued–1972

Microfilm Reel


University Scrapbooks

1973–first part of 1976

Microfilm Reel


University Scrapbooks

1976 continued–1978 sports

Microfilm Reel


University Scrapbooks

1978 Student Honors–1980 Student Honors

Microfilm Reel


University Scrapbooks

1980 Student News–1982 Outreach

Microfilm Reel


University Scrapbooks

1982 Sports–1983, a few articles from Jan.–Feb. 1984

Appendix A: Microfilm Guide

1918–1923 and 1948–Present
Series 98

University Scrapbooks 1

University Scrapbooks 2University Scrapbooks 3University Scrapbooks 4University Scrapbooks 5University Scrapbooks 6University Scrapbooks 7University Scrapbooks 8University Scrapbooks 9