Guide to the University of Wisconsin System Histories and By-Laws, 1916–1979, 2003

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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 AS142

Accession Number: 84-94, 85-162, 08-096

Collection Number: Archives Series 142

Creator: University of Wisconsin System. Board of Regents

Title: University of Wisconsin System Histories and By-Laws

Dates: 1916–1979, 2003

Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (1/2 archives box)

Location of Collection: D5/4d

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: By-laws, histories, procedures, and other publications pertaining to the Board of Regents, and the Normal School, Wisconsin State University, and University of Wisconsin Systems.

Biographical/Historical Note

There was a board of nine regents for the Normal School system appointed by the Governor of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State University–Eau Claire became a part of the University of Wisconsin System in 1971, when the Wisconsin State University System merged with the University of Wisconsin System. The Board of Regents is the group mainly responsible for the governance of the UW-System and its institutions. “The Board is responsible for establishing policies and rules for governing the System, planning to meet future state needs for collegiate education, setting admission standards and policies, reviewing and approving university budgets, and establishing the regulatory framework within which the individual units are allowed to operate with as great a degree of autonomy as possible. The Board appoints the president of the university system and the chancellors of the 13 universities. The Board grants tenure appointments to faculty members.” (

Content Description

The collection ranges from 1916–1979, and 2003, and contains by-laws for the Board of Regents for the Normal School, Wisconsin State University, and University of Wisconsin systems; histories and other publications about the Normal School and Board of Regents Systems; and various procedures and strategic planning for the university.

Related Collections

  • AS144: University of Wisconsin System annual and biennial reports, 1916–continuing
  • AS143: University of Wisconsin System Budget, 1923–2016
  • AS148: University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents minutes and committee minutes, 1874–2008
  • AS266: Capital budget, 1975–1989
  • Mission of the University of Wisconsin System, 1974 (L216.U5 M53 1974), 1989 (WU24 .M58 1989)
  • The University of Wisconsin Colleges, 1919–1997: the Wisconsin idea at work, by Jerry L. Bower, 2002 (LD6096 .B69 2002)

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives prior to 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.

Processing Note: Processed by Alexis Casares in April 2022 and Julie Hatfield in June 2022. Administrative directories deaccessioned, 0.2 cubic feet, April 17, 2006.

Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.

OCLC #: 29573869


Subject Terms:

University of Wisconsin System—Administration

Universities and colleges—Wisconsin—Administration

University of Wisconsin System—History

University of Wisconsin System

By-laws (administrative records)


Geographical Terms:

Eau Claire, Wis.

Detailed List of Contents






By-Laws of the Board of Regents of Normal Schools



Procedure for Normal School Business

April 1918


The Rise of the Summer School System in the Normal Schools of Wisconsin, 1907–1925, by: William Kittle 



The Normal School System of Wisconsin:  Educational and Financial Statistics for Fifty Years, 1866–1916



History of the Special Departments in the Normal Schools of Wisconsin, 1914–1925, by: William Kittle

May 1925


A Brief History of the Board of Regents of Normal Schools of Wisconsin, 1857–1925, by: William Kittle

December 1924


Normal School/Regents publications

ca. 1918–1926


By-Laws of the Board of Regents of State Universities 

February 1968


By-Laws of the Board of Regents of State Universities

April 1969


Revised Guidelines for Student Disciplinary Procedures



University of Wisconsin System Faculty Personnel Rules



By-Laws of the University of Wisconsin System



Preparing for a Decade of Enrollment Decline

November 1979


Strategic Planning in the University