Guide to the Vicki Lord Larson Collection, 1977–2007

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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 UHC 374

Accession Number: 20-009

Collection Number: University Historical Collection 374

Creator:  Vicki Lord Larson

Title: Vicki Lord Larson Collection

Dates: 1977–2007

Quantity: 2.8 linear feet (1 archives box, 1 record carton, 1 flat)

Location of Collection: A7/1e and A3/2d

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Dr. Vicki Lord Larson, a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, and Interim Chancellor from 2005 to 2006. This collection includes a number of Larson’s academic papers, books, and various memorabilia from her time at UW-Eau Claire.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Vicki Lord Larson was born in Prentice, Wisconsin, on September 21, 1944. As a first-generation college student, Larson attended UW-Madison, eventually earning a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. In her field, Dr. Larson published a large number of academic papers, furthering the research of many other academics.

Dr. Larson taught at three Wisconsin colleges, of which are UW-Whitewater, UW-Oshkosh, and UW-Eau Claire. In 1973, Dr. Larson started as an assistant professor of communication disorders at UW-Eau Claire, later becoming the chair of the Department of Communication Disorders from 1978–1983. In 1984, she became the assistant dean for Graduate studies, as well as University Research in 1987, later being promoted to associate dean in 1989.

After leaving UW-Eau Claire, Larson served as Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at UW-Oshkosh, as well as consultant to the UW-System President concerning the understanding of women in the UW-System. Larson returned to UW-Eau Claire in 2005 as interim chancellor, in between the transition of Chancellor Donald Mash and Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich.

In February 2019, due to her long history with UW-Eau Claire, the Old Library was renamed Vicki Lord Larson Hall in memory of her dedication to the university. Dr. Larson passed away on January 31, 2019.

As of 2022, there are four scholarships available through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation in honor of Vicki Lord Larson. The James Larson and Vicki Lord Larson Blugold Promise Scholarship for $1,250 is awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman from a Wisconsin high school (preference for Northern Wisconsin around Tomahawk or Prentice), who demonstrates significant financial need. The James R. Larson and Vicki Lord Larson Local Blugold Scholarship has two scholarships available for $1,250 to incoming freshmen from a high school within a 30-mile radius of UW-Eau Claire. The James R. Larson and Vicki Lord Larson Undergraduate Research Fellowship has five scholarships available for $2,500 to an undergraduate student conducting outstanding collaborative research or demonstrated potential for outstanding research. The Vicki Lord & James Roy Larson CSD Research Award has one scholarship available for $1,000 for a second-year graduate student in Communication Sciences and Disorders, who is completing a research-based thesis.

Content Description

Included in this collection, ranging from 1977–2007, are Dr. Larson’s academic papers, books, awards, and various memorabilia related to her time at UW-Eau Claire.

Related Collections

  • Communication Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Adolescents, by: Vicki Lord Larson and Nancy L. McKinley, 1987 (RJ496.C67 L34 1987)
  • Effective practice for adolescents with reading and literacy challenges, 2008 (LB1632 .E34 2008, Vicki Lord Larson wrote a chapter in the book)
  • Language disorders in older students: preadolescents and adolescents, by Vicki Lord Larson and Nancy McKinley, 1995  (RJ496.L35 L377 1995)

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Donated to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire by Sally Webb on behalf of the estate of Vicki Lord Larson in September 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 Erin Hall in November 2019.

Arrangement: Flat arrangement.

OCLC #: 1135063233


Personal Names: 
Larson, Vicki Lord

Corporate Names: 
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Interim Chancellor

Subject Terms: 
University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire—Administration
University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire—Office of the Chancellor
Eau Claire (Wis.)–History

Geographical Terms: 
Eau Claire, Wis.
Oshkosh, Wis.
Whitewater, Wis.

Detailed List of Contents

Academic papers, books, awards, and various memorabilia involving Dr. Larson’s academic life and time at UW-Eau Claire.

Dates: 1977–2007, bulk 1980s–2005

Extent: 2.8 linear feet (1 archives box, 1 record carton, 1 flat box)





Academic Papers



Binder: Adolescents’ Communication: Development & Disorders, by: Nancy L. Boyce M.S., Vicki Lord Larson, Ph. D.

ca. 1983–1994


Books/VHS Tape:

-Asperger Syndrome: Strategies for solving the social puzzle, by: Nancy J. Kaufman and Vicki Lord Larson, 2005 (includes CD)

-Meeting the Needs of Adolescents with Language Disorders, by Vicki Lord Larson and Nancy L. McKinley, 2003 (VHS tape and accompanying information)

-S-Maps: Rubrics for Curriculum-Based Assessment and Intervention, by: Elisabeth H. Wiig, Vicki Lord Larson, and Joyce A. Olson, 2004 (includes CD)

-Communication Solutions for Older Students: Assessment and intervention strategies, by: Vicki Lord Larson and Nancy L. McKinley, 2003/2007

-Communication Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Adolescents, by: Vicki Lord Larson and Nancy L. McKinley, 1987

-A History of Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, by James W. Oberly, 1988

-Allied Health and Clinical Services Center Brochure

-Women in Higher Education, Dec. 2005, Vol. 14, No. 12 

1982, 1987, 1988, 2003–2005, 2007


Award: Clear glass bowl on black and clear block base, with gold stars etched into bowl, is written “University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Fulfilling the promise of Excellence”


Wood gavel, is written “W.S.H.A. President 1976–1977”



Various memorabilia (photos, awards, poster, and nametags):

-Photograph, Homecoming Oct. 2005

-Photograph, in Blugolds frame (5.5 x 7 in.), with Lucky Charms and Irish Spring soap

-Nametag: UW-EC Foundation Board of Directors

-Marble paperweight: Circle of Excellence Vicki Lord Larson and James Larson

-Gold Excellence Medallion in black case

-Outstanding Achievement Award, Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership, 2005 (round, clear glass)

-Resolution of Appreciation from the UW-System Board of Regents, 2006

-Poster (10 x 13 in.): “Partners for Wisconsin’s Future,” Vicki Lord Larson (UW-EC), Charles Sorensen (UW-Stout), William Ihlenfeldt (CVTC)

-Paul Harris Fellow (named by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International)

-UW-System Medal in Red picture frame, 2005-2006

ca. 2005–2006

Not boxed (shelved with Box 3)

Vicki Lord Larson McIntyre Library Read Poster

ca. 2005–2006