Guide to the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Memorabilia,​ 1923-​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 AS477 

Accession Number: 78-196, 78-197, 79-27, 80-38, 93-47, 07-011, 13-009, 13-021;19-016; 20-014; 21-011; 22-011

Collection Number: Archives Series 477

Creators: University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire 

Title: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Memorabilia 

Dates: 1923-2022 

Quantity: 13.1 linear feet (1 ½ archives boxes and 8 oversize boxes)

Location of Collection: D10/4d (Box 9), D12/3e (Box 1), A4/1a-A4/1b (Box 2, 6-8), A9/1a (Box 3), A9/3a (Box 4-5)

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 

Summary:  Miscellaneous memorabilia pertaining to UWEC. 

Biographical / Historical Note 

In 1927, the State Normal School in Eau Claire became the Eau Claire State Teachers College, providing teacher education. During World War II, the college provided accommodations and instruction for Army Air Corp cadets. In 1951, the Board of Regents authorized Eau Claire to grant the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees and the official name of the College became the Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire. In 1964, the institution was renamed Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire. With the merger of the Wisconsin State University System in 1971, the name of the institution was changed to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Content Description 

Memorabilia pertaining to UWEC, including buttons, sheet music, stickers, photos, a report card, a diploma, reminiscences of alumni from the 1930s, story about the naming of campus buildings by Clarice Chase Dunn (1937 alumna), two letters from Bill Zorn, Army Glider training material, pennants, letterman sweaters, a freshman beanie, football uniform, 1970 class ring, 3 glass panes from Schofield Hall skylights (box 6), a plate with Edward Fish depiction of Schofield Hall, and a brick removed from Katherine Thomas Hall on lower campus in March 2022 by Chancellor James Schmidt and Interim UW-System President Tommy Thompson.

Administrative Information 

Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives before January 2011. Additional acquisitions processed by Lark Keating-Hadlock in November 2012. 

Access Restrictions: Series 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 Lark Keating-Hadlock in July 2013. 

Arrangement: Flat arrangement. 

OCLC #: 27408883


Personal Names: 

C. J. Brewer
Clarice Chase Dunn
L. Murray
Harvey Schofield
Katherine Thomas
Bill Zorn

Corporate Names:
Eau Claire State Teachers College
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire—Sports.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire—History—Sources.
Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire.

Subject Terms: 
Minnie Creek

Detailed List of Contents

Description: Miscellaneous memorabilia pertaining to UWEC

Dates: 1923-2022

Extent: 13.1 linear feet (1.5 archives boxes and 7 oversize boxes)





Senior last will and testament



Photos, certificate of graduate Vera Harwood; 2 letters from Bill Zorn; 1927-1928 report card

1924-1925; 1927-1928; 1942


Sheet music for class of 1927



Stories from the 1930s by Clarice Chase Dunn



Army Glider Training at Eau Claire Teachers College



Schedule of classes



Western Union Telegraph



WSU pennants and brochures

1961-1965; 1971


Miscellaneous: buttons, beanie, student pass, exam booklet, Casey Driscoll’s “The Big Picture” case for the Blugold bird; pendant




Class rings

Winter carnival buttons and letters (for jackets)

Chancellor Schmidt coaster, UWEC pennants, Edward Fish lithographs

1969, 1971 and 1989

1963 and 2004



Photocopy of remembrance by Roger Tlusty (former UWEC student and later faculty) on Kent State shootings


My Blugold CampS book

Undated (circa 2010?)

Box 2

1948 football with signatures, pennants, athletic dept tickets, 1942 bachelor of science diploma, 1924 Normal School tie clasp, event cushions, frisbee

Various Dates

Box 3

Sports uniforms

Box 4

Sports uniforms

Box 5

Old football uniform

Box 6

Sweatshirts, T-shirts and memoir from student class of ‘69


Box 7

Schofield Hall skylight panes of glass

Box 8

Ed Fish Schofield Hall commemorative plate; 2 stadium seat cushions; large canvas Alumni Association banner; What is a Blugold? T-shirt; Tornado Watch, winter carnival, and homecoming buttons

Various Dates

Box 9

Brick removed from Thomas Hall by Chancellor Jim and Interim UW Pres. Tommy Thompson

March 2022

Box 10

Letterman’s sweaters, letters (for jackets), sweatshirt, hats, beanies, homecoming t-shirts

Various Dates