Overview of the Collection
Special Collections & Archives
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702 – 4004
Reference Code: USGZE UHC310
Accession Number: 08-046
Collection Number: University Historical Collection 310
Creators: MacLeod, Arthur
Title: Arthur MacLeod Local History Essays and Speeches
Dates: circa 1980-1999
Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (1 archives box)
Location of Collection: A10/3e
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: Writings about Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Washburn, Wisconsin by an amateur local historian.
Biographical / Historical Note
Arthur MacLeod was a professional salesman with a deep interest in Wisconsin history. Having grown up in Washburn, Wis. and Eau Claire, Wis., he returned in his retirement to spend his summers in Washburn. He also wrote essays and speeches about the history of the two communities, conducting research in local newspapers and the Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire, Wis. He seems to have delivered most of his speeches to the Washburn Historical Society.
The collection consists of nine folders of local history essays arranged by topic. Topics include: lumber mills, railroads, Washburn, Wis., Eau Claire, Wis., Eau Claire company histories and Banbury Place, the Chippewa River, genealogy and biography, and miscellaneous topics. The richest content, MacLeod’s reminiscences of Eau Claire, are located in the genealogy and biography folder.
Acquisition Information: Donated to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire by Arthur MacLeod prior to March 2006.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.
Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire.
Preferred Citation: Arthur MacLeod Local History Essays and Speeches, circa 1980-1997. UHC310. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI
Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in September 2007.
Arrangement: Flat arrangement.
Personal Names: MacLeod, Arthur
Railroad companies – Wisconsin -- History
Lumbering – Wisconsin – History
Manufacturers – Wisconsin – Eau Claire -- History
Eau Claire, Wis. – History
Washburn, Wis. – History
Eau Claire, Wis. – Commerce -- History
Detailed List of Contents
Eau Claire Company Histories
Genealogy and Biography