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Guide to the Cults at UW-​Eau Claire Collection,​ 1982-​2008

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Overview of the Collection

Repository:
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
https://library.uwec.edu/archives/

Reference Code: USGZE UHC322

Accession Number: 08-094, 09-014

Collection Number: University Historical Collection 322

Creators: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Office of Student Affairs

Title: Cults at the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Collection

Dates: 1982-2008 (bulk 1982-1987)

Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (1 archives box and 1 DVD)

Location of Collection: A10/3f

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Collection related to the attempted establishment of Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (C.A.R.P.) at UW--Eau Claire. C.A.R.P. was associated with the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Materials include statements and evidence submitted at a campus Affirmative Action hearing, correspondence, clippings, subject files, and a 2008 interview with Robert Shaw.

Biographical / Historical Note

In fall 1982, Susan Matsukawa, a member of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church, attempted to form a branch of the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (C. A. R. P.) at UW--Eau Claire. In the early 1980s, C.A.R.P. organizations, associated with the Unification Church and the “Moonies,” were established at a number of colleges and universities. After the organization’s faculty advisor resigned, Matsukawa filed a grievance against Robert Shaw, associate dean of students. Matsukawa maintained that Shaw pressured the faculty advisor to resign and distributed misinformation about C.A.R.P. The grievance was found to be “without basis in fact,” and Matsukawa withdrew from UW--Eau Claire at the end of the semester. This affair sparked much debate about the religious organizations and freedom of speech on the campus.

Content Description

Materials include statements and evidence submitted at a campus Affirmative Action hearing, correspondence, clippings, subject files, and a 2008 interview with Robert Shaw.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives by the Office of Student Affairs in 1991. Additional materials donated by Glen Eastman in December 2008.

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: Cults at the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Collection, 1982-2008. UHC322. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in June 2008.

Arrangement: Flat arrangement

Subjects

Personal Names:
Matsukawa, Susan
Shaw, Robert
Eastman, Glen

Corporate Names:
University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire – Societies, etc.
University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire – Office of Student Affairs
Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles
Unification Church

Subject Terms:
Cults – Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Freedom of religion – Wisconsin – Eau Claire

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