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 UHC301
Collection Number: University Historical Collection 301
Creators: L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
Title: Eau Claire Normal School/State Teachers’ College Clippings
Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (1 half archives box)
Location of Collection: A10/3d
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: Newspaper clippings and a pamphlet regarding the establishment and growth of the Eau Claire State Normal School and the Eau Claire State Teachers College. A 1913 pamphlet entitled “WHY the Normal School at Eau Claire Should Be Constructed NOW” outlines the “urgent need” for the school in the Chippewa Valley. Newspaper clippings document the growth and development of the Eau Claire Normal School, which evolved into the Eau Claire State Teachers College in 1927.
Biographical / Historical Note
In 1913, a Citizen’s Committee made up of notable Eau Claire residents Emmet Horan, O. H. Ingram, and J. S. Owen, among others, submitted the proposal to the Wisconsin Legislature to establish the Eau Claire Normal School. The school opened in September 1916 in a single building, Schofield Hall. In 1927, the school was authorized to offer four years of higher education and to grant the degree of bachelor of education. The name was changed from Eau Claire State Normal School to Eau Claire State Teachers College.
Newspaper clippings and a pamphlet regarding the establishment of the Eau Claire State Normal School and the growth and development of the school which became the Eau Claire State Teachers College in 1927.
Acquisition Information: Donated to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire 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 owned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.
Preferred Citation: Eau Claire Normal School/State Teachers’ College Clippings, 1913-1950. UHC301. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.
Arrangement: Flat arrangement.
Schofield, Harvey A.
Davies, William R.
Eau Claire State Normal School
Eau Claire State Teachers College