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Guide to the Eugene R.​ McPhee Papers,​ 1923-​1966,​ 2003-​2004

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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 AS249

Accession Number: 10-007, 14-020

Collection Number: AS249

Creators: McPhee, Eugene R.

Title: Eugene R. McPhee Papers

Dates: 1923-1966, 2003-2004

Quantity: .8 linear feet (2 archives boxes)

Location of Collection: D10/1c

Languages: Collection materials are in English and Italian.

Summary: After service in WWII, McPhee became director of teacher training at Eau Claire until leaving for Madison in 1948. Contains personal and professional papers of McPhee’s military career in the United States as well as while he was stationed in Italy. McPhee’s thesis and other documents from his educational career. There are early University of Wisconsin -- Eau Claire financial documents regarding scholarships, memorials and other aspects of the university.

Biographical / Historical Note

Eugene R. McPhee was born in Chippewa Falls, Wis. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Eau Claire State Normal School in 1923 and his Masters of Arts from the University of Minnesota in 1932. McPhee was superintendent of schools in Winter and Elk Mound, Wis. prior to serving as Director of Teacher Training at the then Eau Claire State Teachers College from 1932 to 1941. McPhee served during World War II in North Africa and Italy as a Reserved Major. When the war ended, McPhee was promoted to Colonel. In April 1948, Mr. McPhee was appointed acting secretary of the Board of Regents of State Normal Schools. Later in 1948, he was made director of the Board and served this position until 1970.

In 1971, the WSU merged with the University of Wisconsin system and McPhee became a consultant and associate secretary of the new merged education board. McPhee died on May 10, 1975.

Content Description

This collection is divided into two series: personal and professional papers and early University of Wisconsin -- Eau Claire financial documents.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Donated to Special Collections & Archives prior to March 2006. ACC# 10-007

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright of Series 1 not owned by the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire.

Preferred Citation: Eugene R. McPhee Papers, 1923-1966, 2003-2004. AS249 Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Bridget Krejci in August, 2009.

Arrangement: By series

Subjects

Personal Names: McPhee, Eugene R. – Correspondence.

Corporate Names: Eau Claire State Normal School -- History.

Subject Terms:
Education – Wisconsin – History.
Veterans – Wisconsin – History.

Detailed List of Contents

Series 1: Personal and professional papers

Contains lectures notes, Italian correspondence regarding military honors and immigration to the United States. McPhee’s thesis and other personal and professional documents. Located in Box/Folder 1/6 is an article written by McPhee titled “A veteran speaks his mind,” which talks about McPhee impression of the poor quality of education available to veterans.

Dates: 1927-1948, 2003-2004

Extent: .4 linear feet (1 archives boxes)

Container

Contents

Dates

Box/Folder 1/1

Italian correspondence

1945-1947

Box/Folder 1/2

Italian translation guide

1943

Box/Folder 1/3

Lecture notes

1927-1943

Box/Folder 1/4

List of social situations mention in four manuals for high school students

undated

Box/Folder 1/5

Miscellaneous

undated

Box/Folder 1/6

Personal correspondence

1946-1948

Box/Folder 1/7

The School of Military Government the third class and fourth class

1943

Box/Folder 1/8

Standards for teachers

1933

Box/Folder 1/9

Thesis

1934

Box/Folder 1/10

Honorary citizenship to Genoa, Italy

1945-1946, 2003-2004

Series 2: Early University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire financial documents

Contains early financial documents including various scholarship and memorial fund files as well as the Articles of Incorporation of the Wisconsin State Teachers College at Eau Claire Foundation, Inc.

Dates: 1923-1966

Extent: .4 linear feet (1 archives boxes)

Container

Contents

Dates

Box/Folder 2/1

Agreements, contracts, warranties

1954-1965

Box/Folder 2/2

Arthur T. Thorson Scholarship Fund

1952-1960

Box/Folder 2/3

Article- McPhee watched WSU grow up

1973

Box/Folder 2/4

Articles of Incorporation Wisconsin State Teachers College at Eau Claire Foundation, Inc.

1958

Box/Folder 2/5

Bonds and securities

1956-1960

Box/Folder 2/6

Bronze plaque memorial to alumni who served in World War II

1945-1948

Box/Folder 2/7

Clara Mae Ward Memorial

1951-1955

Box/Folder 2/8

Class donation fund

1935-1941

Box/Folder 2/9

Class of 1921 student loan fund letter

1923

Box/Folder 2/10

Coin values

1956-1957

Box/Folder 2/11

Cornerstone men’s dormitory

1957

Box/Folder 2/12

Eau Claire State Teachers College endowment fund

1945

Box/Folder 2/13

Eau Claire State Teachers College scholarship trust fund

1959

Box/Folder 2/14

Eau Claire State Teachers College seal

undated

Box/Folder 2/15

J.T. Ames Memorial Fund

1932-1955

Box/Folder 2/16

Ledger forensic honor club

1929-1942

Box/Folder 2/17

Major appliances for Wisconsin State College

1952-1966

Box/Folder 2/18

Monroe B. Milliren Scholarship Fund

1942

Box/Folder 2/19

Payments

1923-1949

Box/Folder 2/20

Real estate purchases, insurance and appraisals

1943-1961

Box/Folder 2/21

Request for allocation. Federal Works Agency. WPA Art Program

1942

Box/Folder 2/22

Rights for broadcasting the plays “Studio and school radio” plays

1937

Box/Folder 2/23

United States Defense Savings Bonds

1943-1945

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