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 UHC355
Accession Number: 15-034
Collection Number: University Historical Collection 355
Creator: Dr. Carl Andresen (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Title: George Lincoln Rockwell on Campus, 1967
Quantity: .04 linear feet (1 folder)
Location of Collection: A10/1c
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: Newspaper articles, an introductory speech by Dr. Carl Andresen, poster advertisements, and a taped recording of the speech George Lincoln Rockwell gave on February 16, 1967 at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.
George Lincoln Rockwell visited UW – Eau Claire to give a speech as the head of the American Nazi movement on February 16, 1967. Dr. Carl Andresen introduced George Lincoln Rockwell in spite of protests, saying that he would never want to see the day where outside pressures would prevent certain speakers from giving presentations to American college students. Rockwell founded the American Nazi Party in 1958 in Arlington, VA with an estimated nationwide membership at under 1000 at the time of Rockwell’s death. Rockwell was shot and killed on August 25, 1967 by John Patler, known as the Nazi’s “Minister of Propaganda”. Patler was a former member of Rockwell’s Nazi group.
Newspaper articles, an introductory speech by Dr. Carl Andresen, poster advertisements, and a taped recording of the speech George Lincoln Rockwell gave on February 16, 1967 at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.
Acquisition Information: Donated to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire by Sally A. Webb in March 2014.
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: George Lincoln Rockwell on Campus, 1967. UHC355. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.
Processing Note: Processed by Lauren Gilstrap in January 2015.
OCLC #: 28524212
Personal Names: George Lincoln Rockwell, Dr. Carl Andresen
Subject Terms: George Lincoln Rockwell, American Nazi movement, American National Socialist movement, Peaceful protest
Geographical Terms: Eau Claire, Wis.