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 AS182
Accession Number: 81-44
Collection Number: Archives Series 182
Creators: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Grambling State University Student Exchange Program.
Title: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Grambling State University Student Exchange Program.
Quantity: 1.8 linear feet (5 archives boxes)
Location of Collection: D6/4e
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: Correspondence, school newspapers, photographs, and student applications related to the student exchange program between Grambling State University in Louisiana and the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire between 1970 and 1980.
Biographical / Historical Note
The University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Grambling State University Student Exchange Program began in 1970 as a way to introduce students to new racial and cultural experiences. The University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Grambling State University Student Exchange Program offered the opportunity for students at each of the schools to spend a semester as a minority member at the other participating campus with the goal of increasing an understanding of regional, historical, and cultural differences. GSU, located in north central Louisiana, is a predominantly black four-year state-supported university, emphasizing the liberal arts and teacher education. In the decade that the program existed, 45 UW-Eau Claire and 40 Grambling students participated. By 1980, due to lack of interest and applicants, the exchange program ended.
This collection contains correspondence of students to and from the director of the Exchange Program, John Stoelting. Other records include various administrative correspondence and memos, press releases, The Gramblinite and The Spectator Grambling State University class schedules and catalogs, student applications, photographs, and various programs, fliers, and brochures from Grambling State University.
Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives by the Foundations of Education Department in September 1980.
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: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Grambling State University Student Exchange Program, 1970-1980. AS182. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.
Processing Note: Processed by Lark Keating-Hadlock in April 2007.
Arrangement: Flat arrangement, chronological order.
OCLC #: 180188475
Personal Names: Stoelting, G. John
Corporate Names: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Grambling State University Student Exchange Program.
Student exchange programs – Wisconsin – Eau Claire
African-Americans – Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Detailed List of Contents
Student Exchange Study
Student Exchange: Students from Grambling
Grambling Exchange Applications
Misc. Grambling State
Grambling State General Catalog
Dr. Stoelting’s Folder
Grambling State Class Schedule
Grambling State yearbooks
Student Exchange: Photographs