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 AS101
Collection Number: Archives Series 101
Creators: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Housing and Residence Life Office
Title: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Housing and Residence Life Office Records
Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (1 archives box)
Location of Collection: D4/3g
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: Principally booklets providing students with introductory information about the residence halls and on-campus life at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Biographical / Historical Note
The predecessor institutions of the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire offered no dormitory housing until 1947, when Memorial Hall (the former Dulany Mansion, acquired in 1945) and Campus House, both women’s dormitories, were opened. Barrack housing for men and veterans’ family housing were made available shortly thereafter. By 1958, all female students were required to live in campus housing. Soon after, underclass male students and male students not living at home were also required to live on campus. The Dean of Men and Dean of Women’s Offices directed student residential life from the late 1940s through the mid 1960s. The Housing Office is first mentioned in the 1967-1968 university catalogue.
The series contains principally booklets providing students with introductory information about the residence halls and on-campus life at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. They describe such things as applying for on-campus housing, differences in dormitories, food service and recreational opportunities. Early versions (pre-1976) contain a copy of the housing contract to be filled out by prospective students. There is also an undated booklet entitled "Leasing and Living off campus." Also included are rules and regulations concerning female students from the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives 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: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Housing and Residence Life Office Records, 1947-2001. AS101. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.
Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in January 2009
Arrangement: Flat arrangement; chronological order
Corporate Names: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Housing and Residence Life Office
Student housing -- Wisconsin -- Eau Claire
Dormitories -- Wisconsin