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Guide to the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Departmental Records of Informational Systems and Computing Services, 1970-1979, c. 2015

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Overview of the Collection

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

Reference Code: USGZE AS568

Accession Number: 82-99

Collection Number: Archives Series 568

Creators: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Management Information Systems

Title: Departmental Records of Information Systems and Computing Services

Dates: 1970-1979, c. 2015

Quantity: 1.4 linear feet (1 box)

Location of Collection: D8/5a

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Records of the UWEC Department of Information Systems from 1970-1979, c.2015.

Historical Note

The University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire was founded in 1917 as the Eau Claire State Normal School. Information Systems (IS) is the study of business systems, seeking to understand people, technology and the interaction between them so as to improve the performance of individuals and organizations. It is the theory and practice of designing, developing, deploying and managing computer-enhanced information systems (taken from UWEC webpage). These documents show the daily activities, meetings, and projects within the Department of Information Systems from 1970-1979.

Content Description

Transcripts of letters, faxes, tutorials, reports, and meetings that make up the history of the UWEC Department of Informational Systems from the bulk years 1970-1979.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives by Records and Registration in 1982.

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. Management Information Systems Departmental Records, 1970-1979. AS 568. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in June 2006. Additions made by Brice Vircks in May 2019.

Arrangement: Flat.



Personal Names: Polenz, Rudolf C.

Corporate Names:
University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Management Information Systems
University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire--Information management.
University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire--Data processing

Genre Terms:
School records

Detailed List of Contents

Dates: 1970-1979, c.2015

Extent: 1 box






Documents describing the administration and organization of the department. Details of Auxiliary & Service Enterprises




1 Booklet detailing everything about the university’s AV services




Administrative Computing Reports




Administrative Computing Reports


Box/Folder 1/5

Administrative Computer Users’ Manual


Box/Folder 1/6

1972 Computer Users’ Handbook, Teletype Handbook (colored), Users’ brochure to UWEC academic computing services

1972, Teletype Hanbook and Brochure undated

Box/Folder 1/7

Handouts for Hardware and Software Meeting Minutes


Box/Folder 1/8

1 Page detailing the history of the University’s computing hardware c.1970s. 1 book outlining the production of CampS c.2015


Box/Folder 1/9

R. Polenz’s Publications & Speeches on the benefits and utilities of computer systems

Undated c.1970s

Box/Folder 1/10

Weekly Maintenance Meeting Minutes


Box/Folder 1/11

Weekly Maintenance Meeting Minutes


Box/Folder 1/12

1 16mm silent film reel from the Computer Center


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