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Guide to the Northwestern Wisconsin Education Association Records,​ 1926-​1974

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Summary Information

Title: Northwestern Wisconsin Education Association Records

Inclusive Dates: 1926-1974

Creator: Northwestern Wisconsin Education Association

Call Number: Eau Claire Mss AN

Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)

Repository: Housed at the Area Research Center, William D. McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society, Library-Archives Division

Archival Locations: UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library / Eau Claire Area Research Ctr.

Abstract: Records, 1926-1974, of an organization founded as the Northwestern Wisconsin Teachers Association in 1890. Includes minutes from meetings of the Association's sectionals and 32 of its roundtables held at annual conventions, circa 1940-1966, and printed convention programs, 1952-1973.

Language: English

Search Terms/Subject Terms

  • Education—Wisconsin—Societies, etc.
  • Northwestern Wisconsin Teachers Association

Biography/History

The Northwestern Wisconsin Teachers Association, officially organized in the Senate Chambers of the Wisconsin State Capitol on December 30, 1890, held its first annual meeting at the Court House in Eau Claire on April 3 and 4, 1891. Approximately 145 charter members attended and elected W.J. Brier of River Falls the first president. The Association met in different locations throughout northwestern Wisconsin from 1892 until 1905 when Eau Claire became the permanent site of its annual conventions. In Eau Claire, the association met in several locations including the Opera House, the City Auditorium, the Wisconsin State College and, since 1957, Memorial High School.

The original constitution was in effect until January 4, 1918 when the current one replaced it. According to the constitution any person interested in public education may become a member of the Association. The Association changed its name to the Northwestern Wisconsin Education Association in 1956. Currently, it is divided into kindergarten-primary, elementary, junior high, and high school “sectionals” and more than forty “roundtables” for discussions of the pedagogic concerns of specific subjects and special educational problems. The Association has more than 5,000 members.

Scope and Content Note

The Minutes cover meetings of the sectionals and thirty-two of the roundtables at the Association's annual conventions generally during the period from 1940 to 1966. The minutes provide a summary of the proceedings and a synopsis of addresses presented by guest speakers, documenting topics of concern to public school educators and other interested persons. The printed Convention Programs provide a schedule of events, biographical information about NWEA officers and board members, and information on the special program speakers.

Related Material

For related materials at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin see the records of the Wisconsin Education Association Council, 1853-1975, and at Eau Claire the small collection of materials from the Northwestern Wisconsin Schoolmasters Club, 19201968.

Administrative/Restriction Information

Acquisition Information

Presented by the NWEA via Louis Stock, secretary, Eau Claire, Wis., 1974. Accession Number: M74-278

Processing Information

Processed by Margaret Hedstrom, November 2, 1978.

Contents List

Series: Minutes

Sectional Meetings

Box 1
Folder 1

Kindergarten-Primary Sectional, 1941-1966

Box 1
Folder 2

Elementary School Sectional, 1940-1966

Box 1
Folder 3

Junior High School Sectional, 1940-1966

Box 1
Folder 4

High School Sectional, 1940-1966

Box 1
Folder 5

Rural Sectional, 1940-1960

Roundtable Meetings

Box 1
Folder 6

Agriculture, 1940-1966

Box 1
Folder 7

Art for Teachers, 1946-1966

Box 1
Folder 8

Art Majors and Supervisors, 1962-1966

Box 1
Folder 9

Audio-Visual Aids, 1947-1966

Box 1
Folder 10

Business Education, 1940-1966

Box 1
Folder 11

Conservation Education, 1963-1966

Box 1
Folder 12

Driver Education, 1952-1967

Box 1
Folder 13

Education of Slow Learners, 1954-1966

Box 1
Folder 14

Elementary Administration and Supervision, 1956-1966

Box 1
Folder 15

Foreign Languages, 1961-1966

Box 1
Folder 16

Guidance, 1947-1966

Box 1
Folder 17

Health and Physical Education, 1948-1966

Box 1
Folder 18

High School History and Social Studies, 1940-1966

Box 1
Folder 19

High School Mathematics, 1940-1966

Box 1
Folder 20

High School Science, 1943-1966

Box 1
Folder 21

Home Economics, 1940-1966

Box 2
Folder 1

Industrial Arts, 1940-1966

Box 2
Folder 2

Instrumental Music, 1941-1966

Box 2
Folder 3

Kindergarten, 1940-1966

Box 2
Folder 4

Language Arts, 1940-1966

Box 2
Folder 5

Librarians, 1940-1966

Box 2
Folder 6

Mathematics for Grades, 1948-1966

Box 2
Folder 7

Primary Grades, 1940-1966

Box 2
Folder 8

Primary Grades Social Studies, 1940-1966

Box 2
Folder 9

Reading Improvement, 1963-1966

Box 2
Folder 10

School Administration, 1949-1966

Box 2
Folder 11

Science, 1940-1966

Box 2
Folder 12

Special Education, 1961-1965

Box 2
Folder 13

Speech, 1940-1966

Box 1
Folder 8

Speech Therapy, 1963-1966

Box 2
Folder 15

Supervision of Student Teachers, 1964-1966

Box 2
Folder 16

Vocal Music, 1942-1966

Box 2
Folder 17

Series: Convention Programs, 19261974

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