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 AS606
Accession Number: 19-011, 24-003
Collection Number: Archives Series 606
Creator: Centennial Celebration Planning Committee
Title: Centennial Celebration Planning Committee Records
Quantity: 1.4 linear feet (1 flat box); Digital Materials: 116 files, 27 folders, 71.9 MB
Location of Collection: A3/1f; Digital Asset Preservation Storage: “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanningCommittee”
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: Planning files of the Centennial Celebration Planning Committee, event timelines, budgets, promotional material, publications, and memorabilia documenting UW-Eau Claire’s Centennial Celebration prior to and during the 2016-2017 school year. Includes digital materials.
In 2016, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire celebrated its 100-year anniversary. The university was established in 1916 as the Eau Claire State Normal School. Over the past one hundred years, the university has expanded its academic offerings and grown in enrollment. This collection looks at those accomplishments and documents the numerous celebrations that took place on campus prior to and during the 2016–2017 school year.
Physical materials included in this collection are the university’s strategic plans from 2016–2020; a summary report created by Susan Harrison, Centennial Celebration Planning Coordinator, documenting the planning and preparation for the university’s centennial celebration (also available in digital format); correspondence; a timeline poster detailing significant events of the university’s history from 1916–2016; various posters and other promotional materials for the event; gala event programs; yearly calendars; Blugold View magazines from 2016–2017, and a 2016 commencement program.
Digital materials included in this collection are located in the Digital Asset Preservation Storage: “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanningCommittee” collection. Accession folder 24-003 ranges from 2014–2017 and includes: “100 Reasons to Celebrate” articles written about the university’s history for the UW-EC student newspaper The Spectator, 2016–2017; budgets; Centennial Celebration Planning Team meeting agendas and minutes, and member rosters; Centennial Concert Planning Committee meeting minutes and gala budget; correspondence; event and marketing information, including calendars, event timelines, light pole banner designs; publications; planning documents and status updates; Centennial Plans Survey; and timelines with checklists, lists of possible events, and recognition weeks timeline.
- Building Excellence: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 1916–2016, by Robert J. Gough and James W. Oberly.
Maps by Ezra J. Zeitler, 2016. (LD6149.5 .E28 C37 2016)
Acquisition Information: Transferred to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire by the Centennial Celebration Planning Committee and Susan Harrison in January 2019.
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.
Processing Note: Processed by Emma Mabie in 2018 and additions by Brice Vircks in 2019. Digital additions processed by Julie Hatfield in July 2023.
OCLC #: 1128275874
Eau Claire State Normal School
Eau Claire State Teachers College
Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire
Wisconsin State University–Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire – Centennial celebrations, etc.
University of Wisconsin Foundation, Inc. – History
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire – History
The Power of Possible Centennial Campaign
College student newspapers and periodicals—Wisconsin—Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wis.
Detailed List of Contents
UWEC event timeline poster
UWEC Strategic Plan
Booklets, pamphlets, programs, advertisements, and tickets from the 2016 centennial celebration
Promotional forms for the 2016 centennial celebration
Posters and promotional materials for the 2016 centennial celebration
Centennial gala program
Behind-The-Scenes Story of the Centennial Celebration (digital version also available: “2016CentennialCelebrationStory”)
Blugold View alumni magazines
Calendars and Annual Reports
Not in a folder
Plan for University Timeline in Schofield Hall
Folder “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanning Committee_24-003_100 Reasons to Celebrate – Spectator News Articles, 2016-2017”
“100 Reasons to Celebrate” articles written about the university’s history for the UW-EC student newspaper The Spectator, 2016-2017
27 Files, 37.5 MB
Folder “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanning Committee_24-003_Budget, 2014-2017”
Budgets and drafts of budgets, 2014-2017
12 Files, 1.05 MB
Folder “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanning Committee_24-003_Centennial Celebration Planning Team, 2014-2016”
Centennial Celebration Planning Team meeting agendas and meeting working notes, 2014–2016; Member roster, and appointment and recruitment letters, 2014
36 Files, 10 Folders, 6.23 MB
Folder “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanning Committee_24-003_Centennial Concert Planning Committee, 2015-2016”
Centennial Concert Planning Committee meeting minutes and gala production budget, 2015-2016
7 Files, 375 KB
Folder “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanning Committee_24-003_Correspondence, 2014, 2016”
Correspondence – email notices and Formation of new Task Forces, 2014, 2016
4 Files, 2 Folders, 419 KB
Folder “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanning Committee_24-003_Publications, Marketing, Events, 2015-2017”
-Events – Event guide, event overview, Blugold Breakfast Script, Calendars and event timelines, 2016
-Marketing – Centennial website, Centennial wordmark guidelines and logos, light pole banners, E-G-WrapReferences (related to centennial inspired Eau Claire Transit bus art design), 2015–2016
-Publications - Behind-The-Scenes Story of the Centennial Celebration -“2016CentennialCelebrationStory”; Continuing Education History Booklet, 2016
15 Files, 4 Folders, 25.0 MB
Folder “AS606_CentennialCelebrationPlanning Committee_24-003_Timelines, Plans, Surveys, 2014-2016”
-Plans – planning documents, summary, status, overview, 2014-2016
-Surveys – Centennial Plans Survey, Event Ideas from Survey, Survey Recipients, ca. 2014–2016
-Timelines – Checklists, Possible Calendar Events (Signature and Connected creations to be completed prior to start of Centennial Celebration, Coordinators for College-wide Celebrations, and list of 2016–2017 events); Recognition weeks 2016–2017 timeline; When is the 100th (1916–2016 anniversary year timeline), 2014–2015
15 Files, 3 Folders, 1.25 MB