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Guide to the Leonard Haas Papers, 1928–1991

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Overview of the Collection

Repository:
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
http://www.uwec.edu/Library/archives/info.htm

Reference Code: USGZE AS401

Accession Number: 83-36; 89-191; 90-76; 98-39; 96-82

Collection Number: Archives Series 401

Creator: Leonard Haas

Title: Leonard Haas Papers

Dates: 1928–1991

Quantity: .2.0 linear feet (2 record cartons)

Location of Collection: D6/5e-D6/5f (Box 1-2)

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Personal and professional papers of UW-Eau Claire President and Chancellor Leonard C. Haas (1959–1971, 1973–1980). Papers include class notes and papers as a student, lecture notes, teacher preparation files, and materials related to UW-EC on the President’s Club, economic impact of the university on the community, and evaluation of administration.

Biographical/Historical Note

Leonard Clarence Haas was born on February 17, 1915, and grew up in Altoona, Wisconsin. Haas graduated from Eau Claire State Teachers College in 1935 with his bachelor’s degree in education. He earned a master’s degree in history from UW-Madison in 1938, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1954. He married Dorellen M. Lambert on May 31, 1941, and returned to UW-Eau Claire that year as a history and government instructor. From 1959–1971, Haas served as President of Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire until 1964, and Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire (1964–1971). From 1971–1973, he served as Executive Vice-President of the University of Wisconsin System where he played a major role in the merging of state colleges and universities into one system. He returned to UW-EC in 1973 and served as chancellor until 1980. Haas remained at the university as a history professor from 1980 until his retirement in 1985. The Fine Arts Center was dedicated to Haas and his wife in 1986. Haas died at the age of 83 on March 14, 1998.

Content Description

This collection contains course materials and notes from Haas’s classes as both a student and teacher along with personal correspondence. The majority of the collection contains files including information about the library, evaluations of the administration and faculty, histories of the university and the city of Eau Claire, student housing reports, and other files retained during his time as president and chancellor.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives prior to 2007.

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 Stephanie Much in January 2022.

Arrangement: Flat arrangement.

OCLC #: 21109302

Subjects

Personal Names: Haas, Leonard C.

Subject Terms:

University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire—Presidents

University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire—Administration

University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire—Office of the Chancellor

Geographical Terms: Eau Claire, Wis.

Detailed List of Contents

Container

Contents

Dates

Box/Folder

1/1

American Government course papers

Undated

Box/Folder

1/2

College American History course papers

Undated

Box/Folder

1/3

Social Science 10+11 course papers

Undated

Box/Folder

1/4

Social Studies Methods course papers

Undated

Box/Folder

1/5

Supervision of Social Studies

1939–1946, Undated

Box/Folder

1/6

Recent United States History course papers

Undated

Box/Folder

1/7

American History course papers

1940, Undated

Box/Folder

1/8

Notes and class objectives for Education/Social Studies Education courses

1946

Box/Folder

1/9

Western Civilization Course Papers

1936–1939, Undated

Box/Folder

1/10

Wisconsin History course papers

1939–1948

Box/Folder

1/11

President’s Club papers

1966–1972

Box/Folder

1/12

Legislators, Officials, area statistics

1960–1979

Box/Folder

1/13

WSU-Eau Claire + UWEC Economic Value Reports

1964–1976, Undated

Box/Folder

1/14

International Education/Studies papers

1981–1985

Box/Folder

1/15

President’s Office papers and records

1923–1982

Box/Folder

1/16

Evaluation of Administrators

1969–1976

Box/Folder

1/17

Eau Claire Alumnus Newsletters

1944–1965

Box/Folder

1/18

Commencement- Academic Costume Guides

1943–1960

Box/Folder

1/19

Presto Foundation Scholarship Information

1981–1985

Box/Folder

1/20

Personal Correspondence

1964–1985

Box/Folder

1/21

Personal Correspondence

1964–1985

Box/Folder

1/22

Personal Correspondence

1964–1983

Box/Folder

2/1

Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire name change

1964–1967

Box/Folder

2/2

History of Higher Education

1945–1978

Box/Folder

2/3

History 301st College Training Detachment

1947

Box/Folder

2/4

Art Department Slide, library instruction book

Undated

Box/Folder

2/5

Student Housing Historiography Thesis

1982

Box/Folder

2/6

WSU— Eau Claire Foundation materials

1967

Box/Folder

2/7

Faculty Workload Data

1964–1965

Box/Folder

2/8

UW- Eau Claire History

1948–1983

Box/Folder

2/9

Residential Halls + Off-Campus Housing reports/information

1979

Box/Folder

2/10

The Spectator Golden Jubilee edition

1965

Box/Folder

2/11

Housing Regulations

1966–1969

Box/Folder

2/12

History of State Colleges

1968–1984

Box/Folder

2/13

Historical Perspective– Eau Claire

1975

Box/Folder

2/14

Residence Halls information and reports

1971–1980

Box/Folder

2/15

Library — Area Research Center reports

1964–1967

Box/Folder

2/16

Library reports

1960–1981

Box/Folder

2/17

Library — book collections and bulletins

1965–1976

Box/Folder

2/18

Library buildings reports

1949–1960, Undated

Box/Folder

2/19

Library statistics

1960–1982

Box/Folder

2/20

Library — art and collections

1964–1980

Box/Folder

2/21

Haas Christmas letters

1952–1988

Box/Folder

2/22

Commencement Programs

1971–1980

Box/Folder

2/23

Leonard Haas correspondence

1989–1991

Box/Folder

2/24

Periscope 1933

1933

Box/Folder

2/25

Periscope 1934

1934

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