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Guide to the Prom Planning Records,1929-1952

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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 AS87

Accession Number: Unknown

Collection Number: Archives Series 87

Creator: Eau Claire State Teachers College

Title: Prom Planning Records

Dates: 1929-1952

Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (1 archives box)

Location of Collection: D4/1e

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Contains records related to the planning of the prom from the first prom in 1929 through 1952. Also included are the dance cards/programs from the 1929 Prom through the 1947 Prom.

Biographical/Historical Note

The May 6, 1925 issue of the Spectator reads, "Six of the nine Normal schools in the state have the Prom." This highlights the desire of several students to have a Junior-Senior Prom at Eau Claire. (UWEC was known as the Eau Claire State Normal School before becoming the Eau Claire State Teachers College in 1927).

After years of the student body campaigning to have a prom, the first Junior Prom was held at Eau Claire State Teachers College on May 29, 1929. They would remain a yearly occurrence through the 1960s. By 1965, the prom was being replaced by other dances and merged into other spring events. The last official “Junior Prom” was on April 30, 1966 and served as the end of a two-week International Festival.

Content Description

This collection contains all records saved pertaining to the planning of the Prom from the years 1931-1952. This mainly entails receipts/invoices and expense lists. Also included are dance cards/programs from the Proms and two books with the attendance lists from each prom from 1929 through the 1940s.

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 February 2022.

Arrangement: Flat arrangement.

OCLC #: 28560699

Subjects

Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire
Student activities – Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Proms – Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Detailed List of Contents

Container

Contents

Dates

Box/Folder

1/1

Receipts, Expense Lists, and Correspondence Related to Planning Prom

1931-1934

Box/Folder

1/2

Receipts, Expense Lists, and Correspondence Related to Planning Prom

1935-1936

Box/Folder

1/3

Receipts, Expense Lists, and Correspondence Related to Planning Prom

1937

Box/Folder

1/4

Receipts, Expense Lists, and Correspondence Related to Planning Prom

1938-1941

Box/Folder

1/5

Receipts, Expense Lists, and Correspondence Related to Planning Prom

1942-1952

Box/Folder

1/6

Prom Expense Reports + Undated Invoices

1931-1941

Box/Folder

1/7

Dance Cards/Programs

1929-1947

Box/Folder

1/8

Prom Attendance Lists Book

1929-1946

Box/Folder

1/9

Prom Attendance Lists Book

1929-1943