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Guide to the Uniroyal Collection, 1919-1992

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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
https://library.uwec.edu/archives/


Reference Code: USGZE UHC255

Accession Number: 93-98, 96-61, 06-110, 10-32, 15-039

Collection Number: University Historical Collection 255

Creators: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. McIntyre Library. Special Collections & Archives

Title: Uniroyal Collection

Dates: 1919-1992

Quantity: 1 linear foot (1 record carton and 1 oversize folder)

Location of Collection: A10/1g, Drawer 26

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Newspaper articles, photographs, and other materials related to the Gillette, U.S. Tire and Rubber, and Uniroyal plants in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Historical Note

The plant that ultimately became the Uniroyal plant was founded in 1916 by R.B. Gillette as the Gillette Safety Tire Co. In 1940, The United States Rubber Company, later Uniroyal, Inc. purchased Gillette. The plant closed in 1991, following the purchase of Uniroyal Goodrich by Michelin et Cie. For a more detailed history of the Uniroyal plant in Eau Claire, see the finding aid for Eau Claire Mss CB.

Content Description

The collection consists largely of articles from local newspapers regarding the closing of the plant in 1991. Other materials include photographs of employees and the plant, fragments of employee records and wage information, and a small collection of correspondence, photographs, and other writings by Sanford Kruger, Factory Manager in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information:
Donated to Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire prior to March 2006.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions:
Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Preferred Citation:
Uniroyal Collection, 1919-1992. UHC 255. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Reprocessed by Colleen McFarland in May 2006. Additional material added by Danielle Schroeder in March 2015.

Arrangement: Flat arrangement; alphabetical order.

OCLC #: 71832920

Subjects

Personal Names:
Kruger, Sanford
Vatne, Leo W.

Corporate Names: Uniroyal, inc. Eau Claire plant

Subject Terms:
Rubber industry and trade--Wisconsin--Eau Claire
Tire industry--Wisconsin--Eau Claire

Detailed List of Contents

Container

Contents

Dates

Box/Folder

1/1

Advertisements

Circa 1930-1940

Box/Folder

1/2

Brochures

Circa 1980

Box/Folder

1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/7

Clippings

Circa 1943, 1992

Box/Folder

1/8

Clippings (photocopies)

1991

Box/Folder

1/9

Constitution, Regulations and By-Laws

1956-1964

Box/Folder

1/10

Employee Photo ID List

1947-1974

Box/Folder

1/11

Employee Records

1941

Box/Folder

1/12

Factory Manager Papers

1969-1977

Box/Folder

1/13

Miscellaneous

1943-1959

Box/Folder

1/14

Photographs: Employees

Circa 1975-1985

Box/Folder

1/15

Photographs: Plant

Undated

Box/Folder

1/16

Wage Increase Information

1945-1955

Box/Folder

1/17

Leo W. Vatne Photo ID badge and ring

Circa 1940

Box/Folder

1/18

Office Employee Agreements

1953-1979

Box/Folder

1/19

Pension, Insurance and Severance Pay Agreement and Unemployment Benefits Plan

1959-1967

Box/Folder

1/20

Newspaper articles: 25 years since closing of Uniroyal

2017

Pictures:

Drawer: 26

Photographs: Gillette Rubber Plant Picture, Company picnic photos

located in oversized pictures

1919-1927

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