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 AS599
Accession Number: 15-007
Collection Number: Archives Series 599
Creator: Wisconsin State College-Eau Claire
Title: University Historical Films
Quantity: 1.4 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Location of Collection: A3/1f
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: Reel to reel films documenting various events at the Eau Claire State Teachers College/Wisconsin State College, Eau Claire, dating from 1934 to post 1976. All of these films are available digitally at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQHSjpU7VDhk3tqbVYVAHAA
The University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire was founded in 1917 as the Eau Claire State Normal School. The first Bachelor of Education was awarded in 1927, when the institution was renamed Eau Claire State Teachers College. In 1951, the renamed college, Wisconsin State College, Eau Claire, gained the authority to grant liberal arts degrees. In 1964, the institution's name was changed to Wisconsin State University, Eau Claire. The current name was adopted in 1972 after the merger of the University of Wisconsin and Wisconsin State University System.
Miscellaneous reel to reel videos of football games, new buildings on campus, graduation ceremonies, aerial flyover of campus, and publicity promotions. The films date from 1934 to post 1976. All of these films are available digitally at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQHSjpU7VDhk3tqbVYVAHAA
Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives 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 owned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.
Preferred Citation: University Historical Films, 1934-1994. AS599. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.
Processing Note: Processed by Jenny Barth and Lark Keating-Hadlock in July 2014.
OCLC #: 1128276958
Detailed List of Contents
Dates and Running Time
Football (Stout, La Crosse, Oshkosh)
1952-1954; 11:46; silent
Readers Digest film of small liberal arts colleges (features Earlham College in Richmond, IN)
Mid 1950s; 3:26
How To Splice by WSC-EC Photography Dept.
Early 1960s; 3:39; silent; 16mm
Graduation ceremony in Zorn Arena
1950s; 2:02; silent
Voter registration and/or Senior Americans Day?
Post 1976; :54, color; silent
New buildings on campus: Schneider, Hilltop, Towers
1968; 1:37; silent
Pottery class (reel marked Computer Science)
Early 1970s; 5:14, color
1950s; 11:14; silent
McPhee Physical Education Center & Nursing (inside and outside); footbridge
c. 1969-1970; 3:59; color; silent
EC State Teachers College public relations film
1934; 10:26; silent
Aerial flyover of campus
c. 1965-1966; :52; silent
“And So We Go To College”
1941; 10:20; silent
"1600 Park Avenue", produced by WEAU (history of WSC-EC; includes spoken portions with Laura Sutherland, Richard Hibbard, and Leonard Haas
May 5, 1964; b&w
Eau Claire Senior High School
Ca. 1940s; silent; b&w
Graduates outside Schofield Hall, sprints event
1930’s; silent; b&w
ca. mid-1960’s; silent; color