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Guide to the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire University Centers Activities and Programs Viennese Ball Files, 1974-2017

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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 AS363

Accession Number: Various

Collection Number: Archives Series 363

Creators: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. University Centers. Activities and Programs

Title: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. University Centers. Activities and Programs. Viennese Ball Files

Dates: 1974-2017

Quantity: 26.2 linear feet (4 half archives boxes, 24 archives boxes, 11 record cartons, 3 negative boxes, 4 oversize boxes)

Location of Collection: D8/1b-D8/2d, A2/1h, A3/1a, A3/1f

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: The Viennese Ball at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a formal event that recalls the culture, history and music of 19th-century Vienna and provides the opportunity to dance waltzes and polkas. It features many student and faculty ensembles and regional musicians who perform music from many different periods and eras. Proceeds and donations provide music, service and international study awards for University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students.

Biographical / Historical Note

The Viennese Ball at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a formal event that recalls the culture, history and music of 19th-century Vienna. It provides the opportunity to dance waltzes and polkas from the Strauss Era in Vienna from the latter half of the 1800s and into the 1900s, known as a golden age of romance and elegance. The Viennese Ball also features many student and faculty ensembles and regional musicians, performing music from many different periods and eras. Proceeds and donations provide music, service and international study awards for University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students.

The Viennese Ball was inspired by the historic Kaiser Ball housed in Vienna at the Hofburg Congress Center, the former Imperial Palace and seat of the Austrian emperors. A multi-roomed New Year’s Eve extravaganza in the style of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elizabeth’s “Ball at Court,” the Kaiser Ball features thousands of flowers, wonderful food, and a wide variety of musical events including Salonmusik, Volkmusik, and, of course, orchestras playing Viennese waltzes.

The first Viennese Ball at the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire was held in 1974. In 1981 the Viennese Ball began to be presented in duplicate on two consecutive evenings. In 1988 the university received documentation that the UW-Eau Claire Viennese Ball is considered the largest in the world, outside of Vienna itself.

An important part of the Viennese Ball has always been the excellent university-community-international relations it promotes. In 1986 an exchange program with Austria’s University of Graz was established with scholarship funds generated by the Viennese Ball. The event continues to provide an opportunity for the community to experience the excellence of the university’s music program and the quality of students who receive Viennese Ball scholarships and awards. The Viennese Ball celebrates and supports UW-Eau Claire’s involvement in scholarship and study opportunities that are global in scope.

Content Description

The collection contains correspondence, planning materials, financial records, publicity materials, committee minutes, slides, photographs, and videocassette tapes related to staging one of the major cultural events held annually at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives by Activities and Programs.

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. Artifacts may be checked out and removed from the collection for use by the Viennese Ball committee.

Preferred Citation: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. University Centers. Activities and Programs Viennese Ball Files, 1974-2017. AS363. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note:

Processed by Lark Keating-Hadlock in October 2012. Additional material added in September 2015 and June and October 2017.

Arrangement: Chronological.

OCLC #: 20008804

Subjects

Subject Terms: Student activities – Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Detailed List of Contents

Box

Folder

Contents

1

1

Meeting Minutes (1970s)

2

Meeting Minutes (1980-1985)

3

Meeting Minutes (1986-1988)

4

Meeting Minutes (1989)

5

Meeting Minutes (1990-1994)

6

Meeting Minutes (1995-1999)

7

Meeting Minutes (1999-2004)

2

1

Correspondence (1973-1974)

2

Correspondence (1975)

3

Correspondence (1976)

4

Correspondence (1977)

5

Correspondence (1978)

6

Correspondence (1979)

7

Correspondence (1980)

8

Correspondence (1981)

3

1

Correspondence (1982)

2

Correspondence (1983: January – March)

3

Correspondence (1983: April – December)

4

Correspondence (1984)

5

Correspondence (1985: January – May)

6

Correspondence (1985: June – December)

7

Correspondence (1986: January – May)

4

1

Correspondence (1986: June – December)

2

Correspondence (1987)

3

Correspondence (1988)

4

Correspondence (1989)

5

Correspondence (1990: January – March)

6

Correspondence (1990: April – December)

7

Correspondence (1991)

5

1

Correspondence (1992: January – June)

2

Correspondence (1992: July – December)

3

Correspondence (1993: January – June)

4

Correspondence (1993: July – December)

5

Correspondence (1994: January – March)

6

Correspondence (1994: April – June)

7

Correspondence (1994: July – December)

6

1

Correspondence (1995: January – April)

2

Correspondence (1995: May – December)

3

Correspondence (1996: January – April)

4

Correspondence (1996: May – December)

5

Correspondence (1997)

6

Correspondence (1998: January – April)

7

Correspondence (1998: May - December)

7

1

Planning/Set-up (1974)

2

Planning/Set-up (1975)

3

Planning/Set-up (1976)

4

Planning/Set-up (1977)

5

Planning/Set-up (1978)

6

Planning/Set-up (1979)

7

Planning/Set-up (1980)

8

Planning/Set-up (1981)

9

Planning/Set-up (1982)

10

Planning/Set-up (1983)

8

1

Planning/Set-up (1984)

2

Planning/Set-up (1985)

3

Planning/Set-up (1986)

4

Planning/Set-up (1987)

5

Planning/Set-up (1988)

6

Planning/Set-up (1989)

7

Planning/Set-up (1990)

8

Planning/Set-up (1991)

9

Planning/Set-up (Undated)

9

1

Planning/Set-up (1992)

2-3

Planning/Set-up (1993)

4

Planning/Set-up (1994)

10

1-2

Planning/Set-up (1995)

3-4

Planning/Set-up (1996)

5

Planning/Set-up (1997)

6

Planning/Set-up (1998)

11

1

Financial (1974-1977)

2

Financial (1978-1979)

3

Financial (1980)

4

Financial (1981-1982)

5

Financial (1983-1984)

6

Financial (1985-1987)

7

Financial (1988-1992)

8

Financial (1993)

9

Financial (1994)

10

Financial (1995)

11

Financial (1996)

12

Financial (1997)

13

Financial (1998)

12

1

Contracts (1979)

2

Contracts (1980)

3

Contracts (1982)

4

Contracts (1983)

5

Contracts (1984)

6

Contracts (1985)

7

Contracts (1986)

8

Contracts (1987)

9

Contracts (1988)

10

Contracts (1989)

11

Contracts (1990)

12

Contracts (1991)

13

Contracts (1992)

14

Contracts (1993)

15

Contracts (1994)

16

Contracts (1995)

17

Contracts (1996)

18

Contracts (1997)

19

Contracts (1998)

20

Contracts (1999)

21

Contracts (2003)

22

Contracts (2005)

23

Contracts (2011)

24

Contracts (2012)

25

Contracts (2013)

13

1

Scholarships/Awards (1974-1979)

2

Scholarships/Awards (1980-1982)

3

Scholarships/Awards (1983-1985)

4

Scholarships/Awards (1986)

5

Scholarships/Awards (1987-1988)

6

Scholarships/Awards (1989)

7

Scholarships/Awards (1990)

8

Scholarships/Awards (1991)

9

Scholarships/Awards (1992)

10

Scholarships/Awards (1993)

11

Scholarships/Awards (1994)

12

Scholarships/Awards (1995)

13

Scholarships/Awards (1996)

14

Scholarships/Awards (1997)

14

1

Publicity (1974)

2

Publicity (1975)

3

Publicity (1976)

4

Publicity (1977)

5

Publicity (1978)

6

Publicity (1979)

7

Publicity (1980)

8

Publicity (1981)

9

Publicity (1982)

10

Publicity (1983)

11

Publicity (1984)

12

Publicity (1985)

13

Publicity (1986)

14

Publicity (1987)

15

Publicity (1988)

16

Publicity (1989)

17

Publicity (1990)

18

Publicity (1991)

19

Publicity (1992)

20

Publicity (1993)

21

Publicity (1994)

22

Publicity (1995)

15

1

Publicity (1996)

2

Publicity (1997)

3

Publicity (1998)

4

Publicity (1999)

5

Publicity (2000-2001)

6

Programs (2002-2004)

7

Programs (2005-2007)

8

Programs (2008-2012)

9

Programs (2013- )

16

1

Newspaper Clippings (1974)

2

Newspaper Clippings (1975)

3

Newspaper Clippings (1976)

4

Newspaper Clippings (1977)

5

Newspaper Clippings (1978)

6

Newspaper Clippings (1979)

7

Newspaper Clippings (1980)

8

Newspaper Clippings (1981)

9

Newspaper Clippings (1982)

10

Newspaper Clippings (1983)

11

Newspaper Clippings (1984)

12

Newspaper Clippings (1985)

13

Newspaper Clippings (1986)

14

Newspaper Clippings (1987)

15

Newspaper Clippings (1988)

16

Newspaper Clippings and Pins (1989)

17

Newspaper Clippings (1990)

18

Newspaper Clippings (1991)

19

Newspaper Clippings (1992)

20

Newspaper Clippings (1993)

21

Newspaper Clippings (1994)

22

Newspaper Clippings (1995)

23

Newspaper Clippings (1996)

24

Newspaper Clippings (1997)

25

Newspaper Clippings (1998)

26

Newspaper Clippings (1999-2003)

Viennese Ball Medallion

27

Newspaper Clippings (2004-2007)

28

Newspaper Clippings (2008-2012)

29

Newspaper Clippings (2013- )

17

Audio Tape 1

Vienna In Concert (March 22, 1993)

Audio Tape 2

Viennese Ball (Sept. 20, 1995)

Audio Tape 3

Viennese Ball (March 6, 1996)

Audio Tape 4

Viennese Ball (October 1997)

18

1

Photos (misc. years)

2

Photos (1974)

3

Photos (1975)

4

Photos (1976)

5

Photos (1977)

6

Photos (1978)

7

Photos (1979)

8

Photos (1980)

9

Photos (1981)

10

Photos (1982)

11

Photos (1983)

12

Photos (1984)

13

Photos (1985)

14

Photos (1986)

15

Photos (1987)

16

Photos (1988)

17

Photos (1990)

18

Photos (1992)

19

Photos (1993)

20

Photos (1994)

21-24

Photos (1999)

25

Photos (2006)

19

albums

Photos (1998, 2009-2010)

20

Photos (1997-1998)

21

Photos (1998-1999)

22

1

Slides (1978)

2

Slides (1981)

3

Slides (1983)

4

Slides (1984)

5-6

Slides (1985)

23

1-2

Slides (1986)

3

Slides (1987)

4

Slides (1988)

24

1

Slides (1989)

2

Slides (1990)

3

Slides (1991)

25

1-2

Slides (1992)

3

Slides (1995)

4

Slides (1996)

26

Video

Viennese Ball (May 9, 1983)

Video

Viennese Ball (April 8, 1988) 2 copies

Video

Viennese Ball (1989)

Video

Viennese Ball (1990)

Video

Viennese Ball (April 11, 1992)

Video

Viennese Ball (1993)

Video

Viennese Ball and TV 10 footage (April 1993)

Video

TV 10 Ad and Vienna in Concert (1993)

Video

Viennese Ball footage (1993)

27

Video

Viennese Ball (1993-1994)

Video

Viennese Ball (April 21, 1995)

Video

Viennese Ball footage (1995)

Video

Viennese Ball (Saturday night 1996) 2 copies

Video

Viennese Ball (Friday night 1996) 2 copies

Video

Viennese Ball (1997-1998)

Video

Viennese Ball (misc. dub)

Video

Short Cuts (Graz)

CDs/DVDs

Misc. Viennese Ball files (2002-2011, plus 1990s photos)

28

1

Financial (1999)

2

Financial (2000)

3

Financial (2001)

4

Financial (2002)

5

Financial (2003)

6

Financial (2004)

7

Financial (2005)

8

Financial (2006)

9

Financial (2007)

10

Financial (2008)

11

Financial (2009)

12

Financial (2010)

13

Financial (2011)

14

Financial (2012)

15

Financial (2013)

16

Financial (2014)

17

Financial (2015)

18

Financial (2015)

29

albums

Photos (2000- 2002, and undated)

30

albums

Photos (2003- 2005)

31

albums

Photos (2006- 2008)

32

Meeting Minutes (2000-2011)

Meeting Minutes (2015)

33

Slides

Slides (1993)

34

1

Correspondence (1999)

2

Correspondence (2000)

3

Correspondence (2001)

4

Correspondence (2002)

5

Correspondence (2003)

6

Correspondence (2004)

7

Correspondence (2005)

8

Correspondence (2006)

9

Correspondence (2007)

10

Correspondence (2008)

11

Correspondence (2009)

12

Correspondence (2010)

13

Correspondence (2011)

14

Planning/Set-up (1999)

15

Planning/Set-up (2000)

16

Planning/Set-up (2001)

17

Planning/Set-up (2002)

18

Planning/Set-up (2003)

19

Planning/Set-up (2004)

20

Planning/Set-up (2005)

21

Planning/Set-up (2006)

22

Planning/Set-up (2007)

23

Planning/Set-up (2008)

24

Planning/Set-up (2009)

25

Planning/Set-up (2010)

26

Planning/Set-up (2011)

27

Planning/Set-up (2012)

28

Planning/Set-up (2013)

35

1

Scholarships/Awards (1998)

2

Scholarships/Awards (1999)

3

Scholarships/Awards (2000)

4

Scholarships/Awards (2001)

5

Scholarships/Awards (2002-2004)

6

Scholarships/Awards (2005)

7

Scholarships/Awards (2006)

8

Scholarships/Awards (2007)

9

Scholarships/Awards (2008-2010)

10

Scholarships/Awards (2011-2012)

11

Scholarships/Awards (2013)

12

Scholarships/Awards (2014)

13

Scholarships/Awards (2015)

36

1-2

Vienna in Concert (1993)

3

Songbooks

4

Other Cities Viennese Balls

37

Slides (1979, 1984-1988)

38

n/a

Slides (1981-1983) (black binder)

n/a

Viennese Ball historical prints (red binder)

n/a/

Artifact – Decanter with stopper (brown box)

n/a

Artifact – 1982 Mug (wrapped in foam)

1

Correspondence (2012)

2

Correspondence (2013)

3

Correspondence (2014)

4

Correspondence (Undated)

5

Publicity (2004- )

6

Publicity (Undated)

7

Misc. Committee Files, 1993

8

1991 “Kaiserball” Invitation and Information, Vienna

9

“Memorabilia Room” and Artifact Information

10

Misc. Austrian Guidebooks [German]

11

Emperor’s Circle Campaign, ca. 2002

12

Event Files, 2016

13

Event Files, 2012

14

Seal of Vienna (artifact) information, 1980

15

Torte Cookbook, 1994

39

[Artifact] Bronze Bust of Mozart donated to Dept. of Music and Theatre Arts by Ross Hastings

40

[Artifact] Austrian Crystal Vase by Riedel, edtched design of Johann Strauss created by Josef Puehringer, master crystal engraver-etcher

41

[Artifact] Crystal Vase, by Kisslinger, with etched design (Hapsburg Rose Tessellation) (1)

[Artifact] 30th Anniversary Viennese Ball mug (1)

[Artifact] 30th Anniversary Viennese Ball mug (2)

42

[Artifact] 30th Anniversary Viennese Ball mug (3)

[Artifact] Crystal Vase, by Kisslinger, with etched design (Hapsburg Rose Tessellation) (2)

[Artifact] Glass stein with etched design

43

[Artifact] Bosendorfer Piano donor information, ca. 1911

[Artifact] Framed image of the Singing Statesman, European Tour, Vienna, 1990

Folder with misc. information about Bosendorfer Piano

Viennese Ball poster, 2017

[Artifact] Framed print, “Viennese Ball Memorabilia Room,” undated

44

[Artifact] Thurs., Feb. 12, 1998 Spectator mounted quote

[Artifact] Emperor’s Circle sign (x2)

[Artifact] Framed image of a Reception at the Vienna City Hall, hosted by the Austrian National Tourist Office (Helmut Krebs, Director), in recognition of the annual Viennese Ball, June 10, 1987

[Artifact] Ada Bors recognition plaque, Austrian Decoration of Honor in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria, 1995

[Artifact] Framed retrospective of the first Viennese Ball, April 26, 1974

[Artifact] Framed letter from the Austrian Trade Commissioner in the United States, December 14, 1987, recognizing the Viennese Ball as the largest such ball outside of Vienna.

[Artifact] Blue Danube Inn sign

[Artifact] Framed print, unidentified (possibly Ada Bors), undated

45

[Artifact] Flag of Austria

[Artifact] 1996 Viennese Ball Brauner Award Medal presented to Ada Bors

[Artifact] Bosendorfer Piano Key

[Artifact] Replica of a statue at the Vienna City Hall, presented to Ada Bors at the reception at the Vienna City Hall, June 10, 1987 (in red case with curved top)

45

[Artifact] Austrian Decoration of Honor in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria, presented to Ada Bors, 1995 (in red case]

[Artifact] Johann Strauss Medal, presented to Ada Bors by the Vienna Tourist Board, April 1982 (in blue case)

[Artifact] Seal of the City of Vienna, presented to Chancellor Leonard Haas by Austrian Trade Commissioner Wilhelm Brauner at the 1980 Viennese Ball.

[Artifact] Viennese Ball Cook book, created for sale at the Silver Anniversary Viennese Ball, 1999

46

1

Publicity (2015)

2

Publicity (2015)

3

Contracts (2015)

4

Planning/Set Up (2015)

5

Planning/Set Up (2015)

6

Planning/Set Up (2015)

Unboxed

[Artifact] Framed print of the 1984 Viennese Ball poster

Unboxed

[Artifact] Framed print of the first Viennese Ball poster, 1974

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