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 AS597
Accession Number: 14-014
Collection Number: Archives Series 597
Creators: University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire
Title: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Directory and Record Books
Quantity: 1 linear feet (1 record cartons)
Location of Collection: E3/4b
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: These records contain the directory and records books of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference from 1967-2010.
Biographical / Historical Note
The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) was founded in 1913 as the Inter-Normal Athletic Conference of Wisconsin. This conference is the ninth oldest conference in the nation. The conference first started with eight normal schools: Superior, River Falls, Stevens Point and La Crosse, which were to become known as the Northern Division and Oshkosh, Whitewater, Milwaukee and Platteville forming the membership of the Southern Division. The Eau Claire State Normal School became a member in 1917. The conference changed and evolved over the years and experienced several name changes. The first was the Inter-Normal Athletic Conference of Wisconsin. Its name changed to the Wisconsin State Teachers College Conference in 1926, and then the Wisconsin State College Conference in 1951. Finally, in 1964, it became the Wisconsin State University Conference. The only change in membership has been UW-Milwaukee's departure in 1964. In 1971, the member schools of the Wisconsin State University Conference joined with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Carthage College to form the Wisconsin Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. By 1975, UW-Milwaukee, Carroll College, the University of WisconsinGreen Bay and Marquette University had also joined. This conference operates the majority of the college athletics in Wisconsin. In 1997 the nine members of the former Wisconsin State University Conference (WSUC) and the Wisconsin Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WWIAC) were joined together to form a single conference, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). The conference is widely recognized as the premier Division III conference in the country.
These records contain the directories and records books of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) from 1967-2010.
Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives by the Athletics Department in November 2013.
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 of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Directory and Records Books. AS597. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.
Processing Note: Processed by Isaiah Frater in November 2013.
OCLC #: 898141664
Corporate Names: University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire
Subject Terms: Athletic Conference. Wisconsin Conference. Wisconsin Intercollegiate. Wisconsin Intercollegiate Conference.
- Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC)
- Directory and Records Books