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Guide to the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Housing and Residence Life Office Records,​ 1947-​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 AS101

Accession Number: 88-148; 22-006

Collection Number: Archives Series 101

Creators: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Housing and Residence Life Office

Title: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Housing and Residence Life Office Records

Dates: 1947-2017

Quantity: 1.0 linear feet (1 record carton)

Location of Collection: D7/3g

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: This collection contains housing reports and correspondence, informational/introductory booklets and pamphlets, and move-in/welcome week documents and flyers. The bulk of the collection features informational booklets about housing options and campus life spanning almost every school year from the early 1970s to the present.

Biographical / Historical Note

The predecessor institutions of the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire offered no dormitory housing until 1947, when Memorial Hall (the former Dulany Mansion, acquired in 1945) and Campus House, both women’s dormitories, were opened. Barrack housing for men and veterans’ family housing were made available shortly thereafter. By 1958, all female students were required to live in housing. Soon after, underclass male students and male students not living at home were also required to live on campus. The Dean of Men and Dean of Women’s Offices directed student residence life from the late 1940s through the mid 1960s. The Housing Office is first mentioned in the 1967-1968 university catalogue and would become the Office of Housing and Residence Life around 1993. The collection features several pieces of correspondence, reports, and articles related to the struggles with upperclassmen housing in the 1980s and 1990s that would eventually help lead to the building of the apartment style Chancellors Hall dorm, which opened in 2001.

Content Description

The collection primarily contains booklets providing students with introductory information about the residence halls and on-campus life at the university. They describe things such as applying for on-campus housing, differences in dormitories, food service, and recreational opportunities. Many of these booklets, primarily the ones from the mid 1980s and earlier, contain a copy of the housing contract to be filled out by prospective students. The collection also contains numerous pamphlets and booklets with information for new and returning students related to housing, move-in and orientation week, and applying to the university. Other large portions of the collection feature correspondence and information pertaining to regulations and rules for the dorms and various versions of five-year plans from the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives prior to March 2006. 0.8 cubic feet of additional material added in July 2017 from Shana German, Housing and Residence Life.

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 Colleen McFarland in January 2009 and Stephanie Much in November 2021.

Arrangement: Flat.

OCLC #: 20028195

Subjects

Corporate Names: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Housing and Residence Life Office

Subject Terms:
Student housing -- Wisconsin -- Eau Claire
Dormitories -- Wisconsin

Detailed List of Contents

Container

Contents

Dates

Box/Folder

1/1

Memorial Hall Housing Regulations

1947-1950

Box/Folder

1/2

Handbooks about resident standards and living off-campus

Undated

Box/Folder

1/3

Administrative Records

1967-1969

Box/Folder

1/4

Surveys of Housing and Residence Life and academics

1998-2002

Box/Folder

1/5

Newspaper articles and clippings about residence halls and regulations

1996-2006

Box/Folder

1/6

Questions & Answers mailers and First Year Seminar brochures

1975-2001

Box/Folder

1/7

Guide for New Students booklets

1994-2017

Box/Folder

1/8

Move-In and Orientation/Welcome Week papers

1981-2001

Box/Folder

1/9

Miscellaneous Housing forms, flyers, booklets, and photos

1979-1993, Undated

Box/Folder

1/10

Correspondence, studies, and data about Housing contracts and availability

1980-1987

Box/Folder

1/11

Versions of the five-year plan for 1995

1995

Box/Folder

1/12

Versions of the five-year plan for 1997

1996-1997

Box/Folder

1/13

Versions of the five-year plan for 1998

1997-1998

Box/Folder

1/14

Five-year plans for 1996 and 2001-2003

1996-2001

Box/Folder

1/15

“Residence Hall Information and Housing Contract” booklets

1971-1976

Box/Folder

1/16

“Residence Hall Information and Housing Contract” booklets

1977-1980

Box/Folder

1/17

“Residence Hall Information” booklets

1981-1983

Box/Folder

1/18

“Residence Hall Information” booklets

1984-1986

Box/Folder

1/19

“Residence Hall Information” booklets

1988-1991

Box/Folder

1/20

“Residence Hall Information” booklets

1992-1995

Box/Folder

1/21

“Residence Hall Information” booklets

1996-1999

Box/Folder

1/22

“Housing & Residence Life” booklets

2000-2001

Box/Folder

1/23

“Housing & Residence Life” booklets

2002-2005

Box/Folder

1/24

“Housing and Residence Life” booklets

2006-2008

Box/Folder

1/25

“Housing and Residence Life” booklets

2009-2011

Box/Folder

1/26

“Housing and Residence Life” booklets

2012-2014

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