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Guide to the Vicki Lord Larson Collection, 1977-2007

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Overview of the Collection

Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Reference Code: USGZE UHC 374

Accession Number: 20-009

Collection Number: University Historical Collection 374

Creator: Vicki Lord Larson

Title: Vicki Lord Larson Collection

Dates: 1977-2007

Quantity: 2.8 linear feet (1 archives box, 1 record carton, 1 flat)

Location of Collection: A7/1e and A3/2d

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Dr. Vicki Lord Larson, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire also served as Interim Chancellor at from 2005 to 2006. This collection includes a number of Lord’s academic papers, books, and various memorabilia from her time at UW-Eau Claire.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Vicki Lord Larson was born in Prentice, WI on September 21, 1944. As a first-generation college student, Vicki attended UW-Madison, eventually earning a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. In her field, Dr. Larson published a large number of academic papers, furthering the research of many other academics.

Dr. Larson taught at three Wisconsin colleges, of which are UW-Whitewater, UW-Oshkosh, and UW-Eau Claire. In 1973, Dr. Larson started as an assistant professor of communication disorders at UW-Eau Claire, later becoming the chair of the Department of Communication Disorders from 1978-1983. In 1984, she became the assistant dean for Graduate studies, as well as University Research in 1987, later being promoted to associate dean in 1989.

After leaving UW-Eau Claire, Vicki Lord Larson served as Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at UW-Oshkosh, as well as consultant to the UW System President concerning the understanding of women in the UW system. Vicki returned to Eau Claire in 2005 and was named interim chancellor of the university while transitioning between chancellor Donald Mash and Brian Levin-Stankevich.

In February 2019, due to her long history with UW-Eau Claire, the Old Library was renamed Vicki Lord Larson Hall in memory of her dedication to the university. Dr. Larson passed away on January 31, 2019.

Content Description

Included in this collection are Dr. Larson’s academic papers, books, awards, and various memorabilia related to her time at UW-Eau Claire.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Donated to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire by Sally Webb on behalf of the estate of Vicki Lord Larson in September 2019.

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: Vicki Lord Larson Collection, 1977-2007. UHC 374. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Erin Hall in November 2019.

Arrangement: Flat arrangement.

OCLC #: 1135063233


Personal Names: Vicki Lord Larson

Corporate Names: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Interim Chancellor

Subject Terms: Vicki Lord Larson

Geographical Terms: Eau Claire, Wis., Oshkosh, Wis., Whitewater, Wis

Detailed List of Contents

Academic papers, books, awards, and various memorabilia involving Dr. Larson’s academic life and time at UW-Eau Claire.

Dates: 1977-2007, bulk 1980s-2005

Extent: 2.8 linear feet (1 archives box, 1 record carton, 1 flat box)





Academic Papers



Books and Award

1982, 1987, 2003-2005, 2007


Various memorabilia (photos, awards, poster, and nametags)


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