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Guide to the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire Student Health Services Records, 1931–2019, bulk 1945–2019

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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 AS108

Accession Number: 77-31, 80-114, 81-110, 82-117, 83-110, 84-125, 85-183, 86-139, 87-114,88-136, 89-222, 90-156, 92-24, 94-68, 95-89,96-36, 99-23, 00-36, 02-04, 06-21, 07-160; 82-118, 83-111, 84-126

Collection Number: Archives Series 108

Creators: University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire. Health Services.
University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire. Student Health Center.

Title: University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Student Health Services Records

Dates: 1931–2019

Quantity: 1.0 linear feet (1 record carton)

Location of Collection: D4/5a

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Annual reports, budget materials, and administrative correspondence of the Student Health Services at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire from 1931–2019.

Biographical / Historical Note

In the 1930s, the Eau Claire State Teachers College struggled to maintain the accreditation it first received in 1927. One of the main issues noted by the American Association of Teachers Colleges (AATC) in 1938 was the lack of student health services. The college was given three years to correct this issue or else it would lose its accreditation. President Schofield “added a nurse, Alice Matz, to the college staff and provided limited medical care for students, paid for by a new student health fee.”

The University Health Services struggled to keep up with the growing college, and by 1964, the Student Health Service “consisted of a part-time nurse, supplemented by a physician who visited once a week. The health service had a small clinic in the fieldhouse, but the location was so obscure that in 1967 the Health Committee recommended placing a 'sign over the door so students can readily see it.'” In the years following the passage of Roe v. Wade, Eau Claire State refused to prescribe contraceptives and birth control to its students. The department also struggled with providing sufficient services to women. In 1975, a survey of the health services offered on campus was administered to students. “The results received from 1,100 questionnaires showed a sharp split: men who used the service reported a good outcome; women did not.” The results of this survey allowed for the department to push for big changes including the hiring of a female physician and “the establishment of a contraceptive clinic.”

Student Health Services today offers health-related services to all currently enrolled students. Services are prepaid through student segregated fees (part of tuition) with nominal out-of-pocket fees for supplies and certain services. Located on Upper Campus in Crest Wellness Center, Student Health Services functions as a well-equipped outpatient medical facility with services including: illness and injuries, mental health evaluation and treatment, sexual health/STI screening, women’s/men’s/trans health, contraceptive management, medications, laboratory services, immunizations and allergy shots, physical exams and travel consults, and minor surgical procedures.

*All quoted material is from pages 73, 185, and 186 of “Building Excellence: University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire 1916-2016” by Robert J. Gough and James W. Oberly.

Content Description

Series 1 contains annual reports and budget materials of the Student Health Services at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire from 1931–2019. Includes statistical summary and written report of yearly activities of the student health center; budgets and other financial information are often included. Series 2 contains administrative correspondence materials relating to matters other than individual student activity, ranging from 1960 to 1980.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Series 1 (previously AS108) transferred to the University Archives by Health Services from 1977–2011. Series 2 (previously AS109) transferred to the University Archives from Student Health Center from 1977–1984.

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 Isaiah Frater in September 2013. Reprocessed by Sarah Beer in September 2022. Archives Series 109 was combined with the existing Archives Series 108 by Sarah Beer in September 2022.

Arrangement: Chronological within series.

OCLC #: 20025758

Subjects

Personal Names:
Gough, Robert J.
Matz, Alice
Oberly, James W.
Schofield, Harvey

Corporate Names:
American Association of Teachers Colleges
Crest Wellness Center
Eau Claire State Teachers College
University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire. Health Services.
University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire. Student Health Center.

Subject Terms:
Administrative Records
Annual Reports
Budgets
Correspondence
Student Health Center
Student Health Services
College students—Health and hygiene—Wisconsin—Eau Claire
College students—Medical care—Wisconsin—Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire—Health Service
University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire—Students

Geographical Terms:
Eau Claire, Wis.

Detailed List of Contents

Series 1: Annual Reports and Budget Materials
These materials were previously organized as Archives Series 108: University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire Health services annual reports and budgets.
Dates: 1931–2019
Bulk Dates: 1945–2019
Extent: .5 linear feet

Container

Contents

Dates

Box/Folder

1/1

Annual Reports; Annual Report to the Accrediting Committee

1945–1951; 1931

Box/Folder

1/2

Annual Reports

1951–1957 (sans AY53/54)

Box/Folder

1/3

Annual Reports

1957–1962

Box/Folder

1/4

Annual Reports

1962–1967

Box/Folder

1/5

Annual Reports

1967–1970

Box/Folder

1/6

Budgets

1967–1975

Box/Folder

1/7

Annual Reports

1970–1973

Box/Folder

1/8

Annual Reports

1973–1975

Box/Folder

1/9

Annual Reports

1975–1976

Box/Folder

1/10

Budgets

1975–1976

Box/Folder

1/11

Annual Reports

1976–1977

Box/Folder

1/12

Budgets

1976–1977

Box/Folder

1/13

Annual Reports and Budgets

1977–1978

Box/Folder

1/14

Annual Reports and Budgets

1978–1979

Box/Folder

1/15

Annual Reports and Budgets

1979–1980

Box/Folder

1/16

Annual Reports and Budgets

1980–1981

Box/Folder

1/17

Annual Reports and Budgets

1981–1982; 1982–1983

Box/Folder

1/18

Annual Reports and Budgets

1983–1984

Box/Folder

1/19

Annual Reports and Budgets

1984–1985

Box/Folder

1/20

Annual Reports and Budgets; Annual Report for the Division of Student Affairs

1985–1986; 1985–1986

Box/Folder

1/21

Annual Reports and Budgets

1986–1987

Box/Folder

1/22

Annual Reports and Budgets

1987–1988

Box/Folder

1/23

Annual Reports

1988–1990

Box/Folder

1/24

Annual Reports; Health Service Surveys

1990–1992; 1992

Box/Folder

1/25

Annual Reports; Budgets; Five-Year Staffing Plan

1992–1994; 1993–1994; 1995

Box/Folder

1/26

Budgets

1990–1995

Box/Folder

1/27

Annual Reports

1994–1995

Box/Folder

1/28

Annual Reports and Budgets

1995–1996

Box/Folder

1/29

Budgets; Five-Year Unit Program Staffing Plan

1996–1998; 1997

Box/Folder

1/30

Annual Reports

1998–1999

Box/Folder

1/31

Annual Reports and Budgets

1999–2000

Box/Folder

1/32

Annual Reports; Budgets

2000–2002; 2001–2002

Box/Folder

1/33

Annual Reports

2002–2006

Box/Folder

1/34

Annual Reports; Student Health Service Self-Study

2006–2007; Unknown

Box/Folder

1/35

Annual Reports

2009–2011

Box/Folder

1/36

Annual Reports

2012–2015

Box/Folder

1/37

Annual Reports

2015–2019

Series 2: Administrative Correspondence
These materials were previously organized as Archives Series 109: Administrative correspondence of the Student Health Center.
Dates: 1960–1980
Extent: .2 linear feet

Box/Folder

1/38

Health Services Correspondence

1960–1968

Box/Folder

1/39

Health Services Correspondence

1964–1974

Box/Folder

1/40

Health Services Correspondence

1975–1976

Box/Folder

1/41

Health Services Correspondence

1976–1978

Box/Folder

1/42

Health Services Correspondence

1978–1979

Box/Folder

1/43

Health Services Correspondence

1978–1980