Official university scrapbooks, compiled by the Chancellors' secretary, Minnie Becker; consisting primarily of newspaper articles, but also containing some photographs and programs. Information included relates to the Office of the Chancellor, the Chancellor as an individual, events in the life of the institution, individual faculty and students, history of the institution, the University of Wisconsin System, and some community events. The collection includes the terms of Burton Nelson, Verne Fryklund, William Micheels, and Robert Swanson as president and later chancellor of Stout.
A tape recorded interview conducted on April 6, 1989 by John Jax with Gertrude Callahan in Madison, Wisconsin. Gertrude Callahan taught English at Stout for thirty-four years from 1927 until her retirement in 1961. Her father, John Callahan, was on the Board of Trustees of Stout Institute. The interview includes discussion on her father and his role in Wisconsin's educational history; Gertrude's early teaching career; the Daisy Kugal Incident at Stout; Stout presidents and personalities including Burton Nelson, L.D. Harvey, Clyde Bowman, Ruth Michaels, Verne Fryklund, James Huff Stout, Freda Bachman, Lillian Froggatt, Merle Price, and Robert L. Pierce; Menomonie during the depression; the suicide of Fryklund's first wife; attempts to get the American Association of University Women at Stout; growth in English and other Stout curricula; and her opinion of Stout's mission and philosophy