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.
Tape recorded interview with Herman Arneson conducted by Ray Barello in 1976. Mr. Arneson joined the faculty at Stout in 1945 and remained as a biology teacher until his retirement thirty-one years later. During the interview Arneson discusses his education and early teaching career; his work as instructor of airplane mechanics during World War II; the situation at Stout at the time of his hiring in 1945; the post war housing situation in Menomonie; impressions of Presidents Nelson, Fryklund, Micheels, and Swanson; the Science Department, faculty committee work, student housing, curricular and administrative changes, his philosophy of teaching, and the Stout Foundation.
A tape recorded interview of Ralph Iverson conducted by Ray Barello on September 9, 1976 at the First National Bank in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Iverson originally came to Stout in 1946 as an instructor in psychology and secondary education. He left in 1948 to earn his doctorate and was rehired at Stout in 1951 as instructor in guidance and Director of Student Personnel Services. He served in various administrative capacities until his retirement in 1973 as Assistant Chancellor for Student Services.
Iverson was largely responsible for the development of Stout's guidance program academically and as a student service and began the annual Stout Guidance Conferences. The interview includes discussion of Iverson's early life as a son of Norwegian immigrants, his early career in education, military service during World War II, the Stout Barracks, the development of the guidance program into a master's degree program, Stout administrative structure and reorganization, the Stout Guidance Conference, the student advisement program at Stout, recruiting Paul Hoffman and his work at the Counseling Center, impressions of Presidents Fryklund and Micheels, establishment of the hotel management program, and Iverson's experiences as acting president of Stout.
Tape recorded interview conducted on April 23, 1981 by John Joseph Jax, representing the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Oral History Program, with Beulah C. Howison at her home in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Ms. Howison worked as a reference librarian for thirty-three years at the University of Wisconsin Stout (1942-1975). The interview involves discussion of the library at Stout, the Textbook Library, Lillian Froggatt, and library instruction.