William C. Hansen Papers, 1964-1973

Summary Information
Title: William C. Hansen Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1964-1973

  • Hansen, William C., 1891-
Call Number: Stevens Point Mss Y

Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)

Archival Locations:
UW-Stevens Point Library / Stevens Point Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Papers of William C. Hansen, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, from his term as a Democratic State Senator; including reference files, correspondence, voting records, campaign materials, and miscellany.

Language: English

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William C. Hansen, prominent Wisconsin educator and former State Senator, was born in Neenah on July 4, 1891. Educated at Stevens Point Normal School (degree earned in 1911) and at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned a B.S. (1915) and M.S. (1925), Hansen spent 49 years as an educator and administrator. He served nine years as high school teacher and principal, and was superintendent of schools in Neillsville (1922-1929), Oconto (1929-1932), and Stoughton (1932-1940). From 1940 to 1962 Hansen was president of Wisconsin State University-Stevens Point. Also active in many state and regional organizations, he was president of Northwestern Wisconsin Education Association (1929), Southern Wisconsin Education Association (1939), Wisconsin Education Association (1948), and Stevens Point Chamber of Commerce (1957-1958).

After retirement from Wisconsin State University-Stevens Point in 1962, Hansen was elected to the State Senate in 1964 from the 24th Senate District. During his term he served on the education and conservation committees. A Democrat from a traditionally Republican district, he was defeated in his bid for a second term in 1968.

Scope and Content Note

Although most of Hansen's career was spent as an educator, the collection reflects only his legislative work. His interest in education is revealed, however, in the reference materials on education which are present. Also included are correspondence, 1965-1969, with a separate file dealing with environmental control of pesticides, 1967-1968; voting records, 1965-1967; campaign materials, 1964-1968; and miscellany, 1965-1969.

Administrative/Restriction Information
Acquisition Information

Presented by William C. Hansen, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, 1974, 1975. Accession Number: M74-374, M75-6

Processing Information

Processed by Menzi Behrnd, September 28, 1978.

Contents List
Box   1
Folder   1
Correspondence, 1965-1969
Box   1
Folder   2
Correspondence - pesticides file, 1967-1968
Box   1
Folder   3-4
Reference files, 1967, 1972, 1973
Box   1
Folder   5
Voting records, 1965-1967
Box   1
Folder   6
Campaign materials, 1964, 1968
Box   1
Folder   7
Miscellany, 1965-1969