Online Exhibits and Featured Collections

Highlights from the UWRF University Archives and Area Research Center collections.

Current exhibits and featured collections:

  • Ingeborg Holdahl Alvstad Reminiscences: An Online Digital Collection
    Typed translation of Ingeborg's recollections of her family's emigration from Norway and settlement in Pierce County, Wisconsin, in the 1880s-90s; available on the UW Digital Collections site. (River Falls SC 245)
  • Athletics @ UW-River Falls: An Online Exhibit
    Baseball, basketball, football, tennis, swimmingUWRF has done it all.
  • John M. Bartosh Papers, 1885-1959: A Featured Collection
    Bartosh owned Park View Dairy, the first motorized dairy delivery operation in River Falls. He was also the mayor of River Falls during World War II. (River Falls SC 409)
  • Daniel Brandenstein: An Online Exhibit
    UWRF Distinguished Alumnus and U.S. Astronaut.
  • Deloris Buckley, Front Line Nurse: A Featured Collection
    Buckley, of Spring Valley, was a nurse stationed in Italy during World War II. (River Falls SC 149)
  • Elephants and Other Folios: An Online Exhibit
    Large, oversize "folios"--known as elephant folios--from UWRF's Special Collections are highlighted.
  • Ellsworth Pioneer School Girls Club: A Featured Collection
    Gertrude M. Cairns was the club secretary and treasurer and her Papers (1845-1958) contain records of the Pioneer Girls. (River Falls Mss I) 
  • Gerrish Family Papers, 1876-1909: A Featured Collection
    Diaries and personal papers detailing rural farm life in Wisconsin, particularly the Ono area of Union Township in Pierce County, during the late 1800s through the early 1900s. (River Falls Mss CO)
  • History of River Falls PowerPoint presentation
  • Main Street USA: An Online Exhibit
    View River Falls, Hudson, Ellsworth, and other villages, in photographs from the 1870s to the 1960s.
  • Photographic History of UW-River Falls: An Online Exhibit
    View a sampling of photographs from the university's first century
  • Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company: An Online Exhibit
    History of River Falls' first firefighters. 
  • Political Activism and Memorabilia: An Online Exhibit
    Campaign buttons, photographs, political organizations, campus protests and demonstrations.
  • Resources on the Kinnickinnic: A Featured Topic
    Want to research the Kinnickinnic River? These resources will get you started.
  • River Falls in World War I: An Online Exhibit UW-River Falls in World War I.
  • River Falls in World War II: An Online Exhibit UW-River Falls in World War II.
  • Small Potatoes: Boyhood Memories of the Depression Decade in River Falls: A Featured Collection
    Memoirs of George D. Foss about growing up in River Falls during the Great Depression. (River Falls SC 417)

Online Exhibits & Featured Collections


 Athletics@UW-River Falls exhibit

  River Falls ca1930 
    Downtown River Falls, ca. 1921


 River Falls Fire Station
    River Falls Fire Department,
    Successor of the Pioneer Hook
    & Ladder Company


  Political buttons
     William McKinley
      & Garret Hobart
      Presidential Buttons, 1896


 WWII envelope
     Envelope from a Letter Written
     Home by a Soldier in WWII

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