University Collections

The UWRF University Archives serves as the official repository for the permanent, historical records of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The University Archives collects and preserves materials pertaining to the establishment, development, history, and traditions of the University.

Collections in the University Archives include:

  • student and alumni publications
  • campus directories
  • athletic films, programs, and scorebooks
  • commencement materials
  • building blueprints and dedication programs
  • pennants, pins, and badges
  • departmental and administrative records
  • thousands of photographs
  • and much more!

Most university records can be found in the UWRF online cataloglink. You may also search by the collection inventories, also called finding aids, which include important information about a collection such as a summary of the collection's content, dates of materials in the collection, and box/folder listings.

View some photographs from the University Photograph collection, or view the index to the University Photograph collection.

Some interesting facts and information from UWRF's history:

Songs and music, student handbook, and R patch
River Falls State Normal School publications from the 1910s
Exam time in the 1930s
       Exam time in the 1930s
Freddy Falcon
              Freddy Falcon
Old Freddy costume head sitting on archival storage boxes in the University Archives lobby 
Old Freddy costume in University Archives lobby, 2014