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UWRF Series 43: Chancellor’s Office, Historical File, 1870-

UWRF Series 43 Collection Inventory

Chancellor’s Office
Historical File, 1870-
Arrangement: Chronological
Quantity: 5 boxes

Collection Summary: This is an artificial series organized for the purpose of making frequently used items of significant historical value readily available to researchers.

Includes: short histories of the school; material relating to the founding and development of the physical plant; biographies of presidents; material relating to Professor John May and the development of the Agriculture department; Examination papers, 1875/76; miscellaneous student publications, 1904-1909; correspondence and obituaries of W.D. Parker, 1911-1920; Semi-Centennial historical pageant materials, 1924; Senior Class Officer lists, 1913-1961; W.J. Brier scrapbook relating to the Normal School, 1905-1929; Prof. J.P. Jacobson’s famous “Professor Jake’s bean soup” recipe.

State Normal School Regulations (1877), 1897 letter to the Normal School regarding athletics, 1960; congratulatory telegram to WI State College President Kleinpell from President Richard Nixon  

Box/Folder Contents Years
1/1 Agreement to guarantee a note for purchase of band uniforms, signed by faculty members 1926
1/2 Biographies of presidents n.d.
1/3-4 Letter from Mary McMillan Burt to Class of 1920 2 May 1970
1/5 Class songs and yells:

     "Alma Mater"
     "Pledge Song"
     "The Falls March"

1908, 1917-1961
1/6 Copies of Chapter 431, Local Laws, 1870, providing for the establishment of a Normal School at River Falls. One holographic copy from Normal School cornerstone, ca. 1875; two Xeroxes of printed copy. 1870; 1875
1/7 “A Survey of the Library at Wisconsin State College, River Falls,” Richard Cooklock 1955. Revised, 1962
1/8 Correspondence of Prof. John M. May and other papers relating to the history of the College of Agriculture, 1912-1958
1/9 Regulations, State Normal School, River Falls, WI 1877
1/10 Dedication Programs (includes “What’s in a Name”) 1875-
1/11 Football game letters to Stillwater 1897
2/1 Articles concerning the founding and dedication of the Normal School 1874-


“A Brief History of the River Falls Normal,” from the 1912 Meletean
“Forty Years of Progress,” from the 1914 Meletean
“A Brief History of River Falls Normal School,” W.J. Brier, 1907
“A Brief Sketch of the History of the State Normal School at River Falls, Wisconsin,” ca. 1915
“The River Falls State Teachers College, 1874-1932, “ J.H. Ames, 1932
“An Historical Sketch of Education in River Falls,” ca. 1939
“A History of the Wisconsin State College at River Falls, 1874-1963,” John Lankford, 1964
“Historical Sketch of the River Falls State Teachers College,” n.d. and
Articles on Falcon name
"Through the Ages: From Wharton to Roy, The History of the Music Department," by Eleanor Peterson, Fall 2006

2/3 Letter from H.S. Comings to Parker transmitting petition supporting Normal School at River Falls 29 January 1870
2/4 Joint Resolution No. 42A, congratulating the basketball team 1947
2/5 List of subscribers to buy land for Normal School site, ca. 1870
2/6 Miscellaneous student publications, programs, songs and poems, 1904-1909. Includes Snores, 1904-05 1904-1909
2/7 Undated teachers contract form  
2/8 Articles concerning the Normal School fire 29 November 1897
2/9-10 Parker, President Warren D., correspondence with Joseph Dutton 1910-1920
2/11 Program for laying the cornerstone in North Hall June 1914
2/12-14 Articles concerning the rebuilding and dedication of Normal School 1897-1898
2/15 Semi-Centennial Historical Pageant materials 1924
2/16 Senior Class officers 1913-1961
2/17 Time capsules on UWRF campus, compiled by UWRF Archives staff  
3/1 Louila Mosher Normal School scrapbooks 1905-1916
3/2 cont'd 1917-1920
3/3 cont'd 1925-1929
4/1 W.J. Brier scrapbook relating to the Normal School fire of November 29, 1897. Clippings from various newspapers relating to the fire 1897-1898
4/ 2-4 Inauguration of George Field – Congratulatory Certificates 1968
5/1 Junior High School Year Book 1923
5/2 Campus maps 1933, 1950's-
5/3 Boy’s Glee Club 1913
5/4 Greeting Cards and University stationary 1974, 1977, 1982-, n.d.
5/5 Tickets-basketball, State Normal School n.d.
5/6 History of School of Agriculture 1919-1960
5/7 Autograph Album of Ella Rupert 1879-1881
5/10 Space Shuttle picture and letter from Daniel Brandenstein (astronaut and alumnus of UWRF) 1978
5/11 Webstonians Boarding Club scrapbook  
5/12 Book of Examination Questions: Handwritten copies of examination questions in the following subjects: reading, arithmetic, music, penmanship, grammar, spelling, and geography, with partial or complete answers written by Normal School students (1 bound volume) 1875-1876

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