UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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UWRF Series 174

Title: Kansas City Cheifs Summer Training Camp 

Inclusive Dates: 1990-2009

Quantity: 2.5 c.f. (2 record cartons and 1 oversized box)

Biographical History: Between 1991 and 2009, the Kansas City Chiefs called UWRF their summer home. For a few weeks during the summer, the Chief’s players and staff would convene in River Falls to complete their summer training camp. The team utilized services on the UWRF campus, including lodging was in the dorms and other accommodations. During the 18-year period, the training camp had an immensely positive social and economic impact for the River Falls community. Special events were held throughout the camp for community members and visitors to interact with players. Events included a parade, Family Fun Night, scrimmage games, and other social events where fans were able to meet players on the field for autographs and pictures.  
The Chiefs played scrimmage games against other teams, in what was called "The Cheese League," comprised of other NFL teams that also spent summer training in Wisconsin. The other teams include, the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears. The promotion and recruitment was pursued by then Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson to promote tourism in the state.

Mary Hadala, Budget Coordinator at UWRF served as the Camp Coordinator and Mark Kinders, Director of the News Bureau

Scope and Content: Program Files, promotional materials, newsletters and newspaper articles. The materials document the camp’s activities each year. There are also materials for the year preceding their arrival in River Falls about the decision to relocate here for summer training. In addition, there are materials that were gathered to put together a 15th anniversary booklet in 2005. Some of the materials previously in this series were in a university small series, but with the donation of several more materials from the Sports Information Office in 2006, it was decided to make the series into a regular series as opposed to a small series.

 

Location
Box/Folder
Folder Title
Date
23.C.5
1/1
Athletic Center Addition,
2004-2005.
 
1/2
Brochures,
1991-2009.
 
1/3
Cheese League- Newspaper Articles,
1991-1997.
 
1/4
Cheese League- Wisconsin Sports Authority,
1992.
 
1/5
Commemorative Magazine, 15th Anniversary,
2005.
 
1/6-10
General Information,
1993-2009.
 
1/11
Greeting Cards,
1998-2008.
 
1/12
Guest and Volunteer Services Coordinator Manual,
2004-2008.
 
1/13
Newsletters - Chiefs Camp Updates,
1992-1994, 2004.
 
1/14
Newspaper Articles,
1990-1997.
 
1/15
Passes/ Permits,
1998-2009.
 
1/16
Promotional Materials,
n.d.
 
1/17
Proposal, Training Camp
2003.
 
1/18
Prospectus and Offering for the Training Camp,
1990.
 
1/19
River Falls Journal - Camp Guide,
1991.
 
1/20-23
River Falls Journal - Camp Journal,
19921995
 
1/24
Room Assignments,
n.d., 2008.
 
1/25
Student Employee Directory,
1991-2005.
 
1/26
Training Camp - General Information,
2000.
 
1/27
Training Camp - Manual,
2002.
 
1/28
Training Camp - Space Assignments,
1991.
 
1/29-31
Visitor Register,
1998, 2001, 2003.
Digital Content
 
 
 
2/1
KJ’s Disk, KCC Camp
1998.
 
2/2
Hunt/ Knowles Addition/ Dedication,
2005.
 
2/3
Camp,
2005.
 
2/4
Season Tickets,
2007.
 
2/5
Press Conference, UWRF,
9/26/1990.
 
2/6
Press Conference, UWRF,
12/4/1990.
 
2/7
Say Cheese, NFL Cheese League,
1992.
 
2/8
Press Conference,
2001.
 
2/9
Service Club Promotional Tape,
n.d.
 
2/10
“Here we go Chiefs” Revised,
1990.
 
2/11
Kansas City Wolf Rap,
n.d.
 
2/12
Partnering Where you Least Expect it: Riding with the Dallas Cowboys,
n.d.
 
2/13
New Defensive Chants and Up Temp “Power” Part A,
n.d.
 
2/14
New Defensive Chants and Up Temp “Power” Part B,
n.d.
 
2/15
Kick Off Music,
n.d.
 
3/1
Promotional Materials - Designs,
n.d.
 
3/2
River Falls Journal - Camp Journal,
1996-2008.
3D Items
 
 
 
36.A.2
 
Chiefs Team Photos
1990-2009
 
 
Art work "The Chief Print"
 
 
 
Glass window of Chiefs logo and helmet
 

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