UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Archives Resources

UWRF Series 35

Title: Area Research Center Records

Inclusive Dates: 1935- 2003

Quantity: 25 a.b.

Background: The Area Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is one of thirteen such centers associated with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin in cooperation with twelve University of Wisconsin four-year institutions and the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center at Ashland. The goal of each Area Research Center is to build comprehensive collections documenting the history of its region and to make these collections easily accessible. In addition to preserving local records, the Centers comprise a statewide network, whose purpose it is to identify, collect, and house archives, manuscripts, photographs, and related materials and to encourage their use.

The River Falls Area Research Center, formerly known as the St. Croix Valley Historical Research Center, was formally established in 1962. The collection, however, dates back at least to the 1934 founding of the State Teachers College Historical Society and Museum, by Dr. Walker Wyman of the University’s History Department. One of the earliest of the thirteen centers comprising the state network, it was originally administered jointly by the Department of History and the Chalmer Davee Library; supervision and operation of the River Falls Center became solely the responsibility of the library in 1980.

Directors of the River Falls Area Research Center, since its formal organization, have included John E. Lankford (1962-64), James T. King (1964-80), and Timothy L. Ericson (1980-84). Susan D. Steinwall served as director while Ericson was on leave between October 1984 to August 1987. University Archivists, reporting to the Director, have included Deryl V. Gease (1966-68), David J. Olson (1968-71), Patrick J. Nolan (1971-73), and Timothy L. Ericson (1974-80). Lankford, Kind, Gease, Olson, and Nolan were also members of the History Department faculty. Timothy D. Cary was director from September 1987 through September 1990. Stephanie J. Zeman served as director from October 1990 through June 1997. Susan Ginter Watson became the director/archivist in July of 1997 and left in January 2005. Stephanie J. Zeman returned as interim archivist 2005-06. In approximately 2003, the title of the head of the department changed to archivist, as opposed to director, to correctly reflect UW System job titles.

The collections of the River Falls Area Research Center are concerned primarily with the history of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Pierce, St. Croix, Polk, and Burnett counties of northwestern Wisconsin. Additionally, limited materials pertaining to several of the adjoining counties in eastern Minnesota are included. The original records and papers, local histories, genealogies, government documents, university records, newspapers, maps, oral histories, and photographs which comprise the collections of the Center are intended for the use by both the university community and the general public.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged alphabetically by filing unit and then chronologically by document. However, correspondence, which is organized first by calendar year, is then arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Also, Area Research Center accessions for local donors are now in the collection file, listed by collection name.

Restriction: Parts of this series are restricted, such as the correspondence with patrons, for privacy rule reasons. Please consult with the archivist if there are questions.

               

Location

Box/Folder

Series

Sub-Series

Folder Title

dates

19.B.3

1/1

   

Administrative Reports and Statistics,

1962

 

1/2

   

Annual Reports,

1963

 

1/3-4

   

Archives Consultant Committee,

1973-74.

 

1/5

   

ARC System Correspondence,

1971-76.

 

1/6

   

ARC System Progress Report,

1965-69, 1971-81.

 

1/7

   

“Audiovisuals for Archivists” SAA Project,

1983

 

1/8

   

Cutover Country Project,

1967-69.

 

1/9

   

Conservation Committee,

1981-82.

 

2/10

   

Cooklock, R.A., Library Staff Evaluation of,

1979

 

2/11

   

Cooklock Caper,

1976

 

2/12

   

Correspondence,

1935-65.

 

2/13-15

   

Correspondence,

1966-1977.

 

3/1-12

   

Correspondence,

1978-1979.

19.B.2

4/1-12

   

Correspondence,

1980-1981.

 

5/1-12

   

Correspondence,

1982-1983.

 

6/1-12

   

Correspondence-General,

1970-76.

 

7/1-5

   

Dany Sharon Institute Correspondence,

1972-73.

 

7/6

   

Equipment, Supplies, Expenses,

1972-81.

 

7/7

   

Ericson, Timothy: Activities and Publicity,

1974-75, 1977-81.

 

7/8

   

Ericson, Timothy:  Correspondence ,

1973-75.

 

7/9-11

   

Ericson, Timothy:  Correspondence,

1976-81.

 

8/1-6

   

Ericson, Timothy:  MAC Program Committee,

1982-83.

 

8/7

   

Grissom, George W.:  Correspondence,

1973-77.

 

8/8

   

Heritage Interpretive Project,

1977

 

8/9

   

Hills, Cecile:  Correspondence,

1975-78.

 

8/10

   

Hoar, Col. Walter G.:  Correspondence,

1968-69.

 

8/11

   

Hunter, Ralph W.:  Correspondence,

1976-77.

 

8/12

   

Friends of the Archives,

1980

 

9/1

   

Humidity Controls,

1979-80.

 

9/2

   

Institutional Assistance Grant Applications,

1965

 

9/3

   

Library Staff,

1972-81.

 

9/4-7

   

Local History Genealogy Project, UW-EC,

1982

 

9/8

   

Local Records Repositories Committee,

1979-1982..

 

9/9-10

   

Miller, Willis:  Donations,

1972-1979.

 

9/11

   

Athletic Hall of Fame,

1981-84.

 

9/12

   

Turcheneske, John Anthony:  Correspondence,

1974-84.

 

9/13

   

Mormon Cemetery and Church Records Microfilm Project,

1979-81.

 

10/1

   

Luck Oral History Project,

1980-81.

 

10/2

   

Promotional Material,

1963-1985.

 

10/3

   

Publicity,

1935-1962.

 

10/4-9

   

Publicity:  “Scenes from Yesteryear”,

1968-1980.

 

10/10

   

Rose, Mrs. Wayne P.:  Correspondence,

1978

 

10/11

   

Staff,

1965-1971.

 

10/12

   

Staff-Nonsense,

1966-1976.

 

10/13

   

Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Committee,

1981, 1983.

 

10/14

   

Wisconsin Inventory of Historic Buildings and Sites,

1973-1977.

 

10/15

   

Correspondence,

1984

 

11

   

Correspondence-General,

1981-84.

19.B.1

12/1-3

   

Oral History Project:  General, inc. Krueger Tape Library,

1963-68.

 

12/4

   

Oral History Project:  Annual Reports,

1967-75.

 

12/5

   

Oral History Project:  Correspondence ,

1966-73.

 

12/6

   

Oral History Project:  Leadsca,

1963-75.

 

12/7-8

   

Oral History Project:  New York Times Proposal,

1971-73.

 

12/9

   

Oral History Project:  Requests for Vol. 1,

1972-73.

 

12/10

   

Oral History Project: “Voices of the St. Croix Valley”, Vol. 1,

1972

 

13/1

   

Oral History Project: “Voices of the St. Croix Valley”, vol. 2,

1984

 

13/2

   

Twenty-fifth Anniversary Celebration,

Sept. 17, 1987.

 

13/3-8

   

Correspondence-General,

1984-1986.

 

13/9-11

  Photographs,

Reading Room, Staff, Museum,

1960's-1990's

19.B.1

14/1

Timothy Ericson (1974-1984)

Burnett County Historical Society,

Archeological Sites Historic Preservation grant,

 
 

14/2

   

Archives Collections,

 
 

14/3

   

Constitution,

1982

 

14/4

   

Correspondence,

1974-1984.

 

14/5

   

Meeting Minutes,

1980-1983.

 

14/6

   

Publications – Indian Scare of 1878,

 
 

14/7

   

Hudson & North Hudson -Historic Building Survey, Buildings from the Past, Audio Tape, Advisory Committee Meeting,

1983

 

14/8

   

New Richmond Preservation Society,

1983-1986.

 

14/9

 

Polk County Historical Society,

Administrative Records,

1937-1979.

 

14/10

   

Correspondence,

1975-1986.

 

14/11

   

Publications,

 
 

14/12

 

St. Croix Historical Society,

Administrative Records,

1979-1982.

 

14/13

   

Correspondence,

1980

 

14/14

 

Washburn County Historical Society,

Administrative Records,

1979-1982.

 

14/15

   

Correspondence,

1979-1984.

 

15/1

 

State Historical Society of Wisconsin,

Office of Local History,

1979-1982.

 

15/2

   

Ten-Year Plan,

1979-1989.

 

15/3

   

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society,

 
 

15/4

   

Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board – Archival Repositories Questionnaire,

1979

 

15/5

   

UW System Policy – Public Records,

 
 

15/6

 

Wisconsin Place Names in the St. Croix Valley- Bibliography,

Burnett County,

 
 

15/7

   

Pierce County,

 
 

15/8

   

Polk County,

 
 

15/9

   

St. Croix County,

 
 

16/1

 

Round Barn Project,

Artwork Involving Round Barns,

 
 

16/2

   

Correspondence,

1979-1999.

 

16/3-5

   

News Articles About round Barns,

1900-2004.

 

16/6

   

Maps Showing Locations of Round Barns,

 
 

16/7

   

Presentations and Publications,

 
 

16/8

   

Publication – Economy of the Round Barn, by Wilber J. Fraser,

1910

 

16/9

   

Publication – The Round Barn, by Wilber J. Fraser,

1918

 

16/10

   

Publication – The Round and Five-or-More Equal Sided Barns of Wisconsin, by Larry T. Jost,

 

16/11

   

Bibliography,

 
 

17/1

   

Slides,

 
 

17/2

   

Photographs,

 
 

18

 

Prescott Project,

Discovering Forgotten Stories: Northern Wisconsin’s First African American Community,

 

19/1

Susan Steinwall (1984-1987)

 

Budget Requests – Archives,

1983-1987.

 

19/2

   

Collection Development - Analysis Project,

1986

 

19/3

   

Collection Development – Policy,

1986

 

19/4

   

Committee – Implementation of LS/2000,

1987

 

19/5

   

Correspondence – Internal,

1984-1987.

 

19/6

   

Correspondence – Glenwood City Records Inventory,

1985

 

19/7

   

Correspondence-Midwest Archivist Council – Local Arrangements,

 

19/8

   

Correspondence – St. Croix Valley Genealogy Society,

1986

 

19/9

   

Correspondence – Wisconsin Historical Society,

1985-1987.

 

19/10

   

Long-Range Planning – Library Committee,

1987-1988.

 

19/11

   

Museum Proposal,

1985

 

19/12

   

Policy – Archives Services,

1986

 

19/13

   

Reference – Classes – Geology 330,

1985

 

19/14

   

Self-Study - North Central Committee,

1986-1987.

 

19/15

   

Speeches – Land Records,

1985

 

20/1

   

West Central Library Cooperative-Undergraduate Teaching Improvements,

1985

 

20/2

   

WESTCAP – Student Volunteers,

1985-1986.

 

20/3

   

Wisconsin Historical Society – Wisconsin Newspaper Project,

1987

19.C.3

21/1

Tim Carey (1987-1990)

 

Area Research Center – Agreement,

1952-1965.

 

21/2

 

Collection Development,

Collection Analysis,

1988

 

21/3

   

Friends of the Archives Advisory Committee,

1987-1988.

 

21/4

   

Policy,

1981-1989.

 

21/5

   

Policy Review,

1987-1988.

 

21/6

   

Conservation Manual,

 
 

21/7

   

Committee - Hudson Public Library,

1983-1988.

 

21/8

 

Correspondence,

Friends of the Archives,

1988

 

21/9

   

St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society,

1987-1989.

 

21/10

   

Tim Cary,

1987-1990.

 

21/11

   

Wisconsin Historical Society,

1987-1990.

 

21/12

 

Course: History 395/595- Historical Conservation Lab,

Notes,

1987

 

21/13

   

Reports,

1987

 

21/14

 

Holdings,

Court Records ,

 
 

21/15

   

Deaccessions - Holocaust Nuremberg materials,

1990

 

21/16

   

Map Library – Proposal,

1988-1989.

 

21/17

   

Vertical File,

1989

 

21/18

 

Instruction,

Classes – History 390/590,

 
 

22/1

   

Classes - Social Welfare History Soc. 270,

 
 

22/2

   

Classes – Sociology 116,

 
 

22/3

   

Library Instruction Planning,

 
 

22/4

   

Long Range Planning – Proposal - Center of Excellence,

1987

 

22/5

 

Meetings with Director,

Donald Sweet,

1987-1988.

 

22/6

   

Linda Olson,

1988-1989.

 

22/7

   

Christina Baum,

1989-1990.

 

22/8

   

Project – Thesis Cards,

1989

 

22/9

   

Space Planning Committee,

1987-1988.

 

22/10

 

Staffing,

LTE Positions,

 
 

22/11

   

Position Description – Review,

1989

 

22/12

   

Volunteers,

 
 

22/13

   

Wisconsin Archives Society,

 
 

23/1

Stephanie Zenman (1990 – 1997)

 

Archives Internship,

1989-1996.

 

23/2

   

Campus Taskforce – Social Security Numbers,

2006

 

23/3

   

Collection Development,

1992-1994.

 

23/4

 

Collections Dispute – Pierce County Historical Society,

Correspondence,

1992-1997.

 

23/5

   

Collection Lists,

1992

 

23/6

 

Correspondence,

Library Director – Christina Baum,

1990-1995.

 

23/7

   

St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society,

1995-1997.

 

23/8

   

Wisconsin Historical Society,

1990-1993.

 

23/9

   

Wisconsin Historical Society,

1993-1997.

 

23/10

   

Employees List 1983-1999,

1997

 

23/11

   

Friends of the Archives Committee,

1980-1988.

 

23/12

   

Library Computers,

1995

 

23/13

   

Library Directors Advisory Council,

1990-1997.

 

24/1

   

Presentation – Midwest Archives Conference,

1996

 

24/2

   

Project – River Falls Chamber of Commerce – Main Street 2000,

1989-1992.

 

24/3

   

Records Management,

1990

 

24/4

   

Stephanie’s “Everything” Guide and notes to My Successor,

1997

 

24/5

   

Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society – Survey – Cemetery Records,

1997

 

25/1

Sue Watson (1997 – 2005)

 

Allocated Budge,

1988-2002.

 

25/2

   

Archives Endowment Fund,

1996-2004.

 

25/3

   

Archives – Instruction – Honors 181,

2000

 

25/4

   

Archives – Internship,

1997-2001.

 

25/5

   

Archives Policy,

1997

 

25/6

   

Area Research Center Agreement - Amendment,

1998

 

25/7

   

Area Research Center Network Policy,

1998

 

25/8

   

Area Research Center Network Stats,

1998-2004.

 

25/9

   

Collection Development - Minnesota Wisconsin Boundary Area Commission Records,

2001

 

25/10

   

Committee - Library Website,

2007

 

25/11

   

Committee – Student Supervisor,

2002-2003.

 

25/12

   

Correspondence and notes – Library Director,

1998-2004.

 

25/13

   

Correspondence – Wisconsin historical Society,

1997-1999.

 

25/14

   

Event - Library Open House,

April 8, 2000.

 

25/15

   

Event - Library Re-dedication- Materials,

1997

 

25/16

   

Event- River Falls Leadership – Heritage Day,

2001

 

25/17

   

Human Resources - Position Description,

2003

 

25/18

   

News Articles – Falcon Features,

2002-2003.

 

25/19

   

News Articles – Pierce County Herald,

1984-2005.

 

25/20

   

Program - Friends of Libraries,

1998

 

25/21

 

Projects,

1973 Data for Mark Kinders,

n.d..

 

25/22

   

A Celebration of River Falls Century Farm Heritage,

2000

 

25/23

   

Art Restoration,

2000

 

25/24

   

Computer Lab Modernization,

1999-2001.

 

25/25

   

Oral History,

 
 

25/26

 

Public History Class – Presidents Display,

Archives Resources,

 
 

25/27

   

Research and Narratives,

 
 

25/28

   

Scanned Photographs,

 
 

25/29

   

River Falls Sesquicentennial,

1992

 

25/30

 

UWRF 125th,

Anniversary Committee Meeting Minutes,

2000

 

25/31

   

Archives Materials,

 
 

25/32

   

Building on Tradition – Publications,

 
 

25/33

   

Campus Memories Submissions,

 
 

25/34

   

Time Capsule Materials,

 
 

25/35

   

Wisconsin Heritage Online,

2006

 

25/36

   

Staffing – LTE Position,

1998-2002.

 

25/37

   

Wisconsin Historical Society – Archives Week,

2000-2003.

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