UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
For the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the UWRF Archives created a
blog to present letters, diaries, newspaper articles,and photographs from the
American Civil War as a means of telling the story of the men and women who
experienced this tumultuous time in American history. The items are all from
the River Falls Area Research Center's 4-county area in Northwest Wisconsin
(Burnett, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix counties). The letters and diaries have all
been transcribed and digital copies of at least the first page of every letter provided.
The History of UW-River Falls Collection includes resources that document the
history and evolution of this campus. The collection includes published material
as well as archival materials and may eventually include additional books,
manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, maps and other resources
deemed important to the study of our state's university system and its campuses
The materials included in this rich and growing collection were selected by
librarians, scholars, and other subject specialists.
Recollections by Alvstad of her family's emigration from Norway, the sinking of their
ship, their settlement in Gilman Township, Pierce County, Wisconsin, in 1889, and
her early years there as her family established a farm home. 9 typed, transcribed
Items from the collections of UW-River Falls and UW-Eau Claire, including Klan
regalia from the River Falls area, collected by a graduate student doing research
on the Klan in Northwest Wisconsin in the 1920s.
In the Search box (upper right ) on the UW Digital Collections site,
search for "Ku Klux Klan in Northwest Wisconsin Collection."
The University Archives and Area Research Center has a large collection of
postcards, including Main Street views of most of the villages in the 4-county
Area, many of them over time.
Also, see postcard images in PastPerfect Online
All 58 volumes of the Meletean, UWRF's yearbook from 1912-1969 have been
digitized and are searchable and browsable on the UW Digital Collections website.
MINDS@UW-River Falls is an open access institutional repository designed to
provide a "safe haven" for scholarly materials produced by the students, staff
and faculty at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Established and managed
by the Chalmer Davee Library, MINDS@UW-River Falls captures, stores, indexes,
and preserves the intellectual output of the university in one central location and
distributes that research to a world wide audience. The UWRF University Archives
has a page within the MINDS@UW-River Falls site. The repository is part of a
larger institutional repository called MINDS@UW, which includes repositories
from several campuses in the UW System.
For more information, please visit the MINDS@UW-River Falls project page.
* Area Research Center
Discover historic news and information about UWRF on Archive-It. Search and
explore archived websites from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls dating
from 2013 to the present.