UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Located in room 170 in the lower level of the Chalmer Davee Library at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the University Archives and the Area Research Center operate within one facility but are two distinct entities, each with their own collections.
The University Archives and Area Research Center (ARC) collects and preserve records, regardless of format, that document the history, development, traditions, and activities of the University and Northwestern Wisconsin. The UWRF Archives and ARC provides access to these historical materials to the university community as well as the general public.
The UW-River Falls University Archives is the official repository for the permanent, historical records of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The primary mission of the University Archives is to collect and preserve materials that document the history, development, traditions, and activities of the University since its establishment in 1874, while providing accessibility to the university community as well as the general public. The collection includes student newspapers and yearbooks, course catalogs, directories, masters' theses, commencement programs, administrative and departmental records, photographs, artifacts, and much more. University records can be identified using the UWRF library catalog.
The University Archives is also responsible for Records Management for UW-River Falls. UWRF's Public Records Custodian, however, is the Assistant Chancellor for Business and Finance.
The River Falls Area Research Center (ARC) is one of fourteen research facilities in a University of Wisconsin System statewide network in coordination with the Wisconsin Historical Society. The River Falls ARC provides students, faculty, and the general public local access to historical materials, local government records, manuscripts, newspapers, and historical and genealogical materials representing the region encompassing Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties. Through the statewide Area Research Center network, most collections owned by the ARCs and the Wisconsin Historical Society can be transferred to and from the River Falls ARC. Archival collections and photographs can be searched by using UWRF's archival catalog, AtoM, which includes photographs and born digital content. To search for newspapers, local genealogical (printed) materials, and archival collections across the ARC network (including WHS), use Search@UW.
Read more about the History of the Area Research Center and look at photographs of the ARC's history.
Appointments are preferred. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-425-3567 to schedule an appointment. We request that you fill out our annual registration form online prior to your visit. Summer hours are Monday - Friday 10:00am - 3:00 PM. Please check the Library webpage for updates or changes.
The University Archives and Area Research Center is located in room 170 of the lower level of the Chalmer Davee Library at 330 E. Cascade Avenue in River Falls.
The UWRF Archives and Area Research Center provides distance research and information look up services for a fee.
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