University Archives and Area Research Center

Research Help - Links

Archives A to Z

Archives A to Z is a glossary explaining archives and special collections terms and tools. Take a crash course in different types of records (and find out  what a "record" is). What is a finding aid? What are vital statistics? How did the naturalization process work? Where can I find Native American materials? Read about tools like ArCat,, BLM/GLO homestead patents, and SSDI. Learn about genealogical research, how to conduct house history, local history tools, and much more.

Citations Guide

Use our how-to Citations Guide to cite different kinds of primary sources, using different style guides.

Research Portal

Below are links to web pages on our website and to a wide variety of other websites that you may find useful for your research. They are grouped by subject and some links may appear under more than one subject.

How Do I See the Links?  The red plus (+) sign means there is more information; click to open that section.

River Falls ARC map
Click for larger map with  all ARCs and their counties

  • Search@UW, Includes local newspapers and published local histories and genealogies available in the reading room. Also includes ARC collections housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society and other ARC's in the network.
  • AtoM, includes all archival collections of the University Archives and Area Research Center collections, including photographs and the Student Voice newspaper.
    • DOES NOT INCLUDE newspaper microfilm, special collection books, or published histories and genealogies available in the reading room.
  • Books and Serials (including Newspapers)
  • Government Records:
    • Burnett County
    • Pierce County
    • Polk County
    • Saint Croix County
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps/Atlases/Plat Books
  • Photographs
  • University Records
  • See our Archives A to Z page for details about what UWRF has, such as Cemetery Records, Census Records, Naturalization Records, Vital Records, etc.



UWRF Archives

  • How the UWRF University Archives & Area Research Center can help you with your History Day research
  • Online Exhibits & Featured Collections 


State Historical Society Journals Online

  • Wisconsin Magazine of History (index and online digital copies of articles)
  • Minnesota History (index and online digital copies of articles)

UWRF History

Planning a Visit to the Archives?

Check out the Hours-Contact-Visit page for hours, location and links to campus maps, contact information, and things you should look at before coming.

Contact Us

University Archives and
Area Research Center
Fax 715-425-0609
170 Chalmer Davee Library

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