Services - Forms

Services and Fees

Archival instruction sessions are available to UWRF students and faculty. Typical instruction sessions consist of an introduction to archives policies and procedures, an overview of archival collection areas, and a short demonstration on how to search and request archival materials.

A display of archival items relevant to coursework or class focus can also be prepared with advance notice. Instructors are asked to provide a copy of class assignments or research topics ahead of time.

To schedule a class session, contact

The UWRF Archives and Area Research Center offers distance research and reference services. There is a small fee for distance reference questions based on resources required. The fee is for the research, not the result, and is due regardless of the success of the search. Feel free to contact us prior to submitting your request for more information on potential fees.

Researchers are encouraged to make an appointment. You can schedule an appointment by emailing us at or calling 715-425-3567. We ask that you complete an annual registration form and review rules for using the research room prior to your visit.


To request a copy of an image from our holdings, please complete and submit an Image Reproduction Order Form.

There is a $5.00 reproduction fee per image. Payments can be made online at the UWRF Marketplace. For more information on how to pay online, please contact prior to submitting your payment.

If you wish to publish an image, you must obtain permission in advance from the UWRF Archives and ARC. Please complete a Permission Request Form and pay any associated permission fees before using the image(s). Once we receive the necessary form/s and payment, you will be sent a Letter of Permission for your records. See Permissions & Copyright for more information.

Note: Copyright clearance is the responsibility of the requestor.

Use of any image acquired from UWRF Archives and Area Research Center in any public manner (publication, website, public display, etc.) requires written permission from the Archives. Permission is not necessary for personal use (i.e. home decor, personal gift, etc.) of an image. Please fill out the Permission Request Form and email the completed form to

Consult the Permission Fees page to determine the associated fee. If you have questions regarding the permission fee, please contact the archives.

Payments can be made online at the UWRF Marketplace.

The image use permission form and fee does not include a copy of the image. Please complete the Image Reproduction Order form for a digital reproduction of images.

Research and Service Fees

Digital copies or scans


Printed copies


Research Fees

$5.00/30 minutes

Photograph Fee (Personal Use)


Photograph Use Fee (Commercial or Business Use)

Fees Vary


Payment Options 

Pay with credit/debit cards online using the UWRF Market Place. We are unable to process credit card payments over the phone.

Checks are accepted and can be made out to the UWRF Library

Donations are accepted and appreciated, checks can be made out to the UWRF Foundation- Library

Checks are accepted in-person or can be mailed to UWRF Archives and ARC, 410 S 3rd St., River Falls, WI. 54022

The UWRF Archives and Area Research Center offers presentations to local groups and organizations. Presentations currently offered include; 

  • Behind the scenes tours of the Archives
  • Genealogical Resources at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • Resources in the UWRF University Archives and Area Research Center
  • River Falls History: An Overview
  • Using Library

The Chalmer Davee Library may be able to provide additional accommodations for groups. Please contact us to make arrangements (email or phone: 715-425-3567).

Contact Us

University Archives and Area Research Center
170 Chalmer Davee Library
(715) 425-3567

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