Student Handbook

University Archives

University Archives and Area Research Center
Chalmer Davee Library 
330 E. Cascade Avenue
M-F 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Located 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 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. The River Falls Area Research Center (ARC) is one of fourteen research facilities in a statewide network coordinated by the Wisconsin Historical Society in partnership with the University of Wisconsin System.

Archives Resources

  • Area Research Center Collections
  • Photograph Collections
  • Special Collections
  • University Collections
  • Digital Collections
  • Genealogy and Local History Resources
  • Online Exhibits and Featured Collections
  • Research Help