UWRF Catalog - archival material here at UWRF can be found in the UWRF book catalog
Searching by call number in addition to a keyword search can filter out a lot of secondary material in the UWRF Catalog. For example:
If you are using ArCat, these tips work for other ARCs as well. For example, "Dane Series" will get you government records from Dane County, and "Milwaukee Mss" will get you manuscript collections located in the Milwaukee ARC. If you don't want to limit your search in ArCat by location, knowing these numbering conventions will help you know where the material you find in a general search is located.
The UWRF Archives' Special Collections are comprised of local and county histories, printed family histories and genealogies, church and cemetery records, maps and atlases, newspapers from the four counties, oral histories, federal and state census records, local serials, and more.
The book collection also includes rare or unusual publications; older agricultural, Civil War, and Wisconsin and Saint Croix Valley history books; area cookbooks; books authored by local area residents; and books authored by UWRF faculty, staff, or students.
We also have photographs from the 4-county area (Burnett, Pierce, Polk, Saint Crox) and from UW-River Falls itself.
Some of our materials have been digitized and are available online. You may find useful materials here, or collections you might want to use. Or it may just give you an idea for a paper topic.