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Zane Heifner. Letters, 1949, 1951-1955.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 139
  • collection
  • 1951-1955

Letters received by Heifner, Boyceville, Wisconsin, many of which came from women who had obtained his name from the Diamond Circle, a "lonely hearts" club; also letters to his daughter Lois.

Yukon Delta children's stories, 1968-1969.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 95
  • collection
  • 1968-1969

Nine stories concerning mythical "little people" written by Yukon Delta Eskimo children and collected by Bitney, a student in folklore and an elementary teacher at Mountain Village (Alaska) Day School during the 1968-1969 school year.

WRFW-FM radio station records, 1968-2018.

  • UWRF Series 61
  • collection
  • 1968-2018

This series contains materials related to the University's radio station, WRFW-FM, including items regarding the creation and construction of the station in 1968; programming and operation logs (1968-1971); several issues of "Forecast," the station's monthly program guide; 1973 letter from WRFW station manager Lorin Robinson to the FCC concerning an unspecified correction of FCC violations; a 1970 report to the University administration, "Radio at Wisconsin State University, River Falls," complied by Lorin Robinson; Listenership Survey Results and Explanation, conducted by a Dept. of Journalism public opinion class (1971); transmitter inspection logs (1972-74); two audio library catalogs submitted in 1974 and 1976; and miscellaneous items such as undated broadcast copy and newspaper clippings regarding the station.

University of Wisconsin--River Falls. College of Arts and Sciences. (1968)

Worthy A. Prentice reminiscences, undated.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 304
  • collection
  • undated

Reminiscences by Prentice of Indians and of wild life in early Polk County, Wisconsin: a collection of short sketches about bison, red oaks, wild rice harvesting, wild pigeons, cranes, Chippewa and Sioux warfare, and Indian mounds, with an introduction by E. E. Husband; accompanied by printed photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Prentice.

Women's Recreation Association Records,1950's-1970's.

  • UWRF Series 179
  • collection
  • 1950's-1970's.

The Women’s Recreation Association (WRA) mission was to provide “women students with the opportunity to participate in healthful recreational activities and to promote good sportsmanship and fellowship. In WRA, a woman has an opportunity for service and leadership through diverse activities.” There were numerous team and individual sports that participate in tournaments. To compete, various teams were organized and entered by sororities, residence halls, or other independent groups. Sports included; volleyball, field hockey, basketball, bowling, swimming, gymnastics, badminton, track and field, and tennis. Female faculty advisors, including Emogene Nelson, serving as advisors, instructed the WRA activities. (Information compiled from WRA brochure.)

Women's Recreation Association

Woman's Club of Hudson, Wisconsin records, 1917-1978.

  • US ARC River Falls Mss CX
  • collection
  • 1917-1978

Yearbooks, 1917-1978, and miscellaneous announcements, 1928,1948, and 1977, of a women's service and study group, an affiliate of the Wisconsin Federation of Woman's Clubs.

Woman's Christian Temperance Union minute book, 1889-1895.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 399
  • collection
  • 1889-1895

Secretary's book of the Hammond, Wis. chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Wisconsin, including the group's constitution, membership list, meeting minutes, and attendance records.
Though short on description, the minutes provide evidence of the group's literature distribution projects; fund raisers; support of affiliated groups (including the Young Woman's Christian Temperance Union (YWCTU) and the Loyal Temperance Legion (LTL), a youth group); relations with other local social, religious, and charitable organizations; village-level political activities; and provision of a weekly column for The Hammond News. The chapter dissolved in 1908.

Wisconsin in Scotland Program Records, 1986-2011.

  • UWRF Series 181
  • collection
  • 1986-2011

Wisconsin in Scotland International Studies program was first offered in 1986 by the West Central Wisconsin Consortium WCWC. The cooperating universities in the consortium included UW-River Falls, UW-La Crosse, UW-Stout, and UW-Eau Claire. The program offered students a semester or year-long educational experience and cultural immersion. The program is now administered by UW-River Fall and partners with other universities across the United States.

This collection is arranged alphabetically by sub-series. Contents include, but are not limited to, correspondence newsletters and publications on the program. Dalkeith Diary Newsletter contains excerpts from staff and students about life, daily activities, and reflections. Other series include scrapbooks, yearbooks, and photographs that detail events, activities, and daily life of students participating in the program.

Office of International Education

Wisconsin Educational Exhibit, 1893.

  • UWRF Series 126
  • collection
  • 1893

This series contains 25 photographs taken of the interior of the Normal School during the presidency of J. Q. Emery, 1889-1893. The exhibit was shown at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 in Chicago.

River Falls State Normal School

Winter Carnival Records, 1940's-2008.

  • UWRF Series 221
  • collection
  • 1940's-2008.

The Winter Carnival festivities first appear in 1927, hosted by the Girls Athletic Association. Winter Carnival was an on and off again tradition until about 1945 when it became an annual tradition. As the tradition grew the Student Senate took over the planning of the week-long festivities. Events would be hosted or sponsored by student organizations.
Outdoor activities included broomball, skiing, snow or ice sculptures, and ice skating. Indoor events included attending athletic games, dance and indoor carnival games, and other competitions. A royal court would be nominated and a King and Queen of the winter carnival crowned. Records include the schedule of activities and events, along with the rules and regulations.
The bulk of this collection is covered between 1970 -1999 and consists of photographs, that include candidates and winners of Winter Carnival King and Queen, winter activities such as skiing, sledding, ice and snow sculptures, contests, and other activities.

Student Senate

Willow River Power Company records, 1866-1953.

  • US ARC River Falls Mss H
  • collection
  • 1866-1953

Business records for the flour and gristmills and the electric power plants operated on the Willow River by Christian Burkhardt (1834-1931) and his family of Burkhardt and Hudson, Wisconsin. Burkhardt, a native of Germany, built his first dam and flour mill on the Willow River in 1868. By 1894 a new mill had been erected and electric generators had been installed, and by 1900 electrical power was being supplied to the city of Hudson for street lighting and residential use. In 1907 all company operations were consolidated into the Burkhardt Milling and Electric Power Company, but because of its continued growth and diversification, the power business was separated from the milling business by the creation in 1922 of the Willow River Power Company. In 1944 all of the Burkhardt properties were purchased by Northern States Power Company.
The bulk of the collection is composed of financial and legal records. Minutes of meetings of the Burkhardt Milling and Electric Company, 1907-1947, together with cash and sales books, journals, ledgers, trial balances, and grain and shipping accounts of varied dates relate primarily to the operations of the flour and grain mills, mainly in the period after 1885. Sales records, 1901-1918, minutes of stockholders' and directors' meetings of the Willow River Power Company, 1922-1940, a few reports to state and federal agencies, and assorted legal papers relate to the production and sale of electricity. The collection also contains plat maps and correspondence concerning lands owned by the Burkhardt companies, 1900-1946, correspondence and financial records of investments held by the Burkhardts in St. Paul, Minn., 1904-1943, and a very few folders of personal family papers, 1873-1953.

Willis H. Miller papers, 1860-1994.

  • US ARC River Falls Mss BS
  • collection
  • 1860-1994

Papers of a northwestern Wisconsin editor-publisher, local historian, and genealogist. Included are correspondence, diaries, memoranda, genealogical materials, minutes, newsclippings, and scrapbooks. Financial records for the "Hudson Star-Observer," the "Hammond News," and the Publishers Printing Service; family papers of Miller's parents and grandparents; and material relating to the Hudson, Wisconsin, area also are present.
Most prominent among the materials on Hudson history are papers concerning the Hudson Toll Bridge, 1909-1917, documents on the Hudson Housing Authority, 1967-1979, and records of the St. Croix County Historical Society, 1945-1971.
The correspondence contains exchanges with friends and relatives, business acquaintances, persons sharing genealogical information, people writing letters to the editor, and people encountered in Miller's world travels. Included are letters on St. Olaf College, letters from people in military service and from Europeans and Americans abroad during World War II, and an extensive series of letters from prison inmates, 1960-1980.
Also included are diaries written by Miller and his father Theodeus Kane Miller depicting brief descriptions of weather, friend visits and daily life, 1925-1926, 1981-1994.
The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1860-1981, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date circa 1930-1959 and are described below.
Postcard correspondence, 1930s-1950s, photographs, and miscellaneous ephemera.

William W. Abbott. Vietnam Moratorium Day papers, 1969.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 412
  • collection
  • 1969

Papers, collected by Abbott, concerning involvement of the River Falls, Wisconsin community and Wisconsin State University, River Falls in Vietnam Moratorium Day, October 15, 1969.

Abbott, William W. (1969)

William Sanford school notebooks, circa 1911.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 51
  • collection
  • circa 1911

Notebooks kept by William Sanford, a student and member of the football team at River Falls Normal School, River Falls, Wis., class of 1911, for classes in physics, physical geography, and chemistry.

William N. Mackin birthday recognitions, 1974.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 227
  • collection
  • 1974

A letter and a clipping concerning the 100th birthday of William N. Mackin, Madison, Wisconsin, an alumnus of River Falls Normal School.

William Munns, Dean of Students Subject Files, 1967-1990.

  • UWRF Series 130
  • collection
  • 1967-1990.

The Dean of Students was responsible for overseeing all aspects of student life on campus. Actives and services include, but are not limited to Counseling, Faculty advising, Testing services, orientation, hosting workshops and clinics, Health and physical welfare, job placement after graduation, student employment, administering financial aid, Student Government, and other student organizations, Housing, Dining, and extra-curricular activities. (1962-64 catalog)
There are 24 subseries in this collection arranged alphabetically by title. Subseries are grouped by the function that the records serve under the administrative organization.

Munns, William

William Mason Newcomb diaries, 1857-1858, 1883-1888.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 78
  • collection
  • 1883-1888

Two diaries of a physician and veterinarian from River Falls, Wisconsin. An 1857-58 volume describes his experiences in Calaveras County, California, prospecting for gold, and his return to Wisconsin. A handwritten copy of 1883-1888 entries describe his experiences working in South Dakota in the mid 1880s.

William M. Blanding. Papers, 1847-1958.

  • US ARC River Falls Mss X
  • collection
  • 1847-1958

Papers of Blanding, a St. Croix Falls, Wis., businessman, land speculator, and local politician. Blanding's business and political correspondence, 1847-1901, financial papers, and land records comprise the bulk of the collection. ?b Political letters relate mainly to local village and county offices held by Blanding and to his unsuccessful campaign for the state senate in 1894.
?b Among other materials in the collection are a few letters and records relating to transportation and logging on the St. Croix River; plat maps of surveyed lands around the St. Croix Valley; minutes of the St. Croix Literary Association, 1870-71; a few papers pertaining to the founding and development of the Polk County Agricultural Society, 1886-1901; manuscript articles on the temperance movement and on Indian and white traditions in the St. Croix region; genealogical data; and other family correspondence, 1901-1958.

William James Goodwin. Account books, 1865-1907.

  • US ARC River Falls Mss CR
  • collection
  • 1865-1907

Account books, 1868-1907, recording personal and farm income and expenditures of William Goodwin, Town of Trenton, Pierce County, Wisconsin.
Also included are some entries made by his father James and explanatory annotations made by his daughter, Mary Gwen Owen Swanson, in 1980. Accompanying the volumes is James Goodwin's 1865 declaration of intention to become a citizen.

William J. Phillips letter, 1969.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 167
  • collection
  • 1969

Letter, March 3, 1969, from Phillips repeating stories about humorist E. W. "Bill" Nye and his brother Frank.

William Isler. Reminiscences, circa 1938.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 107
  • collection
  • circa 1938

Reminiscences by Isler, a Swiss immigrant to the United States and a Methodist minister in the Midwest and in Newark, New Jersey.

William H. Banks papers, 1902-1909, 1945.

  • US ARC River Falls Mss EU
  • collection
  • 1902-1945

Papers of William Banks, a physician in Hudson and later Baldwin, Wisconsin, in the early twentieth century, consisting primarily of letters from his mother and father in Windsor, Minnesota, and his brother, John Frazer in Milwaukee. The bulk of the letters document routine matters such as house cleaning and the weather. Subjects documented include hunting deer with his brother, the illness of his uncle in 1907 and the treatment he received from Dr. John Colvin in Minneapolis, and requests from his family to treat friends and relatives. Also included are two certificates of merit (1945) issued to Banks by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Washington Governor Monrad C. Wallgren in appreciation of his services given without compensation to the Selective Service System of the United States government during World War II.

William Cyrus Bradley. Papers, 1881-1917 and undated.

  • US ARC River Falls Mss BP
  • collection
  • undated, 1881-1917

Financial ledgers and daybooks, 1881-1917, of Bradley, a notable St. Croix County, Wisconsin, farmer involved with first wheat, then livestock production; plus genealogical information compiled by his daughter, Helen Bradley Hilton.

William B. Cairns. Papers, 1885-1891, 1898.

  • US ARC River Falls Mss Q
  • collection
  • 1885-1891, 1898

Six diaries, 1885-1891, kept by Cairns while he was a student at the University of Wisconsin interspersed with terms of teaching near Ellsworth and at Fairchild, Wis., and at an army post at Fort Grant, Arizona; plus a printed copy of Cairns' Ph. D. thesis, 1898.

William and Lynn Feyereisen. Genealogies, circa 1975.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 289
  • collection
  • circa 1975

Genealogies compiled by William and Lynn Feyereisen. The "Singleton Heritage" contains charts and biographical information on the descendants of William Singleton and Mary Donovan, 1829-1973; and of John Cashman, 1805-1963. Other charts contain information, circa 1740-1975, on the descendants of John Peter and Mariana Maus Feyereisen.

William and Bridget Heffron family. Genealogy, 1983.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 316
  • collection
  • 1983

Genealogy of the descendants of William and Bridget Heffron, early settlers in Erin Prairie, St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Compiled by Alan Heffron, the genealogy, 1808-1983, includes information on these other surnames: Kane, Lumphrey, Gerrity, Burns, Martin, Newell, and Gallagher.

William A. H. Ihrig. Reminiscences and genealogy, 1974.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 231
  • collection
  • 1974

"Reminiscences of William A.H. Ihrig, Pioneer Resident of Centuria, Wisconsin, As Told to E.W. and Marion J. Erickson, March 7, 1974"; plus an Ihrig genealogical chart.

William A. Campman. Muster rolls, 1898-1899.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 205
  • collection
  • 1898-1899

Muster-in roll, 1898, April 28, and muster-out roll, 1898, October 31 - 1899, January 4, of William A. Campman's Spanish-American War unit, Co. A of the Third Wisconsin Volunteers; plus a copy of a photograph of part of the regiment.

Wild Heritage records, 1965-1992.

  • US ARC River Falls Mss EV
  • collection
  • 1965-1992

Records, 1965-1992, of Wild Heritage, a conservation group headquartered in Hudson, Wisconsin, consisting of internal documents, correspondence, news clippings, and other materials. The collection documents the group's efforts to preserve the natural environment of Hudson and the area near the Wisconsin-Minnesota border.
Also included in the collection are photographs of Wild Heritage volunteers at events at Willow River State Park (1981 and 1985-1986), Lakefront Park (1984), and construction in Hudson (1986). Additionally, there is an undated image of a map that describes the flood levels of Lake Mallalieu.

White and White Law Firm records, 1920-1947.

  • US ARC River Falls Mss CB
  • collection
  • 1920-1947

Records of the law partnership of Ferris M. White (1862-1940) and his son Kenneth S. (1897-1976), consisting entirely of the firm's legal papers and correspondence with clients, attorneys, witnesses, and others.
Most records date from the years 1929 or 1930 to 1939. They are arranged by case numbers, assigned by the law firm, which follow a roughly chronological order. All types of court and non-court work are represented, with probate and civil court matters being the most numerous.

Wharton family papers, 1869-1972.

  • US ARC River Falls Mss BT
  • collection
  • 1869-1972

Papers concerning the family of Nathan Barnes Wharton, Ashland, Wisconsin; including concert programs, pupil records, church materials, and memorabilia of Cara Wharton, a musician and music teacher in Ashland and River Falls, Wis. and Minneapolis, Minn.; correspondence, official Naval publications, and memorabilia of N. Earl Wharton concerning his experiences while participating in the peace negotiations ending World War I; and clippings, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other records concerning various family members.
The collection also includes autobiographical sketches of Nathan Barnes Wharton and T. Finley Wharton; and a manuscript of a book on the Dionne quintuplets by John F. Coggswell, husband of F. Inez Wharton and a feature writer for the Boston Sunday Post.

West Sweden, Polk County, Wisconsin, Highway record books, 1874-1964.

  • US ARC Polk Series 36
  • collection
  • 1874-1964

Record of overseers of highways, proceedings of the town board in regard to highways, road district boundary records, applications for layout or discontinuation of roadways, highway orders, highway tax lists, surveys of roads, and records of damage awards to owners of lands through which roads passed.

West Sweden, Polk County, Wisconsin, General record books, 1901-1967.

  • US ARC Polk Series 35
  • collection
  • 1901-1967

Records including proceedings of town meetings, town board of supervisors meetings, and board of audit; register of town officers; financial reports; receipt and order journals; and apportionment of school funds.
Volume 1: 1901-1915; Volume 2: 1916-1930; Volume 3: 1930-1946; and Volume 4: 1946-1967.

Waverly School record book, 1925-1944.

  • US ARC Pierce Series 157
  • collection
  • 1925-1944

District record book containing proceedings of annual meetings (1925-1943) and regular meetings (1926-1941); financial reports (1925-1944); and teacher contracts (1926-1944).

War Memorial Cemetery directory, undated.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 109
  • collection
  • undated

Typewritten partial directory of the War Memorial Cemetery, Clear Lake, Wisconsin, listing the person, the war in which he participated, the year of his death, and the location of his grave.

Walter K. Hunter. Letter, 1812.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 69
  • collection
  • 1812

Copy of a letter, December 17, 1812, from Walter K. Hunter [Walter K. Jordan?] to his brother, relating to his capture by Indians after a battle in the area between Fort Wayne and Chicago, his release, and the battle for Fort Wayne.

Walker D. Wyman papers, 1920, 1929-1997.

  • US ARC River Falls Mss P
  • collection
  • 1929-1997

Personal and professional papers of an historian, author, professor of social sciences at River Falls State College, and president of Wisconsin State University at Whitewater in the early 1960s.
Correspondence includes letters relating to Wyman's writings, to his participation in professional organizations of educators and historians, and to his interest in the Wisconsin system of state colleges. Among his notable correspondents were Edgar G. Doudna, Paul Douglas, F. Ryan Duffy, Merlin Hull, Hubert Humphrey, Warren P. Knowles, Robert M. La Follette, Jr., Gaylord Nelson, and William Proxmire. Several series of letters from friends or scholars describe conditions abroad: Japan, 1945-1955, discussed by Justin Williams, an advisor on the U.S. Army occupation staff; the Near East, 1951-1953, viewed by a nephew, Earl J. Wyman, on the staff of the Arabian-American Oil Company; and Burma, 1953-1955, described by Carlton Ames, a student on a research project there.
The remainder of the collection is composed mainly of copies or drafts of Wyman's books, articles, addresses, and book reviews. One box of miscellaneous papers includes records of the Pierce County Fish and Game Association, 1938-1942, records of the River Falls State Teachers College International Relations Club, 1947-1951, and papers pertaining to the graduate study program for teachers.
The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1920-1962, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date 1931-1992 and are described below.

W. J. Hunter. Diary and memoirs, 1865 and undated.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 58
  • collection
  • 1865 and undated

Pocket diary, Jan. 1 - March 20, 1865, and copies of the memoirs of Hunter, a jeweler in Chebouse, Illinois, chiefly concerning his Civil War service with Co. F, 47th Regiment Indiana Volunteers, which was involved in the Fort Donaldson and Vicksburg campaigns.

W. D. Parker thank you message, 1919.

  • US ARC River Falls SC 166
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  • 1919

Printed acknowledgement of thanks for messages received at a golden wedding anniversary reception for Parker, the former president of Wisconsin's River Falls Normal School, and his wife.

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