Name and location of repository
Level of description
Photographic postcard collection
- 1962-2019 (Accumulation)
- circa 1860s-2016 (Creation)
1.5 cubic feet (Three 0.50 cu. ft. nonstandard Hollinger archival boxes)
Name of creator
Name of creator
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
Photographic postcards mainly related to the 4-county geographic area covered by the Area Research Center, that is, Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties but also include nearby regions, including some in Minnesota. This collection is particularly strong in areas of the region directly surrounding River Falls, Wisconsin. Also includes some photographs of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus, sports, and related miscellany.
System of arrangement
Postcards are arranged by accession number, which has been assigned based on date of acquisition (approximated if unknown).
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
This item is made available by the University Archives & Area Research Center, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, for personal, educational, and research purposes in accordance with the Fair Use provisions of Copyright Act of 1976. Other uses may require permission from the copyright owner.
Conditions governing reproduction
Languages of the material
Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Acquisition and appraisal elements
Postcards with accession numbers starting with 1962 appear to have been mainly donated by Willis Miller. This collection was artificially collated by former Area Research Center head and University Archivist, Kathryn Otto. The majority of postcards were collected by Otto from 2012-2019 (her retirement). Many of these were purchased off of online vendor sites, such as eBay, with little or no provenance.
Immediate source of acquisition
Many sources of acquisition; see item records for additional information (when available) related to acquisition source, purchase price, etc.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
This collection will no longer be added to as of 2020.
Related materials elements
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
Description control element
Rules or conventions
Subject access points
- Aerial views -- Wisconsin -- Somerset -- 1910-1920 Apple River (Saint Croix County, Wis.) -- 1910-1920 Dams -- Apple River (Saint Croix County, Wis.) -- 1910-1920 Dams -- Wisconsin -- Somerset -- 1910-1920 Northern State Power Company Dam (Somerset, Wis.) -- 1910-1920 Somerset (Wis.) -- Aerial views -- 1910-1920 Somerset (Wis.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- 1910-1920 Winter & Sherman (New Richmond, Wis.), photographer