Winter Carnival Records, 1940's-2008.

Snow Sculpture Competition, 1969. Alpha Gamma Sigma performs during "Woodstock" competition, 1987. Winter Carnival Royalty, 1991. Crowning Winter Carnival King and Queen, 1955. Students with snow sculpture, 1945. Winter Carnival King and Queen, 1991. Rules Book, 1991.

Identity elements

Reference code

UWRF Series 221

Name and location of repository

Level of description



Winter Carnival Records, 1940's-2008.


  • 1940's-2008. (Creation)


1 archives box (0.50 cubic feet)

Name of creator

Biographical history

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

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.

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

COLLECTION STORED, ALL or IN-PART, AT ARC: Collection can be requested for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.

Physical access

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright may have not been transferred to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Languages of the material

Scripts of the material

Language and script notes

Finding aids

Generated finding aid

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information


Related materials elements

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related archival materials

UWRF Series 101 Student Senate Records

Related descriptions

Notes element

Specialized notes

Alternative identifier(s)

Description control element

Rules or conventions

Sources used

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places