Get to know history at archive celebrationThe UW-River Falls Chalmer Davee Library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the River Falls Area Research Center, along with national archives month, with an open house 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, in Room 170 (lower level) of the Davee Library.
The UW-River Falls Chalmer Davee Library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the River Falls Area Research Center, along with national archives month, with an open house 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, in Room 170 (lower level) of the Davee Library.
The event is free and open to the public plus will include special displays.
In 1962 the Wisconsin Historical Society established a network of archival repositories designed to make their collections available statewide.
Back then the university was called Wisconsin State College-River Falls, and its Area Research Center (ARC) was one of the first to be established. For a map of area research centers around the state, visit http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/arcnet/.
The River Falls ARC serves Pierce, St. Croix, Polk, and Burnett counties. The River Falls ARC holds local government records, manuscript collections, photograph collections, and oral histories from this four-county area, as well as maps, books, family histories, and most newspapers that have been published over the years in these counties.
The open house will feature a new exhibit on Wisconsin’s theme for this year’s archives month, "Wisconsin’s Area Research Center Network: Implementing the Wisconsin Idea since 1962."
Materials from UWRF University Archives, the River Falls and several other Archives staff organized a display of various Wisconsin treasures that come from the River Falls ARC, other ARCs and from the UWRF University Archives.
For more information, call the University Archives and Area Research Center at 715-425-3567 or email email@example.com.