In an effort to bring renewed attention and interest to our collection and to the study of the history of the University of Colorado Boulder, the Heritage Center welcomes research requests.
The Heritage Center has a research library of over 25,000 photographs, books, artifacts, textiles and other material focusing primarily on the history of the University of Colorado Boulder. The research collection includes yearbooks, photographs, student/faculty directories, academic publications, student newspapers/publications, newspaper clippings, sports programs, scrapbooks, alumni publications, sports memorabilia, greek society memorabilia, personal artifacts and more.
Research in Person
Visit the Heritage Center and do your own research. Access is free but please call ahead for an appointment and let us know who or what you are researching so we can prepare the appropriate materials for your visit.
Contact the Curator or call 303-492-6329 to discuss your project so we can better assist you and to assure staff availability. Please review Research Room information requirements shown below before visiting.
See Image Reproduction Fees below for more information about scanning and photocopies.
If you are unable to visit in person, the Heritage Center staff can conduct research requests. The service is priced per hour of research which includes up to 5 photocopied pages of relevant material. We will conduct a quick preliminary search and contact you with payment details. We regret that we cannot conduct searches at other campus or off-site repositories. Due to staffing constraints, we are only able to devote up to 2 hours of research time per request.
Please contact the Curator if you think your request will require a more extensive search.
If you are a:
Research results will be sent four to six weeks from receipt of payment. You will receive information only after the research fees are paid in full. We cannot guarantee our investigation will produce results, but we will make every effort to assist you. Included in our response will be a list of the sources consulted in the course of our research and, if applicable, a list of suggested local research locations.
To keep costs down we prefer to send files digitally. If you want items mailed to you, the rate of $6.95 via USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate will apply.
If you wish to receive more than 5 copies, and they are available, you will be informed of the additional funds required.
How to Make a Research Request
Email, mail or call the Heritage Center at 303-492-6329 about your research request. Please include all known information, including names (women’s maiden names as well), dates, and other relevant details of your topic. Please provide as much information as you can. The more information you give, the better the chances are for a successful search.
Mail your materials to:
CU Heritage Center
Boulder, CO 80309
What to bring into the Research Room
What may NOT be brought into the Research Room
Research Room services
Camera use policy
Materials handling guidelines
Requests to view artifacts must be discussed and approved by the Curator prior to your visit.