Published: Oct. 10, 2019 By

Expand your knowledge: These are all open to the public.

  1. Norlin LibraryChicago-Colorado Colony Records, which tell the story of the 1870 colony that settled in, and eventually became, modern-day Longmont. (Norlin Library special collections) 

  2. The David F. Day collection features microfilm of his diary from his time as “chief of scouts” for General Blair during the Civil War. (Norlin Library special collections)

  3. For pictures of the first ascent of Jagged Mountain in 1933, and other Colorado climbing firsts, check out the photo albums of Dwight Lavender. (Norlin Library) 

  4. The early phonograph record collection has over 100 recordings from 1912-1940. (American Music Research Center)

  5. An extensive map collection which consists of around 200,000 maps. (Earth Sciences & Map Library)

  6. Visit CU’s “living library” with a collection of over 535,000 plants, lichens and mosses. (CU Herbaruim)

  7. The Grauman’s Theatre scores, with over 4,000 sheets of silent movie “soundtracks.” (American Music Research Center)

  8. An extensive materials collection contains everything from types of woods to geosynethics, most traditionally used in construction and design. (Engineering, Math and Physics library)

  9. A photograph collection by Henry Asa Allen, who President Theodore Roosevelt dispatched to document the construction of the Panama Canal. (Norlin Library special collections)

  10. The Red Scare collection contains FBI files on professors and administrators from anti-communist investigations. (Norlin Library)

Photo by Glenn Asakawa