Two young women in the early 1900s

Then – May 1925

March 1, 2016

By 1911 CU-Boulder’s women had decided the time was right for a major campus building of their own, one with parlors, bedrooms, a dining room and a gymnasium.

CU beanie

Buff Beanie

Sept. 1, 2013

From the early 1900s until sometime in the 1960s, freshmen were required to wear distinctive green caps called beanies or “dinks” until Homecoming.



June 1, 2013

What if we are our worst enemy? Two professors explore the biological and cultural roots of extinction.

Apollo Moon Box

Collecting Rocks on the Moon

June 1, 2013

More than 840 pounds of rocks were brought back by the six Apollo missions that landed on the moon.

Buffalo coca cola can 1984

Cola Collectible

March 1, 2013

The Sports Beverage Co. of Champaign, Ill., produced Big 8 and Big 10 Football Sports Soda can collections in 1984, but little is known about why they were produced.

presidents chain

A Bejeweled Tradition

June 1, 2012

The gem-encrusted Presidential Chain of Office is worn by the university president during commencement ceremonies.

historic buckle from alaska

Ancient Arctic Accessory Appears

March 1, 2012

While excavating a 1,000-year-old seaside house in Alaska’s Seward Peninsula, researchers led by CU-Boulder made a startling discovery.

Pan Am bag

The Times Were a Changin'

March 1, 2012

The campus climate in 1962 was one of controversy and turmoil amid debates over academic freedom, editorial independence of the student press and a recruiting scandal. Here are some highlights.


It Is What It Is

Dec. 1, 2011

This innovative nose guard patented in 1891 by S. J. Cumnock of Lowell, Mass., was intended to protect the nose, forehead and mouth of a person playing football or a similar sport.

picture of memorabilia

Shall We Dance?

Sept. 1, 2011

A popular custom originating in the 19th century, dance cards resulted from a woman’s social dilemma of choosing dance partners at parties.