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.

noseguard

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.

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Caretaking Thousands of Years in the Southwest

June 1, 2011

Shelby Tisdale has her dream job. As director of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe, N.M., Shelby oversees 11,500 years of Native American history.

sundial

Why the Sundial Faces North

Sept. 1, 2010

A column from Paul Danish on the history of the sundial outside of Norlin Library.

students in 1907

Old-School Entertainment

Sept. 1, 2010

A 1907 photo of students at CU Boulder.

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Unlocking CU Secrets

Sept. 1, 2010

Charged with preserving and promoting CU history, the CU Heritage Center is located on the third floor of Old Main. Director Kay Oltmans has been the primary caretaker of everything from a moon rock to the stuffed head of Ralphie I.

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Norlin Gets Facelift for 70th Birthday

March 1, 2010

The venerable Norlin Library turned 70 years old on Jan. 6.

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