Published: March 11, 2018

Francis Ramaley, seated, with friends, circa 1900

Francis Ramaley, of EPO Biology Building fame, began CU Boulder's tradition of mountain biology when he started the Tolland Summer Biology Camp in 1909. Students used the tools of their trade in those years, shotguns, butterfly nets, and shovels. His camp closed in 1919, after the university purchased land to the north and built the University Camp, which would later become INSTAAR. Ramaley was an instructor and professor of biology at the University of Colorado from 1898 until 1939. The Francis Ramaley Papers at the CU Boulder Archives consist of the photographs, correspondence, memoirs, and financial papers of the former professor and chairman of the Biology Department. Photo is of Ramaley (seated) with friends sometime around 1900.


100 Stories for 100 Years logoThe University of Colorado Boulder Libraries will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Archives on June 6, 2018. This is story #13 in our series: 100 Stories for 100 Years from the Archives!