Published: April 9, 2018

Conference on World Affairs 1950s

Scene from the Conference on World Affairs, circa 1950.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the Conference on World Affairs is a year-round unit of the University of Colorado Boulder, offering events without admission fees to the Boulder community, students, and the public. Their most popular event is CWA Week, which starts today for 2018. CWA Week is a festival of ideas featuring 200 panels, 100 speakers and performers, over 5 days, attracting more than 70,000 in cumulative attendance each year. For some time, CWA and CU Boulder Archives have partnered on preserving CWA materials and making them accessible to the public. The materials in the CWA collection (1948-1998) include programs, audio tapes, video tapes, photographs, papers, and one oversize scrapbook. Many CWA recordings are also available online. If you walk through Norlin Quad, you will be able to see the tradition of CWA flags along the walkway. 

Scene from 1980s Conference on World Affairs

1980s snapshot from the Conference on World Affairs

100 Stories for 100 YearsThe University of Colorado Boulder Libraries will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Archives on June 6, 2018. This is story #41 in our series: 100 Stories for 100 Years from the Archives!