Thank you to everyone who participated in the multiple tours of the Archives yesterday, in the Archives Past and Future exhibit, and our Centennial Celebration! We had a packed house at the event that celebrated the past and looked toward the future. How fitting then that our youngest guest was less than a year old, and the oldest was CU Legend William Weber, who is 100 years old.
A welcome from Interim Dean Leslie Reynolds and Provost Russell Moore led to presentations by Heather Bowden, director of the Department of Special collections, Archives and Preservation, and Megan Friedel, our new head of archives. The 100-year anniversary celebration emphasized increased community inclusion, process transparency and accessibility.
We have so enjoyed bringing you these 100 Stories for 100 Years from the Archives, and want to emphasize that we have only touched the surface of the treasures found in the CU Boulder Archives. There are hundreds of stories that could be told about each of the collections we highlighted, and hundreds of additional collections. If you haven't had a chance to peruse the stories in our series, we have highlighted our favorites below, though the #1 favorite story in our collections is the one that hasn't been written yet. As Bowden said of all archivist at the event, "we are futurist—and the work we do benefits people and communities that we may never know." It is the potential for more stories based on collections yet to be received, collections that will eventually digitized, collections that will serve to produce more books, scholarship and discovery in ways that we cannot now even imagine.
Click the thumbnails for a slideshow of our Top 10 Stories from the 100 Stories for 100 Years in the Archives: