Dr. Berton Coffin.

From the Archives: Berton Coffin

May 22, 2018

Internationally recognized vocal pedagogue Berton Coffin was Professor of Music and Chairman of the Division of Voice at the CU's College of Music for almost 31 years. Among many of his contributions to the College, Dr. Coffin was responsible for creation of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal...

Moleskin with International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelterworkers embossed.

From the Archives: Clinton Jencks

May 21, 2018

Clinton Jencks was a life-long progressive activist. As a student at the University of Colorado in the late 1930s, he was the president of the American Student Union and was involved with pushing the first civil rights effort at the university. After the war, as a member and organizer for...

A woman in the Lynch family.

From the Archives: The Lynch Family

May 20, 2018

The donor of the Lynch Family papers referred to the two women in the collection as her “Red Aunts” for their progressive and non-traditional lives. Helen Lynch was a social and political activist who supported hunger marches, war veterans, and labor activism in the 1930s. She never married and rarely...

Images of newspapers from Rockwell's gubenatorial race.

From the Archives: Robert Rockwell

May 18, 2018

Robert Rockwell was a rancher and farmer who was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives and the Senate. He was Lieutenant Governor and a U.S. Congressman. He also served on the State Board of Agriculture from 1932-1946. The Robert Rockwell papers contain personal, political, and business correspondence, a...

An old woman sits on a wall.

From the Archives: The Boulder Arts Scene

May 17, 2018

Founded in 1925, the charter members of the Boulder Arts Guild were Myrtle Campbell, Eve Drewelowe, Ruey Hardisty, Gwendolyn Meux, Katherine Peers and John Renell. Virginia True and Muriel Sibel joined the guild several years later, drawing the group more closely to the University of Colorado's Fine Arts faculty. The...

An ITU Seal

From the Archives: International Typographical Union

May 16, 2018

Established in 1852 as the National Typographical Union, this was the oldest labor union in continuous existence. It was renamed the International Typographical Union (ITU) in 1869. Members worked in composing, printing, press rooms throughout the newspaper industry. The ITU was headquartered in Colorado Springs, along with the ITU Printers'...

An image of a woman from our archives.

From the Archives: Images from the Japanese Internment Camps

May 15, 2018

Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the forced relocation of Japanese Americans living on the West Coast with Executive Order 9066. Over the spring of 1942, some 120,000 Japanese Americans were "evacuated" and placed into temporary "assembly centers" before being...

An image of Margaret Long and an automobile.

From the Archives: Margaret Long

May 14, 2018

The Margaret Long Papers combine the old West with the early automobile travel to document the unpaved trails of the West. Margaret Long (1873-1957), medical doctor, Colorado historian, and writer, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1873, daughter of Mary Glover and John D. Long. Her father served as governor...

Mother and child photo by Charles Snow

From the Archives: Charles F. Snow

May 13, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day! These images of mothers and children are just a few out of about 64,000 images form the Charles F. Snow Photograph collection , many of which have been digitized and can be found in our CU Boulder Libraries onling gallery. Charles Snow came to Boulder in 1908...

Brown leather Notebook that belonged to Emma Fairhurt

From the Archives: Emma Fairhurst

May 12, 2018

The Emma Fairhurst Papers is one of a number of collections that demonstrate the shift from mining to tourism in Colorado starting in 1910 and taking off after World War I. The combination of the collapse of mining in Colorado with the need for a new way to economically exploit...