Rodeo performer Bea Kirman on horseback, standing on the saddle with one foot raised, undated

New Digital Collection Highlights Women In Rodeo

July 17, 2019

The University Libraries are excited to announce a newly available digital collection from the Archives, just in time for National Day of the Cowboy on July 27. The Clifford P. and Therese S. Westermeier Digital Collection contains over 300 historic photographs and photo-postcards related to rodeo history, with particular emphasis...

Archivist Ashlyn Velte pulling a box from a shelf in the Archives.

Meet Processing Archivist Ashlyn Velte

June 26, 2019

The University Libraries would like to introduce our newest processing archivist and instructor, Ashlyn Velte! Velte started working with the Special Collections, Archives & Preservation department this past May. In 2016, she graduated with her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Northern Carolina at Chapel Hill...

Professors Walker Sampson and Heather Bowden hold their book.

Bowden and Sampson Recieve SAA Award

June 14, 2019

Heather Bowden and Walker Sampson, professors from the University Libraries, are being honored with a Preservation Publication Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) for their 2018 book “The No-Nonsense Guide to Born-Digital Content.” Bowden currently directs Special Collections, Archives, and Preservation in the University Libraries. Before that, she...

Portrait of Walter Orr Roberts, former director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Archives Digitizes Walter Orr Roberts Collection For NCAR's 60th

June 7, 2019

The University Libraries and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are delighted to share the newly curated Walter Orr Roberts digital collection . Roberts was an internationally-renowned astrophysicist and a principal figure in many scientific developments in Colorado. From 1940 to 1957, he served as the superintendent of the...

Who are the contents of this rediscovered "time capsule" really for? Our archivist David Hays wrote about his efforts to find and recount this little slice of history just in time for Memorial Day. www.colorado.edu/libraries/2019/05/27/memorial-day-time-capsule

A Memorial Day Time Capsule

May 27, 2019

Hanging in shadow over one’s back shoulder, high on the south wall of Macky Auditorium is a tarnished bronze plaque. Having nothing to do with music or the College of Music, played and housed in Macky, there is little reason to bring attention to the plaque, which has by its...

Campbell Award recipient David Hays delivers his acceptance speech.

Hays Recognized With 25th Annual Campbell Award

May 22, 2019

Longtime staff archivist David Hays is this year’s recipient of the Campbell Award. Campbell Award recipient David Hays delivers his acceptance speech. The award is named after Marie and Martha Campbell, sisters who joined the University Libraries staff in 1945 and have maintained their support for the Libraries since their...

Eden Solberg's zine offers an honest depiction of campus life.

SLAB Zines To Be Archived

April 11, 2019

Members of the Student Libraries Advisory Board (SLAB) joined faculty from the CU Boulder Archives to celebrate the inaugural Student Zine collection and the students contributing their works to it earlier this week. A “zine” is a personalized publication filled with passion that when archived, becomes an expressive and powerful...

Norlin Library at sunset

University Libraries: Behind-the-Scenes Star of "The Light Shines On"

April 9, 2019

The 71st Conference on World Affairs (CWA) kicks off today at the University of Colorado Boulder. The week-long conference will last five days and features over 200 events, one of which is a public premiere film screening of “ The Light Shines On ,” a celebration of CU Boulder. Viewers...

Cover of CU Boulder's student newspaper, the Silver and Gold, from 1892

Historical CU Boulder Newspapers Digitized for CHNC

April 5, 2019

Two of the University of Colorado Boulder’s historic university newspapers have been digitized by the Colorado State Library. “El Diario de la Gente” and early issues of “Silver and Gold” are available online from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC). “We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to collaborate...

Leones Glacier, Aysén, Chile, December 1, 2011, Photograph by Christoph Strassler.

Glacier Photograph Collection Now Available Online

March 7, 2019

After two years, a dedicated group of University Libraries faculty, staff, and students partnered with the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) to digitize approximately 9,000 glacial photos from the Roger G. Barry Archives with help from grant funding. This collection which originally lived at NSIDC is critical to...

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