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Meet the University Libraries Archivists!

Oct. 11, 2019

To celebrate American Archives Month, the University Libraries want to introduce to you our amazing archival team. With 50,000 linear feet of collection materials, the University Libraries Archives are some of the oldest and largest in the state of Colorado. The Archives are heading in an exciting direction with current...

Adam Lisbon and David Hays. Photo taken by Boulder Daily Camera

Grant spurs search for Japanese American artifacts

Oct. 10, 2019

A group of faculty, staff and students at the University of Colorado Boulder are working to fill in the gaps in the history of Japanese and Japanese Americans on campus. Head of archives Megan Friedel started chewing on the idea with colleagues when they realized 2019 is the 75th anniversary...

PASCAL's rows of books

CUATL Ep. 3: What is PASCAL, Anyway?

Oct. 7, 2019

This transcript of the CU at the Libraries episode “What is PASCAL, Anyway?” has been rewritten for the University at Colorado Boulder Libraries news site. Press play to listen to this episode below or find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. “The Libraries are...

Head of Archives Megan Friedel and Japanese and Korean Studies Librarian Adam Lisbon outside.

Librarians Give Voice to Japanese and Japanese American History

Oct. 2, 2019

The hallways under CU Boulder’s Norlin Library are lined with rows and rows of nondescript gray boxes. It’s not the most scenic spot on campus, but the university’s 101-year-old archives can be a glimpse into different worlds and times. Many of those gray boxes offer a window into the lives...

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.

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...