The Children's and Young Adult Collection (CYAC) is a small teaching and browsing collection that support students in the School of Education, as well as children and young adults in the CU and wider Boulder communities.

Claire Steffen, in red, with a friend at her exhibit on CU student activism

Act On It: an exhibit on student activism at CU Boulder

April 2, 2018

Act On It: Student Activism at the University of Colorado explores CU’s rich tradition of social activism. The exhibit, by graduate student Claire Steffen, is showing now through summer in Norlin's STEAM gallery, southwest second floor. Since the 1960s, CU students have protested, rallied, and marched. They staged hunger strikes,...

Students gather to listen to a protest leader outside Norlin in the 1970s

From the Archives: Student Protests

April 1, 2018

The Vice President for Student Affairs Office Records, President's Office Records, Bob Dunham Files, Colorado Daily, Robert Greene, Steven Johnson, and the PhotoLab Collections are among the places one can look for not only Vietnam War Protests, but also demonstrations on a range of In Loco Parentis issues, as students...

1970s newspaper with a photo of Cesar Chavez

From the Archives: The Lettuce Strike of 1973

March 31, 2018

Today, March 31st, is the day the US celebrates the legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist, César Chávez. Chávez was dedicated to improving the lives of farm workers through the use of non-violent practices such as boycotts and strikes. In the 1970s, Chávez and the United Farm...

Old cardboard shoe boxes

From the Archives: the boxes themselves

March 30, 2018

d The first image of 1923 shoeboxes, that originally held portions of the James F. Willard collection (the progenitor of the CU Boulder Archives), while strange, are some of the more “acceptable” boxes in which materials have been sent to the archives. More commonly, probably due to their sturdiness, we...

Hazel Barnes

From the Archives: Hazel Barnes

March 29, 2018

Hazel Barnes (1915-2008), known as a " rock star of philosophy ," was a professor, translator, philosopher and America's preeminent Sartre scholar who coined the term "humanistic existentialism" to designate the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone Beauvoir, and Albert Camus. She taught at the University of Colorado Boulder for 35...

Black and white image of five women with ski gear in the snow, year unknown.

From the Archives: Skiing in ties and suits

March 28, 2018

Hope that some of you had some time this break to hit the slopes! In January of 1938, George F. Dobbins was the University of Colorado's representative to the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Union's first meeting, at which the groundwork for intercollegiate skiing competitions was established. The University of Colorado...

Zachary Wilson, Lila Finch and Jordan Wirfs-Brock, the winners of the 2017-18 Data Visualization Contest

Jordan Wirfs-Brock Wins First Data Visualization Contest

March 27, 2018

Jordan Wirfs-Brock, an Information Science graduate student, is the recipient of both first and third place in the inaugural Data Visualization Contest, sponsored by the University Libraries and the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS). Wirfts-Brock received first place for her project, “ Indian Lands and Fossil Fuel...

Young children at the Tinian School set up by CU Japanese Language School graduate, LT Telfer Mook in 1944.

Tinian's School for Japanese Children, 1944-1945

March 27, 2018

After the Battle of Tinian in August 1944, most in the Pacific thought the war would last until 1948 – “Golden Gate in 48,” as the saying went. So what to do with 4,000 children in a displaced camp on Tinian in the Marianas? Lt. Telfer Mook, a Navy Japanese...

Several women in rodeo outfits from the Westermeier Collection

From the Archives: Women of the West

March 26, 2018

Out of town for Spring Break with the squad? Bet you don't have this level of style! The Clifford and Therese Westermeier Papers held at the CU Boulder Archives contain research from Clifford's career in history and art. His specialty was the cowboy, the rodeo, wild west shows, and Teddy...

Rock climbing photo from Colorado Outward Bound Program

From the Archives: Robert Godfrey

March 25, 2018

Robert Godfrey was a mountain climber, photographer, film maker, teacher, and writer. Born in Yorkshire, England, he came to the U.S. in 1968 and joined the staff of Outward Bound Mountain School in Colorado, while pursuing an M.A. in Physical Education at Colorado State University and a PhD in Education...