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.

Papers from the Adrienne Anderson Collection

From the Archives: Adrienne Anderson

April 6, 2018

Along with her work as an instructor in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, Adrienne Anderson was a longtime environmental activist who worked with labor unions, neighborhoods affected by industrial pollution, and a host of organizations on behalf of environmental justice. As an activist with the Toxic Alliance...

Man and a burro loaded with bags on the mountain side. Details unknown.

The General Photograph Collection of CU Boulder Archives

April 5, 2018

Many of the photos in the CU Boulder Archives are dispersed throughout a variety of collections and require a little bit of effort to find exactly what you might want to see...that is, if what you want to see even exists in one of our collections! One of the collections...

Ruth Cave Flowers

The Legacy of Ruth Cave Flowers

April 4, 2018

Yesterday, April 3rd, 2018, we highlighted Lucile Berkeley Buchanan, CU’s first African-American female graduate who was looked over by history. Tonight, Buchanan will be posthumously honored at the first Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Lecture with a presentation by Polly McLean. Buchanan graduated in 1918, but it was long thought that Ruth...

 Lucille Berkeley Buchanan

Missing from the Archives: Lucille Berkeley Buchanan

April 3, 2018

We congratulate CU Boulder Associate Professor of Media Studies Polly E. Bugros McLean on her research into Lucille Berkeley Buchanan , and her designation to give the inaugural Lucille Berekeley Buchanan Lecture , Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. Mclean spent more than a decade exhuming Buchanan’s...

A camera graphic.

4th Annual Photo Contest from Earth Sciences and Map Library

April 3, 2018

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library is pleased to announce our fourth annual photo contest. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students, this photo contest is designed to highlight student photography depicting earth features and natural landscapes. Photos will be judged on: Artistic merit, composition, and aesthetics...

Dr. Edward U. Condon

From the Archives: Edward U. Condon and UFO studies

April 2, 2018

Dr. Edward U. Condon (1902-1974), professor of physics and astrophysics and fellow of the Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) at the University of Colorado, was well-known for his participation in the development of radar and nuclear weapon. The Franck–Condon principle and the Slater–Condon rules are co-named after him. Condon...

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...