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.

Three women at the US Navy Japanese Language School at CU Boulder

Nancy Pearce Helmbold

March 8, 2018

Nancy Hembold, far left, and two other women at the US Navy Japanese Language School at CU Boulder Born December 16, 1918, in Abilene, Texas, Nancy Pearce Helmbold was the second of three daughters to a typewriter salesman and his wife. After graduating from high school as valedictorian, Helmbold attended...

"Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine: 1880-1930."

The Evolution of the Medical School

March 7, 2018

The School of Medicine began humbly in 1883, Boulder, with two students and two professors. Today, the medical school now is part of a bioscience center that also includes schools of dental medicine, pharmacy, public health and nursing housed at the CU Anschutz Campus. However, this image is from an...

Rabbi Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi's handwritten edits to his poem

Rabbi Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection

March 6, 2018

Archives are not just a bunch of old paper. Though that is a majority of what we currently work with, we also preserve and provide access to materials that are created digitally. The Rabbi Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi papers , for example, contain not only boxes of paper materials, but also...

Image of the Trinity Test blast from July 16, 1945 with a building for scale

The Trinity Test

March 5, 2018

This book of images from the Trinity Tests, collected and donated by CU Professor Albert Bartlett , is full of declassified images that were eventually gifted to Prof. Bartlett in gratitude for being one of the photo printers. Each printer got to keep a set for themselves, which was interesting...

Mary Rippon

Mary Rippon, the first CU female professor

March 3, 2018

Professor Mary Rippon was the first female professor at CU and is believed to be the first female faculty at a state university. She came to CU in 1878 to teach English grammar, French and German languages, and give instruction in mathematics. Serving until 1909, she became the head of...

Go Buffs circa 1933

Go Buffs vs Utes (circa 1933)

March 3, 2018

Smarting from tonight’s Buffs vs Utes game? Let’s remember sweeter days when the Utes fell to the Buffs. This 1933 Homecoming image comes from the A. A. and Laurence Paddock Photo/ Negative Collection at the CU Boulder Archives. A. A. was the son of Lucius Carver Paddock, one of Colorado's...

Coal miners in Axial, Colorado circa 1920s

Colorado Coal Miners, circa 1920

March 2, 2018

This image is No. 16 of 20 in a bound book of photographs from the two-million-ton-a-year coal mining facility in Axial, CO owned by the Axial Basin Development Company. We do not know the date of the photographs or the book, but it is suspected to be from the late...

Norlin Library circa 1937

The Original Norlin Library, 1940

March 1, 2018

In 1937, the state legislature passed the first academic building mill levy since 1917. President Norlin chose a new library building as the first item on the list. In 1938, Ralph Ellsworth began planning his first library building with notable campus architect Charles Klauder. The new library was to be...

The 1904 library building that became the CU Theater.

The 1904 CU Boulder Library Building

Feb. 28, 2018

Originally one room in Old Main, the 1877 Buckingham Library at CU was the start of our information services. Pictured here is the freshly finished interior of the 1904 library building that we now know as the University of Colorado Theater. This 1904 image and other the turn of the...

Student Gwendalynn Roebke

Norlin Library hosting its first 'living library' March 1

Feb. 28, 2018

Norlin Library will host the campus’s first “living library” on March 1, an interactive inaugural event featuring the stories of students, staff and faculty who will engage with visitors or “readers” who want to “borrow” living books for impactful conversations about gender, race, nationality, religion, ability and beyond. The CU...