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.

Handwritten notes by the last Prof. Frank Thompson

From the Archives: Frank E. Thompson

March 24, 2018

Professor of education and anthropology, Frank E. Thompson (1871-1969) facilitated acquisition by the University of Colorado of mountain property, originally named the University Camp, that later became the site for Science Lodge and research station for the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research. Established on Forest Service land west of...

Helianthus coloradensis, also known as the Cockerell sunflower

From the Archives: Theodore Cockerell

March 23, 2018

Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell (1866-1948), professor of zoology at the University of Colorado from 1904 to 1934, was an internationally known naturalist who researched and published prolifically in zoology, botany, ecology, and paleontology. He is best known for his work on bees. This digital collection focuses on his field work...

Members of the CU Graduating class of 1890

Introducing the CU Class of 1890

March 22, 2018

This photo from the A. A. and Laurence Paddock Photo/Negative Collection at the CU Boulder Archives looks a little too much like a modern day folk band promo, but, in fact, the image is of the 1890 class of CU. Many of the images in the Paddock collection were originally...

Poster image for film My Name is Salt

2018 International Films Week

March 22, 2018

Join the CU Boulder Libraries for an incredible series of films. This April, the Libraries will be showing three films over three days in Norlin Library. This year’s International Films Week presents a series of international films from around the world including China, India, and Spain. The series highlights CU...

A view of the archives hallway

A Glimpse Inside the Archives

March 21, 2018

Sure you know that super interesting historic materials are housed in archives, but have you ever wondered what those archives look like? These are some images from the “stacks” located in the basement of Norlin Library. While these are not open for browsing, you are more than welcome to schedule...

open book on a beach

Books for Break: Not Necessarily Beach Reads

March 20, 2018

Spring break is an ideal time to relax, refresh...and read! Consider picking up a book to read over break. Rediscover the joy of reading something that isn’t on a syllabus, something you choose to read for pleasure! The University Libraries are so associated with research help and academic resources that...

trunk stamped Vasulka

From the Archives: Steina and Woody Vasulka

March 20, 2018

In partnership with the Vasulka Chamber at the National Gallery of Iceland, CU Boulder holds materials from the pioneering video art duo: Steina and Woody Vasulka. Steina began her creative career as a classically trained violinist and met Woody, a poet and filmaker, in Prague where Woody introduced video to...

1800s receipt from A. F. Curtis' hardware store

The A. F. Curtis Collection

March 19, 2018

A. F. Curtis operated a hardware store in from the 1860s until 1882. He also served as a judge, was the president of the Mercantile National Bank, and was an active Republican and a member of the Clear Creek Bible Society. The A. F. Curtis collection in the CU Boulder...

Videotapes from the Alan Lew collection

From the Archives: Alan Lew

March 18, 2018

Alan Lew was an aspiring Zen Priest, author, poet, television host, activist, teacher, and conservative rabbi in Northern California. Lew served as the rabbi of Congregation Eitz Chaim in Monroe, New York and as the first chaplain of the Jacob Perlow Hospice of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York...

Holiday party in black and white from the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

March 17, 2018

One of the longest running women’s peace organization, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom was established in 1915 as a reaction to World War I. Following World War I, the group took an ever broader look at the causes of war, promoting peace education, pressing for disarmament, and...