Red sunflower

Pick up seeds to grow CU Boulder’s iconic red sunflower this Earth Day

March 28, 2024

Stop by Norlin Library’s East Entrance on April 18 and April 22 to pick up your free red sunflower seed packets and learn about the flower’s unique history. Seeds will also be available for pick up at each of the campus libraries’ service desks.

Portrait of Otis Taylor

Materials from renowned blues banjo player Otis Taylor now a part of CU’s American Music Research Center’s archival collections

March 19, 2024

CU’s American Music Research Center and University Libraries’ Rare and Distinctive Collections recently acquired materials from Otis Taylor, an internationally renowned and Boulder-based blues banjo player.

"Shabbat" by Lynne Feldman. Painting depicting people gathered around a table sharing food

Know Your Nosh: Exhibition on Jewish food opens at the University Libraries

Jan. 18, 2024

The fifth installment of the Embodied Judaism exhibit series, "Know Your Nosh: Food, Jewishness & Identity" explores the significance of food and agriculture for Jewish religious, cultural, national and political identities.

National Rifle Association “Pictorial Wildlife and Game Map of the United States,” 1972 showing illustrations of animal spaces across the US

Mapping from ‘Description to Analysis’

Jan. 17, 2024

To Program for Writing and Rhetoric (WRTG) Teaching Associate Professor Rebecca Dickson, maps are an avenue for making a good argument. WRTG regularly partners with the Earth Sciences & Map Library to explore how maps can facilitate new ways of learning for first-year students.

A capture of an archived Colorado Daily

Extra, extra, read all about it: Browse the Colorado Daily Collection and learn more about Boulder’s student activism

Nov. 3, 2023

The CU Digital Library lets you check out old issues of the campus student-run newspaper.

Portrait of Matthew Fox

University Libraries to host event in honor of Matthew Fox, founder of Creation Spirituality movement

Aug. 29, 2023

This event—taking place September 21, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Norlin Library—will celebrate the recent donation of Matthew Fox’s papers to the University Libraries Rare and Distinctive Collections.

Lush: Prolific Nature exhibit

Culture Crawl to celebrate CU Boulder arts and culture on Sept. 19 and 20

Aug. 24, 2023

This campus-wide event features 15 free and engaging arts and culture events including art exhibitions, musical performances, art-making, prize giveaways and more.

The Dymaxion Map

The legacy of Buckminster Fuller and the Conference on World Affairs

July 19, 2023

Buckminster Fuller, the creator of the Dymaxion Map Projection, spoke at the 1956 Conference on World Affairs. Then he gave CU Boulder a signed map. Learn about him and the humanitarian purpose of his famous map projection, in our World of Printed Maps series.

On the Front Lines exhibition

Students preserve and celebrate LGBTQ+ activism in new collection and exhibition

June 7, 2023

The history of student activism for LGBTQ+ rights at CU Boulder is now available and on display at the University Libraries thanks to two students.

Music examples from Esemplare, o sia saggio fondamentale pratico di contrappunto

Rare music score identified in the University Libraries’ collection

May 2, 2023

A first edition of a rare, pedagogical music book by Giovanni Battista Martini was identified by music professor Robert Shay and now resides in Rare and Distinctive Collections.