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Archivists share tips on how to archive your story

Oct. 29, 2020

From childhood photos to letters from a loved one, there’s nothing worse than losing access to personal or family memorabilia. That’s why, as part of American Archives Month, archivists with the University Libraries wanted to share tips and tricks on how you can care for and preserve your own personal...

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CUATL Ep. 12: The Importance of Open Government

Oct. 26, 2020

This is a special audio documentary affiliated with Opentober , a month-long celebration of open access at the University Libraries—and a reminder that we as citizens have the right to an open and responsive system of government for the welfare and wellbeing of the communities they represent. The University Libraries...

Colorado governor Oliver H. Shoup ratifies the 19th amendment on December 12, 1919.

University Libraries celebrates centennial of 19th Amendment with event and online exhibit

Sept. 11, 2020

The ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920, secured and protected women’s right to vote. To celebrate, the University Libraries, the League of Women Voters Boulder County and CU Boulder Women & Gender Studies Associate Professor Celeste Montoya will engage in a virtual panel discussion Tuesday, September 15...

James Crawford outside the Office of Steamboat Springs Town Company

Steamboat Springs receives historic town records from CU Boulder Archives

Aug. 21, 2020

After over 100 years away, a trove of records from the founding of Steamboat Springs have returned home. The Town of Steamboat Springs in 1893. (Image/Tread of Pioneers Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO) Previously, the Steamboat Springs Town Company collection was housed in the University of Colorado Boulder’s Archives. The historic...

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Watch 'Dark Circle' documentary on Rocky Flats this Friday

Aug. 19, 2020

The University Libraries’ Archives & the CU Boulder International Film Series invite you to a virtual screening of the award-winning documentary, starting August 21.

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The best disinfectant for library materials is time

Aug. 18, 2020

For book borrowers, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised some concerns: What are the best ways to disinfect a book or other items typically found in library collections? The best disinfectant—according to conservators—is “time.” The University Libraries are placing all patron returns in quarantine for 96 hours, says Acting Preservation Manager...

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University Libraries offer remote support to CU Boulder community

July 20, 2020

In the months since the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries’ physical locations closed in mid-March for the health and safety of the campus community, library personnel have worked tirelessly to meet the needs of educators, researchers and students with online services and resources. (Photo/Ken Abbott) The Scholarly Resource Development team...

The Noguchi sisters

Alumni Feature: The Noguchi Sisters

July 2, 2020

This blog post is one in a series where student interns working on the CU Japanese and Japanese American Community History Project share and reflect on their experiences. Upon immigrating to Illiff, Colorado in 1913, Minosuke and Tomi Noguchi had agreed that any of their potential Noguchi children would receive...

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Alumni Feature: Thomas Masashi Kawamata

June 11, 2020

This blog post is one in a series where student interns working on the CU Japanese and Japanese American Community History Project share and reflect on their experiences. Of all of the alumni, staff, and faculty members my fellow interns and I have been researching as part of the CU...

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Students document life and loss during pandemic

June 3, 2020

Editor’s note: To collect these assets and complete this project, students followed strict health and safety COVID-19 guidelines that included social distancing. For audio or video interviews, students conducted them virtually by phone or online video conferencing platform. During COVID-19 isolation, many rituals that mark our important achievements and transitions...

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