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...

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...

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...

Hazel Barnes

From the Archives: Hazel Barnes

March 29, 2018

Hazel Barnes (1915-2008), known as a " rock star of philosophy ," was a professor, translator, philosopher and America's preeminent Sartre scholar who coined the term "humanistic existentialism" to designate the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone Beauvoir, and Albert Camus. She taught at the University of Colorado Boulder for 35...

Black and white image of five women with ski gear in the snow, year unknown.

From the Archives: Skiing in ties and suits

March 28, 2018

Hope that some of you had some time this break to hit the slopes! In January of 1938, George F. Dobbins was the University of Colorado's representative to the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Union's first meeting, at which the groundwork for intercollegiate skiing competitions was established. The University of Colorado...

Young children at the Tinian School set up by CU Japanese Language School graduate, LT Telfer Mook in 1944.

Tinian's School for Japanese Children, 1944-1945

March 27, 2018

After the Battle of Tinian in August 1944, most in the Pacific thought the war would last until 1948 – “Golden Gate in 48,” as the saying went. So what to do with 4,000 children in a displaced camp on Tinian in the Marianas? Lt. Telfer Mook, a Navy Japanese...

Several women in rodeo outfits from the Westermeier Collection

From the Archives: Women of the West

March 26, 2018

Out of town for Spring Break with the squad? Bet you don't have this level of style! The Clifford and Therese Westermeier Papers held at the CU Boulder Archives contain research from Clifford's career in history and art. His specialty was the cowboy, the rodeo, wild west shows, and Teddy...