Poetic Table of Elements

The Poetic Table of the Elements feature in Westword

Jan. 23, 2019

Imagine engineering students writing poetry. "It’s almost a paradox," says Danny Long, an instructor in the Program for Writing and Rhetoric at CU Boulder . Long's Radical Science Writing course challenges upper-division science students to write and illustrate children's books, design eye-catching posters, and craft poems about the basic elements...

Inside inscription by MLK Jr. to his parents

Celebrating MLK Day with the Archives

Jan. 21, 2019

Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose powerful writings and speeches denounced the brutal injustices of racial segregation, while also inculcating a sense of hope and moral responsibility that each of us has in creating a truly equal American society. The following historical...

Photo courtesy of Professor David E. Fishman of books rescued by Jewish inmates during the Holocaust

The Book Smugglers of the Vilna Ghetto

Jan. 10, 2019

CU Boulder’s Program in Jewish Studies and cosponsors will honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27, with a free public lecture by visiting scholar David E. Fishman, professor of history at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Fishman’s talk, “The Book Smugglers of the Vilna Ghetto: A Chapter in Spiritual...

Jared Polis

Governor-elect Jared Polis Donates Congressional Papers to CU Boulder Archives

Jan. 2, 2019

Gov.-elect Jared Polis will archive his congressional papers in the CU Boulder Libraries Special Collections, Archives and Preservation department. The donation will make Polis’ archived website and social media available for the public in early 2019. Other congressional papers will be available in 2050, following an embargoed period commonly requested...

A sampling of works entering the public domain in 2019

Public Domain Day 2019

Dec. 31, 2018

For the first time in over twenty years, we will see an abundance of creative works pass into the public domain. On January 1, 2019, a wealth of literature, art, music, movies, and other creative works that had an authorized copyright in 1923 will lose their copyright protections and enter...

Students looking at an exhibit case at the UMAS celebration.

UMAS Celebrates 50 Years in collaboration with CU Archives

Oct. 15, 2018

The University of Colorado's predominantly white campus was a culture shock for Ashly Villa-Ortega. Now a senior, she began studying at CU in the fall of 2015, mere months after Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president. She wanted to get involved somehow, because his vitriolic rhetoric upset her, and...

UMAS 50th Anniversary

United Mexican American Students to Host 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sept. 14, 2018

Community members are invited to attend a series of events marking and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of United Mexican American Students at CU Boulder, starting at 4:30 pm, Friday, September 14, in the Center for British and Irish Studies.

Interim Dean Leslie Reynolds and Project Archivist Jane Thaler at the Centennial Celebration.

The Archives Centennial Celebration

June 7, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in the multiple tours of the Archives yesterday, in the Archives Past and Future exhibit, and our Centennial Celebration! We had a packed house at the event that celebrated the past and looked toward the future. How fitting then that our youngest guest was...

Megan Friedel

Welcome Megan Friedel, Head of Archives

June 6, 2018

Join us in welcoming Megan Friedel as the new head of archives in the Department of Special Collections, Archives and Preservation (SCAP) at the University Libraries. Friedel comes to the University of Colorado Boulder from History Colorado where she was the curator of photography. With experience as an archivist and...

Files from the Mazel Holocaust Collection

From the Archives: Harry W. Mazal

June 5, 2018

Harry W. Mazal was born in 1937 and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. Although his parents were Sephardic Orthodox Jews, Mazal was raised Protestant, only discovering that he was Jewish in his teenage years. Mazal believed that his parents chose to not raise their children Jewish in order to protect...

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