Photos from the archives.

From the Archives: Keith Porter

May 25, 2018

Keith Porter is regarded as one of the founders of the modern science of cell biology. As a young scientist in 1944, Porter teamed up with Albert Claude and Ernest Fullam to produce the first picture of a whole cell taken with an electron microscope. That achievement led to a...

One of the glass photographic slides.

From the Archives: Eben G. Fine

May 24, 2018

Eben G. Fine was born on a farm near Hamilton, Missouri, in 1865, one of twelve children. His father died shortly after his birth, followed by his mother in 1879, when he was fourteen. For the next three years Fine boarded with various families while continuing his education in Hamilton...

A laptop and folder containing handwritten notes.

From the Archives: Marjorie K. McIntosh

May 23, 2018

Marjorie K. McIntosh, Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at the University of Colorado Boulder, donated decades worth of research and work on the many books she wrote throughout her impressive academic and professional career. McIntosh boasts an Ivy League pedigree and the privilege to dedicate her life to academia; despite,...

Dr. Berton Coffin.

From the Archives: Berton Coffin

May 22, 2018

Internationally recognized vocal pedagogue Berton Coffin was Professor of Music and Chairman of the Division of Voice at the CU's College of Music for almost 31 years. Among many of his contributions to the College, Dr. Coffin was responsible for creation of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal...

Moleskin with International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelterworkers embossed.

From the Archives: Clinton Jencks

May 21, 2018

Clinton Jencks was a life-long progressive activist. As a student at the University of Colorado in the late 1930s, he was the president of the American Student Union and was involved with pushing the first civil rights effort at the university. After the war, as a member and organizer for...

A woman in the Lynch family.

From the Archives: The Lynch Family

May 20, 2018

The donor of the Lynch Family papers referred to the two women in the collection as her “Red Aunts” for their progressive and non-traditional lives. Helen Lynch was a social and political activist who supported hunger marches, war veterans, and labor activism in the 1930s. She never married and rarely...

Images of newspapers from Rockwell's gubenatorial race.

From the Archives: Robert Rockwell

May 18, 2018

Robert Rockwell was a rancher and farmer who was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives and the Senate. He was Lieutenant Governor and a U.S. Congressman. He also served on the State Board of Agriculture from 1932-1946. The Robert Rockwell papers contain personal, political, and business correspondence, a...

An old woman sits on a wall.

From the Archives: The Boulder Arts Scene

May 17, 2018

Founded in 1925, the charter members of the Boulder Arts Guild were Myrtle Campbell, Eve Drewelowe, Ruey Hardisty, Gwendolyn Meux, Katherine Peers and John Renell. Virginia True and Muriel Sibel joined the guild several years later, drawing the group more closely to the University of Colorado's Fine Arts faculty. The...

An ITU Seal

From the Archives: International Typographical Union

May 16, 2018

Established in 1852 as the National Typographical Union, this was the oldest labor union in continuous existence. It was renamed the International Typographical Union (ITU) in 1869. Members worked in composing, printing, press rooms throughout the newspaper industry. The ITU was headquartered in Colorado Springs, along with the ITU Printers'...

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From the Archives: Images from the Japanese Internment Camps

May 15, 2018

Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the forced relocation of Japanese Americans living on the West Coast with Executive Order 9066. Over the spring of 1942, some 120,000 Japanese Americans were "evacuated" and placed into temporary "assembly centers" before being...