News from the University Archive
Oct. 1, 2007
October is Archives Month. The CSU Libraries' Archives and Special Collections department is celebrating by sharing weekly facts about its holdings. The department documents many historical areas, including CSU, water, agriculture, and more. This week's focus is on the University Archive.
Did you know. . . .
* The University Archive has almost 200 collections documenting university history that take up approximately 1,900 linear feet of shelf space.
* The University Archive has materials from all 13 university presidents. This includes Elijah E. Edwards' letter of acceptance to be the school's first president in 1879.
* The largest collection is the Records of the Board of Governors (formerly the State Board of Agriculture), totaling 255 boxes. The collection contains materials from 1877 to 2003.
* In addition to official university records from various offices, departments and colleges, the Archive contains files from student organizations and professors.
* Material types include budgets, directories, minutes, reports, correspondence, photographs, posters, maps, films, artifacts, scrapbooks, and more.
* The University Archive materials can be used to research the University's history. For example: the railroad that runs through campus was placed there by the Colorado Central Railroad Company without the Board of Governors' approval. In 1877, the railroad company was fined $100 for "damages" to the land and right-of-way across campus. Classes started in the fall of 1879.
The University Archive will host a Walk Down Memory Lane on Friday, Oct. 5 (9:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m.) and Saturday, Oct. 6 (11 a.m.-3 p.m.). View photos, yearbooks, and other CSU memorabilia during homecoming weekend.
For more information, visit http://lib.colostate.edu/archives/university.html or stop by and see us in room 202 of Morgan Library.
Additional information about Archives Month, is available at http://www.archivists.org/archivesmonth/index.asp.
Contact: Collen Mccorkell
Phone Number: (970) 491-1844