Library to Host Civil War Exhibit and Living History Event

Civil War 150 flyer

A Civil War living history event will take place on campus on from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Jan. 14 that will feature participants from New Mexico and Colorado. Members of different Civil War units from around the area will portray soldiers representing artillery, cavalry and infantry units, as well as civilians of the period. Camps, weapons displays, musical performances, blacksmithing, and talks by various living historians in period dress all will focus on the Civil War, especially as it unfolded in the Southwest. Presentations will occur both inside and outside the library, depending on the weather.

In addition, the Library will host a traveling exhibit that traces the major events of the Civil War through the letters, personal accounts, and photographs of soldiers, families, and presidents. The free exhibit will be on display in the Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) lobby from Jan. 12-Feb. 2.

Civil War 150 is a national traveling panel exhibition organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America. The project, Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It, has been made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.


January 6, 2015 at 11:15 am Leave a comment

The library has a new web address

The library’s new URL is Please update your browser bookmarks to point to the new address.

January 2, 2015 at 7:09 am Leave a comment

Library will close for two hours on January 5th

The library will close January 5, 2015 from 9:00am to 11:00am for staff development.

December 19, 2014 at 1:59 pm Leave a comment

Reminder to update new email address for library accounts

Any web-based library or database services that you registered with using your email address should be updated to reflect your new university email address. These may be databases, journals, or websites where you have set up a personalized account to send you email alerts or saved searches. Examples may include EBSCOhost, EndNote, Chronicle of Higher Education, etc. All student, faculty, and staff email addresses changed in October 2014 as the university moved to a new domain name. The primary email has been changed to for students and for faculty/staff. Check here to see a list of library accounts affected by this change.

October 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm Leave a comment

Linking to Interlibrary Loan from Databases is Down

Linking to request items via Interlibrary Loan (ILL) FROM WITHIN DATABASES is currently not working properly. To request books or articles from other libraries via ILL, please enter information directly into the ILL forms on the Library’s website:



September 1, 2014 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

New Trial of BizMiner

BizMiner produces granular industry statistical reports, industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more. They provide tens of thousands of financial and industry market trend reports each year to business valuation professionals whose judgments are used to establish fair prices for business sales, litigation and merger transactions. Faculty and staff are invited to try out this resource until September 1, 2014 by visitng and loggin in with the proper credentials (obtain them from a librarian).

August 22, 2014 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment


MAY 28th, Rawlings Library, Ryals Rm, 7 pm.

Los Seis de Boulder mural

Los Seis de Boulder mural

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the deaths of Los Seis de Boulder (The Boulder Six), a seminal event for the Colorado Chicano Movement, Colorado State University-Pueblo and the Pueblo City-County Library District, along with organizers from Symbols of Resistance, will sponsor a presentation and roundtable discussion entitled, “Pueblo Chicano Activists Remember Los Seis.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28 in the Ryals Room at the Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave.

The event will begin with a Chautauqua-style presentation by Symbols of Resistance, which will give brief biographies of Los Seis, followed by a roundtable discussion with Chicano activists remembering Los Seis, and reflecting on how it informed Colorado Chicano activism over the next 40 years, both in Pueblo and around the state. Facilitated by Rita Martinez, the discussion will feature Carmen Arteaga, Juan and Deborah Espinosa, Freddie ‘Freak’ Trujillo and Jose Esteban Ortega, some of whom were attending CU-Boulder at the time of the killings.

On May 27, 1974, three activists, two women and one man, were killed in a car bomb at Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado. Two days later, three more Chicano activists were killed in a second car bombing in Boulder. The victims were Chicano activists heavily involved in the protests that were happening at the time: Neva Romero, 21, CU-Boulder student, UMAS (United Mexican American Students) leader, student senator; Una Jaakola, 24, CU-Boulder student, worked with youth in Denver; Reyes Martinez, 26, attorney, handled the cases of the poor while working out of his car; Francisco Dougherty, 22, active in teatro (Chicano theater), organized voters in Texas; Florencio Granado, 32, former UMAS president, La Raza Unida candidate for CU Regent, published “El Escritor del Pueblo (The Writer of the People)”; and Heriberto Teran, 24, former UMAS student leader and an accomplished poet and artist. The six who died became known as “Los Seis de Boulder.”

Hundreds of people participated in the mournful ceremonies which included marches to both bombing sites. Their deaths shocked the state with the news making its way throughout the Southwest, Mexico, and other countries. Mystery surrounds the case to this day, and no group ever claimed responsibility for the bombings. No official explanation was ever provided by police, saying they believed the victims were arming the bombs. A federal grand jury was convened, but its findings were not made public, and no person was indicted.

An exhibit of materials about Los Seis de Boulder from CSU-Pueblo’s Colorado Chicano Movement Archives will be featured as part of the event.

For more information about Los Seis, as well as the May 31st commemoration in Denver, visit the Symbols of Resistance website

May 22, 2014 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

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