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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

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


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

Summer Hours

Don’t forget the library changes to summer hours tomorrow.

Saturday, May 3 – Sunday, May 11, 2014:

Mondays – Fridays                                   8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Weekends                                                       Closed


Monday, May 12 – Saturday, August 2, 2014:

Sundays                                                          1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mondays – Thursdays                                    7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Fridays                                                            7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays                                                        CLOSED

CLOSED:        May 24, 25 and 26 (Memorial Day weekend), Friday, July 4 (Independence Day)


Sunday, August 3 – Sunday, August 24, 2014:
Mondays – Fridays                                     8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Weekends                                                       Closed


May 2, 2014 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment

Library’s Draft Strategic Plan – Tell Us What You Think

We invite you to take a look at our draft strategic plan and email comments to or comment below.


April 8, 2014 at 8:14 am Leave a comment

Welcome Back

The library will be closed Saturday January 11th and Sunday January 12th. We will resume regular hours Monday the 13th.

January 8, 2014 at 2:55 pm Leave a comment

Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday 7:00am – 10:00pm;

Friday 7:00am – 5:00pm;

Saturday CLOSED;

Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm;

May 14, 2013 at 7:39 am Leave a comment

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