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University Archives and Special Collections Receives Grant

Colorado State University-Pueblo, University Archives and Special Collections has received a $4000 Preservation Assistance grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support an assessment of the artifacts in the Orman Native American Collection. It will concentrate on the current situation of storage and display of objects in the collections and provide recommendations focusing on improvements to storage, including equipment and supplies. It will also make recommendations for environmental monitoring equipment, training and for staff education. The grant will support contracting with a conservation assessor to make an on-site survey of our collections and to prepare a written report with recommendations for the proper storage, environmental requirements and monitoring needs including equipment and professional development needs for our staff.

December 8, 2011 at 7:44 am Leave a comment

CSU-Pueblo Archives Announces the Ruben Archuleta Collection

You are invited to attend a special event next Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Library. We are very excited to announce a new addition to our Southern Colorado Ethnic Heritage and Diversity Archives. Ruben Archuleta, former Chief of Police and author, has donated a unique collection relating to his research on the Penitentes. Mr. Archuleta will speak at 6:00 about the Penitentes and following his lecture, you are invited upstairs to the Archives to view an exhibit highlighting rare and unique pieces from the collection, including disciplinas, matracas, handwritten journals, cuadernos, and more. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP: Bev Allen at 719.549.2475 or

October 6, 2011 at 8:57 am Leave a comment

CSU-Pueblo University Archives and Special Collection Receives Grant

The University Archives and Special Collections has received a grant for $4830 from the National Film Preservation Foundation to make preservation and viewing copies of the film ‘Penitentes’. The Penitentes or the Cofradia de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, was an Hispanic lay brotherhood which practiced ritual physical mortification as part of its Holy Week penitential rituals. The film is part of a larger collection of artifacts, photographs, documents and books relating to the Penitentes recently donated by Ruben Archuleta. Some of the artifacts from the collection are on display in the University Archives and researchers may use the collection in the Archives’ reading room.

June 1, 2011 at 2:29 pm Leave a comment

University Archive Featured in the Chieftain

May 23, 2011 at 8:43 am Leave a comment

Time Capsule Essay Winners Announced

Winners of the Time Capsule Essay Competition were announced on Thursday, April 28th. Herb Souza won 1st place, with Valerie Clementi and Matthew Banach taking Honorable Mentions. A committee composed of students, staff and faculty chose the winners of the contest anonymously out of a total of 16 entries. The winning essays will be placed in a time capsule in the University Archives to be opened in 2111.

May 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

Time Capsule Essay Contest

As part of its upcoming grand opening celebration, the University Library is preparing a Time Capsule to be placed in the University Archives, to be opened in the year 2111.

The University Archives and the Office of Student Activities are sponsoring an essay contest on the topic: “What will the world be like in 2111?” The winning essays will be placed in the Time Capsule along with other 21st century objects for CSU-Pueblo students of the future to enjoy!

Who may enter? All Colorado State University-Pueblo students

The essay format:
• narrative; 1-page maximum; no cover page or back matter
• attach entry form to the essay; do not put entrant’s name on the essay
• word-processed final draft on standard, white print paper
• 12 pt. Times New Roman font, double-spaced
• deadline for entries – April 15, 2011
• no e-mail entries accepted
• Decision of the judges is final

• First prize – $50
• Honorable mentions (two) – $25

The deadline for entries is April 15, 2011. Do not put entrant’s name on the essay. Bring the entry form (link at the bottom of this page) with a printout of your essay to: Office of Student Activities, OUC 003

entry form

March 16, 2011 at 10:56 am Leave a comment

The Other Adams: Alva Adams Colorado Governor and Bookman

In conjuntion with the John Adams Unbound exhibit, the University Archive will be displaying a selection from the book collection of Alva Adams (who was the fifth, tenth and fourteenth Governor of Colorado) in the foyer of Hoag Hall from March 12th-April 15th.

Learn more about Alva Adams here:

March 8, 2010 at 3:23 pm Leave a comment

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