UCCS Archives Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm
or by appointment.

UCCS Archives

Current Archives Display

Located in the East Display cases on the upper floor of the Library

 Beth-El Scrapbook Page

History of Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The origins of the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences lie in the training program for nurses established 110 years ago as part of a hospital founded by a group of local women.  The Fall Archives Exhibit traces the development of the hospital and nurses programs through time.

The picture above is a separated page of a scrapbook showing Beth-El graduates from the class of 1929.  The page is not on display because the extended exposure to light would damage the photographs.  Upper row (l-r): Mildred Flukey, Orpha Mae Howard, Jeanette S. Ralston.  Lower row (l-r): Ette Mae Leason, Afta Conklin, Lily B. Smelser.  The signatures are difficult to see on the image above, but nurses did not use their first or last names "on the ward" (while working in the hospital) until the 1960s.  They adopted names and some of the signatures show nicknames they used.

More pictures of Archives displays are available at the Kraemer Family Library's flickr page.

Previous Archives Displays

Mission Statement

The University Archives of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS University Archives) will identify, collect, organize and preserve materials that document the history and operations of the Colorado Springs campus and will facilitate their use for purposes of research and scholarly pursuits.


The purpose of the UCCS Archives is to function as the custodian of an authentic record of the Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado. It preserves and protects the original materials and records which document the activities, social traditions and administrative functions of the campus in a secure environment. It serves as a primary source of information on UCCS history and development.


The UCCS Archives is an open repository that serves the faculty, staff, and students of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs as well as outside researchers. Reference services and finding aids are available for collections.


The UCCS Archives staff is directed by the Archives Librarian with faculty Instructor rank.  A student worker and volunteers work on projects including digitization of archival materials, inventorying collections, and creation of indexes.