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UCCS Archives

Current Archives Display

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

Main Hall 1980s
This month's display shows the UCCS campus as the first University employees arrived.  The last patient left the Cragmor Sanatorium in April 1965 and the staff first visited after the Spring semester ended in May.  In less than five months they converted a "run-down" tuberculosis sanatorium to a place where people eager to pursue an education could work.  Words like "spooky", "yucky", and "dank" were used.  The display in September will describe the first classes at the new "Cragmor Campus", but during the summer other displays will explore more of the campus.

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.