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.
Beth-El Historical Collections
The Beth-El Historical Collections document the history of the Beth-El School of Nursing/College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the nursing profession in the twentieth century.
The purpose of the UCCS University 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 University 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 University Archives staff is directed by the Archives Librarian with faculty Instructor rank. A student worker, interns, and volunteers work on projects including digitization of archival materials, inventorying collections, and creation of indexes.
Current Archives Display
Located in the East Display cases on the upper floor of the Library
The Minority Students Club and its Successors
Little is known about the Minority Students Club, but it was the first of many student organizations intended to support students in need.
In researching and creating this display, I began with the 1971 yearbook page for the Minority Student Club. The display focuses on three characteristics of the organization’s purpose to identify successor organizations and highlight their history:
- Student-driven membership to build community on campus
- To provide mutual assistance and psychological and emotional support
- To build awareness of and knowledge about the community