Plans-Main Hall First Floor Remodel 1965

Mission Statement

UCCS Archives

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 LibraryThe Evolution of Staff Council to Staff Association

Bash the Bluffs/Trek the Trail

This display highlights two on-campus trail races that generate funds for scholarships.  Bash the Bluffs takes place in April each year and funds the Ed Burke Scholarship for exercise science students.  Trek the Trails takes place each Fall during Homecoming weekend and supports the Nursing & Health Sciences Scholarship Fund.  Each race uses a different route to challenge runners.


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