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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

The Evolution of Staff Council to Staff Association

Staff Association has evolved from a meeting of the representatives of the University of Colorado (system) Staff Council to the current Staff Association.  Originally a group focusing on issues impacting state classified employees, it has expanded its scope to enhance skills and build community among University of Colorado Colorado Springs employees.  UCCS Staff Council was established in 1980.  In 1995, the Professional Exempt Staff Association (PESA) came into being to address issues and support Professional Exempt/Unclassified Staff (now University Staff - those not state classified positions).  In 2015, the two Staff Association and Staff Council that had worked together frequently, joined to become the UCCS Staff Association representing all staff positions.


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