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.

Woman in front of old Dwire Hall

Current Archives Display

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

Then & Now 


Helen Robinson was Serials Librarian in the UCCS Library from 1973-1997  Her job responsibilities included the subscription to, purchase of, and binding of journals and newspapers in the library collection.  Her interests in social and political causes led her to keep a scrapbook of news articles covering what could be broadly be termed “women’s issues”.  The scrapbook covers the years 1977-1980.  Central to her interest was the progress of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).


This month’s display includes a selection of copies of articles included in the scrapbook, paired with recent articles on related topics. 


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