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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.

Shakespeare, UCCS and Theatreworks

Current Archives Display

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

Shakespeare, UCCS and Theatreworks 


To quote Murray Ross – and who else would you quote about Shakespeare at UCCS? – “Bardolatry was a name given to the excessive love of Shakespeare (his great contemporary and rival, Ben Jonson, said he loved him “this side of idolatry”). But if God does not exist in Shakespeare, then where on earth is He?  I have sometimes seriously maintained that the theatre, which twice grew out of religion in western history, was actually an improvement on religion, an evolution rather than a dilution.  Certainly Shakespeare seems to contain as much energy of the known universe as anything made mostly of words.  His the big bang; he’s the bomb.”

              At least forty-two productions of Shakespeare’s plays (plus The Complete Works of William Shakespeare) have been mounted by UCCS theater groups and Theatreworks since 1976.  The Summer Archives display features a play from each genre and decade.


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