UCCS Archives Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm
or by appointment.

UCCS University Archives

Current Archives Display

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


History of the School of Public Affairs

The Spring Archives display traces the origin and development of the School of Public Affairs.  From its origin as a degree-granting Institute in Boulder and gradual separation from the Political Science Departments, it became the Graduate School of Public Affairs when the Denver and Colorado Springs branches became official campuses of the University of Colorado.  Development of degree programs and specialization tracks responded to community needs.  In 2007, the introduction of the Bachelor of Criminal Justice led to the name change to the School of Public Affairs.  Academic degrees, certificate programs, and professional development events are described.

Previous Archives Displays

Mission Statement

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.


The purpose of the UCCS 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 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 Archives staff is directed by the Archives Librarian with faculty Instructor rank.  A student worker and volunteers work on projects including digitization of archival materials, inventorying collections, and creation of indexes.