The Archives at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries has been collecting historical records for over 100 years. Found within our 1,700+ archival collections are an estimated 1 million photographs, 4750 reels of motion picture film, 4000 video cassettes, and 6000 audio tape recordings on a wide variety of topics. These materials include:
Collections within the CU Boulder Archives reflect our specialized collecting areas, including:
Our collections can be searched and browsed in a number of ways:
If you identify CU Boulder Archives' material that you are interested in seeing, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of desired items.
Please note: Most material in the CU Boulder Archives has not yet been digitized. Due to preservation concerns, all analog sound recordings, video formats, and badly deteriorated film must be digitized prior to research access and use. If desired materials have not been previously digitized, the researcher may be responsible for the cost of digitization. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries may not own copyright to all materials in the Archives' collections. Researchers and users are responsible for contacting copyright holder(s) and obtaining permission to publish or broadcast this material. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on identifying copyright holders.
The University Libraries will not grant permission to publish or broadcast material for which they do not own copyright; the Libraries are not responsible for copyright violations resulting from publication or broadcast use.
Use and licensing fees may be charged for the commercial use of material owned by the University of Colorado Boulder, including material produced by the Univeristy and material for which the original copyright was transferred to the University Libraries. This may include the commerical use of Archives' materials for advertising, radio or teleivison broadcast, online streaming, theaterical release or public screening, or DVD/Blu-ray release, if use of the material will result in commerical profit for the patron or a for-profit organization. Commercial use fees likely do not apply when the patron requesting the material is a K-12 or university student, faculty, or staff member who will be using the material for educational purposes, on behalf of a governmental or non-profit organization, or otherwise within Fair Use guidelines. Contact email@example.com for more information.