Archives & Special Collections is launching a campus-wide project to encourage CSU students, staff, and faculty to document their personal experiences during the coronavirus outbreak and contribute them to the University Archives. Submit your digital audio, video, images, and other content using this form.  

These highlighted collections are just a sampling of our holdings. To learn more about all of our collections, use one of the search options below.

Search options:

Finding Aids:

Search the detailed descriptions of primary source materials located for personal papers, organizational/business records, and CSU history collections.

Research Guides:

Search the detailed research guides of Archives & Special Collections primary source materials.

Digitized and Digital Collections:

Explore some of our most heavily used collections. Included in the CSU Digital Repository are scans of physical items, as well as electronic or “born digital” records received from donors.

Archived Websites:

Search across our curated collections that document important water, cannabis, and hemp websites in Colorado. Colorado State University has partnered with the Internet Archive’s web archiving service to capture these sites.

Agricultural and Natural Resources Archive

Explore unique research materials that enhance understanding of Colorado’s agrarian and natural resource heritage

Water Resources Archive

Collections from individuals and organizations that have been instrumental in the development of water resources in Colorado and the West.

University Archives

The University Archives serves as the institutional memory of CSU by collecting official copies of historically significant university records, faculty papers, photograph collections, and other materials documenting university history.

Times they were a-changing poster
Special Collections

More than than 20,000 items from antiquities to the 21st Century. Subject strengths include the Vietnam War literature, feminist presses, CSU publications, equine medicine, water, agriculture, and other topical categories.

Warren and Genevieve Garst Photographic Collection

Wildlife slides by a photographer for the Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom television series. Over 700 animal species, including mammals, reptiles, birds, insects and aquatic wildlife, from six countries.

International Poster Collection

Posters from more than 380 artists and 50 countries, from the only exhibition of its kind in the United States, held every other year at Colorado State University

Charles W. Brown Jazz Collection

Jazz albums from an avid collector and jazz musician

Archives & Special Collections

Morgan Library, Suite 202
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1019
(970) 491-1844

Reading Room Hours 

Open Monday - Friday to CSU Community by appointment only.

Mark Shelstad
Coordinator, Archives & Special Collections
(970) 491-2820

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