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University of Northern Colorado, class time capsules collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG010-S007

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to University of Northern Colorado class record time capsules that were created to commemorate graduating classes. Materials include copies of the annual yearbook, "Cache la Poudre", booklets, reports, and promotional materials from class events, activities, and dances, class lists, notes on senior gifts, news clippings, graduation programs, insignia day programs, letters from the president to the senior class, photographs, play scripts, reunion pamphlets, and a coffee can from 1983.


  • 1939 - 1983


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Please contact the UNC University Libraries Archives and Special Collections Department for further information.

Organizational History

This collection pertains to the annual class records, or time capsules, that were created to commemorate graduating classes. It was originally a set of sealed metal boxes for the classes between and 1939 to 1962, plus 1983. There were 19 such boxes, one for each year except 1942, 1955 and 1958. Having been soldered, some of the boxes came apart over the years and others were opened to provide material for the various alumni class reunions. Materials in the capsules were removed from their original boxes and placed in archival folders and boxes.


13.93 Linear Feet (20 boxes)

Language of Materials



The University of Northern Colorado class time capsules were created to commemorate graduating classes. This collection contains yearbooks, clippings, programs from campus events and activities, photos, and class reports.

Related Materials

Materials for the Cranford time capsule were transferred to RG015 UNC Buildings and Grounds collection.

Minimally Processed
Shirley Soenksen; updated by Kate Johnson
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
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Edition statement
Original finding aid created in 2015. Updated to conform to DACS in 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639