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University of Northern Colorado, President Thomas J. Gray records

Identifier: RG002-S001

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection consists of clippings related to the activities of Thomas J. Gray while he served as the first President of the University of Northern Colorado from 1890-1891.  Many of the clippings are from the Colorado School Journal. It also includes eight volumes containing financial statements and general information, 1891-1964.


  • 1890 - 2011


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.


Principal Gray presided over the formative first year of the State Normal School. Created in 1889, the school offered its first classes in the fall of 1890 in various community buildings. Gray put together the first curriculum for the school, organized its initial faculty, purchased supplies and equipment, and welcomed the first 76 students who enrolled. Gray came to UNC from the Minnesota Normal School at St. Cloud.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

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This collection includes clippings about President Gray and eight bound volumes of financial statements and general information about the University of Northern Colorado.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The clippings in this collection were collected by Archival Services staff, a portion of which were acquired in 2012.

Related Materials

Researchers may wish to consult the following: Information on Thomas J. Gray's presidency is found mainly in the Minutes of the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees records(RG001), which date from May 2, 1889.
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Original finding aid created in 1987, updated multiple times until 2003. 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