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University of Northern Colorado, Counseling Center records

 Collection
Identifier: RG009-S006

Collection Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials related to the University of Northern Colorado Counseling Center. Materials include brochures and flyers advertising the Center's services, support groups, and workshops. These include regularly scheduled support groups for gay and lesbian students and womens support groups circa the 1980s. Also included are flyers for stress management, test anxiety management, and faculty and staff resource and referral guides. Memos primiarly document testing centers, early warning detection system, sexual assault awareness week, and services provided by the Center. The working paper contains preliminary results and proposal for phased research on the Center working with freshmen living on campus. The website, archived since 2019, contains information about the Center's services, staff, training, and resources.

Dates

  • 1963 - 2019

Creator

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 Archives and Special Collections Department for further information.

Historical Note

In its original formation in the 1940's, the Counseling Center was under the Department of Student Personnel and provided “counseling of a personal nature.” As early as 1959, the Counseling Center sought out minority counselors to better aid minority students. The Counseling Center has had many locations, moving to the highest areas of student traffic as the University of Northern Colorado expanded. Previous locations were Cranford 103 (1965), McKee 213 (1983), Gordon Hall (1989), Grey Hall (unknown date), and Cassidy Hall as of 2021. The Counseling Center employed qualified individuals to assist students in dealing with a wide variety of problems in a confidential manner, operating under the ethical code of both the American Psychological Association and the American Personnel and Guidance Association. The Center provided personal problem counseling, career planning, academic planning, marriage counseling, personality and vocational testing, and help with study and testing skills. Any student enrolled in at least one course at UNC could utilize these services. Previous directors of the Counseling Center consisted of, but were not limited to, Earl Zwetschke (1957), Ted Nelson (circa 1965), Dave Smart (unknown date), and Jeanne Miller (circa 1993). Jeanne Miller prioritized expanding the counseling staff to mitigate wait times for students in immediate need of assistance.

Extent

0.20 Linear Feet (1 box)

unknown GB (1 website)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains materials related to the University of Northern Colorado's Counseling Center, such as flyers for workshops, groups, and anxiety management. The collection also includes reports, memos, and brouchers pertaining to Counseling Center services, events, and programs.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by topic except for the web archive, listed at the end.

Related Materials

Additional information on counseling workshops related to the emotional problems of college students are in University of Northern Colorado, Presentations collection, RG012 (S8).

Historical Note Bibliography

Source information for the historical note was found in the Bulletins, The Mirror, the UNC Counseling Center website, and brochures within this collection.

Colorado State College of Education Bulletin, series 40, number 3, 1940, https://digarch.unco.edu/islandora/object/cogru%3A6112.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Nikaiya Lawson with assistance from Laura Uglean Jackson in 2021.
Status
Completed
Author
Shirley Soenksen; updated by Kate Johnson, updated by Laura Uglean Jackson
Date
2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng
Edition statement
Original finding aid created in 2015. Updated to conform to DACS in 2018. Processed in 2021.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

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