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University of Northern Colorado, Libraries records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG013

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection documents the history, administration, and activities of the University of Northern Colorado Libraries. It contains documentation from both current and defunct units and departments within the library including Technical Services, Acquisitions, Music Library, Collection Development, Lab School Library, and more. It also includes files from various committees, most notably the Library Assessment Committee and Development Advisory Board. A good part of the collection documents exhibits in the Mari Michener Gallery. There is also general documentation on employees such as photographs, hiring activities, and evaluation information. It also contains information on the Michener building and dedication. Administrative materials include reports, correspondence, memos, and lists. There are flyers, brochures, audio-visual materials, and library publications. There are also drafts and research notes pertaining to various articles and a "History of the UNC Libraries" research project being completed by librarian Frank. X. Roberts. In addition, there are artifacts of library memorabilia that was used in the library or used as promotional materials.


  • 1890 - 2018


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research with the following exception: Box #RG13.S6 002 contains restricted materials which must be removed prior to access.

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.


131.69 Linear Feet (155 Containers)

123.35 Linear Feet (143 containers)

Language of Materials



This collection documents the history, administration, and activities of the University of Northern Colorado Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Material transferred from the UNC Libraries in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2016; from Colette Pitcher in 2007 and 2012; from Belinda Hardy in approximately 2006; and Charles Rhine in 2009. One folder was transferred from the UNC Office of the Registrar records (RG008-S005) in June 2021, to box #RG13.S13. Acquisition information is unknown for much of the collection prior to 2006.

Related Materials

Other materials from the UNC Libraries can be found in the following collections:

University of Northern Colorado, Library Administrators Files collection, RG013-S005

University of Northern Colorado, Archives and Special Collections records, RG013-S001

University of Northern Colorado, Friends of the Library records, RG013-S012

Variant Identifier Numbers

The following materials, formerly managed as distinct series, were merged into RG013 during the RG collection management project: RG013-S002, Library Current File; RG013-S003, Library reports; RG013-S004, Materials published by the library; RG013-S006, Library Personnel; RG013-S007, Technical Services; RG013-S008, Public Services; RG013-S009, Separate Services; RG013-S010, Collection Development; RG013-S011, Library Advisory Committee; RG013-S013, Library Buildings and Equipment; RG013-S014, Library Art Exhibits; RG013-S015, Gifts and Bloch collection; RG013-S016, Library Finances; RG013-S017, CARL; RG013-S018, UNC Serial List; RG013-S019, Staff Association; RG013-S020, History of the Libraries; RG013-S021, Library Committees; RG013-S022, World Wide Web pages; RG013-S023, Oversize Library Materials; RG013-S024, Innovative Interfaces, Inc,; RG013-S025, Development Advisory Board; RG013-S026, Library Displays and Exhibits; RG013-S027, Library Displays and Exhibits; RG013-S028, Library Sponsored Events.

Series numbers were kept to facilitate access until the collection can be re-processed. Some series numbers are missing (e.g. Series #1, #5) because these series became their own collections.

Processing Note

Series 20: History of the Libraries processed by intern Michael Hughes September 2021. Series renamed "Frank X. Roberts Library Research Files" and two new series were created: Series 30: Memoralibilia and Series 31: Library Photographs. Some items separated and moved to other series or destroyed.

University of Northern Colorado, Libraries records
Minimally Processed
Original electronic finding aid author unknown, updated by Laura Uglean Jackson in 2018. Updated by intern Michael Hughes in 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
Paper inventory prepared by Shirley Soenksen on 2015 July 10 (includes information taken from Archon and the Archives website); slightly revised on 2015 August 9; slightly revised on 2016 December 1; Shirley Soenksen updated the list of library art exhibits on 2018 January 12. Intern Michael Hughes processed part of the collection and updated the finding aid September 2021

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

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