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University of Northern Colorado, Buildings and Grounds collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG015

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection documents the planning, change, and growth of UNC's built enviornment. It contains plans, blueprints, and renderings of UNC buildings, building dedication emphemera, property valuations, and construction documents. Also included are long-range development and master plans for both physical spaces and departments, including UNC Facilities Management. There are photographs of aerials, Cranford building fire, construction, completed buildings, and a Womens Athletic Association scrapbook. This collection also contains information on art on campus (including Totem Teddy), space planning, remodels, and photographs in Gunter Hall. It also includes two time capsules- the Belford Hall Time Capsule and cornerstone box from 1890.


  • 1889 - 2016


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.


176.60 Linear Feet (110 boxes and 25 map case drawers)

Language of Materials



This collection documents the University of Northern Colorado's built environment. It contains architectural and landscape plans, long-range and master plans, photographs, reports, and other materials related to the planning and growth of the UNC campus.

Acquisition Information

UNC Facility Planning and Construction transferred photographs in March 2005. Michael Sheehan donated Totem Teddy materials in May 2008. The UNC Health and Human Services Dean's Office transferred Gunter Hall-related materials in July 2008. William B. Ecker of Ireland and Parr Architect and Engineer, Inc. donated floor plans of UNC buildings in January 2018. Music Library and Frasier Hall plans transferred from the Music Library in 2019. Stephanie Torrez, Assistant VP for Student Success, transferred materials in July 2019. Library administration transferred the Campus Commons Groundbreaking pamphlet in May 2019. Two volumes on building program plans were transferred to this collection from UNC Office of the Provost records (RG007-S001) in November 2020; material is in box # RG15.S21. Acquisition information for the remainder of the collection is unknown.

Processing Note

The following materials were merged into this collection: RG015-S001, Campus Long Range Plans; -S002, Space Utilization; -S003, Master Plans; -S004, West Campus; -S005, Classroom Buildings; -S006, Student Facility Buildings; -S007, Blueprints and Architectural Drawings; -S008, Photographs and Slides; -S009, General Individual Files; -S011, Fire, safety, and campus fires; -S012, Cranford Cornerstone Box; -S014, Capital Construction/controlled maintenance requests; -S015, Building Dedications A-Z; -S016, Grounds; -S017, Building Survey; -S018, Sale/Purchase of Property; -S019, Time capsules/cornerstones; -S020, Central Campus Historic District proposal; -S021, Art on Campus; -S022, Furniture on Campus; -S023, Inventories and Appraisals.

Minimally Processed
Original inventories created by Shirley Soenksen, updated by Laura Uglean Jackson.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Edition statement
Paper inventories for portions of the collection were created by Shirley Soenksen 2009-2014. DACS minimal finding aid created in 2018. New addition added in 2019.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

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