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University of Northern Colorado, Native American Student Services records

Identifier: RG009-S032

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains information on the UNC Native American Student Services unit. It largely includes photographs of events and documents several years of an annual buffalo hunt. It also includes information about the history of the unit and related student organizations. It contains scrapbooks, flyers and posters about events, and objects and artwork.


  • 1931 - 2019
  • Majority of material found within 1993 - 2013

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 for further information.

Historical Note

The University of Northern Colorado Native American Student Services (NASS) program began in 1995. The original mission of NASS was to recruit, retain, and support currently enrolled Native American students. By 2001, NASS revised its purpose to focus on improving the college experience for Native American students, collaborating with units across campus, advocating for Native American students, and enhancing recruitment and retention efforts. In 2019, services included academic advising, career services, leadership development, and service learning. NASS worked closely with Native American Student Organizations on campus, including the American Indian Student Organization (formerly known as First Nations Student Organization). They hosted several events including lectures and an annual buffalo hunt.


6.90 Linear Feet (6 boxes and 112 MB in web archive)

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This collection contains information on the UNC Native American Student Services unit. It includes photographs, posters, and artifacts documenting the history of the unit and Native American student organizations.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by folder or item title.

Acquisition Information

UNC Native American Student Services transferred materials in 2017, 2019, and 2021. Acquisition information for part of the collection is unkown.

Historical Note Bibliography

Information about the history of UNC Native American Student Services was found in the following resources:

University of Northern Colorado Native American Student Services website, accessed Oct. 22, 2019;

University of Northern Colorado, Charting the Future Unit Reports, 2003, UNC Provost's files, unaccessioned materials accessed Oct. 22, 2019.

Processing Information

UNC NASS materials recieved prior to August 2019 were placed into the University of Northern Colorado Student Affairs collection (RG009). These materials were separated and transferred into the UNC NASS records, RG009-S032, a collection created during processing in August 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Uglean Jackson with help from student employee Jordan Walton, in 2019. New additional materials added into existing folders in 2021 by Laura Uglean Jackson.

Laura Uglean Jackson
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Finding aid created in 2019 during processing

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

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