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University of Northern Colorado, President Hank Brown records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG002-S011

Collection Scope and Contents

Collection contains materials from Hank Brown's 1998-2002 presidency, including State of the University addresses, mission statement revisions, faculty appointments, Colorado Commission on Higher Education reports, and event invitations from local, national, and international dignitaries connected to Brown through either his presidency or his earlier position as a U.S. Senator for the State of Colorado. Clippings pertain to Brown's presidential nomination, university independence, and the 2001 riots.

Bugetary documents pertain to some controversial cuts, including the Laboratory School's transition to a charter school, the closing and sale of KUNC, the university radio station, and funding cuts to the Mirror, the student newspaper. Concurrently, Brown cut student fees and monitored faculty and staff salaries. As a result, Brown received correspondence from both supporters and detractors, most of which is housed in the collection.

Collection also contains budget and building plans from Brown's predecessors, as well as a Senate campaign flyer from Brown's earlier political career.


  • 1980 - 2002
  • Majority of material found within 1997 - 2002


Conditions Governing Access

The collection has not been processed. It may contain restricted materials. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections in advance to request 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.


22.52 Linear Feet (33 boxes)

Language of Materials



President Hank Brown presided over the University of Northern Colorado from 1998-2002. Collection contains State of the University addresses, budget proposals, mission statement revisions, Colorado Commission on Higher Education reports, and documents pertaining to the Laboratory School and KUNC, the university radio station.

Acquisition Information

Material transferred from collection #RG008-S005, UNC Office of the Registrar, in June 2021 (box# RG002-S11.013). Acquisition information for the remainder of the collection is unknown.

Related Materials

Documents pertaining to the logo change were separated and put into University of Northern Colorado Graphic/Printing Standards Manual, RG003-S018

Minimally Processed
Shirley Soenksen, updated by Lisa Hartman
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
Original finding aid created in 2002. 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