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University of Northern Colorado photographic prints and negatives

Identifier: RG021-S001

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs and negatives of the University of Northern Colorado since its founding. It includes images of board members, faculty, staff, and students; buildings and campus scenes; events such as commencement and homecoming; athletics; and student activities such as students in classes and studying, performances, alumni, Lab School, and dorm life. Formats are largely black and white prints; however, there are also 35mm negatives, contact sheets, and reproductions and photocopies on paper.
Identifying marks on the back of some photos include: 1. Names of photographers Jack Herrick - Music Skeets Calvin - Gunter Hall & Cranford Hall fire 1949 Bob Waters -CSC & UNC, Gunter Hall John Blake - Gunter Hall Mark Yurman - Gunter Hall & James A. Michener Library Roy Willey - Gunter Hall 2. Names of buildings written in pencil; photos usually undated 3. Dates that photographs were taken or used 4. Names of photographic studios: Aerial Photograph Service, Dallas, Texas - Many photographs of the central campus. May 1940 Baker, F. E., Photographer and View Artist - Advertisement in the Crucible. October 1900 Gardner Studio, Greeley, Colorado -- Gunter Hall T. E. Helgeson, Photographer - Presidents' 1st home Martin, Robert E., 915 16th Street, Greeley - Advertisement in 1935 Cache la Poudre & Old Library, 1906-37 Riley's Studio, 916 8th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado - Gunter Hall, Faculty apartments, Kepner Hall. See: Mirror. Apr. 26, 1922, p.3. Stewart Studios, 1010 9th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado - Advertisement in 1916 Cache la Poudre, p.207 & Portraiture. 5. Name of J. H. (John Henry) Shaw, Dept. of Publications. CSTC. 1921-1939 - Gunter Hall & Old Library, Carter, 1906-37.


  • 1889 - 2011


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.


42 Linear Feet (73 boxes and 3 map case drawers)

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This collection contains photographs and negatives of the University of Northern Colorado since its founding. Included are images of people, buildings, events, campus scenes, classrooms, athletics, and more.

Acquisition Information

The University's Office of News and Publications transferred most of these photographs and negatives, dates unknown. A selection of photographs and negatives was receieved from William Hartman, UNC Journalism Professor, in 1987. Some items were found loose in an envelope labeled "Copies Center thru Ross Annex - night." The original envelope dated 1975 January 28 from Ken's Camera, 1513 8th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado, had Eric Lundberg's name on the front of the envelope. The back of the envelope was stamped "Publications Office received Sept 05 1980 by CS. Eric Lundberg was the director of the UNC News Service. Some images documenting UNC Athletics transfered by the Sports Information Director in 2003. The Office of Alumni Relations transferred seven images which used to hang in the Judy Farr Center, added in January 2021.

Digitized Images Available Online

A portion of this collection has been digitized and made available online:

Related Materials

Images related to UNC in slide format can be found in: University of Northern Colorado photographic slides, RG021-S009.

Images used in UNC publications can be found in: University of Northern Colorado, News and Publicity photographs, RG003-S020.

Separated Materials

35mm and other slide formats were transferred from this collection to University of Northern Colorado photograhic slides, RG021-S009.

Processing Note

SC-SHC-04 - Sports History Photograph Collection; SC-SPAR - Sports Archive Photograph Collection (SPAR); and photographs from SC-SPHC - Sports Media Records Series were merged into this collection during the Record Group Collection Management Project, March 2018. These items were physically integrated into RG021-S001 several years ago. SRW, 03/21/18
Identifying and estimating the dates of the photographs in the absence of explicit information was done on the basis of the following pieces of evidence: 1. Gardens, trees and shrubs, their presence/absence, condition, maturity, location, etc. 2. People who could be identified 3. Furnishings, benches, towers, poles, signage, vehicles, etc. 4. Surrounding structures 5. Similarities in the physical development of photographs: yellowing, margins, size, clarity, finishing, coloring 6. Special weather conditions: storms, cloud formations 7. Known events: fires, protests, graduations, presentations 8. Building features added or removed during remodeling: stairs, flooring, art works

Variant Identifier Number

The previous identifier number for the bulk of this collection was RG003-S020. Photographs and negatives were moved to RG021-S001 circa 2016 with the intent to put all UNC photographs and negatives into this collection.
Minimally Processed
Jay Trask, updated by Laura Uglean Jackson
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
Original creation date of electronic finding aid unknown; updated to conform to DACS in 2018. Container (box-folder) list created in 2018-2019. New accession added in 2021 and finding aid updated.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

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