Using Online Resources
ArchivesSpace is our online tool that allows you to search what is in the Archives & Special Collections. ArchivesSpace contains our finding aids, or descriptions of our individual collections, to help you understand what kind of materials and information you'll find inside a particular collection. You will not find digital scans or images of the materials in ArchivesSpace, but rather a summary of what materials you can see if you visit in person (for digitized materials you can view on the web, see Digitized Materials below). Here is a brief video tutorial on using ArchivesSpace:
We have two resources for looking at our materials that are viewable online. One is focused more on select historical materials from the archives, and the other contains research and academic work created by the UNC community.
The UNC Libraries online catalog allows you to search all types of library resources. Using this tool, you can find books and other published materials that are located in Archives & Special Collections. If you need help navigating the catalog, the UNC Libraries YouTube site has tons of resources to help with your searching: https://www.youtube.com/user/UNCLibraries/videos.
Research Guides can help point you towards resources and databases to help in your research. Here are some guides specifically made by our archival staff:
- History – Primary Resources Research Guide
- History 280 – Primary Sources
- History 530 – Researching the American West Research Guide
- James A. Michener Research Guide
Want some help searching our databases? Check out Database Search Tips for advice on getting the most out of your UNC Libraries online searches.
UNC Web Archive
The UNC Web Archive includes past versions of websites from the unco.edu domain and web content documenting UNC student life, campus activities, and university-related initiatives. Begun in 2019 and hosted by Archive-It, websites are crawled and added on a regular basis.
Archives & Special Collections is located on the lower level of Michener Library.
James A. Michener Library
Campus Box 48
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639-0091
Hours: Closed due to UNC's COVID-19 campus closure. Available via phone and email.
(Normal hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm or by appointment)
Please note that the Archives will not be open on holidays when the university is closed.