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Community Engagement

Archives & Special Collections staff are available for talks and presentations about our collections, preserving organizational records, and more!

Tour the Archives!

Visit UNC’s Archives & Special Collections for one of our free, monthly tours and learn how the school’s history as well as other local and national histories are being preserved.

Enjoy highlights from the collection like our 16th century manuscript, posters from WWI, our bear mascot, a signed book from George R.R. Martin, notable pieces from the Petteys Collection of Woman Artists, and more.

Tours take place on the last Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm during Fall and Spring semesters. They last approximately 30 minutes and include standing and light walking. Tours are also available by appointment. See the right sidebar for how to find us.

To schedule a tour or presentation, please email library.archives@unco.edu or call 970-351-2333.


Visit our Exhibits page for more details about our online and library-based exhibits. You can also see what exhibits are on display in the Libraries on our calendar.


For information about our upcoming events, see the Michener Events Calendar.

Intern at the Archives!

Are you thinking of pursuing a career in archives, libraries, or museums? Are you interested in history? Cool stuff? Old photographs? Or possibly even digital records management? Then an internship or job shadow experience at the University of Northern Colorado Archives and Special Collections may be for you!


Internships are open to current UNC undergraduate and graduate students as well as current graduate students in a library/information science program. The number of available internships each semester (fall, spring, or summer) is dependent on the availability of appropriate projects and faculty supervisors.

Complete the Internship Form for more information and to apply.

Job Shadowing Experiences

Job shadows are open to any current high school, undergraduate, or graduate students. They are a half day program to introduce the student to the major parts of archival work, provide brief hands-on experience, and to expose the student to various career pathways through 1:1 conversation with team members. Scheduling is flexible, but shadowing experiences are typically scheduled for around 4.5 hours.

View an example job shadow schedule.

Complete the interest form to apply.