Archives & Special Collections seeks to preserve and make accessible the records,
papers, artifacts, and stories that document the significant intellectual, cultural,
administrative, and social history of the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and
the individuals, families, and organizations representing the diverse population of
We actively collect in the areas of
- UNC inactive official records
- UNC history and student life
- Regional history and diversity
- Performing and visual arts
- Faculty papers
- Alumni papers
UNC is also the designated repository for the writings and publishing legacy of James
A. Michener. Archives & Special Collections collects materials produced by James A.
Michener, associates, scholars, and collectors of Michenerana that will further scholarship
about him, his activities, and his works.
We actively collect a range of materials including photographs, maps, printed books,
manuscripts, personal narratives, diaries, letters, and organization records. We reserve
the right to accept donations without restrictions, to turn away gifts prior to donation,
and to appropriately dispose of materials that, after receipt, are deemed unsuitable
to the collection.
For more information on the collecting areas of Archives & Special Collections, please
see our Collection Development Statement.