In Michener Library
Early in the University of Northern Colorado's history, the institution earned the moniker of "the Columbia of the West," a reference to UNC's (then the State Teachers College of Colorado) excellence in the education and preparation of teachers.
Faculty at the institution not only taught future teachers, they also authored textbooks for teachers to use in their classrooms in the state of Colorado. Many of these textbooks were of such high quality that they were adopted by school systems around the country.
The Tip & Mitten textbook series, written by State Teachers College of Colorado faculty Paul McKee, M. Lucile Harrison, Annie McCowen, and Elizabeth Lehr, is perhaps one of the most famous, rivaling the Dick and Jane series in baby boomers' memories. Visitors to the University Libraries website can now view an online exhibit of these faculty-authored textbooks.
The exhibit, "K-12 Textbooks Authored by UNC Faculty: 1922 - 1980," is a collaboration between the University Libraries Education Librarian, Bette Rathe, and the Archival Services Department.
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: Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm; Friday, 9am-12pm; or by appointment
Please note that the Archives will not be open on holidays when the university is closed.