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Performing and Visual Arts

Archives & Special Collections collects material related to performing and visual arts within the community and on campus.  

Selected Performing and Visual Arts Collections

Colorado Bandmasters’ Association Records: Collection of documents relating to the annual conventions held by the Colorado Bandmasters Association including programs and correspondence dating from 1965 through 2015. 
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Detroit Publishing Company Photochrom Prints: The University of Northern Colorado acquired the Detroit Publishing Company photochrom print collections in 2013. Photochrom prints are ink based, colorized images created from a black-and-white photographic negative through the lithography printing process. This collection contains photochrom prints in a variety of sizes and depict a variety of locations in America, such as Yellowstone National Park, the Adirondack Mountains in New York, Weber canyon in Utah, and Swannanoa River in North Carolina. The bulk of original negatives used to create photochrom prints were taken by William Henry Jackson. Born in Keeseville, New York, on April 4, 1843, William Henry Jackson was an American photographer, painter, Civil War veteran, geological survey photographer, and explorer. Jackson joined the Detroit Publishing Company in 1898.  
 
Within the Detroit Publishing Company photochrom prints, you will find 766 individual photochrom ranging in date 1898 to 1908, with the majority created between 1898 and 1902. Each photochrom has the location of the image written on the back, and this location is also the title of that individual photochrom. The locations reflect the original national boundaries and spelling used when the photochrom was published.  
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Chris Petteys Papers and Collection of Women Artists: The Chris Petteys papers contain writing from members of her family, as well as personal writings from Petteys herself. There is also annotated books, artist files that are filled with the research Petteys did on various female artists, and index card records of the sources she used. The Chris Petteys collection of women artists consists of fifty works by nineteenth and twentieth century artists including Mary Cassatt, Käthe Kollwitz, Elizabeth Catlett, Louise Nevelson, and Claude Raguet Hirst among others. It is a stylistically diverse and wide-ranging collection that encompasses drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography.  
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