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Photograph, Image, and Audiovisual Collections

Archival collections of photographs and other audiovisual materials are described using finding aids in ArchivesSpace. Unlike many archival collections, photographs are generally organized by subject.  Simply search the database as you would a library catalog. For a brief tutorial on using ArchivesSpace, visit Using University Archives.
Digital UNC contains digital resources from the archives, including photographs, scrapbooks, and videos. For more information about Digital UNC, visit Using University Archives.

Selected photograph, image and audiovisual collections

University of Northern Colorado Photographic Prints and Negatives

This collection contains photographs and negatives of the university since its founding. It includes images of board members, faculty, staff, and students; buildings and campus scenes; events such as commencement and homecoming; athletics; and student activities such as students in classes and studying, performances, alumni, Lab School, and dorm life. 
Finding aid
Online Images

University of Northern Colorado Prints and Negatives, Series 3. Campus Buildings

The campus has grown dramatically since our foundation in 1889.  The photographs of campus buildings provide an excellent record of the transformation of the university.   
Finding aid
Online images

University of Northern Colorado Lantern Slides

Lantern slides are images designed to be projected using a device called a magic lantern.  The Colorado Normal School/Colorado Teachers’ College produced a series of lantern slides to promote the institution.
Finding aid
Online images

University of Northern Colorado motion pictures and audio tapes

The collection consists of motion pictures created at the university. Content includes footage of men’s and women’s sporting events (1994-2001), education news reported by TCI Channel 8 in Greeley (1995-2001), student interviews (1997-2006), footage of the Lab School and campus from the 1940s, and university events. The films are on various video formats including DVDs, VHS tapes, Betamax tapes, U-Matic tapes, and 8 mm film. 
Finding aid 
Online resources