The University Historic Photograph Collection is the visual history of Colorado State University from the 1880s to 2000. It documents almost every aspect of campus life, including academics, athletics, student activities, faculty research, Cooperative Extension, and the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. Materials dated from the 1880s to the 1950s are processed, but the majority of the digital collection is from the early years of the 20th century. For more information about the collection, see http://lib.colostate.edu/archives/findingaids/university/uhpc.html.
Please note that these materials must be viewed in the context of the relevant time period. Colorado State University does not endorse the views expressed in such materials.

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  • Amy Van Dyken 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1994-02-04
    Swimmer Amy Van Dyken is in the pool during a swim meet with Brigham Young University. Van Dyken became an Olympic swimmer, winning 6 gold medals in her career.
  • R.O.T.C. students 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1953
    Approximately fifty-eight uniformed members of R.O.T.C. and two men, one in uniform and one in street clothes, are posed for a group photograph. Alumnus and future university benefactor Walter Scott, Jr. is in the fifth ...
  • Old Main - fire 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1970-05-08
    Two men are in the front of the gutted Old Main building following the May 8, 1970 fire. One man has a fire hose and is spraying water into the front entrance.
  • Old Main - fire 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1970-05-08
    Four men are in front of the destroyed Old Main building following the May 8, 1970 fire. One is spraying a fire hose into the structure.
  • Old Main - fire 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1970-05-08
    The ruins of Old Main following the May 8, 1970 fire.
  • Old Main - fire 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1970-05-08
    A burned bicycle is parked on a sidewalk in front of a section of Old Main following the May 8, 1970 fire.
  • Old Main - fire 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1970-05-08
    A man is squatting, watching as water is being sprayed on the ruins of Old Main following the May 8, 1970 fire.
  • Old Main - fire 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1970-05-08
    The ruins of Old Main following the May 8, 1970 fire. A damaged bicycle is in the foreground.
  • William Morgan 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1962
    President William Morgan standing in front of an enlarged aerial photograph and is pointing at a location on the campus.
  • William Morgan and visitor 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1955
    President William Morgan is pointing at a location on a large aerial photograph. An unidentified visitor is with him.
  • Wiiliam Morgan and Charles Shepardson 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1955
    President William Morgan and Charles Shepardson are looking at an enlarged aerial photograph of the campus.
  • Business class 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1955
    Six female students are seated at desks working on classwork.
  • Ray Chamberlain and Professor Emory Wilson Lane 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1953-10
    Graduate student Ray Chamberlain is with Professor Emory Wilson Lane (center) and an unidentified individual. Chamberlain is pointing to a piece of equipment and the other two are listening to him speak. Chamberlain was ...
  • Proper dress demonstration 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1947-03
    Two women, one standing and one sitting, are demonstrating proper dresswear in a home economics demonstration.
  • Rocky Mountain Collegian staff 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1946-03
    A female staff member is seated behind a typewriter at the Business Manager's desk. Another woman is standing beside her looking at the paper in the carriage. She is wearing a Spurs Pep Club sweater.
  • Rocky Mountain Collegian staff 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1946-03
    Two male members of the Rocky Mountain Collegian staff. One is behind the Sports Editor's desk reading the paper and the other is seated behind him on the Society Editor's desk.
  • Rocky Mountain Collegian staff 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1946-03
    Two female staff members are seated behind the News Editor/Education Editor desk.
  • Rocky Mountain Collegian staff 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1946-03
    Four men and two women are behind a desk. Two of the men are standing and the other four are seated.
  • Rocky Mountain Collegian staff 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1946-03
    Three members of the Rocky Mountain Collegian staff - two men and one woman - are seated behind the Editor-in-Chief's desk. One of the men is on the telephone.
  • Rocky Mountain Collegian staff 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1946-03
    A woman is seated on the Exchange Editor's desk reading an issue of the Rocky Mountain Collegian.

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