These digital collections include theses, dissertations and student publications from the Department of History. Also included are images used in the CSU Story Map Project.

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  • Clouds over Fort Collins: settlement, urban expansion, and flooding along a layered landscape 

    Author(s):Purdy, Tristan
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Fort Collins, Colorado, home to over 150,000 people along the northern Front Range, is prone to flood. This natural disaster threat is not a recent development nor a strictly natural problem. Rather, flooding in Fort Collins ...
  • From bordered land, to borderland, and back again: how the Sangre de Cristo Land Grant became part of the United States, 1844-1878 

    Author(s):Swisher, Jacob
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    From 1844 to 1878, the Sangre de Cristo Land Grant, a one-million-acre parcel in Colorado and New Mexico's San Luis Valley, experienced a transition from a Ute landscape, to a Ute, Nuevomexicano, and American borderland, ...
  • Frontier beer: a spatial analysis of Denver breweries, 1859-1876 

    Author(s):Neihart, Braden
    Date Issued:2019
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    American breweries in the nineteenth century offer a business-based lens to understand immigration and industrialization. For this reason, historians in recent years have turned increasing attention to the history of beer, ...
  • "Die at home": a contextualization and mapping of the New York City Draft Riots of 1863 

    Author(s):Hoehne, Patrick Tyler
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This thesis attempts to contextualize and explore the New York City Draft Riots of 1863 – one of the deadliest instances of civil insurrection in American history – in order to prove that the violence of the riots was ...
  • Power, politics, and the origin of the Chinese Exclusion Era 

    Author(s):Campbell, Jessica
    Date Issued:2017
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This study places the origins of the Chinese Exclusion Era (1823-1882) in a larger regional, national, and international context to reveal that the Chinese Exclusion Era was not a direct cause and effect relationship between ...
  • Confederate military strategy: the outside forces that caused change 

    Author(s):Varnold, Nathan
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    When addressed with military strategy the first thought is to drift towards the big name battlefields: Shiloh, Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga. Our obsession with tactics and outcomes clouds our ...
  • Rapid ascent: Rocky Mountain National Park in the Great Acceleration, 1945-present 

    Author(s):Boxell, Mark
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    After the Second World War's conclusion, Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) experienced a massive rise in visitation. Mobilized by an affluent economy and a growing, auto-centric infrastructure, Americans rushed to RMNP ...
  • Accelerating waters: an Anthropocene history of Colorado's 1976 Big Thompson Flood 

    Author(s):Wright, Will
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Scale matters. But in the Anthropocene, it is not clear how environmental scholars navigate between analytical levels from local and regional phenomena on the one hand, to global Earth-system processes on the other. The ...
  • Digital History Class of 2016 

    Author(s):Payne, Sarah
    Date Issued:2016-05-04
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Digital History Class of 2016 in front of Johnson Hall.
  • Spruce Hall 

    Author(s):Swolley, Kailee
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Exterior photo of Spruce Hall.
  • New stadium under construction 

    Author(s):Hodgell, Beth
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Exterior of the stadium construction.
  • Conclusion image, building collage 

    Artist(s):Hodgell, Kris
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; collages (visual works)
    Building Collage Image, compares historic photos with modern photos, light green ram horn in the center.
  • Aggie Village Redevelopment 

    Author(s):Hodgell, Beth
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Exterior photo of the Aggie Village Redevelopment on a snowy day, under construction.
  • Student Recreation Center, 2016 

    Author(s):Kelly, Shannon
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Exterior photo of the Student Recreation Center.
  • Administration Building 

    Author(s):Jones, Maggie Moss
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; photographs
    The front/north view of the Administration building on a snowy day.
  • Morgan Library 

    Author(s):Vanhoozer, Dane
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Photo depicts the north east corner of Morgan Library on an overcast day.
  • President's House 

    Author(s):Boxell, Mark
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; photographs
    At the junction of Laurel Street and Drake Road, the president's home stands with a large lawn in front on a overcast day.
  • Stadium renderings 

    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; architectural drawings (visual works)
    Artists' rendering of the proposed CSU stadium.
  • Building collage with Ram Horn 

    Artist(s):Hodgell, Kris
    Date Issued:2016-04-01
    Format:born digital; collages (visual works)
    CSU building collage with ram horn in the center.
  • Administration 

    Date Issued:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Close-up view of the Administration Building.

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