The Alumni Photograph Collection consists of approximately 5,500 photographic materials, film reels, correspondence, and news clippings. Athletics; aerial views of the campus and Fort Collins; buildings; campus scenes; faculty and staff; students; alumni; individuals; and student activities are documented. The Ruth Wattles Collection, compiled by Wattles while researching for her manuscript, "The Mile High College: the History of Colorado A&M" is included as are Drama Club scrapbooks which document the club's activities and members under the tutelage of Wattles. Many of the images contained in the Alumni Photograph Collection are duplicates of images in the University Historic Photograph Collection.

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  • College train depot 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1920
    Two people are reading a sign at Aggie Station, the college's train depot. Another person is in the foreground looking at the camera.
  • Football - championship team 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1919
    The 1919 championship football team.
  • Grace Espy Patton 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:undated
    A portrait of Grace Espy Patton, instructor in the Preparatory department.
  • Gary Glick and Colonel Elwood Nye 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1955?
    Football player Gary Glick is receiving a plaque from Colonel Elwood Nye, co-founder of the Nye Trophy. Glick was a championship football player who followed his college career with a career in professional football.
  • Mascot - Teddy the bear 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1919
    Chuck Davis, yell leader for the Aggies football team, and Teddy the Bear, the mascot.
  • Old Main cornerstone 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1970?
    The contents of the time capsule found in the cornerstone following the fire that devastated Old Main. Items include newspapers from 1878, a copy of the New Testament, newspapers, minerals, vials of grain, copies of founding ...
  • Class of 1896 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1896?
    A portrait of the class of 1896 consisting of eleven men and five women posed in front of a curtain with a sign reading "96" and a separate State Agricultural College curtain beside it. Among the students is Grafton St. ...
  • Collegian staff 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1898
    Six men and one woman are gathered around a table reviewing papers.
  • Collegian staff 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1899
    Three women and four men are posed around a table that has books and a copy of the Rocky Mountain Collegian on top.
  • Military encampment 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1917?
    Men with horses and caissons are gather at a camp in front of the foothills.
  • Charles Lory 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1898
    A portrait of Charles Lory, dated 1898. Lory was the fifth president of Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University) and served from 1909 to 1940.
  • Military encampment 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1917?
    Twenty-seven to 29 men are standing at a military encampment in front of a tent and a vehicle.
  • R.O.T.C. students 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1917?
    R.O.T.C. students are firing a battery of French 75mm guns.
  • Class of 1901 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1901?
    The class of 1901, consisting of 13 men and 10 women are seated on the steps of an unidentified building.
  • Deadman Ditch 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1902
    Five men stop digging Deadman Ditch to pose for the camera.
  • Irrigation ditch digging 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:undated
    Three men are standing in a ditch that they are digging.
  • Yucca plants and cattle 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1930?
    Cattle are fenced in behind a group of yucca plants. A windmill is in the background.
  • Improved Venturi flume 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:undated
    An improved Venturi flume. A sign beside it indicates that this irrigation measuring device was constructed cooperatively by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station, and American Beet ...
  • Cattle 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:undated
    Four white-faced hereford cattle are at a feeding trough. Corrals and a barn are in the background.
  • Students 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1970?-1979?
    Two students are sitting on the lawn. The man is smoking a pipe and the woman is twirling a small stick in her hand.

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