The Alumni Photograph Collection consists of approximately 5,500 items including photographic materials, scrapbooks, film reels, correspondence, and news clippings collected by the Colorado State University Office of Alumni Relations. Among the items documented are alumni activities, athletic events, campus life, as well as aerial views of campus and the surrounding Fort Collins area. Series 2 contains images compiled by Ruth J. Wattles while researching for her manuscript, "The Mile High College: the History of Colorado A&M,” as well as Drama Club scrapbooks which document the club's activities and members under the tutelage of Wattles. (For more information on “Mile High College,” see the papers of Ruth J. Wattles.) This digital collection, with materials dated 1884 to 1977, includes two silent films from 1919, three promotional films from the 1970s, a family Christmas card from former President Charles A. Lory, and photographs of students and campus life.

Recent Submissions

  • Colorado State University in historical perspective: the heritage of an educational institution 

    Creator(s):Hansen, James E., author; Kruse, William D., narrator; French, Jasper J., interviewee; Makepeace, Laura I., interviewee; Colorado State University. Office of Educational Media, producer; Colorado State University. Office of University Communications, producer
    Date:1975
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 16mm (photographic film size); transcripts
  • Arizona State vs. Colorado State football game 

    Creator(s):Unidentified filmmaker
    Date:1977-11-19
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 16mm (photographic film size)
  • Alumni master file cards as of January 1963 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:1884-1963-01
    Format:microforms
  • Colorado vs. Colorado Agricultural football game 

    Creator(s):Unidentified filmmaker
    Date:1919
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 16mm (photographic film size)
  • CSU highlights 1975, no. 3 

    Creator(s):Unidentified filmmaker
    Date:1975
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 16mm (photographic film size); transcripts
  • Scenes of campus life 

    Creator(s):Unidentified filmmaker
    Date:1919
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 16mm (photographic film size)
  • Alpha Zeta fraternity 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:1907
    Format:photographs
  • Mary F. Rausch 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:photographs
    Photographic reprint of a three-quarter profile image of Mary F. Rausch professor and Head of Domestic Science (later Home Economics) at Colorado Agricultural College beginning in 1907. Rausch is wearing a light, high-collared ...
  • Spruce Hall 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:photographs
    People standing in front of Spruce Hall. Women are attired in full-length dresses. Men are wearing suits. Nearly all are wearing hats. The building is framed on either side by trees and a path leads up to the people. Spruce ...
  • Company A 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:1916-1917
    Format:photographs
    Twenty-six uniformed men kneel with rifles in hand; behind them are 29 men standing at attention; 2 men (possibly commanders) stand at either end of the row; trees are bare and there are patches of snow on the ground. ...
  • Lory family Christmas card 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:1939
    Format:photographs
    The front cover of Charles and Carrie Lory's Christmas card featuring a photograph of them.
  • Military band 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:1902
    Format:photographs
    Twenty-five men in uniforms, with instruments, kneeling, seated, or standing together.
  • College train depot 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:1920
    Format:photographs
    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 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:1919
    Format:photographs
    The 1919 championship football team.
  • Grace Espy Patton 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:photographs
    A portrait of Grace Espy Patton, instructor in the Preparatory department.
  • Gary Glick and Colonel Elwood Nye 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:1955?
    Format:photographs
    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 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:1919
    Format:photographs
    Chuck Davis, yell leader for the Aggies football team, and Teddy the Bear, the mascot.
  • Old Main cornerstone 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:1970?
    Format:photographs
    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 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:1896?
    Format:photographs
    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 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:1899
    Format:photographs
    Six men and one woman are gathered around a table reviewing papers.

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