In celebration of its 150th anniversary, Colorado State University produced a full-length documentary titled The Great Experiment: CSU at 150 which aired on Rocky Mountain PBS on October 1, 2020. Three years in the making, the documentary included newly digitized film and video such as a CSU-University of Colorado football game from 1919. This digital collection contains 33 interviews conducted specifically for the documentary between 2017 and 2020. CSU’s current and past president were interviewed (Joyce McConnell and Tony Frank respectively), as well as administrators and staff from across the university. Most interviews were conducted by documentary film producer Frank Boring.

An exhibit celebrating 150 years of the student experience at CSU was on display at Colorado State University Libraries in 2020. The exhibit can be viewed, along with other library exhibits, at Exhibits – CSU Libraries.

Recent Submissions

  • Mike Ellis interview 

    Creator(s):Ellis, Mike, interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:2018-03-16
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • Tony Phifer interview 

    Creator(s):Phifer, Tony, interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:2020-01-08
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • Mary Ontiveros interview 

    Creator(s):Ontiveros, Mary, interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:2019-05-16
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • John Hirn interview 

    Creator(s):Hirn, John, interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:undated (between 2017 and 2020); 2017-2020
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • Blanche Hughes interview 

    Creator(s):Hughes, Blanche, interviewee; Bend, Ron, interviewer
    Date Recorded:2020-05-26
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • Yufna Soldier Wolf interview 

    Creator(s):Soldier Wolf, Yufna, interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:2019-09-04
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • Tony Frank interview 

    Creator(s):Frank, Tony, interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:2019-05-22
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • Rosemary Kreston interview 

    Creator(s):Kreston, Rosemary, interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:2019-12-12
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • Pat Burns interview 

    Creator(s):Burns, Pat, interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:2019-04-12
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • Barbara Fleming interview 

    Creator(s):Fleming, Barbara, interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:2019-06-25
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • Ann Gill interview 

    Creator(s):Gill, Ann, interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:2019-04-17
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • Albert Powell interview 

    Creator(s):Powell, Albert, interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:2019-04-17
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • The great experiment: Colorado State University, 150 years 

    Creator(s):Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), producer; Rayburn, Bryan, producer; Miller, Blake, director; Miller, Blake, producer; Colorado State University, producer
    Date:2020
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    This video will be available for download in 2021.
  • George Seidel interview 

    Creator(s):Seidel, George, interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:2018-03-13
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; oral histories (literary works)
  • Linda Frickman interview 

    Creator(s):Frickman, Linda, interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:2018-03-15
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • John Matsushima interview (part 2 of 2) 

    Creator(s):Matsushima, John, interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:2018-01-18
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • Wayne C. Sundberg interview 

    Creator(s):Sundberg, Wayne C., interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:2019-07-10
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • Wade Troxell interview 

    Creator(s):Troxell, Wade, interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:2020-03-02
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • Vivian Li interview 

    Creator(s):Li, Vivian, interviewee; Boring, Frank (Documentary film producer), interviewer
    Date Recorded:2020-05-14
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
  • Tonie Miyamoto interview 

    Creator(s):Miyamoto, Tonie, interviewee; Hallmark, Bruce, interviewer
    Date Recorded:2020-05-26
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)

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