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Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies: CC Archives

Overviews of the History of Colorado College

J. Juan Reid, Colorado College: The First Century (in Tutt Library; search inside in Google Books)

Robert D. Loevy, Colorado College: A Place of Learning (in Tutt Library; search inside in Google Books

CC diversity timeline:

Information Files on Race and Racism Available in Special Collections

Special Collection Hours: open 9-12 and 1-5, weekdays

  • Colorado College – Racism
  • Colorado College – Scandals and Embarrassing Incidents (hate crimes, Slocum Affair, free speech)
  • Diversity (Diversity Council, Diversity Task Force, Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, student/faculty recruitment, Minority Concerns Committee)
  • Diversity – Butler Center (est. 2014)
  • Diversity and Equity Advisory Board (DEAB) (est. 2015)
  • Students – African-American
  • Students – Asian American
  • Students – Demographics 
  • Students – Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender (LGBTQ, EQUAL Empowered Queers United for Absolute Liberation, QSA Queer Straight Alliance, Bathroom Swap)
  • Students – Japanese (1890s)
  • Students - Jewish
  • Students - Latinx (Latina, Latino, Hispanic, Chicana, Chicano)
  • Students – Native American
  • Students – Organizations – Asian American Student Union (AASU)
  • Students - Organizations - Black Student Union
  • Students – Organizations – Korean American Student Association (KASA)
  • Students – Organizations – Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS)
  • Students – Organizations – Multicultural Organization of Students and the International Community (MOSAIC)
  • Students – Organizations – Native American Student Association (NASA) (changed to Native American Student Union, NASU)
  • Students – Organizations – SOMOS (MEChA)

Full list of all subjects:

Archive Boxes on Race and Racism Available in Special Collections

Special Collections Hours: open 9-12 and 1-5, weekdays 

  • Box 456 Students - Latino/a 1971-1999 Latina, Latino, Chicano, Hispanic students; MEChA (Movimento Estudiatil Chican de Aztlan), publications La Chispa, Mirasol
  • Box 571 Students - African-American 1900-2015 Black Literary Magazine publication; Black Student Union; Black Awareness Week; clippings; correspondence
  • Box 574 Curriculum - Summer School - TRIBES 1983-2002 David Friend correspondence; Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT) Summer Institute; Energy and Resource Management Simulation; Tribal Proposal; Tiger Tribe; Tiger Labor Organization; Native American students; Indian Education; Hughes Bridge Program
  • Box 684 Diversity 1874-2010 arranged by date: Minority Concerns Committee; newsletters; Office of Minority Student Life; Gormon; publication Fight the Power; ACM Minority Task Force, Minority Scholars; national programs (CEEB, Ford)

Full list of all archives boxes:

Useful online resources outside of CC Special Collections

Untold Stories  
Stories of marginalized persons who make up our Colorado College community and our history."  Formerly known as People's History at Colorado College. This project has had several homes, including the History Department, the Butler Center, and (currently) Communications.

CC demographics, 2011-ongoing 
From the Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness (IPE). For earlier demographic data, see the "Students - Demographics" file in Special Collections, containing information gathered from the Office of Minority Student Life resource directories (1992-2002), the college's Statistical Profile (1996-2001), and the Common Data Set (2001-2011). Prior to 1992, the college did not collect demographic data. 

Digitized CC Yearbooks

Digitized CC Newspapers

How to Cite Archival Sources

When you cite archival sources (diaries, letters, memos, unpublished manuscripts, etc.), you should include these elements:

  • description of the item, including, when known, author and date
  • collection name and call number (when applicable)
  • name of the institution holding the item

Different style guides require you to present these elements in different ways, and some style guides don't discuss archival sources at all. For more information, see Purdue University’s When in doubt, speak to your professor.

Note: if you are citing the CC yearbook or a student newspaper, cite just as you would for any book or periodical.

Examples in Modern Language Association (MLA) style

Citations should follow this formula:
Last name of author, first name of author. Title or identifying information for item. Date. Collection name and call number. Name of institution holding item.

Item in an information file:
Memorandum from the President's Office to the Minority Education Committee. 2 February 1982. Information File "Students - Organizations - Native American Student Association." Colorado College Special Collections.

Item in an Archives box:
Fitzgibbon, Millicent. “Students Protest Campus Changes,” clipping from unknown newspaper. Undated (ca. 1920?). Archives Box 47, Folder labeled “Miscellaneous.” Colorado College Special Collections.

Item in a manuscript collection:
Albright, Guy Harry. Letter to Paul Peck. 23 October 1917. Albright Papers, Ms 0389, Box 1, Folder 3. Colorado College Special Collections.

Special Collections

Hours: open 9-12 and 1-5, weekdays 


Curator of Special Collections

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Jessy Randall
Special Collections, Tutt Library (Garden Level)
Open weekdays 9-12 and 1-5