UCCS University Archives

UCCS University Archives

Research within the UCCS University Archives is available by appointment only.  Please contact the Archives using our contact form, describing your question and request.  Only a small percentage of the materials in the collections have been digitized so arrangements to access the physical materials must be made in accordance with COVID-19 operating procedures.

The Archives is located within the Kraemer Family Library.  Please see information about Library services during COVID-19 


The purpose of the UCCS University Archives is to function as the custodian of an authentic record of the Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado. It preserves and protects the original materials and records which document the activities, social traditions and administrative functions of the campus in a secure environment. It serves as a primary source of information on UCCS history and development.

Access to Collections

The UCCS University Archives is an open repository that serves the faculty, staff, and students of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs as well as outside researchers. Reference services and finding aids are available for collections.


The UCCS University Archives staff is directed by the Archives Librarian with faculty Instructor rank.  A student worker, interns, and volunteers work on projects including digitization of archival materials, inventorying collections, and creation of indexes.


Mission Statement

UCCS Archives

The University Archives of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS University Archives) will identify, collect, organize and preserve materials that document the history and operations of the Colorado Springs campus and will facilitate their use for purposes of research and scholarly pursuits.

Beth-El Historical Collections

The Beth-El Historical Collections document the history of the Beth-El School of Nursing/College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the nursing profession in the twentieth century.

UCCS Digital Collections

The UCCS Digital Collections, a service of the Kraemer Family Library, functions as the institutional repository for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The repository contains a set of collections that provide persistent and reliable access to the research output, scholarship, and creative works of faculty, academic staff, students, and administration of the UCCS campus. It holds accessible digital content, is UCCS community-driven and focused, is supported by the Library and is both durable and permanent. The repository serves to complement traditional publishing outlets such as scholarly journals and conference proceedings, as well as to capture emerging research and reflect the intellectual environment of the campus.

Archives Displays

View previous Archives displays

Physical Displays are located in the East Display cases on the upper floor of the Library or located in the display cases in University Hall