University Archives

University Archives

The Archives is located in room EPC 311, within the Kraemer Family Library.  Materials in the Archives collections are available on site.  Questions may be addressed to the Archives by email (archives@uccs.edu) or by phone (voice messages 719-255-3094)

Research appointments are recommended for the Summer 2024 semester while the Kraemer Family Library undergoes renovation.  Please contact the Archives using our contact form, describing your question or information request.  


The purpose of the UCCS 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 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 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 Archives of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS 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

Physical Displays are located

  • University History in the east display cases in the Kraemer Family Library, third floor.
  • Beth-El Historical Collections exhibits in the display cases in University Hall.
  • Betty Ross' costume sketches and Theatreworks history in the display cases in the Ent Center for the Performing Arts.