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MSS. Manuscripts

 Collecting Area
Identifier: MSS

Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

Papers of Congressman James P. Johnson

 Collection
Identifier: MJPJ
Abstract

James P. Johnson represented Colorado's Fourth District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1972 to 1980 as a member of the Republican party. He served on the Agriculture and Interior Committees and was one of thirteen members of Congress chosen to investigate the Central Intelligence Agency in 1975. This collection includes personal and political papers, project files, and correspondence from Mr. Johnson's eight years in Congress.

Dates: 1969-1980; Majority of material found within 1972-1980

Papers of Earl Murray

 Collection
Identifier: MMUR
Abstract

Earl Murray (1950-2003) was a noted local author of American Western fiction. His career included over forty published novels, as well as poetry and short stories. The bulk of the collection contains research notes and draft copies of some of Murray's novels. Materials include notes, writings, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.

Dates: 1973-2003; Majority of material found within 1980-1999

Papers of Elise Claassen

 Collection
Identifier: MPEC
Abstract

Elise Claassen was a German Russian who immigrated with her family to Kansas in 1876. The collection includes family histories, photographs, genealogical research on the Claassen, Sudermann, Jantzen, and Thierstein families, and handwritten journals of Elise Claassen.

Dates: 1881-2013; Majority of material found within 1997-2005

Papers of Evadene Burris Swanson

 Collection
Identifier: MEBS
Abstract

Notes relating to the history of Fort Collins, Red Feather Lakes, and other areas of Larimer County, Colorado, used in Ms. Swanson's local history books and articles. Contents include charts, diaries, maps, newspaper clippings, photographs, and published histories.

Dates: 1830-1975

Papers of Ida Hettinger

 Collection
Identifier: MIDH
Abstract Ida Lichtenwald Hettinger was a Russian German who was part of the forced deportation to Siberia in 1941. The collection contains original letters written between 1993 and 2002 to distant family in the United States, which she located through answering an ad in Neues Leben. Much of the content of the letters is about her extended family and personal history. The original letters are written in German; many of the letters have an English translation provided...
Dates: 1993-2002; Majority of material found within 1993-1997

Papers of June Friedman

 Collection
Identifier: MPJF
Abstract June Friedman attended Colorado State University (CSU) from 1978 to 1981, graduating with a degree in Agronomy. While at CSU, she was a member of The Feminist Group, a student activist group that raised awareness of women’s equality on the CSU campus. The group’s activities included publishing a newsletter, organizing women’s film festivals, and writing guest editorials in the student newspaper, the Rocky Mountain Collegian. Friedman and her good friend, Kayann Short, were very active in...
Dates: c.1979-1980

Papers of Lawrence I. Phelps

 Collection
Identifier: MLIP
Abstract

Renowned organ builder, Lawrence Phelps (1923-1999), designed and supervised the construction of more than 800 organs, including organs at Colorado State University and at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Fort Collins. This collection includes articles, audio recordings, blueprints, books, correspondence, notes, photographs, publications, sheet music, slides, and tools.

Dates: 1947-1999

Papers of Lucius "Lute" Wilcox

 Collection
Identifier: MLUW
Abstract

Lucius "Lute" Wilcox was an author, publisher, and editor in Denver, Las Vegas, and Ohio. The collection contains short stories written by Lute Wilcox.

Dates: 1918-1930

Papers of Richard W. Holland

 Collection
Identifier: MRWH
Abstract Richard W. Holland (1940-2013) was an electrical engineer and a noted lepidopterist. His focus was on butterfly and moth species in the American Southwest, northern Mexico, and Baja California, as well as several islands globally. Dr. Holland collaborated frequently with the staff at the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity at Colorado State University where his extensive Lepidoptera collection resides. The collection consists of photograph albums, framed photographs, slides of areas...
Dates: 1958-2007

Papers of Washburn-Taylor Family

 Collection
Identifier: MWTC
Abstract

The Washburn-Taylor Family were early settlers in the northern Colorado area, including Fort Collins, Loveland, and the Big Thompson Valley area. The collection contains materials from various members of the family and includes correspondence, class notes, legal files, and brochures.

Dates: 1856-1936; Majority of material found within 1865-1894

Papers of Will Hobbs

 Collection
Identifier: MWJH
Abstract

Will Hobbs is an award-winning author of books for children and young adults, focusing on outdoor adventures. The collection contains manuscripts and ephemera for four titles, Beardance, Bearstone, Downriver, and River Thunder, as well as ephemera for Beardream.

Dates: 1980-2012; Majority of material found in 1988-1997

Papers of William A. Braiden

 Collection
Identifier: MWAB
Abstract William A. Braiden (1865-1955) was a successful banker, rancher, and businessman in Colorado's San Luis Valley. Among his holdings was the T-Bone Ranch in Antonito, Colorado. The collection documents the T-Bone Ranch with a videocassette and DVD copy of an original film by Braiden. Also included is a biography of Braiden from The San Luis Historian. Braiden financially contributed to the construction of Braiden Hall, a dormitory named in memory of his son...
Dates: circa 1945, 1996

Records of Fiberarts Magazine

 Collection
Identifier: MFAM
Abstract

The collection contains the records of Fiberarts Magazine, the leading textile-art magazine for over 30 years with subscribers across the United State, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Materials include correspondence with artists, writers, and gallery owners; audiovisual materials including photographs, transparencies, negatives, 35 mm slides; and production files on the publication of the magazine.

Dates: 1970-2001; Majority of material found within 1976-1993

Records of P.E.O. Chapter CO Colorado

 Collection
Identifier: MPEO
Abstract

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization focusing on education and opportunities for women. Chapter CO Colorado was established in 1936 as the 93rd chapter in the state. The collection contains albums documenting member activities, the original charter of Chapter CO, and booklets.

Dates: 1936-2019; Majority of material found within 1975-1995

Records of the American Music Therapy Association

 Collection
Identifier: MMTA
Abstract Founded in 1998, the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) promotes the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. AMTA actively fosters the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession. Predecessors to the American Music Therapy Association include the National Association for Music Therapy (founded in 1950) and the American...
Dates: 1729-2016; Majority of material found within 1950-2010

Records of the Cache la Poudre River History and Culture Oral History Project

 Collection
Identifier: MCLP
Abstract Pioneer School, an expeditionary learning academy (now Polaris Expeditionary Learning School) embarked on an oral history project from 2005 to 2006. Noting a gap in oral histories of myriad people with connections to the Poudre River, teacher Matt Strand created an assignment for his seventh and eighth grade students to conduct oral history interviews. The 36 citizens interviewed included water commissioners, members of historic families, activists, farmers, and recreation specialists. The...
Dates: 2005-2006

Records of the Colorado Emeriti Association

 Collection
Identifier: MCEA
Abstract

The Colorado Emeriti Association was founded in 1957 and was open to any retired faculty from the state of Colorado. Many of their members came from Colorado State University, the University of Colorado, the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Denver, and the Colorado School of Mines. Materials include letters, membership lists, reports, and a copy of the group's constitution.

Dates: 1957-1980; Majority of material found within 1966-1973

Records of the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair

 Collection
Identifier: MCSF
Abstract The Colorado Science and Engineering Fair had its beginnings in 1955, when a committee was formed to investigate the possibility of holding an annual state-wide science fair. The first fair was held April 28, 1956, and known both as the Annual Regional Science Fair and the Colorado-Wyoming Science Fair. In 1970 the name was changed to the Colorado State Science Fair when Wyoming ended its participation in the fair. In 1993 the name was changed again to the Colorado Science and Engineering...
Dates: 1954-2005

Records of the Fort Collins Council on the Arts and Humanities

 Collection
Identifier: MCAH
Abstract

Administrative, financial, and other records of an organization founded to support local art groups.

Dates: 1983-1993

Records of the Fort Collins Flood

 Collection
Identifier: mfcf
Abstract

Videos, publications, newspaper articles, and photographs of the 1997 Fort Collins Flood.

Dates: 1997-2002