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Records of the Homecoming Parade

Identifier: UPAR

Scope and Contents

The Records of the Homecoming Parade consists of documents dated 1978 to 2007, with the bulk falling from 1995 to 2007. The collection contains financials, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks documenting the planning and activities of the homecoming parade.


  • Creation: 1978-2007
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1995-2007


Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, the collection is stored off-site so advance notice is required.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University) hosted its first homecoming in 1914 with a football game of alumni against the collegiate team. In the 1930s the celebration expanded to include a homecoming dance and decoration competition. Over the decades the parade, lighting of the Aggie "A", and bonfire evolved from student events to University traditions. In 1980, Parents Weekend was added, and in 1981 the community was invited to participate in the parade and the homecoming 5K race was established.


6.5 linear feet (4 record cartons, 1 document case)

Language of Materials



Homecoming at Colorado State University can be traced back to 1914 when a football game between alumni and the current college team was played. Over the years new traditions were added including painting of the Aggie "A", the bonfire, and the homecoming parade. The collection documents the planning and activities of the homecoming parade, and includes financials, photographs, correspondence, and scrapbooks.


The collection consists of 1 series in 4 record cartons and 1 document case:

Series 1: Records and scrapbooks, 1978-2007 and undated


The Records of the Homecoming Parade was transferred by Sonia ImMasche of the Alumni Association in November 2007.

Online Materials

Some materials have been scanned and are available through the Colorado State University Libraries website. In the electronic version of this document, direct links appear in context.


Processing was completed in January 2016. Materials were rehoused in acid-free boxes and folders.

Guide to the Records of the Homecoming Parade
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by Jessy Morris
Copyright 2016
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA