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Records of the Lory Student Center

Identifier: ULSC

Scope and Contents

The Records of the Lory Student Center consists of a scrapbook, an architectural drawing, notebook, and planning report for the renovation dated 1959 and 2012. The materials document the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the student center, rebranding plans for the renovation of the student center, and a 16x21-inch architectural drawing for the original theater.


  • Creation: 1959, 2012


Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

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


After breaking ground in 1960, Colorado State University's (CSU) Lory Student Center (LSC) opened to students in January 1962. The LSC is home to student organization offices, a food court, pub, bookstore, computer store, and other student amenities and services. Ballrooms and meeting rooms are available for conferences and events for students, faculty, and the public. In 2012, the LSC marked its 50-year anniversary with a variety of events.

Plans for renovation of the LSC began in 2010, and the project started in 2013. One hundred sixty thousand square feet was renovated and an additional 40,000 square feet was added. The mechanical systems were updated, the ballroom and food court were expanded, the first and second floors were revamped, and the south entry was redesigned. The renovation was completed in the fall of 2014.


3.1 linear feet (2 flat boxes, 1 oversize folder)

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Colorado State University's Lory Student Center (LSC) is home to student organization offices, event facilities, a bookstore, computer store, food court, and other student amenities. The LSC opened in 1962, and a renovation was completed in 2014. The fiftieth anniversary of the student center was observed with celebratory events in 2012. The collection contains a scrapbook commemorating the anniversary. It also contains rebranding records for the renovated center as well as an architectural drawing for the original LSC theater.


The collection consists of 2 series in 2 flat boxes and 1 oversize folder:

Series 1: Architectural drawing and scrapbook, 1959, 2012

Series 2: Rebranding documents, 2012


The Records of the Lory Student Center was acquired by the Colorado State University Archive from Per Hogestad, CSU design specialist, and Karen McCormick of the LSC in 2014 at separate times. An accrual to the collection from Janet Bishop, previous coordinator of Archives and Special Collections, occurred in 2016.


Processing was completed in April 2017. Upon receiving the scrapbook in 2014, preservation staff rehoused it in a custom archival container. The architectural drawing was rehoused in an archival sleeve, and the notebook and planning report were housed in an archival box.

Guide to the Records of the Lory Student Center
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by Victoria Lopez-Terrill
Copyright 2017
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Script of description
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA