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Papers of Leslie L. Gibbons

Identifier: ULLG

Scope and Contents

The Papers of Leslie L. Gibbons consists of documents dated 1949 to 2007, with the bulk falling from 1949 to 1968. The collection consists almost entirely of photographs and class rosters of courses taught by Gibbons. Some of these lists and photographs are on oversized poster board, while others are in albums. Also included is a copy of the 2007 rededication program of the L.L. Gibbons Building on the CSU campus and a 1990 edition of the Industrial Science and Technology Education Newsletter.


  • Creation: 1949-2007
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1949-1968


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.


Leslie L. Gibbons was an alumnus, professor, and department head of Industrial Arts at Colorado State University. He was the first recipient of the Distinguished Service Award given by the Colorado State Faculty in 1955 and was named to the Colorado Vocational Education Hall of Fame.

Leslie Gibbons was born in 1907 in Michigan. When he was 10 years old his family moved to Lamar, Colorado. Gibbons earned his B.S. and M.S. from Colorado A & M (CAM; now Colorado State University). After graduation he taught vocational agriculture, was a school principal, superintendent, and taught pre-flight training to high school students during World War II. Gibbons joined the faculty of CAM in 1949 as a professor of industrial arts. He was named department head in 1958 and oversaw the transition of the department to Industrial Sciences which included the majors of industrial construction management, vocational agriculture, and manufacturing (today it is the Department of Construction Management). Gibbons retired from Colorado State University in 1970, and in 1980 the geology (and formerly electrical engineering) building was named the L.L. Gibbons Building in honor of Gibbons' service to CSU. Leslie Gibbons died in 1981.


1.5 linear feet (1 document case, 1 flat box)

Language of Materials



Leslie L. Gibbons (1907-1981) was an alumnus, professor, and head of the Department of Industrial Arts at Colorado State University. The collection includes photographs and class lists of courses taught by Gibbons.


The collection consists of 1 series in 1 document case and 1 flat box:

Series 1: Leslie L. Gibbons papers, 1949-2007 and undated


The Papers of Leslie L. Gibbons was donated by Rod Anderson in 2007 and 2009. A wooden insignia was donated by Kyle Knight in 2013.


Processing was completed in July 2015. Materials were rehoused in acid-free boxes and folders.

Guide to the Papers of Leslie L. Gibbons
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by Jessy Morris and Karen Spilman
Copyright 2015
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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