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Records of the Trailer Court Association

Identifier: UTRA

Scope and Contents

The Records of the Trailer Court Association consists of documents dated 1949 to 1975, with the bulk falling from 1965 to 1975. The collection contains records for the Association, including contracts and titles, financial records, agreement forms, and other reports for the association.


  • Creation: 1949-1976
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1965-1975


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.


The University Trailer Court Association began in 1947 as the Colorado A & M Trailer Association by a group of married students who wanted to establish economical housing options. The association was incorporated as a non-profit body in 1966. The association handled matters pertaining to trailers (leased, vacant, or for sale), side rooms (sheds), maintenance, and pets on the court property. The association leased the land off Lake Street on the Colorado State University campus from the State Board of Agriculture (now Board of Governors) for $1 a year. At the January 24, 1973 meeting, the State Board of Agriculture decided to terminate the lease and close the trailer court in January 1974. Negotiations between the Board and the association kept the court open until 1976.


0.75 linear feet (2 document cases)

Language of Materials



The Trailer Court Association was formed to oversee an on campus trailer park focused on affordable housing options for married students at Colorado State University. The records contain financial documents, correspondence, insurance forms, constitutions, contracts, and titles.


The collection consists of 1 series in 2 document cases:

Series 1: Trailer Court Association records, 1949-1975 and undated


The Records of the Trailer Court Association was transferred from C.L. Terrell, the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture, in 1976.


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

Guide to the Records of the Trailer Court Association
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by Jessy Morris and Karen Spilman
Copyright 2015
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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