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University Digital Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UDPC

Scope and Contents

The University Digital Photograph Collection consists of nearly 15,000 born digital images of Colorado State University dated 2000 to 2010. Nearly all images were captured by CSU photographers Bill Cotton (retired), John Eisele, and Joe Mendoza. The collection documents many aspects of campus life, including academics, student activities, university administration, research, Cooperative Extension, and the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. This collection uses the same topical organization and file naming protocol created by CSU photographers. Many series and subseries are purposely empty or undesignated because Creative Services does not currently use the category or did not transfer any files from those categories, but numbering is preserved as a placeholder for future content. For file names, the first two numbers indicate a college, office, or other major subject category; the second two numbers indicate a department or more specific subject category; and the last number indicates the most granular subject category. In this collection, series contain images related to specific campus offices, colleges, or other major subject category. CCS subdivisions for departments and units are not reflected in series or subseries naming for this collection. Instead, all series are arranged into subseries following the CCS's most granular categorization pattern: Subseries 1: Students; Subseries 2: Faculty; Subseries 3: Classes; Subseries 4: Research; Subseries 5: Events; Subseries 6: Internships/Outreach; Subseries 7: Programs/Services; Subseries 8: Facilities; Subseries 9: Awards/Programs; Subseries 10: Miscellaneous. Some content was not designated to a specific category and has been placed in a separate series for miscellaneous content.

Dates

  • 2000-2010

Creator

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.

History

The University Digital Photograph Collection (UDPC) is the logical extension of the University Historic Photograph Collection, which contains the visual history of Colorado State University from the 1880s to 2000. After 2000, Colorado State University photographers from Instructional Services and University Relations (now combined into Communication and Creative Services) quickly turned to digital photography to capture the institution's history. The collection documents various aspects of 21st century campus life, including academics, athletics, student activities, faculty research, Cooperative Extension, and the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station.

Communication and Creative Services (formerly the Office of Instructional Services) employs several photographers to capture the visual record of CSU. The campus photographers attend events, and in almost every case, they are hired for their services. Their "client" is a particular college or administrative office on campus. CCS takes a large number of images at each event. The images are culled down to the best, and the client further appraises the images. The end result is a collection of photographs held in the CCS Colorado State University Media Library.

Extent

119 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The University Digital Photograph Collection contains born digital images of Colorado State University dated 2001 to 2010 captured by CSU photographers Bill Cotton, John Eisele, and Joe Mendoza. The collection documents many aspects of campus life, including academics, student activities, university administration, research, Cooperative Extension, and the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station.

Arrangement

The collection maintains its original arrangement.

The collection consists of 38 series:

Series 1: Agricultural Sciences, 2001-2010 and undated

Subseries 1.1: Students, 2002-2003

Subseries 1.2: Faculty, 2005-2006

Subseries 1.3: Classes, 2003-2004

Subseries 1.4: Research, 2001-2010

Subseries 1.5: Events/Performances/Dignitaries, 2001-2008

Subseries 1.6: Internships/Outreach, undated

Subseries 1.7: Programs/Services, 2003-2004

Series 2: Applied Human Sciences, 2001-2008

Subseries 2.1: Students, 2001-2008

Subseries 2.2: Faculty, 2001-2008

Subseries 2.3: Classes, 2002-2006

Subseries 2.4: Research, 2001-2004

Subseries 2.5: Events/Performances/Dignitaries, 2001-2008

Subseries 2.6: Internships/Outreach, 2002-2006

Subseries 2.7: Programs/Services, 2002-2004

Subseries 2.8: Facilities, 2003

Subseries 2.9: Awards/Programs, 2001-2003

Series 3: Business, 2002-2005 and undated

Subseries 3.1: Students, 2002-2005

Subseries 3.2: Faculty, undated

Subseries 3.3: Classes, 2002-2005

Subseries 3.4: Research, undated

Subseries 3.5: Events/Performances/Dignitaries, 2002-2004

Subseries 3.6: Internships/Outreach, undated

Subseries 3.7: Programs/Services, 2003-2004

Series 4: Engineering, 2001-2008 and undated

Subseries 4.1: Students, 2001-2007

Subseries 4.2: Faculty, 2005-2006

Subseries 4.3: Classes, 2006

Subseries 4.4: Research, 2002-2003

Subseries 4.5: Events/Performances/Dignitaries, 2002-2006

Subseries 4.6: Internships/Outreach, undated

Subseries 4.7: Programs/Services, 2007

Subseries 4.8: Facilities, 2008

Series 5: Liberal Arts, 2001-2008

Subseries 5.1: Students, 2001-2007

Subseries 5.2: Faculty, 2002-2006

Subseries 5.3: Classes, 2002-2004

Subseries 5.4: Research, 2002-2003

Subseries 5.5: Events, 2001-2008

Subseries 5.6: Internships/Outreach, 2003

Series 6: Warner Natural Resources, 2002-2008 and undated

Subseries 6.1: Students, undated

Subseries 6.2: Faculty, 2003-2004

Subseries 6.3: Classes, 2002-2004

Subseries 6.4: Research, 2002-2003

Subseries 6.5: Events, 2002-2008

Series 7: Natural Sciences, 2001-2008 and undated

Subseries 7.1: Students, 2003-2004

Subseries 7.2: Faculty, 2001-2006

Subseries 7.3: Classes, 2002-2004

Subseries 7.4: Research, 2002-2008

Subseries 7.5: Events, undated

Subseries 7.6: Internships/Outreach, undated

Subseries 7.7: Programs/Services, 2002

Series 8: Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, 2001-2004 and undated

Subseries 8.1: Students, 2003-2004

Subseries 8.2: Faculty, 2002-2004

Subseries 8.3: Classes, 2003

Subseries 8.4: Research, 2002-2003

Subseries 8.5: Events, undated

Subseries 8.6: Internships/Outreach, undated

Subseries 8.7: Programs/Services, 2003-2004

Subseries 8.8: Facilities, 2001

Subseries 8.9: Awards/Recognition, 2001-2002

Series 9: Graduate School, 2002-2007 and undated

Subseries 9.1: Students, undated

Subseries 9.2: Faculty, undated

Subseries 9.3: Classes, undated

Subseries 9.4: Research, undated

Subseries 9.5: Events, 2002-2007

Series 10: Agricultural Experiment Station, 2001-2003 and undated

Subseries 10.1: Students, undated

Subseries 10.2: Faculty, 2003

Subseries 10.3: Classes, undated

Subseries 10.4: Research, 2001-2003

Subseries 10.5: Events, 2002-2003

Series 11: Colorado Cooperative Extension Service, 2002-2003 and undated

Subseries 11.1: Students, undated

Subseries 11.2: Faculty, 2003

Subseries 11.3: Classes, undated

Subseries 11.4: Research, undated

Subseries 11.5: Events, undated

Subseries 11.6: Internships/Outreach, undated

Subseries 11.7: Programs/Services, 2002

Series 12: Affiliated programs, undated

Series 13: Information Systems, undated

Series 14: Vice President for Development and Advancement, 2001-2007 and undated

Subseries 14.1: Students, 2001-2004

Subseries 14.2: Faculty, 2002

Subseries 14.3: Classes, 2001

Subseries 14.4: Research, undated

Subseries 14.5: Events, 2001-2007

Subseries 14.6: Internships/Outreach, 2005

Subseries 14.7: Programs/Services, 2002-2005

Subseries 14.8: Facilities, undated

Subseries 14.9: Awards/Recognition, 2001-2002

Subseries 14.10: Miscellaneous, 2002-2006

Series 15: Vice President for Research, 2004 and undated

Subseries 15.1: Students, undated

Subseries 15.2: Faculty, 2004

Subseries 15.3: Classes, undated

Subseries 15.4: Research, undated

Subseries 15.5: Events, 2004

Series 16: Provost, 2002-2007 and undated

Subseries 16.1: Students, 2002-2003

Subseries 16.2: Faculty, 2003

Subseries 16.3: Classes, 2003

Subseries 16.4: Research, undated

Subseries 16.5: Events, 2003-2007

Subseries 16.6: Internships/Outreach, undated

Subseries 16.7: Programs/Services, 2003-2004

Subseries 16.8: Facilities, 2002

Subseries 16.9: Awards/Recognition, 2003

Subseries 16.10: Miscellaneous, 2003-2004

Series 17: Vice President for Administrative Services, 2003 and undated

Subseries 17.1: Students, undated

Subseries 17.2: Faculty, undated

Subseries 17.3: Classes, undated

Subseries 17.4: Research, undated

Subseries 17.5: Events, undated

Subseries 17.6: Internships/Outreach, undated

Subseries 17.7: Programs/Services, 2003

Series 18: Vice President for External Relations, undated

Series 19: President's Office, 2001-2008 and undated

Subseries 19.1: Students, undated

Subseries 19.2: Faculty, 2001-2007

Subseries 19.3: Classes, undated

Subseries 19.4: Research, undated

Subseries 19.5: Events, 2001-2008

Subseries 19.6: Internships/Outreach, undated

Subseries 19.7: Programs/Services, undated

Subseries 19.8: Facilities, undated

Subseries 19.9: Awards/Recognition, undated

Subseries 19.10: Miscellaneous, 2004

Series 20: Vice President for Student Affairs,2001-2008 and undated

Subseries 20.1: Students, 2002-2004

Subseries 20.2: Faculty, 2002

Subseries 20.3: Classes, 2002-2004

Subseries 20.4: Research, 2003-2005

Subseries 20.5: Events, 2001-2007

Subseries 20.6: Internships/Outreach, undated

Subseries 20.7: Programs/Services, 2002-2008

Subseries 20.8: Facilities, 2001-2007

Series 21: Athletics, 2001-2007 and undated

Subseries 21.1: Students, 2005

Subseries 21.2: Faculty, undated

Subseries 21.3: Classes, 2001-2007

Subseries 21.4: Research, undated

Subseries 21.5: Events, 2001-2003

Series 22: Non-university organizations, 2002-2005 and undated

Subseries 22.1: Students, undated

Subseries 22.2: Faculty, undated

Subseries 22.3: Classes, undated

Subseries 22.4: Research, undated

Subseries 22.5: Events, 2002-2005

Series 23: Campus, 2002-2009 and undated

Subseries 23.1: Students, 2002-2004

Subseries 23.2: Faculty, undated

Subseries 23.3: Classes, undated

Subseries 23.4: Research, undated

Subseries 23.5: Events, 2009

Subseries 23.6: Internships/Outreach, undated

Subseries 23.7: Programs/Services, undated

Subseries 23.8: Facilities, 2002-2004

Series 30: Cities, 2007

Subseries 30.1: Students, 2007

Series 31: Colorado government, undated

Series 32: Federal government, undated

Series 33: Houses, undated

Series 35: Colorado landscape, 2003-2006

Series 37: Flora and fauna, 2004

Series 38: Natural disasters, 2002

Series 40: Outdoor recreation, 2004

Series 41: People, 2004

Series 42: Transportation, 2002

Subseries 42.1: Students, 2002

Series 43: Community Events, undated

Series 45: Textures, 2001

Series 46: Objects, undated

Series 47: Campus, 2004-2006

Subseries 47.1: Students, 2004-2006

Series 48: Uncategorized images, 2000-2007

Acquisition

University Digital Photograph Collection was transferred from Colorado State University Creative Services in several blocks of content between 2008 and 2010.

Online Materials

Most materials are available through the Colorado State University Libraries website. In the electronic version of this document, direct links appear in context.

Related Collections

University Historic Photograph Collection and Alumni Photograph Collection also contain images related to CSU history.

Processing

Several archivists worked to organize and create metadata for the collection from 2010 to 2012 using the intellectual arrangement originally assigned by Creative Services. The best images of the collection were selected, and then unneeded identical or nearly identical images were deleted. Most images were ingested into Colorado State University's institutional repository, and all were digitally preserved on CSU's servers.

Title
Guide to the University Digital Photograph Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Clarissa J. Trapp
Date
Copyright 2021
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844