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Records of Project GO

Identifier: UPRG

Scope and Contents

The Records of Project GO consists of documents dated 1968 to 1975, with the bulk falling from 1969 to 1971. The collection contains meeting summaries, memos, program information, and policies regarding Project GO. The majority of the collection documents the initial years of Project GO and includes summaries of advisory council meetings which oversaw the implementation and continuation of the program.


  • Creation: 1968-1975
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1969-1971


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.


Project GO (Generating Opportunities), implemented during the 1968-1969 academic year at Colorado State University was developed in an effort to incorporate the needs of all diverse students in an academic setting. The project put major emphasis on recruitment and retention and was an end result of civil rights protests going on at the time. Project GO targeted students from ethnically diverse backgrounds/low-income households. Its overall purpose was to identify and encourage Black and Mexican American economically disadvantaged students to continue their education beyond high school and to provide these students with financial aid and academic support at CSU.

The first director of Project GO was Claude Gallegos. He served in this capacity from July 1969 to July 1971. In September 1971, Don Lucero became director. The first mention of Project GO in a CSU catalog was the 1973-1974 academic year. In 1976, Abel Amaya took over the project and led the office through a major transition in which the program was dispersed into ethnic group advocacy offices. Black Student Services and El Centro Chicano were established during the academic year 1976-1977. Native American Student Services opened its doors in August 1979.


0.25 linear feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials



Colorado State University's Project GO emphasis was on recruitment and retention of minority and low-income students. Implemented during the 1968-1969 academic year, the program transitioned to individual ethnic student groups in the mid to late 1970s. Materials include meeting summaries, memos, program information, and policies.


The collection consists of 1 series in 1 document case:

Series 1: Project GO records, 1968-1975 and undated


It is not known when the Records of Project GO was transferred to University Archive.

Online Materials

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.

Related Collections

Records of Student Unrest (URSC), University Archive, Colorado State University.

Records of the Office of Equal Opportunity (UEOD), University Archive, Colorado State University.


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

Guide to the Records of Project GO
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by Karen Spilman
Copyright 2015
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