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Collection of Faculty and Student Profiles

Identifier: UFSP

Scope and Contents

The Collection of Faculty and Student Profiles consists of documents dated 1879 to 1974, with the bulk falling from 1899 to 1959. The collection contains data profiles of students and faculty at Colorado State University from the first class in 1879 through the fall of 1973. The data was collected as part of Dr. James E. Hansen's CSU History Project.

Many, but not all, of the files have a typed summary written by Dr. Hansen's assistant on the project, Joseph Weber. These summaries describe how and why the data was collected. Most of the student data is summary in scope and does not identify students by name, while the much of the faculty data includes name, department, and rank.


  • Creation: 1879-1974
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1899-1959


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.


In the fall of 1972, Dr. James E. Hansen II, professor of history at Colorado State University, was commissioned to write a history of the university from its inception to the present. Funding for the project was provided by the CSU Foundation. The lack of a university archive at CSU delayed writing of the manuscript while Dr. Hansen and his student assistants located and collected historical documents from around campus. These collected materials were deposited with the university library and in 1975, the State Board of Agriculture (now the Board of Governors) formally established the Colorado State University Archive. Hansen's book Democracy's College in the Centennial State: A History of Colorado State University, was published in 1977.


3.5 linear feet (1 document case, 2 flat boxes)

Language of Materials



The Collection of Faculty and Student Profiles was created as part of Dr. James E. Hansen's project on the history of Colorado State University. Materials include identified data sets, lists of graduates, and summary information regarding student majors, courses, enrollment, and degrees.


The collection consists of 1 series in 1 document case and 2 flat boxes:

Series 1: Profiles and data, 1879-1974 and undated


The Collection of Faculty and Student Profiles was deposited by Dr. James E. Hansen II in 1974.


The Collection of Faculty and Student Profiles was found as part of the Records of Student Activities (USTU). Since the faculty and student profiles were distinct from the rest of the records, they were made into a separate collection. Processing was completed in August 2015. Materials were rehoused in acid-free boxes and folders.

Guide to the Collection of Faculty and Student Profiles
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by 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