Records of the College of Natural Sciences
Scope and Contents
The Records of the College of Natural Sciences consists of documents dated 1922 to 2001 and 2007, with the bulk falling from 1967 to 1968. The majority of the collection consists of documentation created for a proposal to the National Science Foundation, and includes letters, budgets, proposal drafts, and background information on the college. Histories of departments within the college, a few memos and letters, a semi-annual report, and program reviews are also included.
- Creation: 1922-2001, 2007
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1967-1968
- Colorado State University. College of Natural Sciences (Organization)
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 College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University was created in July 1968 when the College of Science and the Arts was split into two new colleges, the other being the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The College of Natural Sciences focuses on instruction in the biological, physical, and mathematical sciences. The eight original departments making up the college were biochemistry, botany and plant pathology, chemistry, geology, mathematics and statistics, physics, psychology, and zoology. In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, the college also offers a core curriculum in biological sciences for students planning to teach in these fields, or for students preparing for a pre-professional degree in the health sciences.
Currently, the College of Natural Sciences consists of the departments of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics, and offers undergraduate majors in applied computing technology, biochemistry, biological science, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, natural sciences, neuroscience, physics, psychology, statistics, and zoology.
0.25 linear feet (1 document case)
Language of Materials
The College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University offers courses of study in the biological, physical, and mathematical sciences. The records include materials for a proposal to the National Science Foundation, letters, histories, a semi-annual report, and program reviews.
The collection consists of 3 series in 1 document case and on a server:
Series 1: National Science Foundation Departmental Science Development Proposal, 1967-1968 and undated
Series 2: Reports, histories, and miscellany, 1922-1974 and undated Series 3: Program reviews, 1978-2000, 2007 and undated Subseries 3.1: Department of Chemistry, 2000-2001 and undated Subseries 3.2: Department of Mathematics, 1996 and undated Subseries 3.3: Department of Physical Science, 1983-1995 Subseries 3.4: Department of Psychology
The Records of the College of Natural Sciences was transferred by William B. Cook, H. D Harrington, and D. W. Olsen between 1974 and 1979. An accrual of electronic files was transferred by Simon Tavener in August 2003.
The collection was originally processed in 1996 by Nichole Galloway. The materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and an archival box in July 2015.
- Guide to the Records of the College of Natural Sciences
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by Sarah Lillis and Karen Spilman
- Copyright 2015
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- Finding aid written in English.
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Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA