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Digital Collections: First Phase of Minoru Yasui Collection now online!

Special Collections and Digital Initiative 03.17.2017

The first phase of what will surely be a years-long effort in digitizing the Minoru Yasui Collection is now in the Auraria Library Digital Collections. The Minoru Yasui Collection represents the physical remnants of the life and work of prominent Denver social justice activist and attorney, Minoru Yasui. Among other achievements, Minoru Yasui was the head of Denver's Commission on Community Relations, which, during the 1970s and 80s was the city…

New Digital Collection: Histoire de France: The History of France in Comic Form

Special Collections and Digital Initiative 03.13.2017

The latest oddity to be added to the Auraria Library Digitial Collections is Histoire de France: par l'Image et l'Observation directea comic-form history of France published in 1923. This beautiful example of early comic art for educational purposes was illustrated by Ferdinand Raffin (1870-1948), a French artist who worked primarily in children's literature and magazines like …

Special Collections Resources Tapped for Auraria History Project

Special Collections and Digital Initiative 03.09.2017

The CU Denver 4244/5244 - History Museums, Exhibits, and Education class recently took on the task of digitally telling the history of Auraria. Students from Dr. Rebecca A. Hunt’s class explored resources in Auraria Library’s Special Collections for historical information and images to complete three projects.

Students redesigned an exhibit in St. Catejan’s Church, recorded podcasts for historical Auraria campus…

Several library online services are impacted due to Amazon AWS S3 outage

Marketing & Communications 02.28.2017

Amazon Web Services is currently experiencing a large-scale issue that has brought down many websites and online services. Access to Auraria Library Research Guides through the Library website as well as many of our online databases are impacted by this ongoing Amazon AWS S3 outage.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience, and we thank you for your patience. If you need urgent assistance, please contact us via Ask Us.

New Digital Collection: A Plan for Black Liberation - Articles by the Progressive Labor Party

Special Collections and Digital Initiative 02.22.2017

New to Auraria Library Digital Collections is A Plan for Black Liberation a 1969 booklet collecting articles by the Progressive Labor Party (PLP) concerning the progress of civil rights in the United States. This booklet served as a corrective measure in realigning the PLP's position on civil rights with the Black Liberation Movement's goals. The organizations, both with roots in the Communist Party USA, were highly…