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Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 04.17.2019

500,000 Pages!

The Auraria Library Digital Collections has just surpassed 500,000 pages of digitized content, 509,335 to be precise. This is a tremendous milestone for our digital collections and signifies a critical mass of content that is text- and web-searchable, and, most importantly, free and open to all. Our most voluminous collection is our University of Colorado Denver Theses and Dissertations Collection, which contains over 3500 theses, dissertations, and other terminal works. Other collections, such as the Minoru Yasui Collection, Architecture and Planning Collections, and Literature Collections also constitute significant sectors of our robust repository. We encourage all Auraria Campus students, staff, and faculty, as well as the general public, to visit our digital collections and experience a wealth of historical resources representing a wide swath of interests and subjects!

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