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Alice B. Toklas Exhibit Showcase

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 11.14.2017

Come check out the Special Collections' November 2017 Alice B. Toklas Exhibit Showcase, located on the first floor of the library near the Lawrence Street Entrance.

The two cases contain pieces from the writer, Alice B. Toklas' life. She was an American born member of the Parisan avant-garde of the early 20th century and the life partner of American writer, Gertrude Stein. Gertrude Stein and Alice Babette Toklas first met on Sunday, September 8, 1907, in Paris. From…

New Digital Collection: Diario de la Gente

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 10.25.2017

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives is pleased to announce a new collection of digitized student newspapers! Diario de la Gente (Journal of the People) was an activist student newspaper produced in Boulder, Colorado in the 1970s and early 1980s. Tackling issues like the United Farm Workers "Salad Bowl Strike,"…

2018 Almanac of Higher Education is available

Researcher Support Services 10.18.2017

Each year the Chronicle of Higher Education (available to all Auraria students, faculty and staff using this link) produces data on the state of higher education and publishes it in the Almanac of Higher Education. 

In this years edition the numbers tell the story of the current state of…

A Coloring Book With Skeletons!

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 10.12.2017

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives has a brand new coloring book just in time for Halloween! The latest entry into our ongoing series features images from Hans Holbein's Alphabet of DeathThis book was published in 1857 and features printings of Holbein's original illustrations which were brought to life by engraver and woodcutter Hans Lutzelberger in Holbein's infamous 16th century "…

We Want to Hear from You! Please Help Us Out!

Marketing & Communications 10.05.2017

It’s hard to believe that Auraria Library’s new website has been up and running for nine months. Our goal was to create a mobile-responsive and accessible website to better serve your needs. We know that there’s always room for improvement. So now that you’ve had a chance to explore the new website, we welcome you and all members of the Auraria Campus Community to give us feedback and help us in fine tuning it.


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