The Heritage Center collects a wide range of artifacts for presenting the extraordinary history of Colorado’s flagship university. Developing a broad and rich collection of photographs, historical artifacts and archives allows the museum to share the exciting history of the Boulder campus and its alumni with our visitors.

Our collections and exhibitions staff is always interested in expanding the artifact, photographic and document collections with items that represent all periods of university history beginning with the period in which the idea of a university began to take shape in 1861 through today. Some of the types of materials that we are seeking include:

• Band uniforms
• Beanies
• CU clothing
• Diaries and letters
• Event posters
• Pennants
• Photographs
• Pins and medals
• Scrapbooks
Silver & Gold newspapers
• Souvenirs and tickets
• Sports equipment

The Heritage Center uses its objects, photographs and archival documents in various educational ways. Some item may be displayed in our exhibition galleries or for online exhibits, while others are highlighted in publications or used for research. All the items in our collections are valuable resources helping us to understand the extensive history of the University of Colorado.

Interested in donating to our collections?

Please complete the following form about the items you would like to donate and one of our staff will respond to your inquiry:

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