Skip to main content

CU Centennial Commission collection

Identifier: COU:2310


The University of Colorado Centennial Commission Collection contains the records of the commission’s planning and development of CU’s hundredth anniversary. Included are research materials used to create The University of Colorado, 1876-1976, written and edited by Fredric S. Allen, Mark S. Foster, Ernest Andrade, Jr., Phillip I. Mitterling, and H. Lee Scamehorn. All of the authors were professors of history from one of the three campuses’ History Departments. The Centennial Commission was formed as part of the University of Colorado’s centennial celebration in 1975. The collection contains photographs, as well as copies of correspondence, memoranda and reports.


  • Creation: 1975 - 1976

Historical Note

The University of Colorado Centennial Commission was established September 27,1972 by Regents President Fredrick P. Thieme. President Thieme purposed that a committee was needed to organize the schools 100 year celebration. He appointed Emeritus Eugene Wilson as the Chairman of the Commission and asked the Vice President from each campus to come up with nominees for faculty members to serve on the Commission. Staff Organizations on each campus were asked to nominate a representative and each of the student bodies on each campus was to serve. He stated that there should be 30 members to the Commission and letters were sent out to members of the University looking for nominees. The Commission was chosen and consisted of President Emeritus Eugene Wilson, Vice President Russell Nelson, Executive Vice President Ronald C. Rautenstraus, Representative Gerry Bean, Executive Secretary H.H. Arnold, Coordinator Diana Hayman


24 linear feet

Language of Materials


Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States