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Claude and Evelyn Settles Photographs collection

Identifier: COU:1448

Scope and Contents

The Claude and Evelyn Settles photograph collection contains thirty-one photographs of the University Camp, participants, expeditions and mountains taken between 1921 and 1925. The photographs contain both identified and unidentified places and people. While many of the photographs are taken by the Settles, Charles Snow, a Boulder photographer, took pictures during two trips to the Arapahoe Glacier and his name appears in the lower right corner of his images.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1921 - 1925

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for access.

Conditions Governing Use

Limited duplication of materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical / Historical

Claude N. Settles and Evelyn Settles were among the first workers at the University Camp established by the Recreation Department of the University of Colorado in 1920. The University Camp was established by CU faculty on Forest Service land west of Boulder, Colorado. Relocated at 9,500 feet elevation, the camp became the "Science Lodge" in 1921 and was formally recognized by the CU Board of Regents as the Institute of Artic and Alpine Research in 1951. Claude Settles guided tours to the Arapahoe Glacier and other sites. Evelyn Settles was the Camp's cook. Carolyn Settles Woodward, the daughter of the Settles, was one year old in 1921. She accompanied her parents to the Camp for the summers and stated that her mother would carry her on horseback to get supplies for the Camp.


.25 linear feet

Language of Materials



This collection contains thirty-one photographs of the University Camp taken by both Claude and Evelyn Settles, and Charles F. Snow, a Boulder, Colorado photographer.


This collection is arranged in the following series: Serues 1: People Series 2: Identified Mountains and Glaciers Series 3: Unidentified Mountain

C.M. Volpe
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Edited and revised by Jennifer Sanchez

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