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Harold D. Evjen Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: COU: 5029


Harold D. Evjen (1929-2016) was a professor and chair of the Department of Classics at the University of Colorado Boulder. This collection contains annotated reference articles and notes relating to research and courses taught. Subject areas include Greek athletics, ancient political and legal history, and biographical information on George Norlin (also of CU Boulder). Also of interest are notes relating to research on Roman legal history which Evjen conducted on behalf of Justice Bloom of Wyoming.


  • Creation: 1960 - 2016

Language of Materials

A majority of collection materials are in English. Greek, German, French, and Italian are also represented.

Biographical / Historical

Harold Evjen (1929-2016), who received a PhD in Classics from the University of Wisconsin and subsequently a law degree from Yale, taught at the University of Colorado Boulder from 1962 to 1994. In addition to his roles as professor and chair of the Department of Classics, he founded the Hellenic Institute Academic Program in Greece and contributed to the development of both the Friends of the Libraries at CU and the Hellenic American Cultural Association. Moreover, he served as Executive Secretary for the American Philological Association. Evjen’s research interests encompassed ancient Greek and Roman authors, Roman law, Greek mythology and ancient athletics. He was the author of multiple articles on such subjects and, as the editor of the Classical Journal, published numerous book reviews. Alongside his wife, Evjen codirected archaeological excavations in Greece and, following his retirement from CU, taught at “The College Year at Athens”.


4 linear feet (4 boxes)

1 long-playing records


This collection is arranged in the original order provided by the creator/donor, in a box level inventory. For clarity, this finding aid groups files by subject.

Materials Specific Details

This collection contains an LP record, Musique de la Grece Antique / Gregorio Paniagua. A circulating copy is available.

Sarah Vlasity
January 2018
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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