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University of Colorado School of Architecture map and blueprint collection

Identifier: COU:3731

Scope and Contents

The Collection consists of eighteen rolls of plans, blueprints, charts, and elevations, organized by structure. Most sites are in Denver, Colorado. However, there are some sites in other Colorado cities and two sites outside of Colorado. The materials were rolled in keeping with current archival and preservation standards.


  • 1954 - 1990

Copyright Statement

The University Libraries may not own the copyright to all materials in this collection. Researchers are responsible for contacting the copyright holder(s) for this material and obtaining permission to publish or broadcast. The University Libraries will not grant permission to publish or broadcast this material and are not responsible for copyright violations resulting from such use.

Historical Note

The School of Architecture at the University of Colorado grew out of the Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering in the College of Engineering. The School of Architecture became a college in July 1, 1962. Devon Carlson was appointed Dean of the new school.

Devon McElvin Carlson (December 1, 1917- ) was born in Topeka, Kansas, and received Architecture and Architectural Engineering degrees from the University of Colorado in 1947 and Columbia University in 1949. He joined the faculty of the University of Colorado in 1943, serving as Acting Head, Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering from 1959 until May 1962. At that time he became Dean of the School of Architecture until 1970 and then Dean of the College of Environmental Design from 1970-1971, before retiring in 1981.

The School of Architecture's mission was to allow more range and applicability to offerings in the architectural field than those allowed within architectural engineering.


18 linear feet (18 oversize rolls )

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The University of Colorado School of Architecture was established in 1962 and transformed in 1970 into the College of Environmental Design. The collection consists of rolls of charts, maps, and blueprints.

Preliminary inventory created by Angela Naumov in August 2014.
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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