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C.U. World Citizens records

Identifier: COU:2553

Scope and Contents

The C.U. World Citizens papers cover the years 1977-1990. These papers reflect group activities and issues of concern to its members. The files include articles, newspaper clippings, brochures, newsletters and publications. The collection's strength lies in the group scrapbooks which document general group activities and the Model U.N. program.


  • 1977 - 1988

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for access.

Copyright Statement

The University Libraries do not own the copyright to 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.

Biographical / Historical

C.U. World Citizens was established in the late 1970s by Ann Swift as the result of a conflict and peace studies class taught by Elise Boulding. Swift served as group adviser for fifteen years. The C.U. World Citizens suspended group activities after the 1991/92 academic year. The basic environment should be approached from a world perspective rather than a regional or local point of view. Membership was open to students, faculty and staff of the University of Colorado as well as to members of the community. The group was governed by a Steering Committee composed of individuals selected from the membership. The long range goals for the C.U. World Citizens were to help to achieve a more peaceful world, to conserve the Earth’s resources, to eliminate pollution and to help foster compassion, equality and justice for all people. Group members would share information on key issues through speaker presentations, debates, product sales, protests and petition drives. The group also maintained an information booth at the University Memorial Center. C.U. World Citizens worked closely with similar groups on campus. The two primary projects undertaken by this group were the protest of the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant and the sponsorship of annual Model United Nations programs on campus.


6 linear feet (7 Boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged into the following series: Series 1: Group Activities, n.d. Series 2: Similar Organizations, 1987-1990 Series 3: Issues, 1977-1978 Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1977-1989

Physical Location

B64 J5-6

Processed by Carol Statersmoen, August 2, 1993. Finding Aid transcribed by Katelyn Morken, July 2018.
August 2, 1993
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Repository Details

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

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