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William Loeffler Film collection

Identifier: COU:996

Scope and Contents

The film collection contains various reels dated in the 1970s, particularly news relating to campus and sporting events. Titles have been taken from the original containers. Reels may contain image, audio tracks, or composite image and audio. As of 2019, only select items have been individually inspected by Archives faculty and staff to verify content.


  • 1970s

Conditions Governing Access

Research access to original moving image films in this collection is restricted, due to preservation concerns. Contact with a list of desired items and a statement of intended use, which will be evaluated by the Moving Image Archivist based on preservation condition of the desired items and staff availability; please note that access may not be guaranteed for all items. All analog sound recordings, video formats, and badly deteriorated film held by the Archives must be digitized for research access, due to preservation concerns. If these materials have not previously been digitized, the researcher is responsible for the cost of digitization. Researchers may request access to previously-digitized audiovisual materials that are not online on the CU Digital Library by contacting

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.

Biographical / Historical

William Loeffler attended the University of Colorado from 1948 to 1950. For his last two years he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. The Denver City Directories list Loeffler as a student of CU from 1948 to1950, as a film technician for Western Cinema Service from 1954 to 1971. The University of Colorado hired Loeffler as a staff member of the Information Services from 1971 to 1981. From 1971 to 1974, he was Director of the Radio-Television Media Service, located in Administration Annex building. From 1974 to 1977 he was appointed Film Specialist, located in Willard 450, and for the remainder of his employment at the University his first name was listed as Wilfred in the CU Student Directories. By this time, he was the principal photographer for information services. He resided in Denver all of his life, living on South Birch Street during most of the time period. His wife, Virginia F. Loeffler, is listed in the Denver City Directory between 1974 and 1986.


15 linear feet (200 reels)

Language of Materials



The William Loeffler Film Collection consists of 16 mm films of the University of Colorado and Boulder taken during the 1970s. Included are films on the 1976 University Centennial, sports, and other on-campus events.


This collection is arranged the original order in which it was received from the donor.

Inventoried by Nicole Bilbro, 2004. Edited by Alex Jefferson, 2011, and Jamie Marie Wagner, 2019
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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